As WWE is inching close to the Money in the Bank pay-per-view which will see some Wrestlemania written matchups all over it, WWE Smackdown was taped live this week from INTRUST BANK ARENA
WICHITA, KS and kicked off with a solid segment where Enzo and Cass literally spit over the dominance of The Club in WWE. The Club was standing in the ring to address the situation between them and John Cena. AJ promised that the New Era will have a leader i.e. him and he will topple the Cenation Leader at the MITB PPV. He also vowed that Gallows and Anderson will be the new tag team champions. Not happy with their talking Enzo and Cass interrupted in between and the war of words set up an impromptu tag team match up.
Enzo & Big Cass vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
With the New Day being present at the commentary and the Vaudevillains watching from the ramp, it was evident that a brawl would take place and that inevitable happen when Gotch and English put their hands on Big Cass outside the ring. The New Day appeared in the scene to even the odds and the referee had no choice but to call for the bell. The face teams stood tall taking away the Club and the Vaudevillains from the equation.
A backstage interview was conducted with Rusev who told he is even better than Muhammad Ali. Titus O’Neil interrupted and guaranteed a victory over him at Money in the Bank. Though, people will love to see Titus with the title it is far from reality considering the strong ongoing booking of Rusev.
Kevin Owens & Alberto Del Rio def. Cesaro & Sami Zayn
With the ladders surrounding the ring, this was an outstanding tag team action, to say the least, and saw Kevin Owens walking out at the end of the match, leaving his partner Alberto Del Rio alone. Zayn had chased him outside the ring causing a preview of what could happen in the ladder match for the briefcase. Meanwhile, in the ring, The Swiss Superman and Cesaro continued the match. In the final moments, KO shoved off Cesaro from the top rope which allowed Del Rio to connect with the double stomp. KO, however, pulled the Mexican out of the ring and pinned Cesaro, himself.
Becky Lynch def. Dana Brooke
Becky Lunch picked up a much-needed win in a single match on WWE Smackdown as she took on Dana Brooke just days after Charlotte and Dana took her and Nattie out on Raw. In the height of the action, the referee had no choice but to send Nattie and Charlotte packing to the locker room for their outside interference. Becky, however, managed to lock the Dis-arm-her to make Dana tap out, in the meantime.
Baron Corbin def. Kalisto
The former United States champion Kalisto was seen first in the ring after that hellacious attack from Rusev at the Extreme Rules PPV. Ziggler was present at ringside for the match in which Corbin took care of business with his End of days. By the looks of it, we are going to get another installment of Corbin and Ziggler at Money in the Bank.
Sheamus and Apollo Crews had a backstage segment where Crews had some retribution by interfering the Celtic Warrior in the face who was poking fun at some the superstars. This storyline from WWE Smackdown must go on to benefit Crews before he is lost in the chaos.
Chris Jericho def. Dean Ambrose
At the main event of WWE Smackdown, Jericho picked up a surprise win against Ambrose with a Codebreaker. In the height of their clash, Ambrose took his eye from the opponent to avoid colliding with the referee. But, a veteran like Jericho took the fullest advantage of it and connected with his pendant move. Jericho looked to take the assault by grabbing a ladder into the ring but Ambrose turned the table by putting Jericho onto the ladder. Ambrose finished the war off by leaping from the ladder onto Jericho and sending the crowd home, happily.