WWE SmackDown Results 6/30/16


WWE Smackdown Results
June 30th, 2016
Report by Josh Lopez for

Cesaro, Apollo Crews, Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio Segment: 

Cesaro drives a escalade to the arena. Cesaro informs us that he’s bringing a uppercut party and only Del Rio, Crews and Sheamus are invited. Cesaro says that later on tonight, Rusev will swing by. Crews know’s that he’s the underdog in this match. Crews says that he’s going to do everything he can to get his first single’s title opportunity. Sheamus is glad that Crews is this match. Del Rio pokes fun at how long it takes Sheamus to braid his hair. Del Rio says that he’s going to win this 4-way match and then he’ll go through his former compadre Rusev to become United States Champion. Del Rio does a SI chant.

First Match: Cesaro vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus in a Fatal Four Way Match to Determine The Number One Contender to the WWE United States Championship 

Del Rio and Sheamus engage in rocker’s punches as the bell rings. Sheamus tackles Crews. Sheamus and Crews battles on the outside. Cesaro with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker to Del Rio. Sheamus drives Crews shoulder first to the barricade. Cesaro with a rolling cannonball off the ring apron onto Sheamus. Del Rio whips Cesaro back first to the barricade. Sheamus and Del Rio rolls Cesaro back into the ring. Del Rio with a snap suplex to Cesaro. Sheamus connects with a back suplex. Crews with a flying crossbody to Sheamus and Del Rio. Sheamus sends Crews to the ring apron. Sheamus with a back elbow that sends Crews crashing to the outside. Cesaro is whipped to the ring apron. Sheamus with a running shoulder tackle that sends Cesaro crashing on the announce table. Del Rio drops Sheamus with the backstabber. Sheamus rolls out of the ring. Del Rio gets Crews tied in the tree of woe.Del Rio goes for the Double Foot Stomp, but Crews lands a deep armdrag.

Cesaro with a flying crossbody to Del Rio for a two count. Cesaro goes for the Cesaro Swing, but Sheamus plants Cesaro with the Irish Curse Backbreaker for a two count. Sheamus gets Cesaro in the Texas Cloverleaf. Del Rio superkicks Sheamus. Del Rio goes for the pin, but Cesaro kicks out at the count of two. Del Rio gets Sheamus in the Cross Armbreaker. Crews with a Standing Moonsault for a two count. Cesaro lands a dropkick to Crews. Cesaro brings Del Rio, Sheamus and Crews to the Uppercut Party. Sheamus with a tilt-a-whirl slam for a two count. Sheamus lands a european uppercut to Crews. Crews with a running crossbody that sends both of them crashing to the outside. Del Rio with a standing enziguri for a two count. Del Rio goes for the Cross Armbreaker, but Cesaro counters with the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro gets Del Rio in the Sharpshooter and Del Rio taps out. After the match Del Rio whips Cesaro to the steel ring steps. Del Rio places Cesaro on the ring apron. Del Rio connects with the Double Foot Stomp. Rusev storms down to the ring.

Winner: Cesaro 

Second Match: Rusev (c) w/Lana vs. Cesaro for the WWE United States Championship 

Rusev tells Cesaro that he will have the greatest honor in the world by competing for the United States Championship. Rusev doesn’t want to wait all night long, so if Cesaro is really the swiss superman, let’s have this match right now. Rusev calls Cesaro a coward. Rusev charges towards Cesaro, but he gets side stepped into the corner. Cesaro with a series of european uppercuts. Rusev with a clubbing blow to the back of Cesaro. Rusev with a vicious right hand to the rib cage of Cesaro. Cesaro connects with a delayed vertical suplex for a one count. Rusev drives Cesaro back first to the corner. Rusev ram’s his shoulder’s to the midsection of Cesaro. Rusev applies a bear hug. Cesaro lands a series of back elbows to get out of the hold. Cesaro with a springboard european uppercut to Rusev. Rusev rolls into the ring apron. Cesaro goes for a ring apron superplex, but Rusev knocks him down with a series of haymakers.

Rusev ascends to the top rope. Cesaro with two standing dropkick’s that sends Rusev crashing to the outside. Cesaro drops Rusev with a rolling cannonball off the ring apron. Cesaro goes for a flying crossbody, but Rusev catches him in mid-air. Rusev plants Cesaro with a side slam. Rusev with a somersault senton for a two count. Rusev goes for a jumping ake kick, but Cesaro lands a series of uppercut’s. Cesaro with a vicious clothesline for a two count. Cesaro goes for the Neturalizer, but Rusev stands still. Rusev launches Cesaro in mid-air and lands a jumping knee strike to Cesaro ribs. Rusev goes for the Accolade, but Cesaro counters with the Sharpshooter. Rusev gets out of the hold and lands a enziguri to the back of Cesaro’s head. Rusev locks in the Accolade and Cesaro taps out.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion Rusev via Submission 

Rusev Backstage Interview: 

Renee Young wants to know how Rusev is feeling after his retaining his United States Championship? Rusev says that he’s feeling great and he proved that he’s the greatest United States Champion of all-time. Renee brings up the fact that on Monday it’s independence day in the United States.

Rusev says that the United States should change that holiday to Rusev day. While everybody will eating process meat and blowing off fireworks, he’ll be taking Lana to the most luxurious island in the world away from WWE. Renee informs Rusev that he’ll defend his United States Championship on Raw this Monday against Titus O’Neil. Lana says Rusev crush and they walk away.

Third Match: Billie Kay vs. Dana Brooke 

Brooke shoves Kay down to the mat. Brooke says that this is her ring. Brooke and Kay locks up. Brooke with a hair pull that sends Brooke crashing on the canvas. Brooke plants Kay with the flapjack. Brooke whips Kay to the corner. Brooke with a handstand corner foot choke. Kay fires up with a forearm to Brooke. Kay with a flying head scissors takedown. Kay with a discus right hand to Brooke. Brooke responds with a jawbreaker. Brooke plants Kay with the Samoan Driver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dana Brooke 

Sasha Banks & Summer Rae Backstage Segment: 

Renee Young wants to get Sasha’s thoughts on Dana Brooke’s performance. Sasha says that she’s not impressed especially with the fact she made Brooke tap out this past Monday on Raw. Sasha say’s that being the boss is not a saying it’s legit. Sasha says that she’s out to prove everybody that she’s the real deal in this division. Sasha gives props to Charlotte and says that she’s on her A Game. Sasha says that they both can have their own rivalry special on the WWE Network. Sasha knows Charlotte better then anybody.

Sasha says that Charlotte throw any obstacle in her way, especially her muscly friend Dana Brooke, but it won’t matter at the end of the day because the Boss will become the next WWE Women’s Champion. Summer Rae joins the conversation. Summer says that on behalf of all the women in the locker room, they’re quiet tired of the whole boss thing. Summer says that Sasha walks around with all this flash, but there’s no funk. She hopes that on July 19th they’re drafted to different brands. Sasha says that tonight she’s going to Summer what happens when you disrespect the boss.

Miz TV with Special Guest with Dean Ambrose: 

With the WWE Draft coming up on July 19th, this may be the very last Miz TV on SmackDown. At the same time Miz TV can become the staple talk show. Miz says that there’s alot of questions that need to be answer. Dean Ambrose interrupts The Miz. Ambrose apologizes for coming late. Miz informs Ambrose that he introduce the guest. Ambrose is eating a Cuban Sandwich. Ambrose said that Miz was busy making Maroon 5 Battleground. Ambrose talks about his upcoming title defense at Battleground. Ambrose says that he’s in the talk show business. Ambrose likes the stool’s in the ring. Miz says that it’s the director chair’s from the set of Marine 5. Miz says that the only good thing on the Ambrose Asylum was the stupid plotted plant. Ambrose tells Miz to not talk bad about Mitch.

Miz asks Ambrose if he thinks the Ambrose Asylum is better than Miz TV? Ambrose asks the crowd which talk show they would like to see. Miz asks Ambrose if he’s better than him? Miz says that he’s been making art while holding onto the Intercontinental Championship. Ambrose says that these days he’s THE champion. Miz calls Ambrose a joke. Miz says that he looks like a champion, while Ambrose is wearing jeans and a black leather jacket. Miz says that the WWE wouldn’t even allow Ambrose on the Today Show. Miz says that it’s a disgrace that Ambrose is WWE Champion because he’s not on his level. Miz takes his suit off. Ambrose is still eating his Cuban Sandwich. Ambrose smears the suit with the sandwich. Maryse snatches the suit away from Ambrose. Maryse throws the suit at Ambrose. Miz drops Ambrose with a big boot and walks away.

Fourth Match: The Wyatt Family w/Bray Wyatt vs. Local Independent Competitors 

Strowman got the pin after about a minute. The Wyatt Family posed but they were interrupted by New Day on the screen. Kofi makes fun of Bray Wyatt, and asked Bray what he fears. Big E wondered if he feared soap or women with big ol’ booties.Big E told Bray to expose himself, but Kingston didn’t want to see Bray exposed. Big E agreed and told Bray to keep his sheep in its barn. Bray laughed and said he loved how everything was a joke to them. He pointed out Xavier Woods’ apparent concern and said the devil calls out for him. Bray tells New Day that they need to start praying and RUN.

Winner: The Wyatt Family 

Fifth Match: Sasha Banks vs. Summer Rae 

Summer and Sasha locks up. Summer applies a side headlock. Summer drops Sasha with a shoulder tackle. Sasha slaps Summer in the chest. Sasha with a armdrag that sends Summer to the corner. Summer sides steps Sasha and she’s sent crashing to the outside. Sasha goes to the ground and pound attack. Summer and Sasha battle for position on the ring apron. Summer with a big boot that sends Sasha crashing to the outside. Summer drives her boot to the back of Sasha. Summer with a snap suplex. Summer kicks Sasha in the back twice. Summer goes for a snap suplex, but Sasha connects with the schoolgirl for a two count. Sasha with a backslide for a two count.

Sasha lands a back elbow. Sasha with a snap mare followed by a series of flying clotheslines. Sasha goes for double knee lift in the corner, but Summer ducks out of the way. Summer rolls Sasha up for a two count. Summer with a spinning heel kick to Sasha for a two count. Summer goes for a bodyslam, but Sasha counters with a forearm. Sasha gets Summer tied in the tree of woe. Sasha goes for a double foot stomp, but Summer heads to the ring apron. Summer plants Sasha with a DDT for a two count. Sasha drive Summer face first to the second turn buckle pad. Sasha has Summer laying flat on the second rope. Sasha connects with the Double Foot Stomp. Sasha with the Bank Statement and Summer taps out.

Winner: Sasha Banks via Submission 

Sixth Match: Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz w/Maryse 

Miz hides in the corner. Ambrose drives Miz face first to the top turnbuckle. Ambrose with a corner mount. Ambrose lands a clothesline to Miz. Ambrose with a snap suplex followed by a elbow drop for a one count. Miz with high knee to the gut of Ambrose. Miz bounces Ambrose’s head on the top turnbuckle. Miz stomps on Ambrose chest in the corner. Ambrose responds with a running crossbody followed by a ground and pound attack. Ambrose ducks a clothesline from Miz. Ambrose clotheslines Miz over the top rope. Ambrose goes for the suicide dive, but Maryse moves Miz away. Ambrose with a hip toss to Miz. Ambrose goes for the Dirty Deeds, but Miz tosses Ambrose to the outside.

Miz goes for a wrecking ball dropkick, but Ambrose counters with a right hand. Ambrose is distracted by Maryse. Miz drives Ambrose back first to the barricade. Miz works on the knee of Ambrose. Ambrose drives Miz leg to the steel ring post. Miz drives his knee to the back of Ambrose. Miz applies a knee lock. Miz irish whips Ambrose to the corner. Miz and Ambrose battle on the top rope. Miz with a headbutt that sends Ambrose crashing to the canvas. Miz with a flying double axe handle. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Ambrose rolls Miz up for a two count. Ambrose with a neck breaker to Miz. Ambrose with a right hand/jab combination. Ambrose with a running clothesline. Ambrose with a running bulldog.

Ambrose with a inside cradle for a two count. Miz kicks Ambrose in the thigh. Miz with a leg sweep. Ambrose with a back elbow to Miz. Ambrose goes for a dropkick off the second rope, but he gets trapped in the Figure Four Leg Lock. Ambrose reaches the bottom rope. Ambrose with a small package to Miz for a two count. Ambrose launches Miz over the top rope. Ambrose connects with the suicide dive. Ambrose rolls Miz back into the ring. Miz with the Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Ambrose with another rollup for a two count. Miz connects with a corner clotheslines. Miz goes for a flying double axe handle, but Ambrose counters with the Dirty Deeds to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dean Ambrose

Thank you guys so much for checking out our coverage of this week’s SmackDown. Make sure to continue the conversation in the WrestleZone Forums.

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Make sure to check out Episode 10 of the Josh Lopez Wrestling Podcast. On this week’s show we’re joined by Eric Friedman of We talk Brock Lesnar on the WWE 2K17 Video Game Cover, Our Lack of interest in UFC, RAW from Tampa, WWE Battleground Match Card, How will the Brand Split work in the Reality Era?, CM Punk’s upcoming debut in the UFC.

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