This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live! We have a packed show tonight as in our main event AJ Styles will square off against Luke Harper in a number one contenders match for the WWE World Championship after the draw that occurred last week during the battle royal match where both men went over the top rope and touched the floor at the same time. We also have Becky Lynch and Mickie James in a two out of three falls match, John Cena is on Miz TV and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST!
-We open with Shane and Daniel watching the results of last week's battle royal over and over before AJ shows up. AJ says he'd love to just go onto Wrestlemania, making fun of Luke who comes up right behind him. All Luke says is thank you before he leaves, Daniel and Shane whispering to each other.
-The Miz and Maryse come out for Miz TV then introduce John Cena. Cena comes out and grabs a mic to talk, but Miz has his mic cut. Miz talks about what he believes were opportunities that Cena stole from him. Miz says that he's more talented and a harder worker than Cena before the crowd starts chanting Cena. Miz then says that he's not the other guy, that he is The Miz and that Cena is jealous of him. Miz talks about what he calls the hypocrisy of Cena to talk down to Miz about doing movies then doing them himself and that he's the one doing the media and everything else to make Smackdown! Live the must see show, not him. Cena then mocks Miz before saying that he wouldn't face Miz at Mania if he had a choice about it, he'd face The Undertaker. Cena then goes onto say that Miz has stolen moves and personalities of various people including Chris Jericho and AJ Styles. Maryse slaps Cena, then Nikki comes out to the ring, but Miz and Maryse quickly leave.
Becky Lynch vs Mickie James 2 out of 3 Falls Match
They start off aggressive then Becky sends Mickie out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Mickie is in control as we come back until Becky comes back and drops Mickie repeatedly. Mickie counters an attempted exploder suplex with a face buster in the turnbuckle then hits a DDT for the first pin of the match as we go to commercial.
Becky drops Mickie with a spinning roundhouse kick, but Mickie counters with a flapjack then Becky rolls her up when she comes off of the top rope and misses for the second fall. Mickie goes right after Becky and Becky hits her with an exploder suplex before Alexa comes out to ringside. Alexa distracts the referee when Becky locks in the Disarmer, then Becky sends Mickie into Alexa and knocks her off of the apron before Becky puts her in the disarmer for the tap and the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch