Good evening Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of WWE Smackdown, on Fox Sports 1 for one week only! Be sure to stick around afterwards for the post-show podcast and 205 Live!
-We open the show with Miz TV where The Miz stands in the ring with Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan and their teams for Crown Jewel. Hogan says that his team is going to destroy Ric's team before Ric says that Hogan and his team are going down before Hogan says that Ric has never beaten him and he's not going to beat his team. Sami mocks Chad's height before Chad says that he's proud of being short and being on Team Hogan before Ali mocks Sami and calls him Shinsuke's mouthpiece before Corbin says that Roman is going to let everyone down and that Smackdown is his kingdom and that the WWE Universe needs a ruler and not a hero. Roman says that Corbin is stupid and looks stupid before saying that he's going to punch him in the mouth before they set up a six-man tag match in tonight's main event between Roman, Ali and Chad and Corbin, Cesaro and Shinsuke before all six men brawl at ringside and Team Hogan run Team Flair off as we go to commercial.
New Day vs Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
Dolph drops Kofi with a shoulder block and dances before Kofi gets caught up on the top turnbuckle when Roode pulls his foot down and Dolph superkicks him off of the top turnbuckle and down onto the floor as we go to commercial.
Big-E hits Dolph with several belly to belly suplexes and sends Roode off of the apron before clotheslining Dolph and Kofi hits a tope before Roode hits a spinebuster and Dolph rolls Kofi up for the pin and the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode defeat New Day via pinfall when Dolph pins Kofi.
-After the match Dolph and Robert and The Revival attack New Day before Heavy Machinery come out and save New Day as we see Lucha House Party looking on from backstage before we see Rey Mysterio, his son Dominic and Cain Velasquez talking backstage as we go to commercial.
Lacey Evans vs Local Talent
Lacey gets out of the ring as soon as the match starts and gets back into the ring at the count of nine before hitting the Woman's Right for the pin and the win.
Winner: Lacey Evans defeats a local performer via pinfall with the Woman's Right.
-Nikki Cross is interviewed via satellite backstage where she talks about her match against Bayley for the Smackdown Women's Championship and her match against Mandy Rose tonight as we go to commercial.
-We return to the rebuilt Firefly Fun House where Bray holds a funeral for Rambling Rabbit where Bray takes gin out of the casket and kisses his bloody head before he reanimates and is immediately eaten by Mercy.
Drew Gulak vs Kalisto
Before the match Drew shows his PowerPoint presentation and Kalisto dropkicks him before Drew comes back and locks in a torture rack before Braun Strowman comes out to the ring and Kalisto hits the Salida del Sol off of the distraction for the pin and the win.
Winner:Kalisto defeats Drew Gulak via pinfall with the Salida del Sol
-After the match Braun hits Drew with two running powerslams before saying that this is what happens when you disrespect him before Daniel Bryan is interviewed in the ring about the current state of Yes Movement before Daniel is interrupted by Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn. Sami says that Shinsuke holds no ill feelings for Daniel pinning him last week and shows a video of Daniel turning on the WWE Universe last November before saying that he's known Daniel for a long time and that the New Daniel Bryan is the real Daniel Bryan. Sami says that Daniel is good and honorable unlike the fans and that he genuinely cares about the planet and the environment and that the fans don't care about anything or anyone, but themselves. Sami says that he's a vegan like Daniel and that he and Shinsuke care about the ocean and that the three of them are artists. Sami tries to get Daniel to join them before Daniel walks past them and out of the ring before leaving as we go to commercial.
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