WWE Smackdown Results guesses tonight must be guest commentator night as Big E was on a comfy couch by the commentators for the match.
That didn’t stop Zayn from running into a dropkick as soon as they bell rang.
Crews then nailed Zayn with a couple of strikes and a belly to belly release suplex.
Zayn locked in a headlock and ducked a clothesline, and Zayn then knocked Crews out of the ring with a clothesline.
Zayn then hit a handful of jabs, but Crews blocked Zayn’s attempt to slam his head into the table and slammed Zayn’s head into it instead.
Crews then climbed onto the table and hit a moonsault. He threw Zayn into the ring and headed to the top rope, but Zayn knocked him down onto the ropes and then choked Crews out.
Zayn then hit an elbow for a trio of pin attempts. Zayn then climbed to the tip rope, but Crews sidestepped him and hit a reverse suplex.
Crews picked Zayn up in a press and threw him into the turnbuckle and followed it with a step up kick and a standing moonsault, but Zayn got his knees uyp and went for a pin.
Zayn then rolled Crews up but the referee spotted him holding a fistful of tights.
Zayn hit an exploder, sending Crews into the turnbuckle.
Crews countered Zayn’s charge with a rollup and a handful of tights that the official missed.
Crews then came over and took the Intercontinental Championship and he and Big E exchanged words.
Crews gave him the belt back and they kept jawing back and forth.
Adam Pearce’s double cross
Roman Reigns came out to the ring with Paul Heyman and Jey Uso flanking him.
Adam Pearce followed them out to the ring with the contract in his hand and looking nervous as he took his seat.
Reigns slowly circled him and the table and told Heyman he doesn’t want the chair he was offering. He wanted Pearce’s.
Jey ushered Pearce out of his chair, and Pearce moved to the other one.
Heyman lectured Pearce that he’s not making for good television as he signed the contract and slid it toward Reigns to sign, which he did and handed the pen to Heyman.
Pearce took back the contract while Reigns smiled proudly. Pearce told him he’s been waiting all night for Reigns to do that, then stood and left the ring with the contract.
Reigns looks confused as Pearce headed up the ramp, and partway up he started to limp badly.
From the stage, Pearce said his knee keeps acting up and that it creeps up at the worst time.
He told them not to worry because all contract say the same thing about finding a suitable replacement.
He added that forteh Royal Rumble, he doesn’t think he’ll be medically cleared, so he found a suitable replacement.
Kevin Owens came out of the backstage area smiling ear to ear as he signed the contract.
This was a great way to end the night and correct the storyline from last week. Looks like the WWE still has some tricks up their sleeves.
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