Quick Hits: WWE Smackdown Live 5.30.17
-The show starts with all five women in tonight’s elimination match giving promos similar to the old episodes of Saturday Night’s Main Event.
Kevin Owens Highlight Reel
-KO says that Chris Jericho may have invented the Money in the Bank match, but he has never won one. And KO will do that at the Money in the Bank PPV and become the face of the WWE.
-KO invites Nakamura out. Nakamura tries to do his entrance in the ring but is confused by the TV being in his way.
-KO says that if Nakamura gets in his way at MITB, it will be the day his music dies.
-Baron Corbin interrupts before Nakamura can say anything. Corbin says no one cares what Nakamura has to say.
-KO gets mad at Corbin for interrupting. Corbin asks if KO wants him to respect his authority? Corbin then calls KO Cartman.
-Nakamura rips on KO for beating him last week and says Corbin has lost to Zayn twice. They attack Nakamura and Sami makes the save. This leads to a tag match.
Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn vs Baron Corbin and Kevin Owens
-Nakamura lands some early knee strikes to Corbin. Nakamura tags in Zayn and Corbin decides to bail and tags in KO.
-Corbin tags back in and backs Zayn into the ropes. KO then lands a cheap shot kick to the back of the head of Zayn and the heels get control.
-Zayn tries making the hot tag but Corbin knocks Nakamura off the apron. Zayn goes for another quick rollup on Corbin but only gets two.
-Zayn clotheslines Corbin and makes the hot tag to Nakamura.
-KO and Corbin collide. Corbin gets mad and punches KO. Zayn clotheslines Corbin over the ropes and Nakamura hits the Kinshasa on KO for the win.
WINNERS: Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn
The Usos Promo
-Time for me to try and get this all down live. The Usos think that everyone looks salty because they are still Champs. They bring up teams the fans thought would beat them, then say the Atlanta Falcons couldn’t beat the Patriots either.
-The New Day comes out to interrupt the Usos.
-The Usos ask if New Day got lost skipping down the yellow brick road and say they have the tag team division on lockdown.
-New Day says they want the Smackdown Tag Titles. Usos say they better leave or they will take them out back Old Yeller style.
-New Day tells the Usos that they have a tag title match at Money in the Bank and end with their usual catchphrases.
-They recap Jinder’s WWE Title celebration from last week with a bunch of news clips from India.
-Fashion Files segment. Someone went through and trashed their offices.
Five Way Elimination Match To Determine The #1 Contender To The Smackdown Live Women’s Title: Charlotte vs Becky Lynch vs Natalya vs Carmella vs Tamina
-All five women brawl before the bell even rings. This is a horrible job by the ref here.
-Becky tosses Carmella into the time keeper area and then hits a flying forearm.
-Tamina starts to take apart the announce table but Charlotte slams her into the post then hits a t-bone suplex on Natalya. She follows it up with a moonsault off the top to the outside.
-All five women end up hitting moves on the outside. Natalya tries to put Charlotte through the table but Charlotte slams her into the steps. Charlotte then powerbombs Natalya through the announce table.
-Shane McMahon comes out. He makes the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match at the PPV.
The Fashion Police vs The Colons
-Breeze comes out with a wig and dress and is supposedly still undercover. This worked once. But it better not be an all the time thing.
-Primo immediately rips the wig and dress off.
-The Colons knock Breeze off the apron so Fandango can’t tag him in.
-Breeze comes back in dressed as the janitor from Backlash and gets the tag.
-Epico grabs the mop but Fandango rips it away. Breeze hits the Unprettier for the win.
WINNERS: The Fashion Police
Randy Orton Promo
-Orton is wearing pants. His head really is messed up at the moment.
-Orton says that Jinder hasn’t earned anyone’s respect. The only thing Jinder earned is a good old fashion American ass kicking.
-Jinder shows up on the big screen. Jinder says everyone is living in the past and they should be looking at the future, Jinder Mahal.
Dolph Ziggler vs AJ Styles
-Ziggler throws Styles into the post early into commercial.
-Styles lands some kicks and a clothesline and follows it up with a sit down forearm.
-Styles hits the Firemen’s Carry neckbreaker for two. Styles goes for the suplex from the apron. Ziggler blocks it but Styles then suplexes Ziggler hard into the corner.
-Styles goes for a Styles Clash off the top. But Ziggler escapes and hits a DDT off the top for two.
-Both men double headbutt each other. Ziggler goes for a ZigZag but Styles hits a backbreaker instead.
-Styles applies the Calf Crusher but Ziggler escapes with a rake to the eyes. Ziggler then hits the ZigZag for two.
-Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but Ziggler crotches Styles on the ropes. Ziggler then hits a superkick for the win and another star loses in their hometown.
WINNER: Dolph Ziggler
OVERALL: Pretty average episode of Smackdown. The WWE not letting people win in their hometown is literally the dumbest thing in the entire world. I will never understand the logic behind it. I’m not thrilled about New Day being back. The women’s brawl was fun and set up the Money in the Bank match well. Other than that nothing too newsworthy and the WWE continues to make Jinder Mahal an afterthought as Champion.
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