WWE SmackDown Results (Live)
October 25, 2016
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Results by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
A video package opens the show highlighting last week’s show where James Ellsworth challenged AJ Styles for the WWE World Championship in the main event. Ellsworth got his second win over Styles via disqualification with help from Dean Ambrose.
Backstage, we see Dean Ambrose talking to a production member when James Ellsworth walks up in his new WWE t-shirt. Ellsworth wants to personally thank Ambrose for everything he has done for him the last two weeks. He wants to return the favor and be in Ambrose’s corner tonight when he faces AJ Styles. Ambrose appreciates the gesture, but declines. He said maybe they can hang out later and tells Ellsworth to “vibe out” in the locker room. Ambrose leaves and Ellsworth shakes his head.
Bray Wyatt’s music hits and the fireflies are out in Green Bay. Wyatt heads to the ring.
No DQ Rules
Bray Wyatt vs. Kane
The bell rings and both Wyatt and Kane exchange rights. Kane drops Wyatt early with a quick uppercut and then a dropkick to the face. Wyatt fires back with kicks to the knee of Kane and then levels him with a running lariat off the ropes. Wyatt with stomps to Kane. Kane with repeated splashes to Wyatt in the corner and follows with a side slam. On the outside, Wyatt grabs a steel chair and Kane cuts him off with a right hand. Kane launches Wyatt into the steel steps at ringside. Kane starts clearing off the announce table. Kane grabs Wyatt by the throat setting up a chokeslam when the lights go out. When they return, Luke Harper is on top of the announce table and kicks Kane in the face. Harper then levels Kane with a lariat at ringside. JBL reminds us this match is under No DQ rules.
We return live as Wyatt has Kane back in the ring and in a headlock. Kane fights out with a jawbreaker, hits the ropes and eats a clothesline from Wyatt. Kane with a jumping DDT planting Wyatt. Kane goes up to the top turnbuckle, jumps and catches Wyatt with a jumping lariat. Harper pulls Wyatt away from Kane. Kane jumps out, takes out Harper and then hits Wyatt with a big boot. Kane tosses Wyatt back in. Harper tries to grab Kane on the ring apron. Kane with a shot on Harper sending him off. Wyatt with his standing Rock Bottom on Kane for a two count. Kane counters a Sister Abigail attempt, but Wyatt is able to catch Kane coming off the ropes with a modified cross body. Harper is up on the ring apron when Randy Orton’s music hits. Orton hits the ring and stares down Harper. Harper backs off and leaves the ring. Kane is back on his feet. Orton is calling for an RKO and Kane is setting up for a chokeslam. Orton with an RKO out of no where on Kane. Wyatt is shocked. Orton crawls out of the ring and heads up the ramp. Wyatt covers Kane for the pinfall.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
After the match, Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper continue to stare down Randy Orton in shock as Orton heads to the back. We see a replay of Orton’s RKO on Kane setting up the finish and the shocked look on the face of Wyatt in the corner.
Backstage, WWE World Champion AJ Styles says James Ellsworth looks like someone took a WWE action figure and put it in the microwave. Styles says Dean Ambrose will have to be carried out of Smackdown Live tonight. He adds that if he ends up seeing Ellsworth tonight he will be missing more than his chin.
WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch returns next.
Becky Lynch is back
Renee Young introduces the WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch. Young says it is great to see her back and Becky says it is great to be back.
Alexa Bliss is out to interrupt. Bliss said for someone who had back surgery she looks great. Becky said she didn’t have back surgery. Bliss said she can fill everyone in and dismisses Renee from the ring. She said Becky grew a yellow streak on her back and that the clock was going to strike Midnight on her Cinderella story when she had to face her. Becky said their match was postponed under doctors orders. Bliss calls Becky a world class con artist. She calls Becky an orange troll and wants Becky to just hand over the title now. Becky says Bliss’ pig tails must be cutting off circulation to her brain. She promises that she will beat Bliss in Glasgow. Bliss tells her to calm down and wants her to take good care of that title.
Bliss goes to attack Becky when Becky cuts her off and throws some big right hands. Bliss rolls out of the ring and Becky catches up with her. Bliss sends Becky back first into the steel ring post and then tosses her back first into the barricade at ringside. Bliss tosses Becky back inside the ring and connects with a quick DDT. Bliss steps over the body of Becky and exits the ring. Bliss grabs a can of yellow spray paint at ringside, gets back inside and sprays a yellow streak over the spine of Becky.
We return live with The Ascension already inside the ring.
The Ascension vs. The Hype Bros
Before the match, a promo aired with The Ascension saying they will rise at the Survivor Series. We also hear from The Hype Bros with Mojo talking about his Packers history.
We start with Zack Ryder and Viktor. Lock up and Viktor with a shoulder block on Ryder. Viktor kicks Ryder in the face, eats knees from Ryder in the corner, Ryder with double knees to Konnor and Viktor sends Ryder over the top rope. Tag to Konnor who throws quick uppercuts to Ryder. Tag back to Viktor as they double team Ryder with a splash and high knee. Ryder kicks Viktor in the face, but gets cut off attempting a tag. Tag to Konnor who keeps Ryder in the corner stomping on his hand. Konnor with a spinebuster to Ryder. Konnor misses an elbow from the top. Hot tag to Mojo Rawley who takes out Viktor with a pounce tackle. Rawley with a series of splashes to Viktor in the corner. Rawley drops Viktor over the mat and Konnor breaks up the pinfall. Rawley sends Konnor shoulder first to the corner. Viktor misses a splash on Ryder in the corner. Hype Ryder from the corner and Rawley hooks the leg of Viktor to get the pinfall.
Winners: The Hype Bros
After the match, the commentary team confirms that The Hype Bros will join WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions Heath Slater and Rhyno at Survivor Series when they take on Team RAW in a Traditional Survivor Series Elimination match.
Backstage, Randy Orton is given an opportunity to explain his actions earlier tonight when he gave Kane an RKO to setup a win for Bray Wyatt. Orton stays quiet at and first and then says, “If you can’t beat them…join them.”
Backstage, Daniel Bryan is on the phone when Natalya walks in. She has a solution to one up RAW including Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte this Sunday inside a Hell in a Cell. Natalya wants to be appointed team captain of Smackdown Live at Survivor Series. Bryan books Natalya vs. Nikki Bella with the winner becoming team captain at Survivor Series. He adds that the loser will not be on the Survivor Series team.
Winner Becomes Team Captain at Survivor Series
Nikki Bella vs. Natalya
Nikki with a roll up early on Natalya for a one count. Natalya with a roll up for another one count. Nikki with a crucifix pinfall and then a jumping tackle that sends Natalya out of the ring. Nikki catches Natalya with a baseball slide, but Natalya pulls Nikki out dropping her face off the ring apron. Natalya levels Nikki with a big clothesline and then tosses her back in. Nikki avoids a Sharpshooter attempt. Natalya catches Nikki with a quick clothesline. Natalya locks on an abdominal stretch on Nikki. Nikki with a Lou Thesz Press on Natalya, but Natalya comes back cutting off Nikki with another quick clothesline. Natalya tosses Nikki down by her hair, goes for another Sharpshooter and gets it locked in this time. Nikki gets to the bottom rope to break it up. Natalya with a snap suplex on Nikki, drops a leg and misses. Nikki bounces the face of Natalya off her knee. Nikki with a springboard kick to the face. Natalya with a Michinoku Driver on Nikki for a two count. Nikki counters out of a surfboard submission by Natalya and gets an STF locked in. Natalya taps out.
Winner and Team Captain at Survivor Series: Nikki Bella
After the match, Carmella hits the ring and attacks Nikki Bella. Carmella with a facebuster on Nikki and then does the “YOU CAN’T SEE ME” gesture at her.
Backstage, Dean Ambrose said messing with AJ Styles the last few weeks has been pretty fun. He said tonight isn’t about fun and games and it’s about becoming No. 1 contender to get back his WWE World Championship.
The Miz is up next asking for time to address the Intercontinental Championship.
The Miz addresses the Intercontinental Championship
The Spirit Squad (Kenny and Mikey) to a chant introducing The Miz.
Miz said it has been 16 days without The Miz as your Intercontinental champion. He refers to the current champion, Dolph Ziggler, as leading the burial tour. Miz said he feels sorry the most for the legends like Pat Patterson to see this current title reign.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler interrupts. Ziggler says he feels the most sorry for everyone that had to put up with Miz the last six months. He said the fans now have a fighting champion and Ziggler is willing to put his title on the line right now. Miz said he will order his rematch when he is good and ready. He said if Ziggler is looking for a fight then they can accomodate him right now. WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions Heath Slater and Rhyno interrupt and hit the ring with Ziggler. Maryse gets in the face of Ziggler, Slater and Rhyno. Slater says it doesn’t look like they want to fight putting a woman in front of them. He asks Miz what his problem is. Miz calls Slater a joke. He says the team of Slater and Rhyno as tag team champions is even more embarassing than Ziggler being a champion. Slater said a real champion wouldn’t run away from a challenge. Miz brings up Kenny pinning Slater last week and says The Spirit Squad would love a shot at the tag titles. Slater isn’t quite sure. Miz asks Slater if they are afraid of some male cheerleaders. Rhyno isn’t happy and takes the mic saying they are on. We have a title match up next.
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Heath Slater and Rhyno (c’s) vs. The Spirit Squad
We return live as we see The Miz and WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler on commentary at ringside with JBL, Mauro Ranallo and David Otunga.
Kenny is in the ring with Heath Slater bouncing him off the second rope. Kenny with a short arm clothesline on Slater, tags in Mikey and Kenny flips Mikey back in a moonsault over Slater. Mikey with a snapmare and elbow drop over Slater. Kenny gets the tag and Slater counters a piledriver attempt kicking Kenny in the face. Slater with a shot on Mikey in the corner and Kenny cuts off a hot tag to Rhyno. Mikey tags himself in and drops an elbow over the neck of Slater. Slater with a running high knee that catches Mikey. Slater kicks Mikey away, Kenny tags himself in and Rhyno gets the hot tag. Rhyno with clotheslines to Kenny, elbow to Mikey and spear to Kenny in the corner. Kenny gets up a boot in the corner. Kenny with a roll up on Rhyno with a distraction from Mikey. Mikey gets the tag. Slater kicks Kenny away. Rhyno with a belly-to-belly on Mikey for a two count. Ziggler and Miz are arguing at ringside. They throw down the headsets and Slater sends Kenny into Miz. Rhyno charges and catches Mikey with a Gore and gets the pinfall.
Winners and still WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions: Heath Slater and Rhyno
We hear from the Smackdown pre-show panel.
Backstage, James Ellsworth is sulking when Dean Ambrose walks by. Ellsworth just wants a chance to repay the favor for Ambrose tonight by being in his corner. Ambrose looks Ellsworth up and down and agrees. He tells Ellsworth to just be careful.
If Dean Ambrose wins, he becomes the new No. 1 Contender
WWE World Champion AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose w/ James Ellsworth
Dean Ambrose with boots to AJ Styles in the corner early. Ambrose catches Styles with a back elbow off the ropes and Styles avoids an early cover. Ambrose with a spear in the corner on Styles and then throws some quick rights. Ambrose clotheslines Styles over the top rope. James Ellsworth gives Ambrose a thumbs up from the outside. Styles pushes Ellsworth over near the steel steps at ringside. Ambrose helps Ellsworth up at ringside. Styles with a springboard forearm catching Ambrose coming over the top rope.
We return live as Styles catches Ambrose with a big dropkick. Styles misses a springboard shot on Ambrose over the top rope. Ambrose jumps back in, hits the ropes and then catches Styles with a suicide dive. Ambrose with a big lariat on Styles. Ambrose with a fisherman suplex into a bridge for a two count. Ambrose counters a Calf Crusher attempt, Styles avoids a cloverleaf and Ambrose with a backslide for a two count. Ambrose hangs on going for an armbar. Styles rolls through and now Ambrose gets the Texas Cloverleaf applied. Styles gets to the bottom rope to break it up. They fight to the ring apron and Styles drops Ambrose over the ring apron with a suplex! Both men are down at ringside.
Back live, Styles is attempt a superplex on Ambrose off the top turnbuckle. Ambrose is trying to fight Styles off. Styles with headbutts. Ambrose sends Styles face first down on the mat below. Ambrose with a flying elbow off the top rope catching Styles. We see a shot of Ellsworth cheering on Ambrose at ringside. Series of counters with Ambrose getting the better of Styles with a swinging neckbreaker for a two count. Ambrose puts Styles up on the top turnbuckle and looks to hit a superplex of his own. Styles slides down through the legs of Ambrose and connects with a springboard inverted DDT on Ambrose! Styles gets a two count off the pinfall attempt. Ambrose with a roll up for another two count. Ambrose catches Styles with his lariat off the ropes. Ambrose tosses Styles up to the top turnbuckle and quickly pulls him down with a superplex! Both men are down and the referee starts the count. Both men are up at 8. Styles gets the Calf Crusher locked on. Ambrose wraps his arm around the neck of Styles and slams him down on the mat a few times. Styles keeps the Calf Crusher applied. Ambrose is trying to fire himself up. Ambrose gets to the bottom rope to break it up. Styles with a huge dropkick through the ropes taking out Ellsworth at ringside! Styles springboards up on the top rope, Ambrose with a kick on the way down, Styles blocks Dirty Deeds, Ambrose with a roll up and Styles kicks out. Styles with a Pele Kick on Ambrose. Ambrose dumps Styles over the top rope countering a Styles Clash attempt. Ellsworth is back up and fired up at ringside. The referee has started a count. Ellsworth with No Chin Music on Styles at ringside. He turns and sees the referee looking at this. Ambrose is pleading with the referee to not call for the bell and end the match.
The referee has no choice and calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ: AJ Styles
After the match, Dean Ambrose falls to his knees and can’t believe it. James Ellsworth is hanging his head in the corner as we see a shot of AJ Styles recovering and smiling. The referee raises the arm of Styles on the ramp. We see a replay of the finish including Ellsworth hitting the superkick on Styles at ringside in front of the referee. Back live, we see a shot of Ambrose shaking his head and Ellsworth feeling terrible at ringside.
Quick Match Results:
* Bray Wyatt def. Kane in a No DQ rules match
* The Hype Bros def. The Ascension to advance to the Survivor Series
* Nikki Bella def. Natalya to become Team Captain at Survivor Series
* Heath Slater and Rhyno def. The Spirit Squad to retain the Smackdown Tag Team Titles
* AJ Styles def. Dean Ambrose via DQ