Show: WWE SmackDown
Location: Corpus Christi, TX at the American Bank Center
Airing on the USA Network
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Welcome to SmackDown Live. There was a recap video package from Sunday’s Royal Rumble PPV. AJ Styles is shown talking to Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan backstage. He wants his WWE Title rematch. They said that they would get to that. They said that they have to add Superstars to the match. Bray Wyatt, Baron Corbin, The Miz, and Dean Ambrose have been added to the match. Ambrose walked in and challenged Styles to a match tonight. McMahon booked the match for tonight.
John Cena walked out to a big pop. He said that being part of a man is apologizing. He praised Styles and said that he is an elite level Superstar. He said that there’s no time to celebrate because the Elimination Chamber PPV is coming up. He said that he plans on retaining his title and representing SmackDown Live. He said that if you want some come get some. This led to Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton walking out. Wyatt said that the more things change the more they stay the same and that it’s a horrible situation. He said that Cena would be trapped inside the chamber with him. Wyatt said that he would be walking out of the chamber with the WWE Title. Orton said that they would settle their rivalry and that the Wyatts would set the WWE Title free. The lights went out and came back on with Luke Harper in the ring. Wyatt and Orton backed out the ring. McMahon walked out and booked a tag team match for tonight.
Tag Team Match: Randy Orton & Bray Wyatt vs. Luke Harper & John Cena.
John Cena and Orton started off the match. Cena landed some right hands but Orton fought back and sent him to the floor and slammed him into the announce table.
We’re back with Wyatt hitting a back splash to Cena for 2. Orton was tagged in and Cena made his comeback by hitting the five knuckle shuffle. Orton cut him off with a back breaker. Harper and Orton had a staredown but Wyatt got in the middle of them. Harper punched Orton and Wyatt went for Sister Abigail but Harper blocked it. Harper hit Orton with a big boot and Wyatt hits Sister Abigail. Orton hit an RKO to Cena and won the match.
Winners: Orton and Wyatt.
James Ellsworth introduced Carmella.
Singles Match: Carmella vs. Delilah Dawson
Carmella tossed her around and then hit her finisher for the win.
Singles Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Kalisto.
Ziggler knocked him down to begin the match. Kalisto fought back with a series of kicks. Ziggler with a neck breaker for 2. Ziggler with a super kick for the win.
Post-match, Ziggler attempted to take the mast of Kalisto but Apollo Crews ran down and Ziggler ran into the crowd.
Naomi and Becky Lynch cut a promo backstage about beating Mickie James and Alexa Bliss tonight.
Tag Team Match: Alexa Bliss & Mickie James vs. Naomi and Becky Lynch.
James and Bliss beat down Naomi to begin the match. Bliss hit a moonsault knee drop to Naomi, which led to Lynch and James getting the hot tags. Lynch hit a series of forearm shots then some kicks followed by a suplex for 2.
We’re back with Bliss in control of Lynch. Bliss hit a neck breaker then tagged in James, who hit a series of kicks. Bliss was tagged in and Lynch rolled her up for 2. Naomi was tagged in and hit a crossbody. Naomi hit a series of kicks and then a clothesline. James started kicking Naomi and Lynch took her out. Naomi with a big kick then a split legged moonsault on Bliss for 2.
Winners: Naomi and Becky Lynch
American Alpha cut a backstage promo about having no challengers. Chad Gable said that they will issue an open challenge.
American Alpha walk out for their open challenge, which was answered by The Usos, The Ascension, Vaudlivallsn, Tyler Breeze & Fandango, Rhyno and Heath Slater. This led to a brawl between all of the teams and we cut to break.
We come back with everyone still brawling. Moments later, American Alpha clears the ring and stand tall.
Natalya walks into Bryan’s office with two security guards. He said that she doesn’t want last week’s attack ever happen again. Nikki Bella walks in and they start arguing. Bryan yelled enough. Bryan booked a match between them at the Elimination Chamber PPV.
Singles Match: Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles
They lock up and then do some match wrestling. Styles rolled to the floor and sent him into the announce table. Back in the ring, Ambrose made his comeback and when to the top rope when Baron Corbin walked out, which led to the commercial break.
Corbin joined The Miz on commentary. Styles is in control of Ambrose. Styles hit a clothesline in the corner and Ambrose knocked him down. Ambrose with a splash in the corner then put him on the top rope but Styles battled out of it. Ambrose rolled him up for 2. Styles went for a springboard move but Ambrose knocked him off the apron and went for an outside dive but Styles hit a forearm shot. Ambrose hit a suplex for 2. Styles rolled him up for 2 then hit a backbreaker for 2. Ambrose fought back and went for Dirty Deeds but Styles got out of it and went to ringside. Ambrose with an elbow drop off the top rope. Corbin and Miz get into a brawl at ringside. Ambrose hit another elbow drop on Styles then took out Corbin with a dive and sent Miz into the barricade. Styles hit the Styles Clash for the win.
Post-match, Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale to Ambrose. Corbin took out Miz and hit End of Days to Ambrose. Corbin and Styles have a staredown to end the show.
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