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By Dave Scherer on 2016-07-24 19:26:00

This match started as it should, with them going right after each other and ignoring the rules.  They went nuts on each other on the floor, with KO eating a lot of barricade before going back into the ring.  Once they got there, KO was in control.

The fans started chanting "Ole" so KO mocked them and kept working over Sami.  He got a near fall and then went to work with a chinlock as the crowd was chanting for Sami.  And KO mocked them for doing it.

Then Sami came back with a nasty clothesline and Michinoku Driver (which Cole called) for a two.  Sami then went short and landed on his shoulder.  KO went to work on it but Sami instead got a two with a Blue Thunder Bomb.  Sami is selling the arm now. He went to the top but KO came over to go for a Superplex.  Sami fought out and head butted KO off of the top.  Sami came off the top but missed and then ran into a kick and then got locked into the Crippler Crossface on his bad arm.  Close to the middle.  But he broke it.  KO ran in with a clothesline and Sami sold like he was rubber legged.  

But he wasn’t.  KO came in and ate an Exploder Suplex.  Sami went for the Helluva but KO rolled to the floor.  Sami went to the top and KO grabbed him for the senton but Sami got out and went for a combo Suplex Brain Buster on the apron.  JEEEEEEZ.  The crowd was chanting this is awesome and it’s great for sure.  KO got in the ring at nine and both men are down.  

There are deuling "Let's Go Owens/Sami Zayn" chants as they were throwning hands in the ring.

Sami went for his DDT through the ropes but ate a superkick instead.  KO hit the cannonball and went up.  Hit the Frog Splash but he sold for second, so it’s a two count only.  This is how they should have booked these guys from the get go.  

KO went for the Pop Up but Sami ran the ropes and hit the Tornado DDT.  OK, so much is happening, I can’t type.  Sorry.  Crazy crap and the fans are on their feet.  This is ridiculously great.  Owens hit the Powerbomb but Sami got the foot on the rope.

I have to say this, the announcing is great tonight.  They are are doing a great job.

KO grabbed him and asked him why he won’t stay down.  He slapped him.  Don’t make me do this,.  Stay down.  But Sami won’t.  Two big duplexes and then a Helluva kick.  NXT Sami is in the house.

Sami could have pinned him but instead, propped him up and then did another Helluva kick.  1-2-3.  Sami gets the win.

Holy Shizzle.  They are finally booking the real Sami Zayn.  This was stupid, off the hook awesome.  Great match and both guys stayed strong.

Damn, this show has been off the hook.

Natalya is out next for what they called a “Women’s Division Match”.  Beck came out and went right to work, as she should.

Natalya is out next for what they called a “Women’s Division Match”.  Beck came out and went right to work, as she should.  Becky is on fire.  She is beating Natty up, and Natty is bailing.  But she got Becky got caught up in the apron and Natty went to work viciously.  Natty went to work on the leg to set up The Sharpshooter.  Yes, working a body part.  This is a great night so far for wrestling.

Becky finally got away and hit an enzigiri.  She is still selling the leg though.  Natty came in and Beck hit elbows and clotheslines.  After a forearm to the face, which was stiff, she hit an Exploder for a two.  But then she ran into an elbow.  Natty wen for the Sharpshooter but Natty locked the elbow.  Natty powered out and locked on the Sharpshooter.  Beck got the ropes to break it.  Natty came in and Becky kicked her in the chest.  Becky went to the to and hit a Missile dropkick for a two.  The crowd may be a little burned out, which is a shame because they are working their asses off.  Natty locked in the Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring.  Beck is fighting to get to the ropes.  Natty kept bringing her back and then sitting her until she tapped out.  Natty wins.

And yet another match where it didn’t matter who won because both looked great.  They had a great match as well. The killer show continues.

Shane and Bryan meet up with Dean Ambrose in the back and heapted a ton of pressure on him to keep the belt on Smackdown.  Bryan did a fired up promo to say that Ambrose is the best.

Randy Orton will be on the Highlight Reel later.

Darren Young, with Bob Backlund, vs. The Miz, with Maryse, for the IC Title is next.

 

It’s even early on.  Backlund is giving Young advice at ringside. … The first big moment came when Maryse distracted Young and Miz got the upper hand and went to work on Young.  Miz got really smack talking, in a good way, on Backlund.  He was tough sounding, as a heel should be.  Miz kept working over Young but not like a wimp.  I like it.  Then, he ran into a clothesline and both men were down. … Young caught fire and went to work, with a backbreaker on the apron for two.  Damn, that hurt me to look at. … Young went for the Chicken Wing, but Miz got out and went to walk away when Backlund stopped him.  He went back to the ring where Young pulled the chain in.  Maryse slapped Backlund and then acted like he hit her.  Backlund went nuts and took his shirt off as Miz went out and slapped Backlund.  Young came out and locked on the Chicken Wing as the ref rang the bell for a count out.  The refs tried to pull Young off and he laid hands on him.  When Young walked away, he stared at his hands like his mentor.  

It was a solid match where Young got to show he had something while Miz worked a lot tougher than usual.  Real solid.

The Club vs. John Cena, Enzo and Big Cass is next.

John Cena is out first for his team.  Lots of cheers, compared to the old days.  Cena will be cohosting The Today Show tomorrow.  They put over that Cena is going back home to where he started on Smackdown.  Enzo and Cass were next.  Huge pop just for their music.  WWE has money in them.  The crowd is doing a sing along with Enzo.  That, again, is money.

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