Last night’s Smackdown pay-per-view Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls saw one of the biggest heel turns in professional wrestling history… AJ Styles’ ring attire turned on the WWE Champion by splitting right on his ass.
Here’s the best nicknames for the Champ that Runs the Camp from Reddit:
The rear that rips the gear.
The crack that runs the smack.
And The Champ Who ripped his Pants!
There was another heel turn in TLC’s main event. As Dean Ambrose had the title won, slowly making his way up the ladder towards the belt, James Ellsworth appeared to push the Lunatic Fringe to the outside and through a load of tables.
We’ll probably have to wait months to find out what his motivation wa-wait a second, he’s explaining his actions on Talking Smack immediately following TLC! It’s almost like they thought out this storyline months in advance.
Ellsworth explained that because he’s already beaten Styles three times, he wants to face him again for the WWE Championship in his title match this Tuesday. He’s delusional, as in reality, it was only because of Ambrose that Ellsworth had beaten AJ in the past.
Daniel Bryan responded to Ellsworth’s actions on Talking Smack, saying one of the best things about Smackdown championship matches is that they don’t have any interference. Now they’re just like “that stupid Universal Title”.
Let me just check the counter. Yep, Daniel Bryan still only gives zero f**** everyone.
The WWE Title might not have changed hands at TLC, but two other belts did. The Wyatt Family beat Heath Slater and Rhyno to become the new tag team champions. Randy Orton tweeted a celebratory picture shortly after. If The Wyatt Family ever want to release a Christian Rock album, they’ve got the front cover sorted. Bray, Randy and Luke are expected to defend the titles using Freebird rules, just like The New Day, where any combination of the three of them can compete.
And Alexa Bliss beat Becky Lynch to become the Smackdown Women’s champion. She sort of broke character on Talking Smack when she began to cry with happiness that her parents were there to share the moment. But it’s ok, because it was really sweet.
TLC wasn’t the only big wrestling show at the weekend, though. Ring of Honor put on a brilliant event with Final Battle on Friday night, where Broken Matt Hardy appeared onscreen to challenge the Bucks of Youth.
With many Ring of Honor talent contracts being up at the end of this year, WWE will reportedly be going after its top stars to replenish NXT’s roster. Steve Corino is all but confirmed for the WWE Performance Center after he said goodbye to Ring of Honor on Sunday night, and The Young Bucks were at the top of WWE’s wishlist.
The Wrestling Observer are now reporting, though, that they’ve resigned with Ring of Honor and New Japan for both more money and more creative input – the first being the programme with Broken Matt Hardy, which will reportedly result in a match between The Hardys and Bucks on April 1st, the night before Wrestlemania 33.
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