The SmackDown live event in Tupelo saw a host of SmackDown’s top names in action.
– Apollo Crews def. Intercontinental champion The Miz (w/Maryse) in a non-title match. The live event trend of Miz dropping matches to Crews continued as the Intercontinental Champion lost to Crews in a non-title bout.
– Hype Bros. (Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley) def. The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor).
– Jason Jordan of American Alpha def. Aiden English of The Vaudevillains.
– Smackdown tag champions Heath Slater & Rhyno def. The Usos and Tyler Breeze & Fandango in a three-way match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship. This was a good match with the champions getting a great reception.
– Randy Orton def. Bray Wyatt (w/Erick Rowan) with the RKO. Post-match, Erick Rowan also fell victim to an RKO courtesy of the Viper himself. The recent health update of doctors clearing Orton for an in-ring return, coupled with his matches against Wyatt at the recent live events confirms the availability of Orton for all his future matches.
– Baron Corbin def. Jack Swagger. The newest addition to the SmackDown roster, Jack Swagger took on the Lone Wolf in a losing effort. By the looks of it, WWE could be working towards a feud between the two in the near future.
– Smackdown Women’s champion Becky Lynch & Naomi & Nikki Bella def. Carmella & Natalya & Alexa Bliss in a six-woman tag match. The women of the blue brand put on a decent match with the faces coming out on top.
– WWE World champion A.J. Styles def. Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler in a three-way match with the title being on the line. This was by far the match of the night as expected with The Phenomenal One coming out on top.