WWE Smackdown Results – May 31, 2013
We start off with some singles action between Rollins and Kane!
Seth Rollins vs Kane
After a bit of back and forth, Rollins takes control and works over the left leg of Kane. Kane goes for a chokeslam and Rollins turns it into a DDT off the top rope. Flying clothesline from Kane! Rollins goes to the top rope but while the ref is distracted by Reigns, Bryan knocks Rollins off and Kane hits the chokeslam for the win.
Roman Reigns vs Daniel Bryan
Bryan starts off hot, with kicks to Reigns in the corner. Reigns takes control with a knee to the face. Bryan gets aggressive but Reigns keeps him grounded. Bryan rolls thorugh a crucifix pin into a No! Lock. Reigns manages to drag himself to the ropes. Reigns punches Kane in the face on the outside and Kane retaliates with a throat thrust, which the ref sees!
Winner via DQ: Roman Reigns
After the match Bryan looks pissed at Kane.
Damien Sandow in the ring cutting a promo, insulting the fans. Sandow has three cups set up, and places a ball underneath one cup. Sheamus comes out and picks up the wrong cup. Sheamus tries again to no avail. And then a third time, and there’s no ball! Sandow claims he’s a magician. Sheamus Brogue Kicks Sandow.
Sin Cara vs Curtis Axel
Match doesn’t go too long but both guys get a bit of offense in. Sin Cara goes for a springboard back elbow off the ropes but Axel clotheslines Sin Cara in the back of the head. Perfectplex from Axel for the win.
Winner: Curtis Axel
Big E Langston vs Alberto Del Rio
Not too much happens in this one in the early going. Big E is the aggressor but Del Rio gets in his shots. Belly to belly suplex from Big E. Backstabber from Del Rio. Del Rio goes for the enziguri in the corner but misses. German suplex from Del Rio. Del Rio locks in the armbar but Big E gets out of it by lifting him. Clothesline from Big E. On the outside, AJ rakes the eyes of Del Rio and Big E hits the Big Ending.
Winner: Big E Langston
Ryback vs Kofi Kingston
Kofi gets in a couple moves to start but Ryback absolutely destroys him. Kofi dives onto Ryback in the corner but it goes downhill from there. Meathook clothesline from Ryback. Shellshocked!
After the match Ryback powerbombs Kofi through a table. And then he grabs another. And another powerbomb! And then he hits one more, through a third table!
Chris Jericho vs Cody Rhodes
Baseball slide from Jericho. Chop from Jericho as they go back in the ring. Front suplex onto the ropes from Jericho. Rhodes stomps away at Jericho. Rhodes has a headlock on but Jericho gets out. Alabama Slam from Rhodes. Rhodes goes for Cross Rhodes but Jericho reverses into a Walls of Jericho attempt, only to be small packaged for two. Another Walls attempt and it works, Cody taps!
Winner: Chris Jericho
Randy Orton vs Dean Ambrose
Orton and Ambrose brawl it out for the majority of this one. Slow match that involves lots of work in the corners from both guys. Ten punch from Orton. We return from break to Ambrose in control, stomping away to Orton. Stomps to the hand of Orton. Orton goes for a superplex but Ambrose throws him off. Ambrose jumps but gets caught with a dropkick. Orton with the elevated snap DDT. Orton gears up for an RKO but Ambrose rolls out of the ring. The Shield attack.
Winner via DQ: Randy Orton
The Shield beat down on Orton until Bryan and Kane make the save. Bryan literally takes out all three members of The Shield on his own in epic fashion to save the day. A defining moment for Bryan.