WWE Smackdown Results
May 19, 2016
Greenville, South Carolina
Report by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
“WWE: Then. Now. Forever.”
We go back to Monday Night RAW, in which a match between Cesaro and Sami Zayn turned into chaos involving Kevin Owens and The Miz, and the decisions of Shane and Stephanie McMahon led to a tag match as Sami Zayn teamed with Kevin Owens to take on Cesaro and Miz. That match was won by Zayn and Owens, but not without its own bit of chaos with Owens standing tall. With that, the Smackdown intro takes us to a packed arena as commentary introduces The Miz and Maryse, along with Sami Zayn as Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring for the opening match of the night! Out next is Cesaro as commentary hypes the Fatal Four-Way match for the Intercontinental Championship at Extreme Rules! The bell rings, and this match is underway!
Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro
Back and forth from both men, until Owens catches Cesaro with corner clothesline, but Cesaro responds with a dropkick for the nearfall. Owens rolls out of the ring, where Miz berates him before he takes Cesaro out of the ring. Cesaro catches Owens with a chop, throwing him into the barricade and back in the ring before hitting a big bodyslam. Cesaro goes to the second rope, hitting an elbow drop for the nearfall. Sami and Miz continue to argue at commentary as Cesaro goes for a suplex, Owens trying to block it before Cesaro lands it for a nearfall. Owens is up on the ropes, and Cesaro goes for an Irish whip but gives Owens a European uppercut instead. Owens rolls out of the ring again to take a breather, but Cesaro catches him with a European uppercut on the outside! Cesaro plays to the crowd before shouting at Miz, going after Owens as Maryse follows him. Cesaro is distracted enough for Owens to knock him off the apron, before throwing him into the steel steps. He rolls into the ring and back out, continuing the attack on Cesaro as he glares at Zayn. Owens takes Cesaro back in the ring, mocking Miz before hitting a running senton for a nearfall. Owens has Cesaro in the corner, laying in some chops before hitting a back elbow for a nearfall. Cesaro turns things around, looking for a sunset flip but Owens goes for another running senton…but Cesaro gets his knees up! Owens is back on his feet as he and Cesaro trade punches, and Cesaro gets a boot to the face of Owens. Cesaro climbs up, but is caught on the rope by Owens! Owens charges at Cesaro, hitting a running cannonball for a nearfall as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Owens is still in control as he hits another back elbow on Cesaro. Owens climbs up top, but is caught with a leaping European uppercut! Both men in dangerous territory, as Cesaro drops to the mat to hit a dropkick on Owens before landing a gutwrench superplex! Both men back to trading blows, but Cesaro hits a series of uppercuts on Owens before hitting a crossbody for the nearfall. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, but has to avoid a back bodydrop by Owens before going for the swing. Owens grabs the ropes, eventually getting out of the ring and attacking Sami Zayn! Owens turns around to find a flying Cesaro coming at him, bringing the former IC champion down! Cesaro shoves Miz to the ground before entering the ring, hitting a springboard uppercut! Cesaro gets Owens in the Cesaro swing as Miz gets to the apron, forcing Cesaro to stop and hit a punch on the champion before turning right into a superkick by Owens, who gets a nearfall. Owens picks up Cesaro, who hits another European uppercut as Zayn gets into the ring to deal with Owens. Cesaro stops him, laying him out with a right hand as Owens rolls him up with a handful of tights for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Kevin Owens
Owens quickly gets out of the ring as Cesaro hits an uppercut on Miz, before Zayn hits the Helluva Kick on Cesaro! Miz catches Zayn with a Skull Crushing Finale, staring at a smiling Owens who just mocks Miz some more from the ramp as we get highlights from the match and finish. Back on the stage, Owens assures Miz the title will be his come Sunday before commentary hypes Roman Reigns taking on Luke Gallows later tonight. Also set for tonight, Chris Jericho “checks into” the Ambrose Asylum! Back at ringside, Paige makes her way to the ring for her match against Dana Brooke, as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Paige is in the ring and we see Becky Lynch at commentary as Dana Brooke makes her way to the ring for this women’s division match!
Paige vs. Dana Brooke
Both women lock up, and Dana is backed up into the ropes before shoving Paige away. Paige hits a knee to the face of Dana, charging at her…but Dana gets out of the way, before Paige lays into her on the apron. Dana trips Paige off the apron, continuing the attack on the outside as she berates Becky before taking Paige back in. Paige in the corner and Dana drives her shoulder into Paige, before a unique way to choke Paige out with her boot and a snapmare for a nearfall. Dana with a bodyscissors on Paige, who tries to pull Dana’s legs off before Dana goes for a pin, getting a nearfall. Paige with some kicks on the newest woman on the main roster, followed by a high knee lift and a boot to the face for a nearfall. Dana catches Paige on the jaw before hoisting Paige on her shoulders, hitting a sitout slam for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Dana Brooke
We get highlights of the finish as Dana continues to berate Becky at ringside. Backstage, Renee Young is with Rusev and Lana. Renee brings up what happened on RAW, when Rusev attacked Kalisto after his match with Alberto Del Rio and locked him in the Accolade to make a statement before their title match at Extreme Rules. Renee asks for an explanation, and Lana says that Kalisto is a weak man that hides behind his mask, but Rusev is the greatest United States Champion of all time. Rusev says he made Kalisto humble, turned that Mexican churro into a pretzel, and at Extreme Rules I take back MY title, and they will no longer say “Lucha, Lucha”…they will say “Matchka, matchka!” Rusev and Lana walk off as we see Ziggler and Sheamus walking backstage, heading toward the ring area for their match up next!
Back from commercial, Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring for his match against Sheamus tonight. Commentary hypes the No Disqualification Match between Ziggler and Baron Corbin set for Extreme Rules, as Sheamus makes his way to the ring next.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus
Ziggler with a waistlock on Sheamus, who gets to the ropes quickly. Both men lock up and Ziggler’s in the corner now, reversing into a hammerlock that Sheamus powers out of. Sheamus sent to the corner with a dropkick, as Ziggler lays into him before Sheamus fights back. Sheamus whips Ziggler, who blocks him and rolls him up for a nearfall. Ziggler working the arm of Sheamus, who powers out and lays into Ziggler with a kick. Sheamus looking for Beats of the Bodhran on the apron, but gets hung up on the top rope. Sheamus blocks a Ziggler drop with a clothesline for a nearfall, as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Sheamus is still firmly in control with a running knee lift and forearm on Ziggler. Sheamus works a sleeper hold on the Showoff, who struggles to get out. Ziggler gets to his feet, powering out but getting a superkick blocked by the Celtic Warrior. Sheamus gets Ziggler on the apron, this time hitting Beats of the Bodhran before bringing Ziggler back in with a vertical suplex for a nearfall. Sheamus with another sleeper hold on Ziggler, who gets back to his feet and sends Sheamus out of the ring to break the hold. Sheamus back in the ring, misses a Brogue Kick as Ziggler hits a Famouser for the nearfall. Sheamus in the corner as Ziggler lays into him with some right hands and a stinger splash twice over! Ziggler goes for a neckbreaker but gets caught in a backbreaker by Sheamus for the nearfall. Sheamus hits a vertical suplex on Ziggler for another nearfall, and now he looks frustrated as he picks up Ziggler, who hits a headbutt but misses a Zig Zag. Sheamus drops him on the rope again, but Ziggler manages to catch him with a superkick for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
We get a replay of the finish as Dolph celebrates…but not for long, as Baron Corbin makes his way out with a mic in hand. This Sunday, I’m gonna do what I do best…I’m gonna hurt you, and no disqualifications means there ain’t a damn thing anyone can do to stop it! Baron just smirks as Ziggler tries to goad him. Up next, Chris Jericho checks into the Ambrose Asylum!
Back from commercial, we see the special Asylum cage up high as commentary hypes the Asylum Match coming up this Sunday at Extreme Rules. Chris Jericho’s music hits, as the Ayatollah of Rock and Roll’ah makes his way to the ring as we get a recap of the feud between him and Dean Ambrose. Jericho enters the ring as commentary hypes the Asylum Match, and we see Jericho has a mic telling us to be quiet. Hanging above me is the Asylum, one of the most barbaric structures in WWE history and built by Dean Ambrose. He might think he’s got me right where he wants me, but I’ve been in every match WWE has created: street fights, ladder matches, last man standing, Hell in a Cell, Elimination Chamber, I’ve been in them all…but I’ve never been in an Asylum Match. This is the first one ever, so he hasn’t been in one either, which gives me the upper hand because I am smarter than him. I’m also crazier than he is. I beat the hell out of him with no remorse and no regrets, and before that I smashed a twenty pound pot over his head and sent him to the hospital for a day. Jericho calls for the cage to be lowered, to give us an idea of how many days he can put him in the hospital for: another pot, a straitjacket, and other weapons including a mop and bucket. Congratulations Ambrose, you stupid idiot…forty days in the hospital is gonna cost him a lot more than $15,000! I’m gonna give him lacerations and all kinds of damage, but most of all I’m gonna give him the gift of Jericho, drink it in! We see someone walking behind him, and it’s revealed it’s Dean Ambrose! Ambrose lays into Jericho before grabbing a kendo stick from the top. He hits Jericho with it a couple times before Jericho manages to get out of Dodge, running up the ramp as Ambrose poses with the kendo stick. Commentary hypes Roman Reigns taking on Luke Gallows later tonight, but up next is an eight man tag match as New Day teams with Big Cass to take on the Dudley Boyz and the Vaudevillains!
Back from commercial, Darren Young gets another life lesson from Bob Backlund, who tells him not to take notes and name off the President. Backlund isn’t pleased with Darren Young using language, telling him to do a hundred (make that 200) jumping jacks. We’re going to make Darren Young great again!
“AWWWW SOUTH CAROLINA, DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS TWO TIME CHAMPS, AND FEEL THE POWAH!”
The New Day make their way to the ring for this big eight man tag match, as commentary hypes the Tag Team Championship match at Extreme Rules as New Day defend against The Vaudevillains. Big Cass makes his way to the ring next as we find out Enzo will be back soon. Out next…
“Gather ’round everyone, and witness the debonair devastation of such exquisite sophistication! Aiden English, Simon Gotch, the Vaudevillains!”
The Vaudevillains make their way to the ring as we go back to Monday Night RAW, when New Day used their “time machine” to prove that in any era, New Day rocks! Vaudevillains attack them from behind, destroying the box in the process. Back at ringside, the Dudley Boyz make their way to the ring and this match is underway!
Eight Man Tag Match
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day & Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillains & The Dudley Boyz
Big E and D’Von get things started as D’Von lays into Big E, only to take a belly to belly slam from Big E who gets a nearfall. Kofi tagged in, but is distracted by the opposite corner as Bubba tags in. Bubba gives Kofi a bodyslam and goes for a splash, but Kofi evades and starts the unicorn stampede, before Kofi hits an assisted dropkick into Bubba. Things start to break down as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Xavier Woods is laying into Bubba with right hands and a headbutt. Bubba sends Woods into the corner, but Xavier catches him with a boot. Bubba avoids further attack, taunting Cass as he goes to tag in D’Von but Gotch takes the tag. Gotch hits some boots before tagging into English, who gets a big kick on Woods for a nearfall. English with a knee and an elbow on Woods for a nearfall before tagging English back in, and they hit Dukes Up for a nearfall. Gotch with a front headlock, and Woods tries to power out only to get taken back down for a nearfall by Gotch. Gotch with a forearm before tagging in English, as Bubba yells at them for not tagging in D’Von. English gets a front headlock on Woods, finally tagging in Bubba who hits a hard elbow for a nearfall. He berates the Vaudevillains and mocks Woods with some right hands before taking an enziguri, allowing Woods to get the tag to Big Cass! D’Von in as well, and Cass lays the opposing team out before hitting a stinger splash on D’Von followed by a big bodyslam. Empire Elbow on D’Von gets a nearfall for Cass before Gotch breaks the pin. Big E takes out Gotch with a belly to belly suplex, and things have gotten out of control on the outside as the Dudley Boyz go for a 3D on Cass…only for D’Von to take a big boot and Bubba to take an East River Crossing followed by an Empire Elbow for the win!
Winners via pinfall: The New Day & Big Cass
We get highlights from the match, including the finish as New Day and Cass celebrate in the ring. Commentary hypes Extreme Rules and other programming for the WWE Network. Up next is our main event, as Roman Reigns takes on Luke Gallows!
Back from commercial, we get a video package to hype John Cena’s return for the Memorial Day edition of RAW on May 30! Back at ringside, commentary hypes the Women’s Championship match by taking a look back at what happened at Payback, and the build to the Submission Match at Extreme Rules with Ric Flair banned from ringside! To make things even worse for the champion, if Ric Flair comes to ringside, Charlotte will have to forfeit the title! Back at ringside, Luke Gallows makes his way to the ring accompanied by Karl Anderson as commentary announces a Tornado Tag Match at Extreme Rules between The Usos and Gallows and Anderson! AJ Styles comes out to join his Club brethren and they go to the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, The Usos make their way to the ring to show support for Roman Reigns, who comes out next as we go back to last Monday and the chaos between AJ Styles and Roman Reigns. Commentary hypes the Extreme Rules match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship between Reigns and Styles this Sunday! The Club and The Bloodlines clear out of the ring, and this main event is underway!
Main Event – Non-Title Match
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns vs. Luke Gallows
Both men lock up, and Gallows knocks Reigns down hard with a shoulder tackle. Reigns with a waistlock, but Gallows gets out only to take an elbow from Reigns. Reigns gets knocked down by Gallows, who then sends Reigns out of the ring! Reigns takes a breather on the outside before going back into the ring. Reigns with a right hand twice over, sending Gallows into the corner as he lays into him with right hands. Gallows blocks one attempt but takes a ride as Reigns delivers a Samoan drop for a nearfall. Reigns delivers a drive by dropkick on Gallows, getting back in the ring as we go to a commercial.
Back from commercial, Reigns is still in control but Gallows sends him down with a single leg takedown followed by a lariat for a nearfall. Reigns in the corner as Gallows drops some heavy right hands on the champion. Three elbow drops gets Gallows a nearfall, as he goes to work with some clubbing elbows into a sleeper hold. Reigns gets back up, but Gallows sends him into the corner hard for a nearfall. Gallows with a chinlock on the champ now, as Reigns struggles to get out. Reigns gets back up again, but Gallows sends a knee into him. Reigns now turning things around, hitting a big right hand on Gallows into the corner. Reigns with a clothesline and a cross body for a nearfall. Reigns with some right hands in the corner, before hitting a big boot on Gallows. Reigns now looking for the Superman Punch, but Anderson gets on the apron which distracts Reigns. Gallows rolls him up, but just gets a nearfall before Reigns hits a Superman Punch! Reigns looking for the spear now, but AJ grabs the leg before the Usos get involved at ringside! The chaos continues until Roman hits a drive by dropkick on AJ before getting back into the ring, where Gallows hits a big boot and a Gallows Call for a very close nearfall! AJ tells Karl to “get ‘im” and Karl gets into the ring, forcing the ref to call for the bell as Gallows and Anderson hit the Boot of Doom!
Winner via disqualification: Roman Reigns
Chaos ensues as The Usos get involved, but AJ takes them out of the ring before hitting a sliding dropkick into Roman Reigns sending the champ out of the ring! AJ clears off the announce table with bad intentions for Reigns, who throws AJ onto the announce table before Gallows gets him from behind! Chaos returns as everyone brawls to close the show!