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WWE SmackDown Results 23rd August 2016, live updates

Follow all live updates from SmackDown Live! Daniel Bryan has announced that two new titles will make their debut tonight on SmackDown Live! What do you think they will be? Leave us your comments.
Updated: 24 August 2016 08:11 IST - Published: 24 August 2016 04:56 IST
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Stay right here from all the fallout from SmackDown Live and Talking Smack.

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AJ Styles vs Dolph Ziggler

WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose is on commentary for this one.

Dolph has looked unhinged since losing to Ambrose at SummerSlam and he makes his way out here first. AJ Styles gets  the biggest pop of the night when he comes out and it's clear that AJ is one of the biggest stars on SmackDown right now.

The two start off with some great chain wrestling although you wouldn't normally expect such a heated matchup to begin that way. Ziggler starts off in control over Styles and AJ looks like his body's showing the effects from his epic showdown with John Cena at SummerSlam.

We come back from commercial with Styles finally in control after sending Ziggler face first into the turnbuckle. Styles sends Ziggler crashing into the turnbuckle again and Ziggler takes the bump like a boss. Styles hits Ziggler with a backbreaker for a 2 count.

Styles is firmly in control by now and this match has been pretty good. Devastating looking punches from AJ Styles to Dolph followed by a roundhouse kick to the head. The crowd has been on the quieter side all night but this match has got them on the edge of their seats.

AJ is "stomping a mudhole" into Ziggler who's lying in the corner who finally gets up and starts fighting back. This might be his last chance to make his way back into the match.

We come back from ANOTHER commercial break to see AJ still in control. Ziggler tries to make one last comeback and he's on fire now hitting AJ with corner splashes and elbow drops.

Ziggler hits the Famouser for a 2-count! Both men are down! He follows it up with a jumping DDT for another nearfall after AJ misses a 450 splash. Both men are down again! The crowd are finally on their feet and screaming "This is awesome".

AJ runs at Dolph after both men get back on their feet but Ziggler moves out of the way and hits the ZIGZAG! 1-2-HE KICKED OUT! Styles kicks out!

AJ Styles with the Styles Clash on Dolph Ziggler. This one is over. 1-2-3.

AJ Styles def. Dolph Ziggler

AJ Styles is the new #1 contender for the WWE World Championship. Styles and Ambrose face off after the match and that feud looks like it will be red hot. With the WWE Raw title situation messed up after Balor's injury, SmackDown can really run with this angle and make their mark.


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WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose is backstage after the match. He gets asked what he thinks about the #1 contenders match between AJ and Ziggler, to which Dean says he wasn't aware of the match because he was playing roulette. Following this, he gets a coffee brought to him by a waitress and he leaves. That was weird.

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American Alpha vs Breezango

The next match of the SmackDown Live tag-team title tournament is up next. I'm a huge fan of both these teams and this one should be a cracker, between two of the most talented teams on SmackDown's roster.

Breezango make their way down to the ring first and their split screen promo was brilliant, encompassing their characters perfectly. American Alpha make their way out next and get a decent pop from the crowd. 

Gable and Fandango get us started. Fandango dance in front of Gable but Gable chain wrestling immediately catches Fandango off guard. Breeze gets tagged in next, as does Jason Jordan. American Alpha clean house and send both Breeze and Fandango over the top rope.

Breeze comes back into the ring only to be outwrestled  by Gable again. Gable tags in Jordan but the ref doesn't see the tag. Breeze uses the distraction to tag in Fandango who almost beheads Chad Gable with a ferocious clothesline.

We come back from the commercial break with Gable still being worked over by Breezango. Gable finally makes the tag to Jason Jordan who single-handedly clears house. Suplexes everywhere!!

Jordan and Gable go for a double team but Fandango interferes. Hurracanra into a pin by Breeze for a two count, followed by a Supermodel kick for the nearfall. Breezango goes for a double team move but Gable saves his partner in the last minute. What a match!

Jordan comes in for the Alphaplex to Breeze. He tags in Gable and the go for the Grand Amplitude. 1-2-3-That's it! Alpha pick up the win.

American Alpha def. Breezango



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Shane is backstage and the interviewer asks him about Brock. Shane says that Stephanie will not take the situation seriously at all, after all Stephanie had fined Brock just $500. He says that the situation between him and Brock was far from over. Are we building to a match between Brock and Shane? Stranger things have happened.

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Randy Orton comes out next. It's good to see that Randy's doing okay after the scary situation at SummerSlam. The Viper looks a little worse from wear but okay overall.

Randy comes out and says that it was on hell of a fight on Sunday at SummerSlam and the 10 stitches on his head proved his point. He says that he'd rather have been carried out unconscious than lose by TKO and one day, his and Brock Lesnar's path would cross again one day.

BRAY WYATT! Bray Wyatt is making his way down to the ring. Bray sits in a rocking chair outside the ring and takes a mic.

He tells Randy that there's nothing like being busted wide open by Brock Lesnar to remind him that he's just a man, unlike Bray. Bray says  that he isn't just a man, he's a god, and a god can never die, which Randy would find out in time.

The lights go ou again and Bray is nowhere to be seen.

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We see another recap of Brock Lesnar vs Randy Orton from SummerSlam following the break. WWE are really milking this angle for all its worth. By the way, how come Shane hasn't mentioned Brock F5-ing him yet?

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Nikki Bella vs Carmella

Nikki Bella makes her return to SmackDown next and she's taking on 'The Princess of Staten Island'. Carmella and Nikki both get pretty good reactions.

Nikki Bella is a godsend for the blue brand's women's division.

Carmella attacks Nikki Bella as Renee Young interviews Nikki in the middle of the ring. Is this a heel turn from Carmella? Great fire from Carmella and this will help the crowd see a different side of her.

It looks like this match will get called off after another referee comes out and escorts Carmella out of the ring. Carmella runs into the ring again gives Nikki a Bella Buster. Talk about rubbing salt into her wounds.

This was a great segment for Carmella to get over. Brilliant.

Match called off after Carmella attacks Nikki before the match


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AJ Styles is making his way out to the ring next. AJ's coming off a huge victory over John Cena at SummerSlam and will be supremely confident tonight. The match with Cena was arguably the best match of SummerSlam by quite a margin.

The crowd chant AJ Styles as he comes out. AJ starts off by saying that he's seeing a lot of jealous faces backstage after his huge win at SummerSlam, including the likes of Dolph Ziggler who's appeared unhinged all evening. Styles is wearing Cena's 'Never Give Up' armband and says that he did exactly what he'd promised to, he 'beat up John Cena'.

Styles goes on to say that he could be Cenation's hero and now, he was the 'face that ran the place' and deserved to be the #1 contender to the WWE Championship.

Dolph Ziggler interfered once again but was stopped by security. Bryan followed him out and said that he wouldn't let Ziggler and Styles ruin the show. He announces a match between AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler. If AJ Styles wins he'll get a one-on-one shot at Dean Ambrose's WWE World Championship while if Ziggler wins, then the match will be a triple threat.