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WWE SmackDown Live Results (8/23/16): Hey, New Titles

Tuesday night in Uncasville, new championships were introduced, opening up opportunities for SmackDown superstars.


Tag team, women's titles

With the WWE Tag Team and Women's titles on RAW, SmackDown leaders Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan created their own titles for these respective divisions for SmackDown superstars to vie for.

The first SmackDown Tag Team Champions will be determined in an 8-team tournament. Meanwhile, there will be a six-pack challenge to crown the first-ever SmackDown Women's Champion among the wrestlers who competed at SummerSlam: Nikki Bella, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Natalya, and Carmella!

All inaugural champions will be determined at Backlash.


Don't piss off Ziggler

Coming off from a loss in the WWE World Title match at SummerSlam, Dolph Ziggler opened SmackDown Live with a dejected, depressed look on his face.

Two days after his monumental victory against John Cena, AJ Styles entered the scene, gloating (with Cena's armband) and proclaiming himself as the new face that runs the place.

AJ then saw Dolph, and rubbed his victory in Ziggler's face. Chaos ensued. It spilled over the next segments, prompting Daniel Bryan to pit both men in a match!

Bryan then raised the stakes: If Styles wins, he'll face WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose one-on-one. If Ziggler wins, he'll be added into the match, making it a triple threat!

At the main event, Ziggler put up a valiant effort, but it was Styles who stood tall, after a Styles Clash! It's Styles vs Ambrose for the WWE World Title at Backlash!

Tag titles or bust for Slater

Free agent Heath Slater tried again to get into the SmackDown Live roster again. Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon gave him another chance in the Smackdown Tag Team Championship tournament. But first, he would have to find a partner... and their team would have to win them all!

Slater asked Intercontinental Champion The Miz and the legendary Arn Anderson, but both men declined. In came Rhyno, who defeated him weeks ago. He offered to be Slater's tag partner!

Tag tournament matches

Speaking of the tournament, it kicked off Tuesday with Jimmy and Jey Uso defeating Viktor and Konnor of The Ascension. The American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) were also triumphant over Tyler Breeze and Fandango.

Making a statement

Seeking to send a message to all women wrestlers, Becky Lynch defeated Alexa Bliss via submission, while Carmella targeted Nikki Bella's neck, cancelling their scheduled match.

Orton vs Lesnar aftermath

Randy Orton spoke to the SmackDown crowd 2 days after his gruesome loss to Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. But he wasn't the only one who spoke his mind. Bray Wyatt came out to talk to Randy Orton, and chided him for the loss.

Meanwhile, it was announced that Brock Lesnar was fined for his actions at SummerSlam.

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