With 5 days to go until Clash of Champions Nick and Dan look at everything happening on Smackdown Live. What does the future hold for the YEP movement, is Aj in the right spot, what will be of Jinder, and do Nakamura and Orton really give a sh*t? Plus what will a mathc with 2 special guest referees look like?
With Clash of Champions getting closer and closer what does all this mean for Zayn & Owens, Daniel Bryan, Shane McMahon, The Riott Squad, Bobby Roode, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, The Usos, and the rest of the roster on SmackDown Live… Oh and Nakamura & Orton too.
Billi flies solo this week and doesn’t hold back giving his unfiltered reaction to Smackdown live and the WWE in general.
Owens and Zayn are getting blamed for Smackdown’s loss at Survivor Series. Shane threatens to fire the two and Bryan books a lumber jack match later in the show between Zayn & Owens and The New Day
Jey Uso vs Shelton Benjamin
Benjamin wins via pinfall with Paydirt after interference from the outside.
Deja Vu Segment
Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan, and Sarah Logan debut backstage and attack Naomi. Becky tries to make the save but gets beat down as well.
Hype Bros vs Bludgeon Brothers
Bludgeon Brothers win via pinfall in this squash match.
AJ vs Jinder
Match doesn’t happen and gets pushed back to Night of Champions. Singh brothers hit the ring and AJ takes them out.
Natalya vs Charlotte for the Smackdown Women’s Championship
Natayla wins by DQ after getting attacked by Ruby Riot and crew.
Lumber Jack Match
Sami wins via pinfall on Kofi with the roll up. The roster attacks Sami after the match and Owens makes his escape. Owens begs Bryan not to fire him and Sami in the backstage area. Bryan says he was never going to fire them and says he looks forward to Owens vs Orton next week.
Tag Team Roster Segment
Usos celebrate their win and are interrupted by the New Day. Usos make the claim that all other teams on Smackdown suck and New day partially agrees.
Every other team on the makes their way to the ring and Daniel Bryan comes and makes a number one contender fatal 4 way tag match that is happening after the commercial.
Number One Contenders Tag Match
The team of Benjamin and Gable win via pinfall with a moonsault by Gable. They defeated the teams of The Hype Bros, The Ascension, and Breezango.
Zayn/Owens Backstage Segment
Dasha is trying to get an interview backstage but is kept waiting outside Owens’ and Zayn’s locker room.
Women’s Backstage Segment
Lana, Tamina, Carmella and Charlotte all confront Natalya over who deserves the title most. Natalya insults Charlotte and is subsequently attacked by Charlotte.
Becky vs Carmella
Becky wins via submission with the disarm her.
Zayn/Owens in Ring Segment
Owens gives a promo with religious overtones, saying Shane almost sent him to meet St. Peter and if it wasn’t for his “guardian angel” Sami Zayn that may have happened. Sami comes to the ring and says that his assistance was not planned but a spontaneous reaction after realizing that Shane was a “psychopath” that was going to end his “brother’s career” or “even worse.” Zayn then says that he realized that Owens would always be his brother no matter what and that Owens had been right all along by taking what he wanted instead of being nice and having it handed to him. Sami and Owens embrace and stand tall.
Orton & Nakamura vs English & Rusev
Nakamura & Orton win via pinfall off of Nakamura hitting English with the Kinshasa.
Ziggler/Roode Talking Segment
Ziggler and Roode take turns talking trash and setup a rematch. Ziggler says Roode can name time and place. When Roode names there and then Ziggler says no because you know wrestling.
AJ Styles vs Baron Corbin, US Title Rematch
Corbin wins via pinfall with end of days.
We take a look at the final Smackdown before Hell in a Cell and explain why a McMahon program is always the most important program.
Nick & Billi welcome Dan to the show to discuss the result of the Mae Young Classic and our thoughts on Smackdown Live featuring Vince McMahon vs. a Forehead.
Smackdown somewhat redeems itself this week but that’s only due to pacing. The underlying problems still exist for the show. It’s a show that has been in a holding pattern for way too long with no end in sight. Well at least we’re getting VKM next week. Oh and we also got Nakamura vs Orton.
We cover this weeks Raw, Smackdown, and Summerslam in a very special extended episode…Enjoy!