WWE Smackdown Results (6/21) – Axel Defends Against Barrett, Jericho vs Alberto, Bryan vs Orton

Bill Pritchard

Intercontinental Championship
Wade Barrett vs Curtis Axel (c) (w/ Paul Heyman)

Wade backs Axel into the corner and they fight for position, then Wade stomps him a few times and drops an elbow for a near fall. Axel comes back with a dropkick for two, then he elbows Wade a few times and punches him in the corner. Wade kicks him and connects with some mounted punches, then Heyman yells at him and Axel takes a cheap shot. Wade comes back with a spinning slam for two, then he chokes him on the middle rope and throws him out of the ring. Wade lifts him and slams him into the side of the ring, then he rolls him in and Axel stops him with some right hands. Axel goes for a Perfect Plex but Wade shoves him back and kicks him in the face, then he heads up top and misses an elbow drop. Axel pops right up and clotheslines him, then he connects with a swinging neckbreaker and makes the cover.

Winner – Curtis Axel

AJ Lee (w/ Big E Langston) vs Natalya

Natalya shoves AJ on the mat a few times and goes for an early Sharpshooter, then AJ blocks it so Natalya transitions to a reverse surfboard. AJ makes it to the ropes and puts her in a sleeperhold, then Natalya slams her into the turnbuckles but AJ kicks her in the head. We get back from a break to see Natalya airplane spin AJ on her shoulder, then she tries to bodyslam her but AJ hooks her in the Black Widow and gets her to tap. Kaitlyn is shown watching backstage with Layla, then Aksana walks over and makes fun of her so Kaitlyn hits her with a water bottle. She tackles her on the ground and hits her a few times, then a bunch of Divas pull them apart and tell Kaitlyn it's not worth it.

Winner – AJ Lee

Chris Jericho vs Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez)

Jericho sends Alberto into the ropes and gets hit with a shoulder block, then Jericho dropkicks him and chops him near the ropes. Jericho kicks him a few times and chokes him on the ropes, then he plays to the crowd and knees Alberto in the head. He picks Alberto up and chops him in the corner, then he whips him across the ring and runs into a dropkick. Alberto stomps him a few times before Jericho chops him, then Alberto kicks his shoulder and tries to dropkick him. Jericho avoids it and Alberto spills outside, then he tries to get back in the ring and Jericho hits a springboard dropkick.  (Cont'd…)

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