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 our hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, where the Cleveland Cavs are NBA Champions and the Cleveland Indians just clinched a playoff appearance by dominating and taking the AL Central Division Championship. This week Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt continued their feud with each other. American Alpha, Heath Slater and Rhyno teamed up and battled The Ascension and The Usos in an eight man tag team match. Carmella and Nattie Neidhart teamed up and battled Naomi and Nikki Bella in tag team action. Dolph Ziggler makes a career decision to get one more match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship against The Miz. AJ Styles defended the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Dean Ambrose on the main event.
*** Smackdown Live ***
- Backstage, Dean Ambrose says beating John Cena last week is old news. This week it's all about facing AJ Styles and turning the face that runs the place into the guy that's gonna cry after Ambrose wins back the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
- Backstage, John Cena says he'll be at ringside tonight for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose.
- Backstage, WWE Intercontinental Champion and hometown Clevelander The Miz is spotted photo shopping a picture of himself over a picture of LeBron James. Miz is planning a hometown celebration tonight.
- Backstage, Randy Orton is still in search of Bray Wyatt. Orton turns down a hallway and runs into Erick Rowan. Bray Wyatt appears in a different part of the arena and says Orton was never good at following directions.
Winners: Carmella and Nattie Neidhart, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Randy Orton is still hunting Bray Wyatt. Orton finds a cut out cardboard figure of himself, finds a sheet with "Predator or Prey" written on it and again runs into Erick Rowan in a room.
- Backstage, Bray Wyatt tells Randy Orton to be careful because he's watching.
- Backstage, Bray Wyatt calls Randy Orton a coward. Erick Rowan is standing behind Bray with his sheep mask on. Rowan takes off his mask and reveals himself as Randy Orton. Orton attacks and chases off Bray. Orton puts the mask back on and laughs twisted.
- Backstage, AJ Styles says he's already beaten John Cena and Dean Ambrose. Tonight he'll beat Ambrose again and retain the title.
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall, to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.