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WWE Smackdown Live from Corpus Christi, Texas

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Commentators:  Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, Tom Phillips, and JBL

If you missed Monday night’s Raw, click here WWE Monday Night Raw 1/30/17 Live Results

Segment Number 1:  AJ Styles, Shane McMahon, and Daniel Bryan

They are watching TV footage from the title match.  AJ Styles wants his shot, and he will get that shot, down the road.  But we are talking about The Elimination Chamber.  It’s going to be Cena, AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, The Miz, Bray Wyatt, and Dean Ambrose.  Dean says he and AJ has some unfinished business, and we will see Ambrose Vs Styles, later tonight.

Segment Number 2:  John Cena Promo

He is going to tell Corpus Christi this, THE CHAMP IS HERE!!  The usual Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks.  Throughout history, the championship always tells you are the man.  But part of being a man, gives you the ability to say you were wrong, and you’re sorry.  He heard guys talk about AJ Styles, and he is about to say something here.  AJ Styles, Cena was wrong, AJ isn’t just a guy from Atlanta.  He is an elite athlete, who always brings out the best in him.  And Royal Rumble was a historic event, and people have asked him how will he celebrate history?  It ain’t the time for confetti, because we are 2 weeks away from Elimination Chamber, live on WWE Network.  He will have to defend his title with 5 other guys, inside a cell.  And he wouldn’t want it any other way.  So he is here to say Smackdown Live is the place to be, John Cena is the man to beat.  So if you want some, come get some.

The Wyatt Family come out.  The Champ Is Here!!  Look children, everything is right with the world, hoooray!!  But it seems like Bray, the more things change, the things stay exactly the same.  It’s like some vicious cycle, with the hands of fate, Cena stands with that title that he blindly covets John.  But it’s okay, because in 2 weeks, he will be stuck inside a chamber with Bray.  There will be no place to hide, and no place to run.  Bray promises he will leave the chamber as the WWE World Champion.  And the world will be run for Wyatts.  Bray told him there are changes being made here, John.  And if you don’t blame him, ask his brother, and Royal Rumble winner, Randy Orton.

Orton tells John if he’s lucky enough to hold that title at Elimination Chamber, they will meet at Wrestlemania, and one way or the other we will end this vicious cycle

Hey John, we’re here.

The Wyatts stalk the ring, and as they approach the ring, the lights go out, come back on and Luke Harper is here to fight by Cena’s side.

Here Comes The Money!!  Here Comes The Money!!  Shane McMahon comes out, and he tells us to always expect the unexpected.  So why don’t we have Orton and Bray Vs Cena and Harper, and that match starts right now.

Match Number 1:  John Cena (WWE World Champ) and Luke Harper Vs Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton

Orton and Bray picks up the win.  The story here was Luke would fight Orton, but not fight Bray.  Until the end when Luke had enough, tried a Sister Abigail, but Bray turned it around and gave him one.  Cena took Bray and tried to give him AA, but Orton helped him get out of that, with a RKO.

Winners:  Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt, by pinfall

Tonight:  Mickie James and Alexa Bliss Vs Naomi and Becky Lynch

Tonight:  Dean Ambrose Vs AJ Styles

Segment Number 4:  Ellsworth

James tells us to be quiet, because he has something to say.  He introduces us to Carmella

Match Number 2:  Carmella Vs Delilah Dawson

Carmella wins in quick fashion with the Code of Silence.

Winner:  Carmella, by pinfall

Match Number 3:  Kalisto Vs Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler picks up the win in quick fashion with a Superkick.

Winner:  Dolph Ziggler, by pinfall

Ziggler tries to go after Kalisto’s mask, but here comes Apollo Crews to help his friend.

Segment Number 6:  Becky and Naomi

Dasha Fuentes interviews both Naomi and Becky.  Becky talks about Mickie James cost her the Women’s Title, and she is upset people forgot about her legacy.  She hasn’t forgotten, and will take it out on her.  Naomi believed Alexa thought she was a nobody last week, but this Sunday on Royal Rumble, she pinned her, and now she knows she is in the glow.

Wrestlemania 33 is 61 days away.

Match Number 4:  Alexa Bliss (SD Live Women’s Champ) and Mickie James Vs Becky Lynch and Naomi

Naomi does it again, pinning the SD Live Women’s Champion with a Split-Legged Moonsault, pinning Alexa.

Winners:  Naomi and Becky Lynch, by pinfall

Tonight:  AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose

Segment Number 8:  American Alphas

Dasha Fuentes is with American Alphas.  They want to know what is next, because nobody is stepping in to take the Smackdown Tag Titles.  They will issue an open challenge, and that will happen, next.

Match Number 5:  American Alpha (SD Live Tag Team Champ) Vs The Usos Vs The Ascension Vs The Vaudevillains Vs Breezango Vs Slater and Rhyno for the SD Live Tag Team Titles

The match ends in a no contest, when all chaos ensued, and the last two teams standing are American Alpha and Slater and Rhyno.

Winners:  No Contest

Video:  Nikki Bella Vs Natalya

Segment Number 10:  Nikki and Natalya

Natalya has security here, and the two start bickering.  But Daniel Bryan tells them both to shut up.  He called them both in here to tell them both he is making a match between Natalya and Nikki Bella, at Elimination Chamber.

Match Number 6:  Dean Ambrose (IC Champ) Vs AJ Styles in a non-title match

Baron Corbin and The Miz were doing commentary at ringside, but they finally started to fight.  Ambrose had enough, and fought them both, but runs into a Styles Clash to pin Dean.  After the match, The Miz hits a Skull Crushing Finale on Dean, but Baron hits End of Days on both Miz and Dean to end the show.

Winner:  AJ Styles, by pinfall

Kevin’s Thoughts:

I loved the beginning and end to the show, but everything else felt flat.  They need to start pushing American Alpha, they have the potential of being of being one of the top teams.  Just let them shine.  I did like we started to build Elimination Chamber, and those 6 men involved will put on an incredible match, with unlimited opportunities.  What were your thoughts on the show?  Next week, we will see Orton Vs Cena, which tells me that won’t be the Wrestlemania match.

Quick Match Results:

**Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt def John Cena (C) and Luke Harper, by pinfall

**Carmella def Delilah Dawson, by submission

**Dolph Ziggler def Kalisto, by pinfall

**Naomi and Becky Lynch def Alexa Bliss (C) and Mickie James

**American Alpha Open Challenge ends in a no contest

**AJ Styles def Dean Ambrose (C) in a non-title match, by pinfall