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The SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley is now a heel. So, that should be plenty interesting as we see what is to come in that storyline. If anything, they might have fixed an issue WWE was going to have at Clash Of Champions.
Daniel Bryan will be looking for an apology from Roman Reigns on SmackDown Live tonight. Let’s see if he gets it.
We also have two King Of The King quarterfinal matches. Elias vs. Ali and Chad Gable vs. Andrade are on the books for tonight.
Fans should expect so much more as WWE continues rolling on toward Clash Of Champions on September 15th. Come back at 8:00 PM EST and we’ll start the live results as the show kicks off.
They played a video promo about Bayley’s heel turn.
Bayley came out first and she was happy and had the wacky waving arm flailing inflatable tubemen. She was smiling and doing her same old Bayley entrance stuff, but the crowd didn’t seem to be with her too much.
The crowd booed Bayley, and she let them. “I don’t get it, you see that’s really confusing,” she said and then people chanted more. She said that we should have seen her heel turn coming because she’s got Sasha Banks’ back.
Bayley said she’s trying to give people opportunities and then she said “think about the kids.” She said every time she steps in the ring she’s trying to make people feel like she did when she was a fan. Now she’s the role model trying to show people’s kids what it’s like to be loyal and that’s why she couldn’t turn her back on Banks. She wants to put the division and title on the map because we deserve a champion with the same name nonrecognition as Becky Lynch.
She’s going to beat Charlotte Flair at Clash Of Champions because Flair has never been the kind of role model that she’s trying to be. Then Flair came out to the ring.
Flair owned up to being the Queen of selfishness, but “what you see is what you get” because plenty of people have said a lot about her. Then she said Bayley needs to hug her title tightly because at Clash Of Champions… enter Sasha Banks to a huge pop.
Flair went ahead and took out Bayley with a couple right hands before Banks got to the ring, then Charlotte Flair took out The Boss. Suddenly, Bayley jumped in the ring with a chair and laid out Flair before giving the chair to Sasha so she could smash Flair a bit.
Huge “Becky” chants started and then they closed up the segment with Flair laid out after a ton of chair shots from the Boss n Hug Connection.
Ali vs Elias
Elias took it to Ali in a big way and brutalized him around the ring for the first part of the match. They went to commercial break and then Ali had his comeback.
They battled on the top rope and Ali hit a 450 to Elias’s arm and then he brought Elias to the ground and applied a crossface on Elias until he got to the bottom rope.
Eventually Elias jumped down onto Ali to the outside, but Ali returned fire with a kick. Then Ali climbed to the top once Elias rolled in an he missed a 450.
Finally, Elias hit a Drift Away and won the match.
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville took control of Nikki Cross early on in the match.
Bliss got the hot tag and she started taking Mandy and Sonya out with kicks and forearm shots. Nikki stopped a move from Mandy Rose and left Sonya and Alexa in the ring together.
Bliss hit a DDT and climbed up top. Mandy and Nikki fighting on the outside distracted Bliss and Sonya got her knees up on the Twisted Bliss.
Then Mandy got the tag and kicked Bliss for the win.
Winner: Fire & Desire
Chad Gable and Samoa Joe had a little segment where Joe made fun of Chad for being short.
Randy Orton Segment
The Viper was very over with this crowd. He cut a promo on Kofi and showed a clip before daring Kingston to come out.
Kofi’s music hit, but he came out while being pummeled by The Revival. Then Randy Orton screamed “Stupid” over and over again while stomping on him. He said that Clash Of Champions he’s going to beat Kofi once and for all.
Kofi fought back for a bit, but it didn’t work very well because the numbers game quickly worked against Kofi. This was followed by a Super RKO before FTRKO posed on the turnbuckle.
Andrade vs Chad Gable
Andrade shut down Gable’s advances pretty early on as he wrapped him around a ring post and then continued to punish him on the outside. Then they returned to the ring where Andrade slowed it down a bit.
Gable finally caused separation between the two of them and then he took control. Gable landed a series of strikes, a kick to the midsection, and a rolling kick to the back of Andrade’s neck before hitting a bridging suplex for a two count.
Andrade hit a stomp to regain control, but he only got a two count. Gable blocked Andrade’s 3 Amigos suplexes for two Germans in a row, but Andrade blocked the third to hit a suplex of his own to compete his trilogy of suplexes.
Then Andrade hit a slash off the top rope right onto Gable’s knees. Chad jumped up and hit an amazing moonsault for a two count and the crowd was white hot for that two-count. “Let’s go Gable” chants started at that point.
Then Andrade hit his knees and a back elbow, but Gable flipped Andrade around and got a pinfall win.
Winner: Chad Gable
Aleister Black Takes The Ring
Shelton Benjamin apparently accepted this challenge during the commercial break because we came back to this match. Happy birthday.
Black nailed Shelton with a knee that sent him out of the ring and then Shelty hopped up and returned the favor.
They returned to the ring and then Aleister Black soon connected with a Black Mass and that was all she wrote.
Winner: Aleister Black
Drake and Renee Maverick were in a boiler room for some reason and he was asking that they need to get out of there. Then a bunch of jobbers ran up and tried to pin him. Finally, Bo Dallas won the WWE 24/7 Title.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Enhancement Talent
Nakamura picked a poor enhancement talent apart while Sami Zayn sat in on commentary. Then he won the match.
Suddenly, the WWE 24/7 Title mayhem entered the ring. Dallas lost the 24/7 Title to Drake Maverick and he ran away.
Then R-Truth revealed he was hiding in plain sight on the King Of The Ring set next to the throne with a lamp shade on his head. He snuck up and pinned Maverick before running off with the WWE 24/7 Title.
Daniel Bryan came out and cut a promo about how he’s not guilt by association just because Rowan is now guilty for some reason. Rowan wasn’t out with Bryan either.
Bryan wants an apology from Roman Reigns because he is calling him a liar. Yes, yes he is. So, out comes The Big Dog. Reigns didn’t get far before Rowan blindsided him.
Roman took a ride into the steel ring steps and then he got smashed onto the ring apron. Rowan threw Roman against the ring post after tossing Daniel Bryan to the side.
Then Rowan hit Roman Reigns with an iron claw slam.
Rowan cut a promo about how he’s nobody’s puppet. Then he dared Daniel Bryan to come in and slap him in the face. He said he’s proud of the accident backstage and the pain that he’s going to feel at Clash Of Champions. Then he threw Roman out of the ring and picked up ring steps before running Roman over with them.
Rowan was well-spoken and cut a killer promo. It was convincing and confident. That was impressive.
Daniel Bryan ran up and slapped Rowan to try and talk some sense into him. Then Rowan hit an iron claw slam on Bryan through the announce table.