Dot Net reader Chris Mangalaparathy attended the WWE Smackdown taping in London, England and sent the following report.
Dark Match: Tye Dillinger defeated Aiden English. A very strange start with English coming out singing. This appeared to be a dark match.
There were loud “Fire Bradshaw” chants directed at JBL…
The main show started with WWE Champion Randy Orton heading to the ring. The segment ultimately led to Orton, Sami Zayn, and AJ Styles being booked to face Kevin Owens, Jinder Mahal, and Baron Corbin in the main event…
1. Natalya (w/Tamina, Carmella, James Ellsworth) defeated Becky Lynch (w/Naomi, Charlotte). There was some confusion between Charlotte and Naomi that led to Natalya getting the win off a distraction.
2. Erick Rowan defeated Luke Harper. A clumsy match.
They the Dolph Ziggler and Shinsuke Nakamura confrontation (which leads to a match at Backlash).
3. Tyer Breeze and Fandango beat The Ascension.
The Usos delivered a great promo.
4. Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens, and Baron Corbin beat Randy Orton, Sami Zayn, and AJ Styles. Jinder pinned Orton to win the match.
Dark Main Event: Shinsuke Nakamura pinned Dolph Ziggler.
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