With Clash of Champions just around the corner later this month, Smackdown is working on its next pay per view.
New contenders were added to the mix for the US Championship and the Smackdown Tag Team Championships this week, while Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens continue to dominate the headlines.
The New Day, Rusev, The Bludgeon Brothers, Randy Orton and Charlotte Flair were in action on Tuesday night, and here are seven things that were lost overnight from the SmackDown week edition …
1. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn justify their actions
Last week, we saw Kevin Owens beat Randy Orton in a no-disqualification match thanks to the assistance of Sami Zayn, who was Excluded from the ring, but managed to attack Orton with a chair on the ramp to circumvent the rules and help Owens win.
The pair opened the show this week, claiming they are the subject of a McMahon family vendetta and explaining that they got away with the Shane McMahon's rules to stick to the regime again, and that he needs to look at his words more carefully, as they will continue to dodge and win.
Shane then came up to deny any revenge against any man in the first place, before booking Zayn in a match with Orton, in which Owens would be handcuffed to the ropes, and announcing that Owens and Zayn will face Orton and a partner of your choice in Clash of Champions. 19659002] 2. Rusev and Aiden English win a match for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The match for the Tag Team Championship in Clash of Champions already featured The Usos, The New Day and Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin, but another team was added to that game after Tuesday's edition of Smackdown.
Rusev and Aiden English teamed up to face Big E and Kofi Kingston of The New Day, and got a surprise win, with Rusev scoring the pin in Kingston, and that gave them a shot at the Tag Team Championship of Smackdown later this month.
3. Mojo Rawley explains why he attacked Zack Ryder
Last week, Mojo Rawley turned his back on label teammate Zack Ryder, dissolving the Hype Bros at once by all after a series of defeats, and Rawley explained his actions this week.
Rawley revealed that everyone, including the tight end of the New England Patriots and his friend Rob Gronkowski, have been asking him why he did what he did, but he believes that people should ask themselves what has Ryder. fact, noting that Rawley himself won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale at Wrestlemania earlier this year, where his meeting with Ryder has been nothing but losses.
4. The Bludgeon Brothers continue their dominance
In another part of the label team division, the newly reintroduced Bludgeon Brothers – Erick Rowan and Luke Harper – ended up breaking The Hype Bros with two consecutive wins over Rawley and Ryder, and they won again this week.
The Bludgeon brothers clashed with local talents Adam James and Josh Carr, claiming a quick victory, as they seek to put themselves in the competition for the SmackDown tag team championship before the new year.
5. Dolph Ziggler interferes with Baron Corbin against Bobby Roode
Bobby Roode seems to have his sights set on the United States Championship challenging Baron Corbin for his title last week, and while Corbin rejected him for a title, the pair meeting on Smackdown this week.
Dolph Ziggler was in the match comment while trying to get in the fight for the US Championship, and he As expected , abandoned his position to interfere in the match and gave Roode a disqualification victory, and now Corbin will defend his title against Roode and Ziggler in Clash of Champions.
6. Riott Squadron continues to cause problems
Riott Squad – Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan – has arrived from NXT and has been causing chaos in Smackdown with a series of attacks on the list of Smackdown women, and Riott even demanding a Championship shot after hitting Charlotte Flair last week.
Riott did not have that opportunity this week, as Tamina faced Flair in a losing effort when she took advantage of the presentation of Figure Out, before the Riott Squad came to close the horns, once again serving as warning to the rest of the division.
7. Randy Orton defeats Sami Zayn – and Shane McMahon seems to be going crazy with power
The main event saw Kevin Owens pass handcuffed to the ropes despite his pleas to be released , with Daniel Bryan warning him that if he did not, he would be suspended.
Halfway through the game, Zayn tried to cut Owens but was blocked by Orton, before Owens managed to break free and try to interfere in the fight, but Orton not only attacked him, but later picked up the victory over Zayn.
Zayn and Owens tried to attack Orton after the bell, only for Shinsuke Nakamura to come to Orton's aid, announcing himself as Orton's partner in Clash of Champions in the process.
After the game, Shane McMahon revealed to a dazed Daniel Bryan that he had not even started with his punishment for Owens and Zayn, and his match against Orton and Nakamur will have a special guest referee, McMahon himself.