WWE SmackDown is live from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. Tonight, we get to see the second-ever women’s Money In The Bank ladder match. Plus, Naomi defends her championship against “The Ravishing Russian” Lana.
SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan starts off tonight’s show. Let’s get to the YES Man right away….
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Carmella and James Ellsworth Got Beef with Daniel Bryan
SmackDown GM Daniel Bryan opens up tonight’s show. And before you know it, Carmella and Ellsworth are down to the ring to complain. Carmella reminds Bryan that Money In The Bank ladder matches allow outside interference, and no one stripped Sheamus or Seth Rollins of their respective briefcases. Ellsworth gets up in Bryan’s grill. James says that Bryan couldn’t hack it in the ring anymore, so he made up some bogus injury and retired.
Bryan asks the crowd if they want to see the second-ever women’s MITB ladder match. The crowd responds with a resounding “YES!”
By the way, Ellsworth isn’t just banned from ringside, he’s banned from the building. Security comes out and drags out James.
The Hype Bros vs. The Usos
The Hype Bros are solidly in control. Mojo seems invincible to the tag champ’s chops. Ryder performs a successful suicide dive. But his success doesn’t last long as he’s taken out with a big Uso kick.
Zack Ryder is dominated during much of the commercial break. But when Mojo gets the tag, he comes in like a hot bolt of lightning. Mojo is on fire, kicking ass all over the place. He’s about to perform a double-team move with a rejuvenated Ryder, but gets kicked in the head. Ryder nails a missile dropkick. But The Usos take control and hit a splash for the win.
The Usos defeat The Hype Bros
Post-Match: The New Day come down to the ring and challenge The Usos to a title match at the Battleground pay-per-view. The Usos accept. They’ll take out ya boys because it’s no longer about The New Day-ish, it’s about Day One-ish. Xavier thinks The Usos got bars, but The New Day consistently spits fire. Kofi schools The Usos because his squad are “underdogs like Rudy, while The Usos are under-draws like booty!”
Fashion Files: VICE
The Fashion Police are interrogating The Ascension. Fandango attempts the suspects with Eddie Money tickets if they confess, but they won’t crack. Viktor was about to grab those tickets, but Konnor reminded him that they’re only into trash metal grindcore. Tyler Breeze tempts the team with a cheese platter. But he also wants to know why they attacked him. The Ascension claim innocence, they just wanted a match on the Money In The Bank card.
There is noise in the other room. The Fashion Po Po check it out and see that their office is trashed. Meanwhile, The Ascension grab hold of those Eddie Money tickets.
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Naomi (c) vs. Lana
Lana attacks the champion from behind before the match started. The bell rings and Lana hits Naomi with her finisher. The champ quickly turns the tide with one swift kick. Noami executes a split-legged moonsault from the top rope, and that’s it!
Noami defeats Lana to retain her WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Post-Match: Naomi celebrates on the entrance ramp, while Lana has a temper tantrum in the ring.
Aiden English vs. Randy Orton
Aiden English starts off this segment underneath a spotlight. He calls himself the “Shakespeare of song.” Randy Orton’s music hits. Out comes The Viper. SmackDown color commentator John “Bradshaw” Layfield says that Aiden “better run.”
WWE SmackDown Announced Matches
- The Hype Bros vs. The Usos
- WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Naomi (c) vs. Lana
- Aiden English vs. Randy Orton
- Women’s Money In The Bank ladder match: Carmella vs. Charlotte vs. Natalya vs. Becky Lynch vs. Tamina Snuka