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Smackdown!: The Shield stands tall with title belts
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling


The only good to come out of Extreme Rules is The Shield now holds a lot of gold. The United States Title and the WEE Tag Team belts to be exact, although the tag belts are more like copper. And Triple H has a "concussion", despite World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler dealing with the real thing.

Did I forget to delete last week's show off the DVR? Miz TV kicks off the show, again. Miz says after his show he is going to win back the Intercontinental Title, but first he is going to interview Fandango. At least Summer Rae is with him.

Miz calls out Fandango for abandoning his tag team partner, Wade Barrett, on RAW. Wade Barrett walks out and ha an issue with both men in the ring, telling Fandango not to cross him again. Miz reminds Barrett of all the times he has beaten him. Barrett responds with a right hand, but Miz is able to fight him off and wants to start his rematch for the IC Belt now.

Match #1 - The Miz (Challenger) vs. Wade Barrett (Champion) - Intercontinental Title Match

Fandango sticks around to offer his commentary, as the match is all ready under way after the commercial break. It doesn't take long until Fandango starts dancing at ringside. In the ring, Barrett hits the Winds of Change, but can only get a two count. Miz catches Fandango with a baseball slide to stop the dance, but Fandango decks Miz, getting Barrett disqualified. Barrett and Fandango put the boots to Miz and Barrett looks for the Bull Hammer Elbow. Instead of the Miz, though, Barrett targets Fandango and connects with the elbow.

Winner via DQ: The Miz

Kane tells Daniel Bryan they are still a team, despite losing the tag team belts. Bryan insists he is not the weak link, despite what everyone thinks.

Match #2 Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs. Daniel Bryan w/ Kane

Bryan fires away a Swagger with forearm shots, knocking Swagger from the ring. Bryan follows with a suicide dive through the ropes and tosses Swagger back in the ring. A missile dropkicks from the top rope sends Swagger to the mat, but a clothesline cuts Bryan down. Swagger hands Bryan in a tree of woe, driving a knee into the mid-section, and we go to break.

After the commercial, Bryan splashes Swagger in the corner and then connects with a flying drop kick. Swagger kicks out of a pin, only to get kicked in the chest. Bryan flips out of a gut wrench and counters into the LeBell lock. Swagger tries to counter into an Ankle Lock, but Bryan is able to fight it off. Bryan is able to block the Swagger Bomb and applies the LeBell Lock. Swagger reaches for the bottom rope, but can't get there. Swagger taps out.

Winner via submission: Daniel Bryan

After the bell, Bryan applies to hold to Swagger again, and Kane has to pull him off.

Damien Sandow is in the middle of the ring and he looks like he is ready to deliver a lecture instead of wrestle. Sandow can't believe what Sheamus and Mark Henry were doing leading up to their match. Sandow says a true measure of a man is his mind, not his strength. So Sandow tells the story of the Gordian Knot. (Google it, kids, I did.) He challenges Matt Stryker to solve the puzzle he has laid out. Stryker fails. Sheamus has heard enough.

Sheamus wants to prove his intellect by solving the riddle. Sandow tells him to have at it. Sandow grows impatient and grabs the knot. He solves is with a pair of bolt cutters. (I think that's cheating.)Sheamus tries to congratulate Sandow with a Brogue Kick. Damien dodges it and isn't surprised that he had to resort to brute force. Poor Matt Stryker gets tossed into Sandow when Sheamus whips him through the ropes. Sandow retreats to the back.

Match #3 Chris Jericho vs. The Big Show

Big Show isn't messing around, chopping Jericho across the chest and clubbing him to the mat. A dropkick to the leg send Big to the mat, but a spear ends Jericho's rally. Show can't get Jericho up for a choke slam, but is able to catch him with a chop as Jericho comes off the top rope. Jericho rolls away from a Show splash and connects with the lionsault. Jericho has the Code Breaker blocked and then can't get Show over with a sunset flip. A DDT takes Show out, but Jericho can't roll Show over for the Walls. Show hits a choke slam and Jericho rolls out of the ring. Jericho floats over Show, running him into the ring post. Jericho hits the Code Breaker and Show falls into the time keeper's area. Jericho rolls back into the ring and Show can't answer the count. Jericho picks up the win.

Winner via count out: Chris Jericho

After the match, Show tries to bring chair into the ring. Jericho fights him off and is able to get a chair shot of his own in. Show tucks his tail between his legs and heads to the back.

The newest "Paul Heyman Guy" is Curtis Axel, the son of Mr. Perfect, who looks a lot like Pittsburgh Steeler's quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Heyman introduces his client to the Smackdown audience and let's Axel explain what he did to Triple H on Monday.

Match #4 Curtis Axel vs. Sin Cara

Is it really all that hard to believe that Sin Cara is now a glorified jobber? Axel hits a running swinging neck breaker on Sin Cara and gets the pin.

Winner via pinfall: Curtis Axel

Match #5 Kofi Kingston (Challenger) vs. Dean Ambrose (Champion) - United States Title Match

Ambrose takes Kofi down with a shoulder tackle, but can't avoid a drop kick from Kofi. Ambrose kicks out of a roll up and the two trade blows. Kofi fights off Ambrose on the top turnbuckle and then fights off Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. The rest of the Shield hit the ring, getting Ambrose disqualified.

Winner via DQ: Kofi Kingston

Sheamus and Randy Orton run down to make the save, clearing The Shield out. Teddy Long walks out to restore order and books a six man tag match.

Match #6 Kofi Kingston, Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. The Shield

We join the match in progress, with Rollins getting double teamed by Orton and Sheamus. Orton pummels Rollins in the corner. Kofi tags in, dropping an axe handle on the arm of Rollins. Orton tags back in, kicking Rollins in the face. Sheamus positions Rollins on the apron to deliver chops, but his teammates pull him down and we go to break.

After the commercial, Ambrose has Sheamus trapped in the wrong corner. The Shield exchange quick tags. Sheamus fights free, sending Reigns shoulder first into the ring post. Orton gets the hot tag, clearing the ring and dropping Rollins with the elevated DDT. Orton stalks Rollins, who rolls out of the ring, allowing Reigns to nail Orton with a cheap shot. Orton is forced into the Shield corner and Rollins tees off with punches. Orton is stunned after being dropped into the middle turnbuckle. Orton recovers and is able to drop Rollins with a superplex. Ambrose and Sheamus get the tags, and Sheamus takes it to Ambrose with a rolling senton. He follows by clubbing Rollins on apron. Sheamus lays out Rollins coming in to the ring. Reigns catches Sheamus with a spear, but is taken out by Orton with an RKO on the outside. Kofi gets the tag, and nearly gets the pin after a flying cross body. Rollins grabs Kofi so he can't hit Trouble in Paradise which allows Ambrose to hit the inverted DDT. Ambrose covers Kofi to the get the win

Winners via pinfall: The Shield

The Shield stands tall in the ring to end the show.

Dale Plummer has been writing for SLAM! Wrestling since 2003. Follow Dale on Twitter @Dplummer627