Welcome to the latest WWE SmackDown results for the Tuesday, March 14, 2017 episode. The latest installment of the “blue brand” show was held at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and featured more build up towards WrestleMania 33. Among the superstars in action or appearing on the show were Becky Lynch, Natalya, Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt and more. Below are all of the latest results for WWE SmackDown from Pittsburgh.
SmackDown opened with AJ Styles in the ring ranting and complaining that he was put in all these situations against him getting a main event match at WrestleMania 33. He said as of last week he didn’t even have a match at WrestleMania despite being one of the best on the roster and the guy who put SmackDown on the map. Styles said he could have gone back and slapped the chips out of Daniel Bryan’s mouth but he didn’t. He said he and Shane McMahon are going to have a conversation about his career, if he has one.
Tom Phillips and JBL were the only commentators as Phillips said that their colleague David Otunga was stuck in the snowstorm tonight and couldn’t make it.
Becky Lynch defeated Natalya via submission. Towards the end of the battle, Becky was able to put Natalya down with the Disarmer, eventually making Nattie tap out. Post-match, Carmella came in to knock down Becky. She waited for Natalya to get up and kicked her down. James Ellsworth joined Carmella in the ring for a moment and then the two went up the ramp.
The Miz hosted MizTV featuring his guests, himself and his wife Maryse, aka “The IT Couple.” They showed a replay of some of the comments they made on “Talking Smack” last week. Miz asked Maryse to talk about what Nikki and her sister Brie did to her on “Total Bellas.” Maryse said she’s going to expose Nikki for what she really is, a “lying, backstabbing, bitch.” John Cena’s music started up and out came Cena with Nikki Bella. They both rushed down the ramp and got into the ring but Maryse and Miz exited quickly. Nikki took the mic and said she would talk. Nikki told Maryse if she had the power to block her then why is she standing there right now.
Nikki accused Maryse of stealing the fans’ money every night by standing there like a lifeless blowup doll on the arm of some poor excuse for a man. Nikki told Maryse to get into the ring and fight her right now. Nikki tore off her top and hat. Miz got on the mic and said Nikki doesn’t make the matches, she must think she’s John Cena. Miz said MizTV is over and grabbed Maryse to walk backstage but Daniel Bryan’s music hit. He came out and told Miz he isn’t the GM so he doesn’t say who has a match or not. Bryan talked about how upset Miz makes him and Miz knows he can’t touch him. He said he knows two people who can hit him in the face. Bryan booked Miz and Maryse vs. Nikki Bella and John Cena for WrestleMania 33.
Mickie James defeated Alexa Bliss via pinfall in a non-title match. James caught Alexa with the roundhouse kick to lay her out on the mat for the pinfall. Post-match, Alexa backed up the ramp with her title belt yelling she was still the champ while Mickie smirked from the ring.
Backstage, AJ Styles was still waiting on Shane McMahon’s arrival. Dasha Fuentes tried for an interview and Styles gave some comments before she left. Moments later, a car pulled up. AJ went over to it and looked through the windows, then ducked on the side of it. As Shane got out and waved goodbye to the driver, Styles rushed him. Styles beat up Shane around the car and garage area, tossing him into doors, walls and equipment, and finally smashing him head first into the back door window of a car. AJ left complaining about opportunities as Fit Finlay went over to check on Shane.
After commercials, several superstars were in the locker room including The Usos to scold AJ for what he did to Shane. AJ left the room but Daniel Bryan went up to him yelling at him for what he did. He said it was the act of a coward. Styles brushed him off and asked, “what are you going to do fire me?” Bryan told him damn right he was and then had security come in to get Styles out of the arena.
Mojo Rawley defeated Dolph Ziggler due to count out. The match lasted 2-1/2 minutes with Rawley tossing Ziggler over the ropes twice. Towards the end, Rawley threw Dolph over the ropes for a third time. Ziggler turned around and left the match to get counted out.
Randy Orton came to the ring and talked about how he devised a plan to get close to Bray Wyatt and destroy the one thing he loves, Sister Abigail. Orton said that he realized, “if you can’t beat em’ join em, and if you can’t beat em’ screw em!” Orton said suddenly the new face of fear had fear written all over his face. He said now Bray Wyatt is alone. Orton said the job isn’t finished yet because he has to finish what he started and at WrestleMania 33, he will take everything from Bray Wyatt.
The Wyatt sound effect hit and a dark video feed with Bray was shown on the big screen. Bray said he was helpless and stripped of all his power until he found his way back home. Wyatt said Sister Abigail was the spawn of Satan forged in hell itself and now she has bestowed her power among him. Bray called himself “all seeing and all knowing” and he must purge all of the infidels starting with him. Bray said he would baptize himself in Sister Abigail’s ashes. He was kneeling in the burnt area of his shed and began putting ashes all over himself. Wyatt said, “Follow the Buzzards” and then let out a yell before the feed cut out.
They showed a replay of Baron Corbin attacking Dean Ambrose last week on SmackDown. Dasha Fuentes showed up backstage to interview Corbin who was standing near a forklift. He said he didn’t cross the line because in his world there are no lines, simply actions and consequences. He ended up saying if Dean Ambrose can get himself out of that hospital bed to fight him, he’ll take away that Intercontinental title and everything else he has.
The Usos defeated American Alpha via pinfall in a non-title match. As the match was in progress, they cut to cameras on a side video from backstage as Shane McMahon was walking with Fit Finlay and Jamie Noble. They were trying to convince Shane to go to the hospital although it seemed he was going to stay at SmackDown. They showed backstage again with Finlay and Noble trying to usher Shane McMahon out the exit to the hospital. Shane turned around and went back in and they followed him. The commentators announced that apparently, Shane was on his way out to the arena for some reason. Late in the match, Alpha set up for the double-team move but one of the Usos went over and shoved Chad Gable off the corner. He got caught up in the corner ropes. Jordan had the other Uso up for an Electric Chair but he got superkicked allowing The Usos to grab the pinfall win.
Shane McMahon was shown making his way out from backstage to the arena. He grabbed a microphone and headed out onto the stage. Shane stumbled out on stage and said “AJ Styles says he doesn’t have an opponent for WrestleMania? Well, he does now.” Shane dropped the mic to finish the show.