- Ryan Cook
- DEC 27, 2016
- 7:30PM EDT
This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live! Tonight is set to be an action packed show as in our main event the WWE World Champion AJ Styles defends his title against Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler in a triple threat match. We also have a Four Corners Elimination Match for the WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship as Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt defend their titles against The Usos, Heath Slater & Rhyno and American Alpha! If that wasn't enough, John Cena makes his return to Smackdown! Live to open the show so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of tonight's action!
-We open with John Cena coming out to deafening boos, but Cena just tells them to keep it up, that he missed it. Cena says there's nothing like the excitement of the WWE Universe and few places compete with the All State Arena. Cena talks about all the titles that are on the line tonight then questions why he's even there as the crowd chants for The Undertaker. Cena says he's there tonight to set the record straight and that he's not done, he's not leaving and this is still his time and his era. Cena goes on to confirm that he'll be in the title match at the Royal Rumble before leaving as we go to commercial.
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Four Corners Elimination Match
Rhyno and Chad start it off with Rhyno in control, but Gable shows off his power and suplexes Rhyno for a quick 2 count before tagging in Jey Uso. Jimmy and Jey isolate Rhyno and get a quick 2 count off of it, tagging in and out frequently as the Wyatts look on. Heath gets tagged in and drops Jimmy repeatedly before hitting a neckbreaker for a quick 2 count. Jimmy hits a superkick on Heath after Heath tries to get rid of Jey and gets the pin and eliminates Heath Slater and Rhyno as we go to commercial.
Jey is in control of Jordan as we come back as Bray looks on at ring side. Gable gets tagged in and hits a suplex on Jey for a quick 2 count, Jimmy breaking up the pin. The Usos jump off the top rope, but both are caught by AA and hit with suplexes. Jey sends Jordan to the outside then Gable rolls him up for the pin and the elimination. Randy comes in and stomps on various body parts of Jordan then hangs Jordan on the top rope before stomping on him then whips him across the ring repeatedly before hitting a powerslam for a quick 2 count. Bray distracts the referee and Luke gets a quick 2 count before tagging in Randy as we go to commercial.
Luke is in control of Chad as we come back, but Chad quickly powers out of a side headlock then is immediately dropped by Luke before being sent to the outside. Randy rolls him back into the ring for a quick 2 count then hits a suplex for another quick 2 count before stomping on the head of Gable. Luke comes in and keeps Gable away from Jordan then hits a Michinoku Driver for a quick 2 count of his own. Luke goes for a sitout powerbomb, but Gable counters then tags in Jordan as Randy is tagged in as well. Jordan drops both Randy and Luke repeatedly then hits a Saito Suplex for a close 2 count that Luke breaks up. Luke and Jordan fight outside then Chad takes out Luke before Jordan takes out Randy at ringside. Randy capitalizes and hits the draping DDT on Jordan before AA capitalize on a mistake by Randy and Luke for the pin and the win.
Winner: American Alpha via pinfall