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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: A CONTRACT SIGNING, THE KEVIN OWENS HIGHLIGHT REEL, STYLES VERSUS MAHAL, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-05-16 21:58:00

We are in Manchester, New Hampshire and your announcers are John Layfield, Tom Phillips, and Byron Saxton.

Kevin Owens is in the ring for the Kevin Owens Highlight Reel.

Kevin welcomes everyone to the new and improved Highlight Reel with your new host, the New Face of America and your United States of America Champion Kevin Owens.  Kevin says he is taking over because the former host will never never ever be seen agayne.

Kevin says Chris Jericho was obsessed with scarves and gifts and lists.  The only list that Jericho is on now is the injured list and that is because of him.  Kevin says what he did to Chris Jericho was only a sneak preview of what is going to happen at Backlash when he beats AJ Styles.

Kevin introduces his guest in French because he can.  

AJ Styles' music plays and he comes to the ring.

AJ says he saw Kevin steal everything from Chris Jericho over the last year, but he did not think Kevin would steal Chris' show.

Kevin says he did not steal anything from Chris and he can do anything Chris does better, even beat AJ Styles.  Kevin says that he would never have AJ on his show.

AJ says it is his bad.  He says he did terribly in high school French class.  AJ says he will say this in English because he can.  This Sunday, he is going to beat Kevin for that United States Championship and he will bring it back to the good old US of A.  AJ says we don't have to wait until Sunday, they can do it now.

Jinder Mahal's music interrupts.

Jinder says the Maharajah was supposed to be Kevin's guest tonight.  

Kevin says that AJ is a typical rude American and he sticks his nose where it does not belong.  Jinder was going to talk about what he is going to do on Sunday in his match.

Jinder says what happened last week on Smackdown will happen at Backlash.  We see Mahal pinning Orton on last week's show.  Jinder says you will bow down at his feet when he becomes WWE Champion.

AJ tells Jinder to focus on tonight or he might not make it to Sunday.  

Mahal speaks in Punjabi.  To find yourself, you must lose yourself.  You will find yourself in agony in battle. You will lose tonight, just like Randy Orton will lose at Backlash.

Kevin says that AJ is going to lose to Jinder tonight and he will lose to Kevin on Sunday.

AJ enters the ring and Kevin leaves.

AJ tells Kevin to run while he can because he won't be able to run on Sunday.  AJ tells Jinder to get in the ring now.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kevin Owens is on commentary for this match.

Match Number One:  Jinder Mahal (with the Singh Brothers) versus AJ Styles

They lock up and Jinder backs Styles into the corner and he gives a clean break.  They lock up again and Styles pushes Mahal away.  Styles with a side head lock and shoulder tackle but Mahal does not go down and Styles goes into the ropes.  Mahal blocks a kick and he pushes Styles to the mat.  Styles fliips over Mahal and then hits the Phenomenal Drop Kick.  Mahal with a shot to the throat and then he sends Styles into the turnbuckles.  Mahal chokes Styles and then drops a series of knees to Styles and chokes him.  Mahal punches Styles and then he connects with a knee to the head and kicks.

Mahal tries to suplex Styles into the ring but Styles blocks it and he connects with a shoulder and then hits a slingshot forearm.  Styles kicks Mahal and then he sets for a Styles Clash but Mahal blocks it.  Styles with a forearm and strikes to Mahal.  Styles with a chop and the Singhs try to trip Styles but Styles sees it.  Mahal with a hot shot and a Harley Race Knee for a near fall.  

We go to commercial.

We are back and Mahal with a rear chin lock.  Mahal with an elbow to the top of the head followed by a boot to the chest.  Mahal with a kick to Styles for a near fall.  Mahal with a reverse chin lock.  Styles with a jawbreaker but Mahal with kicks to Styles.  Styles is sent into the turnbuckles and Mahal gets a near fall.  Mahal puts Styles on the turnbuckles and punches AJ.  Mahal sets for a superplex and Styles blocks it and escapes.  Styles runs into a thrust kick and Mahal goes to the turnbuckles.  Mahal comes off with a chop but Styles counters with a drop kick and both men are down.

Styles with punches and a drop kick to the knee.  Styles with a flying forearm for a near fall.  Styles punches Mahal and sets for a suplex but Mahal backs Styles into the corner and connects with shoulders.  Mahal gets a near fall after a kick.  Mahal sets for a forearm but Styles ducks and AJ with a Pele Kick and leaping clothesline into the corner.  Styles with an Ushigoroshi for a near fall.  

Mahal goes to the floor and Styles with a drop kick through the ropes.  Styles sends Jinder back into the ring.  Styles is sent to the apron and Styles with a forearm.  The Singhs distract the referee and Owens hits Styles with the title belt when the referee was not looking.  The referee sees Owens standing at ringside and the Singhs continue to distract the referee.  Mahal with a Cobra Clutch Slam for the three count.

Winner:  Jinder Mahal

After the match, the referee checks on Styles, who is still holding his knee.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Lana returns with her cabaret act.

We continue with the further adventures of the Fashion Files.

Fandango looks at the board of fashion failures and a janitor enters and Fandango criticizes him.  Tyler reveals that it is him.  Fandango asks about his recog . . . undercover work. 

Tyler shows Baron Corbin's shirts, Sami Zayn's drawers and say they are the same color as credenza.  Tyler shows an Uso shirt and Fandango wonders what Day One Is H means.  Tyler says the Usos are scary.  Their hair is so well conditioned and luscious.  He says they have no chance.  Fandango calms him down and reminds Tyler that he is a Prince.  Fandango and Tyler say they will win and it will be their Day One Is H.  They do a freeze frame high five.

Randy Orton walks in the back and he is asked about the reaction to Jinder Mahal. 

Randy says Jinder thinks the people don't respect him because of how he looks or speaks.  He thinks people don't like him because of intolerance.  They don't like Jinder because he is an ass.

Match Number Two:  Tyler Breeze and Fandango versus Epico and Primo

Tyler sends Epico into Primo and Tyler gets a near fall.  Epico sends Tyler into the ring post and ets a near fall.  Primo tags in and hits a splash to the back and gets a near fall.  Primo with a kick.  Primo with an arm bar.  Tyler with punches but Tyler is sent to the mat by Primo.  Primo chokes Tyler in the corner.  Primo with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner.  Primo with another Irish whip but he misses a splash and Tyler with a spinning heel kick.

Fandango and Epico tag in and Fandango with jabs and clotheslines.  Epico with a kick but Fandango with a spinning heel kick.  Breeze is sent to the floor and Fandango takes care of Primo.  Fandango with a Falcon Arrow for the three count.

Winners:  Tyler Breeze and Fandango

The Usos come out and they say that Fandango and Breeze are doing this for the retweets.  The Usos say they are doing this for the titles and they have been doing this since Day One Ish.  Jimmy says this is not your precinct.  Jey welcomes them to the Uso Penitentiary where they make all the rules.  Jimmy says they have the right to remain vicious.  They will put you on a gurney.  

Becky Lynch and Naomi walk in the back and they see Charlotte in the hall and stop.  They all walk together as we go to commercial.

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