Sean Ross SappDown Live (4/11): PODCAST SUPERSTAR SHAKEUP NOTES!

Opening Segment

  • Kevin Owens is on Smackdown! Major upgrade, in my opinion. Give me Owens over a Bray Wyatt any day. He speaks in French and hates America.
  • Baron Corbin comes out. He talks. He says things.
  • Sami Zayn is on Smackdown! Hilarious reaction from KO.
  • AJ Styles joins the FRAY.
  • Daniel Bryan specifies that Owens is still facing Chris Jericho, and the winner at Payback comes to SD Live.

Randy Orton defeated Erick Rowan via DQ

  • Ahhhh okay. We needed this match nobody is gonna give a shit about.
  • Erick Rowan has his singles music back.
  • Rowan needs Harper badly. They both need each other, honestly.
  • This is a bridge gapper. It's short, but then Wyatt shows up on the screen.
  • Rowan attacks Orton with stairs, then lays him out in the ring.

WWE Tag Team Championships
Usos (c) defeated American Alpha

  • Smackdown needs a couple of teams badly. It's shallow, and they lost Heath Slater & Rhyno and The Vaudevillians.
  • Never watch the first 5 minutes of a WWE tag match
  • Uso with a nice superkick on a hanging armbar.
  • Steinerizer!
  • The suicide dive to suplex spot was really cool.
  • Awesome finish to this match, too. Usos are so good together as heels.
  • Shining Stars show up and attack AA after the match.
  • LOL.

Mojo Rawley defeated Hardbody Mahal

  • Gronk is ringside.
  • Mojo Rawley vs. Jinder Mahal is like a call back to 2005 Smackdown.
  • Gronk throws a beer in Mahal's face and then Mojo absolutely murders Mahal.

State of Smackdown Women's Division

  • Shane McMahon calls SD Live the land of opportunity.
  • This is where we find out if La Luchadora is still on the roster.
  • Ellsworth cuts a funny promo.
  • Shane McMahon teases Charlotte, but brings out Tamina. Then Charlotte. Neat.

Other stuffs

  • Sin Cara and Rusev are on SD. Great move.
  • Lana is debuting soon I guess.
  • New Day to Smackdown. That's a big one!

Tye Dillinger defeated Aiden English

  • This is short, and a bit of a breath of fresh air.
  • English has his singing gimmick.
  • Dillinger wins quickly. Fun little match

Ziggler and Nakamura

  • Ziggler comes out and yells about staying on Smackdown.
  • He's interrupted by Nakamura.
  • Ziggler tries to kick him, but Nakamura pushes him down.
  • The facial expressions from both sides is great.

Number One Contender's match

AJ Styles defeated Sami Zayn & Baron Corbin

  • WWE does multi man matches right. This is no exception.
  • Sami Zayn's dives always make sense. I appreciate that.
  • Corbin kills AJ with a nice clothesline
  • You notice how much better commentary has been with JBL going out of his way to not be an insufferable douche? There's a reason.
  • This match absolutely rules.
  • Styles wins.
  • Smackdown wins.
  • We win!

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