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WWE SmackDown results, live blog (April 14, 2016): Tag team tournament!

WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (April 14, 2016) from San Diego, California with a taped show on the USA Network featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Payback pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for early next month in Rosemont, Illinois.

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!



Maybe I was zoning, but I don't think they did the Then. Now. Forever.

We've got Sami Zayn vs. Chris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio vs. AJ Styles set for tonight.

Maryse/Miz/Zack Ryder segment

The show opens with Maryse in the ring who introduces Miz (partly in French.) The Miz comes down and the couple is matching in gold and black outfits... and that gold is very shiny. The IC champ asks his wife what it's like being married to him and she says it's one word: "Perfect." He calls her his muse and he wants to give her everything, including holiday with Leo in St. Barts.

Maryse tells him they are the embodiment of People Magazine and this year, the Miz will be named Sexiest Man Alive. They then make out in the ring.

This is interrupted by Zack Ryder, who says they are making everyone sick. Ryder asks Maryse what it's like to be married to someone who wears more make up than her. Miz condescendingly tells Zack that his moment is over. Zack Daddy says he'll get the title back. In meanwhile, he'll enjoy watching Cesaro beat him. Long Island Iced Z then suggested they fight for the title one more time right now. And the Miz accepts!

The Miz then remembers that Ryder is already schedule for a match and he and Maryse give him a duel "Caio." And it turns out that opponent for Ryder is the Lone Wolf Baron Corbin.


Baron Corbin vs. Zack Ryder

Ryder has offense early but a nasty forearm from Corbin as Zack is jumping the rope into the ring ends that. Corbin unloads on Ryder with some ruthless looking offense. Knees to Corbin as Baron runs at Ryder in the corner gives Ryder a window for some offense. However, that's quickly snuffed out with the End of Days.

Baron Corbin defeats Zack Ryder via pinfall.

Corbin goes for some after match beating on Ryder but Dolph Ziggler runs down for some revenge on Corbin. Barry dodges a superkick and slides out of the ring. He tells Dolph the same thing is going to happen to him that happened to Ryder.


Backstage Renee Young asks Kevin Owens about some insight on Sami Zayn prior to Sami's big match tonight. KO says Sami got lucky last week that Owens was escorted out of the building. Sami will get what's coming to him tonight. When Renee asks if that's a threat, Owens says to go ask Sami to get his opinion on what's in store for him tonight.

Paige vs. Emma

Emma's entry outfit has huge shoulder pads. Before the match starts, a backstage promo is played. Emma says she was the friendly person who everyone liked but that didn't work. Now Becky Lynch is that person everyone likes and she's going to learn nice people finish last.

Paige has early control but Emma takes over soon and aggressively unloads on Paige. Emma maintains offense for a good deal of time. A trio of kicks to the abdomen gets Paige back and control. She hits a nasty hit to the head for a near fall. Paige then sets Emma up on the top rope and sets up for a move. Emma slips down and knocks Paige off. She hits her head on the turnbuckle as she falls. Emma takes the opportunity to pin Paige for the win.

Emma defeats Paige via pinfall


The play Raw recaps of the tag team tournament matches. This includes the Bullet Club's attack on the Usos.

Raw Rebound of the Roman Reigns, League of Nations, and Bray Wyatt happenings from Monday.

Enzo and Cass vs. The Ascension

Prior to the match, Enzo says there's a ton of insults he can say about the Ascension but the worst thing he could say is.... well they're the Ascension. (How you doin'?)

Enzo and Cass have good offense early, but eventually, the Ascension get the leg up on Zo. After a short bit of face in peril, as is typical for an Enzo/Cass match, Cass gets the tag and cleans house. The double team Air Enzo gets the Realest Guys the win.

Enzo and Cass defeat the Ascension via pinfall to advance in the Tag Team Title Series


JoJo interviews AJ Styles backstage. He says he hasn't been in the ring with someone like Roman Reigns before, but Roman hasn't been in the ring with someone like him before. Alberto Del Rio interrupts to tell him that despite all the people loving AJ, he doesn't care about him. Because of the hype, he decided to face AJ tonight to see what the hype is all about, but right now, he can already tell it's just that. All hype.

AJ Styles vs. Alberto Del Rio

Back and forth action early on. AJ finds control with a drop kick and a knee to the face. Kick to the gut and a drop kick to the back from Del Rio gives ADR a near fall and control of the match. The fight goes outside and Styles is tossed into the barricade. ADR has full control for awhile until he misses a corner spear in the corner.

AJ has a little offense but an enziguri from ADR turns the tables back as SmackDown goes to commercial. Del Rio is still in control when SD returns. However, he misses an enziguri and AJ Styles is able to get rolling. ADR reverses a pump handle into a back stabber and sets up for his kick to the head. However AJ rolls out of the way and hits a Pele for a near fall!

AJ climbs to the top but gets cut down by ADR. This sets up for a sick inverted suplex from the top rope but AJ is able to kick out! Del Rio then sets up his awkward corner stomp. AJ avoids and rolls out to the apron. He misses his Phenomenal Elbow and ADR catches him and sets up for the Arm Bar. But AJ roles completely through and rolls up ADR for the victory!

AJ Styles defeats Alberto Del Rio via pinfall


R-Truth is backstage on his phone. Goldust comes in and tells him that he talked to management and they won't be teaming tonight. Then Fandango pops in and asks if they are ready for the debut of "Gold.... Dang... O". Then he and Fandango gyrate for the rest of the segment.

The Vaudevillains vs. GolDanGo (Goldust and Fandango)

Aiden English starts very aggressively against Goldust. That gives the Villains immediate control as they tag in and out and work on Goldust. Fandango (let the A's breathe) gets tagged in and he is on fire against the Villains. However, when he's distracted on by English on the outside, Gotch nails him, English tags in and they hit the Whirling Dervish for the win.

The Vaudevillains defeat Goldust & Fandango to advance in the Tag Team Title Series


Raw replay of the Jericho/Ambrose segment from Monday.

JoJo interviews Y2J backstage. He calls Dean Ambrose, Sami Zayn, and AJ Styles amateurs who don't know what respect is. He calls himself the greatest of all time and said he proved it in this dump San Diego when he beat Stone Cold and the Rock in the same night. He says that he's like Hailey's comet, a talent like his comes around every 76 years. While someone like Sami Zayn comes around twice a week.

Sami Zayn vs. Chris Jericho

Sami starts the match with a chop and series of arm drags. Jericho rolls out and tosses a chair in frustration.

Kevin Owens music plays and the Prizefighter walks out. But Dean Ambrose's music then hits and he comes out right with Ambrose Asylum flyers. Is this going to turn into a tag team match?

Hmmm... SD returns and it is not a tag team match. Instead KO and Dean are on commentary discussing the Ambrose Asylum, an idea KO actually likes. But then he decides he doesn't like it because Ambrose brings up the fact that he and Zayn were friends.

In the ring, Jericho is in the control and even does his cocky one foot cover. Y2J has control for awhile. However after some smug slaps to the face, Zayn unleashes some clotheslines to get back in the fight. He hit a crossbody block from the top rope for a near fall. Jeircho gets control back with a double underhook back breaker.

Jericho spends too much time jawing at Ambrose outside and misses a double ax handle. Zayn hits a DDT after springing off the top rope. This match becomes a back and forth affair with the men trading moves. Jericho goes for the Lionsault, but Zayn gets his knees up. Zayn goes for the Helluva kick but Jericho moves and is able to lock in the Walls of Jericho. Y2J has it locked in for awhile but Sami finally crawls to the rope for the break.

Both men end up outside and Jericho cheap shots Ambrose and tosses him into the barricade. Then Jericho runs at Zayn as KO talks some trash and Sami delivers a back body drop of Jericho onto Owens! Back int he ring Jericho is still in control, slapping the face of Sami and shouting at him... until Sami hits an exploder into the corner!

Before Sami could set up for the Helluva kick , Owens runs in and clotheslines Zayn, resulting in a DQ.

Sami Zayn defeats Chris Jericho via DQ

After the match, all four men brawl and Zayn and Ambrose stand tall as the show goes off the air.


That's the show. Have a good night, everyone.

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