Friday Night Smackdown kicked off a new era with The Bloodline holding all the gold. The Usos were quickly challenged by a new tag team. Ronda Rousey and Raquel Rodrigez turned from opponents to partners. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have their friendship tested yet again. Here are 3 Must-See Moments from Friday Night Smackdown, plus full results from the show.
WWE Smackdown: 3 Must-See Moments
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn implode
The Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn friendship has been a rollercoaster ride in recent years. Both men have been the best of friends and the most bitter of enemies. Over the last few weeks, Owens and Zayn have had their own personal issues in the WWE Universe to deal with. Owens has been stubborn in attempting to prove that Ezikial is in fact Elias and not his brother. On WWE Smackdown, Zayn has attempted to weasel his way into The Bloodline. On “The KO Show” their friendship took another step towards implosion. Owens claimed The Bloodline was using Zayn while trying to convince him to join him on WWE Raw. In response, Zayn told Ownes that Ezikial and Elias were brothers and not the same person. Zayn stormed off the set as Owens stunned two cameramen.
Riddle and Nakamura challenge The Usos
On last week’s WWE Smackdown, The Usos defeated RK-Bro to unify the WWE Tag Team Titles. With Randy Orton on the shelf, Riddle is left to fend for himself. The Uso mocked Riddle to kick off Friday Night Smackdown, however, they got more than they bargained for. Shinsuke Nakamura appeared and issued a challenge to The Usos, who were quick to laugh off the challenge. Nakamura then announced his new partner in the form of Riddle. Both men rushed to the ring and took out The Usos to the cheers of the WWE Universe.
No laughing matter
Gunther makes his case
Ever since Gunther debuted on WWE Smackdown earlier this year, the former NXT Champion has been nothing short of dominant. Despite this, IC Champion Ricochet has not backed down in what could soon be a battle for the title. On Friday Night Smackdown, Ludwig Kaiser and Gunther got a tag team win over Ricochet and Drew Gulak. After the match, Gunther and Kaiser beat down their opponents to send a strong message to the champion.
WWE Smackdown: Full Results
Championship Contenders: Ronda Rousey vs. Raquel Rodriguez (No Contest), No Rating
Ronda Rousey & Raquel Rodriguez def. Shayna Baszler & Natalya, Take a Pass, *1/2
Los Lotharios def. Jinder Mahal & Shanky, Take a Pass, *
Gunther & Ludwig Kaiser def. Ricochet & Drew Gulak, Skim It, **3/4
Drew McIntyre & The New Day def. The Brawling Brutes, Worth a Watch, ***
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