WWE Smackdown LIVE took place from the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. Here’s all the action that went down.
Lana debuted on SmackDown LIVE as the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match came into focus
At Money In The Bank on June 18, Samckdown is making history by having the first-ever women’s ladder match for that career-making briefcase. With a golden ticket on the line, tensions were of course high as Commissioner Shane McMahon gathered the participants together to wax lyrical about just who would walk away with the coveted prize. With several ladies ready to battle it out, one more spanner was thrown into the mix: Lana, the Russian entourage of Rusev, as she declared that she was finally ready to compete in the WWE.
Also, she wanted in on the ladder match. Shane McMahon had other ideas however, declining the request of the ravishing Russian as he announced a six-woman tag team match instead.
Carmella, Natalya and Tamina def. Naomi, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch
The Welcoming Committee of Smackdown and te women’s division walked out with a sneaky victory, thanks to Lana making her presence known. While the team of Naomi, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch looked to be on fire, it was Lana’s disruption that gave Tamina the chance to land a Superkick on Naomi and pick up the win.
AJ Styles def. Dolph Ziggler
Looking to put some momentum fuel in their tanks ahead of their own Money In The Bank ladder match, AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler squared off again as the show-off looked to go two for two following last week’s encounter with the phenomenal one. Styles was able to survive a brutal attack from Ziggler however, eventually locking in the Styles Clash to get the win and the equalise the score between the two.
Jinder Mahal def. Mojo Rawley
Back at Wrestlemania, Mojo Rawley picked up a huge win in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale that should have had more eyeballs on him. Pleading with Shane McMahon to give him a chance, the Smackdown Commissioner decided to give Rawley a rare opportunity to capture the gold around Jinder Mahal’s waist.
Hyped and ready for battle, Rawley gave as good as he got but eventually fell victim to the Khallas finisher. Not done yet, Mahal grabbed a microphone and declared that Randy Orton would be destroyed in his hometown of St. Louis at Money In The Bank.
The New Day def. The Colons
Back in action and better than ever, The New Day showed no sign of ring rust as they made quick work of Epico and Primo with their signature Midnight Hour. The number one contenders for the Smackdown Tag Team championship soon found their celebrations cut short by the appearance of the Usos, as they claimed that they wouldn’t be so jubilant once they were done with them.
Shinsuke Nakamura def. Kevin Owens
With Sami Zayn’s seat at the commentary table unoccupied thanks to a backstage attack by Baron Corbin, the lone wolf filled in his spot as Kevin Owens and Shinsuke Nakamura clashed. An intense match, Nakamura’s strong style was too much for Owens as the prizefighter fell victim to a Kinshasa that left him floored for the three-count. The night wasn’t over yet however, as Corbin decided to attack Nakamura.
Locking onto him with the End of Days, Corbin’s message was clear: The lone wolf was hunting the king of strong style.
Last Updated: June 7, 2017