We are in Memphis, Tennessee and your announcers are David Otunga, John Layfield, and Mauro Ranallo. Your host is Tom Phillips.
Shane McMahon makes his way to the ring Shane-O Shufflin’.Shane says in two weeks, the AlamoDome will host the Royal Rumble. There will be 30 superstars in the match, including the Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Baron Corbin, and Dean Ambrose. All will be competing to be the last man so he can main event Wrestlemania.
AJ says that after he does what he does best at the Royal Rumble… BEAT JOHN CENA, Shane is going to make him defend his title in the Elimination Chamber. Shane says AJ will defend the title if he is still the champion. Will it be around the waist of John Cena for Elimination Chamber? AJ says it will be over his dead body. He says that is a hot head decision. Maybe you should consult with the champ before doing something so stupid.
Shane says he is running Smackdown. The only person he consulted with is Daniel Bryan. They want the best of the best to be in the Elimination Chamber and become the champion and go on the road to Wrestlemania. Shane says that AJ is one of the best. What he has done in the ring over the last year has been phenomenal. Shane says the only thing that is not phenomenal is his attitude.
AJ says that maybe he take the WWE Title and his attitude and go back to Japan. AJ says he has never been in an Elimination Chamber match and now he is being forced to defend his title?
John Cena’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
AJ stops Cena from taking and tells him to shut up. You don’t get to say nothing when your brother in law gifts you a title match. AJ tells Shane two weeks after the Royal Rumble, he has him participating in an Elimination Chamber match. AJ says the people do not respect him. Why is Smackdown against him? He is the champ. AJ wants to know who is next to come out and try to steal his spotlight?
Miz’ music plays and he comes to the ring.
He tells AJ to consider his spotlight stolen. Miz says the Elimination Chamber is a good story for his 2017. When he gets his rematch with Dean Ambrose, he will win back his Intercontinental Title. Then he will either win the Royal Rumble or win the title in the Elimination Chamber and he will be where he belongs… in the main event of Wrestlemania. He will leave Wrestlemania as a double champion.
AJ wants to know if Miz is delusional. He comes out and hides behind his wife. He tells Miz to avoid him and the Elimination Chamber if he wants to have his movie career.
Miz tells AJ he should be careful with his BEAT JOHN CENA. You were in Japan growing your hair, but Miz says he was beating John Cena before it became cool. He says he has done more to build the Intercontinental Title than anyone. When people talk about Smackdown, they are not talking about AJ Styles, they are talking about the most must see champion.
John Cena decides to stir things up by saying that Miz thinks he is better than AJ Styles. AJ reminds Miz that the last time they were in Memphis, he broke his teeth. Then he insults Miz and Maryse. Cena stirs it the other way and asks if Miz is going to let AJ say that about his wife.
They have words but Shane gets in between them. Shane makes AJ vs. Miz for right now. Shane’s music hits as we go to commercial after a plug for King’s Court.
Shane McMahon is in the back and Dean Ambrose stops him. Dean says he wants a new title. It smells like cocoa butter, and suntan lotion. Shane says he cannot help him. Dean talks about the Wyatts and what they did. Shane gives him a match against Bray Wyatt. Dean says he wants to behead the Viper so he wants Randy Orton.
Miz vs. AJ Styles
They lock up and Miz with a wrist lock. Styles with a reversal and he takes Miz to the mat. Miz with a top wrist lock but Styles with a hammer lock and Miz gets to the ropes. Styles goes to the floor to regroup. They have a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Miz with the advantage but Styles with a bridge. Styles reverses the situation and Miz with a bridge. Styles backs Miz into the corner and Miz with a kick and side head lock. Styles with a Phenomenal Drop Kick and he looks at Cena at the announce table. Cena with forearms in the corner followed by a back breaker and he gets a near fall.
Miz with a knee to the midsection. Miz punches Styles but Styles with an abdominal stretch and he takes Miz down for the Calf Crusher but Miz gets to the ropes. Miz with a sunset flip but Styles rolls through and hits a forearm. Miz with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Styles goes to the apron and Maryse distracts Styles long enough to allow Miz to knock Styles off the apron with a running boot. We go to commercial.
We are back and Styles with forearms. Miz with an Irish whip and a running drop kick into the corner. Miz hits a second one and then he hits the Awesome Clothesline. Miz goes up top and Styles with a kick. Styles goes for the Styles Clash but Miz escapes. Miz with a thumb to the eye and a kick to the knee followed by a DDT for a near fall. Miz sets for the Skull Crushing Finale but Styles with a rollup to counter for a near fall. Styles kicks Miz to the apron and Styles hits a Pele Kick. Styles with a knee to Miz on the floor.
Styles tries to throw Miz at Cena but Cena knows what is coming. Styles punches Cena and the referee calls for the bell.
After the match, Cena goes after Styles but Styles goes to the ramp. Miz attacks Cena from behind and Cena with an Attitude Adjustment. Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but Cena moves. Cena with an Attitude Adjustment to Styles.
– Nikki Bella walks in the back as we go to commercial.
In the Arena:
Nikki Bella makes her way out to the ring to address Natalya. Nikki calls Natalya to the ring to finish what they started last week.
Natalya appears in the crowd and has something she wants Nikki to see. She tells Nikki to watch the big screen. Natalya goes back into the concourse and finds a WWE merchandise stand. She takes down some of Nikki’s merchandise and refers to Bret Hart as her ex-uncle when she sees one of his shirts. Natalya gets upset because none of her merchandise is out there. She says Nikki and Bret are going to die alone. She picks up a bunch of Nikki’s merchandise and starts throwing it in the trash. Nikki comes through a door and attacks Natalya. They brawl until security tries to break it up. Nikki slaps one of the guards and the brawl continues until they’re separated.
– Still to come, Ambrose vs. Orton. Back to commercial.
Alexa Bliss is in the back and she is asked about being in a steel cage match. Alexa asks if she looks afraid. Was she afraid when she won the title in a tables match? She says that if Becky wants this match, lock them in the cage. She says the look on Becky’s face after she loses will not be something to forget.
– We have a video package for Kurt Angle being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton
We go to the ring and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose for this non-title match. Back to commercial.
Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton (with Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt)
Orton with a rollup for a near fall. Wyatt tries to distract Ambrose but it fails. Ambrose with chops but Orton with an elbow. Ambrose with a running forearm and punches. Orton goes to the floor and then he returns to the ring. They have a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Ambrose with a wrist lock and he takes Orton to the mat. Ambrose with a side head lock take down. Orton with a head scissors and Ambrose escapes. Orton with a side head lock. Orton with a shoulder tackle and he poses. Ambrose with a drop toe hold and he rakes the face and punches Orton in the face. Ambrose with chops.
Orton sends Ambrose to the mat. Orton drops Ambrose on the top rope and Ambrose falls into the ring. Orton with a boot to the midsection and then he goes for the Garvin Stomp. Orton gets a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock on Ambrose and he takes him to the mat. Ambrose with punches but Orton with an Irish whip. Orton runs into boots from Ambrose. Dean goes up top and he hits an elbow to the chest and gets a near fall.
Ambrose with a kick and he goes for the double underhook DDT but Orton escapes. Ambrose follows Orton to the floor and Orton with a kick and he tries to send Ambrose back into the ring but Ambrose rolls on the apron and connects with a clothesline. Ambrose gets distracted by Wyatt and Harper. Orton sends Ambrose into the ring post and then Orton with a backdrop driver onto the announce table. We go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with a reverse chin lock. Dean with punches but Orton with a forearm. Ambrose with an Irish whip and Orton misses a clothesline but Ambrose does not miss. Both men are down. Ambrose with a running forearm followed by a second one. Ambrose with a clothesline and then he hits a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Orton wtih a back elbow and then they exchange punches. Orton with a kick and European uppercut. Dean bounces off the ropes but Orton with a power slam. Orton gets a near fall. Orton puts Dean on the turnbuckles for a superplex but Dean with elbows.
Dean leaps over Orton but Orton tries for the RKO. Dean tries for the double underhook DDT but Orton escapes. Orton goes for an RKO and Dean avoids it. Orton with a kick and Dean bounces off the ropes and hits a clothesline. Ambrose wtih a running forearm but Orton with a kick and he sends Ambrose to the apron. Orton tries for the IEDDT but Ambrose sends him to the floor. Ambrose with a suicide dive and he hits Harper instead of Orton.
Orton with an IEDDT as Ambrose comes back into the ring. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat and Harper goes into the ring. Bray tells Harper to get out of the ring. Ambrose with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
After the match, Ambrose retreats to the ramp as Orton looks on from the mat. Wyatt stares Harper down at ringside. Ambrose’s music stops as he leaves. Fans chant for the RKO as Harper comes in the ring. Wyatt also come sin. Orton and Harper have words but Wyatt is between them. They still start brawling but Wyatt separates them. Harper comes back over but Wyatt punches him in the mouth. Harper says Orton did this. Wyatt backs Orton into the rope. Orton raises his hands and Wyatt turns back to Harper. Fans are still chanting for the RKO. Harper leaves the ring and points at Orton. Orton and Wyatt stare at each other to end the segment.
– We see the steel cage hanging above the ring.
– Dasha Fuentes is backstage with Becky Lynch. She’s never ran from a fight and knows exactly who she is but tonight, we’ll find out who Alexa Bliss is and it won’t be a champion.
– Still to come, King’s Court with Dolph Ziggler. back to commercial.
The King’s Court with Dolph Ziggler:
We are back and Jerry Lawler is in the ring for the King’s Court. Jerry says it is good to have The King’s Court in his home town of Memphis. 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.
Ziggler turns around and superkicks Lawler in the chest. Ziggler leaves the ring as JBL runs in to help Lawler up. Lawler yells at Ziggler to get back in the ring if he has any guts. Ziggler walks to the back.
– We see Becky and Bliss backstage warming up.
– The announcers lead us to a preview for the new XXX movie. Back to commercial.
Bray Wyatt is shown on a video. Wyatt says his family will be in the Royal Rumble match. Next week, Randy Orton and Luke Harper will compete in a match. One will stand and the other will fall. In the end, the Wyatts will be stronger than ever.
Steel Cage Match for the SmackDown Women’s Title: Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss
We go to the ring as the cage is lowered. Becky Lynch is out first to a pop. SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss is out next as we go to commercial.
Alexa tries to leave the cage but Becky with a waist lock. Becky avoids being sent into the cage and then Alexa blocks being sent into the cage. Alexa with a kick and Alexa goes for the door but Becky stops her. Becky sends Alexa into the turnbuckles. Becky with an Irish whip but Alexa with an elbow and a boot. Alexa tries to climb to the top of the cage but Becky stops her. Alexa with a choke and she takes Becky to the mat. Alexa with a catapult and Becky climbs to the turnbuckles. Alexa pulls Becky off the cage. Becky with arm drags and a leg lariat. Becky is sent into the turnbuckles and Alexa with a forearm to the back.
Alexa sends Becky into the turnbuckles and she kicks Becky. Alexa with a forearm. Becky with an inside cradle for a near fall. Becky goes for a power bomb but Alexa gets to the cage and both of them climb the cage to the top rope. Bliss with kicks in the corner now. Becky counters a move and rolls Bliss up for 2. Fans chant for Becky now. Bliss counters and climbs the cage but Becky comes after her. They end up on the mat as we go to commercial.
We are back and Alexa chokes Becky and drop kicks Becky. Alexa gets a near fall. Alexa with shoulders while Becky is against the cage. Alexa goes for another shoulder but Becky moves. Becky asks for the cage to be opened. Becky goes up top and she hits a missile drop kick for a near fall. Becky climbs the cage and she gets up top but Alexa grabs Becky by the hair and pulls her back into the cage. Alexa with forearms. Becky with a rebound side kick and then she hits a Super Exploder and both women are down.
Becky tries to get out of the cage but Alexa stops her and connects with forearms. Alexa tries to get out of the cage and Becky stops her and connects with forearms. Becky tries to kick Alexa away.
La Luchadora is in the doorway and Becky is shocked. Becky goes for DisArmHer and La Luchadora with a round kick to Becky. Alexa with a DDT for the three count.
Wnner: Alexa Bliss
After the match, Alexa tells the referee to get out of the cage. Alexa tells La Luchadora to attack and they both kick Becky. La Luchadora holds Becky but Becky kicks Alexa and then she kicks La Luchadora and removes the mask to reveal Mickie James!
Alexa hits Becky from behind and Mickie with a super kick. They celebrate as we go to credits.