WWE’s European tour continued at Aberdeen, Scotland. The Smackdown Live! exclusive show was headlined by the WWE Championship match, between “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles and “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose. The show was a full-house. Below is the snap of the crowd before the start of the event:
Here are the results:
Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz (w/ Maryse) for the Intercontinental Championship
A title match opened the show with the crowd crazy for Ziggler. It seemed that Ziggler’s reign was over when Maryse tried to interfere. However, Ziggler managed to overcome the obstacle and cemented his run as the WWE Intercontinental Champion, following a Superkick, which was enough to keep Miz down for a 3 count.
Result: Dolph Ziggler defeated The Miz via pinfall to retain the Intercontinental Championship
Jack Swagger vs. Curt Hawkins
Curt Hawkins’ dismal run since his return continued, after being defeated by Jack Swagger in just under a minute. The loss may seem surprising, considering how much WWE tried to hype his return. Despite being a former World Champion, Jack Swagger, is not getting much time on Live TV these days.
Result : Jack Swagger defeated Curt Hawkins
Rhyno and Heath Slater vs. The Usos vs. Tyler Breeze and Fandango
Rhyno and Heath Slater have had a great run with the title so far, with the chemistry between these two being the secret of success of this team. They managed to retain their gold after a gore to Jey Uso, was enough to keep him down for the pinfall victory.
The tag from Heath Slater to bring on Rhyno generated one of the biggest pops of the night. This match featured Breezango and they have been receiving repeated title shots at Live Events, which may be a sign of a push, and as far as The Usos are concerned, their heel turn and the change in the attire have been refreshing to watch.
Result: Rhyno and Heath Slater defeated The Usos and Breezango to retain the Smackdown Tag Team Titles.
Nikki Bella and Naomi vs. Carmella and Natalya
The entrance for Nikki Bella got a huge pop to start off things and the Faces managed to pick up the victory over the heels, after a Rack Attack by Nikki Bella to Carmella finished things off. Carmella has been good with her heel work and managed to look strong despite being on the losing side. Natalya and Naomi were also given time to shine too.