Kevin Owens returns on a night that was very bad for Kofi Kingston. Also, the Hardy Boyz came back together to face The Bar, Aleister Black and Ricochet faced Rusev and Nakaura, and R-Truth issued a US Title open challenge.
Daniel Bryan faces Jeff Hardy, Mustafa Ali looks for an upset against Randy Orton, Anderson and Gallows battle the uneasy alliance of Rusev and Nakamura, the three teams from SmackDown entering the women’s Elimination Chamber try to build some momentum, and Becky Lynch is confronted by Triple H in a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Daniel Bryan unveils a new title belt, number one contenders are decided for the tag titles, Becky and Charlotte have words, and the US Title is in double jeopardy on a mostly entertaining episode of SmackDown Live.
Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Carmella compete in a triple threat match to determine who will face Asuka at the Royal Rumble, The Usos battle The Bar to qualify for a future title shot, Mustafa Ali and Rey Mysterio team up to take on Andrade Almas and Samoa Joe, and more on a very entertaining episode of SmackDown Live.
John Cena is confronted by The Man, a fatal five way determines who will get a WWE Title shot a Royal Rumble, and Big E in a diaper highlight a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Rusev challenges Shinsuke Nakamura for the US Title on a good episode of SmackDown Live that also featured Samoa Joe versus Jeff Hardy, Mustafa Ali versus Andrade Almas, and a big eight man tag team match.
The “fresh start” for SmackDown Live was a fun episode with Asuka putting her title on the line against Naomi, Gallows and Anderson attempting to make a statement, and Mustafa Ali joining AJ Styles to take on Daniel Bryan and Andrade Almas in the main event.
Mustafa Ali wants a fight with Daniel Bryan, The Bar attempts to take on The Usos in a rap battle, Asuka and Charlotte have a Wrestlemania rematch, and more on a very good episode of SmackDown Live.
The new Daniel Bryan continues to establish himself, Styles faces The Miz, Rose and Deville attempt to make a point against Asuka and Charlotte, Samoa Joe instructs Jeff Hardy on responsible drinking, and New Day, The Usos, and The Bar try to gain some momentum on a good episode of SmackDown Live.
This episode of SmackDown Live was light on wrestling, but it still presented some interesting segments and some fun moments in the ring.
Two teams go home and the bottoms of both brackets face each other for a chance to move on into the playoffs.
Charlotte Flair gets a new partner right before taking on Awe-Ska, and Monster Eclipse battles Country Dominance in a night of broken streaks.
Mahalicia looks for their first win against the undefeated Monster Eclipse, and Ravishing Rusev Day makes a poor decision in challenging Fenomenal Flair to a chop-off.
Day One Glow attempts to take down the undefeated team of Awe-Ska, and Team Pawz looks for their first win over B’n’B in another fun episode of the Mixed Match Challenge.
While there was nothing really new on tonight’s SmackDown, it was an okay show.
Awe-Ska faces Ravishing Rusev Day in a fun match while Country Dominance attempts to take advantage of the newly formed Team Pawz.
SmackDown reaches 1,000 episodes with a fun night of appearances, returns, nostalgia, and a few good matches.
Fabulous Truth and Fenomenal Flair have a goofy match while B’n’B makes a real attempt to take down Monster Eclipse in a well-balanced episode of Mixed Match Challenge.
Two men qualify for the WWE World Cup, Becky Lynch and Charlotte attempt to destroy each other in a title rematch, Aiden English is caught in a lie, The Miz tries to get between AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan, and more on a pretty good episode of SmackDown Live.
Mahalicia looked to bounce back from a loss by defeating B’n’B, and Ravishing Rusev Day versus Day One Glow was more of a dance competition than a wrestling match on week three of the Mixed Match Challenge Season 2.