Smackdown came up with a packed episode to conclude the buildups for MITB. There was a summit for the women’s division of the brand.
The general manager of the show also announced a dream match on the show. We had also seen two more such big-time matches last night which happened for the very first time.
Here are the results from the show took place at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Smackdown Live kicked off with the GM hosting women’s summit. Each of the women present in the ring boasted about winning the MITB briefcase for the women’s division. A verbal confrontation broke out when the IIconics interrupted. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville cane down too to create a huge brawl amongst eight women superstars.
Daniel Bryan vs Shelton Benjamin was the opening contest of Smackdown Live. Bryan went for the YES lock early in the match, but his opponent backed down. Shelton locked in the half crab, but Bryan put him into the top rope. Shelton got out of this and locked in the half crab again. Bryan reversed it to the heel-hook to pick up the win via submission.
The Miz put on a referee’s shirt for a role-play in an act. So Paige appointed him to be a special guest referee for Samoa Joe vs Rusev. Miz threw tantrums in between the match and refused to count for Joe. It caused a confrontation between the Miz and Joe. Rusev took advantage of it and hit the Machka Kick to pick up the win.
Jeff Hardy had his dream match on Smackdown against Shinsuke Nakamura. The US champion was in firm control hitting the Twist of Fate. He followed it up with the Swanton Bomb but could not get the three count. Nakamura escaped the ring and hit him with a low blow. Nakamura counted to ten, as Jeff failed to stand up from it.
AJ Styles had an interview segment with the host Jerry ‘the king’ Lawler. He vowed to be the last man standing on this Sunday Night. Renee Young interviewed Big Cass who promised to defeat Daniel Bryan at MITB. Paige encountered Asuka in a backstage segment. She wanted Carmella in a match. So the GM of Smackdown confirmed a ten-woman tag team match.
The lineup was Naomi, Lana, Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Asuka vs The IIconics, Carmella, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. Charlotte floored everyone with a moon assault.
Carmella and Asuka were the legal women in the match. The latter one locked in the Asuka Lock to force Mella to tap out. The babyfaces stood tall to end the show.