This week's episode of Smackdown opens with a recap of Daniel Bryan's neck surgery announcement, and Bryan being carted away in an ambulance.
Then, John Cena comes out to the ring to respond to Bray Wyatt's promo on RAW. He says he hopes that Daniel Bryan recovers quickly and gets back soon. Then, he addresses Bray Wyatt's promo. He brings up Bray seemingly challenging him to a last man standing match. He says that last man standing matches have been some of the toughest of his career, so he knows that Wyatt isn't challenging him to one. He knows this because it takes a tough individual to participate in a match like that.
He says Bray Wyatt is dangerous, but he has no balls. Other people do his dirty work. He accepts Bray's challenge, and says that at Payback he will be the last man standing. But that's at Payback, and he wants to fight tonight. He issues an open challenge to any member of the Wyatt Family, and he wants Bray to decide whom he faces. He bets that Bray won't have the balls to face him.
Bray Wyatt appears on the screen. He says he could be the most dangerous man in the world if he felt like it. Now that Cena has accepted, whoever is the last man standing will conquer all. He tells Cena to make his little jokes; he has become blind. He pities Cena, but he wants to thank him for helping him find the cure to his plague that exists within him. His cure is the one that will finally take the air from Cena's lungs. He talks a bit more, and then starts singing.
Back from commercial and a Bo Dallas video is shown.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. The Usos
Goldust and Jey start off. He hits Jey with several arm drags. Jey hits an arm drag of his own. He shoves Goldust. Goldust strikes him in the face. Cody tags in and hits a missile dropkick. He locks in Jey's head from behind. Jimmy tags in. He hits Cody with a flying forearm. Jimmy chops Cody. Jey tags in, and the Usos double-team Cody. Jimmy tags in. He leaps off from up top and hits Cody. Jimmy chops Cody in the corner. Cody comes back with a pin attempt. He takes Jimmy to the mat and gets another pin attempt.
Jimmy strikes Cody and tags in Jey. Cody takes Jey to his corner and Goldust tags in. Goldust drops a fist on Jey. Cody cheap shots Jey, and Jey hits Cody. Goldust strikes Jey out of the ring off the distraction. He tosses Jey back inside and goes for the cover as things go to commercial.
Back from commercial and Cody is in control of Jey. Goldust tags in. He tosses Jey into the ring post and strikes him in the face. He locks in Jey's head. Jey tosses him off, but Goldust hits a spine buster. Cody tags in. He knees Jey in the stomach. Cody kicks Jey repeatedly on the mat. He locks in Jey's arm. Jey comes back with a strike to the head and an enziguri. Goldust tags in and stops Jey from tagging in Jimmy. Jey kicks Goldust in the head and pulls the ropes down, dumping Goldust to the outside. Cody tosses Goldust back inside. Cody and Jimmy tag in.
Jimmy is in control of Cody. He hits a Samoan drop. Jimmy hits the corner hip attack. Cody goes for cross Rhodes, but Jimmy counters out. He uppercuts Cody and goes up top. Jimmy leaps off, colliding with Cody. Goldust breaks up the pin attempt. Jey attacks, and Goldust sends him outside. Jimmy super kicks Goldust to the outside. Cody hits the disaster kick off the distraction. Jey breaks up the pin. Jimmy hits a super kick and goes up top. He hits Cody with a frog splash for the win.
Winners: The Usos
Back from commercial and Los Matadores, El Torito, 3MB, and Hornswoggle are in the ring.
El Torito vs. Heath Slater
A Matador tosses Slater a cloth, and Torito gores him in the butt. Torito charges at Slater several more times. Slater chases him around the ring. He grabs Torito by the horns. Torito kicks him in the legs. Slater body slams Torito. Slater stands on Torito's back. He charges Torito in the corner, and Torito moves. Torito charges at Slater, and Slater grabs his head. Hornswoggle gets in the ring and charges, and accidentally hits Slater. Torito hits a moonsault off the distraction for the win.
Winner: El Torito
Then, the events between the Shield and Evolution from RAW are recapped.
Natalya vs. Nikki Bella
Eva Marie is the referee
Natalya gets a pin attempt. Nikki slams Natalya's head into the mat. Natalya strikes Nikki in the back and locks in her head. Nikki fights out. They go back and forth for a few moments. Natalya lands a clothesline. They exchange strikes to the head. Nikki bounces Natalya face first off her knee. Nikki leaps at Natalya in the corner, and Natalya moves. Natalya locks Nikki in a submission. Nikki reverses into a pin for the win.
Winner: Nikki Bella
Then, Renee Young interviews Dolph Ziggler backstage about his match later in the evening against Batista. Ziggler calls Batista a disappointment and says he didn't evolve. He calls Batista the weak link of Evolution, and tells him not to underestimate him.
Batista vs. Dolph Ziggler
Batista tries to corner Ziggler, but Ziggler evades him. Ziggler hits strikes to the back. Batista slides outside. He trips Ziggler and pulls him outside. Batista slams Ziggler into the barrier, and then the apron. He whips Ziggler into the steel steps. Batista slides Ziggler into the ring and tosses him by his hair. He pulls Ziggler's head back by his hair. Batista power whips Ziggler into the corner. He suplexes Ziggler, and then locks in his had from behind.
Ziggler breaks free and kicks Batista. He leaps at Batista, and Batista catches him. Batista hits a spine buster and signals for the Batista bomb. Ziggler counters out and lands a DDT. Batista charges Ziggler, and Ziggler moves. Ziggler leaps at Batista and hits punches to the head. Batista hits a low blow.
Winner via DQ: Dolph Ziggler
Batista hits Ziggler with the Batista bomb after the match. He leaves the ring, and then gets back in and tosses him outside. He whips Ziggler into the barrier. Batista powerbombs Ziggler onto the barrier.
Back from commercial and Sheamus makes his entrance.
Sheamus vs. Titus O'Neil
Titus takes up the mic before the match. He says that there's no question Sheamus has made a name for himself. But how can he be US champion if he isn't from the US? He says Sheamus is tough, but so are the divas. He is going to give Sheamus the opportunity to get out of his ring. The bell rings, and Sheamus hits the Brogue kick for the win.
Then, things head to the Exotic Express. Byron Saxton asks the partying people if he can get an interview. A lady calls Adam Rose out of the bus, and he comes out. Bryon asks what Rose's problem with Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger is, and he says he has no problem. He says that they are boring though, and they're lemons. A guy dressed as a lemon exits the bus and starts dancing around. Rose asks Saxton if he's a lemon or a rosebud, and he chooses to be a rosebud. Saxton gets on the Exotic Express.
Back from commercial and Damien Sandow is in the ring.
Damien Sandow vs. Santino Marella
Sandow clubs Santino in the back. He drops a knee on Santino's face. Sandow charges Santino in the corner, and Santino moves. Santino pulls out his cobra and hits it for the win.
Winner: Santino Marella
Sandow takes up the mic after the match, and starts ranting. His mic cuts out.
Then, footage is shown from the recent Komen walk.
Back from commercial and R Truth is waiting in the ring.
R Truth vs. Cesaro
Cesaro kicks Truth and headbutts him. He goes for a hip toss, but truth counters into a pin attempt. He strikes Cesaro in the corner and goes for another pin. Truth goes for a scissors kick, but Cesaro counters into an uppercut. He hits Truth with the neutralizer for the win.
Back from commercial and the RAW Rebound is shown. It focuses on the events between Daniel Bryan and Stephanie McMahon from RAW. Then, surgery pics of Daniel Bryan are shown.
John Cena makes his entrance next. The Wyatt Family comes out and surrounds the ring. They get up on the apron, and the Usos run down and get in the ring. The Wyatts drop down to the floor as things go to commercial.
Back from commercial and Bray sends Rowan into the ring.
John Cena vs. Erick Rowan
Rowan kicks Cena and clubs him in the back. He locks Cena in a side headlock. Rowan strikes Cena in the head. Cena battles back with head strikes of his own. Rowan lands an elbow to the head. He body slams Cena and strikes him in the lower back. Rowan tosses Cena outside. He follows and hits Cena in the face. Rowan whips Cena into the steel steps. He sends Cena back inside and goes for the pin. Rowan pushes the sides of Cena's head in with his fists.
Cena gets free and dropkicks Rowan. Rowan comes back with a big boot. He hits Cena in the face several times. Rowan lands a backbreaker. Cena rolls out of the ring. Rowan pulls him up to the apron, and Cena snaps his head across the rope. Cena charges Rowan, and Rowan hits a clothesline. Cena battles back with punches. Rowan hits a shoulder tackle. Rowan locks in Cena's waist. He slams Cena to the mat. Cena comes back with the five knuckle shuffle. He picks Rowan up for the AA, but Rowan counters into a fall away slam.
Rowan hits a body avalanche. He boots Cena in the side. He tries again, and Cena counters into the STF. Harper gets in the ring to interfere, and The Usos attack him. They send Harper outside and hit him with a dive. Rowan slams Cena to the mat off the distraction. Cena comes back with the AA for the win.
Winner: John Cena
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