This week’s SmackDown LIVE was primarily focused on Sunday’s PPV, with John Cena, Randy Orton and undoubtedly Bray Wyatt involved in the main event, while the rest of the Elimination Chamber Match contestants competed in a Fatal 4-Way to begin the show.
NOTE: The WWE SmackDown LIVE, 205 Live and Talking Smack results were updated here in real-time as the shows aired live, along with available video highlights and commentary. Any updates to the upcoming WWE Elimination Chamber 2017 card were be posted here as well.
WWE SmackDown LIVE Results
The following includes the results of all the matches and segments from SmackDown LIVE, 205 Live, and Talking Smack on February 7. SmackDown LIVE finally defeated Monday Night Raw in the ratings during the last week of 2016, but hasn’t won again in 2017. Will the last episode of network WWE television before Elimination Chamber 2017 be enough for Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan’s show to defeat WWE Raw in the ratings once again?
Baron Corbin defeated AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, and The Miz
After The Miz and Maryse interrupted General Manager Daniel Bryan during the opening segment of this week’s SmackDown LIVE, they were all eventually joined by Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, Baron Corbin, and AJ Styles. After everyone said their piece about the Elimination Chamber Match on Sunday, Daniel Bryan booked a Fatal 4-Way Match as the first bout of the evening. Per usual, complete chaos broke out towards the end before Corbin picked up the win and the momentum headed into Sunday’s main event.
Tom interviewed Nikki and Natalya
From the announcer’s table, Tom interviewed both Nikki Bella and Natalya, who were supposedly coming in via satellite in different locations. They were kept apart so that they wouldn’t attack each other yet again before their match at Elimination Chamber on Sunday.
Apollo Crews defeated Dolph Ziggler
When it started to look like Dolph Ziggler was going to get a fairly quick win over Apollo Crews, his opponent reversed a super-kick and rolled The Showoff up for a surprise pinfall victory. Ziggler attacked Crews after the match, which brought out Kallisto. However, Ziggler eventually laid both of them out with a chair before going back to the locker room.
Later, Daniel Bryan ran into Ziggler and booked him in a Handicap Match against Crews and Kallisto at Elimination Chamber.
Becky Lynch, Mickie James, Naomi and Alexa Bliss brawled at the Contract Signing
In the first-ever “dual contract signing,” SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss and her No. 1 Contender Naomi signed the contract for their title match on Sunday alongside Becky Lynch and Mickie James doing the same. Per usual, the contract signing, hosted by Renee Young, broke out into a fight. This time, Lynch and Naomi got the upper hand, giving both of them momentum heading into Elimination Chamber on Sunday.
The Ascension, The Usos and The Vaudevillans defeated American Alpha, Breezango and Heath Slater & Rhyno
Ahead of Sunday night’s Gauntlet Match, all six teams were thrown into a 12-Man Tag Team Match. Predictably, the match broke down towards the end, leaving most of the competitors laid out at ringside. It was The Ascension that were credited with the pin when the match was all over.
John Cena defeated Randy Orton
Even with Bray Wyatt at ringside and the referee taking a bump, The Wyatt Family couldn’t get the job done on SmackDown LIVE. While the referee was out, Luke Harper came to the ring to get some revenge on Bray and Randy, assisting Cena with his victory.
Talking Smack on the WWE Network
Renee Young and Daniel Bryan co-hosted the post-SmackDown talk show, spending most of their time promoting Sunday’s Elimination Chamber PPV. Their first guest was Nikki Bella, and as soon as she started talking about her drama with Natalya, the Queen of Harts interrupted and attacked Nikki.
Their second guest of the night was Baron Corbin, who appears on the show more frequently than any other guest. Of course, he came on to talk about his victory in the Fatal 4-Way Match and the Elimination Chamber Match on Sunday night. The final guest on Talking Smack was John Cena, who was also there to hype Elimination Chamber 2017.
The above SmackDown LIVE results have been corroborated by WWE’s official SmackDown LIVE page.
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WWE 205 Live Results
The following includes the results of all the matches and segments from 205 Live on February 7. The only match announced prior to the show airing live was the main event, a Fatal 5-Way to determine a No. 1 Contender for Neville’s Cruiserweight Championship. However, before the show got under way, Austin Aries and Corey Graves announced that Tony Nese had injured himself on Monday Night Raw. He would be replaced in the match by the winner of Mustafa Ali vs. Ariya Daivari, which would be the first match on this week’s 205 Live.
Mustafa Ali defeated Ariya Daivari
With the bonus of potentially becoming the No. 1 Contender later in the show, Mustafa Ali earned a solid victory over Ariya Daivari in the opening match.
The Brian Kendrick defeated Lince Dorado
Doing his best to remain relevant on 205 Live while not competing for the title, The Brian Kendrick got a clean victory over Lince Dorado after berating him on the mic before the match and sending his version of a friendly message to Akira Tozawa.
Tajiri surprised The Brian Kendrick and Austin Aries
Austin Aries interviewed The Brian Kendrick in the ring after his match, asking him about Akira Tozawa. When Kendrick invited Tozawa to join them in the ring, he was greeted instead by Tajiri and his mysterious green mist.
Jack Gallagher defeated Noam Dar, TJ Perkins, Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali
Clearly one of the most popular superstars on the 205 Live roster, Jack Gallagher became the No. 1 Contender for Neville’s WWE Cruiserweight Championship by winning the Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match.
The above 205 Live results have been corroborated by WWE’s official 205 Live page.
Updated WWE Elimination Chamber 2017 Card
- John Cena (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bray Wyatt — WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match
- Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Naomi — SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
- American Alpha (c) vs. The Usos vs. Breezango vs. The Vaudevillains vs. The Ascension vs. Heath Slater and Rhyno — SmackDown Tag Team Championship Turmoil Match
- Nikki Bella vs. Natalya
- Dolph Ziggler vs. Apollo Crews and Kallisto — Handicap Match
- Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James
- Randy Orton vs. Luke Harper
Prior to this week’s WWE SmackDown LIVE, WWE had only confirmed four matches for Sunday’s PPV. Elimination Chamber will air live on February 12, from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. As more information is confirmed, it will be updated at WWE’s official Elimination Chamber preview page.
Where To Watch WWE
The next SmackDown-exclusive PPV will be WWE Elimination Chamber 2017, which will air live on the WWE Network on Sunday, February 12, at 8/7c. The WWE Elimination Chamber 2017 Kickoff will begin at 7/6c, airing on the WWE Network and all of WWE’s digital platforms. WWE WrestleMania 33 will air April 2, Sunday, on the WWE Network.
The show 205 Live, featuring the best of WWE’s Cruiserweight Division, airs weekly on the WWE Network at 10/9c on Tuesday nights. Replays of the show are available to stream immediately.
WWE SmackDown LIVE airs Tuesdays on the USA Network at 8/7c. Replays of WWE SmackDown aren’t made available on the WWE Network until several weeks after the original air date. However, a replay of SmackDown LIVE is available to stream on-demand Wednesdays via Hulu. WWE Talking Smack begins at 10:45/9:45c on the WWE Network, and is immediately made available to stream on-demand.
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