WRESTLING RECAP: Breaking down WWE SmackDown from 03/31/16

Last updated: April 1, 2016

Originally published: April 1, 2016

( - Wrestlemania Pay Per View (PPV) is a the biggest PPV that the WWE has every year.  Because of that, you can not expect them to have their talent go full throttle for this showing.  This was essentially a filler SmackDown until Wrestlemania happen in a few days.  They used this to push the matches a tad bit further, and did a highlight and recap show.

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Some things I still need to happen in the WWE Universe:

  1. Bring back the Cruiser Weight Division
  2. Make all the matches mean something to some sort of belt or rivalry.  
  3. Show more of the roster.  You guys recycle the same talent too much.
  4. You may wish to consider bringing the Diva's division full circle and have them with Tag Title belts, lightweight belts, etc. 
  5. The Tag Team Division is starting to look better than the singles division.  Get more people graduated from NXT and get that division showcased more. 

Here are the highlights of the show:

Air Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Location: They never disclosed a location...I assume Brookly, NY since RAW was last there
Commentators:  Mauro Ranallo and Jerry "The King" Lawler

Rating scale:  1- Forgettable match; 2 - Normal/average; 3 - Normal/average match with good moments; 4 - Good Match; 5 - Potential classic


A quick video recap of the matches and who won:

The cheat notes (For a full recap, watch the proceeding video after the cheat notes):

  • AJ Styles used his forearm to neutralize the Social Outcasts and pin Heath Slater. Match Rating (MR): 2


  • Devon Dudley used a RDS to stun and pin Jay Uso. MR: 2

  • Dean Ambrose survives a thorough beating at the hands of Erick Rowan to land the dirty deeds and get the pin victory. MR: 2

My recap and thoughts on tonight's show including cutaway scenes in between matches: 



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