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 St. Paul, Minnesota. The Miz returned with Miz TV with his special guest being John Cena. Becky Lynch battled Mickie James in a 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match. AJ Styles battled Luke Harper in a #1 Contenders Match. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose battled Curt Hawkins in a one on one non title match. Dolph Ziggler battled Apollo Crews one on one in a Steel Chairs Match. The Allegiance between WWE World Heavyweight Champion Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton came to a boil.
** Smackdown Live **
- Backstage, AJ Styles tells Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan that if you look at the right angle from last week you'd see that Styles clearly won the battle royal. Bryan says his match with Luke Harper is still on. Styles mocks Harper, as Harper suddenly appears behind Styles. Styles sees Harper and walks off. Harper thanks Shane and Bryan for the opportunity.
- "2 Out Of 3 Falls Match": Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James:
** Second Fall: Mickie gets two straight near falls on Becky until Becky regains control. Mickie returns, hits a flapjack on Becky and goes to the top rope. Becky dodges Mickie, but Mickie lands and rolls through. Becky catches Mickie in a roll up and scores the pinfall, tying things at 1-1.
Winner: Becky Lynch, 2 falls to 1.
- Backstage, Luke Harper says he knows true evil and Bray Wyatt needs to fear Harper now. Bray Wyatt interrupts on screen and says the whole world wants to hear what he has to say and Bray's blood brother Randy Orton will be by his side.
- Backstage, Alexa Bliss gets interrupted by Nattie Neidhart who says she's coming for Alexa's title.
- Backstage, AJ Styles says it's not right that he's being forced to fight Luke Harper tonight because Harper clearly hit the floor first last week. Styles says he's beating Harper and moving on to Wrestlemania 33.
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall, to become the #1 Contender.
- Backstage, James Ellsworth and Carmella interrupt John Cena and Nikki Bella and laughs at them. Ellsworth says everything about Nikki is fake. Cena challenges Ellsworth and Carmella to a tag match next week.
- Dean Ambrose vs. Curt Hawkins: The match never happens as Ambrose hits the ring and lays Hawkins out with Dirty Deeds before grabbing a microphone.
Winner: No Contest.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler, by pinfall.