*Spoilers:* Complete 8/23 WWE Smackdown Results

Mike Killam

WWE Smackdown
Air Date: August 23, 2013

-Vickie Guerrero opened the show and introduced the new WWE Champion, Randy Orton. The Viper says he just gave the fans what they wanted by winning the championship, and while he was surprised by what Triple H did at SummerSlam, he doesn't need anybody's help. He calls himself the face of the WWE – Daniel Bryan interrupts.

- Daniel says it's time for the face of the WWE to change. Bryan calls Orton "pretty", and insults the way he looks. He says he had to work hard to get where he is, while Orton was just handed the WWE Championship. Bryan challenges the champion to a match tonight, but Randy says he has to wait until Night of Champions to get his rematch. They two brawl and Bryan gets the better hand, until Orton rolls out of the ring. 

-Backstage, Vickie Guerrero isn't happy about what Bryan did to the WWE Champion. She announces a steel cage for tonight's main event. 

(1) Curtis Axel def. Cody Rhodes

-After their victory, Paul Heyman cuts a promo about CM Punk being lost without him. Curtis Axel challenges Punk to a match for the Intercontinental Championship next Monday on Raw. 

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