Sean Ross Sappdown Live 9/12: Match Ratings, Analysis, More From A Loaded Show

Kevin Owens DA GOAT

  • Kevin Owens comes out and carries a great ten minute promo, talking about the changes he'll make when he owns Smackdown Live.
  • He's going to cancel Fashion Files, fire Sami Zayn and make Byron Saxton and Tom Phillips wear the same single suit because they sound the same.
  • Dolph Ziggler comes out as Shane McMahon. He and Owens have a laugh about it. Daniel Bryan isn't entertained.
  • This was great, especially Owens screaming at Shane's music. He tells Bryan Vince won't like what he has to say.
WWE Announces WrestleMania Backlash For May

United States Championship
AJ Styles (c) defeated Tye Dillinger
5.5/10

  • Greg Hamilton is an awesome ring announcer. He makes Tye Dillinger's entrance even better.
  • It bugs me that they refer to their wrestlers as "the talent" on air
  • Dillinger controls much of this match, then hits his finish when Baron Corbin tries to run in.
  • Dillinger eventually taps to the Calf Crusher.
  • As he's holding his leg on the ground, Dillinger gazes at the title. It's the little things. 
  • Corbin attacks Styles and says he's challenging for the title next week. 

Backstage crappenings

  • How is Dasha still in this role? Rusev says he's on the road to redemption after disappointing his country.
  • Kevin Owens tells Aiden English he loves his singing and wants him to sing the new Smackdown theme. Kevin Owens' fandom of Aiden English is a great part of Smackdown. This has me hoping Kevin Owens gets control of Smackdown.
  • Later, Dolph Ziggler runs through a bunch of entrances again -- Bayley, Ultimate Warrior. Seems like this is setting up for a Roode program.

Jinder Mahal promo

  • Jinder insinuates that he is charismatic and that Nakamura is constipated.
  • He makes a bad Godzilla joke and then calls WWE fans stupid for laughing.
  • I hope Mahal calling people stupid for laughing was an ad lib and Vince is like "GOD DAMMIT PAL WHAT ARE YOU DOING? GODZILLA WAS GOOD SHIT"
  • This sucks and it was still his best promo.

Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Sin City Street Fight
New Day defeated Usos (c)
6.75/10

  • Usos are kicking New Day's asses early. 
  • Kendo sticks are brought out, then they tie up Big E. 
  • Kofi Kingston's elbow pads have slid to his hands and now he looks like he's wearing Jason Pierre Paul's mittens
  • Kofi's chair stomp from the top is a great one I've never seen before. 
  • A chair is heaved at an Uso, then they catch his trust fall and botch a throw but it looks even nastier.
  • These two teams have the best chemistry. That is solidified as an Uso takes a bump from the top rope through the table. 

Smackdown Women's Championship
Natalya (c) defeated Naomi 
3.75/10

  • Naomi's kicks look terrible. Production is trying to hide it now. 
  • She has a back wheel kick that looks a little different and works a lot better.
  • Stop doing moves that require your opponent to ignorantly hold the top rope to keep themselves ready.
  • Carmellsworth eat a body press. There go Carmella's kneecaps.
  • Natalya wins. This was bad. 

Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin defeated Hype Bros

  • This is really short and sweet, and served to get Gable and Jordan a win.
  • Benjamin forgot to tag in Gable, awkward.
  • Their finish rules.
  • Zack Ryder gets pissy and leaves. Do we need to split up more teams?

Vince and KO

  • Owens is out, and brings out Vince McMahon.
  • Vince says that he's nauseated and makes a fat joke.
  • Vince out there measuring himself on live TV. 
  • First off, Vince sued WCW. Second, Jesse Ventura beat him in court. They had to settle with CM Punk, Chuck Austin, others.
  • Vince books Shane vs. Kevin Owens in Hell in a Cell.
  • KO cleverly punches Vince McMahon after Vince says "if provoked, he can beat a McMahon senseless." 
  • Owens hits a Frog Splash! Adam Pearce tried to help, didn't work.
  • Kevin Owens may be the last person Vince McMahon ever physically puts over.
  • Stephanie McMahon appears and she isn't happy.
Get exclusive combat sports content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web