WWE Lafayette, LA, live results: Styles vs. Cena vs. Corbin; Ambrose vs. ZigglerBy F4W Staff | @WONF4W | Jan 9, 2017 9:56 am
Image: @cajundome. Report submitted by reader Hunter Doucet.
- Kalisto defeated Curt Hawkins
The match went for about eight minutes. Nothing jaw-dropping here, but it was fun and fast-paced. The crowd was hot for Kalisto. After the match, Hawkins got on the mic and cut your typical heel promo, bashing the host city. He said that he won't leave the ring unless he is given another opponent. That brought out James Ellsworth.
- James Ellsworth defeated Curt Hawkins
Ellsworth ended it within 20 seconds after hitting the No Chin Music.
- Rhyno, Heath Slater, Jack Swagger, Mojo Rawley & The Usos defeated Breezango, The Ascension & The Vaudevillains
I was confused as to why The Usos were teaming with other babyfaces. I'm guessing the goal was to fit the roster on the card.
- Nikki Bella defeated Natalya
Natalya had a lot of heat with the crowd. She spent a good bit of time mocking Bella with "You can't see me" gestures. Carmella interfered and tried to help her win, but Bella emerged victorious.
- Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose defeated Dolph Ziggler to retain his title
In my opinion, this was the match of the night even though it was clear that the title wouldn't change hands here. Both men brought it for this match.
It went for about 20 minutes and this was back and forth throughout. Ambrose got a good pop. Ziggler, surprisingly, didn't get much of a reaction. He showed heel and face tendencies, further adding to the intrigue of his direction.
- SmackDown Women's Champion Alexa Bliss defeated Becky Lynch to retain her title
Sadly, La Luchadora did not make an appearance. Bliss continued doing good heel work here.
- SmackDown Tag Team Champions American Alpha & Apollo Crews defeated The Wyatt Family
The crowd loved the Wyatts.
- WWE Champion AJ Styles defeated Baron Corbin and John Cena to retain his title
All three men worked well with each other. Styles had a great reaction, but the crowd was obviously at its hottest for Cena.
Styles spent the beginning stages of the match away from the action. It was fun to see him and Cena go at it for a nice period of time. The crowd was eating out of the palm of their hands at that moment. Corbin looked great in the match. Styles won after a low blow to Cena.