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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: WHAT IS NEXT FOR REIGNS AND STYLES, THE FEUD YOU ARE WAITING FOR EXPLODES NEXT WEEK, THE IC TITLE PICTURE GETS CLOUDIER, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-05-05 23:55:00

We are in Kansas City, Missouri and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler.

We begin with Chris Jericho and the return of the Highlight Reel.

We see why the Highlight Reel is back and the end of the Ambrose Asylum on Raw.

Chris says before he gets to his guest, he wants to talk about what happened to Dean Ambrose.  When Dean started to tangle with Chris, he thought he could be zany, wacky, and funny.  When he smashed that twenty pound ceramic blunt object over his back, it wasn’t funny any more.  Dean was in a St. Louis hospital with bulging discs and signs of whiplash so Dean is not here tonight.  Dean will not run down the ramp in five minutes or make a surprise entrance because of Chris.  We don’t know when Dean will be back.  Maybe he will be gone for good because it is a new era.  It is his era.  He will give everyone what they need.  He is going to give everyone the gift of Jericho so drink it in.

Chris brings out his guest, Sami Zayn.

Chris shows everyone what Sami did on Monday night during Raw.

Chris asks Zayn even though his good friend Kevin Owens beat you fair and square at Payback, you continue to attack him.  He tells Zayn that makes him a sore loser.  Then you take Miz’ Intercontinental Title and hold it over your head.  That makes you a dirty thief.  Chris asks Sami what kind of a human being is he.

Sami says he is a pretty good human being.  Sami says that they would probably agree that Jericho’s scarf makes him look stupid.  Sami has no problem with the fact that he lost at Payback.  It was what Kevin did after the match.  He slapped him and threw him out of the ring like a piece of garbage.  If you treat him that way, he is not going away easily.

He was not trying to steal the Intercontinental Title . . .

Miz’ music interrupts and he makes his way to the ring with Maryse.

Chris reminds Miz that this is not MizTV, it is the Highlight Reel.

Miz tells Jericho his show can wait because he is the Intercontinental Title.  Maryse remind Chris that it is Miz Intercontinental Championship.  Miz is the only one who has earned the right to hold this title over his head because he is the champion.  He says he gets it.  You rode Kevin Owens’ coattails into the WWE and you want to ride his.  On Monday, you interfered in his business and you put your dirty mitts on his baby.  If you ever lay a finger on her like you did on Raw.

Sami touches the title belt and he wants to know if that is what Miz meant.  Sami says he is sorry and he asks Miz if he wants to clarify things.

Chris says if someone touched his $15,000 jacket like someone touched his title, he would do something.

Sami asks Chris if he spent $15,000 to look like a walking Christmas Tree.

Chris says that he is out of here and he storms out of the ring.

Sami says that takes care of one jackass.

Miz says Sami has no respect.  Do you think you are special because you are this new era of superstar?  All you have done is splash around in kiddie pools.  He has been in this big pool for 11 years.  He has fought them all.  There is a reason why he is the Intercontinental Title.  You better show him some respect or you will be dealing with the biggest and baddest shark.

Sami touches the title belt again.  He tells Miz to go for a swim.

Maryse tells Sami that is enough and then she say that her husband is going to teach Sami a lesson.

Sami says that is a great idea.  Since he is here right now and you are here right now.  Sami says that if Kansas City is ready to party, let’s do this right here and right now.

Miz tries to punch Sami but he misses and then Sami goes to the floor.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One:  Sami Zayn versus Miz (with Maryse) in a Non Title Match

Zayn with a wrist lock but Miz with a reversal.  Zayn with a reversal into an arm bar. Miz with an Irish whip but Zayn floats over and connects with a few arm drags and follows with a satellite arm drag.  Zayn climbs the turnbuckles to punch Miz.  Miz pulls Zayn off the turnbuckles for Snake Eyes.  Miz kicks Zayn and the referee warns Miz.  Zayn with a springboard leap frog over Miz followed by a leg lariat for a near fall.  Zayn with a side head lock.  Miz kicks Zayn on the break.

Miz with a punch and kicks.  Zayn with a clothesline and then he clotheslines Miz over the top rope to the floor.  Miz pulls Zayn to the floor and sends Zayn’s back into the apron.  Miz Irish whips Zayn into the ringside barrier but Zayn lands on top of the ringside barrier and he hits a moonsault.

Zayn rolls Miz back in and Kevin Owens’ music plays and that takes Zayn’s attention away from his match.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kevin Owens has taken his seat at the announce table again and he is ordering Byron around this week.

Miz with the Awesome Clothesline to Zayn and then he goes up top and hits a double sledge.  Zayn with a victory roll for a near fall.  Zayn with chops and forearms.  Miz with a knee to the midsection and then he charges at Zayn while Zayn backs up and then Zayn goes down but Miz continues to run and he goes over the top rope to the floor.  Zayn with a plancha onto Miz and he hits the announce table.  Kevin wants to know why Zayn hit the announce table.

Zayn and Owens have a conversation and Owens reminds Zayn that he is talking with Byron.  Zayn sends Miz into the ring and Owens attacks Zayn and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner:  Sami Zayn (by disqualification)

Miz and Owens attack Zayn after the match and then Cesaro’s music plays and he runs to the ring while ripping off his clothes.  Cesaro with European uppercuts to Owens and Miz.  Cesaro puts on the sunglasses for running European uppercuts to Miz and Owens.  Miz pulls Zayn into the corner and Cesaro accidentally connects with Zayn.  Cesaro sets for the Giant Swing on Miz but Maryse tries to stop him.  Owens tries to attack but Cesaro sends Owens over the top rope.  Miz and Maryse escape.

Cesaro grabs the Intercontinental Title belt and he holds it over his head.

We take a look at what happened with AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Roman Reigns, and the Usos on Raw.

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are talking and AJ Styles enters.  AJ asks if they are ready for Round Two.  Karl says they had Roman served up on a silver platter.  Back in the day, you wouldn’t have hesitated to use the chair on Roman.

AJ says it is not back in the day.  At Payback, he came this close to becoming WWE Champion.  He beat Roman twice before Roman pinned him, technically.  He is going to be champion, his way on his own.

Karl says they can respect that, but can Roman.  Roman had no problem putting you through the announce table.  You are going to need to take some risks to beat The Guy.  Luke says you are going to have to go crazy.  Karl tells AJ he will have to go to the extreme.

AJ says he may need to talk to Roman and we go to commercial.

We are back and Primo and Epico are eating in Puerto Rico.

Mauro reminds us of the Number One Contender Match from Payback when Enzo Amore got injured.

Aiden English and Simon Gotch are in the Goldman Box and Aiden says that three clowns have been masquerading as tag team champions.  Simon says that they represent a time when men were men and champions were respectable.  Aiden says they turn back the clock at Extreme Rules and assure that the new era reflects an era that is bygone.

Match Number Two:  Aiden English and Simon Gotch versus Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas (with Heath Slater)

Curtis and Aiden start things off and they lock up.  Axel with an arm drag and then Gotch distracts Axel to allow English to clip Axel and then kick and choke him in the corner.  Gotch tags in and they chop and jab Axel.  Gotch gets a near fall.  Gotch with a European uppercut and a quarter nelson and chin lock.  Axel with an arm drag and then both men with a clothesline and both men are down.

Dallas and English tag in and Bo with elbows from the apron and then he hits a belly-to-belly slam and gets a near fall.  Axel kicks Gotch and sends him over the top rope to the apron.  Gotch back drops Axel over the top rope.  Aiden with a boot to Dallas and then he tags in Gotch for the Whirling Dervish and the three count.

Winners:  Aiden English and Simon Gotch

After the match, Colin Cassady makes his way onto the stage.  He tells Aiden and Simon that they look like they walked off the set of Sherlock Holmes, trying to solve a mystery.  Which one of you two is about to get whooped.  The answer is both of you.  Since we are in Kansas City, he will give him a ROYAL beatdown.  He will prove that there is only ONE WORD to describe you and he will spell it out for you.

Colin makes his way into the ring and they both go after Colin but Colin with forearms and punches.  Colin sends Gotch over the top rope to the floor.  Colin with a boot to Aiden’s head and Aiden goes to the floor.
Axel joins in with Colin in insulting Aiden and Simon.  Colin with the East River Crossing to Axel.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at how we got two people in charge of Raw and what they did on Raw.

Match Number Three:  Natalya and Becky Lynch versus Emma and Charlotte (with Ric Flair)

Natalya and Charlotte start things off.  They lock up and Charlotte with a side head lock and take down.  Natalya with a head scissors and Charlotte escapes.  Natalya with a side head lock and Charlotte with a head scissors and Natalya escapes.  Natalya with a front face lock and Becky tags in.  Becky and Natalya with a double snap mare and they make a wish.  Becky with a series of snap leg drops followed by a twisting leg drop for a near fall.  Natalya tags in and gets a near fall with a rollup.  Charlotte gets into the ropes and then she kicks Natalya in the head.

Charlotte gets a near fall.  Charlotte with a front face lock and Emma tags in.  Emma kicks Natalya and Charlotte tags back in.  Emma sends Natalya into Charlotte’s boot.  Charlotte with a chop in the corner.  Charlotte with a second chop and Emma tags in.  Emma with a snap mare and Charlotte with a kick to the back and Emma gets a near fall.

Emma sends Natalya face first into the mat and then Emma punches Natalya and she gestures to Becky.  Charlotte tags in and she kicks Natalya in the corner.  Charlotte puts Natalya in the ropes and dedicates a punch to her dad from the floor.  Charlotte with a reverse chin lock.  Charlotte sends Natalya to the mat.  Charlotte tries to send Natalya into Emma’s boot but Natalya sends Charlotte into the boot instead.  Emma tags in and she keeps Natalya from making the tag.  Natalya kicks Emma away and Becky tags in and hits a few clotheslines followed by a leg lariat.  Becky with a running forearm and Irish whip.  Becky with a back heel kick and Emma is pulled to the floor.

Becky focuses on Charlotte but Emma is the legal person in the match and she attacks Becky from behind and sends Becky into the apron.  Charlotte tags in and gets a near fall with a rollup.  Charlotte drives Becky’s head into the mat and we go to commercial.

We are back and Charlotte with knees to the hamstring.  Charlotte goes for the figure four but Becky with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Becky with punches and a European uppercut but Charlotte with a boot to the head for a near fall.  Charlotte with a front face lock and Emma tags in and she kicks Becky and snap mares Becky and kicks her in the back.  Emma stands on the hair and stretches her.  Emma chokes Becky in the ropes and stretches her in the ropes.  Charlotte with a boot to the head.  Charlotte tags in and snap mares Becky and follows with a knee drop to Becky and she knocks Natalya down on the apron with a forearm.

Charlotte draws Natalya in and the referee keeps Natalya away from Charlotte.  Emma kicks Becky while the referee was not watching. Emma tags in and slaps Becky but Becky with punches.  Emma with a forearm.  Becky with a kick but Emma keeps her in the ring and not making a tag.  Becky with an elbow to Charlotte and Emma but Becky cannot make the tag until Becky connects with an enzuigiri.  Charlotte and Natalya tag in and Natalya with clotheslines.  Charlotte with an Irish whip but she misses a splash into the corner.  Natalya with a slingshot atomic drop to the mat and then Natalya runs over Charlotte’s back and hits a drop kick.  Natalya with a discus clothesline and she locks in the Sharpshooter but Emma tags in and hits Natalya from behind.

Emma with a butterfly suplex to Natalya and she hits the running cross body but Becky breaks up the cover.  Becky sends Charlotte to the floor while Natalya connects with forearms.  Natalya with a Sharpshooter and Emma taps out.

Winners:  Becky Lynch and Natalya

Roman Reigns is talking to the Usos and AJ Styles enters the locker room.

Roman says it takes a lot of guts to come in here alone.

AJ says he had Roman dead to rights on Monday with a chair and he took the high road.  It won’t be the same the next time it happens.

Roman asks if AJ is coming in here and threatening him.

AJ says he just wants to lay the cards on the table.  Their boys are going to be in the main event and he wants to know if Roman is going to be out there. 

Roman says he is the champ and they are his boys.  He will be wherever he wants.

AJ tells Roman he will see him out there.

Rusev and Lana walk in the back and Lana is doing the Lucha gesture but Rusev tells Lana it is ‘Machka’ so she does that instead.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Darren Young has a life coach.  We take a look at his quest.

Darren says that life is what you make of it.  He is the result of his choices.  He needed a guiding light.  He looked high and low, but he failed to look right in front of him.  He says that you were the person he needed in his life.  Mr. Bob Backlund, will you be my life coach.

Bob thinks about it and he says Yes, he will be his wrestling coach.

Darren says he is not looking for a wrestling coach, he is looking for a life coach.
Bob says that he has never been a life coach before, so the first rule is WRESTLING IS LIFE.

Bob says we are going to Make Darren Young Great Again.

Match Number Four:  Rusev (with Lana) versus Zack Ryder

Ryder with a drop kick or two and Rusev goes to the floor. Rusev with a knee to Ryder when he goes to the floor.  Rusev picks up Ryder but Ryder gets to his feet and he sends Rusev into the ring post.  Ryder with a forearm and he sends Rusev into the ring post.  Rusev misses a shoulder and Ryder with a kick.  Rusev with a thrust kick when Ryder gets back into the ring.  Rusev with a front face lock suplex and then he hits a gutwrench suplex.  Rusev stomps on the back and applies the Accolade and Ryder taps out.

Winner:  Rusev

Kalisto comes to the ring after the match and he kicks Rusev and hits a springboard corkscrew cross body and leaves the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Goldust and Fandango are practicing their dance moves.  Fandango says that Goldust’s heart is not in this.

R Truth and Tyler Breeze stop by and Truth tells Fandango that Goldy is doing the best he can.  He says that Fandango is off beat.

Fandango starts dancing and Truth gives his selfie stick to Breeze but he lets it go.  Truth does some dancing.

Fandango stops him and Fandango says there is only one way to settle this.  Goldango versus the Gorgeous Truth next week.

Match Number Five:  Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (with AJ Styles) versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso (with Roman Reigns)

Anderson and Jey start things off and Anderson has a kick blocked and Jey with a punch.  Jey with another punch.  Jey with chops.  Anderson with an Irish whip but Jey slides into the corner and gets a crucifix rollup for a near fall.  Anderson with kicks and punches to Jey.  Anderson rakes the eyes and then he runs into a drop kick from Jey.  Jimmy tags in and they hit a double back elbow and a double elbow drop.

Jimmy gets a near fall.  Jimmy chops Anderson and Irish whips Anderson but Anderson sends Jimmy over the top rope to the floor.  Roman checks on Jimmy and Anderson with a face wash to Reigns and Reigns with a double leg take down and the referee calls for the bell.

Winners:  Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (by disqualification)

After the match, Styles gets into the ring and all six men battle.  Officials make their way to the ring and they separate the two sides.

Styles, Gallows, and Anderson head up the ramp.

Styles says he thought this was a new era.  They are going to finish what they started right now.

Match Number Six:  Roman Reigns, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso versus AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson

Styles and Reigns start things off.  They lock up and Styles with a side head lock.  Reigns with a shoulder tackle.  Styles with punches but Reigns sends Styles into the corner.  Styles with kicks and an inside cradle for a near fall. Styles goes for a sunset flip but Reigns does not go down and Reigns gets Styles on his shoulders.  Styles gets to his feet and Reigns with an uppercut.  Styles with kicks to Reigns and Anderson tags in.  Anderson punches Reigns and sends him into the turnbuckles.  Anderson with more punches.

Anderson with an Irish whip but he runs into an uppercut.  Reigns with a rollup for a near fall.  Reigns with a kick and he tags in Jimmy and Jimmy is sent into Anderson with a running shoulder.  Jey with a running forearm into the corner and Reigns with an uppercut for a near fall.  Gallows tags in and Jey punches Gallows but Gallows with a forearm to the back.  Jimmy makes the tag and Jey with an uppercut.  Jey and Jimmy with running forearms.  Gallows with an Irish whip and Jimmy with an elbow to Anderson on the apron.  Gallows knocks Jimmy off the apron.

Gallows slams Jimmy’s head into the apron before rolling him back in and Gallows gets a near fall.

Gallows with punches in the corner followed by a Kanesian Uppercut.  Anderson tags in and hits a running boot.  Styles tags in and hits a forearm into the corner.  Jimmy with a kick and dragon whip and both men are down.  Reigns and Anderson tag in and Reigns with clotheslines.  He punches Gallows on the apron.  Reigns with a flying clothesline.  Reigns with Neverending Story in the corner and he knocks Styles down with an uppercut.  Reigns with an uppercut to Anderson and he sets for the Superman punch and he nails Gallows on the apron.  Styles drops Reigns on the top rope and Anderson with a rollup for a near fall.  Reigns with a Superman punch to Anderson and he sets for the spear and Styles with a running forearm.  Styles is pulled to the floor and Anderson gets a near fall.

Anderson with a spinebuster for a near fall.  Anderson picks up Reigns and he runs into a spear for the three count.

Winners:  Roman Reigns, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso

After the match, Reigns and Styles stare each other down with a fallen Anderson between them.

We go to credits.

 

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