WWE Smackdown 23/08/2013 - Results, Review and Analysis
WWE's Friday Night Smackdown that's about to air tonight (23/08/2013) was taped on Tuesday Night from Bakersfield, California. This was the first episode to take place after Summerslam and was expected to reveal a bit more about the storylines moving forward. Read on for the complete WWE Smackdown 23/08/2013 Results along with the performance review of the matches and analysis of the show.
Note: Spoilers Below.
The show officially kicked off with Vickie Guerrero introducing the new WWE world heavyweight champion 'Randy Orton' to the ring. Orton confidently claimed that he was a true role model and a champion who told the truth. He further said he was not aware of Triple H's plans and further claimed he didn't need anyone's help to be the new champion. Daniel Bryan then made it out to the ring and thanked John Cena for the opportunity. He called Orton arrogant and said that Orton was given everything while he had to work hard for every opportunity, he also said he would beat Orton again for the title. Bryan then asked for a rematch but Orton refused. Orton then tried to give a sneaky RKO to Bryan but failed after which Bryan dropkicked him.
A backstage segment at Smackdown 23/08/2013 saw Wade Barrett requesting for a match against Daniel Bryan. Vickie Guerrero politely obliged as she sanctioned a steel cage match.
*The Results of the match between Curtis Axel and Cody Rhodes went in favor of Axel after a distraction from Paul Heyman. Post Match, Heyman spoke about the pain and emotional distress caused by CM Punk and praised Brock Lesnar's win. The segment ended with Heyman claiming Punk's action at Raw as low and issued a challenged to Punk on Behalf of Curtis Axel for next week's raw.
*Dolph Ziggler pinned Big E Langston after a Zig Zag despite AJ's interference.
*Alberto Del Rio defeated Christian after he locked in an armbreaker.
Post Match, Del Rio took the Mic and played to the fans and spoke against them. Ricardo came out and praised the crowd in spanish and brought out Rob Van Dam. Christian who had regained strength by now nailed a Missle Drop Kick while RVD hit a rolling thunder and the segment ended with RVD and Ricardo holding the title.
*Big Show and Mark Henry won against 3MB in a handicap match.
*Darren Young defeated Antonio Cesaro despite Jack Swagger's interference.
*The Steel cage match between Daniel Bryan and Wade Barrett saw Bryan eventually winning after he nailed a running knee.
Post match, just as Bryan was leaving the cage he was attacked by Randy Orton who was present under the ring. That's it for my recap.
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