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10/3 WWE Monday Night SmackDown Live House Show Results from Palm Springs, CA
-Tonight WWE held a Live Event in Palm Springs for the first time in 7 years and
featured the Superstars from the SmackDown Brand. The last time they were here was
in 2009 for a SmackDown/ECW House Show which was headlined by CM Punk and Rey
Mysterio. The card advertised the past couple of weeks had a Double Main Event and
No Mercy Preview of Styles vs Cena vs Ambrose for the WWE World Title and Orton vs
1) Dolph Ziggler defeated Intercontinental Champion The Miz (w/Maryse) in a Non
Title Match. Dolph stole the show and picked up the win with a Super Kick. Miz
grabbed the mic before the match to claim he was “not a coward, the most must see
Superstar, Greatest IC Champ ever and will end Ziggler’s career at No Mercy”. This
was a very good opener to kick off the show.
2) American Alpha and The Hype Bros. defeated The Vaudevillains and The Ascension in
a 8 Man Tag Team Match. Jordan and Gable hit the Grand Amplitude on Aiden English
for the win. Action packed match from start to finish.
3) Apollo Crews defeated Curt Hawkins. Crews hit Hawkins with a Spin Out Power Bomb
into a pinfall. This was a solid match and Hawkins worked very well as he made his
in ring return this weekend at House Shows.
4) SmackDown Woman’s Champion Becky Lynch and Naomi defeated Natalya, Alexa Bliss
and Carmella in a 3 on 2 Handicap Match. Becky made Natty tap out to the Disarm-her
Submission. Both Becky and Naomi celebrated with the crowd. Entertaining match up
here and good work by all 5 Woman.
5) Baron Corbin defeated Jack Swagger. Corbin won via roll up. Swagger came out to
“We The People Chants”. Funny moment was when a fan yelled “Wrestle the match!” as
there was lots of stalling, Corbin responded at the fan “I get paid to much to not
6) Randy Orton defeated Bray Wyatt. Orton attempted the RKO but Wyatt countered it
for “Sister Abigail” but Orton reversed it, then went for for a roll up but as Bray
kicked out, The Viper hit an RKO out of no where for the finish. The match went
almost 20 minutes and Orton was very over with the crowd as they chanted “Randy”.
Wyatt also played his usual great heel role throughout the match. Afterwards Orton
circled his way around, took pictures and signed autographs for the fans.
7) Kane defeated Tyler Breeze. Breeze grabbed the mic and said, “no one wants to see
me fight Kane tonight. They want to see us take a selfie.” After calling Kane
“dumb,” Kane took a picture with Breeze, and then pinned him after Choke Slam.
8) SmackDown Tag Team Champions Rhyno and Heath Slater defeated The Usos to retain
the Tag Titles. Rhyno pinned Jimmy after hitting the Gore. Great tag action here
with several moves.
9) WWE World Champion AJ Styles defeated John Cena and Dean Ambrose in a Triple
Threat Match to retain the World Title. Cena attempted an AA on Ambrose but AJ hit
Ambrose with a chair. Then he went for a chair shot on Cena but John blocked it, AJ
gave Cena a low blow and rolled him up for the pin. Awesome match with lots of
action and near falls. All three men were very over as it was also a pro Cena crowd.
Afterwards Styles grabbed the mic saying “I’m still the face that runs this place
and still the WWE World Hvt. Champion!” Ambrose hit the Dirty Deeds on AJ followed
by an AA from Cena to send the crowd home happy. Cena and Ambrose both argued over
the World Title back and fourth but eventually they both posed and raised it in
each of their corners. Another funny moment was when AJ got up and had a tug o war
match with Cena back and fourth with the title belt but Styles was knocked back down
pretty hard in the ring as Cena pulled the belt away. Cena left the belt and he and
Ambrose walked out celebrating with the fans.
– Overall a great show with lots of action and entertainment. A good warm up for
the No Mercy PPV this Sunday. The Convention Center was just about full and this
venue is not a typical place for WWE making it a small Arena as they just had
regular chairs set up on a flat surface in the main Con hall around the ring as
usual when they’re here. This is where Palm Springs comic con is held and other
Cena and Orton
Styles (mixed reaction)
Wyatt when he taunted the crowd