This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live! We are just two days removed from The Elimination Chamber PPV where Bray Wyatt made history and became WWE World Champion, but the former champ John Cena looks to regain his title and become a record 17 time champion and he hopes to do that tonight in our main event as John Cena has invoked his rematch clause! Can Bray be champion longer than two days? Will Cena break Ric Flair's record tonight? All these questions and more will be answered tonight so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST to find out!
-We open with a video package for The Elimination Chamber match this past Sunday then Bray Wyatt comes out to the ring. He talks about what Sister Abigail had told him when he was younger and that she always spoke the truth and so does he. Bray says he knew this day would come and that he truly does have the whole world in his hands now, holding up the title. Bray says that too much power can be scary for for most people and asks everyone to open their ears and their eyes and that if they walk by his side he will lead them to paradise. Bray then welcomes us to the era of Wyatt as John Cena comes out. Cena talks about earning title shots and says that they should have a rematch right now then AJ comes out and says that if Cena thinks he's getting a rematch before him, then he's wrong. AJ demands a title shot, but Daniel Bryan comes out next and congratulates Bray for winning the title then makes the main event a triple threat match.
-We come back to Dean searching for Baron Corbin backstage then American Alpha come out to the ring.
American Alpha vs The Ascension
Gable and Viktor start it off with Gable getting the upper hand early then they all four come in and brawl before The Ascension clear the ring. Jordan and Gable then hit a double clothesline off the top rope and send The Ascension to the outside as we go to commercial.
-We come back and Viktor is in control, doing his best to keep Gable from tagging in, whipping him into the turnbuckle sternum first. The Ascension then start tagging in and out and keeping Gable isolated in their corner. Gable gets the tag then Jordan takes out both Viktor and Konnor then goes for a spear, but Viktor gets out of the way and he runs into the ring post. The Ascension then hit a double team move for a near fall before AA make their come back and hit Grand Amplitude for the pin and the win.
Winner: American Alpha via pinfall
-Dean is looking for Corbin backstage then runs in James Ellsworth and sets up a match between the two as we go to commercial.
Dean Ambrose vs James Ellsworth
-Before the match Baron Corbin attacks Dean backstage then they brawl on the ramp before Corbin Deep Six's Dean off the stage.
Winner: Match never started
-We then get a video package for how Natalya and Nikki fought backstage after their match this past Sunday. They meet with Daniel Bryan then start fighting before he says they'll have a falls count anywhere match next week.