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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 back and the Smackdown Women's Champion, Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring.

Charlotte says Sunday she faced the toughest challenge in her career.  Asuka made her work harder and dig deeper than she ever thought.  She thanks Asuka for that.  Charlotte says the Queen left Wrestlemania still your champion.  They left every ounce of energy and emotion in that stadium on Sunday.  There was something different, more than it being Wrestlemania.  Who will she make magic with next?

Charlotte is interrupted by Peyton Royce and Billie Kay.

Peyton says she hears you are trying to make some magic and she knows a couple of wizards who can make that title disappear from around your waist.  Peyton and Billie introduce themselves to Charlotte.  Billie says your match at Wrestlemania was good, but it wasn't iconic.   Billie says no one wants to hear you yapping away.

Peyton does her imitation of Charlotte and then she thanks air for allowing her to breathe. 

Billie says that was a great impression.  She tells Charlotte to stop talking about a match that happened in the past.  Peyton says you are looking at the future.  It is out with the old and in with the Iconics. 

Charlotte with a shot to Billie but Peyton stops her.  They double team Charlotte.  Billie with a running boot to the head and then she sends Charlotte to the floor and they send her over the announce table.  They send her over the announce table again.  They send Charlotte into the ring post.  They send Charlotte into the ring steps.  They pick up Charlotte and hit a double belly-to-back suplex.  

They roll Charlotte back into the ring and Billie kicks Charlotte's robe away.

Officials come out to point at Billie and Peyton and tell them to leave the ring.

Carmella's music plays as Billie and Peyton go up the ramp.

Match Number Three:  Carmella versus Charlotte Flair for the Women's Title

Carmella with a super kick for the three count.

Winner:  Carmella

Carmella celebrates her victory in the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh are at the announce table to watch the next match.

Aiden English comes out and asks New Orleans what day is today and he reminds us that today is RUSEV DAY.

Match Number Four:   Bobby Roode versus Rusev (with Aiden English) versus Randy Orton in a Number One Contender Match

Roode and Orton both attack Rusev and kick him.  Orton with kicks in the corner and then Roode with kicks.  Orton with a punch and then Roode kicks Orton and punches him.  Roode with a chop but Orton with a punch.  Roode with a kick and side head lock.  Roode with a shoulder tackle but Orton with a back elbow and he goes to the floor to deal with Rusev.  Orton sends Rusev into the ringside barrier and then Aiden distracts Orton for a moment.  Orton returns to the ring and he kicks Roode and connects with a European uppercut.

Orton drops Roode's midsection on the top rope and he gets a near fall.  Orton with a reverse chin lock into a side head lock.  Roode backs Orton into the corner and Roode with shoulders and a chop.  Roode with another chop.  Roode with an Irish whip and Orton tries for an RKO but Roode avoids it.  Rusev with a clothesline to Orton and then he kicks Roode.  Rusev with an Irish whip and Roode with a boot and Blockbuster for a near fall.  Orton sends Roode over the top rope to the floor.  

Orton has something to say to Rusev and Rusev with a round kick to the head for a near fall.  Orton goes to the floor and Rusev follows.  Rusev sends Orton into the announce table.  Orton stops Rusev from doing it a second time and Orton with a backdrop driver onto the announce table.  Roode chops Orton and then he hits a running forearm and clothesline.  Roode with a clothesline into the corner and a neck breaker.  Roode goes up top and he hits a clothesline.  

Orton avoid the Glorious DDT and gets a near fall with a rollup.  Orton with two clotheslines and he ducks a clothesline from Roode for a power slam.  Roode goes to the apron and Orton thinks about an IEDDT but Roode back drops Orton to the apron.  Orton drops Roode on the top rope and Rusev with a back drop driver onto the announce table.  Rusev with kicks to the chest followed by a running hip into the corner and a jumping spin kick.  Rusev signals for the MACHKA Kick and he connects.  Rusev applies the Accolade but Orton with a boot to the back and he sends Rusev into the ring post.  Roode with a rollup for a near fall.  Orton with an RKO to Roode for the three count.

Winner:  Randy Orton

After the match, Orton and Mahal have a stare down.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at the historic first ever Women's Money in the Bank briefcase cash in.

Carmella is in the interview area and she is congratulated on successfully cashing in.  She was asked what made tonight the right time.  Carmella says when a queen overstays her welcome, there is a princess ready to take over.  Two hundred eighty-seven days she waited.  She waited for the perfect time to cash in.  Carmella starts to tear up and there is someone she wants to thank.  She thanks herself.  She made history winning Money in the Bank and she cashed in on her own.  Carmella is asked about Peyton and Billie and she ignores the question.

AJ Styles walks in the back and Renee Young tells AJ about what Nakamura said.  AJ says he does not care what Nakamura said and maybe he will put his fist down his throat.  AJ says he never thought he would be across the ring from Daniel Bryan but Daniel might be great, but he is not phenomenal.

Match Number Five:  Daniel Bryan versus AJ Styles in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Styles with a waist lock take down and Bryan escapes.  They lock up and Styles with a side head lock and shoulder tackle.  Styles flips over Daniel's back and gets a near fall.  Bryan with a bridge and they hold onto the Greco Roman Knuckle lock.  Bryan with a kick to the arm.  Bryan with kicks to the ribs.  Bryan with an arm wringer followed by a wrist lock and then he works on the shoulder and applies a hammer lock on one arm and an arm bar on the other.  Bryan holds on to the key lock.  Styles with an elbow but Bryan with a European uppercut.  Styles with a Phenomenal drop kick and Bryan goes to the floor.

Styles with a slingshot forearm as we go to commercial.

We are back and Bryan with a knee to block a suplex.  Bryan with a flying clothesline.  Daniel with the running drop kick into the corner and then he kicks Styles in the chest.  Styles blocks the final round kick and hits a dragon screw.  Styles with a flying clothesline into the corner.  Styles with an Irish whip and Bryan flips over but Daniel's knee buckled.  Styles with a moonsault into an reverse DDT for a near fall.  Styles with kicks to the leg and a series of strikes.  Bryan with a butterfly suplex into an arm bar but Styles blocks it and escapes.  Styles with the Calf Crusher.

Daniel rolls through and he applies the Yes Lock but Styles with a rollup for a near fall.  Bryan misses a round kick and Styles with a Pele Kick and clothesline for a near fall.  Styles goes to the apron and he comes off the ropes into a kick.  Bryan with a round kick to the head.  Bryan sets for the flying boot but Styles drops down and tries for a Styles Clash.  Bryan escapes and he applies the Yes Lock.  Styles gets his foot on the ropes.

Bryan puts Styles in the tree of woe and Bryan with kicks to the midsection.  Bryan sets for a super belly-to-back suplex but Styles is able to counter and he lands on top of Bryan.

Shinsuke Nakamura with Kinshasa to Daniel Bryan and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner:  Daniel Bryan (by disqualification)

After the match, Nakamura with strikes to Styles and then he hits him low.  Nakamura with Kinshasa.

Nakamura with another low blow to Styles.

We go to credits.


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