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WWE SmackDown 2/21/17 Results – #1 Contender’s Battle Royal

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Show: WWE SmackDown
Location: Ontario, CA at the Citizens Business Bank Arena
Date: 2/21/17
Airing on the USA Network

Welcome to SmackDown Live. A recap video package was shown from last week’s show. Daniel Bryan walks down to the ring to open the show. He noted that we are 40 days away from WrestleMania. He brought out Naomi, who had a knee brace on. Bryan said that everyone here believes that she deserves to be champion. Bryan said that this is the hardest thing to do as GM and brought up being just like her as being injured cost him the championship. Bryan said Naomi won’t be able to defend title due to her injury. Bryan asks her to forfeit the Title. She thanked him for his kind words and noted that its funny how fast things can change in life. She said that being knocked off the mountain is like a free fall and feels back. She said that when she gives him the title then her chances of wrestling at WrestleMania is gone too. She hands him the title. She said that when she comes back that they will feel the glow. Alexa Bliss walked out and mocked Naomi for giving up the title. Bliss told the fans to shut up and listen. She said that they need a champion going into WrestleMania and wants him to give her the title back. Bryans said that it does make sense for him to give the title back to her but he is not going to give it to her. He said that Bliss will face Becky Lynch for the vacant title tonight.

-Commercial Break-

SmackDown Live Women’s Title Match: Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch.


Lynch rolled her up for 2. Lynch hit a series of clotheslines then tripped her and locked in a headlock. Bliss tripped her and landed a series of right hands. Bliss used the middle rope to her advantage and covered her for 2. Lynch hit a suplex for 2. Bliss rolled to the floor to send us to break.


-Commercial Break-

We’re back with Lynch making her comeback. Bliss with a punch to the throat of Lynch and rolled her up for the win.

Winner and new champ: Bliss.


Post-match, Mickie James walks out to congratulate Bliss. She then runs down to the ring and tries to attack Lynch but Lynch caught her with a kick to send her to the floor.


Dean Ambrose, Kalisto, The Miz cut a backstage promo about tonight’s battle royal and main eventing WrestleMania 33.

-Commercial Break-

Natalya cut backstage promo about Nikki Bella being a fraud and vowed to expose her. She took a shot at Bella’s wrestling skills and being a cheap Natalya knock off.

Tag Team Match: American Alpha vs. Tyler Breeze and Fandango.

Breeze and Fandango attacked Jordan right out of the gate. They double teamed him until he fought back and got the hot tag to Gable. American Alpha hit a double bull dog to Breeze for the win.


Winners: American Alpha.

The Usos come through the crowd and told them that they can’t get ready for them. They told them that they’re scared of The Usos.

-Commercial Break-


Natalya cut backstage promo about Nikki Bella being a fraud and vowed to expose her. She took a shot at Bella’s wrestling skills and being a cheap Natalya knock off.

Tag Team Match: American Alpha vs. Tyler Breeze and Fandango.

Breeze and Fandango attacked Jordan right out of the gate. They double teamed him until he fought back and got the hot tag to Gable. American Alpha hit a double bull dog to Breeze for the win.


Winners: American Alpha.

The Usos come through the crowd and told them that they can’t get ready for them. They told them that they’re scared of The Usos.

-Commercial Break-

AJ Styles, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, and Mojo Rawley cut backstage promos about how they will be main eventing WrestleMania.

Nikki Bella cut backstage promo about how she will make Natalya known as the broken heart.

-Commercial Break-

Falls Count Anywhere Match: Nikki Bella vs. Natalya.

Bella spears her and lands a series of right hands. Bella chases her around ringside then hit a knee strike for 2. Bella grabbed a table from under the ring but Natalya caught her with baseball slide and put the table back under the ring. Bella rolled her up for 2 then hit her several times with a kendo stick. Bella sent her into the barricade and then over it. Natalya went for a suplex off the barricade but Bella fought back and kicked her off then hit a roundhouse kick for 2. Bella sent her back to ringside. Natalya went for a powerbomb off the apron but Bella fought out. Bella hit an alabama slamma on the announce table, which did not break, for 2. We’re back Natalya hitting a suplex on the stage. They brawl towards the stage and Natalya sent her through a curtain to the backstage area. Natalya sent Bella into Maryse. Bella sent Natalya in a mirror, which shattered. Bella speared her onto the stage. Natalya tripped her went for the sharpshooter but Bella locked in the STF but Marse ran out and hit Bella with a pipe several times. The Miz ran out and stopped Maryse. Natalya pinned Bella for the win.

Winner: Natalya.

-Commercial Break-

Bray Wyatt cuts a backstage promo along with Randy ORton. Wyatt told Orton that he has earned the keys to the kingdom. Wyatt said that whoever wins tonight will be his lamb to slaughter at WrestleMania 33.

#1 Contender’s Battle Royal: John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles vs. The Miz vs. Luke Harper vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Mojo Rawley vs. Apollo Crews vs. Kalisto.

All of the Superstars start brawling to begin the match. The kids were chanting for Cena and the adult males were chanting for Styles.

-Commercial Break-

We’re back from break with Rawley being eliminated by Corbin. Kalisto hit his finisher on Ziggler then a moonsault to Ambrose. Ziggler and Kalisto battle on the apron and Ziggler hit a super kick to eliminate Kalisto. Crews caught Corbin with a big boot and a clothesline. Crews kicked Ziggler out of the ring. Ziggler grabbed a chair and hit Kalisto with it. Corbin sent Crews to the floor for the elimination. Crews chases Ziggler to the backstage area. Cena went for an AA but Styles blocked it. Harper hit cena with a big boot. Corbin took out Harper and then Ambrose clotheslines Corbin. Miz hit Harper, Ambrose Styles and Corbin with a drop kick. Cena blocked a kick and sent Miz to the floor for the elimination.

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