Friday Night Smackdown furthered the Money in the Bank show as the blue brand has several matches to look forward to. Gunther defends his IC Title against Ricochet. Drew McIntyre and Sheamus take on The Usos with their Money in the Bank slots on the line. Here are 3 Must-See Moments from Friday Night Smackdown, plus full results from the show.
WWE Smackdown: 3 Must-See Moments
The Viking Raiders crash The New Day’s dance party
Ever since Big E was put on the shelf with a neck injury, The New Day has been floundering. On WWE Smackdown, The New Day were set to take on Jinder Mahal and Shanky, however, they had a little fun with a dance-off before the bell. As the dance party kicked off, The Viking Ratings rushed to the ring and took out both teams. After dismantling Mahal and Shanty, the Viking Raiders focused on Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. Later in the evening, Erik and Ivar warned that they has been pushed aside too long and were no longer taking it.
Natalya mocks Ronda Rousey with a unique impersonation
With Money in the Bank a week away, WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey has her opponent. The veteran Natalya has positioned herself as being the number one contender, however, she’s taking an unorthodox approach. On Friday Night Smackdown, Natalya mocked Rousey by dressing up in her Roddy Pipper-inspired gear of a kilt and leather jacket.
Money in the Bank on the line
McIntyre and Sheamus regain their MIB spots
Drew McIntyre and Sheamus appear in the ring and run-down Roman Reigns heading to Money in the Bank. Before they could get much out, Paul Heyman makes his way to the ring with WWE official Adam Pearce. Heyman convinces Pearce to admit that he was wrong in putting McIntyre and Sheamus in the MITB back so quickly. Pearce sets up a match between McIntyre and Sheamus against The Usos and forces them to win to get into the MITB match. To close the show, Sheamus and McIntyre did just that and punched their ticket to Money in the Bank.
WWE Smackdown: Full Results
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Sami Zayn def. Shinsuke Nakamura, Worth a Watch, ***1/4
New Day vs Jinder and Shanky (No Contest), NR
Raquel Rodriguez & Lacey Evans def. Sonya Deville, Take a Pass, *
Intercontinental Title Match: Gunther def. Ricochet, Worth a Watch, ***
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Shotzi def. Tamina, Take a Pass, *
Drew McIntyre & Sheamus def. The Usos, Worth a Watch, ***1/4
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