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WWE Smackdown TV Taping Report
March 8, 2016
Report by Ben Tucker, PWTorch TV specialist
Read Tucker’s in-person tweets from the TV taping @BTuckerTorch.
Smackdown SPOILERS 3/10
– Miz TV opened the taping. Miz introduced Sami Zayn and wanted Zayn to introduce himself, but Zayn wanted to focus on IC champion Kevin Owens. Owens came out to trash-talk Zayn, then tried to leave, but Neville interrupted. Miz attacked Sami and it was time for a tag match.
(1) Sami Zayn & Neville beat IC champion Kevin Owens & The Miz. Owens refused to fight Zayn, leaving Miz to get pinned by Zayn.
(2) Brie Bella submitted Summer Rae. Lana, who was on commentary, left the announce desk to attack Brie and hit the X Factor.
Raw Recap #2.
Chris Jericho came out and torched “Y2AJ” t-shirts. Jericho said he hates everyone for cheering A.J. Styles. Fantastic imagery. Styles interrupted to go after Jericho, but The Ascension interrupted and Styles took them out. The second part may or may not be for Smackdown, as it seemed spur of the moment.
(3) League of Nations (King Barrett & Sheamus w/Rusev) beat Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & U.S. champion Kalisto). Barrett pinned Cara. Afterward, Ryback cut a promo from the Titantron to keep his issue going with Kalisto.
Raw Recap #3.
(4) Dean Ambrose & Dolph Ziggler & The Usos beat The Wyatts (Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper & Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman) in an eight-man tag team main event.
This closed a solid Smackdown. No dark segment.