The latest WWE SmackDown Live exclusive show took place in Newcastle, England. Headlined by the WWE World Championship match, the event was almost a full-house. The results have been provided below :
#1 The Miz (with Maryse) vs Dolph Ziggler(c) [Intercontinental Championship match]
An awesome encounter to start the show. The fans were really behind Ziggler in this contest.
The moment when he escaped from the Miz's Figure four Leglock, generated one of the biggest pops of the night. Maryse made several attempts to interfere, she even slapped the Champion twice. However, for the third slap, she got ejected from the ringside. Ziggler pinned the Miz after a Superkick.
Result: Dolph Ziggler defeated The Miz to retain the Intercontinental Championship
#2 Heath Slater and Rhyno(c) vs Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango) vs The Usos [Triple threat match for the Smackdown Tag team Championship]
Rhyno and Slater received massive pops from the audience. The decent tag team match had some fun spots as well. It can be stated that every participant had their own impressive individual highlights during this match. A gore to Jey Uso made sure that the Champions retained their gold. Also, it’s worth noting that Breezango have been getting quite the push at live events with a string of tag team title opportunities. A good way to utilize the neglected talents.
Result: Heath Slater and Rhyno retained over Breezango and The Usos
#3 Curt Hawkins vs Jack Swagger
Before the match, Hawkins cut a promo and asked Swagger to leave the ring. The former World Champion wouldn’t back down and the match officially started. Swagger applied the Patriot Lock on Hawkins and made him submit within 5 seconds. The loses Curt Hawkins is taking for a returning superstar is just shocking, to say the least.
Result: Jack Swagger defeated Curt Hawkins
#4 Naomi and Nikki Bella vs Carmella and Natalya
Once again, there was a pre-match promo, where Carmella bashed the audience for cheering the Bella. Despite being short, the match was entertaining. The ‘babyface’ team won as Nikki pinned Carmella with the Rack Attack.
Result: Nikki Bella and Naomi defeated Natalya and Carmella
#5 Kalisto vs Baron Corbin
Corbin started to viciously attack Kalisto even before the match officially began. Surprisingly, Kalisto was able to make a comeback during the match and dominated over the Lone Wolf. Ultimately, an End of Days on the former United States Champion helped Corbin win the contest.
Results : Baron Corbin defeated Kalisto