WWE SmackDown! Results (03/17) – AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens Main Event

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We are in Cincinnati, Ohio and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, Jerry Lawler, and Byron Saxton.

Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring, but he has eschewed the aisle for the standard entrance again.

Roman says that you have seen the footage. That is what happens when you run your mouth. Triple H believes in money, power, and respect. Roman says he is different. He believes in the Big Fight and the Big Fight knocked him into next week. Triple H won’t be here tonight, but he will be watching.

You are still the champ. You are still the man. Roman says he is in your arena. He is standing in your ring. He will be eating your catering on your dime because he can. He will continue to do that until you are in the same area code and then he will beat Hunter’s ass again because he can.

On April 3rd, in front of the entire world, you will see him destroy Triple H and become the WWE Champion. He will hold the title over Triple H because he can. If you are smart, you will believe that.

We see Chris Jericho’s attack of AJ Styles after Chris got pinned in the tag title match against The New Day. Then we see Chris’ explanation for why he did what he did on Smackdown. On Monday, AJ got some revenge on Jericho after Jericho’s match against Neville.

We go to Renee Young in the back and she is with AJ Styles.

Renee asks AJ about his last few weeks. AJ says Chris is upset because the fans chant his name. That is ridiculous. They can chant whatever they want. That is how it works around here? Chris made it personal. On Monday, it felt good to drop him . . .

Kevin Owens appears in the interview area and he tells Renee that he thought she was interviewing AJ Styles, but he sounds like another new guy . . . Sami Zayn. You are just like him. My friend attacked me and made it personal. You should get your own show on the WWE Network where you hold each other and cry. You need to learn that friendships do not matter . . . .titles do (as Kevin points to his Intercontinental Title Belt).

AJ says if we are talking about comparisons, AJ says that Kevin reminds him of Chris Jericho. Smug, arrogant, jackasses.

Kevin says he is surprised AJ didn’t go with the fact that they are both Canadians, and then he asks AJ what is his point.

AJ says that they have a match tonight so you can put your money where your big mouth is . . . and I get to shut it.
Kevin tells AJ and Renee that they have the same haircut and he walks away.

Match Number One: Miz versus Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler avoids Miz and Ziggler with a single leg take down. Miz with a front face lock but Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler with another near fall. Miz gets to the ropes and the referee tells Ziggler to back off. Ziggler goes for the leg and he takes Miz to the mat. Miz with a front face lock and Ziggler with a near fall. Ziggler with another near fall.

Miz backs Ziggler into the ropes and Miz with a kick followed by a punch and side head lock take down. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a side head lock take down. Ziggler with a shoulder tackle. Ziggler goes for a drop kick but Miz blocks it. Miz catapults Ziggler but Ziggler holds on to the ropes and skins the cat. Ziggler teases a super kick but he gets a rollup when Miz ducks.

Ziggler with a hip toss followed by elbow drops. Miz rolls to the apron and he drops Ziggler on the top rope but Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall. Ziggler with a Stinger Splash but Miz avoids the neck breaker and he Irish whips Ziggler sternum first into the turnbuckles and Miz with a baseball slide to send Ziggler to the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Miz with a double sledge from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Miz with boots to the midsection. Miz with a body scissors on Ziggler. Ziggler with punches but Miz tries for a belly-to-back suplex and Ziggler lands on his feet. Miz runs into an uppercut. Ziggler with two flying clotheslines followed by a Stinger Splash and neck breaker. Ziggler with a slam and a near fall.

Ziggler misses a Fameasser and Miz with a rollup for a near fall. Miz with a knee but he misses a running kick. Miz counters a hesitation DDT with a boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Miz sets for the Skull Crushing Finale but Ziggler with a snap mare. Miz blocks the Fameasser but Ziggler counters a power bomb with a sunset flip for the near fall.

Miz with a figure four leg lock but Ziggler gets to the ropes to force Miz to release the hold. Ziggler kicks Miz away and then Ziggler with a super kick for the three count.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see footage from Ryback’s match against Sin Cara on Raw and the announcement that Kalisto will face Ryback for the United States Title at Wrestlemania.

We see footage of what happened between Brock Lesnar and Dean Ambrose on Raw.

Speaking of Dean Ambrose, earlier today, he decided to take WWE cameras around Cincinnati.

Dean talks about the many names for Cincinnati, but it is his home town. Brock Lesnar has been training for a fight his entire life. Down there, you train to fight for your life. You fight for a better life. Every day is Wrestlemania. The stakes cannot be higher. The pressure is off the charts. It makes diamonds.

Every time he gets a brick thrown at his head for being on the wrong block or every time he got jumped, it taught him a lesson. Cincinnati taught him a lot. It taught him how to fight, how to live, and how to be Dean Ambrose. He will pass this knowledge on to Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania. He says he hopes that Brock is ready because nothing hurts like an education.

Match Number Two: Bubba Ray Dudley (with D-Von Dudley) versus Goldust

Bubba wants Goldust to get up from his squatting position in the corner. Goldust finally gets up and D-Von pulls out a table. That distracts Goldust and Bubba hits Goldust from behind. Bubba sends Goldust into the turnbuckles. Bubba sends Goldust into another turnbuckle. Bubba with an elbow to the back of the head and then he punches Goldust while calling him a freak.

He continues to punch Goldust and says that Goldust paints his face just like the Usos. Bubba with a neck breaker and he talks to D-Von about the form of the neck breaker. Bubba gives Goldust one shot and Goldust with a series of punches but Bubba with a kick. Goldust goes for a sunset flip but Bubba does not go over. Bubba drops down but misses when Goldust moves.

Bubba with a clothesline to Goldust. Bubba with jabs as he tells Goldust ‘just like your daddy’. Goldust with a kick to stop the Bubbonic Elbow and Goldust with a clotheslines and a clothesline into the corner. Goldust punches Bubba from the turnbuckles. Goldust sets for a bulldog and he hits it. Goldust gets a near fall.

Bubba goes to the floor and Goldust chases Bubba around the ring. D-Von tries to attack Goldust but Goldust takes care of D-Von. Bubba kicks Goldust as he returns to the ring and he gets the three count.

Winner: Bubba Ray Dudley

After the match, D-Von comes into the ring and he attacks Goldust.
R Truth makes his way to the ring and he punches Bubba and then he goes after D-Von. Bubba with a boot to Truth.

The Usos’ music plays and they make their way to the ring. All four men battle in the ring and the Usos tease super kicks and the Dudleys get out of the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Charlotte makes her way to the ring with her father Ric Flair.

Charlotte says in a little over two weeks, she will be defending her Divas Championship at Wrestlemania against two women that she has known most of her adult life. She says they have laughed. They have fought. They have made up. They have fallen apart. She says that she would not be standing here today if it wasn’t for the two of them.

Charlotte asks for Sasha and Becky to remember their history and accept her invitation.

Becky is the first one to make her way to the ring.

Charlotte asks if there is anyone else. Any BFFs?

Becky says she doesn’t do BFFs after her last one.

Charlotte says that she can always count on Becks.

Becky says you can count on her too. You can count on her taking the title at Wrestlemania.

Charlotte tells Becky to hold on . . .

and Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring.

Charlotte points out that Sasha finally decided to show up.

Sasha says she is the boss and you don’t tell her when to show up.

Becky wants to make sure this bickering does not litter their Road to Wrestlemania.

Charlotte says she has been thinking about NXT. They trained together every day. This is what they have worked for. Charlotte says she remembers the day she said she met the most talented women. Ric said they sound like the Horsemen. Charlotte says maybe they are the Horsewomen. Charlotte says she thought that he was going to disown her for that comment. Charlotte says that Ric said if they are who they say they are, then you are the Horsewomen.

Charlotte says she hates to admit when she is wrong, but that is why she brought them out. It is to apologize. She wants to apologize to everyone sitting at home. Charlotte tells her father that she is sorry FOR EVER THINKING THESE TWO WERE WORTHY OF BEING CALLED HORSEWOMEN.

Becky says she was wondering when the real Charlotte would appear.

Sasha wants to know if that was what Charlotte wanted to bring her out for. To embarrass them?

Charlotte says she has felt guilty since her dad’s faction granted their name to two women who don’t deserve it.
Becky asks about what does Charlotte deserve. Becky says she thought maybe there was a shred of human decency in there. Then you threw everything away that they worked for. You can call her an Irish Lass Kicker or a Horsewoman. Whatever you want to call her, but at Wrestlemania you will be calling her the woman who will be ripping off your arm and taking your title.

Sasha stops Becky and she says you are not taking the title. Sasha says she pinned Charlotte to become the NXT Women’s Champion. Sasha says she has not been beaten since she debuted. She belongs to be here unlike Becky.

Becky says she has earned her way into the match unlike some people.

Sasha tells Becky she had her chance and she failed so Becky needs to go to the back of the line.

Becky says she would have won but Daddy Dearest cheated to keep the title on his daughter. Becky says she hasn’t gotten her rematch since the Royal Rumble. It takes more than a self entitled ego and some dollar store jewelry to be a boss.

Sasha and Becky push each other while Charlotte laughs and that leads to Becky and Sasha attacking Charlotte. Becky with an exploder and Sasha with a lungblower but Charlotte gets out of the ring before Sasha can apply the Banks Statement.

We go to commercial.

We are back and the New Day make their way to the ring and they have bags with them.

We see the attack by Sheamus and his Fellas on the New Day after the tag title match on Raw.

Xavier says that they have done some recouping and what better way to recoup than with a big bowl of BOOTY-Os cereal. He says that you would have thought that they would be angry and do something like this . . .

Big E screams Sheamus we’re going to take your pasty behind and kick you from pillar to post.

Xavier says they are feeling so much better.

Big E screams LET ME TELL YOU WOODS, LET ME TELL YOU KOFI, APRIL 3RD AT WRESTLEMANIA, LEAGUE OF NATIONS WE’LL SEE YOU THEREEEEEEEEE!!

Kofi says they accept their challenge. Just because you dropped us on Raw, it does not change the fact that you are four bags of hot garbage.

Exhibit A . . . Rusev. Machka . . . You’re BOOTY (and Kofi kicks the bag out of the ring)

Exhibit B . . . Barrett. I’ve got some bad news for you . . . you’re BOOTY (and Woods kicks the bag out of the ring)

Exhibit C . . . Alberto Del Rio. Lo siento, pero tu es BOOTY (Kofi kicks the bag out of the ring)

Exhibit D . . . Sheamus . . . Fella fella fella Brogue Fella Fella Fella Brogue Fella Fella Brogue . . . You’re BOOTY (and Woods kicks the bag but it does not go out of the ring)

Woods says that they are your WWE Tag Team Champions. It is because the New Day Rocks.

Match Number Three: Kofi Kingston (with Xavier Woods and Big E) versus Wade Barrett (with Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, and Sheamus)

Barrett misses a clothesline and Koif with a drop kick and then he kicks Barrett in the corner and he goes around the ring post and he continues with the kicking and then he goes for the Francesca drop kick but Barrett gets out of the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kofi with kicks and punches to Barrett. Barrett with an Irish whip but Kofi with a pendulum kick. Barrett kicks Kofi off the apron after Del Rio and Sheamus distract Kofi. We have a standoff on the floor.

Barrett sends Kofi into the turnbuckles and Barrett puts Kofi on top of the turnbuckles and he connects with forearms and then he hits a running knee to knock Kofi off and Barrett gets a near fall. Kofi with an elbow and then he kicks Barrett. Kofi with a double jump cross body for a near fall. Kofi blocks the Blackpool Slam and Kofi with a DDT for a near fall.

Del Rio gets on the apron but so does Woods. Del Rio kicks Woods while Rusev sends Kofi to the mat when the referee was out of position. Big E goes after Rusev but Sheamus helps out Rusev while Del Rio sends Woods into the ringside barrier. Sheamus sends Big E into the ringside barrier.

Kofi with a spin kick to Barrett and then Sheamus, Rusev, and Del Rio get on the apron. Woods and Big E take care of Rusev and Del Rio while Kofi hits a thrust kick on Sheamus to send him to the floor. Kofi with a rollup and a handful of tights for the three count.

Winner: Kofi Kingston

We go to Dean Ambrose from earlier today at Madonna’s Bar. He says it is a great place to lick your wounds, numb your pain, and they have a hell of an open mic night on Thursdays. Over the years, you learn a lot about yourself. You think about the fights you won and the fights you lost. You dream about fighting on the big stage. That is all crap. It is about fighting for pride, who you are, and where you come from.

Dean says he is bringing the entire city of Cincinnati with him to Wrestlemania. Brock Lesnar does not know what pain is. Brock does not know what a street fight is. He will learn at Wrestlemania.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at what happened with Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon, and Undertaker on Raw.

The Social Outcasts are sitting on the apron and they have something to say. Heath says that they are in the house. You all are looking at top grade talent right in front of you. Bo says this is why at Wrestlemania (and they all point to the logo), the Social Outcasts will be the first team in history to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal together.

Heath says he is the leader so he thinks he will win. Axel says he knows a little something about battle royals. He points out that he was never eliminated from the 2015 Royal Rumble. He is going to win . . . YI!

Adam says he is so tired of Curtis and battle royals and his stupid YI.

They start to argue and . . .

Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring with a kendo stick. Dean gets in a few shots on Dallas and Slater. He enters the ring and Rose and Axel argue over who to attack Ambrose. Axel pushes Rose into Ambrose and Ambrose swings away. Axel gets in a few shots on Ambrose but Ambrose moves when Axel goes for a splash in the corner. Ambrose with more swings on Axel and he sends Axel over the top rope to the floor.

Dean asks them if they were done, but that does not matter because you are done. Dean says he was walking the streets of his home town, taking in the sights and sounds. He says that he enjoyed a cheese coney and he heard a rumor. The rumor is that Brock will be on Smackdown next week.

Brock sure ain’t comin to Cincinnati. Dean says he will make this real simple for you. On Raw, you walked away from a fight. Next week, he will be in the ring waiting for you. Do you have the baseballs to step up to the plate?

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four: AJ Styles versus Kevin Owens in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Owens with a side head lock. Styles with a Phenomenal drop kick and he sends Owens into the turnbuckles and chops him. Styles with punches and chops in the corner followed by a forearm after Owens pushes him away. Styles with an Irish whip but Owens sends Styles to the apron and Styles with a forearm and AJ goes for a springboard move but Owens catches Styles on his shoulders and hits a gutbuster and a back senton as we go to commercial.

We are back and Owens with a reverse chin lock. We see footage from the commercial break when Styles was sent into the ringside barrier. Styles with elbows to the midsection but Owens sends AJ to the mat. Styles gets his knees up for a back senton from Owens. Owens tells Mauro to shut up before he misses a shoulder into the corner and hits the ring post and goes to the floor.

Styles with a forearm followed by a clothesline and a sliding forearm. Styles sets for the Styles Clash but Owens with a back body drop. Owens charges at Styles but Styles drops down and Owens goes over the top rope to the floor. Styles with a slingshot forearm onto Owens. Styles gets Owens up for a Death Valley Neck Breaker for a near fall.

Styles with a waist lock but Owens with an elbow and standing switch. Styles with elbows to get out of the hold and Styles goes for the springboard moonsault but Owens moves out of the way. Owens with a package Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Owens sets for the pop up power bomb but Styles holds the ropes and Styles with an elbow and kick followed by an enzuigiri.

Owens with a clothesline and both men are down. Owens with a punch but Styles punches back. Owens with a European uppercut. Styles with forearms and chops to Owens. Owens with a knee to the midsection and he misses a clothesline. Styles misses a back fist but Owens with a super kick and he tries for the pop up power bomb but Styles leaps over Owens and hits a Pele Kick. Styles with a spinning power bomb out of an Argentine Back Breaker for a near fall.

Styles pulls Owens into the corner and he goes up top but Owens recovers and stops Styles with a forearm. Owens with a punch. Owens says he is phenomenal and Owens goes for a superplex but Styles stops him. Styles with head butts and Owens with punches. Owens is knocked off the turnbuckles. Styles sets for a 450 splash but Owens gets up and Styles goes to the apron to avoid being crotched.

Styles with a stunner on the top rope and Owens goes down. Styles sets for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Chris Jericho’s music plays along with his pyro and that distracts Styles. Styles comes into the ring and Owens with a running boot and then he hits a short arm Pop Up Power Bomb for the three count.

Winner: Kevin Owens

After the match, Owens leaves the ring and Chris Jericho enters the ring. Jericho picks up Styles and he hits a Codebreaker.
Jericho gets a mic and starts an AJ Styles chant in a mocking manner. Jericho stands over Styles as we go to credits.

Credit: PWInsider.com