WWE Smackdown Live 10/18/16…AJ Styles Vs James Ellsworth

WWE Smackdown Live From Denver, Colorado

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Commentators:  Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, and JBL

Tonight:  AJ Styles Vs James Ellsworth, for the WWE World Championship

Segment Number 1:  Randy Orton Promo

Orton gives credit where credit is due to Bray Wyatt.  The evil side goes deeper than he thought.  The harder you fight, the more you pull into the darkness, the more you suffocate.  Orton feels like he is losing the fight, but Bray has a bigger problem.  Randy is wrath, he is vengeance, and Randy is coming for Bray.  The light cut off, and we see Bray in a coffin.  Bray is coming after Orton, he is about to take him on a journey where he is grasping for his last breath.  And there is nothing he can do about it.  He’s here.

Match Number 1:  Randy Orton Vs Luke Harper

In the middle of the match, Bray Wyatt comes out, with the coffin.  Bray comes in the ring, to DQ Luke Harper.  The Wyatt Family attack Orton.  The casket opens, up, and Kane shows up.  Kane and Orton signal for a RKO/Chokeslam, but the lights go out, and the Wyatts are gone when the come back on.

Winner:  Randy Orton (Via DQ)

Segment Number 3:  AJ Styles Promo

Cathy Dennis has AJ Styles, tonight he is defending the WWE World Title.  AJ can’t believe what is happening tonight.  He is the face who runs this place.  He is the WWE World Champion, and he has to defend his title against the skinny, piece of turd.  And we know he is not in AJ’s league.  Dean Ambrose can do something to cost him the title.  It’s like WCW all over again, with David Arquette becoming WCW Champion.  And he has to face that “noodle”.  But if Dean Ambrose does something, he will find him.

Tonight:  World Championship Match, AJ Styles Vs James Ellsworth

Tonight:  6-Man Tag Match, Dolph Ziggler and Beauty and the Man-Beast Vs The Spirit Squad and The Miz.

Next:  Naomi Vs Alexa Bliss

Match Number 2:  Alexa Bliss Vs Naomi

Alexa got the revenge she needed after losing to Naomi a few weeks ago.  Alexa picks up the win with Twisted Bliss.  They can easily set Naomi up to be the next challenger, since she pinned the Number One Contender.  Alexa has a title shot on November 8th, live on Smackdown against Becky Lynch.  Renee Young interviews Alexa after her match, and she said the “Cinderella Dream” ends in 3 weeks, and the wicked witch will be done.  There will be a new princess, and that will be Alexa Bliss.

Winner:  Alexa Bliss (By pinfall)

Video:  Last week on Smackdown Live, with Ziggler Vs The Spirit Squad.

Tonight:  6-man tag match, Ziggler and Beauty and the Man-Beast Vs The Miz and Spirit Squad.

Next:  Curt Hawkins in-ring match.

Match Number 3:  Apollo Crews Vs Curt Hawkins

The match never takes place, because Curt talks some trash about Apollo Crews.  Crews slaps Curt’s face, and Curt Hawkins leaves.

Winner:  No Contest

Tonight:  AJ Styles Vs James Ellsworth for WWE World Title.

Next:  Carmella

Segment Number 6:  Carmella Promo

Two months ago in Brooklyn, New York she was basking in her first PPV match, and who’s music did she hear?  Nikki Freaking Bella, and she doesn’t get why the fans love her.  But Carmella is about to spill the tea on Nikki Bella.  Here comes Nikki.  Nikki is curious to hear what Carmella has to say, so instead of attacking from her behind, she can say it to her face.  Once again, Nikki is stealing her spotlight, but then again she is not surprised since her boyfriend is John Cena.  And she got her spot because she gets to go home to “Mr. Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect”.  Nikki is not surprised by this, and Carmella thinks she is hiding it.  But they have two shows together.  Everyone knows, but she chooses not to talk about it in WWE.  Nikki calls Carmella a bully, just like the internet bullies.  Carmella calls John a gold digger.  And we see some edited clips of “Total Bellas” to prove that point.  Carmella can edit, but what she doesn’t know is Nikki paved her own road, she pays her own bills, and wears the pants in her relationship.  You don’t believe her, when they didn’t believe in her, Nikki trained hard to prove them wrong, and when she did get that respect, her world shattered when she hurt her neck.  And she worked hard to get back to where she is at, and she won’t let a princess from Staten Island to hurt her.  Carmella tells Nikki she is a marketing campaign, with her “Fearless” T-shirt.  But she used her looks to get into the company.  She used her sister to get in the ring, and she is using her man to get in this spot.

Segment Number 7:  Interview with James Ellsworth

Renee Young is backstage with James.  James is nervous about tonight’s match, and he knows he’s not in the league of the Champ who runs this camp.  But he is going to be okay, win or lose.  Because he can tell his Grandchildren that for one night, he main evented Smackdown Live with AJ Styles.

Next:  6-Man Tag Match

Match Number 4:  Dolph Ziggler and Beauty and Man-Beast (WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions) Vs The Miz and Spirit Squad.

With some help from The Miz, decking Heath Slater, Kenny pins Slater, with a roll up and wins the match.

Winners:  The Miz and Spirit Squad.

Segment Number 9:  Daniel Bryan and Natalya

Nattie wants to be the first person to volunteer in the Survivor Series challenge.  She quotes Whitney Houston, and wants show her cats Instagram.

Match Number 5:  Jack Swagger Vs Baron Corbin.

End of Days, in very quick fashion.  Probably shorter than the main event.

Winner:  Baron Corbin (By Pinfall)

Segment Number 10:  More Natalya and Daniel Bryan

More cat pictures, but Dean Ambrose come out, dressed in a ref shirt.  He is ready to serve as the special guest ref.  He will call it down the line.  Daniel says he can’t be the ref tonight.  He can do anything else he want, just not a ref for the World Title match.

Next:  WWE World Title match

Match Number 6:  AJ Styles (WWE World Champion) Vs James Ellsworth, for WWE World Title.

Dean Ambrose served as many roles in this match.  Special Ring Announcer, Special Bell Ringer, Promoting WWEShopzone.com.  He did everything, and he made AJ so mad that AJ kept punching James Ellsworth to the point that he made it past the 5 count, so is DQ;d, losing the match to James.  The challenger did lay a offenive move, with Sweet Chin Music.  Dean announcers AJ is the loser of this match, AJ charges the ring, and is hit by Dirty Deeds to end the show.

Winner:  James Ellsworth (By DQ)

Kevin’s Thoughts:

There is 5 weeks left until Survivor Series, so this felt like another filler show.  But I loved the main event, and am sure we will now get a No DQ match between James and AJ, right?  What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

Quick Results:

Randy Orton def Luke Harper, by DQ

Alexa Bliss def Naomi, by pinfall

Curt Hawkins Vs Apollo Crews ends in No Contest

The Miz and Spirit Squad Vs Dolph Ziggler, Beauty and Man-Beast, by pinfall

Baron Corbin def Jack Swagger, by pinfall

James Ellsworth def AJ Styles, by DQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WWE Smackdown Live 10/11/16…No Mercy Fallout

WWE Smackdown Live, from San Jose, California

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Commentators:  Mauro Ranallo, JBL, and David Otunga

Segment Number 1:  Promo with new IC Champ, Dolph Ziggler.

The weeks leading into No Mercy, Ziggler put his career on the line, and he gave himself one way out…win.  And he didn’t know at No Mercy, walking in if that was the last time he’d see the fans.  The last time he was going to tape his wrists, the last time he’d sit in the back, and devise a gameplan.  The last time he was going to spray tan Zack Ryder’s back.  The last time he would walk into this ring.  For the first time in 12 years, he doubted himself and thought he made a mistake.  He had people approach him and say he didn’t have to do this, but he needed to do it.  He knew that moment he set foot in this ring, he knew this is where he belonged.  And he knew no matter what, The Miz, Maryse, The Spirit Squad, Kerwin White’s caddy, he would walk out as our Intercontinental Champion.  And dammit, they did it.

AWWWWESSOME!!  Here comes The Miz and Maryse.  They are both dressed in black, as if they are at a funeral.  They bow their heads down, for a moment of silence.

The Miz wants to take a moment to mourn the death of the Intercontinental Championship, because no matter how much Daniel Bryan held him back, for 188 days, The Miz was the one who brought back the prestige back to the title.  Not him, not you, not the fans, The Miz was the one.  Your victory is a funeral for the IC Title’s death, because if the mediocrity of Ziggler.  But if you think this is over, this is just act 2, where the hero needs to overcome all odds.  Miz is that hero.  It’s The Empire Strikes Back, because the movies all end the same.  The hero gets the gold, and the girl.  He already has the girl.  He wants the gold.

Ziggler was going to share something with the crowd, and he’s glad Miz is out here, so roll the footage.

Video:  The Miz crying

Was he just crying?  Is Miz about to cry right now?  Miz asks if this is funny, that face is everything he worked for, everything that was sacrificed, and he takes that very seriously.  Miz takes this very, very seriously, and if he thinks for one second that he did so much to keep it, imagine how much he can do to get it back.  Miz isn’t done with Ziggler, and neither are they.

The Spirit Squad.  They tell Ziggler they must face them in a handicap match.  You want some of this, you got some of this.

Match Number 1:  Dolph Ziggler (IC Champion) Vs The Spirit Squad.  (Non-Title Match)

Ziggler defeated both men, with a Superkick, pinning Kenny.  The Miz lays Ziggler out with a Skull Crushing Finale.  Here comes Beauty and the Man-Beast to even the odds.

Winner:  Dolph Ziggler (IC Champion) Via Pinfall.

Women’s Championship set for November 8th, Live on Smackdown.

Tonight:  Randy Orton and Kane Vs Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper.

Next:  Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan has an announcement for Survivor Series.

Video:  WWE2K17

Segment Number 3:  Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon

November 20th is Survivor Series.  They want to give these guys an opportunity, which is why they are proposing a traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match against Raw.  There will also be 5-on-5 Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match too, will Raw say yes?

Match Number 2:  Carmella Vs Naomi.

Earlier tonight, Carmella attacked Nikki Bella, and this feud is far from over.  Naomi picks up the win rolling up Carmella, after Nikki Bella shows up.  Nikki goes after Carmella, and she runs through the crowd.

Winner:  Naomi (Via Pinfall)

Segment Number 5:  Backstage Promo with Alexa Bliss

Cathy Dennis wants some thoughts from Alexa, saying she just got lucky, and can beat Naomi any day of the week, and 2 times on Sunday.  Daniel Bryan hears this, and says Alexa will face her next Tuesday night.

Tonight:  AJ Styles Victory Speech

Heritage Hispanic Month:  Eva Longoria.

Match Number 3:  Jimmy Uso Vs Chad Gable

Uso wins the match with a roll up, and Jey held on to his brother for additional leverage.

Winner:  Jimmy Uso (Via Pinfall)

Segment Number 7:  Hype Bros Backstage Segment

Hype Bros need to stay focused on the Tag Team Titles, and is met with The Ascension, just staring at them, and walking away.

Tonight:  Orton and Kane Vs Wyatt and Harper.

Next:  AJ Styles Victory Speech.

Goldberg is on Raw, for the first time in 12 years.

Segment Number 8:  AJ Styles (WWE World Champion)

The Champ is Here!!  AJ beat Dean Ambrose AND John Cena, at the same time at No Mercy.  That isn’t just great, its phenomenal.  We live vicariously through AJ, but there is only room for one in this bandwagon.  So go cheer for John Cena.  Wait, he’s trying to be Kelly Ripa’s co-host.  But then again, you can cheer for Dean Ambrose.  You all are pathetic, but enough about you, let’s talk about AJ.  He beat John Cena.  He beat Dean Ambrose.  Some may not like how he did it, but one thing about AJ Styles is he does whatever it takes to win.  Did he say he beat John Cena and Dean Ambrose?  its so nice, let him say it twice, he beat John Cena, and Dean Ambrose.  Now some may take a year off after doing that, but he is about giving opportunities.  So come on out, and he will make them main event material.

Here comes Dean Ambrose.  Dean had AJ beat, but he had to take it the easy way out.  AJ reminds Dean you can’t win when two people make you tap.  Dean wants to remind him nobody on the roster will top him.  AJ says this isn’t a person currently on the roster, so come on out…..James Ellsworth.  The legend.  He had a chance to be AJ’s tag team partner a month ago, but The Miz beat him to a pulp, so now tonight, he gets his chance.  Non-title match, of course.  So scram Dean.

Dean wants to see this match, and here comes Daniel Bryan.  AJ may be the WWE World Champion, and he may be the Champ Who Runs This Camp, but Daniel runs Smackdown Live.  But he likes James Ellsworth, and makes the match official.  And Dean, AJ is right, you can’t be here, unless you’re the special guest ref.

Match Number 4:  AJ Styles (WWE World Champion) Vs James Ellsworth, with Dean Ambrose as special guest ref.

James Ellsworth wind the match, with some assistance from Dean Ambrose, with 2 Dirty Deeds, after AJ hits a Styles Clash.  Like I said, James is a legend.

Segment Number 10: Backstage Segment with Randy Orton and Kane

Orton meets up with Kane, saying being in Bray Wyatt’s world needs to stop.  They need to go in Orton’s world, with pain and agony.  Is Kane in?  Kane is in, but Randy, you have issues.

Video:  Royal Rumble:  Its All About The Numbers.

Moments Ago:  James Ellsworth defeated AJ Styles.

Segment Number 11:  AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, and Shane McMahon

AJ is irate at everything that just took place, and was starting to take blame on Daniel.  But Shane doesn’t want to hear that, saying it’s official James Ellerton defeated AJ Styles.  He walks out, and Daniel says he has an idea for next week with James.

Match Number 5:  Randy Orton and Kane Vs Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper

Bray and Luke pick up the win, when the lights go out, and Luke is on the other side.  Kane disappears, and we don’t know where he is.  Bray hits Sister Abigail, and pins Orton.  We end the show with Bray laughing, and celebrating.

Winners:  Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper (Via Pinfall)

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Just an average show really, no big build to Survivor Series, since we are still 20 days away from Hell in a Cell.  For some reason, I loved James Ellerton beating AJ though.  The dude has some great facial expressions.  But nothing else was very good.  Share your thoughts here with me,

Quick Match Results:

Dolph Ziggler def. The Spirit Squad (Via Pinfall)

Naomi def. Carmella (Via Pinfall)

Jimmy Uso def. Chad Gable (Via Pinfall)

James Ellerton def. AJ Styles (WWE World Champion) (Via Pinfall)

Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper def. Randy Orton and Kane (Via Pinfall)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Smackdown Live 10/4/16…Countdown to No Mercy

WWE Smackdown Live from San Diego, California                          

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016                                                                      

Commentators:  Mauro Ranallo, JBL, and David Otunga

Tonight:  John Cena, AJ Styles, and Dean Ambrose face to face to face.

Match Number 1:  Bray Wyatt Vs Kane.

Randy Orton shows up on the Titantron, upside down.  He just wanted to see things in Bray’s world, and he can’t play mental games like Orton can.  So come on back here, and show me you can.  Bray is counted out, after Kane hits a Chokeslam.  This is not the proper way to book Bray.

Winner:  Kane (By Countout)

Segment Number 2:  Baron Corbin interview

Charly Caruso catches up to Baron, and says he has been on a roll, but Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon signed Jack Swagger.  His thoughts?  He will do whatever it takes to show Swagger how good he is.  Jack shows up, and tells them they need to continue to talk.  Baron said his talking only happens in the ring.  Jack said they can do that, later tonight.

Next:  Alexa Bliss Vs Nikki Bella

Segment 3:  Bray Wyatt Message

Your time has come Randy, your time has come.

Match Number 2:  Alexa Bliss Vs Nikki Bella

Carmella is on commentary, and she causes the DQ, going after Nikki Bella.  But here comes Becky Lynch to even the odds.

Winner:  Nikki Bella (By DQ)

Match Number 3:  Becky Lynch and Nikki Bella Vs Alexa Bliss and Carmella

This turns into a tag match.  Alexa and Carmella win when Alexa pins Becky with Twisted Bliss.  This Sunday, Becky Vs Alexa Bliss for the WWE Smackdown Women’s Title.

Winners:  Alexa Bliss and Carmella (Pinfall)

Segment Number 6:  Bray Wyatt

More mind games, with Bray looking for Orton, he sees his chair, and Randy locks the gate.  Randy asks Bray how does it feel to be the hunted.  Lord, have mercy…or not.  A camera shot shows Bray locked in that, but he screams at Randy nobody can help him.

Tonight:  Face Off with AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, and John Cena.  Also, Miz TV, with a Dolphumentary, with The Miz.

Segment Number 7:  Susan G. Komen and Daniel Bryan.

Daniel gives the women in the ring all WWE Smackdown Women’s Titles, for surviving Breast Cancer.  We can take action, by visiting Komen.org/WWE.

Tonight:  Jack Swagger Vs Baron Corbin.

Match Number 4:  The Vaudevillains Vs The Hype Bros

The Hype Bros win with Hype Ryder, and we see The Ascension watching from the ramp, perhaps doing some scouting?

Winners:  The Hype Bros (By Pinfall)

Next:  Miz TV

Segment Number 8:  Miz TV

The Miz and Maryse welcome us to Miz Tv.  This is a Dolphumentary.  He wants to bring out Dolph Ziggler.  Tonight is not about Miz, this is about Ziggler.  Because this Sunday, his career could be over.  But it won’t be forgotten, we see this video.

Video:  Dolphumentary

This video is all about Dolph Ziggler’s failures.  WWE:  24 Presents The Success of a Failure, this Sunday at No Mercy.  If Miz’s career is half as bad as Ziggler’s he would have left a long time ago.  I haven’t gone yet ass face, say another thing, and I will knock you out.  For every 10 bad things that happen, any time Ziggler sees a little kid wearing his shirt saying he is his hero, Ziggler says he is his hero.  Or every Make-A-Wish Foundation, a kid says Ziggler is his hero, he says to that kid he is his hero.  That is real, and the night after he won the World Heavyweight Title, the fans went nuts, and he still has goosebumps when he thinks about it.  But that is why this Sunday, he will win the IC Title, and keep his career.  And for all the good rides he has had, and great moments he has had in his career, he is not done yet.  Yes you are, you want to talk about those moments, say goodbye to them.  And they will end because of The Miz.  But he has just the thing to raise his spirits.

Kenny Dykstra and Mike Mondo from The Spirit Squad.  They give us a cheer for Ziggler.  And Miz said they could find only two of them, but Ziggler can join the Spirit Squad, and Ziggler asks if he wants to go right now, and we see Spirit Squad turn on him.  But Ziggler hits both Mikey and Kenny Superkicks.  And Ziggler goes after Miz, but the IC Champion slides out of the ring.  This Sunday, Career Vs IC Title.  Ziggler Vs The Miz.

Segment Number 9:  Bray Wyatt

Wyatt is flipping out, with the camera view.

Tonight:  Face to Face with Styles, Cena, and Ambrose, and next, Jason Jordan Vs Jey Uso

At No Mercy:  Official match, Nikkie Bella vs Carmella

Match Number 5:  Jason Jordan Vs Jey Uso

Jordan wins the match in quick fashion, with a roll up.  But now The Usos go after American Alpha, and clip Jordan’s knee.  But here comes Beauty and the Man-Beast to fight off The Usos.  This Sunday, for the Smackdown Tag Titles, The Usos Vs Beauty and the Man-Beast.

Winner:  Jason Jordan (By Pinfall)

Segment Number 11:  Bray Wyatt

Bray is singing, and says he missed Abigail, and is ready to come home.

Segment Number 12:  Randy Orton

Orton opens up the gate, and Bray is not there.

Video:  John Cena on Talking Smack last week.

Tonight:  Face Off with Styles, Ambrose, and Cena.

Match Number 6:  Jack Swagger Vs Baron Corbin

Swagger wins with the Patriot Lock, but the funny thing is Corbin did not tap.  He was trying to reach the ropes.  Great going Rudy Charles.

Winner:  Jack Swagger (By Submission)

Next:  Face Off with Cena, Styles, and Ambrose

Segmenr Number 14:  John Cena, AJ Styles, and Dean Ambrose

The WWE World Champion AJ Styles comes out.  He says Smackdown is the land of opportunity, and he agress.  He went to Summerslam, and beat John Cena to become the face that runs this place.  Then he went to Backlash, and he beat Dean Ambrose to become the new WWE World Champion.  Now he has a chance to beat Dean Ambrose and John Cena at the same time, at No Mercy.  But here comes Dean.  Dean calls AJ a chump, because of what he did, took the low road.  He had a 15-year career, won every title he could, and he did that.  But he’s not even mad at that.  He’s mad because Dean had AJ beat for 20 seconds last week, and John Cena had to come out, and ruin that.  Cena should be thanking him for bringing the WWE World Championship to Smackdown.  Cena comes out to this, and before he can say anything, Styles cuts him off.  AJ knows what John is going to say, he is chasing history.  But he’s not even in the same class as legendary Ric Flair.  No matter what happens, Cena isn’t even in the same class as Flair.  But he wouldn’t be worried about Ric Flair.  He needs to be focused on AJ Styles, he doesn’t chase history, he makes history.  Cena starts to say something, but Dean cuts him off.  He already knows what Cena will say, so let’s hear it.  Cena will say he didn’t cost Ambrose the title, Ambrose just got screwed.  So the spin will be spun, he can run office.  Cena undermines the young guys he sees as a threat.  He won’t do that, because Ambrose sees right through him.  You want to talk about loyalty?  While Cena takes off in lear jets, Dean is working in the ring, 0 work days with blood, sweat, and tears.  Mr. Respect, he won’t respect Cena because he sees right through him.  He’ll just watch Cena play John Cena on television.

Talk is cheap as Cena said, and the two men fight.  He hits an AA  on Ambrose, and Styles comes with a Phenomenal Forearm, and he tells us he is the WWE World Champion, Ambrose comes in, nails Dirty Deeds on the ramp, and this ends the show.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

This just wasn’t a good show, the matches were crappy, only saving grace were the two promos with Styles-Ambrose-Cena, and The Miz and Ziggler segment.

Matches were very short, and crappy, even with Swagger Vs Corbin match being the best of the night, such a shitty ending to it.  Share me your thoughts?  You agree?  Disagree??

Quick Match Results:

Kane def. Bray Wyatt (By Countout)

Nikki Bella def Alexa Bliss (By DQ)

Alexa Bliss and Carmella def Nikki Bella and Becky Lynch

The Hype Bros def. The Vaudevillains

Jason Jordan def Jey Uso

Jack Swagger def Baron Corbin (Via Submission)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Smackdown Live 9/27/16…Styles Vs Ambrose

WWE Smackdown Live                                                                             From:  Cleveland, Ohio                                                                           Commentators:  Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, and JBL

Segment Number 1:  Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt

We begin the night with Randy Orton headed to the ring.   Bray Wyatt, I know how you like to talk about fear.  You think talking about mind games, he loses his focus.  He knows why he does these things, because Bray himself is afraid.  Nothing to be ashamed of, people are afraid about things.  Heights, snakes.  He knows Bray is afraid of one thing, and that is Orton.  If you’re man enough, get your ass out here, and face your fears.  Here comes Wyatt.  Bray has a story about Hansel and Gretel.  He heard Randy tell it to his kids.  Two children lost in the woods, leaving a trail of bed crumbs, so they can find their way back home.  Bray left his own trail of bread crumbs, because this is his world.  Bray is a GOD.  Does he want to hurt Bray?  Go ahead and do it, because of the sands of time doesn’t wait for anyone.  He’s got the whole world in his hand.  He’s got the whole wide world in his hands.  He’s got the whole world in his hands.  Randy goes after Bray.

Tonight:  Dean Ambrose Vs AJ Styles (WWE World Championship Match).

Segment Number 2:  Promo with Dean Ambrose.

Charly Caruso asks Dean what his thoughts are about tonight’s WWE World Title match.  Dean will take care of the new “Face Who Runs This Place”, and burt his own ego.  He is going to be the next WWE World Champion.

Match Number One:  8-Man Tag Match.  Beauty And The Man-Beast, and American Alpha Vs The Usos and The Ascension.

The Usos and The Ascension picks up the win here, with Jey Uso going after Heath’s leg, and giving him a Tequila Sunrise, making Heath tap out.  The two teams face off at No Mercy, for the Tag Team Titles.  And Slater now has a double wide, and a pool.

Winners:  The Usos and The Ascension

Segment Number 4:  Backstage Interview with John Cena.

Charly has Cena, he will be at ringside tonight for the Title match.  He doesn’t care if its AJ or Dean, at No Mercy, history will be made.  Because the 16-time Champ is here.

We pan right to The Miz putting a picture of himself on the wall of Quicken Loans Arena.

Segment Number 5:  Randy Orton

Randy is looking for Bray, and Rowan has him trapped.

Segment Number 6:  Bray Wyatt

We come right back to Bray saying he never learns, he loves to be sucked into the abyss.  But he never knows what’s in store for him tonight.

Match Number 2:  Tag Match with Carmella and Natalya Vs Nikki Bella and Naomi.

This didn’t seem to gel for some reason, but Carmella picks up the win hear, rolling up Nikki for the pin fall.

Winners:  Carmella and Natalya

Segment Number 8:  Randy Orton Looking For Bray Wyatt

Randy is looking all around, and sees red paint, with “I Am A God” and “Predator Or Prey”.  Randy opens a door in the boiler room, and sees a cutup poster of himself.  He opens another door, and Erik Rowan is waiting for him.  Randy closes it, and leaves.  The door is locked.

Next:  The Miz’s Hometown Celebration

Segment Number 9:  The Miz, Maryse, and Dolph Ziggler

Here comes the hometown boy, The Miz, and Maryse.

Video:  The Miz and his WWE career.

Cleveland, Miz is home.  And the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals.  1.3 million people lined the streets to celebrate Cleveland’s championship.  And this is all he gets?  Miz is the only hero in Cleveland.  Long before Cleveland was so desperate to win a championship, they welcomed back a traitor, Miz was winning the main event at Wrestlemania.  Miz is proud to celebrate day 173 of the Intercontinental Championship with the only 2 people he cares, his two parent.  Miz’s wife just informed him Dolph Ziggler’s parents are here too.  It must be hard for them, because they raised a world-class elite loser.

Enter Ziggler.  You can say anything about Ziggler, but you never talk like that to his parents, you never say that to his city.  If you have something to say, say it to his face.  Miz already said it when he defeated Ziggler.  It was a tainted victory, and Miz says it’s all in the record book.  Miz is a winner, and Ziggler is a loser.  He was almost at the top, but he keeps losing.  He’s like the opening act.  His career makes Miz sick.  His parents should be embarrassed, his friends should be embarrassed, but all he does is lose.  What can he do next?  Nothing else matters, Ziggler has nothing.  So unless Dolph ends his career, he has nothing left for him.  Miz is going to Hollywood, see ya around kid.  Miz starts to leave, but Ziggler tells Mike to wait.  He is right, this ring is everything Ziggler has.  This is what he loves, but sometimes things you love doesn’t always love you back.  You get nothing in return.  You have fans, friends, asking him why he still subjects this to his life?  It’s because he can’t stop.  Maybe his career didn’t turn out better, he thought he’d be a bigger star, but he just can’t stop himself.  But Miz, he puts that title up one more time.  You put that title up one more time.  Put that title up one more time, and Ziggler will put up his entire career.  Miz wants to make sure he means this, not that he takes a break.  He is done because of Ziggler.  Your title, or my career.  I either wind up champion, or he is done.  Either way, he is out of his mercy.  Miz’s title, or Ziggler’s career.  And if he can’t hang up his career, Miz will do it himself.

Tonight:  Dean Ambrose Vs AJ Styles (WWE World Championship Match)

Segment Number 10:  Bray Wyatt

When one door closes, another one opens Randy.  The door is open Randy, and he looks at him like a mouse in a maze.  Not sure which way to go.  And he laughs.

Match Number 3:  Becky Lynch Vs ??

The match never takes place, because Alyssa Bliss attacks her, and says she doesn’t deserve the Women’s Championship, because Alyssa does.

Winner:  No Contest

Tonight:  AJ Styles Vs Dean Ambrose (WWE World Championship Match)

Video:  Curt Hawkins

Curt is making a big announcement next week.

Segment Number 12:  Bray Wyatt

Bray is disappointed of Randy, he thought he was worthy of his appearance.  Someone worthy of having intelligence, but he was wrong.  The Viper has no venom.  Randy is taking all of the fun out of his little game.  Where are you Randy?  Where is the great predator he was hoping to see.  Someone wearing a sheep mask appears behind Bray.  It’s Orton.  The two men fight, with Randy laughing, and Bray running away.  I’ve got the whole world in my hands.  I’ve got the whole world in my hands.

Segment Number 13:  backstage Interview with AJ Styles

Charly is back, recapping what Ambrose and Cena said.  This is AJ Styles defending the WWE World Championship.  Recap of what happened, AJ beat up John Cena, then he beat John Cena.  Then AJ beat up Dean Ambrose, then he beat Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Title.  What we will hear at the end of the night is the ring announcer say the winner of the match, and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles.

Match Number 4:  (WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match) AJ Styles Vs Dean Ambrose.

John Cena joins the crew.  What a great match here, Cena cost Ambrose the title when AJ started the shove on Cena.  John popped his head to the inside, distracted the ref for a moment, AJ rolls up Ambrose, with some help holding his pants, and win the match.  Ambrose gets right into Cena’s face, and Cena hits an Attitude Adjustment, on both AJ and Ambrose to close the show.

Winner:  And Still (WWE World Champion) AJ Styles.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

The second hour of the show picked up some steam.  We had a terrific promo from The Miz and Ziggler, setting up their big match at No Mercy.  I am fine with Ziggler winning too, as long as Miz is elevated too, because he is such a big star now.  World Title match too was fantastic, and a great way to make it clear John Cena is in this match too.  I even enjoyed Orton and Bray tonight.  Disappointed not much from Becky though.  What was your thoughts on tonight?  Send them here, and remember to follow me over at Foreverrebuilding.com and check out work there for the Cleveland sports scene, including my reports and Smackdown Vs Raw that comes out every week.

Quick Match Results:

-The Usos and The Ascension def Beauty and Man-Beast and American Alpha                                                                                                                                 -Carmella and Natalya def Nikki Bella and Naomi                                                   -Becky Lynch Vs ??? went to a no contest (Non-Title match)                               -AJ Styles def Dean Ambrose (WWE World Title match)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Smackdown Live 9/13/16…The Face Who Runs The Place

Right after Backlash, we begin tonight’s program with a look over what happened at this past Sunday’s Backlash.  3 new champions were crowned, including AJ Styles becoming the new WWE World Champion.

We are live in Philly, and our new WWE World Champion, “The Face Who Runs The Place”, AJ Styles kicks off Smackdown Live.

Mauro Ranallo, JBL, and David Otunga welcome us to the show.

The Champ Is Here!!

I hate to say I told you so quietly, so let him yell it, I TOLD YA SO!!!  Everything he has said, he has done.  He told us he would beat John Cena at Summerslam, he did, and he is now the face who runs the place.  He told us he would beat Dean Ambrose, and he became the WWE World Champion.

If he told us he can beat Cena and Ambrose with an arm tied behind his back, you can bet its the gospel.  If he told us to buy a lottery ticket, because you’d be a millionaire, you would.

And now he is the champ who runs the camp.  Philly, did you hear him?  He is the champ who runs the camp.  World, he is the champ who runs the camp.

Here comes John Cena.

Philly is giving Cena some love, okay not really, but you know the deal.

You can hear all of these people, you want something that belongs to him, and he decided he wants it back.

AJ threw back his armband, and Cena wants the WWE World Championship, and he decided now is the time to take it back.  Because you know the greatest champion that has said “To be the man, you have to beat the man”, and he wants to make history.

He has one goal in mind, and that is to announce the 16-time Champ is here.

Here comes Dean Ambrose.

Ambrose goes right to AJ, and said he made the biggest mistake of his life.  He can take losing the title, but when he kicked him in the jewels, he stole it from him, and now is his enemy.  And you don’t want to make an enemy out of him.  Ambrose claims AJ did it because he knew he was beat, and there was nothing else he could have done

Cena pushes him to the side, and calls him out for losing after a nut shot.  Cena said Stone Cold was right for calling him out on his podcast.

Uh-Oh, please Dean, go there.

Ambrose didn’t step up, he stepped down, and showed WWE Universe he has no balls, brah.

Now the Philly crowd loves Cena.

I’m sorry, you must be mistaken Ambrose for someone who gives a damn about what Cena thinks, cause he doesn’t.  He has no patience for Cena.  He doesn’t care for his sanctimonious rah-rah bullcrap.  You know what Cena is to Ambrose?

A part-timer.

You’re better off doing those TV shows, those award shows, because you can’t keep up anymore.  WWE uses you as a corporate puppet that goes on morning shows, and look great on cereal boxes, but you can’t get it done anymore.  You can’t get past this chump, what makes you think you can get through him?  You’re nothing but a lazy….

And here comes Shane O’ Mac.

What’s up Philly?  Through all of this emotion, Shane had to come out.  At Summerslam, AJ and Cena tore the house down at Summerslam.  He beat him in the ring, clean.  Now the face who runs this place is getting to Shane, but he earned that.  But he got into Backlash, and tore the house down with Dean Ambrose.  But Styles took the easy way out.  It’s not how Shane would have done it, but he is the WWE World Champion.

And Dean, he knows emotions are getting high, but he is owned a rematch.  But that is not what is going to happen.  Because at No Mercy, he will defend the WWE World Championship against John Cena, and Dean Ambrose in a Triple Threat.

But since these two have so much animosity tonight, they will ne teaming up together to face AJ Styles and a partner of his choosing.  And since he is the champ who runs this camp, he is sure the GM will find a suitable partner for him.

Tonight, Randy Orton will address his status, and tonight, we will have a Fatal 5-Way to determine who the new Smackdown Women’s Champ Becky Lynch will face.

Rematch from Backlash, The Usos Vs The Hype Bros is now.

The Usos win the match with ease, hitting a splash.

Heath Slater contract signing is tonight.

We hear from The Miz, next.

Curt Hawkins is here!!

AWESOME!!!

Here comes the must-see Intercontinental Champion, The Miz.

For weeks, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, and most of WWE Universe has been calling The Miz a coward.  But he left Backlash with his beautiful wife by his side, and the Intercontinental Championship on his shoulder.  It is day 162 of being the Intercontinental Champion.  He has held this title more than 132 champions, including Pat Patterson and Dolph Ziggler.

Here comes Ziggler.

He is holding the IC Title, yet he isn’t really the champion.  But no matter what he does, he hear people in the back laugh, Miz knows why.  The ones you can’t pull the wool over you eye, the WWE Universe, you will never be seen as a top guy.  The WWE Universe knows about you.

Miz wants to make this clear, every show Miz is on, he is a top guy.  And if he lives and dies by what the WWE Universe thinks, well then they can bury Miz 6 feet under, just like Ziggler’s career.

Ziggler agrees, he is at crossroads in WWE.  But Miz still has to prove he is the man, so what do you say one more time?  No Maryse, no interference, no girlfriends.  Just The Miz and Dolph Ziggler.

Maryse wants to get this clear.  Dolph Ziggler just wants one more match?

Here comes Daniel Bryan.

I’m sorry he interrupted while his wife was speaking.  Because Maryse cheated to win, and she is the only reason The Miz is still the Intercontinental Champion, so Dolph will get his rematch.

Miz has an issue with this, he told Daniel at Backlash if he wins his title, he wants his contract renegotiated.  So in order for Ziggler to get what he wants, Miz needs to get what he wants.

This prestigious Intercontinental Championship isn’t going anywhere until The Miz gets what he wants.

AJ Styles recruits Baron Corbin to be his tag partner. tonight.

Corbin wants that title, he’d rather be his opponent than his partner.

It’s now Corbin Vs Crews.

The match never takes place, because Corbin took Crew out of commission, and here comes Jack Swagger.

As of 12:01 AM, he is officially a part of Smackdown Live, and we will see a side of Jacl we have never seen.

Coming up next, Becky Lynch will have a few words.

Charly Caruso is with Becky.

How does she feel defying the odds, and become the first Smackdown Women’s Championship.

On Sunday, she was beat down by 5 other performers.  Five became four, then three, then two, and there was one.  They say the journey is better than the destination.

Well not when this is the destination, the Women’s Championship.  Philly is a fighting town, so come at me, bros.

5-Way Women’s match is up now.

Alexa Bliss took the cheap pin after Carmella knocked out Nikki, Alexa rolled her over, and pin.  Alexa Bliss will face Becky Lynch at No Mercy.

AJ finds Kane.

Kane is not impressed by AJ’s offer, and walks away.

Heath Slater’s official contract signing is next.

Shane McMahon introduces the new Smackdown Tag Team Champions, he tells Heath everything is in order for him to sign his contract, and Heath does.  It’s official.  Heath thanks some people, including the fans, Rhyno, and his family.  Now they can get that double-wide trailer.

Just then, The Ascension come out.  They challenge Heath and Rhyno to a tag team title shot, and Shane officially makes the match, now.

Slater and Rhyno win when Rhyno gores Viktor, and picks up the win.

AH Styles still doesn’t have a tag partner, but Daniel Bryan has one for AJ…some goofy guy named “James”.

Randy Orton address the nation, next.

Bray, Bray, Bray, all you do is talk and say you’re The Face of Fear?  He finally knows what that means, Bray is the Face of Fear, he is afraid of Orton.  That is why he attacked him from behind, but he will never be as good as Orton.  So Bray, come on out if you have the balls.

Lights go out, and Bray is on the screen.

A wise man knows when to stay down Randy.  And this world we live in is cruel.  I know this, I am giving you a gift.  I gave you a way out, and all you had to do was take it, but you didn’t.  And you chose to embarrass him, and he didn’t like that.  But now he knows what he has to do.  Don’t sleep Randy, do not sleep.

The spotlight comes back on, and Bray is behind Orton.  The lights go out, come back on and we see Erick Rowan nail Orton from behind.

But one RKO out of nowhere.

Our main event, AJ Styles and “James” Vs Cena and Ambrose is now.

Before James Ellsmore can come to the ring, The Miz attacks James, and hits a Skull Crushing Finale, saying he is the main event.

Cena and Ambrose win when Cena gives Miz an Attitude Adjustment.

Ambrose then gives Cena Dirty Deeds to send a message.

At No Mercy, it will be a Triple Threat match for the WWE World Title.  AJ Styles Vs Dean Ambrose Vs John Cena.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Another great show this week, top to bottom.  I wanted to see more interaction between Ambrose and Cena, but going by what we saw at the end of the show, it will happen.

The Miz has become a star, with Maryse by his side, IC Title over his shoulder, and the things he says.  He is fun to watch.

Alexa Bliss gets the nod, and should have a good match with Becky Lynch.

A fun show tonight.  Do you agree?  Disagree?  Send me your thoughts, and don’t forget to tune in read my work this week over at http://ForeverRebuilding.com click on Ringside Seats, and check out my latest Smackdown Vs Raw report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Smackdown Live! 9/6/16…The Countdown To Backlash

We are live in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Daniel Bryan has the Smackdown Women’s Championship, he brings up the first ever 6-Pack Challenge for the Women’s Title.

We will have a 6-woman tag match tonight, but first a Women’s Forum.  Becky Lynch is first.

Becky said things happen for a reason, but when it’s all said and done, she will be the first Women’s Smackdown Champion.

Natalya comes out, and said her worst night was the night she was drafted on same show as Becky.  This was supposed to be her queendom.

Alexa Bliss comes out with no music, calling them a soap opera.

It’s Carmella’s turn.

Now Nattie, Carmella, and Alexa gang up on Becky, but Naomi and Nikki come out to watch her back.

6-women tag match is tonight.

We are in catering, Dean Ambrose is enjoying himself.

Tonight, Countdown to Backlash.  AJ Styles will confront Dean Ambrose.

Shane O Mac and Daniel are backstage.  The Miz confronts both of them. Miz has to defend his title against a “loser” like Dolph Ziggler?

Daniel reminded Miz Ziggler was willing to fight him last week, and Miz ran off.  And if he doesn’t want to defend his Intercontinental Title at Backlash, he can hand his title to Daniel.

The Miz Vs Apollo Crews is now.

Good match here, but Skull Crushing Finale does Apollo in.  Dolph Ziggler was doing commentary, and Miz shoved Apollo into Ziggler.

Ziggler has the IC Title, and Miz calls for his wife to get the title.

Renee Young is with AJ Styles.

We see footage from last week, and AJ is irate at a stage hand for sending that footage.

A video profile on American Alpha.

Charlie Caruso is with The Usos.  Tonight, they face American Alpha in the Semi-Finals of Tag Tournament.  They have respect for them, but they will prove they still run the tag team division.

Lights go out, and we see Bray Wyatt.

A man had to fight for everything, just to survive.  Picture this, a man in the woods try to hunt something so he can survive.  But the man runs into a Viper.  The predator had nothing to fear.  The Viper could push the man into fear, but everything catches up.  Men learned how to adapt, and the predators became a play thing.  It’s the evolution of man, and now Randy, you have become the man, and Bray has become the predator.  He is GOD.  And the weapon he holds is far greater than you can hunt down, it’s Bray’s heart.  It’s something he will learn to fear.  The hunted becomes the prey.  And there is nothing you can do at Backlash.

Run.

6-woman tag match is up now.

Carmella makes Nikki tap out to the Code of Silence, getting the win for Alexa Bliss and Natalya.

Tonight, Tag Team Tournament continues with Slater and Rhyno facing Hype Bros.  But next, its American Alpha vs The Usos, winner moves on to Backlash for Tag Team Title shot.

American Alpha win in quick fashion, despite The Usos attacking AA early, they win with Grand Ampitude.

It’s The Uso turn we have been waiting for, when they took out AA after the match.

The Usos take out Chad Gable’s leg with a Top Rope Splash.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw, The Usos snap.

Now its Roman Reigns turn.

Randy Orton is backstage, Charly Caruso runs into him.  Bray told Randy he is no longer the predator, what is your strategy going into the match at Backlash.

Randy tells a story about a man, a snake, and a rabbit.  To answer the question, he will be waiting for Bray Wyatt patiently.  But at Backlash, Bray Wyatt won’t know what hit him.

Fandango is in the ring.

Fandango’s partner Tyler Breeze is not here, but he found someone else to tango with.  Some woman named “Betty”, and as Fandango tell her hips lied.

Is there anyone else he can dance with a little fire in their belly.

Enter Kane.

Chokeslam.

Segment is done.

AJ Styles is backstage, and he breaks some guy’s phone.  He is the face who runs this place, and this is how they treat him?

Coming up next, Rhyno and Slater Vs Hype Bros.

Curt Hawkins is coming to Smackdown.  Fact!!  Next week, on Smackdown Live.

Hype Bros Vs Slater and Rhyno is now.

The Slater family is in attendance.

Rhyno and Slater continue their run with a win.  Rhyno hit a Gore on Ryder.  At Backlash, it will be Slater and Rhyno Vs American Alpha for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles.

Earlier tonight, we see The Usos attack American Alpha after their match.

Renee Young tell us right now American Alpha is questionable for their match at Backlash.

The Usos come out, and they say everything has come back, and American Alpha was at the wrong place, at the wrong time.  The fans turned their back on them, so now American Alpha come out, and the fans love them.  So the feeling is right, and they are on their way to dominate.

Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles go face-to-face, next.

In 5 days, Backlash with Styles Vs Ambrose, for the WWE World Championship.

Charly Caruso is in the ring.

Ambrose sends Charly out of the ring.

Ambrose got AJ a little gift before they started.

It’s an old bowling trophy.  He didn’t win, just participated.  He just wanted to tell AJ it’s the only trophy he is getting from Dean.

You have no idea who you’re dealing with.  Cause if you did, you wouldn’t treat him like one.

And we see the clip from last week.

You think that was funny?  Dean tells him he was just giving him a high-pitched voice to go with his Soccer Mom haircut.

AJ is wearing Cena’a arm band.  This is a joke?  He got this from the last man he beat.  He doesn’t want Dean to hand him anything.  In fact, he will take that trophy he is holding over his shoulder, just like he took this from John Cena.

So make jokes Dean, but John Cena took AJ very seriously, and he beat him clean, in the middle of a WWE ring.  Let’s be honest Dean, you’re not John Cena.

You’re damn right he’s not John Cena.  No offense to Cena, but on that night, AJ was the better wrestler.  But Dean isn’t a wrestler, he is a fighter.  He drags people all the way to the brink.  If Dean serves his memory correctly, Dean beat AJ the one and only time they faced each other, but you don’t see Dean wearing a patch.  So you better pick up the bowling trophy, because he won’t be wearing a patch that says AJ is the face that came in second place.

AJ kicks Dean in the balls, and he breaks the trophy and we end the show there.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Another good show this week.  I loved the Usos turn, and look forward to seeing how they play that out.  Slater and Rhyno are on their way to Backlash, and the ending played out very well.  I can’t wait to see Styles Vs Ambrose this Sunday at Backlash.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Don’t forget to check out my piece this week on ForeverRebuilding.com, under the Ringside Seats section.  I will be giving my weekly Smackdown Vs Raw report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Smackdown Live 8/30/16…The Face That Runs This Place is in Action

We kick the show off with footage from last Tuesday night on “Talking Smack” with Daniel Bryan and The Miz.

This was awesome.

We day 148 of the Intercontinental World Tour, with The Miz.

Shane and Daniel are watching at a monitor.  Shane tells Daniel he owes The Miz an apology, because he got into The Miz’s face, and he can’t provoke talent like this.

Daniel said he won’t be so honest next time, but he finds it ironic coming from the man who has a beef with Brock Lesnar.

We are off and running.

The Miz and Maryse comes to the ring to kick the show off.

Now do I have your attention?  Don’t you dare boo him, when he is being held down by both his General Manager and his commissioner, they are going to boo him?

It took 148 days to get his attention for an IC Title that used to be prestigious, and was held by failures.  But it will rise again, because of The Miz, our Intercontinental Champion.  But he has a “soft” style, he doesn’t like to get hit.  Maybe that is because he is smarter, and he isn’t a loser, who likes to get hit.

And Daniel Bryan wants to apologize to him?  But you people don’t see the big picture.  We don’t see what is going on back there.  Who do they call to be a spokesman?  Miz, then go do a media appearance?  Miz, then go do a movie?  Miz, then win the IC Title and play a chicken?  Miz.

He does it all, day in, and day out.  He never gets injured, but we all seem to think he is unworthy, and he didn’t spend his first 12 years working at a bingo hall at DFW.  But then they sit and cheer people who get opportunity after opportunity after opportunity, yet they fail.  So what does make all of us?  It makes us cowards.  And you know why we are all cowards?

Here comes Dolph Ziggler.

Miz is out here making great points.  He does it all, the red carpets, the movies, the commercials.  But there is a reason why these guys won’t get behind him, because they see right through Miz.

WWE stars, we live for this, we breathe for this.  We go above and beyond to be the best, but Miz just wants to be famous.  That is why nobody will ever believe in Miz.  That is why Daniel Bryan called him a coward, we all see you through this facade.  All you want to do is walk through a red carpet, hold your title, and be famous.  Every week, he has a chance to prove he is not soft, and he isn’t a coward.  Yet you don’t.  You want to talk about opportunities?  You want to talk about proving to people, prove to Daniel Bryan, prove to your wife, prove to yourself.  You want to prove you are not a coward?  Fight Ziggler right now.  No title, just the two of them fighting.  Prove to himself he can do it.  Miz and Ziggler….right now.

Miz is ready to fight, but he steps out of the ring.  Takes his jacket off, up to the apron, and off he goes.

I guess Daniel Bryan was right, the crowd was right, Miz is nothing but a soft, safe coward.

Miz goes right back after Ziggler, but Maryse stops him.

A great way to start the show.

Tonight, it’s Dean Ambrose Vs Baron Corbin.  And tonight, Bray Wyatt’s Sermon for the Serpent.  Bray Wyatt has a message for “The Viper”.

But next, Tag Team Tournament continues.  The Hype Bros Vs The Vaudevillains.

The Hype Bros pick up the win with a Hype Ryder.  Not a fan of Mojo Rawley myself, but this is the perfect spot for him.

They move on to Semi-Finals of Tag Tournament.

1 down, 2 to go.  There are great teams, but the hype train has left the tracks.  They have their sights set on Smackdown Tag Titles.

They will face the winners of the winner between Slater and Rhyno Vs The Headbangers.

AJ Styles greets everyone, he runs into the guy he doesn’t know.  It’s Apollo Crews, as in C-R-E-W-S.

But dude, this isn’t a spelling test, have a good one.

Here comes “The Face That Runs This Place”, AJ Styles.

Smakcdown Live, The Phenomenal One is here.  The face that runs this place is here.  And the face that beat John Cena, and the face that will beat Dean Ambrose.  Dean Ambrose will see this face in his nightmares.  Dean Ambrose will see this face lying down, as he pins him to become the new WWE World Champion.

Here comes the man AJ Styles doesn’t know.  Apollo informs AJ he went to the back, and he got the match.  Crews Vs Styles, tonight.  And that match is right now.

A good, short match here that ended with a Phenomenal Forearm, pinning Crews.

Tonight, Ambrose Vs Corbin is our main event.

Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, and JBL join us.  Renee Young traveled to Heath Slater’s home for an exclusive interview.

Rhyno is there, as is his wife, Beulah.

Franks, crackers, and cheese for o’ dours.  Beautiful.

Rhyno is just eating the crackers, hilarious.

Heath and his wife went out for a second, and Rhyno looked at Renee, with a “How ya doin'” look.

Tonight, Slater and Rhyno will face The Headbangers in the first round of Tag Team Tournament, but next, Bray Wyatt has a message for Randy Orton.

Fireflies are out, and here comes “The Eater of Words” Bray Wyatt.

He doesn’t fear snakes.  He doesn’t fear monsters, he fears no man.  Because Bray is FEAR.  And when he thinks of the legend of Randy Orton, he doesn’t think of him as a mythical serpent.  He thinks of him as just another man.  A man who believes he has venom running through his veins, and that excites Bray.  You’re sick Randy, but that is what Bray likes about him.  Now what Brock Lesnar did to Orton was interesting.  He exposed Randy of his flaws.  He went into that fight as a man without fear, but he sees him now as a flawed man.  Bray eradicates the infected, and if he really has voices in Randy’s head, then he prays those voices are telling Randy to run.  Run Randy, run.

Enter Randy Orton.

Actually Bray, the voices in his head, the voices in his head are asking him who the hell does this man think he is.  Bray thinks he is damaged because he has staples in his head?  He’s been damaged for a long time, which makes him go.  So from one damaged man, to another.  Bray has his attention.

There you are, that is the Randy Orton he was hoping for.  The predator he wanted to see.  He shows off his scars, and is still wanting to fight.  But Randy, you are no longer the Predator that you once were.  He is damaged, he is weak.  Bray is the Predator now.  And he should know better than anyone, what does a predator do best?  He kills, and at Backlash, he will cut the head off the serpent, and hold the head like a trophy.

Randy knows about scars.  Does Bray think he know about his scars?  He knows Cactus Jack dropped his head in a bag of thumbtacks.  He knows the scars he got at Hell in a Cell when faced The Undertaker.  But those scars Bray shouldn’t worry about them, he needs to be focused on the eyes of those demons.  Randy even half-ass respect Bray, because he knows he has his demons too.  So if he wants Orton at Backlash?  You’re on.  But fear?  He’s not afraid of kicking Bray’s ass, right now.

The lights go out, and we have a tag team match with the women.  Alexa Bliss and Nattie Vs Naomi and Becky Lynch, next.

Nikki Bella joins the commentary table as we are set with the women’s tag match.

Carmella attacks Nikki Bella from behind, and during the distraction, Alexa rolls up Becky, and win the match.

The return of The Headbangers is coming up next.  Tag Team Tournament continues, with Slater and Rhyno Vs Headbangers.

New music for The Headbangers.

Great music for Slater.

Slater and Rhyno win when a bloody Rhyno gored Thrasher.

Slater and Rhyno will face The Hype Bros in the Semi-Finals.

Ambrose Vs Corbin is next.

AJ Styles joins the commentating team to watch this match.

Daley “The Milkman” Millman is talking in the ring.  He is licensed to compete, but nobody wants to compete.  But he isn’t leaving here until someone comes to the ring and compete.

He takes his shirt, his tie off, and his pants.  He is wearing tiny whites.

Kane answers the call, and he chokeslams.

Such a stupid segment, but Kane leaves, as Baron Corbin comes in.  Future feud?

Our main event, Ambrose Vs Corbin is now.

Ambrose loses, when AJ kicks at Corbin’s head, and all three men battle.  But the show ends when Ambrose catches AJ right by the ropes, and AJ is feeling it in his lower area, Dean has some fun with that.

The show ends with Ambrose celebrating the WWE World Title.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Another good episode here, and it was highlighted by The Miz and Dolph Ziggler’s promo to kick the show off.  This could be a way to make The Miz into a bigger star.  He has done some great things with Maryse by his side, and that makes him complete.

I thought too Orton and Bray Wyatt was a good promo, and looking forward to their match at Backlash.

I love the trek Heath Slater is going, just keep it going.  I want to see how far he can go, the fans certainly love him, and the writing for him has been very good.

Where we go from here, who knows.

What did you think of the show?  Sound off, and be on the look out of my latest piece over at ForeverRebuilding.com under the Ringside Seats.  I will be giving my weekly Smackdown Vs Raw piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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