WRESTLING RECAP: Breaking down WWE Smackdown from 05/14/15

( - With the Payback Pay Per View (PPV) only days away, keep in mind that the WWE writers will not risk too much damage to the wrestlers before their money makers!  I expected a bland show, but despite some predictable parts, the show was actually decent.  I am proud of this particular SmackDown episode.

Some things I still need to happen in the WWE Universe:

  1. Bring back the Cruiser Weight Division
  2. Make all the matches mean something to some sort of belt or rivalry.  
  3. Show more of the roster.  You guys recycle the same talent too much.
  4. You may wish to consider bringing the Diva's division full circle and have them with Tag Title belts, lightweight belts, etc.

Here are the highlights of the show:

AirDate: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Location: Evansville, IN
Commentators:  Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips and Jerry "The King" Lawler

Bray Wyatt cuts a promo letting Ryback know that he will expose his weaknesses. 

Dean Ambrose comes to the ring

  1. States he likes to do stuff alone
  2. Says he have to say something to Roman Reigns for hitting him with a finishing move
  3. Reigns comes to the ring
  4. Ambrose says he is not giving an apology, and Reigns says he didn't want one
  5. Reigns tells Ambrose to be prepared for a fight at Payback
  6. Kane says to stop with the mutual respect and worry about the PPV
  7. Ambrose tells Kane to worry about losing his job when Rollins loses his title at Payback
  8. Kane puts himself in a match against Reigns
  9. Kane puts Ambrose in a match against Sheamus
  • Sheamus VS Dean Ambrose
    1. Decent match
    2. A few high risk maneuvers but nothing spectacular
    3. Ambrose wins 
    4. 7 out of 10 for this match

Seth Rollins approaches Kane in the back to remind him that if he loses the title at Payback, Kane will be fired as Director of Operations.
  1. Seth reminds Kane of his current paycheck
  2. Seth wants an answer to if Kane will help him retain his belt at Payback
  3. Kane lets him know that he doesn't care about the money
  4. Kane says that once he is ringside at the PPV, he will decide if he wants to help
  5. Kane puts Seth in a match against Ryback

Rusev comes to the ring
  1. "USA" chants
  2. Lana explains that she embarrassed herself, her culture and her country by doing the Fandango dance 2 weeks ago
  3. Rusev says Cena lacks focus and isn't prepared to keep the U.S. Title

Renee interviews Ryback
  1. Ryback says he isn't concerned about Bray Wyatt attacking him
  2. Says he is focusing on beathing the champ to get a future title shot


      Tough Enough audition compilation was shown

      Seth Rollins comes to the ring and says that at Payback, every main in the match is cut throat, so with Kane's help, he will retain his title.

      Ryback music hits and he approaches the ring. Bray Wyatt sneaks attack Ryback and causes Ryback to hit his head hard.

      Ryback is visibly shaken but ask for the match to begin.

      • Ryback VS Seth Rollins with J & J Security
        1. Affects of Wyatt's attack evident
        2. Ryback gets stronger as match continues
        3. Seth does too many head attacks
        4. After a flush kick to the head of Ryback, Seth gets a pin fall victory
        Renee interviews Tamina and Naomi and asks Naomi about her aggressive, new attitude.  Naomi says the nice attitude has gotten her and Tamina overlooked.

        The New Day plugs their 2 out of 3 falls match against Cesaro and Tyson Kidd at Payback

        • Kofi Kingston VS Tyson Kidd
          1. Crowd loves to hate The New Day
          2. Great match
          3. Match too short 
          5. Kidd gets a submission victory
          6. 8 out of 10 for the match
        Daniel Bryan shown vacating the Intercontinental Championship belt because of injury

        Bo Dallas gives a mean spirited, self help jabbing at the expense of Daniel Bryan
        • Bo Dalls VS Neville
          1. King Barrett joins the commentators to scout Neville for their PPV match
          3. Great action and match
          4. Hard hits throughout match
          5. Neville wins
          6. Barrett announces he will beat peasant Neville at Payback
          7. 8 out of 10 for the match

        Adam Rose assaults his Hot Dog "Rosebud" and it turns on Rosa.  Kissing ensues. 

        • Kane VS Roman Reigns
          1. Kane tries to attack Reigns before he got out of the crowd, but Reigns counters
          2. With a victory by only a pin fall or submission, weapons are used often
          3.  Match got progressively better
          4. Crowed as really into the match
          5. Crowd was standing on their feet towards the end of the match
          6. After a predictable ending, Reigns spears Kane through a table for the pin fall victory
          7. 8 out of 10 for the match

        Renee interviews Seth Rollins, with J & J Security, about his confidence level about retaining his title for Payback. 
          1. Seth gives a confident answer
          2. Ambrose appears from behind and attacks Seth
          3. Seth and J & J Security jumps Ambrose
          4. Roman Reigns shows up and he and Ambrose send them all running
          5. Seth leaves the title behind on the floor
          6. Ambrose picks up the title and places it on Reigns' shoulder
          7. Ambrose tells Reigns to hold onto it because Ambrose will win the title Sunday


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