The road to WWE Payback 2016 is building up in the latest television tapings of WWE SmackDown in San Diego, California. Here are the WWE SmackDown spoilers and results that will air on April 14, 2016, courtesy of Wrestling Inc.
MizTV Opening Segment
This week’s episode of SmackDown kicked off with The Miz and Maryse hosting MizTV, but ZackZack Ryder interrupted them. Ryder wanted a rematch, but he was already scheduled to face Baron Corbin.
The NXT veteran got the “easy win” over Ryder and continued the assault on the former Intercontinental champion. Dolph Ziggler made the save that will likely lead to a match against Corbin at WWE Payback.
Enzo & Big Cass Advances
The team of Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady were successful in their first match on the main roster. The duo defeated fellow NXT alums The Ascension to advance in the Tag Team Tournament to determine the number one contender.
Enzo & Big Cass will face The Dudley Boyz in the semifinals. It’s a much-anticipated matchup because how the newcomers have embarrassed the Dudleys the past couple of weeks.
A.J. Styles Gains Momentum
The number one contender for Roman Reigns’ WWE championship gained momentum on this week’s episode of SmackDown. A.J. Styles defeated League of Nations member Alberto Del Rio and will likely face other members of the group in the coming weeks.
However, Styles might have suffered an injury as Del Rio botched a move. “The Phenomenal One” was holding his neck after the match, but could possibly just selling the injury.
The Golden Truth Fails
The new team of Goldust and R-Truth failed to advance in the Tag Team Tournament after getting defeated by The Vaudevillains. Aiden English and Simon Gotch will face The Usos in the semifinals.
It should be noted that Jey and Jimmy Uso were attacked by Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows on Monday Night Raw.
Main Event Ends in a DQ
Sami Zayn vs. Chris Jericho was the main event of this week’s SmackDown with Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens on commentary. The action in the ring is reportedly entertaining, but Owens caused the DQ finish.
Ambrose also got involved and helped Zayn fend off Jericho and Owens. Fans should expect Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens and Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho on WWE Payback.
Full WWE SmackDown Spoilers and Results for April 14, 2016
- Baron Corbin def. Zack Ryder via pinfall.
- Emma def. Paige via pinfall.
- Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady def. The Ascension via pinfall to advance in the Tag Team Tournament.
- A.J. Styles def. Alberto Del Rio via pinfall.
- The Vaudevillains def. The Golden Truth via pinfall to advance in the Tag Team Tournament.
- Sami Zayn def. Chris Jericho via disqualifications.
WWE SmackDown airs every Thursday on the USA Network at 8/7 C.
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