One week after Ronda Rousey surprised SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair with an ankle lock that made the titleholder tap out, The Opportunity roared back with brutal vengeance on The Baddest Woman on the Planet.
Brock Lesnar chased Paul Heyman down after Roman Reigns assault at Madison Square Garden
After suffering a brutal onslaught at the hands of Universal Champion Roman Reigns & The Bloodline during a Madison Square Garden Live Event last weekend, an irate WWE Champion Brock Lesnar reemerged on SmackDown and made it clear that he cared about nothing other then calling out The Head of the Table and getting his retribution.
Instead, Special Counsel Paul Heyman emerged and informed him that Reigns was not on the blue brand. In response, The Beast took off in pursuit of his one-time Advocate and nearly caught him before Heyman escaped in a car.
Sheamus & Ridge Holland def. Big E & Kofi Kingston
Although Sheamus & Ridge Holland destroyed The Powerhouse of Positivity’s ATV one week ago, Big E & Kofi Kingston were ultimately denied retribution in tag team action.
After Holland laid out Big E outside the ring, the fearsome Butch, a recent tough addition to Shemaus and Holland’s company, climbed up on the apron and distracted Kofi long enough for The Celtic Warrior to hit the big boot for the three-count.
Happy Corbin led a 4-on-1 ambush against Drew McIntyre
What was supposed to be a Six-Man Tag Team Match pitting Drew McIntyre & The Viking Raider against Happy Corbin, Jinder Mahal and Madcap Moss quickly went south when Erik & Ivar were taken out by the opposition backstage, Instead, The Scottish Warrior found himself facing a 4-on-1 ambush by Corbin, Moss, Mahal and Shanky.
Although the numbers game temporarily proved to be too much, the tough-as-nails McIntyre regained the advantage, sent his opposition heading for the hills and delivered a furious message to his WrestleMania opponent Corbin that he’s in big trouble.
Charlotte Flair promised to make Ronda Rousey tap out by night’s end
One week after Ronda Rousey surprised SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair with an ankle lock that made the titleholder tap out, the two Superstars once again came face-to-face with another intense back-and-forth.
The confrontation ended with The Opportunity promising to make The Baddest Woman on the Planet tap out before the night’s was over and with Rousey saying that she was leaving WrestleMania with Flair’s arm or Flair was gonna tap out.
Sasha Banks & Naomi def. Natalya & Shayna Baszler
Ahead of their WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Triple Threat Match on The Grandest Stage of Them All, titleholders Carmella & Queen Zelina attempted to interfere in the Sasha Banks & Naomi tag team match against Natalya & Shayna.
Things backfired in a hurry, however, when Natalya got thrown into Zelina on the apron and opened the door for Banks take down The Queen of Harts for the pin.
Rick Boogs def. Jey Uso to earn himself & Shinsuke Nakamura a SmackDown Tag Team Title Match at WrestleMania
As they boasted on their illustrious 236-day reigns as SmackDown Tag Team Champions, Jimmy & Jey Uso were suddenly interrupted by a bandaged Rick Boogs.
When the Hard Banging Harold proclaimed that he and The King of Strong Style were going to be the next SmackDown Tag Team Champions, The Usos smelled opportunity against a weakened opposition. They agreed that, if Boogs could defeat “Main Event” Jey Uso one-on-one, then Nakamura & Boogs would get a title opportunity at WrestleMania.
Moments after the bell, Boogs began to unwrapped the bandages to reveal that he was not actually injured. Then, in the final moments of the action, Nakamura pulled an interfering Jimmy off the apron, only to get taken out by the Superkick.
Nevertheless, Boogs powered through and overcame Jey Uso with the powerslam. In the aftermath, The Usos used Boogs’ guitar against him and left him on the canvas.
Pat McAfee brawled with Austin Theory during SmackDown broadcast
Ricochet def. Sami Zayn in a Intercontinental Title Match
Despite the fact that “Jackass Forever” star Johnny Knoxville was not on SmackDown this week, Sami Zayn was still noticeably shaken heading into his Intercontinental Title Rematch against Ricochet after his WrestleMania opponent advertised his phone number in the sky above over Los Angeles.
In the the height of the subsequent title showdown, Zayn failed to reclaim the Intercontinental Champion from Ricochet when The One and Only hit The Master Strategist with the gravity-defying 630!
Charlotte Flair locked in painful submission on Ronda Rousey in parking lot brawl
SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair made good on her promise to apply an excruciating submission maneuver of her own on Ronda Rousey.
In a brutal parking lot brawl between the WrestleMania opponents, The Opportunity suplexed The Rowdy One onto the hood of the car and cinched in an excruciating submission maneuver as SmackDown went off the air.