Hello and welcome to WWE Smackdown Results!
We’re all set for what could be an interesting night. One thing for sure is the WWE wants to surprise us, so let’s settle back and see what happens.
Roman Reigns receives an unexpected challenger
Roman Reigns started the show off by coming out with Paul Heyman right behind him.
Once in the ring, Reigns asked why they call that place the Island of Relevancy and that the numbers don’t lie.
He said we can look at Jey Uso and before he was the twin nobody recognized, and now he’s main event caliber.
He added that Jey will lead his team to victory at Survivor Series while Reigns will solidify his dominance.
He said he doesn’t think of Randy Orton, but if we do, he’s the classic example of being able to respect a man’s accomplishments while not respecting the man himself.
That triggered Drew McIntyre’s music and he came out. Seems fitting the WWE would violate their brand rules already.
Oh, McIntyre will be facing Randy Orton on WWE Raw for the WWE Championship.
McIntyre climbed into the ring and asked Reigns if he missed him. He said how he didn’t want him to waste his breath, and pointed out he won’t be facing Orton at Survivor Series.
McIntyre said he’ll with the WWE Championship on Monday and they’ll face each other.
McIntyre then said it’s been a while since they faced each other, then recalled it was at the Royal Rumble when he eliminated Reigns.
He then said if Reigns wasn’t paying attention, he could check with Heyman and pointed out how he made Heyman’s client, Brock Lesnar, his b-tch.
He claimed that Reigns left the fans and the company high and dry, so he took advantage of the opportunity.
McIntyre pointed out how Reigns thinks being a champion is a right, but McIntyre views it as a honor.
Reigns said that he’s always liked McIntyre and he respects him because everything he said was true.
He added that he’s back now, and since his return no one knows who McIntyre is. He pointed out that no one watches Raw because they’re watching Smackdown to watch Reigns.
He then asked McIntyre who is Drew McIntyre.
McIntyre said he’s the man that’s going to beat Orton for the WWE Championship and then head into Survivor Series and show Reigns who the true champion is.
Jey Uso ran out and told Reigns he’s got this, and turned his attention to McIntyre.
He demanded to know what McIntyre was doing there, and pointed out that they run the show, not him.
He accused McIntyre of being disrespectful and how he’s taken out everyone that’s been disrespectful and challenged McIntyre to a match later tonight.
McIntyre started to answer by Jey dropped the mic.
McIntyre then shoved Jey down and Reigns stepped between them.
Reigns and company left the ring with McIntyre’s music following them into the backstage area.
After the commercial, Reigns and Jey were backstage and Reigns was ripping into for using the terms “we, ours, us” and that he runs things there.
He told Jey he never told him to handle his business and that he’s the one that makes the matches around there.
Jey said he’d take care of it and headed off.
In the ring, Sami Zayn complained that he was told at 7 p.m. that he was facing Apollo Crews and called it clear sabotage.
He said he’s used to this kind of treatment and will use this as an opportunity to show everyone the difference between the Intercontinental Championship and the United States Championship.
Crews came out in mid rant, cutting him off.
Intercontinental Championship – Sami Zayn (c) vs. Apollo Crews
Zayn started it off with a kick and several rights as he backed Crews into the corner and continued working his ribs.
Zayn hammered away, then hit with an uppercut before throwing Crews off the ropes.
Crews hit a shoulder block and then a clothesline before hitting with a forearm splash in the corner.
Crews then hit a press slam into the turnbuckle and Zayn rolled out to the floor.
Crews followed him out and threw him back in the ring, but Zayn hit with a kick and tried a suplex, but Crews blocked him and hit his own.
A step up kick and standing moonsault by Crews led to a near pinfall.
Zayn held onto the ropes and slipped out of he ring and pilled the apron off while begging for mercy.
Zayn tripped Crews into the ring’s metal truss, then put Crews’ foot in the metal and slipped into the ring to beat the count out.
WWE Smackdown Results has to admit Zayn definitely used his brain in this one.
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