It’s time for SmackDown Live. The show will be live in Ontario, California, but you can get all of the results right here at Ringside News. So keep refreshing for the action when the show kicks off at 8:00 PM
Kofi Kingston has a big cage match against Dolph Ziggler at Stomping Grounds this Sunday. Therefore, Xavier Woods will be taking on The Show Off this week.
Alexa Bliss will host A Moment Of Bliss segment this week. She is set to face Bayley at Stomping Grounds where Bliss hopes to become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion. Therefore, Bliss will have Bayley on her talk show this week. That’ll end well.
Roman Reigns is still after Shane McMahon so we’ll just see more of that as well. With Drew McIntyre helping Shane out, Roman Reigns could have an even more difficult time, but he’ll have to deal with Drew on Sunday at Stomping Grounds.
R-Truth is still the WWE 24/7 Champion. This is very entertaining and seems to only get better. Let’s just see what they do this week.
Daniel Bryan and Rowan are SmackDown Tag Team Champions and they have Heavy Machinery breathing down their necks. Let’s see if WWE books Bryan for a match at Stomping Grounds even though that could turn into a disaster when Bryan gets cheered like crazy in Washington because Stomping Grounds is in Tacoma.
The New Day came out. Kofi threw pancakes in the crowd and welcomed everyone to SmackDown Live, baybeeee! Woods hyped his own match against Ziggler tonight and Big E started talking about his idea for the last hour of SmackDown called “the freaky hour.”
Then Ziggler came out and cut a bitter heel promo. Ziggler told Kofi that he failed before and he’ll be slamming his body against a steel cage at Stomping Grounds.
Then Kofi fired back that he’ll still be champion after Stomping Grounds, but tonight Dolph needs to worry about Xavier Woods. Dolph Ziggler told him again that he’ll be Champion at Stomping Grounds because it should have been him, but this Sunday it will be him. Good promo work from The Show Off.
Xavier Woods vs Dolph Ziggler
These two did some mat wrestling and traded holds before the crowd started to rally for Woods. However, Ziggler slowed his momentum with a boot to the face of Woods.
Then Xavier hit an Honor Roll. Woods climbed up top, but Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn ran down to attack Big E and Kofi Kingston. The referee was throwing KO and SZ out, but Woods hit them with a dive to the outside.
When Xavier got back in, Dolph Ziggler hit him with a DDT for a two count. Then Dolph continued to punish Woods throughout the commercial break.
Woods came back with some kicks and then he nailed a spinning forearm for a two count. Then Woods sent Ziggler outside and he hit a dropkick through the ropes before moving back inside where Woods hit a press slam followed by a gutbuster for a two count.
They moved to the apron and Ziggler shoved Woods into the ring posed before hitting a Superkick that sent Xavier to the floor.
They returned to the ring and Ziggler hit a Zig Zag before wrapping Woods in the ropes and applying an armbar. Then he nailed a Superkick and covered for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Shelton Benjamin and The B Team were outside Baron Corbin’s office. They want to audition to be his referee. Matt Hardy walked out of the office and called Shelton “Senor Benjamin.”
A Moment Of Bliss
Alexa introduces Nikki Cross to everyone before calling for her coffee. Then Bayley came out and she had Bliss’ coffee.
Bayley said she’s never said anything bad about Nikki and then Bliss brought up how Bayley ruined their tag team title shot last night. Bayley said Bliss was just using her.
Bliss called Bayley out for coming out with her Bayley Buddies dressed like she shops at Forever 21. Bayley said she’s doing to Nikki what Bliss did to Mickie James and Nia Jax. Bayley said Bliss isn’t a goddess, she an entitled little princess who doesn’t deserve a damn thing.
Bliss said she’s gifted and then she called Bayley a placeholder. Then she said Bayley peaked in NXT. Bayley tried to attack Bliss and then Nikki saved her only to have Alexa blindside Bayley.
Nikki looked a bit uncomfortable and then she walked away.
There was a backstage segment where Apollo Crews was looking for Andrade. She played with him for a bit before Andrade attacked him and left Crews on the flood.
Heavy Machinery vs B-Team
Heavy Machinery didn’t give the B-Team very much room to breath at all. This was just a match to put Otis and Tucker over.
Winners: Heavy Machinery
After the match was over, Seth Rollins jumped in the ring with a chair and destroyed the B-Team for being interested in referring his match on Sunday.
Shane McMahon was then met in the parking garage by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn complaining about Rollins. Then McMahon set up KO and SZ vs Kofi and Rollins tonight.
Aleister Black cut another backstage promo to hype his eventual debut. Someone needs to find where he is and pick a fight already.
Shane McMahon Time
Drew McIntyre started to cut a promo and the The Miz came out with a video to play for them. The video was of Roman Reigns laying waste to The Revival and Drew McIntyre last night on RAW. Then he hit Shane McMahon with a spear too.
The Miz kept playing footage and Shane said if they air one more video then the guy in the production truck wouldn’t have a job tomorrow. The Miz said he’s like the kid in little league whose dad is the coach so he starts every week.
After cutting some more promo, Shane McMahon set a match with Drew and Elias vs The Miz and any partner of his choosing as long as it happens in the next 10 seconds. Shane counted down and R-Truth jumped the barricade with the 24/7 Title.
The Miz called to Truth and announced that Awesome Truth is back tonight. Then Shane made this a tag team elimination match.
The Miz & R-Truth vs Drew McIntyre & Elias
Before this match started, The IIconics ran into the Kabuki Warriors backstage. Paige wanted a title match and they’ll get one next week in Tokyo and if they beat them then they’ll get a title match.
Drew McIntyre didn’t take it easy on R-Truth at all. Then Elias took the tag and R-Truth created an opening, but Shane pulled The Miz off the apron. So Elias pinned Truth.
Then it was a handicap match. A bunch of lower-level Superstars ran down and grabbed the 24/7 Title. An official took the title back and then Truth grabbed the title and ran off again.
Elias threw Miz outside and then Drew charged at him, but Miz moved and Drew went over the barricade. Elias jumped off the top rope, but Miz raised his boot to take him down. The Miz backed Elias into the corner and hit some kicks and his clotheslines and double knees.
Then The Miz it a DDT for a two count. The Miz started with the Yes Kicks to Elias, but Elias tossed Miz into the ropes off a roll-up pin and Drew hit a headbutt before getting the tag for a Claymore Kick and the win.
Winners: Elias & Drew McIntyre
Ember Moon was looking for Mandy and Sonya. She asked Carmella where they were. Mella didn’t know but said that if she does find them to let them know that they have unfinished business.
Suddenly, Mandy and Sonya were right there. They insulted Ember moon and then they offered her a donut because they were eating them while being very obnoxious.
Ember Moon slapped the donuts away and they brawled until some referees separated them.
R-Truth was running out of the building and Drake Maverick tricked him into thinking he was Carmella. Then he got a roll-up pin and won the 24/7 Title before driving off.
Kofi Kingston & Seth Rollins vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
This was a 2 out of 3 falls match which started out with Kofi immediately hitting a Trouble In Paradise on Zayn for a pinfall. So it makes us wonder why they even bothered with the 2 out of 3 falls.
Kevin took it to Seth, but Rollins wouldn’t stay down. They showed Paul Heyman watching from backstage with a big grin on his face. Then Zayn took the tag and continued to punish Rollins in the corner before trying to hit a superplex, but The Universal Champion blocked it.
Owens took the tag, but Rollins wouldn’t budge from the top before hitting a blockbuster from the top. Then Seth tagged in Kofi Kingston who took out Zayn and w dropkick and a jumping strike before hitting the Boom Drop.
Kingston got a two count off a cross body block off the top rope and then Zayn nailed a Blue Thunder Bomb for another two count. KO took the tag and Kofi nailed him with a dropkick. Then Kofi sent Sami outside and Rollins took the tag to hit Zayn and Kevin with suicide dives on opposite sides of the ring.
Then Rollins tried to get the stomp, but Zayn grabbed his leg. Kofi jumped on him and freed Rollins up. Then Rollins and Owens continued until Seth hit a stomp for the win.
Winners: Seth Rollins & Kofi Kingston