Show: WWE SmackDown
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: July 14th, 2016
Airing on the USA Network
Welcome to Thursday Night SmackDown. Three separate video packages for Kevin Owens, Dean Ambrose and Charlotte opens the show. Owens told Sami Zayn if he gets involved in his match with Ambrose later in the show then he will be going to a hospital. Charlotte told Banks that she would lose to Brooke tonight. Ambrose promised to smash Owens’ face in their match.
Singles Match: Sasha Banks vs. Dana Brooke.
They lock up and Banks went for a quick roll up but got 2. Banks with a sunset flip into a knee strike for 2. Brooke rolled to the floor. Charlotte distracted Banks and Brooke attacked her from behind. Back in the ring, Brooke locked in a chin lock. They had a series of quick roll ups. Banks knocked Charlotte off the apron and hit the Bank Statement on Brooke for the win.
Post-match, Charlotte hit Banks with a big boot and tossed over the announce table.
Singles Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev.
Ziggler with a headlock and a splash in the corner. Rusev knocked him down and we cut to break.
We’re back with Ziggler having Rusev in a sleeper but Rusev got out and Ziggler hit a DDT then the fameasser for 2. Rusev caught him with a knee strike and then a kick. Zack Ryder came out with new music and he walked down to the ring. This distracted Rusev. Rusev blocked the Zig Zag and sent him to the floor. Back in the ring, Ziggler rolled up Rusev for the win.
The brawl at the Wyatt Family compound was shown.
Tag Team Match: AJ Styles and Karl Anderson vs. Enzo and Cass.
Amore and Styles started things off. Amore with a knock down and a drop kick. Anderson and Cass was tagged in. Cass with a series of big clotheslines then a powerslam followed by a side slam. Cass with a back body drop to Styles and clotheslines Anderson out of the ring. Amore hit an outside dive taking out The Club.
We’re back with Styles hitting a backbreaker to Amore. Anderson and Styles beat Amore down until Amore fought back but Cass had to hit Gallows with a big boot and Anderson took out Cass. Styles locked in the Calf Crusher on Amore and this one is over.
Winners: Anderson and Styles.
Still shots Brock Lesnar’s fight at UFC 200 were shown.
Singles Match: Tyler Breeze vs. Kalisto.
Kalisto with a knee strike and an arm drag takedown. Kalisto was distracted by Fandango and Breeze caught him with a kick for 2. Kalisto fought back and hit his finisher for the win.
The Miz hyped SmackDown going live next week and then introduced Darren Young and Bob Backlund to Miz TV. A video package to hype Backlund was shown. Miz tried to show highlights for Young but couldn’t find any. Young promised to take the IC Title from Miz. Backlund said Miz wasn’t a role model and that’s what WWE needs. Maryse called Backlund old. Things got heated and Young took the microphone away from Miz. Miz and Maryse left the ring.
Charlotte announced in a backstage segment that she would team with Dana Brooke to face Sasha Banks and a mystery partner at Battleground.
Singles Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens.
They brawl to start the match and Seth Rollins, who was on commentary, attacked Ambrose. Sami Zayn made the save.
Tag Team Match: Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose and Sami Zayn.
We’re back with Owens in control of Ambrose and putting the boots to him in the corner. Back in the ring, Owens hit a slam but missed a back splash. Rollins was tagged in and missed a splash. Zayn got the hot tag and hit a series of clotheslines to Rollins. Zayn with a spinning DDT and Rollins rolled to the floor. Ambrose and Zayn hit an outside dive.
We’re back from the final commercial with Owens hitting a back splash to Zayn. Zayn got the hot tag to Ambrose, who hit a series of clotheslines to Rollins. Ambrose went for Dirty deeds but Rollins blocked. Rollins went for the Pedigree but that was blocked. Zayn got the tag and went for a powerbomb but it was blocked. Zayn with a suplex in the corner and was then distracted by Owens. Owens tossed Ambrose into the steps. Rollins went for the Pedigree but it was blocked. Zayn hit a DDT to Rollins then missed a big boot. Rollins hit the Pedigree to Zayn for the win.
Winners: Owens and Rollins.
Post-match, Ambrose took out Owens and hit Dirty Deeds on Rollins to close the show.