WWE SmackDown Live comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (June 13, 2017) from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, featuring the go home show to the upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for this Sunday night in St. Louis.
Advertised for tonight: A pair of title matches, and more!
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WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JUNE 13
Screaming at the window, watch me die another day. Hopeless situation; endless price I have to pay. Sanity now it's beyond me, there's no choice-- I have to liveblog this here pro wrestling show, folks.
The show opens right into the intro video and then commentary hypes up our six-man tag team match and Randy Orton and Jinder Mahal going face to face, as well as an eight-man tag featuring most of the tag division.
Big E does the deal and the New Day make their entrance. They're accompanied by an entire brass band like it's WrestleMania or something. Kofi Kingston pumps the band up and says you know they had to make a grand entrance because New Orleans is the home of WrestleMania 34.
Xavier Woods says once they defeat the Usos, they can return to their position as extras in the off-off-off-off-etc. Broadway version of Straight Outta Compton. And then they're gonna hold the titles all the way to WrestleMania, of course.
Enter the Usos. Straight Outta Compton? Okay, drum line. You're playing with the wrong ones, they say, because they're the ones that's been grinding, putting in the work, and gonna be SmackDown Tag Team Champions after Money in the Bank.
Enter Breezango. They tell the Usos there's been a major break in their case and their day one is not so H. If anything, their day one is G, for gross. And they don't have the authority to lock up anyone, and they know because they're the police. The fashion police. Book 'em, Dango!
The Colons come out and call Breezango fashion freaks, telling them not to stick their noses where they don't belong, because they're the worst detectives ever. And their fashion sense is horrible! They didn't trash their office, but they're getting trashed by them.
Big E tells 'em to hold up, because New Day and the fashion police are about to lawfully enforce their boots betwixt their bums. New Day rocks, hip swivels, commercial break.
Back from commercial in time for the bell to ring!
Breezango (Fandango & Tyler Breeze) & New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs. the Colons (Epico & Primo Colon) & the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
Fandango and Jimmy Uso to start, but Jimmy wants Kofi and he tags in... and Jimmy promptly tags Epico in. Waistlock, standing switch, back elbow breaks it, side headlock, Kingston shoots him off and takes a shoulder block. Drop down, leapfrog, leapfrog, corkscrew elbow, tag to Woods. Snapmare, Penalty Kick, sliding lariat, splash, only a nearfall, tag to Fandango.
Diving double axehandle, looking for a face smash and Epico turns it around on him, throwing chops. Whip across, up and over, off the rope, duck under, tilt-a-whirl headscissors, chops from Deputy Dango! Sunset flip, Fandango blocks with a hip swivel, leg drop, only a quick cover, arm wringer, tag to Breeze.
Double back elbow into double elbow drops, only two, Colon with body blocks, tag to Jey Uso. Superkick, body slam, slicing right, tag to Jimmy. body blow, tag to Primo and he proceeds to try and wrench Tyler's head off his neck. Breeze to his feet, throwing elbows, he gets whipped off, ducks a lariat, throw a kick, tag to Xavier, off the ropes, headscissors drop onto Primo for a nearfall!
Hung on the ropes, dropkick to the back of the neck, only two. Chops in the corner, Woods slicing Colon's chest up but Primo ducks and returns the favor before putting boots to him. Boot up on a charge, Honor Roll connects, back body drop on Epico when he runs in and the match breaks down. Usos clotheslined outside by the babyfaces and we go to break.
Back from commercial Epico has Breeze in a kneeling surfboard. Tyler to his feet, elbows, drop toehold puts him on the middle rope and Epico hits a slingshot dropkick over his head! Usos with quick tags, Jey legal, Demolition Decapitation... NOPE! High speed hip attack against the turnbuckles, still not enough to put the hotcop away.
Sliding into the reverse chinlock, shift to a rear chinlock, tag to Epico. He cuts the tag off, delayed vertical suplex, one-handed for a second, only two and he locks a reverse chinlock on. Fighting out, tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, tag to Primo. Off the ropes, Breeze is throwing kicks, he sets 'em up and makes one Colon DDT the other with a lariat, crawling for a tag... Woods comes in!
Jimmy Uso legal as well, Xavier running wild, whip reversed, blind tag, tope con giro! Kofi off the ropes, Boom Drop, calling for it, Trouble in Paradise ducked on the first try, he gets it on the second... JEY BREAKS IT UP! Fandango takes Jey out, tag to Primo, lungblower blocked, Kingston with a backbreaker...
Breezango & New Day win by pinfall with the backbreaker / diving double stomp combination on Primo Colon.
The babyfaces celebrate together while the Usos stare on from the ramp.
Commentary hypes up Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya for later and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get some hype for John Cena's return on July 4.
AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura are backstage and Styles is telling him about how Sami Zayn gets overexcited for big matches. Sami rolls up and asks them what they want to do. AJ says he thinks they're good and Zayn says he thinks they're great and wants their ideas.
Styles starts answering but Sami cuts him off talking about Corbin and going off on a tangent about how the heels are counter planning their plans. AJ says he thinks they're great and Zayn is stoked, but he's gonna save the high fives for later, right Shin? Silence. Excellent, my man!
Zayn leaves and Nakamura tells AJ he likes Sami, which doesn't surprise the Phenomenal One.
Mojo Rawley is interviewed backstage about coming up short last week. He thanks Shane McMahon for the opportunity and says it's on him. Jinder Mahal is a fierce competitor and a different dude than the guy he beat two months ago. The loss is devastating and he's been beating himself up, but there's a small part of him glad that he lost, because he knows how he bounces back from defeat.
He's gonna use it as a springboard, and the best of Mojo Rawley is yet to come! Zack Ryder claps him on the shoulder and says he's back and they have unfinished business as a team.
Naomi makes her entrance, she has a match after the break.
Back from commercial in time for Tamina's entrance.
Lana comes down to swivel her hips awkwardly a bit.
Naomi vs. Tamina
Collar and elbow, Tamina pushes the champion in the corner and gets a flurry of forearms for her trouble before shoving her across the ring. More forearms beget a headbutt and Naomi's on the back foot in a bad way. Rear chinlock applied, Naomi gets to her feet and clubbed back down. Reverse a whip into a short-arm roundhouse kick, she fires another off, tries for one last kick and Snuka clubs her down once again.
In the corner, clubbing her back, running hip attack gets two and she locks a reverse chinlock in. Short-arm lariat cuts off the escape, into a cover but not enough to end it. Back to the chinlock, the champion is fighting and lands on her feet on a back suplex! Hamstring kick, off the ropes for a crossbody, Tamina blocks and turns it into a spin out slam!
Dragging her into position, Tamina climbs but Naomi cuts her off and puts her on the mat, double jump...
Naomi wins by pinfall with the split-legged moonsault.
Lana attacks after the match, laying Naomi out with a forearm and taking her down with a leg-trap hammerlock spinebuster! She holds the title high before setting it down on the champion's unconscious body.
Jinder Mahal is walking backstage with the Singh Brothers and we go to break.
Back from commercial, the Singh Brothers introduce Jinder Mahal and he makes his entrance.
He demands the crowd rise and show respect for their champion. On Sunday, he's gonna prove that Randy Orton is a coward, afraid of letting his home town down and disappointing his friends and family. He understands that "Cowboy" Bob Orton will be in the front row, and even after he mentioned his father's name, Orton will not come out and face him like a man.
Why? Fear of Jinder Mahal, the Modern Day Maharaja. But he'll use that fear as a sword of enlightenment and cut his legacy down bit by bit until there's nothing left of the Orton legacy. The day of the Viper has passed, and the sun has dawned on a a new era, that of the Modern Day Maharaja. He then speaks to his people in Punjabi.
Enter Randy Orton. Jinder orders the Singhs to head up the entryway, but the Viper has other plans... RKO OUTTA NOWHERE! The Singhs come in to check on their buddy and Randy leaves 'em, heading out through the crowd.
Baron Corbin is in the locker room with Dolph Ziggler, getting ready in silence when Kevin Owens rolls up. He came to talk to them and they don't have to get all hyped up here. Corbin says he's out of his mind if he thinks he's going to listen to him. Owens says he doesn't like Baron, and he likes Dolph a little more but he still doesn't like him.
Kev says they can go out and work together, play to their strengths and take out Styles, Nakamura and Zayn and make Money in the Bank easier for the three of them, or they could struggle, turn on each other, and walk into the ladder match worse off. He doesn't want to be friends, he just wants to not be their own worst enemies.
Commentary informs us that Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya is up next, after the break.
Back from commercial we get a recap of what we just saw because SmackDown is, uh... reasons.
Randy Orton is walking backstage when he runs into an interview and he says he just said everything he needs to say to Jinder and the time for conversation is over. He then continues conversing to say that he's going to take back the WWE Championship on Sunday.
Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya
Flair off the ropes for a "Wooo!", then a collar and elbow, Nattie takes her over with a side headlock, reversal, break. Waistlock, reversed, Charlote with a snapmare to a bridging pin, no good. Neidhart with a hammerlock, Flair reverses, drop toehold, Natalya gets a facelock, Charlotte reverses to one of her own.
To their feet, Nattie gets a hammerlock into a mat slam and we go to break.
Back from commercial and Natalya has Charlotte in a Romero Special before easing her to the mat with the hold still on. She breaks it and throws a forearm, following that up by tossing Flair face-first into the middle turnbuckle. Exchanging forearms, a chop, Charlotte with a backslide, whip in the corner, chop to the throat on the rebound!
More chops, off the ropes for the knee drop and a strut. Exploder suplex, giant step, Flair climbs the turnbuckles and hits the moonsault... NO GOOD! Going for it again, Nattie gets underneath her, sitout powerbomb... NOT ENOUGH! Bridging pin and the big boot, neither come up with a finish for the Queen. Kick to the leg connects...
Charlotte Flair wins by pinfall with Natural Selection.
Commentary shills for the WWE Network and hypes Money in the Bank up before tossing to a new episode of the Fashion Files, entitled Sweet Victory.
Fandango talks about how his dad didn't believe in winning and how he has a bad taste in his nose. He poses in front of the mirror, flexing his pecs and wondering where Tyler Breeze is and what he's doing. Tyler is slumped against a fallen table wearing a romper and a carrying a gun, he says he was attacked by monsters.
Monsters with greasy hair and super dry skin, with one arm, no, two arms. Fandango draws a sketch and he says that's them. They leave and the camera zooms in on the plain stick figures Deputy Dango drew to close the episode out.
We get a little hype for 205 Live and then we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a video package for WWE's Hero in All of Us campaign, honoring Jarrius Robertson, a local child who has battled liver disease.
Lana walks into an interview and she says she doesn't care what the WWE Universe has to say or think about her. At Money in the Bank, she's going to shock the world when she crushes Naomi and becomes the first ever ravishing SmackDown Women's Champion.
We get entrances for our main event, which will begin after the break.
Back from commercial and the match is in progress!
AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, & Kevin Owens
Dolph has a wristlock on Nakamura, who escapes and gives him some Good Vibrations in the corner. Ziggler fires an uppercut, dropkick, tag to Owens. KO in, clubbing blows to stomps, right hand, tag to Corbin, who's all knee lifts. Choke in the corner, tag to Dolph, putting boots to the former IWGP Heavyweight Champion before locking a reverse chinlock on.
Shinsuke escaping with punches only to take a mat slam, Ziggler drops his elbow but Nakamura rolls away and tags Styles in! Off the ropes with a forearm, he knocks Corbin off the apron, jumping lariat in th corner, pumphandle gutbuster and he knocks Owens down for good measure! Ushigoroshi connects, KO breaks the pin up!
Sami in, throwing hands, Kev tries to dump him but Zayn reverses, off the ropes... TOPE CON GIRO! AJ over, drawing Dolph up, thinking Styles Clash but Ziggler reverses to a rolling DDT for a nearfall! Tags made, Baron on Sami, Zayn up and over but he runs into Deep Six and Shinsuke has to save it as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Sami's throwing hands on Dolph when he gets run over by the Show-Off. Tag to Owens, passing stomp, a punch, stomps against the ropes as referee Jason Ayers warns him. Snapmare, senton... the knees were up! Looking for a tag, KO cuts him off with a DDT and drags him into his corner for a tag to the Lone Wolf.
Stomp, drawing the underdog up, ramming him in the corner, straight rights, Zayn throwing 'em back, sidestepping a charge, Corbin around and back in with a pounce, tag to Kevin Owens. Mounted punches, fireman's carry, Sami slips out and hits the Blue Thunder Driver but can't capitalize! Crawling for the tag, Corbin tags in and denies Zayn.
A whip puts him into Dolph, knocking him off the apron, Baron hits the ropes and gets decapitated by a lariat! Ziggler low bridged, KO passed outside, Corbin with the back suplex, Sami lands on his feet, low bridge... TAG DENIED! Owens and Ziggler yanked Styles and Nakamura off the apron! But AJ gets a forearm in to set Corbin in the corner, Sami is ready...
AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, & Shinsuke Nakamura win by pinfall with a Helluva Kick from Zayn on Baron Corbin.
Ziggler puts boots to Styles and Zayn as Kev brings a ladder in the ring in case you don't know how ladder matches go. He and Dolph have a moment and they bowl Sami over with it. Corbin comes in and the camera misses him blindsiding Owens and Ziggler both. He lays waste to KO with the ladder and knocks Dolph off the apron before setting it up in the middle of the ring.
The Lone Wolf climbs but Nakamura dumps the ladder over and Hot Shots him across the top rope... KINSHASA! Shinsuke sets the ladder back up and climbs and retrieves the briefcase.
That's the show, folks.