SmackDown is shaping up to be phenomenal. Randy Orton is returning from WrestleMania, as the new WWE World Champion. But Bray Wyatt won’t be far behind. By the way, “The Phenomenal” is looking to rejoin the fray for the world title. Orton has a lot to contend with on the first night back from WrestleMania.
But will AJ Styles get drafted to Raw instead?
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We’ll also feel the glow tonight with our new WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi. And I’m sure Alexa Bliss will have a born to pick with the Florida native. There’s so much to look forward to tonight on WWE SmackDown Live!
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Opening Segment: Orton kicks off SmackDown
The crowd cheers when Orton’s music hits to begin SmackDown. But when he gets in the ring, the fans are split (some boos, some cheers). Orton calls himself Bray Wyatt’s master, and the Eater of Worlds will never forget his name. And then, the lights go out…
Wyatt appears on the screens, and tells Randy that he is the master of nothing. Wyatt is looking revenge, and he will get it in a “House of Horrors Match.” Orton is unfazed, and calls out the former champion to battle right now. But wait…Bray is standing right behind Orton. Wyatt drops Orton. The action spills outside the ring. Erick Rowan emerges out of nowhere with a sick steam-punk sheep mask.
The Wyatt Family gains the upper-hand on Orton until Luke Harper’s music hits and storms down to the ring to kick ass. He levels both Rowan and Bray.
The Miz & Maryse announce that they will call out John Cena tonight
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Naomi (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
Naomi & Alexa Bliss go move for move. The action spills outside the ring, as we go to our first commercial break.
Bliss is in control when we come back from the break. But Naomi counters and kicks some serious booty. Alexa even wound up ate a Rear View from Naomi. After several minutes of back-and-forth action, Naomi traps Bliss into a wild-looking submission hold.
Naomi defeats Alexa Bliss to retain the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Curt Hawkins vs. Tye Dillinger
NXT’s Tye Dillinger is making his official SmackDown debut right now!
Hawkins and Dillinger lock it up in the opening moments of this match. Dillinger really shined into this match. Tye has the crowd in the palm of his hands. He knocks around Hawkins for a few minutes, and finishes the match with a Tye Breaker.
Tye Dillinger defeats Curt Hawkins
Out comes John Cena & Nikki Bella?
John Cena’s music hits. Is that John Cena & Nikki Bella? Nope, that’s just The Miz & Maryse wearing their best CeBella Halloween costume. Yep, I just coined CeBella as a term that represent Cena & Nikki’s engagement. It’s like Bennifer, but better.
Miz & Maryse mock their WrestleMania opponents even more. The Miz basically calls their engagement nothing more than a publicity stunt to make Cena seem relatable. Miz announces that Nikki and John are leaving forever to go to Hollywood.
But then…a violinist appears.
Shinsuke Nakamura Makes His Official WWE Debut
The crowd goes nuts. They’re cheering and singing along to his song. The fans are treating this guy like a main event right out the gate.
Nakamura, clad in red leather, says absolutely nothing. But he didn’t need to. His entrance says it all.
Street Fight: Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin
Corbin drives Ambrose into the corner and stomps away. Corbin throws Dean into the next corner and he repeats the violence. Ambrose rallies back, but Corbin is too strong.
The violence spills to the outside. Ambrose charges and knocks Corbin over the announcer’s table. Baron landed on his head!
As we come back from commercial break, there are so many weapons in the ring (chairs & tables). Corbin drives Ambrose through a table and into the turnbuckle. Corbin finds a leather strap under the ring and beats the hell outta Dean.
Ambrose battles back and lays the whoppin’ on Corbin with that damn strap. Dean gets another measure of retribution, after he elbow drops Corbin throw a table.
But in the end, Corbin spelled the End of Days for Ambrose
Baron Corbin defeats Dean Ambrose
In-Ring Segment: Shane McMahon & AJ Styles
Shane calls SmackDown the land of opportunity,and suggest that every Raw superstar should be praying that they get drafted. AJ Styles interrupts Shane’s promo to tell him that he doesn’t want to leave. AJ considers SmackDown home. But Styles owes Shane something …a handshake and a sign of respect.
Main Event: The Wyatt Family vs. Randy Orton & Luke Harper
Orton tries to take Erick Rowan out early, but eats a spinkick for his troubles. As we come back from commercial break, Wyatt is destroying Orton. Randy gives Luke Harper the hot tag. Fans chant and cheer for Luke. The former Wyatt Family original takes out both Wyatt and Rowan. Harper then runs the ropes and does an insane dive to the outside onto Rowan.
Wyatt kills Luke’s momentum with a yuge clothesline. Rowan and Wyatt take over Harper in the ring, as Bray hits a senton and Rowan lands a big splash. However, Luke fights passed adversity. He dukes it out with Rowan.
Bray tags in and immediately goes after Harper. Luke fire back with a big boot, but Bray is quickly back on his feet. Wyatt knocks down Luke with another stiff shot, but Harper kicks out at 2. Wyatt tags in Rowan, who begins stomping on his former Wyatt brethren.
Luke fights back after he is cornered. But Rowan sends Luke sprawling with a dropkick and another big splash. Luke kicks out again. Rowan tags in Wyatt.
Bray beat on Harper with some more stiff shots and a headlock. But a powerful side-slam silence Wyatt’s onslaught. Rowan gets the tag. But so does Orton…
Randy starts kicking ass immediately. He drops Rowan with a powerslam. Wyatt saves his partner from eating a DDT from the second rope. But Orton does that DDT on Bray instead.
Orton is about to hit an RKO, but the lights go out because of some Wyatt Family magic. When the lights turn back on, Bray is gone. Well, he’s not in the ring anymore at least. Wyatt is lying out on the ramp looking up at his opponents.
Rowan tries to surprise Orton. Big mistake….Erick eats an RKO.
Randy Orton & Luke Harper defeat The Wyatt Family
Post-Match: Bray is laughing hysterically as he looks back at the ring.
WWE SmackDown: Announced Matches/Segments
- WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship match: Naomi (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
- Curt Hawkins vs. Tye Dillinger
- The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt & Erick Rowan) vs. Randy Orton & Luke Harper
- The Miz & Maryse call out John Cena & Nikki Bella
- Street Fight: Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin
- Shinsuke Nakamura debuts!