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Smackdown!: Triple H gives Miz another shot at Orton
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling


Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's strangle hold on the WWE continues in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Anyone that stands up to the boss or his wife feel their wrath, and the fallout is continuing to be felt by RVD, Dolph Ziggler and especially The Miz. As always Michael Cole and JBL call the action.

Hunter kicks off the show explaining to the crowd the burden he and his wife have in leading the company; talking about what's "best for business". Hunter says even though he gave the people 11 off their favorite superstars, there were still complaints. JBL points out that you aren't supposed to lose 11 on 3 matches.

The Miz, who was knocked out Monday, interrupts the COO. Miz really can't believe Trips is fair and impartial. Hunter says he gave him the opportunity of a lifetime and he choked. Triple H shows the highlights of Miz losing to Randy Orton and asks if his failure is managements fault. Hunters also says Miz squandered an opportunity when he booked Big Show on Miz TV. Miz says he was set up. Hunter feels Stephanie was justified in her actions when she had Show KO Miz. Triple H is going to give Miz Orton tonight, if he wants it. Miz takes him up on the offer.

Match #1 - Alberto Del Rio vs. R-Truth - Non Title Match

Del Rio lets Truth hang around, but eventually dispatches him with a thrust kick.

Winner via pinfall: Alberto Del Rio

After the match, Del Rio locks in the cross arm breaker on Truth. Rob Van Dam and Ricardo Rodriguez run down to make the save. RVD puts the boots to Del Rio and spears him in the gut with a chair. RVD finishes Del Rio off with a drop kick into the chair.

Backstage, Hunter suggests to Vickie that they make the RVD-Del Rio match at Battleground a Hardcore match, ala ECW.

The Prime Time Players are trying to teach WWE production assistants to dance.

Match #2 The Real Americans w/ Zeb Colter vs. The Prime Time Players

The Real Americans do a good job of keeping Titus trapped in their corner. Cesaro tags in and sends O'Neil on a Big Spin that goes for over 20 revolutions. A groggy Titus makes the tag to Darren Young, who knocks Swagger off the apron and delivers a Northern Lights suplex to Cesaro. Swagger and O'Neil jump in. Titus hits the floor and Young rolls up Cesaro, but the ref can't make the count as he ushers Swagger out of the ring. Young gets another pin on Cesaro, but he had made the tag. Swagger is able to lock in the Patriot Lock and Young taps.

Winner via submission: The Real Americans

Match #3 Bray Wyatt vs. Zack Ryder

Rowan and Harper grab Ryder before the match and toss him into the ring. Ryder is unharmed, but the mind games have begun. Ryder jumps on Wyatt earlier, but runs right into a back elbow. Ryder rallies, connecting with the Broski Boot. Wyatt kicks out at one and then blocks the Rough Ryder. Wyatt connects with The Kiss and covers Ryder to get the win.

Winner via pinfall: Bray Wyatt

Match #4 Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose w/ Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns - United States Title Match

Before the match, Ziggler evens the odd by having RVD and Kofi Kingston man his corner. Ambrose runs Ziggler face on the ropes. Ambrose runs into a back elbow and Ziggler follows with a clothesline. Ziggler misses a famouser, but is able to connect with a drop kick. Both men spill to the floor and there is a standoff. Rollins grabs Ziggler getting back into the ring, pulling him back to the floor. Kofi and RVD jump in and the ref calls for the bell.

Winner by Disqualification: Dolph Ziggler

Triple H will not stand for this kind of anarchy and orders the match to be restarted as a six man tag.

Match #5 The Shield vs. Dolph Ziggler, RVD and Kofi Kingston

We join the match in progress; RVD hits rolling Thunder on Rollins, but then gets trapped in The Shield's corner. Ambrose tags in, grounding RVD with an arm bar. RVD connects with a spinning heel kick and tags in Ziggler. Dolph hammers away at Ambrose with a right hand and then drops a series of elbows. Rollins with a distraction, allowing Ambrose to plant Ziggler into the mat with a power slam. Reigns does not allow Ziggler to get a tag, tossing him into the corner. Ziggler hits a DDT out of desperation and both men are down. Rollins gets the tag, cutting off Ziggler from getting a tag. Kofi gets the hot tag, unloading on Ambrose by hitting the Boom Drop. Ambrose ducks Trouble in Paradise, but can't avoid a cross body block. Ambrose kicks out of the pin. All order breaks down in the ring, with Ziggler hitting Rollins with a famouser, only to get speared by Reigns. RVD takes out Reigns with a thrust kick and follows with a moonsault off the apron to Reigns. Kofi kicks Ambrose in the face and follows with a springboard clothesline. Kofi hits Reigns with the Trouble in Paradise, but can't avoid the boot to the head from Rollins. Ambrose covers Kofi to get the victory.

Winner via pinfall: The Shield

Renee Young is backstage asking Big Show how he is holding up. Show says he is a wreck, but he needs to do what is best for his family. Triple H mocks Show, who can't do a thing about it. Show screams and walks away.

Match #6 AJ Lee w/ Tamina vs. Cameron w/ Naomi

Tamina takes out Naomi on the outside, allowing AJ to knock out Cameron with a shining wizard and pick up the win.

Winner via pinfall: AJ Lee

Paul Heyman takes the stage to gloat over his win against CM Punk and then trapping him on Monday Night. Heyman thanks Ryback for his role on Monday and also all the fans that drove Punk to try and attack him.

Match #7 Santino Marella w/ Hornswoggle and Great Khali vs. Heath Slater w/ Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre

Jinder Mahal and Khali use flutes to charm the Cobra. Khali wins out and the Cobra strikes Slater. We are all dumber for having witnessed this.

Winner via pinfall: Santino Marella

Match #8 The Miz vs. Randy Orton

Miz takes down Orton to start the match and then smashes him into the turnbuckle. The fight spills to the floor, where Orton is whipped into the ring post and then whipped back into the ring. Miz delivers a kick to the head. Orton ducks a flying clothesline and Miz crashes and burns in the corner. Miz sells a shoulder injury, rolling to the floor. WWE doctors check on Miz. Orton picks Miz up by the head and delivers the elevated DDT. Orton beats on Miz, not allowing officials to check on Miz. The ref calls for the bell. Triple H restarts the match, saying Orton is trying to get disqualified. The match is now No DQ, and you must win by pinfall or submission. Orton attacks Miz on the floor, whipping him into the security barrier. Miz fights back with a chair, smashing it over Orton's back. Orton counters with a kick to the face, leaving Miz out on the floor. Orton drags Miz onto the barrier and drops him with another DDT. Orton drags Miz into the ring to deliver an RKO. Orton finally covers Miz to get the pin.

Winner via pinfall: Randy Orton

Dale Plummer has been writing for SLAM! Wrestling since 2003. Follow Dale on Twitter @DPlummer627