SmackDown will be live from Royal Farms Arena with just 5 days to go for WrestleMania. A lot is promised for tonight’s episode and the episode could deliver even half of what happened last night at RAW, it will be epic. Kofi does not want to take any chances and has asked for a formal contract to be signed for his WrestleMania match. Styles and Orton will appear at Kevin Owens Show and the build-up for other matches will continue for WrestleMania. We will bring you the updates as the episode starts. Please keep refreshing the page for the
1. The Kevin Owens Show with AJ Styles and Randy Orton
The show is opening with the Kevin Owens Show. Owens takes the mic and announces that both of his guests tonight are looking to continue their legacy at WrestleMania. He first announced Orton and he makes his way to the ring. Next is obviously Styles. All of them sit over the table. Owens mentions Randy interrupting Angle-Styles match. Orton replies that he has saved WWE universe from watching a washed-up legend and a TNA Wrestling match. Styles in return: “Really? This coming from a guy who’s been here for 20 years, been in the ring with legends, and only has 1 move!” They trade insults for some time. Orton then says that now John Cena has gone, Styles has assumed the role of the corporate bitch. Owens promptly leaves the ring and Styles and Orton starts the brawling. Styles gets the upper hand and sets up for the phenomenal forearm. But Orton counters it to RKO. Styles is flat on the mat as Orton points to WrestleMania sign.
The New Day is shown backstage with the WWE Championship Contract.
2. The Usos, Aleister Black and Ricochet vs the Bar, Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura – 8 Men Tag Team Match
Ricochet is thrown to the corner by Cesaro to start the match. Ricochet reverses the powerbomb attempt to roll up. Cesaro hits a huge uppercut and Sheamus is tagged in. Black gets the tag during the lariat and hits a moonsault on Sheamus. Jimmy Uso gets the tag next followed by Jey. Cesaro takes a cheap shot on him and Rusev low bridges him next to send him outside. Rusev gets the tag and crashes Jey into the barricade. Back in the ring, Nakamura gets the tag. He eats an elbow from Jey but Cesaro receives the tag quickly and continues their control over Jey as we head for the break.
Rusev is keeping control over Jey as we return. Rusev hits elbows on Ricochet and Black at the apron. Nakamura is tagged in; He puts Jey over the turnbuckle and kicks him in the gut. Jey comes back with the Samoan Drop. Jimmy and Rusev get the hot tag. Jimmy superkicks Rusev, but Nakamura breaks up the pin. Nakamura gets dropkick from by Ricochet, Ricochet gets thrown up and eats an uppercut by Cesaro. Black hits the Black Mass on Cesaro, Sheamus with the Brogue Kick on Black. Superkick by Jimmy on Sheamus. Rusev throws Jimmy to the corner where Jey gets the tag. Jimmy avoids the advancing Rusev and Usos hits the double spinning kick and pins Rusev for the win.
Winner- The Usos, Aleister Black and Ricochet vs the Bar
Alexa Bliss enters after the match. She gives the update that Ronda, Becky, and Charlotte are out of jail. Bliss tells Usos that since they forfeited the match against the New Day last week, they have to face the repercussions and will face all the other teams in the ring at WrestleMania.
3. WrestleMania is IIconic!
The IIconics are in the ring as we return from the break. They hype the tag team matches for WrestleMania including their own. They counted out all their opponents in the match who they can pin and bring the title to SmackDown. They put out their signature pose to end the segment.
Next, we get the highlights from the last night’s brawl between Ronda, Becky, and Charlotte. The Miz makes his way to the ring.
4. The babyface Miz Promo!
He starts by saying that WrestleMania means different things to different peoples. For him, it means retribution. He mixes the Miz and Mrs promotion in his promo and tells us that he will turn up the best version of the Miz. He asked for the Falls Counts Anywhere match since what he is going to do with Shane could not be contained inside the ring. His opponents for the night, Sanity makes their way to the ring. Shane also comes out at the entrance. He says that he wants to see the match from up close but before that he asks the announcer to announce him.
5. The Miz vs Sanity – 3 on 1 Handicapped Match
Eric Young starts for Sanity. Miz takes him to the corner and unloads with the punches. He takes down Dain and Wolfe but gets blindsided by Young to eat a neck-breaker. The Miz is able to fend off his opponents and gets on a roll. Eric Young is tagged in and is being kicked by Miz as the crowd chants Yes! Miz starts the Running Knee strikes at the corner on Kilian and Young. Shane McMahon interrupts Miz and tells him that this match will be Falls Count Anywhere. The action immediately goes outside, and they’re in the crowd. Miz sents Alexandre Wolfe through a table, but Eric Young breaks it on time. It goes backstage, and Killian Dain goes face first on the wall. Eric Young gets slammed in the face by a crate and gets pinned.
Winner- The Miz with a pinfall
As soon as the match ends, a Police Car pulls up backstage near Miz and Becky Lynch gets out of it. He thanks the officer for the ride and proceeds towards the ring.
6. The Man’s passionate promo!
Back from the break, we are getting the recap from last night from RAW- Steph announcing the main event as the Winner Takes All and the brawl and the arrest. Corey Graves, in the middle of the ring, provides the update that all three of Becky, Ronda, and Charlotte were released on their own cognizance. He then announces Lynch. She takes the mic but proceeds to stand over the announce table. The crowd has started chanting “Becky!”. She reminds us of the situation at last WrestleMania, how Charlotte and she were best of friends and Ronda was just making her debut. That changed when she slapped Charlotte at SummerSlam and here we are, this Sunday at MetLife Stadium in front for 80000, the Queen, the Baddest Woman on the Planet and the Man will be main eventing the WrestleMania. And the slap that she hit Charlotte at SummerSlam is gonna explode that night when she will become our Champion.
7. 18 People Mixed Match Tag Team Match!
Nikki Cross starts unloading on Zelina Vega as the match starts. Soon enough, Lacey Evans enters for her usual ramp walk. Vega strikes Nikki from behind. Nikki hits a belly to belly suplex. EC3 takes the tag from Vega. Jeff Hardy comes in for the opposite team and takes down EC3 to tag in Matt. The Hardy Boyz double team on EC3. Tucket gets the tag next and keeps control. Otis gets the tag. Matt asks them to do Poetry in Motion. Otis and Tucker do their lame version of the move before Otis does the caterpillar.
Naomi and Mandy fighting it out as we return. Andrade and Truth get the hot tag. Truth hits some moves to send Andrade out of the ring. Carmella comes into the ring and Truth and Mella starts the 7-second dance break. Vega and Anderson come into the ring to hit them which starts a brawl. DeVille and Rose go after Asuka. Otis and Mandy have a confrontation, and he begins to shake his body before being thrown outside by Shelton Benjamin. Nikki Cross asks Benjamin to bring it to her. He refuses, and she blindsides him. Benjamin throws her out. The ring only has EC3, Jeff Hardy and Asuka left in it. Hardy hits a Twist of Fate and Asuka kicks EC3 in the head. EC3 is thrown out by Jeff. Asuka hugs Jeff Hardy before throwing him out to stand tall at the end.
8. Samoa Joe vs (Mustafa) Ali
They resume their short rivalry here. Joe stars with the sidekicks and unloads with headbutts in the corner. Big chop at the ropes. Ali comes back with a dropkick after a lariat before hitting the top con giro at the ringside. Joe takes back Ali in the ring where Ali hits the tornado DDT. Joe sends him at the turnbuckle where Ali ducks him and hits a side kick to his face. Ali goes for the 450 splash off the top but nobody is home. Joe puts him in the Coquina Clutch to pass Ali out and gets the submission win.
Winner- Samoa Joe with a Submission
9. The WWE Championship Contract Signing!
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring with Rowan. As we return from the break, Michael Cole introduces Bryan and then announces Kofi. Kofi, E and Woods enter. As Cole starts speaking, he is stopped by Bryan. Kofi chants start! Bryan sings the contract amid the chants. Bryan says that he will face him at WrestleMania and he is not going to stop him from signing the contract. But he is here to educate the masses. As the chants get louder, Bryan starts shouting to the crowd.
Bryan’s life lesson is don’t be complacent as Kofi has been for the last 11 years.
The second lesson- Don’t be a bystander in your life. Don’t wait for other people to push you to top like Kofi was a bystander as Woods and Big E pushed Kofi to the WrestleMania. The atmosphere is getting electric. Bryan’s last lesson is don’t get persuaded by the crowd. He reminds us how the fans were behind him in 2014. Bryan says that he has been in his position and that he does not feed off the crowd, but the crowd feeds off him. Once they are done sucking the positivity out of him, they’re going to chew and spit him out. The crowd chants “Asshole” at Bryan, but he responds by saying that’s what all great truthtellers are called.
Kofi has had enough. He snatches the contract and tells Bryan that it is his turn to educate him. He says Bryan doesn’t know anything about him. He says he has been watching Bryan since he came to WWE and he hasn’t been through what Kofi has been through. He got the WWE Championship match within 2 years of coming to WWE. It has taken him 11 years to get a singles match for the WWE title and he is not going to waste this opportunity. He understands the mind games that Bryan plays. He’s seen Bryan tremble when Kofi is in the ring with him. Kofi vows to become WWE Champion and signs the contract to end a terrific promo.