A ‘Brother’ In Need…
Four nights after Payback, the 822nd edition of WWE Thursday Night SmackDown came to you from the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA. For the first time since his disappointing loss at Payback where Seth Rollins walked out as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at the end of a chaotic Fatal 4-Way Match, Roman Reigns would appear on SmackDown as “The Big Dog” will open the show to address the match at Payback, as well as address his ‘brother’ Dean Ambrose’s upcoming match against Seth Rollins for the gold at WWE Elimination Chamber. What will Roman Reigns have to say and what are Roman’s plans going forward?
It was revealed this past Monday night on RAW that, for the first time ever, there will be an Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Tag Team Titles a week from Sunday at WWE Elimination Chamber where The New Day will step into the unforgiving structure to defend the tag team division’s top prize against Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, The Lucha Dragons, The Ascension, Los Matadores, & The Prime Time Players. Following a massive brawl between these six teams on RAW, four of the teams in the Elimination Chamber Match would be in action on SmackDown as Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, The Lucha Dragons, The Ascension, & Los Matadores would square off in a Four Corners Tag Match!
- Four Corners Tag Match: The Lucha Dragons def. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (with Natalya), The Ascension, & Los Matadores (with El Torito) by Kalisto pinning Fernando with a hurrincanrana roll-up.
- Dolph Ziggler def. King Barrett by pin following the Zig Zag.
- R-Truth def. Stardust by pin following the Lie Detector.
- The Mega Powers def. Heath Slater & Adam Rose (with Rosa Mendes) by Curtis Axel pinning Heath Slater following the Axelmania Leg Drop.
- Dean Ambrose (with Roman Reigns) def. Bray Wyatt (with Seth Rollins and J&J Security) by pin following Dirty Deeds.
See page 2 for detailed results.