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.