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WWE Smackdown Results:
Edge comes out to start Smackdown and he talks about the Elimination Chamber and how Roman Reigns is making a smart move. He says he will pause who he will pick for Wrestlemania because of how many possible opponents he may have. Roman Reigns then comes out to the ring with Paul Heyman and Jey Uso in tow. Roman gets on the mic and says that Edge does not have many to choose from, he only has one to choose and that is him. Edge then reminds him what happened last week and that he didn’t show him fear last week, he was playing him. Edge then tells him that he needs him to be the main event for Wrestlemania and Edge talks up Roman as a generational talent. Edge tells him to check his ego and they are interrupted by Sami Zayn. Zayn talks about being disrespected and Sami takes issue with how they are dismissing him as possibly being champion after Elimination Chamber. Sami says he wants his moment and he points to the Wrestlemania sign and says he will go to Wrestlemania. Jey Uso then superkicks Sami and Roman hands the Universal Championship to Heyman. Roman then says some things to Edge in his ear and leaves with Heyman and Jey.
Apollo Crews cuts a promo in Gorilla before his match with Shinsuke Nakamura and he takes issue with what Big E said to him last week. He says Big E is intimidated by him and he will beat Nakamura this week and get another shot at Big E.
Shinsuke Nakamura def. Apollo Crews. Apollo attacks Nakamura after the match. Apollo grabs the steps to hit Nakamura bit Big E gets in the middle of it and tells him to leave since he lost. Apollo grabs the steps and hits Big E in the back and knocks Nakamura over the barricade. Apollo tells Big E that it is not over and continues the attack on him. Apollo grabs the steps to hit Big E in the ring but Big E rolls out of the ring. Apollo then drops the steps on the outside where Big E is.
Seth Rollins comes out to the ring and he talks about what happened to Big E was a tragedy. He says what happened last week with everybody walking away from him was also a tragedy. He replays what happened last week and he says it is unacceptable what happened last week. Seth says he and his lawyers have filed a formal complaint with WWE and how his return was ruined last week. He talks about his vision for a better Smackdown and how Cesaro is the biggest loser of the bunch. He says that anybody that follows what Cesaro did will meet the same fate and wants everybody to embrace the vision.
Kevin Owens is backstage and Edge walks up to him. Edge gives him props for not giving up and Owens thanks him for the compliment. Owens talks about how close he has gotten to winning the Universal Championship and how he wants to win on Sunday. Edge tells him he deserves it and walks off.
Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are seen helping Big E get stretchered into an ambulance as Smackdown goes to commercial.
Tamina & Natalya def. The Riott Squad
Edge is backstage and King Corbin walks up to him. Corbin tells Edge how this feels like the main event for Wrestlemania and he talks up his suit and watch. Edge then talks about his smartphone and Corbin leaves.
Bayley is in the ring and for the Ding Dong, Hello! talk show. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler then come in through her door and Bayley thanks them for taking the tag titles from her and Sasha Banks so she could find herself. Shayna and Nia then talk about Sasha and Bianca Belair and then Reginald comes out to stop them from talking bad about Sasha. He talks up Sasha and Sasha eventually comes out. Sasha tells him that he doesn’t speak for her and how Bianca will choose her. Bianca then makes her way out to the ring. Bianca talks about how she won the Rumble and how she beats everybody. Reginald then proposes a six-person tag match and Nia calls for a referee.
Reginald, Bianca Belair & Sasha Banks def. Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler & Bayley
Cesaro is interviewed backstage about what Seth Rollins said about him earlier. Cesaro says he wasn’t trying to insult him and he had hoped Seth would come back as the old Seth instead of the self-absorbed one. He says he hasn’t forgotten the attack and is moving forward with the six-man tag tonight and the Chamber match on Sunday. Edge then appears and says he likes what has gotten into Cesaro of late. Cesaro tells him he will see him at Wrestlemania after he wins on Sunday.
Rey & Dominik Mysterio def. Otis & Chad Gable by DQ. Otis hits Rey with a middle rope splash after the match.
Daniel Bryan is warming up backstage and Edge walks up to him. Edge thanks him for giving him motivation to come back. Bryan tells him that he can express his gratitude by picking him for a match at Wrestlemania if he goes on to win the Chamber and beat Roman on Sunday.
Daniel Bryan and Cesaro are talking backstage and are approached by Kevin Owens. Owens asks them if they are talking strategy and they recall all the times Owens has betrayed someone. Owens tells them they have nothing to worry about since they are a team and he really wants to win tonight. He tells them not to worry about the stunner tonight but they should worry about it on Sunday. Cesaro gives him props for being honest but Bryan questions it.
Carmella is backstage and Reginald appears with her win. Carmella questions what took him so long and Reginald says he made sure it was the right temperature. Carmella says she saw him in the ring and tells him to relax. Carmella says she understands and that he will do the right thing. Carmella spits the win into the glass and throws it in his face. She yells at him to bring her another glass and he leaves to get one.
Daniel Bryan, Cesaro & Kevin Owens def. Sami Zayn, Jey Uso & King Corbin. Corbin hits Bryan with the End of Days after the match. Owens then hits Corbin with a stunner, Sami suplexes Owens, Cesaro hits Sami with an uppercut, Jey hits Cesaro with a superkick and Edge hits Jey with a spear. Roman then hits Edge with a spear and stands tall with the Universal Championship as Smackdown comes to a close.