Smackdown, February Week 1 2017

LADIES AND GENTLEMAN. We welcome to Tuesday night. Live!

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A highlight video from the Rumble plays. We get features on Bray Wyatt’s shocking WWE Championship win, The Apostle Dean Ambrose eliminate former friend and rival Roman Reigns with the aid of Mitch the plant. Cesaro and Bryan making it to the last two in The Royal Rumble Match, Randy Ortons NWA Championship victory, Stings return to WWE, And Ko-Mo’s continued battle with the Beast.

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Pre show

In a pre-show bout that had decent wrestling but didn’t have much heat, Austin Aries defeated Christopher Daniels in 9:14 by submission with a Last Chancery. (62)

In a pre-show bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Tyler Breeze defeated Tyson Kidd in 10:03 by pinfall with a Beauty Shot. (49)

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Main Show

“BOOM! BOOM! BOOM-BA-BOOM! BOOM!” The show starts with an impressive opening of pyro, before the lights are raised and several sections of the excited crowd are shown waving various signs. The focus then switches to the announce table where Michael Cole and JBL introduce and hype tonight’s show and the expected impact the likes of Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins are likely to have. (76)

But enough of that. Because there is a man here who would like to say a few words.

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“WWE UNIVERSE……. SMACKDOWN…….. Look at me. Bear witness to me. For I have ascended to my rightful throne. I. Bray Wyatt. Have proved beyond any doubt, that it is my time to rule. My time. This Championship is my crown. Handed to me via the King of Kings himself. But don’t blame the Game. Because he was just part of my game. What you all perceived as a descent into madness wasn’t a descent into madness at all. It was as Ascension. AN ASCENSION. TO ME. IT IS MY FAMILY’S TIME. FINALLY. TO RULE THIS WORLD WITH THIS CHAMPIONSHIP.

Bray looks to Dean and Rowan

“But for you my brothers. I owe you the world. Your commitment to this cause has not gone unnoticed. You, my loyal soldiers, will receive everything you have ever wished for… You.. My Brothers.. Will receive…..  (100!!!!!!!!!!!)

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Former WWE Champ Seth Rollins makes his way to the Championship ceremony

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“Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa”. “Now Bray, I’m not even going to begin to try and understand what you did to Triple H. How you made him bend his knee to your will. But I… am not Triple H. In fact. I’ve had two title matches against you. AND WON. And I will again. Because I am owed my one on one title rematch…….”

Before Rollins can finish making his point, Bray has signalled for his soldiers, The Apostle Dean Ambrose, and The White Sheep Erick Rowan, to head out of the ring, up the ramp, and to shut Rollins up…..

JBL – Rollins may not get his Championship match if he’s forced to leave the arena in a body bag folks

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But a severely ticked off Roman Reigns is here to back up Rollins, and he has no time for Dean Ambrose right now.

Rollins and Reigns walk down the ramp. Wyatt’s Soldiers have retreated to the ring.. All five men stand on opposing lines of battle, and as things are about to go down…

BULLET CLUB F…F…F….F…..FOR. LIFE.

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AJ Styles, Cody Rhodes, and new WWE Tag Team Champions Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson make their presence felt. AJ has the mic on the ramp

“Whoa whoa whoa. What do we have here. Four of the men who will be in the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match in 4 weeks. The Hillbilly Champion. His Bitch. A fallen champion, and Roman Reigns. A guy who can’t stop being beaten over the head by the same plant. TWICE. TWICE IT’S HAPPENED ROMAN!!”

(Group too sweet and laugh), Cody grabs the mic.

“But more obvious than that. We see too old, crumbling pillars of WWE’s past. A weak version of the Shield. A once mighty pillar. And despite what you may think Bray. You are a weak Wyatt Family. One that would crumble when face to face with US. THE BULLET CLUB. And it’s for this reason. That we put forward this demand. The final two members of the WWE Championshpi elimination Chamber should be….. CODY RHODES, AND AJ STYLES. Bullet Club v Shield V Nu Wyatt Family. And when the dust has settled. It will be The Bullet Club who hold the gold.

GOOD OLD JR’S MUSIC HITS. HE’S BACK!

“You raise a good point Cody. On the surface of it, that’s an incredible idea. HOWEVER. You and AJ are yet to fully convince me that you two deserve to be in the chamber. SO tonight I’m going to give you the chance to convince me. Our main event will be an 8 man tag team match. All 4 members of the bullet club, will face the combined might of the remaining two members of the Shield, AND, New WWE Champion Bray Wyatt, alongside his Apostle Dean Ambrose. If The Club wins. You two are in the chamber. If you don’t…….

Then there are…….Other….Candidates.

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Backstage. Roman Reigns can be heard having a chat to Seth Rollins

Reigns – “Look Seth. I know that for you, the WWE Championship comes before anything else. But the best way to get it back, right now, is to weaken Bray Wyatt. And to do that. We need to break the bond between him, and Dean Ambrose”

Rollins – “Yeah yeah yeah you’re right. But trust me Roman, I think I have an idea on how to do that………………..”

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A video replay happens showing Kota Ibushi earning a second shot at the WWE Crusierweight Championship this week on CWC. While It hasn’t been announced when this match is. Coming up next, we will see Kota Ibushi vs The All American, Jack Swagger.

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It’s Zeb flippin’ Coulter!

In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Kota Ibushi defeated Jack Swagger in 9:10 when Jack Swagger was disqualified when Dolph Ziggler ran in and attacked Kota Ibushi.

The beatdown continues for a full minute before Adrian Neville’s music hits. He sprints out of the curtain, but Dolph and Swags seem like they knew this was going to happen. By the time Neville has arrived, Swags has Kota in the Gutwrench position, with a chair laid ominously set up in front of him. Dolph has the mic in hand.

“ADRIAN ADRIAN ADRIAN. STOP STOP STOP RIGHT THERE! Yeah that’s right…. Right…. There. If you don’t go to the back right now. AND I MEAN RIGHT…..NOW. Jacky here may put an early end to the career and title aspirations of your friend Kota Ibushi here. So don’t do anything stupid hey?”

Neville backtracks, knowing he doesn’t have an option. Just has he’s about to retreat back through the curtain however. Jack does the inevitable. GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB ONTO THE CHAIR. Ibushi is riving in agony as Dolph yells smack into him. Neville runs down to the ring but Dolph and Swagger scatter.

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Jim Ross is backstage in his office. He gets off the phone to someone and says “Well. I just hope Triple H gets back to full health soon. Don’t worry Mr. McMahon, I can hold down the fort here”. The moment JR hangs up. Kevin Owens and John Morrison, KO-MO. have arrived to greet him in his office.

Owens –  “Uh, so yeah JR. I don’t think you have got the fort held down here. Because we just watched that opening promo out there. And while we heard mentions of THE SHILED, and THE WYATT’s, and THE BULLET CLUB. There was no mention AT ALL, Of team KO-MO! Where are we in your stupid head JR!”

At this point Cesaro, and US Champion Brian Kendrick walk into the office, seemingly with the same gripe. Jr tells everyone to calm down.

JR – “Look everyone. I haven’t forgotten about ANY of You. KO-MO. Over the last few weeks you’ve impressed the hell out of me. You took on the Beast and felled him, and for that BOTH OF YOU WILL BE IN THE WRESTLEMANIA NUMBER ONE CONTENDER ELIMINATION CHAMBER”.

KO-MO pat eachother on the backs as they’re well chuffed.

“Now. For you Cesaro. You were fantastic in getting to the final two in the Rumble. Once again you showed how good you are. BUT. I need to see a fire in you. You’ve come so close so many times.” (Owens laughs). “Kevin. I wouldn’t laugh. Because Antonio. Tonight, I’ve found you a tag team partner. You will go out to that ring and face the team of Kevin Owens and John Morrison. If you win. You and your partner will both enter that Chamber!”

Cesaro smiles and walks out with Owens and Morrison, bantering back and forth.

“That just leaves you Brian.”

“Tonight you will face NWA World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton. The winner of that match will enter the chamber.”

Kendrick is livid.  (85)

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The following bout is scheduled for one fall. And it is a WWE Number One Contender Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match!

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn’t have much heat, Sheamus defeated Baron Corbin in 10:04 by pinfall with a Brogue Kick. (57)

Post match. Corbin is incensed. He shouts at the referee who squirrels away. Corbin catches him. END OF DAYS. TO THE OFFICIAL!!!!! (27) Corbin is escorted out by an army of burly black clad men.

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With KO-MO in the ring. Cesaro makes his way down. Neither of these three men have a clue who Cesaros partner is going to be, leaving KO-MO looking fairly smug, and Cesaro with a degree of trepidation in his eye. (77)

And the pendulum swings.

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Brock is here. And he is furious with Kevin Owens.

Ding ding ding

The bell goes. Lesnar is the legal man and he nails KO. Suplex after suplex is hit. Lesnar looks more unstoppable than ever. That is until Cesaro tags himself in off Lesnar’s back. The crowd go OOOOOHHHHHHH. And Lesnar gives him the death stare. Regardless, the stakes in this match are huge are Lesnar complies. To the shock of everyone in attendance.

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In a superb match, Cesaro and Brock Lesnar defeated KO-MO in 11:35 when Brock Lesnar defeated Kevin Owens by submission with a Kimura. (80)

Cesaro gets into the ring to celebrate. But is immediately F-5’d by Brock.

Cole –  Ladies and gentleman. What is unfolding is almost incompressible. We’re going to have 2, TWO! Main events at elimination chamber. Because the five current confirmed superstars going into it are BROCK LESNAR, KEVIN OWENS, JOHN MORRISON, CESARO, AND SHEAMUS.

JBL – That is.. huge. And there’s still a spot left to go! Who’s it going to be. US Champ Brian Kendrick, or NWA World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton?! Find out. NEXT!

In a bout that had great wrestling and good heat, Kendrick goes for Sliced Bread. He gets Orton into the Cutter position, up to the top turnbuckle. But Orton pushes him away to leave him hanging. REVERSE RKO. WHILE KENDRICK WAS SAT ON THE TOP ROPE.

Randy Orton defeated Brian Kendrick in 11:57 by pinfall with a RKO. (80)

Cole – ORTON IS GOING INTO THE CHAMBER!

Orton smiles and leaves the ring, While Kendrick grabs the mic and makes a plea to JR.

“JR!!! JR….. Come on man. I NEED THIS. I AM YOUR TOP PLAYER HERE. I’VE BROUGHT YOU NOTHING BUT SUCCESS AND YOU NEED ME IN THIS CHAMBER. GIVE ME ONE MORE CHANCE. DO THE UNIMAGINABLE AND MAKE THE CHAMBER….. A 7 MAN CHAMBER!”

Jr appears and ponders

“Look. Brian. I can maybe give you another opportunity here. I will give you one more chance to earn a spot in that chamber. And if you win this next match. It will indeed be…. A 7 man elimination chamber. But in order for me to offer this. YOU. Need to make this next match, a US CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.

The crowd pop bananas.

Kendrick thinks long and hard. He squeezes his prize possession tight. But then looks at the Wrestlemania sigil hanging high above the arena.

“YES. LET’S DO IT. MAKE IT HAPPEN.”

JR smiles and leaves (67)

Kendrick lets out a weep. (As, honestly, so do I)

If you imagined the crowd were popping bananas before. They’re in absolute euphoria right now.

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In a bout that had good heat and decent wrestling, SCORPION DEATH DROP

Sting wins the WWE United States title via pinfall.

After the match, Sting celebrates in the ring with a microphone in his hand. He thanks everyone for accepting him back into their ring and into their hearts. He says he’s going nowhere. And that the entire roster best watch their backs, because this year’s Wrestlemania. Is going to belong to him. (89)

And breathe.

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COLE AND JBL – It’s been a roller-coaster here tonight folks. We’ve got ourselves a new United States Champion. IN STING. We’ve found out which six men will enter the Wrestlemania WWE Championship number one contender Elimination Chamber. They will be Brock Lesnar, Kevin Owens, John Morrison, Antonio Cesaro, Sheamus, and NWA World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton.

And now we have this. 8 man tag action to find out if AJ Styles and Cody Rhodes will be the final two men to enter the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber.

MAIN EVENT.

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Bray and Dean enter the ring. Bray nursing his championship like a new born son. The smile on his face in indescribable. He gives his championship to the official. Has a word with Ambrose. Then stands on the ring apron as Dean stands in the middle of the ring…..

 

SIERA

HOTEL

INDIGO

ECHO

LIMA

DELTA

 

DUN DUN… DUN DUN… DUN DUN…. DO DO DO DO DUN DUN

Cole – “OH MY GOD. REIGNS AND ROLLINS. HAVE THEY ACTUALLY RECREATED A VERSION OF THE SHIELD TO TAKE ON THE WYATT FAMILY?”

Ambrose’s face has dropped. You can see that Dean’s head is ticking. He’s wondering what’s going on, he turns to look at Bray who has legged it to his Apostles side. Bray’s put his fingers in one of Dean’s ears and is yelling at him in the other. He’s turned Dean around  and positions him facing the turnbuckle, so that he can’t see Reigns and Rollins make their way to the ring through the crowd, IN SHIELD ATTIRE.

And it’s not just that. Reigns has Dean Ambrose’s old SHIELD vest in his hand.

JBL – “Is this what Reigns and Rollins were talking backstage about earlier. About a way to tackle the Nu Wyatt family?!?!”

Reigns and Rollins enter the ring. Wyatt verbally berates them, as Dean turns to face. Roman holds out Ambrose’s vest. Ambrose has no idea what to do….

BULLET CLUB F…F….F….F…..FOR LIFE.

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JBL – But for the time being The Shield and The Nu Wyatt’s need to get cohesive. Because these four men certainly will be.

Ding ding ding.

In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd……

 

The match descends to the point that everyone is everywhere. Finishers Galore. Ambrose plants Cody with Dirty deeds. But turns around to face Reigns and Rollins. They signal to Dean to hit the Triple Powerbomb, The Shields patented finisher on Cody Rhodes. Deans weary at first.. Seemingly, he doesn’t know what is being asked of him, But as Reigns and Rollins get into position, it seems to come back to him…..

RHODES IS SET UP FOR THE TRIPLE POWERBOMB!

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BUT BRAY WYATT PUSHES DEAN AMBROSE OUT OF FORMATION!

Cody is dropped. Karl Anderson and Dean Ambrose are the legal men. Rollins and Reigns push Bray out of the ring, but then Anderson and Gallows appear out of nowhere to get rid of Rollins and Reigns!. The tag team champions identify a weak Dean Ambrose….

MAGIC KIILLER BY GALLOWS AND ANDERSON TO DEAN AMBROSE

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KARL ANDERSON HAS WON THIS MATCH FOR THE BULLET CLUB.

Gallows and Anderson have sealed passage to the elimination chamber to their stable mates!!

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The Bullet Club (AJ Styles, Cody Rhodes, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows) defeated Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in 14:46 when Karl Anderson defeated Dean Ambrose by pinfall with a Magic Killer (73)

We go off air to see the Nu Wyatts on the ramp. The Shield outside the ring. And The Bullet Club celebrating as a whole in the ring.

 82 overall

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