When A Plan Comes Together.
Three nights before WWE Elimination Chamber, the 823rd edition of WWE Thursday Night SmackDown came to you from the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Before he challenges Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship this Sunday at WWE Elimination Chamber, Dean Ambrose would be in action on SmackDown as “The Lunatic Fringe” would team with his ‘brother in arms’ Roman Reigns to face WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins and The Authority’s Director of Operations Kane in a rematch from RAW. After repeatedly thwarting the plans of The Authority, will Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns stick it to The Authority again on SmackDown or will the WWE World Heavyweight Champion re-assert himself against his #1 Contender?
This Sunday at WWE Elimination Chamber, six Superstars will step into the Elimination Chamber to decide a new Intercontinental Champion as Ryback, Sheamus, Rusev, King Barrett, R-Truth, & Dolph Ziggler will wage war for the legendary championship, but before WWE Elimination Chamber, two of the favorites to win the Intercontinental Title this Sunday will face off on SmackDown as “The Big Guy” Ryback would collide with “The Bulgarian Brute” Rusev.
- Lumberjack Match: The Lucha Dragons (with Xavier Woods) def. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (with Natalya) by Kalisto pinning Tyson Kidd following the Salida del Sol.
- R-Truth def. King Barrett by pin following the Lie Detector.
- Ryback def. Rusev by DQ after Rusev twice sends Ryback into the steel ring post.
- Paige def. Naomi (with Tamina) by pin following the Ram Paige.
- Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns def. Seth Rollins & Kane (with J&J Security) by DQ after J&J Security interfere.
See page 2 for detailed results.