WWE Smackdown Live Results & Review: May 1st 2018

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Preview

The WWE Championship Match between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura at the Greatest Royal Rumble ended in a double count out. Styles attacked Nakamura with a steel chair and then with a Phenomenal forearm outside the squared circle. Even though both the superstars are scheduled to face off against each other at Backlash this Sunday, The Artist is demanding a public apology from  The Phenomenal One for his actions in Saudi Arabia.

Date: May 1st, 2018

Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada

Blunt Wedge

Back when The Miz was still running wild on Monday Night RAW (brother), he tried to sow the seeds of hatred between Finn Balor and Seth Rollins with the hope of turning them against one another. Tonight, The Miz tried doing the same thing to Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy. And just like on the red show, The Awesome One’s plan not only did not work but also backfired, leading to the two Miz TV guests joining forces against the host.

 

And of course, a tag team followed, pitting Hardy and Orton against The Miz and Shelton Benjamin, who we only just remembered to still be part of the United States championship picture. We had so much hope on The Golden Standard when he returned, but the way he has been booked has left us disappointed.

 

 

Size Matters (again)

Big Cass basically pulled a Mickie James tonight, as he body-shamed Daniel Bryan and used some exaggeration by calling in a mini-man in Daniel Bryan cosplay. This was nothing new to us, but what was worth noting and commending was the way Big Cass drew some serious heat.

Evil foreigner, check. Using superior stereotypes from the heel’s own city, check. Body-shaming, check. Giving a local miniman a few moments of glory before giving him the BIG boots, also check. Together with Big Cass’ powerful and effective body language and voice tone, it is safe to say Enzo’s former tag team partner had an outstanding promo tonight.

 

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