WWE SmackDown Results: April 21, 2016By Cassidy| April 22, 2016 WWE SmackDown Previous Page Detailed Results SmackDown kicks off with Intercontinental Champion The Miz and his wife Maryse in the ring for Miz TV. After an introduction from Maryse, The Miz says that his guest on Miz TV claims that he had nothing do with Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson attacking Roman Reigns on RAW, saying that they are going to get to the bottom of it right now. With that, the Intercontinental Champion introduces the #1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles makes his way to the ring. The Miz says that, in 2014, AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, & Karl Anderson ran roughshod in Japan and Styles says that they won five championships between the three of them before “The Phenomenal One” reminds The Miz that, the last time they were in the ring together, he knocked out two of The Miz’s teeth. The Miz then asks AJ Styles if he had Gallows & Anderson attack Roman Reigns on RAW and Styles says that he did not tell them to attack the champion. The Miz argues that, when Gallows & Anderson came to WWE, Styles knew that they would have each other’s backs, saying that Styles “inaction” speaks louder than words. Styles says that Gallows & Anderson are their own men and he doesn’t tell them what to do, saying that their attack upset him because it included him, saying that he doesn’t need anyone’s help to beat Roman Reigns and he will prove that at Payback. The Miz continues to press the issue, saying that Styles “needs” Gallows & Anderson, saying that Reigns is “bigger and stronger” than Styles and Roman is “the guy”. The Miz then says that, in order for AJ Styles to beat “the guy”, he needs help from his “guys”, pressuring Styles to admit that he told Gallows & Anderson to attack Reigns. This turns into The Miz and Maryse working on The Miz’s acting skills as the couple blatantly ignores their guest. However, when The Miz turns back around to address “The Phenomenal One”, AJ Styles strikes, taking the Intercontinental Champion down before Maryse steps in and AJ Styles leaves the ring. SmackDown would then be host to a non-title rematch from the WrestleMania Kickoff as United States Champion Kalisto would go one-on-one with “The Big Guy” Ryback. While Ryback would dominate most of the match, the heart and speed of the United States Champion would earn Kalisto several near falls, but it wasn’t enough to overcome “The Big Guy”, who plants Kalisto with Shell Shocked, pinning the United States Champion to pick up the win. After getting laid out at ringside with the End of Days by Baron Corbin on RAW, Dolph Ziggler was out for revenge as he was set to go one-on-one with Baron Corbin on SmackDown. However, “The Lone Wolf” would ambush Dolph during his entrance, tossing “The Show Off” into the barricade before picking Dolph up and doing it again. Corbin then tosses Dolph into the steel steps before once again planting Dolph face-first on the floor with the End of Days. As referees check on Dolph Ziggler, Corbin is interviewed about his attack and, when asked about why he attacked Ziggler, Corbin says that he did it “because I can”. Following a volatile Miz TV earlier in the night, “The Phenomenal One” was in action on SmackDown as the #1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship AJ Styles would go one-on-one with Intercontinental Champion The Miz, with Maryse in his corner, in a non-title match. During a grueling match where AJ Styles would survive the Figure-Four Leg Lock and The Miz would survive the Calf Crusher, the Intercontinental Champion decided that he was done for the night as The Miz looked to walk out on the match. However, just as The Miz was trying to leave, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson show up to block The Miz’s path, forcing The Miz back towards the ring where he is caught by a diving AJ Styles, who takes the Intercontinental Champion down on the outside. Styles then rolls The Miz into the ring before hitting the Phenomenal Forearm, pinning the Intercontinental Champion for the win as Gallows & Anderson applaud their friend’s victory. Before she challenges Charlotte for the Women’s Title with Bret Hart in her corner a week from this Sunday at Payback, Natalya would join forces with England’s own Paige to face Naomi & Tamina in tag team action. In the end, it was Paige locking in the PTO on Naomi while Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter on Tamina and, with Naomi tapping out, Paige picks up the win for herself and Natalya. In the increasingly strange shenanigans between R-Truth and Goldust, SmackDown would see R-Truth go one-on-one with the man that Goldust teamed with last week, Fandango, with Goldust as the Special Referee. The bizarre encounter would somehow transform into a dance-off between the three men, but when the dance-off breaks up, R-Truth would spot his opportunity to strike, hitting the What’s Up and pinning Fandango for the win. After the match, R-Truth and Goldust would have their own, brief dance-off in celebration. Before they face The Vaudevillains in the Finals of the #1 Contenders’ Tag Team Tournament a week from Sunday at Payback, Enzo & Big Cass were on SmackDown. However, Enzo & Big Cass’ trademark introduction is interrupted by their Payback opponents, The Vaudevillains, as Aiden English insults Enzo Amore’s unique hairstyle. Enzo then responds by saying that he’s “quick as a cat and fast as a feline”. Simon Gotch then says that Enzo & Big Cass are going to learn a “harsh lesson” and it’s going to be “no laughing matter”. English then says that this is a “man’s world” and they represent a “bygone era” with “class and dignity”, which is something Enzo & Big Cass has never had. Big Cass then tells The Vaudevillains that they are walking out of Payback as the new #1 Contenders for the WWE Tag Team Titles, saying that there is only “one word” to describe The Vaudevillains, “s-a-w-f-t, sawft”. Then it was time for the main event as, ten nights before their respective one-on-one matches at Payback, “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose would team with Sami Zayn to face the team of Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens. At the end of a wild match, it was Chris Jericho pushing Dean Ambrose off of the top rope behind the referee’s back as “The Lunatic Fringe” would get all tangled up in the ropes before Kevin Owens was able to capitalize, pinning Ambrose to pick up the win for himself and Jericho. Owens and Jericho then leave with smiles on their faces, having gotten the better of their respective Payback opponents. What did you think of this week’s SmackDown? Post your comments in the box below.