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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: HAS SAMI AND KEVIN GONE BAYLEY AND SASHA?, RUBY EXPLAINS THE ORIGINS OF THE RIOTT SQUAD, STYLES AND ZIGGLER DOMINATE HOUR TWO, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-03-06 21:58:00

AJ Styles is in the ring and he says it wasn't long ago that he cared about one person.  After winning the WWE Championship for the second time, he sees the world a little differently.  AJ says he is the WWE Champion, but here is the thing.  It is a grind to get here and it made him think about being somewhere else trying to get here.  The grind continues two years later.  That makes him think about Fastlane.  He does not have to get pinned to lose this championship.  What a surprise, the odds are stacked against him.  AJ says he will not cry and complain saying it is not fair.  The hell with fair.  AJ says he is going to fight.

This is Smackdown, the house that AJ Styles built.  The thing is that no matter how much we train or how hard we try, life gets the best of us.  Some times we don't win.  Last week, John Cena pinned him clean in the middle of the ring.  The thing is that John Cena is world class.  He did not need any motivation but John is never at a loss for words and we see what John said on Raw about becoming a 17 time World Champion.

John is not the only one who needs to win at Fastlane to pave his road to Wrestlemania.  That is not what he wants.  AJ says that is not what you want either.   AJ says he wants his Wrestlemania moment.  That is taking the most prestigious title in the business against the best at Wrestlemania.  AJ says he wants Shinsuke Nakamura.  Who would have dreamed that this match would ever happen in the WWE.  AJ says he is not just fighting for himself, he is fighting for us. It will be nothing short of phenomenal.

Dolph wants to make sure he heard it right.  You are going to do this for us.  You used to be cool.  You changed and you are not phenomenal any more.  You are just desperate.

AJ talks about Dolph being in the company for 12 years and not reaching his potential.

Dolph says it took AJ a decade to get into the company he built.  He tells AJ that he is going to lose on Sunday.  it is not the numbers, it is because your head is not in the right place.  You said you were doing it for these people.  Dolph says the second you let them down, they will stab you in the back.  Dolph says he was told to his face that he would never be champion.  Every time the mat was pulled from him, he kept fighting and then he won Money in the Bank and won the title.

We celebrated that moment together but they did not deserve it.  These people did what they have always done.  They sat on the sidelines and did nothing.  Dolph says he proved every night that he is the best thing to be in this business.  The fact that he has not had one singles match at Wrestlemania is criminal.  You can say 'us', 'we' and 'them' all you want because they don't care.  You can take your dream match and shove it.

AJ says that Dolph is talking a lot and since they have a match later tonight, why not do it now.

Match Number Three:  AJ Styles versus Doph Ziggler in a Non Title Match

Ziggler goes for a super kick but AJ blocks it.  AJ goes for a Styles Clash and Ziggler escapes and goes to the floor.  They lock up again and Ziggler with an arm bar and a take down for a near fall.  Styles with a front face lock and Ziggler gets to the ropes.  Ziggler pushes AJ away on the break.  They lock up and Styles with a waist lock and Ziggler with an elbow and punch.  Ziggler with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Styles with a waist lock and take down. 

Ziggler with a drop kick.  Ziggler sends Styles into the turnbuckles and follows with a snap mare and leaping elbow drop for a near fall.  Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and body scissors.  Styles gets back to his feet and Styles with elbows and a punch.  Styles with a Phenomenal Drop Kick and Ziggler goes to the floor.  The referee starts his count and he kicks Ziggler back to the floor.  The referee restarts his count and Styles with a slingshot forearm to Ziggler.

They return to the ring and Styles sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and Styles kicks Ziggler in the chest.  Styles with a back breaker and he gets a near fall.  Ziggler with elbows but Styles with a forearm to the back.  Styles with a chop and Ziggler goes down to the mat.  Styles with a snap mare and he hits a leaping knee drop.  Ziggler rolls to the floor and Styles follows.  Styles sends Ziggler back into the ring and Ziggler knocks Styles off the apron when AJ tries to get back into the ring.

Ziggler wants the referee to start his count but AJ gets back into the ring.  Ziggler runs his boot across AJ's face.  Ziggler with a punch and then he kicks AJ in the corner.  Ziggler runs Styles' face across the top rope.  Styles punches Ziggler and chops him.  Ziggler with a back body drop and he gets a near fall.  Ziggler with a forearm across the bridge of the nose and he does it again.  Styles with a punch and he blocks a punch from Ziggler and continues the attack with more strikes and a clothesline.  Styles with a flying forearm to Ziggler.  AJ with a clothesline into the corner and then he tries to get Ziggler on his shoulders but Ziggler holds the ropes and then rakes the eyes.

Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall.  Ziggler and Styles exchange punches.  Ziggler with a kick to the knee followed by a forearm to the head.  Styles goes to the apron.  Ziggler sets for a suplex back into the ring but Styles blocks it and he tries to suplex Ziggler to the floor.  Styles gets Ziggler to the apron but Ziggler with a double leg take down on the apron followed by a catapult into the ring post and AJ falls to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Ziggler punches Styles on the turnbuckles and Ziggler tries for the Styles Clash but Styles with a take down and he tries for a Calf Crusher but Ziggler escapes.  Ziggler hits a Zig Zag with AJ's leg caught in the ropes but Ziggler can only get a near fall.

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens attack Ziggler and AJ and the referee calls for the bell.

No Contest

Kevin and Sami continue the attack.  

Styles punches Owens and Ziggler punches Zayn and they clear the ring.

Shane McMahon's music plays and the man who hates Kevin and Sami shuffles his way to the stage.

Shane wants to know if Kevin and Sami are trying to take out two of their opponents on Sunday.  Shane tells them to turn around and go back to the ring.

Shane says you think we are going to see a tag team match and that would be awesome, but they want to bring the best to Smackdown.  Since we are a few days away from Fastlane.  Why not have AJ Styles versus Dolph Ziggler versus Kevin Owens versus Sami Zayn versus this man to make it a Fatal Five Way? 

Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four:  AJ Styles versus Baron Corbin versus Kevin Owens versus Sami Zayn versus Dolph Ziggler

The match is joined in progress and Zayn sends Styles into the ringside barrier.  Corbin sends Owens and then Zayn into the ringside barrier.  Corbin sends Zayn back into the ringside barrier.  Everyone but Owens gets back into the ring and Corbin punches Zayn.  Corbin punches Zayn and Corbin with a forearm to Styles.  Owens punches Corbin but Corbin with forearms.  Corbin punches Ziggler.  Corbin sends Styles into the corner and hits the ring post.  Corbin biels Styles.  Corbin is sent to the floor and Zayn and Owens send Corbin into the ring steps.

Owens attacks Styles while Zayn works over Ziggler.  Zayn with a clothesline to Ziggler and Owens with a back senton for a near fall.  Owens rubs his forearm across the bridge of Ziggler's nose.  Zayn punches Styles.  Zayn with a baseball slide to Corbin.  Owens kicks Styles and Zayn picks AJ up.  Zayn with a drop toe hold to Styles and Owens hits a back senton for a near fall.  Owens runs his forearm across Styles' face and then they hug to show that they are very very good friends.  Corbin grabs Zayn by the throat and pushes him away.  Owens with a super kick to Corbin.  Ziggler with a Fameasser to Owens.  Zayn with a boot to Ziggler.  Styles with a Pele Kick to Zayn as we go to commercial.

We are back and Ziggler blocks a superplex attempt by AJ on Zayn.  Owens and Corbin show up to make this a Five Way Tower of Doom.

Corbin with a clothesline to Ziggler and then Zayn in the corner.  Ziggler with Stinger Splashes to Corbin and Zayn.  Corbin with a boot to Zayn and Ziggler with a boot to Corbin.  Zayn with a Blue Thunder Bomb to Ziggler but Styles breaks it up.  Zayn sends Styles over the top rope to the floor.  Ziggler sends Zayn to the floor.  Owens with a German suplex followed by a set up for a cannonball but Corbin charges and misses.  Owens with a cannonball to Ziggler and a KO Bomb to Corbin.  Ziggler with a hesitation DDT to Owens but Corbin grabs Ziggler.  Ziggler with a Zig Zag to Corbin.

Zayn misses a tornado DDT and Ziggler with a super kick but Styles breaks up the cover.  Corbin sends Styles over the top rope but Styles holds on.  Styles goes for a springboard move but Corbin with a punch.  Corbin slides around the post and clotheslines Zayn.  Corbin with a chokebreaker to Ziggler followed by a Deep Six on Owens.  Styles breaks up another cover.   Styles with an enzuigiri to Corbin and a clothesline to send Corbin over the top rope to the floor.  Styles with an elbow and spinning back heel kick.  Styles with a moonsault into a reverse DDT on Zayn.

Styles goes to the apron and sets for the Phenonenal Forearm but he connects with a knee to Corbin instead.  Ziggler is sent to the floor.  Owens knocks Styles off the apron.  Zayn with a Helluva Kick to Owens for the three count.

Winner:  Sami Zayn

After the match, Sami is asked why and Sami asks why what?  Sami says he is the best that WWE has.  How about since he has been on Smackdown, he has been the most underlooked performer on the roster.  Why?  Don't ask him stupid questions.  Tonight was not for the WWE Championship.  Tonight was about who was the best and it is Sami Zayn.

We go to credits.


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