WWE SmackDown Results (5/20) Grand Rapids, MI – We are live from Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, as Roman Reigns and The Bloodline make their way to the ring.
Roman Reigns is handed the mic and he wants the city to acknowledge him. Roman says tonight is special because you are not only acknowledging him, you are acknowledging my cousins. That means you acknowledge the Bloodline. Roman asks Paul to tell them why.
Paul welcomes everyone to the single biggest night in the history of tag team wrestling. Roman Reigns is the GOAT and you can take your Bruno Sammartinos, Hulk Hogans, Dwayne Johnsons, Brock Lesnars, and John Cenas and they would all be stacked up and pinned by Roman Reigns. While you sit there with your insignificant cheers, every night of Roman Reigns’ life, he protects the position of being the greatest of all time. What does it take for the Usos to be the best tag team of all time. I am in the ring with the direct descendants of Afa and Sika to claim the best of all time it not right unless you can do what the Wild Samoans never accomplished. That is unify the tag titles. Be the only tag team to ever be Smackdown and Raw Tag Team Champions at the same time. To do so, the Usos have to defeat Randy Orton and Riddle.
Paul says this is the best tag team on Smackdown against the best tag team on Raw. The Usos have to earn their spot and be relevant. It is not enough to be the cousins of the tribal chief. Tonight, the Usos will come home the undisputed tag team champions or they won’t come home to the Island of Relevancy at all. The Usos will beat RK-Bro. The Usos will become the greatest tag team of all time. The Usos will become the undisputed Tag team champions of the world.
That is not a prediction, that is a spoiler.
Roman takes the mic back and he tells the Usos they know what he wants. He says he expects them to deliver. The only reason I have these expectations is because I love you. Roman hugs Jimmy and Jey and he has a look of ‘You Better Not Disappoint Me’ on his face.
— We see Sami Zayn backstage watching The Bloodline and he’s excited for them, acting like he’s a member of the group. He’s also wearing a Bloodline t-shirt. Shinzuke Nakamura makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Zayn with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. Zayn with a side head lock and wrist lock. Nakamura with a reversal and arm wringer. Nakamura with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Nakamura with a kick to the chest and he follows with more kicks. Zayn blocks a kick and Nakamura with an enzuigiri. Nakamura with boots in the corner. Nakamura with a snap mare and knee drop for a near fall. Nakamura with a knee to the midsection and Zayn pulls Nakamura to the mat by the hair. Zayn with punches to Nakamura. Zayn with a punch and clothesline for a near fall. Zayn chokes Nakamura in the ropes.
Zayn goes to the turnbuckles and Nakamura stops him and punches Zayn. Nakamura sets for a superplex and Zayn tries to block it with punches. Zayn with a forearm to the back and Nakamura hangs on to the ropes but Zayn kicks him to the mat. Zayn goes up top and Nakamura crotches Sami. Nakamura sets for Kinshasa but Zayn moves and Nakamura goes into the turnbuckles. Nakamura with back elbow. Zayn sends Nakamura to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Zayn with elbows and cross faces before applying a reverse chin lock. Zayn with a knee and Nakamura with a flying boot to Zayn and both men are down. Nakamura with forearms and a kick to the back of the head and a flying boot to the head. Nakamura blocks boots from Zayn and puts him in the ropes to hit a sliding German suplex. Nakamura goes to the turnbuckles and hits a jumping side kick to the back of the head for a near fall. Nakamura sets for Kinshasa but Zayn goes to the floor. Nakamura goes to the floor and Zayn with a Michinoku Driver on the floor. Zayn gets back into the ring and the referee continues his count. Nakamura powers up at 9 to get back into the ring in time.
Zayn kicks Nakamura to the floor and Zayn tries to send Nakamura into the ring post but Nakamura reverses it and Zayn goes into the ring post and Zayn is sent into the time keeper’s area. Zayn gets back into the ring but Nakamura with Kinshasa for the three count.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
— We have a video package for the Usos.
— Happy Corbin makes his way to the ring. We go to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and Corbin stands in front of the Andre The Giant Statute. Corbin welcomes everyone and he says this is the happiest he has been. Corbin mentions how expensive his hat and watch cost. He says he also rid the WWE of that mouth breathing moron, Riddick Moss.
We take a look at what happened last week.
Corbin says he got fined a whole hell of a lot for that, a lot of money to most people. You can’t put a price on art and that was a work of art. Like every amazing piece of art, you appreciate it more the second time around. Corbin asks for the clip to be shown again.
Corbin says you should all learn from that and appreciate what you have. Show your boss total respect. You should never try to improve your station in life. Moss was his protege and Corbin says he paid for everything for him. Corbin says that if Moss wants to eat steak now, his nurse has to chew it first. Moss wanted to get out of my shadow and rise to the top of WWE. He was a big shot. He didn’t appreciate every great thing I did for him. Corbin says that Moss called him the Big Bald Wolf.
Who is laughing now? Maybe I am the big bald wolf because I huffed and I puffed and I put Moss in an ambulance.
Corbin throws the trophy into the ring steps to destroy it.
— Cole mentions Drew Gulak and we go to footage from last week when Drew Gulak talked to Ricochet. We see Gulak being destroyed by Gunther in the hallway.
— Ludwig Kaiser tells everyone to show their utmost respect and honor to the Ring General Gunther. We go to commercial.
Gunther vs. Drew Gulak
The match is joined in progress and Gunther with knees and he misses a chop. Gulak with a forearm and punches. Gulak with a chop and Gunther with a boot to the head. Gunther with a chop and he chops Drew again. Gunther with another chop and Drew goes down to the mat again. Gunther with a power bomb for the three count.
After the match, Gunther applies a Boston Crab to Drew. Ricochet’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring to check on Gulak. Gunther leavs the ring with Kaiser.
Adam Pearce is in his office and there is a knock on the door. Former NXT’s LA Knight, now billed as Max Dupree, enters and he says he is ready to get to work. He says he is the CEO of the hottest modeling agency. It will be the debut of superstars who can headline Paris Fashion Week and Wrestlemania. Pearce says this is the first time he heard of this. Dupree says that Sonya Deville hired him. Pearce mentions what happened to Deville and this might not work well. Dupree says they have a signed contract.
— Kayla Braxton is in the back with Randy Orton and Riddle.
We go to commercial.
Kayla Braxton is with the Raw Tag Team Champions Randy Orton and Riddle. She brings up the Usos comments from earlier. Riddle says the Usos are trying to convince people that they can beat them but Riddle says he has beaten them in singles matches. Randy says he disagrees that the Usos are confident. They are sweating bullets. After the smoke clears, Roman is going to look at the Usos with disappointment because the Usos will no longer be tag team champions.
— We take a look at Raquel Rodriguez and her match against Ronda Rousey from last week.
Shotzi and Aliyah are in the back complaining about what Raquel did. Raquel shows up and Shotzi says she would be champion if she wasn’t stopped. Shotzi says that Raquel has the tools but does not know what to do with them. You are soft and too nice. I will make you pay for stealing my match. Raquel tells Shotzi that she is dead.
We go to commercial.
Shotzi vs. Raquel Rodriguez
Shotzi with forearms but Raquel runs Shotzi into the corner. Raquel with a wrist lock and she lifts Shotzi in the air by the wrist. Raquel with a shoulder and kick. Shotzi with forearms while everyone stands in front of MONITOR in the back. Shotzi with a drop kick but Raquel runs Shotzi into the turnbuckles and then sends Shotzi into the turnbuckles. Shotzi goes to the turnbuckles and applies a head scissors against the ropes and Raquel carries Shotzi into the center of the ring. Shotzi with a rear naked choke and Raquel gets out of the hold. Shotzi with an elbow and kneee. Shotzi goes for a head scissors but Raquel catches Shotzi and hits a fallaway slam.
Raquel with another fallaway slam and then a twisting Vader Bomb. Raquel with a Chingona Bomb for the three count.
Winner: Raquel Rodriguez
Kayla Braxton is in the back and she is with Xavier Woods. Kayla asks Woods about his match with Butch but we see footage from last week’s match between Kofi and Butch. Woods says that was the biggest win of Butch’s career. Can he get it done by himself or does he need Sheamus and Ridge with him. Since Kofi is not with him, he is challenging Butch to face him one-on-one.
We go to commercial.
— We see Butch in the back with Sheamus and Ridge Holland. Sheamus wants a high five from Butch and Butch slaps Sheamus.
Xavier Woods vs. Butch
Butch misses a few clotheslines and Woods with a forearm that sends Butch to the floor. Woods with a drop kick through the ropes. Woods tosses Butch back into the ring and Butch stomps on the hands and connects with a forearm to the back of the head. Butch with forearms to Woods. Woods with a rollup for a near fall. Butch works on the arm and wrist while having his foot on the head. Butch with an elbow rubbing on the ribs and a boot to the ribs. Butch with a reverse chin lock.
Woods with punches but Butch with a slap. Butch runs into a boot. Woods with Honor Roll for a near fall. Woods with a chop and forearm. WOods gets Butch on his shoulders but Butch rakes the eyes and fish hooks Woods. Butch with a forearm and kick to Woods. Butch kicks Woods while Woods hangs from the top rope. Butch goes to the turnbuckles and misses a boot off the rope when Woods moves. Woods with a kick and he goes for a springboard move but Butch with a forearm and Butch with hammer fists to the back of the head. Woods with an inside cradle for the three count.
Winner: Xavier Woods
After the match, Woods stands tall and celebrates as his music hits. Butch begins to seethe, storming around the ringside area and retreating through the crowd. Woods backs up the ramp as we go to replays. Woods is playing to the crowd from the stage when Sheamus and Ridge Holland come out with their batons. Woods turns around to see them. Butch then runs over and attacks Woods. Sheamus and Holland end up holding Butch back from attacking Woods anymore while he’s down.
— We take a look at Randy Orton and Riddle with a video package.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Xavier Woods is in the back and Megan wants to ask him a question. Woods says the number games are done. Kofi is back next week and he will have a third man for a six man tag match.
— Michael Cole mentions what happened with Sasha Banks and Naomi when they left Raw instead of being part of the Number One Contender Match for the Raw Women’s Title. Cole says that they have been suspended indefinitely and a tournament will be crowned to determine new tag team champions.
RK-Bro vs. The Usos for the Unified WWE Men’s Tag Team Championships
Both teams make their way to the ring, but before the match can start, we go to another commercial break.
The bell sounds and Riddle and Jimmy start things off. Riddle goes for the leg and he takes Jimmy to the mat. Jimmy gets to the ropes. They lock up and Riddle with a waist lock take down. Riddle with a full nelson and Orton tags in. Orton with a kick to the midsection and more kicks. Orton wtih the Garvin Stomp and he slams the arm into the mat. Riddle tags in and Orton flips Riddle onto Jimmy for a near fall. Riddle with a chop to Jimmy. Jimmy with a hard Irish whip to Riddle and Jimmy with punches. Jimmy stomps on Riddle and the referee signals for medical help from the back.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jimmy and Jey with a double flapjack.
We are told that Riddle has a hip injury.
Jey kicks Riddle in the hip and chokes him in the ropes. Jimmy punches Riddle from the floor. Jimmy tags in and they continue to work on the hip with head butts and a kick. Jimmy with another boot to the hip and he keeps Riddle from making the tag. Jimmy with a waist lock. Riddle with elbows but Jimmy keeps Riddle from making the tag. Jimmy with a belly-to-back suplex and Jey tags in. Jey with boot to the ribs. Riddle with a waist lock and a ripcord knee. Jimmy and Orton tag in and Orton with two clotheslines. Orton ducks a clothesline and hits a power slam on Jimmy. Orton with a power slam to Jey. Orton sets for the IEDDT on Jimmy and hits it. Orton twists to the mat and sets for the RKO.
Orton with the RKO but Jey breaks up the cover. Jey tags himself in and Orton goes for an RKO but Jey escapes. Jey with a super kick and Riddle tags in. Riddle with a Pele kick and running forearms followed by an exploder and back senton. Jey wtih a pop up neck breaker for a near fall. Jey pushes Riddle into the corner and Riddle with an elbow. Riddle goes to the turnbuckles and Jey hits Riddle in the back of the leg and Riddle falls to the mat. Jey goes up top abut Riddle gets up and goes for a Super RKO but Jey blocks it.
Heyman gets on the apron and Roman holds Jey to block the Super RKO and Jey wtih a frog splash for the three count.
Winners and NEW Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: The Usos
After the match, The Bloodline hits the ring together to destroy RK-Bro. The Usos have Orton on one side of the ring, hitting him with the steel ring steps a few times. Reigns has Riddle in a Guillotine choke in front of the announce table. The Usos drop Orton with steps to the face. Reigns chokes Riddle out and places him on top of the announce table. Jey goes to the top turnbuckle and flies, putting Riddle through the announce table. We see shocked fans in the crowd. Officials check on Riddle, who is laid out flat in the debris of the broken announce table. Reigns goes over to Orton and rag-dolls him with a Guillotine choke now as the fans boo loudly. Officials are checking on Riddle and Orton now at ringside. The Bloodline returns to the ring and stands tall with their gold. Heyman stands behind them with his finger in the air. The music starts up as McAfee declares The Bloodline the greatest faction in the history of the business.
The Bloodline returns to the ring and they all celebrate with their incredible amount of gold raised in the air. We go to credits.
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