WWE Smackdown Results (6/7/) – Jericho vs Axel, Ziggler Announces Return, Can Bryan Coexist With A New Partner?

Bill Pritchard

Jericho hits a double axe handle smash before looking for Walls of Jericho, then Axel kicks him away but Jericho comes back with a bulldog. He goes for a Lionsault but Axel gets his knees up, then he hits a neckbreaker for two before whipping Jericho into the opposite corner. Axel misses a splash and Jericho hits a top rope crossbody for two, then he kicks Axel in the head but Axel hits him back and goes for a Perfect Plex. Jericho counters and goes for the Walls of Jericho again, and he locks it in but Axel crawls to the ropes to break the hold. Jericho hits a springboard dropkick as Heyman screams at him, then CM Punk's music cues up and Axel uses the distraction to roll Jericho up and steal the win. Jericho flips out after the match as Axel celebrates, then he runs back in the ring and drops Axel with a Codebreaker and points at Heyman.

Winner – Curtis Axel

Kane is walking backstage when he runs into Ryback, and Ryback smiles and asks if he saw what he did to his buddy on Monday. Kane says Daniel Bryan is still his partner, no matter how crazy he gets, and he did see what Ryback is capable of. He says he also saw him take Kofi Kingston out of action, but he wants to see if Ryback can do it to him. Ryback says 'Ryback rules,' but Kane says he's more than capable of causing some destruction. Kane says he's tombstoned a priest, electrocuted a man, and buried his brother alive, so Ryback's rules don't apply to him, and he'll see him later.

Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) vs Heath Slater (w/ 3MB)

Slater attacks Alberto as 3MB makes their entrance, then they keep Ricardo isolated but Alberto comes back and knocks Jinder and Drew outside. Alberto drops Slater with a backbreaker and puts him in the Cross Armbreaker, then Ricardo goes after Drew and they end up clearing the ring. Ricardo heads up top and knocks them all down after a flying crossbody block, then Alberto pulls Ricardo back in the ring and celebrates with him. The party is cut short as Dolph Ziggler cuts him off on the Titantron, and he says he is used to stealing the show and he brought a present. Dolph says he just got the news that he's cleared to compete, and he is going to show off in Alberto's face this Monday on RAW.

Result – No Contest

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