Last night’s Smackdown went off the air with a phenomenal performance from the main event stars.
It was the home state favourite, AJ Styles taking on the show-off Dolph Ziggler in a back-and-forth encounter. Making the tradition of hometown heroes suffering losses, Ziggler picked up the win over Styles delivering a superkick. This handed him major a momentum for Money in the Bank PPV.
However, this was not it for the fans present in the arena. They were treated with a championship match once the cameras stopped rolling. After Randy Orton mourned over his loss at the Backlash PPV at the hands of Jinder Mahal, he got the opportunity to beat him down in a dark segment.
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The Viper featured in another WWE Championship match against Jinder Mahal following Smackdown main show. These types of untelevised matches are made to put over the babyface guys. So, quite expectedly, The Viper unleashed all his frustrations on the Maharaja by delivering a brutal beatdown on him.
During the end, Orton connected with an RKO out of nowhere on his opponent. But, he was unable to get the pinfall since Sunil from the Singh brothers broke the pinfall. This led to disqualified finish for the contest. The trio then continued their assault on the Orton to finish the segment.
There was another dark match for Smackdown prior to the show. In a six-man tag team action, Luke Harper, Tye Dillinger and Mojo Rawley defeated Aiden English and The Ascension. Following the match, a segment was shown on WWE.com indicating an upcoming feud between Harper and Aiden.
On the 205 Live show, Neville built up some major momentum before this Sunday’s Extreme Rules PPV by locking in his pendant submission move on his opponent.
Plus, Sasha Banks made a special appearance on the show. A chaos broke out between her and Alicia Fox leading Rich Swann losing his match against Noam Dar. Following the show, Fox and Sasha had another altercation at the backstage area.
On the Talking Smack show, all the participants from the Women’s Money in the Bank match delivered bold statements to be called the first-ever women’s Money in the Bank briefcase holder.