Welcome to WNW’s preview for tonight’s WWE Smackdown! Be sure you stick round for full dwell protection when the show begins! So, what’s in retailer tonight?
John Cena returns to SmackDown in his home state of Massachusetts. Additionally, the fallout from WWE Super ShowDown heads to the blue model after Goldberg took home the Common Title, and The Miz & John Morrison regained their championship type after 11 years.
John Cena returns to Smackdown.
John Cena will return to SmackDown tonight, as Workforce Blue continues down The Street to WrestleMania.
It was on SmackDown the place The Cenation Chief made his dynamic debut almost 18 years in the past, when he channeled “Ruthless Aggression” to problem WWE Corridor of Famer Kurt Angle in his debut match. Since that fateful night time, Cena went on to change into WWE’s standard-bearer, incomes 16 World Championships and inspiring numerous WWE fans to “By no means Give Up.”
An icon within the ring and the star of such blockbuster movies as “Bumblebee,” “Blockers” and the upcoming “F9: The Quick Saga,” Cena will soon deliver his signature “Hustle, Loyalty and Respect” again to SmackDown, as first reported by WWE Backstage on FS1.
No matter this unparalleled Famous person has deliberate, you won’t need to miss it. Catch Cena’s return to SmackDown tonight on FOX.
New Common Champion Goldberg can be Live on Smackdown tonight.
Goldberg is headed to Friday Evening SmackDown, and he’s bringing the Common Title with him.
The WWE Corridor of Famer despatched shockwaves by the sports activities leisure world when he defeated “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt at WWE Super ShowDown. As a substitute of who’s next, the WWE Universe can be questioning what’s next for Goldberg as he heads into his second reign as Common Champion.
Will “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt reemerge to confront the first man to cease his twisted rampage? Or will Goldberg goal a brand new member of Workforce Blue?
Tune in to Friday Evening SmackDown on FOX at 8/7 C to catch the brand new Common Champion’s next transfer
LIVE COVERAGE OF WWE SMACKDOWN
Michael Cole welcomes us to Bioston, Massachusetts. We’re kicking issues off with the brand new Common Champion Goldberg. Corey and Cole fill us in on what occurred at Super Showdown, attempting to persuade us that the catastrophic main event was truly a good suggestion.
Goldberg taks a mic, greeted by a refrain of booing from the group. Roman Reigns enters to one other combined response. Staredown. Roman enters the ring. Staredown. Poses on the highest rope for the group. Staredown. Roman takes the mic and merely says “I’m next”. We’re handled to a vignette of the GOAT, John Cena, beginning off along with his legendary debut in opposition to Kurt Angle..
Easy however efficient phase. All of us knew it was coming, this was at all times the plan for the championship match at Mania. By preserving the promos quick however candy, WWE can paper over the cracks in each men’s mic work. Facet be aware, i am thrilled Cena is again tonight.
Again from industrial and Bayley is within the ring. Did not even get a full TV entrance. For some purpose we’re getting a rematch from Super Showdown.
Naomi vs Bayley
Bayley grabs a micwhile ducking Naomi. Throws a couple of insults on the crowd whereas making the superb level that she should not also have a rematch. She introduces Sasha Banks on her return from damage. Naomi is targeted on Sasha making her ay down to the ring, Bayley takes benefit and ambushes her opponent. Naomi fights again and hits an early Rear View, Sasha hits the ring taking out Naomi and inflicting a disqualification.
Lacey Evans costs to the ring to assist Naomi take out her very long time rivals. Little bit of a scrap between all four girls earlier than the match is was a tag team match. Break for industrial.
Again from the break and the bullies are on high. Traditional heel work for some time, with Sasha and Bayley teaming up on Naomi within the corner, using a couple of low-cost photographs. This goes on for fairly a while. Lacey lastly will get in on the motion, goes on the offensive inside and outside of the ring. Naomi will get a shock roll up victory over Bayley from a springboard pin.
Not a horrible match, but it surely did not actually hit the mark. The pin appeared to come out of nowhere and a bit too early. The motion within the ring was advantageous, if uninspiring. Naomi choosing up the win retains her in title competition, only a disgrace the champion had to take the pin just one night time after efficiently retaining in a significantly better match.
Robert Roode vs Kofi Kingston
Uncle Bob makes his manner to the ring first, accompanied by Uncle Ziggy. Totally anticipating shenanigans right here. Gradual start to the match with numerous collar and elbow tie ups. Commentary paying lots of consideration to the Otis/Dolph/Mandy storyline, however not speaking a lot concerning the match occurring in entrance of them. 5 minutes into the match and nonetheless with the remaining holds. Roode makes his manner to the outside of the ring and pulls a little bit of an Eddie by kicking the ring steps and pretending that Huge E attacked him. Referee sends Huge E to the again.
Again from industrial and Roode has Kofi grounded with but more rest-holds. Kofi fights his manner again up, hitting a pleasant dropkick however Roode hangs him up on the highest rope, a 2 rely follows. Fast flash backstage the place we see Mandy watching the match on a monitor. Kofi hits a springboard clothesline earlier than pulling out his lightning fast offence, numerous huge hits and a Increase Drop. Roode counters a Bother In Paradise, makes an attempt a Superb DDT however Kofi launches off the highest rope with an attractive crossbody. Roode counters the S.O.S right into a full nelson for an additional 2 rely. Good string of reversals there.
Roode hits a spinebuster, one other 2 rely. One other tried Superb DDT is countered into the S.O.S. Dolph will get Roode’s leg on to the ropes to break the rely, Roode rolls up Kofi for the win.
We see Otis and Tucker backstage. Tucky is attempting to console Otis, telling him typically the man would not get the lady. He tries to persuade Otis to get again on the market and neglect about Mandy.
Enjoyable match that simply took some time to get began correctly. The Eddie throwback was lovely, the motion picked up huge time in direction of the tip, the string of reversals was enjoyable and the Otis storyline will get to continues.
One other Cena vignette, this time of his legendary encounter with The Rock at WrestleMania 28. We now see Renee Younger within the ring to officiate the Intercontinental Championship contract signing between Braun Strowman and Shinsuke Nakamura.
Sami Zayn takes to the mic, promoting the results of final weeks match and the damage sustained by Nakamura by the hands of Strowman. Braun cuts him off after launching a chair out of the ring and down the ramp. He indicators the contract saying he would not care what particulars lay inside even when it means combating all Three of Sami, Cesaro and Nakamura. Sami makes use of Braun’s phrases in opposition to him and it appears we have now a Three v 1 handicap match at Elimination Chamber. A combat erupts, ending with Sami hitting 2 Helluva kicks and Nak taking Strowman down a Kinshasa. All 3 men unite to ship Strrowman by the desk.
Nice phase. We acquired to see Sami being physcial for the first time in what appears like endlessly, and the heels regarded dominant. If this phase was designed to make Strowman look like he will be overwhelmed, t did it is job very nicely. It additionally means we lastly have a non chamber match introduced for next weeks PPV.
We get an announcement that Roman vs Goldberg has been made official for Wrestlemania.
I simply… i haven’t got the linguistic expertise inside me to totally clarify how a lot of a shambles this firm is. Need a title match? Simply ask for one. Easy. What is the level of the chamber now?
Daniel Bryan vs Curtis Axel
Positive. This match is going on. One other Bryan squash match, which appears to be all he does now. Axel acquired in more offence than anticipated. LaBelle Lock for the short win for Bryan. Vignette of Cena equalling Aptitude’s record 16th title victory.
Pointless and one other paint by numbers squash. Not too positive what the plan is for Bryan now. Hopefully it leads to Bryan and Gulak placing on a clinic.
New Smackdown tag team champions The Miz and John Morrison make their manner to the ring. They hype up their title victory from final night time, main the group in a HEY HEY HO HO chant. They’re minimize off when an announcement is made for a 6 manner tag team elimination chamber match next week, the place Miz and Morrison will defend their new titles in opposition to The Uso’s, Heavy Equipment, Lucha Home Celebration, New Day and Roode & Ziggler.
The Uso’s vs Miz and Morrison
Again from industrial. Very gradual start to the match, seemingly following the theme of tonight the place each match wants to kick off with 5 minutes of relaxation holds. Tag, after tag, after tag after tag. Tope Suicida from one of many Uso’s to Miz. Little or no to report thus far. Canadian Destroyer from the highest rope adopted by a splash. Uso’s win.
Twice in a single night time the place the champion misplaced clear to the challenger. Not good in any respect. A boring match with a weird result however a powerful finish.
Fortunately its time for John Cena to return. He costs down to the ring, nice reception for Huge Match John. He panders to the group for some time, all of whom appear comfortable to see him.
He tells us that irrespective of the place his profession has taken him, he’ll at all times be a WWE celebrity at coronary heart. He at all times listens to the WWE Universe and desires to give them precisely what they need, regardless of the corporate not at all times doing that. Talks up how a lot he cares concerning the future of the corporate. His announcement? That he should not be at WrestleMania in any respect, as a result of the future deserves the spot more than he does proper now.
Good day Fiend. For those who did not see this coming then more idiot you. The Fiend points on the WrestleMania sign. The group erupts right into a YES chant. Cena ideas his hat, as if to make the match official.
Lovely. Knew it was coming from a mile off, however nonetheless a brilliant efficient phase that leads to some potential retribution for The Fiend. The 2 men have history. Cena can put him over and repair the SSD debacle. This was the one manner ahead.