The show opens with a look back at Talking Smack last week where AJ Styles confronted Shane McMahon backstage after his loss to Randy Orton in the main event.
We see Daniel Bryan talking on the phone and laughing about tonight being a “very special edition” of MizTV. AJ Styles walks in and demands to see Shane McMahon. Bryan gets off the phone and tells AJ to calm down. Styles says the next person to tell him to calm down he will slap them in the face. Bryan gets in his face and informs him that Shane hasn’t arrived at the building yet. Styles wants to talk to the WWE Universe right now. Bryan tells him to be careful what to say because he has his career to think about. Styles says that is exactly what he is thinking about: his career.
In the Arena:
AJ Styles quickly heads to the ring and grabs a mic. The crowd in Pittsburgh starts an “AJ STYLES” chant. Styles says he is sick and tired of being messed with my Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon. He thinks the red carpet should be rolled out all the way to WrestleMania for the “greatest superstar” today on the roster. Styles says John Cena didn’t have to jump through any hoops. He admits to getting beat by the “great” John Cena, but he accepted it. Styles says he expected his rematch and instead he got a triple threat match “that I didn’t get beat in.” He reminds everyone he didn’t get a rematch after that and instead he got the Elimination Chamber match with five other WWE superstars. Styles brings up a Battle Royal that he clearly won and then he was forced into a match with Luke Harper that he won. He points out Randy Orton burning down a house and never getting arrested. Instead, Orton got a spot in the main event of WrestleMania. Styles said anyone that knows this business knows he had the best 2016 over anyone else. He takes credit for putting butts in the seats and all the subscribers for the WWE Network. Styles points out how he doesn’t even have a match at WrestleMania this year. He refers to Daniel Bryan as a puppet in WWE, but points out that he needs to have a conversation with Shane McMahon tonight about his career. Styles wonders if he even has one at this point and throws down the mic.
– We go to ringside with JBL and Tom Phillips. No Mauro Ranallo and David Otunga. Tom Phillips says Otunga is away filming a movie, while Ranallo had travel issues. We go to commercial.
Becky Lynch vs. Natalya
They lock up and go at it. Fans chant for Becky early on. Becky with a kick in the corner but Natalya forces a break. Natalya calls a time out in the corner and fans boo. Becky slaps Natalya and goes back to work on her. More back and forth. Becky counters a German suplex. Becky applies a submission but Natalya gets to the bottom rope. Natalya goes to the floor for a breather as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Natalya takes control after a Michinoku Driver outside of the ring. Natalya talks some trash and keeps Becky grounded. Natalya with a dropkick for another pin attempt. Natalya keeps Becky in in a chinlock now. Becky finally makes a comeback and tosses Natalya with the exploder suplex. Natalya catches Becky in the corner and places her on the top. They trade shots and Becky ends up taking Natalya to the mat with the Disarm Her for the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch
After the match, Becky stands tall until Carmella appears out of nowhere and lays her out. Carmella then superkicks Natalya to the mat. James Ellsworth joins Carmella in the ring and they leave as her music plays.
– Cameras show an anxious AJ backstage waiting for Shane to arrive.
– We get a look at John Cena hosting Nick’s Kids’ Choice Awards this past weekend.
Carmella is with James Ellsworth when she is asked to explain her actions. Carmella talks about every “chick” on the Smackdown roster getting a shot at the Smackdown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania and that you are looking at the next champion right here.
We go live to the ring where The Miz is in the ring with Maryse. He introduces a very special edition of MizTV. Miz said his guests tonight are high profile: The Miz and Maryse.
He has footage played from last week on Smackdown when John Cena and Nikki Bella defeated James Ellsworth and Carmella. Miz and Maryse attacked both after the match. He also has footage played of Miz criticizing Cena and Nikki during Talking Smack.
Back live, Miz talks about John Cena only loving himself. Maryse calls Nikki 10 times worse. Miz brings up Nikki not wanting something aired on “Total Divas” on the E! Network. Maryse tells a story about having a contract in her hands to be part of the first season of “Total Divas” along with former WWE star Kelly Kelly. She says Nikki told her not to sign it so they could get more money. WWE declined the offer at that point. Maryse brings up how she uses John Cena as clout and how she is “untouchable.” She notes how this helped reintroduce The Bella Twins back to WWE television and texted Maryse hoping she didn’t mind. Maryse talks about Nikki stealing money and time away from her. She wants to make Nikki suffer. Maryse calls Nikki a “lying, backstabbing bitch.”
Here comes John Cena and Nikki Bella. Cena and Nikki hit the ring as Miz and Maryse bail. Nikki grabs a mic and tells Cena to hold off because she wants to talk. She calls Maryse crazy and points out that if she had the power to block her job, why is she here today? Nikki claims Maryse stabbed her and her sister in the back. She calls Maryse embarrassing and how she really steals the money away from fans by only standing out here and squeezing the arm of The Miz. Nikki wants to give Maryse the opportunity to prove herself so she can kick her ass. Nikki drops the mic as Miz starts smiling at ringside. Miz says Nikki doesn’t get to book matches and asks who she thinks she is, John Cena? He informs Nikki she isn’t getting a fight and that she has nothing to prove inside that WWE ring. Miz says MizTV is over.
Daniel Bryan walks out to interrupt. Daniel asks Miz if he thinks he is the general manager because your time is not up. Daniel says he was promised a very special episode of MizTV. All you did was run your mouth and then run away. Since you didn’t deliver, Daniel says he wants to punch Miz in the face. Daniel talks about the Talking Smack clip and how it reminds him of saying that Daniel cannot wrestle and it makes Daniel want to punch Miz in the face. Then he thinks about how Miz poorly copies Daniel’s moves and it makes him want to punch Miz in the face. Daniel says that since he knows that Miz exploits the fact that he cannot punch Miz in the face, it makes him want to punch Miz in the face. Daniel says he knows two people who want to punch Miz in the face so at the Ultimate Face Punching Extravaganza in Orlando, Miz and Maryse will face John Cena and Nikki Bella.
– AJ Styles is still in the garage waiting for Shane McMahon. Back to commercial.
Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James
Alexa pushes Mickie and Mickie pushes back. They lock up and go around the ring and Mickie takes Alexa to the mat. They continue the collar and elbow tie up until the referee separates them. Alexa with a kick and she sends Mickie into the turnbuckles and kicks her. Mickie with punches and kicks in the corner. Alexa sends Mickie into the turnbuckles and then she chokes Mickie in the ropes and connects with knees to the back. Mickie sends Alexa to the floor. Alexa blocks a baseball slide and she sends Mickie into the ring post and then sends her to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Alexa with a cravate but Mickie with a take down and a single leg crab. Alexa gets to the ropes and then Mickie with a series of crossfaces and she slams Alexa’s head into the mat. Mickie with a clothesline and snap mare followed by a drop kick for a near fall. Mickie with a fisherman’s suplex and bridge for a near fall. Alexa with a punch and she sends Mickie to the mat by the hair. Alexa with punchesand she tosses Mickie into the corner by the hair. Alexa with another biel by the hair. Alexa runs into an elbow and Mickie with a head scissors out of the corner followed by a back heel kick and a jumping kick. Alexa floats over when Mickie charges into the corner and Alexa with a sunset flip and a near fall.
Alexa goes for a DDT but Mickie holds on to the ropes. Mickie with a kick and she goes for a DDT but Alexa with a rollup for a near fall. Mickie with a rollup for a near fall. Alexa with a punch and then she goes for the double knee drop but she misses the moonsault. Mickie with a Mick Kick for the three count.
Winner: Mickie James
We still see Styles waiting for Shane McMahon to show up. Renee Young wants to get word with Styles about his intentions tonight. Styles says he doesn’t have a match at WrestleMania and he plans to get his “thrills” where he can. We see a car pulling in and Styles ducking down behind another car. Styles attacks Shane sending him into a table nearby and throwing big right hands. He tosses Shane into a car and then into an ice machine nearby throwing more right hands. Styles then throws Shane face first through a car window. He looks down at Shane saying he asked for this. Fit Finlay shows up to break it up. Shane is busted open over his head as Styles gets in a quick boot to the head before leaving. Back to commercial.
We are back and WWE medical staff checks on Shane McMahon. The WWE doctor wants to take Shane to the emergency room. Shane refuses. He then takes Shane to the medical room inside the arena with help from arena security.
We see a shot of AJ Styles in the dressing room. The Usos and Curt Hawkins tell him he is going to get fired for what he did to Shane McMahon. Daniel Bryan cuts him off and calls Styles a coward. “I have lost all respect for you.” Styles asks Bryan what he is going to do about it, fire him? Bryan agrees and tells Styles to leave the arena now. Back to commercial.
Mojo Rawley vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler wraps up the leg of Mojo in the corner. Mojo tackles and lifts Ziggler to the other corner. Mojo tosses Ziggler up and Ziggler plants on the mat. Mojo tosses Ziggler over the top rope to the outside. Ziggler jumps back in and Mojo tosses him over a second time. Ziggler tosses away JBL’s hat at ringside when Mojo grabs Ziggler by the hair. Ziggler drops Mojo’s jaw off the top rope and then catches Mojo with a dropkick back inside. Mojo then tosses Ziggler over the top rope a third time. The referee starts the count. Ziggler gets up on the ring apron, but then backs off and the referee reaches 10.
Winner via count out: Mojo Rawley
– The announcers talk more about what happened to Shane McMahon. They hope to have an update before SmackDown ends.
– Still to come, Randy Orton is here. Back to commercial.
– We are back and Neville mentions that we find out the next contender to his throne. Neville says it does not matter who the victor is because the winner will be humiliated at Wrestlemania. You need to respect your king.
In the Arena:
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring and he is wearing pants. Randy says you can learn a lot from a viper. They are cunning, fearless, and ruthless. They attack when the timing is perfect. Randy says he has been waiting in the grass for months. He could have attacked Bray whenever he wanted, but an RKO would not be enough and it would be too easy. He thought about how to hit him the hardest and he decided to join Bray. He came up with a plan to be part of his family.
Randy says he earned Bray’s trust, but the venom in his veins got deeper and deeper. If you can’t beat them… join them. When the timing is right… screw them. Randy says he needed to be more sadistic than ever. He had to destroy the one thing that Bray loved. That thing is Sister Abigail. As that fired burned and he heard her screams, Randy says he could feel Bray’s power being stripped away. The new face of fear had fear written across his face. The one thing that Bray fears is being alone and now he is alone. Randy says he has one more step to climb and he needs to finish what he started. Randy says that he swears to God and he will take everything from Bray Wyatt.
Bray appears on the TitanTron and he says that Randy is absolutely right about him. He was naked and stripped of his powers until he found his way home, or what is left of it. You thought you burned the soul of Sister Abigail and so did he. Sister Abigail is the spawn of Satan and was forged in hell. She still beats in the black hearts of all of her apostles and she has provided him with her power. Bray says it is his duty to purge all of the infidels in this life and he will start with Randy Orton. She lives through him now. Bray says he is born again and in her ashes he baptises himself. Bray rubs the essence of Sister Abigail on his body and he says Follow the Buzzards.
We go to commercial.
– We are back with a video package of the situation between Dean Ambrose and Baron Corbin.
Baron Corbin is with his good friend, the Forklift and he is asked about people who say he crossed the line. Baron says there are no lines in his world. There are only actions and consequences. They say Dean can get up from anything, but Baron says he is the man who puts them down. Baron says that if Dean can get up and make it to Wrestlemania, he will take Dean’s Intercontinental Title.
American Alpha vs. The Usos
Gable and Jimmy start things off and Gable goes for the leg but Jimmy gets to the ropes. Jey tags in and Gable goes to the floor. They return to the ring and Jordan tags in and hits a drop kick for a near fall. Jordan with a front face lock. Jordan gets a near fall and holds on to the front face lock.
We see Shane walking in the back as he is accompanied by Jamie Noble and Fit Finlay.
Meanwhile in the smaller screen, Jimmy distracts Jordan and Jey punches him. Jimmy tags in and he punches Jordan and slams him. Jey tags in and both Usos go up top and Gable gets into the ring and the Usos get off the turnbuckles and Gable and Jordan with a double drop kick and we go to commercial.
We are back and The Usos stop Jordan on the apron. Jimmy picks up Jordan and slams his head into the apron before returning to the ring. Jimmy gets a near fall. Jimmy gets a near fall. Jey tags in and Jimmy with a back breaker and Jey with a forearm to the chest and he gets a near fall. Jimmy tags in and he applies a front face lock. Jimmy with a reverse chin lock. Jordan tries to make the tag but Jimmy brings Jordan back to the mat.
We see Shane continue to walk in the arena. Shane turns around and he walks gingerly while Jimmy with a forearm to the back and he sends Jason into the turnbuckles.
Jimmy charges into the corner and Jordan moves as Jimmy goes to the ring post. Gable and Jey tag in and Gable with forearms and a German suplex. Gable holds on for a second and he goes for a third but Jimmy comes off the turnbuckles and he gives Jimmy a belly-to-belly suplex. Gable with a German suplex to Jey for a near fall. Gable with punches to Jey and then he goes after Jimmy. Jey with a rollup and then Gable is caught in the ropes and Jimmy super kicks Jordan while Jey is on his shoulders and Jey gets the three count with a rollup.
Winners: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
Backstage, we see Shane in the gorilla position and grabbing a mic. Shane walks out on the stage with a mic in hand. “AJ Styles says he doesn’t have an opponent at WrestleMania. He does now.” The show quickly comes to a close.