Michael Cole and Corey Graves started SmackDown by running
down the line up for tonight.
The KO Show With Daniel Bryan
Owens and Bryan were great in this segment.
Kevin Owens was already in the ring. He noted the dust
settled, and now everyone is where they're supposed to be.
Owens is happy to be on SmackDown and is excited for the
first KO Show on the blue brand.
Owens wasted no time and introduced his guest Daniel Bryan.
Owens praised Bryan and called him the leader of the Yes
Movement. Bryan is excited to be on The KO Show and praised
the set. They're super friendly with each other. Owens pointed out that Bryan included his name on the list
of people he wants to face. Bryan explained his vision for
the future of SmackDown. He believes they have the best
fresh talent, and people like Big E and Jey Uso are stepping
Bryan also has a vision for the Intercontinental
Championship. He feels that the I.C. title should be
defended every single week. Owens was flattered that Bryan
thinks he should take the role. Bryan was confused and
almost said he's not talking about him. Owens cut him off
and noted he's never been a tag team champion. Bryan stated
that Owens turns on a lot of people. They both agreed. That
Owens wants to form a team with Bryan named Team Hell KO.
Bryan pointed out that would make him Kane's partner. Owens
didn't get it at first but agreed. That was funny too.
Regardless, Owens thinks they'll make a great team.
Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode interrupted and made their
way to the ring. Ziggler noted they're the hottest new thing
on SmackDown. They were upset that they started the party
The SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits then
made their way to the ring as well. They pointed out they're
the tag team champions and are here to start the party.
Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura then interrupted. They pointed
out that they lost the titles and Street Profits had the
titles handed to them.
Bryan interjected and told Owens that this is their chance
to prove they'd make a great team. A brawl broke out between
all four teams. The bell started ringing as officials jumped
in the ring.
Bryan and Owens were awesome in this segment. They were both
hilarious. They obviously teased forming a team but also
seemed to tease a possible feud in the future. By the end,
it turned into a typical segment with all the teams coming
out.Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan & The Street Profits defeated
Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura
This was a really good eight-man tag match.
Graves pointed out that Bryan was in his street clothes, so
the match started without him because he had to change. That
was a nice touch. Bryan joined the match after a few
Back from the break, and the heels were firmly in control.
The faces had a brief advantage, but the heels took back
over. They isolated Montez Ford on their side of the ring
and cut him off from his partners.
Bryan got the tag and ran wild. He hit a huge suicide dive
on Cesaro. Bryan injured his knee when he ran up the corner
into a back flip. The referee checked on Bryan, who said he
could continue. Cesaro rocked Bryan with an uppercut and
sent him to the floor.
Owens checked on Bryan but had to go back to his corner.
Cesaro used half-crab on the floor.
Back from the break, the heels were firmly in control as
they worked over Bryan's injured leg. They isolated Bryan on
their side of the ring and cut him off from his corner.
Bryan fought back and slingshotted Ziggler into the corner.
Bryan attempted to make the tag, but Roode cut him off.
Roode took a cheap shot at Dawkins and continue to beat down
Bryan. They fought on the top turnbuckle, but Bryan pushed
Roode off. Bryan then hit a huge missile dropkick. Dawkins
got a hot tag and ran wild. He hit a massive bulldog for a
close near fall.Cesaro fought back and hit a huge spinebuster for a close
A massive brawl broke out between all eight guys again.
Owens rocked Roode with a stunner, which sent him to the
Bryan hit a dive off the apron onto the heels at ringside.
The finish came when Dawkins hit a spine buster on Cesaro,
and Ford hit the frog splash for the win.
Michael Cole and Corey Graves briefly discussed The Miz and
John Morrison trying to get the Money In the Briefcase from
Law & Otis
They spoofed the opening of Law & Order, which was funny.
Ron Simmons is the bailiff and introduced the judge JBL. JBL
ran down the charges, including emotional distress. Miz's
lawyer tried to speak, but Miz cut her off. He's disgusted
that Otis has the MITB briefcase and believes somebody like
him should have it.
Otis pointed out that he should have the briefcase because
he won Money In The Bank. Miz's lawyer noted he has a point,
so Miz fired her. Bianca Belair made her way to the ring for a match.
In the back, Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, and The Street
Profits were celebrating their win. Bryan yelled that he
wants the smoke too. He stuck his fists out and yelled,
"fist me guys" Owens and the Street Profits were shocked.
That was funny.
Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn approached Bryan as the
others walked off. Zayn was upset that Bryan called him out
before. Bryan tried saying he didn't call him out, but Zayn
didn't care. Zayn has no plans to defend the title every
week and is going to do things his way.
They announced Seth Rollins against Murphy for later
Bianca Belair defeated Zelina Vega
Belair and Vega had a good match. They worked hard, but it
was mostly a showcase for Belair. She had a good debut with
some impressive moments.
Vega had the early advantage, but Belair took over. She did
a flip and ended up on her feet and took out Vega.
Vega tried to get away, but Belair dragged her back into the
ring. Vega rocked Belair with a kick to the head. Belair
quickly regained control. In an impressive spot, she picked
up Vega from the met into a press slam and dropped her on
the turnbuckle. Belair then hit the KOD for the win.They aired a video looking at Lars Sullivan.
Lars Sullivan defeated Shorty G
Kayla Braxton interviewed Shorty G before the match in the
ring. She asked him why he wants to face Sullivan. He
pointed out that he can't get drafted to Raw or SmackDown.
He's about to prove how good he is and called out Sullivan.
This was a total squash match with Sullivan dominating the
majority of it.
Shorty G attempted a crossbody off the middle turnbuckle,
but Sullivan caught him and hit a fallaway slam. Sullivan
then launched Shorty G in the air and slammed him on the
mat. Shorty G fought back and poked Sullivan in the eyes.
Shorty G hit a rolling Liger kick in the corner. He
attempted a second Liger kick, but Sullivan moved.
Sullivan tossed Shorty G across the ring and hit a vicious
clothesline. He then hit the Freak Accident for the win.
After the match, Braxton tried to interview Shorty G again.
She asked him what's next, and he quit.
Michael Cole barely acknowledged that Shorty G just quit. In the back, Alyse Ashton felt bad for Shorty G. She brought
in her guest Seth Rollins. Rollins noted he's a leader, but
Murphy is a follower. Tonight, Rollins is going to define
Backstage, they showed Roman Reigns sitting at a table in
his locker room. Paul Heyman tried to say something to him,
but Reigns doesn't want to be bothered.
Shorty G was in the trainer's room getting checked on. Adam
Pearce walked in and wanted to know if he heard him right
that he quit. Shorty G noted he does quit. He quits being
Shorty G. He's tired of being the smiling face above a
public service announcement. He mocked the Shorty G
character and said he couldn't get anything done.
However, there is an Olympian and State Champion that can
get things done. His name is Gable. Chad Gable. Gable was
great in this segment. Hopefully, this goes somewhere.
This was a really good segment. Bayley and Banks were both
excellent in their roles.
Bayley was already in the ring. She noted everyone wants to
know why she didn't sign the contract last week. She refused
to sign the contract because Banks can't tell her what to
Sasha Banks made her way to the ring with the contract in
her hand. Bayley still refused to sign it. She dropped the
title when she tried to hit Banks with a chair. Banks ducked the chair shot and picked up the title. Bayley
wanted the title back, but Banks refused unless she signs
the contract. They battled over the belt. Banks rocked
Bayley with a knee and put Bayley's head in the chair.
She threatened to stomp on the chair unless Bayley signs the
contract. Bayley fought back, but Banks grabbed her while
still in the chair. Banks forced Bayley to sign the
Law & Otis
These segments were well done and had funny moments.
Back in the courtroom, Miz cross-examined his first witness
John Morrison. Morrison talked about Otis assaulting him.
Rey Mysterio took the stand next. He noted that he was in
the MITB match, and Otis won the match. He deserves to cash-
in whenever he wants.
Asuka took the stand next and screamed in Japanese. JBL
turned to the courtroom stenographer, Teddy Long, and asked
if he got that.
Tucker was on the stand next. He said that Miz sending Mandy
Rose to Raw was wrong. Miz asked JBL if he could treat the
witness as hostile. JBL responded that it's about time
things get hostile. Tucker noted that since Rose left, all Otis cares about is
beating up Miz. He feels like beating up Miz right now. They
all started arguing with each other. JBL tried to get
control, but nobody would listen. Simmons then yelled at
everyone to shut up.
JBL's going to be back with his decision.
Back from the break, JBL returned. He noted that Miz's
charges of causing emotional distress and assault are part
of being a WWE Superstar. He also pointed out that Otis has
a full year to cash-in the MITB contract. It's stated in the
contract of the match.
JBL ruled in Otis' favor, but Miz forgot to introduce a key
piece of evidence. Miz gave JBL a briefcase with money. JBL
literally heard dollar signs and ruled in Miz's favor
instead. He ordered Otis to defend the MITB contract at Hell
in a Cell against The Miz.
Simmons was disappointed and walked to the center of the
room. He looked around and yelled, Damn!
They recapped the Seth Rollins and Murphy feud.
Seth Rollins defeated Murphy
This was a great match. Rollins and Murphy both worked hard
and told a good story. They showed Aalyah Mysterio watching the match backstage.
They started with some back and forth mat wrestling. Rollins
took Murphy down with a side headlock to gain control.
Murphy fought back and sent Rollins to the floor.
Murphy teased a dive, but Rollins tried to avoid it. Murphy
changed course and slid over Rollins. He then gave Rollins a
huge back body drop onto the announce table.
Back from the break, Murphy attempted a tornado DDT, but
Rollins put him on the apron. Murphy tried to climb the
corner, but Rollins cut him off.
In the back, Rey and Dominik Mysterio approached Aalyah.
They tried to get her to stop watching and to leave, but she
Rollins slowed the pace down, but Murphy fought back and hit
a dropkick off the middle turnbuckle. Murphy ran wild and
sent Rollins to the floor. He then hit a huge senton to the
floor but barely hit Rollins.
Murphy then hit a Meteora, but he hurt his shoulder when he
landed on it awkwardly. He rolled to the floor and tried to
pop his shoulder back in. Rollins took advantage and hit a
suicide dive. He followed up with a springboard knee for a
close near fall.
Rollins continued to work over Murphy's arm. They went back
to The Mysterio family backstage. They did a close-up of
Aalyah, who was devastated that Murphy injured his shoulder,
and Rollins is working it over. Back from the break, Murphy hit a superkick in the corner
and attempted a running powerbomb, but his shoulder gave
out. Rollins recovered and hit a buckle bomb in the corner.
Rollins attempted the curb stomp, but Murphy countered with
Murphy's shoulder gave out again, and Rollins regained
control. Rollins screamed in Muphy's face. Murphy heard
enough and rocked Rollins.
Murphy rolled up Rollins for a near fall. Rollins fought
back and hit a broken arrow for a very close near fall.
Rollins attempted the stomp again, but Murphy avoided.
Murphy lifted Rollins, but his shoulder gave out again.
Rollins slammed Murphy down by the shoulder and hit the curb
stomp for the win.
After the match, Rollins grabbed a kendo stick from under
In the back, Aalyah begged Rey and Dominik to help Murphy,
but they both refused. Rey said this isn't their business,
and they need to stay out of it. She decided to help Murphy
since they won't.
In the ring, Rollins teased hitting Murphy when Aalyah came
out. She entered the ring and tried to protect Murphy.
Rollins stood over her. Dominik ran out, so Rollins left the
Dominik kept asking Aalyah why she came to the ring. Rollins
jumped Dominik from behind until Rey made the save. They
were both upset with Aalyah for getting involved and said
it's none of their business. Dominik kept saying that she
shouldn't be there.
Aalyah walked away and checked on Murphy. Rey and Dominik
stopped arguing and stared at Murphy and Aalyah. The angle
after the match was well done as well. A backstage worker knocked on Roman Reigns' locker room
door. Paul Heyman answered and was annoyed. He said Reigns
would go to the ring when he's ready.
They recapped the angle between Reigns and Jey Uso from last
This was another great segment and angle. Jey Uso and Roman
Reigns were both excellent in their roles.
Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman made their way down to the
Reigns was about to speak when Jey Uso interrupted on the
big screen wearing a mask. He was sitting in Reign's locker
room at his table. Uso noted the room is excellent and
thought they use to be cousins. He mocked Reigns but told
him not to ask him. He should ask his brother.
Uso took off his mask to reveal that it's actually Jimmy
Jey Uso appeared behind Reigns in the ring and attacked him.
Jey ran wild and grabbed a chair. Reigns rocked Jey with a
boot to the face. Jey recovered and rocked Reigns with a
superkick and hit the splash off the top. Jey and Jimmy celebrated on the top of the ramp. Reigns was
in pain as he grabbed the mic and spoke. He noted if he
quits, he won't be the champion, the face of the WWE, or the
head of the table, but he'll be good.
Reigns said that when he makes Jey quit, it's all over for
him. He noted that Jey and Jimmy would be out of the family.
Not only will they be out, but so will their wives and
children. Reigns stated those are the consequences of the
Hell in a Cell match on Sunday.
Reigns stood in the ring, and the cell was lowered. Jey
walked back to the ring and climbed up the side of the cage.
Michael Cole and Cory Graves stressed that if Jey says I
quit, then the Usos are out of the dynasty.