WWE Smackdown Live 21/2/17
We kick Smackdown off with the GM Daniel Bryan. He welcomes all the fans to Smackdown. Bryan brings out Naomi the Smackdown Women’s Champion. Naomi was injured when winning the title at the Elimination Chamber PPV. Daniel talks about he years of hard work it took for Naomi to achieve her goal and tells her how he’s proud of her and that making her relinquish the title was going to be the hardest decision he’s made as Smackdown GM. A very emotional Naomi hands over the belt however she promises to come back better than ever and light up the Smackdown’s Women Division once again. With Naomi on her way out, out comes Alexa Bliss claiming she is the real Women’s Champion and asks for her belt back. Bryan tells her that it’s not going to be that easy and he announces a Women’s Championship match to kick off the show: Alexa Bliss vs Becky Lynch.
Alexa Bliss vs Becky Lynch
The two women renew their rivalry in this opening contest. Becky starts fast taking control early with a series of near falls. Becky seemed in control most of the match having counters for everything Alexa had. Alexa took control eventually wearing down Lynch to gain a near fall. Becky fights back wearing Bliss down only to gain another near fall. With the ref distracted, Bliss illegally thrusts Becky in the throat and gains the pinfall victory.
Alexa Bliss is the new Smackdown Women’s Champion.
Mickie James tries to attack Becky but the Irish Lasskicker fights off her rival.
Natalya is being interview ahead of her Falls Count Anywhere match with Nikki Bella. Nattie claims Nikki is fake and has been manufactured for Instagram. She calls Bella a cheap Natalya knock off.
American Alpha vs Breezango
Breezango jump the champions early to try gain an early advantage. They start to wear down Jason Jordan. Breezango try to isolate Jordan but fail as he counters the double team and makes the tag. The Champions hit the Steiner Bulldog on Fandango for the win.
The Usos taunt the Champions from the crowd.
Nikki is interviewed ahead of the Falls Count Anywhere match. Nikki claims the friendship is over and that she will prove to Nattie that she’s Nikki Bella, the longest reigning Diva’s Champion of all time. She says after the match Nattie will forever be known as the Broken Heart.
Nikki Bella vs Natalya
The final chapter in this friend turned foe rivalry. A Falls Count Anywhere match. Nikki comes out flying hitting Nattie with a vicious spear before beating her down. After a near fall, Nikki goes looking for weapons and nails her rival with a kendo stick. The two women take the fight into the crowd where Nattie starts to take control. Natalya tries to suplex Nikki off the barricade but Nikki counters and kicks Nattie off the barricade.Before she dives off with a roundhouse kick gaining a near fall before taking Nattie back towards ring. Nattie regains control throwing Nikki around ringside into the posts and the steps. Nikki lays out her opponent on the announcers’ table but can only gain a near fall. Nattie gets a near fall after a suplex on the ramp. As they battle backstage, Nattie launches Nikki into Maryse. Nikki puts Natalya face first through the mirror.They make their way back into the arena and Nikki gets a near fall after a spear on the stage. Natalya attempts a sharpshooter but Nikki counters into the Fearless Lock. With Nattie about ready to tap, out comes a furious Maryse with a lead pipe who brutally attacks Nikki. Natalya crawls into the pin and gets the win.
Diamond Dallas Page will be inducted into the 2017 Hall of Fame.
10 man over the top Battle Royal Number One Contenders Match
All ten men brawl splitting off into little groups. Baron Corbin starts to take over dominating everyone and even eliminates Mojo Rawley. Kalisto starts to go on a roll before he is eliminated by Dolph Ziggler. Apollo Crews eliminates Ziggler. Corbin eliminates Crews as Apollo chases Dolph away. The Miz mocks GM Daniel Bryan before imitating Bryan’s signature kicks on John Cena who in turn eliminates the A-Lister. Cena attempts to hit AJ with the five knuckle shuffle but he’s caught by Baron Corbin who hits the End Of Days on Cena. Ambrose eliminates Corbin. Corbin pulls Dean out and attacks him on the outside. The Miz sneaks back in and eliminates Cena. AJ and Luke Harper battle inside the ring going back and forth. As Ambrose attempts to eliminate AJ, the two men pull Ambrose out onto the apron where they both work together to eliminate Dean. Harper tries to suplex Styles out of the ring. AJ falls onto the apron but catapults Harper back into the ring. In a controversial finish, AJ and Harper both fall to the floor at the same time. The refs argue between themselves as to who the true winner is. The GM comes out and says that they will settle this match next week. Harper attacks AJ after the match.
The Wyatt Family appear on the titantron screen as Wyatt just evilly laughs at Harper.
An average show this week. The main event finish was dreadful the worst botch job I’ve ever seen, its clear as day AJ lost. WWE are just trying to run this story out a little longer. We’ve seen the building of a potential couples feud with Miz and Maryse going after Cena and Nikki. I have a feeling that’s a Wrestlemania Mix Tag match John Cena & Nikki Bella vs The Miz & Maryse. 5/10 this week for Smackdown I really wasn’t that impressed.