Good evening Fight Fans to our coverage of tonight's edition of WWE Smackdown on FOX! We hope you enjoy the show and will hang around afterwards for the post-show podcast!
-We open the show with a video recapping last week's show in which Adam Cole defended his NXT Championship against Daniel Bryan.
-Baron Corbin comes out to the ring to start the show and says that Roman is a role model for coming back from leukemia before he insults Roman Reigns manhood ahead of their match in tonight's main event.
-The New Day are interviewed backstage ahead of their tag title match against the champions The Revival as we go to commercial.
Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match
The Revival (c) vs New Day
Scott and Kofi kick things off with Kofi getting a series of two counts off of a roll up early before Big-E comes in and New Day double up on Scott and Dash seemingly injures his knee as we go to commercial.
We come back to finding out that Dash faked the injury before Kofi hits a tope to the outside and drops Scott with a diving cross body before The Revival hit a superplex splash combo for a two count that Big-E breaks up. Dash hits E with a tornado DDT before Kofi hits the SOS for a near fall before E comes in and The Revival double up on E for a near fall with a diving uppercut German suplex. Kofi gets the blind tag and hits Dash with a missile dropkick before Kofi hits Scott with the Trouble in Paradise and E hits a spinebuster for the pin and the win.
Winner: New Day defeat The Revival via pinfall when Kofi pins Scott with the Trouble in Paradise to become the new SmackDown tag team champions.
-We return to Sami Zayn talking to Daniel Bryan backstage, Zayn still trying to get Daniel over to his side before leaving.
-Heavy Machinery come out to the ring for a match before Imperium show up out of nowhere and attack HM before they're ran off by several of the male Superstars on the blue brand. We then go backstage to Bayley and Sasha Banks being interviewed where Bayley talks about Shayna Baszler and Becky Lynch and how Shayna attacked her last week.
Shinsuke Nakamura w/Sami Zayn & Cesaro vs Ali & Chad Gable
Daniel Bryan comes out onto the stage to watch the match before Cesaro drops Chad with a running knee and Shinsuke comes in before Chad puts him in an armbar in the ropes. Chad rolls and tags in Ali who hits Cesaro with an enzuigiri and a rolling sit-out face buster into a DDT for a two count that Shinsuke breaks up. Chad hits a belly to belly suplex that sends Shinsuke over the top rope before Ali hits a suicide dive and launches Cesaro into the front row before Cesaro catches him coming off of the top rope once they're back in the ring and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Shinsuke hits Ali with an exploder suplex and Ali superkicks him when he goes for the Kinshasa before Sami goes to interfere and Chad stops him before Cesaro hits Ali. Shinsuke then hits Ali with a Kinshasa for the pin and the win.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro defeat Ali and Chad Gable via pinfall when Shinsuke pins Ali with a Kinshasa.
-We get the Smackdown Match Flo for this week featuring a recap of last week's match between Nikki Cross and Bayley before Shayna Baszler attacked Bayley after the match.
Sasha Banks w/Bayley vs Nikki Cross
Sasha beats Nikki down and plays to the crowd before suplexing her for a quick two count and dropping her with a kick before choking her in the ropes. Sasha hits a snap mare into a meteora for a quick two count before Nikki comes back with a huricanrrana and several arm drags into a sliding cross body for a two count. Nikki hits a wrecking ball dropkick and a diving cross body off of the apron before attacking Bayley at ringside and Bayley grabs her on the apron before Sasha kicks her off of the apron. Nikki gets an inside cradle for a near fall once they're back in the ring before hitting a running cross body for a near fall and Sasha rolls out of the ring to regroup with Bayley as we go to commercial.
We return to Sasha in control, laying into Nikki with right hands and forearms before Nikki hits a tornado DDT and a running splash in the corner into a diving cross body for a near fall. Sasha locks in the Banks Statement briefly before getting a near fall off of a jack knife pin before Sasha counters a fisherman's neckbreaker into a back stabber and the Banks Statement for the tap and the win.
Winner: Sasha Banks defeats Nikki Cross via submission with the Banks Statement.