Smackdown’s headliner for last night was the announcement for WWE Championship match. Fastlane storylines kicked off through this show, unlike Monday Night Raw. We also expected a promo segment from Charlotte Flair alongside an apology from The Miz to Shane McMahon. Here are the results from the show hosted by the Smoothie King Center at New Orleans, Louisiana.
Shane McMahon was out first to kick off Smackdown Live. He informed that NXT stars Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Ricochet and Aleister Black will be in action on the show. The Miz showed up demanding a rematch for Smackdown tag team championships. So McMahon announced this match for March 10th for the Fastlane pay-per-view in Miz’s hometown, Fastlane.
The opening contest of the night featured Aleister Black vs. Andrade. The heel one gave some chops to the chest of Black to start the match. But the NXT star came back with a series of takedowns, leg kicks, sweep and knee to the face. A German suplex followed for a near fall. He countered the double knees from Andrade into the Black Mass for the win.
The Bar vs. NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa and NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano was the next lineup on Smackdown. The NXT superstars cut a promo prior to the match, promising to steal the show. Sheamus started the match with uppercuts but Ciampa gave him a big boot. Gargano caught Cesaro with a snap Hurricarana. In the finish, Gargano delivered a superkick on Sheamus whereas Ciampa rolled up Cesaro for the win.
Asuka was out next on Smackdown for an interview. She wanted a new challenge against her when Mandy Rose came out claiming no one cares about her. But she is ready to take on Asuka. This set up an impromptu matchup between the two. Sonya Deville remained at the ringside to watch the match. Asuka released a German Suplex followed by a Shining Wizard. Mandy play-acted of something getting into her eyes. This distraction allowed her to roll up Asuka for the win.
Ricochet vs. Eric Young was the next matchup on Smackdown. The NXT star came up with a snap Hurricarana and dropkick combo to take control. But Alexander Wolfe provided the distraction allowing Young to crack a right hand. Young got busted open after taking a corner bump. Ricochet delivered a kick and 630 back to back for the win.
A Six Man Tag Team Match was the main event of this week’s Smackdown Live. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, and Samoa Joe vs. Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, and Kofi Kingston was the lineup. Kofi jumped off the top rope to take out Bryan and Rowan. He executed the Trouble in Paradise successfully to pin Bryan and pick up the win. Shane McMahon came out confirming Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston at Fastlane for the WWE title.
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