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- SmackDown begins with a cold open straight to the arena from Milwaukee, WI. Lilian Garcia introduces HHH to the ring. JBL and Michael Cole stand as JBL applauds the COO. Hunter welcomes us to the show and talks about all the internet criticism about "favoritism" and the "abuse of power." He says WWE Superstars are unable to accept their own failures and blame management instead. He says he and his wife are OK with that burden and will continue to do what is best for business. He says people still complain even after the 11 on 3 match on Monday. He shows a clip ending with Daniel Bryan standing tall to close the show.
The Miz interrupts and joins HHH in the ring. Miz is also in a suit. Hunter says Miz is a prime example of someone who fails and blames someone else. HHH shows footage of Miz "choking" against Randy Orton from 2 weeks ago. Miz coldly stares at HHH as Hunter patronizes him. Hunter says he even gave Miz a platform to speak his mind on MizTV and shows that footage of Miz getting KO'd by The Big Show. Miz says that was a setup, what with Hunter and Stephanie's good cop/bad cop routine. HHH makes Miz repeat what he called his wife on Monday. Miz says, "castrating witch" but says he should have changed the 'W' to a 'B.'
Triple H says he will give Miz another shot at retribution and give him Orton tonight. Hunter asks if Miz thinks he has time to fly his private jet to Cleveland and pick up his parents so they can watch from the front row. He wonders if Cleveland has an airport Big Enough for a G5. Hunter makes Miz vs. Orton official and leaves the ring.
- Alberto Del Rio is on his way out.
R-Truth vs. Alberto Del Rio
Truth is in the ring as we return from a break. ADR makes his entrance. Skull Shirt Guy is in the audience again. We see footage of ADR attacking Rob Van Dam on Monday.
ADR starts off with intense kicks in the corner. He sends Truth into the corner and charges forward but Truth moves and ADR connects with the steel post. Truth takes control and hits a modified suplex into a Stunner for 2. Truth misses in the corner and ADR connects with a kick to the face and gets the quick win.
Winner by pin: Alberto Del Rio
ADR attacks Truth with a cross armbreaker as Truth taps frantically. RVD and Ricardo hit the ring for the save. RVD takes it to ADR with a steel chair and busts him open with a chair dropkick to the face.
- HHH and Vickie Guerrero look on in the back. Vickie thinks they should make a special stipulation for the RVD/ADR match at Battleground. Hunter says they will make it a Battleground Hardcore Rules Match, "right out of the old ECW handbook."
- The Prime Time Players are on their way out. They stop in the hallway and get a couple of production assistants to do the Millions of Dollars Dance. Titus blows his whistle and corrects their form and they get it right.
- We return from a break to The Real Americans with Zeb Colter in the ring. Zeb says only real Americans are allowed to recite "We the People." PTP make their entrance.
The Prime Time Players vs. The Real Americans
Jack Swagger starts off with knees to the gut of Titus O'Neil. Titus hits a shoulderblock and reverse elbows in the corner. Swagger moves in the corner and Titus connects with the turnbuckle. Swagger and Antonio Cesaro trade quick tags and keep Titus isolated. Cesaro gets in a cheap shot from the apron behind the ref's back. Cesaro tags in and spins Titus in the center of the ring as JBL counts the revolutions. He stops counting at 16 and Cesaro continues with about 5 more. JBL says it was 22.
Titus is dizzy and has trouble standing. Titus creates some space and tags Darren Young who speeds things up against Cesaro. Young with a Northern Lights Suplex for 2. Cesaro hits a Rock Bottom but Titus breaks the count. Swagger tosses Titus to the floor. Young has Cesaro pinned but the ref is out of position. Swagger tags in unbeknownst to Young and locks in the Patriot Lock from behind as Young taps.
Winners by submission: The Real Americans
- The Wyatt Family makes their ominous entrance.
- Back from a commercial as Zack Ryder's entrance is interrupted on the ramp by Rowan and Harper; they toss him in the ring.
Bray Wyatt vs. Zack Ryder
Wyatt takes Ryder's head off with a running reverse elbow and continues to maul him on the canvas. Ryder manages a faceplant and his signature elbow in the corner. Ryder connects with the Broski Boot in the corner. He barely gets a 1 count. Ryder goes for the Ruff Ryder but Wyatt launches him high in the air complete with hang time. Wyatt hits Sister Abigail for the win.
Winner by pin: Bray Wyatt
- The U.S. Title is on the line, next.
Ambrose enters through the crowd flanked by Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. We see footage from 2 weeks ago of Ziggler pinning Ambrose. Ziggler makes his entrance. Ziggler stops on the stage and motions for backup. Kofi Kingston and Rob Van Dam come out to watch his back.
Ambrose and Ziggler lock up and Ambrose takes control with a hard clothesline for 2. Ziggler fights out of the corner with a reverse elbow and hits a clothesline. Ziggler with mounted shots in the corner and a swinging neckbreaker. Ambrose avoids the Fame-asser; Ziggler hits a nice dropkick. They both go toppling over the top rope to the floor. The Shield and Kofi & RVD have a stand-off. Cooler heads prevail but Seth and Roman attack Ziggler on the apron anyway. A big brawl breaks out and the bell rings. Hunter comes out and says it is now a 6-Man Tag. No finish is announced.
The Shield vs. Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, & Rob Van Dam
Back from a break as RVD monkey flips Rollins in the ring and hits a standing moonsault. RVD with kicks in the corner. RVD with a scoop slam and Rolling Thunder; Rollins kicks out and gets the advantage. Seth works the arm and backs RVD into enemy territory. Ambrose tags in and continues to work RVD's taped-up left arm on the canvas. RVD connects with a spin kick and tags Ziggler. Dolph unloads on Ambrose with right hands. Ziggler starts his "Heart Stopper" spot but it is interrupted by Rollins after 4 elbows. Ambrose takes advantage of the distraction and plants Ziggler on his back for 2.
Ambrose tags in Reigns. Reigns punishes Ziggler briefly and tags Ambrose back in who resumes the offense. More quick tags from The Shield as they keep the ring cut off from Ziggler. Reigns drops Ziggler like a ragdoll. Ziggler hits a spike DDT on Reigns and they both lay on the mat. Reigns makes it to Rollins who leaps in to prevent Ziggler from the hot-tag. Rollins takes RVD off the apron which gives Ziggler a chance to tag Kofi.
Kofi turns it up and hits the Boom Drop on Ambrose. Ambrose ducks Trouble in Paradise but Kofi hits a crossbody off the top for 2. Ziggler comes in with a Fame-asser on Rollins; Reigns spears Ziggler; RVD hits a kick to Reigns off the top and moonsaults onto him from the apron to the floor. Kofi springs off the ropes with a punch to Ambrose's face and Trouble in Paradise to Reigns. Rollins hits the Blackout to Kofi and Ambrose rolls him up for the win.
Winners by pin: The Shield
- Renee Young interviews Big Show in the back. He fights back tears as he recounts the past few weeks. He says he is a wreck but he has to do what is best for his family and he needs this job. Show starts to break down as HHH appears in the shot. Hunter tells him that maybe they should forget the job if it is this tough for him. HHH says he will find Show a job as a "doorman... or paperboy... or...airport.. baggage...guy." Show gets angry and puts his fist in Hunter's face as Hunter pretends to cry. Hunter tells him to think about his wife. He says Show will do absolutely nothing and he is going to like it. Show lets out a roar in Hunter's face and leaves as Hunter smirks in total pride of himself.
- The Funkadactyls make their entrance on the other side of a break. AJ Lee skips to the ring with Tamina Snuka in tow. We go to an old-school style inset promo from AJ. She says every Diva is against her so she hired Tamina.
AJ Lee vs. Cameron
AJ takes control with a mean streak. Cameron goes on a flurry and does a split on AJ's face (no comment) and gets 2. AJ comes back and tosses Cameron to the floor at Tamina's feet. AJ sends Cameron back in as she screams in her face. Naomi gets on the apron so Tamina pulls her off and takes her head off with a clothesline. Cameron rolls AJ up in the ring and gets 2. AJ hits a running knee to Cameron's face and gets the pin.
Winner by pin: AJ Lee
Tamina joins AJ in the ring as they stand over Cameron.
- Back from a break as Paul Heyman walks out on the stage to boos. Without words, he simply directs our attention to the Titantron which shows Ryback laying out CM Punk at Night of Champions. Heyman says every time our bloodlust for his hide drives CM Punk to go against him, Punk will fail. He calls us myopic. Heyman says when his scooter failed, it was us that motivated Punk to attack him. He sends to the footage from Monday of Punk getting laid out again by Ryback.
Heyman thanks Curtis Axel for making that plan come together. He also thanks that "big, bad, beautiful man Ryback." He thanks the fans for worshipping Punk and motivating him. Heyman sells the match between Ryback and Punk at Battleground. He says Punk will "end up flat on his back, looking up at Ryback and Paul Heyman: The Best in the World."
- Back from a break. Santino makes his entrance with The Great Khali and Hornswoggle. 3MB is already in the ring.
Santino Marella vs. Heath Slater
Slater takes control and stomps Santino on the mat. Santino misses with the 'Salute Headbutt' as Slater gets his knees up. Slater goes up top but Santino knocks him off. Santino pulls out the Cobra. Jinder Mahal gets on the apron and starts to play snake-charming music on a flute. The crowd boos (I concur.) The Cobra is enchanted so Khali plays his own tune from the apron and Santino is caught in a volley between the two. Khali breaks his tune to knock Drew McIntyre off the apron and Jinder's tune makes The Cobra 'turn' on Santino and he goes down in the corner, trying to resist the strike. Hornswoggle knocks Jinder off the apron and Khali starts playing again to revive Santino.
JBL, almost offended, says, "This is the home of Austin 3:16." Santino hits Slater with The Cobra for the win (I can't believe what I just typed. Speechless. I thought they cancelled Saturday Morning Slam).
Winner by pin: Santino Marella
- Los Matadores debuts this Monday on RAW.
- Cole sends to footage that catches us up on the Rhodes Family saga.
- More from the Michael Cole interview with HHH. Hunter says he has extended an open invitation to the Rhodes' to appear on RAW and have an open forum without having to trespass. Hunter says he has a lucrative proposition for them. Cody and GoldDust respond via Tout. They will be there this Monday with their dad but if the "proposition is anything like the last one, there will be hell."
- Randy Orton makes his entrance for our main event. Miz makes his entrance, after a commercial, with intensity in his eyes and a purpose to his walk.
Randy Orton vs. The Miz
They literally collide in the ring as the bell rings. Miz hits a double-leg takedown and mounts Orton for strikes. Miz unloads on Orton in the corner but the ref pulls him off and this gives Orton an opening. Miz clothesline Orton over the top and sends him into the steel steps. Miz sends Orton back in for some more ground-and-pound. Miz with a kick to the face of a seated Orton. Miz has a mean look on his face as he goes for his signature running clothesline in the corner but Orton moves and Miz sells the pain in his shoulder as he collides with the post. Miz rolls to the floor as the doctor checks on him. He complains about his neck but says he can still go. Orton grabs Miz by his hair and elevates him to the ring for the DDT-in-the-ropes.
Orton goes on a mean-streak and mounts Miz for strikes in the corner as the ref and the doctor try to get him off. Orton tosses the ref out of the way and the bell sounds.
Winner by disqualification: The Miz
HHH comes on the stage and says since Orton wants to get disqualified on purpose and steal Miz' opportunity, he will re-start the match under NO DQ rules.
No Disqualification: The Miz vs. Randy Orton
The doctors tend to Miz at ringside as the bell rings and Orton rolls to the floor and tosses Miz into the announce table. Orton has lost it as he sends Miz hard into the steel steps. Cole sells the fact that this is the sadistic Viper that HHH and Stephanie intended to unleash. Orton continues the assault at ringside but Miz finds an equalizer in a chair. He hits Orton on the back a couple of times but Randy cuts him off with a kick to the gut. Orton hits a DDT with Miz' feet on the security wall. Orton drags Miz' lifeless body into the ring and methodically picks him up for the RKO and hits it. Orton pauses as he stands over his prey, drops to his knees slowly, and pins Miz.
Winner by pin: Randy Orton
Cole and JBL argue about what is fair as Orton poses on the turnbuckles and we go off the air.
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