Becky Lynch was cutting a promo about being Becky Two Belts. Then Ember Moon came out to make her SmackDown debut.
Moon said she’s out there to make a name for herself and she’s doing that by stepping up to The Man. Then Bayley came out too. What the what?
Bayley said this is exciting and what the Superstar Shake-Up is all about. She is on SmackDown too and the crowd booed it because they know what this means for Sasha Banks. Bayley said she’s got all of her hugs out on Raw and she walked up to The Man.
She brought up becoming Women’s Tag Team Champs and this got boos too and now she’s on SmackDown as a singles competitor and she has her eyes on someone else. Suddenly, the IIconics came out.
Peyton and Billie ragged on Bayley and Ember for having zero belts and then they really rubbed it in to Bayley. They said Naomi isn’t there to back her up tonight. She said that their titles are better because they’re… iconic!
Then Paige came out and the Montreal crowd was very excited to see her. She said The IIconics looks like they’re having a good as champs and then Paige was about to introduce her tag team, but Mandy and Sonya came out.
Rose said her and Sonya need no introduction. She said SmackDown Live has waited too long for the reunion of Absolution. Then Paige said she’s here to introduce other revolutionary women… Asuka and Kairi Sane… this is not really the team we were hoping for, but whatever. Thanks for something, Vince McMahon. It looks like Io Shirai will have to wait.
Sane and Asuka took everyone out in the ring after Paige sent them down to do so.
Moon, Asuka, Sane, Bayley vs IIconics, Fire & Desire
This 8-woman match was set up during the commercial break.
This match was very fast-paced and everyone got spots. Ember Moon got to hit a dive to the outside and Asuka looked very strong as well. Kairi Sane got a chance to shine as well being a fresh NXT call-up.
Asuka soon took Royce down and Kairi hit the InSane Elbow for the win.
Winners: The Babyfaces
The Hardy Boyz cut a backstage promo about becoming SmackDown Tag Team Champions. They made people remember that they are the greatest tag team in all space and time.
They showed Big O backstage trying to do The New Day’s entrance like Big E and he was taking pointers “from the loins!” they said. He ended up doing a great job.
“I miss Big E already,” Corey Graves said. They came out in New Day gear ready for their match.
The New Day (with Big O) vs Rusev, Nakamura, and Cesaro
Buddy Murphy cut a promo. The former Cruiserweight Champion is on SmackDown Live now.
The New Day got a big pop when Kevin Owens took part in a Unicorn Stampede and capped it off with a cannonball. Then the heels took control for a bit until Woods fought back, but he was simply thrown outside and took a bump into the barricade thanks to Rusev.
Nakamura took a tag, but Woods dodged a running knee. Shinsuke caught Xavier on the top rope, but Woods resisted a superplex. Woods knocked him down and climbed up top to hit a missile dropkick and then he made a hot tag to Kofi.
Kingston rallied by taking out Cesaro and Rusev before firing on all cylinders with a Boom Drop on Cesaro. Kofi took out Rusev, but Cesaro caught him. Kofi hit an SOS for a two count. Then Cesaro started swinging Kofi.
Cesaro locked in a sharpshooter and Owens nailed a Superkick. After Kofi got free he tagged Owens who got a huge pop. KO lifted Kofi up to hit a big dive on the outside. Kofi hit a Trouble In Paradise followed by a Stunner from Owens for the rin.
Winner: The New Day (with Big O)
Vince McMahon was seen watching backstage so proud of his creation.
Vince McMahon isn’t well received in Montreal. Wonder why. He spoke about giving his seal of approval to this next Superstar and then he really put this guy over. “Ladies and Gentleman… Elias!”
Elias came down thanking Vince McMahon saying that “there is a man who knows what WWE stands for.”
The crowd was not happy about this announcement at all. He said Vince has his finger on the pulse of what the fans want. He said with AJ Styles gone SmackDown will become the Temple of Elias. Then he started playing a little song before Roman Reigns came out.
Reigns hit Elias with a Superman Punch before doing the same to McMahon after he got in his face. Roman said SmackDown is his yard now before he left.