Dean Ambrose squared off with Baron Corbin in the main event with the No. 1 Contender AJ Styles watching on. Elsewhere, reverberations from The Miz and Daniel Bryan’s explosive Talking Smack exchange on WWE Network carried over to SmackDown Live with Dolph Ziggler getting caught in the crosshairs.
Yesterday, as much eventful as it was for WWE fans yielded kickass results and some edge-of-the seat fights. Quite a number of them. Here’s a look at the fights and results on August 30, 2016 WWE SmackDown:
Devils favourite Demon Kane choke slamming and finishing random show off in 30 seconds:
The Red Monster Kane made a sudden brief appearance when a random brawler came on to the ring and challenged opponents to fight with him. Little did the poor guy , stripped down to white underwear know that his worst nightmare would walk in. On Kane’s entry, the show-off clearly panicked but failed to escape from the ring out of sheer fear as Kane came in and finished him off with his signature choke slam.
Some mistake made and some price paid for his arrogance.
The Hype Bros beat The Vaudevillains:
The SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament raged on, as Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley aimed to use their strength and seemingly never ending supply of adrenaline to overpower Aiden English & Simon Gotch throughout the course of their first round showdown. The Vaudevillains attempted to match strength with cunning, but ultimately it was The Hype Bros prevailing with the Hype Ryder, moving them one step closer to the new championships.
AJ Styles triumphed over Apollo Crews:
AJ Styles continued to ride that wave, though, as he made his way to the ring to address the Dallas faithful to continually gloat about defeating Cena at SummerSlam, call himself “the new” Face that Runs the Place and also proactively boast about how he expects to defeat WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose at Backlash.Two of the best athletes on SmackDown Live and in all of WWE went at it with fury, but it ultimately was Styles who continued to ride the wave, finishing Crews off with The Phenomenal Forearm, pushing on strongly toward his WWE World Championship Match at Backlash.
Naomi and Becky Lynch defeated byNatalya and Alexa Bliss:
Becky Lynch, Naomi, Natalya and Alexa Bliss battled intensely, wanting to put themselves at the head of the pack (no pun) heading into the major match at Backlash.Carmella blindsided Nikki, with Carmella ultimately getting the better of the exchange, laying out Nikki yet again on the outside. The commotion allowed for Alexa to catch Becky off guard with a rollup for the victory.
Nikki Bella sat in on commentary as four of the six participants in the Six-Pack Challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship collided in tag team action.
Heath Slater and Rhyno beat The Headbangers in SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament Match:
Former WWE Tag Team Champions The Headbangers returned to WWE to foil Slater and Rhyno. Mosh and Thrasher showed little rust competing in a WWE ring for the first time in many years, however, fate was on Slater and Rhyno’s side when they defeated Mosh and Thrasher following a major Gore from The Man Beast. Rhynodefinitely felt The Headbangers impact however, having to receive eight stitches following the contest.
Baron Corbin defeated Dean Ambrose via disqualification:
After an impressive showing from Corbin where he certainly appeared to have the WWE World Champion reeling several times, Ambrose had Corbin reeling. However, A.J Styles, who was on commentary, could not help but interject himself into the match both verbally and physically, ultimately doing so one too many times, accidentally kicking Corbin when aiming for Ambrose, causing a disqualification victory for The Lone Wolf.