SMACKDOWN! LIVE (06.13.17)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (Smoothie King Center)
Commentators: Tom Phillips, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Byron Saxton
Written by Brendan Wahl
The show started with the New Day cutting an in-ring promo on facing the Usos for the titles this Sunday but not before they were accompanied by a big New Orleans band. The Usos interrupted, who were then followed by Breezango and finally The Colons so our 8-man tag team opener could get started... right after the commercial break.
1) Breezango/New Day [w /Big E] vs. Tag Team Champions The Usos/The Colons by pinfall in 14:26 when Xavier scored the pin with a top-rope foot stomp.
Sami Zayn acted like a dork while talking strategy with AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.
Mojo Rawley was thankful for last week's opportunity and said he would bounce back from defeat to up his own game in the future. He promised that the best was yet to come before Zack Ryder returned and told him that he's back and they have some unfinished business as the Hype Bros.
2) Women's Champion Naomi def. Tamina by pinfall in5:08 when she nailed her with a split-legged moonsault. Before the match began, Lana came down to watch from the ringside area. After Naomi picked up the win, Lana nailed her from behind and executed a modified sit-out powerbomb.
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal [w /Singh Brothers] came out for the face-to-face confrontation with Randy Orton. Mahal started out by noting some luminaries that would be present at Money in the Bank including Bob Orton and then referred to the former champion as a de-fanged garden snake. After the brothers awaited Orton's entrance after his music started playing, the Viper came out of nowhere and layed out Mahal with the RKO. He then exited through the crowd and struck a pose while the Singhs tended to their mentor in the ring.
United States Champion Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler talk strategy for the main event.
3) Charlotte Flair def. Natalya by pinfall in 8:16 after hitting her with a somewhat-botched Natural Selection.
Another edition of the Fashion Files was shown with Tyler Breeze having been attacked by "greasy monsters with dry skin." After Fandango finished his cruel artist's rendering of the attackers, the duo left to find them.
Lana said she will shock the world and "crush" Naomi to become the first-ever ravishing Smackdown Women's Champion.
4) AJ Style/Sami Zayn/Shinsuke Nakamura def. United States Champion Kevin Owens/Baron Corbin/Dolph Ziggler by pinfall in 12:55 when Zayn pinned Corbin. Following the contest, the superstars all brawled for a while before Baron Corbin stood tall after knocking all his foes down with a ladder. Nakamura pushed Corbin off the ladder though and posed with the briefcase in hand to end the show.