WWE SmackDown Live Results May 2nd 2017, Latest SmackDown Live winners and video highlights
The blue brand saw a lot of interesting developments leading up to Backlash
A clip was shown of Jinder Mahal having a photo shoot with the WWE Championship. Shane McMahon then interrupted and said that titles were earned. Jinder vowed to become champion. Shane took the title and said he would return it to its rightful owner, Randy Orton. He announced that Jinder would be facing Sami Zayn later in the night
Chris Jericho gets more than what he asked for on his arrival to SmackDown Live
Shane McMahon introduced Chris Jericho to SmackDown Live. Shane said that he was thrilled to have him on the blue brand. He announced that he would be defending the US Title against Kevin Owens later in the night. AJ Styles then made his way out.
AJ Styles acknowledged the patchy history with Chris Jericho. He said that he didn’t forget the past that easily, and nothing would please him more than to take the US Title from him at Backlash. Chris Jericho said that he was the new face of America.
He teased putting AJ on the list for not thinking he would retain against Kevin Owens, and as he was about to do it, Kevin Owens came out. The crowd definitely wasn’t behind Owens. He said that the trio of AJ, Shane, and Y2J talking was the most ridiculous thing he had ever seen. He vowed to take back the United States Championship from him.
He told AJ that it wasn’t about him and told him to get out of “his ring”. As he was about to take a shot at Shane, AJ ran out and started a brawl with Owens. Referees and Shane McMahon cut in between to stop the fight.