WWE SmackDown LIVE results, March 28, 2017: The Viper drives a Crusix into the heart and soul of Sister Abigail
After disposing of former disciple Luke Harper five days before The Ultimate Thrill Ride, WWE Champion Bray Wyatt felt the serpentine sting of Randy Orton, his No. 1 contender for WrestleMania.
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SmackDown LIVE Results : Quick Hits
- AJ Styles and Shane McMahon signed the contract for their match at WrestleMania
- Becky Lynch vs. Carmella ended in a no contest
- Alexa Bliss & Carmella def. Becky Lynch & Mickie James
- “Miz TV” ends on a totally serious note between SmackDown LIVE’s “It” couples
- Mojo Rawley, Heath Slater, Rhyno & American Alpha def. Dolph Ziggler, Breezango & The Usos
- Bray Wyatt def. Luke Harper
SmackDown LIVE Results : Full Details
AJ Styles and Shane McMahon signed the contract for their match at WrestleMania
Shane spoke with passion and purpose, promising to earn Styles’ respect at The Grandest Stage of Them All just before signing the contract. However, The Phenomenal One retorted by saying that Shane-O-Mac would have no ladders or cells to help him at The Ultimate Thrill Ride and that he would best the Commissioner at every turn.
Things almost got heated, but The “Yes!” Man interjected and tried to engineer a handshake. The former WWE Champion would have none of it, however, opting to walk out with WrestleMania now in the crosshairs of each competitor.
Becky Lynch vs. Carmella ended in a no contest
However, the opportunity to unleash some aggression was not lost on SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss or Mickie James – both doing guest commentary for the match. When the sparks began to fly between all four Superstars, Daniel Bryan pivoted the action into a tag team match, pitting Lynch and James against Bliss and The Princess of Staten Island.
Alexa Bliss & Carmella def. Becky Lynch & Mickie James
With the four feisty Superstars now competing in a tag team match, a degree of uncertainty still loomed over the proceedings, as Natalya had now made her way out to the announce table to observe the action. Though all four opponents were clearly ready for WrestleMania and looking to make a statement, The Queen of Hart(less) interjected herself into the match. With the referee distracted, James Ellsworth tripped up Lynch, allowing Carmella to pick up the victory.
After the contest, the Superstars went at it again, but they would only be able to get their licks in for so long, as Naomi returned to SmackDown LIVE and cleared the ring in a shocking moment! The former SmackDown Women’s Champion then pronounced that she would be entering the SmackDown Women’s Title Match at WrestleMania and that everyone would be feeling the GLOW!
“Miz TV” ends on a totally serious note between SmackDown LIVE’s “It” couples
The Miz & Maryse promised the WWE Universe the shocking conclusion to their Total Bellas spoof series on “Miz TV,” and they did just that. The new installment continued to pick on The A-List Couple’s WrestleMania opponents, drawing John Cena & Nikki Bella out to the arena to address the smear campaign.
Cena went off and retorted everything about The A-Lister and his bride’s spoof. He then challenged either Miz or Maryse to get WrestleMania started early, but the two instead opted to walk away and live to fight another day … Sunday, specifically.
Mojo Rawley, Heath Slater, Rhyno & American Alpha def. Dolph Ziggler, Breezango & The Usos
With the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal now within arm’s length, every SmackDown Superstar entry wanted to gain some early momentum.
Action was at a premium in this 10-Man Tag Team Match, but Mojo Rawley ultimately scored the victory, defeating Tyler Breeze for the giant-sized win.
Bray Wyatt def. Luke Harper
WWE Champion Bray Wyatt squared off with his former apostle, Luke Harper, just five days before his title defense against Randy Orton at WrestleMania. Harper fought valiantly against his former savior, but Wyatt planted him with the Sister Abigail for the win.
The Reaper of Souls would have little-to-no time to savor the victory, however, as Randy Orton appeared on the TitanTron from the Wyatt Family Compound. The Viper drove a Crusix through the heart and soul of Sister Abigail, making a bold statement ahead of The Ultimate Thrill Ride.