Just two weeks out from Clash of Champions, WWE presented the Memorial Day episode of SmackDown with the WWE Universe hotly anticipating Roman Reigns’ reaction to Jey Usos’ huge victory last week.
Time for Reality Check
Unsurprisingly, it was Reigns who kicked off the show alongside Paul Heyman and The Tribal Chief delivered some home truths to Jey Uso.
While the latter believed that he should be thankful to Reigns for the opportunity, Reigns made it clear that at Clash of Champions, there will only be one winner.
Sheamus and King Corbin headed to the ring and claimed that Jey facing Reigns was a setup, which in turn set up a tag match between all four men for later in the night.
Backstage: Sami Zayn was freaking out at WWE producers because AJ Styles was challenging Jeff Hardy for the Intercontinental Championship, even though he’s the “real Champion”.
Intercontinental Championship: AJ Styles def. Jeff Hardy
Before the Championship match could get underway, Sami Zayn made his way out to the ramp to make it clear that this wasn’t a title match. Adam Pearce explained that Zayn was the one who needed to leave and he was taken to the back by security.
Styles looked to be going for the Phenomenal Forearm and the win before he was pulled off the apron by Zayn forcing the disqualification. The Great Liberator then hit Hardy with the Helluva Kick before leaving holding his title up.
Jeff Hardy then collapsed at ringside, and WWE went to an ad break.
Backstage: It was revealed that Hardy was struggling with dehydration before AJ Styles seemingly set up a triple threat match between the three men in the near future. Sami Zayn then went to check on Jeff Hardy and the two men brawled in the doctor’s office.
Backstage: The Street Profits were then shown speaking to Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura who they will face next week on Raw. The two Raw stars remained in the Champions’ Lounge after they left.
The Lucha House Party Def. Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura
The Street Profits were shown on the screen having a party in Cesaro and Nakamura’s Champions Lounge, which provided the distraction and allowed Kalisto to roll up Cesaro for a shock victory.
Bayley Explains Her Attack on Sasha Banks
Bayley made her way to the ring to address the situation with Sasha Banks where she revealed that The Boss had been using her all along and she knew this, which is why she used Banks and took everything that she could from her. She then said that Banks is now completely useless to her.
Fatal Four Way #1 Contender Match: Nikki Cross def. Alexa Bliss, Tamina, and Lacey Evans
Nikki Cross was attacked on her way to the ring but opted to still compete in the fatal four-way match.
One of the highlights of the match saw Alexa Bliss perfectly execute Sister Abigail on Cross while seemingly under the control of The Fiend before walking out on the match.
Cross recovered to reverse a Samoan Drop attempt from Tamina into a rollup to become the new number one contender for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Otis def. John Morrison
Otis was able to quickly defeat John Morrison, while The Miz ran away with his Money in the Bank case from ringside. It was later revealed that Otis kept his contract in a different case and The Miz had stolen his lunch.
Wobbly Walrus is in the House
Bray Wyatt’s newest friend was a parrot, but when he opened the box it turned out that he hadn’t cut any holes in the box.
The Boss then told Wyatt that he can’t control the Fun House alone anymore. This led to Wobbly Walrus being introduced as the special advisor, who is supposed to be a parody of Paul Heyman.
Roman Reigns and Jey Uso def. Sheamus and King Corbin
The main event match kicked off without Roman Reigns and allowed Sheamus and King Corbin to beat down Jey Uso.
Just as Sheamus looked for The Brogue Kick to finish the match, Reigns made his way to the ring and was able to come to the aid of his cousin.
Just as Jey was about to win the match, Reigns made the tag and delivered a spear to Sheamus to pick up the win for his team.
After the match, there was a tense moment on the ramp when Uso looked to raise his hand with his cousin but Reigns was holding the title in that hand and he pulled away and glared at his Clash of Champions challenger.