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WWE Smackdown Results
July 4th 2014
Report by Bill Pritchard for Wrestlezone.com
Seth Rollins comes out and says John Cena got lucky on Monday, but sooner or later he will cash his contract in and become champion. He says they should all look at his face and get used to it, because he's not going anywhere and will be the new face of WWE. Dean Ambrose comes out and says Rollins is crazy to think he will win the title, because he warned him that he would be there to stop him. Ambrose says Rollins' supposed coronation didn't go so well Monday, but Rollins says there's no way Ambrose can stop him for an entire year. Ambrose says of course he can, then he says he will start now and rushes the ring, and starts brawling with Rollins. Randy Orton runs out and attacks Ambrose, but Roman Reigns runs out to even things up and chases Rollins and Orton away. Triple H comes out and says they all made their point, so he is making his now, and Dean Ambrose can fight Randy Orton tonight, and Reigns can't interfere or he's out of the Battleground main event.
BP: I really liked the Shield, but I'm also liking this dynamic that Reigns and Ambrose still have together. I thought they'd book a tag match here, but Orton versus Ambrose is a good match up. Ambrose gets more spotlight and they can continue to tease Reigns and Rollins' different roles in the title picture.
United States Championship
Alberto Del Rio vs Sheamus (c)
Alberto kicks Sheamus in the corner but Sheamus takes him down with a scoop slam, then he hits a kneedrop and sends Alberto into the corner. Alberto kicks him in the face and throws him outside, but Sheamus whips him into the barricade before Alberto sends him into the steps. He rolls Sheamus onto the apron and hits a Backstabber as we go to a break, then we get back to see Sheamus connect with some right hands and an Irish Curse for two. Alberto goes for a Cross Armbreaker but Sheamus blocks it, then Alberto catches him with a DDT and heads up top.
Sheamus cuts him off and hits Ten Beats on the turnbuckles, then he goes for a Brogue Kick but Alberto ducks and goes for a Cross Armbreaker. Sheamus blocks it and rolls through, putting him in a Cloverleaf but Alberto makes it to the ropes. Alberto catches Sheamus in a Cross Armbreaker on a roll through, but Sheamus deadlifts him and throws him headfirst into the turnbuckles before going for a shoulder tackle. Alberto sidesteps him and Sheamus hits the ringpost, then he heads up top but Sheamus avoids a moonsault and hits a Brogue Kick for the win.
Winner – Sheamus