WWE SmackDown Live
May 30, 2017
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Natalya and Tamina Promo:
.@MsCharlotteWWE. @CarmellaWWE. @NatByNature. @BeckyLynchWWE. @TaminaSnuka.
Who will win the 5-Way #EliminationMatch TONIGHT on #SDLive? pic.twitter.com/IjyLKBgV0y
— WWE (@WWE) May 31, 2017
Charlotte says that she’s more genetically superior to any woman on this earth which is why she’ll become the new Number One Contender to the SmackDown Women’s Championship, WOOO! Carmella has so much class, you might as well call her a teacher. Carmella said that she’s going to teach everybody a lesson. Natalya is gonna prove why she’s the best there is, the best there was and the best that there ever will be. Tonight, Becky will bring the luck of the Irish to this fatal five way match and Naomi’s days as champion are numbered. Tamina says that it’s her time going forward.
Kevin Owens’ Highlight Reel
Welcome to the Highlight Reel with your new host, the face of America, Kevin Owens. The former host of the Highlight Reel, Chris Jericho, invented the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. The Atlanta crowd cheers for AJ Styles. Owens says that he’s going to do something Chris Jericho was never able to do and that’s capturing the Money in the Bank Briefcase. Not only will Owens be the Face of America, but he’ll become the WWE Champion which will make him the face of the WWE. Owens decides to introduce his guest tonight, the self proclaimed artist, Shinsuke Nakamura.
Owens doesn’t care whether or not Nakamura considers himself a rock-star. This is not America’s Got Talent, this is the Kevin Owens Highlight Reel and he’s sick and tired of Nakamura’s dancing. This is the Kevin Owens Show. Nakamura is splattered with mystery. Owens points out the fact the ended of the career of another superstar who considered himself a rockstar. If Nakamura shows up at Money in the Bank it will be the day, the music dies. Before Nakamura is allowed to speak, Baron Corbin comes out.
Corbin doesn’t care about what Nakamura thinks. This is the Highlight Reel right? Let’s see highlights from a real superstar. We see a recap of Baron Corbin destroying Sami Zayn on last weeks SmackDown. Owens is annoyed with the fact Corbin interrupted his show. Owens has kicked Sami Zayn’s ass for over 15 years, so let’s not give Corbin a prize. Corbin calls Owens Cartman. Corbin says that he’s a highlight maker and in three weeks time, he’ll be known as, Mr. Money in the Bank. Nakamura points out the fact that he defeated Owens last week. Nakamura pokes fun at the fact Corbin has lost to Sami Zayn twice. Nakamura tries to fight off both Corbin and Owens. Sami Zayn comes out to make the save. Zayn says that the fight with Corbin is far from over. At the same time, the fight with Owens will never end. Zayn challenges Corbin and Owens to a tag team match, right now.
First Match: Sami Zayn & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens & Baron Corbin
Corbin and Nakamura starts things off. Corbin and Nakamura goes into the collar and elbow tie up. Nakmura goes for the waist lock, but Corbin immediately reverses the hold. Corbin applies a wrist lock. Nakamura counters with a hammer lock. Corbin shoves Nakamura. Nakamura with a lightning quick offense to Corbin. Nakamura with a series of knee strikes to Corbin in the corner. Nakamura connects with Good Vibrations. Zayn and Owens are tagged in. Zayn with a series of right hands to Owens. Zayn dives over Owens. Zayn with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors to Owens. Owens rolls out of the ring. Zayn chases Owens. Owens repeatedly stomps on Zayn’s ribs. Owens tags in Corbin. Corbin drives his knee to midsection of Zayn. Corbin goes for a forearm smash, but Zayn counters with the Corner Mount. Zayn goes for a suplex, but Corbin drives Zayn to the ropes to create separation.
Owens kicks Zayn in the back of the head. Corbin tags in Owens. Owens and Corbin are cutting the ring in half. Corbin bounces Zayn head on the top turnbuckle. Zayn goes for the Tornado DDT, but Corbin counters with the bodyslam. Corbins rams Zayn back first into the barricade. Corbin rolls Zayn back into the ring. Corbin lands a forearm smash in the corner. Corbin tags in Owens. Owens is mauling Zayn in the corner. Owens goes for the cover, but Zayn kicks out at two. Owens applies a rear chin lock. Zayn tries to fire up, but Owens immediately launches Zayn back first into the turnbuckles. Owens continues to cut the ring in half. Owens applies a half nelson lock. Owens brings Zayn to chin lock.
Zayn gets back to a vertical base. Zayn plants Owens with the Blue Thunder Bomb. Owens tags in Corbin. Corbin knocks Nakamura off the ring apron. Zayn rolls Corbin up from behind for a two count. Corbin responds with a Spine Buster for a two count. Corbin snaps at referee Mike Chioda. Corbin talks smack to Zayn. Zayn clotheslines Corbin. Zayn finally makes the hot tag. Nakamura with a series of leg lariats to Owens. Nakamura with a running corner knee strike for a two count. Owens with a right hand to the jaw of Nakamura. Nakamura lands a roundhouse kick for a two count. Zayn and Corbin start brawling. Zayn shoves Owens into Corbin. Corbin drops Owens with a right hand. Zayn clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Nakamura drops Owens with the Kinsasha to pickup the victory.
Winner: Sami Zayn & Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall
The Usos and The New Day In-Ring Promo:
The people in the WWE Universe are a little salty because The Usos are still the SmackDown Tag Team Champions. Maybe the WWE Universe thought American Alpha or Breezango would be the champions?Just like they thought the Falcons would beat the Patriots. The New Day comes out to interrupt The Usos. Since The New Day on Smackdown, they couldn’t think of a better place to return than Xavier Woods home town of Atlanta, Georgia. Kofi says they had to bring these world class hips to lay in front. Jimmy asks The New Day if they got lost skipping on the yellow brick road? Kofi says it’s more of a skip/clap.
The Usos have the tag division on Lock and they welcome The New Day to The Uso Penitentiary. Big E knows what happens in a penitentiary. The New Day likes the tag titles and they wants them. The Usos can do this the easy way or the hard way. Kofi says it better be yes. Jey Uso tells The New Day to wake up out of this fairy tale because it’s going to get real. The Usos run this show. That’s so cute that you think they run this show. Shane McMahon is the real man who runs this show and he informed The New Day that they will take on The Usos at Money in the Bank for the WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship. Big E leads us to a New Day Rocks chant.
– We see a recap of Jinder Mahal’s WWE Championship Punjabi Celebration.
The Fashion Files
It appears that The #FashionPolice @mmmgorgeous and @WWEFandango have found their next case… #FashionFiles #SDLive pic.twitter.com/8zB22HhBx4
— WWE (@WWE) May 31, 2017
Second Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Carmella w/James Ellsworth vs. Natalya vs. Tamina vs. Becky Lynch in a Fatal Five Way Match to Determine The Number One Contender to Naomi’s WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship at Money in the Bank
A full donnie brook ensues before the bell rings. Natalya and Tamina are double teaming Charlotte in the corner. Carmella tosses Becky to the outside. Becky rams Carmella back first into the ring post. Natalya lands a suplex on Charlotte. Natalya goes into the ground and pound attack. Tamina with a Samoan Drop to Charlotte. Becky launches Carmella to the Time Keepers Area. Becky with a Flying Forearm off the barricade. Tamina clears the announce table. Charlotte drives Tamina face first into the steel ring post. Charlotte with a running forearm to Natalya. Charlotte follows that with an Exploder Suplex.
Charlotte lands a Moonsault off the top rope onto Tamina and Natalya on the outside. Carmella with a flying crossbody off the barricade to Charlotte. Becky drops Carmella with the Bexploder Suplex. Tamina SuperKicks Becky. Charlotte drops Tamina with a Big Boot. Natalya connects with the Discus Lariat. Natalya goes for the Powerbomb, but Charlotte counters by launching Natalya shoulder first into the steel ring post. Charlotte Powerbomb’s Natalya through the announce table. Shane McMahon comes down to the ringside area. Shane McMahon announces that for the first time ever there will be a Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match at the Money in the Bank PPV.
Winner: Match Ended In A Non-Contest
Third Match: The Colons vs. Breezango
Breeze and Primo starts things off. Breeze again is dressed undercover. Primo lands a big left hand to Breeze. Primo rips off the wig of Breeze. Primo kicks Breeze in the back. Breeze dropkicks Primo. Breeze tags in Fandango. Breezango with a double elbow drop for a two count. Primo goes for the sunset flip, but Fandango shoots him with a water gun. Fandango tosses both Colon Brothers to the outside. Fandango lands a deep arm-drag. Fandango bounces Primo head on the top turnbuckle. Fandango ducks a clothesline from Primo. Epico drags Fandango out of the ring.
Epico with a slingshot senton to the back of Fandango for a two count. Epico goes into the ground and pound attack. Epico tags in Primo. The Colons connects with a double suplex for a two count. Fandango goes for the hot tag, but Primo cuts the ring in half. Primo applies an Bow and Arrow Stretch. The Colons continue the onslaught on Fandango with double back suplex. Epico applies a rear chin lock. Fandango with a quick rollup for a two count. Epico clotheslines Fandango. Epico knocks Breeze off the ring apron.
Epico connects with a back breaker for a two count. Fandango explodes out of the ropes with a vicious clothesline. Epico places Fandango on the top rope. Fandango plants Epico with the Sunset Flip Powerbomb. Breeze comes back to the ring as a Janitor and Fandango makes the hot tag. Janitor Breeze lands a series of running forearms and clears the ring. Fandango distracts Epico. Breeze connects with the Killswitch to pickup the victory.
Winner: Breezango via Pinfall
– Becky Lynch, Carmella, Natalya, Tamina and Charlotte Flair will join Shane McMahon and Renee Young on Talking Smack.
Randy Orton and Jinder Mahal In-Ring Promo:
"Behold the PRESENT! Behold the FUTURE… Behold the MODERN DAY MAHARAJA!" – @JinderMahal to @RandyOrton on #SDLive pic.twitter.com/zSZyyMfsvg
— WWE (@WWE) May 31, 2017
Orton introduces himself and says that he’s defeated the best this industry has ever seen. Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, and Undertaker to name a few. Orton mentions his father was in the main event of the first WrestleMania. If his grandfather was alive today, he would have slapped him for losing to Jinder Mahal. Orton’s grandfather was a man who would do things. Orton talks about how there needs to be respect and it goes both ways. Jinder thinks he’s earned your respect, but the only thing he has earned is an Orton Family Ass Kicking.
Orton won’t be able to show his face in his home town if he doesn’t win. You ask any of the greats and they will say winning is the only option. Orton will stop talking. At Money in the Bank, he will become champion for the fourteenth time. Jinder Mahal appears on the TitanTron. Orton is like ever other ignorant American telling stories about a bygone era. Your country is in decay. Orton lives on the coattails of what once was. Behold the present, behold the future. Behold your WWE Champion, Jinder Mahal.
– Shinsuke Nakamura will take on Kevin Owens on next week’s SmackDown Live
Fourth Match: AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler goes for a single leg takedown, but Styles counters with a waist lock. Ziggler lands a back elbow. Styles responds with a big right hand. Styles dropkicks Ziggler. Ziggler sends Styles rib first into the bottom of the steel ring post. Styles with a elbow to the gut of Ziggler. Styles connects with a back suplex. Styles with a series of forearms to Ziggler. Styles follows that with the Phenomenal Blitz. Styles with a corner forearm to Ziggler. Styles follows that up with a falling forearm smash. Styles goes for the Ushigoroshi, but Ziggler gets back on his feet. Styles plants Ziggler with a Gut Buster for a two count.
Styles goes for the Styles Clash, but Ziggler counters with a rollup for a two count. Styles finally connects with the Ushigoroshi. Styles goes for the cover, but Ziggler again kicks out at two. Styles goes for another Styles Clash, but Ziggler blocks it. Styles with a exploder suplex that sends Ziggler back first into the turnbuckles. Styles ascends to the top rope. Styles was teasing a Styles Clash off the top rope, but Ziggler counters with a Flying DDT.
Styles keeps going for the Styles Clash, but Ziggler counters to get back on his feet. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag, but Styles counters with the back breaker. Ziggler with a leaping knee strike to Styles. Ziggler places Styles on the top rope. Styles escapes and sends Ziggler face first to the top turnbuckle. Styles gets Ziggler in the Calf Crusher and Ziggler rakes the eyes of Styles. Ziggler sends Styles face first to the middle rope. Ziggler connects with the Zig Zag for a two count. Ziggler goes for the SuperKick, but Styles ducks out of the way. Styles lands a enziguri from the ring apron. Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Ziggler gets trips Styles in mid-air. Ziggler lands a SuperKick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall
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