SmackDown Live Results May 16, 2017: Mahal & Orton Won their Respective Matches to Gain Momentum Ahead of Backlash 2017
WWE SmackDown Live Results ahead of their Pay Per Vier Backlash got interesting. In the early beginning of the show, Kevin Owens was shown organizing Highlight Reel. AJ interrupted the show as a result picked the feud with Mahal. Mahal was the supposed guest on Highlight Reel.
Mahal, later on, went one on one with AJ Styles, while his opponent at Backlash took on Baron Corbin.
Jinder Mahal def. AJ Styles:
SmackDown Live results again went in favor of Jinder Mahal as continued momentum to Backlash. Mahal who was facing The Phenomenal One simply outnumbered AJ Styles.
Mahal took the advantage of the presence of US Champion Kevin Owens and Singh Brother. It an evenly matched contest just when AJ Styles thought things were under control, KO played his trick. AJ Styles was all set to hit the Phenomenal Fore Arm when distraction provided by Singh Brothers. Kevin Saw the opportunity and hit Styles legs with the title belt. Jinder then capitalized by hitting the finisher Khallas.
Breezango def. The Colons:
The Fashion Police also continued their momentum to Backlash 2017 as well. They went on to beat the Colons. Ever since they won the beat the clock challenge Breezango seems to be on a roll.
In their match against The Colons, Breezango were impressive as they neutralize every smart move of Epico & Primo. The match ended when Fandango hit the Falcon Arrow on Epico.
After the match, the current tag team champion the Usos came for a trash talk.
Carmella def. Naomi:
The SmackDown Live results did not go in favor of Naomi. She failed to build momentum ahead of Backlash. The match took place before six women tag match set to take place on Backlash.
Things were going the favor of Naomi until the distraction was provided by Elsworth, Natalya & Tamina. The official did order them to leave the ringside, however, the damage was already done. Carmella took advantage and picked up a win for herself by quick roll-up.
Randy Orton def. Baron Corbin:
In SmackDown Live main event WWE champion Randy Orton went one on one with Baron Corbin. The victory was a must for Randy Orton to build momentum ahead of his clash with Mahal on Backlash.
It was hard fought match for Randy as he took on one the most physical wrestlers or the blue brand. In the back and forth match Randy was able to pick victory by hitting RKO out of nowhere to stun Corbin.
After the match Mahal sprung into the scene along with Sing Brothers to stalk Randy Orton. Randy tried to fight off, but the number game was too much for him. Mahal decimated Randy with three on one attack and raised the WWE championship as a sign of things to come on Sunday.
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