WWE SmackDown Live Results – February 20, 2018

WWE SmackDown Live
February 20, 2018
Talking Stick Resort
Phoenix, Arizona

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens, Shane McMahon and Dolph Ziggler In-Ring Segment: 

Renee Young is interviewing Styles. Does AJ Styles have control over his WrestleMania Destiny? Any man who steps in this ring, Styles can beat them. It sounds cocky but he can back it up. This match at WWE FastLane is a problem. Anything can happen inside or outside this ring. It would feel good to put Kevin Owens through that announce table.

There’s a problem with that. In the middle of the ring, Dolph Ziggler could be pinning Sami Zayn and he would no longer be the WWE Champion. Styles goes over the same scenario involving the steel ring steps. Individually, he can take them. Kevin Owens, Former Universal Champion, Big. and Athletic. Sami Zayn is ruthless when he wants to be. Dolph Ziggler is every bit the man he says he is. Ziggler may be The Show Off, but he’s not Phenomenal.

Baron Corbin comes out to interrupt Styles. Corbin wants to make sure that Styles doesn’t make a fool out of himself. Last time they were in the ring together, Corbin became the United States Champion. There’s a major difference between the two of them. Styles is  just an athlete, while Corbin is a fighter. Corbin will become the new WWE Champion and there’s nothing Styles can do about it. 

Kevin Owens joins the conversation. Styles won’t have to worry about running around the ring because Owens will be putting him through the announce table with a PopUp PowerBomb. Corbin talks smack to Owens. Corbin was given this chance on a silver platter thanks to Shane McMahon. Shane has had an Vendetta against him since The Vince McMahon HeadButt heard around the world.

It’s nice to see that Owens has finally removed that boil on his back. Styles is basically saying that Zayn is the boil. Owens doesn’t need Sami Zayn. Last week, Zayn had the entire night to prepare for Dolph Ziggler and he dropped the ball. Shane McMahon makes his way to the stage. There’s a lot of talk emanating from this ring. We do not want talk tonight in Phoenix. We want action. Baron Corbin will face AJ Styles tonight. As far as Owens is concern, he’ll be facing Dolph Ziggler, right now. 

First Match: Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler 

Ziggler starts teeing off on Owens after the bell rings. Ziggler tackles Owens. Ziggler transitions into a ground and pound attack. Owens rolls himself out of the ring. Owens attacks Ziggler from behind. Owens bounces Ziggler’s head on the announce table. Owens brings Ziggler back into the ring. Ziggler dropkicks Owens. Ziggler rams Owens head across the announce table. Owens delivers a knife edge chop. Owens kicks Ziggler in the ribs. Owens goes for a BodySlam, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Ziggler dishes out another dropkick. Owens sends Ziggler back first to the ringside barricade. Ziggler dropkicks Owens off the ring apron. Owens launches Ziggler into the edge of the apron.

Owens goes for a Running Senton, but Ziggler ducks out of the way. Ziggler lands a Stinger Splash. Ziggler follows that with a Vertical Suplex. Ziggler is mauling Owens in the corner. Owens kicks Ziggler in the knee. Ziggler responds with a Uppercut. Owens side steps Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Owens connects with a Running Cannonball Strike for a two count. Ziggler is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Owens is talking smack to Byron Saxton.

Owens rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Owens with the lateral press for a two count. Owens is taunting Ziggler. Ziggler fires back with multiple haymakers. Owens throws Ziggler sternum first into the ropes. Owens with a Reverse DDT for a two count. Owens targets the upper chest of Ziggler. Owens with a Running Senton for a two count. Owens applies a rear chin lock. Ziggler gets back to a vertical base. Ziggler applies The Sleeper Hold.

Coming out of the commercial break, Owens and Ziggler are laid out on the floor. Ziggler drops Owens with a Jumping DDT. Ziggler creates distance with a back elbow smash. Ziggler sends Owens crashing shoulder first to the steel ring post. Ziggler hits The NeckBreaker for a two count. Ziggler goes for a SuperKick, but Owens counters with a GutBuster. Owens lands a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Ziggler and Owens are trading back and forth shots on the top turnbuckle. Owens HeadButts Ziggler.

Owens blocks The Avalanche FaceBuster from Ziggler. Owens goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Ziggler gets his knees up in the air. Ziggler connects with The Famouser for a two count. Owens negates The Zig Zag. Owens goes for a PopUp PowerBomb, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Ziggler hits The Zig Zag for a two count. Ziggler follows that with another Stinger Splash. Sami Zayn arrives to the ringside area to distract Ziggler. Owens SuperKicks the back of Ziggler’s head to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kevin Owens via Pinfall 

Jinder Mahal, Bobby Roode and Randy Orton In-Ring Segment: 

Jinder made a startling discovery that has shook him to his core. The WWE Universe deserves to know this discovery. Jinder believes in truth and transparency. It’s time for a rude awakening. There’s another name missing from the Bobby Roode’s List. Where’s Randy Orton? Roode has the audacity to say that he respects Randy Orton. If you haven’t put it together, Bobby Roode is a glorious egomaniac and an inglorious liar. Bobby Roode comes out to interrupt Jinder. 

Roode doesn’t know what Jinder is talking about. Jinder can’t even make any top ten list. More importantly, Jinder wants to be United States Champion. Jinder is trying to drive a wedge between Bobby Roode and Randy Orton. In a fair fight, Jinder can’t win.  Roode is right, but Jinder wants him to be honest. Is Roode the next legend killer? Roode says no. Roode is not scared of Jinder.

Roode wants Jinder to forget about Randy Orton. Roode is talking smack to Jinder. Orton makes his way to the ring. Orton punches Jinder. Roode clotheslines Jinder over the top rope. Roode knocks Sunil Singh off the ring apron. Orton goes for The RKO, but Roode blocks it. Roode kicks Orton in the gut. Roode connects with The Glorious DDT. Jinder from behind lays out Roode with The Khallas. 

Second Match: The Riott Squad vs. Charlotte Flair, Naomi and Becky Lynch in a 6-Woman Tag Team Match 

Sarah Logan and Charlotte will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte shoves Logan to the corner. Charlotte wants Ruby in the ring. Charlotte floats over into a front facelock. Naomi tags herself in. Naomi with The Booty Shake to Logan. Logan responds with a Shoulder Tackle. Naomi dodges multiple haymakers from Logan. Naomi leapfrogs over Logan. Naomi kicks Logan in the hamstring. Naomi tags in Becky. Stereo Hip Toss from Becky and Naomi. Becky follows that with two Running Leg Drops for a two count. Becky goes for a BodySlam, but Logan lands back on her feet. Logan drives Becky head first to the canvas. Logan tags in Ruby. Becky negates The Double Suplex from The Riott Squad. Becky and Naomi delivers Stereo Dropkicks. Charlotte clotheslines Morgan. The Riott are trying to regain their composure on the outside.

Coming out of the commercial break, Becky is still in the ring with Ruby. Becky lands two deep arm-drags. Becky applies an arm-bar. Becky tags in Naomi. Naomi with a SlingShot Sunset Flip for a two count. Morgan tags herself in. Morgan rolls Naomi over for a two count. Following a standing switch exchange, Morgan and Naomi are running into each other. Naomi kicks Morgan in the gut. Naomi with a Running BullDog into the turnbuckles. Naomi lands a Split Legged MoonSault for a one count as The Riott Squad drags Morgan out of the ring. Naomi with a SlingShot Crossbody Block to Logan and Ruby.

Morgan sends Naomi crashing shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Morgan with the lateral press for a two count. Morgan tags in Logan. Logan locks in a Modified Anaconda Vice. Logan drops Naomi with a Discus Back Elbow Smash. Naomi side steps Logan into the turnbuckle. Logan goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Naomi lands back on her feet. Naomi with a HeadScissors TakeOver to Logan. Naomi makes the hot tag to Charlotte. Charlotte clears the ring. Charlotte is lighting up Logan’s chest. Charlotte levels Logan with a Jumping Knee Strike. Charlotte with a NeckBreaker to Logan. Charlotte follows that with a Big Boot.

Charlotte knocks Morgan off the ring apron. Logan ChopBlocks Charlotte. Charlotte desperately tags in Becky. Becky lands a Missile Dropkick. Logan tags in Ruby. Becky with a Single Leg Dropkick. Becky dishes out Two BexPloder Suplex’s. Becky sends Logan crashing to the outside. Ruby rolls Becky over for a two count. Becky locks in The DisArmHer. Morgan breaks up the submission. Charlotte takes out Morgan with an Exploder Suplex. Logan with a Running Knee to Charlotte. Ruby attacks Becky from behind. Ruby drops Becky with The Riott Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Riott Squad via Pinfall 

Third Match: The New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable. The Winner Will Face The Usos At WWE FastLane For The WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship

Woods and Gable will start things off. Gable with a single leg takedown to Woods. Gable goes for a quick cover for a one count. Woods and Gable continues to leapfrog over each other. Gable goes for a Back Body Drop, but Woods lands back on his feet. Woods ducks a clothesline from Gable. Woods slides under Gable. Woods clotheslines Gable for a one count. Woods decks Gable with a Back Elbow Smash. Gable tags in Benjamin. Benjamin kicks Woods in the back. Benjamin connects with a SpineBuster for a two count.

Benjamin with a straight right hand to Woods. Benjamin follows that with a BodySlam. Woods fires up with a series of bodyshots.Woods thrust kicks the midsection of Benjamin. Benjamin responds with Pay Dirt for a two count. Gable tags himself in. Gable and Benjamin with a Flying Clothesline/Belly to Back Suplex Combination for a two count. Gable applies an arm-bar. Woods is lighting up Gable’s chest. Gable drops Woods with a Rolling Kick for a two count. Gable and Benjamin are cutting the ring in half.

Coming out of the commercial break, Woods and Benjamin are trading back and forth shots on the top rope. Woods HeadButts Benjamin. Woods lands a Missile Dropkick. Woods makes the hot tag to Big E. Big E fires up with a series of Side Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Gable responds with an Impressive Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Gable goes for a MoonSault, but Big E ducks out of the way.

Big E hits The Uranage Slam. Big E goes for The Big Ending, but Gable lands back on his feet. Gable levels Big E with a Palm Strike. Benjamin makes the blind tag. Kofi hops on the ring apron to distract the referee. Gable and Benjamin delivers their Flying Clothesline/Combination for a two count. Woods throws Gable out of the ring. Woods decks Benjamin with a Discus Forearm Smash. Woods connects with The Shining Wizard to pickup the victory.

Winner: The New Day via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: The Bludgeon Brothers vs.  Local Independent Competitors 

Winner: The Bludgeon Brothers via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Baron Corbin vs. AJ Styles 

Styles kicks the left leg of Corbin. Styles dishes out multiple strikes in the corner. Styles with a series of knife edge chops to Corbin. Styles bounces Corbin’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Styles is ramming his shoulders into the midsection of Corbin. Corbin rocks Styles with a Big Right Hand. Corbin follows that with a knee lift. Corbin sends Styles to the ring apron. Corbin blocks The Sunset Flip from Styles. Styles dropkicks Corbin. Styles with a Running Forearm Smash. Corbin is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Styles goes for a SlingShot Forearm Smash, but Corbin counters with a ChokeSlam BackBreaker.

Coming out of the commercial break, Corbin and Styles are trading back and forth shots. Corbin with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Corbin applies a Half Nelson Chin Lock. Styles gets back to a vertical base. Styles creates distance with two back elbow strikes. Styles sends Corbin crashing shoulder first into the steel ring post. Styles lands a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Styles follows that with a Sliding Knee Strike from the ring apron.

Corbin launches Styles over the announce table. Somehow Styles immediately gets back on his feet. Styles connects with The Phenomenal Forearm for a two count. Styles with The Phenomenal Blitz to Corbin. Corbin responds with a Scoop Slam for a two count. Corbin drags Styles to the corner. Corbin places Styles on the top turnbuckle. Corbin is trying to wear down Styles with Forearm Shivers. Styles HeadButts Corbin.

Styles dives over Corbin. Corbin hits The Deep Six for a two count. Corbin goes for The End of Days, but Styles counters with The Calf Crusher. Corbin spikes Styles head on the canvas to break the submission. Corbin blocks The Phenomenal Forearm. Corbin starts choking Styles. Styles lands another Phenomenal Forearm to pickup the victory. After the match, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are beating down AJ Styles. Owens clears the announce table.  Corbin drops Zayn and Owens with Two End of Days.

Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall 

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