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WWE SmackDown Live results (Oct. 4, 2016): No Mercy go home show

WWE SmackDown Live comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Oct. 4, 2016) from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California featuring the go home show to the upcoming No Mercy pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for this Sunday night in Sacramento.

Advertised for tonight: John Cena, Dean Ambrose, and AJ Styles come face-to-face for one last confrontation before their WWE world championship match this weekend, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the SmackDown live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)



You walk through the subway, his eyes burn a hole in your back. A footstep behind you, he lunges prepared for attack, but me, I'm just here to liveblog a pro wrestling show, folks.

Show opens with a video package promoting tonight's WWE World Championship face-to-face confrontation before heading right to Bray Wyatt's entrance. He's wrestling Kane tonight and we're getting right into it.

Bray Wyatt vs. Kane

Bray right in with a kick to the gut and hands before stomping Kane in the corner. But Kane turns the tables and throws hands of his own until Bray cuts him off with a flying forearm and a corner avalanche. Wyatt grounds the Big Red Machine with a reverse chinlock but Kane fights to his feet and hits a jawbreaker. Off the ropes into a lariat, Wyatt looking for the senton to follow but Kane rolls out of the way and hits a Stinger Splash in each corner before dropping Bray with a side slam and a running DDT.

Bray gets to his feet and walks into a chokeslam but counters with a Rock Bottom before Kane can lift, then follows with a senton. Corner taunt and spider walk but Brayseems distracted, looking to the entrance. Orton's upside-down on the Titantron, and he says he's going to turn Bray Wyatt's world right side up at No Mercy, at which point the image flips. Orton says he wants Bray to know he can play his game better than he can, and if he thinks he's the predator, to come catch his prey.

Of course, Kane sat up during this and goes for a chokeslam. Bray fights out with a right hand and bails to the outside, contemplating his next move. He points at Kane before deciding to go stalk Orton, and...

Kane wins by count-out.

Kane makes fire from the ringposts as Wyatt continues to walk out, jawing at him.

Cut to Baron Corbin walking backstage and running right into Charly Caruso. He says he doesn't care why Jack Swagger got signed, but if he thinks he's gonna come here and make waves, he's dumber than he looks. And if he's stupid enough to get in the ring with the baddest man on SmackDown, he'll get dropped where he stands. Swagger shows up mid-sentence and challenges him right here and now. Corbin says he does his talking in the ring, and Swagger says he's gonna go talk to Daniel Bryan about continuing it in the ring.

Commentary puts Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Bella over as happening next and sends us to break with a house ad for No Mercy.


Back from commercial and Bray Wyatt is stalking backstage, saying that Randy knows not what he does and that his time is coming. (Life it spins just like a wheel?)

Back in the main arena, Alexa Bliss is out for her entrance, so here we go. Carmella is on commentary for this one.

Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Bella

Nikki with a waistlock to start, Alexa fights out and throws her to the mat before taunting for the crowd. Nikki gets two with a trip and then hits a facebreaker for two more. Alexa whips and Nikki takes her down with a shoulder block and a dropkick before Bliss heads outside. Bella follows and Carmella jaws at her, so rather than sending Alexa back in the ring, she throws her into Carmella and does a moonwalk for added value.

Back in the ring, Nikki throws Bliss in the corner but eats a pair of boots when she goes to follow up. Nikki gets the fireman's carry, looking for the TKO, and Carmella runs in and beats on her...

Nikki Bella wins by disqualification.

Becky Lynch runs out to even the odds and they clear house to send us to break.


Back from commercial and a tag match has been made and is in progress!

Alexa Bliss & Carmella vs. Becky Lynch & Nikki Bella

Nikki and Alexa in, Nikki working a wristlock, taking Bliss over and gets an armbar in. Bliss out, hair pull mat slam gets two and Bliss makes the tag. Carmella mounts Nikki and fires punches at her face before getting off and dragging her over and face-first into the turnbuckle for the Bronco Buster. That also gets two and Carmella tags back. Alexa with a reverse chinlock in but Nikki fights to her feet and off the ropes right into a clothesline.

Alexa blows Becky a kiss and tags Carmella back in, who goes right back to the reverse chinlock and yells in Nikki's ear. Bella back to her feet again, Carmella shoves her down and celebrates before going for a second Bronco Buster and coming up empty. Tag to Becky, she comes in hot, lariat, lariat, leg lariat, she's feeling it. Bliss charges in and eats a pair of exploders before Becky calls for the Straight Fire and comes up empty.

Forearm off the apron lays Bliss out and Lynch sends her back in the ring. Carmella with a superkick to lay Becky out, Nikki spears her out of the ring and chases her up the aisle...

Alexa Bliss & Carmella win by pinfall with Twisted Bliss from Alexa on Becky Lynch.

Back to Bray hunting Randy in the bowels of the arena again. He stops short when he sees his rocking chair in the smoky room and advances towards it, asking if this is all Randy has. Orton slams the shutter door down and locks Bray in it, asking Wyatt how it feels that the hunter is now the hunted, before asking the Lord to have mercy... or not.

Bray pounds on the door, saying walls can't hold him. Commentary puts the world title faceoff over before promising the MizTV Dolphumentary for later and sending to break with an ad for the Network.


Back from commercial and Daniel Bryan's making an entrance for some promotion of the More Than Pink campaign. He personally holds the ropes open for the five women who come into the ring with him, because he is literally the nicest man in pro wrestling. Same deal as on Raw, by the by, pink cover table and all. Bryan describes the campaign's attempt in short and introduces the five women.

He says that today there are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and because of courageous women like these five, there'll be a lot more, before putting them over as heroes and champions and leading a "YES!" chant. His music hits and he yells at the sound guy for hitting his cue too early, before presenting them with replicas of the SmackDown Women's Championship belt.

Commentary promises Corbin/Swagger for later and sends us to break on an ad for WWE 2K17.


Back from commercial and the Vaudevillains are in the ring waiting for a match.

Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder) vs. the Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch)

Gotch and Rawley to start, they lock up and Mojo throws Gotch away before declaring that he ain't hype and body slamming him. It's hammer time, apparently, so he busts out some moves before hitting the sitout axe-handle and making a tag. Ryder and Gotch square off as the Ascension come out on the ramp. Zack lands an arm drag but Gotch whips him. Double knees up in the corner, dropkick to English, Gotch with a kick to the back and an uppercut before making the tag.

English in with a shot, Gotch throws Ryder with an exploder and English wrenches his chin before hitting an overhead elbow and choking him on the ropes. Gotch with a boot while referee Charles Robinson was distracted, English throws hands and makes a tag. Double-team strikes, quick tag back to English. Rear chinlock on Ryder, fights to his feet and into a slam but Ryder rolls away from the knee. Tag to Gotch, Ryder with a sunset flip, tags made.

Rawley with shoulder block after shoulder block on English, followed by a Stinger Splash and a fireman's carry slam...

Hype Bros win by pinfall with the Hype Ryder on Aiden English.

They stare the Ascension down a moment before commentary promises the Dolphumentary next and sends us to commercial with a house ad for No Mercy.


Back from break with commentary putting next year's Royal Rumble over.

Miz and Maryse are in the ring already. Miz welcomes us to the Dolphumentary and wastes no time bringing Dolph out, since it may be his last time on SmackDown. Miz says today is not about him, it's about Dolph, since it's a title vs. career match. Miz promises that his career may be over, but it will not be forgotten, and tosses to the Dolphumentary video package.

Predictably it's built around what a failure Dolph is, going so far as to be called "The Success of a Failure: The Dolph Ziggler Story". They're covering everything here, from Kerwin White's caddy, to the Spirit Squad, to Hugh Jackman punching him out, Cena dumping crap on him, everything. They mention his ten-minute World Heavyweight Championship reign and then edit quotes fast and loose so it seems like a variety of current and former superstars are dumping on him.

Dolph is, understandably, not amused. Miz says if his career was embarrassing as Dolph's, he would have left years ago. Dolph tells "ass-face" to stop before he slaps the hell out of him before saying that for every ten embarrassing moments, he'd have one awesome moment with a kid in the front row wearing his merch or even backstage with Make-a-Wish and you can't take that away from him. Even his Money in the Bank cash-in, which was not featured in Miz's documentary, which was magical because everyone at the arena and at home was part of it (I hurt my ankle jumping up and down!), and that's why he can't walk away.

That's why he came to this crossroads and put his title on the line, because he can't walk away but can't live with himself if he can't deliver. But there's a small part of him that thinks he can do it, and Miz isn't taking his career away from him, ever, because damnit, he's not done yet. Miz simply replies "Yes, you are" and follows talking about emotion and moments and kids in the front row, well, Dolph has to say good-bye to that. But don't worry, Miz has just the thing to raise his spirits.

My god, it's Kenny and Mikey from the Spirit Squad! They do the deal, spelling Dolph's name out and telling him that if he doesn't beat the Miz, he'll be in the unemployment line in cheer form. Miz says the other two got lost in transit but says hey, at least Dolph can reunite with these two if he loses. Dolph yells at him about going right now and Kenny and Mikey attack him, laying him out and dancing over his crumpled body.

Dolph wakes up and superkicks Kenny and Mikey (off a dive!) and Miz runs in for Skull Crushing Finale but Dolph slips out, looking for the superkick, Miz bails and they stare daggers at each other from opposite ends of the ramp.

Back to Bray in his little room now. He circles the chair and says he knows, he's found it, before sitting in it.

Commentary put the confrontation over again before promising Jason Jordan vs. Jimmy Uso up next and sending us to commercial.


Back from break with a Hispanic Heritage video about Roberto Clementes.

Commentary confirm Nikki Bella vs. Carmella for No Mercy and we cut to the Usos making their way to the ring. The graphic was wrong, it's Jey Uso in action!

Jason Jordan vs. Jey Uso

Jordan right in with a belly-to-belly takedown and firing hands, but Jey gets a neckbreaker over the top rope when they're back to their feet. Reverse chinlock from Uso and he shifts to a rear chinlock but Jordan gets to his feet. Whip into the corner...

Jason Jordan wins by pinfall with a waistlock transitioned into a victory roll pin.

The Usos don't take kindly to this and attack the Alpha boys, wrenching a Tequila Sunrise in on Jordan but Beauty and the Man-Beast hit the ring and make the save. The Usos jaw their way up the ramp and face the tag champs down.

Bray Wyatt is in his room, singing spirituals again. He's happy to see somebody, and says he knew they'd come... back. It's Sister Abigail, and he missed her. He says he's ready to go home, and we're ready to go to commercial.


Back from break and Orton's back to check on Bray. He unlocks the gate and lifts it up, but Wyatt's gone! He slams the chair into the back wall and stomps off.

Commentary then throws to a video package recapping John Cena's appearance on Talking Smack last week.

Jack Swagger's out now, so his match with Corbin must be next. But not quite immediately next, because we're taking another break first.


Back from commercial and Mauro Ranallo briefly puts the More Than Pink campaign over again and we get some more Curt Hawkins facts, because sure. He announces that he'll be making his in-ring return at No Mercy!

Baron Corbin finally makes his entrance now, so we're off to the races.

Baron Corbin vs. Jack Swagger

Collar-and-elbow lockup, Corbin shoves Swagger away. Swagger shoots in, looking for a takedown but Corbin gets the ropes. Second attempt gets Swagger a waistlock but Corbin fights out with a back elbow and runs Swagger over with a shoulder block. Corbin goes behind, Swagger reverses to a waistlock, throwing shoulder thrusts before running the ropes and hitting Corbin with a shoulder block of his own.

Picking the leg in the corner, Corbin cheap-shots Swagger and pounds him to the mat with right hands. Corbin poses a moment and we go to break.

Back from commercial and Swagger's down on the mat. We get a replay of Corbin freight training Swagger to the outside and hitting Deep Six on him. Corbin drags him up by his hair and locks the half nelson chinlock in. Swagger gets to his feet and forces his way out with body blows. Corbin back in it with a running knee, he goes for a second, Swagger ducks and dumps him outside. Corbin runs right back in and into boots, running lariat, that wonderful high-angle twisting spinebuster, We the People, Swagger Bomb, Corbin had his feet up, Jack has the ankle lock!

Corbin crawling for the ropes, Swagger drags him back in...

Jack Swagger wins by submission with the Patriot Lock.

JBL insists that referee Dan Engler made a bad call and that Corbin was just reaching for the ropes. Corbin has a fit in the ring and out of it, flipping the steps and screaming his head off, making a stop at the commentary desk even. Commentary promises the face-off up next and send us to break.


Back from break and AJ Styles is out first. He says the champ is here and goes on to say that SmackDown is the land of opportunity, because at SummerSlam he had the opportunity to beat John Cena and become the Face That Runs the Place and he did. And then at Backlash he had the opportunity to beat Dean Ambrose and become WWE World Champion, and obviously he did that too. And at No Mercy, he has the opportunity to beat Dean Ambrose and John Cena at the same time and become the--

Dean Ambrose's entrance cuts him off. Dean hustles to the ring and paces in front of Styles a moment. Become what, he asks, the Clown Who Runs the Town, the Pest That Runs the Nest, the chump... Just the chump. Because that's what he is. He finally makes it to the top of the mountain and he takes the low road, throwing it all away. But that's not why Dean is mad now. Dean's mad because he had AJ pinned for 27 seconds when John Cena interfered. John Cena couldn't stand that a guy like Dean was about to win the title and he showed his true colors.

Cena should thank him for bringing the title to SmackDown so he even has a chance to break Ric Flair's record-- Enter John Cena. He, too, gets right in the ring and paces, but before he can say anything AJ Styles cuts him off and tells him to shut up. They already know what he's gonna say, so just shut up, he says. He talks about Cena's chase for Flair's record and says how dare he compare himself to an icon, a legend like Ric Flair (who managed AJ in Fortune once upon a time!), saying that Cena will never be in the same conversation as Ric.

He continues, saying Cena should be less worried about Flair, and more worried about AJ Styles. He can chase history all he wants, because while he's chasing, AJ Styles is making history. AJ eggs him on to make a big ol' John Cena speech, so he can sit back and watch him make a fool out of himself, just like at SummerSlam. Cena gets ready to fire off a comeback and Dean cuts him off this time.

Dean says Cena's gonna say he screwed himself over, that he's his own worst enemy and needs to stop complaining and he'll spin it so the guy that got screwed twice looks like the jerk. He says Cena's so good at politics that he should run for office, that he undercuts anybody that becomes a threat to him and he's been trying to do it to Ambrose since day one. And why? Because he knows he can't outwork Dean Ambrose, no matter how many flights he makes.

Check his resume, zero sick days, zero days injured, zero days off period, but Cena has no respect for that or for Dean, because he's never kissed Cena's ass or played by his rules and he's not gonna start now. If being like fake, plastic suck-ass behind the scenes, Cena can keep it and Dean will stay true to himself and keep it real while Cena has fun being the guy who plays John Cena on TV.

Cena says talk is cheap and shoots a double leg takedown on Ambrose! He pounds his face in before tossing AJ out of the ring and grabbing the title. His celebration is short-lived because AJ runs back in and pounds on him. Cena looking for the Attitude Adjustment but AJ slips out and to the apron... Phenomenal Forearm! AJ Styles reclaims his title and heads up the ramp saying everybody knows he's the champ when Dean Ambrose blindsides him and sends him into the barricade!

Dirty Deeds on the ramp! Dean holds the title up and celebrates over AJ's body and that's the show, folks.

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