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WWE Birmingham, AL, (Saturday) live results: Styles vs. Cena vs. Corbin


Reports submitted by readers Ben Blackerby and Alex Vaughn

- SmackDown Tag Team Champions American Alpha won a gauntlet match to retain their titles. The order of elimination was:

  • Heath Slater & Rhyno defeated The Ascension with a Gore from Rhyno
  • Breezango defeated Slater & Rhyno by holding the tights on a roll-up
  • American Alpha defeated Breezango with the Steiner bulldog from the top rope
  • American Alpha defeated The Vaudevillains with an Angle slam
  • American Alpha defeated The Usos to retain after hitting Grand Amplitude

- Kalisto defeated Dolph Ziggler

A distracted Ziggler got rolled up for the three count. Ziggler continued his heel antics. 

- SmackDown Women's Champion Alexa Bliss defeated Becky Lynch to retain her title

Bliss used a handful of tights to get the pin.

- Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose defeated The Miz to retain his title

Miz got on the microphone before the match but the crowd wouldn't let him speak. It was a great back and forth that would have looked great on television. Maryse interfered in the match but the referee saw it and sent her to the back. As Miz was arguing with the referee, Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds for the winner. 

- Nikki Bella & Naomi defeated Natalya & Carmella (w/ James Ellsworth)

The match saw some mild interference from Ellsworth. The finish came when Bella got the hot tag and cleaned house. Bella hit her new TKO finisher to get the victory. 

- The Wyatt Family defeated Mojo Rawley, Jack Swagger & Apollo Crews

Randy Orton got a tremendous pop from the crowd. Wyatt Family dominated the match but Luke Harper and Orton continued their bickering. Bray Wyatt hit a Sister Abigail on Crews into an RKO from Orton for the win.

- WWE Champion AJ Styles defeated John Cena and Baron Corbin to retain his title

Cena got the biggest pop of the night, but everyone got a great reaction. Very good match. Styles and Cena worked together a little against Corbin. Then Styles and Corbin worked together on Cena. Styles hit Cena with a Styles Clash but Corbin broke it up. AJ did an old-school low blow on Cena and pinned him for the win.

After the match, Styles grabbed a microphone and proceeded to run down Cena. He grabbed a chair to ensure that Cena won't make it to the Royal Rumble. However, Cena dodged the chair, hit a kick to the gut, and ended the night with an Attitude Adjustment to send the fans home happy.

He then spent a significant amount of time going around the ring and signing/taking pictures with all the fans.