WWE Smackdown TV Taping Report
March 1, 2016
Report by Elliott Rothman, PWTorch reader
3/3 Smackdown SPOILER Results
Dean Ambrose opened with a solid talking segment, which was interrupted by IC champion Kevin Owens, setting up the main event.
(1) League of Nations beat The Usos.
(2) Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch ended in a DQ due to Divas champion Charlotte. So, there will probably be a Round Three #1 contender’s match. The crowd was really into the match, battle chants and all.
(3) Dolph Ziggler beat The Miz, returning the result from Raw.
(4) A.J. Styles beat WWE tag champion Kofi Kingston after New Day was ejected from ringside.
(5) Dean Ambrose beat IC champion Kevin Owens in a non-title match.
They had a post-taping brawl that included a table spot for Kevin Owens where the table did not break. It looked a little rough.
This was my first time attending a Smackdown taping. It was a lot more fun than I expected, as the matches flowed really well and didn’t seem rushed at all. Total pros when the cameras were off included New Day, Natalya, and Paige, who never ever stopped working the crowd as long as they were visible by fans. Also, Becky Lunch’s entrance is a real spectacle in-person, much more than any pyro.
Loudest Pops: Sasha, Becky, Ambrose, Styles, New Day.