WWE SmackDown: Results, Live Updates & Must-See Highlights – 05/23/17






































WWE SmackDown is live from Toledo, Ohio. We kick off tonight’s episode with a police escort leading the new WWE World Champion Jinder Mahal to the arena. It’s officially The Era of the Maharja. Let’s not waste any more time and get straight to the action live!

WWE SmackDown Viewing Details

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: USA
Location: Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio
Ticket: Ticketmaster

WWE SmackDown Live Results

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WWE World Champion Jinder Mahal arrives

A police escort is leading the limousine of the new WWE Champion Jinder Mahal to the area. The Singh Brothers bring out a carpet for Mahal to step on when he exits his vehicle. Mahal has a devious smile on his face, with the championship glistening on his shoulder.

Shane O’Mac kicks off SmackDown Live

SmackDown Live‘s Shane McMahon briefly mentions Mahal winning the WWE Championship last night. The crowd boos. McMahon says that in four week’s time, five men will compete in the Money in the Bank ladder match. Here are the wrestlers who will be competing in that ladder match: AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, and Kevin Owens? No wait, Shane says KO isn’t one of the participants. The 5th participant will be “The King of Strong Style” Shinsuke Nakamura.
Owens complains and makes his case to Shane. KO won last night, unlike Dolph, AJ and Corbin. KO claims favoritism is the reason why he didn’t get a slot in the match. Shane hears his case, and makes Owens the sixth member of the Money in the Bank ladder match. This just pisses off Baron Corbin and he says that he’s going to back KO pay for that. He then calls Zayn a loser and a “Rudy.” Sami says that can go right now, they don’t have to wait for Money in the Bank. Shane McMahon holds both men apart.
AJ Styles calls Owens’ WWE’s verison of Eric Cartman. Hilarious stuff here. KO runs his mouth some more and Ziggler tells him to shut up. Dolph reminds everyone that he is the only one here to have won a Money in the Bank match. And he says he’s going to do it again. But the King of Strong Style thinks otherwise.
Shane McMahon makes two matches for later tonight: Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin, plus we get to see AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler & Kevin Owens


Natalya & Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch

Carmella and Becky tangle to start off the match. Becky knocks her opponent out of the ring as we go to commercial break. We see the ladies fight on the side of the screen even while the commercial is playing. Charlotte is kicking ass, but her opponents are no slouches either and they fire back against The Queen.

Becky gets the tag and comes in hot. Charlotte dispatches of Carmella. Nattie gets taken out with a big boot and a neckbreaker. Charlotte goes up top for a moonsault, but Tamina jumps up on the apron to foil her plans. Naomi intervenes and takes out the daughter of Jimmy Snuka a.k.a. Tamina. Charlotte climbs back down to the ring, but walks right into a German suplex from Natalya. Becky gets the hot tag and comes in like a bolting of lightning drop-kicking Natalya. Carmella gets tagged in, but Becky makes her regret that with some serious forearms. “The Chinless Wonder” James Ellsworth tries to alter the outcome of the match, but Becky is just too good. Lynch slaps on the Disarm Her and that’s all she wrote!

Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair defeat Carmella & Natalya


Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin

Zayn and Corbin were suppose to wrestle, but “The Lone Wolf” assaults “The Underdog of the Underground” instead. Baron beats the living crap out of Sami all over the arena. He’s getting some retribution for that loss at Backlash. Corbin is kicking ass! The Lone Wolf beat Sami from pillar to post, literally. Baron catapults Sami into the barricade and then repeatedly hits the him in the skull.


SmackDown Live Fallout: Baron Corbin is an absolute beast


Fashion Files: Shane McMahon with Breezango

Breezango looks ashamed because they lost their match against The Ugos at Sunday’s Backlash event. They give Shane all of their equipment, even their squirt guns. Shane informs them that they’re not really cops.


WWE Champion Jinder Mahal Punjabi Celebration

There’s awesome Indian-style dancers and decorations all around the ring celebrating the fact that the new WWE Champion is “The Maharaja” Jinder Mahal! Mahal raises his WWE Championship high over head. He says people didn’t like him because he looked different. Now, they don’t like how because he exposed them for who they are and proved them wrong when he won on Sunday. Randy and the people in the arena are on the wrong side of history, while “The Maharaja” is on the rise. Jinder proved everyone wrong at Backlash. Jinder then wanted to speak directly to his people in Punjabi. Jinder stands tall!


Tyler Breeze vs. Jey Uso

Jey says that he doesn’t even have to fight Breeze tonight. Him and Jimmy already beat their ass on Sunday. Jey is distracted by Fandango and gets the quick roll-up from Tyler.

Tyler Breeze defeats Jey Uso

Fandango vs. Jimmy Uso

Fandango and Jimmy tangle. Uso is in the lead when Breeze starts some shenanigans at ringside. Breeze puts on a grey beard and Jey chases after him. Jimmy gets distracted when he tries to attack Fandango. Breeze drops Jey and Fandango rolls up Jimmy.

Fandango defeats Jimmy Uso

Post-match: Breezango and The Usos talk so much trash that they decide to have that tag team title rematch next!


WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship match: The Usos (c) vs. Breezango

Tyler Breeze gets taken down by Jimmy to start the match. The Usos are absolutely decimating Breeze. Tyler seriously needs some help. The Usos double-team Tyler.
Breeze manages to tag in Fandango who takes control. Fandango almost won the match with a roll-up. At the end, Fandango performs a leg-drop on one Usos while the other flies onto ‘Dango with a big splash.

The Usos defeat Fandango to retain the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship


Shane McMahon announces a fatal 5 way elimination match for next week

Natalya is demanding a SmackDown Women’s Championship match next week. Nattie won her match tonight, so she wants a title shot. Shane O’Mac agrees, but then pretty much all the women (besides Naomi) come out and they all want a shot at the champion. Carmella thinks she deserves the shot because she beat Naomi twice. Becky thinks she deserves the chance because she’s the very first SmackDown Women’s Champion. Charlotte Flair says that “The Queen” needs her crown and their wouldn’t be a Welcoming Committee if she wasn’t such a huge threat. Even James Ellsworth throws in his opinion and tells Tamina Snuka that what’s preventing her from a title shot is that she won’t stop making googly eyes at Ellsworth. He informs Ms. Snuka that she’s in the friend-zone. To settle this dispute in accordance to fairness, Shane McMahon announces a fatal 5 way elimination match for next week. The winner will challenge Naomi for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. The participants will be Natalya, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Tamina, and Charlotte.

Kevin Owens & Dolph Ziggler vs. AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura

Ziggler and Styles tangle to start off this match-up. Dolph attempts a dropkick, but AJ ducks out of the way and lands his on dropkick on “The Showoff.” AJ tags in Nakamura, but Ziggler gets a case of the yellow tale and tags in Kevin Owens. KO talks trash, but Nakamura doesn’t need words because he relies upon action. Shinsuke goes to work on whipping ass. KO escapes out of the ring as we go to commercial break.
Nakamura and Owens mix it up. “The King of Strong Style” lands a big knee to KO’s gut. But Owens is a former Universal Champion for a reason and quickly regains ground against Nakamura. KO stops away on Shinsuke as he yells out to the crowd that he’s going to be champ. Owens tags in “The Showoff” and they double team Nakamura. Ziggler hits a neckbreaker onto his opponent and goes for the cover. 1…2…Nakamura kicks out!
Shinsuke tries to mount a comeback, but The Showoff is way too focused tonight. Ziggler keeps Nakamura on his back and tags in Owens. KO is all over Nakamura like a fly on sh*t. Kevin kicks The King of Strong Style hard in the back. KO slaps in a headlock as the crowd chants for “AJ.” Nakamura tries to fight up and out, but KO is way too dominant. Owens tags Dolph back in, and the villainous duo double-team their vulnerable opponent. Nakamura fights off both men and tries to make a tag to Styles, but Ziggler pushes him back to the corner.
Owens gets the tag and he immediately attacks Styles and knocks him off the apron. KO smacks Shinsuke with a clothesline and then annihilates him with a running cannonball into the corner. Kevin goes for the cover. 1…2…Shinsuke kicks out again! Owens lands some serious strikes on Nakamura as we go to the last commercial break.
We’re back from the break: Ziggler lands a dropkick on Nakamura. Dolph goes for the cover, but Shinsuke kicks out once again. Owens gets tagged lands a big splash on Shinsuke for yet another 2 count. Owens tags in Ziggler and yells at him to finish the King of Strong Style. Nakamura regains ground and pushes back The Showoff, but eats knees to the gut instead. Ziggler runs towards Nakamura, but smacks into the ring-post instead.
Nakamura finally tags in AJ, who comes in hot on Ziggler with strikes, a clothesline, and sliding forearm for a 2 count of The Showoff. Styles gains some revenge against KO when he knocks him off the apron. AJ and Ziggler mix it up, but Styles gains control with a fireman’s carry neckbreaker. AJ attempts a Styles Clash, but gets distracted by KO. Ziggler capitalizes and dumps Styles off the top rope and onto the floor. KO follows that up with a senton splash onto AJ.

KO props Styles onto the apron and knocks him back to the floor with a running knee to the back. Owens antagonizes Shinsuke and then grabs AJ, rolls him back into the ring, and then slaps on the headlock. Styles fights back, but KO beats him down with a backdrop. Owens goes for the pin, but AJ kicks out. KO fires back with elbows to The Phenomenal One’s head.
Ziggler attempts a superplex from the top rope, but AJ slides free. Dolph tries to stop AJ from making the tag, but gets dropped on his face instead. Nakamura and Owens both get the tag at once, and Shinsuke is showing his dominant side. The King of Strong Style attacks Owens like a wild-man and hits him with a running knee into the corner. Shinsuke props KO on the top rope and knocks him back down with another devastating running knee. Nakamura goes for the cover, but Ziggler breaks up the pin-fall at the count of 2.
Dolph tries to hit Nakamura with a Zig Zag, but instead eats an exploder. Shinsuke attempts a Kinshasa on Ziggler, but KO breaks it up to safeguard The Showoff. But then Owens gets smacked in the head with a wicked Pele kick via The Phenomenal One. AJ sets up KO for the Styles Clash, but Ziggler breaks up the move with a super-kick. Shinsuke knocks Ziggler out of the ring with a dropkick. The King of Strong Style then sets his eyes on KO. Nakamura annihilates Owens with a Kinshasa.

Shinsuke Nakamura & AJ Styles defeat Kevin Owens & Dolph Ziggler


WWE SmackDown Live Announced Matches/Segments

  1. Natalya & Carmella vs. Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair
  2. Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin
  3. Fashion Files
  4. WWE Champion Jinder Mahal Punjabi Celebration
  5. Tyler Breeze vs. Jey Uso
  6. Fandango vs. Jimmy Uso
  7. WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship match: The Usos (c) vs. Breezango
  8. Kevin Owens & Dolph Ziggler vs. AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura
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