SD Live results/commentary/discussion for 5/16/17 Submitted by Aaron Rift on 05/16/2017 at 07:38 PM
- The show opened with Kevin Owens taking over Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel segment. Owens said the only list Jericho is on is the injured list. Owens said what he did to Jericho is a sneak preview of what he does to AJ Styles. Owens was about to introduce his guest when AJ Styles came out. Styles said he will beat Owens at Backlash and bring the US Title back to the USA. Jinder Mahal came out and said he was supposed to be Owens' guest. Styles called Mahal into the ring. This was your typical opening segment. I did like Owens stealing Jericho's segment, though.
- AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal. Kevin Owens was on commentary. The Singh Brothers distracted Styles which helped Mahal get the advantage. Owens attacked Styles knee with the US Title belt which allowed Mahal to score the pinfall victory. This was a good match with a predictable finish.
- There was another Fashion Files segment with Tyler Breeze dressed as a janitor.
- Breezango vs. The Colons. Breezango won. After the match, The Usos cut a promo on Breezango. The Usos promo was easily the best thing on the show up to this point. These guys are really shining right now.
- The contract signing took place for Charlotte/Naomi/Becky vs. The Welcoming Committee. The two sides trash talked as they signed the contracts. James Ellsworth got on the mic and ran down the other women. A fight started and Shane kept them apart. Shane made Naomi vs. Carmella. The show was really dragging for me at this point. This was the 3rd segment of the night that was a talking segment that led to a match. It just feels like lazy writing and makes the show drag even more.
- Naomi vs. Carmella. James Ellsworth tried to interfere and he was told to leave by the referee. Natalya and Tamina also tried to interfere and the ref told them to leave. A fight broke out on the outside of the ring. Due to the distraction, Carmella was able to roll up Naomi for the pinfall victory.
- Backstage, Dolph Ziggler did a promo for his match with Nakamura. Ziggler said Nakamura has done nothing in WWE while he (Ziggler) has done everything.
- Sami Zayn cut a backstage promo about his match with Baron Corbin at Backlash but was then attacked by Corbin.
- Randy Orton vs. Baron Corbin. Orton won with the RKO. After the match, Jinder Mahal came out and said he will destroy Orton's pride, body, and future. The Singh brothers attacked Orton from behind. Mahal joined the attack and held up the WWE Title. There was little heat for the main event. Mahal did get some heat for his attack but I can't say I'm excited to see Orton go from facing Corbin to Mahal.