Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for January 17th, 2017

Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for January 17th, 2017

Jerry says that everyone has an ego, but his guest says his ego is bigger than anyone else’s. He introdues Dolph Ziggler. Jerry welcomes Dolph to the King’s Court and he does not say anything. Jerry says he has known Dolph for a long time and he knows that Dolph is a good person. Lately that goodness has faded almost as much as the bleach in your hair. What is up with that? Dolph does not say anything.

Jerry says Dolph has been mum on this situation, but he says he knows why Dolph is out here. He says Dolph is frustrated. He has not won a lot of matches lately so he is going to change his attitude and that will win him some matches. Dolph continues to give the silent treatment. Jerry has some footage to show Dolph what could happen if you go down the wrong path because you lost to Kalisto and then what happened after the match. Jerry asks Dolph about what we just saw. Dolph starts to leave the ring and Jerry begs for him to come back. Dolph says if Jerry wants him to talk, he will talk. He was not going to play his game. He knew that Jerry would try to make him look bad in front of his friends and family. Do you why he knows that? Dolph says he brought some footage himself. He says he wants Jerry to take a long hard look at this.

We see the tag match from 2012 in Montreal. Dolph says he knows what that is. Dolph tells everyone that was the night he repeatedly dropped elbows on your chest before you suffered a heart attack. Dolph says he knows that Jerry blamed him. You blamed him for the heart attack and you should have. It is a long hard road and it took you a long time to face him man to man. If you don’t stop with these questions, he will finish what he started 4 years ago. Jerry says that is too bad because he has one more question for him. How does it feel to know how many times you change your attitude, you will always be a loser? Dolph starts to walk away and he hits a super kick. Ziggler leaves the ring and Layfield checks on Jerry. Jerry tells Dolph if he has any guts to get back into the ring. Dolph walks to the back.

Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for January 10th, 2017

Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for January 10th, 2017

Backstage: We go to the interview area for Dolph Ziggler. We take a look at Ziggler’s actions last week against Kalisto and Apollo Crews. Dolph is asked for an explanation before his match. Dolph looks around and says nothing before walking away.

Kalisto versus Dolph Ziggler
Kalisto with kicks and a head scissors that sends Ziggler to the floor. Ziggler returns to the ring and he goes for the leg and he takes Kalisto down. Ziggler gets a near fall. Kalisto with a wrist lock. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a side head lock and knee followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler with an arm bar and he tries to apply a crossface, but he gets a near fall with a rollup. Kalisto punches Ziggler but Ziggler with a knee. Kalisto with a backslide for a near fall. Ziggler with a clothesline. Ziggler with a kick but he misses a Fameasser. Kalisto with a kick and Irish whip. Ziggler sends Kalisto to the apron. Kalisto with an enzuigiri but Ziggler knocks Kalisto off the ropes to the floor when Kalisto goes for a springboard move We are back and Ziggler with a bow and arrow. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Kalisto with a jaw breaker and elbow but Ziggler with a kick. Kalisto with a kick and head scissors. Ziggler has a thrust kick blocked and Kalisto with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall and then Kalisto takes advantage of a lazy cover and Kalisto with a crucifix for the three count.
Winner: Kalisto

After the match: Ziggler clotheslines Kalisto during his celebration. Dolph punches Kalisto. Ziggler takes a chair and he brings it into the ring. He hits Kalisto with the chair. Ziggler leaves and as he heads up the ramp, Apollo Crews comes out and he punches Ziggler and sends him into the ring. Ziggler kicks Crews as he comes into the ring and Ziggler punches Crews and then he gets the chair and hits Crews in the ribs and back with the chair. Ziggler hits Crews in the back with the chair and then he sees Kalisto trying to get back to his feet and Ziggler hits Kalisto in the back with the chair. Ziggler leaves the ring again and he heads up the ramp and goes to the back.

Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for January 3rd, 2017

Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for January 3rd, 2017

Dolph Ziggler versus Baron Corbin
Corbin misses a clothesline and Ziggler with punches and he goes for a splash in the corner but Corbin catches him. Ziggler escapes and he goes for a super kick and Corbin blocks it. Ziggler with a drop kick and Corbin stays on his feet. Corbin kicks Ziggler and he argues with the referee. Corbin with a knee to the midsection. Corbin chokes Ziggler in the ropes. Corbin with a forearm and hard Irish whip. Corbin kicks Ziggler.

Ziggler punches Corbin but Corbin with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Corbin chokes Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler goes to the apron and Corbin chokes Ziggler on the top rope. The referee warns Corbin and Corbin does not really care. Ziggler with punches but Corbin knocks Ziggler off the apron with a shoulder tackle. Corbin follows to the floor and he runs Ziggler back first into the apron. Corbin returns to the ring along with Ziggler. Corbin with a forearm and then he runs into an elbow and Ziggler wtih a boot. Corbin slides to the floor but Ziggler with a drop kick and Corbin goes to the floor angry. We are back and Corbin stands on the back of Ziggler’s head while pulling Ziggler’s arm. We see Corbin giving Ziggler a clothesline during commercial. Corbin with a half nelson and chin lock. Ziggler with an elbow but Corbin catches Ziggler and tries for Snake Eyes but Ziggler lands on the turnbuckles. Ziggler comes off the turnbuckles and Corbin with a forearm and he gets a near fall. Ziggler stomps on the foot and connects with punches. Ziggler with a splash and neck breaker followed by a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Corbin blocks a Fameasser and Corbin hits a clothesline for a near fall. Corbin sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and Corbin charges into the corner but Ziggler moves and Corbin hits the ring post. Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag but Corbin holds the ropes. Corbin blocks the hesitation DDT but Ziggler is able to hit the Zig Zag but Corbin kicks out. Ziggler with forearms in the corner and the referee warns him and then Corbin hits End of Days for the three count.

Winner: Baron Corbin

After the match: Corbin brings a chair into the ring but Kalisto’s music plays and he comes to the ring and drop kicks the chair away and then Kalisto drops down when Corbin charges at him. Corbin goes up the ramp. Ziggler super kicks Kalisto. He says he does not need Kalisto to help him and he does not need anyone.

Backstage: Dolph Ziggler enters the locker room and he throws stuff. Mojo Rawley, Apollo Crews, and Rhyno want to know why he did what he did to Kalisto. Apollo tells Ziggler that Kalisto is his friend so it is his situation to worry about. Ziggler attacks Crews and Rhyno and Rawley hold Crews back.

WWE on ESPN: Most underutilized wrestlers of 2016

Dolph Ziggler
It’s hard to understand why the WWE brass refuses to make this guy a focal point. With respect to Lex Luger, Dolph Ziggler is the total package. Between his incredible in-ring performances, his visceral likability and his down-in-the-dumps promos, there is little reason Ziggler shouldn’t still be main-eventing consistently. For years, he has pingponged up and down the WWE hierarchy, and this year, after consistently coming up short against The Miz, Ziggler finally upended his opponent in a career-saving duel at No Mercy to become the Intercontinental champ for the first time since 2014. Thirty-seven days later, it was over. It’s easy to recognize the importance of keeping the Miz as a top-tier heel, but in the process, Ziggler finds himself floating in Smackdown Live purgatory. Is he a star among stars, or not? And let’s be real here: With Dean Ambrose’s act getting a little jaded, Smackdown needs a baby face fans can really get behind. — Matt Wilansky

Source: ESPN.com

WWE.com’s Top 25 Matches of 2016

18. Dolph Ziggler vs. Triple H (Raw, March 14)
WE SAID: Of all the tests that plagued Dolph Ziggler’s Sisyphean 2016, none were as seemingly pre-ordained as a long-brewing showdown with Triple H on Raw. Animosity had lingered between The Game and The Showoff’s for some time, but their meeting in the ring was a measured, disciplined showcase that left nobody in doubt as to their mutual respect, to say nothing of their skills: One was living legend, and the other was hot on his heels. — ANTHONY BENIGNO

THEY SAID: “It was cool being in the ring with Triple H not being in my first year of wrestling. In The Spirit Squad, I got to be in the ring with Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair on a nightly basis, and that’s where I learned the most. It was kind of cool to have a chance to apply those skills I learned from the best ever. Sadly I lost, but it was still a hell of a fight, which, all my matches are.” — Dolph Ziggler

10. The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler — Title vs. Career Intercontinental Championship Match (No Mercy)
WE SAID: In one corner, you have The Miz, the reigning Intercontinental Champion and self-proclaimed “Hollywood A-lister” who constantly criticized everyone who questioned his accomplishments to date. In the other corner, you have Dolph Ziggler, a challenger so frustrated with his career trajectory that he elected to risk it all for one last chance at championship glory. Each Superstar fought with equal parts intensity and desperation, knowing full well that their Title vs. Career Match at No Mercy 2016 was guaranteed to change at least one of their fates. Despite Miz’s resiliency and interference by Maryse and The Spirit Squad, Ziggler kept the battle in the ring. He didn’t stop fighting until he emerged victorious in a match that will always be remembered as one of The Showoff’s best, and there’s some stiff competition there. — MATTHEW ARTUS

THEY SAID: “Miz and myself, for maybe three or four years off-and-on, have had hundreds of matches. The sad thing is that even when they were for titles, they meant almost nothing and no one remembers them. And then, Miz had a rebirth, and I found myself finding a voice on the microphone that I hadn’t allowed myself to be a part of in a really long time. And all of a sudden, people went from, ‘Ugh, Miz and Dolph again: Boring,’ to, ‘I can’t wait to see what happens next week.’ It became the focal point of SmackDown [LIVE], when it wasn’t supposed to be.” — Dolph Ziggler

Source: WWE.com

Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for December 27th, 2016

Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for December 27th, 2016

Backstage: Dolph Ziggler is in the back and Renee asks Dolph about the risk he took last week and being the Triple Threat Match tonight. Dolph says Baron was looking for a fight and he got it. It might not have been the best decision to put the title match on the line. Tonight, you have the Lone Wolf Baron Corbin and the Phenomenal One at the top of his game. Where does that leave Dolph? Opportunity after opportunity has been presented to him. Maybe he is the wild card in this thing. He gets your hopes up. Every once in a while, that wild card changes the whole damn game.

Baron Corbin versus Dolph Ziggler versus AJ Styles for the WWE Championship
All three men try to figure out how to take the early advantage and Corbin goes after Styles. Ziggler with a drop kick to Corbin. Styles with forearms in the corner and kicks to Corbin. Ziggler with a splash and Corbin catches Ziggler as Styles sends Ziggler into the ring. Corbin knocks Styles off the apron and Ziggler drops Corbin on the top rope. Corbin waits for Ziggler or Styles to get back into the ring as we go to commercial. We are back and Corbin with a hard Irish whip to Styles and then he goes to the floor to run Ziggler into the apron. We see footage from the commercial break when Corbin sent Styles high into the air for a back body drop. Corbin is done wtih Ziggler so he goes back to Styles and he runs AJ into the apron. Corbin sends Styles back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Corbin wtih a knee to the midsection and then he picks AJ up. Styles with a kick and chops. Corbin catches Styles but Ziggler with a drop kick and Styles gets a crucifix cover so Ziggler breaks up the cover. Styles blocks a suplex and then so does Ziggler.

Ziggler and Styles with punches but Corbin with a double clothesline and Corbin gets a near fall on Ziggler. Corbin kicks Ziggler and then picks him up. Corbin taunts Ziggler and sends Ziggler sternum first into the turnbuckles. Corbin looks at Styles on the floor before he continues to work over Ziggler. Ziggler with punches and then Ziggler stomps on the foot. Ziggler is sent into the air. Corbin goes for End of Days but Styles blocks it. Styles punches Corbin and sends him into the turnbuckles. Corbin sends Ziggler into the same corner. Ziggler wtih an elbow to Corbin and Styles with a boot. Corbin goes to the floor and comes back in with a clothesline to Ziggler and an STO to Styles to get a near fall. We are back and Corbin punches and kicks Ziggler. Corbin punches Styles and we see Corbin punching Styles when AJ went for a springboard move. Corbin continues to work over both men. Ziggler with punches to Corbin and Styles joins in and they both work over Corbin. Ziggler with a head butt and then they clothesline Corbin over the top rope to the floor. Styles and Ziggler also go to the floor and Corbin sends Styles into the ringside barrier. Ziggler gets on Corbin’s back and Corbin with a snap mare. Corbin rearranges the announce table and then he misses a shoulder as he hits the ringside barrier. Styles with a forearm off the steps and Ziggler with a super kick that sends Corbin onto the table. Ziggler and Styles go to the ringside barrier and Styles with a leg drop while Ziggler hits an elbow drop at the same time that destroys the table. Continue reading

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