Smackdown Live Results (05/16/17) - The Go-Home Show

SMACKDOWN! LIVE (05.16.17)
MANCHESTER, NH (SNHU Arena)
Commentators: Tom Phillips, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Byron Saxton
Written by Brendan Wahl

 

The show began with United States Champion Kevin Owens doing his own version of the Highlight Reel until he was interrupted by AJ Styles, who promised to beat him for the championship this Sunday so he can bring it back to the USA. AJ suggested that they brawl right now but that triggered the appearance of Jinder Mahal, who said that he was supposed to be the intended guest of the talk show. He showed footage of defeating Orton last week and said that it will happen again this Sunday at Backlash. AJ told him to focus on tonight and then when he was prodded by both Mahal and Owens, he got into the ring and scared the US Champion off. AJ then called Jinder in right now so they could start their match. Owens joined the announce table for color commentary.

 

1) Jinder Mahal def. AJ Styles by pinfall in 15:40 with the cobra clutch slam after Owens hit AJ in the leg with the US Championship.

 

Another edition of the Fashion Police was shown featuring Breezango continuing their investigation.

 

WWE Champion Randy Orton cut a promo on facing Jinder Mahal at Backlash.

 

2) Breezango def. The Colons by pinfall in 3:18 when Fandango got the victory over Epico following a falcon arrow. After the match, Tag Team Champions The Usos came out to cut a promo on the victorious team and told them that the fun and games will be over at Backlash.

 

Shane McMahon came out to the ring to moderate a contract signing between The Welcoming Committee (consisting of NatalyaTaminaCarmella (and James Ellsworth)) and the team of Charlotte FlairWomen's Champion NaomiBecky Lynch. After some back-and-forth between the ladies, Ellsworth turned down all the females on the opposite team and then Naomi jumped him. However, before a brawl could break out... Shane made it Naomi vs. Carmella next!

 

3) Carmella [w/Welcoming Committee] def. Women's Champion Naomi [w/Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair] by pinfall in 11:20 when she rolled her up after a distraction was provided due to both teams brawling with each other.

 

Dolph Ziggler showed a video of all the remarkable things that Shinsuke Nakamura has done on the main roster. There was no footage so Ziggler instead showed a video package of his own accomplishments.

 

Sami Zayn talked about how he now has a match against Baron Corbin at Backlash. Before he could get very far, Corbin attacked him from behind.

 

4) WWE Champion Randy Orton def. Baron Corbin by pinfall in 13:20 when he hit the RKO. After the match, Jinder Mahal came down to cut a promo about defeating him at Backlash for the WWE Championship. This distraction allowed the Singh Brothers to attack from behind and for Mahal to nail the champion with the cobra clutch slam.

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  • drew

    heyyy

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Hello WNW People!

    • drew

      yo!

  • CJ Blaze

    We could see Mahal’s best match to date with Styles opposing him tonight. Also excited to see Orton and Corbin clash for the second time.

    • drew

      maybe. still not high on this.

    • drew

      agree on the latter.

  • drew

    tonight should be fun.

  • drew

    lets do this suckas.

  • Oh look at that. Insult to injury with KO doing his own Highlight Reel

    • drew

      looky looky.

  • CJ Blaze

    Jericho/Owens could continue upon his eventual return. Good stuff.

    • drew

      possible.

  • He needed more inflection on those ever. i give that impression a 4.

  • drew

    i love this kevin owens.

  • KO almost did a No-No. he just had enough control to keep from cursing there.

  • No denying AJ’s ability to draw.

    • drew

      yeppp.

  • drew

    i question this guys ability to draw. lol.

    • it’s hard to question something you have never given even the inkling of a chance to.

      • drew

        because i dont buy into him. at all.

        • You don’t have to buy into something to give it a chance.

          • drew

            ill give him a chance to see how he does vs aj and orton. i hope he surprises me but i dont think he will.

  • Joseph James

    Ugh. I had a tooth pulled this morning and that was way better then listening to Jinder.

    • drew

      lol ouch. but probably true.

  • 1molly23

    OH

  • 1molly23

    Oh happy happy joy joy – what a start to the night, Jinder Mahal – ugh.

    • I’m with you on that. So ugh!

    • drew

      its horrible.

  • singh brothers for tag champs

  • Xavier

    Just now tuning in. Anything interesting happen the first 15-20 minutes?

    • drew

      decent segment. thats about it. whats up?

      • Xavier

        Nothing much bro. What’s good with you?

        • drew

          not much just about the lottery. hope the lakers keep their pick.

          • and I’m here hoping they end up with #4 pick and lose it. 😀

          • Xavier

            Boooooooo lol

          • drew

            shut up lol.

          • Xavier

            Same here bro. We need help desperately

          • drew

            agree.

    • Kevin Owens Highlight reel and promo between him and AJ. Jinder Joined in some. and now match betwene jinder and aj

      • Xavier

        Surprise it didn’t lead to a Teddy Long special lol

        • couldn’t since the Aj/Mahal match was already announced and orton is facing Corbin tonight.

  • Xavier

    Damn Backlash this Sunday, that snuck up on me quick

  • ldb

    just got here hate to see aj lose. but i just am a huge aj fan

  • drew

    aj better not lose.

  • Xavier

    Solid match up so far

  • CJ Blaze

    Thank goodness

  • and KO costs AJ the match. that protects him from the loss.

    • CJ Blaze

      We could argue all day about it, but that was probably the best booking option tonight.

      • Xavier

        It really was

  • drew

    oh my effing god.

    • ldb

      at least it wasnt clean like that crap last night.

      • drew

        im trying not to be pissed about it.

    • say it with me. Jinder Mahal is the #1 Contender. and it wasn’t a clean win.

      • drew

        it doent taste right to me. sorry its just meh.

        • ldb

          i gotta to agree its like asparagus. must be a acquired taste

      • Xavier

        Lol

  • ldb

    i want corbin to win so bad. i despise orton.

  • drew

    hope thats the only time aj ever loses to jinder.

    • *randomly points out Aj lost to James Ellsworth 3 times*

      • drew

        that was meh too lol.

      • Robert

        The losses to James Ellsworth served a purpose and didn’t weaken AJ Styles.

        • neither does this one.

        • Xavier

          Losing to a dude 3x who weights 150 soaking wet doesn’t weaken AJ but losing dirty to a dude who looks like a body builder who weights 265-270 does?

  • drew

    decent match. btw. not horrible.

  • ldb

    side note impact has been pretty dag on decent.

  • oh hi the new Kelly Kelly.

    • Xavier

      Isn’t she supposedly coming back?

      • I haven’t heard any kind of update.

      • CJ Blaze

        Nothing’s been said since Mania, so who knows.

    • ldb

      ill take lana over kelly anyday

  • Xavier

    With Lana’s new gimmick is she actually gonna wrestle?

  • ldb

    i love this new breezango

  • ldb

    hulk hogan janitor service

  • The Fashion Files is some of the best TV WWE does lately. get us a Network Sitcom!

    • Xavier

      Good stuff

    • Terra Ryzing

      Can’t get enough of that!

  • CJ Blaze

    The next E&C in their own right?

    • give them the ball and let’s find out.

    • Joseph James

      I was getting a lot of those vibes. Breeze was definitely channeling some Christian there.

  • ldb

    #freezeframe love it new e &c

  • ldb

    id like breezango to beat local teams as a nationwide fashion raid where they introduce their oppents and name them stupid name after old bad tagteams.

  • That moment when FanDango wins with a Falcon Arrow but not Seth Rollins.

  • Xavier

    One of the Usos put on a little weight

    • ldb

      rikishi used to be that small

      • Xavier

        Yeah back in the Headshrinker days

  • Xavier

    Usos/Breezango will surprise a lot of folks. I think it will be really good

    • Terra Ryzing

      Agreed. Besides Styles/KO and Nak/Ziggs, that’s the other match I’m looking forward to. Hope Breezango can knock off the Uggos but I doubt it.

  • I really really want Breezango to win the titles on sunday.

  • drew

    @[email protected]squs_MfLD4N5kPt:disqus we kept the pick! boo you josh hahaha

    • I have no real dog in the race. I just like it when the unexpected happens.

      • drew

        ah

        • funny how trades work. team with best record in the season ended up with the #1 pick. LOL

          • drew

            right?

          • De’Aaron Fox will look good in Celtic Green.

          • drew

            nope fultz from washington

          • I don’t care what anyone says. The best player in college last year was Fox.

          • drew

            ur biased. lol

          • I admit it. but Fox was one bad mamajama last year.

          • drew

            not denying that.

  • ldb

    ill actually be glad to see new day back. i need some positivity

    • CJ Blaze

      They’re break is much needed right now I think. But yes, I’m looking forward to seeing them run the blue brand.

  • Xavier

    NAOMI!!!!

    • somewhere the X-man is having a rave right now.

    • drew

      BECKY!!!!

      • Xavier

        She aight lol

        • drew

          she straight fireeee.

    • drew

      CHARLOTTE!

      • Xavier

        I saw the pics, and nah lol

        • drew

          lol i was mocking you.

          • Xavier

            Lol I know

    • Tamina!

      • Xavier

        Can’t argue that. I’ve always thought she looked really good too. To bad the WWE won’t really let her show it though

  • ldb

    you know getting paid to follow carmella actuallys sounds like a good job she is smokin hawt

  • So which one is Kristy and which one is Mary-Anne, Charlotte?

    (doubt anyone gets this reference)

    • drew

      i do. babysitters club.

      • Yay! I openly admit I loved that series.

        • drew

          youre not the only one. others did as weell.

          • I know. but I wasn’t exactly the target audience you know.

          • drew

            oh i understand.

          • at one point I had about 80 of the books. I picked up many of them in yard sales and like .99 cent stores.

          • drew

            oh wow.

  • CJ Blaze

    Perfect

  • conan_kun

    Carmella didn’t get title shot after she pinned Naomi 2 weeks ago, and they should lock Ellsworth into a shark cage during 6 women tag

    • ldb

      yes in the water with actual sharks though

      • With laser beams attached to their foreheads?

        • ldb

          frickin lasers muwhahahahahaha

  • Ellsworth You’re OUTTA HERE!!!!!!

    • ldb

      Jersey shore just got a little safer

      • TBH I would have probably marked if he had acted like a MLB manager and gotten in the ref face and thrown a tanturm when ejected.

  • That booty shake was just for you Xavier.

    • ldb

      that is an amazing booty im with X

  • Bryon has not been as bullied as I feared. he’s getting more leeway with JBL present than he did this time last year.

  • Tamina, Natalya, You are the weakest Links. goodbye!

  • Mandy

    That’s the second time Carmella pinned Naomi, she should get the next title shot

    • CJ Blaze

      Hopefully. They worked well together tonight.

  • conan_kun

    Remember Alexa never get upper hand against Naomi before Superstar Shakeup, now Naomi keeps eating pinfalls.

  • I will laugh my A off if this whole hype about The New Day coming is just to split them up once they get there.

  • Dolph Ziggler is the ultimate Mr. Overrated.

    • ldb

      dolph is the offical stepping stone

  • drew

    good promo.

  • drew

    i was liking that promo by sami.

  • He always bowls people over? He didn’t in NXT.

  • ldb

    different place same zayn

  • If this was a IWC crowd they’d be chanting Indy Wrestling at him. LOL

  • conan_kun

    Are they forget about Rusev saying he’s showing up on SDL tonight last week

    • drew

      yep sigh.

    • Who says he still isn’t. I mean we have 20 minutes to the end of the show.

  • conan_kun

    Why do Kurt Angle chat with Sami on phone during Raw.

  • making people wait for Shinsuke’s debut and to see him wrestle and making the debut at the ppv has been genius. it’s an old school mentality. Nakamura is special and they want you to pay to see him to find out why he is.

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Quick random question…Does Cena pass Flair for most World Title reigns..or does Orton?

    • Cena does and he deserves it.

      • I_hate_this_episode

        I believe he does as well..but with his career winding down.. When do you pull that trigger

    • drew

      cena.

  • Man Corbin has found his niche and is going to town on being the A-Hole Heel of Smackdown.

  • drew

    no rusev. 🙁

  • I_hate_this_episode

    So many agree Cena should have that honor..which i agree with.. So heres the follow up question

    Who passes Cena?

    • I don’t know. Maybe Reigns. I think whoever passes cena will have to have the same kind of work-ethic and passion for WWE Cena does and I don’t know if that person is ont he roster or not.

      • I_hate_this_episode

        In a perfect world. That person would have been Daniel Bryan..hands down. But with this current talent.. Reigns Rollins nd Nakumara seem like ideal candidates

        • i agree but their ages may work against it. I think whoever gets it will need to be on the main roster by their 25th birthday.

  • drew

    yep hes not winning sunday.