We begin this week's show with a look back at Renee Young slapping Miz a few weeks ago when Miz opened the door about her relationship with Dean Ambrose. We see how things escalated with the addition of Dean Ambrose and Maryse into the equation.
We are in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, and John Layfield. Your host is Tom Philips.
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring.
Dean welcomes everyone to the first Ambrose Asylum in 2017 and the first one hosted by the Intercontinental Champion. Dean says he wants to be the first member of Smackdown Live, or the first champion to enter himself in the Royal Rumble match. Dean says that since they are in Cajun Country, he was hoping for a live alligator, but they don't have the permits. Dean shows the Gator head he got at the gas station and he calls it Maryse.
Since he cannot interview an inanimate object, he will deal with the next best option.
Miz interrupts his introduction by Dean and he makes his way to the ring with his wife Maryse.
Miz says that each day you carry his title, Dean taints the prestige and hard work he put into restoring the former glory of that title. Now you are going to taint the integrity of the Royal Rumble match? Miz says he will not let him. Miz announces that he is officially entering the Royal Rumble match.
Miz says his title was stolen from him last week. The match should have been stopped due to outside interference, but you coerced the referee to continue the match. Miz says that before he sues Dean and makes him incur legal fees, he will let Dean do the right thing and hand over the Intercontinental Title.
Dean thinks about it and he tells Miz he is right. He has something that belongs to Miz and he will give it back to him.
Miz says that Dean came to his senses. People say he is unhinged but Miz says he disagrees. Dean is a sensible guy and he will do the right thing.
Dean gives Miz his Participation Award. Dean says you tried and Dean applauds his effort.
Miz says people say that Dean is not funny, but he is a funny guy. Miz tosses the award back at Dean and Miz attacks Dean and punches him. Miz holds Dean for Maryse but Dean ducks and Maryse slaps her husband. Dean with a kick and double underhook DDT.
Dean hands the Participation Award to Maryse and she takes it as Dean leaves the ring.
Tom mentions that we will see Nikki Bella versus Natalya tonight and we have a video package.
Nikki Bella walks in the back but she is attacked from behind by Natalya and sent into the gate. Nikki holds her leg and Natalya says she will see her in the ring.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Nikki Bella versus Natalya
Nikki attacks Natayla when she gets into the ring and Natalya goes to the floor. Nikki takes Natalya down and she punches Natalya. They exchange punches. Natalya sends Nikki into the ringside barrier and she punches Nikki. Natalya sends Nikki into the ring and she kicks Nikki in the face. The referee tries to separate the women.
Natalya goes to the floor again and she tries to get into the crowd but Nikki pulls her off the ringside barrier. Nikki sends Natalya to the floor. They return to the ring and Nikki with punches as the referee calls for help.
More referees come to the ring to try to separate them. They pull them apart, but just like any wrestling situation, they let one get loose and Nikki attacks Natalya. Natalya goes after the knee and she sends Nikki to the floor. Natalya with a Sharpshooter.
We go to the interview area for Dolph Ziggler.
We take a look at Ziggler's actions last week against Kalisto and Apollo Crews.
Dolph is asked for an explanation before his match.
Dolph looks around and says nothing before walking away.
Match Number One: Kalisto versus Dolph Ziggler
Kalisto with kicks and a head scissors that sends Ziggler to the floor. Ziggler returns to the ring and he goes for the leg and he takes Kalisto down. Ziggler gets a near fall. Kalisto with a wrist lock. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a side head lock and knee followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler with an arm bar and he tries to apply a crossface, but he gets a near fall with a rollup. Kalisto punches Ziggler but Ziggler with a knee. Kalisto with a backslide for a near fall. Ziggler with a clothesline. Ziggler with a kick but he misses a Fameasser. Kalisto with a kick and Irish whip.
Ziggler sends Kalisto to the apron. Kalisto with an enzuigiri but Ziggler knocks Kalisto off the ropes to the floor when Kalisto goes for a springboard move.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a bow and arrow. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Kalisto with a jaw breaker and elbow but Ziggler with a kick. Kalisto with a kick and head scissors. Ziggler has a thrust kick blocked and Kalisto with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall and then Kalisto takes advantage of a lazy cover and Kalisto with a crucifix for the three count.
After the match, Ziggler clotheslines Kalisto during his celebration. Dolph punches Kalisto. Ziggler takes a chair and he brings it into the ring. He hits Kalisto with the chair.
Ziggler leaves and as he heads up the ramp, Apollo Crews comes out and he punches Ziggler and sends him into the ring. Ziggler kicks Crews as he comes into the ring and Ziggler punches Crews and then he gets the chair and hits Crews in the ribs and back with the chair. Ziggler hits Crews in the back with the chair and then he sees Kalisto trying to get back to his feet and Ziggler hits Kalisto in the back with the chair.
Ziggler leaves the ring again and he heads up the ramp and goes to the back.
Jason Jordan and Chad Gable are asked about their match against the Wyatt Family.
Jason says Orton is one of the toughest. Bray thinks he is the Alpha and Omega, but Jason says that with the belts, they are the only alphas. Chad says they are ready to go to war. They will beat the Wyatts again. Jason says it does not matter if you are a God, a serpent, or whatever Luke is you cannot beat them.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Renee Young is with John Cena. Renee asks John about Baron Corbin making a statement at his expense.
John says that Baron has run through everything in the WWE. John says he needs to make a statement tonight. Last week AJ Styles called him a has been last week and Baron agreed. John says he agrees with them. It has been a long time since John Cena has fought to prove himself. These new era chumps are running their mouths and believe their hype. John says he is going to make a point. AJ Styles will get a taste of what will happen to him at the Royal Rumble.
The Wyatt Family appears and Bray tells American Alpha that he hopes they have enjoyed their time as champions because nothing lasts forever. Bray 'knocks' at the screen and Randy Orton says they're here.
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