- Ryan Cook
- JAN 3, 2017
- 7:30PM EDT
This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live! Tonight we have the contract signing for John Cena's title shot against AJ Styles, The Miz is set to defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler is set to take on Baron Corbin! Be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of tonight's action!
-The Miz comes out to start the show as they recap what's been going on between Miz and Dean the past few weeks. Miz demands that Renee Young comes out and issues an apology to him. Miz says that Smackdown! Live with not continue until he gets one, essentially holding the show hostage. Miz goes onto accost Renee, prompting Dean to come out to the ring in her stead. Dean goes right after Miz, but Maryse goes in the way, Maryse slapping him across the face. Dean says that she hits harder than Miz does then Miz and Maryse leave as we go to commercial.
Baron Corbin vs Dolph Ziggler
Dolph runs right at Baron and hits him with a series of strikes before Corbin counters a dropkick then stomps on Dolph before choking him in the ropes. Corbin whips Dolph across the ring into the opposite corner then drops Dolph again with a back elbow for a quick 2 count. Corbin sends Dolph outside then backs him into the apron before rolling him back into the ring. Dolph starts coming back, dropping Corbin with a dropkick that sends him to the outside as we go to commercial.
Corbin is in control as we come back, but Dolph fires back until Corbin drops him with a right hand in mid-air for a close 2 count. Dolph builds a bit of offense and hits a splash in the corner then a swinging neckbreaker for a quick 2 count. Dolph goes for the famouser, but Corbin counters and turns him inside out with a clothesline for another close 2 count. Corbin misses a shoulder tackle then Dolph hits a famouser for a very close 2 count of his own. Corbin goes for The End of Days, but Dolph counters into the Zig Zag for another very close 2 count. Corbin then hits The End of Days for the pin and the win.
Winner: Baron Corbin via pinfall
-After the match Corbin grabs a chair, but Kalisto runs out and sends Corbin over the top rope, Corbin opting to leave then Dolph superkicks Kalisto with a chair out of no where, saying he doesn't need his help and that he doesn't need anyone as we go to commercial.
-We come back to Dolph in the locker room, he then turns on Apollo Crews who is friends with Kalisto.
Becky Lynch vs La Luchadora
Becky is in control early then the masked Luchadora goes underneath the ring. She comes back out and hits an STO on Becky then misses a move off the top rope, Becky putting her in the Disarmer for the tap and the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch via submission
-After the match it is revealed that Alexa is one of the luchadoras, but the other one isn't revealed as we go to commercial.