American Wrestling Trivia

World Wrestling Entertainment 2016


Royal Rumble 2016

2016-01-24, Amway Center, Orlando, Florida, USA

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  1. Last man standing match, Intercontinental championship:
    Dean Ambrose (ch) def. Kevin Owens
    With the only way to win to incapacitate your opponent, the men went at it with all they had. Ambrose pushes Owens from the top turnbuckle out onto two tables stacked outside to retain the title.
  2. Tagteam championship:
    The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) [w/Xavier Woods] (ch) def. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey)
    A lot of high-flying moves from both teams, trying to wear each other down with Woods playing a trombone soundtrack outside the ring. Big E tags himself in without Jey Uso noticing it, picking him up when jumping from the top rope, and getting a pinfall after the Big Ending to retain the titles.
  3. US championship:
    Kalisto def. Alberto Del Rio (ch)
    Del Rio exposes the top turnbuckle, but Kalisto reverses his throwing into it, instead sending Del Rio into and getting a pinfall to win the title.
  4. Divas championship:
    Charlotte (ch) [w/Ric Flair] def. Becky Lynch
    Lynch had Charlotte in her armbreaker submission move when Flair throws in his jacket, blinding her, allowing Charlotte to land a spear and get a pinfall victory. After the match, Sasha Banks comes out, taunting Charlotte.
  5. The Royal Rumble, One versus all for the WWE World Heavyweight championship:
    Elim. Ent. #Ent. Name By
    1 2 2RusevRoman Reigns (1)
    2 4 4Tyler BreezeRoman Reigns (1) & AJ Styles (3)
    3 5 5Curtis AxelAJ Styles (3)
    4 811GoldustTitus O'Neil (11)
    51212R-TruthKane (7)
    61013Kofi KingstonChris Jericho (6)
    71115Titus O'NeilBig Show
    8 915RybackBig Show (15)
    9 717KaneBraun Strowman (17)
    101517Big ShowBraun Strowman (17)
    11 318AJ StylesKevin Owens (18)
    121821Kevin OwensSami Zayn (20)
    131421StardustLuke Harper (13)
    141621NevilleLuke Harper (13)
    152222Mark HenryLuke Harper (13) & Braun Strowman (17) & Erick Rowan (21)
    162022Sami ZaynBraun Strowman (17)
    172123Erick RowanBrock Lesnar (23)
    182424Jack SwaggerBrock Lesnar (23)
    191325Luke HarperBrock Lesnar (23)
    201726Braun StrowmanBrock Lesnar (23)
    212327Brock LesnarLuke Harper (13) & Braun Strowman (17) & Erick Rowan (21)
    222529The MizRoman Reigns (1)
    232629Alberto Del RioRoman Reigns (1)
    242830Dolph ZigglerTriple H (30)
    252730Bray WyattSheamus (29) & Triple H (30)
    26 630Chris JerichoDean Ambrose (19)
    272930SheamusRoman Reigns (1)
    28 130Roman Reigns (ch)Triple H (30)
    291930Dean Ambrose (IC ch)Triple H (30)
    30Triple H

    Winner: Triple H (30)
    Triple H wins the match and the world championship title. After Harper comes out, the League of Nations members Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio and Rusev comes out with Vince McMahon, attacking Reigns who is taken to the back (but isn't eliminated). R-Truth enters bringing a ladder, as if it was a ladder match. The Miz goes to commentary, and waits for the Wyatt family and Brock Lesnar to be eliminated before entering the ring.


2016-02-21, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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  1. Sasha Banks & Becky Lynch def. Naomi & Tamina (subm.)
    Banks teamed with rival Lynch against her former teammates from Team B.A.D. Tamina and Naomi goes to work on Lynch, who is just able to tag in Banks. Banks tries to lock the Bank Statement on Naomi, but Tamina interferes. Banks eventually manages to lock the Bank Statement on Tamina, and Lynch intercepts Naomi's attempt to break the hold, locking her in a disarmer, until Tamina taps out.
  2. Intercontinental championship:
    Kevin Owens (ch) def. Dolph Ziggler
    Owens tried to wear down Ziggler from early on, but Ziggler kept fighting back. Outside the ring, Ziggler threw Owens into the steel steps and hit the famouser on him, but only got a two-count. Ziggler failed to connect with a superkick, allowing Owens to hit a pop-up powerbomb to retain the title.
  3. Big Show & Ryback & Kane def. The Wyatt Family (Braun Strowman & Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) [w/Bray Wyatt]
    Wyatt took a ringside seat, ordering his men around. The Wyatt family tried to conquer their opponents, being unafraid of their size and experience. Ryback made an impressive display, repeatedly powerslamming Erick Rowan until Harper stopped him. Ryback eventually slammed Harper to get a pinfall victory.
  4. Divas championship:
    Charlotte (ch) [w/Ric Flair] def. Brie Bella (subm)
    Charlotte kept mocking Bella's husband Daniel Bryan, who recently retired. Bella tried to get Charlotte to submit. When that failed the two traded chops, and Bella delivered a dropkick from the top rope, but even after several Yes kicks, she fails to get the pinfall on Charlotte. Bella locks a half-crab on Charlotte, but it is reversed into Charlotte's figure-eight, to which Bella submits.
  5. AJ Styles def. Chris Jericho (subm.)
    The "phenomenal one" showed up his many in-ring talents, but failed to connect with ring-veteran Jericho several times. Styles tried to do a flip from the top-rope which Jericho countered and set up Styles for the Walls of Jericho. Styles managed to get to the ropes, and eventually manages to lock Jericho's leg and win by submission.
  6. Curtis Axel [w/Bo Dallas & Heath Slater & Adam Rose] def. R-Truth
    Goldust, who have lobbied for a tagteam with Truth, came out, throwing Rose into the ring, inadvertently causing Truth to lose his balance and be pinned by Axel.
  7. Triple threat match:
    Roman Reigns def. Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar [w/Paul Heyman]
    Stipulation: Winner faces champion Triple H at WrestleMania 32. Lesnar immediately takes control of the match, suplexing and kicking both opponents. Ambrose and Reigns had to worked together, throwing Lesnar first through the Spanish announce table, then the American. Ambrose almost had Reigns after a Dirty Deeds. He tried a second time, but Lesnar returned, suplexing both. Lesnar locked the Kimura lock, but Reigns lifted him. Ambrose attacked both Lesnar and Reigns with a chair, but Reigns surprised him with a spear to win by pinfall.


2016-03-12, Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  1. WWE tagteam championship:
    The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) [w/Xavier Woods] (ch) def. League of Nations (Bad News Barrett & Sheamus)
    Big E slams Barrett with multiple belly-to-belly suplexes, but Sheamus interferes just as he is about to go for the pinfall. When Barrett later tried to pin Big E, Woods interfered for New Day allowing Big E to get a Big Ending and a three-count.
  2. Chris Jericho def. Jack Swagger
    Swagger was unable to pin Jericho after two Swagger bombs, and eventually submits to the Walls of Jericho.
  3. NXT tagteam championship:
    The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) (ch) def. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady [w/Carmella]
    Amore and Cassady open s the match taking full control, but the momentum turned and Wilder eventually managed to pin Amore to retain the titles.
  4. Divas championship:
    Charlotte (ch) [w/Ric Flair] def. Natalya
    The two start out trading submission moves, until Charlotte started trying to break down Natalya. Natalya locks in the sharpshooter, and Flair helps Charlotte break the hold. With Flair distracting Natalya, Charlotte quickly rolls her up and uses the ring ropes to get a pinfall.
  5. 2-on-1 match:
    Brock Lesnar [w/Paul Heyman] def. Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper
    Wyatt comes out and makes it a 2-on-1 match. Wyatt immediately tags in Harper, who is suplexed by Lesnar within the first minute. Lesnar quickly pins Harper without laying a hand on his advertised opponent, Wyatt.
  6. Sami Zayn def. Stardust
    Stardust superplexes Zayn but fails to get a pinfall, Zayn is able to counter and eventually gets a pinfall
  7. WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Triple H (ch) def. Dean Ambrose
    Ambrose hits the Dirty Deeds on triple H, and gets a three-count, but the referee saw the legs under the ring robes and called it off. Triple H retains after a pedigree.

WrestleMania XXXII

2016-04-03, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA

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  1. Intercontinental championship, Ladder match:
    Zack Ryder def. Kevin Owens (ch), Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Sami Zayn, Stardust, Sin Cara
    Ryder pushes off The Miz to climb the ladder and grab the title.
  2. Chris Jericho def. AJ Styles
    Jericho catches Styles with a codebreaker, to get the pinfall.
  3. Tagteam handicap match:
    League of Nations (King Barrett & Sheamus & Rusev & Alberto Del Rio) def. The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) (tag team champions)
    Sheamus pins Woods after a brogue kick, for the victory. After the match, they are attacked by Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley and Steve Austin.
  4. Street fight:
    Brock Lesnar def. Dean Ambrose
    After 13 German Suplexes, Lesnar F-5s Ambrose onto a pile of steel chairs, and wins by pinfall.
  5. Women's championship, Triple threat match:
    Charlotte [w/Ric Flair] (Divas ch) def. Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks [w/Snoop Dogg] (subm.)
    This match was to replace the Divas championship with the new Women's championship. Charlotte locked Lynch in the figure eight leglock, and Flair kept Sash Banks from trying to get into the ring and break the hold, letting Lynch tap out.
  6. Hell in a Cell:
    Undertaker def. Shane McMahon
    Stipulation: If Shane McMahon wins, he gains control of Monday Night Raw and Undertaker retires. Shane jumps off the top of the cell, but Undertaker rolls away and Shane is out. Undertaker wins by pinfall after a tombstone.
  7. André The Giant memorial battle royal:
    Elim. Name By
    1FandangoBig Show
    2Damien SandowShaquille O'Neal
    3Shaquille O'NealEveryone
    4Big ShowEveryone
    5ViktorDiamond Dallas Page
    6Diamond Dallas PageKonnor
    8TatankaBaron Corbin
    9Jack SwaggerKane
    10R-TruthAdam Rose & Heath Slater
    11GoldustCurtis Axel
    12Curtis AxelKane
    13Adam RoseBaron Corbin
    14Heath SlaterMark Henry
    15Tyler BreezeMark Henry
    16Mark HenryKane & Darren Young
    17Bo DallasKane
    18Titus O'NeilKane
    19KaneBaron Corbin
    Baron Corbin

    Winner: Baron Corbin
    Baron Corbin eliminates Kane to win.

  8. The Rock def. Erick Rowan [w/Bray Wyatt & Braun Strowman]
    Wyatt family interrupts The Rock's promo, causing this impromptu match. The Rock wins in six seconds, rolling up Rowan. After the match, John Cena returns from injury and helps The Rock clear the ring of the Wyatt family.
  9. WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Roman Reigns def. Triple H [w/Stephanie McMahon] (ch)
    Reigns spears Triple H to win the title, to a crowd that mostly booed him, but also for a large part of the match just didn't care too much about the match, either leaving the arena, chanting for other wrestlers or just being quiet.


2016-05-01, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USA

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  1. #1 contender's tagteam championship tournament:
    Enzo & Cass vs. The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) (no decision)
    Match is stopped when Enzo is knocked unconscious when his head hits the ring ropes while being thrown out of the ring.
  2. Kevin Owens def. Sami Zayn
    Owens catches Zayn's helluva-kick with a superkick of his own, follows up with a powerbomb to get a pinfall victory.
  3. Intercontinental championship:
    The Miz (ch) [w/Maryse] def. Cesaro
    Cesaro had The Miz in the cross-face, when Zayn and Owens, still fighting from the last match, spills into the ring. This distracts Cesaro enough to allow Miz to roll up Cesaro for a quick pinfall.
  4. Dean Ambrose def. Chris Jericho
    After trading pinfall attempts, Ambrose finally counters a lionsault from Jericho, applies Dirty Deeds and gets a pinfall victory.
  5. Women's championship, Triple threat match: Charlotte (ch) [w/Ric Flair] def. Natalya [w/Bret "Hit Man" Hart] (subm.)
    Charlotte locks Natalya in a sharpshooter and the referee calls the match a submission victory for Charlotte despite Natalya never tapping out, in a reprise of the Montréal screwjob. Hart and Natalya applies sharpshooters to Flair and Charlotte after the match.
  6. WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Roman Reigns (ch) def. AJ Styles
    Styles wins the match by count-out when he is unable to drag a knocked out Reigns back in to the ring. Shane McMahon came out, restarting the match as a no count-outs match. Next, Reigns is disqualified for a low blow when Styles jumps off the top rope, but then Stephanie McMahon came out and restarted the match as a no disqualification match. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson came out to aid Styles, only for The Usos to come out to aid Reigns. Eventually Reigns spears Styles for the pinfall victory.

Extreme Rules

2016-05-22, Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA

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  1. Tornado tagteam match:
    Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey)
    The Usos came out partly to boos from the audience, due to their recent alliance with Roman Reigns. Gallows pinned Jimmy after Jimmy landed on the ring bell jumping from the top rope.
  2. US championship:
    Rusev [w/Lana] def. Kalisto (ch) (subm.)
    Kalisto taps out to the Accolade, making Rusev the new champion.
  3. WWE tagteam championship:
    The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods) [w/Kofi Kingston) (ch) The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch)
    Xavier kicks Gotch and covers him to retain the titles.
  4. Intercontinental championship, Fatal four-way match:
    The Miz (ch) [w/Maryse] def. Kevin Owens, Cesaro, Sami Zayn
    Cesaro had Miz tapping out to a sharpshooter, but Maryse distracted the referee so he didn't see it. Next he almost gets a pinfall on Owens after a neutralizer, but is stopped by Zayn. Zayn gets a two-count on Cesaro, but eventually The Miz manages to cover Cesaro to get the pinfall to retain the title.
  5. Asylum match:
    Dean Ambrose def. Chris Jericho
    This was a steel cage match where the only way to win was through pinfall or submission. A lot of strange items are hanging above the cage, like a bucket full of thumbtacks, which Ambrose spread out over the ring floor. Jericho manages to avoid getting slammed into the tacks for quite a while but eventually gets slammed into them, and gets pinned by Ambrose.
  6. Women's championship, Submission match:
    Charlotte (ch) def. Natalya
    Stipulation: Ric Flair was banned from ringside, and if he got into the arena Charlotte would lose her title. Natalya had Charlotte in the sharpshooter when Ric Flair's music played and Dana Brooke entered the arena dressed as Flair. Charlotte used the distraction to apply the figure-eight leglock to retain the title.
  7. WWE World heavyweight championship, Extreme rules match:
    Roman Reigns (ch) def. AJ Styles
    Reigns threw Styles through the air, for him to land on the US announce table, only to be awarded "You still suck" chants from the audience. Later, Styles is flung into the ring apron display, and then thrown through the Spanish announce table. Gallows and Anderson came out attacking Reigns, placing Styles over him for the pinfall, but Reigns kicked out. The Usos came out to help Reigns, taking out Styles, but Styles also kicked out. Styles applied two Styles clash on Reigns, who still kicked out, but eventually Reigns gets a pinfall after spearing Styles mid-air. After the match, Seth Rollins comes out attacking Reigns.

Money in the Bank

2016-06-19, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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  1. Tagteam championship, fatal four-way match:
    The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) (ch) def. Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch), The Club (Luke Gallows & Carl Anderson), Enzo Amore & Collin Cassady
    Kofi pins English to retain the titles.
  2. Baron Corbin def. Dolph Ziggler
    Corbin pins Ziggler after the End of Days.
  3. Charlotte (Women's champion) & Dana Brooke def. Becky Lynch & Natalya
    Charlotte pinned Natalya after the Natural Selection, after Brooke threw Lynch into Natalya. After the match, Natalya turned on Lynch.
  4. Apollo Crews def. Sheamus
    Crews kicked out of a White Noise from the top rope, just to reverse the roll-up to get quick a pinfall victory.
  5. AJ Styles def. John Cena
    Cena inadvertently hits the referee with Styles in the AA. Gallows & Anderson come out, taking out Cena, setting Styles up for the pinfall victory.
  6. WWE World heavyweight championship Money in the Bank, Ladder match:
    Dean Ambrose def. Sami Zayn, Cesaro, Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio
    Ambrose kicks Owens off the ladder to retrieve the contract.
  7. US championship:
    Rusev (ch) [w/Lana] def. Titus O'Neil (subm.)
    O'Neil taps out to the Accolade to retain the title (and to fill the time until the concurrent NBA match finished so people would actually watch the main event).
  8. WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Seth Rollins def. Roman Reigns (ch)
    As usual, Reigns came out to massive boos, whereas Rollins, who lost the title on injury last year, came out to massive cheers. Rollins eventually manages to get a pinfall victory to win the championship.
  9. WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Dean Ambrose def. Seth Rollins (ch)
    Ambrose attacks Rollins from behind with the Money in the bank briefcase, cashes in the contract and wins the title.


2016-07-24, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C, USA

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  1. Sasha Banks & Mystery partner def. Charlotte (Women's ch) & Dana Brooke
    Banks' mystery partner was revealed to be Bayley, making her WWE debut. Charlotte taps out to Banks' backstabber.
  2. The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt & Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman) def. The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) (tagteam ch)
    Wyatt pins Kingston after Sister Abigail.
  3. US championship:
    Rusev (ch) [w/Lana] def. Zack Ryder (subm.)
    Ryder taps out to the Accolade.
  4. Sami Zayn def. Kevin Owens
    Zayn pins Owens after the helluva kick.
  5. Natalya def. Becky Lynch (subm.)
    Lynch taps out to the sharpshooter.
  6. Intercontinental championship:
    The Miz (ch) [w/Maryse] def. Darren Young [w/Bob Backlund] (DQ)
    Young was disqualified when he attacked The Miz outside the ring, after The Miz had attacked his "life coach" Bob Backlund.
  7. John Cena & Enzo Amore & Big Cass def. The Club (AJ Styles & Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)
    Cena pins Styles after a bodyslam from the top rope.
  8. WWE championship, Triple threat match:
    Dean Ambrose (ch) def. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins
    Ambrose pins Reigns after the dirty deeds, to keep the WWE title for the SmackDown brand.

Summerslam 2016

2016-08-21, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

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  1. Enzo Amore & Big Cass def. "Jeri-K-O" (Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens)
    Jericho pins Amore after Owens launches Amore into Jericho's code-breaker.
  2. Women's championship:
    Charlotte def. Sasha Banks (ch)
    Stipulation: Dana Brooke is barred from ringside. Sasha has Charlotte in a cross-face lock, but Charlotte reverses it and gets a pinfall to win the championship.
  3. Intercontinental championship:
    The Miz [w/Maryse] (ch) def. Apollo Crews
    Miz pins Crews after the skull-crushing finale.
  4. AJ Styles def. John Cena
    After a long battle back and forth, Styles hits Cena with a phenomenal forearm from the top rope, and gets a pinfall victory.
  5. Tagteam championship:
    The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson) def. The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) [w/John Stewart] (DQ)
    The Club had New Day down for a pin when Stewart entered the ring trying to help his buddies. Big E returned from injury to save Stewart, losing the match for his team for outside interference.
  6. WWE World championship:
    Dean Ambrose (ch) def. Dolph Ziggler
    Ambrose counters Ziggler's drop from the top-rope into the Dirty Deeds, to retain the championship with a pinfall.
  7. Six-woman tagteam match:
    Natalya & Alexa Bliss & Nikki Bella def. Naomi & Carmella & Becky Lynch
    Eva Marie was introduced as the third member of Natalya's and Bliss' team, but was announced as not able to wrestle and replaced by Nikki Bella, who was returning from injury. Bella pins Carmella after slamming her from a fireman's carry.
  8. Universal championship:
    Finn Bálor def. Seth Rollins
    Bálor counters Rollins' pedigree, and delivers a coup de grâce to become the first Universal champion.
  9. US championship:
    Rusev (ch) [w/Lana] vs. Roman Reigns
    Rusev starts out attacking Reigns with the steel steps before the match officially begins, Reigns counters with a steel chair, and the match is stopped before it even starts with Rusev being led from the ring by the officials.
  10. Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman] def. Randy Orton (TKO)
    Orton RKOs Lesnar on the announcer's table. Lesnar retaliates in the ring, busting Orton's head open, causing the referee to end the match in Lesnar's favour. SmackDown's Shane McMahon comes out trying to get Lesnar to stop attacking Orton after the match, only to receive a F-5 on his own.

SmackDown tag-team championship tournament 2016

2016-08-23 to 2016-09-11

First round matches:

To crown inaugural SmackDown tag-team champions, with finals held at Backlash.

  1. SmackDown 2016-08-23: The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) def. The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor)
  2. American Alpha (Jason Jordan & Chad Gable) def. Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango)
  3. SmackDown 2016-08-30: Hype Bros. (Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley) def. Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch)
  4. Heath Slater & Rhyno def. Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher)

Second round matches:

  1. SmackDown 2016-09-06: American Alpha (Jason Jordan & Chad Gable) def. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey)
    After the match, The Usos attack American Alpha, injuring them and taking them out of the finals, their place instead was determined by a second-chance match between The Usos and Hype Bros. at Backlash.
  2. Heath Slater & Rhyno def. Hype Bros. (Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley)
The Ascension The Usos American AlphaFinals at Backlash
The Usos
Breezango American Alpha
American Alpha
Hype Bros. Hype Bros. Slater & Rhyno
Headbangers Slater & Rhyno
Heath Slater & Rhyno

Backlash 2016 (SmackDown)

2016-09-11, Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia, USA

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  1. SmackDown Women's championship, Six-pack elimination challenge:
    Becky Lynch def. Natalya, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Naomi, Nikki Bella
    Eliminations in order:
    1. Alexa Bliss (by Naomi)
    2. Naomi (by Natalya) (subm.)
    3. Natalya (by Nikki Bella)
    4. Nikki Bella (by Carmella)
    5. Carmella (by Becky Lynch) (subm.)
    Lynch becomes the inaugural SmackDown Women's champion.
  2. Second chance challenge, SmackDown tagteam championship tournament:
    The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) def. Hype Bros. (Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley)
    Ryder taps out to a leg lock.
  3. Intercontinental championship:
    The Miz (ch) [w/Maryse] def. Dolph Ziggler
    The Miz locked Ziggler in a figure-four leglock in the middle of the ring, but Ziggler gets to the ropes. Ziggler comes back, but Maryse sprays Ziggler in the face from the outside and The Miz sets him up with the skull-crushing finale for a pinfall victory.
  4. Bray Wyatt def. Randy Orton (forfeit)
    Wyatt had attacked Orton backstage, forcing Orton to forfeit the match.
  5. No holds barred:
    Kane def. Bray Wyatt
    This matched was announced as a replacement for the Orton vs. Wyatt match. Wyatt did a dive on Kane on top of the Spanish announce table. Orton comes out delivering an RKO to Wyatt, allowing Kane to chokeslam Wyatt for the pinfall victory.
  6. SmackDown tagteam championship:
    Heath Slater & Rhyno def. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey)
    After Slater gets pulled out of the ring while trying to pin The Usos, he comes back, neutralizing Jey. Rhyno gores Jimmy Uso in the middle of the ring, allowing Slater to get a pinfall victory to become the inaugural SmackDown tag-team champions.
  7. WWE World championship:
    AJ Styles def. Dean Ambrose (ch)
    After a long and hard-fought match, with the referee momentarily distracted, Styles kicks a low blow on Ambrose, delivers a Styles Clash and manages to get a pinfall victory to win the championship.

Cruiserweight Classic 2016

2016-09-14, NXT Arena, Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida, USA

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First round matches (taped 2016-06-23):

  1. 2016-07-13: Gran Metalik (Mexico) def. Alejandro Sajes (Chile)
  2. Hoho Lun (Hong Kong) def. Ariya Daivari (Iran)
  3. Cedric Alexander (USA) def. Clement Petiot (France)
  4. Kota Ibushi (Japan) def. Sean Maluta (American Samoa)
  5. 2016-07-20: Tajiri (Japan) def. Damian Slater (Australia)
  6. TJ Perkins (Phillipines/USA) def. Da Mack (Germany) (subm.)
  7. Lince Dorado (Puerto Rico) def. Mustafa Ali (Pakistan/USA)
  8. Akira Tozawa (Japan) def. Kenneth Johnson (USA)
  9. 2016-07-27: Zack Sabre Jr. (England) def. Tyson Dux (Canada) (subm.)
  10. Drew Gulak (USA) def. Harv Sihra (India) (subm.)
  11. Tony Nese (USA) def. Anthony Bennnett (USA)
  12. The Brian Kendrick (USA) def. Raul Mendoza (Mexico)
  13. 2016-08-03: Rich Swann (USA) def. Jason Lee (Hong Kong)
  14. Noam Dar (Scotland/Israel) def. Gurv Sihra (USA/India) (subm.)
  15. Jack Gallagher (England) def. Fabian Aichner (USA/Italy)
  16. Johnny Gargano (USA) def. Tommaso Ciampa (USA)

Second round matches (taped 2016-07-14):

  1. 2016-08-10: Gran Metalik (Mexico) def. Tajiri (Japan)
  2. Kota Ibushi (Japan) def. Cedric Alexander (USA)
  3. 2016-08-17: Akira Tozawa (Japan) def. Jack Gallagher (England)
  4. Noam Dar (Scotland) def. Hoho Lun (Hong Kong) (subm.)
  5. The Brian Kendrick (USA) def. Tony Nese (USA)
  6. 2016-08-24: Rich Swann (USA) def. Lince Dorado (Puerto Rico)
  7. Zack Sabre Jr. (England) def. Drew Gulak (USA)
  8. TJ Perkins (Phillipines/USA) def. Johnny Gargano (USA) (subm.)

Quarter-finals (taped 2016-08-26):

  1. 2016-08-31: Gran Metalik (Mexico) def. Akira Tozawa (Japan)
  2. Kota Ibushi (Japan) def. The Brian Kendrick (USA)
  3. 2016-09-07: Zack Sabre Jr. (England) def. Noam Dar (Scotland) (subm.)
  4. TJ Perkins (Phillipines/USA) def. Rich Swann (USA) (subm.)

Matches on the live event:

  1. Semi-final 1: Gran Metalik (Mexico) def. Zack Sabre Jr. (England)
    Metalik tries to surprise Sabre by opening at a tremendous temp, and rarely slowed down. He finally manages to get a pinfall after a Metalik driver.
  2. Semi-final 2: TJ Perkins (Phillipines/USA) def. Kota Ibushi (Japan) (subm.)
    After a hard-fought match, where Perkins were close to winning on multiple occasions, he eventually manages to lock Ibushi in a figure-four and facelock combination to win the match.
  3. D.I.Y. (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa) def. Noam Dar & Cedric Alexander
    Ciampa pins Dar after a double kick.
  4. Tournament final: TJ Perkins (Phillipines/USA) def. Gran Metalik (Mexico)
    Triple H presented a Cruiserweight championship that was to be awarded to the winner. Another hard-fought match, an impressive show of strength from the two competitors. Perkins eventually manages to lock a knee bar and win by submission.
Kenneth JohnsonAkira TozawaAkira TozawaGran MetalikGran MetalikTJ Perkins
Akira Tozawa
Jack GallagherJack Gallagher
Fabian Aichner
TajiriTajiriGran Metalik
Damian Slater
Alejandro SaezGran Metalik
Gran Metalik
Harv SihraDrew GulakZack Sabre Jr.Zack Sabre Jr.
Drew Gulak
Zack Sabre Jr.Zack Sabre Jr.
Tyson Dux
Noam DarNoam DarNoam Dar
Gurv Sihra
Ariya DaivariHoho Lun
Hoho Lun
Raul MendozaBrian KendrickBrian KendrickKota IbushiTJ Perkins
The Brian Kendrick
Anthony BennettTony Nese
Tony Nese
Kota IbushiKota IbushiKota Ibushi
Sean Maluta
Cedric AlexanderCedric Alexander
Clemet Petiot
TJ PerkinsTJ PerkinsTJ PerkinsTJ Perkins
Da Mack
Johnny GarganoJohnny Gargano
Tommaso Ciampa
Mustafa AliLince DoradoRich Swann
Lince Dorado
Rich SwannRich Swann
Jason Lee

Clash of Champions 2016 (Raw)

2016-09-25, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Watch on WWE Network.

  1. Raw Tagteam championship:
    The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) [w/Xavier Woods] def. The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)
    Kingston pins Gallows after hitting the Midnight hour.
  2. WWE Cruiserweight championship:
    TJ Perkins (ch) def. The Brian Kendrick (subm.)
    Kendrick submits to Perkin's knee bar.
  3. Match 7 in a best of 7 series:
    Sheamus vs. Cesaro (referee stoppage)
    This was the final match in a series of seven, for a future championship opportunity. The match ended with the referee stopping the match after the two men started brawling outside the barricades.
  4. Chris Jericho def. Sami Zayn
    Jericho pins Zayn after a Codebreaker.
  5. Raw Women's championship, triple threat match:
    Charlotte (ch) [w/Dana Brooke] def. Bayley, Sasha Banks
    Charlotte pins Bayley after a big boot.
  6. US championship:
    Roman Reigns def. Rusev (ch) [w/Lana]
    Lana is sent away when she drags the referee away from Reigns pinning Rusev. Rusev tries to apply the Accolade, but Reigns counters and gets a pinfall victory after a spear.
  7. Universal championship:
    Kevin Owens (ch) def. Seth Rollins
    Owens misses a senton bomb on Rollins onto the Spanish announce table. Rollins tries to pin Owens, but Chris Jericho comes to ringside, moving Owens' leg onto the rope to break the count. Being distracted by Jericho, Rollins knocks down the referee, causing Rollins to miss another three-count. Stephanie McMahon sends in a new referee, but Owens manages to hit a pop-up powerbomb and get a pinfall to retain the title.

No Mercy 2016 (SmackDown)

2016-10-09, Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California, USA

Watch on WWE Network.

  1. Triple threat, WWE World championship:
    AJ Styles (ch) def. John Cena, Dean Ambrose
    Ambrose locks Styles in his own leg-lock, while Cena has him in the STF. Styles taps, but since there is no clear winner, the match is restarted. Styles attacks Cena with a chair to get a pinfall to retain his title.
  2. Nikki Bella def. Carmella
    Bella pins Carmella after a Rack Attack 2.0.
  3. SmackDown tagteam championship:
    Heath Slater & Rhyno (ch) def. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey)
    Rhyno gores Jey and gets a pinfall victory to retain the titles.
  4. Baron Corbin def. Jack Swagger
    Corbin pins Swagger after the End of Days.
  5. Intercontinental championship:
    Dolph Ziggler def. The Miz (ch) [w/Maryse]
    Stipulation: If Ziggler loses, his WWE career is over. Maryse sprays Ziggler in the face, trying to allow The Miz to win, and when this does not help, brings out the Spirit Squad. All three are sent back backstage, allowing Ziggler to perform a superkick and win the title.
  6. Naomi def. Alexa Bliss
    Naomi reverses Bliss' cross arm-breaker to get a pinfall victory.
  7. Bray Wyatt def. Randy Orton
    Luke Harper when the lights go out, distracting Wyatt enough for him to hit Sister Abigail and get a pinfall victory.

Hell in a Cell (Raw)

2016-10-30, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Watch on WWE Network.

  1. US championship, Hell in a cell:
    Roman Reigns (ch) def. Rusev [w/Lana]
    Rusev locks the Accolade on Reigns with a steel chain around his mouth, but Reigns counters and is able to get a pinfall to retain the title.
  2. Bayley def. Dana Brooke
    Bayley pins Brooke after the belly-to-Bayley.
  3. The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson) def. Enzo Amore & Big Cass
    Anderson pins Enzo after the magic killer.
  4. Universal championship, Hell in a cell:
    Kevin Owens (ch) def. Seth Rollins
    Owens fires off a fire extinguisher, blinding the referee. When he leaves the ring, Chris Jericho comes inside the cell to help Owens. Owens retains the title after a pop-up power bomb through a pair of chairs in the middle of the ring.
  5. Cruiserweight championship:
    Brian Kendrick def. TJ Perkins (ch) (subm.)
    Perkins taps out to Kendrick's captain's hook.
  6. Raw tagteam championship:
    The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) (ch) [w/Big E] def. Cesaro & Sheamus (DQ)
    Woods taps out to Cesaro's sharpshooter, but only after the referee has disqualified Kingston for hitting Sheamus with the Trouble in Paradise outside the ring.
  7. Raw Women's championship, Hell in a cell:
    Charlotte def. Sasha Banks (ch)
    Charlotte attacks Banks before the cell had even been lowered over the ring, taking the fight outside into the audience, and then sending Banks through the German announce table. The match eventually gets started, and Charlotte wins by pinfall after the Natural selection.

Survivor Series 2016

2016-11-20, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Watch on WWE Network.

  1. 5-on-5 women elimination match:
    Team Raw (Nia Jax & Charlotte (Raw Women's ch) [w/Dana Brooke] & Bayley & Alicia Fox & Sasha Banks) def. Team SmackDown (Carmella & Becky Lynch (SmackDown Women's ch) & Natalya & Alexa Bliss & Naomi)
    Order of elimination:
    1. Carmella (by Alicia Fox)
    2. Alicia Fox (by Alexa Bliss)
    3. Naomi (count-out)
    4. Sasha Banks (by Natalya)
    5. Natalya (by Charlotte)
    6. Nia Jax (by Becky Lynch) (subm.)
    7. Alexa Bliss (by Charlotte)
    8. Becky Lynch (by Bayley)
    Survivors: Bayley & Charlotte
    Nikki Bella was supposed to compete for SmackDown, but was attacked backstage and was replaced by coach Natalya. Charlotte immediately attacked team-mate Bayley after the match.
  2. Intercontinental championship:
    The Miz (ch) [w/Maryse] def. Sami Zayn
    Zayn had Miz in a figure-four leg lock, when the ring bells rang, but it was Maryse who was ringing the bell. In the confusion, Miz quickly rolls up Zayn to retain the title.
  3. 5-on-5 tagteam elimination match:
    Team Raw (The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) (Raw tag team ch) & Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady & Cesaro and Sheamus & Shining Stars (Primo & Epico) & The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)) def. Team SmackDown (Heat Slater and Rhyno (SmackDown tag team ch) & The Hype Bros. (Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley) & American Alpha (Jason Jordan & Chad Gable) & The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso) & Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango))
    Order of elimination:
    1. Breezango (Fandango by Kofi Kingston)
    2. The New Day (Kofi Kingston by Jey Uso)
    3. Hype Bros. (Zack Ryder by Luke Gallows)
    4. Shining Stars (Primo by Jason Jordan)
    5. American Alpha (Jason Jordan by Karl Anderson)
    6. The Club (Karl Anderson by Rhyno)
    7. Heath Slater and Rhyno (Rhyno by Enzo Amore)
    8. Enzo Amore an Colin Cassady (Amore by Jey Uso)
    9. The Usos (Jey Uso by Cesaro) (subm.)
    Survivors: Cesaro and Sheamus
  4. Cruiserweight championship:
    The Brian Kendrick (ch) def. Kalisto (DQ)
    Stipulation: If Kalisto wins, the cruiserweight championship moves to SmackDown. The match ended when Bryan Corbin came in attacking Kendrick, giving him the victory by disqualification.
  5. 5-on-5 elimination match:
    Team SmackDown (Baron Corbin & Dean Ambrose & AJ Styles (World ch) & Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton) [w/James Ellsworth] def. Team Raw (Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens (Universal ch) & Roman Reigns (US ch) & Braun Strowman & Seth Rollins)
    Order of elimination:
    1. Dean Ambrose (by Braun Strowman)
    2. Braun Strowman (count-out)
    3. Kevin Owens (DQ)
    4. Chris Jericho (by Randy Orton)
    5. Shane McMahon (by Roman Reigns)
    6. AJ Styles (by Seth Rollins)
    7. Seth Rollins (by Randy Orton)
    8. Roman Reigns (by Bray Wyatt)
    Survivors: Randy Orton & Bray Wyatt
    Strowman was counted out when James Ellsworth grabbed his leg as he was trying to get back into the ring. Owens was disqualified for attacking Styles with the List of Jericho. When SmackDown was down to only Wyatt and Orton, Luke Harper came to the ring, helping them.
  6. Goldberg def. Brock Lesnar [w/Paul Bearer]
    In a short and uneventful match, Goldberg got a quick pin on Lesnar after two spears and a jackhammer.

TLC - Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2016 (SmackDown)

2016-12-04, American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

Watch on WWE Network.

  1. SmackDown tagteam championship:
    The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton) [w/Luke Harper] Heath Slater & Rhyno (ch)
    Orton pins Rhyno after an RKO.
  2. No disqualification match:
    Nikki Bella def. Carmella
    Bella pins Carmella after a Rack Attack, after attacking her with a fire extinguisher.
  3. Intercontinental championship, Ladder match:
    The Miz (ch) [w/Maryse] def. Dolph Ziggler
    The Miz climbs the ladder and grabs the belt, but the ladder falls off and he is left hanging. Ziggler hits him with the belt and he falls off. He makes it back, however, to retain the championship.
  4. Chairs match:
    Baron Corbin def. Kalisto
    Corbin hits End of Days on top of a pile of chairs, to win by pinfall.
  5. SmackDown Women's championship, Tables match:
    Alexa Bliss def. Becky Lynch (ch)
    Bliss throws Lynch through from the table from the ring apron to a table set up outside the ring, to win the championship.
  6. Tables, ladders and chairs match, WWE World championship:
    AJ Styles (ch) Dean Ambrose
    Ambrose performs an elbow drop on Styles from a ladder placed on top of one announcer's table onto another, but Styles manages to get back into the ring to deny Ambrose to grab the belt. With Ambrose knocked out, James Ellsworth walks to ringside, allowing Ambrose to recover and deliver Dirty Deeds onto the ring steps. Ambrose climbs the ladder, but Ellsworth tips the ladder allowing Styles to climb up and retain the championship.

Roadblock: End of the Line (Raw)

2016-12-18, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Watch on WWE Network.

  1. Raw tag team championship:
    Cesaro & Sheamus def. The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) [w/Xavier Woods] (ch)
    Cesaro has Kingston in a sharpshooter and Kingston taps out when Woods distracts the referee with his trombone, and the referee missed it. Later, Cesaro fakes a tag and lets Kingston attack him, allowing Sheamus to brogue kick him and get a pinfall to win the championship.
  2. Sami Zayn def. Braun Strowman (time limit)
    The match had a ten minute time limit. Strowman tried to convince Mick Foley to throw in the towel for Zayn. With less than a minute left, Zayn almost wins by pinfall. Zayn survives the match and wins by time limit.
  3. Seth Rollins def. Chris Jericho
    Jericho has Rollins in the Walls of Jericho, but he manages to get to the ropes. Owens come to ring side to help Jericho, but manages to distract the referee during Jericho's pin attempt. Rollins counters with a pedigree and gets the pin.
  4. Cruiserweight championship, Triple threat match:
    Rich Swann (ch) def. TJ Perkins & The Brian Kendrick
    Swann and Perkins double-kick Kendrick, only for Swann to kick Perkins to get a pinfall to retain the title. After the match, Neville comes to the ring, attacking Swann.
  5. Raw Women's championship, 30-minute Iron Man match:
    Charlotte Flair def. Sasha Banks (ch)
    Most falls in 30 minutes wins the match.
    1. Charlotte pins Sasha after a superplex (Flair-Banks 1-0)
    2. Banks pins Flair (1-1)
    3. Charlotte submits to the Bank Statement (1-2)
    4. Banks submits to the figure-eight (2-2) with 3 seconds left
    5. Overtime: Banks submits to figure-eight (3-2)
  6. Universal championship:
    Kevin Owens (ch) def. Roman Reigns (US ch) (DQ)
    Chris Jericho comes ringside, attacking Owens, to give him the win by disqualification.
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