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WWE SmackDown results, live blog (Mar. 3, 2016): Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch

WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Mar. 3, 2016) from Atlanta, Georgia 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!



Chris here. Let's do this.


WWE Signature and a recap of Triple H destroying Dean Ambrose on Raw.


Dean Ambrose comes limping out to the ring.

Ambrose tells everyone that he's going to sit down since he's been beat up a lot lately. He then sits down and starts talking about how he lives life using five-second plans. Sometimes they work (convincing Triple H to give him a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match); sometimes they don't (Brock Lesnar throwing him through a windshield).

In regards to Roadblock, Ambrose knows that he made everyone mad because he may have just made everyone in production have to redo all of the WrestleMania posters. He does have a couple options for Mania: taking on Roman Reigns for the WWE WHC, slaying Brock Lesnar, facing Triple H, or having a Fatal 4 Way of death inside a cage.

But WrestleMania is a long while away. As Ambrose talks about what he plans to do, Kevin Owens comes on out.

Owens has a question: Why is Ambrose spewing his crap? After all, he keeps getting beat up when he comes out. Owens goes on and says that he doesn't have a credible opponent for WrestleMania. Ambrose attributes it to the fact that Owens keeps being mean to people.

Owens doesn't much like Ambrose's remark, saying that Ambrose is everything wrong with WWE. He then proceeds to bully the injured Ambrose. As Owens gloats and goes for a shot with the Intercontinental Championship belt, Ambrose moves out of the way, hits Owens with the chair, and sends him packing.

As Owens retreats, Ambrose challenges Owens to a match. Owens responds by walking out.


The Usos vs League of Nations

This one sorta happened. After some DDT taunts and superkicks, one of the Usos splashed Sheamus' knees and ate a Brogue Kick for his troubles to give the LoN the win.

League of Nations def The Usos

After the match, The Dudley Boyz come out carrying a table. They set up a table, tell The Usos to take it personally, and beat them down.


Dolph Ziggler vs The Miz

This was pretty much what we saw on Raw, but with a role-reversal. Miz dominated for about a minute until Ziggler won with a surprise backslide.

Dolph Ziggler def The Miz


More Golden Truth stuff. This time there's a role reversal: Truth pitches the tag team while Goldust thinks that this is a ruse and rubs food in his face....right.


Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks (#1 Contender's match for Divas Championship)

This was a really, really good match (better than their Raw encounter) that saw these two trade lots of move and counters and counters for counters and so on. Eventually they ended up on the outside and clotheslined each other in front of Ric Flair and Charlotte (who came out to observe). As Sasha and Becky were down, Ric did some wooing, causing both women to corner him. Charlotte attacks both to cause a draw.

Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks fight to a draw

Charlotte beats both women down before leaving.


Backstage, Renee Young confronts Ric Flair and Charlotte about their actions. Charlotte says that neither Becky nor Sasha deserve a title shot. Charlotte then goes on to mock Renee a bit before the latter rocks them both by dropping the bomb that Charlotte is facing Sasha AND Becky at WrestleMania in a triple threat match. Renee asks for reactions, and both Flairs leave flabbergasted.


AJ Styles vs Kofi Kingston

Before the match, Xavier Woods addresses a miracle (not the League of Booty winning a match): Y2AJ getting a tag team title shot. They talk about more miracles (jello, the sun, the WWE Network cost, etc.) before ripping Atlanta because heel heat.

This was a very good back-and-forth match with some fast-paced action. The New Day did their usual thing to try to distract AJ, but it didn't work very well. The ref ejected them toward the end, and the distraction allowed AJ to hit the vicious springboard elbow to win.

AJ Styles def Kofi Kingston


Bray Wyatt vs Brock Lesnar is announced for Roadblock. Bray Wyatt cuts a promo for said match.


Kevin Owens vs Dean Ambrose

This match. THIS MATCH WAS SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! Owens was his usual vicious self and concentrated on Ambrose's bad ribs and shoulder to the extent that Roman Reigns would need a stretcher job and a nap.


Dean Ambrose, the iron man of WWE, found some kind of something inside himself to face Mr. Owens. He kept taking the punishment, but kept right on going and going until he (BY GOD!!!) found a way to hit Dirty Deeds on Owens to get the win after an absolute war.

Dean Ambrose def Kevin Owens

Our hero, Dean Ambrose, stands tall to end the show.

One final note: Mauro Ranallo is the best announcer. The story told in the ring was excellent, but he took it absolutely over the top. Well done, good sir.

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