SmackDown results, July 25, 2014: Reigns def. Del Rio; Ambrose def. Cesaro, only to suffer a post-match onslaught

SmackDown results, July 25, 2014: Reigns def. Del Rio; Ambrose def. Cesaro, only to suffer a post-match onslaught

The Usos def. RybAxel

ORLANDO, Fla. — As WWE returned from all-out war at Battleground, SmackDown played host to a No Disqualification Match between Dean Ambrose and Cesaro, and a main event slugfest between Roman Reigns and Alberto Del Rio.  

The Usos vs. RybAxel: SmackDown, July 25, 2014

The Usos look to continue their tag team dominance on SmackDown.

Four days after an important win over Big E & Kofi Kingston on Raw, RybAxel looked to propel themselves into tag team title contention in a SmackDown showdown against WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos — fresh off their own 2-out-of-3 Falls victory over The Wyatt Family's Luke Harper & Erick Rowan at Battleground.   

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And while Axel was able to knock Jey Uso off the apron at the height of the action, he failed to see Jimmy Uso’s ploy in laying down next to his fallen brother. So, when the son of WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Perfect threw the wrong Uso back into the ring, he would pay for his mistake with a small package loss.  

“MizTV” got interrupted by Bo Dallas and Dolph Ziggler

"MizTV" with special guest The Miz: SmackDown, July 25, 2014

Bo Dallas and Dolph Ziggler crash "MizTV".

After winning the Intercontinental Championship in the Battleground Battle Royal, The Miz came to SmackDown to give his “acceptance speech” – thanking The Authority, his parents (in attendance) and so many others. But, true to form, he saved the biggest thanks for the “Moneymaker.”

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Bo Dallas soon interrupted to share his opinion that The Awesome One actually won the Battle Royal because he “Bo-lieved.” The two seemed to get along quite nicely, until Dolph Ziggler put a quick end to the buddy fest by insulting the both of them. However, when The Showoff put his hands on his fellow competitors, Bo sent him out of the ring with a cheap shot.

As a result, The Authority would make an impromptu match between Ziggler and Dallas. 

Bo Dallas def. Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler vs. Bo Dallas: SmackDown, July 25, 2014

Bo Dallas looks to continue his winning streak against Dolph Ziggler.

As the new Intercontinental Champion joined the SmackDown announce team, Dolph Ziggler battled Bo Dallas in an impromptu contest — set by The Authority following their conflict moments earlier on “Miz TV.” But, after Ziggler attacked Miz outside the ring, The Awesome One clamored back with a distraction that allowed Bo to pick up the quick pin on his opponent.

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Afterward, as Bo was doing his trademark victory lap, the bleached blond, former World Champion took him out, only to be thrown into the unforgiving steel ring post by the opportunistic Miz. 

Dean Ambrose def. Cesaro in a No Disqualification Match

Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro - No Disqualification Match: SmackDown, July 25, 2014

With no disqualifications, anything can happen in a match between Dean Ambrose and Cesaro!

In an ultra-brutal Raw rematch that incorporated kendo sticks, the ring bell, numerous mangled chairs, a distraction by Seth Rollins and an incredible Superplex by Cesaro onto nothing but steel, the tough-as-nails Dean Ambrose was able to rise above his opponent with a quick pinfall.

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But, before the dust could settle, Rollins delivered a second attack on the winner. This sparked a massive 2-on-1 assault that ended with The Swiss Superman’s post-match Neutralizer and the Curb Stomp by Mr. Money in the Bank.     

Paige def. Naomi

Naomi vs. Paige: SmackDown, July 25, 2014

Now that Paige has a new attitude, will she also start a new winning streak?

With the sudden emergence of Cameron at the opening bell, Paige used the surprise distraction to make Naomi tap-out to the P.T.O. Then, Cameron attacked her former Funkadactyl tag team partner in the ring, ultimately sending her crashing off the ropes and down to the ringside floor.

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Goldust & Stardust see their bizarre future

Goldust & Stardust see their bizarre future: SmackDown, July 25, 2014

Things get even more bizarre when Goldust & Stardust try to take a glimpse of their future.

In perhaps their most bizarre scene yet, Goldust & Stardust explained why the “cosmic key” is in their future. 

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Bray Wyatt def. R-Truth

R-Truth vs. Bray Wyatt: SmackDown, July 25, 2014

Bray Wyatt sends a message to Chris Jericho in his match against R-Truth.

After making decisive work of R-Truth with Sister Abigail, Bray Wyatt informed Chris Jericho that while he is not a Savior, The Eater of Worlds is. 

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Roman Reigns def. Alberto Del Rio

Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio: SmackDown, July 25, 2014

Roman Reigns faces a difficult challenge when he takes on Alberto Del Rio in the main event of SmackDown.

In SmackDown’s main event, pitting the Superstar who was capable of anything against that Superstar who had won everything, Roman Reigns went head-to-head with Alberto Del Rio.

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Though The Mexican Aristocrat unleashed an absolutely vicious assault from start to finish, in the end, it was the black-clad Superstar that would triumph with the Superman Punch/Spear combination.

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