Recap – WWE Smackdown – 21st November

Jeet / 22 November 2014

The show started as the COO of WWE ‘The King of Kings’ Triple H came out to the arena. As he entered the ring Michael Cole interviewed him. He said that they were just two days away from Survivor Series in St. Louis Missouri live on pay per view and the WWE Network. Three weeks ago, Triple H’s father in law the chairman of WWE Mr. McMahon and made the biggest match in Survivor Series history; team Cena vs. team Authority where the stipulation would be, if the team authority lost, they would be out of power. So it looked like that Mr. McMahon offered a family challenge. Cole asked his first question to Triple H, would it be the final night of Michael Cole conducting an article of Triple H like the way it was going on in a WWE ring.

Triple H cautioned Michael Cole of the questions he asked, otherwise it might be Cole’s last interview one way or the other.

Michael Cole appreciated and said Triple H did realize that the WWE universe loathed him, and it was not his opinion, it was a fact. The WWE Universe could not stand him and his wife Stephanie McMahon. He asked could Triple h imagine the glee, the euphoria if team authority lost Sunday at Survivor Series. It would be like 1980 when the United States Hockey team defeated the Soviet Union and he gave some other examples. He asked Triple H if the things would look like that to him.

Triple H asked Michael Cole if he thought the opinion of the fans mattered to Triple H. He said that he would like to appreciate the WWE Universe because without them there would be no WWE. But on the other side of the coin, without the authority there was no WWE Universe. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon always made the best matches according to the interest of the WWE Universe. But like little kids, their opinion on him when he made those decisions was absolutely irrelevant.

Michael Cole said that rumors were running that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon’s egos were so out of control that he completely lost sight of the task in hand, that because of these egos, they no longer knew how to lead, his leadership was being called into questions heading into Survivor Series. Cole asked if there was anything true about these rumors.

Triple H said that he wanted to share a little secret. He said that life was a marathon not a sprint, he got the name of cerebral assassin in the attitude era; the greatest era in the history of this industry. At that time, talent in the WWE was unbelievable, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Mick Foley, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and Triple H. Some could argue that some of the guys were more popular than him or they were the bigger stars and that would be an argument but what not an argument at all was, they were all gone and Triple H was still here (I was wondering why he did not mention names like Kane, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho etc. now I understood, he had to say that they were all gone) the truth was, they could never last that long, because he was smarter than all of them, he had always been smarter than all of them, and that did mean what he said all the time, the authority always won, it was what he always said, the authority always won. They were constant, and they would always be here, it did not matter if people liked them or not.

Michael Cole said that if he lost at Survivor Series he would be gone too, there was going to be no authority, so what would Raw be on Monday without the authority in charge.

Triple H said that Vince McMahon was the greatest mind that had ever existed in this industry, without Vince McMahon none of the fans would exist. The WWE did not exist, he did that because he was smarter, when there was time, there was many, but he outlasted them all, until there was only one, and then there was Vince McMahon and WWE, the WWE existed today because of Vince McMahon. And it was no ego, it was not bragging, when they said there were only two people on the face of this planet that could take his place, there were only two people on the face of this planet that could do what Vince McMahon did; one was Triple H’s wife Stephanie, and Cole was standing in the ring with the other one. Without them this place had no future, without them this place was a sinking ship.

Michael Cole asked if the authority won on Sunday what would they expect.

Triple H said that was actually real question because that was going to happen. Triple H wanted the team Cena members to come out to the arena. Dolph Ziggler, The Big Show, Eric Rowan and Ryback came out and stood on the entrance stage. A footage was shown on the big screen where John Cena said on an interview given to Michael Cole that he felt responsible for them. Triple H added a new stipulation to the Team Cena vs. Authority match, if team Cena lost at Survivor Series, on Monday, every single one of them would be fired.

Match 1 – Rusev defeated Dolph Ziggler. Surprisingly, it was a pin fall victory, I do not remember the last time Rusev picked up a pin fall victory. Rusev pinned Ziggler with a Super Kick. After the kick, Rusev knocked out Ziggler with the Accolade.

Backstage Eric Rowan met Kane. Kane praised Cesaro since he was loyal to team Authority even after he was not a member of Authority. Cesaro said that it was really funny when Cena thought that he was going to join his team. Cena said that Eric Rowan joining Cena’s team was funny. So Kane wanted Cesaro to do one more thing for the authority. He wanted him to slaughter the lamb that was Eric Rowan. Cesaro said that he would do it.

Match 2 – Los Matadores defeated The Miz and Damien Mizdow. It was an entertaining match just like every single Mizdow matches. Diego pinned the Miz for the victory.

The Lunatic Fringe Dean Ambrose came out to the arena. He said that he was not the type of superstar who came into the ring and chatter unnecessary things. They called him a mental freak, and he did not care about what they actually called him. It was not about proving anything, it was because he was a Survivor and he could continue to Survive and thrive in WWE no matter who or what stood in his way.

He told a story about his school life, a story when he was a young boy. His mother handed him a twenty dollar bill, she told him to walk down to the store, buy a packet of cigarettes and hand it over to her. So he walked along the street, he was caught by a umber bolder guys who wanted to get whatever he had with him. They beat him up pretty good and they took away the twenty dollar bill from him which his mother handed him. He told her what happened, she opened up a drawer and she pulled up a brass of knuckles. She handed it to him and told him that whatever happened should not happen again. His mother told him that these brass was his Survival kit.

He said since that day he was carrying those brass knuckles and since then he himself was a survival kit. He said that at Survivor Series he was going to break the nose of Bray Wyatt and he would take out the teeth of Bray Wyatt so he could never open his moth again. He showed his fist and said that he was going to bounce on his head over and over and over. What Bray Wyatt needed in his Survival kit was the ability to run, run and hide, hide in the shadows, he needed to run back to the woods or wherever it was he actually came from.

Dean Ambrose said that Bray Wyatt told a lot of things about him, about his father, about his past. But Bray needed to remember that he was not talking to a kid, he was talking to a grown man, and now Dean was the hunter, and Bray was the prey. At Survivor Series, Bray Wyatt would be stalked tormented and ultimately he would be out down.

Bray Wyatt appeared on the big screen. He looked behind a jail gate in the attire of an arrested convict. He asked Dean if this was how it liked to be while locked inside a cage. He said that whenever he looked at him he surely would remind Dean his father. It was his father who gave him life and left him alone to be rotten. He said that he was standing behind this bars to remind him that the apple did not fell far from the tree, this was his future as he pointed to the bars, he would going to be trapped inside the prison of his own design. He would be begging for freedom, he would be praying to the deity that did not exist so that he might save himself. But it could be different, he wanted him to join his world and he would give him a new life. Else he would found himself in the condition of his father, he told him that the saga of this story never ended, and it would never end.

Match 3 – WWE Divas champion AJ Lee defeated Brie Bella. Brie Bella came out in the attire of Nikki Bella just like Nikki forced Brie to come out in the attire of AJ Lee. Nikki tried to distract AJ Lee during the match, but AJ actually took the advantage of the situation and pinned Brie with the School Girl pin.

Match 4 – Eric Rowan defeated Cesaro by submission. Rowan totally manhandled Cesaro, Cesaro could not do anything but only got beaten by the hands of Rowan. Rowan defeated Cesaro with the Human Torture Rack submission maneuver. It is good to see the Human Torture Rack maneuver after quite a long time, I certainly cannot remember anybody using this maneuver after Lex Luger. After the match, the new Intercontinental champion and Eric Rowan’s former buddy Luke Harper came out to the arena. Harper walked around the ring, he attempted to enter the ring for a number of times, but he actually did not enter and left the arena.

Backstage Renee Young interviewed The Big Show, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler and Eric Rowan. Renee asked about their reaction on Triple H’s announcement earlier on the night. Big Show answered if they could lose their jobs, the authority could lose their jobs as well. He said that they were not afraid of Triple H’s announcement. There was nothing more than they wanted to save WWE from the hands of the authority. They were committed to this, so they were not going to back down. He said that they were going to finish it. Ryback said when he joined team Cena his job would be on the line. But he was not afraid of that.

On that night, they were going to beat Kane and Seth Rollins and at Sunday they would crumble down team Authority. Dolph Ziggler said that the authority tortured him week after week and on Monday Night Raw he lost the intercontinental championship. He said that he was so upset after losing the title because it was not only his, he shared the title with the entire WWE Universe. He said that there was nothing to fear since there nothing to lose and everything to gain. They had a chance to put the authority out of job, and there was no way they were backing up. Renee asked if Rowan had to add anything, Rowan said ‘Freedom.’

Main Event – Ryback and the Big Show defeated Seth Rollins and Kane by disqualification. Rusev looked to be in the dominant position as Rusev, Mark Henry and Luke Harper attacked Big Show on the outside of the ring. Ryback started to clean house inside the ring. Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury got a little position over Ryback as Dolph Ziggler came in to provide a helping hand. Luke Harper went inside the ring and knocked Ziggler out with the Big Boot. Eric Rowan came out to the arena. He grounded Mark Henry and Rusev outside of the ring. Rowan came inside the ring and confronted his former partner Luke Harper. Kane came inside the ring and prevented the fight as he choke slammed Eric Rowan.

Ryback came in and grounded Kane with a Spine Buster. Luke Harper knocked out Ryback with the Discuss Clothesline, then Ziggler nailed Harper with the Zig Zag. Rusev super kicked Ziggler after that, and Mark Henry knocked out Ziggler with the World’s Strongest Slam. All the Authority members went inside the ring and started to beat down the grounded team Cena members, Big Show went inside as everybody went for the big man, but Big Show started to beat down everyone single handedly. Triple H came inside by himself as he grounded Big Show with a steel chair. As Big Show tried to stand up, Seth Rollins quickly Curb Stomped him. Triple H started to beat down every team Cena member with the steel chair by himself. He beat down Big Show, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler and Eric Rowan by himself. Triple H ended up with a Pedigree on Ryback. The Authority stood tall on the team Cena members as the show went off air.

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