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Originally posted by Tom Colohue Tom Colohue wrote:

I'd expect Styles to retain after a pretty by the book "heels win until McMahon gets involved and then surprise retain" match.

Of course shenanigans will result in AJ retaining. However if the rumoured 5 way match at Fastlane is going down as hotshot to one of the heels is perfectly plausible too.

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I find that rumoured match unlikely. A lot of rumoured main events change nowadays and this seems a perfect subterfuge to make you think that none of the SD top guys are winning the Rumble.

I'm extremely confident, and have been since June, that Roman is going to face Brock via an Elimination Chamber win. That means that Smackdown will win the Rumble. Dolph Ziggler is the only contender out of those five and Ziggler against any of those guys means little to nothing (though he does put on great matches)

I still believe that Nakamura is winning the Rumble. That said, Owens could take the title and Sami could win the Rumble or vice versa.
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Originally posted by Tom Colohue Tom Colohue wrote:

I find that rumoured match unlikely. A lot of rumoured main events change nowadays and this seems a perfect subterfuge to make you think that none of the SD top guys are winning the Rumble.

I'm extremely confident, and have been since June, that Roman is going to face Brock via an Elimination Chamber win. That means that Smackdown will win the Rumble. Dolph Ziggler is the only contender out of those five and Ziggler against any of those guys means little to nothing (though he does put on great matches)

I still believe that Nakamura is winning the Rumble. That said, Owens could take the title and Sami could win the Rumble or vice versa.


I would have agreed with you a little while ago but I now wonder if Nakamura’s lukewarm performances on Smackdown so far have convinced WWE to go in a different direction. Is it far fetched to predict a Styles vs Ziggler title match for Wrestlemania? Maybe but it could happen. Styles vs Owens or Owens vs Zayn could happen too but I think Zayn/Owens will be involved in a match with Shane and Bryan in some shape or form.
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Quote Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn come down to the ring to kick off this week's show. They get on the mic and start ranting about SD Commissioner Shane McMahon, and WWE Champion AJ Styles. They say AJ has no chance at leaving the Royal Rumble with the strap. They say not only will they take the Title from AJ on Sunday, but they're going to hurt him. AJ comes out to the stage to interrupt. AJ says they have the advantage Sunday since it's a handicap match, but as long as he has any fight left in his body, he will make sure they do not become co-WWE Champion. AJ reminds them that this is the house AJ Styles built. Owens and Zayn propose that AJ wrestle them in separate singles matches tonight, back to back, to see what Styles has got. Daniel Bryan comes out to interrupt, and says enough is enough. Bryan says Owens and Zayn are two of the best to step in the ring, and they're right about how hard it is to win a handicap match, but he has the upmost faith in AJ. AJ cuts on Bryan and questions his motives. AJ says he accepts the two matches against Owens and Zayn tonight, and he's going to be the one hurting them. AJ drops the mic and has a brief stare-down with Bryan before leaving.

- Daniel Bryan is backsktage with Shane McMahon. Shane doesn't like that AJ is being booked in two matches right before a Title defense on Sunday. Bryan says he has faith in AJ, and Shane says he isn't sure if Bryan is shooting straight with him. Bryan asks if Shane is questioning AJ's ability to defend himself tonight, and Shane says he's not.

AJ Styles comes out to the ring, and then Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn come out. Before Owens and Zayn get to the ring, Shane McMahon comes out and orders that Zayn not be at ringside for Owens' singles match against Styles. Shane tells Zayn to come backstage with him, while Owens protests that Daniel Bryan said it was okay for Zayn to be at ringside. Shane says if there is any interference tonight from either of them, they will be fired. Shane ends up leaving and taking Zayn backstage.

- AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens: Owens starts off strong here and beats down AJ in the corner. Owens goes for the running cannonball in the corner, but AJ dodges it. AJ drops Owens and locks in the Calf Crusher in the middle of the ring. Owens tries to fight it off, but taps out, and AJ wins via submission after a very short match.

Winner: AJ Styles

- After the bell, AJ continues to hold onto the Calf Crusher until Sami Zayn runs down and breaks it up. Sami hits a cheap shot on AJ and then starts beating him down all over ringside. We see Shane and Daniel backstage watching on a monitor as Zayn pummels on AJ in front of the broadcast table at ringside. Sami gets in the ring and AJ starts to recover. AJ tells the ref he's good to go, and the ref starts the Zayn vs. Styles match net. Owens is still at ringside selling his leg from the Calf Crusher. According to Shane McMahon, if Owens tries to interfere, he will be fired.

- AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn: Sami immediately takes the fight to AJ and starts beating him down on the mat. We see company staffers and medics still checking on Owens at ringside. Shane and Daniel are still watching on a monitor backstage. AJ ducks a shot from Sami and fires back with a series of strikes. AJ hits a running forearm shot on Sami, then hits a splash in the corner. AJ goes for a fireman's carry, but Sami escapes. AJ throws Sami out to ringside right next to Owens. Styles follows up with a suicide plancha on Sami at ringside. AJ throws Sami back in the ring, then gets on the apron. AJ turns his attention to Owens, then starts beating him down at ringside. Zayn rolls back out to ringside and clotheslines Styles down to the floor. Back in the ring, Zayn and AJ trade strikes back and forth. They fight up to the top turnbuckle where AJ hits a Frankensteiner on Sami. They trade strikes again until AJ catches Zayn with a fireman's carry neckbreaker for a two count. AJ goes for the Styles Clash, but Zayn fights out. Sami hits a kick and a chop, then a tornado DDT. Zayn charges at AJ in the corner, but AJ stops him with a boot to the face. AJ goes for the moonsault reverse DDT and misses, but he does connect with a Pele kick for a 2 count. Sami fights back with some elbows to the face, then a Michinoku Driver for a 2 count of his own. Owens is still being loaded on to a stretcher at ringside, and he seems to be stalling so he can keep watching the match. Sami and AJ fight back up to the top turnbuckle, but AJ slides through the legs and drops Sami. AJ hits boot to the midsection and attempts the Styles Clash, but Sami escapes and rolls outside. AJ kicks Sami from the apron, then throws him back in the ring. AJ turns his attention to Owens again, and this time flips him off the stretcher at ringside. Referee Charles Robinson tries to cal down AJ. AJ rolls back in the ring and Sami immediately hits a big boot, then a Blue Thunder Bomb for the three count.

Winner: Sami Zayn

- After the match, Owens struggles up to his feet to congratulate Zayn on the win. Owens and Zayn celebrate in the ring as AJ lays on the mat. Owens and Zayn stand over AJ and yell at him, then raise their hands as SmackDown goes off the air.

Credit to Shane. He's been booked to look dumb to make these two look great on many occasions now, as they usually find a way to get around whatever obsticle he puts in front of them.
 
With the simple formula E books we can say that AJ Styles retains after losing on Smackdown.
 
I just hope Zayn/Owens don't look weak in defeat considering they have a man advantage.
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Quote If you thought that WWE would book former Universal Champion Kevin Owens against Sami Zayn in a singles match at WrestleMania 34, then you would be wrong.

Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that although a singles match is the obvious match to book for these SmackDown stars, that is not the case. In fact, plans for them keep changing. There was one idea for the duo to battle Shane McMahon and a partner at the big event.


The current plan for right now is to have Owens and Zayn compete in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal.


That’s a shame for Owens and Zayn who deserve better, but if there are no real plans I guess it does give some name value to The Andre the Giant Battle Royal and they could use it as a storyline where Zayn/Owens continue their dispute with management saying they were held back not getting a proper match on the Wrestlemania card. As much as Mania spots are coveted WWE do have to prepare for afterwards as well when the part-timers all go home.

I did read another report that the original plan was for Daniel Bryan and Shane vs Zayn and Owens but due to DB’s physical condition he would be booked to mainly stand on the apron and have very limited physical participation, Daniel apparently refused to do this.


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Theres no way they are not facing off in singles action

Why would you waste what has been pretty much a year long storyline by putting them in the Andre the Giant battle royal

Seeing as how they were booked in ROH, i wonder if they will do a loser leaves type match that would see one of them taking some time off TV or maybe switching shows. Given what has happened lately and they are both involved in the multi man match at Fastlane, it makes perfect sense for that match to start the final push between the 2 up until Mania
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Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

Theres no way they are not facing off in singles action

Why would you waste what has been pretty much a year long storyline by putting them in the Andre the Giant battle royal

Seeing as how they were booked in ROH, i wonder if they will do a loser leaves type match that would see one of them taking some time off TV or maybe switching shows. Given what has happened lately and they are both involved in the multi man match at Fastlane, it makes perfect sense for that match to start the final push between the 2 up until Mania

Trouble is the Wrestlemania card is stacked, there is not really room for a singles match between Zayn and Owens that will be in the low card maybe even the pre-show where it wont be granted the time it deserves. I would actually rather they continue the storyline within the Andre the Giant Battle Royal(which I believe is the plan) and then have them square off at the next PPV where they can be allocated sufficient time and a decent spot on the card.
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Quote Owens drops Cena now, then gets in the ring and comes face to face with Sami. Sami lays down like he’s going to let Owens pin him, but then he grabs Owens and rolls him up in a small package for a two count. Owens and Sami start throwing right hands in the ring now, then they fight out to ringside where Owens whips Sami into the barricade. Owens looks for a powerbomb, but Sami escapes. They go up to the apron where Owens looks for the powerbomb again, but Sami revereses into a back drop on Owens on the apron. Sami gets in Shane’s face now at ringside, and Shane stands up. Owens goes to superkick Sami but Sami ducks and he superkicks Shane instead. Shane is down, and Sami hits a tornado DDT on Owens.
 
Hate that they appear to still be fueding with eachother, when they are much better on the same page.
 
By now I expected them to work together to take out both of Smackdown management and cut a big promo of how nobody can break their friendship.
 
The pin part of the match was weird. Why was Owens going down to hook the leg? Just put your foot on Sami and win the title. That way you don't risk what happened with the roll through.
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Have you never seen Kurt Angle in that position and turn it into an ankle lock? That's no safer at all.

All this just builds to a triple threat of Sami vs Owens vs Shane with Daniel Bryan as special guest referee. That's my guess at least.
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Quote Kevin Owens does an interiew in the back where he says he's tired of Sami Zayn blaming him for everything. He says Sami is a delusional liar who is blaming him for his problems. He says Shane screwed him out of the WWE Title on Sunday, and Shane wasn't needed at ringside at all. Owens says he has no problem beating him Sami and showing him the truth.
 
We see Shane McMahon backstage walking towards the gorilla position.

- There's a promo video for the Mixed Match Challenge with Rusev and Lana.

- Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon comes down to the ring as the announcers show us some shots from his involvement at Fastlane on Sunday. Shane gets on the mic and discusses the various issues with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Shane mentions Owens beating up his dad Vince months ago, and Sami intefering in the Hell In A Cell match. He says he talked to Daniel Bryan today, and Bryan will be back next week. Shane says when Bryan returns, Shane will take an indefinite leave of absence from Smackown. Before he leaves, Shane wants to make one more match, and he books Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn for WrestleMania 34. Owens comes out to interrupt and he complains about the match. Sami comes out next and says he's glad Shane is leaving. Shane says he just gave him a WrestleMania match but he's still ungrateful. Owens says they'll give Shane something to appreciate, and Owens and Zayn start beating down Shane. Shane tries to fight them off, but they overpower him and boot him in the face. Owens hits the Pop Up Powerbomb on Shane next. They bring Shane down to the floor and continue the assault. The put a chair over Shane's head then throw him into the ring post. They drag Shane up the ramp and drag him through the curtain. They powerbomb Shane onto some production equipment, and a referee calls for paramedics. Owens and Zayn walk off, as paramedics put a mask on Shane and loak him on to the stretcher as SmackDown goes off the air.

Shane is the boss of a show that has hundreds of workers on site, and nobody wanted to help out the guy who pays their wages from taking a beating.
 
Shane sold the beating so well, but the downside was when he was dragged to the back, I wanted him to be taken to Vince in the Gorilla position like Roman went to the night before. Would have been so heelish for a look what we've done to your son moment.
 
Next week when Daniel Bryan returns it's going to be good to see where this goes, because the scheduled one on one is surely not happening, especially after the dead crowd reaction to the announcement......


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