Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for February 11th, 2016
Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming
The regular Smackdown! video plays and Mauro Ranallo greets us from Portland, Oregon.
Match #1: Single – Chris Jericho VS. A.J. Styles
Prior to the contest, Jericho cuts a promo and is happy to be wrestling Styles again, since he was defeated by A.J. on Raw just over two weeks ago. “Y2J” doesn’t think that A.J. is “phenomenal,” because he just entered WWE while Jericho has been here a long while and accomplished a lot. He orders Styles to “get down to this ring,” and Styles obliges.
Just as they square off, The Social Outcasts interrupt. Heath Slater, Adam Rose, and Curtis Axel slowly walk to the ring. They put themselves over, but can’t agree on a nickname for Rose and Axel; this upsets Jericho, and he and Styles attack them. Jericho says his and Styles’ match will still be on later, but they will both partner together and take on a combo of the Outcasts, next!
Winner: None due to No Official Start
Match #2: Tag-Team – Chris Jericho and A.J. Styles VS. The Social Outcasts (Curtis Axel and Adam Rose) (with Social Outcasts member Heath Slater)
Curtis hits Jericho with a shoulder-block, but “Y2J” dropkicks back and tags in Styles. He also dropkicks Axel, then switches with Chris. This happens a few times, as both are trying to prove who’s better. As A.J. was jawing with Jericho, Rose hits him with a knee-to-the-back and takes over. He clotheslines Styles three times in the corner, then tags in Axel who gives him a rolling neck-snap. (Thanks, Mauro!)
Axel wears down A.J. with a grounding rear chinlock, but Styles tries to battle out with elbows. He hits a Pele Kick after ducking Curtis. Rose is in before A.J. can get the tag, but Styles hits back with a flurry of punches, elbows, kicks, and a clothesline. He stumbles towards Jericho, who tags in, and takes out all three Outcasts teammates. “Y2J” hits the Lionsault (springboard-moonsault), but A.J. tags himself back in and springboards over Jericho with an elbow smash. He covers Adam for the victory!
Winners via Pinfall: Chris Jericho and A.J. Styles
Post-match, Jericho gives A.J. a Codebreaker and walks away.
Tweets about Daniel Bryan’s retirement are shown.
Segment #2: Video Promo
A Raw recap of the contract signing for the #1 Contender’s Spot to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Fastlane is aired.
It is announced that Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman will be on next week’s Smackdown!
The Dudley Boyz make their entrance and will talk, next!
Segment #3: Arena Promo
Bubba-Ray and D-Von are in the ring, and Bubba is tired of the talk about Daniel Bryan when they did something significant on Monday Night too. D-Von rants that we, the fans, looked at them as “nostalgia” when they returned last summer, but he claims they are “the baddest tag-team on the planet.”
Bubba is not happy that all we wanted was to see them put their rivals through tables, but it wasn’t the table that got them “nine World Tag-Team Championships.” Bubba orders the ringside crew to remove all the tables that are surrounding the ring. They leave on inside, so Bubba can give their famous call out one more time. He begins, “D-Von, get the…” then drops the mike and they put the table away properly and walk.
Becky Lynch is out and will be on commentary!
Match #3: Single – Sasha Banks VS. Naomi (with Team B.A.D. partner Tamina)
Naomi starts aggressively with a kick and elbow-smash. She whips Sasha, but is reversed and Banks gives her a Lou Thesz Press with mount-punches. Sasha chokes Naomi in the corner with her boot, then slaps her off a run from the ropes. Naomi elbows back, but her double-boots are caught and Banks gives her double-knees in the corner instead. Tamina pulls Naomi out for a break.
Naomi misses a kick, and they trade pin combos for near-falls. Naomi dropkicks, but is chucked out of the ring onto Tamina. Sasha kicks Tamina away, but Naomi yanks Sasha off the apron harshly. She runs Banks into the side of the ring back-first, then dominates in the ring. She steps on Sasha’s hand, then runs at her with a low-clothesline. She repeatedly kicks her fast, then hits Banks with jumping-enziguri.
Naomi whips Sasha into the ropes, but Banks reverses with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Sasha fires up with numbers clotheslines then a dropkick. She catches another tilt-a-whirl headscissors, then knees her a couple times in the corner. Tamina interferes, but it doesn’t phase Sasha, who kicks out after a headscissors-facebuster.
Tamina attacks Lynch on the outside, so Banks goes after her, booting her in the face. Sasha goes back into the ring and is rolled-up, but reverses it into the Bank Statement modified-crossface, forcing Naomi to give up!
Winner via Submission: Sasha Banks
Segment #4: Backstage Promo
JoJo is with A.J. Styles and asks about his match with Jericho. Styles says that he is “proud” of being a “redneck,” which Chris called him last week, but when “Y2J” said A.J. was a “rookie,” he doesn’t agree. Styles promises to make Jericho see why he is “The Phenomenal One.”
The Wyatt Family are in Portland!
Segment #5: Arena Promo
The Wyatt Family make their way to the ring. Bray has the microphone and gives a speech about being in full control after taking out Kane, The Big Show, and Ryback. “We have out sights set on ridding WWE of all of its ‘Titans.’” Luke, Erick, and Braun predict the badness that will happen. Bray says a “war” is starting.
Up next, a Six-Man Tag-Team!
Match #4: Six-Man Tag-Team – Stardust and The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) VS. Neville and Tag-Team Champions The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara and Kalisto) (Non-Title)
Stardust and The Ascension attack before the bell, then control for a while until Neville gets the hot-tag to Kalisto. He dives in with a springboard seated-senton, then a springboard corkscrew-crossbody-elbow. Both Dragons rocket through the ropes onto Viktor and Stardust, then hit a Salida Del Sol and high-kick on Konnor. Cara and Neville finish with a swanton bomb and Red Arrow Splash from the top turnbuckle!
Winners via Pinfall: Neville and Tag-Team Champions The Lucha Dragons
Segment #6: Video Promo
More tweets about Daniel Bryan from fellow wrestlers are aired. The announcers talk about him and a video is aired that recaps the news and his speech from Monday. It is mixed in with the song they used on Raw for him and career highlights.
Chris Jericho and A.J. Styles enter, then will match-up next!
Match #5: Single – Chris Jericho VS. A.J. Styles
They fiercely lockup and struggle, then Jericho slings A.J. over with a side headlock take-down. Styles his back with a dropkick, chops, and a snap-suplex. He smacks Jericho with a forearm in the corner, but is tripped up, however trips Jericho back up with a mat-based-hurricanrana. Chris chops back and kicks Styles, then slingshots him into the bottom rope. He suplexes A.J., but is kicked in the corner as he whipped Styles there. Jericho hits back again with a springboard-dropkick that tumbles A.J. to the floor.
Jericho has A.J. clamped in a grounding rear-chinlock, but A.J. fights out with forearms. Chris elbows back hard, but is sent front-first into the turnbuckle. Styles chops-and-forearms away, then hits a running low-forearms and fast grounding punches. He misses a kneedrop, and Jericho hits a running front-dropkick.
“Y2J” chops in one corner then runs at A.J. with a clothesline in the other. Jericho climbs the turnbuckle, but is stopped with a punch and Pele Kick! Jericho turns a clothesline into a butterfly-underhook-backbreaker. 1 – 2 – A..J. gets his shoulder up! Chris goes for the Walls, but Styles turns him over. He hits a few quick punches and chops, but Jericho counters with an enziguri. He goes to the turnbuckle, but is stopped with a dropkick!
Both punch back-and-forth, but Jericho hangs onto the ropes and A.J. misses a dropkick. Chris Lionsaults but doesn’t take this! He runs, but is caught in a fireman’s carry knee-to-the-neck. Styles gets Jericho in position for a Styles Clash, but Chris switches into the Walls of Jericho! A.J. crawls to the ropes, and turns Jericho into the Calf-Crusher! Jericho holds on and almost taps, but manages to clutch the bottom rope for a break!
Styles tries to drag him, but instead dropkicks him to the floor. He follows with a slingshot-forearm, then puts Jericho back in the ring. A.J. goes for the springboard-forearm again, but Jericho pushes him. He tries a pin, but the referee disallows because Jericho’s foot was under the bottom rope. Instead, he quickly runs and hits the Codebreaker after whipping Styles into the corner. Chris covers for the hard-wrestled-victory!
Winner via Pinfall: Chris Jericho
Jericho celebrates to close the show.
End of Smackdown!