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Kevin Owens Took over
Kevin Owens wasn’t playing around last week when he said he was going to takeover the show, because he certainly did this time around. He showed up and was taking over from the moment he came out to the ring. He was interrupted by Dolph Ziggler at one point, and he praised him. That of course led to the rest of the show, in which Owens would have backstage interactions, and was claiming to be taking over the show or he was going to sue.
Aj Styles defeated Tye Dillinger in the United States Championship Open Challenge
Did you really think that Tye Dillinger was going to get the win here? He did put up a good fight against Aj Styles, but it wasn’t at all what you would call a 4 star classic. In fact, the match went on slightly less time than I imagined it would have gone, and it even had a run in with Baron Corbin. Corbin was able to knock some sense into the two combatants, and wake up Aj Styles because he definitely got some shots from Dillinger. Dillinger pinned the champ a few times, but he couldn’t get that 3, and of course Styles would turn things around and boom, the calf crusher made Dillinger tap out. What a push for Dillinger? The best loser to come through NXT, eh? What a shame.
Jinder Mahal Goes Racist
Jinder Mahal came out and was super racist with running down Nakamura. I guess that’s cool? I don’t know. I like Jinder Mahal’s shirts, and I did like the Singh brother’s comedy act, but this was a bit much. This didn’t need to be on the show at all.
The New Day defeated The Usos in a Sin City Street Fight for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles
The new Day was supposed to be outgunned here but they weren’t because The Usos came at them like it was Day One Ish! See what I did there? Either way, the New Day put on a showcase, and The Usos beat the holy hell out of Big E and Kofi Kingston. The end was going to be similar to that of Summerslam, but alas, things turned out good for the New Day as they were able to garner a pinfall after a lot of punishment. Chairs, kendo stick breaking, and tables all made this match quite good, and of course, the two teams have great chemistry together. The New Day are the new champions! This wasn’t my favorite street fight of all time, but it was good. I think the Cactus Jack and Max Payne street fight with the Nasty Boys was better.
Natalya defeated Naomi in the Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
This wasn’t a great match. It was rushed, and it seemed like they just didn’t give the women enough time to tell a good story. However, James Ellsworth and Carmella were playing a dom and sub thing, and got in the face of Naomi at one point. It didn’t matter, Natalya won with the sharpshooter and that’s the end of this feud, right?
Dolph Ziggler Made Fun of People
This was dumb.
Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable defeated The Hype Bros.
This was a fast match where Shelton did all the work, and the Hype Bros. just lost. It looked like one of them may be turning heel? I don’t know, this division sucks right now. Shelton looked great though.
Kevin Owens Beat Down Vince McMahon
The highlight of this wasn’t the announcement of the Shane McMahon vs Kevin Owens in a Hell in the Cell Match. Sadly. Owens head butted Vince hardway, and then dropped his weight on him from the top, as well as busting open Vince. That brought out Stephanie McMahon dressed like a power ranger, and that was that. I hope Owens goes to the indies, this is a lame feud to me, and this show was lackluster, with only 1 good match, and the rest being filler. Sadly, this is the B show.