Wrestlenewz brings you play-by-play coverage and results for tonight’s Smackdown Live broadcast. Pre-show starts at 7:50 pm EST and the main show starts at 8 pm EST. Smackdown Women’s Champion Naomi takes on Alexa Bliss in a title rematch. Tweet and follow @wrestlenewz on Twitter.
Smackdown Live: 8 pm EST
Show opens up and new WWE World Champion Randy Orton comes out to the ring. Randy takes in the crowd reaction as they cheer throughout the arena. He starts cutting a promo on Bray Wyatt. He denies Bray ever having power over him and now Orton in the master. Bray comes on the big screen and says Orton is the master of nothing. Bray has a rematch clause and he wants a fight. But he wants a different kind of match next time.
Bray wants a match that will take them to the edge of themselves and test them to their very souls. The match, Bray says, he calls the House Of Horrors Match. Orton says he doesn’t know what a House Of Horrors Match is but he accepts the challenge. And seeing as Bray is here, why not come down to the ring so they can have it out right now. The lights go out and the screen goes black. Then Bray appears behind Orton and attacks him.
Orton gets the upper hand though but then he is dragged out of the ring by a returning Erick Rowan. Rowan starts beating up Orton but Luke Harper’s music hits and he comes to the rescue. Harper & Orton send Bray & Rowan stumbling up the aisle away from the ring as Orton’s music hits and the unlikely duo stands tall.
The Miz & Maryse are interviewed backstage as they get set to come call John Cena & Nikki Bella out after losing to them on Sunday at WrestleMania.
Smackdown Women’s Championship Match: Naomi (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
Bell sounds and Bliss starts taking it to Naomi. Naomi turns the tables and smacks Bliss’ head off the turnbuckle. Bliss rolls outside and Naomi goes out and hits her with a jumping spin kick at ringside. Commercial break.
Back again and Bliss is working on Naomi’s recently healed knee. Naomi gets to the bottom rope and breaks the hold. Bliss continues to attack the leg of Naomi. Bliss throws Naomi down by her hair and pins for a 2-count. Then Bliss applies a submission to the leg again. Naomi escapes and throws Bliss’ face into the turnbuckle. Naomi starts delivering a series of punches and then a head kick. She pins but Bliss kicks out.
Bliss comes back and hits a DDT for a near-fall. Bliss starts to ragdoll Naomi and slaps her a bit. Bliss bounces off the ropes and Naomi cracks her with a rear-view. She pins and Bliss manages to kick out. Naomi tries climbing to the top rope but Bliss pulls her off. Naomi finds a submission hold as Bliss approaches her and forces the tap.
Winner: Naomi (c)