Quick Hits: WWE Smackdown Live 6.27.17
-Daniel Bryan comes out to hype up the women’s matches tonight.
-Carmella comes out with James Ellsworth. She calls Smackdown Live the land of injustice and goes over again why she thinks she won the first Money in the Bank match.
-Like, she is literally saying the same things word for word as last week. I’m confused.
-Daniel Bryan asks the crowd if he should change his mind and the crowd says no.
-James Ellsworth takes the mic and says Bryan isn’t a man, he is a coward with no grapefruits who made up an injury so he can’t get back in the ring anymore.
-Daniel Bryan takes the mic and says he should fire Ellsworth, but instead will ban him from the arena. Security drags him out of the ring then chases him around ringside and lift him out.
The Hype Bros vs The Usos
-Mojo no sells some chops early then Ryder catches both Usos with a dive on the outside.
-Ryder eats an enziguri kick on the apron.
-Mojo gets the hot tag during the split screen with the commercial. How am I suppose to feel the HYPE if this is happening during this?
-Ryder tagged back in but he ate a superkick and then a splash to give the Usos a win.
WINENRS: The Usos
-New Day comes out after and challenges Usos to a match at Battleground. They accept.
-Fashion Vice segment as the Fashion Police question the Ascension. Fandango offers Eddie Money tickets for a confession. I would take them. As they are questioning the Ascension, their office gets trashed again.
Smackdown Live Women’s Championship: Naomi (c) vs Lana
-Lana attacks Naomi during introductions. Some of those kicks looked bad.
-Lana hits the sitout spinebuster but only gets two.
-Naomi catches Lana with a kick to the head then a split leg moonsault for the win.
WINNER and STILL Smackdown Live Women’s Champion: Naomi
Randy Orton Segment
-English was out there singing and Orton came out, then they went to commercial. Seriously? Why not let Orton just squash English THEN go to commercial.
-Apparently Orton RKO’d English during commercial. Okay then.
-Orton says that he wants a rematch with Jinder Mahal. And every time he sees Jinder he will beat the holy hell out of him.
-Shane comes out. He says he can’t have Orton going around threatening the WWE Champion. Shane grants Orton’s request for a rematch but says Jinder gets to pick the stipulation.
-Jinder comes out and says this is the constant prejudice he has to face on Smackdown. Jinder picks the Punjabi Prison Match and the WWE just happened to have a video package ready for it.
-Daniel Bryan makes an Independence Day Battle Royal next week, with the winner facing Kevin Owens for the U.S. Title at Battleground.
Baron Corbin vs Sami Zayn
-Mike and Maria Kanellis are out before the match, but Sami interrupts them. He tells them he has a match.
-Sami dives over the top but Corbin catches him and slams him into the post.
-Corbin dominates until Sami catches him with a clothesline.
-Corbin catches Zayn with a couple of clotheslines in the corner. They go to the top. Sami knocks Corbin off. Sami jumps over Corbin but walks right into the End of Days to give Corbin the win.
WINNER: Baron Corbin
Women’s Money in the Bank Match: Charlotte Flair vs Becky Lynch vs Carmella vs Natalya vs Tamina
-Everyone starts brawling except Carmella, so she grabs a ladder and climbs it. But the women see it and pull her off.
-Becky takes out everyone with Bexploder Suplexes until Tamina comes in and hits a Samoan Drop and splash off the top.
-Tamina tosses Carmella over the announce table.
-Charlotte tosses Natalya to the outside and right into a Bexploder Suplex.
-Charlotte and Tamina hold the ladder straight up so Becky climbs up it and goes for the briefcase.
-Natalya cleans house and climbs the ladder. Charlotte climbs a smaller ladder diagonally and gets up the ladder. Carmella pushes both of them off. Becky suplexes Carmella then Tamina gives a bad spear to Becky.
-Everyone but Carmella brawls on the ladder and they fall off. Carmella climbs the ladder but they all pick up the ladder and move it. Carmella hits a crossbody on Becky.
-Charlotte slams the last rung of the ladder into Tamina. Charlotte climbs, Carmella stops her, Tamina pushes the ladder away from the ground.
-Tamina tries climbing the ladder, but Becky and Natalya double powerbomb her. Natalya then powerbombs Becky.
-Natalya and Charlotte brawl into the crowd. James Ellsworth comes in and tries climbing the ladder again. But Becky stops him and pushes him off the ladder and he gets crotched.
-Becky tries climbing but Carmella pulls her off and it looks like she tweaks her knee. So when Becky climbs up again Carmella grabs a chair and smashes it against Becky’s leg. Carmella climbs the ladder and grabs the briefcase.
OVERALL: The women’s MITB was better than the first one. Carmella winning was the right decision and really the only one they should have made when they announced the rematch. The rest of the show felt like filler. Nakamura, Styles and Owens were only in backstage segments. Next week will be the big show with Cena’s return.
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