Friday, July 15, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 7.15.16: Smackdown Results

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is here with your Smackdown Recap Edition.  

This week's Smackdown took place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sasha Banks battled Dana Brooke in a one on one rematch from this week's RAW. WWE United States Champion Rusev battled Dolph Ziggler in a non-title one on one match. AJ Styles and Karl Anderson of The Club battled Enzo and Big Cass in tag team action. Kalisto of The Lucha Dragons battled Tyler Breeze in one on one action. The Miz had Miz TV with his special guest being the #1 contender for his WWE Intercontinental Championship, Darren Young. In the main event Dean Ambrose battled Kevin Owens which turned into a tag team match involving Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn.

*** Smackdown ***

- Kevin Owens Promo: Smackdown kicks off with Kevin Owens. Owens says he found a birthday card that Sami Zayn gave Owens' son Owen. Owens says that no matter what he and Zayn have been through, Zayn is still Owen's godfather. Owens then says Zayn only gave Owen $20 for his birthday and Zayn better not get involved in his match tonight.

- Charlotte and Dana Brooke Promo: Charlotte says Sasha Banks can keep acting like Nicki Minaj with her dollar store jewelry cause it won't change the fact that Charlotte is the WWE Women's Champion. Dana says that tonight she's teaching Sasha a lesson and Sasha beating Dana won't happen again like it did on RAW.

- Dean Ambrose Promo: Ambrose says he's splattering Kevin Owens' face tonight and ruining Owens' ego. Tonight Ambrose will prove why he's the WWE World Champion.

- Sasha Banks vs. Dana Brooke: The match closes out with Dana trapping Sasha in a chin lock submission and then works over Sasha's shoulder. Dana gets a near fall O'Connor Roll on Sasha. Charlotte gets on the apron, but gets hit with a forearm by Sasha. Sasha locks Dana in the Banks Statement and forces Dana to tap out. After the match, Charlotte attacks Sasha and lands a boot. Charlotte tosses Sasha over the announcers table and proclaims that she is the boss.
Winner: Sasha Banks, by submission.

- Rusev vs. Dolph Ziggler: The match closes out with Ziggler hitting a DDT and a Famasser on Rusev for a near fall. Rusev lands a knee, a thrust kick and then goes for The Accolade submission on Ziggler. Zack Ryder comes down to the ring to distract Rusev. Rusev sends Ziggler outside, tosses Ziggler into the barricade and then tosses Ryder into the ring. Ziggler gets back into the ring and rolls up Rusev for the pinfall as Rusev was stalking Ryder. 
Winner: Dolph Ziggler, by pinfall.

- AJ Styles and Karl Anderson vs. Enzo and Big Cass: The match closes out with Anderson slamming Enzo, but misses a senton. Enzo hits a tornado DDT on Styles. Anderson distracts the referee as Luke Gallows knocks Cass off the apron. Cass fights back and hits a boot on Gallows. Cass gets taken out by Anderson, who hits a flying knee. Styles traps Enzo in the Calf Crusher submission and Enzo taps out.
Winners: AJ Styles and Karl Anderson, by submission.

- Kalisto vs. Tyler Breeze: The match closes out with Fandango distracting Kalisto, helping Breeze hit a near fall super kick. Kalisto hits a springboard corkscrew splash, blocks a Breeze mounting corner slam, hits a springboard dropkick and finishes Breeze off for the pinfall with Salida Del Sol.
Winner: Kalisto, by pinfall.

- Miz TV with Special Guests Darren Young and Bob Backlund: Miz applauds Backlund's career and shows a tribute video. Miz then mocks Young because Young doesn't have a worthy career. Young promises to become the WWE Intercontinental Champion at WWE Battleground. Miz doesn't understand why Backlund is wasting his time with Young. Backlund says to be a great champion you have to be a role model, that Miz is not. Miz and Maryse mock Backlund, call him old, says he has Forrest Gump wrestling ability and looks like Howdy Doddy. Young steps in and says he will not allow them to disrespect his life coach like that and he will become the new WWE Intercontinental Champion. Young and Miz go face to face to end the segment.

- Backstage, Charlotte and Dana Brooke inform Sasha Banks that she will not get a WWE Women's Championship match. Instead it'll be Charlotte and Dana vs. Sasha and a partner of her choosing at WWE Battleground. Charlotte and Dana aren't worried though because Sasha has no friends.

- Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens: Seth Rollins is on commentary for this match. The match closes out with Ambrose chasing Owens outside the ring. Ambrose sends Owens head first into the announcers table and smack talks Rollins. Rollins attacks Ambrose and causes a DQ. Rollins and Owens beat down Ambrose until Sami Zayn hits the ring and makes the save.
Winner: Dean Ambrose, by DQ.

- Dean Ambrose and Sami Zayn vs. Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens: Due to the interference in the last match, this tag team match is made. The match closes out with Owens catching Ambrose on a suicide dive and tosses Ambrose into the steel steps. Zayn counters the Rollins Pedigree and lands a tornado DDT. Zayn misses Helluva Kick, after Owens pushes Rollins out of the way. Rollins hits the Pedigree on Zayn and scores the pinfall. After the match, Owens goes for the pop up power bomb on Zayn, but Ambrose makes the save and clears Owens and Rollins from the ring.
Winners: Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins, by pinfall.

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