SmackDown, September 12, 2014
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SmackDown Results — Sept. 12, 2014: Roman Reigns & Chris Jericho out-brawled Randy Orton & Seth Rollins
The Usos, Big Show, & Mark Henry def. Gold & Stardust and Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Nine days before Night of Champions, SmackDown featured an International Arm Wrestling Contest, dueling stuntmen, finisher-maneuver-stealing Divas and a huge tag team showdown.
In the midst of complete and utter bedlam in SmackDown’s opening 8-Man Tag Team Match, Big Show delivered the KO Punch to Goldust, paving the way for Jey Uso — injured knee and all — to drop in with the Samoan Splash off the top rope for the win.
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But will The Usos’ luck continue when they put their WWE Tag Team Championships on the line against Gold & Stardust at Night of Champions on Sept. 21?
Bo Dallas def. Justin Gabriel
Despite his verbal back-and-forth with Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter after the opening bell rang in his match against Justin Gabriel, the inspirational Bo Dallas overcame the South African Superstar with the Bo-Dog. Then, when Dallas taunted The Real American after the contest, the two came to blows and “America’s Sweetheart” was sent packing.
Paige def. Summer Rae
With the always unpredictable AJ Lee joining the SmackDown announce team, Divas Champion Paige made Summer Rae tap out using AJ’s finishing maneuver, the Black Widow! When Layla attempted to take issue with the titleholder after the match, though, AJ cut her off at the pass and hit her with her adversary’s Paige Turner!
Mark Henry def. Rusev in an International Arm Wrestling Contest
Even though The Ravishing Russian Lana dedicated Rusev’s Arm Wrestling Contest against Mark Henry to Vladimir Putin, The World’s Strongest Man defended American by cleanly beating his foreign adversary.
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When The Hero of the Russian Federation challenged him to a rematch with the left hand, Lana threw chalk in Henry’s face, blinding the powerful Superstar and allowing Rusev to execute a vicious attack.
Dolph Ziggler & “R-Ziggler” def. The Miz & “Damien Mizdow”
Taking a page from the playbook of his Night of Champions No. 1 contender The Miz, Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler arrived for tag team action alongside his own “stunt double”: “R-Ziggler.” And in the height of that action, as the referee was trying to get the “Moneymaker” out of the ring, “R-Ziggler” hit “Damien Mizdow” with the Zig Zag, allowing The Showoff to pick up the win.
Girl interrupted … and interrupted
AJ Lee, Paige and Nikki Bella came face-to-face nine days before their Divas Triple Threat Match at Night of Champions.
Chris Jericho & Roman Reigns def. Randy Orton & Seth Rollins
After unleashing a furious attack on both Seth Rollins and Randy Orton, Roman Reigns engaged “The Architect” in a furious brawl outside the ring — leaving Chris Jericho and Orton to finish the contest one-on-one.
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But just when The Viper was attempted to hit the hanging DDT on his prey, Y2J countered and rolled the time World Champion up for the huge win, gaining major pay-per-view momentum!