WWE is taping Smackdown tonight in Cincinnatti, OH, for airing on Friday, September 20th, 2013. We will have spoilers from the show as soon as they are available.
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- Show opens up with a recap of Night of Champions and Raw. Vickie Guerrero opens up Raw and introduces Daniel Bryan. Bryan says he would rather be champ for one day than be a corporate suckup. He says the truth is he kneed Randy Orton in the face and he would've been out for a 20 count. She's going to make an 11 on 3 gauntlet match - the 10 superstars plus Bryan will face The Shield one vs. three until that person is defeated.
- AJ Lee def. Naomi via submission
- Santino Marella def. Jack Swagger
- Ryback comes out with Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel. Heyman cuts a promo. Ryback squashes a local guy named Nick.
- Randy Orton cuts a promo talking about how he spent two years trying to be the next John Cena. He made an example out of The Miz last night. He promises to be the WWE Champion come Battleground.
- The Shield come out for the gauntlet match. They defeat Darren Young quickly, then Titus O'Neil. Dolph Ziggler is next, but he's taken out after a spear from Roman Reigns. Kofi Kingston puts up a good fight but gets finished by Ambrose.
RVD comes out next and nearly hits the Five Star Frogsplash. Triple H's music hits and he cancels the match. The fans are pissed. Triple H sends everyone backstage.
- Triple H and Vickie Guerrero fight backstage. She thinks the match she made was best for business. Triple H sets up a six man tag match instead - Daniel Bryan & The Usos vs. The Shield.
- Triple H approaches Zack Ryder and Justin Gabriel. He sends them to the ring for some competition. Out comes Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, accompanied by Bray Wyatt.
- The Wyatt Family. def. Zack Ryder & Justin Gabriel
- RVD is backstage. Triple H apologies for the gauntlet match and sets up a rematch against Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Title (I assume at Battleground). Del Rio attacks RVD backstage.
- Alberto Del Rio def. R-Truth via submission.
- Daniel Bryan & The Usos def. The Shield. Randy Orton ran in after the match but was sent packing by Bryan.