This week’s show starts off with a look at what happened on Monday night between Triple H and Dean Ambrose.
We are in Atlanta, Georgia and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler.
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring very gingerly as a result of what happened on Raw.
Dean grabs a chair and he asks if anyone minds if he sits down. He says he has been bounced off a variety of surfaces and his bruises have combined into a big one. Dean says he does not like to set a lot of goals. He works on a five second plan and he lives the life in front of his face. Some times it does not work. He angers the beast Brock Lesnar and he gets thrown through a car window. On Monday night, Triple H went on a diatribe how no one stands up to the Authority. Then he gets in Hunter’s face and the five second plan turns into a five minute beating.
This time it worked out because on March 12th, he gets a shot at the WWE Championship. If all goes well, on April 3rd, he will be the one defending the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania. This is where things get messy. People have already run the commercials and made the posters so he is screwing up the plans. If Dean Ambrose is the champion on April 3rd, does he defend the title against the man who rightfully earned that spot, Roman Reigns. It might be the right thing. However, he really wants another piece of Brock Lesnar. He has revenge on his mind and he wants to be the man who slays the beast. However, Triple H runs the place, so he might invoke some rematch clause.
Dean talks about the different combinations and then he suggests that they could throw all four of them into a cage and see what happens. Dean says anything can happen because this Road to Wrestlemania could get bumpy. That isn’t for a while so he is going to get there on his own time. He is going to do his own thing . . .
Kevin Owens’ music plays and he makes his way to the stage as Dean turns to Kevin.
Kevin has a question for Dean. He wants to know why Dean is out here spewing this crap. Who gives you the right to come out and open Smackdown this way. You talk about getting beaten up over the last few weeks. Last week on Smackdown, you were Brock Lesnar’s doormat. This week, you were Triple H’s punching bag and the only reason why Triple H stopped was because he wanted to stop punching you in the face.
You have two huge matches coming up. First you have a WWE Title Match against Triple H at Roadblock. Then you face Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania. Meanwhile, Kevin Owens is YOUR Intercontinental Champion and he does not have a credible contender for Wrestlemania.
Dean says that Kevin could be nicer to people or he could be more proactive and make challenges. Dean says if you are going to challenge Brock Lesnar, wear a helmet.
Kevin says he does not need advice from Dean because Dean makes him sick. He calls Dean a waste of space and everything wrong with the WWE. Kevin says that Dean cannot do anything about this as he pushes Dean. He says Crazy Dean Ambrose is acting tough sitting there. You are a broken man. If he wasn’t such a nice guy, maybe he would take advantage of Dean. Kevin tries to attack Dean from behind but Dean has summoned Yano powers to avoid Owens and then Dean hits Owens with a chair and Kevin goes to the floor.
Dean tells Kevin that he saw him coming a mile away on the giant TV screen. Let’s see how smart you are. Do you want to make this the Kevin Owens Show? How about you and me right now?
Kevin walks to the back and we go to commercial.
Match Number One: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso versus Sheamus and Rusev
Jimmy and Sheamus start things off. They lock up and Sheamus backs Jimmy into the corner and he connects with a knee and forearms. Sheamus with an Irish whip and Jimmy slides into the corner and Jimmy with uppercuts and chops. Jey tags in and Jey with a wrist lock but Sheamus with a forearm and Rusev tags in.
Rusev with kicks to Jey followed by a punch. Jey with a punch and side head lock. Rusev misses a punch and Jey with another side head lock. Rusev with a shoulder tackle and kicks to Jey. Jey gets Rusev up momentarily for a Samoan drop but Rusev gets to his feet. Rusev sends Jey to the floor and Jey get to the apron and he punches Rusev. Sheamus distracts Jey long enough to allow Rusev to hit a drop kick and then Sheamus sends Jey into the ringside barrier.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus with a reverse chin lock. Sheamus with a knee to Jey and he gets Jey up for a suplex throw. Sheamus with forearms across the chest and then he rips off the shirt to continue the attack. Rusev tags in and Rusev with a running body block that knocks Jey down on the apron. The referee sends Jimmy back to his corner as Rusev gets a near fall.
Rusev taunts Jey about tagging in his BRUTHA. Rusev kicks Jey in the ribs. Rusev taunts Jimmy while raking at Jey’s eyes. Rusev with a belly-to-back suplex attempt but Jey lands on his feet. Jey cannot make the tag but he hits a float over DDT and both men are down. Jimmy and Sheamus tag in.
Jimmy with a flying clothesline and thrust kick followed by an uppercut and Samoan drop. Jimmy sets for the running butt splash into the corner and he gets a near fall that is broken up by Rusev. Rusev sends Jey against the ropes but Rusev goes to the floor when Jey ducks. Jey hits a suicide dive onto Del Rio. Rusev with a round kick to the temple. Jimmy avoids a Brogue kick and hits a suicide dive onto Rusev.
Sheamus goes to the floor and comes off the steps and is hit with a super kick from Jimmy. Jimmy with a super kick to Barrett on the apron and then Jimmy goes up top but he lands on Sheamus’ knees on a frog splash attempt. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick for the three count.
Winners: Sheamus and Rusev
After the match, the Dudleys make their way to the ring as the Red Sea parts. The Dudleys have a table. Jey attacks D-Von and Bubba but D-Von sends Jey shoulder first into the ring post. Bubba sets up the table as D-Von picks up Jimmy. Bubba says that when they said ‘Don’t take this personally’ . . . they lied. Bubba with a boot to Jimmy’s head.
D-Von pushes the table over and Bubba holds Jimmy’s face up.
We take a look back at Stephanie McMahon’s comments from Raw.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Dolph Ziggler versus Miz
The referee tries to keep them apart and Miz with a punch as the bell rings. Miz with more punches and then he connects with a boot to the head for a near fall. Miz argues with the referee about the count and then he connects with more kicks and he gets a near fall. Miz sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and he kicks Ziggler. Miz goes for the Awesome Clothesline but Ziggler counters with a back slide and he gets the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Ziggler celebrates on the announce table and ringside barrier while Miz is furious inside the ring.
R Truth is in the catering area and he sees Goldust sitting by himself on the other side of the room. Goldust does not want to look at Truth and Truth says he was a little harsh on Monday. He said some things he regrets. He says Goldust probably regrets some of the things he said but Goldust says he did not say anything.
Goldust says he is not a joke and he does not need Truth’s pity or scorn.
Truth says that he sees what Goldust is saying and they should be the Golden Truth.
Goldust says that he is not an idiot and he knows that Truth will throw his food in his face. Goldust says he will do it to himself.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at what happened on Monday to lead into this match.
Match Number Three: Becky Lynch versus Sasha Banks in a Number One Contender Match (again)
Sasha points to the Wrestlemania sign before locking up. Sasha takes Becky down and gets a near fall. They lock up again and Becky takes Sasha down and gets a near fall. They go to a test of strength and Becky with the advantage and Sasha with a bridge but Becky gets a few near falls. Sasha with a victory roll for a near fall. Sasha with a drop toe hold into a front face lock.
Becky with a single leg take down followed by arm drags but she misses a forearm into the corner. Becky with a few elbows and then she starts to work on the arm with a top wrist lock. Becky goes for a cross arm breaker but Sasha rolls up Becky to get a near fall. Becky with a wrist lock and Sasha with forearms. Sasha with an arm drag using the ropes for extra momentum. Sasha charges into the corner and Becky puts Sasha on the turnbuckles.
Sasha with a sunset flip and she gets a near fall. Becky with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Both women go for a drop kick at the same time.
Charlotte’s music plays during a lull in the match and she comes to the ring with her father.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Sasha stretches Becky. Sasha pulls Becky down by the hair and gets a near fall. Sasha continues to work on the arms. Becky with a knee and head butt. Becky with clotheslines and a drop kick. Becky with a running forearm into the corner and then she tries for a slam but Sasha with a rollup for a near fall. Becky with an exploder.
Becky gets a near fall. Becky with a snap leg drop and elbow drop. Becky misses a twisting leg drop. Sasha with a double knee strike for a near fall. Becky with a rollup for a near fall but Sasha goes for the Banks Statement but Becky gets to the ropes and Sasha has to release the hold.
Becky kicks Sasha in the head and Becky goes for the DisArmHer but Becky is sent into the corner. Sasha with two double knee strikes into the corner for a near fall. Sasha with a kick but Becky with a European uppercut for a near fall. Becky with a forearm and Sasha fires back. They get back to their feet and continue with the forearms. Sasha with a back slide but Becky rolls through and hits a drop kick.
Sasha goes to the floor and Becky tries for a clothesline off the apron. Becky and Sasha hit clotheslines and they both go down. Ric gets up and he dances around and wooos at Sasha and then at Becky. Charlotte hits Becky and Sasha from behind and the referee calls for the bell.
After the match, Charlotte with forearms to Becky and then to Sasha. Charlotte sends Becky into the ringside barrier. Charlotte picks up Sasha and hits an exploder while Ric continues to woooo.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of the end of the Becky Lynch versus Sasha Banks match.
Ric and Charlotte walk in the back and they are stopped by Renee Young. Renee says it is one thing for a match to end in a double pin, but it seemed like Ric got intentionally involved tonight.
Charlotte says the question was which Diva deserved to face her at Wrestlemania. The answer is neither. Charlotte says she beat Becky twice in title matches. What has Sasha ever done? She has never beaten her. She wants to know if she needs to be doing Renee’s job. Isn’t she supposed to getting the scoops.
Renee says that she found out during the commercial break that Charlotte will not be facing Sasha or Becky at Wrestlemania. She will be facing both of them in a Triple Threat Match at Wrestlemania.
Renee seeks comments from Charlotte or Ric and they are woooless.
We take a look at the Undertaker’s response to being put in a Hell in a Cell Match against Shane McMahon.
The New Day makes its way to the ring for the next match featuring Kofi Kingston.
Xavier says they want to address a miracle that happened tonight. Xavier says they are not talking about the miracle of the League of BOOTY winning a match. Xavier wants to talk about Y2AJ and how they were able to get a title shot on Raw. How does that happen?
Kofi says this happens because the world we live in today is a magical place. Miracles happen every day. The sun, the moon, gravity . . . jello. They cannot explain things. Big E tries to explain what Jello is and Kofi says that miracles cannot be explained.
Xavier talks about the low cost of the WWE Network. Kofi talks about the miracle of the delicious taste of BOOTY-O cereals. Big E says that it is a miracle that Xavier Woods because a success since he is from the town called “HotLanta” which is formally known as Hot Garbage Lanta.
At the end of the day, when it all comes back around, they will still be your WWE World Tag Team Champions.
Match Number Four: Kofi Kingston (with Big E and Xavier Woods) versus AJ Styles
Woods gets on the apron to try to distract Styles but Styles goes after him and AJ gets a rollup for a near fall. Styles with a back breaker and he gets a near fall. Kofi with a forearm but Styles with a Phenomenal Drop Kick. Styles stops Woods from playing Francesca and Kofi attacks Styles from behind.
Styles with a pescado onto Woods and then Kofi with a baseball slide to Styles to send him into the announce table.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kofi with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Styles with punches but Kofi sends Styles into the turnbuckles and kicks him. Kofi with kicks to Styles in the corner and then he goes around the corner on the apron to add to the kicks and then he gets the invisible Big E to Irish whip him for a drop kick in the corner.
Kofi with a kick for a near fall. Kofi with a reverse chin lock. Styles with a jaw breaker to escape the hold. Kofi trips Styles as he comes off the ropes and Kofi goes to the floor to gloat. Kofi goes up top and he is blocked by Styles who hits a back body drop. Styles with a clothesline and back elbow followed by a snap mare and sliding forearm. Styles sends Kofi into the turnbuckles and he hits a flying clothesline into the corner.
Styles with a neck breaker out of a Death Valley Driver position for a near fall. Kofi with a kick but Styles with a boot to Kofi. Kofi with SOS for a near fall. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Styles ducks and Styles with a Pele Kick. Styles gets sent over the top rope to the floor when he charges into the corner.
Woods goes to attack Styles but the referee sees him and Big E and Woods are sent to the back. Kofi protests to the referee and Styles with a springboard forearm and he gets the three count.
Winner: AJ Styles
After the match, Big E and Xavier return to the ring and Styles is able to get to the floor but he is able to avoid them in the ring and he gets away.
We go to commercial with the announcement that Bray Wyatt will be facing Brock Lesnar at Roadblock.
Bray Wyatt says that he stood upon the sand and he saw a beast rise from the sea having seven heads and ten horns. Upon those ten horns were ten crowns. On the heads were the name blasphemy. You have done some damage around here Brock. You have conquered them all and you have put fear in the heart of every man you have faced.
Bray says that he is more than a man. He is the nagging conscience of a world that has thrown itself away to mortal monsters. Where he comes from beasts bow to him. Soon, so will you.
Bray laughs and tells Brock to run.
We go to commercial.
We are back and are reminded that the Fabulous Freebirds will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year in Dallas.
Match Number Five: Kevin Owens versus Dean Ambrose in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Ambrose with a side head lock and take down. Ambrose with a shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall. Ambrose with a side head lock take down. Owens with a forearm and Ambrose goes to the floor as Owens focuses on the injured ribs. Owens wants Ambrose to get back into the ring.
Ambrose with a waist lock and snap mare into an arm bar. Ambrose with a hammer lock. Owens with a knee to the midsection and he punches Ambrose in the abdomen. Owens kicks Ambrose in the corner and then he goes after the ribs with shoulders. Owens blocks a kick and Owens kicks Ambrose. Owens with punches to the midsection and Owens with an Irish whip. Ambrose floats over and he goes for the double underhook DDT but Owens gets out of the hold and goes to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ambrose goes up top but Owens charges at him and Ambrose leaps over Owens. Ambrose kicks Owens and goes for the double underhook DDT but Owens backs Ambrose into the turnbuckles and Owens with shoulders. Owens with a back senton and he gets a near fall. Owens kicks Ambrose in the back.
Owens with more kicks in the corner and he chokes Ambrose. Ambrose punches Owens but Owens with a kick and forearm to the back. Owens with a forearm to the chest and then Owens with a seated abdominal stretch and he punches Ambrose in the ribs. Ambrose gets out of the hold and he gets back to his feet but Owens with a knee. Ambrose with a hip toss but Ambrose is in pain from the move.
Ambrose charges at Owens and Owens sends Ambrose over the top rope to the floor. The referee starts his count and Owens goes to the floor and he hits a running back senton. Owens returns to the ring and the referee begins his count again. Ambrose falls to the floor after using the ringside barrier. Ambrose completes his power up for a moment to get back into the ring at nine.
Owens sends Ambrose back to the floor. Owens sends Ambrose into the ringside barrier. Owens has a few words for the announcers before returning to Ambrose. Owens tries to send Ambrose back into the ring but Ambrose spins on the apron and hits a clothesline on Owens. Ambrose gets back into the ring and so does Owens.
Owens runs into an elbow and then Owens goes shoulder first into the ring post when Ambrose moves. Ambrose with a rollup for a near fall. Ambrose with punches and chops followed by a clothesline and forearm. Ambrose with a running forearm into the corner and Owens avoids the bulldog and Ambrose goes into the turnbuckles. Ambrose drops down and Owens goes over the top rope to the floor. Ambrose with a suicide dive onto Owens and both men are down.
Ambrose goes up top and Owens drops Ambrose onto the turnbuckles abdomen first. Owens with a cannonball to Ambrose and Owens gets a near fall. Owens puts Ambrose on the turnbuckles and he punches Ambrose in the ribs. Owens sets for a superplex and he punches Ambrose in the ribs. Ambrose with punches to stop Owens. Ambrose with forearms to the back and Owens goes to the mat.
Ambrose with an elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Ambrose goes for a suicide dive and he is caught by Owens and Owens runs Ambrose into the ring apron. Owens removes the cover of the announce table and throws the monitors away. Ambrose is back in the ring and Ambrose tries for a double underhook DDT. Ambrose counters a pop up power bomb with a rana. Owens with a super kick and Owens goes for another back senton but Ambrose gets his knees up. Ambrose with a double underhook DDT and Ambrose gets the three count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
We go to credits.