Quick Hits: WWE Smackdown Live 2.7.17 w/Justin C

New Smackdown Logo

Daniel Bryan Promo

-Bryan comes out to cut the typical I’m happy to be back here promo until The Miz shows up.

-Bryan tells Miz that not being able to wrestle never stopped Miz from getting in the ring.

-Miz does a great job of playing off the crowd here as they try to get on his case. He’s clearly going off script but it’s totally worth it.

-Of course Baron Corbin comes out and decided to ruin things. Then Ambrose and finally AJ Styles.

-Teddy Long has an itchy trigger finger here and is just dying to make a tag match.

-Styles gets cheered and tries to act frustrated but it doesn’t come off right.

-Daniel Bryan makes a Fatal 4 Way match and somewhere Teddy Long spontaneously combusts.

AJ Styles vs Dean Ambrose vs Baron Corbin vs The Miz

-All kinds of action early on. Ambrose knocks Styles off the ropes going for a springboard and I always cringe during that spot.

-Miz lands the Daniel Bryan kicks to both Ambrose and Styles. Then all three exchange about ten total schoolboy rollups.

-Tower of Doom spot with all four men in the corner.

-JBL fails to deliver the correct line. If you enter the Chamber early, your odds of winning “DRASTICALLY GO DOWN!”

-This is pretty good non-stop action, which is making it tough to keep up with.

-Styles hits Miz with the Phenomenal Forearm. Maryse pulls Miz out of the ring. Styles then turns around into the End of Days from Baron Corbin and Corbin pins AJ Styles. Wut?

WINNER: Baron Corbin

Natalya/Nikki Bella Split Screen

-Nikki says Natalya is dead to her. Natalya says Nikki doesn’t have friends, only followers.

-Natalya says Nikki is going to be sitting at home after Elimination Chamber, with her pregnant sister, wishing she could have a baby of her own.

-Nikki says the only thing Natty is good at is wrestling. I thought that was a good thing? Nikki says what will Natty do after she wins Sunday.

-Natty says after she wins on Sunday, John will probably leave her for a better woman. And if Natty wasn’t married, he would probably be with her. Okay then.

Apollo Crews vs Dolph Ziggler

-Crews blocks a superkick and rolls up Ziggler for the win in one minute. Ziggler superkicks Crews after the match. Ziggler then takes out Crews with a chair and Kalisto after he makes the save.

WINNER: Apollo Crews

DUAL CONTRACT SIGNING: Becky Lynch vs Mickie James, Alexa Bliss vs Naomi

-What a great moment in the history of our sport.

-Mickie kicks Renee Young out of the ring, which makes her a mega heel in my eyes.

-Mickie says Becky is trying to take all the credit for this revolution she started 7 years ago and the rage has been building up inside her. Mickie says without her there would be no Becky Lynch. Mickie says this Sunday, the reinvention of Mickie James starts with the destruction of Becky Lynch.

-Becky said when it got to tough for Mickie, she walked away. Becky said she will slap Mickie back into the past.

-FANTASTIC exchange between those two.

-Alexa says the only class Becky has is low. And the only thing running through her veins is toxic orange hair dye. Alexa says everyone needs to respect Mickie and she will still be Champ after this Sunday.

-Alexa then looks at Naomi and says “Oh yeah, I completely forgot about you.” Ha. Great.

-Naomi finshes things off and says Alexa will feel the glow as a brawl breaks out. The faces stand tall at the end.

American Alpha, Rhyno/Slater, Breezango vs The Vaudevillains, Ascension and The Usos

-The crowd chants “We Want Rhyno” for who knows what reason.

-The heels of course can’t get along at all. And with Breezango on the face team neither can the faces.

-The Ascension ends up winning the match. Is this bizarro world tonight?

WINNERS: The Ascension, The Vaudevillains and The Usos

John Cena vs Randy Orton: FIRST TIME EVER ON SMACKDOWN LIVE!!!

-What a history making night. Dual contract signings and now this!

-Orton gets control early and throws Cena into the steps, which Mauro goofs up and calls the stairs.

-Cena back in control from break and Orton kicks out of the AA. David Otunga acts stunned.

-Orton hits a DDT off the top rope on Cena, who sells it like death Orton hits the RKO but Cena kicks out at 2.

-The ref gets knocked out as Orton tries to escape the AA. Bray and Orton double team Cena and Cena eats a Sister Abigail. Luke Harper comes out and confronts Bray. Harper pretends to walk away, then clotheslines Bray. Harper escapes the RKO and pushes Orton right into the AA for the win.

WINNER: John Cena

OVERALL: A solid episode of Smackdown heading into the Chamber. The WWE might have really stumbled onto something with Luke Harper. I hope he has a competitive match with Orton on Sunday. Right the momentum. The promo exchange between Mickie and Becky was great. They added another level to that feud, which pretty much no RAW feud has done so far. Then Alexa Bliss added her unique touch to it. And The Miz did a good job with the crowd and Daniel Bryan. Fun show.

Until Next Time,

Justin C

Follow Me On Twitter @JCWonka

 

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