WWE Smackdown Results (1/4) – Miz vs Slater, IC Title Rematch, Orton/Sheamus vs Cesaro/Big Show

Bill Pritchard

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By Bill Pritchard for Wrestlezone.com
January 4th 2013

Randy Orton comes out and says it’s the first show of the year so he came out to declare his New Year’s resolution. He says he wants to be world champion again, and this used to be his show so he is going to make sure things go back to normal. Orton enters himself in the Royal Rumble, then Sheamus comes out and says he’s not trying to steal his thunder. Sheamus says it’s a new year and he wants to be champion too, so he is also entering the Royal Rumble match. He says it’s not the only reason he’s there, and he wants to thank Orton for helping him on Monday night. Orton says he didn’t help him, because The Shield took him out last month and he wanted revenge and nothing else.

Sheamus says he won the Rumble last year, and Orton says it’s going to be special when he eliminates him, but Sheamus doesn’t see that happening. He says he’s going to kick Orton’s head off, then Big Show comes out and says he gets that they want a title shot, but all they will get is a knockout punch in return. Show says he is a dominant champion whether they want to admit it or not, then Antonio Cesaro comes out and says all they do is talk. Cesaro says they take action where he’s from, then Booker T comes out and sets them up in a tag team match later tonight.

The Miz vs Heath Slater (w/ Jinder Mahal & Drew McIntyre)

Miz hits a dropkick and puts Slater in a headlock, then Miz hits a shoulder block and goes back to a grounded headlock. Slater backs him into the corner and punches him in the stomach, then Miz kicks him back and sends him into the ropes. Miz hiptosses him and puts him back in a headlock, but Slater bridges up and reverses it before Miz throws him on the mat. Jinder jumps on the apron but Miz pokes Slater’s eyes, then he hits a shoulder block and another hiptoss. Miz knees him in the face and hits the ropes, then Drew trips him but Miz dropkicks him from behind. Miz gets rid of Jinder as Slater hits him from behind, then the ref kicks Drew and Jinder out of ringside as Miz tries to steal a rollup. (Cont'd…)

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