WWE Banned Beach Balls From Last Night's SmackDown

Taylor Byrd
August 24, 2017

While Raw's biggest surprise was Cena showing up, Smackdown did a much better job of providing fun surprises and exciting new directions for the blue brand.

For the first match of the night, Aiden English was in the ring and started doing his singing bit. And is SmackDown Live about to get a little more glorious? English is interrupted by none other than Bobby Roode, who just dropped the NXT Championship to Drew McIntyre three days ago at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III.

Chad Gable may have lost a tag team partner when Jason Jordan moved on to RAW, but geneal manager Daniel Bryan may have managed to secure a potential replacement for the future of American Alpha: The original gold standard himself and former tag team champion Shelton Benjamin.

Shinsuke Nakamura was devastatingly close to winning the WWE championship at Summerslam on Sunday, but thanks to some help from the Singh Bros., Jinder Mahal managed to prevail at the eleventh hour once again. This led to Owens walking out and saying that Styles didn't beat him at SummerSlam, but rather Shane McMahon screwed him out of the title. Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder also had a good showing and were somewhat protected by the distraction finish. After the match, they cut a promo and put every tag team on notice because they will suffer the same fate as The New Day. Corbin offers to ref the match as long as he gets first dibs at a title shot if Owens walks out as champion. The Sing Brothers stepped in and bragged about Jinder Mahal's title defense.

2-on-1 Tornado Handicap Match: Shinsuke Nakamura def. During that event, there were a few championships that changed hands on the roster including Natalya winning the women's title and The Usos reclaiming the tag team titles. Naomi got the win for her team on Carmella with the split legged moonsault.

When the main event match arrived, "The Lone Wolf" Baron Corbin was Owens' special guest referee.

He hit Owens with a Pele Kick and then a Styles Clash to pin Owens to keep his title in a thrilling match. McMahon not happy with Corbin's officiating, ran down to the ring to speak with The Lone Wolf while Owens delivered a low blow to The Phenomenal One.

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