WWE World Champion AJ Styles, John Cena and Dean Ambrose did not hold back in their face-to-face-to-face confrontation that proved extremely explosive. Elsewhere, the mind games between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt took a mysterious turn, the Tag Team and Women’s divisions rose to new heights and several rising stars of the New Era looked to make their mark on Team Blue.
Kane def. Bray Wyatt via Count-out
The mind games between Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton began a new chapter during The New Face of Fear’s WWE Backlash rematch against Kane.
In the midst of the two behemoths duking it out in the squared circle, The Viper suddenly appeared on the TitanTron and began to pontificate in a similar fashion to The Eater of Worlds. This distraction drove Wyatt into an absolute frenzy, prompting him to go after Orton backstage and costing him the match via count-out.
Alexa Bliss & Carmella def. Becky Lynch & Nikki Bella
What started as a one-on-one contest between Total Bellas star Nikki Bella and Alexa Bliss with Carmella on commentary quickly evolved (or devolved, depending on how you look at it) into a tag team match. For when both The Princess of Staten Island and Becky Lynch got involved, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan restarted the contest as a doubles affair.
Becky and Nikki came out of the gates strong, clearly trying to avenge the recent attacks and beat downs that both Alexa and Carmella had bestowed upon them over the past several weeks. However, in the end, it was the same story on a different day with Team Blue’s resident mean girls getting the victory when, following Nikki chasing Carmella to the back, Bliss overcame the reigning titleholder with Twisted Bliss, gaining all the momentum heading into their SmackDown Women’s Championship this Sunday at No Mercy.
Daniel Bryan honored Susan G. Komen’s More Than Pink standouts
SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan honored Susan G. Komen More Than Pink standouts Teresa Blanco, Wendy Morihiro, Sandra Lopez, Wendy Shurelds and Merrilee Neal with replica SmackDown Women’s Championships. Bryan told the women that they are more than champions and heroes in all of the WWE Universe’s eyes, then led a massive YES! chant in their honor.
The Hype Bros def. The Vaudevillains
Competition is tight in the SmackDown LIVE Tag Team division, for this we are sure. It was never more evident than in this nail biter between The Hype Bros and The Vaudevillains that saw another force of the division, The Ascension, come out to observe.
In the end, after a relentless battle between both pairings, The Hype Bros were able to lock up the victory when Ryder defeated Aiden English after he and Rawley connected with the Hype Ryder, as all the while Konor and Viktor continued to watch on.
“Miz TV” presented a “Dolphumentary” with spirit