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 Lincoln, Nebraska. This week's show was the go home show to this Sunday's WWE Backlash pay per view. All the ladies give their final thoughts before entering the Six Pack Challenge this Sunday to crown an inaugural WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion. Daniel Bryan and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz continue their rivalry. The Miz battled Apollo Crews in a non title match. Nikki Bella, Naomi and Becky Lynch battled Nattie Neidhart, Alexa Bliss and Carmella in a Six Woman Tag Team Match. The Semi Finals of the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship Tournament finished as The Usos battled American Alpha and Heath Slater and Rhyno battled The Hype Bros. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles meet face to face one last time before their match this Sunday.
- Backstage, The Miz and Maryse interrupt Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon talking about the Women's Division. Miz says the WWE Intercontinental Championship is the only prestigious title in the WWE, Dolph Ziggler never earned a title shot and thinks Bryan is still bitter over Miz putting him in check two weeks ago. Bryan says the difference between Miz and the Women's Division is that the women actually want to fight. Bryan says if Miz wants to back out against Ziggler that's fine, just vacate the title now.
Winner: The Miz, by pinfall.
- Backstage, AJ Styles demands to know who gave Renee Young the footage of what happened last week with Dean Ambrose. The production guy steps forward and AJ asks if he thinks it's funny and what would happen if he got him fired. AJ shoves the production guy and walks out.
- Backstage, The Usos admit that American Alpha deserve to be on Smackdown Live, but The Usos still run the tag team division.
- Bray Wyatt Promo: Bray cuts a promo about apex predators, scouring for food, surviving, the predator terrorizing man and it's the survival of the fittest. Bray says Randy Orton is no longer the great predator, Bray Wyatt now is. Bray says he's a God, holds a greater weapon than Orton and at WWE Backlash Orton goes from the predator to the prey.
Winners: Nattie Neidhart, Alexa Bliss and Carmella, by submission.
Winners: American Alpha, by pinfall, to advance to the Finals of the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship Tournament.
- Fandango Promo: Fandango found a lady to tango with him and asks about her tattoos. Fandango then says that her hips lie and he wants someone with fire in their belly. Kane arrives and gets called a Big Red Dancing Machine by Fandango. Kane grabs Fandango, choke slams him and mocks his dancing.
- Backstage, AJ Styles grabs a fan's phone and throws it against the wall for not paying attention to him.
Winners: Heath Slater and Rhyno, by pinfall, to advance to the Finals of the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship Tournament.
- Backstage, The Usos state that American Alpha was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The WWE Universe turned their back on The Usos and now The Usos demand respect.