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By Richard Trionfo on 2016-08-23 22:00:00

We see Rhyno, Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, and Erick Rowan in the locker room and AJ Styles enters.  He says the new face that runs this place, the Phenomenal One is here.  He says he did what he said he would do at Summerslam, he beat John Cena.  AJ puts the wrist band on his head.  He sees someone with a sad face and realizes it is Dolph Ziggler.  He tells Dolph he does not like losers.

Ziggler attacks Styles and officials magically show up to separate them.

We are in Uncasville, Connecticut and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, John Layfield, and David Otunga.

Wrestlers are in the ring and there are some new title belts in there as well.

Shane McMahon comes out and he shuffles his way to the ring.  He is joined by Daniel Bryan.

Shane welcomes everyone to Smackdown.  Shane says that Daniel accepted the job as General Manager if they were going to give everyone an opportunity.  Shane says you have a huge opportunity in front of you.

Daniel tells the six women they were fantastic at Summerslam.  You are all championship caliber and can be the one to wear the title to represent Smackdown.  Daniel wants to know which one will be the first Smackdown Women's Champion.  Shane says we will find out at Backlash.  There will be a Six Pack Challenge to determine who wears the title around their waist.

Shane says they will be crowning Tag Team Champions at Backlash.  Daniel says the tag titles are near and dear to his heart.  You need to be like brothers to be champions.  You go to war with your brothers and you celebrate the highs and lows with your brothers.  There will be a Tag Team Tournament that will culminate at Backlash.

Heath Slater interrupts the party and he has something to say.  He says he has came this close the last two weeks to get a Smackdown contract.  In the last two weeks, you have taken it from him.  Why not do this.  He will let bygones be bygones.  How about give Heath a chance to be Michael Phelps and put some gold around his waist.

Daniel says that Heath is not equipped to challenge for the Women's Title. 

Heath mockingly laughs at Daniel and he tells Daniel he is not a woman.  Heath says he is talking about the tag team titles. 

Shane says that Heath is not equipped to challenge for the title.  You are not on the roster, and if you were, you don't have a tag team partner.

Heath says he can go in the back and guarantee that he can find someone to stand by his side.  Heath says he guarantees that they will enter the tournament and win.

Daniel tells Heath he can find a partner by the end of the night, they will find a team to add next week to make it an eight team tournament.  Shane says the only way Heath gets a Smackdown contract is to win the tournament.

Heath says they will not regret this and he will find a partner by the end of the night.

AJ Styles comes out and he complains about the ship that Daniel and Shane are running.  Enough about the Tag Team tournament or the Women's tournament.  AJ refuses to be Heath's partner and then Dolph Ziggler attacks AJ from behind and then the wrestlers in the ring come to the floor to break things up as we go to commercial.

We are back and Naomi and Natalya join commentary for this match.

Match Number One:  Becky Lynch versus Alexa Bliss

They lock up and go to a stalemate.  Becky with a wrist lock.  Alexa with a reversal and take down but Becky with a hammer lock and bridge.  Alexa with a snap mare and Becky goes for the arm but Alexa goes to the ropes.  Becky sends Alexa into the ropes and kicks Becky.  Alexa chokes Becky in the ropes and then she stands on Becky's back and stomps on the head.  Alexa gets a near fall and then she applies a quarter nelson and chin lock.  Bliss turns it into an arm bar.   Becky with a reversal but Alexa with a knee and Irish whip but Becky with a back elbow.

Becky with clotheslines followed by a leg lariat and then she hits a running forearm into the corner.  Alexa floats over and hits a sunset flip power bomb for a near fall.  Alexa with a wheelbarrow into an arm drag but Becky holds on and applies DisArmHer and Alexa taps out.

Winner:  Becky Lynch

Heath Slater sees Miz in the back and he offers Miz a chance to be his partner.  Miz says this is the next step for him to achieve greatness.  Heath likes the idea of them being a team and we see that Miz was talking to Spielberg about being the next Indiana Jones.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  Konnor and Viktor versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso in a Tag Team Tournament Match

The bell rings and Konnor and Viktor attack the Usos and Konnor elevates Jimmy for a knee off the turnbuckles from Viktor.  Viktor sends Jimmy to Konnor and Konnor with a clothesline for a near fall.  Konnor knocks Jey off the apron.  Konnor with a splash on Jimmy and Viktor gets a near fall.  Viktor rakes the eyes and he chops Jimmy.  Viktor with another chop and he gets a near fall.  Konnor tags in and gets a near fall after a leg drop.  

Konnor with a nerve hold.  Jimmy with a punch and Konnor sends Jimmy into the turnbuckles.  Jimmy with a sunset flip for a near fall. Jimmy with a dragon whip and both men are down.  Jey tags in and so does Viktor.  Jey with a cross body for a near fall.  Jey with a thrust kick and he goes for the uppercut but Viktor with a backslide for a near fall.  Jey with a Samoan Drop and then he goes for the running hip splash but Konnor with a pounce.  Jimmy super kicks Konnor and then he hits a suicide dive on Konnor.  Jey with a super kick to Viktor and Jimmy tags in and hits the frog splash for the three count.

Winners:  Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso (Advance in Tournament)

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at photos of the Smackdown participants at Summerslam.

AJ Styles makes his way to the ring.

AJ says he sees a lot of angry faces out there.  He sees a lot of jealous faces in the back like Dolph Ziggler.  Why?  Because of what he did at Summerslam, and we see the footage of AJ pinning John Cena.

AJ says the wrist band looks better on him too.  He says he did what he said he would do.  He would BEAT UP JOHN CENA.  Then he beat John at Summerslam.  AJ says you don't have to be Cena fans any more.  You can be AJ Styles fans.  AJ says he is the Face that Runs this Place.  AJ repeats himself and he says he should be the number one contender for the WWE Championship.

Dolph Ziggler tries to come to the ring, but he is held back by referees and agents.

Daniel Bryan comes out and he says that he will not let the two of them ruin this show.  Daniel says he agrees.  AJ beat John Cena and deserves to be the number one contender.  He tells Dolph that he came close to being the WWE Champion.  It looks like you want to fight and the people want to see them fight.  Daniel says if AJ wins tonight, he will get to face Dean Ambrose at Backlash.  Daniel says if Dolph wins, he gets added to the match and it is a Triple Threat.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Renee Young is with Nikki Bella in the ring.  She asks Nikki what does it mean to fight back from her neck injury.  Nikki says it means everything.

Carmella attacks Nikki and punches her.  Carmella continues the attack.  Carmella with forearms to the back.  Carmella is warned by the officials,

Carmella leaves the ring and comes back and Carmella with an X Factor.

We go to commercial.

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