Here's what's on tap for tonight's Smackdown:
Night One of the WWE Draft
Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair
We're in Baltimore, Maryland at the Royal Farms Arena for Smackdown. Tonight is a big one as it's the FIRST NIGHT OF THE DRAFT!!! We get an opening vignette that hypes the draft. Michael Cole and Pat McAfee tell us half the roster is eligible tonight and the other half will be eligible on Raw. Raw, Smackdown, and NXT superstars are eligible and the drafted rosters go into effect after Crown Jewel. They say tonight's main event is Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair.
It's time for the first pick!! Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville welcome us from a podium at the top of the ramp. Sonya announces Smackdown announces IT'S FIRST PICK IS ROMAN REIGNS!!! McAfee says Deville does it better than Roger Goodell!! RAW SELECTS BIG E WITH THEIR FIRST PICK!! SMACKDOWN PICKS CHARLOTTE FLAIR WITH THEIR SECOND PICK!! RAW TAKES BIANCA BELAIR WITH IT'S SECOND PICK!!!
Roman Reigns (WWE Universal Champion) (Smackdown)
Big E (WWE Champion) (Raw)
Charlotte Flair (WWE Raw Women's Champion) (Smackdown)
Bianca Belair (Raw)
Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring. Highlights of Reigns win over The Demon at Extreme Rules are shown. They finally get to the ring. Reigns quotes the back of his shirt and says "We the ones" because he's #1. Reigns tells Baltimore to acknowledge him! Reigns passes the mic to Heyman and Heyman says we're not loud enough. Heyman calls the crowd morons. Heyman says we can't call The Demon undefeated anymore because of the exorcist courtesy of Reigns. Heyman says Reigns is a shark that's always looking forward. In this case, he's looking forward to Crown Jewel. Heyman says Crown Jewel won't take place in Suplex City because Reigns is the suplexercist. Heyman says Reigns will smash and conquer Lesnar at Crown Jewel to remain champion. BROCK LESNAR'S MUSIC HITS AND HE'S HERE!!! Lesnar circles the ring before getting in. We get a face-to-face stare down. They trade words but we can't hear what's said. REIGNS ATTACKS!!! LESNAR FIRES BACK WITH A GERMAN!! ANOTHER ONE!! HERE COMES THE USOS!! LESNAR TAKES CARE OF THEM AS REIGNS BAILS!! Lesnar challenges Reigns to get back in the ring and he teases it but doesn't. LESNAR PICKS UP EACH OF THE USOS AND DELIVERS A F-5!!!
Kayla Braxton is backstage for an interview with Charlotte Flair. Charlotte demands to be congratulated. She gives us a "Long live the Queen followed by a WOOOO".
We get highlights of "Happy Time" with Happy Corbin last week that ended in a Kevin Owens beat down.
Happy Corbin w/ Madcap Moss defeated Kevin Owens via pin @ 7:34. Corbin picked up the win with an assist from Moss and hitting End of Days. This is about what you would expect from these two these days. Yes, Riddick Moss is now called Madcap Moss
Highlights of Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair from Extreme Rules.
We get vignettes for KING OF THE RING AND QUEEN OF THE RING!! BOTH START NEXT FRIDAY!!!
Time for the next round! The picks are listed below:
Drew McIntyre - Smackdown
RK-Bro (WWE Raw Tag Team Champions) - Raw
The New Day - Smackdown
Edge - Raw
Kayla is backstage with Drew McIntyre. McIntyre has his sights set on the Universal Championship.
Edge makes his way to the ring. He thanks Baltimore for the ovation. Edge says he's the only one here that was on the first Smackdown. Smackdown is his home but he's looking forward to the challenge on Raw. Speaking of challenges, that brings him to Seth Rollins. Edge says Rollins knows he's not 100% or cleared. Edge says Rollins knew he would be here to answer the challenge. Edge says Rollins keeps saying he's better than him so Edge wants him to come out and say it to his face. Rollins appears on the tron. Rollins says Edge actually showed up. Rollins says he doesn't believe a word that comes out of Edge's mouth. Rollins says he's not there and REVEALS HE IS AT EDGE'S HOUSE!! Edge takes off running. Rollins knocks on the door of Edge's house and it's unlocked. Rollins lets himself in and helps himself to food in the kitchen. Rollins sees artwork done by Edge's girls and makes fun of it. Rollins continues to look throughout the house and sees a family portrait. Rollins lounges and says it's the coziest home he's ever been in and he may just stay all night. Edge is shown backstage on the phone talking to Beth on the phone. He tells Beth not to go home and to go to her brother's house.
Liv Morgan and Carmella were set for an Extreme Rules rematch. Liv Morgan attacked Carmella before the bell. Carmella then grabbed a mic and put on a sparkling match. Then Carmella attacked Liv and the match never happened.
Time for the next round!
Happy Corbin & Madcap Moss - Smackdown
Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H. (WWE Women's Tag Team Champions) - Raw
Hit Row - Smackdown
Keith "Bearcat" Lee - Raw
I thought Rhea and Nikki weren't eligible because they are the women's tag champs?! Oh well......
The New Day & The Street Profits defeated The Alpha Academy, Dolph Ziggler, & Robert Roode in an eight man tag team match via pin @ 9:59. The New Day would finish off Roode with the Midnight Hour. Typical eight man tag these days.
Belair is shown warming up backstage. She faces Banks next!
Time for the last round of tonight!
Naomi - Smackdown
Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio - Raw
Jeff Hardy - Smackdown
Austin Theory - Raw
Kayla Braxton tries to get a word with Jeff Hardy backstage. BROCK LESNAR INTERRUPTS AND TAKES THE MIC! BROCK SAYS HE'S A FREE AGENT THANKS TO PAUL HEYMAN!! Brock says he can do whatever the hell he wants to do and thanks Heyman again. It was odd to hear Brock cut a promo of his own.
Roman Reigns asks Heyman about it in their locker room. Heyman appears to have been crying. Reigns gets pissed and screams at Heyman. Reigns tells Heyman “You’re only the wise man when I saw you’re the wise man!” Reigns tells Heyman to go to Raw on Monday and make sure that the Usos get drafted to Smackdown.
A vignette airs for Raw and says Goldberg will be live.
Sasha Banks defeated Bianca Belair via pin @ 13:24. WWE Smackdown Women's Champion Becky Lynch was on commentary during the match. At the end of the match, Belair and Lynch got into it on the outside and Lynch held onto Belair's braid. The distraction allowed Banks to roll up Belair for the win!
Post match, Charlotte Flair hit the ring and laid out Banks and Belair. Charlotte and Becky had a stare down to end the show!
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