Sean Ross Sappdown Live (5/23): Podcast Notes, Match Ratings, Jinder Mahal, MITB, More

Opening Segment

  • The police escort for Jinder Mahal is good stuff.
  • Styles, Corbin, Owens, Ziggler, Nakamura, Zayn are the MITB participants. Owens had to ask to be in. Shane allows it. Lol
  • Just asking to be in matches like this seems to be consistent with Shane McMahon so far.
  • Instead of qualifiers, we'll have weeks of pointless matches between the participants.
  • Zayn vs. Corbin, AJ/Nakamura vs. Owens/Ziggler set for tonight.

Becky Lynch & Charlotte defeated Welcoming Committee (w/ Tamina & James Ellsworth)

  • Charlotte still seems like a star but doesn't have the steam of her Raw days yet.
  • I hate Becky doing the front dropkick from the top rope.
  • Becky Lynch wins. This was just there.

Sami Zayn defeated Baron Corbin

  • Zayn wins immediately!
  • Corbin is pissed, and beats the hell out of Zayn. Sami is stretchered out.

Backstage Crappenings

  • We see Nakamura and Styles talkin' some stuffs.
  • A depressed Fashion Files with Shane McMahon is hilarious.
  • The heels argue over who deserves a title shot, and James Ellsworth friendzones Tamina!

Jinder's celebration

  • Good to see the Bollywood Boyz are alive.
  • What do you MEAN, you people?
  • This is just a dude celebrating his culture. I can get down with that.
  • Jinder has been taking his IcoPro and Socko Energy.

Usos/Fashion Police

  • Tyler Breeze pins Jey Uso after a squirt gun distraction. Yep.
  • Fandango then beats Jimmy.
  • Fashion Police want a title shot and get it.

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The Usos (c) defeated Breezango

  • Poor Chioda! Back-to-back-to-back!
  • We get the picture in picture here.
  • This is a really good short match, with a nice finish where an Uso catches Fandango with a splash after a top rope leg drop.

Shinsuke Nakamura & AJ Styles defeated Owens & Ziggler

  • I liked the reaction to seeing Nakamura and KO face off, but this type of thing should be saved for a PPV, or even a big Smackdown match.
  • Styles takes a hell of a back body drop.
  • Per usual with WWE tag matches, this gets wild at the end.
  • I'm not a fan of Nakamura's WWE finish. Begging for a torn hamstring. It looks awkward.

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