Note: The following contains spoilers for WWE NXT airing on March 9 and WWE Thursday Night SmackDown airing on March 10.
Dean Ambrose continues to be the WWE’s No. 1 workhorse, headlining both Raw and SmackDown week-in and week-out. After closing out both shows this week, he’ll go on to headline WWE Roadblock when he challenges Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, a title his brother-like friend Roman Reigns is currently set to challenge for at WrestleMania 32 on April 3. The unresolved issues Ambrose has with Bray Wyatt after this week’s WWE Raw main event will be addressed by way of an Eight-Man Tag Team main event on SmackDown.
The program between AJ Styles and Chris Jericho continues on Thursday night, while the MizTV interviews with Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens turns into a tag team match. In the Divas division, Lana continues her attack on Brie Bella.
On WWE NXT, Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe in a 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match takes up the entire hour as they battle to become the new No. 1 contender for Finn Balor’s NXT Championship.
WWE Thursday Night SmackDown spoilers
This episode was taped in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 8.
- This week’s WWE SmackDown begins with a MizTV segment featuring WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens and recent NXT call-up Sami Zayn. Neville eventually comes out and a tag team match is set up.
- Sami Zayn & Neville defeated Kevin Owens & The Miz when Owens walked out and Zayn pinned Miz.
- Brie Bella made Summer Rae tap out before being attacked by Lana post-match.
- While Chris Jericho burns a Y2AJ shirt and cuts a promo on AJ Styles, The Phenomenal One comes to the ring, only to be attacked by The Ascension. While Styles deals with Konnor and Viktor, Jericho retreats to the back.
- The League of Nations (Sheamus and King Barrett) defeated the Lucha Dragons.
- After the loss, Ryback cut a promo on Kalisto backstage.
- Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler and The Usos defeated The Wyatt Family in an Eight-Man Tag Team Match.
The SmackDown spoilers above have been confirmed by Wrestling Inc.
WWE NXT spoilers
After several weeks’ worth of episodes that were taped at the University of Central Florida on January 29 as part of the Royal Rumble weekend, the NXT Superstars return home in this week’s episode to Full Sail University. This episode was taped on January 27.
- Samoa Joe defeated Sami Zayn in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match to become the new No. 1 contender for the NXT Championship. The match lasts the entire episode, with the first fall (Samoa Joe hitting the Musclebuster) not happening until about 30 minutes into the match. Zayn scores the second fall with a Koji Clutch before Joe gets the final and deciding fall with a submission of his own.
These WWE NXT spoilers have been verified by Wrestling Inc.
Where To Watch
The WWE Network airs new episodes of WWE NXT on Wednesdays at 8/7c. It is available for streaming on-demand immediately. Additionally, on Thursdays, replays of WWE NXT are available to stream on-demand with a Hulu Plus subscription. USA airs WWE Thursday Night SmackDown at 8/7c. While they are not made available on the WWE Network for several weeks after they air on USA, replays of WWE SmackDown are made available on-demand with a Hulu Plus subscription starting Friday.
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