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WWE SmackDown results, live blog (Mar. 24, 2016): Brock Lesnar returns

WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Mar. 24, 2016) from Boston, Massachusetts with a taped show on the USA Network featuring all the latest build to the WrestleMania 32 pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza scheduled for next month in Arlington, Texas.

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!



Hello, everyone. Kyle here. Here's your place to either watch SmackDown with us or get the updates as they happen. Strap in for some Mauro Ranallo called action.

The show opens with Charlotte and Ric Flair in the ring. Charlotte says she's only a couple weeks away from putting an end to this Divas Revolution and starting the "Whoo Revolution." There's a lot of Whooing from Ric and Charlotte

Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte

Becky Lynch is on commentary.

The Boston crowd chants "Let's go Sasha!" Sasha has early control of the the match, but a Ric Flair distraction turns the tide. Sasha fights back multiple times but Charlotte maintains control until a sick knee to the face turns things around for the Boss.

Charlotte escapes outside and stares down Becky. Sasha comes out and goes for Charlotte, who dodges and tosses the Boss into the Lass Kicker. Sasha and Becky shove each other.

Sasha makes her way back to the ring and Charlotte is able to set up for the Figure 4. Sasha rolls her up for the 1-2-3.

Sasha Banks defeats Charlotte (and remains undefeated on the main roster)

After the match, Becky slides in AND SUPLEXES BOTH WOMEN. Then she just peaces like a total badass.

When Charlotte gets up, she ends up taking a Back Stabber from the Boss to the happiness of the crowd.


New Day comes out to put over the Booty Os and call the League of Nations trash again. Xavier compares the League to going to the DMV (which is horrible.) Big E compares them to Jar Jar Binks. Kofi compares them to the Michael Jordan... of baseball!

Sheamus (with Barrett and Rusev) vs. Kofi Kingston

Does Del Rio not have to work SmackDown?

While Sheamus starts with a flurry, Kofi takes over and takes it to Sheamus. Sheamus sweeps Kofi's leg when he's on the apron, knocking him down to the floor as SmackDown goes to break.

Sheamus is still in control when the show returns. A missed knee drop from the second rope gives Kofi the advantage again. During this, Kofi does a sweet dive over the top rope onto Sheamus. A well placed elbow to the face allows Sheamus to regain control. Kofi lands a kick on Sheamus, but pins him close to the ropes and Rusev places the Irishman's leg on the rope.

Woods and Bid E chase Rusev off, but then Barrett is able to distract Kofi which allows Sheamus to hit the Brough Kick for the pin.

Sheamus defeats Kofi Kingston via pinfall

The League chants "New Day Sucks" at the entryway after the match.


The Usos vs. the Ascension

The Ascension had control very early to start the match, but then the Usos took control. There were a couple steroid superkicks and Jimmy pins Viktor for the pin.

That's pretty much exactly how you'd expect that to go.

The Usos defeat the Ascension via pinfall

After the match, the Usos grab some tables and toss them into the ring. The Dudleys are watching this on the monitor in the back. They set up both Konnor and Viktor on the two tables and then splash them at the same time.

Well that wasn't very nice of them.

Renee Young interviews the Dudleys backstage. D-Von says at Mania, the Usos are going to learn that 3D isn't defined by tables but by their past success. Bubba says that they are going to steal the show at another WrestleMania at the Usos expense.

Bubba mentions the Wild Samoans which draws the ire of Roman Reigns who is walking past. He tells Bubba he's going to fight him tonight. This match is made official during the break.


A video package regarding the Shane/Undertaker feud is aired.

Dolph Ziggler & Sami Zayn vs. Miz & Kevin Owens

KO and Miz are bickering even prior to the match even beginning since the last time they teamed up, KO left the Miz high and dry.

The announcers drop the tidbit that not since Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 17 has someone successfully defended the IC title at Mania.

The faces have control over the Miz early in this match. A knee to the gut from Miz to the Dolph gets Miz the chance to tag in Owens. Ziggler hits a drop kick and tags in Zayn. KO immediately gets to the Miz and tags him in. When Miz tags in Owens when Sami is in the ring, KO gets his title and starts to walk off. Miz stops him and the two start shoving each other outside the ring. Sami runs and jumps on both men, tosses Kevin into the ring, and lands some corner elbows.

KO gets advantage on Sami when the Miz distracts Zayn. Ziggler is tagged in and a neck breaker on the ropes from the Miz outside allow the rudos to once again control Ziggler, which continues through the commercials. Both KO and Ziggler are able to tag out and Sami goes nuts on the Miz.

The match breaks down with KO and Ziggler both getting involved despite not being legal. A double cross body block leaves both Miz and Sami fown. Miz reaches for Owens but Owens walks out instead of tagging in against even a laid out Sami Zayn. As he's trying to leave, Stardust, Ryder, and Sin Cara stops him at the entryway.

Miz runs at him and attacks KO and tosses him in the ring. KO takes a kick from Ziggler and a Skull Crushing finale from his partner the Miz! Miz turns around to get a superkick from Ziggler and then a Helluva Kick from Sami Zayn, which leads to the painful.

Sami Zayn pins Miz for the win.

After the match, all 6 men hit their finishers on each other. It ends with Ryder hitting the Rough Ryder on KO and standing tall at the end. Yes, Zack Ryder.


Video package of the Roman/Triple H feud

Roman Reigns vs. Bubba Ray Dudley

Bubba Ray is an awesome trash talker while Roman is just playing the silent badass.

Bubba Ray starts by rolling out of the ring and jawing with the crowd. Roman follows him out and starts to beat the crap out of him. And it doesn't stop. Roman was pushed into the corner of the ring on the outside and he still just continues to kick Bubba's ass.

Roman starts to slam Bubba's head into the announce table and doesn't stop, leading to a DQ

Bubba Ray defeats Roman Reigns via DQ

After the match, Roman Reigns continues to beat up Bubba. D-Von runs out to try to help and he gets his ass kicked too.


Goldust is backstage putting his face paint on... for a match he doesn't have? Truth comes in (obviously) and Goldust reiterates that they aren't partners. Truth asked why Dust helped him on Monday and Goldy said that it's because he had pajamas under the ring. Goldust then paints "No" with the face paint on Truth's head. Goldy leaves and Truth looks in the mirror and sees it as "On" thinking that means they are going to be partners.

Sin Cara and Kalisto are walking backstage discussing how they will both win their Mania matches. After Sin Cara leaves, Kalisto runs into Ryback, who reminds Kalisto that he is small and Ryback is not. Kalisto guarantees that "this little guy will beat the big guy."


Tyler Breeze vs. AJ Styles

I love seeing Tyler, but his position on the main roster makes me so sad.

After a flurry from AJ, Tyler actually has a run on the offensive. Both of these men move so well in the ring. Tyler's run of offense is short lived as AJ hits the Phenomenal Forearm for the win.

AJ Styles defeats Tyler Breeze via pinfall


Brock Lesnar/Dean Ambrose/Wyatt Family segment

Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar walk to the ring. He discussed how Brock Lesnar makes WrestleMania moments. While Heyman talks, Lesnar does his standard dancing around. Paul talks up the idea of a No Holds Barred Street Fight, talking about what Dean Ambrose can to do Lesnar at Mania legally. Heyman then reminds the audience of Terry Funk and Mick Foley giving Ambrose different objects to use on Lesnar.

Heyman says the only reason Foley and Funk are still alive is because God hasn't answered his prayers. But it's Ambrose, Funk, Foley, and the Asylum inmates who should be praying. Because whatever Ambrose can get his hands on, Lesnar can get hands on. And when the match is over, everyone will learn the most dangerous weapon in a WWE match is Brock Lesnar himself.

Paul then calls Ambrose out because Lesnar wants to fight tonight.

The Wyatt Family (sans Luke Harper) responds instead. They circle the ring and climb onto the apron... and then Ambrose's music hits.

The Lunatic Fringe runs out with a kendo stick as Brock takes out the Wyatt Family (including a German to big Strowman). Ambrose runs into the ring and nails Lesnar with the kendo stick but Brock completely no sells it, takes it, nails Ambrose with it, breaks it on his knee, and F5s Ambrose.

The show ends with Ambrose laid out in the ring.


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

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