Location: Biloxi, MS
Date: June 16, 2016
Results by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
“WWE: Then. Now. Forever.”
The Smackdown intro brings us into a packed arena for another edition of Smackdown! In the ring is Chris Jericho for the Highlight Reel as commentary hypes the Money in the Bank Ladder match this Sunday!
Highlight Reel with guest: Dean Ambrose
Jericho tells everyone to be quiet, repeating himself before introducing the Highlight Reel with an all new set, a brand new Jeritron 6500, and a state of the art $20,000 carpet. I’ve got a lot of money, but $20,000 is very expensive. A lot of equity in this ring right now, a lot of equity in that Money in the Bank briefcase that I’m going to win this Sunday. I’m going to win because it’s a match that I create, a match that came out of the creative genius that is Chris Jericho. I’m going to win no matter what my guest tonight thinks, a man that I hate with every fiber of my being…Dean Ambrose. Ambrose’s music hits as he makes his way to the ring, and we go back to this past Monday when Ambrose hosted Ambrose Asylum with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns as guests, bringing up the “What If?” of him winning the MITB match and cashing in on their title match this Sunday. Ambrose was the one standing tall, as we go back to the ring where Ambrose speaks up. Congrats on the new set man, I really like the carpet. He checks out the carpet, coffee cup in hand as Jericho stops him to inform everyone that the carpet is made of 100% pure Serengeti yak’s hair. Why’d you even bring coffee to the ring anyway? Ambrose says it’s the gift of Jericho, man, I’m just drinking it in. Jericho won’t let Ambrose ruin his carpet or try to pull a Shawn Michaels and put my head through the Jeritron. In fact, you and everyone else just lost your Jeritron privileges! Jericho has the monitor raised up as he tells Ambrose he hasn’t forgotten what he did to him. Ruining my $15,000 jacket, and throwing me onto sixty nine thumbtacks. The holes on my flesh have healed, but the hole you have won’t when you lose the MITB ladder match. You’re not gonna win it, I am. You’re not gonna cash in the briefcase, I am. I don’t care if it’s Rollins or Re–Jericho is interrupted by the music of Kevin Owens, who comes out to the ring with mic in hand. Neither of you are going to cash in that contract, because that contract is mine. Light booing from the crowd prompts Owens to say these idiots from Mississippi can boo all they want, to which they boo even louder. Once I get that contract, I’m certainly not going to tell anyone I’m going to cash it in. Maybe it’ll be that night, maybe it’ll be at SummerSlam–Owens is interrupted by Alberto Del Rio, who asks what they know about winning the contract, cashing in, and becoming champion. He’s quickly interrupted by Cesaro, who can’t even get a word in before Sami Zayn’s music hits. Zayn says they keep going on and on about Money in the Bank and that’s well and good, but tonight, Jericho, Kevin, Alberto, are going up against three of the best WWE has to offer, and…why are you looking at me like that? Cesaro is not pleased about not getting a word in, as Jericho yells at them calling them “stupid idiots” to which the two of them go into the ring to stand off with them. Jericho starts talking them down as Ambrose pours coffee on the carpet, leading into a brawl between all six men. Commentary hypes a big Fatal 4-Way Match between four men involved in the WWE Tag Title match on Sunday. That Fatal 4-Way is up next!
Back from commercial, Luke Gallows and Aiden English are already in the ring for this opening contest as Big Cass makes his way out next. Enzo is with him, mic in hand, and he is a certified G and a bonafide stud and you can’t–DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS TWO TIME CHAMPS, AND FEEL THE POWWWAAAH! Kofi is out next, riding on the shoulders of Big E as commentary hypes the Fatal 4-Way Tag Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship at Money in the Bank. Enzo and Xavier Woods join commentary as this match gets underway!
Fatal 4-Way Match
Aiden English vs. Luke Gallows vs. Big Cass vs. Kofi Kingston
Chaos starts early on as Cass and English clash in the corner, with Kofi and Gallows facing off in the middle of the ring. Kofi turns a headscissors attempt into a sunset flip that’s blocked, but he dodges a leg drop to get a cover for the nearfall. Kofi rolls out of the ring and Gallows focuses on Cass and English. Things quickly break down as we cut to commercial.
Back from commercial, things have settled down as Gallows and English work together to beat up Kofi, but they argue over who gets the pinfall. Gallows sets Kofi up on his shoulders, but Cass brings him down with a boot to the face! English gets brought down hard by Cass before walking into a pendulum kick by Kofi…and right into a big boot by Cass! Gotch gets involved, but Cass deals with him before dealing with Gallows on the outside…until Kofi dives off the top turnbuckle onto both of them! Aidan English gets back in, but gets dropped with a Trouble in Paradise as Kofi picks up the win!
Winner via pinfall: Kofi Kingston
New Day celebrate in the ring as we get replays from the match, including the finish. The other three teams look on displeased from outside as we go backstage, where Renee Young is with Natalya and Becky Lynch as we get a preview of their tag match against Charlotte and Dana Brooke this Sunday with Natalya taking on Charlotte. Natalya says she’s lucky to have Becky in her corner because she’s a true friend and if anyone understands what it’s like to be used by Charlotte, it’s Becky. Becky says they’re like Mulder and Scully from The X-Files, humming the theme tune and saying the truth is out there…and the truth is Charlotte can’t win a fair fight on her own. In fact, as she proved on Monday night she can’t even win with Dana’s help. Natalya says they tried to show Dana the light, and we hear Charlotte laughing as she and Dana walk in to interrupt. Charlotte says Dana has seen the light, that’s why she’s with her and not with you two wannabe champions. Dana says they’re one hundred percent clear on their partnership, so you two need to get out of our way because Charlotte needs to get ready to beat Natalya tonight. This turns into a standoff between all four women as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Dolph Ziggler has joined commentary as Zack Ryder is in the ring, set to take on Baron Corbin tonight. Baron Corbin makes his way out to the ring as commentary hypes Dolph Ziggler taking on Baron Corbin during the Money in the Bank Kickoff show this Sunday. Back in the ring now as this match gets underway!
Zack Ryder (#WWWYKI) vs. Baron Corbin
Baron gets an early assault on Ryder, beating him down before leaving the ring to confront Ziggler. The distraction is enough for Ryder to start a comeback, even hitting the Broski Boot for a nearfall! Baron with a cheap shot, blocking a dropkick by Ryder before hitting the End of Days for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Baron Corbin
Baron leaves the ring to confront Ziggler again, only to walk off with a big smirk on his face as he heads up the ramp. Commentary hypes the six man tag match for later tonight featuring all six men in the MITB ladder match!
Back from commercial, Lana is in the ring to introduce the greatest United States Champion, the Bulgarian Brute Rusev! Rusev makes his way to the ring as we go back to Monday night, when Titus O’Neil was attacked by Rusev. Back in the ring, Rusev is ready for Kalisto who makes his way to the ring next. Kalisto gets caught by Rusev on his way over the top rope, before putting a hurt on the man he won the title from. Sin Cara runs down to make the save, but to no avail as he takes the same submission hold from Rusev before Titus O’Neil runs down next! Rusev leaves the ring, only to get caught by Titus who throws him into the barricade as he lays into the US Champion. Rusev manages to get out of the way to leave the ring, as he and Lana retreat up the ramp. The Lucha Dragons and Titus stand tall in the ring as commentary talks about the dream match between John Cena and AJ Styles. We go back to Monday night for the contract signing. Cena calls it a history making match, and this is a history making moment. Styles says that this Sunday, he’ll run circles around Cena. Cena offers one of two contracts: one for a straight up singles match, and one with The Club at ringside. This starts a war of words between both men, before AJ signs the contract for the singles match. Backstage, Renee Young is with The Club asking about the big dream match between Styles and Cena. Styles says he will prove Cena can’t beat him this Sunday, and that Cena tried to call him out like he wouldn’t sign the contract? This is the biggest Money in the Bank ever, and I’m going to prove that I am…phenomenal! We hear a horn blow as New Day interrupt, with Xavier saying that Styles’ whining goes great with his teenage emo haircut. Kofi asks why AJ calls himself AJ Styles when there’s nothing stylish about you! Big E jokes about AJ’s “I wear socks with my sandals” haircut as AJ challenges Xavier to a match later tonight. Kofi rejects it, but Xavier himself accepts…in fact, let’s do it right now! AJ accept, and he and The Club walk off as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, AJ Styles makes his way to the ring as commentary hypes the dream match fifteen years in the making as he takes on John Cena. Xavier Woods makes his way out next, with Kofi and Big E seeing him off as he goes to the ring. Xavier gets ready as this match is underway!
AJ Styles vs. Xavier Woods
The bell rings as both men exchange holds, AJ wrenching the arm of Xavier before Woods gets out of the way, laying into AJ with some chops. AJ dodges out of a clothesline, going to work on Woods, who may have tweaked his knee as AJ continues the attack. AJ focuses on the bad knee now, before sending Xavier down with a Pele Kick for the nearfall. The crowd begins chanting “New…Day Rocks” as AJ continues on Woods, laying into him with some more chops and kicks before hitting a corner clothesline for another nearfall. AJ with a chinlock on Woods, who gets to a vertical base before AJ locks it in again. Another “New…Day Rocks” chant as Woods get out of the hold, getting out of a suplex to hit an O’Connor Roll for a nearfall. AJ hits an atomic drop on Woods, who favors his knee as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Xavier is set up top by Styles who looks for a superplex…but Woods fights him off! Back up is Styles, who fights with Woods before falling off. Woods hits a crossbody and a kick to the leg of Styles, followed by an inverted suplex. Woods charges at AJ, who hits the boots to Xavier’s face only to take a discus elbow that sends him off the apron. AJ gets back up just as Woods takes a dive to the outside! Woods up top now, hitting an elbow drop off the top rope for a nearfall! Woods is in control now as he sets AJ up on the turnbuckle. Woods looking for a superplex, but AJ drops him off the turnbuckle before hitting the Phenomenal Forearm! AJ isn’t finished though, rolling Xavier into the Calf Crusher for the win!
Winner via submission: AJ Styles
We get replays from the match, including the finish as AJ stands tall in the ring with a smirk on his face. Woods clutches his leg as AJ gets a mic from ringside, dumping Woods out of the ring before saying that is just a taste of what he’s gonna do to John Cena this Sunday. Cena, check your watch…your time is up, my time is now! AJ’s music hits as commentary hypes the six man tag match later tonight, as well as Natalya taking on Charlotte up next!
Back from commercial, we get another life lesson with Coach Backlund, as Darren Young tells him he’s been reading up on some great stuff like poetry. Backlund offers some advice: don’t take advice from anyone! Young is confused, but Backlund clarifies he doesn’t give advice, he gives orders! We’re gonna make Darren Young great again! Back at ringside, Natalya is in the ring as Charlotte makes her way out for this big match! We go back to Monday night as Dana tried to help Charlotte in her match against Paige, but to no avail. Commentary hypes the tag match at Money in the Bank as Becky Lynch and Natalya take on Charlotte and Dana Brooke.
Women’s Match – Non-Title
WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte vs. Natalya
Both women lock up, but Charlotte hits a headlock takedown before doing a strut. Natalya responds with a roll up but Charlotte gets out quickly, reminding Natalya she’s the champ. Natalya answers that by dropping Charlotte en route to locking in an inverted surfboard stretch on the champ. Natalya with a basement dropkick on Charlotte, who gets to the ropes before Natalya can lock in the Sharpshooter. Natalya brings Charlotte back into the ring, but gets brought down hard back on the outside by Charlotte via a boot to the chest. Both women back in the ring as Charlotte goes for the cover and gets a nearfall. Charlotte lays into Natalya with some chops, but Natalya drops her with a Russian leg sweep and a German release suplex for a nearfall. Natalya blocks a boot with Natty By Nature for another nearfall. Charlotte catches Natalya with a big chop before going up to the top, only for Natalya to drop her with a sitout powerbomb for a nearfall! Dana mocks Natalya at ringside before Becky takes her into the ring. The ref is distracted as Natalya picks up the title, which the ref catches and takes to the side while Charlottes hits a chop block before locking in the Figure Eight. Natalya tries to escape, but has no choice but to tap out!
Winner via submission: Charlotte
We get a replay as Dana and Charlotte celebrate on the ramp, before commentary hypes a preview of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Money in the Bank!
Back from commercial, commentary hypes Apollo Crews vs Sheamus during the Money in the Bank Kickoff, before getting into the rivalry between Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins ahead of their match at Money in the Bank! We go back to Extreme Rules, when Roman Reigns’ celebration after his match was cut short by Rollins. We go back as far as the formation of The Shield and show the betrayal of Seth Rollins followed by the separate paths both men took, which intertwined at Wrestlemania 31 when Rollins pinned Reigns to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. We go into the injury Seth took that took the title off him, before looking back at Wrestlemania 32 when Reigns defeated Triple H to win back the title. We see Rollins watching intently, before going through the rest of the build leading into this big match for the title at Money in the Bank! Commentary hypes the match as Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring for our six man tag main event coming up next!
Back from commercial, most of the match is in the ring and Alberto Del Rio has made his way to the ring before Chris Jericho comes out next, showing off on the way to the ring. Things break down between all six men as this match gets underway!
Main Event – Six Man Tag Match
Dean Ambrose, Cesaro and Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio and Chris Jericho
Things finally settle down as Cesaro and ADR start things off. ADR misses an enziguri as Cesaro hits multiple uppercuts on ADR, who goes for a backslide but has to get to the ropes to avoid a swing. Cesaro launches himself off the apron onto ADR, before giving European uppercuts to Jericho and ADR to bring him back into the ring. Cross body and a cover for the nearfall, as Cesaro looks for the swing and hits it! Owens interrupts it, only to go for a swing himself…and then one for Jericho for the trifecta! Cesaro locks Jericho into a Sharpshooter, tapping as ADR, who is the legal man, drops Cesaro with a superkick for a nearfall as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Jericho is in control as he tags in Owens. Owens directs Jericho to leave before going to work on Cesaro with some stomps in the corner. ADR looks for the tag but Owens tags in Jericho, who hits some kicks before ADR hits a blind tag to do some damage of his own to Cesaro. He hits a step up enziguri, but only gets a nearfall as he looks up at the briefcase. Cesaro catches him, setting ADR up for a dropkick that launches him to the outside. ADR tags in Jericho as Cesaro tags in Zayn, who unleashes a flurry of offense on everyone before going up top for a crossbody on Jericho for a nearfall. Jericho shoves Zayn into Owens, who hits him with an elbow before Jericho gets a nearfall. Zayn and Y2J in the corner now as Jericho taunts Zayn, hitting a big boot…only for Zayn to hit a Blue Thunder Bomb! Tags on both ends means it’s Ambrose and ADR now, and ADR hits a crossbody and some punches on ADR before landing a running bulldog. Owens tries to get involved, but takes an elbow and a dive for his trouble. ADR gets sent outside, and Ambrose hits a dive on him as well! Ambrose takes a kick to the chest followed by a backstabber by ADR who gets a nearfall. ADR gets caught by Ambrose, but takes a Lunatic Lariat for a nearfall before Jericho breaks it up. Chaos ensues leading into a big dive by Zayn, who gets thrown into the barricade by Owens. ADR tags in Owens, who kicks ADR right in the face. He follows with a kick on Jericho, yelling at him before Ambrose catches him with Dirty Deeds for the win!
Winners via pinfall: Dean Ambrose, Cesaro and Sami Zayn
Ambrose celebrates in the ring and we get highlights from the match including the finish, the Lunatic Fringe standing tall on the turnbuckle as the show comes to a close.