WWE SmackDown Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The commentators are Michael Cole and Pat Mcafee.
– Tonight is the 1200th episode of WWE SmackDown, the blue show starts with the arrival without any music from Ronda Rousey. She stands in the center of the ring and says that last week she paid her fine and she demands to be reinstated. She asks Adam Pierce to come to the ring, because she won’t leave until she gets what she wants. Adam Pierce comes with security and says he understands why Ronda is upset, but she can’t sabotage the show to get what she wants. He asks her to calmly leave the ring. Ronda responds by telling Adam Pearce not to force her to use violence. Security comes into the ring to meet him, but Ronda Rousey attacks them. She ends up wearing a Jujigatame on a security member. Adam Pearce asks the police to come and Ronda lets herself be led away to the boos of a hot Montreal crowd. We follow the police who take Ronda Rousey by car and another crosses her. We see Roman Reigns getting out of that oncoming car and the Montreal fans are exploding.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament – First Round
Natalya & Sonya Deville vs. Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne)
At the end of the match, Natalya knocked Gigi Dolin down and carried the Sharpshooter, but the change was made which allowed Jacy Jayne to surprise the Canadian with a Rollup for the victory.
Winners: Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne)
– Behind the scenes, we find Sami Zayn who appears in front of Roman Reigns’ box. A member of security is in front and he tells her that the Tribal Chief wants to see him. Sami Zayne complies and settles on the sofa with Roman Reigns who asks him how he is. Sami Zayn says he’s fine, but complains about Jay being a bit on his back lately. He says he saved Jay last week, but he seems ungrateful because there was no thanks. Roman Reigns is pensive and ends up saying that he agrees with him, but that Jey is part of the family. Roman goes away for a few seconds and he receives a call that Sami takes, because he has the phone next to him. It’s Jey calling and Roman tells Sami to answer. Sami responds and says he will pass the message to Roman Reigns. The Tribal Chief asks what’s going on and Sami says the Usos might not be there tonight because they’re having trouble at the border, but he is there. Roman asks Sami Zayn if everything is going well with Kevin Owens and to tell him that he owes nothing to anyone. Sami ends by saying that they haven’t spoken in a while, but he must know.
– After the commercial break, we find the Maximum Male Models (Max Dupri, Maxxine Dupri, Mace & Mansoor) in the ring, but they are very quickly interrupted by Hit Row (Top Dolla, Ashante Thee Adonis & B-Fab). Max Dupri says that Hit Row does not correspond to the standards of MMM and more particularly Top Dolla. He doesn’t continue, as Ashante and Top Dolla are busy getting rid of Mace and Mansoor. Hit Row launches into an improvised concert with a very receptive crowd.
– We have a promo from Karrion Kross and Scarlett Bordeaux. Scarlett says a tongue may not be steel, but that doesn’t stop it from being sharp. Karrion Kross hails Drew McIntyre and says his return has completely unsettled him. He says he may not want to be called the “Chosen One”, but that’s what he is just like Roman Reigns. He says Roman succeeded where Drew McIntyre failed. He ends by saying that Drew McIntyre has been cast many times and they have been wrong.
Intercontinental Championship Fatal 5 Way Contenders Match
Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss vs. Sheamus vs. Ricochet vs. Sami Zayn
At the start of the match, Sami Zayn continues with a Tope Con Hilo which defeats two opponents, then in the ring, he performs a Michinoku Driver on Ricochet then a Blue Thunder Bomb on Madcap Moss.
During the match, Madcap Moss throws himself into the ropes, but Sheamus welcomes him and rings him with a High Knee which is not enough.
At the end of the match, Sami Zayn returns to the ring and rings Ricochet with a T-Bone Exploder against the corner then he follows up with his Helluvah Kick and he then tries the pinfall, but Corbin intervenes by pulling his leg and putting it. out of harm’s way on the outside. Happy Corbin comes back in the ring to take care of Ricochet when suddenly Sheamus gives him a Brogue Kick for the victory of this incredible match.
– It’s time for the funeral ceremony by the Viking Raiders for the New Day. We find Ivar and Erik in a forest performing a ritual ceremony with the appearance of Sarah Logan. Erik says they are here to celebrate battles past and battles to come. They respect New Day members who are true warriors, but they ignored the warnings so today Valhalla is their destination. The sun will set and it will be the dawn of a new Viking day. A fire is lit with New Day merchandise.
– Backstage, Liv Morgan tells Kayla Braxton that she’s ready to face Shotzi Blackheart tonight. She has an injured arm and Shotzi will probably take advantage of it, but she will do everything to win this match while watching out for Shayna Baszler who will be her opponent in Clash At The Castle.
– After the commercial break, we find Shotzi Blackheart telling Kayla Braxton that Liv Morgan is very emotional. She tries to fight while she is injured. Tonight, she’s going to show him how bad a decision it is to fight against her.
Liv Morgan vs Shotzi Blackheart
At the end of the match, Liv Morgan surprises Shotzi Blackheart with a Facebuster then she continues with her ObLiVion for the count of three and the victory.
Winner: Liv Morgan
After the match, Shayna Baszler goes after Liv Morgan and then pretends to attack her arm, but instead kicks her in the face and leaves.
– Behind the scenes, we find Roman Reigns who is preparing for the face-to-face with Drew McIntyre who is also preparing and finds an hourglass in his locker room. The shadow of Karrion Kross hangs over this face-to-face.
– Just before the face-to-face, the commentators announce the program for next week, including a Ricochet vs Happy Corbin.
– It’s face-to-face time with first the entry of Undisputed WWE Champion, Roman Reigns. A microphone is given to Roman Reigns who asks Montreal to recognize him. He says he’s gone every week now and he hears a lot of bullshit. He says that everyone who says they are the face of the company is a liar and more specifically Drew McIntyre, because there is only one person carrying the company on his back and his name is Roman Reigns. He says there’s no debate, as Drew McIntyre isn’t on his level when suddenly the Scotsman’s music hits.
Drew says he would have liked to say all this to her face, but like he said, he hasn’t really been around lately. He says Roman Reigns has been pulling the strings behind the scenes for several years to remain champion with the help of The Usos and Wise Man, Paul Heyman. He says that in Clash At The Castle he will finish off the Tribal Chief, but he doesn’t continue, as Roman Reigns attacks him and a fight breaks out. Drew gets the upper hand by sending him flying with a Belly to Belly Overhead Suplex and tries his Claymore, but Sami Zayn comes out of nowhere to save Roman by taking the hold for him. Roman then carries his Superman Punch and then attempts to finish off the Scot by preparing for the Spear, but Drew surprises him with a Claymore.
The show ends with Drew McIntyre celebrating with both belts.
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