Here are the results from tonight’s (Tues. March 7, 2017) episode of WWE SmackDown Live (courtesy of PWInsider):
We are in Indianapolis, Indiana and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, John Layfield, and David Otunga. Your host is Tom Philips.
Shane welcomes everyone to Smackdown. He says that they have been dealing with the controversy over the last week and we do not know who will face Bray Wyatt at Wrestlemania.
Daniel says the opportunity should go to Randy Orton. Shane says the opportunity should go to AJ Styles.
Daniel says it is tradition that the winner of the Royal Rumble match faces the WWE Champion in the main event of Wrestlemania. This year, Randy Orton fought through 29 other wrestlers to earn that opportunity.
Shane points out that there has never been a person who won the Royal Rumble who abdicated his win. We go to a clip of Randy saying he would not face Bray as long as he was a follower. Shane mentions the controversy over the battle royal and the match last week between AJ Styles and Luke Harper. AJ won the match and he has earned his shot to face Bray Wyatt at Wrestlemania.
Daniel says he thought they had it settled until Randy literally put their Wrestlemania plans ablaze. We see what happened last week. Daniel says he does not agree with Randy’s actions, but he deserves the spot because he won the Royal Rumble. Since they disagree, what should they do. Should it go to Randy Orton? Should it go to AJ Styles?
Shane says this answer will not end in a debate. Daniel mentioned that they announced on social media that this would be resolved on Smackdown. Tonight, Randy Orton will face AJ Styles.
We go to commercial.
Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan walk in the back and AJ Styles stops them. He wants to know where they have been. He wants to make sure they don’t make a mistake. He says he is sick of this anti-AJ conspiracy. AJ says he will make the best of a bad situation. He says he will take out Randy Orton and it is on Shane and Daniel. Then . . . he says he is not afraid of a little fire or a viper. He is not afraid of Shane and Daniel.
James Ellsworth is in the ring and he says you will witness a match you will never see again. He says he beat AJ Styles the first three times he faced him. How many times did it take for John Cena to beat AJ Styles? Ellsworth says that he is the mack daddy of Smackdown. James introduces his girl . . . his friend who is a girl, Carmella.
Match Number One: Carmella and James Ellsworth versus John Cena and Nikki Bella
The women start off, but before anything can happen, Miz’ music plays and he walks to the ring with his wife Maryse.
Carmella with a super kick to Nikki when she turns around and we go to commercial.
We are back and Carmella with a reverse chin lock. Nikki tries to make the tag but Carmella with a knee to the midsection. Nikki sends Carmella to the floor. Cena tags in and Ellsworth realizes that it means he has to be in the match. Ellsworth wants to get out of the match but Carmella tells him to wrestle. Carmella pushes Ellsworth into Cena and Ellsworth feels like he backed into a wall. Cena blocks a kick and Cena with a Blue Thunder Bomb. Carmella hits Cena and Nikki with a forearm.
Cena and Nikki with stereo Five Knuckle Shuffles. Cena with an Attitude Adjustment and Nikki with Rack Attack. Cena with an STF and Ellsworth taps.
Winners: John Cena and Nikki Bella
After the match, Miz and Maryse pull Nikki and John to the floor. MIz sends Cena into the ring steps and Maryse sends Nikki into the ring post.
Miz says he could not take it any more. That disgusts him and it is a disrespect to anyone who shares true love. Miz says that Cena is a liar and his relationship is the biggest lie of them all. Miz says he spends hour after hour with Maryse because he loves her. Does that apply to you John? If you love someone, you do not make them sign a contract to be your girlfriend. Miz says he is the top couple in WWE. Now John wants to put his relationship front and center after it was not allowed to be brought up on WWE television.
John Cena only cares about his brand. He is not human. He is Robo-Cena. John found the lottery ticket because he found someone who is as power hungry as he is. Nikki and John’s plastic fabricated lies spit on every real relationship. It stops now.
Maryse take the mic and she calls Nikki a bitch.
Renee Young is outside Randy Orton’s locker room and she asks him about what he did last week. Randy says after what he did to Bray’s compound, who knows what will he do tonight. Orton says that AJ is Phenomenal, but Orton says he is one RKO from Wrestlemania. Orton says that if he was AJ, he would be afraid. He suggests that AJ . . . RUN.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the announcement of Rick Rude being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Curt Hawkins is in the ring and he calls out Dean Ambrose. He says Dean started something he cannot finish.
Dean Ambrose comes to the ring and Hawkins runs up the ramp and Ambrose avoids Hawkins and clotheslines Curt.
Dean says he was going to come out here and call out Baron Corbin. Dean says Baron is not going to come out because he is doing his Lone Wolf thing. Dean says Baron is doing the Lone Wolf thing because everyone thinks he is a scumbag. He calls Baron a Neutered Wolf. He says if Baron has testicles, he would come out and fight him.
Baron appears on the TitanTron that Dean must be stupid to think that he would come out to face Dean. Baron wonders why Dean is so anxious to get this beating because when he is ready, he will take everything from Dean, including his title.
Dean says if Baron isn’t going to come to him, he will go to Baron.
Dean leaves the ring and Hawkins tries to attack him but Dean with a kick and double underhook DDT.
Dean Ambrose looks for Baron in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Dean is still looking for Baron Corbin.
Mojo Rawley is in the interview area. Mojo says that everyone is here for their Wrestlemania moment and he talks about Zack Ryder winning the US Title last year. That was not his moment. Mojo announces that he is in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Dolph Ziggler shows up and he asks if you are trying to be recognized. He says that everyone thinks they are owed a Wrestlemania moment. You have to earn a Wrestlemania moment.
Mojo asks if that is why Dolph doesn’t have one.
Dolph tells Mojo not to hurt himself grabbing for the brass ring.
Dean Ambrose is still walking in the back and he cannot find Baron Corbin.
Corbin hides behind a wall and he pushes someone at Dean and then Baron hits Dean with a lead pipe. Baron says that Dean found him.
Dean says it was a good talk.
Baron kicks Dean some more. Baron puts Dean under a forklift and he kicks Dean some more. Corbin gets on the forklift and he drops the forks on top of Dean.
Officials and security finally show up and scream to force Corbin to leave.
Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring with Mickie James and we go to commercial as we await her Blissertation.
We are back and it is time for the Blissertation.
It will not be Naomi. She is at home feeling the ow. It won’t be Nikki Bella. She is in the training room right now. It won’t be Carmella because she is taking care of her chinless troll friend. It also won’t be Chucky. You know her as Becky Lynch. It does not matter how many times you get rid of her, she comes back. She beat her in a tables match and steel cage already. She says . . .
Becky Lynch interrupts and she tells Alexa to shut her face. She came out to make an announcement of her own, a Becklaration. She says she is the woman who will defeat Alexa and take back her Women’s Championship at Wrestlemania.
Natalya interrupts and she makes her way to the ring and she tells Beeker to step aside because it is not all about her. She says she had a good talk with Alexa last week and they have an understanding. Natalya says they are championship level talent and Becky is not.
Alexa asks if Natalya got into some catnip because she is not getting a title match at Wrestlemania.
Alexa says that Natalya is the Worst there is, the worst there ever was, and the worst there ever will be.
Mickie takes the mic and she tells everyone to shut up. She says everyone is being selfish and interrupting who Alexa will be facing at Wrestlemania because it is her.
Alexa has to correct Mickie.
Mickie points out that was their deal.
Becky points out that she beat Mickie twice last week. Twice. In case you didn’t hear her, it was twice.
Natalya insults Mickie and then all four argue but do not talk into a mic to be heard.
Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he says that Shane and he were listening to the Blissertation and they would have given it an F, but then she said that Alexa claimed to be the greatest on the Smackdown roster. Daniel says maybe she is right, but there is only one way to find out. Alexa will have to defend her title at Wrestlemania against . . . every available woman on the Smackdown roster.
Alexa says that is not fair and that Daniel cannot do that.
Daniel says he can do that and he did do that. Daniel says that is his job. Daniel says he got some sweet tips from Teddy Long and since there are four of you in the ring, why not have a tag team match. Alexa Bliss and Mickie James versus Natalya and Becky Lynch.
Match Number Two: Alexa Bliss and Mickie James versus Natalya and Becky Lynch
Alexa and Natalya start off and Natalya with a side head lock take down and Alexa with a head scissors but Natalya escapes and cheers for herself. Natalya pushes Alexa and Alexa pushes back. Natalya pushes Alexa to the mat. Natalya with a kick and she goes for a slam but Alexa lands on her feet and she sends Natalya to the mat by the hair. Alexa misses a knee drop and then Natalya runs over Alexa and hits a drop kick for a near fall.
Becky and Mickie tag in. They lock up and Becky with a waist lock but Mickie with a standing switch. Becky with a drop toe hold into a front face lock but Mickie with a wrist lock and she works on the shoulder. Mickie with an Irish whip and Becky floats over and hits a series of arm drags followed by a drop kick. Mickie with a front face lock and Alexa tags in. Alexa kicks Becky and connects with forearms to the back and she sends Becky to the mat and Alexa stomps on the head. Becky with punches but Alexa sends Becky to the mat and Alexa gets a near fall.
Becky with a dragon screw leg whip followed by a snap leg drop and snap elbow drop. Becky with another leg drop for a near fall. Alexa rolls to the floor. Alexa says she is the champ and she does not need this. Becky with a forearm off the apron to Alexa’s back and then Alexa is rolled back into the ring. Becky knocks Mickie off the apron but Mickie trips Becky and Alexa gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Mickie with a reverse chin lock. Becky with elbows and an Irish whip. Mickie with a kick and a head scissors take down. Alexa tags in and she kicks Becky in the midsection. Alexa chokes Becky in the ropes. Alexa chokes Becky in the ropes again and then connects with a double knee strike to the back and Alexa gets a near fall. Alexa sends Becky into the turnbuckles and Mickie tags in. Becky punches Mickie but Mickie with a knee followed by crossfaces.
Mickie with a reverse chin lock. Alexa tags in and she kicks Becky. Becky with a backslide for a near fall. Becky follows with an enzuigiri and both women are down. Mickie tags in and she stops Becky. Becky with clotheslines followed by a drop kick and then she goes for the running forearm instead of making the tag. Natalya with a German suplex to Becky and she leaves the ring.
Alexa tags in and pins Becky.
Winners: Becky Lynch and Mickie James
After the match, Mickie gives Alexa a Mick Kick while they celebrate their victory. Mickie picks up the title belt and puts it on top of Alexa before she leaves.
Tom says that Dean is having difficulty breathing and he is coughing up blood.
AJ Styles and Randy Orton walk in the back as we go to commercial.
Austin Aries appears in the 205 Live Tease Zone. He says that he did what everyone wants to do. He shut the mouth of Neville. At the top of 205 Live, he will answer all of the questions about Austin Aries.
AJ Styles says this is the house that AJ Styles built. When he was WWE Champion, the ratings couldn’t have been any higher. He turned the B Show into The Show. What does he get from Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon? Nothing but disrespect. Meanwhile, Randy Orton burns down a man’s house and gets rewarded for it. Here is the thing that nobody seems to get. He says he was built for the main event of Wrestlemania. Not Shane McMahon, not Daniel Bryan, and certainly not Randy Orton is going to keep him from the grandest stage of them all . . . AJ points at the Wrestlemania sign, and making it Phenomenal.
Match Number Three: AJ Styles versus Randy Orton in a Number One Contender Match for the WWE Title Match at Wrestlemania
They circle each other after the bell rings and then Styles charges at Orton and Orton moves. Orton goes for an RKO but Styles escapes and goes to the floor. Orton points to the Wrestlemania sign. Styles returns to the ring and they lock up. Orton backs Styles into the corner and Orton with a clean break with some help from the referee. Styles with a side head lock and Styles holds on when Orton tries to send him off the ropes. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex and Styles holds on. Orton with a shoulder tackle that staggers Styles and he has trouble getting back to his feet.
Styles with a kick and punches followed by shoulders in the corner. Orton with a hard Irish whip and then Orton stomps on the back and he continues with the Garvin Stomp. Orton drops Styles on the top rope and he gets a near fall when Styles gets his hand on the rope. Orton sends Styles into the turnbuckles and follows with a European uppercut and he kicks Styles and chokes him in the corner.
Orton punches Styles but Styles kicks Orton in the leg. Styles with more kicks to the leg and Orton goes into the corner. Orton with an Irish whip and then Orton wtih an exploder. Styles goes to the floor and Orton follows. Orton with a backdrop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton sends Styles back into the ring and Styles clips Orton as he enters the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Styles works on the ankle. Orton punches Styles to get Styles to release the hold. Styles grabs the leg again and he punches Orton in the leg. Orton kicks Styles away and Orton gets a near fall. Styles goes for the leg again and Orton escapes and sends Styles to the mat. Styles kicks Orton in the back of the leg and he takes Orton down and applies a reverse chin lock. Orton with punches and then he clotheslines Styles twice. Styles misses a clothesline and Orton with a power slam. Orton with a full nelson slam and he gets a near fall.
Orton stomps on AJ’s leg and then he puts Styles on the turnbuckles. Orton punches Styles and with the Wrestlemania sign in the background, Orton sets for a superplex. Styles gets away and he drops Orton on the top turnbuckle. Styles gets Orton on his shoulders for an Ushigoroshi and Styles gets a near fall. Styles with a kick and he sets for the Styles Clash but Orton blocks it and he back drops Styles over the top rope. Styles tries to skin the cat but Orton with a kick and Orton sets for the IEDDT. Styles escapes and he applies the Calf Crusher.
Orton reaches for the ropes and he gets there, forcing Styles to release the hold. Styles misses a splash and then Orton runs into a boot. Styles goes for a springboard move but Orton stops him and Orton with the IEDDT. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat to set up the RKO. Styles counters with a Pele Kick. Styles is sent to the apron and Styles with a forearm and then he goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but he knows Orton is going to try for the RKO so Styles lands on the apron. Styles misses the springboard 450 splash. Orton with an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
We go to credits.