Will we get McIntyre and Reigns at Survivor Sequence? (Picture: WWE)
Uncooked famous person Drew McIntyre made a uncommon SmackDown look this week as he focused Roman Reigns days earlier than going through Randy Orton for the WWE Championship.
The night time began with the Tribal Chief making his solution to the ring to hype up his match with Orton at Survivor Sequence on November 22, as he pointed to the scores and known as the blue model ‘The Island of Relevancy’.
McIntyre got here out and insisted he’ll defeat Randy and face of with Common Champ Roman, pointing out how he eliminated him at the Royal Rumble in January.
The tense alternate led to Jey Uso storming out to chop an ideal promo and difficult the Scottish Psychopath to a match later within the night time.
Later within the night time, Adam Pearce made the ‘unsanctioned match’ official (erm), resulting in a barnstormer of a principal occasion.
The 2 went all out as Jey’s stand up the cardboard continues to hit all the proper notes, whereas his story with Roman remains to be probably the most effectively crafted and fantastically executed WWE plot in latest reminiscence.
At one level, Reigns instructed his cousin that he didn’t care if he beat McIntyre, he simply needed to make him perceive.
Nevertheless, Uso slid again into the ring to focus on his opponent, solely to be hit with a Claymore as Drew picked up the win.
He and the Common Champion stared one another down on the finish of the present, with the Tribal Chief urging McIntyre to get himself a title, to allow them to meet within the ring every week on Sunday.
Better of the remainder
Sami Zayn was on fantastic kind as he ran down administration for springing an Intercontinental Title defence on him an hour earlier than SmackDown began.
He and Apollo Crews placed on a enjoyable dash with a really artistic ending – which isn’t the first time we’ve said that about a Zayn win this year.
Outmatched, the resourceful champ needed to tie his opponent’s foot to the ring to assert a depend out win, which helped everybody concerned this time spherical.
Apollo was screwed out of a possible title win (Picture: WWE)
SmackDown Girls’s Champion Sasha Banks got here out to handle Carmella after her latest assault, however Bayley’s music performed as she supplied a distraction.
Carmella attacked from behind, with a superkick and an X-Issue as she made an exit and the section was over nearly as shortly because it began.
Elsewhere, Otis squashed Dolph Ziggler after a backstage spat, choosing up a simple win and nearly dismissing the reminiscence of the pair’s thrilling feud earlier within the 12 months.
In a brilliant second, Chad Gable would method Otis after the bell and pitched the thought of them working collectively to enhance the latter’s profession – depend us in, particularly after what Ziggler told us about his former rival’s potential.
Rey Mysterio and Seth Rollins got here collectively for what we have been promised to be the Remaining Chapter of their lengthy working rivalry, with Murphy, Angie, Dominik and Aalyah all at ringside for the No Holds Barred bout.
This was a improbable match, and the Disciple’s betrayal of the SmackDown Saviour resulting in Mysterio’s 619 and Eddie Guerrero-inspired Frog Splash on the anniversary of his demise was an ideal solution to finish this.
The household gave their approval for Aalyah and Murphy, and it appears the latter is poised for a cracking feud with Rollins.
In the meantime, Chelsea Inexperienced made her debut in a Deadly 4 Manner Match towards Natalya, Liv Morgan and Tamina Snuka, with all 4 ladies going all out right here earlier than Morgan picked up the win to qualify for Survivor Sequence.
It’s since emerged that Inexperienced acquired injured, which explains her low-key first look – hopefully she will recuperate and attain the heights everybody is aware of she’s able to.
Quickfire SmackDown outcomes and grades
- IC Title: Sami Zayn (c) beat Apollo Crews through count-out (B, for the ending)
- Otis squashed Dolph Ziggler (C-)
- No Holds Barred: Rey Mysterio pinned Seth Rollins (A-)
- Deadly 4 Manner Survivor Sequence Qualifier: Liv Morgan overcame Natalya, Tamina and Chelsea Inexperienced (C+)
- Unsanctioned Match: Drew McIntyre defeated Jey Uso (B+)