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 Indianapolis, Indiana. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan discuss the current WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contender controversy. John Cena and Nikki Bella teamed up to battle James Ellsworth and Carmella in a Mixed Tag Team Match. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose continues with his issues with Curt Hawkins and Baron Corbin. WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Alexa Bliss holds a Blissertation Celebration. Alexa Bliss and Mickie James battled Nattie Neidhart and Becky Lynch in Women's Division tag team action. Randy Orton battled AJ Styles in a #1 Contenders Match with the winner facing Bray Wyatt at Wrestlemania 33 for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
** Smackdown Live **
- Backstage, AJ Styles confronts Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan. Styles says he's making the best of a bad situation. He's not afraid of Randy Orton, Shane or Bryan.
Winners: John Cena and Nikki Bella, by submission.
- The Miz and Maryse Promo: Miz says he can't take it anymore, Cena and Nikki are true disrespect to true love, Cena and Nikki's relationship is a lie, Miz spends every minute with Maryse and loves her, but Cena would consider love only if you signed a contract. Miz calls the Cena/Bella relationship as fake as them and it must end now. Maryse calls Nikki a bitch and tells her to wake up at what's going on.
- Backstage, Randy Orton says if he was capable to burn down Bray Wyatt's Compound last week, just imagine what he'll do to AJ Styles tonight. Orton says if he was Styles he'd run.
- Curt Hawkins Promo: Hawkins says that Dean Ambrose started something he can't finish last week and then calls out Ambrose. Ambrose hits the ring, drops Hawkins quickly and then demands Baron Corbin to come out. Corbin appears on the TitanTron and doesn't understand why Ambrose is in such a hurry to take a beating. Corbin says he's taking everything away from Ambrose, including his WWE Intercontinental Championship. Ambrose plants Hawkins with Dirty Deeds and decides to go backstage and look for Corbin.
- Backstage, Dean Ambrose is still looking for Baron Corbin. Corbin suddenly attacks Ambrose from behind with a lead pipe. Corbin beats Ambrose down and then pins Ambrose underneath the forks of a forklift. Corbin leaves as WWE Medical assist Ambrose.
Winners: Alexa Bliss and Mickie James, by pinfall.
- Backstage, it's announced that Dean Ambrose was taken to a near by hospital with trouble breathing and bruised ribs.
Winner: Randy Orton, by pinfall, to become the #1 Contender.