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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: A NEW GM, NEW FACES, A NEW CHAMPION, A DREAM MATCH, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-04-10 21:59:00

We are in New Orleans, Louisiana and your announcers are Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, and Byron Saxton.

Shane McMahon shuffles his way to the ring.  

He thanks everyone for the reaction and he welcomes everyone to Smackdown, the final exclamation point on this Wrestlemania weekend.  Shane thanks everyone for being part of Wrestlemania and making it a huge success.  Shane says he has been fortunate to have a number of Wrestlemania moments but this year we got to witness the return of Daniel Bryan.  Not only did he have the privilege to tag with Daniel Bryan, but because of his dream and resolve, they not only competed but they won.  Shane says Daniel was born to do this.  He has crossed over to be a full time in ring performer.

Daniel has resigned as General Manager of Smackdown and Shane says he has accepted it.  When one door closes, another opens.  Shane brings out the new General Manager . . . Paige.

Paige says that she is back.  Last night on Raw, she delivered her retirement speech and she walked through the curtain for what she thought was the last time and Shane was standing there.  Paige thanks Shane because it does mean the world to her.  She knows the superstar shake up is next week but that is next week.  Paige says she wants to make this night truly special for everyone.

Paige says that Daniel Bryan has not wrestled on television in more than three years so do you want to see him in action tonight.  Daniel Bryan will face . . . AJ Styles.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One:  Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso versus Big E and Xavier Woods (with Kofi Kingston) in a Number One Contender Match

Woods and Jimmy start things off and Jimmy with a flying forearm and then he is sent to the apron but Jey makes the tag and he punches Woods and they hit a double kick to the head for a near fall.  Big E tags in and he hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex.  Woods tags in and he gets Big E on his shoulders for a wheelbarrow splash and Woods gets a near fall.  Woods with kicks and then he tags in Big E and he kicks Jey.  Woods tags back in and kicks Jey and then Woods is Irish whipped to Jey for a baseball slide.  

Woods with a punch and they return to the ring.  Woods gets a near fall and then he hits a double sledge to the back.  Woods with punches but Jey punches back.  Woods with a kick and he sends Jey into the turnbuckles.  Big E tags in and he hits a running shoulder into the turnbuckles.  Woods with a gutbuster from a fireman's carry position and Big E gets a near fall.  Big E with an abdominal stretch.  Jey with an elbow and head butts to get out of the hold.

Big E with an uppercut and he gets a near fall.  Big E with a Warrior Splash for a near fall.  Woods tags back in and he hits an elbow drop from the turnbuckles for a near fall.  Woods with a waist lock.  Jey gets to the ropes but it is in the New Day's corner and Big E tags back in and he hits a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall.  Big E goes to the apron for a splash to Jey but Big E takes too much time and Jey moves as Big E falls to the floor.

Woods and Jimmy tag in and Jimmy with punches and a super kick followed by an uppercut.  Jimmy with an enzuigiri to Big E and then he sends Woods to the floor.  Jimmy with a plancha onto Big E.  Jimmy stops Woods.  Woods with an elbow and he tries for the Honor Roll but Jimmy counters into a Samoan drop and he gets a near fall.  Jey tags in and they wait for Woods to get up and Woods with a DDT to Jey.  Big E with a spear through the ropes on Jimmy.  Woods with a leg drop for a near fall on Jey.

Woods pulls off Jey's shirt to work on the injured ribs.  Woods with another punch to the midsection.  Jey with a forearm and Woods with a forearm of his own.  Jey with a running forearm of his own.  Woods with a punch to the midsection when Jey charges at him.  Woods puts Jey in the ropes and Woods goes for the hesitation drop kick but Jey gets up and hits a super kick.  Big E makes the tag and Woods with a lungblower while Big E hits a UranagE but Jey kicks out at two.

Big E tags in Woods and they set for Midnight Hour but The Usos with a double super kick.  Jey with a rollup on Woods for a near fall after Woods hits a missile drop kick on Jimmy.  Jimmy with a super kick and Jey tags in and he hits a frog splash for the three count.

Winners:  Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso

After the match, the new Smackdown Tag Team Champions, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper make their way to the stage and they point their Bludgeon Hammers at The Usos.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see Naomi and her trophy.  She is interviewed and Natalya interrupts.  Natalya says that Naomi was the least favored pick and everyone else agreed.  She says that people said it was the biggest disappointment of the night.  Natalya says she is looking forward to Naomi being sent to Raw.  Naomi says that if this is her last time on Smackdown, she accepts the match with Natalya.

Match Number Two:  Naomi versus Natalya

They lock up and Natalya with a side head lock and Naomi with a head scissors and Natalya escapes and poses for the crowd.  Naomi with a side head lock and Natalya with a head scissors and Naomi escapes and mocks Natalya's reaction.  Natalya slaps Naomi and then snap mares Naomi and runs over her back but Naomi with a knee and head scissors.  Natalya is put in the ropes and Naomi with a kick to the back.  Naomi with a slingshot leg drop and Natalya goes to the floor.  

We go to commercial.

We are back and Natalya with an abdominal stretch.  Naomi with a hip toss to escape.  Natalya with a clothesline and she poses again.  Natalya with a kick to the midsection and then she hits a suplex.  Natalya with a forearm to the back of the head and then she returns to the abdominal stretch and she pulls Naomi's leg off the mat.  Natalya with a forearm and then she goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Naomi lands on her feet and hits a wheelbarrow stunner.  

Naomi with kicks to the leg and then she hits a scorpion kick.  Natalya stops a springboard move and Natalya with a spining sit out power bomb for a near fall.  Naomi blocks a sharpshooter attempt but Natalya hits a discus clothesline for a near fall.  Natalya tries to send Naomi into the turnbuckles but Naomi escapes.  Naomi with a spin kick and a split legged moonsault for the three count.

Winner: Naomi

Renee Young knocks on Nakamura's locker room door and he emerges.  Renee says that people are calling what Nakamura did was reprehensible.  She asks why would Nakamura tarnish his dream match.  Nakamura says he does not know what came over him.  Maybe he was too emotional.  He says he is sorry about what he did to AJ Styles.  Renee wants a real answer from Nakamura.

Nakamura says he does not speak English.

Charlotte walks in the back as we go to commercial.

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