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WWE Smackdown – Best and Worst Moments

Jinder Mahal at WWE Smackdown

With only a week to go before Battleground, this WWE Smackdown Jinder Mahal brought the Punjabi Prison for the WWE Universe.

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

1. Jinder Mahal Promo: +2

Jinder Mahal brought out the Punjabi Prison structure to show the WWE Universe. Randy Orton came out to interrupt and climbed the structure and said that was the view that he would have at Battleground as he climbed out of the Punjabi Prison.

Orton climbs the Punjabi Prison to issue a warning to Mahal: SmackDown LIVE, July 18, 2017

Jinder Mahal brings the Punjabi Prison to SmackDown LIVE to intimidate Randy Orton, but The Viper lets the WWE Champion know he fears nothing ahead of WWE Battleground.

2. Kofi Kingston vs Jimmy Uso: +2

After a lot of back and forth Jimmy took advantage by dropping Kofi on the apron, and hit him with a Roundhouse Kick. Uso slammed him against the turnbuckle with a samoan drop. Kofi hit Jimmy with a crossbody, and Jimmy rolled through to pin Kofi for a quick 3.

Kofi Kingston vs. Jimmy Uso: SmackDown LIVE, July 18, 2017

Ahead of the SmackDown Tag Team Title Match at WWE Battleground, The New Day’s Kofi Kingston squares off with Jimmy Uso in singles 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. Mike Kanellis vs Sami Zayn: +3

Mike was dominated by Sami for the beginning of the match, as he looked to get even a little offence in. Sami hit him with a reverse exploder suplex into the corner. Maria came in to create a distraction, and Mike hit Sami with a Michinoku Driver for the win.

Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis: SmackDown LIVE, July 18, 2017

With his wife, Maria Kanellis, watching on, Mike Kanellis makes his in-ring debut against Sami Zayn. #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. Cena Promo: +2

Cena introduced the rules of the Flag Match, explaining that the winner will be the one who carried his flag to the Finish line and planted the flag. He promised that on Sunday he will help the flag to fly high.
Rusev attacked Cena and locked in the Accolade and Cena tried to fight out but was rendered unconscious by the Bulgarian brute.

Rusev blindsides John Cena ahead of their Flag Match: SmackDown LIVE, July 18, 2017

John Cena promises to defend the honor of America in his Flag Match with Rusev at WWE Battleground but is caught offguard when The Bulgarian Brute attacks. #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. Charlotte vs Becky: +3

Becky and Charlotte displayed their amazing innovative athletic offence. Becky hit Charlotte with the Exploder Supex and a Forearm. Becky went for the Disarmer and then Charlotte rolled her up for the nearfall. Charlotte missed the moonsault and Becky locked in the Disarmer. This forced Charlotte to tap.
Lana, Tamina and Natalya attacked the two after the match.

Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch: SmackDown LIVE, July 18, 2017

The Queen and The Irish Lass Kicker square off ahead of the Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match at WWE Battleground. #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. Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin vs AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura: +4

Corbin and Owens ambushed Nakamura during the entrance. Shinsuke and AJ put on a really good show in the match. Corbin locked in the bear hug on Shinsuke. Shinsuke got out of it with elbows. Corbin hit the Deep Six. AJ came in and hit Owens with a forearm to the face. Corbin attacked threw AJ across the ring. AJ almost locked in the Calf Crusher. Owens knocked Styles off the apron and Corbin put Shinsuke into the crowd.
Styles hit Corbin with the Pelle kick but was stopped by a superkick from Owens followed by a Popup Powerbomb for the win.

AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens & Baron Corbin: SmackDown LIVE, July 18, 2017

WWE Battleground opponents brawl, then take part in a thrilling tag team showdown in SmackDown LIVE’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

The final match was amazing again. Corbin, Nakamura, Styles and Owens all put on an amazing show. The show got a rating of +16.

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