Welcome to SmackDown Live! It’s the official 900th episode of SmackDown, so we’re in for a bit of a treat tonight. Dolph and Miz are fighting for the Intercontinental Championship, Edge is making an appearance, and the Undertaker will be in the building.
Welcome to SmackDown Live! Coming to us tonight from Newark, New Jersey, we open the show with… James Ellsworth. I’m so glad that such top talent is opening the show. We briefly recap the events of last week, where Ellsworth hit No Chin Music on AJ Styles and then broke down as he realized that he so gravely disappointed Dean Ambrose.
Welcome to SmackDown Live! We open the show this week with a quick revisit to the events of last week with AJ Styles and James Ellsworth, the man with more wins over AJ Styles than John Cena. AJ told Daniel Bryan on Talking Smack that he wanted to go head to head with Dean Ambrose, and Daniel agreed on the condition that if Dean wins, he becomes number one contender.
I know I’ve been a bit absent with the round-ups of late, but let’s get stuck into today!
Welcome to this week’s SmackDown Live! Last week, James Ellsworth one hundred percent legitimately and without any sort of help whatsoever defeated WWE World Champion AJ Styles, so tonight the title is on the line. God, I love wrestling. This week’s recap has been done under awkward circumstances, so we’ll be easing back on the play-by-play, but we’ll be sure to enjoy ourselves nonetheless!
Welcome to SmackDown Live! No Mercy was a bit of a shamble for me, what with battling a headcold and also being on a plane, but fortunately the show today opens with a recap of the important events of the show. Dolph Ziggler is our Intercontinental Champion, AJ Styles retained the World Championship – it’s a good time for SmackDown!
Welcome to SmackDown Live! Pictures in today’s article are courtesy of @FarthingDraws!