This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live! After having viciously attacked Shane McMahon last week and subsequently being fired, the status of AJ's career is in limbo after Shane declared at the end of last week's show that he wants to face AJ at Mania. Will AJ be at Mania or is he going to stay fired? We also have The WWE Smackdown! Tag Team titles on the line when American Alpha defend against The Usos! Be sure to come back here at 8PM EST to find out who walks away with the gold one week before Wrestlemania!
-We open with a video package showing what AJ did to Shane last week, how he was fired and how Shane came out at the end of the show to say that he will face AJ at Wrestlemania.
-We open backstage with AJ and Daniel talking, Daniel saying that the rest of the McMahon's would have made it a personal vendetta against him for what he did before saying that Shane isn't there tonight.
-We then open in the arena with AJ coming out to the ring to discuss why he did what he did last week. AJ mocks the idea of facing Shane at Mania and that he accepts his challenge, AJ saying that he's untouchable and that he's going to Wrestlemania. AJ then says that if he sees Shane show up tonight he'll hurt him far worse than he did last week as we go to commercial.
-We come back to Daniel talking to Shane on the phone, then Baron comes and asks him where Dean is before we see the New England Patriots in the crowd.
American Alpha vs The Usos WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Match
Chad and Jey start it off with Gable in control, then Jey backs him into his corner, Jimmy tagging himself in, but Gable takes him down immediately. Gable drags Jimmy over to his corner and tags in Jordan who does a few moves, then tags Gable back in. Jordan gets a blind tag, then American Alpha clear the ring as we go to commercial.
The Usos took control during the commercial, Jey whipping Gable into the turnbuckle sternum first, then after the Usos try to keep Gable away he almost tags in Jordan, but Jimmy pulls him off of the apron at the last second. Jey runs around the side and clotheslines Gable to the floor, Chad getting back in the ring at the count of nine, The Usos tagging as soon as he does, both stomping on him before Jimmy puts him in the tree of woe, missing a spear, hitting the ring post. Gable tags in Jordan who takes out both Usos, then the Usos take out Jordan before Jimmy hits a splash on Chad for a near fall. AA then hit Jey with a electric chair facebuster for a near fall, but Jimmy pulls Jordan out of the ring at the last second. Jimmy sends Gable into the crowd, then Jordan spears him before rolling him back into the ring. Jey then hits Jordan with a superkick for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Usos via pinfall
-We get a Luke Harper promo where he says that Randy opened Pandora's Box and that he will destroy Bray next week.
-We then have The Miz, Maryse and someone else acting out their own episode of Total Bellas with Maryse playing both Bellas and The Miz playing Cena. Miz portrays a robotic Cena and reprimands her before he pops a balloon that has a question mark on it before it says to be continued.
Baron Corbin vs Randy Orton
Corbin drops Randy, then rolls out of the ring when Randy goes for an RKO, getting back in and beating on Randy in the corner. Randy does his signature stomps, then hits Corbin with a series of European uppercuts and right hands in the corner before he comes back and drops Randy and plays to the crowd as we go to commercial.
Corbin is in control as we come back, having Randy grounded with a shoulder lock, but Randy fights out of it, only for Corbin to drop him with a clothesline for a quick two count. Randy comes back and drops Corbin with clotheslines, then hits a powerslam and a full nelson slam for a near fall. They brawl around ringside, then Randy hits his draping DDT before playing to the crowd and going for an RKO, but Corbin counters with a Deep Six for a near fall of his own. Randy rolls to the outside, then Corbin goes to spear him, but Randy sidesteps him and Corbin goes shoulder first into the ring steps. They get back in the ring, then Dean talks to him, standing on a forklift and distracting him before Randy hits an RKO for the pin and the win.
Winner: Randy Orton via pinfall
-After the match Dean accepts his challenge, then hits him with Dirty Deeds before leaving. We then see AJ waiting for Shane in the parking lot as we go to commercial.
-We come back to Randy being interviewed after his match as the lights flicker, ten go out as a bunch of guys with sheep masks attack and pin him against a wall before Bray walks up to him. Bray puts a cross to him and says that his biggest flaw became his greatest strength, then we go to commercial.
John Cena vs Fandango
-Tyler Breeze comes out with Fandango dressed as Nikki Bella, then Cena has the real Nikki come out to the ring.
Fandango throws tickets at Cena to start the match, then Cena drops him with shoulder tackles before hitting a Five Knuckle Shuffle. Nikki then spears Tyler before Cena and Nikki hit their finishers and Fandango and Tyler with Cena getting the tap and the win.
Winner: John Cena via submission
Becky Lynch vs Carmella
Becky chases Carmella around ringside, then James distracts her before Carmella superkicks her, then Natalya comes in and clotheslines Carmella for the disqualification. Mickie comes out and attacks Natalya, then Alexa comes out and beats on her before Becky kills James. Mickie takes out Becky, then Alexa drops Mickie with a right hand and stands over all of the women as we go to commercial.
Winner: Carmella via disqualification
-We have more of Miz and Maryse as Cena and Nikki where they give us a tour of their house, including the living room and the kitchen, listing off more of the John Cena rules. Miz then has trouble tying his shoes after giving Maryse a toy ring among other things.
-Next we have AJ waiting for Shane to arrive, going to attack someone, but Heath and Rhyno arrive in a limo, Shane coming out to the ring as we go to commercial.
-We come back to Shane inviting AJ to the ring, saying that AJ attacked him from behind and that either AJ will come out or Shane is going backstage as we see AJ walking towards the arena. AJ comes out to the ramp with a mic and says that Shane needs to calm down and understand where he's coming from. AJ admits he made a mistake and apologizes before getting in the ring, then they brawl in and around the ring before AJ suplexes him into the barricade. AJ clears off the announce table, then Shane back drops him onto the floor before hitting AJ with a monitor and lying him on the table. Shane then gets in the ring and on the top rope before hitting AJ with an elbow drop onto the announce table as we go off the air.