Sean Ross SappDown Live (3/7): Podcast Notes, Styles vs. Orton, Wyatt, More

Opening segment

  • Feels like forever since we've seen a real entrance from Shane McMahon.
  • Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon make their cases for Randy Orton and AJ Styles in the WrestleMania main event.
  • We see Orton burning down the compound again.....okay?
  • They announce Styles vs. Orton.....which was already announce.
  • Waste of time.
  • Backstage AJ Styles says there's a conspiracy against him and he's gonna take out Orton.

John Cena & Nikki Bella defeated Carmellsworth

  • James Ellsworth says he's the Mack Daddy of Smackdown. Where's the lie?
  • Ellsworth has Carmella on his tights. FANTASTIC.
  • Miz and Maryse come out and Carmella capitalizes by kicking Nikki. Good way to get Cena and Nikki to work from underneath.
  • Nikki and Cena quickly hit double knuckle shuffle that Nikki messes up. Stereo finishers and STF's.
  • Miz says he loves Maryse, but Nikki Bella and Cena weren't allowed to be mentioned on TV for a long time.

Backstage Crappenings

  • Orton says Styles should probably just "run."


  • Curt Hawkins, who is called "Chad" by Mauro, says Ambrose started something he couldn't finish.
  • Ambrose comes out, beats him up and cuts a corny promo on Ambrose being a lone wolf.
  • Baron Corbin is on the tron, and man, does he lay a stinker on the mic.
  • Ambrose is going looking for him since Corbin won't come to him. This was really bad.
  • Corbin attacks Ambrose with a pipe after heaving a security guard at him, then drops a forklift on Ambrose.
  • There was some camera trickery here. Stop insulting our intelligence.


  • Alexa Bliss runs down all the people she won't be facing at WrestleMania.
  • Becky Lynch comes out, followed by Natalya.
  • Alexa Bliss asks if Natalya got into catnip. 
  • Mickie James blowing everyone out of the water on the mic as she insinuates she gets a title shot.
  • Daniel Bryan comes out and says Alexa Bliss will be defending her title against every available woman in Smackdown. He books them in a "holla holla tag team match"
  • It's a "tag team match, playa." How does everyone fuck that up?

Mickie James & Alexa Bliss defeated Natalya & Becky Lynch.

  • Becky Lynch does four moves that left her opponent's shoulders on the mat, but goes for the pin when Bliss sits up.
  • Mickie James' pants are terrible. 
  • Despite her shitty pants, she's still awesome in the ring. Her Mickierana looked nice. 
  • There's a funny spot where Mickie almost runs into Natalya.
  • Real missed opportunity to not have Becky Lynch do a knee to a downed opponent
  • Natayla turned on Becky. Alexa and Mickie win after Alexa tags herself in.
  • Mickie turns on Alexa!!! Alexa's sell of the Mick Kick was outstanding.

Randy Orton defeated AJ Styles

  • AJ Styles starts off with some awesome headlock work.
  • Orton selling Styles' leg kicks like a legend. He follows up with an unbelievable overhead suplex.
  • AJ Styles just shot one hell of a fast single leg.
  • Orton even busted out a full nelson slam.
  • There's not really a lot to break down beyond this being some awesome wrestling.
  • Styles had scouted the RKO and avoided it on the springboard! He misses the 450 and Orton lands a pop up RKO and wins!
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