Smackdown 1000 came up with a star-studded night. Several legends made their returns as promised. A shocking title change was the highlight of this edition. Plus two final players emerged to the world cup tournament at Crown Jewel PPV. Check out the results from the show hosted by the Capital One Arena in Washington DC.
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Truth TV kicked things off on Smackdown 1000. They entertained the crowd with a dance break before Stephanie McMahon interrupted them. The current commissioner, Shane McMahon joined the first-ever GM of the show. Out came, Vince McMahon to join them on the show. They danced off to give a great opening to Smackdown 1000.
AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan teamed up to compete in the opening contest of Smackdown 1000. The Usos were their opponents. AJ and Daniel were in full control of the match by locking in their respective finishing maneuvers. Bryan accidentally hit AJ leading Jey to kick AJ from the ring. Usos hit a double superkick on Bryan to get the win.
Evolution reunited as promised on Smackdown 1000. Triple H, Randy Orton, Batista, and Ric Flair gathered inside the ring to greet the crowd. All of them cut promos including Batista who received the most of the mic time. He was in his hometown and did not bother to mention how Triple H never best him. The segment ended with a teasing a future match between these two.
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The Cutting Edge was back on Smackdown 1000. Edge mentioned how this show had been his home over the years. He invited his first guest on the show i.e. Becky Lynch who went on record saying how she idolized Edge. Charlotte Flair came out pointing out how Becky was lying. She delivered a huge spear on Becky to start a brawl and end the talk show.
The Miz had a world cup qualifying match against Rusev. Aiden English provided the distraction to Rusev allowing The Miz to qualify with a roll-up. Lana gave a low blow to Aiden after the match. Rusev gave a beat down on Aiden English after this.
The New Day defended their tag team championships against the Bar. Big E was in control of the match trying to give a slam to Cesaro. But Sheamus received the tag and sent Xavier Woods to the barricade. Big Show’s music hit as he came out trying to help the New Day. But he choke-slammed Kofi through the table helping the Bar to win Smackdown tag team championships.
Rey Mysterio was back in action on Smackdown 1000 against Shinsuke Nakamura. Mysterio ate an inside-out back suplex as Nakamura went for a Kinshasa. He countered with a Hurricurana and hit a 619. A springboard splash ended the match as he emerged to the World Cup tournament at Crown Jewel.
The Undertaker’s gong hit the arena as Mysterio celebrated. He came out with his legendary entrance to cut a short promo about how DX will Rest in Peace at Crown Jewel. The Phenome ended Smackdown 1000 doing his signature pose while exiting the ramp.