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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: CHALLENGERS FOR FASTLANE DETERMINED, IS THE POWER COUPLE BACK TOGETHER?, TROUBLE AT THE TOP?

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-02-20 21:59:00

We are back and Becky with arm drags into an arm bar on Ruby.  Naomi tags in and hits a sunset flip for a near fall.  Ruby with a knee and Liv tags in.  Liv with a rollup for a near fall.  Liv goes for an O'Connor Roll but Naomi holds on to the ropes.  Both women go for a shoulder tackle.  Liv with a matrix and Naomi with a split.  Naomi with a bulldog into the turnbuckles followed by a split legged moonsault and Liv is pulled to the floor by Ruby and Sarah.  Naomi with a pescado onto Ruby and Sarah.  Liv sends Naomi into the ring steps.  

Liv gets a near fall.  Sarah tags in and she kicks Naomi in the back.  Sarah with a Cobra Clutch on Naomi and Sarah takes Naomi back to the mat.  Sarah with an elbow and she kicks Naomi in the corner.  Sarah with a forearm but Naomi gets out of the corner.  Naomi lands on her feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt.  Naomi with a head scissors and Charlotte tags in and Charlotte with a back elbow to Sarah followed by chops.  Charlotte with a Harley Race knee and a neck breaker and boot to the head.  Liv is kicked off the apron and Sarah clips Charlotte and she does it a second time. 

Charlotte kicks Sarah away and Becky tags in and hits a missile drop kick.  Ruby tags in and Becky with a leg lariat and back heel kick.  Becky with a series of exploders and follows with a flying forearm.  Becky knocks Sarah off the apron.  Ruby with a rollup for a near fall but Becky applies DisArmHer.  Liv breaks up the cover and Charlotte with a fallaway slam.  Sarah with a knee to Naomi.  Becky with an exploder to Sarah.  Ruby with the Riott Kick to Becky for the three count.

Winners:  Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, and Sarah Logan

Kevin Owens sees Sami entering the locker room and Kevin says he was looking for Sami to thank him.  Sami says he has to thank Kevin.  He was spinning his wheels until he joined Kevin.  He is main eventing pay per views thanks to Kevin.  Sami says he has Kevin's back.  Sami says he is about doing what is right.  The right thing is to pay back your friend.  That is why they have to turn things against Shane.  Together, they are better than any one person in the Fatal Five Way Match.  When it is down to the two of them, Sami says he will do the right thing.  He will lay down for Kevin in the center of the ring.

Sami hugs Kevin and Kevin is not sure what is going on as he reciprocates.

The New Day walk in the back with their pancakes.  We go to commercial.

Match Number Three:  Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin versus Xavier Woods and Big E (with Kofi Kingston) in a Number One Contender Match

Woods and Gable start things off and Gable with a near fall.  Woods lands on his feet on a belly-to-back attempt and Woods with a clothesline.  Woods gets a near fall.  Gable lands on his feet on a suplex attempt but Woods with an elbow.  Benjamin makes the tag and kicks Woods from the apron.  Benjamin with a spinebuster for a near fall.  Benjamin punches Woods and slams him.  Woods with punches to Benjamin and a back heel kick.  Benjamin with a running knee to the head and he gets a near fall.  

Benjamin gets Woods up and Gable with a knee to the head off the turnbuckles.  Gable gets a near fall.  Gable with a step over knee drop to the arm and an arm bar on Woods.  Gable blocks a chop and he hits a Liger kick for a near fall.  Benjamin tags in and he sends Woods shoulder first into the turnbuckles.  Benjamin puts Woods on the turnbuckles but Woods with punches.  Benjamin with a knee to stop Woods.  Woods knocks Benjamin off the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick.  Gable and Big E make the tags and Big E with two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes.  Gable with an overhead belly-to-belly to Big E for a near fall.  Gable knocks Woods off the apron and then Gable goes up top for a moonsault but Big E moves.  Gable lands on his feet and he runs into a UranagE in the corner.

 Gable runs into an elbow but Gable with a jumping palm strike and then Benjamin tags in.  Kofi distracts the referee while Gable and Benjamin hit the bulldog off the turnbuckles.  Woods breaks up the cover.  Gable and Benjamin argue with the referee.  Woods makes the tag and hits a Shining Wizard on Benjamin for the three count.

Winners:  Xavier Woods and Big E

As the New Day leave the ring, the Bludgeon Brothers show up and head to the ring.  The New Day know to stay away from them and Harper keeps Rowan from attacking them.

Charlote Flair tells Ruby Riott that she gets what she wants and she is always up for a fight.  She will put her title on the line to get her shot at Ruby.

Match Number Four:  Luke Harper and Erick Rowan versus Norval Rogers and Eduardo Especial

Harper and Rowan with drop kicks and then they run them into each other.  Rowan slams Harper onto both of them and then they adjust the cover of the announce table.  Rowan with a splash to both men.  Rowan with a chop.  Harper with an assisted sit out power bomb and then Rowan tags in.  They set for the T Gimmick and hit it for the three count.

Winners:  Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

Ruby Riott says one down, two to go.  Naomi, do you want to press your luck, we can do it next week.  The only way you get me is if you bring your title to Fastlane.  The cracks in your perfect little world are starting to show.  At Fastlane, it will all come down.

Baron Corbin says that people say he is arrogant, smug, and cocky.  He says that he is better than AJ Styles.  At Fastlane, you will know him as the new WWE Champion.

We have a Shinsuke Nakamura video package.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Daniel Bryan made the Charlotte Flair versus Ruby Riott match for the Women's Title at Fastlane.  It joins Randy Orton versus Bobby Roode for the US Title.

Match Number Five:  AJ Styles versus Baron Corbin in a Non Title Match

Corbin pokes Styles and Styles with a kick and punches.  Corbin sends Styles into the corner but AJ escapes and he chops Corbin and sends him into the turnbuckles.  Styles with shoulders but Corbin with a clothesline after blocking an Irish whip.  Dolph Ziggler stands next to a monitor in the back as Styles is sent into the turnbuckles.  Styles with chops but Corbin with a punch and he sends Styles over the top rope but Styles lands on the apron.  Corbin blocks a sunset flip and Styles with a drop kick.  Styles with a flying forearm and Corbin goes to the floor.  

Styles is caught by Corbin on a pescado and Corbin hits a choke breaker as we go to commercial.

We are back and Styles with a forearm but Corbin with a forearm.  Corbin slides around the ring post and returns to the ring with a clothesline for a near fall.  Corbin with a half nelson and chin lock.  Styles with elbows to escape and Corbin with a waist lock.  Styles runs Corbin into the turnbuckles.  Corbin misses a shoulder into the corner and hits the ring post.  Corbin falls to the floor.  Styles with a baseball slide to Corbin and then he hits a running knee to the head on the apron.  

Corbin throws Styles over the announce table but Styles bounces back and hits a Phenomenal Forearm for a near fall.   Corbin with a punch but Styles with strikes.  Corbin with a power slam for a near fall.  Corbin punches Styles in the corner and then puts AJ on the turnbuckles.  Corbin with forearms but Styles with head butts to knock Corbin back to the mat.  Styles leaps over Corbin and then Corbin with Deep Six for a near fall.

Corbin sets for End of Days but Styles floats over and applies the Calf Crusher.  Corbin slams Styles' head into the mat.  Corbin sends Styles to the apron and Corbin grabs Styles when AJ goes for a springboard move.  Styles with a forearm and then he hits the Phenomenal Forearm for the three count.

Winner:  AJ Styles

After the match, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn attack AJ Styles.  Zayn slaps Styles.  Corbin with End of Days to Zayn while Owens tries to adjust the announce table.  Kevin Owens also gets End of Days.

We go to credits.


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