The SmackDown on the final stop to WrestleMania kicked off at exactly 8/7 C inside the WWE thunderdome at University of South Florida Yuengling Centre in Tampa Florida.

On tonight’s SmackDown:

  • Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler will defend the Women’s Tag Team Championship against Natalya & Tamina

Jey Uso kicked off the show in the ring and talked about how his brother ‘Jimmy Uso’ disrespected the Head of he Table last week on SmackDown. Jey Uso then vowed that that his brother will have no other choice than to acknowledge the Tribal Chief tonight on SmackDown. Jey concluded his speech by respectfully calling on Roman Reigns, then the Tribal Chief made his way into the ring acommpanied by Paul Heyman.

A recap of the video where Jimmy Uso returned to SmackDown last week and disrespected Roman Reigns was played. The video also contained the fiend between Roman Reigns and Jimmy Uso last year at Hell in the Cell.

Roman Reigns appeared in the ring and Paul Heyman held his Title. Roman Reigns then revealed that he likes and respects Cesaro just like every other wrestlers in the locker room. Roman Reigns boasted about being more than a champion. “I am more than just a wrestler, I am the Tribal Chief and Head of the Table” said Roman Reigns .

Roman Reigns mocked Cesaro of not having a single heavy weight Championship match since he began his wrestling career in WWE. He then asked Paul Heyman the number of time he has had Heavy Weight Championship matches and Heyman said 39 times. The Tribal Chief was about to address Jimmy Uso then he was interupted my Jimmy’s music.

Jimmy Uso hits the ring and accused Jey of being Roman Reigns’s bitch. He then ridiculed Roman Reigns by saying that he won’t walk out of WrestleMania Backlash as the Universal Champion. Jimmy said it would bring more honour to the family if The Uso becomes the Tag Team Champions and Roman Reigns remains the Universal Champion.

Roman Reigns became furious and made Jimmy Uso know his real identity in WWE. “I am the Universal Champion, the Head of the Table and the Tribal chief, I have main-evented WrestleMania 5 times, I put food on the table and I am the face of this company. If you think that you can do all this, then grab the Universal Championship and defend it against Cesaro this Sunday” said Roman Reigns.

Jimmy got the mic and openly challenged Cesaro to a match tonight. Cesaro’s music was played and he appeared at the entrance and accepted Jimmy’s challenge. Cesaro then vowed to beat Jimmy tonight and also defeat Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania Backclash to win the Universal Championship.

WWE women’s Tag Team Championship Match

Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Natalya & Tamina

Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler music hits and they made their way into the ring acommpanied by Reginald. Natalya & Tamina joined them therefater and the match kicked off.

The match kicked off with Tamina & Nia Jax in the ring. Nia Jax quickly took out Tamina when Reginald caused a distraction but Tamina quickly recovered and started fighting back. Bazsler made a tag and she was visiously decimated by Natalya & Tamina.

Reginald caused another distraction and he was completely barred from the ringside by referee. Nia Jax & Tamina continued their brawl outside the ring and Jax brought her down with a samoan drop around the barricade. Bazsler hits Natalya with a knee drop and covered her for 2 counts, then the show goes on a commercial break.

Back from the commercial break, Nia Jax was seen decimating Natalya then Bazsler made a tag. Nia Jax & Bazsler continued their visious attack on Natalya and Jax was at the point of pinning her for the 3 counts but Tamina broke it. The match continued with Tamina and Bazsler in the ring but she was able to render Tamina powerless with a drop kick from the top rope.

The match continues, Tamina recovered and toprope to deliver a splash on Nia Jax but she was distracted by Baszler. Nia Jax got Natalya and connected her with the Samoan Drop. Tamima quickly delivered a massive splash on Jax while she was still lying in the ring and successfully pinned that for the 3 counts.

Tamima & Natalya def. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler via pinfall to become the new Women’s Tag Team Championship.

Backstage interview with Paul Heyman

Paul Heyman ran into an interview with Kayla Braxton backstage and he was asked how it will feel if Cesearo defeats Roman Reigns at WrestleMania Backlash. Heyman cut her off and made it clear that he is not sure if Jimmy Uso will beat Cesaro tonight but he is very sure that Roman Reigns will defeats Cesaro this Sunday and majestically walk out still the Universal Champion at WrestleMania Backlash.

Apollo Crews honors Commander Azeez with the Nigerian Medal.

Apollo Crews had a ceremony in the ring and he spoke about the non-stop support that Commander Azeez has been giving him since he became the Intercontinental Champion. Apollo claimed that he would remain the Intercontinental Champion forever since he got Commander Azeez. He then coronated Commander Azeez with the Nigerian Medal of Honor.

Big E interrupted their celebration backstage and revealed that he is not yet done with Apollo Crews. Sami Zayn music hits therefater and he stood at the entrance with the sole aim of getting the Intercontinental Title shot from Apollo.

Kelvin Owens music was played and he ran into the ring and attacked Apollo. Sami Zayn and big E joined the brawl and the whole choas ended in Kelvin Owens standing tall in the ring.

Rey Mysterio vs. Dolph Ziggler.

The match kicked off and Dominik and Robert Roode watched from the ringside.

Dog Ziggler took control of the match at the early moments with a shoulder attack and he continued to decimate Rey in the front of his son. Rey sent Ziggler outside the ring and connected him with a splash there, then the show goes on a commercial.

Back from the commercial break, Ziggler continues his dominance on Rey. Rey attempted a crossbody but Ziggler escaped it and he ended up on the ring floor. Ziggler smashed Rey on the ring floor and covered him for 2 counts. Rey fired up and delivered a DDT on Ziggler inside the ring.

Rey continued to fight back with incredible moves. He made 2 attempts to connect Ziggler with the 619 but Ziggler escaped it. Ziggler then hit Rey with his signature move and covered him for 2 counts. The match continues untill Rey skillfully pinned Ziggler for the 3 counts to stand tall as the winner of the match. Rey defeats Ziggler and it has now become 2:0 against The Dirty Dawgs.

Rey Mysterio def. Dolph Ziggler via pinfall.

Bianca Belair and Bayley have war of words on SmackDown

Bianca made her way into the ring and Michael Cole asked her how she felt about her upcoming Title defence against Bayley at WrestleMania Backlash. Bianca was about to answer Michael Cole then a recap of the video of Bayley assaulting her on SmackDown last week was shown to the WWE Universe.

Bayley appeared on the screen and mocked Bianca for falling into her trap last week on SmackDown. Bianca then vowed to make her match against Bayley this Sunday the toughest and quickest match and also walk out still the SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Bayley replied her by saying that ‘Bianca coming to SmackDown and flaunting the SmackDown Women’s Championship is just a reflection of her past as the longest reigning Women’s Champion. Bayley threatened to end Bianca’s Title Reign this Sunday and become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin

The match kicked off & Nakamura took control of it. Nakamura hits Corbin with a kick and Corbin fell to his feet. Nakamura held Corbin with his summission move to make him tap out but Corbin manuevered and made an impressive victory by skillfully pinning Nakamura for the 1-2-3 counts.

Corbin shoved Nakamura out of the ring after their match so as to celebrate his victory. Nakamura quickly hit the ring thereafter and connected Corbin with the Kinsasha and stole away his crown.

Jimmy Uso vs. Cesaro at the main event

Cesaro took control of the match by delivering a dropkick to Jimmy. He continued the dominance with a shoulder attack and covered Jimmy for 2 counts. Jimmy fired up and hit him with a dropkick. Cesaro connected him with a superplex and their brawl continues inside the ring.

Cesaro ran into the ring post with a shoulder attack when he attempted to attack Jimmy at the ring corner. Jimmy quickly hit him with a high dive outside the ring, then the show goes on as a commercial break.

Back from the commercial break, Cesaro hit Jimmy with a clothesline but Jimmy quickly recovered and connected Cesaro with a kick to cover him for 2 counts. Jimmy toprope for a splash but Cesaro noticed it and hit him with a superplex.

Cesaro shoved Jimmy out of the ring and attacked him with an uppercut around the barricade. Roman Reigns appeared from behind and attacked Cesaro to get the match cancelled.

Cesaro def. Jimmy Uso via disqualification.

Roman Reigns continued his attack on Cesaro but Cesaro overpowered him and triumphed over the Tribal Chief and his cousins. Roman Reigns ran for his life when he experienced the furiousity in Cesaro. Cesaro then hits Jey Uso with 2 neutralizer to end the show.

By Adebayo Taiwo

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