Smack-Down! Let’s go! Give me some of your love. Give me some of your Mauro! Give some of that Daniel Bryan in the ring first! Bryan is in the ring and he is out to moderate the Women’s Championship contract signing. Bliss tells Becky to moisturize more. Becky says she is preparing for a fight. Bliss tells Becky that she is a superstar that is supposed to succeed and then fail miserably. She tells Becky that she wasn’t born to be a champion. Becky agrees that she wasn’t born to be a champion but she became a champion.
She wasn’t born to be a champion, she fought to become one. Bliss rebutts and says, unfortunately she was born to be a champion and she will win the belt. Bliss shoves Becky and signs, proceeds to throw the contract at Becky and flip the table on top of her. Bliss walks out, but Becky chases her off and goes back into make it official.
No Mercy will be Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
Bryan runs into the Miz backstage. Miz, has a problem. He doesn’t want to defend the belt. Bryan says that there is no problem don’t defend it. Bryan then stops Miz and says well if you don’t defend you can just go ahead and have your contract terminated. He explained that the fine print on the contract says he defends the belt or he gives up the contract.
Match 1: The Usos vs. American Alpha
Recap: Gable quickly attacks both Usos and hits a suplex. Usos looking like they were traded to The Bulls, have trouble getting started. Stereo dropkicks to Jey sending him outside. Jey grabs Gable coming off the rope and then ties his leg up “injuring” it. Jimmy is in the ring and continues to work over Gable’s leg. Gable fights off both Usos in the corner. Hot tag to Jason, who still has the hottest tag in the WWE. Steiner-style belly-to-bellies by Jordan. T-bone suplex for a 2.
Jey and Jordan fights on the top rope and in the end Jey sends Jordan to the canvas. Splash by Jimmy, however, Gable breaks it up at the last second. Jordan fights to the corner but Gable is unable to get in due to his leg. Jordan decides not to tag and tries to fight the Usos off. In the end the Usos take out Gable and then the stereo Superkicks followed by the FLYYYYYin’ Uso for the 1…2…3. Match was pretty good. You might think that the ending bothered me, however, in storyline, American Alpha is not ready to compete. Gable was supposed to be out for 4-6 weeks. They came back too early, and the Usos used the injury to beat them.
I was fine with that, and I still believe that the Usos should win the belts and American Alpha has money in the chase still, instead of being the champions.
Your Winners: The Usos
In the back the Usos cut a promo on Heath and Rhyno. Jimmy threaten to knock the crackers of Rhyno’s plate and Rhyno say “Don’t you touch my crackers!”. He tells them that they are going to send Heath and his kids back to the mudhole, which sends Rhyno off, as he crumples his crackers and mean mugs the Usos.
It’s Swaggy time!
Match 2: Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin
Recap: Wow, rematch, or a rematch…rematch-ception? Can we all respect the fact that Apollo Crews can fall away slam into a Samoan drop a guy like Baron Corbin? Immediately to the outside as Apollo enziguri’s Baron, who was laid against the barricade. Baron takes Crews to the outside and lays in the forearms to the back of Crews head into the top of the barricade.
Baron kicks Crews into the ringpost. End of Days by Baron and the 1…2…3! So, question, why not just send Apollo Crews back down and repackage him? I know we are pushing Baron Corbin. I like Baron Corbin.
However, why can’t Baron Corbin come out and beat up a jobber? Regardless, there wasn’t much to this match and I didn’t really care.
Your Winner: Baron Corbin
Backstage promo…Naomi and Nikki backstage…didn’t really care sorry
Backstage with Dolph Ziggler. Renee asks what is going to be different tonight…SPOILER: nothing. He say blah, blah, Miz is a cheater. Ziggler says he is desperate. He talks about his wins and his championships. Ziggler says he has to shut Miz up once and for all. He also quotes Major League.
Match 3: Dolph Ziggler vs. Miz © for the Intercontinental Championship
Recap: Apparently, Dolph is now an amazing amateur wrestler…I mean he was, but come on it just reappeared? Outside we see Ziggler dodge a clothesline and hit one of his own. Ziggler is distracted by Maryse, and drop kicked to the outside. Miz hits a successful Axehandle smash from Bret’s rope. Miz steals Bryan’s moves and goes for the Yes kicks. Ziggler blocks the last kick and goes for the flurry of punches. Clothesline comeback by Ziggler but Miz sends Ziggler shoulder first into the ringpost. Miz “Bryan’s” up and hits the dropkicks in the corner.
Ziggler hits a big dropkick to a flying Miz (Maggle!). Big DDT by Ziggler off of the failed Skull Crushing Finale. Slingshot Powerbomb by Miz for a long 2. Finally, Miz works the knee so he could get the Figure Four on, unsuccessfully. Big boot by Miz. Fam-Asser by Dolph for a 2. Miz is kicked in the nose and he distracts the ref. Maryse tries to interfere, but the ref catches her. Zig-Zag by Ziggler, but Miz kicks out at the last second. Miz tries to run away with the title. Ziggler catches him and throws him into the steps, and sends him inside. Miz, got the foreign substance, and sprays it into Ziggler’s eyes, hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the 1…2…3! Match overall was good, however, I am not sure why we keep screwing Ziggler. Especially since they just pointed out that he didn’t have another shot at the title.
If the solution is Miz is going to lose at No Mercy, I get it, or if they are going to have Ziggler turn heel, I also get it. Overall the match was good, but I am left wanting more, Which I guess is the point!
Your Winner and STILL Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
Match 4: Randy Orton vs. Erick Rowan
Recap: LMAO, I just realized that Randy…the rattlesnake…wears a Stone Cold vest! Also, I realize he is a viper, not a rattlesnake, but just go with it, OK? Awko-Taco slam by Erick. Dropkick by Rowan. Erick sends Orton outside. He works him back into the ring and then climbs in. Orton stops him and hits the draping DDT and then the RKO for the 1…2…3!
After the match, Bray teleports Rowan out of the ring. He then cuts a promo. Again, it is good, but it is just drivel to get us to No Mercy. Match was nothing. Erick got some offense and Randy won.
Your Winner: Randy Orton
Naomi and Nikki vs. Carmella and Natalya
Recap: Naomi’s entrance is so amazing. Natalya with the early sharpshooter, however, Carmella rips Nikki out of the ring and causes the DQ finish…The Fuck?
Your Winner: Naomi and Nikki via DQ
AJ is backstage, he defines rivalry and says by those definitions he has not rival. He says he beat both Dean, and Cena, so there is no rivalry. He talks about it being unfair he has to defend his belt and doesn’t have to be apart of the ending to lose his belt. He says that, “The champ is, and always will be, here”.
It’s time for your MAAAAAIIIINNN EVENT!
Match 5: John Cena vs Dean Ambrose
Recap: A lot of denim in this match! Early finisher attempts by both, but they are reversed. A lot of headlocks by John early, as well. Dean dodges Cena and he runs shoulder first into the ringpost. Big clothesline by Dean. Bulldog out of the corner by Dean. Dean tries for the Dirty Deeds but he is countered into the STF.
Dean reaches the ropes, quickly, for the rope break. Suicide dive by Dean. Crossbody by Dean is countered into an AA for the 1…2…kickout. Dean counters into the Dirty Deeds but can only muster a 2 of his own. AA attempt by John, however, Dean rolls up John and gets the 1…2…3! AJ takes advantage of the ending and comes in and cleans house. Bryan comes out and tells AJ that what he did was phenomenal, however, Dean was promised a rematch, one on one, with AJ.
He says that the match will happen next Tuesday. AJ turns around and eats the Dirty Deeds as we head off the air. Match wasn’t much to write home about, but I did like where this is heading. John is looking beatable and AJ vs Dean will weaken those two going into the PPV. Overall, The job was accomplished, but the ending completely ate away from John Cena being beat in the middle of the ring.
Your Winner: Dean Ambrose
Show Overall: Job Done! Not much to say, but they got a lot accomplished in two hours. I know it isn’t fancy to just say job done, but there really isn’t more to it than that. It wasn’t, just a show, but you need shows to get you to the next week’s, and this was one of them. This show, by itself, wasn’t that great, but it wasn’t bad. This show, when viewed as a continuation of shows, got the job done. Was it great? No, it was OK. So in the end we have to settle for OK. So…
Until Next Time,
Monty the Yank