Smackdown Live Results (05/02/17) - The Face Of America Once Again

SMACKDOWN! LIVE (05.02.17)
FRESNO, CA (Save Mart Center)
Commentators: Tom Phillips, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Byron Saxton
Written by Brendan Wahl

 

Jinder Mahal was taking photographs with Randy Orton's stolen WWE Championship before Shane McMahon came over and took it away from him while also noting that he'll be taking on Sami Zayn tonight in singles action.

Shane McMahon made his way to the ring and welcomed the new United States Champion Chris Jericho and welcomed everyone to the "Show of Jericho" ("smack it down, mannnnnnn!") Shane mentioned that Jericho would defend the title against Kevin Owens tonight but AJ Styles was the one to come down and interrupt. He talked about being excited to take the title from him at Backlash if he makes it to the end of the night with the championship still in tact. Jericho was about to put AJ on the list for not thinking he could retain the title tonight but was interrupted by Kevin Owens, who said that he would take back what is rightfully his when he beats Jericho to get his championship back. He told Styles to get out of his ring... so he did by jumping Owens in the aisle and a number of officials having to break it up.

 

1) Jinder Mahal def. Sami Zayn by pinfall in 10:52 when he hit him with the arm-trap neckbreaker after interference from the Singh Brothers.

 

Natalya tried to convince Becky Lynch to join her, Carmella (with James Ellsworth) and Tamina in the fight against Charlotte Flair. Becky said she would think about it.

Dolph Ziggler complained about an entire PPV being built around Shinsuke Nakamura who isn't even here tonight. Shane re-iterated that his name was Shinsuke Nakamura but Dolph said what he does to Sin Cara tonight would be impressive.

Aiden English did his singing intro and it seemed to be his permanent gimmick now.

 

2) Tye Dillinger def. Aiden English by pinfall in 1:04 when he hit him with the Tyebreaker. After the match, Aiden was visibly upset.

 

Chris Jericho was in the middle of an interview conducted by Renee Young when he spotted a crying Aiden English. At first, he comforted him but then not surprisingly, added him to the List.

Charlotte Flair talked about the "so-called welcome committee" and mentioned that the Smackdown Women's Championship is her destiny. She was jumped by Natalya, Carmella and Tamina though and they left her laid out.

 

3) Carmella/Natalya (with Tamina James Ellsworth) def. Smackdown Women's Champion Naomi/Charlotte by pinfall in 11:42 when Carmella rolled Naomi up following a distraction from James Ellsworth. After the attack on Charlotte prior to the match, she was only able to make it to the ring later on. Becky Lynch then came out and shook hands with the heels before attacking them and getting beaten down as well.

 

4) Dolph Ziggler def. Sin Cara by pinfall in 4:33 with the superkick.

 

The first episode of The Fashion Files is shown with Breezango working as actual fashion police.

 

5) Kevin Owens def. United States Champion Chris Jericho by pinfall to win the title in 12:37 when he hit him with the Pop-Up Powerbomb. Owens then followed up with two more powerbombs and then put a steel chair around Jericho's neck and rammed him into the ringpost.

 

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  • First!

  • CJ Blaze

    Surprisingly second

  • drew

    frst!

  • drew

    im invisible i guess.

    • CJ Blaze

      I c u now

      • drew

        i guess im john cena.

    • nah. I just beat ya by 2 minutes.

      • drew

        meh, how are you.

  • I reckon I’m enjoying my last week before of having a 2 as the front Number in my age.

    • Wait! I didn’t know you’re that young! Three of my kids are older than you!

      • Yup. I offically turn 30 on monday. time has flown by quite quickly.

        • Oh, I read it wrong, so only one of my kids is older than you, and she’s adopted and only 13 years younger than me.

          • That because I changed my train of thought in mid sentance and forgot to fix it.

  • drew

    hey kendra. im 23. hahahahahah.

  • John Thornton

    hey peeps

    • drew

      hey.

  • S.A.M.

    hey gang!!

  • It’s Go Time!

  • drew

    lets go bitches.

  • S.A.M.

    lets do this thing!!!

  • drew

    heres this prick.

  • Damn. I was hoping Jinder held the stolen Title until backlash.

    • drew

      oh well. thats the closest he will ever comes close to winning it.

  • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

    Top heel in the house!

    • drew

      hey heel.

  • CJ Blaze

    Well that doesn’t look too unrealistic honestly… I just don’t want to see it when I go to MITB.

    • drew

      lol. funny. heyyy.

      • CJ Blaze

        Yo yo

        • drew

          sup sup?

          • CJ Blaze

            Enjoying the Smacketh Down

  • CJ Blaze

    Hot crowd

  • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

    BREAK THE WALLS DOWN!!

  • I want Baron Corbin to show up via having bought a ticket.

  • ldb

    smackdown just made the list

  • S.A.M.

    Y2J stopping right in front of the sign that had #GOAT. that seemed too perfect

    • Just another sign he knows every facet of his character and how to portray it perfectly.

  • drew

    i like that chriss is on smackdown but ko should have won.

    • obediah

      I’m sure it was just a way to get Jericho on smackdown and add heat to the feud

      • drew

        you right.

    • KO is getting the title back in 2 hours.

      • drew

        maybe.

        • If KO doesn’t win then we won’t see the title on Smackdown until the PPV.

          • drew

            youre probably right.

          • I am right. Fozzy’s has tour dates on tuesdays beginning next week.

          • drew

            you are right josh.

  • ldb

    i want to read what he actually has written on that list

    • S.A.M.

      i know with the initial list he shared what he had written down.

  • drew

    Jericho is the man.

  • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

    This crowd is hot soup!

  • ldb

    aj looking nwo wolfpaccish

  • drew

    aj is as over as daniel bryan was. *ducks and covers.

    • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

      Wrong.

      • drew

        am i now? daniel might have been a little more over but its not that far off.

        • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

          Daniel was over like rover. AJ is over with the audience, but nowhere near the level of DB.

          • drew

            if it keeps going this way. ill be proven to be right.

          • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

            AJ will never be the underdog because of the way he’s booked.

          • drew

            im talking popularity. not about underdog.

          • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

            AJ will never have the level of popularity because he doesn’t have the same compelling story. WWE told Bryan’s story so well. That is what made him beloved by almost everyone. I like AJ. I’m high up on AJ. He’s no Daniel Bryan though. Never will be in my books.

    • ldb

      “clapping ” in applause of agreement

    • Mandy

      Daniel is still over with the crowd but I don’t disagree with the fact AJ is pretty close to that. AJ”s popularity cannot be denied.

      • drew

        thank you.

  • ldb

    us title looking great with this kinda talent fighting for it

  • drew

    YESSSSS

  • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

    Juiced Mahal…

    • ldb

      he followed the bary bonds all natural workout program

  • S.A.M.

    man the bollywood boyz are small as hell

  • CJ Blaze

    Super glad to see Nakamura getting main event treatment. Now just put Tye on more often…

  • ldb

    j&j security could take down the Bollywood boys

    • S.A.M.

      i wanna see that match lol

  • drew

    mahal is juicy fruit. lol.

  • S.A.M.

    so anxiously awaiting that Wonder Woman movie

    • drew

      oh wow.

  • drew

    if sami loses clean to mahal which is doubtful. im leaving tonight lol. he should not be jobbing to mahal.

    • Bye! Sami will lose to Mahal and will do so because of Baron Corbin.

      • drew

        i said clean.

        • You have to remember 1 of the people match actually has a title match and needs the momentum and the other is Sami Zayn.

          • drew

            so sami should job.

          • Yes he should. it’s not logical for your #1 Contender to lose any match heading into the PPV unless it because the Champion got involved.

          • drew

            i dont know what to say to this sentence. so

    • ldb

      pac your bags 🙂

      • drew

        I SAID CLEAN. LOL

        • ldb

          i know. i think its comin

          • drew

            i know whats coming.

      • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

        Hope you don’t get caught up in customs though.

  • ldb

    seriously read Big Ms article on wwe diversity. i loved its sad truth put in the light

  • ldb

    this makes me miss khali. at least he could dance

  • Dustyn

    Canadian vs Canadian, accompanied by 2 Canadians, haha!

    • I’m waiting for a USA chant.

      • Dustyn

        It’ll come I’m sure! A buddy of mine is friends and has worked several matches with the Singh Brothers back in Vancouver, he says, they’re really nice guys.

        • nothing is more funnier to me than when no one in the ring is american but the Fans are chanting USA.

          • Dustyn

            Maybe they’re chanting for the ref, haha!

  • drew

    if sami loses clean to jinder hes getting released soon.

    • S.A.M.

      nah they need him to be in MITB

      • drew

        the way the book him they act like they dont want him. lol.

        • S.A.M.

          lol well it feels like either him or Corbin are the likely winners of MITB so they need him there.

    • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

      Not likely. Sami is a main event jobber. He’s the best at making the main event look good. Much like Dolph Ziggler.

      • drew

        thats a slap in the face to sami.

        • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

          I’m sure Sami is just happy to be in WWE making good money. Sami is valuable. Just because he doesn’t win, doesn’t mean WWE hates him.

          • drew

            i disagree. not winning one big match is not something to be happyy about.

        • No it’s not. A “slap in the face” to sami would be jobbing to The Ascension every week. Be used to put over people in the main-event is not a bad spot.

          • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

            It’s arguably the safest spot.

          • Just Ask Miz.

          • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

            Ask Ziggler. Though he wants more. The main event jobber is almost always guarenteed a spot on the roster.

          • drew

            so not winning at all is good?

          • when you are working with the main guys every week yes it is.

          • drew

            sorry winning should come into play at some point . he cant lose forever. fans wont take him serious.

          • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

            He’s lost every feud since debuting in NXT. Yet, here he is. Still with a strong fan base.

          • drew

            ehh. that may not. last.

  • S.A.M.

    do the Singh Bros have first names they are going by or are they just gonna always call them the Singh Bros?

    • ldb

      singh 1 and singh 2

    • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

      I call them the Syringe Bros.

  • ldb

    can you believe a member of 3mb past is in this spot

    • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

      That’s what happens when you’re on the gas and the correct ethnicity at the correct time.

      • ldb

        heath is a ginger. that should count too

        • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

          Gingers have no souls. How you gonna push someone with no soul?

          • Dustyn

            He’s got the heart, but not the soul! ; )

          • *sings Tim Minchin’s “Only A Ginger can call another Ginger, Ginger”*

          • S.A.M.

            cause he’s got kids

          • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

            This made choco. milk come out of The Queen’s nose!

  • drew

    okay guys what do you think is sami zayns ceiling? he should at leas the ic champ. anything less is crap. yall.?

  • S.A.M.

    eeeessshhh that was bad

  • CJ Blaze

    For some reason I hate when they say “well he didn’t get all of it”

    • S.A.M.

      well they dont wanna be like “look at that botch” lol

      • CJ Blaze

        I would think they would ignore it to not add any more emphasis to the fact they botched.

        • S.A.M.

          yeah

    • yeah it points out the botch which is bad visually.

  • drew

    no freaking words.

  • ldb

    way to kill a hot crowd

  • 1molly23

    Oh Sami – jobbing to Jinder? Gag me! Mahal has zero over you.

  • drew

    this is pathetic.

    • Yes This whole scene with Natalya and Becky is Pathetic.

      • drew

        thats what im not freaking talking about.

      • ldb

        natti is a reverse alexa on mic

  • ldb

    ellswoth has a better win loss record than sami in wwe main roster

  • Stephen Cash

    Mahal is crazy bad in the ring… like need to rewrite storyline to have a new challenger bad.

    • CJ Blaze

      He wasn’t bad in that match.

      • Stephen Cash

        Stiff. Moved on the DDT both. Busted Zayn open. If that’s not bad…

  • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

    Serious question… Who’s more strong? Roman Reigns or Jinder Mahal?

    • drew

      roman will beat the hell out of that jobber.

    • The Ambulance 😉

    • S.A.M.

      Super Roman

    • ldb

      alternate question: your a cop and have take on brock lesnar on bath salts. what do you do?

      • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

        Flabby Lesnar or Fit Lesnar?

  • S.A.M.

    wow The Wall actually looks like a John Cena film i want to see

  • That moment when Shane is standing behind you and you are talking bad about him. Ziggler just had a Oh Crap! moment

  • drew

    bye sami it was nice seeing you in wwe. after losing to mahal tell me why he has a future in wwe?

    • CJ Blaze

      He’s not going anywhere. Someone has to put the #1 contender over.

      • drew

        thats not my point. he should be better than this.

        • CJ Blaze

          *He’s that good.

          • drew

            so you dont think hes that good or what? whats ur thoughts?

          • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

            I think Sami is the best at wherever he is put. If they tried to push him as more, I’d be afraid of him getting lost in the shuffle.

          • drew

            he should be an ic or us champ by now. thats fair right?

          • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

            People make the titles. Not the other way around.

          • drew

            im saying he should have won a us or ic title. by now. thats not out of the posibility. come on.

          • CJ Blaze

            Sami is an amazing talent, but it’s just not his time. Not everyone can be pushed like we want them to. It took Bryan how long? Zayn is on Team Blue, like everyone wanted. We just have to be patient. I mean, he may not even reach the WWE Title. That’s just being realistic. Same deal with Cesaro.

          • drew

            he may not event reach a title match. sigh.

    • We already have told you, but you will not listen because you Just can’t get past the idea he lost to Mahal who is being elevated.

      • drew

        i cant see it . you are right.

    • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

      Bye Sami! Hello, El Generico!

      • drew

        ehh.

    • S.A.M.

      Sami will be fine. he lost to Mahal but it was due to interference from the Singh Bros so he is in a good place. he will have his time but just gotta wait for it.

      • drew

        okay if he keeps losing then you are probably wrong.

        • S.A.M.

          if he lost to someone really low on the card and not the #1 contender then there would be worry. but he didnt so if anything the fact Jinder needed help to beat Sami shows how strong Sami is.

          • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

            Like if he lost to James Ellsworth. Oh, wait… Sorry, AJ.

          • S.A.M.

            then again that was due to shenanigans by Ambrose

          • drew

            that was to put more heat on jinder. not to show how strong sami is.

          • S.A.M.

            could see it as both. but still feels way too soon to say Sami isnt going anywhere when he is still fresh on SD. still going to be plenty of opportunity for him to rise

          • drew

            i have zero faith.

          • S.A.M.

            his time will come but just gotta have the patience to see it out. that will make his win be more satisfying

          • drew

            not looking likely. but who knows.

          • S.A.M.

            MITB is really primed for two people, Corbin and Sami so when time comes around then, we will see.

          • drew

            if sami will be in the match. not a given

          • S.A.M.

            well when you like a the midcard, he is firmly in it so he will probably be in it

    • Mandy

      Usually I would be mad that Sami took a loss but it was expected here that too with interference. I think Sami will be just fine, I have hopes for him now that he is on Smackdown. He will be in the title picture soon enough

      • drew

        you have more faith than i do.

  • oh hey it’s Aiden’s singer/actor character is back. AWESOME!

  • ldb

    will smackdown viewership rebound or continue to plummet

    • CJ Blaze

      I’m not sure it will rebound this week. Vince needs to re-evaluate what he’s doing because both shows have reached new year lows.

  • ldb

    damn renee looks good

  • Aiden English Just Made the List!

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Aiden making the list just made Roman look weak asf

    • CJ Blaze

      What?

      • I_hate_this_episode

        He knows who my comment is for

    • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

      I enjoy this comment. This is a good comment.

      • I_hate_this_episode

        Haha like the name change

  • Renee is on The List!

    • ldb

      the hawt list

  • Scott

    Do you all think we will see Angle wrestle? Remember seeing an article somewhere where Angle said he has been having nerve issues and is considerably less strong in his upper body

    • I honestly don’t think it will happen. WWE is far more careful today than it would have been with him in 10 years ago

    • drew

      he will.

    • I_hate_this_episode

      Would be awesome… But dont think it will happen

    • S.A.M.

      i would love for it to happen but if those nerve issues are real, idk if wwe would wanna risk him wrestling

  • S.A.M.

    funny how it is the welcoming committee but Tamina joined SD Live the same time Charlotte did lol

    • Tamina wasn’t handed a Title Match just by asking for it like Charlotte was.

  • CJ Blaze

    Charlotte getting attacked doesn’t make her feel like a face to me. Naturally, I want to cheer Nattie’s team lol.

    • ldb

      natt makes me cheer the mute button

  • drew

    you know what? if sami wins a title soon or a big feud whatever one. i will put roman as my pic for a month.

    • S.A.M.

      idk about a month. maybe 2 months will suffice considering how little faith you have in it lol.

      • drew

        okay two months. lol..

    • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

      A year!

      • drew

        agree!

    • ldb

      like vinny mac says no chance , no chance in hell

  • drew

    if sami sayn wins a title or feud soon or sometime with in the decent future. i will put a profile pic of roman on mine for a year.

    • S.A.M.

      would that include if he wins MITB?

      • drew

        sure.

        • S.A.M.

          well that is next month so we can see lol

          • drew

            yep. i am willing to pay for this lol.

  • It’s sad that Basically Tamina has been Typecasted as a Bodyguard character.

  • S.A.M.

    James Ellsworth needs to go. he has far overstayed his welcome.

    • CJ Blaze

      He serves no purpose.

      • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

        I was against Ellsworth from the beginning.

        • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

          Blame Braun Strowman. He had to look strong!

          • CJ Blaze

            Ha. He could at least be a jobber for Tye, Nakamura, Sami, etc.

    • Scott

      How funny would it be if out of nowhere he puts on a 5 star match lol!!!

      • S.A.M.

        only if he is playing WWE2K17 lol

      • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

        I’m sure Metlzer would give it one…

        • S.A.M.

          nah it isnt happening in NJPW so of course he wont lol

  • Naomi putting a new meaning on the term Kickin’ Booty

  • ldb

    nat the crazy cat lady

    • and part time Dominatrix.

      • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

        Natalya The Domicatrix

        • 1 million Points for that Pun that made me laugh.

  • drew

    charlotte is better as a face.

  • Logic… Charlotte Gingerly walks down to the ring then starts running the second she tags in.

  • Carmella = #1Contender?

  • I would like a Heel turn her by Becky

  • drew

    this is smart. swerving.

  • CJ Blaze

    6-woman tag will be fun

  • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

    I love everything about that. Becky looks strong.

  • Opportunity missed for some development for Becky.

  • drew

    charlotte and becky are basically best friends in real life right?

    • CJ Blaze

      Yeah

      • drew

        i thought so. i mean i saw on the instagram and stuff that they are friends and all i jut didnt know how close.

    • pretty much all the ladies that came up together through NXT at the same time are best buds.

      • drew

        thanks for clearing it up. makes sense.

  • CJ Blaze

    Naomi needs to bring in The Perfect 10 to “counter” Ellsworth. Book an 8-person mixed tag for Backlash. Similar to what NXT just did with Sanity, but it works.

    • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

      The Perfect 10 versus The Perfect 0

  • drew

    wtf is jbl saying?

    • S.A.M.

      nobody knows

      • JBL doesn’t even know

        • drew

          so true.

      • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

        If you slow it down and play it in reverse you still can’t understand what he’s saying!

      • drew

        yep.

  • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

    Honestly… I forgot about The New Day. Both Raw and SmackDown’s tag division have been fine without them. Time to split the team.

    • drew

      keep them on smackdown for a bit. more depth.

  • Betting Nakamura’s music plays to distract Ziggler here to cost him the match.

  • S.A.M.

    Sin Cara has some pretty nice ring gear for someone who is like never on tv

  • Where’s that badass new ring gear he posted a couple weeks ago. 🙁

  • drew

    sin caras ring gear is awesome!

  • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

    BREAKING NEWS! Sin Cara is trying to get casted in the Power Rangers sequel. xD

  • conan_kun

    Hope for Carmella vs Naomi for title and Charlotte & Becky vs Natalya & Tamina at Backlash instead of 6 women tag since SD women title should defend at PPV.

  • conan_kun
  • drew

    lana>>>>>

  • Who wouldn’t want to dance with Lana?

  • drew

    this will be good lol.

  • S.A.M.

    oh wow a typewriter. i havent seen one of those in years

  • We have a Law & Order Parody! It’s official Breezango is on it’s way.

    • S.A.M.

      Law and Order Breezango edition? i would watch that on the network lol

  • drew

    about damn time they are getting used right.

  • S.A.M.

    #BreezangoForTagChamps

  • drew

    who wins? it has to be ko.

    • Avalanchian

      yeah cause Fozzy going on tour every tues after today

      • drew

        yeeeeep.

    • Yup because Jericho can’t appear with the title or defend it at PPV. Fozzy is in WV on may 21.

      • drew

        yeah doesnt make sense for y2j to win.

    • S.A.M.

      The Face of America Wins

      • Avalanchian

        But then the face that runs the place will take it

  • ldb

    loved the classy freddie pictur

  • drew

    Owens is….. #FaceOFAmerica.

  • drew

    did you guys hear about xpac?

    • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

      Yep. Wasn’t surprised.

      • Not at all. My thoughts were time for another WWE sponsored Rehab stint when I heard he had been arrested.

        • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

          DDP found himself a new student, at least.

          • I don’t think Sean wants the help. DDP can try to help he wants but unless Sean wants it there’s nothing DDP can do to help him.

          • S.A.M.

            could have sworn he has done the DDP Yoga thing before but could be mistaken.

      • drew

        doesnt learn does he?

    • S.A.M.

      not surprising sadly

      • drew

        its sad.

        • S.A.M.

          yeah seems like sometimes he tries for help but then blows it off. one of these days it seems like we will get that news of him passing if he keeps on going this way.

  • Something I just noticed. The WWE Champion hasn’t appeared tonight.

    • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

      RIGHT?! I wanted that heated rematch with the refrigerator to happen!

    • drew

      oh.

  • CJ Blaze

    Got questions for Ask WNW? Send them to [email protected] for this week’s return!

    • drew

      yes ! i love those!

  • no water in that pool for KO.

  • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

    Kevin Owens was in the the Walls of Jericho. Tap it out, maaaaaaaaaan!

  • That was an awful looking ddt.

  • codebreaker!

  • drew

    SWEEETT!

  • or not. KO is US champ again. Time to write Jericho off for a while.

    • drew

      yup.

  • CJ Blaze

    First US Title change on SmackDown since January 2016.

  • drew

    aj for the save.

  • I love Charles Robinson. Favorite Referee.

    • CJ Blaze

      My favorite memory of him will always be WM28

  • conan_kun

    So it only sets up for Jericho moves to SDL for winning US title at Payback.

    • CJ Blaze

      They like to complicate things

  • CJ Blaze

    My grandma is so heated right now. Ha

  • see ya later Jericho. Thank you for the amazing run you had the last year.

  • S.A.M.

    well that was a fun Smackdown
    off to watch the Dodgers take on the giants
    see y’all next week
    goodnight and have a great rest of the week!!!

  • drew

    night guys.

  • kingdook24

    THE DOOK IS LOOSE!!!

    I missed SD! last night because I was watching the Flash. But… is my Lasskicker a heel now?!!