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WWE SmackDown results, live blog (June 2, 2016): Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch

WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (June 2, 2016) from Rockford, Illinois with a taped show on the USA Network featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for later this month in Paradise, Nevada.

Because SmackDown is a taped show, you can simply go read the spoilers to know everything that happens (find them by clicking here). We will provide results below.

You can use this space to discuss all the events as they occur, however, and it's probably going to enhance your viewing experience. In fact, I know it is because we're a lot of fun around here.

Enjoy the show!



Then. Now. Forever.

The opening replay is about AJ Styles/John Cena. If rumors are true, this may be a big SmackDown feud for awhile.

New Day/The Club Segment

The New Day open the show. They discuss that the Vaudevillains deprived the WWE of Stephanie McMahon dancing on Raw. They briefly go into the brand split. Then they say sure the Club has dropped some bodies but they'll never be our WWE. World. Tag. Team...

The Club interrupts (sans AJ). They say that while the New Day dance, they'll soon be the WWE tag champs. The New Day then makes fun of the name "The Club" ("Certainly not Hair Club for Men.") When the New Day asks if there are dues to this club, the Club says there are and they're going to take it out on the New Day. When the New Day invite them to the ring, the Club passes, which prompts Woods to sing that "you don't want none."

AJ Styles takes this as his cue to come out. He tells the tag champs that it isn't a new day but it's their day. The WWE belongs to the Club. AJ tells Kofi that he understands why he's joking around so much... because he's always been a joke. Kofi lists off his accomplishments and then reminds AJ it took him over ten years just to make it in WWE. This sets up a match tonight between the factions AJ & Kofi.


Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte (w/Dana Brooke)

This is an even match early on until Charlotte hits a neck breaker to take control. Becky fights back, but distraction from Brooke while Lynch is on the apron gives Charlotte the chance to hit a big boot knocking Bex to the ground.

Mauro makes an Up Up Down Down reference on commentary.

SD goes to break and returns with Bex making a big comeback. The match becomes a brief but fun back and forth affair. Becky has an armbar in and the champ has to stand up with the move still locked in and powerbomb her. Charlotte ends up going for the Figure Four but Becky locks in the Disarmer instead! Dana Brooke ends up trying to pull Charlotte to safety and gets Charlotte disqualified.

Becky def. Charlotte via DQ

As Dana and Charlotte look to leave, Nattie walks out to prevent it and both Bex and Nattie take it to Dana and the champ. They get them in the ring and try to both go for their submissions but the heels escape.


Sami Zayn & Dean Ambrose are interviewed by Renee Young backstage. She asks them how they're going to work together tonight when they face Alberto Del Rio & Kevin Owens. Zayn talks about focusing on the task at hand. Sami says he and Dean have a good track record... except for the Canada thing from Monday. Apparently not only does Dean not like Owens and Jericho, but he had an incident with Canadian boarder patrol because he tried to sneak nunchucks into Canada one time. (Dean and Sami continue to have awesome backstage segments.)

Kevin Owens and Alberto Del Rio roll in and Owens says that Sami is manipulating Dean. Sami retorts by telling ADR that he has teamed with the biggest snake in the grass. ADR calls Ambrose a paperboy. Ambrose suggests they fight now. KO and ADR peace, but not before KO tells Renee he doesn't like his necklace.

Great stuff from all guys.


The Dudley Boyz vs. Golden Truth

Tyler Breeze's VIP lounge is back!! He and Fandango are chilling it for the match!

Wow.... there the lyrics to the new Golden Truth are laid out on the screen and you can follow the lyrics via a jumping Goldust head. Seriously. I'm not making any of that up.

The Golden Truth actually are working well against Bubba early on with some good tag team work. Unfortunately, Truth is distracted by D-Von and he receives a big boot from Bubba. Truth becomes the face in peril for awhile. Truth is finally able to tag in Goldust who comes out on fire.

Tyler Breeze jumps on the apron to take a selfie and Truth goes out to knock him down. This briefly distracts Goldust, who is knocked into Truth and then rolled up by D-Von for the pin.

The Dudleys def. Golden Truth

Post match, Breeze-ango get some mics make fun of the Golden Truth. Fandango calls themselves the most gorgeous and delicious tag team in WWE ("gorgelicious.")

Golden Truth is currently 0-3.


Video package about Corbin/Ziggler, which is definitely still going on.

Baron Corbin is interviewed by Renee Young outside. Corbin says the interview is outside because the WWE Universe doesn't deserve his presence. The next time he enters an arena, it'll be to end Dolph Ziggler.

Dean Ambrose & Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin & Alberto Del Rio

The match starts with KO attacking Sami when his back is turned talking to Ambrose. He should know better than turning his back to Owens. Despite that, Sami gains control and he and Dean control this match for awhile early on. A big back stabber from ADR to Sami gives ADR & KO control and Sami is in trouble for awhile.

Ambrose gets the tag and comes in hot. However as he is climbing in the ring after hitting a suicide dive on Del Rio, Owens pulls him down. Dean smacks his head on the apron as SD goes to break. The Lunatic Fringe is still in trouble when the show returns.

When Dean is finally able to make it to the corner, Sami is down on the floor after being knocked down. With Sami in the corner of the heels, ADR goes for an enziguri but Ambrose ducks and Del Rio hits Owens! Ambrose is able to tag Sami, who immediately delivers a Helluva Kick to ADR for the 1-2-3.

Ambrose & Zayn def. Owens and Del Rio

Post match, Owens is furious! He grabs a headset and says he's done with partners. If you want to see what happens at Money in the Bank, just watch. He grabs a ladder from beneath the ring but as he is setting is up, Cesaro runs out! The Swiss Superman hits a springboard uppercut on KO, sets up the ladder, climbs it, and grabs the briefcase.

Oh, BTW, Cesaro's wearing a suit the entire time. Because he's fly as hell.


Rusev (w/Lana) vs. Jack Swagger

Rusev attacks Swagger before he can enter the ring and tosses him shoulder first into the ring steps. Swagger still accepts the match and gets some early offense. But it doesn't last long and Rusev goes to work. Swagger actually has another flurry of offense later on, but it ends with an Accolade.

Rusev. def. Swagger via submsision

Swagger had way more fight than I would have predicted in this match.

After the match, Rusev refuses to release the hold until Titus O'Neil runs out to make the save.


They play another Darren Young/Bob Backlund segment. Apparently Backlund does not want Darren Young running at all.

They play a Rollins/Reigns package.

AJ Styles (w/the Club) vs. Kofi Kingston (w/ the New Day)

It's a show one-upsmanship early on. After Koi hits a one man stampede and he celebrates in his corner with the New Day, Anderson and Gallows enter the ring and each team stares each other down as SD goes to commercial.

When it comes back, AJ and Kofi are still trading blows. However, Anderson and Gallows are staring down Xavier and Big E when AJ takes Kofi and runs him into the corner. This allows AJ to take advantage of the match. Kofi is able to eventually fight back. He hits the Boom Drop and sets up for Trouble in Paradise. AJ ducks it and takes back control of the match.

AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Kofi tries to reverse (it ended up not connecting as it should.) None-the-less, Kofi is able to get back and the two start going back and forth. Eventually, AJ goes for the Forearm but Xavier jumps on the apron and distracts him with the trombone. This leads to a fight on the outside.

Kingston jumps the rope to take out Gallows on the outside, who just took out Big E. However, when he gets back in the ring, he's greeted with a Pele kick and a Styles Clash. Styles gets the win.

AJ Styles def. Kofi Kingston via pinfall


That's the show, folks. Thanks for watching with us!

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