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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: WHO FACES AJ AT FASTLANE?, THE FIRST TOP TEN, US TITLE MATCH, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-02-06 21:59:00

We are in Kansas City, Missouri and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton.

Shane McMahon is already in the ring and he welcomes everyone to Smackdown.  Shane says he would normally be ecstatic about tonight's main event between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, but he is not tonight.  The winner of the match will face AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at Fastlane.  Shane says he feels that Sami and Kevin do not deserve another opportunity but there is someone he respects who does.

Shane brings out that man, Daniel Bryan.

Shane says Smackdown is the Land of Opportunity.  Shane says that they listen to all of you each week and you determine a lot of what happens on Smackdown.  When you feel that a superstar deserves an opportunity, it is up to them to give that person an opportunity.  Shane says that he does not think that Daniel is listening.  Shane says that Daniel keeps giving the same two people opportunity after opportunity.  Some might want to see someone else who is deserving go after the WWE Title.  Do they want to see Sami and Kevin?

Daniel says that the referee made a mistake at the Royal Rumble.  Daniel says he decided to make a positive out of a negative.  He says that Shane's least favorite people get to battle each other.  Daniel says he was expecting a pay raise.

Shane says not so fast.  Then he says he would love to see Kevin and Sami ripping each other's head off.  Shane says he does not like the fact that Daniel keeps giving them opportunity after opportunity for the title.  Shane wants to know why is Daniel continuing to give them an opportunity.  Shane says he understands what he has done here.  You have changed the WWE landscape forever with the Yes Movement.  Although you had a similar career path as Sami and Kevin, they are not you.  The Yep Movement is a cheap imitation of what Daniel created.  Shane says he does not want to allow them to manipulate Daniel any more.  More than anything in this world, you would love to compete in this ring. 

Daniel interrupts and he wants to know what is it that he is doing. 

Shane says it is plain to see and everyone is seeing it.  You are living vicariously through Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.

AJ Styles makes his way to the ring. 

He says he has traveled more than 10000 miles to defend this title.  He has defended the title to the best of his abilities.  He can deal with the bumps and bruises.  He can deal with the canceled flights.  He can deal with being away from his family because he was built for the grind.  He says he cannot deal with Management obsessing over Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.  AJ says he is not just talking about Daniel, he is talking about Shane.

Every time you make a decision about them, it affects him.  AJ says he does not care who he faces.  AJ tells them to stay out of the way tonight.  AJ says he can handle his own destiny.  AJ says he will walk into Wrestlemania as the WWE Champion.

The New Day are playing with pancakes in the back as they are dealing with social media.

We are back and AJ Styles is walking in the back.  He sees Shinsuke Nakamura.  Nakamura tells AJ he is going to beat him at Wrestlemania.

AJ shrugs it off.

Match Number One: Charlotte Flair versus Liv Morgan (with Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan)

Charlotte runs Liv into the corner as the bell rings and she connects with shoulders.  Sarah and Ruby try to pull Liv out of the ring but it does not work.  Charlotte with more kicks and Liv goes to the floor, but Charlotte follows.  Charlotte sends Liv back into the ring and she tells Sarah and Ruby to stay back.  Liv stops Charlotte as she reenters the ring.  Charlotte with a double leg take down and she slams Liv's head into the mat. 

Liv kicks Charlotte in the corner but Charlotte with a clothesline.  Ruby and Sarah check on Liv.  Liv returns to the ring and Charlotte with a waist lock.  Liv with an elbow but Charlotte with an Irish whip and she misses a splash into the corner.  Charlotte sends Liv to the apron and Liv drops Charlotte against the top rope.  Liv gets a near fall.  Liv with punches to Charlotte and she slams her face first into the mat.

Liv with a Japanese stranglehold.  Charlotte gets to her feet but Liv sends her back to the mat.  Liv sends Charlotte into the turnbuckles.  Charlotte with a kick to stop Liv.  Charlotte with chops to Liv and Liv goes down.  Charlotte with a fallaway slam followed by a boot to Liv.  Charlotte walks across Liv's chest and she goes up top for a moonsault but Liv pulls Charlotte off the turnbuckles.

Liv with a boot to the back and she gets a near fall.  Liv returns to the Japanese stranglehold.  Charlotte gets Liv on her shoulders but Liv with a victory roll for a near fall.  Charlotte with a neck breaker followed by a spear.  Logan gets on the apron and Charlotte with a running shoulder tackle to knock her off the apron.  Ruby pulls Liv to the floor and the referee sends Ruby and Sarah to the back.

Charlotte sends Liv back into the ring and Liv misses an enzuigiri.  Charlotte with a boot to the chest and it is time for the figure four leg lock and she bridges.  Liv taps out.

Winner:  Charlotte Flair

After the match, Charlotte tells the announcers, one down . . . two to go.

We have a video package for Black History Month.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Renee Young knocks on Kevin Owens' dressing room door.  Kevin comes out and he asks if the match will have an affect on his friendship with Sami.  Kevin says that is a great question, but she is asking the wrong person.  She needs to aks Sami if he can handle losing to him.

Match Number Two:  Luke Harper and Erick Rowan versus Two Unlucky People

Harper with a drop kick and fallaway slam.  Harper distracts the other guy and Rowan with a running cross body.  Rowan picks him up and sends him into the ring.  Harper sends both into the corner and Rowan tags in.  Harper slaps Rowan and Rowan is sent into the corner for a splash.  Harper with a power bomb and then they get the first one up for the T Gimmick and the three count.

Winners:  Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

After the match, The Usos come out and we have a long distance stare down.  The Usos walk to the ring and they walk around Harper and Rowan.  Harper and Rowan take their sledge hammers and go to the back.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jimmy says last week they came out to let everyone know about Day One-ish.  Tonight they are here to talk about being Locked Down.  Jey says it isn't about being booked, being told to assume the position, or be on the chaingang.  Jimmy says it is a state of mind and they run the prison.  A lot are starving and looking real hungry.  The hunger for success.  Jimmy says you cannot eat until they say you can eat.   Jimmy says a lot are sleeping on the Usos.  Jey says it is not about bedtime stories.  Jimmy and Jey changed their look over the last year.

They went from Samoan drops to Super Kicks.  They went from Uso Crazy to from Day One-ish.   Jey says it is not paranoia, it is the Uce.

Daniel Bryan is in the back with the Top 10 List.  He reminds everyone of the balloting.  Number Ten is Tye Dillinger.  Number Nine is Randy Orton.  Number Eight is Becky Lynch.  Number Seven is the Usos.  Number Six is The New Day.  Number Five is Bobby Roode.  Number Four is Naomi.  Number Three is Shinsuke Nakamura.  Number Two is Charlotte Flair.  Number One is AJ Styles.

Corey has a few questions about the rankings and Byron says it is a popularity contest.

We see The New Day and Xavier is crying about the results.  Big E says six is the percent chance he gives Corey in a street fight.

Aiden English says there is a reason the ring is covered in canvas because it is where art is made.  Aiden says he gets inside your ears.  Rusev is a different animal.  Rusev screams and then Aiden tells Bobby Roode to get ready to lose his title because Rusev is ready for his magnum opus.  Rusev with a machka and we go to commercial.

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