Alexa Bliss hosts A Moment of Bliss with guest Nikki Cross.
Cross won a four-way match last week to earn a title shot
against SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley at Clash of
Champions. During the match, Bliss went into a trance and
hit The Fiend's finishing move, Sister Abigail, on Cross.
Bliss explains her actions to Cross tonight.
Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
The Dirt Sheet
John Morrison and The Miz were already in the ring to start
SmackDown. Morrison informed everyone that they're here to
give the inside story. The discussed several of the feuds
going on including, Bayley & Sasha Banks, Roman Reigns & Jey
Uso, and Sami Zayn's claim that he's the real
They turned their attention to Otis and Mandy Rose. They
showed a clip from Talking Smack of The Miz and Morrison
announcing that Rose is now on Raw. The Miz claimed that now
Otis can focus on the Money In The Bank.
Miz promised that Otis would get over it because, according
to his friends from Raw, Rose already is over it. He pointed
out that Dolph Ziggler is on Raw. Morrison noted they dated,
but Miz said they Netflix and chilled.
Otis's music hit, and he ran down to the ring. He ran wild
on the heels. Miz tried to escape, but Tucker stopped him.
Otis hit the caterpillar on Miz and followed up with the
Vader Bomb.Otis ran back in the ring and tore off Miz's suit and left
him in his tighty whities. This was a fine segment. Miz and
Morrison were good in their roles, and at least they
explained Mandy Rose's move to Raw.
Back from the break, Morrison and Miz were in the back.
Morrison thinks Miz's plan is backfiring. He said Otis is
like the Incredible Hulk. He doesn't like him when he's mad.
That was a funny line. Kayla Braxton approached and asked if
Miz regrets aggravating Otis.
Miz got a phone call and asked if that was enough. He gave
Morrison and thumbs up. They smiled and walked off.
Earlier today, The Lucha House Party was in the back.
Kalisto and Lince Dorado argued over helping Gran Metalik
get ready for his match later.
Cesaro (w/Shinsuke Nakamura) defeated Gran Metalik (Kalisto
& Lince Dorado)
They announced SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro &
Shinsuke Nakamura defend against The Lucha House Party at
Clash Of Champions.
This was a good match while it lasted. Metalik had a brief
advantage, but Kalisto and Dorado gave him different advice,
and Cesaro took over. Metalik fought back and hit a
hurricanrana off the second turnbuckle. Cesaro slowed the
pace down and worked over Metalik's arm.
Metalik ended up on the apron. Kalisto and Dorado jumped up
on the apron as well to argue. The referee yelled at them and ordered them to the back.
Cesaro attacked Metallik from behind. Metalik recovered and
hit a huge dive to the floor.
Back from the break, Cesaro was firmly in control. He locked
on a chin lock to slow the pace down. Michael Cole explained
that Nakamura interfered during the break to help Cesaro
regain control of the match.
They fought on the top rope. Metalik then hit an awesome
looking hurricanrana off the top. He attempted a moonsault,
but Cesaro got his feet up.
Cesaro hit a running uppercut in the corner and followed up
with the neutralizer for the win.
In the back, Kayla Braxton interviewed Jey Uso. They
recapped the angle from last week when Reigns stole the pin
the in main event.
Uso noted that Paul Heyman told him that last week was a
miscommunication. He said that tonight Reigns promised to
have his back. Uso vowed to win the Universal title at Clash
of Champions, but the Samoan Street Fight is his main focus
Matt Riddle hosted a segment called Know Your Bro. He
explained the reason he loves the word, bro. Riddle pointed
out that bro can convey different emotions, including happy,
angry, sad, and afraid. A Moment Of Bliss
They recapped Alexa Bliss using The Fiend's Sister Abigal on
Nikki Cross last week and walking away from the four-way.
Alexa Bliss didn't waste time and introduced her guest Nikki
Cross. Bliss pointed out that Cross is usually in her co-
host chair. Bliss noted that Bayley beat Cross all summer.
Cross explained that Bayley no longer as Sasha Banks looking
over her. Cross then promised to win the SmackDown Woman's
Cross then changed the subject. She pointed out that Bliss
hit her with Sister Abigal. Bliss began to talk and said she
couldn't explain it. Lacey Evans' music hit. She mocked
Bliss and Cross.
Evans claimed that because Bliss walked away from the four-
way last week, it threw her off her game. She said that's
the only reason Cross won the four-way. That seems like an
odd explanation for losing.
Evans told Cross she could never beat Bayley. Cross then
blew her nose on Evans' handkerchief. This was a fine
Nikki Cross defeated Lacey Evans
Alexa Bliss joined Michael Cole and Corey Graves on
commentary.Michael Cole asked Alexa Bliss about last week and her
attack on Cross. Bliss claimed she was having an off day.
This was an okay match. Cross and Evans worked a slow pace,
and it dragged.
Before the match, Evans put on hand sanitizer.
Evans had the early advantage. Cross briefly fought back,
but Evans regained control and worked over the arm. She
slowed the pace down with a chin lock but went back to the
Evans hit a standing moonsaul for a close near fall. She
then grabbed the hand sanitizer and sprayed it on Cross's
face. Cole couldn't understand how that wasn't a
Cross fired up and made a comeback. She hit a tornado DDT
and the neck breaker for the win.
After the match, Evans yelled at Bliss and screamed The
Fiend's name. Bliss went into a trance again and hit Sister
Abigal on Evans. She then walked off in a daze.
They showed Sasha Banks getting ready for her live
interview. Paul Heyman narrated a video on Roman Reigns and Jey Uso. He
talked about the various wrestling families, including The
Hennings, Harts, Ortons, and more.
Heyman's always been very close to the Anoa'i family. Heyman
discussed the members of the family, including the Wild
Samoans, Yokozuna, The Rock, Umaga, and Rikishi.
The video then focused on the relationship between Reigns
and Jey Uso. Of course, nobody is as dominant as the tribal
chief Roman Regions. This was an excellent video package.
Sasha Banks Interview
Sasha Banks was backstage in the Performance Center. She
wore a neck brace due to her injuries.
They recapped Bayley attacking Sasha Banks two weeks ago.
Banks became emotional as she discussed her friendship with
Bayley. She noted Bayley claimed she just used her, and
she's useless. Banks talked about how they started together
in the Performance Center and promised to take over the
Banks called Bayley an idiot and said she's nothing without
her. She knows Bayley is watching this interview. Banks
promised to take away Bayley's SmackDown Woman's
Championship because that's the only thing she cares about.
Suddenly, Bayley hit Banks from behind with a chair. She
beat Banks down and placed her head in the chair, but
officials broke it up before she could do any more damage.
This was a good promo from Banks. AJ Styles defeated Sami Zayn
Styles and Zayn had a good TV match.
Zayn came out with his Intercontinental Championship. He was
furious that the announcer didn't introduce him as the I.C.
champion. Styles jumped Zayn from behind to start the match.
Michael Cole claimed that Zayn gave up the title because he
decided to take a hiatus. Later, he noted that Zayn hasn't
explained why he took off for six months.
Styles had the early advantage, but Zayn took over with a
chin lock. Styles fought back and broke the hold.
Back from the break, Zayn was firmly in control. He
attempted a superplex, but Styles slipped out and dropped
him on the ring post. Styles went for the phenomenal
forearm, but Zayn rolled out of the way. He then hit a stun
gun on Styles.
Styles fought back and hit a neck breaker for a near fall.
They traded hard shots in the middle of the ring. Zayn
rocked Styles with a boot to the face, but Styles responded
with the Pele kick.
Zayn then hit the blue thunder bomb for a very close near
fall. Zayn hit the turnbuckle exploder and set up for the
helluva kick, but Styles avoided. Zayn attempted to roll up
Styles, but the referee caught him holding the tights. Styles then rolled up Zayn for the win. Zayn claimed that
Styles held onto the tights, but the referee denied the
Jeff Hardy then ran down to ringside. He attacked both
Styles and Zayn. He pulled out a ladder from underneath the
ring and attacked Styles and Zayn with it. Hardy hit the
twist of fate and started climbing the ladder, but Zayn
rolled out of the ring.
Hardy was furious that Zayn called him a fraud. He wants to
face both Zayn and Styles at Clash of Champions in a triple
threat ladder match.
In the locker room, Otis and Tucker were hanging out when
Otis got served with a lawsuit. After the break, Tucker
explained that Miz and Morrison filed the lawsuit because he
attacked them, Money in the Bank negligence, and that Dirt
Sheet is a news program and therefore they have freedom of
They're trying to get Otis to forfeit the MITB briefcase.
Tucker told Otis he needs to find a lawyer. Otis noted
they're in trouble, but Tucker pointed out that Otis is the
only one in trouble.
In the back, Sheamus and King Corbin discussed their
upcoming match. A security guard approached, and Sheamus was
happy to see him. Sheamus said it was genius how he tricked
Big E to go to the parking lot a few weeks ago.
The security guard was flattered. He told Sheamus that his
car is getting towed. Sheamus ran to his vehicle, but Big E
was waiting for him. Sheamus ran off, so Big E beat down the
security guard. He gave him a belly-to-belly suplex on the
Adam Pearce ran out and forced Big E to leave. They showed the mysterious blonde woman getting ready.
Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman made their way to the ring.
Heyman went to speak but Reigns reached out his hand for the
microphone. He came out first because he doesn't want there
to be any misunderstanding. This is his yard and his island.
Samoan Street Fight: Universal Champion Roman Reigns (w/Paul
Heyman) & Jey Uso defeated Sheamus & King Corbin
This was a good match with lots of fast-paced, hard-hitting
The faces had the early advantage and cleared the ring. All
four competitors fought around ringside. Uso leaped off the
barricade onto Corbin, and Reigns tossed Sheamus over the
barricade. Corbin then hit the deep six on Uso on the floor.
Reigns beat down Corbin with a chair in the ring. He then
went to pull out a table, but Sheamus cut him off. The heels
worked together and tossed Reigns over the announce table.
The heels brought the table in the ring and worked over Uso.
Uso tried fighting back, but the heels regained control.
They then gave Uso a double powerbomb through the table for
a near fall.
Reigns tossed a chair at Corbin. Sheamus tried to give
Reigns white noise on the table, but Reigns used a low blow.
He then hit a Samoan drop on the announce table. Reigns then
speared Sheamus through the barricade. Corbin recovered and tossed Uso over the barricade. He then
threw Reigns into the ring. Uso hit Corbin with the belt,
and Reigns speared Corbin. However, Uso hit the splash on
Corbin for the win.
After the match, Uso was happy and celebrated in the ring.
Reigns eventually smiled and hugged Uso. Reigns had a
massive smile on his face as Uso walked away, celebrating
the win. Uso turned his back and walked off. Reigns smile
faded from his face, and he became furious. Reigns was great
in his role here.