WWE SmackDown: Winners, Grades, Analysis
The latest episode of WWE SmackDown had a lot of action and drama involving several wrestlers. Here’s a detailed analysis of the show with winners and grades of each match.
Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
The episode kicked off with The Usos introducing Roman Reigns, who was making his 508th appearance as the Universal Champion. Reigns hyped his accomplishments in a video package before Seth Rollins interrupted him. The two traded barbs, after which Rollins pitched a match against The Usos with Kevin Owens as his partner. If Rollins and Owens won, The Usos would be barred from ringside at Royal Rumble, and if they lost, Rollins would lose his title shot. Reigns accepted the challenge, leading to the main event.
Winner: Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens | Grade: B+
Rollins and Owens took the early advantage in the match, but Reigns and The Usos fought back with some intense action. The turning point came when Owens hit a swanton bomb from the top of a ladder onto Jey Uso, who was lying prone on a table. Rollins then took advantage of the distraction and hit a curb stomp on Jimmy Uso to secure the win.
Natalya and Tamina Snuka vs. Shotzi and Nox
The Women’s Tag Team Champions, Natalya and Tamina Snuka, took on Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox in a non-title match.
Winner: Natalya and Tamina Snuka | Grade: C-
Natalya and Snuka dominated the match with their power moves, but Shotzi and Nox showed some resilience. However, a miscommunication between Shotzi and Nox led to Snuka pinning Shotzi for the win.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Madcap Moss
Shinsuke Nakamura faced Madcap Moss in a singles match, with Rick Boogs at ringside.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura | Grade: B
Nakamura dominated the match with his technical prowess and strong strikes, but Moss put up a good fight. In the end, Nakamura hit the Kinshasa on Moss for the win.
The episode also had several other highlights, such as:
The Return of King Woods
King Woods made his long-awaited return to SmackDown and announced that he would be entering the Royal Rumble. He was interrupted by Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss, leading to a backstage brawl.
The Alpha Academy’s Confrontation with the Street Profits
The Alpha Academy confronted the Street Profits backstage, leading to a brawl in the parking lot.
Carmella’s SmackDown Return
Carmella made her return to SmackDown, confronting Toni Storm and Zelina Vega backstage.
Overall, the latest episode of SmackDown had some exciting matches and interesting storylines. The main event involving Reigns, Rollins, The Usos, and Owens lived up to the hype, and there were several other highlights as well. We’ll have to wait and see how these storylines develop in the coming weeks leading up to Royal Rumble.
Q1. Who won the main event of SmackDown?
A1. Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens won the main event of SmackDown.
Q2. Who returned to SmackDown on this episode?
A2. King Woods and Carmella made their returns to SmackDown on this episode.
Q3. Who are the Women’s Tag Team Champions?
A3. Natalya and Tamina Snuka are the Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Q4. Who is set to enter the Royal Rumble?
A4. King Woods announced that he would be entering the Royal Rumble.
Q5. Who interrupted Roman Reigns during his promo at the beginning of the show?
A5. Seth Rollins interrupted Roman Reigns during his promo at the beginning of the show.