WWE SmackDown Results: Daniel Bryan Vs. Randy Orton, Y2J Vs. Del Rio, IC Title, Divas Action
Winner by disqualification: Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio and Ricardo escape through the crowd. Jericho and Ziggler argue; Jericho hits him with the Codebreaker and leaves. Del Rio and Ricardo come back to assault Ziggler. Del Rio knocks Ziggler out with a kick to the head.
- Drew McIntyre and 3MB are in the ring. Christian is introduced.
Christian vs. Drew McIntyre
Drew tries a get aggressive but Christian sends him to the floor and follows up with a dropkick through the ropes. Drew catches Christian from up top and drops him for 2. Christian comes back and hits an elbow from the 2nd buckle. Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal get on the apron but are unable to distract Christian too long. Christian hits the Killswitch in the ring for the win.
Winner by pin: Christian
Christian grabs the mic in the ring and he says that after 10 long months, it feels good to be out in front of his peeps. He says he came back for "One more match." The Shield's music hits and they attack from the normal entrance, not their usual crowd entrance. They surround the ring and maul Christian. They hit the triple powerbomb and stand over Christian.
- The Rob Van Dam video is shown.
- Renee Young gets comments from Paul Heyman in the back. He asks Renee about her relationship with her father. He brings up things about her fiancée and her breaking up. She looks hurt. Paul says CM Punk is his best friend and not his client and it is personal. He will not air-out dirty laundry on TV. He tells her to ask him about Cutis Axel next time.
Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
The bell rings and they waste no time going at it with intensity. They take turns with mounted shots in the corners. Orton gets the first decided advantage with a suplex. Orton hits a couple of knees and leaps for another one but Bryan moves and the grapple on the mat. Bryan tries to weaken the arm for the No / Yes Lock. Orton escapes the attempt and hangs Bryan out on the top rope. Orton tries a suplex from the apron to the floor but Bryan counters. Orton gets the suplex; Bryan almost lands on his feet. Bryan is laid out on the floor.
Back from a break with 8 minutes left in the show. Orton stops Bryan's strikes with a dropkick for 2. Orton puts Bryan up top and headbutts him. Orton goes up for a superplex but Bryan blocks it and headbutts Orton down. Bryan hits a missile dropkick and the ref counts both of them down. Bryan does a kip-up and goes into a frenzy of offense. Bryan gets 2. Bryan screams that he is not the weak link as he unloads on Bryan. Orton snaps off a powerslam and gets 2.
Orton starts to get that look in his eyes; Bryan hits a backslide for 2. Bryan unloads with Yes Kicks for 2. Bryan goes up but Orton meets him and makes him lose his balance. Orton measures Bryan for a shot to the face and hits a superplex but only gets 2. Orton hits his ropes DDT. 3 minutes left in the show. Orton coils up but Bryan rolls to the floor. Orton goes out and suplexes Bryan into the security wall. Bryan comes off the apron with a knee to Orton and gets back in the ring at the count of 6. Bryan flies back through the ropes with a dive onto Orton.
The ref starts the count over. Bryan makes it back in at 9. Orton makes it in after 10.
Winner by count out: Daniel Bryan
Bryan grabs a mic a demands the match be restarted because he doesn't want a count out victory. The ref tells him, "No," but Bryan starts a "YES" chant as we go off the air.
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