Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes got here face-to-face on this week’s WWE SmackDown. It was one of many largest segments set for the evening as the 2 superstars, who will probably main-event WrestleMania 39, shot just a few harsh phrases at one another.
In the meantime, Bobby Lashley wasn’t prepared to take a seat again and play video games with Bray Wyatt. He referred to as out The Eater of Worlds on SmackDown, however Uncle Howdy attacked him as an alternative. The All Mighty bought the higher of the masked determine to make a press release on the present.
In the meantime, Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio additionally headed over to SmackDown to get themselves in a few matches. Many prime superstars additionally regarded to make their case for a shot on the Intercontinental Championship match in opposition to GUNTHER at WrestleMania.
Take a look at the 5 issues WWE SmackDown bought proper on this week’s present.
#5. Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns got here head to head to kick off WWE SmackDown
Roman Reigns did not get beneath Cody’s pores and skin on WWE SmackDown.
The Bloodline got here out to the ring on WWE SmackDown with out Jey Uso by their aspect. Roman Reigns bought followers to acknowledge him earlier than Cody Rhodes joined him within the center.
The American Nightmare wished to speak to Reigns and requested him to ship Paul Heyman and the remainder of The Bloodline away. The Tribal Chief obliged earlier than focusing on Rhodes’ relationship along with his father. Reigns dug deep and stated that his father by no means even talked about Cody’s identify throughout his time at FCW. He tried to get beneath Rhodes’ pores and skin, however the Royal Rumble winner stored his cool.
Cody stated that he can solely get what he’s at all times wished by defeating Reigns at WrestleMania. The American Nightmare promised to finish the story at The Present of Reveals earlier than Reigns left the ring.
The section was phenomenal because it put each superstars over. The Tribal Chief confirmed a little bit of concern whereas strolling out of the ring, and that confirmed that he’s not as assured as he normally is whereas dealing with his opponents.
WWE has put a number of effort into this storyline, and the inventive crew might want to construct it a little bit earlier than WrestleMania. Many followers are nonetheless dreaming of seeing Sami Zayn defeat Reigns for the titles.
#4. Rhea Ripley made Liv Morgan faucet out to a brand new transfer
The Nightmare was dominant on WWE SmackDown.
Rhea Ripley arrived on WWE SmackDown and took on Liv Morgan. Liv tried to take management of the match early, however she bumped into a giant boot from the previous RAW Ladies’s Champion.
Liv hit a giant dive and tried to remain on prime of the match. She hit a backstabber however did not put The Nightmare away with it. The previous SmackDown Ladies’s Champion stayed on the assault and bought a few Codebreakers however failed to attach with Oblivion.
Ripley missed the Riptide however hit a powerbomb quickly after. She locked Morgan within the Cloverleaf submission maintain and made her faucet out for the win. Ripley has used Riptide to finish almost all of her matches. It was shocking to see the dominant famous person pull out a submission maintain to select up the win.
The brand new finisher will add to her arsenal forward of her large match in opposition to Charlotte Aptitude at WrestleMania 39. Followers might see her reverse the Determine Eight leg lock into the Cloverfield maintain to win the match on the present.
#3. Dominik Mysterio defeated Santos Escobar earlier than degrading his father
Santos Escobar wished to face Dominik Mysterio on WWE SmackDown and train him a lesson. Escobar began properly, however Dominik fired again with just a few good strikes of his personal to make a comeback into the match.
Dominik despatched Escobar into the nook earlier than sending him outdoors the ring for a dive. He went for the 619 again within the ring however hit Escobar with a knee as an alternative. The previous NXT Cruiserweight Champion got here again with just a few strikes earlier than Rhea Ripley bought concerned and pulled him out of the ring. She hit Escobar with a Riptide on the ground earlier than Dom completed him off with a frog splash within the ring for the win.
Dominik Mysterio tore his father’s masks after the win, and Rey Mysterio got here out to confront him. Dom continued to degrade his father and tried to get him to hit him earlier than the section got here to a detailed.
The match was first rate and constructed a narrative that can probably result in a match between Dominik and Rey at WrestleMania 39. The Grasp of the 619 might doubtlessly choose up a win over his son on the Present of Reveals earlier than bowing out in a while.
#2. Drew McIntyre calls out GUNTHER; units up a possible match to crown his challenger
Drew McIntyre got here out to problem GUNTHER at WrestleMania 39 for the Intercontinental Championship. He bought into an argument with Sheamus as to who ought to problem The Ring Common earlier than LA Knight confirmed up.
Knight stated that he wished the match in opposition to GUNTHER too. He was interrupted by Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston of the New Day. Karrion Kross additionally made an look and stated that he ought to get the match for the title.
A brawl broke out between the lads within the ring, and Knight despatched Woods into Sheamus and McIntyre earlier than throwing him out of the ring. The Celtic Warrior took care of the previous Million Greenback Champion earlier than McIntyre almost hit his finest good friend.
Kross bought the ultimate shot on Sheamus and was the final man standing within the ring because the section got here to a detailed. It seems like WWE has deliberate for a giant match between the superstars for an opportunity to problem GUNTHER at WrestleMania.
Surprisingly, The Ring Common doesn’t have a stable rivalry heading into The Present of Reveals. Nonetheless, a ladder match to find out who will face GUNTHER at WrestleMania might be entertaining for the followers.
#1. Solo Sikoa defeated Sami Zayn with some assist from Jimmy Uso on WWE SmackDown
Sami Zayn had the final chortle on WWE SmackDown.
Roman Reigns set a deadline for Jey Uso to return to The Bloodline on WWE SmackDown. He advised Jimmy to make sure that his brother was again inside every week, or he could be held chargeable for Jey not displaying up.
Solo Sikoa took on Sami Zayn in the principle occasion of SmackDown, and Jimmy stored interfering within the contest. The distraction allowed Solo to take down a fired-up Sami and ship him into the ring submit and the barricades.
The Grasp Strategist didn’t again down and hit a DDT earlier than connecting with the Blue Thunder Bomb for a close to fall. He missed the Helluva Kick due to a distraction from Jimmy, and Sikoa took benefit to attach with the Samoan Spike for the win on SmackDown.
The heels beat down Sami after the match and put a chair round his neck. The Grasp Strategist bought out and hit Sikoa with the chair earlier than connecting with the Helluva Kick to Jimmy. He made his method into the gang and ran away because the present got here to a detailed.
WWE has accomplished more and more properly with Sami Zayn over the previous a number of months. The loss is not going to harm his worth, as Jimmy Uso distracted him in the course of the contest. He’ll stay in a rivalry with The Bloodline heading into WrestleMania 39.
Did a WWE legend simply take a shot at Sami Zayn’s physique proper right here?
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