Friday night’s (August 30) SmackDown aired live from Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the 731th SmackDown episode.
The show opened with The Miz interviewing Big Show and Dolph Ziggler at The Miz Show. The superstars discussed the happenings of the last Monday Night Raw, where Daniel Bryan was brutally beaten up by The Shield. The WWE locker room was left with no option but to watch him suffer.
The Miz was upset about how the management was running WWE. Then, while he was asking Show and Ziggler to express their opinions, WWE COO Triple H came out. He again tries to convince the WWE Universe that whatever he is doing is best for the business. He then praises WWE Champion Randy Orton and puts faith in him to sell out the arenas and thus, make more money for the company.
He then announces special plans for the show, where he books The Miz to face Orton and for Ziggler to face The Shield in a handicap match. He then orders Big Show to grab a chair, sit next to the announcers and watch the entire SmackDown episode.
Randy Orton Vs The Miz
Result: Orton won the match via pinfall, striking The Miz with an RKO.
Rob Van Dam (with Ricardo Rodriguez) Vs Damien Sandow
Result: RVD won the match by three-count after hitting a Five Star Frog Splash from the top rope.
The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) Vs Dolph Ziggler
Result: The Shield won the match by pinfall, with Reigns hitting Ziggler with a powerful spear.
The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) Vs Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay and Tensai) accompanied by The Funkadactyls (Cameroon and Naomi)
Result: Rowan won the match for his team by hitting a splash on Tensai, then a three-count.
Daniel Bryan vs. Ryback
Result: Daniel Bryan applied the Yes Lock on Ryback and was on the verge of winning the match, but Orton interfered in the match, resulting in Bryan winning the match by disqualification.
Bryan then managed to apply the submission maneuver on Orton, but The Shield came out to rescue Orton, hitting Bryan with a Triple PowerBomb. Rollins then handed Orton a spray can, who then used it to spray “No” on Bryan’s chest.
The show faded out with Orton standing on Bryan with the WWE Championship held high up in his hand.
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