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Smackdown!: Rollins uses his authority as Ambrose takes on Orton
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling


SummerSlam is fast approaching and WWE has the card pretty much set with eight matches all ready scheduled. And with one of the main event players, Brock Lesnar, not making regular appearances on WWE TV, the focus has been shifted to the under cards. More Ambrose and Rollins is not a bad thing. As always, Michael Cole and JBL call all the action, tonight, from Laredo, Texas.

Dean Ambrose heads to the ring, fresh off winning a "Beat the Clock" challenge, to announce what the stipulation will be in his match with Seth Rollins at SummerSlam. Ambrose gloats about beating Rollins and throws out some ridiculous match ideas, when Rollins walks out on stage, and wants a decision made. Although, Rollins says it doesn't matter because SummerSlam will be the end of him. And it's on the WWE Network for the low, low price of...$9.99! Ambrose says the people will get their money's worth, because Rollins can't run away from a Lumberjack Match! Rollins informs Ambrose that he gets to pick his opponent tonight, though. And that opponent is Randy Orton.

Match #1 - Rybaxel vs. Mark Henry and Big Show

You got to love tag teams that are just two random superstars thrown together. Mark Henry made his return to TV on Monday and I guess Big Show didn't have anything else going on. Henry hits Ryback with the World's Strongest Slam as Show choked slammed Curtis Axel to get the pin.

Winners via pinfall: Mark Henry and Big Show

Dolph Ziggler is backstage giving his play by play of Ambrose trashing Rollin's briefcase last week. Rollins isn't too pleased, but Ziggler keeps poking at him. Rollins decides that he wants to take on Ziggler, tonight.

Match #2 - Sin Cara vs. Damien Sandow

Sandow is playing a border control agent and is threatening to deport Sin Cara. I guess since Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter are faces now, Sandow can use the heel version of the gimmick. Sin Cara hits a senton splash from the top turnbuckle to get the pin.

Winner via pinfall: Sin Cara

WWE deserves a lot of credit for the video package featuring Brock Lesnar and John Cena to hype their SummerSlam match, it is one of the best they have ever produced.

Match #3 - Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins

Rollins beats Dolph to the mat and applies a chin lock. Rollins follows with a hat trick of vertical suplexes. Ambrose shoots off the ropes, right into a drop kick. Ziggler looks for the famouser, but Rollins counters and sends him over the top rope to the floor.

After the commercials, Rollins is toying with Ziggler, rubbing a boot in his face. Rollins applies another chin lock, but Dolph backs him into the corner to break the hold. Ziggler builds momentum with a flying forearm and a splash in the corner. He follows with a neck breaker, but cannot get the pin. Rollins ducks another corner splash. The two trade punches in the middle of the ring. Dolph catches Rollins with a DDT, but still can't get the pin. Rollins ducks a clothesline and is able to roll up Ziggler, but can't get the pin. Dolph avoids Rollins coming off the top rope and hits the famouser, but still can't get a three count. Rollins drives Ziggler shoulder first into the ring post and Dolph hits the floor. Rollins whips Ziggler into the security barrier before crashing him into the ring steps. Rollins rolls Dolph back into the ring to deliver the curb stomp. Rollins covers to get the win.

Winner via pinfall: Seth Rollins

Renee Young gets Randy Orton's thoughts on taking on Dean Ambrose. Orton says he is uncontrollable and even he doesn't know what he will do to Ambrose tonight.

Match #4 - Paige vs. Natalya

Paige offers a hand shake, but then starts pushing Natalya. Nattie takes charge early, putting Paige in the Sharp Shooter. Paige gets to the ropes and heads to the floor to collect herself. Nattie goes after her, only to get a DDT on the floor. Paige skips back into the ring, like AJ. Natalya barely gets back in the ring, but almost catches Paige with a roll up. Paige kicks her in the gut and locks in the PTO. Natalya taps.

Winner via submission: Paige

Match #5 - Rusev w/ Lana vs. Big E

Big E puts up some resistance, but Rusev does what he always does, which is crush. Big E taps out to the Accolade.

Winner via submission: Rusev

Chris Jericho tells the WWE Universe that Bray Wyatt is a diseases and Y2J is the cure.

Brie Bella and Stephanie McMahon had a contract signing on Monday night. It ended predictably, with both Bellas getting Pedigreed by Steph.

Match #6 Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton

Ambrose punches Orton into the corner and the Viper slips out of the ring to gather himself. Ambrose forces Orton to the mat and follows with a snap suplex. Orton knocks Ambrose into the corner, but he fires up and knocks Orton out of the ring.

After the break, Orton is working over Ambrose's injured shoulder. Orton kicks the shoulder and covers. Ambrose kicks out, but Orton locks in an arm bar. Ambrose is shot off the ropes, but is able to catch Orton with a DDT. Ambrose connects with a cross body and follows with a series of punches. Orton runs into a back elbow and Ambrose hits a tornado DDT. Orton block an attempt at Dirty Deeds, but Ambrose knocks him out of the ring. Ambrose looks for the suicide dive, but Orton stops him cold with an uppercut. The Viper whips Ambrose into the ring steps and then drops him face first onto the apron. Orton drags him into the ropes, but Ambrose counters the DDT with a back body drop to the floor. Ambrose hits the suicide dive and rolls Orton back into the ring. Ambrose looks for the finisher, but Rollins runs down. Orton can't take advantage though, as Ambrose counters the RKO, and hits Dirty Deeds. Ambrose covers, but Rollins pulls him out of the ring and blasts him. The ref calls for the bell.

Winner via disqualification: Dean Ambrose

Ambrose beats on Rollins outside the ring before rolling him back in the ring. Orton puts a stop to the beating with an RKO, allowing Rollins to extract more punishment. He grabs a soda from ringside and drenches Ambrose with it. Rollins continues to run his mouth as he delivers a curb stomp. The show ends with Rollins standing over the beaten Ambrose.

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