Week of 11/28/2016 - 12/4/2016

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    Monday Night Raw
    Date: November 28, 2016
    Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
    Commentators: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves

    It's another big week for Monday Night Raw as there are two title matches announced coming into the show. This week we have New Day coming down the home stretch to the Tag Team Title record with a defense against Anderson and Gallows, plus Charlotte defending the Women's Title against Sasha Banks (again). Let's get to it.

    We open with a look at last week's main event.

    Here's Chris Jericho to open us up with the Highlight Reel. This week's guest is Kevin Owens, who is setting a record with his second consecutive appearance on the show. Owens rips on America in general for their actions on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, which you would never see from Canadians like them.

    They're thankful for each other but Jericho is also thankful for Seth Rollins, who blew another title shot last week. People have been accusing Jericho of interfering last week but that was clearly Sin Cara wearing a Chris Jericho match. “He got the Mast of Jericho and he put it on maaaaan.” Apparently Rollins isn't medically cleared to be here tonight so here's Roman Reigns instead. Jericho calls Reigns a joke but Roman thinks Owens being Universal Champion is the real joke.

    Owens stumbles over the name of his title so Reigns says Owens would have lost that title in any of his recent defenses. That's enough for Jericho who asks if Reigns knows what that means but Owens tells Jericho to shut up because he's got this (smart move as YOU JUST MADE THE LIST would have gotten a face pop). Owens threatens to powerbomb on the apron just like Rollins, which sounds fine to Reigns. Roman thinks if he wins tonight, he should get a title shot at Roadblock. The match is made.

    Post break, Kevin and Chris get in an argument over whether or not Owens needs him. They split up until Mick Foley comes in to say Jericho won't interfere in the match tonight. Jericho is more than willing to walk away on his own.

    R-Truth vs. Braun Strowman

    Truth gets in a few shots but the powerslam puts him away in 38 seconds.

    Post match Goldust goes after Strowman until Sami Zayn runs in for some revenge after last week. This goes as badly as you would expect it to with Sami being put in the Tree of Woe again. Foley comes out to help break it up as we take a break. Back with Foley saying Sami is never going to quit, meaning he needs to be saved from himself.

    That sets Sami off on a rant about Foley being bossed around by Stephanie. Foley says he saved Sami's job by making Zayn vs. Strowman because Stephanie was going to fire him for not winning the Intercontinental Title (GOOD GRIEF PICK A SIDE WITH STEPHANIE ALREADY!). Sami wants Foley to be himself because he's a hero to these people. All Sami sees when he looks at Foley is a hypocrite. All I saw was Foley's false teeth falling out.

    Charlotte is ready for her championship celebration and sends Dana off to get things ready.

    Cedric Alexander vs. Tony Nese

    Cedric is the hometown boy and starts fast with a monkey flip. We see Alicia Fox watching in the back and smiling rather heartily at Cedric. Drew Gulak trips Alexander up so Nese can get two off a moonsault. We hit a bodyscissors for a bit until Cedric knees him in the face. Gulak offers another distraction though and a pumphandle driver ends Alexander at 3:24.

    Enzo and Big Cass shill merchandise for Cyber Monday.

    We recap the Jericho/Owens issues.

    Jericho is offended at being asked if this argument is real. He goes to his care and the limo driver knocks the List out of his hands, only to have Rollins appear and beat Jericho down, including a big Pedigree on top of a car.

    Raw Women's Title: Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte

    Charlotte is defending and we get Big Match Intros. Sasha gets in the Banks Statement about thirty seconds in but Charlotte is no Lesnar and makes the ropes. They're quickly on the floor with Sasha being sent into the barricade to set up some chops. It's actually a double countout at 3:09.

    Hang on a second as here's Foley to say they're restarting this match later tonight with no countouts, no disqualifications and falls count anywhere.

    Rusev vs. Enzo Amore

    Enzo says Rusev had the luckiest day of his life last week and it came on the luckiest day of his wife's life because she got to see why Enzo is the realest guy in the room. We hear what Rusev and Lana might have had for Thanksgiving dinner but Enzo thinks she was thinking about him stuffing her turkey. A low blow DQ's Rusev at 30 seconds.

    Mark Henry is in a new movie and shoves Titus O'Neil down for saying it should have been his part.

    Rich Swann vs. Noam Dar

    Brian Kendrick is on commentary to yell about how he's the champ and won't be going anywhere because he needs to take care of his family. Swann starts fast as is his custom but Dar sends him throat first into the bottom rope to take over. A neck crank goes nowhere and it's Swann's spinning kick to the head ending Dar at 3:29.

    Post match Swann calls Kendrick out and promises to win the title.

    Sheamus and Cesaro are in a bar and talk about being the best team in WWE, even though they can't stand each other. Various drunk guys come up and make fun of them, triggering a bar fight with the wrestlers cleaning house. They celebrate with a drink and seem to be on the same page.

    Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens

    Non-title. Owens jumps him before the bell but Reigns says ring the bell anyway (WAY too common anymore). The beating is on in a hurry with Owens knocking him to the floor before a backsplash gets two inside. Back with Reigns hitting a clothesline but having to put the brakes on to avoid hitting the referee.

    That means a chinlock and Cannonball, followed by a long chinlock to keep Reigns down. Another backsplash hits knees though and they trade big forearms. A superkick gets two for Owens but he takes so long going up that Reigns nails a Superman Punch. Another one off the steps knocks Kevin silly and the spear finishes clean at 14:33.

    Owens is annoyed at being asked about the match. He blames Foley for the loss because he should have been at Jericho's side. They're still best friends you see.

    We get a sitdown interview with Paul Heyman, who says he and Brock Lesnar screwed up by underestimating Goldberg. After twelve years on the sidelines, Goldberg stepped into the ring and cracked Lesnar's ribs with a spear. This is now part of Lesnar's legacy and it's an embarrassment. The loss makes Lesnar think he has something to prove, which really scares Heyman, who doesn't know what it's going to turn Lesnar into. If Goldberg is in the Royal Rumble, so is Brock, which means there will be one conqueror, 28 losers, and one victim.

    Emmalina video.

    Tag Team Titles: New Day vs. Andeson and Gallows

    New Day is defending of course. An early powerbomb gets two on Woods and a fireman's carry flapjack gets the same. With Big E. down on the floor, Gallows kicks Woods in the head as we go to a break. Back with Big E. coming in off the hot tag to clean house. A belly to belly suplex drops Anderson but a Gallows distraction lets Karl get in a kick to the chest.

    That earns Anderson the spear through the ropes but the Midnight Hour is broken up with a boot to the head. The Magic Killer doesn't work either so Woods blasts Anderson with forearms to the face. Karl tries a rollup with a handful of trunks but Woods reverses into one of his own to retain at 9:58.

    Bayley gives Sasha a pep talk and it turns into a speech about the greatness of Ric Flair.

    Women's Title: Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks

    Charlotte is defending and this is anything goes with falls counting anywhere. Sasha starts fast by knocking the champ outside and scoring with a suicide dive. A double clothesline puts both women down as we take a break. Back with Sasha fighting out of a bodyscissors and kneeing Charlotte in the face.

    The double knees in the corner miss though and a big boot knocks Sasha off the apron for two on the floor. Natural Selection on the floor gets the same and the champ is annoyed. The annoyance takes so long that Sasha pulls out a kendo stick and swings away, drawing the ECW chants. Charlotte knocks her down again and grabs the Figure Eight, only to have a stick shot break it up.

    They fight towards the announcers' table where Charlotte moonsaults onto Sasha....or at least a few feet to Sasha's right, for a near fall. Sasha gets in a Thesz press off the barricade for two more and both of them are down. They head into the crowd and Sasha ties her up in a handrail, setting up the Bank Statement to make Charlotte tap at 16:28.

    Ric Flair comes out, raises Sasha's hand, and is gone in less than thirty seconds. Banks celebrates to end the show.

    Braun Strowman b. R-Truth – Running powerslam
    Tony Nese b. Cedric Alexander – Pumphandle driver
    Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks went to a double countout
    Enzo Amore b. Rusev via DQ when Rusev hit him low
    Rich Swann b. Noam Dar – Spinning kick to the head
    Roman Reigns b. Kevin Owens – Spear
    New Day b. Anderson and Gallows – Rollup with a handful of trunks
    Sasha Banks b. Charlotte – Bank Statement


    Date: November 29, 2016
    Location: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
    Commentators: Tom Phillips, David Otunga, Mauro Ranallo, John Bradshaw Layfield

    It's the go home show for Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2016 and Smackdown has managed to put together a pretty decent build in such a small time frame. Tonight we've got Dean Ambrose hosting the Ambrose Asylum with James Ellsworth as his guest, meaning AJ Styles is bound to get involved. Let's get to it.

    Opening sequence.

    There are tables, ladders and chairs all over the arena.

    Renee Young is in the ring for a contract signing for the Women's Title match. Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch come out with Alexa telling Renee to get out of here because they need someone with better fashion sense. They recap the feud with Becky saying Bliss has the mentality of a four year old. The champ signs but Alexa keeps talking about Becky's accent and how this isn't the Disney Channel where you get further by being nice. Becky rips into her for not accomplishing anything in her time here other than having a loser mentality. Alexa signs as well and the fight is on with Becky actually being knocked through the table.

    Dolph Ziggler/Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin/The Miz

    Corbin knocks Ziggler down to start and we take a break less than thirty seconds in. Back with Corbin whipping Dolph hard into the corner and doing that slide underneath the bottom rope to keep Dolph in trouble. It's off to Miz, who pulls out a ladder to lean up against the steps. Ziggler gets in the running DDT on the floor, followed by a superkick to Miz.

    The hot tag brings in Kalisto for his usual, including the hurricanrana driver for two on Miz. A big suicide dive sends Miz into the announcers' table. Everyone is staggered and Maryse shoves the ladder onto Ziggler. Back in and the Salida Del Sol looks to finish, only to have Corbin use a chair for the DQ at 7:31.

    American Alpha isn't scared of the Wyatts and are ready to levitate the Wyatts with suplexes.

    The Wyatts are ready for American Alpha and don't like their positivity. Orton gives Luke Harper a pep talk for his match with Kane but Harper doesn't seem to trust Randy.

    Carmella comes out for her match but first of all she has a message for John Cena. She promises to hit Nikki with a chair so hard that the real Bella Twins pop out of her back. Nikki charges to the ring and the brawl is on, meaning no match. Carmella is easily cleaned out.

    We recap last week's ladder match with Ellsworth earning his contract and a shot at Styles' World Title.

    It's time for the Ambrose Asylum, complete with a single piece of carpet in the middle of the ring. Ambrose gets right to it by bringing out Ellsworth as the first guest. Dean asks how old James' boots are before letting James celebrate his win a little bit. Ellsworth offers to do anything Dean needs so Ambrose gives him money to pick up a six pack after the show. As far as James' future, he'd rather face AJ for the title after beating him three times in a row. Ambrose: “He's drunk with power ladies and gentlemen.”

    Cue AJ to stand on the announcers' table and make puppet jokes about Ellsworth. Dean: “So what you're saying is you lost to a dummy three times?” AJ gets in the ring and promises to get rid of Dean before dealing with the new superstar, as long as James shows up on Sunday. The brawl is on with AJ shoving both guys through the furniture. Ellsworth is hung upside down for a chair shot to the back, followed by a Styles Clash onto the steps. That should get rid of him for awhile but odds are he'll be at the pay per view.

    Post break, Ellsworth is taken out on a stretcher.

    Kane vs. Luke Harper

    Harper's headlock doesn't get him anywhere as Kane comes back with his own power offense. A big boot and clothesline puts Harper on the floor and we take a break. Back with Harper kicking him in the knee and head, only to get caught with the running DDT. Harper hammers away in the corner but gets powerbombed out for two more. The swinging Boss Man Slam gives Luke two of his own and a superkick drops Kane again. Back up and Harper misses the discus lariat, setting up the chokeslam to give Kane the pin at 11:05.

    We recap the contract signing.

    Becky has a sore back but doesn't care what kind of match she has with Alexa. Again, and I can't emphasize this enough: they've taken a simple idea and ran with the thing, which can often make for something very entertaining.

    Bray Wyatt/Randy Orton vs. American Alpha

    The winners get the title shot on Sunday. Orton and Jordan get things going with Jason snapping off some armdrags and working an armbar. It's off to Wyatt who throws Jordan throat first into the ropes to take over. The beatdown begins with Orton draping him over the top rope and grabbing a chinlock.

    Jordan fights up and makes the tag off to Gable, who cleans house for a bit until being sent hard to the floor as we take a break. Back with Gable getting DDT'ed onto the apron for two as the beating continues. Bray hits the release Rock Bottom and Orton's awesome looking superplex has both guys down.

    Unfortunately it's actually enough for the hot tag to Jordan as everything breaks down. The suplexes begin on Bray but the lights go out, revealing Harper at ringside. Gable breaks up Sister Abigail but an RKO breaks up the Grand Amplitude. Jordan's spear hits the post and Sister Abigail sends the Wyatts to the title match at 15:29.

    Slater and Rhyno are ready for the challenge when Styles comes up to say no one cares about the Tag Team Titles. Ambrose runs in and beats AJ up to end the show.

    Dolph Ziggler/Kalisto b. The Miz/Baron Corbin via DQ when Corbin used a chair
    Kane b. Luke Harper – Chokeslam
    Randy Orton/Bray Wyatt b. American Alpha – Sister Abigail to Jordan


    Date: November 30, 2016
    Location: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves

    Now this should be interesting as this show was taped on the same night as last week's Smackdown, meaning they're in a big arena instead of the tiny Full Sail. I'm always curious to see how things translate when they go somewhere else, especially when it's not an NXT crowd. Let's get to it.

    Opening sequence.

    Asuka vs. Nicole Matthews

    Non-title. Matthews is a regular in Shimmer and her early shots to Asuka's head just seem to annoy the champ. That means the beating is on in a hurry with Asuka firing off the kicks. Some YES Kicks look to set up a big kick but Matthews swings away even more. Some arm holds set up the Asuka Lock to make Nicole tap at 2:17.

    We look at Sanity attacking Rich Swann last week with No Way Jose making the save. Jose vs. Eric Young later tonight.

    Samoa Joe doesn't care that he's facing Shinsuke Nakamura in Osaka, Japan on December 3 because he's the best. Tye Dillinger comes up to say he'd like to test that theory and a match is made for tonight.

    Eric Young vs. No Way Jose

    Jose takes him straight down but Eric bails to the floor. A good shot knocks Eric off the apron and into the rest of Sanity as we take a break. Back with Alexander Wolfe grabbing Jose's leg so Young can take over. A dragon sleeper with Young standing on the middle rope has Jose in even more trouble before Young cranks on the neck even more. Jose makes his quick comeback but Sanity offers another distraction so Young can hit his wheelbarrow suplex into a neckbreaker for the pin at 9:19.

    Sanity mauls Jose again post match.

    Asuka wants competition but there's no one left.

    Samoa Joe vs. Tye Dillinger

    Non-title. Dillinger starts fast and knocks Joe outside as we take a very early break. Back with Dillinger firing off left hands in the corner but it's way too early for the Tyebreaker. Joe crushes the knee to take over, setting up a kneebar to make Tye dive for the ropes. That gets an NXT chant as Joe unloads with right hands in the corner.

    Tye's knee is wrapped around the ropes and Joe walks around as we take another break. Back again with Joe putting on a neck crank to set up Tye's comeback. The Tyebreaker still doesn't work so Tye superkicks him in the chest for two instead. Joe's release Rock Bottom out of the corner sets up the powerbomb into the Boston Crab into the Koquina Clutch to knock Tye out at 20:15.

    Dillinger gets the big ovation from the crowd.

    Asuka b. Nicole Matthews – Asuka Lock
    Eric Young b. No Way Jose – Wheelbarrow neckbreaker
    Samoa Joe b. Tye Dillinger – Koquina Clutch


    Superstars has officially been canceled and will be replaced by Main Event going forward.

    Impact Wrestling
    Date: December 1, 2016
    Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
    Commentators: Josh Matthews, D'Angelo Dinero

    We're down to two regular shows left in the year and the big story tonight is the crowning of a new Knockouts Champion as Gail Kim has vacated the belt due to injury. That leaves Jade and Rosemary inside Six Sides of Steel for the title because it's not like they have any better options at the moment. Let's get to it.

    We open with a DCC video as they're focusing on the Hardys. Matt is back to help his brother tonight thanks to a well placed bolt of lightning.

    Grand Championship: Aron Rex vs. Moose

    Rex is defending in an open challenge. Rex: “NO! HIT GRADO'S MUSIC!” We have to wait a minute though as Rex wants to do his warmups. That's followed by a trip to the floor for a cartwheel from the champ. Back in and Rex rakes the eyes to set up the ring punch, only to walk into the Game Changer to give Moose the title at 1:45.

    Moose says he'll defend against anyone. Rex on the other hand has nothing to say but seems to be crying.

    Jeff Hardy arrives and doesn't know which Matt we'll be seeing tonight. They'll have a plan in the title match though.

    Here's the DCC to say they don't want to delete anyone but they want to erase things. Cue Jeff to say the DCC has no idea what they're getting themselves into. The beatdown is quickly on and....the DCC video comes on again. The lights go out and Matt returns for the save. Deletion is guaranteed.

    Go For Broke is ready to fight each other for the X-Division Title. It's a challenge for DJZ because his friends know him better than anyone else.

    X-Division Title: Braxton Sutter vs. Mandrews vs. DJZ

    DJZ is defending and this is one fall to a finish after Go For Broke won last week's three way tag. They trade rollups to start in that three way style where it's clear that this has all been choreographed in the first place. Mandrews suplexes the champ down and gets two off a standing moonsault. Another moonsault off the steps takes down Sutter and DJZ but it's time for the “fun” part with the skateboard.

    DJZ elbows him in the face but tweaks his knee back inside. That goes nowhere as DJZ high crossbodies both challengers, only to have Sutter snap off a Flatliner. Mandrews uses a twisting Stunner to get out of a suplex but as soon as he hits the shooting star, DJZ pops back up with a rollup to retain at 5:58.

    They pose together but Mandrews goes heel by kicking DJZ's bad knee out. Mandrews is the least interesting of the three but this is in fact better than nothing.

    Laurel Van Ness says that she can make Braxton feel better but Allie wonders why she never sees Laurel and Braxton together.

    Here are Maria and Laurel to vent some frustration. Maria gets right to the point by calling Allie out and demanding an apology. Allie is sorry she hit Maria with a pumpkin pie but Maria wants to talk about Allie costing her the title at Bound For Glory. It's because Allie believes in honesty so Laurel goes on about what she did with Braxton last night. Maria calls Allie stupid and gets slapped in the face, making this the third time Allie has stood up to her. Laurel beats Allie down and AGAIN we haven't really done anything new in this story.

    Rosemary is ready for the cage match.

    Tag Team Titles: DCC vs. Hardys

    Bram and Kingston are challenging and the champs take over early on with a pair of double suplexes. Things settle down with Bram getting beaten up in the corner, followed by a chinlock from Jeff. You don't often see that from a face but TNA has never been your normal promotion. Double Poetry in Motion gets two on Bram and we take a break. Back with the DCC working over Matt in the corner until Bram charges into a boot.

    The hot tag brings in Jeff but Storm hits him with a belt, meaning the heel beatdown starts up again. Kingston grabs a chinlock and runs Jeff over with a shoulder as this just keeps going. Bram spins out of the Twist of Fate and a double clothesline puts both guys down. The real hot tag brings Matt back in and it's time to bite Kingston's arm and hand. Bram breaks up the Twist of Fate so Kingston takes it instead, allowing Matt to retain the titles at 15:54.

    We recap Gail Kim being attacked, forcing her to vacate the title. If she wasn't hurt during the Bound For Glory match, I really don't know of a reason why she needed to get the title at the pay per view.

    Ethan Carter III mocks Eli Drake for not being able to talk. When Ethan gets the title back next week, all Eli has to do is say the word and he can have a shot.

    Al Snow gives a really intense speech about giving the Tribunal what they have coming to them. This is one of the best things on the show but again, WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT AL SNOW???

    Ethan Carter III comes to the ring and has some words for World Champion Eddie Edwards. This brings out the champ to see him face to face with Ethan talking about how much that title changes people. Carter has failed to capture the title twice this year but he won't fail a third time. Eddie knows the kind of man Carter is but Ethan says that when a title is involved, his mindset is kill em all and let God sort it out. Well that intensified quickly.

    Knockouts Title: Rosemary vs. Jade

    Inside Six Sides of Steel with the title vacant coming in and Madison Rayne on commentary. Oh and Gail Kim is outside because we just need her presence. You can only win by pinfall or submission so Rosemarry knocks Jade to the floor right after the bell. Rosemary throws a trashcan inside but gets knocked down as we take a break.

    Back with Rosemary sending Jade into the cage and yelling at Gail for selecting Jade as the future of the division. Jade is thrown into the cage wall again but comes back with a top rope hurricanrana for her first real offense. A powerbomb gets two on Rosemary but let's stop for a second so Madison can praise Gail some more. Rosemary is thrown off the top rope so Jade climbs to the top of the cage (Madison: “SHADES OF GAIL KIM! 2006!”) for a high crossbody. It's only good for a delayed two but the yellow mist blinds Jade. An F5 makes Rosemary champion at 14:42.

    Rosemary laughs at Gail to end the show.

    Moose b. Aron Rex – Game Changer
    DJZ b. Mandrews and Braxton Sutter – Rollup to Mandrews
    Hardys b. DCC – Twist of Fate to Kingston
    Rosemary b. Jade – F5


    John Cena will be hosting Saturday Night Live on December 10.


    Shinsuke Nakamura won the NXT Title from Samoa Joe in Osaka, Japan.


    Tables Ladders and Chairs 2016
    Date: December 4, 2016
    Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
    Commentators: David Otunga, Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield

    It's time for a big gimmick show with Smackdown Live presenting the show built around carnage. The main event will see AJ Styles defending the World Title against Dean Ambrose in the show's namesake match. Other than that we'll have a table match, a ladder match and a chairs match just to make sure all the bases are covered. Let's get to it.

    Pre-Show: Apollo Crews/Hype Bros/American Alpha vs. Vaudevillains/Ascension/Curt Hawkins

    Bonus match. Hawkins' intro is about how Captain Curt will lead his team where no team has gone before. Crews starts with Hawkins, whose tights look like an Icee machine. We start with some spot stealing as Crews does the AJ Styles drop down into a dropkick and it's off to Viktor vs. Ryder. That goes nowhere so we get Mojo Rawley and the Hammer Time dance. Alpha comes in to clean house on all of the villains (even the Vaude contingent) until everyone throws everyone else out.

    Crews is the last man standing and it's a ten man staredown. The good guys clear the ring as we take a break. Back with Konnor grabbing a chinlock on Gable, followed by Viktor doing the same. Gable gets up for an attempt at a tag but Viktor's partners pull everyone else off the apron and Chad is back where he started. That only lasts a few seconds before it's off to Jordan as everything breaks down. Grand Amplitude ends Gotch at 12:03.

    The opening video looks at various broken furniture before going into a regular hype video.

    Tag Team Titles: Wyatt Family vs. Heath Slater/Rhyno

    Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton are challenging after defeating American Alpha for the shot. Rhyno starts for the first time but his clothesline doesn't have much effect on Bray. JBL goes on a pretty ridiculous rant about how the Wyatts are a dream team in the vein of Brody and Hansen or the Brothers of Destruction.

    It's off to Slater who is quickly dropped ribs first on the top rope. Slater tries to fight back with some right hands but a slingshot sends him into Orton's snap powerslam. The hot tag brings in Rhyno a few seconds later and everything breaks down. Rhyno loads up a Gore on Bray but gets distracted by the spider walk, setting up the RKO for the pin and the titles at 5:53. The title change gets a BIG face pop.

    Dean Ambrose says AJ Styles is in for some hard times tonight because it's going to be violent.

    AJ says the problem is keeping Dean down but some chairs, tables and ladders should do the trick.

    Carmella vs. Nikki Bella

    No DQ and Carmella is sporting a big black eye. Nikki spears her down to start but gets hurricanranaed into the steps to bang up her knee. The referee starts counting even though the announcement before the match said this can only end by pin or submission. Back in and Carmella ties her into the Tree of Woe and fires off some kendo stick shots to the ribs.

    The Cone of Silence is broken up with more stick shots because Nikki isn't tapping to that yet. Or at all most likely. Nikki gets back up and hits the Disaster Kick off the barricade (What bad knee?) before spraying Carmella with the fire extinguisher. The Rack Attack 2.0 finishes Carmella clean at 7:39.

    Carmella says this doesn't even anything because it was Natalya who attacked Nikki at Survivor Series. That was ever in doubt?

    IMMEDIATELY after that, here's a video of Natalya helping someone pick out a ring. You knew you were doing this and you couldn't have say, Becky do this vignette?

    Video on the history of the Intercontinental Title to set up Dolph Ziggler vs. Miz in their final battle over the title.

    Daniel Bryan puts Ziggler over when Miz comes up. They don't like each other you see and Miz wants to shove Bryan off a ladder.

    Intercontinental Title: The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler

    Miz is defending in a ladder match. Ziggler, in American flag tights for some reason, takes him down to start but neither can hit a finisher early on. They take turns sending each other into and hitting each other with a ladder before Ziggler pulls Miz into the post. A tornado DDT sends Miz face first (very slowly of course) into the ladder and both guys are down.

    Ziggler loads up the ladder in the ring but Miz is right back up to knock it down. Miz puts the ladder on the middle rope and goes up, only to get shoved off again. An elbow off the ladder (which didn't change much here) has Miz in trouble but he brings Ziggler off the ladder again. Back up and Miz tries the running dropkick in the corner, only to have Ziggler throw the ladder at him again. Miz starts in on the knee by crushing it between the ladder.

    To change things up a bit, Miz puts on the Figure Four with the leg in the ladder. Cool idea, even though it doesn't change much. The Skull Crushing Finale onto the ladder lets Miz go for the belt but Ziggler shoves the ladder away, leaving Miz dangling in the air. That means a big crash and Miz comes up holding his knee.

    Ziggler limps up the ladder but Miz, who is limping as well, pulls him down into a slingshot powerbomb onto the ladder in the corner. For some reason (likely a spot I'm guessing) Miz sets up another ladder and they slug it out on top. Ziggler knocks him down after some shots to the face but a low blow brings him down, allowing Miz to retain at 25:10.

    Post match Miz dedicates the win to Bryan, who motivated him by saying Miz didn't belong here. Ziggler can have a participation ribbon and like it. Ok, let's assume this isn't building to Bryan vs. Miz. WHAT THE HECK ARE THEY BUILDING TOWARDS THEN???

    We recap Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin in your standard bully vs. small guy feud. Chairs are involved and that's your gimmick here.

    Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin

    Kalisto, debuting new trunks here, brings in a bunch of chairs but gets knocked outside by the monster. Corbin sends him into the barricade and then into a pile of chairs for two back inside. More chairs are set up inside the ring with Corbin putting six of them together in the middle. He takes a bit too long setting them up though and it's Kalisto coming off the top with a seated senton through the chairs for two.

    Kalisto tries again with a suicide dive but Corbin whips him around with a great looking Deep Six on the floor. Back in and Corbin piles up a bunch of chairs but stops to swing at Kalisto instead. That goes badly as Kalisto hurricanranas him off the barricade for a breather, followed by a moonsault into double knees to the chest for two more. Kalisto tries going up again but this time Corbin is ready for a chair to the head, knocking Kalisto out of the air in a good looking crash. End of Days onto the pile of chairs gives Baron the pin at 12:51.

    Natalya denies attacking Nikki.

    We recap Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss. Lynch beat her in Scotland but Bliss' foot was on the ropes, meaning it's time for a rematch. Bliss put her through a table on Smackdown and the gimmick was set.

    Women's Title: Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch

    Lynch is defending and it's a tables match. The champ starts fast and goes for a table under the ring but Bliss shoves it back under. Becky is back up and knocking Bliss away but takes a long time setting up a table at ringside. It doesn't seem to matter much though as a springboard kick to the face almost knocks Bliss through.

    Instead Alexa bites the fingers and chokes on the ropes for a bit. The bored fans start chanting for JBL but thankfully it doesn't catch on. Bliss sets up another table in front of the corner and it's time for a fight on the corner but the table is turned over. Becky puts the table up in the corner and fires off some uppercuts. That goes nowhere though as Bliss elbows her in the face and hits Insult to Injury.

    Now the table is turned upside down and Alexa hits a DDT onto the back, which thankfully doesn't bust Becky open. The Disarm-Her through the table legs has Bliss in trouble but Becky has to let it go because the hold means nothing. The table is set on the bottom rope but Becky kicks her to the floor, only to get powerbombed though the first table to give Bliss the title at 15:16.

    More of Natalya with the ring (as in engagement ring) stuff, this time with the proposal.

    We recap the main event. Ambrose lost the title to Styles but before he could get his pay per view rematch, James Ellsworth got involved and basically took over the feud for a good while. Ambrose is finally getting his rematch (save for the one from like two months ago) and it's the show's namesake match.

    Smackdown World Title: Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles

    Ambrose is defending and it's a TLC match. An early backdrop puts the champ down but it's WAY too early to start climbing. They fight up to the set where there are a lot more toys available. Dean climbs a ladder but goes right back down after AJ gets off the table. Back in and Dean gets hit by a flying ladder, only to catapult AJ into one as well.

    AJ crashes out to the floor and Dean throws the ladder onto him to make things even worse. It's still too early to climb though as AJ blasts Dean in the back with a chair. More chairs are set up in the middle of the ring but Dean suplex drops Styles through them instead. The Rebound Lariat puts AJ down and it's time to go back outside.

    Dean's suicide dive takes AJ down again and Ambrose loads up the announcers' tables. The big elbow off the ladder drives AJ through the table and it's time for the really slow climb. Styles comes back in (duh) and it's the big crash to the mat with both guys down. Dean heads outside and takes the moonsault into the reverse DDT for a bad headache. With Dean mostly out, AJ opts for a springboard 450 through a table instead.

    Now THAT wakes the crowd up but not as much as James Ellsworth, who comes down in a neckbrace as AJ starts climbing the ladder. Dean saves his buddy from a Styles Clash and gives AJ Dirty Deeds on the steps. We get the big climb and even a bonus shove off the ladder to send Styles to the floor....and Ellsworth turns on Dean by shoving the ladder over. Styles gets back in and pulls down the title to retain at 30:58.

    Ellsworth is elated to end the show.

    Wyatt Family b. Heath Slater/Rhyno – RKO to Rhyno
    Nikki Bella b. Carmella – Rack Attack 2.0
    Miz b. Dolph Ziggler – Miz pulled down the title
    Baron Corbin b. Kalisto – End of Days onto a pile of chairs
    Alexa Bliss b. Becky Lynch – Powerbomb through a table
    AJ Styles b. Dean Ambrose – Styles pulled down the title

    Quick Results

    Monday Night Raw
    Braun Strowman b. R-Truth – Running powerslam
    Tony Nese b. Cedric Alexander – Pumphandle driver
    Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks went to a double countout
    Enzo Amore b. Rusev via DQ when Rusev hit him low
    Rich Swann b. Noam Dar – Spinning kick to the head
    Roman Reigns b. Kevin Owens – Spear
    New Day b. Anderson and Gallows – Rollup with a handful of trunks
    Sasha Banks b. Charlotte – Bank Statement

    Dolph Ziggler/Kalisto b. The Miz/Baron Corbin via DQ when Corbin used a chair
    Kane b. Luke Harper – Chokeslam
    Randy Orton/Bray Wyatt b. American Alpha – Sister Abigail to Jordan

    Asuka b. Nicole Matthews – Asuka Lock
    Eric Young b. No Way Jose – Wheelbarrow neckbreaker
    Samoa Joe b. Tye Dillinger – Koquina Clutch

    Impact Wrestling
    Moose b. Aron Rex – Game Changer
    DJZ b. Mandrews and Braxton Sutter – Rollup to Mandrews
    Hardys b. DCC – Twist of Fate to Kingston
    Rosemary b. Jade – F5

    Tables Ladders and Chairs 2016
    Wyatt Family b. Heath Slater/Rhyno – RKO to Rhyno
    Nikki Bella b. Carmella – Rack Attack 2.0
    Miz b. Dolph Ziggler – Miz pulled down the title
    Baron Corbin b. Kalisto – End of Days onto a pile of chairs
    Alexa Bliss b. Becky Lynch – Powerbomb through a table
    AJ Styles b. Dean Ambrose – Styles pulled down the title

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