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- Dolph Ziggler def. Spirit Squad
- Naomi def. Carmella
- Jimmy Uso def. Chad Gable
- James Ellsworth def. AJ Styles
- Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper def. Randy Orton and Kane
WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE - SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 11, 2016
Video: No Mercy Highlights
Welcome to Smackdown Live and we are in the SAP Arena in San Jose, California. We kick things off with the brand new Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler making his way out to the ring
Ziggler says he let his emotions get the best of him and put his career on the line. He put it all on the line and gave himself one way out. Win. He didn't know if, at No Mercy, it would be the last time he saw the WWE Universe or the last time he was going to walk down that aisle
For the first time in 12 years he doubted himself and family and friends said he didn't have to do this but he did have to. He knew from the moment he stepped into the ring last night this is where he belongs
Former champion Miz walks out with his wife Maryse. Miz says he wants to take a moment to mourn the death of the Intercontinental Championship. No matter what was thrown in front of him he was the one who brought prestige to the title.
Ziggler's victory is a funeral for the Intercontinental Championship's legacy and if Ziggler thinks this is the end of the story this is just Act II. Miz says all stories have the same ending the hero gets the girl and the gold and he already has the girl. Now he wants his gold. Ziggler laughs asking if Miz was crying. The crowd starts chanting "You Were Crying". If Ziggler thinks Miz did everything to hold onto the championship imagine what he'd do to get it back
Spirit Squad walk out and perform a cheer saying Ziggler has to face Ziggler in a handicap match
DOLPH ZIGGLER VS THE SPIRIT SQUAD
Ziggler unloads on the Spirit Squad sending them to the outside. The Spirit Squad re-group as Smackdown goes to break
back from break, Spirit Squad are in control of the match. Lariat by Kenny. Mikey's in now. Ziggler fights back hitting a DDT. Ziggler with a stinger Splash and Mikey snaps Ziggler's neck off the rope. Jumping clothesline to Ziggler. Ziggler quickly turns the tables to pick up the three count
The winner of the match: Dolph Ziggler
Post Match: 3 on 1 attack by Miz and Spirit Squad but Rhyno and Heath Slater run out for the save
Shane and Daniel Bryan make an announcement regarding Survivor Series proposing a series of tag team elimination matches featuring 5 of Smackdown's best superstars and women against Raw's 5 best superstars and women
CARMELLA VS NAOMI
Carmella attacks Naomi before the bell as Raw goes to break
Carmella works over Naomi keeping her grounded as Alexa Bliss looks on from backstage. Carmella kicks Naomi. Naomi with a series of kicks, Carmella back in control but Nikki walks out for the distraction allowing Naomi to pick up the three count
The winner of the match: Naomi
Backstage: Alexa says she was prepared for a Women's Championship match last week not a match against Naomi and she can't beat Naomi any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Daniel walks in and books a match for next Tuesday night
JIMMY USO VS CHAD GABLE
One-half of two of the hottest tag teams on SmackDown go up against each other. The match kicks off with the Olympian shows off his mat skills by taking Jimmy down. The commentators too are plugging away Gable's wrestling credentials and stress that he needs to focus on keeping it on the ground.
The heel, though, gets control and locks Gable in a side headlock. Gable fights out of it with elbows to the gut, followed by a back body drop. Gable goes up top and delivers a flying clothesline from the top rope. Gable looks fired up as he floors Jimmy with an Alpha exploder suplex to the corner.
Gable rushes towards Jimmy, but the USo catches him and staions him on the top turnbuckle. Jimmy rolls Gable up and Jey applies the pressure with his leg from the outside - which the refree was oblivious to the three count
The winnere of the match: Jimmy Uso
AJ STYLES' VICTORY SPEECH
The announcer specially mentions that AJ Styles like to be now referred as 'The Face That Runs The Place'. True that! The Champion begins his speech by declaring that the champ is here!
He calls for the fans to cheer for him and they do so without any hesitation. He addresses his opponents from No Mercy, John Cena and Dean Ambrose. He says it's phenomenal that he beat both Ambros and Cena at the sam time. He claims any other champion would have taken a month off, but he's an exception.
He says that he is on SmackDown, the land of opportunities, and demands his next opponent to come out who would be getting the main roster rub. Dean Ambrose's music hits and out comes the Lunatic Fringe. Ambrose says that while there may be many in line for shot,
JAMES ELLSWORTH VS AJ STYLES (W/DEAN AMBROSE AS SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE)
Ellsworth with a right hand to Styles. Styles chases him and special referee Dean Ambrose warns Styles who continues to argue. Quick roll up for Ellsworth but Styles kicks out
Suplex by Styles. Styles throws Ellworth across the ring. Ellsworth with shoulder tackles and Styles turns the tables locking in the Calf Crusher
On the outside, Ellsworth gets thrown into the barricades. Styles throws Ellsworth back into the ring. Styles throws Ellsworth out of the ring, Ambrose throws him back in. Ambrose pauses to sign autographs and take pictures. Styles goes for the Styles Clash.
Ambrose delivers Dirty Deeds allowing Ellsworth to cover him for a 2 count. Ambrose to the outside, takes a drink and returns to the ring to deliver another Dirty Deeds allowing Ellsworth to pick up the three count
The winner of the match: James Ellsworth
Backstage: Randy Orton tells Kane he's tired of living in Bray Wyatt's world. In Orton's world, there's nothing but misery and pain and the voices keep talking but he doesn't listen and asks if Kane is along for the ride. Kane says he's in and tells Orton he has issues
BRAY WYATT AND LUKE HARPER DEF. RANDY ORTON AND KANE
Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper make their way to the through the darkness and an ocean of flashlights. Luke Harper cuts a promo first, saying that he sees the light now. Bray says it has never been so bright and taunts Orton to get his monster out for a clash against the one he brought out of the dead, Luke Harper. He ends the segment by promising to send them back into a black hole. Another generic Wyatt promo with the legendary 'what' chants ringing all throughout.
We cut to a commercial break and the match is on the other side. Orton and Kane enter the ring and the 'titanic' tag team match kicks off.
Kane and Harper kick things off, but Harper makes the quick tag to Bray after a brief exchange of shots. Bray comes in and is taken by Kane's onslaught, forcing him to roll out of the ring. Orton is waiting for there and he rolls Bray back into the ring for the Demon.
Back from the break, Orton suplexes Harper from the top rope. Orton tags Kane in, who comes in, but is overwhelmed by the Wyatts. Kane's missile dropkick is met one a dropkick from Harper. He tags Bray in, who delivers the running senton. He gets Kane back into his corner and keeps him neutralised. Harper gets the tag, who comes in and comes off from the ropes only to see him get caught in a vintage Kane DDT.
Kane makes the hot tag to Randy Orton, who comes in and goes on a complete rampage. Bray also gets the tag and the action spills outside with Orton running roughshod on Wyatt.
Orton is fired up and so are the fans. He gets Bray into the ring and delivers the DDT from the second rope. As he prepares for the RKO in trademark viper style, Kane stops Harper from disrupting the proceedings by taking him out on the outside.
The referee asks Kane to come up on the apron and wait for the tag. This was enough for Harper to superkick Orton in the face and Wyatt lays Orton out. Pinfall, 1-2-kickout! Orton goes for the tag, but the lights go out! What's happening? Is Sister Abigail here?
Sadly she isn't as the lights come on and Luke Harper is seen in Kane spot. The Demon is missing! Orton turns and walks into an unimpressive looking Sister Abigail. Pinfall, 1-2-3!
The winners of the match: Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt