WWE Smackdown Results (9/6) – HHH Holds ‘Town Meeting’, RVD vs Orton, Bryan Picks His Opponent

Bill Pritchard

Renee Young asks Daniel Bryan for his thoughts on Triple H's open forum, and he says he wasn't there because management told him he didn't belong there. He says he doesn't have an ego, but he does want to be champion, and as far as facing one member of The Shield, he knows it's not one one one. Bryan says he'll let them pick because he knows he can beat any of them, just like he knows he can beat Randy Orton for the championship. We cut to AJ Lee approaching Layla, Alicia Fox and Aksana, and she says she knows they don't like her but she'd rather defend her title against them. AJ says the Total Divas think they deserve more and they are better because of their looks, but they need to do something to stop it. The other Divas start to listen to her and AJ says she has an idea, then AJ starts to reveal her plan as we head to ringside.

Dolph Ziggler vs Ryback

Dolph hits the ropes and ducks a clothesline, then he sends Ryback into the ropes and dropkicks him before going for a corner splash. Ryback avoids it and kicks him in the back, then he hits a running splash and sends Dolph headfirst into the middle turnbuckle. Ryback puts him in a bearhug but Dolph counters with a DDT, then Ryback charges the corner but Dolph avoids it and Ryback hits the ringpost. Dolph applies a headlock and transitions to a neckbreaker for two, then he kicks Ryback and hits a legdrop bulldog before whipping Ryback into the ropes. Ryback shoulder blocks him outside, then he sets up a tackle but Dolph dives away and Ryback goes shoulder first into the ring steps. Dolph sees Dean Ambrose standing at commentary and runs after him, but Ryback drops Dolph with a clothesline and rolls him in, hitting Shell Shocked for the win.

Winner – Ryback

Kofi Kingston vs Curtis Axel (w/ Paul Heyman)

Kofi applies a headlock but Axel reverses it, then he transitions into a waistlock takedown and a front facelock but Kofi backs him into the ropes. Axel ties up with him and applies a headlock, then Kofi whips him into the ropes but Axel hits a shoulder block and tries to continue the attack. Kofi leapfrogs him a few times and knocks him outside, then Axel regroups with Heyman before he gets in and punches Kofi a few times. Kofi comes back with a dropkick and Axel goes back outside, then Kofi feigns a suicide dive before Axel runs away. Kofi goes for another dive but Axel blocks it, then he punches him and whips him towards the steps but Kofi springboards back and clotheslines him. (Cont'd…)

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