SmackDown started with a recap of the Roman Reigns and Jey Uso match from Clash of Champions.
Michael Cole opened up the show and noted they're celebrating their one-year partnership with FOX.
Roman Reigns Crowing As Tribal Chief
A.J. Styles music hit, and he confronted Uso in the ring. Styles thinks somebody like him should get the next title shot. Styles continued to mock Uso. Uso heard enough and rocked Styles with a superkick that sent him to the floor. Uso followed up with a cross body off the announce table.
Jey Uso defeated A.J. Styles
Thumbs Up ***1/4
Otis defeated John Morrison
The Miz and Tucker are not allowed at ringside.
This was pretty much a squash match. Otis rocked Morrison with a hard forearm to take over. Otis was firmly in control and dominated the match.
Otis hit a splash in the corner and followed up with the Catapillar. He then hit the Vader Bomb for the win.
** Thumbs In The Middle Pointing Up
Sheamus defeated Shorty G
They showed a video Big E posted to Instagram. He noted the draft is coming up and challenged Sheamus to a pinfalls count anywhere match next week on SmackDown.
This was another squash match. Shorty G had a brief advantage and hit a German Suplex for a near fall. Sheamus quickly gained control and hit two Brogue kicks for the win.
*3/4 Thumbs In The Middle Pointing Down. They don't have to keep humiliating the poor man.
The KO Show
This was a good segment, mainly because of Kevin Owens.
Owens is excited to be on the show because the draft is coming and SmackDown might be his new home. He was wearing a Street Profits shirt. Despite being a Raw superstar, he's been paying attention to SmackDown. He has a lot of questions for his guest Alexa Bliss.
They recapped Alexa Bliss going into a trance last week and attacking Lacey Evans.
Owens said he sees something different in Bliss. She used to be happy and smiling all the time. Bliss isn't the happy girl that Owens met five years ago. She's similar to his rival on Raw Aleister Black. Bliss noted people could change and asked if Owens wants to change. He said this isn't about him. It's about Bliss changing and the darkness that's taking over her.
Owens thinks if he can understand what's taking over Bliss, he can understand what's going on with Black.
Bliss talked about the feeling she gets from The Fiend. She described the chilling feeling he gives her. Owens thinks The Fined brainwashed her.
Owens noted that The Fiend is here. Bliss said, Let him in. Owens jumped to his feet as the lights went out. The Fiend appeared in the ring and attacked Owens with the mandible claw.
Bliss and The Fiend stared at each other. She finally stood up from her chair, and he held her hand.
Matt Riddle, Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado (w/Kalisto) defeated King Corbin, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura
This was a fine six-man tag match.
*** Thumbs Up
In the back, Carmella revealed herself as the mysterious blond woman from the last few weeks. She isn't playing by your rules anymore and isn't your princess. She's untouchable unless she doesn't want to be.
Sasha Banks Promo
Banks knows that Bayley isn't in the arena because she's scared of her. Banks challenged SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley to a match next week and promised to win the title. Banks took off her neck brace at the end of the segment. This was a good promo by Banks.
Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the title
***1/2 Thumbs Up
Next Week: The WWE Draft begins next Friday night. Kevin Owens goes one-on-one with The Fiend. SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley defends against Sasha Banks. Big E takes on Sheamus in a pinfalls count anywhere match. Plus, Otis represents himself in his court case with The Miz.
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