WWE Backlash Results (5/21/17) - Nakamura Debuts, Mahal Wins Big

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WWE Backlash Results
Sunday, May 21, 2017
From the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

The show opens with a video package highlighting the main feuds heading into tonight's show. A good bit of time is spent on Orton vs. Mahal, Owens vs. Styles, and Nakamura vs. Ziggler.

The pyro hits and Tom Phillips welcomes us to the show. Dolph Ziggler's music hits, and it looks like we're kicking off with a marquee match as the show off makes his way down the aisle to a good bit of heat from the Chicago fans.

The crowd goes nuts as soon as Dolph's music stops, and they begin chanting 'Nakamura'. The lights go out, and when the music hits the crowd goes wild. Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way out to the audience singing along with his theme. Shinsuke is wildly over.

Singles Match
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler

The bell rings and both men are slow to come out of the corners. After circling for a bit, Ziggler goes for the leg, and both men begin trading hold looking for the advantage. Nakamura kicks Ziggler to the mat, and he takes a quick shot at Ziggler. Ziggler stands and we get a lock up with Ziggler pushing Nakamura into the corner and swiping at his face. Nakamura chops Ziggler in the midsection to back him up before working over Ziggler's arm. Ziggler is able to turn things around into a roll up for two. When Nakamura gets back up Ziggler goes to work on the arm, wrenching back and pulling at Shinsuke's fingers.

Nakamura is quick to cartwheel out of the hold, and he pushes Dolph into the ropes and shoves away at his face. Nakamura calls out Ziggler and catches him with a knee to the gut before choking him with his boot in the corner. Ziggler rolls to the outside and Nakamura follows, clubbing Ziggler across the back before sending him into the ring. Nakamura gets back up to the apron and Ziggler kicks the rope into Nakamura's crotch before bringing him back into the ring with a neckbreaker. Ziggler pulls Shinsuke up by his hair and clamps on a rear chin lock.

Ziggler is able to bring Nakamura down to the mat, grinding away, but Shinsuke fights back up to his feet and out of the hold. Nakamura hits the ropes and runs right into a dropkick from Ziggler that's good for a near fall. Ziggler blasts Nakamura with a big right hand to the side of the face before hitting a leaping elbow drop. Ziggler screams to the crowd that he's the man before he pulls Nakamura up by his hair. Ziggler screams in Nakamura's face before head butting him in the face. Nakamura is able to connect with a quick knee to the gut and a spinning back kick that wipes out Ziggler.

Ziggler tries to fight back, but Nakamura blocks and counters with strikes. Nakamura takes Ziggler into the corner with a big splash before hanging him up on the top rope and blasting Ziggler with a kick to the midsection. Nakamura pulls Ziggler up, but Ziggler hits a back elbow and rolls Shinsuke up. Nakamura breaks the pin with a triangle choke, but Ziggler makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Nakamura tries for a suplex, but Ziggler fights it off, lands on his feet, and hits a massive DDT that puts Nakamura down for a two count.

Both men are slow to their feet, and Ziggler runs into a knee from Nakamura. Ziggler avoids the kinshasa, and is able to connect with the fameasser, but Nakamura kicks out at two. Ziggler pulls himself up in the corner and smiles. Ziggler tunes up the band, soaking in the heat every time his boot hits the mat. Shinsuke blocks the superkick, but Dolph is able to connect with the Zig Zag on the rebound. Ziggler goes for an immediate pin, but Shinsuke kicks out at two.

Ziggler picks up Nakamura and tries for a powerbomb, but Nakamura fights out and kicks Ziggler in the back of the head to put him down to the mat. Nakamura traps Ziggler in a front face lock before trying for a reverse exploder. Ziggler lands on his feet and hits a superkick to the back of Nakamura's head. Ziggler crawls slowly over for the cover, but Shinsuke is still able to kick out at two.

Ziggler blasts Shinsuke with elbows to the back of the neck and knees to the side of the head. Nakamura blocks a knee, and Dolph spits in Nakamura's face. Nakamura responds by taking Ziggler to the mat and hitting a nasty series of knees to the head, abdomen and back. Nakamura kicks at Ziggler while he's trapped in the ropes before heading to the apron and kneeing him in the side of the head to drive Ziggler back into the ring. Nakamura heads to the middle rope and goes for a knee but Ziggler ducks it. Nakamura connects with a forearm to the back of Ziggler's head, and the reverse exploder. Nakamura connects with the kinshasa and this one is over as Shinsuke gets the three count.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

After some commercials, AJ Styles is shown briefly warming up in the back before the announcers turn their attention to the Tag Team Championship Match. We segue into a video package for the Fashion Police, which parodies an episode of Law and Order. Tyler Breeze is dressed in disguise as a janitor, and he and Fandango check out a piece of Uso merch, not understanding the phrase 'Day One Ish'. Fandango has to remind Breeze that he's Prince Pretty as Breeze seems to have gone too deep undercover. Breeze and Fandango do a freeze frame high five, and the 'episode' of Fashion Files has come to an end.

Back in the arena, Breeze and Fandango make their way out with Breeze still in janitor disguise and toting a mop.

The Uso's are out next, and the tag champs don't get much of a reaction on their way down the aisle, but get a bit of a pop when they make it into the ring.

Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match
The Uso's vs. Breezango

Fandango and Jimmy will kick things off and Fandango catches Jimmy right in a headlock straight away. Jimmy fights out, but ends up taken to the mat with a headscissors. Breeze is still mopping on the apron in disguise. Breeze tags in and mops the mat, getting a big 'mop' chant. Breeze dodges a running Jimmy and he crashes into the corner. Breeze backs Jimmy away with the mop, sweeping it in Jimmy's face. Jey tags in a blasts Breeze in the face before climbing to the top rope. Breeze rolls away, so Jey goes across the ring and climbs to the rope, Breeze keeps rolling away from Jey no matter which corner he climbs up. Breeze connects with a big kick out of nowhere on Jey, and he gets a two count. Fandango tags in and Breeze is almost immediately knocked from the apron. Jimmy tags back in and he looks for a pin on Fandango, but Fandango hits him with a big right hand, then locks in an arm bar. Breeze climbs up on the apron in a gray haired wig and a dress with a cane. Big 'Let's go Grandma' chant.

Jimmy takes the cane, and Breeze responds with a dropkick. Jimmy gets sent to the corner for a bronco buster, but he's able to come back with a quick kick and a kick to the face in the corner. Jimmy rips the dress off Tyler and throws it in JBL's face. Fandango is able to make the tag and he comes in with a huge kick to Fandango's face that puts him down to the mat. Fandango is whipped across the corner, but he avoids a splash and DDT's Jimmy for a two count. Breeze tags back in and they go for a double back suplex, but Jimmy lands on his feet. Jey makes the blind tag, and after a springboard double team elbow drop/backbreaker, Breeze is down for a two count. Jimmy makes a tag and Breeze hits the unprettier, but Jimmy is still able to kick out at two.

Fandango tags in and The Uso's toss Breeze into the barricade and into the crowd. Fandango hits a beautiful dive over the top rope to take out the Uso's. Fandango heads up and is knocked from the top rope with a superkick from Jey, Jey rolls up Fandango for a quick three count, and this one's over.

Winners and STILL Smackdown Tag Team Champions: The Uso's

After another couple of commercials, the announcer's turn their attention to Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin, showing a quick recap video of Corbin attacking Zayn during a promo on Smackdown.

Sami Zayn is the first man to make his way down to the ring for the next match, and he gets a great reaction from the fans who are singing along with his theme song.

Baron Corbin is out next, and he doesn't get much of a reaction at all on his way to the ring.

Singles Match
Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin

The bell rings and Sami circles Corbin, feeling him out. Corbin backs Sami into the corner and breaks clean. Sami wrenches away on Corbin's arm, but Corbin backs Sami into the ropes and knees him in the gut. Sami leaps over Corbin by jumping off the ropes, and he sends Corbin to the outside with a hurricanrana, but when he teases a dive, he flips back into the ring instead. Corbin heads back into the ring and slams Sami's head into the turnbuckle. Sami is able to come up with a big dropkick that sends Corbin to the outside. Corbin pulls Sami out to the floor, and Sami is able to quickly pull off a moonsault from the barricade to wipe out Corbin. Sami brings things back into the ring and he blasts Corbin with a couple of big right hands before Corbin picks up Sami and drives him into the corner. Corbin stomps on Sami before hitting a backbreaker across his knee.

Corbin whips Sami into the corner hard, then both men trade forearms before Corbin catches Zayn in a bearhug. Sami is able to fight out with a series of elbows, but Corbin locks him in the bearhug immediately a second time. Sami breaks out of the hold, kicks Corbin in the chest, and low bridges him, sending him crashing out to the floor. Sami heads up to the top rope, and Corbin rolls back into the ring. Sami leaps over Corbin, but then runs right into a giant spinebuster that puts Zayn down for two. Corbin screams at Sami to stay down, but the crowd is solidly behind Sami. Corbin blasts Sami with a big right hand, continuing the assault when Sami refuses to stay down.

Sami is able to sneak in a quick blow that knocks Corbin to the mat. Sami catches Corbin with a back elbow, then a quick kick in the corner. Sami leaps up and connects with a cross body that puts Corbin down for two. Corbin connects with a shot to the throat, then a massive clothesline that puts Zayn down for two. Corbin hits Zayn with a clubbing blow to the back, then another. Corbin tries for a suplex, but Sami lands on his feet. Corbin catches Sami by the throat and hits a chokeslam backbreaker, but Sami still kicks out of a pin. Corbin seats Sami on the top turnbuckle. Corbin tries for the superplex, but Sami fights it off with a series of clubbing blows to the back. Zayn hits a sunset flip powerbomb that's good for a two count. Sami pulls Corbin up to his feet and he's shoved into the corner. Sami hooks Corbin in the corner for a tornado DDT, but Corbin blocks it. Sami tries for the exploder in the corner, but Corbin blocks that as well. Sami pins Corbin with a crucifix, but Corbin pops up and hits an immediate Deep Six for two.

Corbin is up quickly and stomping away at Zayn. Zayn is able to sidestep Corbin and send him out of the ring. When Corbin steps back in Zayn shocks him with a big boot, and a quick follow up Helluva kick, and he pins Corbin for the three count.

Winner: Sami Zayn

Sami's hand is raised triumphantly to a big pop from the crowd.

The announcers toss it to Xavier Woods in a pre-recorded UpUpDownDown video for some WWE Superstars playing Rocket League in a quick fun video.

Backstage the Singh brothers are shown pulling a Persian rug out of the back of an Suv, then opening the door for Jinder. Jinder Mahal steps out of the limo. He's approached by Charlie. Jinder says Chicago and America are full of haters. Haters who hate him for who they think he is. People who hate him for how he looks, and how he talks. Jinder is going to turn that hate into something positive, spiritual, holy. He is a peaceful man, but once provoked, he becomes an animal. But tonight he'll turn a universe of doubters and discriminators, into believers. He'll show the world that he's the modern day Maja Raja. Jinder speaks in his native language for a bit before walking off.

Back in the arena, James Ellsworth is in the ring. He calls himself the Michael Jordan of Sports Entertainment, and pumps himself up a bit before introducing his girl, Carmella. Carmella comes out to a very lackluster reaction.

Tamina is out next, followed shortly after by Natalya, neither get a good reaction.

Becky Lynch is out next, and the fans are a bit more lively as she makes her way down the aisle. Charlotte is out next, and she gets a very nice reception from the Chicago fans.

Naomi is out last for her team, and the Smackdown Women's Champion gets a warm welcome as well.

Six Woman Tag Team Match
Naomi, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch vs. Natalya, Carmella and Tamina

All six women have a staredown before the ref forces it down to Becky and Tamina. The bell rings and we get a lockup before Tamina shoves Becky to the mat. Becky comes back and clamps on a rear chin lock, but Tamina fights out. Becky tries to move quickly, but she's staggered by a head butt. Natalya tags in and rolls up Becky for two. Becky is able to tag Charlotte, who comes in and works on Natalya's arm. Natalya is able to send Charlotte crashing to the mat, but she's rolled up from behind, then peppered with chops to the chest. Charlotte taunts her other opponents, then sends Natalya to the mat with a kick. Carmella is able to prove a small distraction that allows Natalya to take out Charlotte on the apron. Quick tags by the welcoming committee allow Natalya, Carmella and Tamina to make quick swaps before Carmella comes in and clamps on a rear chin lock.

Carmella drives Charlotte to the mat for a quick two count, but Charlotte fights back and is able to tag out to Naomi. Naomi comes in with a series of knees to Carmella's midsection. Naomia kicks Tamina from the apron, but the distraction allows Carmella to attack from behind, laying in with kicks to the back. Carmella moonwalks across the ring before connecting with a bronco buster on Naomi in the corner. Tamina tags in and works right into a rear chin lock.

Naomi falls victim to some quick shots from all her opponents, but she's able to avoid a splash in the corner. Natalya knocks Charlotte off the apron and Carmella pulls Becky from the apron right when Naomi tries for the tag. Charlotte breaks up a pin attempt and Natalya tags in. Natalya seats Naomi on the mat, then runs into a dropkick from Naomi. Becky tags in and hits a couple of clotheslines before hitting the exploder on Natalya. Becky hits a big forearm to Natalya's forehead, but it's not enough for three. Becky is able to trap Natalya in the Disarmer, but it's broken up by Carmella. Tamina takes out all her opponents, but is sent from the ring. Becky rolls up Natalya for two, then takes out Tamina. Natalya is able to catch Becky in the Sharpshooter immediately, and Becky is forced to tap out.

Winners: Natalya, Tamina and Carmella

After a couple of commercials, we're ready for the United States Championship match as we get a video package highlighting the recent events between Kevin Owens and AJ Styles.

AJ Styles is the first man out to the ring, and Styles gets a great reaction from the Chicago fans.

Kevin Owens is out next, and the self proclaimed new face of America doesn't get much of a reaction at all out of the crowd.

United States Championship Match
Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles

The bell rings and both men go right for it, but break the lock up almost immediately. Another lockup and Owens pushes Styles back into the corner. Styles turns things around, then breaks clean and Owens goes right for the leg, but Styles fights it off. Styles clamps on a headlock, and Owens pushes him off for a quick roll up. Styles goes right back for the head lock. Owens fights up to his feet and is able to turn the hold around with a front face lock of his own. Styles pushes Owens off and Owens bails out to the floor to catch his break. Styles follows to the floor, and Owens immediately rolls back into the ring.

Back in the ring, Owens chops at Styles chest, and avoids a dropkick. Owens stomps away at AJ, and when he hits the ropes, he runs right into a big dropkick to the face. Owens hits Styles with a big right hand to the face, and the two trade blows, with both man looking for the advantage. Styles heads up in the corner, and Owens pulls him down and hits an immediate clothesline that puts down Styles for two. Owens stomps away at AJ then picks him up and buries his knee in Styles' back repeatedly before clamping on a rear chin lock.

Styles fights up, but Owens puts him down with a big DDT. Owens connects with a trio of quick sentons, but Styles is still able to kick out of a pin. Owens goes right back into the rear chin lock. Styles struggles back to his feet and out of the hold, but Owens pulls him down to the mat. Styles is able to connect with an enzugiri, and Styles is able to follow it up with a combination of strikes and elbows that puts Owens down for two. Styles waits for Owens to stand and hits a big forearm, then a clotheslines in the corner. Styles hits a corner clothesline before driving Owens face first into the corner for another near fall.

Styles calls for the Styles Clash, but Owens fights out, so Styles connects with the ushigaroshi. Styles teases the Styles Clash again, but Owens fights out of it. Owens avoids a springboard moonsault and connects with a superkick and a pumphandle neckbreaker to put Styles down to the mat. Styles avoids the pop up powerbomb, but falls to a stunner that hangs him up on the top rope and sends Styles crashing to the floor. Owens climbs up to the top, but Styles blocks him and teases a Styles Clash from the apron. Owens fights out of it, pulls Styles down and slams his leg into the ring post before launching AJ into the ring steps. Back in the ring Owens connects with a cannonball before wrapping Style's leg around the bottom rope and connecting with a cannonball to the isolated leg. Owens wraps up Styles leg in a single leg Boston crab, and Styles tries to fight out, only to have things turned into an ankle lock.

AJ is able to fight out of the hold, and he pulls himself up on the apron. Owens climbs up to the middle rope and pull Styles up as well. Styles is able to fight out of the corner with a sunset flip powerbomb on Owens. Styles heads out to the apron and he tries for the Phenomenal forearm, but his leg gives out. Owens connects with a double underhook DDT, but it's still not enough to put away Styles.

Owens screams at AJ while he slaps at him, and AJ responds with a Pele kick. AJ beats on Owens in the corner, then he seats Owens on the top turnbuckle. Owens hits the side fisherman buster from the middle rope, but AJ still kicks out at two. Owens heads up to the top rope and Styles rolls out to the apron. Owens climbs down and he pulls Styles up, trying to suplex him. Styles hooks his leg on the bottom rope and avoids the suplex, but he reverses it, planting Owens on the apron and leaving him writhing on the arena floor.

AJ breaks the count, and then ends up shoved into the timekeeper's area by Owens. Styles leaps off the barricade with the Phenomenal forearm. Styles tries for the Styles clash on the announcer's table, but Styles leg gets caught in the table, and Owens sneaks back into the ring, causing Styles to be counted out.

Winner and STILL WWE United States Champion: Kevin Owens

Following the match, Owens gets in a cheap shot superkick on Styles while he's still trapped before making his way to the back.

Styles is helped to the back by officials.

We get a recap of the pre-show match which saw Tye Dillinger beat Aiden English with the Tye breaker.

We don't waste any time heading into the next match as Luke Harper's music hits and the former Wyatt makes his way to the ring quickly.

Eric Rowan is out next, and neither man is greeted warmly by the crowd.

Singles Match
Luke Harper vs. Eric Rowan

The bell rings and Rowan drives Harper into the corner and lays in with punches and kicks right off the bat. Rowan connects with a couple of big chops before clamping on a headlock. Harper fights off Rowan and heads to the top, but Rowan knocks him off to the arena floor with a big clothesline. Rowan hits a baseball slide that sends harper crashing into the barricade. Rowan follows out to the floor and continues the assault before bringing Harper back into the ring. Rowan steps on top of Harper before pinning him for a two count. Rowan presses his fists into Harper's temples. Harper breaks the hold and fights back with some chops of his own. Rowan sends Harper back into the corner and pins him once more for another two count. Rowan clamps on another rear chin lock, and when Harper breaks out, he's slamming to the mat. Rowan hits a pumphandle backbreaker before clotheslining Harper to the mat again.

Rowan heads up to the top rope and leaps off, but Harper rolls out of the way and Rowan crashes to the mat. Rowan reaches out for the mask, and Harper points at it before the action spills to the outside. Harper slams Rowan's head on the announcer's table before heading into the ring, and launching himself out with a suicide dive that sends Rowan crashing down. Harper hits a big boot that puts Rowan down for a two count. Harper tries for the discus clothesline, but Rowan blocks it. Harper hits a tilt a whirl side slam, then he picks up Rowan. Rowan fights back with a giant spinning back kick and a powerbomb, but he's not able to keep Harper down for a three count. Rowan mounts Harper and lays in with a series of right hands. Rowan goes to pick up Harper and he fades to the mat. The second time, Harper rolls up Rowan for two. Both men trade big right hands and chops. Harper counters another powerbomb with a hurricanrana, and a couple of superkicks. Harper hits the discus clothesline and he's able to pin Rowan for three.

Winner: Luke Harper

After another series of commercials, it's time for the main event. We get a recap of the last few weeks, which include Jinder qualifying for the match tonight, and the run in's that he's had with Orton over the last few weeks leading up to tonight.

Jinder Mahal is the first man to make his way to the ring, and he's flanked by the Singh brothers on his way down the aisle. Jinder gets a small reaction out of the crowd.

Randy Orton is out next, and Orton is received much more warmly by the Chicago fans.

After formal ring introductions, we're ready to kick off the main event.

WWE World Championship Match
Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal

Orton doesn't waste any time, jumping Jinder immediately before the bell rings. Orton tosses Mahal out to the floor, and tosses him over the announcer's table. Orton blasts Jinder with a series of right hands to the face. Orton brings things back into the ring, and the ref asks Jinder if he'd like to continue.

The bell rings and Jinder charges in strong. He pushes off an RKO and bails to the floor. Orton heads out to the floor and takes out Jinder with a clothesline. Orton tosses Jinder back into the ring, and he immediately bails out to the floor. Orton follows and Jinder is able to send him crashing into the LED board on the ring apron. Back in the ring, Jinder traps Orton's arm before driving him down to the mat and burying his knee in Orton's back for a two count. Orton shoves Jinder down to the mat, then he stomps at Jinder's joints. Orton grinds his knee pad into Jinder's face, then he hits him with a European uppercut before trying for a backslide. Jinder fights it off and he's able to put Randy down on the mat and score a near fall with a running elbow drop. Jinder goes back to Randy's arm, wrenching away, but Orton fights up to his feet and out of the hold. Orton tosses Jinder out through the ropes, then he plants him on the announcer's table with a huge belly to back suplex.

Orton brings things back into the ring, and Jinder is able to turn things around with a series of knee drops to Orton's face. Mahal clamps on a modified rear chin lock, trapping Orton's arm, but Orton is able to fight up to this feet. Jinder puts him right back down to the mat, but Orton backs things into the corner when Mahal is forced to break the hold. Jinder sends Orton into the corner and charges in after him, but Orton moves and Jinder connects shoulder first with the ring post. Orton picks up Jinder and pulls him up to the top rope in the corner. Orton tries for the superplex, but Mahal fights it off. Orton is able to cause Mahal to crotch himself on the top turnbuckle. Orton tries for the superplex again, and is able to connect this time.

Orton goes for the pin, but Jinder is able to kick out at two. Orton blasts Jinder with a couple of big right hands, and Jinder responds with wrenching the arm. Orton hits a couple of quick clotheslines and a snap powerslam on Jinder. Orton connects with a fallaway slam, but he can't keep Jinder down for three. Jinder is able to take Orton to the mat, but Orton doesn't stay down long, connecting with his across the back backbreaker. Jinder crawls out to the apron, and Orton brings him back into the ring with the suspension DDT. Orton drops down to the mat, and Mahal bails from the ring.

Orton heads out to the floor, and the Singh brothers attempt to keep him away. Orton beats them up, and Jinder slams Orton shoulder first into the ring post a couple of times. Mahal jumps back into the ring right into the RKO, but Orton is still too damaged to make the pin right away. The Singh brothers pull Mahal from the ring. Orton tosses one of the Singh brothers over the announcer before planting the other with a belly to back suplex on the table. Orton plants the other brother with a belly to back suplex on the announcer's table, then he plants both Singh brothers with suspension DDTs. Jinder sneaks in from behind and plants Orton with a big slam for the three count.

Winner and NEW WWE Champion: Jinder Mahal

Jinder heads out into the crowd and stands tall in the production area, then he stands on the announcer's table holding his title high. The show ends with Jinder holding his title up in the ring while the Singh brothers recover in the background, and the crowd looks on stunned.

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  • CJ Blaze

    First!

  • Prediction: Orton (following a false Finish where it looks like Mahal wins the title), AJ Styles by DQ (KO retains), Breezango, Welcoming Committee, Shinsuke Nakamura, Baron Corbin, Luke Harper, Tye Dilinger

  • Erick ROwan is just clowning around.

  • Ziggler and Nakamura kick off the main card. cool!

  • CJ Blaze

    Mojo watching Backlash from home. Go figure.

    • poor guy. they really have no direction for him. probably what they should call the Andre The Giant Battle Royal trophy. “The WE Have Nothing for You” Award

  • S.A.M.

    hey gang!!!! been some time cause of the stanley cup playoffs lol.
    Takeover was awesome last night.

    • good day!

      • S.A.M.

        good day to you to sir

        • how are ya?

          • S.A.M.

            good good. ready to enjoy my summer break as my semester ended.
            how are you?

          • I’m fine. preparing for a convention in 3 weeks.

          • S.A.M.

            sounds good

    • CJ Blaze

      Indeed it was! Watching the UK Title match again today. Spectacular.

      • S.A.M.

        that match was amazing. highlight of the weekend for sure and both are so young.

      • That match was pretty good. It made me care about that title.

  • S.A.M.

    i wonder if Chicago will chant fire bradshaw at any point.

  • S.A.M.

    love those starry night tights

    • Favorite Painting by my favorite artist ever. excellent touch!

  • Aiden could be such an arrogant and annoying heel with this character. If only they cared about him.

  • S.A.M.

    i would be so interested in Aiden vs Gallagher

    • I would have bought into a stable of Gallagher/English/Gotch before Gotch was released.

      • S.A.M.

        indeed.

  • I love country music but I feel so embarrassed by JBL’s reference there. -_-

  • I’m looking at English here. I can’t help but think of a mini Sheamus.

  • just figured out that Maharaja Translates to Indian Prince.

    • Harshit Arora

      It actually means King.

  • I don’t know what they are doing with Rowan here but it’s interesting at least.

  • It’s Go Time!

  • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

    FINALLY!! The “Top Heel” has come back…. For real… I was beginning to wonder if I was going to do anything besides work and sleep lately.

  • S.A.M.

    Chicago really is one of the perfect places for Shinsuke to make his debut. The crowd will be hot for him.

    • CJ Blaze

      Their reaction to Roode gave me chills.

  • It’s time to BREAK BACKLASH!!!

  • We BEGIN the SPOT MONKEY PROCEEDINGS with SHINSUKE! MARVELOUS!

  • Time for an epic entrance!

  • Splat

    Stealing the show right away.

  • S.A.M.

    i got chills

  • DOLPH is WONDERFUL! He DESERVES INFINITELY MORE than he RECEIVES!

  • Hi everyone.

    I’ll be in and out. I see no reason to post rules, just be kind to each other, as always, and try not to abuse the WWE/PPV too badly (except when they deserve it), and each other not at all.

  • The POOR little girl JUST HAD her MIND ELECTROCUTED by SHINSUKE’S BRILLIANCE!

  • Shinsuke’s entrance is officially my favorite after Taker retired.

  • S.A.M.

    i cannot wait until he does this at Mania

    • I’m salivating at that thought. because you know they will go all out for it.

      • S.A.M.

        oh yes as they should.

    • Splat

      vs AJ. 🙂

      • S.A.M.

        it must happen

  • Dolph…I LAUGH!

  • When I watched Takeover this morning on demand I thought Roode was what would ahppen if Triple H and 80’s Ric Flair had a baby.

  • S.A.M.

    is it a little bit racist that the asian ref is there for Shinsuke’s first match?

    • I don’t think so. It will probably be easier to give him instructions with the Asian Ref is something goes wrong.

      • S.A.M.

        probably. just felt like an odd coincidence

    • “Top Heel” Myrtle Jacobs

      Nah. Just seems like dumb luck.

  • drew

    heyyyyy.

    • S.A.M.

      what it is drew?

      • drew

        not much sam. you?

        • S.A.M.

          enjoying watching Nakamura

          • drew

            same.

  • drew

    Its good to be here.

  • That was an impressive dropkick I’ll admit. but to me Orton still delivers the best one In wwe.

    • drew

      aj… and rko.

    • S.A.M.

      Jason Jordan has an impressive dropkick as well.

  • had to restart my stream. the audio lost sync with the Video.

  • Whoever MUST FOLLOW this will NOT be AMUSED!

  • This match was the right call to open the PPV. this will be a hot crowd because of it.

  • Spitting in the face of Nakamura. Umm Ziggler are you really wanting to go back to Concussion Town?

  • drew

    nice match.

  • What a debut by Nakamura. It was worth the wait.

  • S.A.M.

    Nakamura is every bit worth it. He is an Artist and his art form is Strong Style and he is the King of it.

    • And Yet people had problems with WWE calling the Artist Known as Shinsuke Nakamura. They were telling you just that, not that they were giving him some kind of Artist gimmick.

      • S.A.M.

        yeah. that is how i started to interpret it when i sat down and thought about it.

  • CJ Blaze

    Felt slightly underwhelming to me after all the hype.

    • drew

      it was good to me.

      • CJ Blaze

        Yeah it was good, but didn’t shift into high gear.

        • drew

          not a bad start to his career.

  • S.A.M.

    more Fashion Files!!!

  • Brandon van Reenen

    The picture of Tony Chimel on the wall XD

    • You don’t see the picture of VInce on the wall?

      • Brandon van Reenen

        I caught that. It’s just not as funny as Chimel

  • Breezango is so awesome.

    • S.A.M.

      they deserve those tag titles

  • Splat

    Moppy!

  • Mandy

    Rooting for Breezango tonight, they really are an underrated team.

  • drew

    they are good.

  • I have DIED! Bring the PADDLES. YAAAASSSSS!!!

  • Who knew Breezeango would make such excellent faces with this gimmick.

  • S.A.M.

    when was the last time the Usos had a match on tv?

    • JESSE THE BODY COMMENTATED!

    • CJ Blaze

      April 11th

      • S.A.M.

        geez.

    • May 1st. defended the titles against AA

      • CJ Blaze

        May 1st was a Monday lol. They last worked on 4/11 and retained over Alpha.

  • I ASSUME the INTENSE WATER CONCENTRATION on their LONG MANES is meant to SIGNEEFY TREMENDOUS ANGER??

  • Splat

    Tyler Breeze. If that’s even your real name.

  • USO CORPSING! LOL!!!

  • S.A.M.

    that mop had a family!!! how dare you!!!!

  • Brandon van Reenen

    That mop is more over than Apollo Crews

  • I am UNABLE TO RESPIRE! BAAAHHHHH!!!

  • S.A.M.

    Tyler Breeze: The Master of Disguise

  • drew

    lol!

  • This is so much fun. but there is too much comedy going on in this match for Breezeango to win the match i feel. but it is getting them over

  • Splat

    This is like Damien Sandow all over again. He is getting over in a gimmick that was made to fail.

  • S.A.M.

    JBL getting hit in the face by a dress will be a gif for years

  • That Uso just won some fans hitting JBl with that dress.

  • drew

    unprettier!

  • Brandon van Reenen

    Unprettier!!!!

  • drew

    why does breeze remind me of christian?

    • Brandon van Reenen

      Blonde hair, Charismatic, Canadian?

      • drew

        plus his finisher lol.

  • Splat

    Boo.

  • drew

    3-0.

  • BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • Brandon van Reenen

    Fun match.

  • S.A.M.

    Breezango got more out of that match in a loss than the Usos in the win. 2-1

  • CM Punk

    can they not book them seriously, love breezango, they can both go and need to be booked as a legit team

  • Here WWE Universe Have a free Tyler Breeze on the Usos!

  • CJ Blaze

    Good stuff. Hope to see more.

  • that was definitely a star building match with Breezango.

  • It’s fun seeing Byron making fun of JBL.

  • CM Punk

    #GiveBreezangoAChance and they’ll deliver, i want them to be tag champs but not as a comedy act, i want them to be a team like miz and morrison were,

  • drew

    this should be fun. wwe at least show what sami can do. dont “bury” him. lol.

  • Brandon van Reenen

    For Chicago, the crowd is pretty meh. Or did they turn the mics down?

    • drew

      im sure its the mics.

  • You know Byron took a lot of crap for his debut but the guy has stuck it out and worked hard and he has become pretty good as a commentator.

    • Avalanchian

      Think it’s one of those things as finding your comfort zone

      • He really found who he is when he was interviewing Braun’s Victims I mean opponents.

    • S.A.M.

      i still wish they didnt split him from Corey cause they have great chemistry

    • David F

      I can tolerate Byron more than Otunga. I am dreading Otunga coming to RAW. my preferred announce team is Mauro, Corey and on Smackdown would be Renee and Bryan

  • Looks like Sami and Corbin crashed my roku box. it just rebooted.

    • Avalanchian

      What Roku you got?

      • Roku 1. I’ve had it for 3 or 4 years. Honestly it probably just updated.

        • Avalanchian

          Ahh.. The new ones are really amazing. I got the Prem+

          • I’d upgrade but I can’t really afford it.

          • Mandy

            The Roku Express is pretty reasonable, I have that one plus a Roku 1

          • I just don’t have the funds to spare right now. especially with a convention I’m going to in 3 weeks.

          • Avalanchian

            Think it was more of us just giving a suggestion rather than a must buy now

          • I get a raise in july so I might be able to save and do it in a few months.

  • CJ Blaze

    I’m ready for bed.. =/

    • drew

      oh geez.

  • S.A.M.

    anybody figure out what it says of Sami’s tights?

    • I think it says To resist Despair In this World is What I means to be Free.

    • CM Punk

      to resist despair in this world is what it is to be free

  • that was a Stan Hansen level Clothesline. Baron delivered it with serious intentions.

  • drew

    you know what. this match is making both look good. and THATS a good thing.

  • drew

    match is picking up.

  • drew

    sami won! wow.

    • S.A.M.

      told you it was too soon to count Sami out weeks ago lol.

      • drew

        haa.

    • CJ Blaze

      Final betting odds have been right so far.

  • CM Punk

    smh how can they bury corbin like that!! LOL JK doesn’t hurt corbin, he will be fine, helps zayn a ton, so glad to see him get a big ppv win, great match

  • I’m Shocked.

    • drew

      me too. doesnt hurt corbin though.

  • ldb

    somebody check hell it must of froze over sami won

  • S.A.M.

    did not expect that one

  • Mandy

    WOW Zayn won! I was not expecting that!

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Finally got a little signal… If u havent experienced a Nakumara entrance live. Then you havent lived.. Zigglers entrance ended and this place ERUPTED.. I thought the Lets go cena CENA sucks chants were loud.. This is next level ish..

  • I was typing that this match reminded me of Zayn putting over Strowman. but I couldn’t get it out before Zayn won.

  • THE UPEST OF DOWN DOWN!

  • Moving on up. UpUpDownDown is showing on the network during a PPV.

  • if only that carpet was a flying carpet. that would make my day.

    • drew

      ok aladdin.

      • drew

        aladden.

        • S.A.M.

          you had it right the first time lol

          • drew

            oh lol.

    • S.A.M.

      it would be a whole new world if that happened lol

      • I love a good Pun when it comes together..

        • S.A.M.

          im no Becky Lynch when it comes to puns but i have my moments

          • I love puns. and I like it when I can reference 80’s shows in the process.

  • S.A.M.

    you talk with clear english so we hate you? lol

  • CJ Blaze

    Yes, yes we do

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Ooooo he thinks we are haters… This mf WHAT and Cm Punk chants are going to be ridiculous..

  • Splat

    I miss my girl Bliss on SD.

  • Oh, ELLSWORTH! THE BINGO HALLS are calling for YOU!

    • CM Punk

      no one is calling for him,

  • ELECROCOOSHUN!?!?!?

  • Splat

    Your 5 mins are up James.

    • CJ Blaze

      Needs to be less than 5 seconds

  • Scott

    Isnt it amazing how Muhammad Hassan and Jinder Mahal are the same character with different nationalities?!?!?! LOL

    • kingdook24

      Exactly.

      And what happened when Mahal does something to offend America? Are they gonna have Undertaker “kill” him off, too?

  • Scott

    Crowd sounds DEAD for Carmella!

    • I_hate_this_episode

      …we are. And entire half a section went on a beer run

  • CM Punk

    seriously why and how is he still employed…. doesn’t do anything for anyone so many other people would be a better fit for carmella and would benefit from it more, ellsworth sucks in every way possible, carmella would be awesome paired with breezango as a Mercury Melina Morrison team

  • S.A.M.

    Carmella needs Enzo and Cass

  • kingdook24

    Sooooooooooooo… they’re going with Mahal’s character as another anti-American heel?

    Ugh. Not every non-American superstar has to be anti-America to get over as a heel.

    Oh… and umm… the Dook is loose. 🙂

  • CM Punk

    is that becky lynch or tamina? she stole her hairdo lol,

  • drew

    i honesty think if someone on the face side turns on the other it will be becky.

  • S.A.M.

    Horizon Zero Dawn Becky

  • Splat

    Rufio.

  • CM Punk

    here comes #NotMyChampion lol

  • conan_kun

    I hope neither Charlotte, Becky nor Naomi ends up joining Welcoming Committee or else only 2 babyfaces left, not to mention Lana debuts as heels, thus make up of 5 heels.

    • drew

      i agree. none should turn.

    • There’s no guarantee that Lana debuts heel. just saying.

      • drew

        i think she will though.

  • I know they are from the same country but did Becky need to look similar to sheamus tonight?

    • S.A.M.

      she must be really into Horizon Zero Dawn right now.

      • I have no clue what that is, all I see is Sheamus’s Mohawk.

        • S.A.M.

          one of the newer video games on PS4

          • I don’t have one of those so it doesn’t register on me.

  • SOULLESS SENPAI!!!

  • drew

    waiting for x to show up and say NAOMI! lol.

  • CM Punk

    i hate the glow

    • CJ Blaze

      She wouldn’t have gotten anywhere without it unfortunately.

  • Xavier
    • drew

      lmao.

  • kingdook24

    Seriously… did I miss something?!!

    When did Charlotte become a face again???

    • After the Shakeup when the Welcoming committee got involved in her title match.

    • CJ Blaze

      A few weeks ago lol

      • kingdook24

        This was really a dumb move. So who’s the top heel for the women’s division???

        • Carmella who has 2 wins over the champ.

          • kingdook24

            Carmella?…

            -_-.

          • better than Natalya being the top heel.

          • kingdook24

            I’d take Charlotte or Natayla as the top heel because the can actually wrestle. And both can be annoying on the mic, too.

            Natayla is basically this era’s Victoria now. And that’s a damn shame.

    • It WILL NOT last!

      • drew

        i say it will.

        • SENOR BENJAMIN will TORTURE you UNTIL YOU THINK OTHERWISE!

          • drew

            no!

    • CM Punk

      when natalya carmella and tamina attacked her and naomi during a match

  • kingdook24

    And why are they still dressing Tamina up as the Terminator?

    • because a bodyguard character is all wwe knows how to book her as.

    • S.A.M.

      she will always be seen as an enforcer and nothing more

    • Avalanchian

      Because she always gets injured and you know damn well “She’ll be back”

  • CM Punk

    naomi is so meh

    • BOOOOOO!!!!

      • CM Punk

        just my opinion don’t see why she’s champ, sucks on the mic, meh in the ring, and yeah she’s athletic cool, a lot of people are, and literally has no charisma i don’t think,

  • Splat

    If Jinder actually wins how will everyone feel about that?

    • drew

      dumbfounded.

    • Scott

      I dont know if I wanna find out

    • kingdook24

      I don’t know, honestly. He’s been a jobber for so long, then out of nowhere, becomes WWE Champion?

    • Avalanchian

      Rusev is gonna crush them

      • drew

        mybe rusev comes out and attacks both leading to dq? triple threat?

        • CM Punk

          PLEASE

        • Avalanchian

          I feel someone will win then Rusev crushes but that is just me. he does have beef with Jinder too

          • drew

            i kinda like my idea the rusev wins the title. keeps mahal in the picture too.

    • I_hate_this_episode

      If Trump can win…Jinder can win.. It would be new and the most shocking thing to happen this year

    • CJ Blaze

      I’ll hate it with a passion but I’ll still turn on SD in two days.

    • Me I’ll be Enjoying watching the Internet meltdown.

    • CM Punk

      I’m fine with it as long as rusev is the one to win next, I WANT RUSEV AS A CHAMP

  • Why is TAMINA dressed as a SLIGHTLY more DEMUR NIA JAX!

  • BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • drew

    damn. 3-2.

  • drew

    nope no turns.

  • I MUST admit my UNDYING LOVE for NATTIE. I just wanted DEED NOT WANT the LYNCHED BECKY to LOSE!

  • S.A.M.

    2-3 for me. kinda wanna move on from this now and have a #1 contender for the womens title now.

  • BYRON is PARTICULARLY FASHIONABLE this fine EVENING!

  • S.A.M.

    The Face of America vs The Face that Runs the Place

  • conan_kun

    How do we take future Charlotte vs Becky feud seriously if Becky losing too much

    • and here I say this is nothing new for her. she was losing constantly and then was made the first Smackdown women’s champion and then continued losing after losign the title.

  • drew

    here comes the match of the night.

  • S.A.M.

    time for the real main event

    • drew

      true that.

  • Xavier

    Wow! This means Orton/Mahal is gonna close. Vince gives ZERO f**** lol, he said he ain’t scared of Chicago

    • drew

      damn.

    • I_hate_this_episode

      Pretyy much told us to try him… Well hes going to what he asked for.. I promise

    • conan_kun

      Of course, he even let Roman main event WM 3 times in a row.

      • Scott

        Ugh……

    • You could say He wants some

    • Avalanchian

      probably just means it will end in weird way

      • Xavier

        Probably. I smell a screwy finish of some sort

        • i’m hoping for a false finish where it looks like jinder won but randy’s foot was on the rope or something and the match gets restarted and randy then retains

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Dont know whats being shown… But this whole Mahal things has definitely generated a buzz… Their are quite alot of Turbins worn throughout the arena. Also seeing as We..Chicago have a huge section of the North side with India culture the turnout for support for Mahal is astounding

    • didn’t know that. that’s a good thing for mahal.

      • I_hate_this_episode

        From a wrestling fan standpoint..i understand the negativity… But from a business standpoint.. This push is generating funds

        • Yes. India is a huge market. not just in India but here in the US too.

  • S.A.M.

    if we could stop cutting to the fans after every little thing, that would be great

  • drew

    ouch!

    • Tye is backstage like guys please stop making my finisher look second rate please?

      • drew

        lol.

  • kingdook24

    This is hilarious seeing AJ being the one that getting pummeled, until he slowly starts to turn the tide.

    He must really be a face now.

  • drew

    kevin owens is a perfect heel.

  • S.A.M.

    ouch ouch ouch

  • CJ Blaze

    There’s a reason the main events were switched again (around noon today) and I guess we’ll see why before the night is over.

    • drew

      hmm i wonder what.

  • drew

    4-2. good match. finish protects both.

  • S.A.M.

    3-3 good stuff

  • kingdook24

    Kevin Owens, once again, carrying SD! along with AJ Styles…

    In a mid card feud.

  • drew

    the feud extends.

  • my favorite big man in wwe today.

  • drew

    go harper.

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Not a bad finish.. But u already ve a restless crowd.. And now we r even more restless…. Welp.. Here comes that Chicago crowd you wanted Vince

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Is there a reason why this match happened after Styles nd not before?

    • drew

      weird.

    • Yes. cool down for the crowd before the WWE Title match.

  • They CHANTED VOLDEMORT and BOO’D ITSELF! BRILLIANT!

  • drew

    cool. 6-2.

  • I think Harper should just adopt the standard clothesline. it’s too easy to miss the timing and have the discus clothesline look bad like that.

  • S.A.M.

    4-3 now

  • conan_kun

    Push Sami and Harper to be champs after they won tonight

  • CJ Blaze

    Can Extreme Rules get here already? Tonight feels like an average SmackDown to me.

  • conan_kun

    Orton vs Mahal gonna takes 30 minutes.

  • S.A.M.

    Randy looks so excited for this match lol

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Standing here in line waiting for a beer and the guys in front of me mention two things…
    One the Wyatt family effectively introduced the next era of big men in the Wwe
    Two nd most importantly. He forgot to read Wnw premium to see if any swerves might happen… Lmfao

  • conan_kun

    Rusev should run in and beat down Orton, Mahal and Singh Brothers.

    • CJ Blaze

      It’s likely he pops in some form.

  • Orton being from St Louis kills his Face reaction in this city

    • I_hate_this_episode

      Why

      • Cubs vs Cardinals rivalry.

        • I_hate_this_episode

          Thats a real thing lmao.. Im a Southsider so we dont care

          • As a reds fan I sit in the middle watching the two fan bases. it can get extremely ugly at times between them.

          • David F

            wish Cubs and White Sox would do a trade. Cubs could use Quintana

          • I_hate_this_episode

            The blasphemy of u putting the Sox in the same sentence as those bums astounds me lol.

  • S.A.M.

    how nice of Randy to move JBL’s hat over to the other table cautiously lol

  • conan_kun

    Will we see 6 Pack Challenge for SD women title at MITB PPV or Ladder match since Charlotte is competing.

  • Xavier

    Let’s Go Jinder chants?

    • drew

      this is chicago.

      • I_hate_this_episode

        What is that supposed to imply?

        • You guys never do what’s expected. not that that’s a bad thing.

          • I_hate_this_episode

            Touche …touche

          • Xavier

            Good for Jinder though, hope he’s enjoying the moment

          • Me too. at least he can say I was in a WWE Championship match once.

    • I_hate_this_episode

      As stated earlier… There are quite few supporters for Jinder

    • David F

      Chicago has good sized Indian population despite fact Jinder is Canadian technically speaking

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Pictures wont upload… But near the microphones about 10 rows past hard camera there are 30 40 fans that are starting a Lets go Jinder chant

  • I’m enjoying this match

  • conan_kun

    I heard someone mentioned there is “Please Retire” chants broke out for Orton

    • somewhere Big Show is smiling.

    • I_hate_this_episode

      I havent heard any..but I’ll listen

    • ldb

      ill start one here. Please Orton. You suck! in the voice of the heckler from major league

  • drew

    still dont know why they would make this the main event.

    • David F

      Nakamura should have closed the show

      • drew

        ko aj should have.

        • ldb

          amen

      • I_hate_this_episode

        Agreed

    • Xavier

      It’s the championship match

      • DING DING DING We have a winner!

        • S.A.M.

          Tell him what he has won!!!

      • drew

        so? i dont buy it as the main event.

        • You never bought it. But it’s the WWE Championship. That is far more important than any other title or feud.

  • S.A.M.

    it would be cool if J&J Security came out to take out the Singh Bros

  • How is that NOT a DISQUALIFEECASHUN?!?

  • CJ Blaze

    Are you frikin kidding me

  • S.A.M.

    damn did Orton send them flying

  • S.A.M.

    Orton being courteous with JBL’s hat tonight

  • CJ Blaze

    DANG! Orton thought the same thing

  • Avalanchian

    wow Orton sent them flying like a ragdoll

  • Xavier

    Damn that looked bad

  • Brandon van Reenen

    Hell just froze over!!

  • YAAAAASSSS!!!!

  • drew

    orton kicked out.

  • Xavier

    JINDER!

  • Brandon van Reenen

    I had a legit shock now.

  • OMG Jinder Mahal is WWE Champion!!!!!!!

  • S.A.M.

    Shane gonna come out and restart the match lol

  • Xavier

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 that was awesome

    • ldb

      props to the XMan. you called this so long ago. and its truly shocking

  • Avalanchian

    Can’t wait to read twitter and the remarks that follow

    • Xavier

      Same here

  • drew

    no thoughts.

    • Xavier

      😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

      • drew

        stop.

  • Meanie40

    I’m done.

  • This is going to be fun watching the Internet absolutely meltdown

  • David F

    the brand extension is officially dead now

  • Brandon van Reenen

    When was the last time we had a person of color as a World Champion?

  • and that’s why this was the Main-Event!

  • Xavier

    Finally got a heel who’s gonna get nuclear heel heat

  • CJ Blaze

    If I only I wasn’t going to MITB -_-

  • Avalanchian

    shocked once again we don’t see Rusev

  • BlazeKing

    I knew this was gonna happen solely from the no-sell the crowd gave Orton last week… He trolled a lil bit too much while forgetting he was a babyface and it hurt him in the end.

  • You are all MAD! This is WONDERFUL!!!

  • David F

    WWE can stop doing wellness tests now because it is clear Jinder is on steroids lol

  • WWE has absolutely giving you everything you wanted in Jinder Mahal. You people wanted surprises, shocking decisions, and new people pushed. And That’s Jinder Mahal in a Nutshell!

    • Xavier

      Yup

    • CJ Blaze

      Sure, but wrong person.

      • B-b-b-b-b-but WHY?!?!? The TIMING is BAD but he is STUPENDOUS!

        • CJ Blaze

          The timing is definitely the worst part.

      • You can’t have it both ways.

        • CJ Blaze

          Had it been anyone else, I probably wouldn’t complain as much.

    • David F

      but problem was he was a jobber straight to main event with no buildup

      • Xavier

        That’s the unpredictable part, it was unconventional and nobody saw it coming.

        • Avalanchian

          Once WWE signed some new deal with Turkey or whatever I saw it coming.

        • David F

          maybe Drew Mcintyre has shot being WWE champ now too

          • ROB-1.

            He would be a better Champ.

    • drew

      cj is right.

  • Avalanchian

    Wonder how Trump feels about this

  • Xavier

    Please guys don’t jump, it’s only a show

    • drew

      im on the bridge.

    • Avalanchian

      Oh it’s insane on twitter. So much racist stuff

  • drew

    From jobber to wwe champ. anything can happen.

    • CJ Blaze

      Hopefully Zack Ryder will be next.

      • David F

        Heath Slater!!! one man band babyy!! plus he got feed all those kids

        • CJ Blaze

          Slater and Breeze. Bring it on.

  • Clownprinceoftrolls

    the mahal era is here

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Told. U… An entire section was Jinder now we why

  • S.A.M.

    well maybe Sami can win MITB and cash in on Jinder. hmmm that actually sounds plausible

  • kingdook24

    This was handled very, very carefully. They made sure to make Orton look as strong as possible, and boy, did he look strong. Single-handedly taking on 3 guys and holding his own. Had this been anybody else, other than Cena or Roman, they probably would not have looked as strong as Orton did. I mean, Orton did the honors of putting this guy over. Mind you, though it was clean, Orton lost due to being distracted and his arm was “injured”. So if Mahal was gonna get the bid, they were gonna make sure Orton looked as strong as possible.

    Well now, Orton has a threat now. He has a stable to go up against. Since AJ is busy in midcard with Owens, Orton needed someone to go up against… why not Sami Zayn? Who knows. I’ve about given up on Zayn. I see him as another Ziggler, great talent but due to his injury history, no faith in him.

    But, look at the bright side, we have a new star now. Be that he WAS a jobber for the looooooooongest… but hey, if JBL can come out of nowhere and become WWE Champion, I guess Mahal can, too.

    Smackdown Live. Land of Opportunity.

  • S.A.M.

    on the brightside, Cavs vs Celtics actually have had a good close game lol.

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Okay Mr Mahal.. You now have the reigns….lets see what u do with it

    • S.A.M.

      transitional champion to whoever wins MITB lol

      • kingdook24

        We’ll see. This looks like this has a lot of investment built into it.

      • CJ Blaze

        Looks like Mahal vs. Mojo for the title is a reality.

        • drew

          oh god.

        • S.A.M.

          with Gronk in his corner

  • drew

    i have to think about this more.

    • S.A.M.

      if he stays champ all the way to MITB, i can see Sami win and cash in on him.

      • drew

        i hope so.

  • drew

    btw i wanted rusev to come out.

  • Avalanchian

    I can’t wait til Elsworth is champion….women’s champ

  • conan_kun

    Cena won from Styles at Royal Rumble, Bray won from Cena at Elimination Chamber, Orton won from Bray at WM, then Mahal won from Orton at Backlash, what the hot potato switch for WWE title

  • Xavier

    The Singh Brothers earned their paycheck tonight, they took some vicious bumps tonight

    • S.A.M.

      i think even Randy was surprised by how much they flew

      • ROB-1.

        They were like flypaper, they flew.

    • kingdook24

      Very vicious. Even Orton was like OOPS! when he threw that guy up too high.

    • ROB-1.

      I wonder why they did not get hurt?

  • ldb

    amazing a former member of 3mb is now wwe champ smackdown must be the land of opportunity

    • Clownprinceoftrolls

      and slater became tag champ. Everyone in 3mb had success but the chosen one.. ironic.

      • ldb

        hes back that time may come

      • CJ Blaze

        McIntyre is having success, just in his own way. Won World Titles outside WWE and is at the top of NXT now.

  • Clownprinceoftrolls

    Depending on the heat mahal can generate as champ will determine how long hes champ..If its nuclear then i could see it being a deçent reign. 2-3 months

  • S.A.M.

    well if this year is teaching us anything, it is that WWE is going for whatever they want to try.

  • Mandy

    With Smackdown being a land of opportunity I want a rematch for Breezango, let them be tag champs!

  • kingdook24

    People who are saying Zayn is gonna win MITB are living in a dream world. Face it, guys. WWE is gonna let the crowd or IWC dictate who they want to build around. If that was the case, Zayn would have been WWE Champion by now. Ziggler would actually be a main eventer still. It is what it is.

    • S.A.M.

      well DB did win MITB and nobody thought that was gonna happen.

      • kingdook24

        I meant anymore. Trust me, nobody is bigger DB fan than me. And I’m still pissed at all the crap they made him go through, all those crazy bumps and what not, and by time he finally became champion… his body broke down.

        I just WWE isn’t taking that risk anymore having fans dictate storylines, highjacking shows, etc. If that was the case, Reigns’ push would been over. They’re gonna do what they want.

        • S.A.M.

          well i mean if they keeping booking SD as “the land of opportunity” it would make some sense to have Sami win since he didnt have the opportunity on Raw. I mean i could seen Corbin win MITB as well besides Sami but i feel the allure of cashing in would create a bigger pop for Sami.

      • Xavier

        Really,I thought DB winning MITB in 2011 was pretty obvious actually

  • S.A.M.

    well this will make who participates in MITB more interesting to say the least.
    goodnight everybody!!!

  • drew

    bye

  • ROB-1.

    I laughed when the Uso threw that dress and it landed on JBL’s head.