WWE invades The Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO to tape the May 5th, 2016 episode of SmackDown. This episode will mark the return of Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel segment, with guest Sami Zayn.
– Fans are currently entering The Sprint Center for dark matches and Main Event tapings before SmackDown begins.
WWE Main Event:
– Titus O’Neil def. Damien Sandow
– Apollo Crews def. Viktor
– Baron Corbin def. Sin Cara. Sin Cara accidentally lost mask during the match, but got it back on.
– Dolph Ziggler def. Stardust with a superkick.
– Jojo is the ring announcer for tonight’s taping. The show opens up with Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel. Jericho cuts a promo on Dean Ambrose before he brings out his guest Sami Zayn. They’re quickly interrupted by The Miz and Maryse, which infuriates Jericho. Jericho calls everyone idiots and walks out on his show. Zayn and Miz get in each other’s faces, and we have a match.
– Sami Zayn def. The Miz via DQ. Kevin Owens was on commentary for the match, and he ended up running in to attack Zayn for the disqualification. Cesaro ran out for the save and cleared the ring.
– Backstage, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson tell AJ Styles he needs to get a little extreme if he wants to beat Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules. Styles says he needs to have a chat with Reigns first.
– The Vaudevillains def. Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. Big Cass comes out clears the ring with powerbombs after the match.
– Natalya and Becky Lynch def. Emma and Charlotte w/ Ric Flair. The finish came when Emma tapped to the Sharpshooter from Natalya.
– Styles finds Reigns in the back and asks if he’s going to get involved in The Usos vs. Gallows & Anderson tonight. Reigns says he’s the champion and he’ll do what he wants.
– Rusev def. Zack Ryder in a short match. Lana and Rusev celebrate after the match until Kalisto runs down, hits a corkscrew forearm on Rusev, then runs back out.
– In the back, Fandango tries to show Goldust new dance moves. R-Truth and Tyler Breeze confront them and they end up dancing together.
– Darren Young approaches Bob Backlund and asks him to be his new life coach. The WWE Hall of Famer says yes, and their new catch phrase is “Make Darren Great Again.”
– Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson w/ AJ Styles vs. The Usos w/ Roman Reigns ends in a no contest after Anderson kicks Reigns in the face while he’s standing at ringside. Reigns hits the ring and the match ends in a DQ, leading to a six-man tag match.
– Reigns & The Usos def. Styles, Gallows & Anderson after Reigns speared Anderson for the win. The Usos held Styles’ legs so he couldn’t break the pin, and the show ends with a stare-down between Styles and Reigns.
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