SMACKDOWN! LIVE (03.14.17)
PITTSBURGH, PA (PPG Paints Arena)
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves
Written by Brendan Wahl
Cruiserweight Champion Neville cut an opening promo about tonight's elimination match to determine the #1 contender.
1) Mustafa Ali def. Drew Gulak by pinfall in 10:30. After the match, Drew Gulak got on the microphone and was frustrated at the lack of respect from the crowd. He said that the problem is 205 Live and not him "and this place needs to change."
Noam Dar and Ariya Daivari discussed strategy for their upcoming tag team match.
2) Ariya Daivari & Noam Dar [w/Alicia Fox] def. Jack Gallagher & Rich Swann by pinfall in 4:06. After the match, Dar had to cover up again when a teddy bear was delivered to Fox and he quickly took credit for it.
3) Austin Aries won a #1 contendership 5-way elimination match in .
- Perkins made Nese tap out in 9:12
- Kendrick pinned Tozawa in 9:54
- Aries & Kendrick double-pinned Perkins in 12:52
- Aries pinned Kendrick in 14:23