Welcome to Ringside News’ SmackDown Live results. This will be a big show and as a great man once said only time will tell what will happen tonight! This is going to be fun and it all starts at 8:00 PM EST. So check back then and we’ll get going as the show kicks off.
The WWE 24/7 Title was introduced last night on RAW. So you never know if R-Truth will have to defend it or whether he will be playing some kind of hide and seek game all night.
Roman Reigns is set to face Elias. They might just have a longer match tonight than they did at Money In The Bank, or at least we would think so.
Kofi Kingston is still WWE Champion after taking down Kevin Owens at Money In The Bank. His next challenger might make a move tonight or he could just be waiting for Brock Lesnar to make his big decision next week.
One thing we do know is that Big E is back from his injury! So there will be a huge celebration going on with The New Day.
Bayley will also address the WWE Universe following her big win at Money In The Bank.
All of the confirmed segments for tonight’s show includes:
- Roman Reigns vs. Elias
- Sami Zayn vs. Kofi Kingston
- Bayley and Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair and Lacey Evans
- Mandy Rose vs. Carmella
- Bayley’s first interview as Smackdown Women’s Champion
- New Day’s “Welcome Back Big E.” celebration
Elias and Shane McMahon were backstage. Shane said he’ll be in Elias’ corner when he faces Roman Reigns.
The New Day’s music hit and they announced the return of Big E and everyone was very happy. They brought him out in a sheet and then they revealed someone who was not Big E at all.
They asked who he was and told him to get his ass out of there. So the fake E left. Then Kofi introduced Big E again and he actually came out this time after giving his famous intro from backstage. It’s been six weeks, but BIG E IS BACK.
The ring was also made up to look like a blue and pink birthday party with big letters spelling “WELCOME BACK BIG E” cross the apron. They really went all out with the decorations.
Big E said he missed his boys and the WWE Universe. Everyone was happy to have E back. Woods said that E’s been killing it on Twitter and they made a joke about Becky Lynch’s mom being taken and how fine she is.
They hyped the Money In The Bank success of Kofi beating Kevin Owens, then Kingston said it’s not about him, it’s about Big E… then Owens came out to break up the party followed by Sami Zayn.
Sami complained about Big E being out six weeks and getting a party, but he was out for 9 months. Then the New Day said they were getting Zayn nothing which they sang like a barbershop quartet.
Kevin Owens left while disgusted with the whole thing. Sami railed on the New Day and how it’s disgusting how Woods, Kofi, and E entertains the people. Woods started playing his trombone and Zayn said he is going to beat Kofi in front of all the “trash people.” He said things aren’t going to end well.
Then Kingston said he’s going to walk right through Sami Zayn and they closed out the segment with a “New Day Rocks” chant from the crowd.
Carmella was backstage looking for R-Truth. She asked some people and they were looking for him too. She eventually found him wearing a bad wig. Carmella had to remind R-Truth of the 24/7 Title rules. Truth said he needs her help and she promised to hide him.
Ali vs Andrade
These two battled just days after taking a ton of abuse in the MITB ladder match. The two traded moved and then Ali nailed a reverse Franeksteiner that rocked Andrade until the former NXT Champion later returned fire with a still lariat.
They carried on as these two warriors tore at each other. Andrade hit a Three Amigos as a tribute to Eddie Guerrero and finished it up with a body slam into the turnbuckle.
They took the action to the outside where Ali took a shot to the post and the barricade and then Andrade heaved Ali into the timekeeper’s area. The announcers were hyping Andrade’s match against Finn Balor at Super ShowDown the entire time.
Ali barely made it back to the ring before the referee counted to 10 and Charles Robinson proved why he’s the best referee WWE has right now.
Then Andrade nailed a running double knees to the back of Ali’s head for a two count. Ali wouldn’t stay down and his back was taped up from his MITB war two nights before.
Then Ali got a roll-up pin and won the match.
They went backstage were Mella was doing Truth up like a lady and she said: “RuPaul would be so proud.” Come through, Truth.
Then Mella helped R-Truth put on his bra to complete the ensemble. Yep, that happened.