AJ Styles vs. John Cena vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens for the WWE Championship
Everyone went after Cena at the bell, so he nailed AA after AA. He went for one on AJ, who landed on his feet and they faced off. They went back and forth with some great back and forth counters. Styles went for the Styles Clash but Cena turned it into an AA. AJ pulled himself to the turnbuckle as the others returned to the apron and surrounded Cena. The story was no one wanted Cena there and they all attacked him, five vs. one, then dumped him outside to the floor. Smackdown’s stars all looked at each other and began beating each other. Lots of big moves with everyone taking the other out. Styles nailed a neckbreaker on Ziggler. Zayn went for a Helluva Kick but Styles avoided and nailed an inverted DDT, but Owens broke up the pinfall. Owens and Styles back and forth.
They battled to the top. Owens headbutt him off to the floor. Corbin returned and nailed clotheslines, but Cena nailed him. Ziggler nailed Cena with a DDT but was attacked off the ropes by Owens with a frog splash for a two count. Styles made the save. He went for the Styles Clash but Owen backdropped him over the top to the floor.
Corbin nailed a backbreaker on Owens but Ziggler snapped him with the Zig Zag. Cena nailed Ziggler then hit the Blue Thunder Bomb on Zayn. Cena whipped out the Five Knuckle Shuffle. He looked to go for the AA on Ziggler but Ziggler leapt up into the Famouser for a near fall. Ziggler went for Sweet Chin Music but Cena ducked and locked in an STF. Styles charged all the way into the ring to break it up. Continue reading
In Ring: Dolph wants to make sure he heard it right. You are going to do this for us. You used to be cool. You changed and you are not phenomenal any more. You are just desperate. AJ talks about Dolph being in the company for 12 years and not reaching his potential. Dolph says it took AJ a decade to get into the company he built. He tells AJ that he is going to lose on Sunday. it is not the numbers, it is because your head is not in the right place. You said you were doing it for these people. Dolph says the second you let them down, they will stab you in the back. Dolph says he was told to his face that he would never be champion. Every time the mat was pulled from him, he kept fighting and then he won Money in the Bank and won the title.
We celebrated that moment together but they did not deserve it. These people did what they have always done. They sat on the sidelines and did nothing. Dolph says he proved every night that he is the best thing to be in this business. The fact that he has not had one singles match at Wrestlemania is criminal. You can say ‘us’, ‘we’ and ‘them’ all you want because they don’t care. You can take your dream match and shove it. AJ says that Dolph is talking a lot and since they have a match later tonight, why not do it now.
AJ Styles versus Doph Ziggler
Ziggler goes for a super kick but AJ blocks it. AJ goes for a Styles Clash and Ziggler escapes and goes to the floor. They lock up again and Ziggler with an arm bar and a take down for a near fall. Styles with a front face lock and Ziggler gets to the ropes. Ziggler pushes AJ away on the break. They lock up and Styles with a waist lock and Ziggler with an elbow and punch. Ziggler with an inside cradle for a near fall. Styles with a waist lock and take down. Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler sends Styles into the turnbuckles and follows with a snap mare and leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and body scissors. Styles gets back to his feet and Styles with elbows and a punch. Styles with a Phenomenal Drop Kick and Ziggler goes to the floor. The referee starts his count and he kicks Ziggler back to the floor. The referee restarts his count and Styles with a slingshot forearm to Ziggler. Continue reading
Sami Zayn versus Baron Corbin
Dolph Ziggler attacks Kevin Owens and hits a super kick. Zayn with a back elbow but Corbin with End of Days for the three count.
After the match: Ziggler hits a Zig Zag on Corbin.
Backstage: Dolph Ziggler says he did not come back to get lost in the shuffle. He says he is the greatest superstar in WWE history. He will even beat the golden boy if he has to. He will win at Fastlane and go on to Wrestlemania.
John Cena versus AJ Styles
After the match: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn make their way to the ring, but Baron Corbin attacks Cena from behind. Zayn and Owens join in the attack on Cena and then Owens goes after Styles. Dolph Ziggler with a super kick to Corbin and Zayn. Ziggler, Cena, and Styles stand in the ring together and Ziggler punches Styles but Cena hits Ziggler with an Attitude Adjustment as we go to credits.
Kevin Owens versus Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler with a forearm and punches as the bell rings. Ziggler with a take down and punches. Owens goes to the floor. Owens with a forearm and he sends Ziggler’s head into the announce table. They return to the ring and Ziggler with a drop kick. Owens goes to the floor and Ziggler punches Owens and sends him into the apron. Ziggler sends Owens into the announce table and back into the ring. Owens goes for a slam but Ziggler gets to his feet and he hits a drop kick. Owens goes to the floor again. Owens sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier. Ziggler drop kicks Owens off the apron and back to the floor. Ziggler is sent into the ring apron and then sent back into the ring. Owens misses a back senton when Ziggler moves. Ziggler with a splash into the turnbuckles and he tries for a neck breaker but Owens blocks it. Ziggler blocks a suplex by Owens and Ziggler with a suplex of his own. Ziggler runs Owens eyes across the top rope. Ziggler with an uppercut and he misses a Stinger Splash. Owens with a cannonball for a near fall.
Ziggler rolls to the floor. Owens Irish whips Ziggler into the ringside barrier. Owens sends Ziggler back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with an uppercut and punches to Owens. Owens hot shots Ziggler and then hits a forearm from a reverse face lock. Owens with elbows to the collarbone. Owens with a back senton for a near fall. Owens with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt and applies a sleeper. Owens backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles to get out of the hold but Ziggler reapplies the sleeper. OWens goes through the ropes to the floor and that forces Ziggler to release the hold. Ziggler with a hesitation DDT and both men are down. Ziggler with an uppercut and then Owens goes into the ring post when Ziggler moves. Ziggler with a neck breaker for a near fall. Owens blocks a super kick and hits a gutbuster and an elbow drop from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Owens goes to the turnbuckles and Ziggler stops him. Ziggler goes for a superplex but Owens with a head butt. Owens pushes Ziggler off the turnbuckles. Owens goes for a senton but lands on Ziggler’s knees. Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall.
Owens holds on to the ropes to stop a Zig Zag. Owens misses a pop up power bomb and Ziggler with a Zig Zag but he can only get a near fall. Ziggler with a splash and then Sami Zayn’s music plays and he runs to the ring but stops short to allow Owens to hit a super kick to the back of the neck for the three count.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Dolph Ziggler comes to the ring for his match against Baron Corbin. Baron Corbin’s music plays but he does not come out to the ring. His music plays a second time and there is no Baron Corbin. We see Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens attacking Baron Corbin in the back. Kevin and Sami walk away and Corbin starts to get up. Corbin fights back and he punches Zayn but Owens hits Corbin from behind and they send him into a container. Kevin says one down, one more to go.
Dolph Ziggler is ready for Kevin and Sami. Kevin and Sami go to the stage and Sami goes through the crowd. Ziggler attacks Zayn in the crowd but Owens hits Ziggler from behind. Owens with forearms and Zayn with punches. Ziggler is sent into a trash can. Ziggler is sent back into the ringside area. Ziggler punches Zayn but Owens stops Ziggler and sends him into the ring post. Zayn with a Helluva Kick to Ziggler. Corbin comes to the ring and he attacks Zayn but Owens and Zayn stop him and Corbin is sent into the ringside barrier. Officials try to stop Kevin and Sami from the assault. Sami and Kevin go to the back as we go to commercial.
Backstage: Dolph Ziggler walks in the back and he is asked by Renee Young about being away. Dolph says he has to be more selective picking his spots. Dolph has another opportunity and he says he loves this. It is about doing what he was put on this planet to do. Perform in that ring. No one is better than him and no one will outshine him. Kevin and Sami know that more than anyone. They know what he is capable of. They cannot stop him. The reason he is here right now, he wants to main event Wrestlemania. He will damned if he does not walk in there as WWE Champion. Continue reading