This week’s Supersized SmackDown show came from the Toyota Arena in Ontario, Canada. Zelina Vega advanced to the Queen’s Crown Tournament final (with a little help from Liv Morgan), Edge and Seth Rollins had more angry words for each other, and Boogs and Nakamura interrupted Happy Corbin by rocking out. Also:
Balor advanced to the King of the Ring final
In this week’s opening match on SmackDown, Finn Balor took on Sami Zayn in a King of the Ring semi final match, and Balor promised to shut Zayn up once and for all.
The match seemed to go Sami’s way when he countered a top rope suplex attempt by Finn with a headbutt which sent the Irishman crashing to the mat but as he tried to capitalise Balor met him with a mid-air dropkick.
Towards the end of the match Zayn attempted a pin with his feet on the ropes for leverage but was caught by the referee. Balor rallied, hit Sami with a dropkick to the corner and the followed with the Coup de Grace to get the pin and advance to the King of the Ring final in Saudi Arabia.
Deville had d’evil plan for Naomi
Last week on SmackDown we saw Sonya Deville tell Naomi that they would be having a match against each other this week. With Naomi in the ring, Sonya came out to say that there was more to that conversation, and that was it would be a 2-on-1 Handicap match and she revealed her partner as Shayna Baszler.
Naomi did her best to target Deville but the odds were too much. Baszler caught Naomi in the Kirifuda Clutch and then as she faded Sonya got the pin with one foot on her chest.
Street Profits by name, Street Fight by stipulation
Jimmy and Jey Uso put the WWE SmackDown titles on the line in a Street Fight against the Street Profits. Kendo sticks, chairs and tables all came into play during the hard-hitting encounter with each wrestler taking shot after shot, and Montez Ford got put through a table curtesy of Jey Uso.
Back in the ring Angelo Dawkins ate a superkick sandwich and a splash from each Uso before getting pinned in the middle of the ring. The Usos reigned and retained.
Banks vs. Becks: Both brought the beatdown
Ahead of meeting in the triple-threat match at the Crown Jewel PPV (that will also feature Bianca Belair), Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks met one-on-one in a non-title match.
Keeping an eye on things, the afore mentioned Belair joined the commentary team. During the match Banks paid tribute to WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero, first with the Three Amigos and then with a frogsplash from the top rope.
On the outside Big Time Becks swung for Sasha but the Boss ducked and Belair was decked instead. This would come back to haunt Becky as Bianca caused a distraction towards the end of the match which Banks took full advantage of, as she hit the Backstabber on Lynch and got the pin on the champ.
Paul Heyman the advocate for…?
The contract signing between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar for Crown Jewel closed the show this week. The Universal Champion was the first out with his advocate Paul Heyman and Lesnar followed quickly after.
A relaxed Beast sat at the table with his feet up while Roman stayed stood on his. Reigns gave the contract to Heyman and after he looked it over he told the Tribal Chief that it was everything he wanted and Roman signed.
Brock signed the contract without even looking at it and Reigns called him a dumb ass, dumb farmer for signing a contract without reading it. Lesnar replied that he’d read it that morning with his advocate, Paul Heyman. Brock left the ring, laughing, as a confused and irate Head of the Table flipped the furniture as SmackDown went off the air.