WWE SmackDown Detroit, Michigan
The commentators are Michael Cole and Pat McAfee.
– Tonight is WWE SmackDown, the blue show starts with the arrival of the Viking Raiders followed by New Day for the first fight of the evening.
Viking Rules Match
Viking Raider (Ivar & Erik) vs. The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods)
During the match, Kofi Kingston lands a hammer blow from the third rope directly on Erik’s skull and then he does the pinfall, but it’s not enough.
At the end of the match, Kofi Kingston jumps off the top rope, but Ivar throws a shield in his face to incapacitate him. Erik and Ivar take Xavier Woods and put him through 2 tables outside the ring for the win.
Winners: Viking Raider (Ivar & Erik)
– The first part of a video about Roman Reigns’ rise as Tribal Chief is released, with Paul Heyman narrating.
– After the commercial break, we have a recap of what happened last week with the Bloodline attack on Drew McIntyre.
– Behind the scenes, we find Sami Zayn who will be the master of ceremonies of the celebration of the two years of reign of Roman Reigns this evening, with the Usos. Sami Zayn tells them that tonight’s celebration will be unique, as it’s very rare to hold a title for so long. He says he prepared photos for the occasion. Jey Uso interrupts him and says Paul Heyman should have been there tonight and he asks Sami Zayn why he didn’t help him on RAW against Kevin Owens. Jey calms down and says Sami seems to have the situation in hand for tonight and leaves.
– We then find Kayla Braxton with Shayna Baszler who tells her that she will take care of and destroy Liv Morgan to take this title of world champion from her, but she does not continue because the champion arrives. She tells Shayna Baszler that she’s going to destroy her arm and she can only watch it.
– We have a promo of Karrion accompanied by Scarlett Bordeaux. Karrion Kross tells us that tonight Drew McIntyre will think long and hard about what happened to him last week. Roman Reigns will celebrate his two years of reign and he will make Drew Gulak regret certain things.
– The second part of the video on Roman Reigns is released.
– It’s time for the first Smackdown match for Karrion Kross who enters the ring alongside Scarlett Bordeaux.
Karrion Kross (accompanied by Scarlett Bordeaux) vs Drew Gulak
At the end of the match, Karrion Kross swings Drew Gulak directly to the head with a Saito Suplex then he follows up with a Rear Naked Choke and finishes with a pinfall for the victory.
Winner: Karrion Kross (accompanied by Scarlett Bordeaux)
– We have a recap of what happened with Ronda Rousey during her arrest and tonight we will have the final decision regarding her fate.
– After the commercial break, we have the 3rd part of the video on Roman Reigns.
– Now is the time to welcome Ronda Rousey who arrives in the ring with documents. Ronda says she has an official statement from WWE HQ and she asks Adam Pierce to come to the ring. Adam Pearce comes to the ring and says that any decisions made on his part against Ronda Rousey were never personal. Ronda Rousey replies that he is lying and asks him to read the letter she received. The letter says that despite Ronda Rousey’s behavior, she did not deserve to be treated as a criminal and therefore her arrest is totally unjustified. Ronda Rousey is therefore on probation and is therefore reinstated. Ronda Rousey is happy and asks Adam Pearce why he’s making that face. Adam Pearce replies that he is fed up with not being treated fairly and that his work is not recognized. He says he’s sick of people like Ronda Rousey who he does a lot for, but who are ungrateful. He ends by saying that Ronda Rousey is the biggest slut he’s ever met in his life. Ronda walks up to Adam Pearce who says he spoke a little too fast and it was due to stress. Ronda attacks him and applies a Jujigatame to him.
– We find Sami Zayn in the locker room who receives a bouquet of flowers. Sami Zayn is still because of the nauseating smell of these flowers then on the card, we see written “Tick Tock”. Sami Zayn puts down the bouquet and pretends nothing has happened.
Tag Team Match
Hit Row (Ashante Thee Adonis & Top Dolla w/ B-Fab) vs MMM (Mace & Mansoor w/ Max & Maxxine Dupri)
At the end of the match, Ashante Thee Adonis dropkicks Mace and Top Dolla follows up with a Belly to Back Suplex for the win.
Winners: Hit Row (Ashante Thee Adonis & Top Dolla w/ B-Fab)
After the match, Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo come around the ring, which allows Mace and Mansoor to attack the two members of Hit Row when suddenly the Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) arrive to lend a hand to Hit Row by getting rid of Angel Garza, Humberto Carillo and MMM.
– We have a recap of Ricochet’s win over Happy Corbin.
– Backstage, Happy Corbin tells Kayla Braxton that he doesn’t want to talk about Ricochet’s miraculous victory, because he doesn’t live in the past. He says he has always been able to climb the slope after having lived through difficult times and tonight he will do an open challenge.
– The 4th part of the video on Roman Reigns is released.
– Happy Corbin comes to the ring and it’s the music of the King of Strong Style that sounds.
Happy Corbin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
At the end of the match, Happy Corbin made his slide to find himself outside the ring, but on his way back up he was greeted by Shinsuke Nakamura’s Kinshasa for the victory.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
– We have a recap of Raquel Gonzalez and Aliyah’s victory in the Women’s Tag Team Tournament Final against IYO SKY and Dakota Kai.
– Behind the scenes, we find a disappointed Happy Corbin when suddenly a limousine sporting JBL ropes stops next to him and a voice asks him what is going on with him and asks him to get in. The limo leaves with JBL and Baron Corbin on board.
Butch (accompanied by Sheamus & Ridge Holland) vs Ludwig Kaiser (accompanied by Gunther)
At the end of the match, Ludwig Kaiser tries to land a Swinging Reverse DDT, but Butch catches his fingers and cracks them then he follows up with his Bitter End for the win.
Winner: Butch (accompanied by Sheamus & Ridge Holland)
After the match, Sheamus and Gunther are ready to duke it out, but Ludwig Kaiser talks his partner out of it and they leave.
– We have the 5th and last part of the video on the exploits of Roman Reigns during the last two years.
– In the locker room, we find Sami Zayn and the Usos. Jey Uso says we have to go to the ring, but Sami Zayn thinks we’ll have to wait for Roman Reigns for an entrance with the whole Bloodline. Jey Uso gets angry and says why he gets in the lot saying the whole Bloodline. Jimmy calms everyone down and says that tonight is a night of celebration for the Tribal Chief.
– A video of Tyson Fury announcing his presence in ringside during Clash at the Castle in Cardiff this Saturday is released.
– Sami Zayn and the Usos arrive in the ring and welcome us for the celebration of the 2 years of reign of Roman Reigns. Jimmy Uso asks the honorary Bloodline member to do his job as emcee, but Jey Uso does it for him. Jey says that for 2 years, Roman Reigns has been decimating anyone they put in his way. He took them all down with Superman Punch, Spear and Guillotine. The three men then ask all fans to stand up to welcome the Tribal Chief and current undisputed WWE Champion. On the titantron, we see Roman Reigns getting out of his car when suddenly he gets knocked out by a Big Boot from Drew McIntyre who then comes to the ring, knocks out Sami Zayn with a Glasgow Kiss then a Claymore Kick and destroys the Usos with a Spear in Roman Reigns mode against the barricade by mimicking the same gestures as the Tribal Chief.
Drew McIntyre then takes the microphone and says that in Clash at the Castle he will deactivate the Tribal Chief’s God Mode and he will rip his head off to become the new champion.
The show ends with the celebration of Drew McIntyre.
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