WWE taped this week’s Halloween edition of SmackDown on Tuesday night from Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center. Here are the results courtesy of James Caldwell of PWTorch.com:
– Big Show came out before SmackDown began taping and asked the crowd to send a message to Daniel Bryan, who he say might need elbow surgery soon. The crowd gave a loud Yes! chant.
– Nikki Bella won the Divas Halloween Battle Royal to earn a shot at the Divas Championship. The final four were Nikki, Paige, Alicia, and Natalya. Fox eliminated Natalya and then speared Paige, eliminating both of them and giving Nikki the win. AJ Lee was on commentary during the match and had a staredown with Nikki after her win.
– Kane and Seth Rollins came out to talk about the Ambrose vs. Cesaro main event and Randy Orton giving Rollins an RKO on RAW. Rollins took the mic and instantly had a ton of heat. Kane called out Dolph Ziggler.
– Kane defeated Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match with a chokeslam in an 11 minute match. After the match, Kane chokeslammed Dolph again, then Rollins, Joey Mercury, and Jamie Noble beat him up. Kane told Dolph he’s got another match right now against Seth Rollins.
– Seth Rollins defeated Dolph Ziggler in under 30 seconds with the Curb Stomp.
– Heath Slater came out dressed as a scarecrow and started talking about John Cena but was interrupted by Ryback.
– Ryback squashed Heath Slater in a minute. Ryback tore apart Slater’s costume and gave him the Meathook Clothesline and Shellshock for the win.
– Mark Henry on Miz: Henry cut an awesome heel promo explaining why he turned on Big Show. He got tired of Big Show hogging the spotlight, which led to the giant coming to the ring. Henry pushed Miz and Sandow in front of him, but Big Show ran past them and went after Henry. Big brawl on the outside. Show got the advantage, but Henry speared him through the ringside barricade. Henry stood tall on the way out while Show laid there.
– Los Matadores defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Goldust & Stardust in a non-title match. Cody Rhodes and El Torito were doing their thing outside the ring, distracting Goldust and allowing one of the Matadors to get a quick pin.
– Rusev squashed Great Khali in a minute. Khali was not moving around well. Rusev quickly hit a sidekick and applied The Accolade for the submission.
After the match, Lana started cutting a promo but was drowned out by boos and USA chants. Rusev grabbed the mic and bragged about defeating all the American wrestlers. Next, he will crush the American (US) champion, Sheamus. He vowed to present the U.S. Title to Vladimir Putin.
Sheamus came out and said he takes personal pride in representing everything the title stands for. He ran to the ring, but Rusev slid away. Sheamus stood tall in the ring.
– Bray Wyatt delivered a message to a darkened arena while sitting on a rocking chair in the middle of the ring. He talked about people dressing up for Halloween to escape their miserable lives. But, Dean Ambrose is different because he wears crazy every day of the week. He said Dean is different and they love it. Bray said Dean is like him – a monster. At Hell in a Cell, he had Seth Rollins in his hands. It was powerful and thrilling. “Because in that moment, you are immortal and you can take it all away.” He said “she still cries for you.” Bray then knelt down and disappears
– Dean Ambrose defeated Cesaro in a Trick or Street Fight. Fun match with lots of weapons and pumpkins. Ambrose stuffed Cesaro’s head in a pumpkin for Dirty Deeds to get the win.
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