WWE Smackdown Live Review 9.19.17 w/Justin C

Shane McMahon Is Angry

After a great video recap of last week’s KO/Vince segment (as expected with the WWE producers), Shane McMahon makes his way out. Shane calls KO’s last week cowardly but also calls his dad one tough S.O.B. Shane tells KO to imagine being in his shoes, watching someone get beatdown by a coward while you sit at home. Shane says he will strike back with massive vengeance. At least Shane didn’t say “completely destroy.” Shane condemns KO and says he will beat him in Hell In A Cell. Kind of a weak promo in my eyes. Shane doesn’t do a good job of selling angry/pissed off.

Randy Orton vs Aiden English

English, jobber to everyone but Sami Zayn, sings about Orton having lead and not voices in his head. English jumps Orton right after the bell but Orton quickly recovers. Orton hits his normal offense. English escapes the DDT. On the outside, Orton goes to backdrop English on the announce table but English backflips out of it and then drops Orton on the table. Nice spot.

English remained in control during the break and even grabbed the ropes to stop from walking into an Orton powerslam. Orton backs English into the corner and lands some illegal closed fists. The ref correctly pulls him away. This allows English to poke Orton in the eye. English goes to the second rope but dives right into a RKO.

WINNER: Randy Orton

After the match Handsome Rusev comes out. Rusev said at SummerSlam, he was turned into a national disgrace. Tonight, he is going to rip the fangs out of the Viper’s mouth. Apparently this means a match.

Randy Orton vs Rusev

Orton goes for a RKO but Rusev shoves Orton into English on the apron. Rusev hits a superkick and gets the win. RUSEV IS ONCE AGAIN BULGARIA’S NATIONAL HERO!!!


Backstage, Renee Young interviewed Rusev. She said he seems super elated and Rusev asked her what that means. Rusev says he will return home a hero and chanted “RUSEV #1” and the crowd went along. Rusev is going to get over from this and then get super punished for it.

More Jinder Awfulness

Jinder Mahal came out with the Singh Brothers. He’s probably going to talk about poop again. Nope, he just uses the same photo of Nakamura’s face to describe how he will feel before and after he beats him. Or something like that. He speaks to his people in Punjabi and that’s it. When are they going to let Nakamura come out and kick this guy’s ass? These segments are awful.

Nakamura was interviewed backstage. He said Jinder is funny. But it’ll be funnier when he wins the WWE Title at Hell In A Cell

United States Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs Baron Corbin

Corbin attacks Styles during the ring introductions. Tye Dillinger comes out and clips Corbin’s knee and sends him to the outside. Corbin sells his left ankle and can’t sell on it. Styles hits a short forearm then applies the Calf Crusher to his bad ankle and Corbin taps immediately. It doesn’t matter as the match never officially started. Good use of Dillinger there. It doesn’t make him look like a total bitch.

Renee Young catches up with Corbin and he says he is going to get even.

We All Want A Title Shot!

Charlotte Flair comes out. She thanks all the fans for the support and she realizes how important life is. Charlotte says she will make every moment count from now on. Natalya comes out and interrupts. Natalya says she is here to hold a celebration of women. But tonight she will focus on only one woman. And of course she reveals a picture of herself. Charlotte says she is glad that Natalya interrupted her, because she wants to challenge Natalya for the Title. Becky comes out and says she wants the Title, as does Naomi and Tamina with Lana. Daniel Bryan comes out and announces a Fatal 4 Way match for the main event. And the winner faces Natalya at Hell In A Cell.

New Day vs The Hype Bros

The Hype Bros get the upper hand early on and continue to hold until, you guessed it, we returned from commercial break. Kofi tags in Big E after Mojo misses a charge in the corner. Big E eats some knees as he goes for a splash on Ryder. Kofi breaks up a pin after the Broski Boot. Kofi takes out Mojo on the outside then the New Day hits the Midnight Hour for the win.


Kevin Owens is LIVE VIA SATELLITE. He apologizes to the entire McMahon Family. But he said Shane had it coming. Shane made KO want to headbutt Vince’s skull off his shoulders and crush his ribs and obliterate his father. KO said when he saw Vince he felt like he was looking at Shane. KO apologizes to people who will watch Hell In A Cell. KO says he won’t be going to hell. After he does what he does to Shane, he will go to heaven. KO is going to have to carry this feud on the mic and in the ring.

Mojo says he is sick of losing. And if they want things to change, they will have to do something drastic. Does that mean they will have to get SUPER MEGA HYPED.

OH BOY HERE COMES Dolph Ziggler. He says he is the greatest performer in WWE history and I can feel my insides bursting from the laughter. This time he does the entrances of HHH, Shawn Michaels and D-X. Apparently all we care about is entrances and not in ring work. And Dolph doesn’t care about us. So then why does he keep doing this? I know it is all leading to Bobby Roode vs Dolph but can we just get there already?

Fatal 4 Way Match To Become #1 Contender To The Smackdown Live Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch vs Charlotte vs Naomi vs Tamina

Tamina dominates early on taking out all four women. We come back from a very quick commercial break and now Naomi, Becky and Charlotte are beating up Tamina. Shocker! Naomi takes out Charlotte and Becky with a springboard crossbody. Naomi then hits her awful kicks on Charlotte. Becky comes in and applies the Dis-armer on Naomi but Tamina breaks it up. Charlotte spears Tamina and takes out Naomi so she moonsaults both of then. Charlotte applies the Figure Four but Becky breaks it up with an elbow drop. Tamina takes out Becky with a Super Fly splash. Naomi breaks up the pin. Lana pulls out Naomi and she eats a kick to the head. Tamina takes out Naomi but Charlotte catches her with the big boot for the win. Okay match.

WINNER: Charlotte

Until Next Time,

Justin C

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