WWE Smackdown Results – 3/24/16 (Brock Lesnar makes his return to Smackdown, Roman Reigns vs. Bubba Ray)

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WWE Smackdown Results 3/24/16

WWE Smackdown Results
March 24, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
Report by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com

“WWE: Then. Now. Forever.”

The Smackdown intro brings us into a packed arena in Boston for another exciting edition of Smackdown! In the ring is Charlotte and Ric Flair, with Becky Lynch joining commentary as Charlotte begins to speak. We’re a little over a week away from Wrestlemania, and that means I’m a little over a week away from putting an end to this so-called Divas Revolution and beginning the WOO Revolution! This also means putting an end to Becky Lynch and Boston’s so-called hometown hero, Sasha Banks! And then, the record-breaking crowd in Dallas will be chanting just one thing…WOO! She and her father begin to “WOO” until Sasha Banks comes out for this opening contest! We go back to Smackdown last week when Charlotte’s plan to further divide Becky and Sasha backfired as the two of them began attacking the Divas Champion! Back at ringside now, and this contest is underway!

Non-Title Match
WWE Divas Champion Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks

Sasha charges at Charlotte, who immediately rolls out of the ring. Charlotte mocks her from ringside until Sasha comes out to chase her back into the ring. Charlotte surprises her, but Sasha responds with a little ground and pound before mocking Ric at ringside with a WOO and a strut. Sasha follows with a slap and a dropkick for a nearfall. Sasha hits an elbow to the face and goes against the ropes but Ric grabs at a boot, distracting her enough for Charlotte to hit a big boot. Charlotte continues the attack, mocking the crowd as she lifts Sasha for a suplex…but Sasha reverses into a neckbreaker! Charlotte manages to get up quickly, doing a little strut before going to work on the head of Sasha Banks. Sasha gets to a vertical base, and hits a headscissors for a nearfall. Sasha goes for another nearfall, and Charlotte bridges out hitting a suplex on Banks. Sasha in the corner as Charlotte lays into her with some chops, but Sasha blocks a boot before hitting a Lou Thesz press for a nearfall! Sasha with a double knee in the corner, but Charlotte evades another attack. Sasha hits a baseball slide that brings Charlotte close to Becky, who stands off against the champion. Charlotte sends Banks into Becky, who argues with Sasha. Sasha shoves Becky before getting back in the ring, where she is met with a spinebuster by Charlotte! Charlotte looks for a Figure Eight, but Sasha rolls her up for the win!

Winner via pinfall: Sasha Banks

Becky slides into the ring, delivering a Becksplex on Sasha and Charlotte before heading up the ramp. Moments later, Banks hits a Backstabber on the Divas Champion before leaving the ring, mocking Ric once more before heading up the ramp. Commentary hypes an appearance by Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman later tonight. Backstage we see New Day messing around with a random stagehand as we go to commercial.


Back from commercial, commentary hypes Flo Rida’s song “My House” as one of the themes for Wrestlemania and then…


New Day make their way to the ramp, mics in hand and Woods speaks first. We are just ten days away from Wrestlemania, live on the WWE Network, which is brought to you by…Booty-O’s, the exclusive cereal of Wrestlemania. Booty-O’s…they make sure you ain’t booty! Kofi sees when you subscribe to the WWE Network, you will have the distinct pleasure of seeing The New Day put that whoopin’ on the League of Booty. Big E says everybody and their daddy and their uncle knows that the League of Nations are trash. Woods says if they were an event, they would be a visit to the DMV. Big E says if they were a Star Wars character, they would be Jar Jar Binks. Kofi says the League of Nations is kinda like the Michael Jordan of baseball of WWE. Big E says after we win at Wrestlemania, we will lead the largest hip swivel in history! Because…New…Day Rocks! The League of Nations’ music hits as Sheamus makes his way to the ring accompanied by Rusev and King Barrett for his match against Kofi Kingston!

Sheamus vs. Kofi Kingston

Kofi hits a flurry of holds on Sheamus, mocking him at the end of it. Kofi with a waistlock, Sheamus hits an elbow taking Kofi to the corner before laying into him with a boot. Kofi charges back with some right hands and stomping into Sheamus. Sheamus gets out of the ring, where Kofi meets him with a forearm off the steel steps! Kofi gets Sheamus back into the ring, but Sheamus catches him on the apron pulling him by the foot off the apron as we go to commercial!


Back from commercial, Sheamus is still in on the attack as he hits the Beats of the Bodhrán on Kofi. Kofi struggles to his feet, and Sheamus hits a hard clothesline for a nearfall. Sheamus now working a rear chinlock on Kofi, who gets to his feet and throws some right hands before Sheamus catches him with a powerslam. Sheamus climbs the ropes, mocking the crowd as he goes for a knee drop…but Kofi rolls out of the ring! Sheamus charges at Kofi in the corner, but Kofi ducks out. Kofi climbs the ropes, hitting a spinning right hand and a dropkick on the Celtic Warrior before hitting a Boom Drop! Sheamus leaves the ring, but Kofi catches him with a running somersault dive! Sheamus back in the ring now, where Kofi hits a crossbody for a nearfall! Sheamus on the ropes hitting an elbow on Kofi, before hitting a suplex slam for a nearfall of his own. Sheamus goes to the corner, looking to remove the top turnbuckle before turning right into a spinning back kick from Kofi for a nearfall before Rusev puts Sheamus’ boot on the bottom rope! New Day runs off Rusev, which allows Barrett to distract Kofi before Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick for the win!

Winner via pinfall: Sheamus

We get a replay of what happened as the League regroups on the stage to mock New Day, before commentary hypes up Wrestlemania Week on the WWE Network: a live Stone Cold Podcast with Mick Foley on Thursday after Smackdown, NXT Takeover: Dallas on Friday, the WWE Hall of Fame the night before Wrestlemania, and of course Wrestlemania! With that we go to commercial.


Back from commercial, the Usos make their way out to the ring for a match against The Ascension as commentary hypes The Usos taking on The Dudley Boyz at Wrestlemania.

The Usos vs. The Ascension

Viktor going to work early on Jey, who fights back just as quick before Konnor gets the tag and an elbow drop on Jey. Konnor goes for a cover and a nearfall. Konnor charges at Jey, who rolls out of the way before tagging in Jimmy as Konnor tags in Viktor. Jimmy hits a kick to the gut and a right hand, before landing a hard kick on Viktor. Jimmy hits Viktor in the corner, before both Usos hits double superkicks on Konnor and Viktor allowing Jimmy to pick up the win!

Winners via pinfall: The Usos

Backstage, we see the Dudley Boyz watching intently as the Usos bring a couple tables into the ring. They set the tables up, setting Viktor and Konnor on each of them as they climb up top hitting a Samoan Splash on the Ascension through the tables! Backstage we see the Dudleys not looking happy about what happened, when Renee Young appears asking for their thoughts. D-Von says at Wrestlemania, the Usos are going to find out that we are not defined by tables but by our incomparable careers. Bubba Ray says the Usos are a good team, but they’ll never be the Dudley Boyz. One of the reasons we came back to the WWE was to steal the show at Wrestlemania again, and we’re going to do that at the expense of the Usos! We’ve beat up their father Rikishi, we’ve beat them up, if the Wild Samoans were still wrestling we’d beat them up! We’re the greatest tag–Roman Reigns appears, saying Bubba keeps running his mouth just like Triple H. I’m gonna shut his mouth at Wrestlemania, but I’m gonna shut your mouth tonight. The Dudleys laugh, and Bubba asks if Roman wants a match while pointing at him…Roman shoves Bubba’s hand out of his face, saying he doesn’t want a match. This is Boston…I wanna fight! With that Roman walks off as commentary hypes the Wrestlemania match between Shane McMahon and The Undertaker. We’ll take a look at what happened on RAW, up next!


Back from commercial, commentary hypes a big match for later tonight as Roman Reigns takes on Bubba Ray Dudley before talking about the upcoming Hell in a Cell between Shane McMahon and The Undertaker at Wrestlemania! We go to a video package where WWE Hall of Famers, Legends, and Superstars talk about Shane McMahon’s knack for throwing caution to the wind. We get words from his jiujitsu and Muay Thai coach, emphasizing how ready Shane McMahon is for this fight! We then focus on what a win for Shane could mean for the WWE as a whole, and the fact that it is, for all intents and purposes, Undertaker’s match at his show. We end on the added stipulation from Monday: if Shane wins, not only will he get control of Monday Night RAW but this will be the last Wrestlemania for The Undertaker!

Back at ringside, Dolph Ziggler makes his way out to the ring for the next match, followed by his tag partner for the night Sami Zayn as we go to commercial.


Back from commercial, The Miz makes his way to the ring followed by Kevin Owens as commentary talks about the ladder match for the Intercontentinal Championship set for Wrestlemania before this match gets underway.

Dolph Ziggler & Sami Zayn vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens & The Miz

Kevin and Miz argue, before Kevin tells Miz that he starts the match. Miz starts things off with Zayn, as the two men lock up before exchanging holds. Miz working the hand of Zayn, who rolls out and locks the arm of Miz now. Zayn with a reverse leapfrog and an arm drag twice over before getting an armbar on Miz before Ziggler tags in. Ziggler going for a couple nearfalls as Kevin can be heard yelling at the ref. Ziggler with a headlock now, hitting a neckbreaker and an elbow drop for the nearfall. Miz reverses, hitting a knee to the gut of Ziggler before tagging in Owens. The champ goes to work on Ziggler, mocking Zayn before Ziggler hits a dropkick and tags in Zayn. Owens tags in Miz, clearly refusing to face Zayn as Miz is brought hard into the ring by the former NXT Champion. Miz in the corner before reversing a whip, but Zayn hits a dropkick and Miz tags in Kevin Owens! Owens hops off the apron, grabbing his title and looks to take off when Miz argues with him. Zayn from behind, taking out both men before rolling Owens back into the ring. Owens gets to the corner, where Zayn lays into him with some right hands as a measure of revenge from their feud in NXT. Zayn follows with some elbows, before Owens shoves him off the ropes. Owens with some right hands and rakes the eyes, but Zayn gets out of a suplex attempt before tagging in Ziggler. Ziggler with a flurry of offense and a swinging neckbreaker on Owens. Miz hangs him up on the top rope though, leading to a clothesline and a running senton for the nearfall. Owens taunts Zayn as he tags in Miz, who lays into Ziggler with a boot before a running boot to the face for a nearfall. Miz drives his knee into the back of Ziggler, locking in a chinlock before Ziggler drops him on his jaw. Miz blocks an enziguri, hitting a monkey flip that sends Ziggler out of the ring as we go to commercial.


Back from commercial, Owens is still in control but the senton is blocked as Ziggler reaches for the tag to Zayn. Zayn tags in as does Miz, and Miz gets a boot in only to take a clothesline by Zayn who knocks Owens off the apron. Zayn hits a crossbody for a nearfall before hitting a Blue Thunderbomb only for Owens to break the count. Ziggler runs Owens out of the ring, Miz knocks Ziggler out, and Zayn hits an exploder suplex on Miz into the corner. Owens stops Zayn, gets hit by Ziggler, and Miz knocks Ziggler down before Zayn gets a Victory Roll for a nearfall! Both men go for a running cross body, bringing both guys down as Miz reaches for a tag to Owens…who drops down, grabs his title, and walks up the ramp where he’s met by Stardust, Sin Cara, and Zack Ryder who stop him leaving. Miz throws Owens back into the ring, where he takes a superkick by Ziggler before Miz delivers the Skull Crushing Finale before berating him. Owens rolls out of the ring, and Miz gets up only to take a superkick from Ziggler that sends him into the corner, allowing Zayn to hit the Helluva Kick for the win!

Winners via pinfall: Dolph Ziggler & Sami Zayn

The celebration is cut short as Stardust attacks both men, before getting dropped by Sin Cara who gets attacked by Zack Ryder, who gets dropped by Sin Cara, who takes a superkick by Ziggler, who walks into a Pop-Up Powerbomb by Owens! Owens brags about KOMania before getting dropped by a Rough Ryder by Zack Ryder! Ryder’s music hits as commentary talks about the situation between Triple H and Roman Reigns leading up to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Wrestlemania. We go back to Monday Night RAW, where Roman Reigns stands up to Stephanie McMahon before talking about taking HIS title back at Wrestlemania before saying “Now I’M the authority!” Triple H picks up Stephanie from the arena, but Reigns is waiting as he begins another attack of retribution on the champ! The fight is short before Triple H can take off, before commentary hypes their match for Wrestlemania! Back at ringside, Roman Reigns makes his way out to the ring for a big match against Bubba Ray Dudley up next!


Back from commercial, Roman is focused and ready as Bubba Ray makes his way to the ring next, shouting at Reigns that they’re going to fight tonight before this match gets underway!

Roman Reigns vs. Bubba Ray Dudley

Bubba continues to run his mouth, even leaving the ring to yell at the fans as Reigns comes out to get to him. Reigns brings him back into the ring, but Bubba gets him with a boot to the face and an elbow to the back of Reigns. Bubba goes for a clothesline, but Reigns ducks under before unleashing a Superman Punch on Bubba Ray! Bubba rolls out of the ring, but Reigns remains on the attack onto the barricade and the apron. Bubba fighting back now, slamming Roman’s head onto the announce table but Reigns reverses doing the same to Bubba Ray as the ref calls for the bell!

Winner via disqualification: Bubba Ray Dudley

Reigns continues as D-Von Dudley runs down to the ring, but Reigns catches him with a Superman Punch off the steel steps. He grabs the top step, driving it into D-Von before going back into the ring to hit a spear on Bubba Ray! We get a replay of the finish as Roman’s music hits before he walks up the ramp. Commentary hypes Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman set to appear later tonight before we go to commercial.


Back from commercial, we get a hype video for Wrestlemania coming in just over a week! Backstage, Goldust is working on his facepaint when R-Truth approaches him. Goldust refuses to be his partner, despite running down to help him on Monday night. Goldust paints the word “NO” on Truth’s forehead before walking away, and Truth looks into the mirror seeing “ON”…meaning it’s on! We cut to Kalisto walking backstage, where he meets up with Sin Cara and talks about both of them having title matches at Wrestlemania. Sin Cara tells Kalisto to focus on the biggest challenge of his life, Ryback, before walking off. Kalisto walks into Ryback, who berates him for being so much smaller than him. Kalisto says he’s been fighting the odds his whole life, and at Wrestlemania this little guy will beat The Big Guy! Kalisto walks off before we cut to AJ Styles walking backstage, getting ready for singles action as we go to commercial.


Back from commercial, Tyler Breeze is already in the ring when AJ Styles makes his way out for the next match!

Tyler Breeze vs. AJ Styles

Breeze hits a kick to the gut, starting things off early before AJ responds with a flurry of offense and a pendulum backbreaker. Breeze leaves the ring, but AJ catches him with a forearm off the rope! Breeze back in the ring, blocking another forearm from Styles to hit a knee to the face for a nearfall. Breeze with some boots to Styles in the corner, setting him up for a superplex…but Styles slides out, dropping Breeze onto the turnbuckle. Styles launches off the rope with a Phenomenal Forearm for the win!

Winner via pinfall: AJ Styles

AJ celebrates in the ring as commentary hypes Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman, coming up next!


Back from commercial, Brock Lesnar’s music hits as the Beast Incarnate makes his way to the ring followed closely by Paul Heyman. Commentary hypes the No Holds Barred Street Fight between Brock and Dean Ambrose for Wrestlemania, as Paul Heyman gets a mic. Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman…and this is your main event of the evening! I have the right to say that for I am the advocate for the Beast of Wrestlemania, Brock Lesnar! The very same Brock Lesnar that can guarantee you every single year THE Wrestlemania moment. The very same that gave you the greatest moment when he conquered the undefeated streak of Undertaker at Wrestlemania 30. The very same that will step into the ring willingly with a certified lunatic Dean Ambrose in a No Holds Barred Street Fight. Let’s talk about what that is…that means that Dean can use whatever weapons he wants against Brock Lesnar. If Ambrose can get his hands on a chair, he can use it on Brock Lesnar…same with a crowbar and a kendo stick and it’s all perfectly legal. And now, now we have these No Holds Barred Legends like Terry Funk and Mick Foley, they’re giving Dean Ambrose things to use like a barbed wire baseball bat and a chainsaw. The only reason Mick Foley and Terry Funk are still alive is because God refuses to answer my prayers every single night, but the only people that should be praying are Dean Ambrose and his fans because Brock Lesnar can get his hands on Dean Ambrose. When he gets his arms around Dean Ambrose and takes him to Suplex and finally ends that torture with an F5, the WWE Universe will finally realize that the most dangerous weapon in a WWE match is Brock Lesnar himself. Well, I finished that one a little early, I’m sure Boston is through hearing me flap my gums, my client is a little bit itchy…so Dean Ambrose, get your tuckus out here because Brock Lesnar wants a fight right here, right now!

Instead of Ambrose, Bray Wyatt’s music hits as The Wyatt Family makes their way out. Brock looks focused, ready for a fight as the Family stands outside. Strowman and Rowan approach the ring, all three men getting on the apron as Brock determines who to target first.

Suddenly, Ambrose’s music hits as the Wyatt Family attack Lesnar, only to get run out of the ring. Ambrose attacks Bray with a kendo stick as Lesnar takes Strowman to Suplex City! Ambrose goes after Lesnar with the kendo stick, but gets dropped by Brock as the Beast breaks the kendo stick in half before hitting an F5 on the Lunatic Fringe! With Ambrose down, Lesnar looks at the Wrestlemania sign before leaving the ring as we get a replay on what went down. Brock and Heyman walk up the ramp as the show comes to a close.