SmackDown Recap: May 12
S2016 episode 870 Aired on May 12, 2016

After destroying Chris Jericho’s prized $15,000 jacket on Raw, Dean Ambrose kicked off SmackDown by informing the WWE Universe that he would be coming after the very ego that made his adversary think he was “the best in the world at what he does.”

When Jericho’s music began to blare and the lights went out, however, The Ayatollah of Rock ’n’ Rolla was ready to take things to the next level. Jericho attacked from out of nowhere, trapping The Lunatic Fringe in a strait-jacket and unleashing an absolutely ruthless assault. He then put the exclamation point of his onslaught by informing the WWE Universe that he had received the “gift of Jericho.”

Following an all-out war in Raw’s Six-Man Tag Team main event, both WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns and challenger AJ Styles were banned from ringside for Jimmy & Jey Usos’ SmackDown showdown against Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson. 

In spite of The Big Dog’s absence, his high-flying cousins looked ready to reign supreme when Jimmy hit the Samoan Splash on Anderson. Gallows broke up the pin, though, by pulling his opponent through the ropes and igniting a fierce brawl between all four Superstars.

The match officially came to a screeching halt when Gallows and Anderson used a chair to level both their adversaries, sending a painful statement to The Usos about just how far they are willing to go into the Extreme.

In the height of SmackDown’s fast-paced main event, a Helluva Kick from Sami Zayn missed its intended target and accidently caught his tag team partner Cesaro. After Miz seized the opportunity to get Zayn out of the ring, Kevin Owens delivered a Frog Splash on the fallen Swiss Superman for the victory.

But the action didn’t stop there. Immediately after the bell, The A-Lister pulled Zayn back into the ring to continue his assault. When Owens looked to join the assault on his old friend, however, Miz turned on KO and hit his partner with the Skull-Crushing Finale.

Apparently, all is fair in love and war, especially when it’s The Miz preparing for war in a Fatal 4-Way Match for the Intercontinental Title at Extreme Rules.

In other action... Rusev def. Sin Cara... Dana Brooke def. Becky Lynch... Aiden English def. Kofi Kingston... and The Gorgeous Truth def. GolDango.