Smackdown Results and Reactions 05.08
Sonya Deville defeated Mandy Rose.
This will be part 1 of many battles between Deville and Rose. Deville has hatred over Rose for always being second best and is tired of feeling that way. On the other hand, Rose did not consider the situation that way but sees Deville's true colors.
For the in-ring performance, we will see the true value of both superstars. They have so much more to give as their first match gave a taste of what will soon come in the next coming weeks.
Smackdown 8 man tag team (Four Tag teams in the ring)
The Miz pinned Lince Dorado but it was The Forgotten Sons that did most of the work to allow Miz & Morrison to look good in the middle of the ring. Miz & Morrison feel that they have been mistreated in the way they lost their titles. The Forgotten Sons made a strong presence and focused on eliminating The New Day. The New Day is the eight-time tag team champions who proclaim they are the best tag teams in WWE. The Lucha House Party defeated The Miz & Morrison a few weeks ago and felt they were left out of the picture. All four tag teams will be involved in a fatal four-way match at MITB. The winner will be tag team champions.
Jeff Hardy returns to Smackdown. Sheamus, who has been jealous of Michael Cole's comments that usually comes after the match about Hardy, gave his harsh opinion about Hardy and his personal life. The Hardy and Sheamus story escalated and Hardy got the first of it by executing the Swanton Bomb from the top corner ropes. This has an excellent build-up for Summerslam.
Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman came face-to-face.
There was nothing spectacular between these two superstars. Wyatt claims he created the monster and Strowman responds to "You don't know me." Wyatt has a way to change superstars to what they are but only as "The Fiend." The Universal title is on the line for MITB.
Tamina Evans defeated Bayley & Sasha Banks
Tamina pinned the champion but will she do it again this Sunday at MITB. For Evans, she has the opportunity to jump on top by winning the MITB briefcase. She will go against five other superstars to include Carmella, Dana Brooke from Smakdown, and RAW's Nia Jax, Asuka, and Shayna Baszler.
Where does this leave Sasha Banks? She is the wildcard on all this. Let's see what happens this Sunday.
King Corbin on top of the ladder
At the end of the show, Corbin climbed the ladder and took the briefcase to show the world he will be the one to win MITB. I feel as if it is a jinx to show off when there are five other superstars to compete for the briefcase and have the opportunity to cash in for the world championship at any given time.
In the match, Corbin, Cesaro and Shinske Nakamura defeated Daniel Bryan, Drew Gulak and Otis.
Many scenarios can happen during MITB. Will Nakamura and Cesaro assist in helping Corbin win? Can Otis climb the ladder? Will it be AJ Styles or King Corbin the favorite? Or whoever wins, will they cash in the same night?
Tune in to the Hard Hittin Wrestling Show for the post-reaction of MITB.