WWE SmackDown Live
April 3, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Daniel Bryan & Shane McMahon In-Ring Segment:
First Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte applies a side headlock. HeadScissors Escape by Natalya. Charlotte applies a waist lock. Natalya with a single leg takedown to Charlotte. Natalya applies a Knee Bar. Charlotte rolls Natalya over for a one count. Natalya kicks Charlotte in the gut. Natalya with a Vertical Suplex to Charlotte. Natalya follows that with a side headlock takeover. Natalya gets Charlotte in a pinning position for a two count. Natalya goes for a shoulder tackle, but Charlotte stands still. Natalya taunts Charlotte. Charlotte applies a front face lock. Charlotte transitions into a waist lock. Charlotte with the lateral press for a two count. Charlotte bounces Natalya head on the top turnbuckle pad. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on Natalya’s chest. Charlotte dumps Natalya on the canvas for a two count. Charlotte with a Figure Four HeadLock to Natalya. Natalya is trying to regain her composure on the outside.
Charlotte thrust kicks the midsection of Natalya. Charlotte follows that with Flair Family Chops. Natalya sends Charlotte shoulder first to the steel ring post. Natalya rolls Charlotte back into the ring. Natalya with the cover for a two count. Natalya applies a rear chin lock. Charlotte gets back to a vertical base. Natalya is mauling Charlotte on the middle rope. Charlotte decks Natalya with a Big Boot. Natalya avoids a knife edge chop from Charlotte. Natalya slaps Charlotte in the face. Natalya clotheslines Charlotte for a two count. Natalya is dishing out multiple haymakers in the corner. Charlotte creates distance with a Back Breaker/Turnbuckle FlatLiner Combination. Natalya throws Charlotte back first to the ringside barricade. Natalya yells at the Nashville Crowd.
Coming out of the commercial break, Natalya locks in the Abdominal Stretch. Charlotte reverses the hold. Natalya with a Hip Toss to Charlotte. Charlotte kicks Natalya in the gut. Natalya launches Charlotte off the top turnbuckle for a two count. Natalya locks in the Romero Special. Charlotte fires back with knife edge chops. Charlotte with a Neck Breaker to Natalya. Charlotte follows that with a Big Boot for a two count. Natalya decks Charlotte with a Back Elbow Smash. Natalya locks in the Sleeper Hold.
Charlotte connects with a Back Pack Stunner. Charlotte goes for a MoonSault, but Natalya gets her knees up in the air. Both ladies are knocked down after a double clothesline. Carmella makes her way to the ringside area with the Money in the Bank Briefcase. Charlotte kicks the briefcase out of Carmella’s hand. Charlotte with a Big Boot to Carmella. Natalya rolls Charlotte over for a two count. Charlotte locks in the Figure Eight which forces Natalya to tap out.
Winner: Charlotte Flair via Submission
AJ Styles Interview:
Second Match: Rusev w/Aiden English vs. Jinder Mahal w/Sunil Singh
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rusev backs Jinder into the turnbuckles. Jinder is throwing clubbing haymakers at Rusev. Rusev drop toe holds Jinder to the canvas. Rusev goes for the Accolade, but Jinder rolls himself out of the ring. Jinder locks in the Half Nelson Chin Lock. Jinder drops Rusev with a Leaping Knee Strike for a two count. Jinder stomps on Rusev back. Jinder connects with a series of SlingShot Knee Drops. Jinder with a Neck Breaker to Rusev. Jinder follows that with a Running Knee Drop for a two count.
Jinder chops the back of Rusev neck. Jinder applies an arm-bar on the top rope. Jinder delivers a stiff bodyshot. Following a snap mare takeover, Jinder goes back to the Half Nelson Chin Lock. Jinder with Open Hand Chops to Rusev. Jinder is wearing down Rusev in the center of the ring. Rusev fires up with multiple kicks. Rusev with a Spinning Heel Kick for a two count. Rusev stomps on Jinder.
Rusev goes for The Accolade, but Jinder heads to the middle rope to create separation. Jinder SuperKicks Rusev for a two count. English is trying to pump up Rusev. Rusev with a Knee Lift to Jinder. Rusev follows that with a Leg Lariat. Rusev knocks Singh off the ring apron. Jinder rolls Rusev over for a two count. Rusev clocks Jinder with The Macha Kick to pickup the victory. After the match, Randy Orton drops Rusev and English with Two RKO’s.
Winner: Rusev via Pinfall
Shinsuke Nakamura Interview:
Third Match: Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Mojo Rawley and Primo Colon vs. Breezango, Tye Dillinger and Zack Ryder in a 8-Man Tag Team Match
Winner: Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Mojo Rawley and Primo Colon via Pinfall
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn Promo:
Fourth Match: AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable
Winner: AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall
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