Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for May 23rd, 2017

In Ring: Shane introduces the participants in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. AJ Styles comes out. He is followed by Baron Corbin. Out next is Sami Zayn. Dolph Ziggler is the fourth man to come out. Kevin Owens makes his way to the stage and he has a mic. Shane stops Kevin’s music and he tells Kevin that he is not in the Money in the Bank match. Shane brings out the fifth man and it is Shinsuke Nakamura. Shane says these are your five participants going into Money in the Bank.

Kevin Owens asks Shane if these are the five guys going into Money in the Bank. He understands why some belong. Nakamura and Sami won at Backlash. Kevin reminds Shane that he won at Backlash. Kevin points out that the man he beat at Backlash is in the match but he is not. Kevin says it is all about favoritism. Smackdown is the Land of Opportunity when Shane dictates those opportunities. Kevin says he thinks Shane did not put him in the match. It is because at Smackdown, he did what Shane could not. He beat the Crown Jewel of Smackdown, AJ Styles. Shane says Kevin has some salient points. Because of your performance at Backlash and because you are the United States Champion. Shane says that Kevin is the sixth participant in the Money in the Bank Match. Baron tells Kevin to stop talking. Baron says that Kevin will pay for whining and crying to get in the match. Baron says none of them have a chance so they should lower the briefcase right now and give it to him. AJ tells Baron to hold on and he reminds Baron that this is the House that AJ Styles Built. It was not built with twigs, sticks, or bricks. It was built by him being phenomenal night after night. It was not built by count outs and cheap shots. He does not care if it is WWE’s Eric Cartman, the Show Off, the Lone Wolf, the Underdog, or the Rockstar. He will show why he is the franchise player on Smackdown and he will get the briefcase and get back his WWE Title. Sami says that he respects what AJ has done, but he did not come here to watch AJ run victory laps.

Baron interrupts and says that Sami is coming off his upset. He says that Sami is the Rudy of this match. He will be living off that for the rest of his pathetic life. Sami says Baron may call it a fluke but he calls it kicking Baron in the face and beating him. Sami says if Baron wants to go Double or Nothing, they don’t have to wait. Kevin tells them to shut up and Dolph tells Kevin to shut up. Dolph says that he is the only one who has won Money in the Bank of the people in the ring. Dolph reminds everyone he cashed it in and became World Champion. He says he will do it again. Nakamura takes the mic and he says for those of you who do not know him, he is Shinsuke Nakamura. You can call him Mr. Money in the Bank. Shane says that there will be a rematch from Backlash. Baron Corbin will face Sami Zayn. In the main event, Dolph Ziggler and Kevin Owens will face Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles.

AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura versus Dolph Ziggler and Kevin Owens
Styles and Ziggler start things off and they lock up. Styles with a side head lock and Ziggler with a top wrist lock. Styles returns to the side head lock and AJ holds on when Ziggler tries to send him off the ropes. Ziggler with a side head lock. Styles tries for the Phenomenal drop kick but Ziggler holds on to the ropes. Ziggler misses a drop kick but Styles hits a drop kick. Nakamura tags in and so does Owens. Owens calls Styles a loser on the apron and he says he is the new Face of America. Nakamura with a forearm and knees to Owens. Owens rolls to the floor and we go to commercial. We are back and Nakamura leans on Owens for a clean break and Owens pushes him away. Nakamura with a snap mare and a leaping knee drop. Nakamura with boots in the corner. Owens drops Nakamura on the top rope and then Owens sends Nakamura to the mat. Owens with boots to Nakamura and he punches and kicks Nakamura. Owens with elbows to the arm and Ziggler tags in. Ziggler kicks Nakamura and runs his eyes across the top rope. Ziggler with chops but Nakamura with forearms. Ziggler with a kick to the knee and he hits a neck breaker and he gets a near fall.

Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Nakamura with forearms but Ziggler stops Nakamura and tags in Owens who stomps on Nakamura. Owens with punches and he chokes Nakamura in the corner. Owens chops Nakamura and snap mares Nakamura and kicks him in the back. Owens with a reverse chin lock. Owens with a back elbow and he bows before kicking Nakamura. Ziggler tags in and he punches Nakamura. Nakamura with forearms to Ziggler and Owens. Nakamura with forearms to Ziggler but Ziggler stops Nakamura from making the tag. Owens tags in and he knocks Styles off the apron. Owens with a clothesline into the corner followed by a cannonball for a near fall. Owens punches Nakamura and we go to commercial. We are back and Nakamura gets a near fall with a rollup. Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall. Owens tags in and he kicks Nakamura. Owens gets a near fall and then he runs his forearm across the face. Owens tags in Ziggler and tells him to finish off Nakamura. Nakamura with punches but Ziggler kicks Nakamura in the knee. Ziggler charges into the corner and misses. Ziggler hits the ring post shoulder first. Styles tags in and Styles with clotheslines and punches followed by a clothesline. Styles with a sliding forearm for a near fall. Styles with a forearm to knock Owens off the apron. Styles with an Ushigoroshi for a near fall.

Owens distracts Styles to stop the Styles Clash and ZIggler wtih a hot shot and he sends Styles to the floor. Owens tags in and he hits a back senton on the floor. Owens backs Styles into the apron and Owens with a running kick to Styles’ back to knock him off the apron. Owens sends Styles back into the ring and he applies a reverse chin lock. Styles with punches to Owens followed by a forearm. Owens with a back body drop and he gets a near fall. Owens with forearms to Styles followed by a boot to the midsection. Ziggler tags in and he head butts Styles and then he puts Styles on the turnbuckles. Styles punches Ziggler and knocks him off the turnbuckles but Ziggler with a forearm. Ziggler sets for a superplex but Styles slides under and Ziggler grabs AJ by the hair to stop the tag. Styles with a wheelbarrow gutbuster and both men are down. Styles kicks Ziggler to get to his corner and Nakamura tags in. Owens tags in too. Nakamura with forearms and kicks to Owens. Nakamura with an Irish whip and a running knee into the corner. Nakamura puts Owens on the turnbuckles and then he rolls back and hits a running knee to the midsection for a near fall. Nakamura goes for the reverse Exploder but Owens escapes. Owens avoids an enzuigiri but Nakamura hits the second attempt. Ziggler breaks up the cover and misses a Fameasser. Nakamura with a reverse Exploder to Ziggler. Owens with a forearm to Nakamura. Styles with a Pele kick to Owens. Ziggler with a super kick to stop Styles’ attempt at the Styles Clash. Nakamura with a drop kick to Ziggler. Nakamura hits Kinshasa on Owens for the three count.

Winners: Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles

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