The Tribal Chief had some sturdy phrases for the WWE Champ (Photograph: WWE)
WWE had a number of work to do for the Survivor Collection go-home present, however SmackDown delivered as Roman Reigns delivered a scathing put-down to Roman Reigns.
The contract signing between the respective Common and WWE Champions was nice on a number of ranges, already off to a high-quality begin with the Tribal Chief making Adam Pearce transfer so he might be on the head of the desk.
McIntyre – who in fact captured the belt for a second time after beating Randy Orton on Raw – was in a assured temper, placing his title on the dotted line earlier than warning Reigns and begging him to underestimate him earlier than Sunday.
The pair took full benefit of the ThunderDome setting by ditching mics and making a extra pure really feel, solely including to the tense ambiance forward of what must be an outstanding bout.
Roman insisted in the future McIntyre must get used to being a secondary title holder when the Common Champ is round, delivering a scathing and emotional response earlier than signing and making their Survivor Collection match official.
In the primary occasion of the night time, Jey Uso – headlining SmackDown for the third week in a row – took on Daniel Bryan a number of weeks after he took out the Chief of the Sure Motion.
Bryan and his snazzy new haircut was up for a battle, with each males going all out in a cracking effort which ended as Bryan sneaked a roll-up win.
The victor stood tall as commentary puzzled how Roman would react to his cousin failing to get the job carried out.
Better of the remaining
SmackDown kicked off with Big E revealing his New Day team mates Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods have been right here simply days earlier than Survivor Collection.
The duo have been on kind operating down their match with Avenue Earnings this weekend and an amusing tribute to Undertaker earlier than Sami Zayn got here out to confront them.
King Corbin joined the celebration, earlier than Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode staked a declare for the tag workforce titles, with New Day stirring issues up and seemingly establishing a primary contender’s match with Zayn and Corbin.
Earlier than that would occur, Avenue Earnings got here out and helped clear the ring, as an alternative main right into a predictable however enjoyable eight-man tag workforce bout with Woods, Kingston, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins successful earlier than their conflict on Sunday.
After the bell, Zayn acquired right into a fiery trade with Daniel Bryan, who would then hype up his match with Jey Uso weeks after he suffered a brutal beat down.
Otis – now aligned with Chad Gable – acquired picked for SmackDown’s Survivor Collection workforce by Adam Pearce, who then advised Natalya that Bayley was on the opposite blue model’s squad.
Natalya acquired another shot at becoming a member of the workforce as she beat Tamina in a really quick match which sadly lacked any actual drama.
Later within the present, Seth Rollins and Murphy clashed in a implausible match bringing one other chapter of the SmackDown Saviour’s lengthy arc to an finish.
The Mysterios performed their components nicely because the Messiah got here throughout as completely sadistic as ever, at one level even focusing on Aaylah after taking out Rey and Dominik – however it was his former Disciple who picked up a career-defining win.
Up subsequent, Michael Cole hosted what began as a recap of Asuka and Sasha Banks’ historical past this 12 months with the 2 girls’s champs showing to hype up their interbrand bout on Sunday.
Fortunately, Carmella popped as much as take out the Boss for the third week in a row in inject a little bit of drama into this and stick with it the nice construct for his or her feud after Survivor Collection.
Quickfire SmackDown outcomes
- The Avenue Earnings and New Day defeated Sami Zayn, King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode (B)
- Survivor Collection Qualifier: Natalya made Tamina faucet out (D)
- Murphy pinned Seth Rollins (A-)
- Daniel Bryan beat Jey Uso (A-)