On tonight’s thrilling edition of WWE SmackDown Live, the Intercontinental Championship will be on the line between champion The Miz and challenger Dean Ambrose. Meanwhile, John Cena & WWE World Champion AJ Styles will sign their contract for their match at the Royal Rumble. Dolph Ziggler will against face off against a long-time foe in the form of “The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin. WWE SmackDown will be live from the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
WWE SmackDown Live Results
Who will win and who will lose? Look below and you will know!
WWE Intercontinental Championship match: The Miz (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
There was an intense back-and-forth encounter. Both competitors looked awesome in this contest. The match almost ended when Maryse once again slapped Ambrose. After a long fight, Maryse got tired of seeing her man get beat on by The Lunatic Fringe. The referee was about to disqualify The Miz and end the match, but Ambrose stopped the ref in his tracks. He requested that Maryse be ejected from ringside instead, and the referee agreed. But then out of nowhere, The Miz hits Ambrose in the back of the head with the IC title. He pins Ambrose 1…2…kick out. Dean rallies back and gets Miz into the his finisher: The Dirty Dead. Game set and match. We have a new WWE Intercontinental champion. And he’s a freaking lunatic. Happy 2017, people.
Dean Ambrose defeat The Miz to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship
In-ring Segment: Trash Talk with Natalya & Nikki Bella
Both talk crap about the other. Nikki says that Natalya would be nothing without her family name. Natalya says she’s better than all her legendary family members. She then says that all Nikki is is beautiful and once she loses that beauty, John will leave her and she will die alone. Harsh, Nattie! Nikki follows this up with a devastating forearm and knocks Nattie to the mat.
Backstage: Dean Ambrose deals with a stuttering, nervous interviewer. He walks out to the ring for his match against The Miz.
Before the match between The Miz and Dean Ambrose, we get a most lovely and delightful promo from “The Extraordinary Gentlemen” Jack Gallaher.
Next Week: Nikki Bella vs. Natalya; John Cena vs. Baron Corbin; American Alpha vs. The Wyatt Family
Breezango vs. American Alpha
The policeman stripper duo Breezango are coming out looking hilarious. Out next comes American Alpha to kick ass. A video package is shown of American Alpha defeating the Wyatt Family last week for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
Tyler Breeze starts the match by handing out a ticket from the fashion police to Chad Gable. The match ends in about a minute. Before you know it, FTW American Alpha
American Alpha defeat Breezango
Post-match: The Wyatt Family are on the titan-tron and the lights go off in the arena. Bray sends an ominous warning to American Alpha. Luke Harper says, “Run.”
Carmella vs. Aliyah
Carmella was very dominant in this match. Alayiah, or whatever her name is, had control towards the end, but then that chinless fiend James Ellsworth tried to trip up Alayiah and distracted her long enough for Carmella to capitalize. Carmella locks in a unique-looking submission hold called The Code of Silence.
Carmella makes Aliyah tap out with the code of silence
In-ring Segment: Contract Signing for the match between WWE World ChampionAJ Styles & John Cena at Royal Rumble 2017
Daniel Bryan’s music hits to start off the segment. Out next comes Cena. Then out comes AJ Styles. If good guys and bad guys were determined by the crowd reaction than Cena would be the heel and Styles would be the face. Soon Bryan left the room and let the wrestlers talk smack to each other.
Styles calls Cena a has-been. He calls Cena that he became a sellout like The Rock, but with less potential in Hollywood. Cena gets intense and intimidating. But Styles appears unfazed. Cena says he’s gonna shut him up at the Royal Rumble. Out comes Baron Corbin. He announces his attention to win the Royal Rumble match. Cena talks smack to Corbin. Corbin threatens to knock Cena’s teeth down his throat. Cena motions “let’s go, bro,” takes off his shirt, flips over the table and stares down Corbin. Styles does a pele kick on Cena. Styles leaves Cena for Corbin. But Instead of picking the bones, Corbin talks crap to Cena and leaves.
Backstage, Maryse slaps the sh*t outta Renee Young.
Becky Lynch vs. La Luchadora
Lynch is very dominant early on. She’s really pouncing on the mysterious masked grappler. The crowd is cheering for Becky and her lass-kicking ways. She tosses her opponent with the becksploder. La Luchadora went under the ring. Another wrestler came from the other side. Twin magic. I predict she’s Brie Bella. Becky applies the disarmher and the masked woman taps out.
Becky Lynch defeats “La Luchadora” by submission
Now, let’s see who out the identity of this masked woman. Becky is about to pull off her mask. Is she Brie Bella? Nope. She’s Alexa Bliss and she’s pissed. Well, it looks like one of the Las Luchadoras is Alexa Bliss. Becky did the Scooby Doo on La Luchadora and then got dropped with a DDT by five feet of fury. But what’s the identity of the real La Luchadora?
Mini-Segments: Carmella is Hot for Ellsworth / #HeelZiggler is losing IT!
Carmella is looking lovely for the camera. Then out comes quite possibly the sexiest man alive James Ellsworth. Yep. She thinks he’s hot. But does she have ulterior motives? Or does she really dig SmackDown’s chinless wonder.
Dolph Ziggler goes backstage. He’s pissed and starts throwing stuff around. Three wrestlers, not involved with any storyline are also in the lockeroom and look bothered by Dolph’s behavior. Apollo Crews is one who steps up to him. Crews told him that he doesn’t like what he did to his friend Kalisto. Blah blah blah. Dolph headbutts him and they’re rolling on the floor. Rhyno and Mojo Rawley pull them apart.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
Both competitors are looking to be the next breakout star on the blue brand. Dolph goes on the attack early, but Corbin is no push over. Dolph is the veteran, so that will help him in this contest. But Baron is a true brute and has been stomping Ziggler into the mat only a minute after the bell rang. Dolph is a burnout in the ring; he goes in 100% in the beginning and wears himself out early on. Corbin is a ground and pound type of guy in the squared circle. He’ll hurt a guy and enjoy it. Dolph is resilient, so I wouldn’t count him out. However, Baron has been controlling the majority of this match. Corbin is really beating the crap out of Dolph.
But then an elbow, big boot, side-step and a drop kick and all of a sudden Dolph is once again dominant. Find out the conclusion of this match after the commercial break.
And we’re back. Ziggler tries to knock down the big man, but Corbin is too much for him and knocks his ass down. But then a swinging neck-breaker and a elbow drop on Corbin’s sternum, and Dolph is back on top. He pins Corbin..1…2…kick out. But Dolph is still very confident and energetic. He wants to put away Baron. He attempts a fam-asser, but he gets thrown in the air and into a devastating clothesline. However, Ziggler is the veteran, rallies to his feet and throws a charging Corbin into the turnbuckle. Ziggler executes a fam-asser and a zigzag on Corbin, but Baron is too strong. Dolph can’t seem to put away Baron. And out of nowhere, Corbin heats the End of Days to end the match.
Baron Corbin defeats Dolph Ziggler
Post match: Corbin gets a steel chair and is about to attack Dolph. Kalisto comes out to help Dolph. And then Dolph turns HEEL and superkicks Kalisto. He screams “I don’t need you!” at the fallen and dazed masked man.
In-Ring Promo: The Miz, Maryse & Dean Ambrose
The show kicks off with The Miz’s music blaring. The Miz walks down to the ring with his lovely wife Maryse. They then show clips from the Amborse-Miz-Renee Young storyline over the past few weeks. The video package ends, The Miz stands tall in the middle of the ring about to speak. The crowd boos. And he proceeds to cut another entertaining promo. His New Year’s resolution is to be more forgiving. He also calls out Renee Young, as someone who deserves The Miz an apology. The reigning Intercontinental Champion announces that SmackDown Live will not continue unless he gets his apology. The Miz continues to rant. The crowd chants “We want Ambrose!” The Miz responds, well “I need an apology. How can Renee Young sacrifice her journalistic integrity for dirty deeds with Dean Ambrose?” Ambrose plays and the Lunatic Fringe hits the ring.
Maryse slaps Ambrose while The Miz ducks out of sight. She leaves the ring and joins her husband down the ramp. Ambrose is ready to take The Miz’ title away in the main event match. Can Miz stop The Lunatic Fringe? Will Maryse get involved in her husband’s matches again? Possibly.
WWE SmackDown Live Preview
The road to the Royal Rumble is heating up. There’s sure to be plenty of conflict during the Cena/Styles contract signing, but the match between Ambrose and The Miz is sure to be an all-out war. I’m sure each of their girlfriends will make their presence known in this contest. Expect some interference from The Miz’s wife Maryse Ouellet & Dean Ambrose’s girlfriend Renee Young. Also, I wonder what role will James Ellsworth find himself in. Will he once again meddle in the affairs of AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose? Or will Ellsworth branch off into a new storyline? I know “The Princess of Staten Island” Carmella has demonstrated a liking to this chinless hero. I wonder where that’s going…
Last week, SmackDown’s female division left us with some unanswered questions. Who is this La Luchadora? Who’s behind that mask? Is she a wrestler from the past coming back to reclaim her spot? Can SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss be again to fend off this mysterious foe? And how does Becky Lynch feel about another new wrestler trying to steal her spot near the top?
I wonder how The Wyatt Family will react to losing their WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championships. They’ll definitely be after American Alpha tonight. The Wyatts will definitely be looking for some retribution. When will they evoke their rematch clause? Could it be on tonight’s episode of SmackDown Live? Stick around to find out all the results from tonight’s event.
WWE SmackDown Live: Announced Matches
- WWE Intercontinental Championship match: The Miz (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
- Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
- Becky Lynch vs. La Luchadora
- Carmella vs. Aliyah
- American Alpha vs. Breezango