Below are the results and my thoughts:
The Miz and Dolph Ziggler battled with barbs
Ziggler challenged The Miz to a match, right there and then… but The Miz, as usual, just pretended that he was going to agree but he backed out at the last second. Not sure what this means, in terms of keeping his promo (on SmackDown Live last week) alive but okay…
The Hype Bros def. The Vaudevillains in a SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament Match
They don’t get hyped, they stay hyped! They also defeat Quite Manly men, it seems. Troll.
AJ Styles def. Apollo Crews
The Phenomenal One has become The Phenomenal One That Runs The Place. Cant help but feel as though instead of Reigns being Cena’s successor, it might be Styles. He has been getting booked strong over the last few weeks. And now he is gunning for the WWE World Championship… Ambrose, watch your back.
Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton’s verbal vitriol continued, leading into a match at Backlash
So… they both have demons? At Backlash, we will see who has the stronger demons.
Natalya & Alexa Bliss def. Becky Lynch & Naomi
This was due to Carmella attacking Nikki Bella (AGAIN!), who was on commentary. This then distracted Lynch, for what reason I don’t know but okay…
Heath Slater & Rhyno def. The Headbangers in a SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament Match
The Headbangers? The headbangers? THE. HEADBANGERS. Oh no.
This cannot be good… luckily they lost.
Baron Corbin def. Dean Ambrose via Disqualification
This was a match to push Ambrose vs. Styles but they nonetheless made Corbin look good. Nice work SmackDown Live.