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Smackdown will air tonight, Aug. 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET on SyFy. The show was pre-taped, with the results below if you don’t feel like waiting to find out what happens. If you do want to find out by watching, then stop reading now.
Spoilers directly from PWInsider:
The show starts off with Randy Orton cutting a promo. saying he is a true role model and champion who tells the truth. He says he didn’t know what HHH was going to screw Daniel Bryan. He said that he didn’t need anyone’s help Monday and asked the crowd for their support. They chanted “Yes” instead. Bryan comes out and thanks John Cena for his Summerslam opportunity. He calls out Orton and rips him for how arrogant he is being. Bryan says Orton was given everything while Bryan fought for every opportunity. Bryan says he will do it again and beat Orton for the title. He asks for a rematch tonight, but Orton turns him down. Orton holds the championship belt...
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– WWE has released updated listings for upcoming live events this week. As noted earlier here on the website Daniel Bryan is now scheduled to headline all upcoming “A” events going forward with John Cena off the road for the next four to six months. CM Punk is being advertised to headline all “B” events.
– The Bella Twins wrote the following on Twitter:
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Two things will happen in the next four months - The WWE will thrive on a non-John Cena program with new superstars (Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Dean Ambrose) helping to lead the way, and we will see the genius of the John Cena character each day he is not on the little screen.
– The official WWE website has issued a poll asking fans whether they miss Cody Rhodes’ mustache—66% say no.
– Next Friday, Cody Rhodes appears at Army National Guard at 101 Beulah Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Event Information)
– JTG returns to action this week on WWE Superstars—his first televised match since the April 5 show—as he...
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog entry on JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights.
Daniel Bryan not leaving SummerSlam with the WWE Championship: “Daniel Bryan may be more popular today than if he had actually won the WWE Title at Summer Slam. Bryan will now apparently chase new Champ Randy Orton and the thrill of the fan favorite chasing the antagonist has always...
- Here’s the rumored card for WWE’s Night of Champions pay-per-view:
* Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Title
* Rob Van Dam with Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Title
* Big Show and Mark Henry vs. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns for the Tag Team Titles
* CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel for the Intercontinental Title
* Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose...
- Here’s the rumored card for WWE’s Night of Champions pay-per-view:* Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Title* Rob Van Dam with Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Title* Big Show and Mark Henry vs. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns for the Tag Team Titles* CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel for the Intercontinental Title* Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose for...
- Jake “The Snake” Roberts posted a post-hair surgery photo on Twitter, with the following caption:
The results from hair surgery = Zombi Jake the snake.
- Former WWE broadcaster Jonathan Coachman appeared on the “Mike and Mike” show this morning on ESPN Radio answering questions from Twitter regarding WWE.
- WWE has updated the advertising for upcoming live events. John...
Former 13 time world champion John Cena made his first comments today since his triceps surgery on Tuesday. Cena told WWE.com that he wants to be healthy and put rumors to rest about being at WrestleMania 30 in April.
“I plan on using the next couple months to rehab and get healthy as I can, as quickly as I can,” said Cena. “My goal is to return to WWE healthy and strong, and...
* Vickie Guerrero kicked off this week’s SmackDown. She introduces Randy Orton. Orton cuts a promo. He says he didn’t know Triple H was going to screw Daniel Bryan and didn’t need anyone’s help. Daniel Bryan comes out and puts over John cena and then ripped Randy Orton for being aarogant. He then says Orton has everything handed to him. Bryan wants a rematch, however Orton...
- Courtesy of WrestlingDVDNews.com, here is the cover for the 2013 WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view.
- The pre-sale code for WWE’s return show to Birmingham, Alabama on October 22 is VIPER. The pre-sale begins today.
- USA Network issued a press release claiming an eighth consecutive summer TV ratings victory on cable TV. USA touted the performance of several of their key shows, however...
- Jake “The Snake” Roberts posted a post-hair surgery photo on Twitter, with the following caption:“The results from hair surgery = Zombi Jake the snake.”- WWE has updated the advertising for upcoming live events. The injured John Cena has been removed and replaced by Daniel Bryan.- It was announced on Friday’s SmackDown that CM Punk will face Curtis Axel on Monday’s...
– Promoting Night of Champions on September 15, WWE has released this video counting down the top victories in the history of the pay-per-view event. Among those include Triple H defeating John Cena in 2008, Daniel Bryan forcing The Miz to tap out and Mark Henry claiming the World Heavyweight Championship from Randy Orton.
– Below is this week’s edition of Smackdown Backstage Fallout:
Embedded in the videos below are highlights from the August 23, 2013 episode of WWE SmackDown.
Darren Young vs. Antonio Cesaro
Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett - Steel Cage Match
Mark Henry & Big Show vs. 3MB - 2-on-3 Handicap Match
- WWE taped the following matches to air on tonight's SmackDown:
* Curtis Axel vs. Cody Rhodes
* Big E Langston vs. Dolph Ziggler
* Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio
* Antonio Cesaro vs. Darren Young
* Big Show and Mark Henry vs. 3MB in a handicap match
* Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barett in a steel cage match
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Lilian Garcia introduces the Smackdown GM, Vickie Guerrero to start the show. Vickie introduces the new WWE Champion, Randy Orton.
Orton cuts a nice promo about not needing anyone’s help to be WWE Champion. Daniel Bryan interrupts him and wants his rematch for the WWE Title tonight. Orton tells Dbry he’ll have to wait until Night of Champions. Orton goes for an RKO but Bryan...