Just 10 days away from Wrestlemania, WWE Smackdown was hosted from Boston where the beast showed up to go to war against the Wyatts and Ambrose. The show kicked off with the father-daughter duo of Ric Flair and Charlotte cutting a heel promo for the triple threat Divas championship match at Wrestlemania. She claimed that she will put an end to the so-called Divas revolution in WWE by putting an end to the effort of both Becky and Sasha of trying to gain the Divas championship. Sasha Banks showed up in her hometown in a huge pop.
(WWE Smackdown results are courtesy wwe.com)
Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks
The two were followed were engaged in a tremendous showdown on WWE Smackdown. When the action reached to the height the champion pushed Sasha to the Irish Lass kicker who was present at the ringside commentary. Back into the ring the boss countered the figure-eight and turned it into a small package for the win. Post-match a livid Becky delivered back to back suplexes on both of them. Sasha recovered in time and delivered a backstabber to the champion to end the segment.
Sheamus vs. Kofi Kingston
Before the one-on-one match on WWE Smackdown, The New Day described “The League of Booty” is actually “hot garbage”. Despite the incredible high flying actions from Kofi Kingston who leapt over the top rope to hit Sheamus with a gravity defying summersault plunge on the ringside floor, Sheamus picked up the win after hitting a Brogue Kick. The outside interference from Rusev and King Barrett set up the win for them prior to Wrestlemania.
The Usos vs. The Ascension
The Usos earned an easy victory prior to their Wrestlemania encounter with the Dudley Boyz. They delivered double superkick to Konor and Viktor for the win. But, the real impact came moments later when the Samoan warriors sent a powerful message to Bubba Ray and D-Von by hitting Samoan Splashes on Konnor & Viktor through the tables.
The Dudleyz reacted to their action backstage by talking trash against the Samoans and Rikishi which set up a match between Bubba And Roman Reigns later the night.
Dolph Ziggler & Sami Zayn def. Kevin Owens & The Miz
With the initial hesitation of getting along, the Miz and KO did manage to fight it out against Zayn and Ziggler. But, Owens as per his characteristics tried to leave in between the match leaving the awesome one high-and-dry. The exit was prohibited though by his Wrestlemania opponents Sin Cara and Stardust. The Miz took KO back into the ring and planted him with the skull crushing finale. But, after that, he was treated with a super-kick and Helluva Kick to get defeated on WWE Smackdown.
Bubba Ray vs. Roman Reigns
Since his return after healing her shattered nose, Reigns has embraced a new animalistic viciousness and defied the Authority. With that in mind, Reigns came to the SmackDown ring to battle Bubba Ray. The match was quickly abandoned after Reigns unleashed the same mentality to his opponent and bounced his opponent’s face off the announce table repeatedly and unleashing a brutal onslaught of the extreme Superstar. D-Von tried to interfere and ate a Superman punch. Reigns ended the segment with fierce spear and sent a message to the Authority.
AJ Styles vs. Tyler Breeze
This was a pretty uneven match up. After challenging Jericho to a showdown at Wrestlemania, the Phenomenal one easily overcame the Prince Pretty with a Phenomenal forearm on WWE Smackdown. In spite of Styles’ impressive victory, the question of him facing Jericho at the grandest stage was still not addressed by Y2J.
Brock Lesnar conquered the Wyatts and Ambrose
Brock did take Ambrose’s invitation seriously and showed up this week at Boston edition of Smackdown surrounded with his outspoken advocate Paul Heyman. He decided to give a sneak peek of what’s coming at Wrestlemania. But when Heyman called out The Lunatic Fringe to battle The Beast right there and then, The Wyatt Family instead made a surprise appearance to reopen its own conflict with The Conqueror.
Ambrose emerged with a kendo stick in hand to neutralize the flock helping Lesnar, thereby. Lesnar took Rowan and Strowman to Suplex City. Dean attacked Lesnar with the Kendo stick in hand. But the beast countered his adversary’s assault and bounced back with a clothesline and finished off WWE Smackdown with an emphatic F-5.