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WWE Smackdown: The best and worst moments

Randy Orton at WWE Smackdown

With Kevin Owens having won back the United States Championship, Jericho may have wrestled his last match in WWE for a while. With AJ Styles being the new contender for the US Title, and Jinder being the contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Title, this WWE Smackdown saw the building of new feuds.

 

In this write up we rate each segment between +5 to -5.

1. Confrontation: +3

Randy Orton, Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens and AJ Styles all came out in the first segment of Smackdown. While Jinder warned Orton that he would be winning the Championship at Backlash, Kevin Owens said that once he beat Styles he would be coming for the WWE Title as well. Styles came out and disagreed, specifying Kevin was in the house that AJ Styles built.
Corbin came out as well only to be attacked by Sami Zayn from behind.

Six SmackDown LIVE Superstars engage in all-out British brawl: SmackDown LIVE, May 9, 2017

Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin come to blows as SmackDown LIVE starts in London. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4

2. Natalya vs Becky Lynch: -2

Naomi, Charlotte and Becky Lynch need to get on the same page with miscommunication between Naomi and Charlotte causing Becky to be distracted and Natalya to pick up the win in their match.

Becky Lynch vs. Natalya: SmackDown LIVE, May 9, 2017

One week removed from a brutal beatdown at the hands of Natalya’s “welcoming committee,” The Irish Lass Kicker looks for payback. #SDLive More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4

3. Luke Harper vs Erick Rowan: +1

Erick Rowan picked up the win in this match after a short and nice match, with Rowan poking Harper in the eye with his thumb followed by a spinning slam to win the match.

Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan: SmackDown LIVE, May 9, 2017

The two massive former members of The Wyatt Family square off in this hard-hitting affair. #SDLive More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4

4. Dolph Ziggler confronts Nakamura: +4

Dolph Ziggler called out Nakamura in front of the crowd pointing out that the Japanese Artist had not had a single match on Smackdown since his debut. He was the one who postponed the match to Backlash though, even when Nakamura agreed. He tried to take out Nakamura with a cheap shot, but the knee strikes proved too much for him and he ran.

Dolph Ziggler calls out Shinsuke Nakamura: SmackDown LIVE, May 9, 2017

The Showoff looks to end his budding rivalry with The King of Strong Style once and for all. #SDLive More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4

5. Fashion Police vs Ascension: +2

Breezango picked up the win for his team, with the Last Dance connecting off the ropes. After the match the Usos came to warn the Fashion Police that at Backlash they will be winning.

Breezango vs. The Ascension: SmackDown LIVE, May 9, 2017

SmackDown’s Fashion Police, Tyler Breeze & Fandango, look to close the case on The Ascension, only to receive a stern warning from The Usos ahead of WWE Backlash.

6. Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin vs Randy Orton, AJ Styles and Sami Zayn: +5

Jinder Mahal started out the match with AJ Styles, and they put on a good show. The match was extremely entertaining with all the stars calling out all the stops. Owens escaped a quick RKO from Orton that came out of nowhere. Styles locked Corbin into the Calf Crusher, which was broken up by Owens. Zayn did a Suicide Dive over the top rope to the outside.

Orton planted Owens with a second rope DDT, after which Jinder took him out with a big boot following a distraction. He was then taken out by Zayn with a Blue Thunder Bomb, Corbin took him out, but was taken out by the Pele Kick of Styles. Owens then took out Styles and Orton hit the RKO on him, but lost to the Cobra Clutch slam by Jinder.

Jinder pinned the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Orton, Styles & Zayn vs. Owens, Mahal & Corbin: SmackDown LIVE, May 9, 2017

Six of SmackDown LIVE’s top Superstars square off in this huge Six-Man Tag Team main event. #SDLIve More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4

This Smackdown was a good one and had a +13 rating with the show being the a good one with the Main Event stealing the show again.

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