Welcome to Smackdown Live and this is the fallout from Sunday night's Fastlane. We kick things off with WWE Champion AJ Styles making his way out to the ring
AJ Styles welcomes everyone to the House That AJ Styles built and says at Fastlane the odds were stacked against him and when John Cena put him through a table he was in pain. how can he beat 5 superstars in one match? Unbelievabe. Not impossible.
When you get knocked down you find a way to get back up and he found a way to get back up and is still WWE Champion and he's going to Wrestlemania. Styles says when he steps into the ring in front of the WWE Universe, he IS phenomenal.
Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way out. We get a "Nakamura/AJ Styles" chant. Shinsuke says AJ is champion and everyone likes him, but everyone likes Nakamura too. He says he respects Styles and at Wrestlemania dream come true. He becomes champion. Rusev's music then brings Rusev Day out for the opening match of Smackdown
AJ STYLES VS RUSEV
Rusev overpowers Styles. Waistlock by Styles and Rusev shakes him off. Kick to the leg by Styles. Side headlock on Rusev, Irish whip and Rusev with a shoulderblock to Styles.
Rusev with a kick to the gut and a right hand drops Styles. Kneestrike to Styles. Rusev rushes at Styles but AJ moves out of the way as Rusev hits the turnbuckle.
Rusev blocks an irish whip and nails Styles with a clothesline. Dropkick by Styles and a clothesline sends Rusev over the ropes to the outside
Styles flies over the ropes with a crossbody onto Rusev and he rolls Rusev back into the ring. Styles escapes a suplex and once again Irish whip is blocked. Rusev with a shot to the throat and he plants Styles with a spinebuster as we go to commercial
Back from break, Rusev in control as he places Styles on the top turnbuckle and lands a punch to Styles. Suplex countered by Styles as Rusev hits the turnbuckle face first. Styles with a punch and a clothesline. Flying forearm to Rusev.
Clothesline in the corner and Styles picks Rusev up on his shoulders but Rusev blocks it as Rusev hits a knee and a kick to Styles for a nearfall
Rusev misses with the Machka kick and Styles lands the pele kick. Styles sets Rusev up for the Styles Clash but Rusev counters looking for The Accolades and Styles tries to bring Rusev down but Rusev holds onto the ropes. Styles with the Calf Crusher locked in and Aiden English slides in and attacks Styles. Nakamura stands up as Rusev Day continue the attack and Shinsuke runs in and takes out Rusev Day
The winner of the match by disqualification: AJ Styles
Backstage: Big E says he wishes he could prove The Usos wrong and be 5 time tag team champions. He wishes he was standing here with Kofi Kingston and Xavier Wood. But Woods and Kingston will be back for tonight, he'll represent his brothers. Jimmy Uso walks in and says The Bludgeon Brothers got his brother too and tonight Big E won't be standing alone.
We are back with a look at the announcement of Kid Rock joining the WWE Hall of Fame.
AJ Styles walks in the back and he sees Nakamura. He says he didn't need his help against five guys at Fastlane and he didn't need his help tonight.
Nakamura says it looked like he needed his help and he will help him until Wrestlemania when he gives him a Knee to the Face.
BLUDGEON BROTHERS VS JIMMY USO AND BIG E
Big E and Jimmy attack Harper and Rowan as they take off their jackets. They send Harper and Rowan into the ringside barrier. Jimmy and Big E get chairs. Harper and Rowan pick up their mallets. They enter the ring and the referee leaves. Rowan hits Jimmy's chair and then Harper misses Big E.
We are back and the match is started and Big E with shoulders to Harper in the corner but Harper with a Bossman Slam. Rowan tags in and he hits a splash with help from Harper. Rowan kicks Big E in the corner and then he slams Big E. Rowan walks across Big E's chest and tags in Harper. Harper kicks Big E in the chest. Harper with chops to Big E but Big E with an elbow and he tags in Jimmy. Jimmy leaps over Harper and connects with an uppercut and a flying forearm. Uso with a thrust kick and uppercut. Harper blocks a super kick and Uso with a kick and corkscrew splash. Jimmy knocks Rowan off the apron.
Harper with a running boot and he sends Big E to the floor. Rowan sends Big E into the ring steps. Rowan tags in and Rowan with a splash to teh back and then they hit a spike power bomb for the three count.
The winner of the match: The Bludgeon Brothers
Post Match: Harper with a running splash to Big E against the ringside barrier. Rowan with a cross body to Big E.
We take a look at what happened when Shane McMahon got involved on Sunday after putting himself in harm's way.
Renee Young is in the back with Sami Zayn. Renee asks Sami who is responsible for his failure on Sunday. Sami says the obvious answer is Shane McMahon because Shane pulled him off Kevin Owens. Sami says he has to blame Kevin Owens. If it wasn't for Shane's obsession with Kevin Owens, Shane wouldn't have gotten involved. He says that while Kevin has been at his side, Kevin is an egomaniac. Sami says he was moments away from being champion but he was robbed because of guilt by association.
Charlotte comes out to the ring and says when you're a champion you're always the target that's why Sunday when she heard Asuka's music she was excited and honored and Asuka's here tonight so before she comes out she wanted to make sure she was standing in the center of the ring
Charlotte says she's traveled around the world defending her title and she's always heard two things. One, congratulations Charlotte and 2 what would happen if you faced Asuka. The woman whw has beaten everyone. What would happen if the Queen faced The Emperess, who would bow down. I guess at Wrestlemania they'll get the answer
Charlotte says she wanted to face Asuka. When Asuka's music hit Sunday she got goosebumps because she knew it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. She's never faced anyone like Asuka. But Asuka's never faced anyone like Charlotte so Asuka better be careful what she wishes for because at Wrestlemania Charlotte will end Asuka's streak and cement her legacy. Asuka says she chose Charlotte because she likes a challenge. Charlotte is queen but Asuka is emperess and bows down to no one because no one is ready for Asuka
Randy Orton makes his way out to the ring
Randy says he has been called many things through his career. Some bad and some good. Until now, he has never been called United States Champion. Winning this title puts him on a short list of elite athletes who are Grand Slam Champions. That is a list he cares about. He says Bobby Roode was a tough competitor on Sunday and Bobby earned his respect. Randy says this title is his now. Randy says he is taking it to Wrestlemania and no one is going to stop him.
Bobby Roode's music plays and he comes to the ring for his match but he has something to say first.
Roode congratulates Randy on his victory. He says Randy got him. Bobby says he gets a rematch and that rematch will take place on the grandest stage of them all, Wrestlemania. When he retains (sic) that United States Championship, it is going to be absolutely GLORIOUS.
Jinder Mahal's music plays and he is joined by Sunil Singh.
Jinder congratulates Randy as well for being a first time United States Champion. It seems like you have been in the WWE for an eternity and you finally accomplished it. You have Bobby Roode who has been in the WWE for a cup of coffee and Bobby held that title before you. Forget about the rematch and Wrestlemania, he will beat Bobby Roode like he beat Randy last week.
BOBBY ROODE VS JINDER MAHAL
Mahal with a kick and punches. Mahal with an Irish whip and Roode floats over. Mahal avoids a Glorious DDT and goes to the floor but he tries to avoid Orton at the announce table. Mahal pulls Roode to the floor but Roode sends Mahal into the apron before returning to the ring. Roode with a punch and chops. Roode with a kick but Mahal wtih a knee and then he hits a knee drop for a near fall. Mahal chokes Roode in the corner.
Mahal chokes Roode in the ropes and the referee warns Mahal. Mahal with knee drops to Roode. Mahal with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Roode punches Mahal and escapes the hold. Mahal with a side head lock and then both men bump heads and go down. Roode with punches and chops to Mahal followed by a running forearm and clothesline. Roode with a clothesline into the corner followed by a neck breaker.
Roode goes up top and hits a clothesline. Roode sets for the Glorious DDT but Mahal backs Roode into the corner but Roode with a blockbuster for a near fall. Mahal sends Roode to the floor but Roode gets back in the ring and Mahal with a kick to the head for a near fall. Mahal goes for Khallas but Roode escapes and gets a near fall with a rollup. Roode with a spinebuster for a near fall.
Sunil gets on the apron and Roode pushes him into the ring post. Mahal hits the ropes and Roode falls to the mat. Mahal with Khallas for the three count.
The winner of the match: Jinder Mahal
Post Match: Randy Orton comes into the ring and hits an RKO on Mahal.
We are back and Kevin Owens is walking in the back and Renee Young asks Kevin about Sami's comments. Kevin says it is all Shane McMahon's fault. If Sami was not so selfish, he would see that he wasn't the only one who got screwed over. Kevin says he would have been the Champion and then Sami wouldn't have had his chance to win. Kevin talks about Sami lying by not laying down on Sunday. Kevin says Sami is delusional and Kevin says he is the rightful WWE Champion. That is because of Shane McMahon. Shane is like all of the other McMahons. They cannot stand someone else having the spotlight. Why was Shane at ringside on Sunday? Kevin says he will be the one to show Sami the light and see his mistake.
We have a video for the Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal.
Match Number Four: Naomi versus Carmella
They lock up and Naomi backs Carmella into the corner and Naomi with a clean break. Carmella with a kick to the midsection followed by a hair biel. Carmella with another hair biel. Carmella rubs Naomi's face in the mat and Carmella gets a near fall. Carmella stands on Naomi's hair. Carmella runs Naomi into the turnbuckles and then she curb stomps Naomi's head into the turnbuckles. Carmella uses the hair and wraps it around the rope as the referee warns her.
Naomi with a take down and she punches Carmella and rubs Carmella's face in the mat. Carmella slaps Naomi and Naomi slaps back. Naomi with more slaps to Carmella. Naomi with a clothesline and back elbow. Naomi misses a series of round kicks but she does not miss with a knee. Carmella kicks Naomi when Naomi goes for a springboard move and pulls Naomi to the mat for a three count.
Shane McMahon walks in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back and Shane McMahon makes his way to the ring and he shuffles in the ring.;
We see how Shane interfered in the WWE Championship match at Fastlane.
Shane says over the last several months he has had a myriad of issues with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Shane says he is not here to apologize. Shane says this started when Kevin Owens attacked his father. Shane asks what would you do if you saw your father being attacked. That led to their match at Hell in a Cell, but Sami took away his chance for revenge. Shane says his emotions went bonkers when he saw Kevin and Sami and he may have acted in a manner not worthy of a Smackdown Commissioner. Shane says Daniel Bryan is going to be back next week. Shane says he is taking an indefinite leave of absence as Smackdown Commissioner after tonight's show. Shane says he will make a match for Wrestlemania. Kevin Owens will face Sami Zayn at Wrestlemania.
Kevin Owens' music plays and he makes his way to the stage.
Kevin says finally a decision he agrees with. Kevin says he wishes Shane the best in his future endeavors. Kevin says he can beat the hell out of Sami Zayn any time he wants. He doesn't have to wait until Wrestlemania.
Sami Zayn makes his way to the ring and he walks up to Kevin Owens.
Sami tells Shane that he is just doing this because it made you so happy to hear the crowd react because they were beating the hell out of each other at Fastlane. Sami says if Shane is going to base his decisions on the crowd, he is glad that Shane is leaving.
Shane says he does not understand why they are complaining about facing each other at Wrestlemania.
Kevin says they appreciate this but Shane will appreciate this.
Sami attacks Shane from behind but Shane gets in some shots on Kevin and Sami. Kevin chokes Shane and Sami with a boot to the midsection. Sami with a Helluva Kick on Shane. Sami sends Shane to Kevin for a Pop Up Power Bomb.
Officials try to help Shane but Kevin and Sami attack the referees. Sami gets a chair and they put it around Shane's neck and send the chair into the ring post.
Kevin and Sami drag Shane up the ramp and to the back.
We see Sami and Kevin drag Shane through the Gorilla Position. Kevin and Sami hit a spike power bomb onto some tables stacked in