Spoilers: WWE SmackDown Tapings for 3/17/16


– Thanks to Tripp Givens and Brad The Great for the following WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Cincinnati, Ohio:

* Roman Reigns opens SmackDown with an in-ring promo. More cheers than boos to start. Reigns talks about destroying Triple H on RAW and taking the WWE World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 32.

* Dolph Ziggler defeated The Miz in a good back and forth match.

* Backstage segment with AJ Styles and Kevin Owens to set up their match later on.

* We get a promo on the big screen with Dean Ambrose out in the city. He gets a big hometown pop.

* Bubba Ray Dudley defeated Goldust. D-Von joined in for a post-match beatdown until R-Truth made the save. The Usos also got involved and cleared the ring.

* Michael Cole interviews Kalisto earlier in the day and he accepts Ryback’s challenge for WrestleMania 32.

* The “Face To Face To Face” starts off with Ric Flair and WWE Divas Champion Charlotte in the ring cutting a promo. Charlotte brings Becky Lynch out first and Becky guarantees she will take the title. Sasha Banks is out next and a fight breaks out after some back & forth. Sasha and Becky try to team up on Charlotte but she escapes.

* WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day come to the ring and cut promos on The League of Nations. They have accepted the challenge for WrestleMania 32 and it looks like everyone will be involved.

* Kofi Kingston defeated King Barrett. Both teams brawl at ringside and The League gets the upperhand but Barrett takes the loss.

* Dean Ambrose is shown at a bar celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

* The Social Outcasts come to the ring and hold the show up until Ambrose arrives from his night of partying. Ambrose destroys them all and clears the ring with a kendo stick. Ambrose cut a promo on Brock Lesnar’s SmackDown return next week in Boston, saying he will see him there.

* AJ Styles vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens in a non-title match is next. Big pops for both and a great match. Styles did tease the Styles Clash at one point. Jericho came out towards the end and distracted Styles, allowing Owens to hit the pop-up powerbomb for the win. After the match, Jericho came in the ring and hit the Codebreaker on Styles. Jericho talked trash to Styles as SmackDown ended.

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