Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the Smackdown Live Recap for the week.
This week Smackdown Live was live in Detroit, Michigan. Smackdown Live kicked off with AJ Styles defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against James Ellsworth. The Miz defended the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Apollo Crews. We finally get to the bottom of who attacked Nikki Bella at WWE Survivor Series. Dean Ambrose battled Luke Harper of The Wyatt Family in a one on one match. WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Alexa Bliss battled La Luchadora in a non title match. Curt Hawkins battled Mojo Rawley in one on one action. The main event saw Dolph Ziggler putting his #1 Contendership on the line against Baron Corbin.
** Smackdown Live **
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall.
- AJ Styles Promo: Styles says he has no remorse for what he just did and now James Ellsworth can go back to the Island of Misfit Toys. Dolph Ziggler interrupts, congratulates Styles and reminds Styles that Ziggler is the new #1 Contender. Styles says facing Ziggler will be a cake walk, but Ziggler reminds Styles it took him 4 times to finally beat Ellsworth and Ziggler is always willing to put it all on the line. Baron Corbin interrupts and wants to know how many chances does Ziggler get and knows Ziggler will just lose again as always. Corbin is sick of Ziggler stealing opportunities and then wasting them. Corbin swings and connects on Ziggler, but Ziggler comes back with a series of punches of his own. Corbin lays out Ziggler with End of Days to end the segment.
- Backstage, Daniel Bryan informs Dolph Ziggler that he'll face Baron Corbin later. If Ziggler loses to Corbin then Ziggler must forfeit his #1 Contendership.
Winner: The Miz, by pinfall, to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Winner: Dean Ambrose, by pinfall.
Winner: La Luchadora, by submission.
Winner: Mojo Rawley, by pinfall.
Winner: Double Countout