WWE returned to New Orleans with Smackdown Live after quite a long time. This was the go-home episode for the Money in the Bank PPV on this Sunday. Four big time matches were already announced prior to the show in order to hype it up. Check out the full results from the show hosted at the Smoothie King Center.
The show kicked off with The New Day who came out to cut a fun promo for the New Orleans crowd. This was the last event by WWE in this city before they come up with Wrestlemania, next year. The contenders also vowed to take the Smackdown tag team titles from The Usos at Money in the Bank.
The champions showed up sooner to deliver some strong words to their opponents. Breezango and The Colons also joined them in the ring to start the scheduled 8 man tag team match. New Day and Breezango won the contest after Xavier Woods connected with a stomp on Epico.
The matchup between Naomi and Tamina took place, next on Smackdown. Lana showed up for being present at the commentary table. The champion was able to pick up the win by delivering the top rope moon sault on her opponent. Lana attacked her from behind making a major statement. She posed with the Smackdown women’s title, thereafter.
Jinder Mahal showed up in the ring to have a confrontation with Randy Orton. He cut a strong heel promo blasting his opponent. The Viper showed up soon to interrupt and demanded the Singh Brothers to clear the ring. Then strike with an RKO out of nowhere to Jinder and leave the ring.
Charlotte faced Natalya in a singles match as announced. The Queen picked up the win by connecting two big boots to Nattie’s face and following with her pendant move, Natural Selection. She ended the segment by pointing towards the Money in the Bank briefcase.
A huge main event took place as the team of Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler took on the team of AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, and Nakamura. After a hard hitting back and forth going, it was Sami who was able to deliver the Helluva Kick in order to gain the pinfall.
A huge brawl broke out at the ringside, thereafter with every man trying to set up the ladder and grab the briefcase hanging high above the ring. Baron Corbin was the one to gain the upper hand. However, Nakamura came from behind and took him down with a Kinshasa. He climbed the ladder and grabbed the briefcase to pose with it and end the show as the crowd gave a huge pop to him.