WWE SmackDown Minneapolis, Minnesota
Commentators are Michael Cole and Pat McAfee.
Tonight is WWE SmackDown, The Blue Show starts live with the arrival of Vince McMahon.
Vince McMahon tells us it’s an honor to be here tonight and that the introduction words are then, now, forever, together and then welcomes Smackdown and leaves. The credits are released and then we are greeted by commentators and Matt Riddle’s voice music. He takes the microphone and says that before kicking Roman Reigns’ ass, he wants to show a video of RK-Bro’s exploits.
– Matt Riddle, says he’s been waiting for this moment for too long and his whole family is watching it now, but most importantly, Randy Orton is watching this moment from home. He says everyone wishes him well and we miss and love him. For 20 years he killed Legends and even set the Undertaker on fire. Over the past 20 years, Randy Orton has sacrificed himself to give the best to fans and Riddle thanked him. He says he will face Roman Reigns tonight for the title and dedicates this match to Randy Orton. Randy Orton’s music is played at Riddle’s request.
We have a summary of the rivalry between Madcap Moss and Baron Corbin.
Madcap Moss vs. Baron Corbin
At the end of the match, Madcap Moss knocks down Punchlines twice for the win.
Winner: Madcap Moss
After the match, Madcap Moss takes the microphone and bursts into laughter.
Behind the scenes, Street Profits talks about Madcap Moss having the last word in his match against Baron Corbin. Tonight they say Matt Riddle is going to take on Roman Reigns and they want their kids (Tag Team titles) to them. They finished by saying they wanted smoke.
– We’re back in the ring with Baron Corbin taking a mic and complaining about Pat McAfee’s criticism. He threatens to tell him that if he doesn’t respect him again, he’ll kick his ass and then try to leave, but Pat McAfee gets up and wants to hit back. He asks the audience to help him get Baron Corbin out of the ring in the best way possible with laughter. New Day Music hits and enters the ring.
– Natalia tells Megan Morant that she is going to destroy Ronda Rousey. She says Sharpshooter is the most dangerous suspension and Ronda Rousey is not here tonight. His Armbar is incomparable to the Sharpshooter he has been carrying for many years and has made the Hart line proud. She ends by saying that she will be the next Smackdown Champion.
tag team match
The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs Jinder Mahal & Shanky
At the end of the match, Jinder Mahal and Shanky argue and Kofi Kingston takes the opportunity to land trouble in heaven on Jinder Mahal for victory.
Winners: The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods)
Drew McIntyre plays music and makes his way to the ring, followed by Seamus.
Adam Pearce announced his MITB bag-collecting stats, but was interrupted by the Scotsman who told him he didn’t care about stats and wanted to beat him. Adam Pierce says Seth Rollins is the only qualifier for the MITB ladder match and says we’ll look at why none of the players qualified for the match. Immediately after the video, Adam Pearce says management decided that Sheamus would participate in the MITB Ladder Match just as Drew McIntyre who then attacks Sheamus by bringing Claymore to him.
Backstage, Sami Zayn in front of Roman Reigns’ dressing room when he was interrupted by Kayla Braxton who reminded him that it was because of him that he was going to face Riddle tonight. Sammy says he is an honorary member of the bloodline and they don’t blame him at all.
MITB Qualification – Singles Match
Raquel Rodriguez vs Shayna Baszler
At the end of the match, Raquel Rodriguez managed to drop the Chinguna bomb on Shayna Baszler for victory.
Winner: Raquel Rodriguez
Behind the scenes, Max Dupree with Adam Pierce. Max Dupre says he’s not happy because that wasn’t what was planned at his new client’s presentation and then he left.
– Kayla Braxton with the new Intercontinental Champion, Gunther, but is soon interrupted by Ludwig Kaiser who gives a small lesson on wrestling history. He says that the first champion (Pat Patterson) was crowned the South American Championship (Brazil) and a French-speaking Canadian won it. He was honored all over the world, but since Ricochet became champion, it has become one of the worst. Now that Gunther has this title, he will bring back the greatness and prestige of that title. Günther concludes by saying that he is the new Intercontinental Champion.
– Commentators have announced next week’s program with two women’s MITB qualifiers with Alia vs. Shutzi Black Heart and men’s matches with Shinsuke Nakamura against Sami Zayn. Reichschet will be entitled to a rematch for the Intercontinental Championship against Günther.
WWE Undisputed Championship – Singles Match
Riddle vs Roman Reigns (Paul Heyman & Usos (Jimmy & J Uso)
During the match, Roman Reigns rushes to hold his spear, but Riddle counters him with a RKO which isn’t enough.
At the end of the match, Matt Riddle relies on the ropes, but is blocked by Roman Reigns who throws his spear on a trip to victory.
Winner: Roman Reigns (Paul Heyman & The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
After the match, Roman Reigns took the microphone and said he felt like there were no opponents anymore because he destroyed them. There was only one thing left, for Minneapolis to recognize its superiority, suddenly Brock Lesnar’s music sounds and he lands in the ring. Brock Lesnar reaches out to Roman Reigns who grabs her and takes the F5. Brock Lesnar also attacks Usos.
The show ends with Brock Lesnar’s celebration.
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