Csonka’s WWE Smackdown Review 6.06.17

Csonka’s WWE Smackdown Review 6.06.17

OFFICIAL RESULTS
– Tamina, Carmella and Natalya defeated Naomi, Becky Lynch and Charlotte @ 10:55 via pin [**¾]
– AJ Styles defeated Dolph Ziggler @ 7:05 via pin [**½]
Non-Title Match: WWE Champion Jinder Mahal defeated Mojo Rawley @ 3:55 via pin []
– The New Day defeated The Colons @ 7:10 via pin [**½]
Non-Title Match: Shinsuke Nakamura defeated US Champion Kevin Owens @ 10:20 via pin [**½]


– We get highlights from last week, highlighting the women’s brawl and the announcement of the first ever women’s MITB match.

Shane McMahon Talks: Shane is joined by Charlotte, Becky, Tamina, Carmella (w/Ellsworth) and Natalya. Shane introduces the participants. Shane then reveals the women’s MITB briefcase, which is white with the MITB logo.

Shane then puts over the dangers of the match, and the fact that the winner will have a guaranteed Smackdown Women’s title shot, and says that it is almost a lock that the winner will be come the champion. Ellsworth interrupts, leading to Carmella stating that she will be the winner. Charlotte cuts her off, and says it was nice of Shane to let them brush up against greatness. Charlotte is back to her YELLING promos. Natalya says she is sick of Charlotte and that she will win. Becky says she’s great at ripping off her uncle, but all she does is rip off arms. Tamina says all they do is talk, and at MITB, she will win and shut them all up. Naomi now arrives. She says that as much as she loves being champion, but wishes she could be in the MITB match. She puts over the match, and notes that she is ready. Lana then arrives in her Smackdown themed evening gown. Shane says this isn’t the time for her to be here, but she says that she promises it works for her and will make it work for him. She says that Naomi can’t be in the match but she can, and the others laugh at her. Naomi says Lana can’t hang in the MITB, and adds that she hasn’t had a match or beaten anyone. Lana says she can beat her, they argue and Shane says that Lana needs to earn a title match and she throws a fit. The crowd chants that they want Lana. This was a very typical and bland opening segment, and one that felt like one that the company does to put someone in their place with everyone laughing at Lana, but the crowd actually being behind her. It did nothing to excite me about the match, and only served to set up the match that was already announced. Also, no one had time to say anything of substance as they largely talked over each other.

Naomi, Becky Lynch and Charlotte vs. Tamina, Carmella and Natalya: Natalya Charlotte to begin. They work back and forth, with Natalya hitting a shoulder block, but Charlotte firing back with chops and a knee drop. Becky tags in and attacks the arm, and Natalya tags out to Carmella. Becky then goes for repeated covers, and then rolls her around the ring with a body scissors. Becky keeps control, but Carmella manages to send her to the floor and Natalya takes her down with a clothesline. We get the screen in screen, with the heels working over Becky. Carmella hits a suplex for 2; moon walks and keeps control by choking out Becky in the ropes. Tamina in, and the heels look to maintain control. Becky fights for a tag, but Tamina stops that and grounds her with a chinlock. The heels beat down Becky in their corner; Natalya hits a series of suplexes and then grounds Becky with a chinlock. Back to full screen action as Natalya cuts off the tag, and the heels again isolate Becky in their corner. Tamina and Natalya work quick tags, as Natalya keeps beating down Becky, hits a Michinoku driver, which gets 2. Becky hits a desperation enziguri and then gets the hot tag to Naomi. She runs wild, hits the speedball kicks on Carmella and then lays in kicks on Tamina. Naomi then takes her down, hits a springboard high cross and it breaks down. Tamina and Natalya work over Charlotte, but here comes Lana. Naomi to the apron, Lana distracts her and then trips her up. That allows Tamina to hit a superkick and pick up the win. Tamina, Carmella and Natalya defeated Naomi, Becky Lynch and Charlotte @ 10:55 via pin [**¾] Pretty good match overall, clearly designed to give Tamina some momentum heading into MITB and to anger Naomi into defending against Lana. Not a fan of Naomi losing again, as it feels as she’s lost a lot as the champion. It looks like Lana will get her chance, so we’ll see what she has soon enough.

– Shane meets with Mojo Rawley backstage, and says as the Andre the Giant Battle Royal, but he’s been riding the bench and simply wants an opportunity. He’s motivated now, and if Shane forgot about him, he needs to remind Shane that he holds a win over Jinder Mahal. Shane says there is a lot of talent that wants a chance. Tonight, Mojo faces Jinder Mahal for a chance to get into MITB. Mojo makes perfect sense here, and he (according to the booking already laid out) deserves a chance.

AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler: Ziggler beat Styles last week on Smackdown. Ziggler looks to ground Styles right away, but Styles has mat skills as well and they grapple back and forth. Ziggler hits a dropkick and we take a commercial break. Post break, Ziggler has Styles grounded. Styles hits a jawbreaker to escape, they trade rights and then Styles lays in some chops. Styles avoids the fameasser, and levels Ziggler with a lariat. Ziggler then gets a cradle, using the ropes, but the ref saw it. Ziggler then hits the fameasser, covering for 2. Ziggler sets Styles up top, looks for a superplex, but Styles slips out and then avoids the tornado DDT. Styles to the apron, hits a right and then looks for a sunset flip, but Ziggler grabs the ropes and counters for 2. Styles transitions into the clash, and pins Ziggler. AJ Styles defeated Dolph Ziggler @ 7:05 via pin [**½] This was a pretty average match, that was gutted by the commercial. There was nothing bad here, but it never really got going.

– We get more fashion files, Fandango tasted the cologne bottle for prints, but doesn’t think it is the Colon’s cologne. The pics on the bulletin board for the fashion offenders are amazing. We then see New Day, who go to meet them and they seamlessly transition from color to black and white. They have a case for the fashion police. The fashion police do the noir talk, so New Day can’t hear them. New Day has a romper, but this offends Fandango. He says they don’t take bribes, and won’t sell out, but Breeze puts on the romper and loves it. New Day wants intel on the Usos. The fashion police give then boxes of evidence, and after an awkward stare down, New Day bails.

– John Cena returns on July 4th.

Non-Title Match: WWE Champion Jinder Mahal vs. Mojo Rawley: This is non-title, but if Mojo wins, he gets in MITB. The Singh brothers are out with Mahal, and but a pre-match promo, introducing Mahal. They lock up and work power against power to begin. Rawley then works strikes, hits a hip toss and Mahal rolls to the apron. Mahal back in and works over Rawley with kicks and strikes. Rawley fires back with a shoulder block, sending Mahal to the floor. Mahal throws a fit on the floor, as Rawley tells us that Mahal isn’t hype. Back in and Rawley hits a shoulder block, one of the Singhs distract him, allowing Mahal to take control. He then grounds Rawley, likely trying to de-hype him. Rawley battles to his feet hits a belly to back suplex and then a shoulder block. Clotheslines and the corner splash connect, but Mahal rakes the eyes, posts Rawley and hits the Khallas for the win. WWE Champion Jinder Mahal defeated Mojo Rawley @ 3:55 via pin [*½] It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t exactly good. I liked that they went back to the Mojo deal, because it made sense because Mojo held a win over him. I also like that Mahal won and moved on, gaining more momentum before his rematch with Orton. The post match promo was solid stuff as well.

– Mahal cuts a post match promo, reminding us that he’s the WWE Champion. He dismantled the dreams of Rawley just like he will do to Orton in Orton’s hometown. Orton and the people are sick, but he’s the antidote and the cure; then the people will have to accept him as the modern day Maharaja.

– We get a Shinsuke Nakamura video package.

– Randy Orton is backstage, and says that guys like Flair, Harley Race and his dad called to give him advice. He will let Jinder run his mouth, and at MITB, Jinder will hear him, and he will make his point without saying a word.

The New Day (Big E Woods) vs. The Colons: Woods in to begin, he and Primo work back and forth until Woods hits a head scissors and a dropkick. Primo ten cuts him off, tags in Epico but Woods lays him out with a forearm. Big E tags in, New Day works double teams and Big E then covers for 2. Big E locks in an abdominal stretch as does Woods; they do the rhythmic clapping on the Colon’s asses. We take a screen in screen commercial break, as a delicious looking Red Lobster commercial runs. New Day keeps control, working double teams, but Primo distracts Woods, allowing Epico to toss him to the floor. The Colons take the heat, and back to full screen as Epico lays the boots to Woods. Woods fights, but gets cut off before he could get the tag. Woods eventually fights off Epico, hits a missile dropkick and that leads to a double down. Big E tags in, runs wild and hits suplexes on the Colons. He hits the running splash, tosses Epico and then tosses Woods over the top and onto him. New Day hits midnight hour and picks up the win. The New Day defeated The Colons @ 7:10 via pin [**½] This was an average outing, with The Colons getting in too much for my liking. New Day was making their post roster shakeup in ring debut and are challenging for the titles, no one wanted to see then going back and forth with the Colons. They should have just played the hits, made the crowd happy and won with ease. This felt too competitive to me.

– The Usos arrive, they aren’t impressed and claim New Day is old news, and that they have the tag division on lockdown. They then say they can do jokes, and mock Kofi’s hair and clothes. They then mock Big E’s large pecs, before making fun of Wood’s shoes. At MITB there will be no jokes, because it will get real. It won’t be paranoia, it will just be the Usos.

– Dasha interviews Sami Zayn and asks him about MITB. Sami says he’s been watching a lot of footage, studying his opponents. But the one guy he can’t figure out, is Nakamura. He will do commentary for tonight’s man event to learn more about Nakamura. Corbin arrives and attacks Sami, and then beats him down with a ladder. Corbin then tosses him into a stack of ladders, and plans to take his position on commentary. Study that bitch.

– Shane meets with Naomi, Naomi wants Lana at MITB. Shane says he doesn’t need to fight her, but Naomi wants it bad and says she will put the title on the line. Shane agrees. You have to love how Lana can walk in, piss off Naomi and walk into a title shot while the others have to do MITB. I donno, I just wish that there was some more care put into who gets title shots and how. I do wonder if they have Naomi lose to Lana and then place her in the MITB match later in the night.

– TJP hypes 205 Live and his title shot tonight.

– Baron Corbin joins commentary.

US Champion Kevin Owens vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: I am not a fan of the unnecessary pyro during Nakamura’s entrance, maybe it’s just me, it feed really forced. Corbin buries Sami on commentary, Owens and Nakamura work back and forth, with Nakamura then laying in kicks and sending Owens to the floor as we take a break. Post break, Owens was in control and laying the boots to Nakamura. Owens then works the chinlock, grounding Nakamura. Owens then hits a DDT for 2. Owens then goes back to the chinlock, Nakamura battles to his feet and they trade strikes. Nakamura then hits a running kick, fires up and lays in more kicks to Owens and takes him down. Nakamura then hits the corner charge, sets Owens on the ropes and hits the running knee strike and covers for 2. Owens battles back, hitting a head butt and then sets Nakamura up top. Owens follows him up and Nakamura fights him off, and Owens then pulls him off the ropes and hits the cannonball but Nakamura avoids the pop up powerbomb. Reverse XPLODER by Nakamura, the Kinshasa connects and Nakamura beat Owens again. Shinsuke Nakamura defeated US Champion Kevin Owens @ 10:20 via pin [**½] Like a lot of the show, this was fine but average overall. The work was solid, and Nakamura getting another big win shows that they are trying to position him as one of the main stars of the brand. But there was no drama, nothing special or really anything interesting as they built to the finish. They had a match, they did things, Nakamura won; that’s the short of the long of this match.

– Post match, Corbin lays out Nakamura with the end of days.

– End scene.

– Thanks for reading.

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The final score: review
Torture

The 411

Smackdown was a perfectly serviceable, but average show. They largely used this episode to put the pieces in place for next weeks NITB go home episode of the show. Its not all that exciting, but it wasnt a complete waste. Hopefully, now that they seemingly have everything in line, they can knock it out of the park next week. What you need to see: The Fashion Files (easily the best thing on the show)

The final score: review
Torture

The 411

Smackdown was a perfectly serviceable, but average show. They largely used this episode to put the pieces in place for next weeks NITB go home episode of the show. Its not all that exciting, but it wasnt a complete waste. Hopefully, now that they seemingly have everything in line, they can knock it out of the park next week. What you need to see: The Fashion Files (easily the best thing on the show)

The final score: review
Torture

The 411

Smackdown was a perfectly serviceable, but average show. They largely used this episode to put the pieces in place for next weeks NITB go home episode of the show. Its not all that exciting, but it wasnt a complete waste. Hopefully, now that they seemingly have everything in line, they can knock it out of the park next week. What you need to see: The Fashion Files (easily the best thing on the show)

The final score: review
Torture

The 411

Smackdown was a perfectly serviceable, but average show. They largely used this episode to put the pieces in place for next weeks NITB go home episode of the show. Its not all that exciting, but it wasnt a complete waste. Hopefully, now that they seemingly have everything in line, they can knock it out of the park next week. What you need to see: The Fashion Files (easily the best thing on the show)

The final score: review
Torture

The 411

Smackdown was a perfectly serviceable, but average show. They largely used this episode to put the pieces in place for next weeks NITB go home episode of the show. Its not all that exciting, but it wasnt a complete waste. Hopefully, now that they seemingly have everything in line, they can knock it out of the park next week. What you need to see: The Fashion Files (easily the best thing on the show)

The final score: review
Torture

The 411

Smackdown was a perfectly serviceable, but average show. They largely used this episode to put the pieces in place for next weeks NITB go home episode of the show. Its not all that exciting, but it wasnt a complete waste. Hopefully, now that they seemingly have everything in line, they can knock it out of the park next week. What you need to see: The Fashion Files (easily the best thing on the show)

The final score: review
Torture

The 411

Smackdown was a perfectly serviceable, but average show. They largely used this episode to put the pieces in place for next weeks NITB go home episode of the show. Its not all that exciting, but it wasnt a complete waste. Hopefully, now that they seemingly have everything in line, they can knock it out of the park next week. What you need to see: The Fashion Files (easily the best thing on the show)

The final score: review
Torture

The 411

Smackdown was a perfectly serviceable, but average show. They largely used this episode to put the pieces in place for next weeks NITB go home episode of the show. Its not all that exciting, but it wasnt a complete waste. Hopefully, now that they seemingly have everything in line, they can knock it out of the park next week. What you need to see: The Fashion Files (easily the best thing on the show)

The final score: review
Torture

The 411

Smackdown was a perfectly serviceable, but average show. They largely used this episode to put the pieces in place for next weeks NITB go home episode of the show. Its not all that exciting, but it wasnt a complete waste. Hopefully, now that they seemingly have everything in line, they can knock it out of the park next week. What you need to see: The Fashion Files (easily the best thing on the show)

The final score: review
Torture

The 411

Smackdown was a perfectly serviceable, but average show. They largely used this episode to put the pieces in place for next weeks NITB go home episode of the show. Its not all that exciting, but it wasnt a complete waste. Hopefully, now that they seemingly have everything in line, they can knock it out of the park next week. What you need to see: The Fashion Files (easily the best thing on the show)

The final score: review
Torture

The 411

Smackdown was a perfectly serviceable, but average show. They largely used this episode to put the pieces in place for next weeks NITB go home episode of the show. Its not all that exciting, but it wasnt a complete waste. Hopefully, now that they seemingly have everything in line, they can knock it out of the park next week. What you need to see: The Fashion Files (easily the best thing on the show)

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The 411: Smackdown was a perfectly serviceable, but average show. They largely used this episode to put the pieces in place for next weeks NITB go home episode of the show. Its not all that exciting, but it wasnt a complete waste. Hopefully, now that they seemingly have everything in line, they can knock it out of the park next week. What you need to see: The Fashion Files (easily the best thing on the show)

Final Score:
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