Welcome to Ringside News’ SmackDown Live results. Please keep refreshing this page throughout the show for constant updates. Everything will kick off at 8:00 PM EST.
SmackDown will be a loaded show this week. We know what AJ Styles will face Kurt Angle on the WWE Hall Of Famer’s farewell tour. This match is following last night’s encounter against Samoa Joe that took Angle to his limit. You have to wonder why Angle is wrestling so much, but he is getting to pick his opponents.
Kofi Kingston is also advertised for a WWE Title match at WrestleMania. Therefore, we very well might see the piece of the puzzle that is missing tonight on SmackDown Live. Kofi dismissed this as McMahon messing with him again so we will have to wait and see what storyline device they have in store.
Asuka also needs a WrestleMania opponent. Mandy Rose vs Sonya Deville vs Carmella vs Naomi is slated to be on the show tonight. The winner of that match will face Asuka at the show of shows. Let’s see if WWE keeps this a singles match or if Asuka will just have to face everyone in the match. We now have new information saying that match could be changed.
We can also probably expect to hear more about Shane McMahon and The Miz’s feud as they roll into WrestleMania.
All that and more is expected for SmackDown Live tonight. Remember to check back at 8:00 PM after the show kicks off for constant updates!
Kofi Kingston and the New Day came out with their pancakes and the announce team teased them leaving WWE.
The New Day thanked the fans for one hell of an experience and acted like they were quitting. Big E said that Woods and he spoke and they have discussed walking away from WWE.
Kofi remained silent as he stood between them. Woods said watching how poorly Kofi has been treated has been hard and it’s lasted for 11 years. Big E hyped Kofi again as Kingston remained silent.
Woods said they don’t know what they’re doing until they get answers. The man who knows this is Mr. McMahon. Then they asked McMahon to come out and speak to them about the issues they’ve had and they had no problem waiting until he came out.
Daniel Bryan walked out before Vince could say anything and he told McMahon not to waste another breathe and to let the New Day quit.
Bryan continued to rail on The New Day and told Vince to bring up 3 NXT Superstars and call them “Fresh Afternoon” and they would throw waffles in the crowd and everyone would love it.
Woods said that Bryan turned into a hypocrite and Vince told them all to shut up. Vince taunted the New Day for teasing quitting and he made fun of them. He said that the New Day were never going to quit. He also told Kofi that he is a B plus player and the only question is if Woods and Big E are a B plus tag team.
Then McMahon asked if Big E and Woods could put Kofi in Mania. Then he booked a tag team gauntlet match for Big E and Woods. If they win then Kofi is in the WWE Title match at WrestleMania.
Becky Lynch cut a backstage promo asking what Charlotte Flair brings to the WrestleMania title match before Flair came out and said that she’s about to show them how undeserving she is to be in the Mania main event. Woooo!
Charlotte Flair vs Asuka
This match was for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The crowd was pretty stunned.
Asuka and Charlotte wrestled around for a bit until Asuka latched on a headlock for a bit and then she caught Flair with a stiff kick to the stomach as Flair was trying to avoid an onslaught off an Irish whip.
The action was eventually taken outside where Asuka gained the upperhand, but Charlotte Flair came back with a boot and a knee to the back of the head.
Flair put the boots to Asuka and then the SmackDown Women’s Champ came back with a double knees. They slapped each other around and then Asuka started to let loose on Flair.
Asuka came back with a hip attack and a kick to the jaw followed by another for a two count. Asuka landed some more kicks until Flair dodged a hip attack and landed a kick to the head for a two count of her own.
Flair maintained control and missed a moonsault. Asuka got on the Asukalock and then she landed a spin kick for a two count.
Charlotte maintained control and Asuka blocked a Figure 8 time and time again. Then Asuka landed a sick kick to the head and got a close two count. Asuka climbed up top and Flair landed a forearm.
Charlotte climbed up with Asuka and landed a super Spanish fly from the top rope for another two count. Charlotte lost it and started crying. She mounted Asuka and landed several forearms to the face. Then Asuka locked her in a triangle, but Flair lifted her up and slammed her down for another two count.
Then Asuka blocked a Figure 8 and tried to get a submission. However, Flair got on the Figure 8 and Asuka tapped out.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
After the match, Charlotte Flair left as champion and the crowd was excited to see it happen, but it was also very surprising to say the least.
Kurt Angle vs AJ Styles
Styles said that he’s honored to be facing Angle, but he won’t be taking this match lightly. Because this is the house that AJ Styles built.
They hugged and Angle hit a suplex. AJ blocked the Angle Slam and then Styles got a Calf Crusher. This happened very quickly and you could tell they were just doing the high spots.
Kurt transitioned the Calf Crusher with an Ankle Lock. Then Styles sent Angle into the turnbuckle to get free. Suddenly, Randy Orton jumped in and hit an RKO outa nowhere on Styles and stomped AJ down.
The referee called for the bell and then Angle hit Orton with an Angle Slam.
Winner: AJ Stlyes via DQ
Angle might not have been able to work two days in a row.
Rey Mysterio and Domonick were interviewed about Joe and Rey’s son cut a little promo on Joe followed by some words from Mysterio.
The Miz Promo
The Miz was in the ring talking about how personal Shane McMahon made things when he hit Mr Miz. Then The Miz made their match a falls count anywhere match.
Shane McMahon’s music hit and out came security followed by mid-card heels. Shane McMahon cut a promo on The Miz and showed a picture of himself squishing Mr. Miz’s face at Fastlane.
McMahon kept rubbing it in and talked about how he decimated Miz in Cleveland. He said it is euphoric and at Mania he is going to quench that thirst. This stipulation was accepted.
Then the heels swarmed The Miz after Shane threw down a big diss about wishing he could keep Mr. Miz from conceiving The Miz with his mother. The Miz fought back and brawled with members of SaNITy through the crowd.
Tag Team Gauntlet Match
New Day started and out came THE GOOD BROTHERS! It was sure great to see them.
Woods got started quick on Anderson, but Karl came back with some offense of his own and then they quickly defeated Anderson and Gallows. It was that simple.
Rusev and Nakamura were out next and they lasted far longer than Anderson and Gallows. Nakamura and Rusev traded out tags and beat down Woods as a bunch of babyfaces watched with Kofi backstage.
Big E got the tag and started to rally on the heels. They sent Big E outside and then Rusev took the tag. Rusev dodged Rusev and he went into the steel steps. Nakamura hit a kick from being and then they hit a double team move followed by a sliding knee for a pin that Woods broke up.
After another skirmish, the New Day nailed the Up Up Down Down for the pinfall.
The Club were out next and they looked serious.
Big E took a lot of the damage this time and then Woods got the hot tag as Kofi and all the other babyfaces including Becky Lynch was backstage cheering him on.
Woods lit up Cesaro and kicked Sheamus in the head before hitting a DDT. Then woods nailed an over the top rope dive to the floor and a legdrop on Cesaro, but Sheamus broke up the pin.
Cesaro took control with a European uppercut and took control before tagging in Sheamus. Then Woods rolled Sheamus up and got the win.
The Bar beat Woods and Big E after they were defeated. This included a table spot. Big E took the bump through the table.
Then The Usos came out and they cut a promo about how Kofi has earned his spot. Then they forfeited. Daniel Bryan and Rowan were shown backstage and they were not happy as they trashed their locker room.
Daniel and Rowan came out next and kept beating the New Day down. They had about 9 minutes left until the end of the broadcast.
Big E and Woods started to rally as E slammed Bryan down and Woods hit a suicide dive on Rowan. Then Big E hit the Big Ending, but Rowan broke it up.
Woods hit a DDT on Bryan off the apron and Woods countered an iron claw slam on the table. Big E threw Rowan off the table and pinned him down. Then the referee started to count to 10 and he did.
Winners: The New Day
After the match, Kofi ran to the ring in celebration. The rest of the babyfaces from the back flooded the ringside area and circled the ring. As they banged on the apron in celebration, the show came to a close.