WWE Smackdown this week built towards the Money in the Bank Pay-per-view. It is one of the most highly anticipated pay-per-views and is the pay-per-view, where the dynamic of the future of the WWE, as the winner of the Money in the Bank match usually goes on to become the WWE Champion eventually.
In this write up we will rate each segment between +5 to -5.
1. Kevin Owens Highlight Reel: +2
Kevin Owens professed to be the obvious winner of the Money in the Bank Ladder match in this promo. He then invited Shinsuke Nakamura down to the ring, and started to question his presence in the WWE. Corbin interrupted them and questioned both of them, and then they attacked Nakamura together. Nakamura took on both of them till Sami came to his rescue.
Kevin Owens attempts to belittle his fellow Money in the Bank competitors before chaos breaks out. #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
2. Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin vs Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn: +4
As Sami said before the start of the match, the rivalry between Zayn and Owens is unending. Zayn and Nakamura teamed up to take Owens and Corbin in a mediocre match. The wrestlers were obviously holding back but the match was good nonetheless due to the talent involved. Corbin showed his immense strength countering Sami’s Tornado DDT.
When Sami finally managed to tag Shinsuke, he came in hot taking on Owens and giving him a run for his money with kick after kick. Sami caused a misunderstanding between Kevin and Corbin, which enabled Nakamura to use the distraction to hit Owens with a Kinshasa to pick up the win.
WWE’s Rockstar and The Underdog from the Underground take on The Lone Wolf and The New Face of America in tag team action. #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. The Uso Promo: +3
What initially looked like a normal Uso promo was actually the return of the New Day. After returning they let the Usos know that the New Day had been put in the WWE Tag Team Championship match at Money in the Bank.
Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods arrive on SmackDown LIVE and challenge SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos to a title match at WWE Money in the Bank.
4. Women’s Fatal Fiveway Number One Contendership Match: +1
There was a brawl before the match even started.
Each of the women destroyed each other and then Shane came out to announce a first ever Money in the Bank Women’s match.
After a 5-Way Elimination Match to determine the next challenger to SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi falls apart, Shane McMahon puts the SmackDown LIVE Women’s roster into a history-making situation at WWE Money in the Bank.
5. Breezango vs the Colons: +2
Breezango use water guns in their matches regularly and it is ridiculous. Despite the popularity of Breezango however, the Colons are definitely enough to kill the crowd. Breezango won the match and woke the crowd up as Tyler dressed up as Karl the Janitor.
Tyler Breeze & Fandango are out for payback after The Colons trashed their police station. #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
6. Randy Orton Promo: +2
Randy came out to tell the WWE fans that he would beat Jinder for the WWE title at Money in the Bank. Were he to win he will become a fourteen time champion.
Jinder came on the titantron to tell Jinder that he is the modern day Maharaja.
The Viper addresses his rematch with WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in his hometown of St. Louis and promises he’ll leave with his 14th world title, though The Modern-Day Maharaja lets it be known that he disagrees.
7. AJ Styles vs Dolph Ziggler: +4
Styles and Ziggler exchanged elbows to start the match. Styles hit Ziggler with a Face First drop, and followed it by a Fireman’s Carry Neckbreaker. Styles hit another Suplex on the Buckle. Ziggler came back with a DDT from the top turnbuckle. Ziggler countered Styles Clash after Styles Clash but could not take advantage.
AJ locked in the Calf Crusherm and Ziggler escaped by clawing the face of Styles. Ziggler hit Styles with the ZigZag. Styles was able to dodge the Supekick, but Ziggler hit him with a second one to pick up the win, as Styles got caught up in the ropes.
The Phenomenal One returns home to Georgia to face a game Dolph Ziggler in this week’s 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 with Owens, Nakamura, Styles and Ziggler all highlighting. It got a +18 rating with Money in the Bank coming up.
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