Here are the results from tonight’s (Tues. March 21, 2017) episode of WWE SmackDown Live (courtesy of PWInsider):
Last week, AJ Styles confronted Shane McMahon and he was subsequently fired by Daniel Bryan. Despite being fired, AJ has a match at Wrestlemania against Shane McMahon.
Daniel Bryan is talking over the logistics of the show and AJ Styles enters looking for Shane McMahon.
Daniel tells AJ that AJ would still be fired if it was up to him. He says that Shane is not like the other McMahons who would have ruined his life. Shane wants to handle this like a man and Daniel says AJ has no idea what Shane has in store for him.
AJ asks if Shane is not here.
Daniel says Shane is on his way.
AJ says it is like deja vu so he is going to go out again and talk about how great it is to beat up Shane McMahon.
We are in Uncasville, Connecticut and your announcers are David Otunga, Tom Phillips, and John Layfield.
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring.
AJ says it has been seven days for him to think about what he did last week. AJ says he is . . . not sorry for anything he did last week. He says you have no idea how good it felt to put his fist in Shane’s face. It made his heart swell. Everything that Shane McMahon has put him through, he is glad that he put Shane through something . . . a car window. Then Shane has the audacity to come out after he is ‘fired’ to be put into a match.
AJ says Shane is crazier than anyone ever thought you were. AJ accepts Shane’s challenge. Why would a superior athlete and a former WWE Champion want to be in the ring with Shane McMahon. He wants to be part of the Ultimate Thrill Ride . . . Wrestlemania. Why would Shane want to be in the ring with AJ Styles? AJ says it is because without AJ Styles, Smackdown plummets. Without AJ Styles, Smackdown’s social media crashes like Shane McMahon into a car window. AJ says he is untouchable. He can put Shane through a car window and he can get into a match at Wrestlemania.
AJ says he is going to meet Shane in the parking garage. Things can go from bad to phenomenally worse.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Daniel is on the phone with Shane and he gives Shane an update on what AJ said. Daniel has a smile on his face as Shane tells him his plan and Daniel supports it one hundred percent.
Baron Corbin enters and he wants to know if Dean Ambrose is here to accept his challenge.
Daniel says he hasn’t heard from Dean.
Baron says he gets the night off and he will go to the blackjack tables.
Daniel says Baron picked the wrong night to come into his office because Baron will face Randy Orton.
Match Number One: Chad Gable and Jason Jordan versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles
Jimmy and Jordan start things off. They lock up and Jordan sends Jimmy to the mat. Jordan with a front face lock but Jimmy escapes. Jimmy misses a punch but Jimmy connects a second time. Jey tags in and Jordan with an arm drag. Gable tags in and he drops a knee to the arm and then he gets a near fall. Gable with a top wrist lock and Jimmy tags in but Gable with an arm drag into an arm bar. Jordan tags in and he works on the arm before tagging Gable back in. Gable with an arm bar. Jimmy with a chop. Jordan makes the tag and he takes Jimmy down. Jey tries to interfere and he receives a double drop kick. Jimmy gets a double drop kick. Jimmy gets clotheslined over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Jey with a reverse chin lock on Gable. We see a spike hot shot to Gable during the commercial break. Jey with an Irish whip that sends Gable sternum first into the turnbuckles. Jey with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Jimmy tags in and he stops Gable from making the tag. Gable with punches but they have no effect. Jey tags in and he stops Gable. Gable goes through the legs but Jey stops him. JImmy pulls Jordan off the apron and Jey with a splash and he sends Gable to the floor. Jimmy with a clothesline on the floor.
The referee makes his count and the Usos let Gable try to get back into the ring and risk a count out. Jimmy tags in and he puts Gable on the turnbuckles and tries for a German Superplex but Gable blocks it. Jimmy sends Gable head first into the ring post. Jimmy misses a shoulder into the corner and he hits the ring post. Jordan tags in and Jey comes off the turnbuckles and Jordan with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Jordan with a shoulder to Jey. Jordan with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Jimmy followed by a shoulder. Gable tags in and Jimmy with a suplex after Jey gets off his shoulders. Jey with a rollup on Gable for a near fall. Jey with a super kick and Jimmy tags in and hits a superfly splash for a near fall.
Jey tags in and both Usos go up but Jordan stops Jimmy and Gable with an overhead belly-to-belly superplex on Jey. They hit the bulldog off the top rope but Jimmy pulls Gable out of the ring. Jey with a drop kick to knock Jordan off the apron. Gable with a moonsault off the turnbuckles onto Jimmy. Jey sends Gable into the crowd. Jordan sends Jey into the ring but Jimmy crotches Jordan and Jey with a super kick for the three count.
Winner: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
AJ Styles is in the parking lot waiting for Shane to arrive.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Luke Harper says he has seen what Sister Abigail can do. She can turn a normal man into a madman. You have opened a Pandora’s Box Randy Orton. Next week, he will destroy Bray Wyatt.
We go to footage of Total Bellas Total Bulls***. We see Maryse being Nikki and Brie and then John Cena as the Miz comes out of the house and comments on rules that have been broken.
Match Number Two: Baron Corbin versus Randy Orton
They lock up and Orton with a side head lock but Corbin with a shoulder tackle. Orton goes for an RKO but Corbin escapes and goes to the floor. Corbin returns to the ring and they lock up again. Corbin with a forearm on the break and he follows with another forearm. Orton sends Corbin to the mat and then he stomps on the hand. Orton with the Garvin stomp. Orton sends Corbin into the turnbuckles and he connects with European uppercuts. Orton punches Corbin on the turnbuckles. Orton with a back elbow and Corbin goes to the floor. Orton grabs Corbin by the hair but Corbin sends Orton into the ring post.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Corbin gets a near fall. Corbin with an elbow to the collarbone and then applies a half nelson and chin lock. Orton gets to his feet and he punches Corbin but Corbin punches back. Corbin goes to the floor on an Irish whip and returns with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Corbin punches Orton and then he has something to say to Orton. Orton with a boot and then he connects with two clotheslines and then he avoids a clothesline from Corbin. Corbin knows the power slam is coming so Corbin holds on to the ropes. Corbin goes to the floor and he comes back and runs into a power slam.
Orton with a full nelson slam and he gets a near fall. Orton sets for the IEDDT but Corbin pulls Orton to the floor. Orton sends Corbin into the ring steps and apron. Corbin is sent into the steps again. Orton with a kick and he hits the IEDDT as he blows a kiss to the Wrestlemania sign. Orton looks around as he gets ready to twist to the mat for the RKO. Orton pounds the mat and as he sets for the RKO, Corbin counters with Deep Six and he gets a near fall.
Orton goes to the floor and Corbin follows. Corbin goes for a shoulder tackle on the floor and Orton moves. Corbin hits the ring steps but they get back into the ring.
The crowd is focused on the ramp and stage area.
Dean Ambrose is on a forklift and Orton with an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Dean Ambrose comes to the ring and he tells Baron if he wants a match for the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania . . . you got it.
Dean gives Corbin a double underhook DDT and he leaves the ring.
We return to the garage and AJ Styles still waits for Shane to show up for the second hour of the show he runs.
Randy Orton is with Renee Young in the back and he is asked about Bray Wyatt’s comment. Randy says he does not have an answer. When he bathed himself in Sister Abigail’s ashes, that was the last thing he expected.
The lights flicker and Renee knows that it is best to leave. Randy wants Bray to show himself.
We see a series of people in lamb masks around Orton and Orton gets in a few shots but they eventually subdue him.
Bray enters the room and he baptizes Orton. He tells Randy that he exposed his one flaw, Abigail. That one flaw will become his greatest strength. She is with him and that power lives inside of him. Purging that one fatal flaw is more than Bray could ever imagine. Bray thanks Randy and he sings.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Fandango has something to say before their match. He says that earlier tonight, Johnny Boy was exposed for being a bad boyfriend. He tells Tyler/Nikki to give him a ticket. Wearing jorts in 2017 is worth a ticket. He will expose John as a bad wrestler and that is worth a ticket. Fandango introduces his companion . . . Breezy Bella.
Match Number Three: Fandango (with Tyler Bella) versus John Cena (with Nikki Bella)
Fandango gives Cena more tickets before locking up and Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena with the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Breezy comes in and Nikki with a spear. They both hit Attitude Adjustments and STFs. Fandango taps out.
Winner: John Cena
AJ Styles still waits for Shane McMahon to arrive at the arena.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Natalya is on commentary for the next match.
Match Number Four: Becky Lynch versus Carmella (with James Ellsworth)
Becky with a kick and European uppercut. Carmella goes to the floor and Becky follows while Natalya does not talk about the match. Ellsworth blocks Becky’s path and then he grabs her foot. Carmella with a super kick. Natalya with a discus clothesline to Carmella to get the referee to call for the bell.
Winner: Carmella (by disqualification)
After the match, Mickie James comes to the ring and she goes after Natalya. Alexa Bliss comes to the ring. Mickie hits a missile drop kick on Ellsworth. Mickie takes care of Becky and then Alexa with a punch to Mickie.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we go to Neville and he says he has annihilated any Cruiserweight who has come in his way. He will face Austin Aries at Wrestlemania, but he will take care of Mustafa Ali tonight.
It is time for the next ‘Total Bellas Bulls***’ clip. It is John/Miz telling Nikki he loves her and then he asks if they are rolling. We see the cue cards in the background. John/Miz gives Nikki a Diamond . . . Dallas Page DDPYoga DVD set. Then he gives her a ring . . . a WWE Ring. John/Miz then wants to tie the knot, but he cannot tie his shoes.
AJ Styles is still in the garage and Renee Young wants to know what AJ intends to do.
On cue, like last week, a car arrives when Renee stops by.
Rhyno and Heath Slater come out of the vehicle and AJ is confused.
Shane McMahon’s music plays and he does the Shane-O Shuffle on his way to the ring.
Shane says AJ Styles is looking for him and he is right here. Shane says that he is looking for AJ Styles.
Renee Young stops by to tell AJ that Shane is in the arena.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Shane is in the ring. He says that AJ is a tough guy when Shane is not here or his back is turned. He wants AJ to prove how tough he is. He would be willing to discuss the issues that AJ had with him. They could have thrown down if it had escalated. What you did do is you came in from the blindside. You attacked him when he was not looking. Whatever issue there was, it has just gotten worse. Either you are coming out here or he is going back there.
AJ walks in the back and he walks into the gorilla position. AJ stops and he takes a mic as he walks to the stage.
AJ tells Shane to calm down. He tells Shane to count to ten and calm down. You have to understand where AJ is coming from. He says he thought he had the main event of Wrestlemania and then he didn’t. Did he go off the deep end? Maybe. AJ says he is sorry.
AJ says that Shane did him a favor. AJ says he wanted a match and Shane gave it to him. He says that Daniel is right that Shane is not like the other McMahons. AJ says he will look Shane in the eye and say he is sorry and then shake Shane’s hand.
Shane with a flurry of punch like gestures to AJ and then he sends AJ to the floor. AJ with punches and then he suplexes Shane into the ringside barrier. AJ rearranges the announce table. Shane with a suplex on the floor. Shane removes the items from the table and then he drops a monitor onto AJ. Shane with more punches and he puts AJ on the table. Shane goes to the turnbuckles and he connects with an elbow drop on the table.
We go to credits.