The final televised episode prior to Stomping Grounds took place in the form of Smackdown, last night. The challenger for WWE title was in action whereas Moments of Bliss talk-show returned on the show. Plus, there was a solid tag team main event match listed on the show. Check out the results from the episode that took place at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.
The New Day appeared in the ring to kick off this week’s Smackdown Live talking about the WWE Championship match at Stomping Grounds. Kofi Kingston claimed to be still our WWE Champion after the PPV when Dolph Ziggler’s music hit. He came out talking about how he is going to beat Kofi inside a steel cage where his friends could not interfere.
The opening contest of Smackdown Live featured Dolph Ziggler going up against Xavier Woods. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn ran down to ringside to attack Kofi and Big E from behind. Ziggler planted Woods with a Spike DDT taking advantage. Woods came back with a Gut-buster but Ziggler came back with a Zig-zag followed by a superkick to pick up the win.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross walked out to host A Moment of Bliss with the Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley. As usual, Bliss went on to verbally attack Bayley for not living up to the hypes in her career. This forced Bayley to attack Bliss on the ramp. Cross pulled Bayley off Bliss. The duo attacked Bayley for sometimes before walking off.
Smackdown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan and Rowan were present on the commentary table as Heavy Machinery took on against The B-Team. Otis connected with the Caterpillar as Tucker made the tag and hit the Compactor for the win. After the match, Seth Rollins entered the ring and attacked B-Team with a steel chair in hand!
Shane McMahon walked into Smackdown with Drew McIntyre and Elias claiming that McIntyre will beat Roman Reigns this Sunday at WWE Stomping Grounds. But The Miz soon cut off his promo showing the footages of Reigns beating Shane on Raw. An irate Shane set him up for the next match of the night.
It was a Tag Team Elimination Match where
Elias and Drew McIntyre teamed up against The Miz and R-Truth. Elias kneed Truth into the corner to pin and eliminate him from the match. The Miz fought back with a DDT and some IT kicks on Elias but McIntyre hit him with a Glasgow Kiss followed by a Claymore for the win. He hit two more Claymores on Miz after the match.
R-Truth was backstage when she saw someone dressed as Carmella. It was Drake Maverick who rolled him up win the WWE 24/7 Championship. Truth could not believe that Carmella did that to him.
A 2-out-of-3 Falls Match between
Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn was the main event of Smackdown Live. Kofi delivered a Trouble in Paradise to start the match to pin Sami and take a 1-0 lead. Owens set Rollins up for a pop-up powerbomb who got out of it and hit him with a Superkick followed by a Stomp for the win. The two champions celebrated with their titles to end the show.