Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon 5/31/17: Smackdown Live Atlanta Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Smackdown Live returned this week moving closer to WWE Money In The Bank. The participants have been officially announced for the big ladder match to crown the next Money In The Bank winner. This week's show took place live in the Big ATL, Atlanta, Georgia.

** Smackdown Live Card **

- WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin battled Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn.
- Becky Lynch, Carmella, Tamina Snuka, Nattie Neidhart and Charlotte battled in a Fatal Five Way Elimination Match to determine a #1 Contender to Naomi and her WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship.
- Breezango battled The Colons.
- AJ Styles battled Dolph Ziggler.

- WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens brings us another edition of his Highlight Reel.

- The New Day finally make their long awaited debut and immediately target the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Champions The Usos.

- Randy Orton talks about his upcoming match against Jinder Mahal at WWE Money In The Bank for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

** Smackdown Live **

- The show kicks off with all five ladies in tonight's Fatal Five Way Match stating on why they will win tonight's match.

- The Highlight Reel With Kevin Owens: Owens mocks Chris Jericho, says he's winning Money In The Bank and will become the face of the WWE Universe. Owens introduces Shinsuke Nakamura to the show and out comes Nakamura. Owens says he's sick of Nakamura's dancing and the last rockstar Owens battled Owens sent into retirement. Baron Corbin interrupts and says no one cares about Nakamura and if we want real highlights then go look at what Corbin did to Sami Zayn last week. Owens says he's been beating Zayn up for 15 years so Corbin's accomplishment sucks and then Owens demands Corbin to leave. Corbin mocks Owens and Nakamura and says he's winning Money In The Bank. Nakamura reminds Owens he pinned him last week and laughs at how quick Corbin lost to Zayn last week. Owens and Corbin attack and beat down Nakamura until Sami Zayn hits the ring and makes the save. All four men are put in a tag team match and that match is now.

- Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin and Kevin Owens: The match closes out with Zayn sending Owens into Corbin, causing Owens and Corbin to argue and shove each other. Corbin decks Owens and then Corbin gets clotheslined to the floor by Zayn. Nakamura hits Kinshasa on Owens and scores the pinfall.
Winners: Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn, by pinfall.

- The Usos Promo: The Usos mock all the tag teams they've beaten, mock the Atlanta Falcons and state that there are no tag teams in their league. The New Day interrupt, making their Smackdown Live debut. The Usos interrupt The New Day's welcoming party and welcome New Day to The Uso Penitentiary. New Day state that they want the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship, so The Usos can do this the easy way or the hard way. The Usos say that this isn't a fairy tale and things are about to get real. Woods tells The Usos that Shane McMahon wanted him to inform The Usos that they have special opponents at WWE Money In The Bank, but for the life of him he can't remember who...who?...who? Kofi officially announces New Day vs. The Usos at WWE Money In The Bank for the tag team titles. New Day dance as The Usos leave to end the segment. 

- The Fashion Files return with the next episode. Fandango and Tyler Breeze are trying to find out who destroyed the Breezango Fashion Files Office.

- "Fatal 5 Way Elimination Match": Charlotte vs. Carmella vs. Nattie Neidhart vs. Tamina vs. Becky Lynch: The match never officially happens as there is chaos and brawling around ringside. A pack of referees hit the ring and try to control the chaos, but it continues. Charlotte hits a moonsault on everyone. Becky hits a Bexploder on Carmella outside, after Carmella flew off the barricade and took out Charlotte. Charlotte counters Nattie tossing her into the announcers table and tosses Nattie into the steel steps. Charlotte grabs Nattie and power bombs her through the announcers table. The referees try to restore order as Shane McMahon finally arrives with a huge announcement. For the first time ever Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Nattie Neidhart and Tamina will battle at WWE Money In The Bank in the first ever Women's Money In The Bank Match.
Winner: No Contest.

- Breezango vs. The Colons: Breezango think that The Colons destroyed their Fashion Files Office so they demanded this match. The match closes out with Breeze hot tagging and unloading on both Colons. Fandango and Primo both reach for Breeze's mop and fight over it. Breeze takes advantage of the distraction and hits the Unprettier on Primo for the pinfall.
Winners: Breezango, by pinfall.

- Backstage, AJ Styles says he's building on momentum to WWE Money In The Bank. Dolph Ziggler interrupts and says he's the only one in the match that's won Money In The Bank in the past and he's going to do it again in two weeks. Ziggler and Styles have words with each other until Ziggler says he'll see Styles in the ring and walks off.

- Randy Orton Promo: Orton talks about his family in wrestling and says his grandfather would've slapped him for losing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to someone like Jinder Mahal. Orton says he's not talking about beating Mahal at WWE Money In The Bank, he's just going to do it. Orton says WWE Money In The Bank is in Orton's hometown and he wouldn't be able to show his face again if he doesn't win there. Orton guarantees he'll become a 14 Time WWE World Champion when it's all said and done. Jinder Mahal suddenly interrupts on the TitanTron. Mahal calls Orton the typical ignorant American, telling stories of the past era. Orton tells stories of his family and history while his country is crumbling and decaying. Mahal raises the WWE World Title in the air as The Singh Brothers applaud him to end the segment.

- AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler: The match closes out with Ziggler hitting the Zig Zag on Styles and gets a near fall. Styles counters the super kick and nails Ziggler while standing on the apron. Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Ziggler counters by knocking Styles off the ropes. Ziggler delivers the super kick on Styles and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler, by pinfall.

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