WHAT HAPPENED @SMACKDOWN

Posted August 23rd, 2016 by 1Wrestling News Team

Jermaine Royster reporting..

Smackdown comes to us live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. There are many questions coming out of last Sunday’s SummerSlam involving the bloody beating of Randy Orton at the hands of Brock Lesnar as well as Dean Ambrose’s successful title defense against Dolph Ziggler. We see a shot of the locker room and AJ Styles comes in and says he’s the new face that runs the place after beating John Cena, then Styles turns to Dolph Ziggler and says he doesn’t like losers and Dolph lays in with a few right hands. Ziggler yells at Styles to mind his own business then the opening introduction starts. We get word from Mauro Ranallo that a new Smackdown Tag Team Title will be debuted as well as the Smackdown Women’s Championship. Daniel Bryan & Shane McMahon come to the ring to get the show started, every Womens wrestler as well as Tag Team is in the ring. Daniel Bryan asks the Women in the ring who wants to win the new belt as Shane tells the news about the new Tag Titles and both will be contested at the upcoming Backlash PPV. There will be a Tag Team Tournament that will begin tonight and culminate at Backlash. Heath Slater shows up coming from the crowd and he asks how can he win some gold to be put around his waist. Bryan says he’s not equipped to win the Women’s Title, Slater says he is referring to the Tag Team Titles. Shane says he doesn’t have a tag team partner, Slater says he can just go in the back and find a new partner to win the tournament. Daniel Bryan says that if he can find a partner then he will have a shot. Shane McMahon then chimes in a says that if Slater and his partner should win the Tournament then he will be granted a Smackdown Live contract. As the crowd cheers for Slater, AJ Styles shows up and says that this show has no order. As Styles puts down the new titles and Heath Slater, Ziggler appears and goes straight for Styles as they would have to be separated.

Women’s Division Match
Singles Match
Alexa Bliss vs Becky Lynch

Both women lock up and Lynch gets Bliss into an arm lock then into a bridge. Bliss fights out and takes down Lynch but she has to still get away from Lynch. Alexa gets Lynch down by the ropes as she comes down with both boots and into an arm bar. Lynch reverses and hits a back elbow followed by a clothesline in the corner. Bliss reverses with a power bomb for a two count but as she goes for her next move she gets countered by Lynch and into the Dis Arm Her for the submission win.

Your Winner: Becky Lynch

Backstage we see Heath Slater approach Miz & Maryse and Slater tries to get him to to be his new tag partner, Miz dismisses him quickly after.

Smackdown Live Tag Team Tournament Match
First Round
The Ascension vs The Uso’s

The Ascension attack both Uso’s as the bell sounds, Viktor blasts away at Jimmy then Konnor comes in and hits a big splash to Jimmy in the corner. Viktor goes back to work on Jimmy attack the leg then he tags Konnor back in. Konnor works the back of Jimmy until he can fight away hitting an enziguri then tagging Jay uso. Jay hits a super kick to Viktor followed by a Samoan Drop for a two count. Konnor blocks the move but Jimmy comes in and scores with another super kick to Konnor. Jay gets the tag from his brother and he flies off the top rope hitting a Samoan Splash to Konnor for the win.

Your Winners: The Uso’s

AJ Styles music hits and he makes his way to the ring sporting the “Never Give Up” arm band that John Cena left in the ring at SummerSlam. Styles says he sees a lot of jealous people in the locker room including Dolph Ziggler because of his win over Cena last Sunday. Styles said he did what he said he was going to do by beating John Cena, AJ tells the crowd they all become AJ Styles fans now because he runs the place now. Styles then says he should be the number one contender for the WWE World Title. Dolph Ziggler comes to down to the ring but security stops him midway, Daniel Bryan comes down and he says since they want to fight then they will have a match tonight on Smackdown Live. If Styles wins then he will face Dean Ambrose for the World Title at Backlash but if Ziggler wins then that natch will become a Triple Threat match including Ziggler.

Women’s Division Match
Singles Match
Carmella vs Nikki Bella

As Nikki Bella is being interviewed before the match, Carmella blindsides Nikki with kicks and punches attacking the surgically repaired neck of Nikki Bella. Carmella gets Bella down on the mat and the bell hasn’t even sounded, Carmella relentlessly blasts away at Nikki Bella. Carmella screams at Nikki as more security has to come down to separate the to women. Carmella then comes back in the ring and hits the Bella Bomb to Nikki. The referees get Carmella away and the match is thrown out.

Randy Orton’s music hits and the Apex Predator makes his way to the ring to address the WWE Universe about what Brock Lesnar did to him at SummerSlam. Orton received ten staples in his head in order to close up the head would he suffered from Lesnar. Randy says he was in one hell of a fight last Sunday but he would’ve done anything to have the match back because he didn’t want thing to end the way they did. He gave Shane McMahon credit for doing what he thought was right, then Orton is cut off by Bray Wyatt’s music. Bray Wyatt makes his way to the ring and he confronts Randy Orton while sitting in a chair at ringside. Bray says he saw what Brock did to him and that he noticed how different he looked. Wyatt said Orton was a great man but still just a man, while Wyatt is no man but a god. Wyatt says gods will never die and he will find out all about that in time. Wyatt seems as if he will stand up and face Orton but the lights go out and Orton is alone in the ring.

Shane McMahon is interviewed backstage and he is asked if Brock Lesnar’s recent punishment is strong enough and Shane says no because Stephanie McMahon is not taking this seriously. He says Brock was only fined $500 and that he & Lesnar still have unfinished business.

Heath Slater is backstage talking to Arn Anderson about the two becoming a new tag team to compete in the Smackdown Live Tag Tournament, when Anderson turns him down he gets a visit from Rhyno and he says he will be his tag team partner.

Smackdown Live Tag Team Tournament Match
First Round
The American Alpha vs Breezango

Gable starts with Fandango and the two exchange holds in the middle of the ring, Fandango gets taken down by Gable then Chad locks on with a chin lock. Breeze gets the tag as well as Jason Jordan, American Alpha hit german suplex’s in stereo then throw both men over the top rope. Jordan works the arm of Tyler Breeze in the ring then tags Gable, he does the same hitting a knee drop on the same arm to Breeze. Gable goes with an arm bar working the shoulder then tags Jordan back in. Fandango comes in behind the referees back in hits a big clothesline dropping Gable as Smackdown Live goes to a commercial. Fandango gets thrown to the outside and Gable tries to tag Jordan but Breeze stops him, Gable still gets the tag. Jordan comes in and clears the ring hitting german suplex’s to both men then a spear to Breeze in the corner. Breezango hits a double team move and Breeze hits the Super Model kick to Jordan but Gable was able to make the save. Breeze hits another enzigiuri to Jordan for a two count as Gable take out Fandango on the outside. Breeze tries another kick but Jordan counters with a german suplex, he tags Gable and they hit the Grand Amplitude to Tyler Breeze and they get the win.

Your Winners: The American Alpha

Dean Ambrose is backstage and he is asked about the next match to determine his next opponent at Backlash, he says he just heard about it as he was just in the casino doing a little gambling. He gets a cup of coffee and he says he may have to come down and some commentary. After the commercial break, WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose comes down to join the announce team for the Smackdown Live Main Event.

Smackdown Live Main Event
Singles Match (Winner becomes #1 Contender for the WWE World Championship)
Dolph Ziggler vs AJ Styles

Both men wrestle for position and end up in the ropes, Ziggler shoots for AJ’s legs but Styles catches him with a right hand to the face. Ziggler goes back at Styles spinning over him trying for the face lock but Styles gets away under the bottom rope. Ziggler continues to stomp away at Styles as Smackdown goes to a commercial. Styles would get back in control after the break hitting a catapult to Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler gets Styles in the corner with right hands but AJ sidesteps Dolph in the corner and gets back in control with a pendulum back breaker to Ziggler. Styles score with blows to the head then a round house kick to Ziggler, Dolph then tries a roll up but cant get the pin, Styles slams him down and start taunting Ziggler. Styles send Ziggler into the turn buckle and delivers chops to the chest of Ziggler, Styles scores with a fore arm to the back of Dolph. Ziggler tries to fight his way back scoring with punches to AJ but Styles would hit a neck breaker on the ropes sending Dolph back to the outside. AJ slaps on a face lock back in the ring, Styles would then work the right arm of Ziggler. Dolph again tries to fight back but Styles counters with a knee to the mid section but Ziggler would score on a big drop kick off the ropes. Ziggler scores with a back elbow to Styles followed by a neck breaker and elbow drop for a two count. Ziggler would hit the Fame-asser to Styles for a two count but Styles would block Dolph’s next move then hit the Ushi Garoshi neck breaker to Ziggler. AJ would miss the 450 splash and Dolph scores with a DDT but still cant get a three count, Styles would attempt the Styles Clash but Dolph counters with the Zig Zag for another two count. Both men lay exhausted in the middle of the ring and Dolph goes for a super kick but AJ moves and Dolph gets caught in the ropes. AJ kicks the rope stunning Dolph and then AJ delivers the Styles Clash to Ziggler for three count and the win.

Your Winner: AJ Styles, AJ Styles is now the new #1 Contender and will face Dean Ambrose at Backlash for the WWE World Championship.

After the match is over, Styles looks over at Ambrose at the announce desk and gives him an evil stare. Ambrose meanwhile is bad mouthing Styles and his serious look towards him, AJ then comes down to the announce desk and slaps off Ambrose’s headset. Both men have a staredown and the crowd goes wild cheering for both men as Smackdown Live goes off the air.

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