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WWE Smackdown Results
May 9th 2014
Report by Bill Pritchard for Wrestlezone.com
United States Championship
Dean Ambrose vs Sheamus (c)
Sheamus hits a shoulder tackle then applies an armbar, then he throws Ambrose outside and sends him into the commentary table. Ambrose comes back with a suplex on the floor, then Sheamus hits a rolling senton on the floor as we go to a break. We get back from a break to see Ambrose hit a suicide dive, then he rolls Sheamus in and puts him in a Figure Four, but Sheamus is able to get to the ropes. Ambrose grabs him again but Sheamus kicks him and hits an Irish Curse for two, then he applies a Cloverleaf but Ambrose crawls to the ropes. Sheamus hits Ten Beats on the apron, then he blocks a backslide pin before Ambrose slams him on the mat. Sheamus surprises Ambrose with a Brogue Kick that knocks him outside, and Ambrose makes it back in at nine but Sheamus catches him with another Brogue Kick to retain.
Winner – Sheamus
BP: Good opener; nice defense for Sheamus and Ambrose looked pretty strong in his rematch. The Shield always looks great in tag matches, but it's a shame that Ambrose didn't get to have more of these matches when he was champion.
Bad News Barrett & Cesaro (w/ Paul Heyman) vs Rob Van Dam & Big E
E slams Cesaro down and RVD goes for a spin kick, but Cesaro ducks RVD inadvertently hits E, then Wade pulls RVD outside as Cesaro hits the Neutralizer for the win.
Winners – Bad News Barrett & Cesaro
BP: Wade did get a few strikes in early, but this was a pretty quick match. Really nothing to note.
Kofi Kingston vs Rusev (w/ Lana)
Rusev sweeps Kofi's legs but Kofi rolls to the apron and snaps his head on the ropes, but Rusev shakes it off and slams Kofi in the corner. Kofi kicks him in the face and stuns Rusev, then he goes for some mounted punches but Rusev throws him back and goes for a choke bomb. Kofi dropkicks him and hits a lateral press, but Rusev comes right back with a spinning side slam and makes him tap to the Accolade.
Winner – Rusev
BP: Rusev is just 'Rusev' now, Lana is still hot. I like the way they are handling Rusev early on; he's vulnerable to attacks but he's still formidable enough to shake it off and beat guys with power. He's not the typical powerhouse, and it's refreshing.