Smackdown Live Review
Updated on: Apr 19, 2018 3:37 pm IST
The WWE Superstar Shakeup is over and we saw the wrestlers who have been placed on Raw, now we were waiting to see the Superstars placed on Smackdown Live. We’re excited to know which Raw superstars have found a new home on Smackdown Live and which feuds are going to start and which are going to progress.
#1 AJ Styles vs Rusev
This episode of Smackdown Live started with the Phenomenal One coming to the ring to talk about what Nakamura did last week while calling him out, only to be interrupted by Rusev and Aiden English.
After a bit of banter, Rusev and a referee got into the ring for a match with AJ. The match was cut short as Aiden interrupted the match while Rusev was in the calf crusher that ended in an instant disqualification.
Post-match both Rusev and English starting a beat down on AJ only to be stopped by Daniel Bryan.
#2 United States Champion Jeff Hardy is on Smackdown Live
Shelton Benjamin came to the ring to talk about his future without his partner Chad Gable. He first complimented Chad on his future then began to talk about the fact that he didn’t need Chad to e successful on the WWE. He soon asked for an opponent to face to which the Viper, Randy Orton replied.
This didn’t see an end as midway to the ring Smackdown Live’s newest member’s music hit. Jeff Hardy the United States Champion is now on Smackdown Live.
Jeff faced Shelton in a quite entertaining match that saw both of their athleticism. The match ended with Jeff hitting Twist of Fate followed by a Swanton Bomb for the pinfall.
#3 The Miz will be on Smackdown Live next week.
A video showed the Miz in his LA home with his wife and baby, announcing that he will be on Smackdown Live next week and that it will be awesome.
#4 Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose will be on Smackdown Live
A graphics card shows Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose will be joining the Smackdown Live roster. This may lead to them reuniting with Paige who is the GM of Smackdown Live.
#5 Luke Harper vs Jey Uso
One-half of the Smackdown Lives’ Tag Team champions, Luke Harper faced one half of the Usos, Jey Uso. The fast was fast and hard, as Luke continued his monster gimmick and practically destroyed Jey.
Post-match The Bludgeon Brothers continued their beat down on Jey and Jimmy only to retreat when Naomi came out and pleaded them to stop.
#6 Samoa Joe is on Smackdown Live
Another new face on the Smackdown lives’ roster was Samoa Joe. He came down to have a match with Sin Cara. The match was fairly short as Sin Cara was able to get in some offense but was no match for when Joe locked in the Coquina Clutch. The match was over in Joe’s favor via submission.
Post-match Joe announced he’s be going after Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Randy Orton after calling Smackdown Live a land of opportunity.
#7 SanitY and Big Cass is on Smackdown Live.
Killian Dain, Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe and Big Cass will be on Smackdown live. A graphics card showed the arrival SAnitY which includes Killian Dain, Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe will be arriving on Smackdown Live.
A backstage segment showed Daniel Bryanmid-interview when he was interrupted by a returning Big Cass who mocked Daniel for being the big deal while being so small.
Smackdown New Women’s Champion Carmella came down for a Mellabration after she won the Championship last week. After a little bragging in the spotlight, the former Women’s Champion Charlotte came out and after a bit of banter the Iconics’ music hit and both Peyton and Billie came down to the ring and mocked Charlotte.
Just like last week, the Iconics attacked Charlotte but this time Becky Lynch came to her rescue.
#9 Charlotte Flair vs Billie Kay
The match was fast and really good with both women putting their best forward. The match ended with Charlotte putting Billie in the figure 8 for a submission win.
Post match Charlotte was attacked by Carmella, the Iconic duo and Carmella started a beat down on both Lynch and Charlotte only to be broken up by Asuka. Asuka made quick work of both and Carmella ran away before Asuka got in the ring.
#10 Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas will be on Smackdown Live
A video package showed that Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas and Zelina Vega have been drafted to Smackdown Live.
#11 AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan vs Rusev and Aiden English
A dream come true for some, AJ and Daniel Bryan in the same ring, at the same time as a tag team. The duo took on Rusev and Aiden English form their earlier confrontation. The match was incredible and showed the reason why fans wanted to see Bryan and Styles wrestle together.
The match was long and had both men have their time with Rusev and English. Daniel got a good amount of time in the ring and got the “Yes Kicks” on Rusev.
Mid match from out of nowhere Nakamura came out to hit AJ with a low blow and Big Cass to deliver a big boot to Daniel Bryan ending the match immediately.
Nakamura headed back while Big Cass stood over a fallen Daniel. When asked why he did this again Nakamura answered: “No speak English.”