Smackdown starts out with MIZ TV! Miz builds up his new TV show. He gets the crowd chanting Miz TV, Miz and Mrs, then goes on to introduce the New Day! They all talk about who will go on to the MITB ladder match. Last week, New Day won a spot in the Ladder match. Only one of them. They skirt around saying who will go in. Miz says, together, they are incredible, but they also hold each other back. Miz exclaims their individual accomplishments, proving how great they are on their own. Miz gets frustrated that they wont tell, then he rants about winning MITB, and says he can beat anyone of them, any day of the week. Tonight, Miz will face Big E! Miz changes his mind and the New Day shames him with pancakes! Miz runs from pancakes and New Day continues throwing pancakes. Backstage, Paige and Miz have a stare down. She makes the match. Miz will face Big E right now!
Miz vs. Big E
The two lock up and move from corner to corner. E displays his strength and gyrates his hips a few times. Miz does some shifty stuff and takes control for literally 15 seconds before Big E takes things over again, spanking Miz, then laying him out with a big elbow. E hits a giant splash on the apron. He then takes a break, imitating the end of a boxing round. He spits syrup then gets up. Miz slaps him and takes advantage of the situation. They go to commercial with the tiny screen on the left so ill squint really hard. Miz takes things back in the ring and maintains a measure of control over E. Back from commercial and both men are struggling. Miz charges E in the corner but Big E catches him and delivers many belly to bellies. E hits a big splash and stalks Miz. Miz catches a quick break but E slams him down. 2 count! Miz gets a quick knee then hits a big DDT for a 2 count! Miz goes for SCF but E reverses, they go back and forth for a second then take each other out. Sheamus and Cesaro come out of nowhere and attack Kofi and Xavier Woods. E gets distracted and gets a Skull Crushing Finale and the win.
Winner by using the power of the ENTIRE MARINE FRANCHISE: The Miz
Good match. Entertaining Big E moments and Miz played the sneaky heel as usual.
Big Cass is “injured” again.
Backstage interview of Daniel Bryan and his match against Jeff Hardy. He wins, he enters Money in the Bank.
Lana vs. Billie Kay
Aiden English is out there with Lana and a big ass Lana Day sign….. Lana squashes Billie Kay in about 10 seconds.
Winner by having their own day: Lana
Andrade Almas and Zelina backstage promo
Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Random Jobber
Incoming Squash match. That’s two in a row boys and girls. In the meantime, who do you think Andrade’s first real feud should be with? Leave a comment below oooor on my Twitter Machine. Also, Andrade is beating the actually hell out of this kid. Uncomfortably so.
Winner by “Oh man that kid is going to need a medic” : Andrade “Cien” Almas
Carmella is backstage with an Asuka match and gets interviewed about her match with Asuka at MITB.
Renee Young introduces AJ Styles and Shinsuke Namakura. Nak earned the right to pick a stipulation for their match at Money in the Bank. AJ wants to know what it is right away and Nakamura shows a replay of the match from last week. Nakamura says he will dishonor AJ Styles at MITB. He says AJ’s title is his and AJ’s house (Smackdown) is his. AJ hurries this along. Nakamura says the stipulation at MITB will be a pillow fight! Nak laughs and AJ laughs too and makes fun of Nakamura. Shinsuke chants Knee 2 Face until AJ gets frustrated and says he doesn’t care, Nak cant beat him when it matters anyway. Shinsuke goes for a cheap shot but AJ blocks. The two brawl for a while, chairs, the announce table and the barricades get involved.
The Usos vs. The Club
Gallows and Anderson talk shit to The Uso before the bell rings, a brawl ensues. Gallow and Jey start things off. Usos take control early and we go to commercial. Back from commercial, Machine Gun and Jey are in the ring. Jey is on the top rope and Anderson is up there with him. Jey headbutts him off and jumps but Anderson moves. Jey hits a big kick and Anderson tags Gallows who gets kicked a bunch as soon as he gets in. More kicks flew around the ring and The Good Brothers win with a Magic Killer!
Winner by being the goodest of brothers: Gallows and Anderson
Naomi vs. Sonya Deville
Sonya comes out strong with a slam and waist lock. Naomi flips her into a roll up but Sonya kicks. They have another good exchange that ends with a spear from Sonya and a 2 count. Sonya hits a couple more kicks and goes for a pin but Naomi kicks. Naomi looks like the crafty veteran and Deville is the budding new comer with incredible skill. At one point in this match, they just start kicking the hell out of each other and hit a double drop kick. Naomi wins on a quick rollup and there goes my interest in the match.
Winner is….no on really because Naomi is boring: Naomi
Renee “North America’s Sweetheart” Young interviews Jeff Hardy. He talks about his brain function and how awesome he is at ladder matches.
Samoa Joe comes out for commentary.
Daniel Bryan vs. Jeff Hardy
FIRST TIME EVER MATCH (they’ve said this about 300 times tonight) starts with a brief lock up and Jeff using his size over Daniel. Test of Strength between the two ends with Jeff on the ground. Bryan uses his speed to his advantage and keeps Hardy off his feet. Commercial time! Back and both men are grounded. They trade shot, with the crowd chanting on, Daniel hits a few kicks and knocks Jeff out of the ring. He drop kicks Jeff into the barricade and jumps off the apron but jeff moves. Jeff flies off the apron with a clothesline and the playing field is even again! Back in the ring and Daniel has gotten Jeff in a tree of woe, hitting the yes kicks and a running slide. Jeff fights off Bryan and hits him with a Whisper in the Wind. 2 count! Jeff misses a twist of fate and Daniel hits a drop kick to the knee. Yes Kicks time! The final kick misses and Jeff hits a Twist of Fate. Hardy almost hits a Swanton but Daniel gets his knees up. He kicks the shit out of Jeff and goes to pin. 2 count! Jeff dodges a running knee and tries to roll up Daniel multiple times. Bryan gets a heel hook on Jeff Hardy’s injured leg and Jeff taps!
Winner by submiss..DANIEL BRYAN IS FACING SAMOA JOE NEXT WEEK: Daniel Bryan.
Joe says he doesn’t understand why Bryan is celebrating because next week he faces him!
That’s all we wrote folks. Smackdown was much, much better than RAW this week. A few MITB qualifiers and plenty of surprises. Still waiting on Sanity but all things in due time. Check out our site for more wrestling goodies, follow me on twitter @buuurch1, and as always, Take Care.