14/3/17 Smackdown Live
A look back at Tuesday’s episode of Smackdown Live and my opinions on the show.
AJ Styles kicks off Smackdown saying he’s sick and tired of Shane and Daniel. He says he never got his 1-on-1 rematch after losing the WWE Title. He also states he had to jump through hoops even after he won the battle royal and beat Luke Harper. AJ says he wants a conversation with Shane about his career.
Becky Lynch vs Natalya
The two women go back and forth in the early going. Becky takes control. Nattie takes control outside and carries on the attack inside the ring. Becky locks in The Disarmer. Becky Lynch wins via Submission.
Carmela attacks both women after the match.
Miz ‘s his guests are himself & Maryse. He calls Cena manipulative and selfish. Maryse talks about how she and Nikki used to be best friends until Nikki stabbed her in the back. Nikki apparently told Maryse not to re-sign for Total Divas Season 1 but apparently WWE pulled the offer as Nikki supposedly claimed she will sort it because she’s untouchable. Maryse tells Nikki she stole from her. Cena & Nikki storm the ring as Miz & Maryse leave. Nikki points out to Maryse they weren’t best friends and Maryse stabbed her in the back. She calls her a “brainless, spineless blow up doll” and challenges Maryse. Miz says Nikki doesn’t book matches, Maryse won’t fight as she has nothing to prove. Daniel Bryan enters the fray saying he wants to punch Miz in the face as he never delivered on the “very special Miz TV.” Bryan announces Miz & Maryse vs John Cena & Nikki Bella for Wrestlemania.
Alexa Bliss vs Mickie James
The two women lock up. They go back and forth with no one gaining a clear advantage. Bliss swings Mickie head first into the ring post then drops her outside the ring. Alexa begins to take control but Mickie counters into a Single Leg Crab submission. Mickie gains a series of near falls. Alexa regains control as she tosses James around the ring. Mickie attempts the Mickie-D-T but Bliss counters. Alexa misses the Insult to Injury and gets caught by a Mick Kick. Mickie James wins via Pinfall.
AJ Styles ambushes Shane as he arrives in the arena brutally assaulting him backstage. Medical staff attend to Shane, as he refuses to go to the hospital. As AJ leaves the locker room he’s confronted by Daniel Bryan who calls him a coward and fires him!
Mojo Rawley vs Dolph Ziggler
Mojo charges at Dolph dropping him in the corner as he takes control. Mojo throws Ziggler out of the ring. He mouths off to JBL and throws his hat. Dolph tries to turn things around but Mojo remains in firm control. Dolph walks away. Mojo Rawley wins via Count Out.
Eric LeGrand receives the Warrior Award and will be inducted into the 2017 WWE Hall Of Fame.
The Viper’s Address
Randy claims we can learn from a viper as they strike when the time is perfect. He has been waiting for his opportunity for months. Randy claims he had to strike first and become more sadistic than ever. Randy says he took all the power away from Bray Wyatt when he burned down the compound. Wyatt is now alone a thing he fears the most. He swears to take everything from Wyatt. Bray appears on the screen he tells Randy he is right as he was helpless and powerless. He says Sister Abigail is the spawn of Satan, her heart still beats and she’s bestowed her powers upon him. Bray claims he is born again.
Baron Corbin claims he didn’t cross the line and he put Dean in the hospital because he came after him. He claims he will put down Dean Ambrose for good at Wrestlemania.
American Alpha vs The Usos
Gable starts with Jey Uso. A quick tag is made to Jordan who gains a near fall and begins to ground Jey. The Usos begin to take control of match but the champions halt the momentum and send them to the outside.
While this is going on, it appears Shane is still in the arena and still refusing to go to the hospital he’s making his way around backstage possibly making his way to the ring.
The Usos regain control of the match as they wear down Jason Jordan. The Usos gain a near fall after a double team. As the Usos continue to wear down Jordan, Shane appears again refusing to leave the arena as he makes his way to the ring. Chad Gable takes control for his team as he takes out both Usos with a pair of Suplexes. Gable gains a near fall. A tag from Jordan and a clever move from The Usos. The Usos win via Pinfall.
Shane makes his way to the ring and enters the arena. Shane announces AJ Styles vs Shane McMahon for Wrestlemania.
A great show tonight, they’ve built up the couples feud well and eventually confirmed the tag match for Wrestlemania. The attack from AJ on Shane was absolute genius! It will create heat between Daniel and Shane as he will try to talk him out of the match as he fired Styles following the attack. That will be an intense rivalry heading up to Wrestlemania and I can’t wait for it personally. Overall I think the show deserves an 8/10 they bought all of their angles together well tonight and Brays promo was awesome.