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SmackDown tonight is set to feature two big championship matches. Gunther defends his Intercontinental championship against Xavier Woods after Gunther vowed to beat some respect into Woods last week.
Our second championship match will see Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan defend their Women’s Tag Team Championships against the team of Sonya Deville and Chelsea Green.
It should be interesting to see how things play out on tonight’s show.
SmackDown kicks off with The Judgment Day’s Finn Balor and Damian Priest making their way down to the ring for a tag team match.
Damian Priest & Finn Balor vs Rey Mysterio & Santos Escobar
Our opening tag team match begins with Mysterio hitting a series to punches to Balor. Mysterio goes for a moonsault but Balor brings his knees up to counter and Balor tags Priest in. Priest hits a jumping elbow strike in the corner, Balor gets in the ring and hits a back breaker and Priest follows with a leg drop, Priest covers Mysterio for two. Balor tags back in the match and applies a headlock to Mysterio on the mat. Mysterio gets to his feet and hits a back elbow to Balor. Mysterio climbs the top rope but Balor grabs Mysterio on his shoulders but Mysterio counters with a bulldog and tags Escobar in the match. Escobar hits a back breaker and follows with a lariat in the corner. Escobar grabs Balor’s arm and springs off the top rope to hit Priest with a kick into an arm drag takedown to Balor. Priest pulls Balor out of the ring, Escobar goes to dive to the outside but Balor runs back in the ring to hit Escobar with a big lariat.
Our opening match continues live with Escobar and Priest trading strikes in the ring. Escobar hits a chop to gain momentum but is dropped to the mat with a big boot from Priest. Escobar hits a huge drop kick as Mysterio and Balor get the hot tag. Mysterio hits a huricanrana and a flying crossbody from the middle rope. Mysteiro hits an enziguri, Priest makes the blind tag as Mysterio goes for the 619. Priest catches Mysterio and Escobar runs in to save Mysterio. Mysterio hits the 619 on Balor and tags in Escobar who hits a splash and goes for the cover. The ref refuses to count the fall as Priest runs in and plants Escobar with the south of heaven, Priest covers for the three count.
Winners: Damian Priest & Finn Balor
The Usos and Solo Sikoa are seen entering the arena backstage as Michael Cole on commentary announces that Sikoa will take on Matt Riddle in a No Disqualification match later tonight.
Back live with Zelina Vega speaking with Adam Pearce backstage. Vega tells Pearce that she wants to face Rhea Ripley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Backlash. Vega says she wants to prove herself and represent Puerto Rico. Pearce tells Vega he will talk to upper management and Ripley and see what he can do.
A video package is shown of Shinsuke Nakamura training mixed in with highlights of some of his best moves. After this we cut to Karrion Kross, Kross says that he has never hurt anybody a day in his life, it was all the cards, Kross then runs down his fallen opponents: McIntyre, Moss and Mysterio, Kross says that he will take the honor away from Nakamura.
Ricochet and Braun Strowman make their entrance as their tag team match against The Viking Raiders is up next.
Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs The Viking Raiders
The match begins with Strowman and Ivar, Ivar ducks a lariat and begins to lay into Strowman in the corner with punches and then back elbow strikes. Strowman slams Ivar in the corner and then Irish whips him into the opposite corner before hitting a shoulder tackle. Erik causes a distraction on the apron that allows Ivar to hit a punch, Ivar goes for an Irish whip but Strowman counters with a lariat. Erik makes the blind tag and attacks Strowman from behind as Erik and Ivar both beat down Strowman. Strowman eventually powers up and tags Ricochet in. Ricochet hits a drop kick to knock Ivar out of the ring and Ricochet hits a backflip hand spring dive to Erik and Ivar outside the ring.
The match continues live with Erik having Ricochet in a chin lock on the mat. Ricochet tries to crawl to the corner, Erik goes for a power slam but Ricochet flips put of it and makes the tag to Strowman. Strowman hits a running drop kick in the corner and the Strowman exits the ring and runs around the ring and takes out Erik and then Ivar with shoulder tackles. Strowman is distracted by Valhalla on the outside that allows Erik to hit a kick to the head. Ivar hits a splash from the top rope and covers but Strowman kicks out at two. Strowman hits a double shoulder tackle to take out both opponents and Strowman tags Ricochet in. Ricochet hits an elbow to Erik but is hit with a big boot from Ivar. Ricochet escapes a slam and hits a drop kick, Strowman gets back in, Ricochet gets on top of Strowman’s shoulders and hits a swanton bomb and makes the cover for three.
Winners: Braun Strowman & Ricochet
Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez are interviewed backstage. Morgan speaks quickly as she talks about getting even with Green and Deville, Rodriguez calms Morgan down and Morgan laughs and informs us all of who we should be watching, Morgan and Rodriguez then make their entrance for their upcoming title defense.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs Sonya Deville & Chelsea Green
Before our first championship match of the night begins Deville tells the crowd to shut up and show them respect. Green tells Deville these “normies” could never understand what it’s like to be winners like they are. Green splashes Morgan in the face with water as Rodriguez holds Morgan back.
The match officially begins with Morgan hitting a drop kick to Green. Deville tags in the match and Rodriguez also tags in. Deville escapes a slam and hits a chop block before tagging Green back in the match. Rodriguez plants Green face first with a slam and then Morgan tags back in. Green goes for a tope suicida but Rodriguez catches her. Deville saves Green by taking out Rodriguez with a dive from the apron. Green and Deville celebrate before Moragn hits them with a dive over the top rope. Green hits a power slam from the top rope and covers Morgan but the ref catches Green’s feet on the ropes and stops counting. Deville tags back in and she hits Morgan with a series of kicks in the corner, Deville goes for a cover but the ref once again sees the heel team trying to use the ropes for a pin attempt and stops his count. Morgan hits a neck breaker and crawls to the corner to tag Rodriguez back in. Rodriguez hits Green with a fall away slam and then the corkscrew elbow splash, we get a cover but Deville breaks it up. Rodriguez puts Deville on the top rope as Morgan tags in, Rodriguez hits a superplex and Morgan hits Green with a missile drop kick. As the ref is distracted by Deville, Morgan splashes water in Green’s face and Morgan gets a roll up and Rodriguez pushes against Morgan as the ref is apparently blind to babyface cheating as he makes the three count.
Winners: Liv Morgan & Raque Rodriguez
Matt Riddle is interviewed backstage. Riddle says that the last time he stepped in the ring with Sikoa he ended up burried under a table, but this time, Sikoa will be the one who gets burried.
Xavier Woods makes hi sentrance as our intercontinental championship match is up next!
Gunther makes his entrance for his title defense, after entering the ring he sends Vinci and Kaiser to the back as Gunther stands alone to defend his title.
Intercontinental Championship: Gunther vs Xavier Woods
Our second championship match begins with a lock up. Gunther drives Woods into the corner, Woods ducks a chop and kicks Gunther in the legs. Gunther and Woods trade punches before Gunther knocks Woods down with a vicious chop.
Back live with Gunther hitting a chop to Woods’ back. Gunther drops Woods to the mat with a chop and covers for two. Gunther hits a double underhook suplex and begins to trash talk Woods who responds with a series of furious punches and Woods eventually knocks Gunther down to the mat. Gunther rolls out of the ring and Woods hits a drop kick through the ropes and then dives to Gunther over the top rope. Woods goes up top but is hit with a chop. Gunther climbs up but Woods hits a kick to the face to knock Gunther down. Woods gets back up top and hits a leg drop, Woods covers for a close two count. Gunther locks in a sleeper hold before transitioning to a powerbomb, Woods is able to counter and hit a DDT, Woods gets a roll up but Gunther kicks out and locks in a sleeper hold on the mat, the ref drops Woods’ hand and calls for the bell.
Back live with The Usos making their way out to the ring. Jey Uso informs the crowd that the Bloodline has in fact entered their city. Jey Uso says they will do what they always do, complete the mission and reclaim their tag titles next week. Jey Uso says they will win the WrestleMania rematch and dedicate their victory to the Tribal Chief Roman Reigns. The Usos call out Matt Riddle and then they introduce Solo Sikoa who then makes his entrance for his no disqualification match with Riddle that is up next!
No Disqualification: Solo Sikoa vs Matt Riddle
Our main event begins with Riddle sneaking out from the crowd to attack Sikoa from behind. Sikoa counters a suplex and hits a lariat. Riddle goes for a triangle choke in the corner but Sikoa counters it into a powerbomb and Sikoa covers for two. Sikoa rolls out of the ring and grabs two kendo sticks and two chairs and tosses them in the ring. Sikoa hits Riddle on the back with a kendo stick and goes for another strike but Riddle deflects the kendo stick and hits a kick to the head. Riddle grabs a kendo stick of his own and hits Sikoa with it. Riddle grabs a table from under the ring but Sikoa throws the table back under the ring for maximum heel heat. Riddle slams Sikoa to the stairs and hits a senton from off the stairs on to Sikoa.
Our main event continues with Sikoa hitting a Samoan drop. Sikoa grabs a chair and places it around Riddle’s neck in the corner. Sikoa goes for the Umaga splash but Riddle throws the chair at Sikoa’s head. Riddle unleashes a series of kendo stick strikes before tossing a chair to Sikoa who catches in the perfect position for Riddle to hit a knee strike that had to really hurt his knee there. Riddle stands two chairs up and power slams Sikoa through the standing chairs, Riddle covers for two. Riddle buries Sikoa unde a pile of chairs before climbing to the top rope. Sikoa rolls out of the ring, Riddle chases and goes for a kick but Sikoa catches the leg and slams Riddle off the apron. Sikoa tosses Riddle over the announce table and tries to flip it over but Riddle avoids it. Riddle pops up and flips Sikoa over the announce table and Riddle flips the table over on Sikoa. Jimmy and Jey Us hop the barricade and beat down Riddle. Riddle eventually hits a double moonsault to take out both Usos. Sikoa emerges from under the table like a slasher villain. Back in the ring Sikoa hits the Samoan Spike and covers for three.
Winner: Solo Sikoa
After the bell The Usos grab that table that the crowd desperately wanted as the ungrateful fans boo it this time. The Usos hit Riddle with the 1D through the table. The Usos and Sikoa stand triumphant in the ring together as SmackDown goes off the air.
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