Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 8.3.16: SmackDown Live #SDLive

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

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

This week's Smackdown Live took place in Nashville, Tennessee. Would we see Brock Lesnar invade Smackdown Live and avenge being attacked on RAW by Randy Orton? Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler had their first face to face before going one on one at Summer Slam for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Bray Wyatt throws down a challenge with a special stipulation on Dolph Ziggler, for the main event. Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin and Kalisto battled in a Triple Threat Match to determine a #1 Contender to the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Becky Lynch battled Eva Maria. American Alpha make their Smackdown Live debut and face The Vaudevillains in tag team action. Randy Orton battled Fandango. Nattie Neidhart battled Carmella. 

*** Smackdown Live ***

- Backstage, Shane McMahon, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton are watching the ending of RAW with Orton RKO'ing Brock Lesnar. Shane asks Orton if he's happy with what he did, Shane expects Lesnar to retaliate, he'll take care of Orton later, but it was pretty awesome what Orton did. Shane has hired security to bodyguard Orton and to make sure Lesnar doesn't get in the building. Orton says he's not worried because he proved that one RKO can stop The Beast. The Miz and Maryse arrive, Miz compares himself to Matt Damon and doesn't appreciate Bryan's lack of excitement when Miz was drafted to Smackdown Live. Bryan says he was more than happy to acquire Miz. Bryan then announces a triple threat match between Baron Corbin, Kalisto and Apollo Crews, with the winner facing The Miz at Summer Slam for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

- Dean Ambrose Promo: Ambrose says he got here by busting his butt, he beat both of his Shield Brothers at WWE Battleground, he's not a one hit wonder, he's representing Smackdown Live and his legacy. Ambrose calls out Dolph Ziggler and out comes Ziggler. Ziggler says he's a fan of Ambrose and they have a lot in common. Ambrose says they're nothing alike and someone like Ziggler isn't taking his championship away. Ziggler says he's scratched and clawed his way through the WWE just like Ambrose has. Ambrose says all Ziggler ever did was complain about all the unfairness on him where Ambrose just busted through the roadblocks. Ambrose says Ziggler cares too much about his image and what people think and say about him. Ziggler says he's a kid from Cleveland that made a promise to himself that he would one day be a WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Ziggler says he's been disrespected, overlooked, was told he wasn’t good enough and promises to burn the house down in Brooklyn at Summer Slam. Ambrose says it's not happening because there is no conspiracy on why Ziggler's been held down, the fact is Ziggler just isn't good enough.

- Bray Attacks And Challenges Dolph Ziggler: After Dean Ambrose leaves the ring the lights flicker and Bray Wyatt appears. Bray hits Sister Abigail on Ziggler and lays him out. Bray says Ziggler is worthless, doesn't deserve to be champion and stole Bray's opportunity. Bray challenges Ziggler to a match tonight. If Ziggler loses then he gives up his spot for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Summer Slam.

- Backstage, Dolph Ziggler tells Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan that he accepts Bray Wyatt's challenge. Ziggler says he's proving to the world that he's the worthy #1 contender.

- "Triple Threat Match For The #1 Contendership To The WWE Intercontinental Championship": Baron Corbin vs. Apollo Crews vs. Kalisto: The match closes out with Corbin hitting Deep Six on Crews for a near fall. Corbin kicks Kalisto and stomps on Crews. Corbin blocks a Kalisto head scissors and goes for a power bomb on Crews. Crews counters and hits a drop kick on Corbin. Kalisto tosses Corbin outside. Crews rolls up Kalisto and scores the pinfall. After the match, Corbin attacks Kalisto, but Crews makes the save. The Miz hits the ring and hits a Skull Crushing Finale on Crews. Corbin hits End Of Days on The Miz.
Winner: Apollo Crews, by pinfall, to become #1 Contender to the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

- Becky Lynch vs. Eva Marie: Eva Marie fakes a knee injury and the match is thrown out.
Winner: No Contest

- Backstage, Carmella says Eva Marie's injury is a scam. Nattie Neidhart interrupts and says she was talking to her Uncle Bret Hart and they agreed that Nattie is strong enough to lead the Smackdown Live women's division. Carmella says she doesn’t need family members to obtain success. Nattie reminds her she was the last person drafted and challenges Carmella to a match.

- American Alpha vs. The Vaudevillains: The match closes out with Jordan tagging in, punching English and hitting a drop kick. Jordan hits a suplex on Gotch and an over the head belly to belly suplex on English. Jordan tags in Gable and American Alpha hit their double team Grand Amplitude finisher for the pinfall.
Winners: American Alpha, by pinfall.

- AJ Styles Promo: John Cena immediately interrupts Styles before he can talk smack. Cena says he's here, where's the Cena beat down? Styles says he's still upset that Cena is still in the WWE, Cena doesn't belong in the same ring as Styles and the only reason he's here is to suck up to the WWE Universe. Styles calls the Nashville fans the weakest minded people and are stupid, idiot, delusional little kids. Styles says Cena is just as delusional as they are and he will prove that Cena is a fraud. Cena says Styles has problems and he's here to shut Styles up. Cena says he loves the fans, the kids, the parents, doing shows and WWE will always be his home. Cena says he is here because honor, loyalty, and respect is his heartbeat. Styles says that that’s the Cena that he knows, the man who never backs down from a challenge. Styles challenges John Cena to a match at Summer Slam. Cena accepts and Styles says he will prove what a liar Cena is.

- Randy Orton vs. Fandango: The match closes out with Orton hitting a belly to back suplex and two clotheslines on Fandango. Orton ducks a clothesline and power slams Fandango. Tyler Breeze tries to interfere and help Fandango, but Orton power slams Breeze. Orton spots Brock Lesnar watching in the crowd then hits an RKO on Fandango. Lesnar hits the ring and lays out Orton with an F5, causing a DQ. After the match, Shane McMahon orders security to escort Lesnar out of the building.
Winner: Randy Orton, by DQ.

- Backstage, Heath Slater tells Daniel Bryan that he's still the hottest free agent. Bryan tells Slater that if he wins his match next week he'll win a Smackdown Live contract. Rhyno interrupts and Gores Slater. Bryan tells Slater he'll be facing Rhyno next week.

- Backstage, Dean Ambrose says he's uneasy with Dolph Ziggler putting his #1 Contendership on the line against Bray Wyatt. Ambrose says he's been preparing for Ziggler not Wyatt.

- Nattie Neidhart vs. Carmella: Nattie attacks Carmella before the match can even start. Nattie sends Carmella into the barricade and hits a lariat. Nattie locks Carmella in the Sharpshooter submission and keeps it locked in until WWE officials finally pull Nattie off.
Winner: No Contest

- Backstage, Daniel Bryan tells Dolph Ziggler that he believes in him. Shane McMahon reminds Ziggler that his #1 Contendership will be on the line. Ziggler says that Bryan and Shane don’t believe he can get the job done and says "screw you" to Bryan and Shane.

- "#1 Contenders Match, To The WWE World Heavyweight Championship": Dolph Ziggler vs. Bray Wyatt: The match closes out with Bray attempting to take the turn buckle pad off. Ziggler hits the Zig Zag on Bray and gets a near fall. Ziggler finishes pulling off the turnbuckle pad, but gets trapped in a Sister Abigail attempt by Bray. Ziggler counters out and gets a near fall rollup on Bray. Bray takes control and stomps on Ziggler. Ziggler grabs Bray and sends him face first into the exposed turn buckle. Ziggler hits a super kick on Bray and scores the pinfall. After the match, Erick Rowan hits the ring and attacks Ziggler. Dean Ambrose hits the ring to help, but Rowan takes Ambrose out with a sit-down side slam. Bray grabs Ziggler and hits Sister Abigail, laying Ziggler out.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler, by pinfall, to retain his #1 Contendership to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

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