SmackDown Live took place at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California last night. Here’s all the action that went down.
After Randy Orton and Alberto Del did a little bit of trash-talking backstage, Bray Wyatt hit the Smackdown ring to talk some smack about Dolph Ziggler. Wyatt claims that Ziggler is up against the world, comments that drew current WWE Champion Dean Ambrose out to poke some fun at the family man and his swamp goon pal Erik Rowan.
Dolph Ziggler then appeared for an attack run on Wyatt and Rowan, with Ambrose wanting to lend a helping hand. Wyatt and Rowan got the upper hand however, using Dean Ambrose as a shield to avoid a superkick from Ziggler and throwing in a Sister Abigail on the show-off for good measure.
And Ambrose wasn’t too happy, as he told Ziggler that he owed him one. Which of course set the two up for a tag team match later in the night.
American Alpha defeated Mikey O’Shea and Mike Vega
The Smackdown tag team division was clearly interested in newcomers American Alpha, as the Ascension, the Vaudevillains and the Hype Brothers were all at ringside to see this match. American Alpha was fire in this squash bout, throwing suplexes in a quick round that they easily won. With the bell rung, the rest of the tag team division decided to hit the ring and start a brawl for it all, but it was American Alpha who was left standing.
Becky Lynch vs. Eva Marie ended in a No contest
The bell wasn’t even rung before Eva Marie had a wardrobe malfunction and ran back to the Smackdown locker room. With her opponent having scarpered, Becky Lynch issued an open challenge. A challenge that Alexa Bliss accepted.