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*OFFICIAL* SmackDown Discussion Thread: 2nd May 2017
« on: 2 May 2017, 10:49:35 PM »
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This past Sunday at WWE Payback, Chris Jericho got retribution for his defeat at the hands of Kevin Owens at WrestleMania, beating The New Face of America to reclaim the United States Championship and become an official member of the SmackDown LIVE roster.

Jericho’s first night on Team Blue will be a tough one, as he will defend his newly won title against Owens in a rematch from WWE Payback. The story of Jericho and Owens’ friends-turned-enemies is long and bitter. What will happen when the latest chapter is written on SmackDown LIVE?

Since Charlotte’s SmackDown arrival in the Superstar Shake-up, many of the other members of Team Blue’s women’s division have expressed their frustration with The Queen’s rapid ascent to a title match against reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi. Natalya, Carmella and Tamina took out those frustrations last week, interrupting a title match between Charlotte and Naomi and viciously attacking both Superstars, though most of their fury was directed toward the newcomer.

Opponents a week ago, Charlotte and Naomi are joining forces this week to take on Natalya and Carmella in tag team action. Will the “welcoming committee” continue their path of destruction, or will the SmackDown Women’s Champion and The Queen show why they’re worthy of the top spots?

Though Jinder Mahal ambushed him last Tuesday and stole the WWE Championship, Randy Orton was laser-focused on his House of Horrors Match at WWE Payback with Bray Wyatt. Orton survived the horrific home assault by The Eater of Worlds and made his way back to the arena, but The Viper could not escape the wrath of Mahal and The Singh Brothers.

Samir & Sunil Singh blindsided Orton, opening the door for The Maharaja to sneak up on The Apex Predator and clobber him with the WWE Championship. That allowed Wyatt to pin Orton and leave WWE Payback with a victory. Will Mahal feel the wrath of a furious Viper on SmackDown LIVE?

Tyler Breeze & Fandango stunned the WWE Universe when they achieved the fastest time in the first-ever Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge, earning themselves a SmackDown Tag Team Title opportunity at WWE Backlash against The Usos

The Fashion Police were “showboating and peacocking” after their big victory, then got a little weird with JBL on Talking Smack. Breezango seems to be riding high with less than three weeks to go until their championship showdown. Will they continue to be confident in the face of the ruthless Usos? Find out tonight!
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Re: *OFFICIAL* SmackDown Discussion Thread: 2nd May 2017
« Reply #1 on: 4 May 2017, 01:36:48 AM »
AJ Styles may have been spared from the list thanks to the timely intervention of Kevin Owens, but the entertainment of the List of Jericho being added to was resumed later on. Always entertaining to see.

As expected, Becky Lynch made the decision to even up the odds (after lulling "The Welcoming Committee" into a brief false sense of security), but to her detriment as "The Welcoming Committee" were the ones left standing at the end. It does seem clear that Charlotte Flair is indeed a face due to the pre-match attack and her then still making her way to the ring during the match when she had recovered enough from it.

I have to admit, "The Fashion Files" video with "Breezango" Tyler Breeze and Fandango was pretty entertaining.

Kevin Owens regaining the United States Championship was an unexpected outcome for me, but I assume it doesn't mean that Chris Jericho has to go back to Raw. On the other hand, I would guess that the medical staff presence and following attacks by Owens are a way to write Jericho off as "injured" so that he has time off to tour with Fozzy again.
Quote from: CM Punk
Please, if you say ‘Because it’s your destiny’, I swear to jeebus I’m going to start drinking.