WWE SmackDown results: 'The Demon' Finn Balor attacks Roman Reigns ahead of title match

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Moments after Roman Reigns overcame Montez Ford en route to WWE Extreme Rules, the Universal Champion and The Usos suffered the wrath of “The Demon” Finn Bálor.

Plus, Bianca Belair sent a strong statement to SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, Intercontinental Champion King Nakamura overcame Apollo Crews and so much more.

Bianca Belair hit the K.O.D. on Becky Lynch

One week after SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch crashed Bianca Belair’s homecoming to humiliate her adversary, The EST of WWE and The Man engaged in a war of words.

When Belair reached out to shake the titleholder’s hand, though, Becky slapped her. This ignited an all-out brawl that ended with Bianca hitting the K.O.D. to send a strong message heading into WWE Extreme Rules.

Intercontinental Champion King Nakamura def. Apollo Crews

In the final moments of a tremendous Intercontinental Championship rematch, Rick Boogs picked up the gigantic Commander Azeez and hurled him upside down and onto the hard ringside floor.

This jaw-dropping maneuver paved the way for King Nakamura to twist Apollo Crews and retain his title with a quick pin on The Pride of Nigeria.

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Zelina Vega def. Liv Morgan

Before Liv Morgan battles Carmella at WWE Extreme Rules, she had to go through Zelina Vega with “The Most Beautiful Woman in All of WWE” sitting in on commentary.

Carmella stepped up to the ropes and caused a distraction on Morgan. This paved the way for Vega to deliver a fierce kick to her opponent from behind and pick up the three-count.

Happy Corbin and a mystery assailant attacked Kevin Owens during the world premiere of “Happy Talk”

Happy Corbin looked to bring his special brand of joy to the WWE Universe with the premiere on his own talk show on SmackDown.

When Kevin Owens interrupted in search of payback for recent sneak attacks by Corbin, a mystery assailant suddenly intercepted KO and lit the fuse on a two-on-one attack that ended with both men hurling Kevin Owens onto the the steel steps.

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Nikki A.S.H. def. Natalya

After Rhea Ripley stopped interference from Tamina by pulling her off the apron, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Nikki A.S.H. reversed a pinfall attempt from Natalya to defeat The Queen of Harts.

In the aftermath, Shotzi & Nox interrupted the celebration and fired a shot at the titleholders from their tank, indicating that they are targeting the gold.

Sonya Deville had security escort Naomi from the ring

Bypassing Sonya Deville’s authority, former SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi came before the WWE Universe to challenge someone to face her.

When the WWE Official emerged to tell her it wasn’t going to happen, Naomi proposed Deville make a match between the two of them. Instead, Deville cut The Glowing Superstar’s mic and called security to escort Naomi from the ring.

Naomi WWE SmackDown

Roman Reigns def. Montez Ford

Following some comments earlier in the night that insulted The Bloodline, Roman Reigns wanted a match against Montez Ford just two days before The Head of the Table battles “The Demon” Finn Bálor in an Extreme Rules Match.

Despite a hard-fought effort from Ford, Reigns finished off his punishing offense by raising his knees and catching his opponent as he was coming off the top rope before making him tap out to the Guillotine.

After the bell, Special Council Paul Heyman called for Reigns and The Bloodline to show Ford and everybody else what it means to cross The Head of the Table by taking things to the Extreme.

After The Bloodline smashed Ford through a table, however, The Demon suddenly appeared and launched an absolutely devastating Extreme attack of his own on Reigns and The Usos.

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You can watch Friday Night SmackDown every week live here in the UK on BT Sport.

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