It had been a great and a real exciting week for the Thursday night Smackdown. Since Smackdown moved to Thursdays, it has definitely been better. It was an all action packed week for Friday Night Smackdown with nine matches in total, two of the former World champions Daniel Bryan and the Miz faced each other one on one, Ryback and Kane fought in a TLC rematch, The Big Show faced Eric Rowan which also was a rematch from the TLC pay per view event, Roman Reigns was also in action who faced the former Wyatt family member Luke Harper, and on the main event, Mr. Money in the bank Seth Rollins went one on one with the former World Heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler, and that’s not all, there were more great matches. The full recap of the week is given below;
Source – WWE.com
Match 1 – Daniel Bryan def. The Miz
With the first-ever WWE Fastlane pay-per-view event three days away, Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns both reigned supreme over their opposition, Seth Rollins Curb Stomped the competition and Rusev delivered a forceful statement to John Cena.
Before SmackDown’s opening bout between Daniel Bryan and The Miz could get underway, the self-proclaimed movie star berated Damien Mizdow for continuing to mimic his moves. His personal assistant managed to redeem himself, however, as he quickly fetched The Awesome One’s coveted Egyptian cotton towel. He retrieved this just in time to wipe the sweat off The Awesome One after Miz tapped out to Daniel Bryan’s “Yes!” Lock.
Match 2 – Ryback def. Kane
Ryback and Kane engaged in a hard-hitting battle, but it was The Big Guy who ended up feasting on his corporate foe after hitting a huge Shell Shocked out of nowhere for the win.
Match 3 – R-Truth def. Bad News Barrett
Dean Ambrose joined the SmackDown announce team for Bad News Barrett’s non-title match against R-Truth and his presence at ringside clearly disrupted his upcoming WWE Fastlane opponent.
During the contest, The Lunatic Fringe turned his back on the action inside the ring. This served to further infuriate the Intercontinental Champion and allowed the rapping Superstar to roll up the British brawler for the upset victory.
Bray Wyatt’s latest mysterious message
Bray Wyatt delivered another ominous soliloquy, bringing forth more questions about who his message is aimed at.
Match 4 – The Ascension def. The New Day
Big E & Xavier Woods did their best to slow down The Ascension’s rise through WWE’s tag team division, but Konnor & Viktor continue to live up to their own hype, introducing the positive pair to the wasteland thanks to their Fall of Man finisher.
Match 5 – Roman Reigns def. Luke Harper
Although Luke Harper’s combination of size and athleticism proved to be a tough challenge for Roman Reigns, the powerhouse Superstar delivered an emphatic Spear to pick up the victory, concurrently sending a message to Daniel Bryan in the process, en route to their WWE Fastlane showdown.
Match 6 – Big Show def. Erick Rowan
Big Show attacked Erick Rowan before the bearded Superstar could even enter the ring. The World’s Largest Athlete then proceeded to destroy his 6-foot-8 opponent before delivering a huge chokeslam and showing the WWE Universe just how dangerous an angry giant can be.
Match 7 – Paige def. Cameron
Despite The Bella Twins appearance on commentary, Paige kept her focus inside the ring, forcing Cameron to tap out to the PTO.
Can The Diva of Tomorrow put on a repeat performance this Sunday at WWE Fastlane when she challenges Nikki Bella for the Divas Championship?
Stardust interrupted Goldust’s interview
As Goldust talked with Renee Young about his newly announced match against Stardust this Sunday at WWE Fastlane, his brother appeared on the screen behind him to deliver his own bizarre forecast for the inaugural pay-per-view event.
Match 8 – Jimmy Uso vs. Tyson Kidd ended in a No Contest
Jimmy Uso and Tyson Kidd’s match was interrupted by Rusev, who responded to his Raw beatdown at the hands of John Cena with his own brutal assault on The Usos, as well as, Cesaro & Kidd.
Can the Cenation leader put a stop to The Super Athlete’s path of destruction this Sunday at WWE Fastlane?
Main Event – Seth Rollins def. Dolph Ziggler
J&J Security were banned from ringside, but that didn’t stop Big Show, Kane, Ryback & Erick Rowan from all surrounding the ring in SmackDown’s main event. In fact, it was WWE’s Director of Operations who distracted Dolph Ziggler just long enough to allow Seth Rollins to gain the upper hand and deliver a Curb Stomp for the victory.
After the contest, Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble joined the celebration in what became a brutal 5-on-3 beatdown on the former Team Cena members. As a result, Rollins, Big Show & Kane will face Ziggler, Ryback & Rowan this Sunday at WWE Fastlane in a Six-Man Tag Team Match.