Tonight, “The Queen” Charlotte Flair will challenge Naomi for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. Also, we have a no disqualification match between “The Viper” Randy Orton and the sinister Erick Rowan. Let’s get right to the action, folks!
We’ll start off SmackDown with the artist known as Shinsuke Nakamura!
WWE SmackDown Viewing Details
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: USA
Location: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
Mobile: USA Now
WWE SmackDown Live Results
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The Artist known as Shinsuke Nakamura Arrives!
Renee Young introduces Shinsuke Nakamura, who comes to the ring like a charismatic chameleon. Soon, Dolph’s music hits and he comes out to mock Shinsuke.
Nakamura fires back with more trash talk, but Ziggler is having none of it. Dolph kicks him in the stomach. But Nakamura quickly recovers and executes an insane suplex on Ziggler.
Dolph is retreating!
AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin
AJ has Corbin trapped in a headlock for much of this match’s opening moments. But The Lone Wolf battles back, as Styles finds himself caught up between the ropes. Baron capitalizes, charges at Styles and knocks him out of the ring.
We’re back from commercial break, and Corbin has Styles in a headlock of his own. We see a clip that shows Corbin perform an epic back-body drop on Styles. AJ breaks free of the headlock and tries to fight back. But Corbin quickly reverses and throws Styles down with a high-impact move.
Corbin is punching a prone AJ with multiple shots. Baron props Styles on the top rope for a suplex, but Styles reverses, pulls down Corbin and hits the bigger man with the Pele kick.
Styles hits Corbin with a flurry of offense and goes for the pin. 1…2…kick out!
AJ is just about to hit Corbin with a Phenomenal Forearm, but Kevin Owens gets up from the announcer’s booth and walks towards Styles. AJ kicks KO in the head. But when Styles enters the ring, The Lone Wolf goes on the hunt!
Baron is right about to put away Styles, but then AJ rolls up the big man for the 1…2….
AJ Styles defeats Baron Corbin
Post-match: Owens and Corbin jump AJ immediately after the match. Sami Zayn runs out for the rescue. He takes out Corbin with a helluva kick, but not Owens, who hits Zayn from behind. Kevin KOs Styles with a pop-up powerbomb.
Beat the Clock Challenge #1 contender match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: American Alpha vs. The Colóns
Chad Gable tries to put away his opponent from jump-street. American Alpha is completely dominating The Colóns. But you can’t keep the veteran team down for too long. The Colóns battle back!
It loos like Primo & Epico are about to finish off Gable with a double-team move, but Jason Jordan makes the save with a chop block. American Alpha hits their own double team move that looks absolutely sick!
American Alpha defeat The Colóns at 5 minutes, 17 seconds.
The Ascension or Breezango need to beat this time in their match to advance to a WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship title shot.
Rusev’s Video Announcement
Rusev says he won’t be back until he gets a title shot at the Money in the Bank pay per view. If that doesn’t happen, he’ll just pack his bags and go back to Bulgaria.
Becky Lynch Backstage Interview
Becky’s interview is quickly interrupted by the tandem of Natalya Neidhart, Tamina Snuka, Carmella and James Ellsworth. They want to know Becky’s stance on Charlotte, since her views on “The Queen” have been “a bit wishy-washy” over the years.
No Disqualification match: Randy Orton vs. Erick Rowan
Rowan pushes Orton into the corner. Randy fights back with a kick and a clothesline. But Erick lands on his feet like a cat.
There is plenty of back-and-forth action, but Randy really has the upper-hand in this match. Orton knocks Rowan through a table and later sends the big man charging into steel steps.
Rowan places a chair in the corner and tries to end Orton. But Randy is too savvy. As Rowan charges, Orton counters and Erick lands headfirst into the chair. Randy capitalizes on the dazed Rowan and hits him with an RKO.
Randy Orton defeats Erick Rowan
Post-match: Randy Orton says he doesn’t know what a House of Horrors match is, but he’ll be ready for Bray Wyatt this Sunday night.
Jinder Mahal’s music hits. Out comes “Hard Body” Mahal, who immediately begins running his mouth, upset about how Orton failed to mention the #1 contender for the WWE Championship. The crowd chants “USA! USA! USA!” at the wrestler with Indian heritage. Mahal says that the crowd doesn’t like him because of what he looks like. The crowd stops with their nationalistic pride chants, and starts chanting for “RKO” instead.
Jinder Mahal throws the first punch at Randy. But the veteran Orton quickly gains the upper-hand on Mahal. And then out of nowhere, The Singh Brothers a.k.a. The Bollywood Boys hold down Randy. Mahal capitalizes and takes out Orton.
The Bollywood Boys & Hard Body Mahal escape in what looks like a stretch hummer. Mahal has stolen the WWE World Championship!
Beat the Clock Challenge #1 contender match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Ascension vs. Breezango
Victor of the Ascension attacks Tyler Breeze and laughs at Fandango. But Breezango quickly gains the upper-hand. Fandango gets some retribution for that laugh! Breezango beats the clock, with 2 minutes, 36 seconds remaining.
Breezango defeat The Ascension to become the new #1 contender’s for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship match: Naomi (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
Both women lock up to start the match. Charlotte lays out Noami, but Ms. Glow fights back and sends Charlotte hurling into the second turnbuckle. But then Charlotte regains control on the apron and sends Naomi crashing to the floor.
We’re back from the commercial break, and The Queen is solidly in control. Naomi tries to turn the tide, but Charlotte is too much of a she-beast to stop…or is she?
Naomi strikes back with a jawbreaker! Charlotte is stunned. Ms. Glow unleashes a flurry of kicks. The Queen tries to counter, but Naomi sends her flying with a hurricanrana.
After a long back-and-forth match, the tandem of Carmella, Natalya, Tamina and James Ellsworth hit the ring, and the invading ladies go on the assault.
Charlotte Flair wins by disqualification
Post-match: The devious invading tandem beat the living hell out of Charlotte. They’re really picking apart The Queen. This team stands tall at the top of the entrance map as SmackDown Live goes off the air.
WWE SmackDown Live Announced Matches
- No DQ match: Randy Orton vs. Erick Rowan
- WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship match: Naomi (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
- AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin
- Beat the Clock Challenge #1 contender match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: American Alpha vs. The Colóns
- Beat the Clock Challenge #1 contender match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Ascension vs. Breezango