WWE SmackDown! Results (02/25) – AJ Styles, Mark Henry, and Chris Jericho Victorious

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At Fastlane, we found out that Roman Reigns would be the one who would be going to Wrestlemania to face Triple H for the WWE World Championship. We are in Indianapolis, Indiana and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler.

Triple H’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. He puts the title belt on a table in the middle of the ring.

Hunter takes the mic and he says Please allow me to introduce myself. I’m a man of wealth and taste. I’ve been around for a long, long year. Stole many a man’s soul to waste.

Hunter mentions that Sympathy for the Devil could have been written for him. Is he the devil? It depends on who you ask. If Roman Reigns forgot who he is, there is no doubt. If Roman Reigns forgot and thought there would be no retribution for that attack a few months ago, there is no doubt in his mind any longer.

We take a look at what happened on Raw after the main event when Triple H brutally attacked Roman Reigns. Hunter says if Roman didn’t remember when he was lying here in a puddle of his own blood on Monday night, on Tuesday morning when he was lying on a doctor’s table waiting to get his shattered nose surgically repaired, it dawned on him then. We see photos of Roman’s nose after Monday night.

Hunter says that is the look of a man who knows his place. He looks like a man who has been humbled. Hunter says it is a bit confusing. The suits, the ties, and the boardrooms. Make no mistake, he is the law. He is the authority. Hunter says it is human nature to want to buck authority and challenge that law and rebel against authority. Hunter says he was there before, but you cannot beat authority.

Roman knows he cannot do it and you know you cannot do it. You wake up every day and want to buck the system but you bow your head and do you job. You bow to authority. This goes out to Roman Reigns and all of you. It goes out to anyone who can hear his voice

So if you meet me. Have some courtesy. Have some sympathy, and some taste. Use all your well-learned politesse. Or I’ll lay your soul to waste.

Roman Reigns wants to be the WWE World Champion more than anything in the world. It takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to be the WWE Champion. Hunter says he had to walk over a lot of people to get there. Roman has the sweat down. He works hard and he says that Roman is good, damn good. As far as the blood goes . . . Hunter shows the bloody tape from his fists from Monday night. As far as the last one goes, he gets the last one at Wrestlemania.

At AT&T Stadium in front of the largest crowd in history, you will look across that ring at him and he will humble you. Hunter says he will tear your dreams out from under you and he will get those tears. He will get those tears and there ain’t a damn thing you can do because he is the law, he is the authority, he is the Cerebral Assassin, he is the King of Kings, he is the Game. Because he is the WWE Champion, because he is that damn good.

Mauro mentions Roman’s current status and says there is no timetable for his return.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Kalisto, Sin Cara, Neville, and Dolph Ziggler versus Wade Barrett, Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, and Rusev

Ziggler and Barrett start things off and Barrett punches Neville off the apron and all eight men get involved. Rusev battles with Cara while Del Rio squares off with Kalisto and Sheamus works over Ziggler in the corner. Kalisto with a head scissors to Del Rio while Cara gets in punches on Rusev. Rusev is sent to the floor and then Kalisto and Sin Cara go for stereo suicide dives but Rusev stops Cara and hits a round kick to the head while Del Rio sends Kalisto into the ringside barrier.

Ziggler with a hesitation DDT on Sheamus but Barrett with a Blackpool Slam for a near fall and we go to commercial.

We are back and Barrett has Ziggler on the turnbuckles followed by a running knee to the midsection and he gets a near fall. Del Rio tags in and he kicks Ziggler in the head and he knocks Kalisto off the apron. Alberto with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker and gets a near fall. Rusev tags in and he kicks Ziggler and then he hits a couple elbow drops. Rusev mocks and taunts Ziggler to make the tag but Rusev sends Dolph into the corner.

Sheamus tags in and he gets Ziggler up for a suplex throw. Sheamus knocks Cara off the apron and then he kicks Ziggler in the ribs. Ziggler with a super kick and both men are down. Neville and Barrett tag in and Neville with a flying forearm and then he drop kicks Del Rio off the apron. Neville with a back heel kick and a drop kick to the head. Neville runs into a boot but Neville with an enzuigiri and Barrett falls in the corner. Neville goes up top and Sheamus tries to stop him but Neville avoids him and hits a 450 splash for a near fall.

Rusev tries to interfere and Cara with an enzuigiri from the apron. Kalisto with a drop kick and Rusev falls over the top rope to the floor. Cara with a slingshot plancha but Rusev catches him. Cara with a suicide dive onto Rusev. Neville hits the Red Arrow on Barrett but the referee is distracted by Sheamus, allowing Del Rio to kick Neville. Ziggler with a super kick to Del Rio. Sheamus tags in and he hits the Brogue Kick and gets the three count.

Winners: Sheamus, Rusev, Alberto Del Rio, and Wade Barrett

We go to footage from earlier today when Renee Young was with Kevin Owens and she says that Kevin asked for time to make an announcement. Kevin tells Renee that he did in fact ask for time and he could say what his announcement is if she would stop talking.

Kevin says Renee will like this announcement. He says he was so inspired by the actions of Dean Ambrose the way that he took a beating from Brock Lesnar and then he commandeered . . . or stole an ambulance to drive back to the arena. He dragged himself to the ring to confront Brock one more time. It showed so much heart and deserves to be rewarded. Kevin says that he is offering Dean his rematch tonight.

Renee tells Kevin that Dean is not here.

Kevin says he hopes that Dean is at home recovering. Kevin says he has beaten everyone and Dean is the only one who deserved at title match. Kevin says he guesses he gets a night off as well.

Big Show’s hand appears on Kevin’s shoulder and Show says that Kevin hasn’t beaten him. Kevin says that is getting heavy as he pushes Show’s hand off. Show says it can get heavier.

Kevin says this is the Road to KOMania but Show must be looking for the Road to Retirement. Show grabs Kevin by the collar and calls him a snarky piece of trash. He can take a detour on the Road to Retirement and KO KO. He tells Kevin that he has a match with him later tonight.

We go to commercial.

Before our next match, Bubba gets on the mic and he says that he knows what you want. You want the Dudleys to pull out a table and put someone through that table. You ain’t getting that. They ain’t a circus act. They ain’t a nostalgia act. They are nine time tag team champions. That makes them better than every single one of you.

D-Von says they do not care what you want. They do things for themselves. They will make sure that they are the greatest tag team of all time.

Bubba says you can take your tables and your chants and shove it.

Match Number Two: D-Von Dudley (with Bubba Ray Dudley) versus Jimmy Uso (with Jey Uso)

Jimmy with a thrust kick and uppercut. Jimmy with a dragon whip and then he runs into a boot. Jimmy with a super kick and Jimmy goes up top but Bubba goes under the ring and pulls out a table. Jey chases Bubba away. While Jey puts the table back, Bubba hits the ropes and crotches Jimmy. D-Von with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: D-Von Dudley

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at the return of Shane McMahon into the WWE fold on Raw.

The Undertaker will be on Raw next week.

Chris Jericho and AJ Styles are in the locker room. Chris tells AJ that he did not like him when he first came into the WWE. They had three matches and then on Monday, they became a team. Chris says he did not expect it to go as good as it did. Chris says he has been a five time tag team champion with five different partners. He says that if they are on the same page, the sky’s the limit.

AJ says he came here to be the best and compete with the best. He wants his Wrestlemania Moment and it may come as a tag team champion.

Chris says that it starts tonight. No matter how goofy the New Day is, they are the champions. If they win, they can move to the top of the list. Chris asks AJ if he has Funaki’s number since AJ was in Japan.

AJ says he never got Funaki’s number.

A voice from off camera says he will be their partner and it is Mark Henry. The WSM should join the Y2AJ tonight. The New Day are clowns and fools. They play around too much. They can teach the New Day a serious lesson.

Mark and Chris shake hands and Chris says to lighten up on the handshake. Mark says that Jericho is funny but he better not be playing with him. Chris says that champion to champion, he is serious about that. Mark pats AJ on the chest and says he is looking forward to working with him.

AJ asks if Henry always hits that hard.

Match Number Three: Big Show versus Kevin Owens in a Non Title Match

Owens punches Show but Show pushes Owens away. Owens with more punches and Show with a hip toss. Owens with a European uppercut and then he drop kicks Show in the knee and follows with a back senton and he gets a near fall. Owens with boots to Show and Show goes down. Show blocks a kick but Owens with an enzuigiri. Show pushes Owens into the corner and punches Kevin. Show with a chop to the chest and Owens goes to the floor.

Show palms Owens and brings him back onto the apron. Owens drops Show on the top rope. Show with a choke slam and Owens rolls to the floor. Show goes to the floor and he sends Owens back into the ring. Show goes up top but Owens stops him and Owens sets for a superplex. Show grabs Owens from the ropes and he tries to choke slam Owens but Owens crotches Show and Show falls to the floor. Show holds his knee while the referee makes his count and he gets to ten.

Winner: Kevin Owens (by count out)

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Natalya versus Becky Lynch

They lock up and Natalya with a side head lock take down. Becky with a head scissors but Natalya escapes and gets a near fall. Natalya with a side head lock and rollup for a near fall. Natalya with a waist lock but Becky with a drop toe hold into a front face lock and wrist lock. Natalya with a reversal and side head lock and shoulder tackle. Becky bridges out of the cover and hits a drop kick.

Becky gets a near fall and then she hits a leg drop followed by an elbow drop. Becky misses a spinning leg drop and Natalya with a German suplex that sends Becky to the floor.

Naomi and Tamina show up at ringside as Natalya sends Becky back into the ring. Naomi grabs Natalya and punches Natalya. Tamina with a super kick and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Natalya (by disqualification)

Naomi and Tamina go after Becky but they miss while Sasha makes her way to the ring to help take care of Naomi and Tamina.

Charlotte’s music plays and she comes out with Ric Flair and she has something to say.

Charlotte says that was well done. She says she got an update on the bombshell she dropped on Monday. The number one contender’s match is on Monday on Raw. Charlotte says she has a front row seat at ringside to see who wants the title more. She wishes both of them the best of luck and then she wooos.

We go to commercial.

We are back and the Social Outcasts make their way to the ring for the next match.

Before the match starts, Goldust’s music plays and he comes to the ring. R Truth stops Goldust and tells him he does not want Goldust here. Goldust says he is here to be in a neutral corner while the crowd chants ‘Golden Truth’.

Match Number Five: Heath Slater versus R Truth

They lock up and Slater with a waist lock. Truth with a standing switch and side head lock. Truth holds the ropes and then he does some dancing. Truth with a split and hip toss to Slater. Truth with a punch to Slater in the corner and follows with forearms. Slater with a high knee strike on Truth and Slater with a knee drop. Slater with a forearm drop and he gets a near fall. Slater with a reverse chin lock.

Truth with a punch but Slater pulls Truth to the mat by the hair. Slater punches Truth but Truth with a leg lariat and both men are down. Truth with a back elbow followed by a sit out gourdbuster and a split from Truth. Truth takes care of Rose on the apron and then Bo gets on the apron and the referee focuses on him. Slater blocks a back slide but Goldust with a punch and Truth gets the three count on the back slide.

Winner: R Truth

We go to commercial.

We are back and we take a look at what happened with Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar on Raw.

The New Day make their way to the ring and they have something to say.

Xavier starts off by saying that they thought they were going to be interrupted by the League of Booty but they learned their lesson after Fastlane not to mess with the New Day.

Big E says that if they are going to talk about a mess, let’s talk about the foul, nasty, moist mess of a tag team that is Y2AJ and the supposed, alleged World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry.

Kofi says that Mark still believes that he is the World’s Strongest Man and they laugh. Kofi says he knows of a man in this very ring who begs to differ and Xavier poses.

Kofi says if you want to look like Xavier Woods, the first step is to eat your BOOTY-Os Cereal, they make sure you ain’t BOOTY.

Xavier says JeriStyles isn’t a real tag team. He says Meek Mill and Drake would have a better chance at a successful partnership. He reminds everyone that they are the WWE World Tag Team Champions. They ride together. They eat together. They train together. They take baths together . . . and Kofi and Big E ask why did he mention that. They remind us that the New Day Rocks and we go to commercial.

Match Number Six: Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods versus AJ Styles, Chris Jericho, and Mark Henry

Kofi and Jericho start things off and Kofi with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Jericho with a drop kick and chop. Big E tags in and Big E with a running shoulder tackle. Henry tags in and Big E has something to say to Mark. Big E has a punch blocked and Mark with a series of head butts and a kick. Henry with a clothesline to Kofi and Woods and the New Day go to the floor. Jericho and Styles with slingshot pescados onto Kofi and Woods and then it is time for tandem dancing as we go to commercial.

We are back and Jericho chops Woods in the corner. Jericho with another chop and he tags in Styles. Jericho and Styles with a double back elbow and then Styles with a running back breaker for a near fall. Styles sends Woods into the corner and Jericho tags in and he kicks Woods. Woods with punches but Jericho with a forearm.

Jericho with an elbow to Woods and then he hits a springboard drop kick to Kofi when Kofi misses a clothesline. Big E sends Jericho into the turnbuckles and Big E tags in. Big E with a running Snake Eyes with Kofi and Woods hitting a double enzuigiri and Kofi gets a near fall. Kofi sends Jericho into the corner and he kicks Jericho. Big E tags in and kicks Jericho. Woods tags in and kicks Jericho. Kofi comes back in and continues with the kicks. Big E with a kick and then Kofi tags in and Francesca 2 signals the drop kick in the corner by Kofi.

Kofi helps Jericho back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Kofi keeps Jericho from making the tag and Kofi with a reverse chin lock into an arm bar. Jericho with a punch and he misses a drop kick. Woods tags in and Kofi with a running kick followed by a drop kick from Woods. Big E tags in and Big E hits a Warrior splash while Woods hits a leg drop at the same time. Styles breaks up the cover.

Big E with an abdominal stretch and Big E adds a stomach claw. Jericho goes for a cross body but Big E catches him. Jericho gets to his feet and Jericho hits an enzuigiri and both men are down. Woods and Styles tag in and Styles knocks Kofi off the apron. Styles with a clothesline and back elbow followed by a forearm in the corner and a sliding forearm. Woods goes for a German suplex but Styles escapes. Woods escapes a suplex attempt and he goes for an O’Connor Roll but Styles holds on to the ropes. Styles with a springboard moonsault into a reverse DDT for a near fall.

Big E breaks up the cover and Henry with a body block to Big E. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise to Henry. Jericho pushes Styles out of the way on an attempted Trouble in Paradise by Kofi and Jericho takes the move. Woods with a rollup on Styles for a near fall. Styles with punches and a back fist. Woods with a discus forearm but Styles with the Calf Crusher and Woods taps out.

Winners: AJ Styles, Mark Henry, and Chris Jericho

We go to credits.

credit: PWInsider.com