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WWE Smackdown TV taping report
May 17, 2016
Report by Cory Harrison (@CoryHarrison)
After the Main Event taping, WWE taped matches for this week’s Smackdown episode…
5/19 WWE Smackdown SPOILERS
(1) Kevin Owens beat Cesaro via roll-up in 12:00. IC champion The Miz and Sami Zayn were on commentary. The advertised Miz TV segment did not happen; it was Zayn and Miz on commentary, then getting involved in the ring.
(2) Dana Brooke beat Paige with Becky Lynch on commentary.
(3) Dolph Ziggler beat Sheamus in 8:00.
Chris Jericho cut a great promo from the Ambrose Asylum cage. Ambrose pretended to be one of the staff working ringside and snuck into the ring wearing a disguise to put a whooping on Jericho.
(4) Big Cass & WWE tag champions New Day (Big E. & Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) beat The Vaudevillians (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) & The Dudleys (Bubba Ray & Devon) in 9:00 in an eight-man tag match. Big Cass pinned Bubba after a botched finisher.
(5) WWE World Hvt. champion Roman Reigns beat Luke Gallows in a non-title match. (The match advertised for last week’s Smackdown.) Reigns won after a lot of interference. A.J. Styles came out to a big pop. Reigns got an even bigger pop mixed with a lot of boos. There were overall a lot of Roman shirts and signs in the building.
The show ended with an A.J.-Roman showdown leading into their WWE Title match at Extreme Rules.