WWE Smackdown! was taped in Dayton, OH last night and this is what went down:
– Jack Swagger & Mark Henry d. The Ascension
– Neville d. Tyler Breeze
– The Social Outcasts (Curtis Axel & Heath Slater) d. The Dudley Boyz
– Chris Jericho opens the show to talk about Royal Rumble, but is interrupted by The New Day. He then books them in a six-man tag.
– Dolph Ziggler & The Usos d. The New Day
– Becky Lynch d. Alicia Foxx (Charlotte and Ric Flair did commentary)
– MizTV segment with Kevin Owens and Dean Ambrose, who compared their Last Man Standing match to an amusement park of rides. Miz attacked Ambrose. Owens came to the ring and hit Miz with a Popup Powerbomb. Ambrose recovered, attacked Owens, hit Dirty Deeds, and led the crown in a 10 count
– Bray Wyatt d. Ryback
– Titus O’Neil d. Stardust
Kalisto was interviewed backstage and was attacked by The League of Nations.
– Roman Reigns d. The League of Nations (Sheamus, King Barrett, Alberto Del Rio & Rusev) via DQ.
– After the match, The Usos ran out for the save, but were also taken out by The League of Nations. Reigns recovered and cleaned house. Bray Wyatt and his crew surrounded the ring. Reigns attacked Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, but he’s decked by Braun Strowman. The trio attack Reigns outside, and then roll him in the ring for Wyatt to hit Sister Abigail.
This is now, I believe, the fourth show in six where Titus O’Neil has defeated Stardust, and the third Smackdown! since the show moved to the USA Network where the main event doesn’t have a clean finish. And they wonder why no one cares about Smackdown!. Also amazing to see The Social Outcasts – who switch from jobbers to competitors – pin The Dudley Boyz. It’s on Main Event so it doesn’t matter, but still.