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Post by Fernando on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 9:43 am

Tonight's WWE SmackDown opens with Randy Orton, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan backstage. Shane has a TV screen and shows us the RKO outta nowhere to Brock Lesnar on RAW. Shane says it was awesome but there will be repercussions later. Shane and Bryan have a bunch of security and Orton asks if it's necessary. Orton ends up leaving and Shane sends half of the crew behind him and tells the other half not to let Lesnar into the building if he tries tonight. Shane and Bryan bump into Maryse and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz next. Bryan makes Apollo Crews vs. Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin for tonight with the winner facing Miz at SummerSlam. WWE Champion Dean Ambrose walks up next.

Ambrose says he's headed to the ring to address the #1 contender. We go to the SmackDown intro video and come back to Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga and JBL on commentary. Greg Hamilton introduces the WWE Champion and out he comes to a pop.

Ambrose talks about getting to where he's at now and says he likes the view at the top. It's all about staying there. Ambrose likes leading the blue brand and says he's here to stay. Which brings us to SummerSlam and Dolph Ziggler, the Show Off, Mr. Booty Shaker. This brings Ziggler to the ring. Ziggler takes a mic and says he's a big fan of Ambrose, the two are actually similar. Ambrose says they're not, they're nothing alike. Ambrose says Ziggler is all show and he's all go. They trade promos. Ambrose says yea, Ziggler will steal the show at SummerSlam and they will have a good match. But Ambrose will do what he does and he's a winner. Ambrose says Ziggler will steal the show but he's going to lose. Ziggler fires back and cuts a passionate promo, saying he's going to burn Brooklyn down and take the title from Ambrose at SummerSlam. Ambrose says no he's not, and it's not because of any conspiracy theory or anyone holding Ziggler down. Ambrose says Dolph will find out his real problem - he's not as good as he thinks he is. Ambrose drops the mic and leaves as Ziggler looks down.

- The Wyatt Family graphic flashes and Bray Wyatt is in the ring. He lays Ziggler out with Sister Abigail. Wyatt says Ziggler doesn't deserve the power of calling himself a champion. Wyatt asks the fans if they really believe Ziggler is our next WWE Champion. Some don't. Wyatt says Ziggler stole something from him and he wants it back. Wyatt makes a challenge - face him tonight and if he wins, he proves he's worthy of being the #1 contender. If Ziggler loses, Wyatt will replace him at SummerSlam as the #1 contender to Ambrose. Wyatt dares Ziggler to prove he really is that damn good. Fans chant "yes!" and Wyatt tells us to follow the buzzards.

- Still to come, AJ Styles has a message for John Cena. Also, American Alpha debuts. Up next, a Triple Threat to determine The Miz's next challenger. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and the bosses are checking with security for Lesnar. Ziggler approaches and he's fired up. Ziggler wants the match with Wyatt and Bryan makes it for tonight.



#1 Contender Triple Threat: Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin vs. Apollo Crews

We go to the ring and out first comes Kalisto. We see Maryse and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz at ringside for commentary. The winner of this match will face Miz at SummerSlam. Baron Corbin is out next, followed by Apollo Crews.

Corbin with big shots early on. Kalisto gets a 2 count on Crews after Corbin is dumped to the floor. More action with Kalisto taking Corbin down on the floor and going back to stand tall as we go to commercial.

Back from the break for more back and forth. Corbin points at Miz before stomping away on Kalisto. Corbin with shots to Crews as well. Corbin catches Kalisto in mid-air but Crews dropkicks them both over the top. Crews rolls Kalisto up for the win.

Winner and New #1 Contender: Apollo Crews

- After the match, Corbin attacks Kalisto until Crews comes back in for the save. The Miz runs in and nails Crews with the Skull Crushing Finale. Corbin takes out Miz and stands tall to end the segment.

- Still to come, Eva Marie vs. Becky Lynch. Back to commercial.



Eva Marie vs. Becky Lynch

Back from the break and out comes Becky Lynch. Eva Marie is out next as we hear the voice-over praising her.

The bell rings and Eva immediately acts like she has a leg injury. The referee calls for a trainer to come out. The match is called off because Eva can't compete. Eva limps down the steps and is helped to the back by a trainer and referee.

- We go to Renee Young and Carmella at the SmackLive table. Carmella doesn't trust Eva's injury and calls her a Kardashian wannabe. Natalya appears and isn't happy about Carmella being interviewed instead of her. They have words and it sounds like we have a match for later.

- Still to come, American Alpha debuts. Back to commercial.



The Vaudevillains vs. American Alpha

Back from the break and Aiden English is posing in the ring with partner Simon Gotch. Chad Gable and Jason Jordan are out next to a big pop.

Gable starts off with Gotch and they trade holds. Gable gets the upperhand and in comes Jordan. Gotch nails a knee and tags in English. Jordan blocks a double team and tags in Gable. Gable comes off the top with a double clothesline. American Alpha hits dropkicks and gets riled up for the fans. The Vaudevillains turn it around and work Gable over in their corner.

Jordan finally gets the tag and unloads with suplexes on both opponents. American Alpha gets the win after the double team.

Winners: American Alpha

- After the match, Gable and Jordan celebrate as we go to replays.

- Still to come, AJ has a message for Cena. Back to commercial.



- Back from the break and out comes AJ Styles. He's not in the mood and demands the music to be cut. He's here for one reason, John Cena. AJ is immediately interrupted by the music as out comes Cena to interrupt.

AJ says before he was rudely interrupted, he had a message for the Cenation. The soccer mom chants start up. AJ says he doesn't want Cena here. After beating Cena up and defeating him, he's still here. Styles says Cena doesn't belong in the same ring with him. Fans give him the "what!?" treatment now. AJ says Cena does his song & dance, and people think he's some noble hero but they are weak-minded people. AJ says Nashville has the weakest of minds, trust him he knows. An apparent shot at TNA. AJ starts ripping kids in the crowd, then their parents. Then Cena. Cena eventually fires back and rips into AJ. Cena says he's in WWE because of love. AJ is here to be just a really great wrestler but there is no other place for Cena. Cena gets really fired up and asks why the hell AJ is here. This leads to AJ challenging Cena to a match at SummerSlam. Cena accepts and says he needs to teach AJ's ass a lesson.

- Still to come, Wyatt vs. Ziggler. Back to commercial.



Randy Orton vs. Fandango

Back from the break and security is out to protect the ring from Brock Lesnar. Tyler Breeze and Fandango wait as Randy Orton makes his way out to a pop.

Orton takes control early on with pin attempts. Fandango comes back with a dropkick and a 1 count. Fandango mounts Orton with right hands now. Fandango shows off as fans boo and Breeze claps. Fandango keeps Orton grounded now.

Orton breaks out with a back suplex and makes his comeback. Orton with a powerslam. Breeze runs in and catches a powerslam. Breeze retreats back to the floor. Orton with the second rope draping DDT on Fandango. Fans get wild as we see Brock Lesnar approaching the ring. He hops the rail in front of security. Orton sees it and turns around to nail Fandango with a RKO. Lesnar hits the ring and nails Orton with a F5. The referee calls for the bell.

Winner by DQ: Randy Orton

- After the bell, Lesnar looks down at Orton as Shane McMahon is down with Daniel Bryan and more security. Lesnar leaves the ring as fans chant for Suplex City. We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see video of Lesnar being led out of the arena. He tells Shane he was just returning the favor. Paul Heyman appears and leaves with Lesnar in a black SUV.

- Daniel Bryan is backstage on the phone talking about Lesnar. Heath Slater appears and Bryan asks how he got in. Slater says he would look great on the SummerSlam poster. Slater says he's the hottest free agent and nothing is bigger right now. Bryan announces that Slater will get a match next Tuesday and if he wins, he gets a contract. His opponent will be... Slater gets taken out. Rhyno appears and that will be the opponent. Bryan calls for a medic to his office.

- Renee is at the SmackDown Live panel table with Dean Ambrose. Ambrose feels weird about the whole set thing and stands up. Ambrose rants on his SummerSlam opponent possibly changing before we go back to commercial.

- Back from the break and Charly Caruso tries to get comments from Randy Orton but he's in no mood to talk.

Natalya vs. Carmella

We go to the ring and out comes Carmella with a mic. She's attacked by Natalya from behind before making it to the ring. Natalya works her over and applies the Sharpshooter on the floor. She keeps it locked as referees try to get her to break it. Natalya walks off.

- Dolph Ziggler is backstage warming up when Shane and Bryan walk in. They remind him he's potentially giving up a WWE Title shot. Ziggler has a "screw you" for them before walking off. We go to commercial.



Dolph Ziggler vs. Bray Wyatt

Dolph Ziggler and Bray Wyatt are both out for tonight's main event. The winner gets a WWE Title shot at SummerSlam. WWE Champion Dean Ambrose is on commentary. Ziggler starts hard and attacks Wyatt. Back and forth until we go to commercial with Wyatt dropping Ziggler on the floor.

Back from the break and Wyatt nails a superplex. Wyatt keeps control and keeps Ziggler grounded. Ziggler finally makes a comeback and unloads. He nails the big elbow drop for a 2 count. Wyatt catches a kick and drops Ziggler with a right hand. Wyatt launches Ziggler across the ring and hits the senton for a 2 count.

Wyatt wastes some time and tries to expose the turnbuckle. Ziggler takes advantage and nails a Zig Zag for a close 2 count. Ziggler now tries to expose the turnbuckle and does. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail but gets rolled up for 2. Wyatt plants Ziggler for another close 2 count. They trade shots and Wyatt gets the upperhand. Wyatt sends Ziggler into the ring post. Wyatt walks into an elbow. Ziggler sends Wyatt into the exposed steel and hits a superkick for the win.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

- After the match, Ziggler gets to his feet as we go to replays. Ziggler hits the turnbuckles and stares Ambrose down. Ambrose stands on top of the announce table as Ziggler yells out at him. Erick Rowan suddenly lays Ziggler out from behind. Ambrose hits the ring for the save but here comes Wyatt. Ambrose fights Wyatt off. Rowan slams Ambrose and kicks him out of the ring. Wyatt with Sister Abigail on Ziggler. SmackDown goes off the air with Rowan and Wyatt posing over Ziggler as fans boo.

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Re: WWE Smackdown results

Post by Samo on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 11:31 am

Much better than last weeks effort. Aside from two non-matches in the womens division it was a solid enough episode.

Zigglers opening promo was excellent.

The whole show felt alot more fresh because I didnt see any of these guys last night and I was actually looking forward to see what they were up to. In that respect the brand split is already working.

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Re: WWE Smackdown results

Post by The_Enigma on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 11:38 am

Overall, it sounds like a much more improved show building on last week but the gaps between the uppercard and the main-event are starting to really stand out here...

Honestly, I haven't really kept up with what's going on in WWE for years but a potential Bray Wyatt / Dean Ambrose grudge is certainly refreshing and could become a such as draw to rival anything that happens on Raw. I'm not really sure where Randy Orton or Cena fall into the jigsaw but that's another topic for another day.

The Intercontinental Title scene just looks like a brunch of random midcarders thrown together. It would be cool to see Baron Corbin capture the title but I really can't see any long-term rivalries here if he's already faced Dolph Ziggler, Apollo Crews could be decent but where do they both move on after that?

Seems like American Alpha are getting a BIG push... Question is after they have faced the Vaudevillains, what happens next? Seems a waste to keep The Wyatt Family in the title picture unless Luke Harper returns.. was he drafted, I don't recal!?

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Re: WWE Smackdown results

Post by Kay Fabe on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 2:29 pm

Really enjoyed #SDLive and the show flowed a lot better than last week, there was a real purpose to it and I liked what they did with Dolph Ziggler, having made him #1 contender they really need to make him look like an equal to Ambrose and I felt like they did that, I'm not a fan of guys putting their #1 contendership on the line for no reason but I feel they did well in getting it across that Ziggler was proving something to hinself as much as he was to everyone else, it worked, although it was hard to ignore the botch at the end, from memory intentionally ramming your oponents head into the exposed steal under the turnbuckle pad is a DQ, the ref ignored it.

The AJ Styles/Cena segment was a bit one sided, Styles lost his way and lost the crowd almost immediately but to his credit he pulled it back near the end although the sign off was rather weak, Cena was on point, ate AJ for breakfast at times, you just need to persevere with AJ, he can talk and can get his point across, he just needs to get from A to B without going off course.

I love the American Alpha,  haven't watched NXT much this year so I'm not as clued up on them as I'd like to be but anytime I see them I always think of the early 90s Steiner Brothers, the physiques, the singlets, the in ring style, you can tell they model themselves on them, it was good to hear them liken them to the Steiners too, it didn't come as a surprise, they're going to be big players, particularly Jason Jordan, he's a future World Champion although I hope they let him be apart of a dominant Tag Team for the next two years.

I'm guessing the injury angle for Eva Marie is so they can keep as much credibility on here as possible, as soon as I heard that match up I was sure something was going to happen, you couldn't imagine Becky losing that one but on the other hand Eva Maria seems to be the early focal point of that division on the blue brand.

Randy Orton...I think hes going to have a massive year, I'm liking his mew gimmick which apparently is more like his own personality, cocky, confident and proactive, he seems to have found his personality, he'll never be a stand out on the mic due to his delivery but with the WWE giving guys a bit more lee-way on the mic, particularly with more adult material it fits him perfectly, I can see him being World Champion again within a year.

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Re: WWE Smackdown results

Post by Samo on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 3:30 pm

Do yourself a favour Kayfabe and watch AA vs The Revival. Any of their matches, they're all excellent. Both those guys have huge futures ahead of them.

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Post by The_Enigma on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 3:40 pm

With Shelton Benjamin returning to Smackdown! soon, I wonder if Charlie Hass will make an appearance? I know it's a very lazy comparison between the two teams but WGTT in their prime against AA is a dream match! Can't wait for The Revival to debut soon, by far the most throwback tag-team I've seen in quite some time. Highly recommend checking out any of the AA vs Rival matches which Samo already pointed out...

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Re: WWE Smackdown results

Post by Ché Guerrero on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 5:17 pm

I like Jordan but its Gable not Jordan that is the future WC of that tag team

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Re: WWE Smackdown results

Post by Kay Fabe on Thu 04 Aug 2016, 9:25 am

Ché Guerrero wrote:I like Jordan but its Gable not Jordan that is the future WC of that tag team
We'll see, Jordan has 'the look' the size, the physique and seems quite natural in front of the camera, thats my logic behind it.

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Post by Keiguers on Thu 04 Aug 2016, 9:27 am

Looking forward to The Miz V Apollo Creed at Summerslam ha ha

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Re: WWE Smackdown results

Post by Brilliant_yep on Thu 04 Aug 2016, 10:18 am

Kay Fabe wrote:
Ché Guerrero wrote:I like Jordan but its Gable not Jordan that is the future WC of that tag team
We'll see, Jordan has 'the look' the size, the physique and seems quite natural in front of the camera, thats my logic behind it.

I may be wrong, but I think when I was watching Breaking Ground, they ended up putting Jordan with Gable because Jordan wasnt comfortable in front of camera. Hopefully in a couple of years that problem will be sorted and he'll be a star.

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Re: WWE Smackdown results

Post by Ché Guerrero on Thu 04 Aug 2016, 12:02 pm

Kay Fabe wrote:
Ché Guerrero wrote:I like Jordan but its Gable not Jordan that is the future WC of that tag team
We'll see, Jordan has 'the look' the size, the physique and seems quite natural in front of the camera, thats my logic behind it.

I do think (and this may be delusional who knows) that WWE are moving away from the size line of thinking.

Gable has the legitimate background in wrestling, the most successful since Angle i believe in the WWE. He also has more charisma and was the more over of the two in NXT.

Hope the both make it to the top tbh. They would need good characters sorted to split up though

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Fri 05 Aug 2016, 11:46 pm

I have felt since day one with them that Jordan was the star. Gable is very good too, dont get me wrong, but Jordan has all the smaller athletic work with the power and the explosive nature.

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Re: WWE Smackdown results

Post by Hero on Sat 06 Aug 2016, 1:11 am

I think both Gable and Jordan will be huge stars in their own right but I hope they stay as a tag team for as long as possible, given a choice I'd plump for Gable of the two, naturally far more charismatic of the pair.

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