WWE Smackdown Recap: Harper Vs. Bryan, Ryback Open Challenge, Tag Titles Defended, More
Orton's music hits and he comes out to the ramp. He says that Big Show is finished and washed up. The only reason he got his job back and is facing for the title is because he filed a lawsuit like a coward. Orton says that this Sunday he is going to punish Show.
Show says he is real tough talking 50 yards away, and asks him to come down the ring and talk to his face like he did the Authority on Monday. Show then shows footage from Monday where Orton storms into Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's office and asks if he has their confidence as the face of the WWE. Show then shows the segment where Triple H tells Orton that he will receive no help on Sunday and if he can beat Big Show he will prove he is worthy of being the face of the WWE.
Show says that Orton thinks he is better than everyone else because of his lineage. He says that Orton should be a locker room leader and the face of the WWE, and it should have happened years ago, but he has always done what's best for Orton. Now, Orton is alone and no one will help him at Survivor Series. He calls Orton a spoiled brat.
Orton says he can and will beat Big Show with no one's help. Big Show then shows a video that showcases a bunch of instance of him destroying Orton. He tells Orton to hold onto the championship tight, because it's the only thing that defines his as a man. This Sunday, he is taking the WWE Championship.
Then, R Truth does a WWE Shop segment.
Ziggler and Sandow start off. Ziggler hits a dropkick. Sandow comes back. He and Axel exchange a quick tag. Sandow hits his somersault Russian leg sweep and drops an elbow. Axel comes in and lands a dropkick. He hits Langston. Ziggler hits a DDT off the distraction. Langston and Sandow tag in. Langston hits a running body block and his splash. He signals for the Big Ending and picks Sandow up. Axel takes out his legs from behind. Ziggler hits Axel with the Famouser. Langston hits the Big Ending on Sandow for the win.
Winners: Big E. Langston and Dolph Ziggler
Axel tries to attack Langston with the IC Title from behind after the match, but Langston fends him off and sends him from the ring.
Then, footage from the Wrestlemania sale party in New Orleans is shown.
Del Rio says that he didn't see Cena's attack on RAW coming, but if he wanted to hurt Cena he could have. He tells Cena to enjoy his moment on RAW, but hiding behind a sling isn't going to help him at Survivor Series. He is going to make Cena pay and hurt him bad. In two days, Cena will tap out and he will take back what is his.
Then, Michael Cole talks about a poll that was on WWE.com asking fans which wrestler has the most devastating submission finisher in the WWE: Natalya, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan or Alberto Del Rio. Natalya's Sharpshooter won with 46% of the vote.
They shove each other around the ring. Harper locks in Bryan's head and takes him to the ropes. He strikes Bryan to the mat and hits a headbutt. Bryan tries to lock in the Yes Lock and Harper rolls out of the ring as things go to commercial. Back from commercial and Harper is attacking Bryan around the ring. He whips him into the steel steps. He sends Bryan back inside and hits a pair of uppercuts. He goes for a third, and Bryan counters into leg kicks. He hits Harper with a dragon screw and drop toe holds him into the corner.
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