WWE SmackDown Live
April 10, 2018
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Shane McMahon & Paige In-Ring Segment:
First Match: The Usos vs. The New Day. The Winners Will Face The Bludgeon Brothers At The Greatest Royal Rumble For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championships
Jimmy Uso and Woods will start things off. Woods is throwing multiple haymakers at Jimmy. Jimmy dives over Woods. Jimmy ducks a clothesline from Woods. Jimmy with a Spinning Forearm Smash. Woods launches Jimmy to the ring apron. Jey makes the blind tag. Jey attacks Woods behind the referee’s back. The Usos decks Woods with Stereo Enzuigiris. Jey into the cover fro a two count. Woods ducks a clothesline from Jey. Woods tags in Big E. Big E gets Jey trapped in a Bear Hug. Big E with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E starts grinding his hips in the center of the ring.
The New Day with an Electric Chair Drop for a two count. The New Day follows that with The Unicorn Stampede. Woods with a Basement Dropkick to Jey. Jey rolls himself out of the ring. Woods rolls Jey back into the ring. Woods with the cover for a two count. Woods with a double axe handle strike to the ribs of Jey. Woods kicks Jey in the gut. Woods tags in Big E. Big E with a Corner Spear. New Day continues to cut the ring in half. Big E locks in the Abdominal Stretch. Jey creates distance with Multiple HeadButts. Big E drops Jey with a Back Elbow Smash for a two count. Big E with a Running Splash for a two count. Big E tags in Woods.
Woods lands a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Woods applies a Waist Lock. Woods rams his shoulders into the midsection of Jey. Woods makes another tag to Big E. Big E with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E goes for a Ring Apron Splash, but Jey ducks out of the way. Jey finally tags in Jimmy. Jimmy brings his lightning quick offense to Woods. Jimmy with a Step Up Enzugiri to Big E. Jimmy throws Woods out of the ring. Jimmy lands a Over The Rope Suicide Dive. Woods goes for a Honor Roll, but Jimmy counters with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Jimmy tags in Jey.
The Usos goes for the Assisted Hotshot, but Woods counters with a Tornado DDT. Woods kicks Jimmy in the chest. Big E Spears Jimmy out of the ring. Woods with a Flying Leg Drop for a two count. Woods rips off Jey’s t-shirt. Woods delivers multiple stiff bodyshots. Jey with a Running Forearm Smash to Woods. Woods responds with a Discus Forearm Smash. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Woods. Big E and Jimmy are tagged in. Woods slides under Jimmy. The New Day connects with a Uranage Slam/BackStabber Combination for a two count. Big E takes off the straps. The New Day goes for The Midnight Hour, but Jey gets in the way. The Usos clocks Big E with Stereo SuperKicks. Woods lands a Missile Dropkick. Following a pinning exchange, Jimmy SuperKicks Woods. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey with The Uso Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Usos via Pinfall
Second Match: Naomi vs. Natalya
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Natalya and Naomi trades Side HeadLock TakeOvers. Natalya slaps Naomi in the face. Natalya kicks Naomi in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Natalya runs over Naomi’s back. Naomi kicks Natalya in the chest. Naomi hits a HeadScissors TakeOver. Naomi places Natalya on the middle rope. Naomi kicks Natalya in the back. Naomi connects with a SlingShot Leg Drop. Natalya rolls herself out of the ring. Natalya locks in the Abdominal Stretch. Naomi breaks free with a Hip Toss. Natalya drops Naomi with a Running Elbow Strike. Natalya with a Snap Vertical Suplex to Naomi.
Natalya grabs Naomi by her hair. Natalya goes back to the Abdominal Stretch. Natalya delivers a clubbing blow to the back of Naomi. Natalya goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Naomi lands back on her feet. Naomi decks Natalya with a Spinning Stunner. Naomi is lighting up Natalya’s shoulder. Naomi lands a Scorpion Kick. Natalya responds with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Natalya follows that with a Discus Lariat for a two count. Natalya yells at the referee. Natalya avoids a leg lariat from Naomi. Naomi drops Natalya with a Jumping Enzuigiri off the top rope. Naomi lands The Split Legged MoonSault to pickup the victory.
Winner: Naomi via Pinfall
Shinsuke Nakamura Backstage Interview:
Charlotte Flair & The Iconics In-Ring Segment:
Third Match: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Carmella For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Carmella argues with Mike Chioda for two minutes before the bell rings. Carmella SuperKicks Charlotte to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion, Carmella via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Bobby Roode vs. Randy Orton vs. Rusev w/Aiden English In A Triple Threat Match. The Winner Will Face Jinder Mahal At WWE Backlash For The WWE United States Championship
Roode and Orton immediately starts double teaming Rusev in the corner. Roode kicks Orton in the gut. Roode and Orton are exchanging chops and haymakers. Roode applies a side headlock. Roode drops Orton with a shoulder tackle. Orton responds with a Back Elbow Smash. English tries to distract Orton. Orton uppercuts Roode. Orton dumps Roode sternum first on the top rope. Orton applies a rear chin lock. Roode gets back to a vertical base. Roode backs Orton into the turnbuckles. Roode blasts Orton with a knife edge chop. Orton ducks a clothesline from Orton. Orton goes for The RKO, but Roode blocks it.
Rusev clotheslines Orton. Rusev repeatedly stomps on Roode’s chest. Roode kicks Rusev in the jaw. Roode hits The BlockBuster for a two count. Orton launches Roode over the top rope. Rusev clocks Orton with a High Leg Lariat for a two count. Rusev bounces Orton’s head on the announce table. Orton regains momentum with a Belly to Back Suplex on the table. Roode rolls Orton back into the ring. Roode fires up with multiple lariats. Roode with a Neck Breaker to Orton. Roode lands a Flying Clothesline. Roode goes for The Glorious DDT, but Orton rolls him over for a two count.
Orton delivers back to back lariats to Roode. Orton follows that with a PowerSlam. Roode sends Orton to the ring apron. Orton whips Roode’s face off the top rope. Rusev deposits Orton on the announce table. Rusev with RoundHouse Kicks to Roode. Rusev drops Rode with a Spinning Heel Kick. Rusev connects with The Macha Kick. Rusev stomps on Roode’s back. Rusev locks in The Accolade. Orton breaks the submission attempt. Orton sends Rusev shoulder first to the steel ring post. Roode with a schoolboys Orton for a two count. Orton plants Roode with The RKO to pickup the victory.
Winner: Randy Orton via Pinfall
Carmella Backstage Interview:
Fifth Match: AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Styles with a waist lock takedown to Bryan. Bryan applies a front facelock. Styles responds with a side headlock. Styles drops Bryan with a shoulder tackle. Styles with a single leg takedown to Bryan. We have a test of strength in the center of the ring. Bryan with RoundHouse Kicks across the left shoulder of Styles. Bryan applies a wrist lock. Bryan delivers an arm-ringer. Bryan transitions into a hammer lock. Styles decks Bryan with a Back Elbow Smash. Bryan responds with two uppercuts. Styles leapfrogs over Bryan. Styles dropkicks Bryan. Styles lands a SlingShot Forearm Smash.
Styles goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Bryan counters with a Knee Strike. Bryan takes down Styles with a Running Lariat. Bryan follows that with a Running Corner Dropkick. Bryan connects with YES! Kicks. Bryan goes for a Leg Lariat, but Styles counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Styles with a Leaping Corner Clothesline to Bryan. Bryan dives over Styles. Looks like Bryan tweaked his knee. Styles hits a MoonSault Neck Breaker for a two count. Styles and Bryan are trading back and forth shots.
Bryan with a ButterFly Suplex to Styles. Bryan locks in the Cross Arm Breaker. Styles transitions into the Calf Crusher. Now Bryan has Styles trapped in the YES! Lock. Styles rolls Bryan over for a two count. Styles levels Bryan with a Pele Kick. Styles with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Styles goes for The Phenomenal Forearm, but Bryan counters with a RoundHouse Kick in mid-air. Bryan clocks Styles with a Leg Lariat.
Styles gets Bryan in position for The Styles Clash. Bryan applies The YES! Lock. Styles crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Bryan gets Styles tied in the tree of woe. Bryan with rapid fire kicks across the ribs of Styles. Bryan goes for an Avalanche Belly to Belly Suplex, but Styles counters with a Crossbody Block. Shinsuke Nakamura connects with The Kinshasa which cause the disqualification. After the match, Nakamura switches his focus to Styles. Nakamura delivers his patten low blow. Nakamura lays out Styles with The Kinshasa.
Winner: Daniel Bryan via Disqualification
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