WHAT HAPPENED @SMACKDOWN

Posted July 15th, 2016 by 1Wrestling News Team

Jermaine Royster reporting …

Smackdown comes to us tonight from San Diego, California as this is the final Smackdown to be aired on Thursday nights. Next week will be the debut of Smackdown Live on Tuesday nights as well as the highly anticipated WWE Draft that will be taking place on that same show. Of Course, 1Wrestling.com will have all the recaps for your reading pleasures.

Sasha Banks music hits as she makes her way down to the ring to kick off the show.

Women’s Division
Singles Match
Sasha Banks vs Dana Brooke w/ WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte

Banks immediately goes for a quick roll up then a back slide unsuccessfully then she hits the double knees to Brooke. Dana then chop blocks Banks as she is distracted by Charlotte on the outside. Brooke goes with the ground and pound to Banks as she has to break as the referee counts to five. Brooke slaps on a face lock then delivers a clothesline to Sasha. Banks gets back in control using her speed hitting a high cross body but only getting a two count. Dana tries for a roll up but Banks counter with one of her own for a two count. Charlotte comes up on the apron and she gets a right hand from Banks then she applies the Bank Statement to Dana Brooke as she is forced to tap out again to Sasha Banks

Your Winner: Sasha Banks via Submission

After the match is over, Charlotte hits a big boot to Banks sending her to the outside, Charlotte then throws Banks across the announce table.

Next we get a recap of last Monday’s Raw where Vince McMahon made his decision to have Shane run Smackdown Live while Stephanie McMahon will run Raw, the new Smackdown General Manger will be debuting this Monday Night.

Singles Match
Non-Title Match
United States Champion Rusev vs Dolph Ziggler

Both men wrestle amateur style, Ziggler hits a drop kick but then Rusev catches Ziggler mid air then hits a slam. Rusev throws Ziggler high in the air for a big drop, Ziggler tries to fight back but Rusev is too powerful. Ziggler again tries to use his speed but he runs into a power bomb by Rusev for a two count. Rusev misses the big boot as Dolph goes for the sleeper hold, Rusev powers out but runs back into a DDT followed by the Fame asser for a two count. Rusev hits a big knee then a kick to Ziggler, Rusev calls for the Accolade but Zach Ryder’s music hits and distracts Rusev. Dolph tries to counter but he gets thrown over the top right into Zach Ryder. Rusev manhandle’s both men in the ring but as Ryder escapes, Dolph rolls up Rusev for the win.

Your Winner: Dolph Ziggler

After the match is over as Ryder & Ziggler celebrate up the ramp, Rusev loses his cool and he destroys the announce table and starts throwing chairs in a rage.

Next we get a recap of the confrontation between the New Day and the Wyatt family. The New Day took a trip to the Wyatt compound and the six men did battle. The New Day stood their ground but the Wyatt’s seemed to have gotten the edge in this compound brawl.

Tag Team Match
The Club(AJ Styles & Karl Anderson w/Luke Gallows) vs Enzo Amore & Big Cass

Styles goes at Enzo quickly in the corner as Amore hits a baseball slide to Styles then hits a few drop kicks then tags Cass. Cass clears the ring then hits the Empire Elbow to Styles. Cass takes out Karl Anderson then then he sends his partner Enzo over the top rope taking out The Club. Karl Anderson gets back in control with a cheap shot to Enzo, he tags AJ and the two double team Enzo in the corner. Styles hits a back breaker to Enzo for a two count then tags Anderson back in. Karl gets in a few right hands to Enzo then he tags AJ, he then works over the legs of Enzo. Anderson gets the tag and he too hits a few knee drops to the legs of Enzo before he makes the tag to AJ. Styles hits a corner fore arm to Enzo, Amore regains control as he counters Styles but runs into a knee from Anderson as he tries to make the tag to Big Cass. Enzo catches Anderson with a knee in the corner but Karl gets back with a senton to Amore. Styles gets the tag and catches Enzo before he can tag Cass, Enzo then hits a swinging DDT to Styles. Gallows pulls Cass down from the apron as Enzo goes for tag, Luke and Cass go at it on the outside while Styles slips in and slaps on the Calf Crusher to Enzo forcing him to tap out.

Your Winners: The Club

Brock Lesnar’s UFC 200 bout is highlighted next as he will be taking on Randy Orton at SummerSlam in August. Randy Orton will be Chris Jericho’s guest on the Highlight Reel at BattleGround next week.

Singles Match
Kalisto w/Sin Cara vs Tyler Breeze w/Fandango

Breeze attacks Kalisto driving him into the corner, both men wrestle out and Breeze pulls Kalisto from the top rope. Breeze slaps on a face lock but Kalisto escapes hitting kicks quickly after. Breeze gets back in control hitting Kalisto with right hands off the ropes, Kalisto hits a kick then a side kick on the ropes but Breeze counters with a roll up for a two count. After the pin attempt, Kalisto quickly catches Breeze with the Solita Del Sol and Kalisto gets the win,

Your Winner: Kalisto

Next is another edition of Miztv, Maryse introduces the Intercontinental Champion and he welcomes the crowd. Miz brings up the WWE Draft and Smackdown Live then introduces his two guests, Daren Young & Bob Backlund. Darren Young won the Battle Royal last Monday on Raw allowing him the chance to challenge The Miz for his Intercontinental Championship. Miz starts off by showing a highlight package of Bob Backlund for the few who may not know who he is. Miz then shows the Darren Young highlight reel and nothing shows up, Miz says he couldn’t find any highlights on the WWE Network. Young tells Miz that it doesn’t matter because he will beat him for his title. Backlund looks at Young and tell him that Miz will never be a role model and he cant be champion. Maryse calls Backlund old and Miz chimes in as well. Young tells Miz that he wont stand for insults at Bob Backlund, he says he will teach Miz a lesson at BattleGround. As Miz tries to respond, Young grabs his microphone and cuts him off, Miz tells him to never touch his mic. Young does it once again and asks him, “What are you gonna do?” Miz and Maryse quietly go back up the ramp.

We see Sasha Banks being attended to by the doctors backstage, Charlotte & Dana Brooke approach her. Charlotte tells her that she will have her match at BattleGround but it will be a tag match. Charlotte tells Sasha to find a partner.

Smackdown Main Event
WWE Champion Dean Ambrose vs Kevin Owens
(Seth Rollins joins the announce desk)

The action quickly spills outside as both men are attacking each other but Dean and Seth get into a fight and the bell sounds. As they go at it, Sami Zayn’s music hits and he comes down to even the score. After the commercial break a tag team match is made pitting Owens & Rollins vs Zayn & Ambrose. Owens attacks Ambrose then tags Rollins as he kicks away at Ambrose in the corner. Rollins hits the high knee off the ropes then slaps on a face lock, Ambrose breaks away but Rollins counters with a Back Breaker. Owens gets the tag but misses the senton on Ambrose and Zayn gets the hot tag, Zayn clears the ring then hits a DDT off the ropes to Rollins. As both men hit the floor, Ambrose & Zayn both hit suicide dives in stereo, Rollins gets back in control in the ring hitting a sling blade to Zayn. Owens gets the tag and hits a neck breaker to Zayn followed by a back elbow. Owens hits the running senton for a two count then a strong right hand in the corner. Rollins gets the tag and he chops away to the chest of Zayn in the corner. Zayn tries to fight back but Rollins forces him back to the corner then hits a fore arm. After another fore arm by Rollins, Zayn counters with a Mitchinoku Driver then tags Ambrose. Dean clears the ring then blasts away at Owens in the corner, Ambrose hits a suplex then the flying elbow from the top rope. Dean hits the running bulldog but doesn’t see Rollins tag himself in. Rollins hits a back breaker then hits Zayn with an enziguiri, Ambrose comes back at Rollins with the clothesline off the ropes. Rollins goes for the Pedigree but Dean gets away tagging Zayn, he scores with a high cross body. Zayn hits the exploder suplex to Rollins as the action spills to the outside. Zayn hits a DDT but fails on the Helluva Kick because Kevin Owens pulled Rollins away from the corner, Zayn bounces off the turn buckle. Rollins scores on the rebound hitting the Pedigree to Zayn scoring the win.

Your Winners: Kevin Owens & Seth Rollins

After the match is over both Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn go at it once more as does Ambrose & Rollins in the ring. Seth Rollins escapes and both men continue to yell at each other as Ambrose holds his WWE Title in the ring, Smackdown goes off the air.

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