WWE SmackDown Location: Ontario, CA Date: February 18, 2016
First Match: Dolph Ziggler & The Lucha Dragons vs. The League of Nations (Sheamus, Rusev and Alberto Del Rio)
Kalisto and Rusev start off the match. Kalisto with rapid fire kicks to Rusev legs. Kalisto with a running dropkick to the knee of Rusev. Kalisto with a Tornado DDT for a two count and tags in Sin Cara. Lucha Dragons with the catapult 450 splash. Rusev tags in Del Rio. Sin Cara with a hurricanrana. Sin Cara with a springboard moonsault for a one count. Kalisto with a spring board hurricanrana. The Lucha Dragons sends Sheamus to the outside. Lucha Dragons with a suicide dive to Del Rio and Sheamus. Ziggler with a flying elbow drop to Rusev on the outside. Rusev with a running elbow to the chest of Sin Cara. Rusev applies a chin lock. Rusev bodyslams Sin Cara and tags in Del Rio. Del Rio with a flying elbow drop. Del Rio knocks Kalisto off the ring apron. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a one count. Del Rio with a chin lock to Sin Cara.
Del Rio with a flying boot to the back of Sin Cara’s head. Del Rio sends Sin Cara shoulder first to the ring post. Del Rio tags in Sheamus. Sheamus stomps on Sin Cara chest. Sheamus with multiple Irish Curse Back Breaker for a two count. Sheamus tags in Rusev. Rusev with a knee to the midsection of Sin Cara and tags in Del Rio. Del Rio goes for the flying elbow drop, but Sin Cara counters with a dropkick in midair. Sin Cara tags in Ziggler. Ziggler with a Stinger Splash. Ziggler with a neck breaker and a flying elbow drop for a one count. Ziggler sends Sheamus shoulder first to the steel ring post. Ziggler with a flying DDT. Del Rio storms back into and The Lucha Dragons proceed to brawl Del Rio and Rusev on the outside. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, but Ziggler rolls him up for a one count. Ziggler knocks Del Rio off the ring apron. Ziggler with a super kick to Rusev. Ziggler with the Famouser to Sheamus. Kevin Owens hops on the ring apron to distract Ziggler. Sheamus with the Brogue Kick to pick up the victory.
Naomi rolls into the ring to distract Banks. Tamina drags Banks down to the mat. Tamina launches Banks to the other side of the ring. Tamina continues to throw Banks around like a rag doll. Tamina goes for a pin and Banks kicks out at two. Tamina goes for a suplex, but Banks counters with a back elbow. Banks with corner running double knees to Tamina for a two count.
Naomi hops on the ring apron and Banks sends her to the outside with a big right hand. Tamina goes to clothesline Banks, but Sasha counters with a bulldog. Banks locks in the Bank Statement and Tamina taps out. After the match Naomi storms into the ring and attacks Banks. Team Bad double team Banks and Becky Lynch comes down to the ring and sends Team Bad over the top rope. Becky picks Banks up to console her and Sasha shoves her away.
Winner: Sasha Banks via Submission
Becky Lynch & Sasha Banks Backstage Segment:
Becky asks Sasha if she knows what will happen if they go into Fastlane at each other’s throat. Sasha asks What? They’ll lose to Team Bad. Becky says that they’re on the road to WrestleMania and if Team Bad wins they will roll with the momentum heading into WrestleMania. Becky says that she wants her WrestleMania Moment, and Sasha likewise says the same thing. Becky says that they need each other. Becky says that she’s been doing everything that she can, but Sasha continues to let her ego get in the way then Becky is done. Sasha pulls Becky back. Sasha says that they’re not friends, but she hates losing. Sasha extends her out and the girls shake hands. Becky says let’s kick some ass and Sasha says like a boss.
Jericho was about to make his decision, but he gets interrupted by The Miz. Miz says that everyone is sick of Styles and Jericho, and Jericho asks if Miz is going to quit wrestling. Miz isn’t quitting, and surely would not do it here and tonight. His announcement is that he was the guest host of the post Grammy party at the Playboy mansion, and that Jericho will face him tonight. They brawl and Jericho tosses Miz to the floor.
Third Match: The Miz vs. Chris Jericho
Jericho chops Miz in the chest. Jericho goes for a right hand and Miz rolls to the outside. Jericho chases Miz around ringside. Jericho with another chop to Miz chest. Jericho with a delayed vertical suplex. Jericho with a running corner clothesline. Jericho with a series of right hands to Miz in the corner. Miz sends Jericho shoulder first to the steel ring post. Miz with a flying corner lariat for a two count. Miz with a chin lock. Miz with a shoulder tackle to Jericho. Jericho regains momentum with a dropkick. Miz sends Jericho on the ring apron. Jericho heads to the top rope and Miz lands a big left hand. Miz and Jericho brawl on the top rope. Jericho knocks Miz off the top rope. Jericho with a flying cross body for a two count. Jericho sends Miz to the outside. Miz gets on the ring apron and Jericho connects with a springboard dropkick. Jericho with a baseball slide dropkick to The Miz.
Jericho bounces Miz head on the ring apron. Jericho rolls Miz back into the ring. Miz with a big running boot’s to the face of Jericho. Miz begins his ground and pound attack to Jericho. Miz with a chin lock. Jericho with elbows to the midsection of Miz. Miz with a back and neck breaker to Jericho for a two count. Miz with another chin lock. Miz sends Jericho to the ring apron. Jericho with a flying elbow drop off the top rope. Jericho with a shoulder tackle. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Miz escapes. Jericho with a running enziguri for a two count. Miz kicks Jericho in the chest. Jericho with a running bulldog to Miz. Jericho goes for the Lionsault, but Miz rolls out of the way. Miz drops Jericho with a DDT for a two count. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Jericho counters with a back breaker for a two count. Jericho slaps Miz in the face. Miz with a boot to the face of Jericho for a two count. Miz begins to ground Jericho in the corner. Miz goes for the flying corner lariat, but Jericho counters with the Walls of Jericho and Miz taps out.
Jericho says that Miz is a great performer, but he didn’t get the job done tonight. Jericho tells AJ Styles to come down to the ring, so he can hear Jericho’s decision. Jericho knows why Styles challenged him to a rematch. Jericho says that in the WWE there’s saying that you are only as good as your last match. Jericho mentions that in their last match he defeated Styles. Jericho says that Styles is trying to make a name for himself by challenging Jericho to a rematch. Jericho tells Styles to make a name for himself, but it won’t be at the expense of Jericho.
Jericho says that he respect Styles more than any competitor in the WWE. Jericho says that he respect Styles, but he doesn’t like him. Jericho says that he’s not going to do him any favors. Jericho declines Styles offer for a rematch at Fastlane. Styles asks Jericho if there’s nothing he can do to change Jericho’s mind? Jericho says no. Styles proceeds to land a series of right hands to Jericho. Styles sends Jericho to the outside. Jericho grabs the mic and says that Styles made a stupid move. Styles wants Jericho at Fastlane right? Jericho tells Styles that he got it. Jericho says that Styles is going to regret it.
Reigns and Ambrose go over their game plan for the Dudley Boyz tonight. Ambrose says that it’s been a long week, and just wants to get in the ring and get his mind right. Reigns says not to pull that dirty deeds stuff again, and Ambrose asks if he can take a joke. Ambrose then runs into Heyman, messes with him a bit and Heyman says he has respect for Reigns and also feels he needs to tell Ambrose that Lesnar is here tonight. Lesnar is also in a really bad mood, and is looking for Ambrose. Ambrose asks Heyman for advice. Ambrose then says he’ll figure it out on his own and to tell Lesnar not to make him wait this time.
JoJo asks The New Day how they are preparing for their upcoming appearance on the Cutting Edge Peep Show at Fastlane. Woods says that Edge and Christian don’t even play real instruments. Kofi pretends to display a preview to what they are going to Edge and Christian at Fastlane. Big E says that at the end of the day The New Day are going to show that Edge and Christian are stuck in the 90’s and they will be heading down the road to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Woods says that nobody every says anything that reeks of awesomeness or have flash photography. Woods says that it’s 2016 and says that for everybody with modern day technology The New Day begin to twerk while Woods begins to play Francesca 2.
Natalya with a side headlock and Charlotte transitions into a head scissors lock. Charlotte woo’s in Natalya’s face. Natalya with a side headlock. Charlotte drags Natalya down to the mat. Natalya with a running dropkick and Charlotte tries to roll to the outside. Charlotte with a triangle choke to Natalya. Charlotte falls on Natalya for a two count. Charlotte with a boot to the face of Natalya.
Natalya with a discus clothesline to Charlotte. Natalya with a German suplex that sends Natalya to the outside. Charlotte swipes Natalya legs from the outside. Charlotte with the Figure Eight Submission Hold and Natalya taps out. After the match Charlotte does the Yes! Chant. Brie Bella comes and goes after Charlotte. Charlotte tries to get Brie in the Figure Eight, but Brie escapes. Brie with the Daniel Bryan kicks to the chest of Charlotte. Brie goes for the running knee, but Charlotte rolls to the outside.
Winner: Charlotte via Submission
The Golden Truth Backstage Segment:
R-Truth is apologizing to his wife on the phone for what happened on Raw this past Monday. Goldust appeared dressed a rapper, and dropped some rhymes for Truth. Truth then rapped about Goldust being a lunatic and that they aren’t partners. Goldust look distraught after Truth is done with his rap.
WWE Fastlane Match Card:
Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar *The Winner of the match will advance to the main event of WrestleMania to take on Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Charlotte (c) vs. Brie Bella for the WWE Divas Championship
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Sasha Banks & Becky Lynch vs. Team Bad
The New Day on the Cutting Edge Peep Show with Edge and Christian
Kalisto (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio in a Two out of Three Falls Match for the WWE United States Championship on the WWE Fastlane Kickoff Show
Fifth Match: Roman Reigns and WWE Dean Ambrose vs. The Dudley Boyz
Ambrose and D-Von start off the match. D-Von with right hands. Ambrose with a flying cross body. Ambrose with a running forearm and bulldog to D-Von for a two count. D-Von tags in Bubba. Bubba shoves Reigns in the face. Ambrose tags in Reigns. Bubba and Reigns exchange back and forth right hands. Reigns with a uppercut to Bubba. Reigns connects with the neck breaker. Reigns tags in Ambrose. Reigns and Ambrose with double team suplex’s to both members of The Dudley Boyz. Reigns and Ambrose sends The Dudley’s to the outside. D-Von with a shoulder tackle to Ambrose. D-Von with right hands to Ambrose in the corner. D-Von tosses Ambrose to the outside. Bubba bounces Ambrose head on the announce table. D-Von goes to pin Ambrose, but he kicks out at two. D-Von tags in Bubba. Bubba puts D-Von on the top rope. Bubba with a neck breaker while Ambrose legs are tapped on the ring post. Bubba with another neck breaker. Bubba drags Ambrose to the corner and tags in D-Von. D-Von with right hands to the ribs of Ambrose. D-Von with running forearm for a two count.
D-Von with a chin lock. Ambrose with right hands, but D-Von immediately knocks Ambrose down. D-Von tags in Bubba. Bubba mocks Ambrose and his fans. Bubba goes on the top rope. Ambrose and Bubba brawl on the top rope. Bubba goes for the flying senton, but Ambrose rolls out of the way. Reigns and D-Von are tagged in. Reigns with a flying lariat to D-Von. Reigns with a Samoan Drop that sends Bubba to the outside. Reigns with the ten corner clotheslines. Reigns sets up for the SuperMan Punch, but Brock Lesnar’s music hits. The Dudley’s attack Reigns and Ambrose from behind. Dudley’s goes for the 3D on Reigns, but Roman lands a SuperMan Punch to D-Von. Bubba with a big boot to Reigns. Ambrose with a flying elbow drop to Bubba. Ambrose with a suicide dive to D-Von on the outside. Brock with knees to the ribs of Ambrose. Ambrose and Reigns double team Brock. Brock with a german suplex to Ambrose. Reigns with a SuperMan Punch to Brock. Reigns goes to Spear Lesnar, but he almost hits Ambrose. Ambrose goes for the Dirty Deeds to Reigns, but Reigns counters with the Samoan Drop. Brock with a massive F5 to Reigns. Brock heads out of the ring and Triple H comes out. Triple H and Lesnar have a big stare off.
Winner: No Contest
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