WWE SmackDown Results (6/17) Minneapolis, MN – We are live from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring.
Once in the ring, Vince says it is a privilege to stand in front of the WWE Universe and a privilege to stand in Minnesota. He mentions ‘Then, Now, Forever, Together”. Vince welcomes everyone to Smackdown and then he leaves the ring. He seemed to stress the “together” there. Vince tosses the mic and leaves the ring as the music starts back up, slapping hands with some fans at ringside. We cut to the SmackDown opening video.
In the Arena:
Riddle makes his way to the ring.
Riddle says before he kicks Roman Reigns in the head and takes his title, I wanted to take a stroll down memory lane and take a look at the history between me and Roman Reigns.
After the video, Riddle says he has been waiting for this opportunity. He says his family and friends are watching at home. Riddle says that Randy is watching at home.
Riddle tells Randy he has a big operation coming up and he wishes him the best of luck. Riddle says that Randy is thinking if something goes wrong and he cannot return to the ring. Riddle tells Randy that we miss him. Riddle says he does not care what shape Randy is in, he loves Randy.
For twenty years, you have been killing legends and your videos have gone viral worldwide. You even lit the Undertaker on fire. Most importantly, you sacrificed everything to entertain us. Riddle tells Randy thank you.
Tonight, I challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Title. Everyone knows I am dedicating this to his best friend, Randy Orton. When I go to the back to prepare for the biggest match of my life, I am going to play something we haven’t heard in a while and will hear it when Randy comes back.
They play Randy Orton’s entrance music.
— We take a look at the feud between Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss. Moss makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Last Laugh match: Madcap Moss vs. Happy Corbin
Moss with a back elbow and Corbin puts Moss in the corner. Moss with a punch and Corbin with a knee. Corbin with forearms. Corbin runs into a knee and Moss goes to the turnbuckles and hits a shoulder tackle. Moss with kicks in the corner and a hard Irish whip. Corbin with a punch and he chokes Moss in the ropes. Corbin with a half nelson and chin bar. Corbin with a knee to the midsection but he misses a splash into the corner. Moss with a running shoulder tackle. Moss with a running shoulder in the corner and follows with punches. Corbin misses a clothesline. Moss catches Corbin and hits a fallaway slam. Moss goes for a neck breaker but Corbin counters and sends Moss shoulder first into the ring post. Corbin goes to the floor and clotheslines Moss over the ringside barrier.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Corbin punches Moss on the apron and Moss punches back. Corbin with a knee and he clotheslines Moss over the top rope back into the ring. Corbin puts Moss on the turnbuckles and punches Moss. Moss with forearms and he kicks Corbin. Moss with a sunset flip for a near fall. Corbin misses a clothesline but hits Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin wtih a choke slam. They go to the floor and Moss kicks Corbin. Corbin pulls Moss back to the floor and sends Moss into the ring post. Moss pulls Corbin out of the ring and into the announce table.
Corbin beats the referee’s count and Moss with Punchline. Moss looks around and he picks up Corbin and goes for anotehr Punchline and hits it for the three count.
Winner: Madcap Moss
After the match, Moss takes the mic and he laughs at Corbin.
The Street Profits are in the back and Dawkins says it is a long time since they have been on Smackdown. Ford says Corbin is probably not so happy after all. Dawkins mentions the main event between Roman Reigns and Riddle. Dawkins says they are cashing all of their chips in and they are challenging the Usos for Money in the Bank.
— Back inthe arena and Corbin interrupts Cole and Pat and he says he has something to say.
Corbin says him and Pat have known each other for a long time. Corbin says he hears Pat criticize him and make jokes. When I was at rock bottom you coined the phrase bum ass Corbin. Then I hit it big and you still run your mouth. You criticize Happy Talk. You say I am undeserving of my pyro. You better watch your mouth. If you don’t, I will pull you over that table and drag your ass into the ring and make you wish you were dead.
Pat calls Corbin bum ass Corbin and tells him before he walks out of this arena, we were hoping that you would be laughed out of this arena. Pat wants everyone to laugh Corbin out of the building. Corbin leaves
The New Day make their way to the ring as Corbin heads to the back. Xavier and Kofi laugh at Corbin and Corbin walks past them. Back to commercial.
We see how #1 contender Natalya attacked SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey last week, putting her in the Sharpshooter. Megan Morant is backstage with Natalya now. Natalya says she will beat some respect into Rousey at Money In the Bank. She brags about how we all saw Rousey crying out and being in danger in the Sharpshooter. She says that proved Rousey is in trouble and the Sharpshooter is the most dangerous submission in WWE history. Natalya says we can just ask Rousey tonight how it felt, but wait, she’s at home nursing last week’s beatdown. Natalya says Rousey may have had some success with her armbar, but her Sharpshooter breaks bones and tendons, and it humbles champions. Natalya goes on bragging about her accomplishments and says she’s about to become the first woman in WWE history to make Rousey tap, and become a two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion.
The New Day vs. Jinder Mahal and Shanky
We go back to the ring and out comes Jinder Mahal and Shanky, who is dancing his way to the ring. The New Day waits and we go back to commercial.
Jinder tells Shanky there is no dancing and Mahal and Woods start things off. Mahal with a slam and he poses. Mahal with kicks and an Irish whip but Woods floats over and Woofs with a springboard drop kick for a near fall. Kofi tags in and they kick Mahal and hit a double bulldog for a near fall. Shanky tags in and.misses a clothesline. Kofi with a drop kick and Shanky with a chop. Shanky with a clothesline. Shanky with an elbow in the corner and he grabs Kofi by the throat and connects with another elbow. Shanky biels Kofi across the ring.
Woods plays the trombone and Shanke gets that joy joy feeling in his feet and he has to dance. Jinder tags himself in and he yells at Shanky. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise for the three count.
Winners: The New Day
— We have a video for the Viking Raiders and they will be back next week.
— We go back to the ring and out comes Drew McIntyre with his sword, Angela. McIntyre raises the sword at the entrance-way as the pyro goes off and fans cheer him on. McIntyre marches to the ring as Samantha Irvin does the introduction. Cole says Adam Pearce will make a Money In the Bank decision after last week’s qualifier between McIntyre and Sheamus ended with no winner. McIntyre hits the turnbuckles to pose as more pyro goes off. McIntyre points his sword to some fans in the crowd as we go back to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and Adam Pearce has joined Drew McIntyre in the ring. We see Sheamus in the Gorilla Position with Butch and Ridge Holland. Sheamus tells them they have to stay in the back and he tells Ridge to put a leash on Butch.
Adam tells Drew and Sheamus they failed to qualify for the Money in the Bank match but you asked for inclusion. Adam says he understands why they are asking for the match.
Drew says nobody cares about the numbers and statistics. Drew says if he isn’t put in the Money in the Bank match, there is a 100% chance he kicks someone’s ass tonight.
Sheamus says putting Drew in the match would be one of the biggest mistakes. You would mess up your chance. Sheamus points out that he has successfully cashed in, while you have been cashed in on.
Adam points out that Seth Rollins has already qualified. You both had an opportunity last week. In case either of them forgot, we see what happened.
Adam says he has reviewed the footage and he consulted with WWE management. They have made a decision. Adam says that Sheamus is in! Drew throws his microphone away. Sheamus asks Drew how does it feel to know that you are second best to the Celtic Warrior. I am going to Money in the Bank and you are going to be at home sitting on your arse. I am going to win and cash in the contract.
Drew punches Sheamus and clotheslines him over the top rope to the floor. Adam tells Drew that he is in the match too. Sheamus gets back in the ring and Drew with a Claymore.
Sami Zayn stands outside Roman’s locker room and wants to knock on the door. Kayla Braxton ambushes Sami and reminds him about why Roman faces Riddle tonight. Kayla asks Sami if he talked to anyone in the Bloodline. Kayla asks if there is any ill will because Roman has to defend the title tonight. Sami says he is an honorary Uce so there is no ill will. Everything is great. Kayla waits for Sami to knock on the door and Sami says he has to go to the bathroom.
— Raquel Rodriguez says in her second match, she was so close to beating Ronda Rousey and getting the title. She says she is going to win Money in the Bank and get the title. Raquel will face Shayna Baszler next.
We go to commercial.
Women’s Money In the Bank Ladder Match Qualifier: Raquel Rodriguez vs. Shayna Baszler
Back from the break and Lacey Evans has joined Cole and McAfee on commentary. Out next comes Shayna Baszler to a mixed reaction. We get a pre-recorded sidebar video with Baszler saying Rodriguez will feel two kinds of pain tonight – physical when she tears her apart limb by limb, and emotional pain when she ruins her dreams and becomes Ms. Money In the Bank. The bell rings and Raquel rams Baszler into the corner with shoulder thrusts to start.
Baszler tries to take Raquel down into a submission but Raquel pounds on her and covers for 2. They go back and forth now. Baszler turns it around from the apron and works on the leg. Baszler attacks in the opposite corner and unloads with kicks to Raquel’s hurt knee. Baszler with a running kick to the knee.
We see Shotzi and Aliyah watching backstage. They will meet in a MITB qualifier next week. Raquel fights Baszler off and levels her for a 2 count. Rodriguez scoops Baszler for a running powerslam but Baszler slides out and takes her down with a chip block. Baszler with a big knee strike for another close 2 count. Baszler shows some frustration now.
Baszler goes for the Sleeper and locks it but Raquel rams her back into the corner to break it. Raquel with more offense with Baszler trapped in the corner. They come out of the corner and Raquel chokeslams Baszler for the pin to win and earn the MITB spot.
Winner: Raquel Rodriguez
After the match, Rodriguez stands tall as her music hits. Cole confirms Rodriguez, Alexa Bliss, Liv Morgan and Lacey Evans for the Women’s MITB Ladder Match. Rodriguez poses for the crowd as Evans stands and applauds her from the announce table.
– We see Riddle backstage warming up for the main event. Back to commercial.
Max Dupri is in the back with Adam Pearce. Max says his men are standing by but he won’t send his Maximum Male Models under these conditions. Max says he was promised acoustics and lighting. This will not do. You will not see their beautiful faces and hard bodies. You will fail to tititate the juices of their guilty pleasures.
— We take a look at Gunther defeating Ricochet last week to become the Intercontinental Champion.
Kayla is in the back with Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser. Kayla asks for comments but Ludwig interrupts. He says Gunther’s victory was inevitable. The Intercontiental Title belongs in his hands. This title was created in a tournament in South America and the first champion was French Canadian. The title has been held by men from many different countries. The title was besmirched by people like Ricochet and the title will never be held by an American again. The prestige will be restored and will be held by the iron grip of the man who holds the Intercontinental Championship sacred. Gunther says he is the new Intercontinental Champion.
— Riddle makes his way to the ring for tonight’s main event. Roman Reigns and the Bloodline are next. Don’t be suroprised if we are gonna have a lot of fillers for the next 10 minutes. We go to commercial.
— We are back and next week Sami Zayn will face Shinsuke Nakamura in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match. Aliyah will face Shotzi in another Qualifying Match. Gunther will defend the Intercontinental Title against Ricochet as well.
Undisputed WWE Universal Title Match: Riddle vs. Roman Reigns
After the forma introduction, Riddle explodes with punches in the corner. Riddle with kicks after the referee warns him. Roman with an uppercut and Riddle goes down. Roman sends Riddle into the turnbuckles a few times and follows with a punch. Roman with an Irish whip and Riddle floats over and kicks Roman. Riddle with a fisherman’s buster and Roman goes to the floor. Riddle goes to teh apron and kicks Roman. Riddle with a twisting Asai Moonsault.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Riddle with forearms and Roman with a punch. Roman with forearms from a mount position. Roman chokes Riddle in the ropes. Roman with a Drive By for a near fall. Roman with a cravate. Riddle with punches to try to get out but Roman with a forearm. They exchange forearms. Riddle with a Pele kick and Roman is staggered a bit. Riddle with a running forearm into the corner followed by a second one. Riddle with an exploder. Riddle goes for a back senton but Roman gets his feet up to kick Riddle away. Riddle with a back elbow and a twisting senton off the turnbuckles to Roman for a near fall. Riddle goes for an accordion knee but Roman counters with a uranage for a near fall.
Riddle rolls to the floor and Roman follows. Roman with a back drop driver onto the announce table and Roman has a message for Randy Orton.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Riddle is down and Roman points at the ceiling. We see footage of a Roman flying clothesline during the break. Roman goes for a Superman punch but Riddle with a knee. Roman with a boot and Riddle with a power slam. Riddle sends Roman to the apron for an IEDDT but Roman goes to the floor. Riddle with a back drop driver onto the announce table. Roman sends Riddle into the ring post and they return to the ring. Riddle with an IEDDT. Riddle twists to the mat and pounds it to set for an RKO but Roman blocks it. Roman with a Superman punch for a near fall. Roman decides to have some words for the fans before he signals for the spear and Riddle with an RKO for a near fall.
Riddle goes to the turnbuckles for a twisting moonsault and hits it. Riddle looks around and he sets for an RKO and Roman pushes him away. Roman spears Riddle as Riddle goes for a springboard move and he gets the three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match, Reigns’ music hits. Riddle stumbles to his feet but falls right through the ropes, out to the floor. Heyman enters the ring and drops to one knee for The Tribal Chief. The Usos come to the ring to celebrate with their cousin. The referee hands Reigns both of his title belts now. The Bloodline stands tall in the middle of the ring as we go to replays. The Bloodline stands tall to continue the celebration now. Reigns takes the mic and says there is no one left. Reigns says he told them over two years ago that he’s here to wreck everyone, then he’s leaving, and that’s what they did tonight – he wrecked Riddle and now they’re leaving. Reigns says but first before they go, there’s one thing to do – Minneapolis… acknowledge me. The Bloodline stands tall again as Heyman tosses the mic. They go to exit the ring but the music hits and out comes Brock Lesnar, wearing a cowboy hat, to a massive pop.
Reigns stops and looks on with The Usos and Heyman. Lesnar stops at the entrance-way, then marches to the ring. Reigns turns to The Usos and Heyman, and motions for them to leave the ring so he can have Lesnar by himself. Lesnar enters the ring and faces off with Reigns in the middle as fans chant “holy shit!” now. They face off for a minute and Lesnar starts laughing. Lesnar removes his cowboy hat and offers a hand to Reigns. Reigns hesitates but finally extends his hand. Lesnar quickly scoops Reigns up and drops him with the F5 as the crowd goes wild. Heyman slides in and grabs the title belts, then retreats. The Usos immediately rush the ring but Lesnar takes them out with a pair of F5s. The Bloodline retreats as Lesnar stands tall in the middle of the ring, raising his cowboy hat in the air. SmackDown goes off the air with Lesnar’s college home cheering him on.
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