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WWE SmackDown results, live blog (April 7, 2016): The Miz vs. Zack Ryder

WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (April 7, 2016) from Houston, Texas with a taped show on the USA Network featuring all the continued fallout from the WrestleMania 32 pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza that went down this past Sunday night 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!



Alright, folks, strap in for the post-Mania and post Raw after Mania Smackdown. There may or may not be more video recap packages than normal. We'll find out soon.

Then. Now. Forever.

A general WrestleMania 32 package is played.


Roman Reigns/AJ Style segment

The show opens with the champ Roman Reigns who sounds like he's getting a pretty 50/50 reaction, but this is SmackDown and audience reaction can be played with in post production.

The Big Dog says that now that he's defeated the Authority and taken back what's his, every one is gunning for his title. And it doesn't matter if you like him or hate him. He repeats his "I'm not a bad guy. I'm not a good guy. I'm the guy" line. He says he's going to beat AJ Styles... when Styles interrupts him. Time to find out of Roman wants some.

There's a split "AJ Styles!" "Roman Reigns!" chant.

Styles says he came down to congratulate Roman for being the new champ. He offers his hand and Reigns shakes it. He states that he's been around the world, beaten the best, and held titles. So he plans to beat "the guy" for that title. Roman says that sure AJ has beaten a lot of guys but he's never beaten him... and he never will. On his way out, Reigns gives AJ a bit of a condescending pat on the shoulder.


Video of the Vince/Shane segment from Monday.

The Lucha Dragons vs. The VaudeVillains

I'm surprised they're not using more of a jobber team like the Ascension for the Villains to debut against.

The match starts with Aiden English taking some offense from the Dragons. Simon Gotch makes a blind tag and then knees Sin Cara as Cara is trying a suicide dive on English. This gives the Villains control. This have control for a bit until Sin Cara is able to tag in Kalisto who is fired against Gotch.

Kalisto goes for the Salida Del Sol on Gotch but English blind tags himself in. While Sin Cara is laid out on the outside of the ring, the Villains hit the Whirling Dervish on Kalisto for the 1-2-3.

The VaudeVillains defeat the Lucha Dragons


Replay of stills from Sunday's Intercontinental Ladder Match. They then play video from Monday's IC title rematch.

Another standard WrestleMania package is played.

Summer Rae vs. Natalya

Charlotte and Ric Flair are at ringside and Charlotte is on commentary.

Before the match begins, they replay parts of the Raw women's segment.

Nattie has control early but Summer does get the upper hand after tossing Nattie front first against the rope and then delivers a suplex on the outside.

As Summer continues the advantage, on commentary Charlotte says all the women left during the Women's Championship presentation segment on Monday because of jealousy.

Summer goes for a kick but Nattie catches it and quickly locks in the Sharpshooter for a submission victory.

Natalya defeats Summer Rae via submission.


They show the video package of all the headlines talking about WrestleMania. Then they play stills from the Roman/Triple H match and then a video about Monday's main event.

Zack Ryder vs. The Miz (with Maryse) (c) for the Intercontinental Championshiop

Maryse comes out first and introduces the Miz.

The match starts with a series of roll ups and pinfalls. Ryder hits a flapjack and takes control early. SD goes to commercial and comes back with Miz in control. Miz has control for awhile with numerous near fall pin attempts. Ryder is finally able to turn things around by reversing a suplex into a neck breaker.

Ryder is fired up. He hits a couple of clotheslines but when he goes for a kick off the middle rope, Miz turns it into a powerbomb for a near fall. Miz gets another near fall from his kneeling DDT.

The A Lister sets up for the Skull Crushing Finale but Ryder fights out of it. He hits a face buster and a modified clothesline for a near fall. Zack goes for the Broski Boot but Miz moves to the outside. He tries for a figure four on the ring post but Zack pulls Miz into post instead. This leaves Miz set up for a Broski Boot on the outside agains the barricade!

Ryder gets Miz back into the ring and hits a flying elbow for a near fall. While the ref is busy in one corner with both men, Maryse removes the bottom turnbuckle on the opposite side. The ref sees this and goes to address it. Miz takes advantage with a thumb to the eye of Ryder. He hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the 1-2-3.

Miz defeats Zack Ryder via pinfall to retain his Intercontinental title


The #SocialOutcasts are on the ring apron. Heath says one of them has to fight Apollo Crews tonight. They decide to settle it by rock/paper/scissors. SWERVE! Axel played "Ax" and won!

Curtis Axel vs. Apollo Crews

Before the match starts, the Outcasts do a short Bo Train.

Axel gets a little offense due to Outcast distraction. It doesn't last too long. Crews is able to neutralize Slater on the apron and then his sit down powerbomb for the win.

Apollo Crews defeats Curtis Axel via pinfall


They play a recap of the Andre and then the Corbin/Ryder segment from Monday.

Rich Brennan interviews Baron Corbin. The Lone Wolf says to save all questions because he's not going to answer any. He says he's already made an impact and the end of days is already here.

A quick recap is played about the women's triple threat at Mania.

Renee Young interviews Becky Lynch who is still sporting a NASTY shiner. She said Sunday was the most brutal match of her career and she gave it her all. She says she'll never lose her passion. Because the new championship title is all about passion and respect, when Charlotte made it all about her on Monday, she had to walk out. But she'll be back in the title picture.

Emma interrupts saying she likes Becky's new black eye. Emma said that she made it to the WWE first but for some reason, she was sent to the back of the line. Bex tells Emma to watch it or she'll give her a shiner of her own.

Oh shoot... a Emma/Becky feud is coming our way, y'all! That's going to be sweet.


They play a promo for the newest Epico and Primo repackage.

Dean Ambrose vs. Tyler Breeze

Welp, that didn't last more than 2 minutes. Dirty Deeds for the win. Poor Tyler.

Dean Ambrose defeats Tyler Breeze via pinfall

As he is leaving, Jericho's music plays and he comes out for the main event match. On his way out, Dean stops and stares at him.


Goldust is backstage on the phone talking about Shattered Dreams Production and then R-Truth comes in with a camera and says he knows someone (who knows someone...) who can get Goldust an audition in LA next Monday.

Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro and AJ Styles

Cesaro has another tear off suit for his entrance tonight, which is awesome.

The match starts with AJ and Jericho who have some back and forth action. AJ quickly tags in Cesaro who goes to work on Jericho. AJ gets tagged back in and both hit some quick offense of Y2J. Jericho rolls outside and throws a tantrum. Kevin Owns comes and joins him by helping him toss the ring steps. What a great partner that KO.

SD returns with the good guys still in control on Jericho. Y2J is able to tag in KO. KO tries a European Uppercut on Cesaro, but the Swiss shows him how it done. Jericho comes in to try to help KO, but it turns into corner to corner Uppercuts from Cesaro! He tries to set up the Swing on KO but because both heels are in the ring, Jericho clotheslines Cesaro outside and KO throws him at the announce table to give the heels control.

The Rudos maintain control on Cesaro for awhile. The Swiss finally hits the Swiss Death Uppercut on Y2J. He almost tags in AJ but Chris tosses AJ off the ring apron before Cesaro can. Finally, he tags in AJ, who goes wild on Owens. He delivers offense to both members of the other team.

AJ goes for his springboard DDT but KO just walks out of the way and then Superkicks Styles for a near fall. KO picks AJ up on his shoulders but AJ slides down and hits the Pele! He rolls out to set up the Phenomenal Forearm but Jericho pushes AJ off the ropes. Near fall for Kevin Owens!

While Cesaro nails Jericho with a nasty uppercut on the outside, KO is in the ring setting up for the Pop Up Powerbomb. But before he can... ZAYN WALKS OUT SURROUNDED BY REFS TRYING TO HOLD HIM BACK!

While KO is distracted, AJ rolls up KO for the 1-2-3!

AJ Styles and Cesaro defeat Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho

KO goes outside to meet Sami. He tosses Zayn against the ring steps but is then held back by the refs.


That's the show, everyone. While there were more recaps than usual, the stuff between the recaps was fun. Have a good night.

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