Smackdown was all about positivity as The New Day reunited on last night’s show. They also featured in the main event of the night that was a huge six-man tag team match. Plus, all the championship storylines ahead of Stomping Grounds received massive boost as the Tuesday Night show aired from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
Miz TV opened this week’s edition of Smackdown Live with Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon as special guests. Elias also accompanied them to give us a dose of music. A verbal war broke out between the Miz and Shane after that led Miz wanting Shane in a match. But he had to face Elias and Drew McIntyre on a row in the opening contests.
Elias vs. Miz was the first match of Smackdown that saw Miz countering Drift Away attempt with a kick to the knee. Elias still hit a Twisted Powerbomb but Miz kicked out of that and hit the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Drew McIntyre rushed into the ring, afterward for the next match with The Miz. Drew botched a springboard off the top rope letting Miz hit a DDT. Miz missed a Skull Crushing Finale due to Shane’s distractions allowing Drew to hit the Claymore for the win. Shane McMahon took advantage of the situation and defeated The Miz applying the Shane applies the Triangle Choke Hold submission, easily.
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions, Daniel Bryan and Rowan made their way to the ring to take on Yolo County Tag Team Champions. However, Heavy Machinery interrupted and demanded a title match opportunity. So Bryan put them into the match against the jobbers. A Caterpillar followed by The Compactor handed them an easy win.
Carmella was up next to compete in a match against Sonya Deville. She received a vicious sliding knee to the face for a near fall. Carmella countered into The Code of Silence but Deville broke the hold and delivered a knee to the face. Mandy Rose distracted Carmella from outside allowing Deville to hit her with a Step-Up Knee for the victory.
A verbal war broke out on Smackdown as Big E made his return to the show. Woods and Kofi already stood in the ring and introduced E into the ring. After a hilarious promo from E, Ziggler, Owens and Sami Zayn joined them in the conversation as the verbal war continued.
Nikki Cross made her way to the ring with Alexa Bliss to have a match with Smackdown women’s champion, Bayley. Cross unloaded some punches and hit an inverted DDT on Bayley for a near fall. The champ countered with a running knee to Cross in the corner, followed by a rolling splash. Bliss tried to distract but failed as Bayley connected with a top rope elbow for the win.
The New Day vs. Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn was the main event of Smackdown. Big E made the hot tag to Kofi but Zayn provided the distraction. E went after Ziggler only to eat a superkick. He went for another superkick but accidentally hit Zayn. Kofi then executed two Trouble in Paradises on Ziggler and Zayn and pin the later one for the win. He celebrated with the title to end the show.
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