WWE SmackDown Live Results - April 18 2017

WWE SmackDown Live Results – April 18 2017

Tonight, a Six-Pack Challenge match to determine the number one contender to Randy Orton's title, also AJ Styles is set to challenge for the US Championship!

Welcome to our coverage of SmackDown Live for April 18 2017!

Randy Orton is the WWE Champion on SmackDown Live, however he is set to face Raw’s Bray Wyatt at Payback in a House of Horror’s match. Should Orton lose, SmackDown won’t have a World Champion, which would also make tonight’s main event pointless. A Six-Pack match will see Sami Zayn, Jinder Mahal, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Mojo Rawley, battle it out to become number one contender. That’s an odd list of men, especially considering Sami is unlikely to win and face Randy, which really just leaves Ziggler and Harper. Please not Mojo.

So it seems a no-brainer that Randy will beat Bray again and retain the title because otherwise SmackDown wouldn’t have a main Championship. However, it wouldn’t be crazy to think Bray could win. Realistically, Raw doesn’t really have a main Champion right now either, so should Bray take the title over there, he could hold the fort down while Lesnar ploughs fields in Saskatchewan. Sure that would leave SmackDown without a Champion but with Kevin Owens and AJ Styles fighting over the US title, that belt could be elevated to main event status. I would be totally fine with that. Of course, one of the big titles could change hands at SummerSlam and the winner gets drafted to SmackDown, meaning we’re only without a Champion for a few months. Let us know what you think of this idea in the comments!

As mentioned, AJ Styles is the number one contender to Kevin Owens’ US Championship. This feud and title are in a similar position to the WWE Championship, given that Owens could lost to Jericho at Payback, however that’s so much more unlikely to happen since Jericho is leaving. This could be an amazing feud, likely to deliver match of the year candidates. The two should lock horns for the first time on tonight’s show.

Elsewhere, Shinsuke Nakamura is set to unleash fury on Dolph Ziggler, after interrupting the Show-Off last week. WWE might want to keep them apart until the next SmackDown PPV, Backlash, although that isn’t for another month. Ziggler is already in the main event tonight but I wouldn’t be surprised to see them cross paths at some point. Also, Charlotte debuted on SmackDown last week and made her intentions of becoming Women’s Champion clear. We should see things start to ramp-up in the women’s division, which is pretty full of talented ladies right now.

All that and much more to look forward to on tonight’s SmackDown! Let us know what you are excited for, check out the RingSide News app, and enjoy the show!

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  • Philip Manley

    This Charlotte-Naomi feud might have potential.

    • Herb

      Yeah, but it’s happening way too soon.

  • Mike

    JINDER FOR NEW SMACKDOWN LIVE CHAMP BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!

    • Bossman27

      And I bet you Kyle is okay with that

    • Kyle Barbosa

      If only he could start winning, then yes, I’d approve by miles. But he has to win a match first lmao

      • Mike

        I mean, he got one win already with this match…..lol

  • Philip Manley

    Naomi’s really creative with these glowing attire entrances

    • Bossman27

      Yup

  • Kyle Barbosa

    Hi everyone! Glad to see you’re here for some reason, when Raw sucked donkey dick, but I already know it was 100x better than Smackdown LIVE can ever be

    • Ryborg

      Jinder Mahal is first conterder for the WWE Title. It’s 1000000000000x better than anything that happened on Raw!

      • Bossman27

        It was surprising, that’s for sure

      • Kyle Barbosa

        Wait, are you being serious???

        • Bossman27

          Yea, he is

          • Kyle Barbosa

            No fucking way…so Jobber Mahal vs Randy Orton is happening?

          • Bossman27

            Yup, at Backlash

          • Kyle Barbosa

            Lmaaaaao holy fucking shit, they’re finally fucking pushing a guy who actually has potential and a character

          • Bossman27

            How does he have potential?

          • Kyle Barbosa

            He’s not a bad wrestler, he has the look, he’s pretty big for his size, and he’s good on the mic and is good at getting the crowd to hate him. It won’t matter of course once Randy just beats him, but i’d much rather them book a match with a proper reaction than a fucking match with someone like Zayn who will get cheered over Orton cause he’s an Indy bitch

          • Bossman27

            NO ONE is gonna react to that match. And you talk about how these “Indy bitches” have no character. WHAT THE FUCK IS JINDER’S CHARACTER THAT’S GONNA GET HIM OVER?!

          • Kyle Barbosa

            Dude, he’s from a different country…that’s the character. Rusev got a reaction, how is Mahal any different? They’re fucking smart for doing this

          • Bossman27

            That’s not CHARACTER, that’s RACE! Two COMPLETELY different things. Pulling a Race card into a match is not only CHEAP HEAT! but it’s also dumb AND if done wrong, can be seen as RACIST. Just look at Muhammad Hassan

          • Kyle Barbosa

            You think WWE cares about being racist? Do you see the way they treat black people on their program?

          • Bossman27

            If it can effect their money in ANY way? HELL YEA!

          • Dave Johnston

            Yup, Jinder is Canadian 🙂

  • Herb

    To translate what kevin owens said: No need to thank me, it pleases me.

  • L. Knight

    Jinder. Fucking. Mahal.

    I’m done with life. Kill me now, I’ve grown tired of this planet.

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