-I still can’t believe I have to sit here and try to take Jinder Mahal seriously as a WWE Title contender.
-Orton is back to not wearing pants. He is officially 0-1 in matches where he wears pants.
-Orton blames Jinder Mahal for his loss to Bray Wyatt at Payback and is immediately interrupted by Mahal and the Singh Brothers.
-Jinder said when he wins the WWE Title, India will build a statue honoring him. Yeah sure thing buddy.
-Jinder gets ready to address his people in Punjabi but the Face of America, Kevin Owens interrupts. KO says no one cares about any of this and people should only care about him.
-Owens says he sent Chris Jericho packing and when he is done with AJ Styles, he is coming after the WWE Title and will be the face of the WWE. He then says it in French.
-AJ Styles comes out. Is he here to address in southern?
-AJ says that Owens will never be the face of Smackdown Live like he is.
-Baron Corbin comes out but is immediately jumped by Sami Zayn. This leads to the faces and heels trying to get after each other. More then likely we are getting a six man tag later.
Becky Lynch vs Natalya
-Ellsworth tells everyone to shut their mouths. I have to admit, Ellsworth as the lackey to these three fits him well.
-Naomi comes out to introduce Becky. Before the match starts Charlotte comes out and says she doesn’t need an introduction.
-28 minutes into the show and we finally get the action started! And those first 28 minutes were more interesting than anything not BRAUN or Alexa Bliss related on RAW.
-The action immediately goes to the outside and Natalya suplexes Becky on the floor.
-Becky starts a comeback. She goes to the top. Tamina tries to distract her but Naomi comes over. Charlotte pulls away Naomi which distracts Becky. Natalya pulls Becky off the top and score the pin. Odd finish. Weird way to try and tease tension between the faces.
-Becky says the Welcoming Committee is out bonding them. Becky says they need to bond and fight them in a six woman tag at Backlash. They reluctantly agree. Since when can Becky make matches?
Fashion Police Files: Special London Unit
-Can we appoint the Fashion Police as special investigator into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia?
-Fandango: “Cheerio.” Tyler Breeze: “No thank you, I already had breakfast.”
-The Fashion Police follow a trail of paint and here a room of screaming. They yell to let the girl go. They open the door and it is just the Ascension screaming and yelling in a room.
Luke Harper vs Erick Rowan
-This is apparently a rivalry renewed. I didn’t know this was once even a rivalry.
-They exchange moves early. Harper gets the better in the end sending Rowan to the outside with a dropkick.
-Rowan catches Harper ducking and kicks him then follows it up with a spin kick.
-Rowan ducks a the discus forearm but Harper comes back with a black hole slam.
-Harper goes for the clothesline again but Rowan gets a thumb to the eye as the ref puts away Rowan’s mask he had in his hand. Rowan hits a spinning powerslam for the win.
WINNER: Erick Rowan
Dolph Ziggler/Shinsuke Nakamura Segment
-Ziggler says he headlined PPVs and is a movie star. Yet everyone doesn’t appreciate him.
-He calls everyone hypocrites for cheering someone who has never had a match on Smackdown Live. The crowd chants “NXT” and Ziggler says this will all be edited out. Ooops.
-Ziggler calls out Nakamura, who comes out to probably the biggest pop of both shows so far.
-Ziggler says if Nakamura is going to stand in this ring with him, it is time to put up or shut up.
-Nakamura grabs the mic and tells him to shut up. Nakamura says he will show him now. Ziggler says nope, and he will show him at Backlash.
-Ziggler jumps Backlash, but Nakamura gets the upper hand and lands some knees and kicks Ziggler out of the ring.
-Much better segment then the one from two weeks ago.
The Ascension vs The Fashion Police
-Fandango eats an elbow from Connor giving Ascension control.
-Tyler Breeze comes in and superkicks everyone. He kicks Viktor off the ropes then tags in Fandango who hits the top rope leg drop for the win.
-The Usos come out and say “In 12 Days” then continue to go on about what is going to happen to the Fashion Police in 12 days.
WINNERS: The Fashion Police
-Mojo showing the kids of England his Andre the Giant trophy. We need Mojo walking around getting kids hyped at all times.
-Another Rusev video. He will be at Smackdown next week and demands an answer from Shane McMahon in regards to his WWE Title match request at Money in the Bank.
Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin vs Sami Zayn, AJ Styles and Randy Orton
-What was the change in Jinder Mahal? The WWE threw darts at a board, that is what it was.
-Orton tags in because he wants a piece of Jinder. Jinder immediately tags out to KO. Orton tries to hit a quick RKO but KO bails.
-Styles catches Jinder with a dropkick and tags in Sami. But Sami immediately gets backed into the corner and becomes the babyface in peril.
-Zayn goes for a springboard but eats a hard right hand from Corbin.
-Zayn finally escapes the grasps of Corbin and makes the hot tag to Styles. He quickly applies the Calf Crusher but KO breaks it up.
-Zayn hits a Swanton over the top onto all three heels. He throws Corbin back in the ring. Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but KO knocks him off the ropes.
-Styles makes the hot tag to Orton, who ends up in the ring with Mahal.
-Everyone ends up hitting a big move. Orton hits the RKO on KO, but Jinder sneaks in and hits the Cobra Clutch Slam for the win. JINDER UNHINDERED AGAIN.
WINNERS: Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin
OVERALL: Okay show. Jinder pinning Orton was the right thing to do if they want to get any heat on him against Orton at Backlash. The Nakamura/Ziggler segment was better than their one two weeks ago. Breeze and Fandango continue to shine in their new spotlight they have. Smackdown is giving people the chance to step up and they are making the most of it, while RAW continues to be stuck in first gear and can’t get moving.
Until Next Time,
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