WWE Smackdown Results (8/23) – Axel Challenges Punk, Christian vs Alberto, Bryan vs Barrett Steel Cage Match

Bill Pritchard

Big E Langston (w/ AJ Lee) vs Dolph Ziggler

Langston grabs Dolph on the apron and tosses him across the ring, then the ref backs him away and tells him to stay put. The ref checks on Dolph before finally ringing the bell, then Langston throws Dolph way up the air and lets him land before splashing him. He applies a headlock but Dolph breaks it with a jawbreaker, then Langston charges him in the corner but Dolph avoids it and Langston hits the post. Dolph hits a neckbreaker and a dropkick, then Langston tries to counter a legdrop bulldog with a powerbomb. Dolph counters that with a facebuster for two, then AJ hits Dolph behind the ref's back and Langston clotheslines him. Langston sets up a two count before going for the Big Ending, but Dolph counters with a Zig Zag for the win.

Winner – Dolph Ziggler

Christian vs Alberto Del Rio

Alberto ties up with Christian and kicks him in the corner, then Christian backdrops him out to the floor and hits a dropkick. Christian rolls him in but Alberto rolls back out on the other side, and he calls for a breather and taunts Christian as we go to a break. We get back to see Alberto kicking Christian in the corner, then Christian catches him with a jab and heads up top. Alberto shoves him outside and stomps him on the floor, then he rolls him in and gets a near fall before working on Christian's left shoulder. Christian makes it to his feet and punches him in the stomach, then he kicks him in the face and hits the ropes but Alberto hits a backbreaker.

Alberto ties him in the ropes and works on his shoulder, then he goes for a leg lariat but Christian avoids it, sending Alberto to the apron and Christian snaps his head on the top rope. Alberto runs back in but Christian hits an uppercut, then he connects with some mounted punches before he backdrops Alberto and goes up top. Alberto avoids a crossbody and kicks him in the face, then he headbutts Christian in the corner and goes for an enziguiri. Christian ducks and goes for a springboard sunset flip, and he gets a two count before hitting another uppercut and heading back up top. (Cont'd…)

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