Spoilers: WWE SmackDown Taping Results 7/4

WWE taped the July 4, 2014 WWE SmackDown episode from Newark, NJ. Here are WWE SmackDown spoilers.

* Seth Rollins kicks off SmackDown but gets attacked by Dean Ambrose. Randy Orton comes out and makes the save until Roman Reigns evens the odds. It looks like we’ve got a tag match later.

* Big E defeated Cesaro by count out.

* Sheamus defeated Alberto Del Rio to retain the United States Title.

* Chris Jericho comes out and cuts a promo, taunting Bray Wyatt. Jericho gets a big pop. The Miz interrupts him and ends up taking a Codebreaker. Jericho leaves to another pop.

* AJ Lee comes out to a massive pop from the Jersey crowd. She cuts a promo and defeats Eva Marie by submission. Fans chanted “you can’t wrestle” at Eva. There were also CM Punk chants. Paige was on commentary and came into the ring to congratulate AJ before awkwardly leaving. Apparently AJ played the babyface here.

* Damien Sandow comes out as Bruce Springsteen and sings “Born In the USA.” Rusev and Lana interrupt. Lana cuts an anti-American 4th of July promo. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter interrupt to a big pop. Zeb jokes on Russia and the crowd is very much into this. There were loud “USA” and “We The People” chants here.

* The main event is Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose. Seth Rollins interferes and hits Ambrose with his briefcase. Orton and Rollins beat down Ambrose until Roman Reigns makes the save. Reigns hits Orton with a Superman punch to end SmackDown.

  • Latoya

    Sounds ok. Why are they down playing the U.S. title so much?

    • thesmarktank

      Actually, I’d say this is an increase in attention for it, as it’s being defended. Plus, Sheamus is a main event guy, so its weird to have him with a midcard title.

      • Latoya

        It’s another small, seldom reminder that there is another title around. It is weird seeing Sheamus with a midcard title and they’re making it more obvious by having him randomly defending it. In comparison to the IC title, the U.S. title gets no attention. When he’s feuding with someone they should keep the U.S. title in the forefront more.

        • thesmarktank

          They need someone to feud with him OVER the US title, make that the point, I agree.

  • Yusei Asakura

    Lol See knew the whole “We’re brothers” thing would still come into play

  • Paul Petit-Frere

    A tag-team main event match between Reigns & Ambrose vs Rollins & Orton would’ve been better

    • sam

      mayb next week on raw :)

    • Chris Roy

      Teddy Long is gone man. No more Smackdown Tag Maine Events.

      • Monkey D. Luffy

        Holla Holla!

      • Paul Petit-Frere

        Oh yeah that’s right LOL

  • Jason

    So.. they tease a tag match in the beginning of the show, only to have a 1 on 1 with Ambrose and Orton.. only for Reigns and Rollins to get involved anyway…How does this make sense?

    • jmull

      they do not want to keep Reigns and Amborse as a team; they want to be clear that they are involved in indivial feuds now.

    • cj

      Might play out on Raw next week

    • codys moustache

      Probably saving the tag match for raw

  • Illy Ill

    Another ADR – Sheamus match?! Wow, we, as the WWE Universe, are so lucky to witness this crap every few weeks.

  • martofel

    Also, BO announced for the IC Battle Royal. Can I just say how amazing it would be to see the white IC belt wrapped around his (slightly flabby) waist. #BOera

  • codys moustache

    Bo Dallas didn’t win the battle royal for place in mitb title match so doesn’t that count as a loss?

    • Xx_Deadpool_xX

      Singles action only rusev didn’t win it either or the rumble but he is undefeated until swags kills him