WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: THE SEVENTH TIME IS THE CHARM; IT TAKES A TOWN HALL TO BUILD A UNIVERSE; TOTAL DIVAS FACE SOME BACKLASH; REMATCHES; AND MORE
By Richard Trionfo on 2013-09-06 22:00:13
On Monday night, Cody Rhodes told Randy Orton the truth. However, the truth wasn’t what Randy or Triple H wanted to hear. Cody Rhodes was given a match with Randy Orton, but Cody had his job on the line. Now that Cody is getting married, he will not be a married WWE Superstar.
We are in Minneapolis, Minnesota and your announcers are John ‘Welcome to Hennig Country’ Layfield and Michael ‘Why are people calling me Greg Gagne’ Cole.
We begin with Triple H in the ring along with Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero, and all of the wrestlers on the stage . . . well most of them. It is time for the Town Meeting.
Triple H welcomes everyone and he tells everyone that as of Monday night, Cody Rhodes is no longer a WWE Superstar. Hunter says Cody was fired for ‘just cause’. He was insubordinate and disrespectful to the position of COO of the WWE. The COO of the WWE represents the WWE.
In essence, as the COO, he is the WWE. Cody Rhodes was disrespectful and insubordinate to each and every one of the people. Hunter says that is something he will not stand for. Hunter says that he gave Cody the right to fight for his job. Cody failed. Hunter says that he did not fire Cody Rhodes. Cody Rhodes fired Cody Rhodes.
Hunter says that it pains him because he is friends with Cody Rhodes. Hunter says that he is friends with Cody’s dad and brother. It pained him to have to do that, but that is the burden he takes as COO of the WWE. They are hard decisions that have to be made. Sometimes you come off as the bad guy, and he is willing to accept that responsibility.
Hunter says that is why we are here tonight. He wants to create an open forum because he does not want any misunderstanding of how business is being done. He does not want anyone to fear for their job. Hunter wants to open the floor for everyone and he says that anyone can ask any question without any fear of repercussions.
Hunter wants to know who wants to go first and no one is anxious to walk to the mic.
Hunter tells everyone that he works for everyone and he wants to work for everyone. He can only do that if people open up to him and tell him how they feel. He will work harder than any man on the planet for you. He wants this company to grow and he wants to grow.
Damien Sandow approaches the mic and he says that he fully supports the termination of Cody Rhodes. After all Cody exemplifies everything that is bad for business. For that, he tells Hunter, as their fearless leader, he commends him and he applauds Hunter.
Hunter says that this is not him looking for people to come out and kiss his butt. He wants everyone to be open and honest.
Kofi Kingston approaches the mic and he says that Hunter mentioned honesty. Ever since he fired Cody, the locker room is in fear and Kofi says that is not what is best for business. Cody was out there literally fighting for his life, and Hunter took his livelihood away.
Hunter says that Kofi has made a fair point but from Kofi’s point of view, he wouldn’t understand.
Heath interrupts and he says that he is a little uncomfortable with the resident giant who is standing there doing nothing while watching everything going on. Heath tells Hunter that he is doing a great job and he appreciates his management style.
Hunter thanks Heath for emptying his mind.
Hunter wants people to open up.
Rob Van Dam takes the mic and he tells Hunter that he is the one who brought him back to WWE. Rob says that he was under the impression that things are better now. Rob says that this vibe is not cool dude.
Hunter says that he has been waiting since 2000 to have Rob Van Dam call him dude. Hunter tells Rob that he still has the same faith in Rob as when he made the call to bring him back. He says that Rob is a true superstar.
Ryback makes his way to the mic and he says that he is sick and tired of people calling ‘The Big Guy’ a bully.
Hunter says that it was not Ryback’s fault that Ziggler was injured when he got to the ring. Ryback did his job and he is getting criticized. He tells Ryback that he can redeem himself. Dolph Ziggler faces Ryback tonight.
Hunter says that we are opening up. Hunter points out that Daniel Bryan is not on the stage. Daniel not being on the stage is symptomatic of Daniel’s problem. His problem is an ego that is out of control. His ego has gotten so big that he could not bother to be on the same stage as all of the little people. Hunter says that he wanted to look Daniel in the eye and tell him what he will be doing tonight.
Daniel will get to pick a member of the Shield to face tonight.
Hunter says that this has been really helpful and cathartic. He is happy for the people who spoke up and he wants to reward them. Kofi is a true leader in the locker room. He will get a non-title match against Curtis Axel. Rob Van Dam. . . dude, will get the opportunity to step into the ring right now . . . next. He will get to face the man he is about to introduce. He is the face of this whole thing.
Triple H introduces the WWE Champion . . . Randy Orton.
We go to commercial.
Before our first match, Alberto Del Rio joins Michael and John at the announce table.
Match Number One: Randy Orton versus Rob Van Dam (with Ricardo Rodriguez) in a Non Title Match
Van Dam with a back heel kick and shoulders in the corner. Van Dam with a snap mare and then he goes up top for a leg drop and he gets a near fall. Van Dam sends Orton into the turnbuckles and then he kicks Orton and gets a near fall. Van Dam with a slingshot leg drop on the apron and then he goes up top for the side kick and he connects and gets a near fall.
Van Dam signals for Rolling Thunder but Orton recovers and hits a power slam to counter and Orton gets a near fall. Orton kicks Van Dam in the leg and then stomps on Rob’s head. Van Dam floats over Orton and hits a twisting drop kick and gets a near fall. Van Dam with punches to Orton followed by shoulders.
Orton with a knee and then he punches Van Dam. Orton with boots to Van Dam and he gets a near fall. Orton pulls at Van Dam’s face while in the ropes and the referee warns him. Orton punches Van Dam. Orton with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Van Dam.
Van Dam hits a split legged moonsault for a near fall. Orton rolls to the floor and Van Dam reminds us who he is. Rob goes to the floor and Orton with a kick to Van dam and then Orton sends Van Dam into the ringside barrier. Van Dam counters a suplex on the floor and he puts Orton on the ringside barrier.
Van Dam goes to the apron for the corkscrew guillotine leg drop but Orton moves and Van Dam lands hard on the floor and he holds his knee. Orton sends Van Dam back into the ring and Orton with a boot to the midsection and then he does the Garvin Stomp. Orton poses in the ring.
Van Dam with punches but Orton with a drop kick. Orton sends Rob to the floor in front of the announce table and we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with a reverse chin lock on Van Dam. Van Dam with elbows to Orton but Orton with a forearm to the back of the neck. Orton with an Irish whip but Van Dam with an elbow. Van dam with two clotheslines followed by a thrust kick and a standing moonsault for a near fall.
Van Dam with a spinning heel kick into the corner. Van Dam with an Irish whip and he rolls through for a monkey flip in the corner but Orton moves and Van Dam lands on the turnbuckles. Orton kicks Van Dam in the back of the leg and Van Dam falls to the mat. Orton gets a near fall. Orton with a back breaker to Van Dam and then he sends Rob to the apron for the IEDDT and Orton hits it. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat for the push ups before the RKO.
Van Dam with a kick to the head and a body scissors roll up for a near fall. Van dam with a springboard thrust kick and Rolling Thunder. Van Dam goes up top for the five star frog splash but Van Dam misses.
Van Dam rolls to the floor and Orton goes after Ricardo but Orton decides to focus on Van Dam. He sends Rob back into the ring. Van Dam with a drop kick but on the floor, Ricardo is sent into the ring post by Alberto. Van Dam with a flip dive onto Del Rio and then Orton sends Van Dam into the announce table.
Orton with an IEDDT off the apron to the floor. Orton tries to pick up Van Dam and he lifts Van Dam into the ring. Orton picks up Van Dam to hit the RKO and Orton gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Randy Orton leaves the ring and Alberto Del Rio enters the ring. Del Rio attacks Van Dam and kicks him in the head and neck. Del Rio puts his scarf on top of Van Dam and he applies the cross arm breaker and Van Dam taps even though there is no match.
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