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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: STYLES AND NAKAMURA ARE A TEAM TONIGHT BUT OPPONENTS ON SUNDAY, DANIEL AND SHANE SHOW SOLIDARITY, ASUKA CONFRONTS CHARLOTTE, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-04-03 21:59:00

We are back and Rusev with punches but Mahal with a kick.  Mahal with a Harley Race knee for a near fall.  Mahal with kicks and knee drops.  Mahal with a neck breaker followed by a knee drop for a near fall.   Mahal with a forearm to the back and he wraps the arm in the ropes.   Mahal with a punch to the midsection followed by a knee to the back.  Mahal with a top wrist lock.  Mahal with punches followed by a snap mare and top wrist lock.   Rusev with punches to Mahal followed by a round kick and a thrust kick.  Rusev with a running hip strike into the corner followed by a jumping spin kick for a near fall. 

Mahal gets to the ropes to avoid being put in the Accolade.  Rusev is sent to the floor and then Mahal with a kick when Rusev returns to the ring to get a near fall.  Mahal goes for a suplex but Rusev escapes and he hits a knee to the midsection followed by a kick to the head.  Rusev sets for the MACHKA kick but Sunil gets on the apron and Rusev with a round kick.  Mahal with a rollup for a near fall.  Rusev with punches and then he hits the MACHKA kick for the three count.

Winner:  Rusev

After the match, Rusev celebrates in the ring and Orton with an RKO.  English attacks Orton and Aiden goes to the turnbuckles but Bobby Roode gets up from the announce table and he pushes English off the turnbuckles and Orton with an RKO.

Roode and Orton stand together in the ring and Roode picks up the US title belt and he hands it to Orton but he holds on to the belt for a moment before letting Orton take it back.

Shinsuke Nakamura was asked what is he doing to AJ Styles.  Nakamura says AJ thinks he is playing games.  Nakamura says AJ is right, but he takes this game very seriously.  He has come to America for one reason . . . Wrestlemania.  He does not take AJ Styles lightly.  He knows AJ very well and he knows that AJ is very emotional.  AJ will make mistakes and when he does, Nakamura says he becomes WWE Champion with a Knee . . . To . . . FACE.

We are back and The New Day are in the back and they are here to hype that Wrestlemania is free for new subscribers.   The Usos show up and Jey says that while Wrestlemania is free, the New Day and Bludgeon Brothers will pay a price.  The Bludgeon Brothers show up and smash the camera.

Match Number Three:  Tye Dillinger, Zack Ryder, Fandango, and Tyler Breeze versus Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, Mojo Rawley, and Primo

Ryder and Rawley start things off and Rawley sends Ryder to the mat.  Ryder with forearms.  Mojo runs into knees in the corner and Ryder with a missile drop kick for a near fall.  Rawley runs Ryder into the corner and all eight men get into the ring for a moment.  Breeze tags in and Ziggler tags in as well.  Dillinger tags in and he clotheslines Ziggler and punches Corbin off the apron.  Ziggler avoids the Tye Breaker and Tye avoids a super kick.  Dillinger is distracted by Corbin and Ziggler with a super kick and both men are down.  

Corbin tags in and he punches Dillinger in the corner.  Mojo tags in and he punches Dillinger.  Rawley sends Dillinger into the turnbuckles and then he rolls around the ring and he misses a shoulder into the corner and hits the turnbuckles.  Fandango and Primo tag in and Fandango with jabs and clotheslines.  Primo with a kick but Fandango with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall.  Ryder and Ziggler go over the top rope to the floor. 

Corbin tags in and goes over the top rope when Fandango drops down.  Ryder with a Rough Ryder to Mojo.  Dillinger sends Primo to the floor.  Ziggler knocks Dillinger off the apron and then Breeze with a super kick to Ziggler.  Corbin throws Breeze onto everyone on the floor and then he hits End of Days on Fandango for the three count.

Winners:  Baron Corbin, Mojo Rawley, Primo, and Dolph Ziggler

After the match, Corbin goes up to the Andre the Giant Battle Royal trophy and stares at it.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Shelton Benjamin says they don't care that everyone wants to see Nakamura and Styles at Wrestlemania.  Chad says you will get a watered down version of them on Sunday when they win tonight.

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn enter through the crowd and they get on the announce table.  Kevin says that this is the Kevin and Sami show and Wrestlemania will be the Kevin and Sami Show.

Sami says they saw what happened earlier and they have apologizes to make.  They will not apologize to Daniel but they will apologize to Daniel's wife and child.  They are going to send Daniel back to Brie and all of her love and support will not put him back together.  Kevin talks about Brie's advice to Daniel.  

Sami says it is their dream to fight Daniel and obliterate them.  Kevin says that will be their Wrestlemania moment.

Sami says they deserve the boos and he tries to get a WE DESERVE IT chant going.

We see Shane and Daniel watching on a monitor and they are going to do something about it.

Officials wave their arms to stop Kevin and Sami but it does not work. 

Kevin says that Shane will be a failure to his father again after they lose on Sunday.

Their mics are cut off and Kevin and Sami go back through the crowd.

Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan make their way to the stage.

Daniel wants them to put the camera on Kevin and Sami.  He tells everyone to film Kevin and Sami because this is history in the making.  It is the last time we will see Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn on Smackdown.

Shane suggests that the crowd serenade Sami and Kevin since they tried to get them to sing earlier.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four:  Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles versus Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin

Nakamura and Gable start off and Gable with a take down and both men with reversals.  Gable grabs an ankle but Nakamura gets free and misses a round kick.  Nakamura with a wrist lock and Gable with an escape and single leg take down into an arm bar and wrist lock.  Nakamura with a reversal into a wrist lock.  Nakamura tags in AJ by patting him on the head.  Gable escapes while AJ and Nakamura argue.  Benjamin and Gable attack AJ and Nakamura and Benjamin and Nakamura go to the floor while Gable works over AJ.

We go to commercial.

We are back and AJ with an enzuigiri to Gable and both men are down.  Benjamin tags in and so does Nakamura.  Nakamura with a jumping kick followed by a forearm and axe kick to Gable.  Nakamura with an enzuigiri to Benjamin followed by a running knee into the corner.  Gable tags himself in and Benjamin with a running knee into the corner when Gable pulls him out of the way.  Gable with a moonsault for a near fall.  Gable with a key lock.

Nakamura with punches and Gable with a German suplex for a near fall.  Benjamin tags in and he applies an arm bar.  Nakamura with punches but Benjamin with a knee and punches.  Benjamin with a snap mare and he gets a near fall.  Benjamin with a reverse chin lock and body scissors.  Benjamin and Nakamura go back and forth with forearms.  Nakamura with a knee but he misses a kick.  Benjamin with a dragon whip.  Benjamin runs into a jumping spin kick and both men are down.

AJ and Gable tag in and Styles with clotheslines and strikes to Gable followed by a clothesline.  Styles with a Pele kick to Benjamin.  Gable with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Styles with an Ushigoroshi.  Styles looks at a tired Nakamura on the apron and he looks at Nakamura as he goes to the apron and hits the Phenomenal Forearm for the three count.

Winners:  AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura

After the match, Styles goes to the floor and gets his WWE Title belt and shows it off to Nakamura without getting too emotional.

Shelton Benjamin attacks Nakamura but Nakamura is able to fight off Benjamin while Styles thinks about helping.

Styles teases a Phenomenal Forearm and he gets Nakamura to flinch.  Styles pats Nakamura on the head and leaves the ring as Nakamura shows some emotion.

We go to credits.

 

 


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