Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Smackdown Live results for September 6, 2016. This was the go-home show for Backlash, which takes place in just five days. The episode featured the semi-finals for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships and all the final moves before the PPV.
Be back here tomorrow for the full Best and Worst of Smackdown column.
WWE Smackdown Live Results:
— The show opened with Daniel Bryan in the ring with the Smackdown Women’s Championship. He said before Sunday’s Six-Pack Challenge for the title, SmackDown will have a tag team match with all participants, and they will have a Smackdown women’s forum right now. Becky Lynch came to the ring first, but was followed by Natalya, Carmella and Alexa Bliss. The heels got in Becky’s face and eventually Naomi and Nikki Bella came out to even the odds. Becky’s team cleared the ring to set up the six-woman tag match later.
1. The Miz defeated Apollo Crews. Dolph Ziggler was on commentary for this match. Miz suckered Ziggler into getting involved, then shoved Crews into him. Miz shoved Crews into the ringpost, then hit the Skull Crushing Finale for the pin.
— After the match, Ziggler challenged Miz to come to the ring to retrieve his Intercontinental Championship. Miz instead sent Maryse to pick it up.
2. Natalya, Alexa Bliss and Carmella defeated Becky Lynch, Naomi and Nikki Bella. Carmella forced Nikki to tap out to the Code of Silence to pick up the win for her team.
3. American Alpha defeated The Usos. American Alpha won with the Grand Amplitude in a quick squash match to advance to the Tag Title Tournament final.
— Fandango appears in the ring and auditions women to dance with. They don’t work out, so he asks if anyone has the fire to dance with him. This brings out Kane who, of course, chokeslams him.
4. Slater and Rhyno defeated The Hype Bros. Rhyno gored Zack Ryder to pick up the win and advance his team to the tournament final.
— Dean Ambrose headed to the ring to confront AJ Styles with the championship and a duffle bag in tow. Ambrose presented Styles with a trophy, saying it would be the only one he’d ever get from him. Styles pointed out that he beat John Cena clean, and Ambrose is no John Cena. The show ended with Styles kicking Ambrose in the crotch.