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Ratings and Highlights from WWE SmackDown

WWE Smackdown featuring Jinder Mahal

WWE Smackdown commenced with a confrontation between Charlotte and Ruby Riott with the two set to face each other at Fastlane this Sunday. Ruby says that Charlotte had things easy her whole life, being the daughter of Ric Flair, and did not have to work hard as she was given Title Shot after Title Shot.

Charlotte clarified that she had to work harder than normal people as so much more was expected from her, due to her heritage. Ruby says that Charlotte will lose the title at Fastlane, and gets in her face.

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

Randy Orton vs Jinder Mahal: +3

Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton met in a bout inside the ring, where the two continued their feud of the past few weeks. Orton had the advantage for most of the match despite Sunil Singh at ringside. He hit Sunil Singh with a Backdrop on the Announce table, but during the scuffle outside Roode was knocked down.

Orton hit Jinder with a Second Rope DDT,  and then was about to go for the RKO but was distracted by Roode. Jinder took advantage and hit the Khallas on Orton and picked up the win.

Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal: SmackDown LIVE, March 6, 2018

With United States Champion Bobby Roode watching from the announce desk, The Viper clashes with Jinder Mahal on SmackDown LIVE. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof

Becky Lynch vs Carmella: -2

Carmella faced Becky Lynch in a match, and had a good match. Carmella used underhanded tactics to dominate early on, but was unable to pick up the win as Becky got the victory.

Becky Lynch vs. Carmella: SmackDown LIVE, March 6, 2018

Following last week’s confrontation, The Irish Lass Kicker and Ms. Money in the Bank look to settle their differences in the ring. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof

AJ Styles vs Dolph Ziggler: +3

AJ Styles delivered a promo before the bout where he talked about what happened at Raw when John Cena said that he would win at Fastlane. He refused to acknowledge the possibility of such a thing happening, and was interrupted by Dolph Ziggler.

AJ  Styles came out fast, trying for a Styles Clash, but Ziggler slid out of the ring. Ziggler kept the attack up, as he struggled to put AJ away. He hit AJ with a Famouser for a near-fall. They exchanged punches, and Styles took Ziggler out with a Forearm. Styles went for a Calf Crusher, which turned into a Zig-Zag. Zayn and Owens interfered in the match.

Shane came out and made the match into a Fatal Fiveway.

AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler: SmackDown LIVE, March 6, 2018

The Phenomenal One and The Showoff clash until Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn make their presence felt. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof

AJ Styles vs Dolph Ziggler vs Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens vs Baron Corbin: +4

Corbin had the advantage as the match started, taking down his opposition with rights, and then threw Ziggler across the ring, before being taken out by Sami and Kevin after he was thrown into the stairs.

Zayn went for the Helluva Kick on Styles, but was hit with a Pelle Kick instead. Ziggler hit the Famouser on Owens. Zayn was hit with a Double Superplex Powerbomb in the corner of the ring, from which Corbin was the first one to get up. Zayn and Ziggler both got chances, but it was Zayn who hit the Blue Thunder Bomb for the near fall on Ziggler.

Ziggler hit Owens with a DDT, taking him out.

Corbin took out AJ out of the sky, and then hit a Chokeslam Backbreaker on Ziggler. He hit Owens with a Deep Six for a near-fall. AJ hit Zayn with a Flying Reverse DDT, but was thrown out of the ring by Owens. Zayn hit the Helluva Kick on Owens, shocking everyone and winning the match.

Styles vs. Ziggler vs. Corbin vs. Owens vs. Zayn – Fatal 5-Way Match: SmackDown LIVE, March 6, 2018

Before the WWE Championship Match at WWE Fastlane, five of the participants square off in the main event of SmackDown LIVE. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof

SmackDown Live continued to feel less important. The main event was good, but that’s all. The show got a rating of +8 out of a possible +20.

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