Smackdown starts with a video package covering Roman Reigns and Randy Orton’s recent encounters, including their matches at Summerslam and this week’s Raw. Seth Rollins is shown laying Reigns out to close Raw, with he, Orton and Kane standing tall.
Tom Phillips, Michael Cole, and JBL are ringside to call the night’s event, which will feature Roman Reigns & Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton & Seth Rollins.
Big Show, Mark Henry, Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso vs. Goldust, Stardust, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper
The announce team hypes the upcoming tag title match at Night of Champions between Goldust & Stardust and the Usos, including a video package highlighting the heel turn from Gold & Stardust. Bray Wyatt brings Harper and Rowan to the ring, and the team uses their traditional theme music as opposed to the personalized tune they’ve been given in recent weeks.
Goldust and Stardust start by working over Jimmy Uso before Jey tags in and turns the tides. The Usos trade quick tags until Luke Harper tags in, when Mark Henry joins the fray and lands a Junkyard Dog-style headbutt. Luke Harper lands a big boot and Bray Wyatt teases a run-in before being cut off by Big Show to lead to the night’s first commercial.
As we come back, Jimmy Uso is on the wrong side of a beatdown as all four members of the opposing team take turns tagging in and working him over. He finally manages to get a Samoan drop on Rowan and a superkick on Goldust before giving Big Show the hot tag. Big Show steps in and destroys Stardust until Goldust comes to his aid and helps his brother with a double suplex on Show.
All 8 men start to brawl, which leads to an outside dive from Jey Uso. Big Show slaps Stardust with the WMD followed by a Jimmy Uso splash for the pinfall.
Winners: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Big Show and Mark Henry
=Still to come, Mark Henry vs. Rusev in an international arm wrestling match, and Chris Jericho & Roman Reigns taking on Randy Orton & Seth Rollins. The announce team also hypes coverage of the Bella Twins intervention featuring Jerry Springer.
– A video is shown of John Cena and Paul Heyman’s encounter on Raw. Brock Lesnar will be on next week’s edition of Raw to answer Cena’s challenge to fight.
– Seth Rollins, Randy Orton and Kane are backstage, and Orton and Rollins claim they’ll end both Jericho and Reigns during their match tonight. Kane says that’s what’s best for business.
Bo Dallas vs. Justin Gabriel
Jack Swagger and Zeb Coulter are ringside for this match, as Swagger has been feuding with Dallas of late. Dallas gets on the mic and says he’s America’s sweetheart. Zeb Coulter cuts him off and says if Dallas is America’s sweetheart, that he’s Ariane Grande and he doesn’t even know who that is. Coulter plays to the crowd and gets a “we the people” chant. The announcers question if Jack Swagger is Iggy Azalea if Coulter is Ariane Grande.
After a short burst of offense from Gabriel, Bo Dallas seems to hit somewhat of a mean streak with a huge clothesline. Gabriel fights back with some big kicks and forearms, followed by a springboard crossbody for a 2 count. Gabriel misses a springboard moonsault, and Bo Dallas hits the BoDog for the win.
Winner: Bo Dallas
After Dallas wins, Swagger hits the ring for an awkward physical exchange before Bo Dallas goes running for the hills.
-Still to come, Rusev vs. Mark Henry in an International Arm Wrestling competition.
Paige vs. Summer Rae
AJ Lee is on commentary and Layla is ringside to support Summer. The announce team recaps AJ Lee and Paige’s tag match from Monday. AJ Lee criticizes Stephanie McMahon for putting Nikki Bella in the Diva’s title match at Night of Champions, saying she deserves a fair shot at re-gaining the championship.
After a body scissors from Summer, Paige gains control and gloats to AJ after a series of knee lifts to Summer. Paige finishes Summer off quickly with AJ’s Black Widow submission.
Layla tries to attack Paige after the match, but AJ Lee saves Paige and lands her Paige Turner move on Layla. Paige is infuriated and AJ Lee just skips around the ring.
– Still to come: Roman Reigns & Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton & Seth Rollins
– A video recap of the Mark Henry and Rusev feud is aired.
Mark Henry vs. Rusev (International Arm Wrestling Contest)
Michael Cole introduces the competitors, and Lana offers to let to Mark Henry forfeit. She says that Henry also forfeited and failed when he competed in the Olympics. Henry says that he had to withdraw from the Olympics due to an injury but now has another chance to represent his country against Rusev.
The two lock up until Rusev slips out. He applies chalk to give him a better grip but it doesn’t help as Mark Henry defeats him easily. Lana and Rusev challenge Henry to a re-match left handed, in which Henry accepts. Before Henry wins again Lana throws chalk in Henry’s eyes and Rusev assaults the former Olympian.
Winner: Mark Henry
– Backstage Renee Young interviews Chris Jericho, who cuts a good promo about his cage match with Bray Wyatt Monday and his recent issues with Randy Orton. Jericho puts himself over before the commercial.
– Up next: The Miz and Damien Sandow.
The Miz and Damien Sandow vs. Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth
Dolph Ziggler comes out and says he likes the idea of having a stunt double so he hired his own– R Ziggler. R-Truth is out in full Ziggler gear including trunks, pink t-shirt and wrist tape. Ziggler even gives him the Intercontinental title to wear as Miz and Sandow react and act identically.
R-Truth hits the Heart Stopper elbow drop on Sandow, before tagging Ziggler back in. Ziggler and R-Truth try to pull the old switcheroo since they’re “identical”, which the ref doesn’t notice for several seconds. They then clothesline Miz and Sandow out of the ring before the commercial, mirroring each other with a pelvic thrust taunt.
We’re back from commercial and MizDow are working over R-Truth, who very clearly borrowed a pair of old trunks and boots from Ziggler’s 2008 collection. The beating continues for several minutes until R-Truth hits a Ziggler-style DDT and gave Dolph the hot tag. Ziggler cleans house and hits Sandow with a Famouser for 2. R-Truth lands a Zig Zag, and Dolph Ziggler gets the pin on Sandow.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth (as R-Ziggler)
– Fresh off commercial, a video recap of the Bella Twins and Jerry Springer on Raw is shown.
– Byron Saxton is backstage with Nikki Bella and says she shouldn’t be worrying about her sister Brie. She says that the Diva’s title makes her forget she ever had a sister. AJ Lee and Paige show up and criticize Nikki. Paige calls Nikki by her sister’s name before leaving.
Chris Jericho & Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton & Seth Rollins
A video is shown of Orton attacking Jericho last week, as well as Reigns being laid out on Monday.
Reigns starts the match by clearing the ring of by clotheslining Orton to the outside and knocking Rollins to the floor. Orton manages to get the upper hand, and Smackdown cuts to a commercial with Reigns reeling on the outside.
We’re back from commercial and Reigns is still getting worked over before landing a backdrop and tagging in Jericho. The hot tag ends up with Rollins in the Walls of Jericho struggling to reach the ropes until Orton interrupts. Jericho thinks he’s disposed of the “Legend Killer”, but gets clocked by Orton as he attempts a Lionsault.
Orton and Rollins beat Jericho down methodically for several minutes until another hot tag occurs, this time to Reigns. Roman destroys Rollins with a Samoan drop and a clothesline, before getting Orton with a clothesline of his own and the apron dropkick. A tag is made to Jericho as Reigns and Rollins brawl into the crowd.
On the inside of the ring, Jericho counters Orton’s signature DDT and rolls up Orton with a schoolboy for the pinfall victory.
Winners: Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns
Jericho and Reigns stare Orton down from the ramp as Smackdown goes off air.