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WWE SmackDown Live results from 4/11/17

WWE SmackDown Live

Here are the results from tonight’s (Tues. April 11, 2017) episode of WWE SmackDown Live (courtesy of PWInsider):

We are in Boston, Massachusetts and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and John Layfield.

We begin with the champion of the United States Kevin Owens making his way to the ring.
Kevin welcomes everyone to the new Kevin Owens Show.  He says Smackdown just got a huge upgrade because he is here now. Kevin says he brought the United States Championship with him.  He says he knows it might be confusing to some of you that he is the United States Champion when he is from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  You should be thankful that this title is in good hands because it is a known fact that Canada is much better than the United States.  It is a known fact that Canadians make better athletes than Americans.  Kevin asks if you need proof of that, the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins every time.  Kevin asks if you are mad about that.  Kevin starts to speak in French and then he remembers that the morons in the crowd only speak one language.  He says if anyone has a problem with him, get in the ring.  He says he can beat the hell out of anyone in this arena and anyone in the back.  That is what he is going to do.  Kevin says he is not here for any of you.  He is not here for anyone in the back.  He is not here for anyone watching at home.  Kevin says he is here for himself and he is here to be the new face of America.

Baron Corbin comes out and he has something to say.  He tells Kevin that he can beat up everyone in this arena.  Baron says he is sure that Kevin can beat up most of that locker room, but Kevin, you can’t beat him up. 

Baron says he beat the Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose so bad he went and hid on Raw.  Then Dean beat you so bad last night that you tucked your tail and ran to Smackdown.  Baron says if he beat Dean and Dean beat you, then he will have no problem with Kevin.  Baron says he is owed a title match and since Kevin is the only one with a title, then he will beat Kevin and take it.

Kevin tells Baron he has some bad news.  First, you are delusional.  Second, it does not matter who you beat because you do not deserve a shot at his title.

Sami Zayn interrupts and he makes his way to the ring as the newest member of Smackdown.

Kevin says this cannot be real and that Sami cannot be here.

Sami says this is very real and he is here to announce that Sami Zayn is finally on Smackdown.  

Baron says that nobody cares that you are here.

AJ Styles comes out to the ring.

AJ says this is not the Kevin Owens Show, this is Smackdown.  AJ says it is not about the Underdog from the Underground.  It is not about the Lone Wolf.  This is about him.  AJ says this is about the House that AJ Styles Built and he is still here.

Daniel Bryan comes out and he says it was announced before the Superstar Shake Up that Kevin Owens would defend the United States Title at Payback and the winner will become an official member of Smackdown Live.  That means the title will not be defended on Smackdown until after Payback.  The good news is one of you will face Kevin Owens or Chris Jericho for the United States Title.  There will be a Number One Contender Triple Threat Match.  Baron Corbin versus Sami Zayn versus AJ Styles.

Randy Orton walks in the back as we go to commercial.

Match Number One:  Erick Rowan versus Randy Orton in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Rowan misses a punch but Orton does not miss with a kick and then he sends Rowan into the turnbuckles and punches him.  Orton with a kick but Rowan with a back elbow.  Rowan with punches in the corner and then he puts Randy on the turnbuckles and punches him again.  Rowan goes up for a superplex but Orton with punches and he sends Rowan to the mat with head butts.  Orton with an elbow to a charging Rowan and then Orton with a power slam.  Orton with the Garvin Stomp.  Rowan goes to the floor and Orton follows.  Rowan charges at Orton but Orton moves and Rowan hits the ring steps.

Orton sets for the IEDDT and he hits it.  Orton looks around and he sets for the twist to the mat to set up the RKO.  

The lights go out and Bray Wyatt appears.  He tells Randy that he is over here.  He asks if you can smell it.  He says it is fear and Randy reeks of it.  He says their paths will cross again.  He says he is the nagging conscience of a world full of monsters.  He will see Randy soon in the House of Horrors.

The lights go out again and when they come back on, Rowan is on the floor and Rowan hits Orton with the ring steps.

The referee calls for the bell.

Winner:  Randy Orton (by disqualification)

After the match, Rowan brings Orton back into the ring and Rowan hits a full nelson slam.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  Chad Gable and Jason Jordan versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles

Jordan and Jey start things off and Jordan goes after the leg but Jey with an elbow.  Jordan with a take down and he gets a near fall.  Jordan with shoulders in the corner and Gable tags in for a double suplex and Gable gets a near fall.  Jimmy tags in and he punches Gable.  Gable with a side head lock and Jordan tags in and they hit a double leg take down and a double drop kick.  Jimmy is thrown over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Jey with an enzuigiri to Jordan.  Jimmy tags in and they taunt Gable.  Jimmy misses a splash and so does Jey but Jimmy tries to pull Jordan to the floor but Jordan kicks Jimmy away.  Gable makes the tag and he clotheslines Jimmy and then he hits a German suplex and holds on for a second one.  Gable with an exploder to Jey and then to Jimmy.  Gable goes up top and hits a moonsault for a near fall.  

Gable clotheslines Jimmy to the floor.  Jey misses a splash and Gable with a triangle in the ropes.  Jimmy with a super kick to Gable and he goes up top for the Superfly Splash but Gable gets his knees up and gets a near fall with a rollup.  Jordan tags in and he avoids an enzuigiri.  Gable with a Doomsday Bulldog but Jey breaks up the cover.  Jey sends Gable to the floor.  Jimmy sends Jordan to the floor.  Jimmy and Jey with stereo suicide dives but Gable and Jordan catch them and hit overhead belly-to-belly suplexes.  Jordan with a running shoudler but Jey with a super kick to Jordan.  Gable is the legal man.  Jey makes the tag and Jimmy kicks Gable and hits a Superfly Splash for the three count.

Winners:  Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso

After the match, Jason Jordan is sent into the ring post by Epico and Primo.  They hit a power bomb and lungblower combination on Gable.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see Rob Gronkowski at ringside and then we see what happened in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

Match Number Three:  Mojo Rawley versus Jinder Mahal

They lock up and Mahal with a kick and punches.  Mahal with forearms and Rawley starts to Mojo Up and he punches Mahal.  Rawley with a clothesline.  Mahal with an elbow and forearm.  Rawley with a kick but Mahal with a Harley Race knee for a near fall.  Mahal with a leaping knee drop and he gets a near fall.  Mahal with a quarter nelson and chin lock.  Mojo with punches and then he hits a pounce followed by a Stinger Splash.  Mahal gets a boot up for Rawley and then he hits Snake Eyes. 

Mahal goes to the floor to have some words with Gronkowski.  Mojo punches Mahal from behind and Gronkowski throws a beer in Mahal’s face.  Mahal misses a boot into the corner and Rawley with a running forearm to the head and he gets the three count.

Winner:  Mojo Rawley

After the match, Mojo leaps into the crowd and then he gets on the announce table to celebrate.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Shane McMahon comes out and he does the Shane-O Shuffle before he goes to the ring to address the State of the Smackdown Women’s Division.

Shane says he might be a little biased but as far as competition goes, nobody does it better than on Smackdown.  Shane thanks everyone who went to Raw for proving that Smackdown is the Land of Opportunity.  Opportunity is good if you can seize it. Shane says he thinks they have done a lot with the Women’s Division.  

Shane brings out the current women’s division first and Naomi, Natalya, Carmella, and Becky Lynch come to the ring.

Shane congratulates Naomi on her win at Wrestlemania.

James Ellsworth takes the mic and he says that Shane is wrong.  Naomi is a horrible champion.  The only reason people tune into Smackdown is to see Carmella and himself.  

Naomi takes the mic and she tells Carmella to get his side chick before she gets chin checked.  Naomi asks Shane to tell us the new additions to Smackdown.

Shane says that the first addition is a second generation superstar and her father is one of the greatest of all time.  Shane brings out Tamina.

Shane says the crowd was thinking that he would mention someone else.  Shane brings out the newest member of Smackdown . . . Charlotte Flair.

Sami Zayn is in the back and he gets ready for his match later tonight.

We are back and we are told that Sin Cara is now on Smackdown.  Rusev is also on Smackdown.

Aiden English is in the ring and he says that he stands here bereft of any company.  Now the spotlight is solely on him.  He sings that we will get to see . . . 

Tye Dillinger interrupts.

Match Number Four:  Aiden English versus Tye Dillinger

Dillinger with a snap mare and cartwheel as Dillinger rates his performance.  Dillinger with a drop toe hold into an arm bar.  English pulls Dillinger into the ropes and then he kicks and punches Dillinger.  English with an Irish whip.  English with a running hip strike in the corner.  Aiden misses a knee drop when Tye moves.  Tye wtih chops and a flying forearm.  Dillinger kicks English in the corner.  Dillinger pulls the knee pad down and he gets English up for the Tye Breaker and the three count.

Winner:  Tye Dillinger

We have an AJ Styles video package.

We go to commercial.

We are back Lana will be on Smackdown soon.

Dolph Ziggler is in the ring and he says everyone is talking about the Superstar Shake Up.  Everyone wants to know what about Dolph Ziggler.  Dolph says he is staying on Smackdown.  He says this is the show he built and put on his back.  You are going to get a lot of shiny new toys and you are going to blow the roof off and then the next week, it will get less exciting.  Then all you are going to get is him doing what he does better than anyone else in the business.

Shinsuke Nakamura’s music interrupts and he comes to the ring.

Dolph asks Nakamura if he can help him.  Dolph says that Nakamura might not know who he is.  Dolph says he does not know who Nakamura is and he asks him who does he think he is.

Nakamura does not say anything as the crowd hums his entrance music.

Nakamura takes the mic and he asks Dolph if he wants to know who he is.  He says he is Shinsuke Nakamura.

Ziggler goes for a super kick but Nakamura blocks it and he pushes Ziggler down to the mat.  Nakamura tells Ziggler to come on.

Ziggler leaves the ring.

Tom reminds us that the winner of the United States Title match at Payback moves to Smackdown.

We have a Baron Corbin video package.

We go to commercial.

We are back and the New Day are coming to Smackdown.

We have a Sami Zayn video package.

We go to commercial.

We are back and TJ Perkins says that Neville spoke some sense into him and he took care of Aries on Raw.  Tonight, he takes care of the circus freak Jack Gallagher.

Match Number Five:  Sami Zayn versus Baron Corbin versus AJ Styles in a Number One Contender Match for the United States Title (after Payback)

Everyone has words for each other before locking up.  Corbin wit a knee to Zayn but Zayn and Styles with punches and kicks to Corbin.  Zayn and Styles set for a double suplex but Corbin blocks it and hits a double suplex of his own.  Corbin with a forearm and kicks to Zayn.  Corbin with another forearm to Zayn.  Corbin with a forearm to Styles.  Corbin sends Styles over the top rope but Styles skins the cat but Corbin clotheslines Styles over the top rope to the floor.

Zayn with forearms and punches but Corbin with a knee.  Zayn leaps over Corbin and he hits a head scissors.  Zayn and Styles clothesline Corbin over the top rope.  Zayn and Styles stare each other down and they lock up.  Zayn with a side head lock.  Zayn with a single leg take down but Styles with a head scissors to Zayn.  Styles wtih a forearm but Zayn with a drop kick and Styles goes to the floor.  Corbin trips Zayn and pulls him to the floor and sends Zayn into the ramp.  Styles misses a baseball slide and Corbin with a punch to knock Styles down.  Corbin sends Zayn to the apron and Zayn with a kick to Corbin and then he hits an Arabian press onto Styles and Corbin.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Corbin chokes Styles.  We see footage from teh commercial break when he gave Styles a back body drop.  Corbin with a hard Irish whip to Zayn.  Styles with punches and chops.  Corbin with knees to the midsection and he chokes Styles.  Corbin argues with the referee and Zayn with kicks and punches.  Corbin with a side slam for a near fall.  Styles sends Corbin into the corner but Corbin slides to the floor and he returns and connects with a boot for a near fall.  Corbin with forearms to Zayn.  Styles with a thrust kick and strikes but Corbin with a boot.  Zayn with a clothesline to Corbin.  Zayn sends Styles over the top rope to the floor.  Zayn with an Exploder into the turnbuckles.  Zayn sets for a Helluva Kick but Styles wtih an Ushigoroshi.  Corbin with a clothesline to Styles.

Everyone is down on the mat.  Zayn and Corbin square off while Styles is down in the corner.  Corbin sends Zayn into the corner.  Corbin slides to the floor again and Styles with a knee when Corbin tries to get back into the ring.  Zayn with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall.  Zayn with a punch and then he puts Styles on the turnbuckles.  Zayn with a chop and he sets for a superplex.  Corbin comes under and gets Zayn on his shoulders.  Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but Zayn with a victory roll for a near fall on Corbin.

Corbin runs into a boot from Zayn.  Zayn kicks Corbin away a second time.  Corbin hits Deep Six on Zayn and Styles breaks up the cover.  Styles is the first to his feet as Zayn goes to the floor. Corbin with a punch and he misses a shoulder in the corner and hits the ring post.  Styles with a kick and he hits a springboard 450 on Corbin but Zayn breaks up the cover.  Zayn and Styles wtih forearms.  Styles with strikes on Zayn.  Styles with a clothesline to Corbin and then he does the same to Zayn.  Corbin wtih clotheslines to Zayn and Styles.  Zayn with a boot to Corbin and then Styles.  Styles with a Pele Kick to Zayn.  Styles sets for the Styles Clash but Zayn sends Styles to the apron.  Zayn with a Helluva Kick to knock Corbin off the apron.

Styles with a Phenomenal Forearm to Zayn for the three count.

Winner:  AJ Styles


  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Going to build a rival between Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles for the next year.

    I wonder if Wyitt wins the WWE title if they bring back the World title finally.