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WWE SmackDown video highlights: James Ellsworth gets his title shot


Though the match didn't last long, James Ellsworth finally got his WWE Championship shot against AJ Styles on last night's SmackDown. Styles will once again defend his title next week on the final SmackDown of 2016 as he faces Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin in a triple threat match.

Ziggler put his title shot on the line against Corbin in the main event of last night's show, and Daniel Bryan made the triple threat for next Tuesday after the two went to a double countout.

Elsewhere on the show, The Miz defended the Intercontinental Championship against Apollo Crews, Becky Lynch got a match against Alexa Bliss while disguised under a mask, Natalya admitted to attacking Nikki Bella at Survivor Series, and more matches were announced for the year-end edition of SmackDown in Chicago, Illinois.

More coverage from last night --

WWE SmackDown video highlights --

AJ Styles defends the WWE Championship against James Ellsworth

Baron Corbin wants a title shot

The Miz puts the Intercontinental Championship on the line against Apollo Crews

John Cena returns next week

Natalya confesses to attacking Nikki Bella at Survivor Series

Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper

Alexa Bliss vs. "La Luchadora"

Ryan Phillippe makes an appearance

Mojo Rawley vs. Curt Hawkins

Carmella stands up for James Ellsworth

Dolph Ziggler faces Baron Corbin with the winner getting a WWE title shot next week

SmackDown fallout: Renee Young explains why she slapped The Miz

SmackDown fallout: Apollo Crews receives a Miz Participation Award

Talking Smack: Baron Corbin says the WWE title picture is where he belongs