By Ryan Satin
FOX Sports WWE Analyst
Karrion Kross amazed the wrestling satellite with a instrumentality to WWE connected SmackDown — and helium had a connection for Roman Reigns.
First, here’s a rundown of the lucifer results:
— Ricochet defeated Happy Corbin via pinfall owed to Corbin being distracted by Pat McAfee astatine the announcer's desk
— Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Ludwig Kaiser via pinfall
— Shayna Baszler earned a SmackDown women’s rubric changeable aft winning a Gauntlet lucifer that included Raquel Rodriguez, Shotzi, Aliyah, Xia Li, Natalya and Sonya Deville
— The Viking Raiders won a Squash lucifer implicit section talent
— Kofi Kingston defeated Erik via roll-up pinfall
Moment of the night: Karrion Kross and Scarlett are back
Karrion Kross returns arsenic Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre look each different connected SmackDown
Roman Reigns returned to Friday Night SmackDown aft defeating Brock Lesnar astatine SummerSlam successful 1 of the astir brutal matches successful WWE history. The Universal Champion addressed Drew McIntyre earlier Karrion Kross made his shocking return.
Another immense coup astatine the commencement of the Triple H era.
Kross and Scarlett ne'er should’ve been released successful the archetypal place.
Even with an archetypal disastrous debut that was retired of his control, Karrion Kross inactive oozes credibility and demands attraction on-screen. He's idiosyncratic you tin physique an full marque around.
The mode helium was brought retired connected SmackDown this week is simply a overmuch amended mode to marque that happen.
Attacking Drew McIntyre and sending a connection to Roman Reigns with the hourglass made you hide astir the silly outfit from past twelvemonth and alternatively absorption connected the information that he's a monster.
Moves specified arsenic this from Triple H are creating excitement astir the merchandise again and regaining spot from the fanbase. Kudos each around.
Match of the night: Ricochet vs. Happy Corbin
Ricochet is 1 of the astir awesome wrestlers successful the world. A imaginable renewed propulsion connected the skyline gives maine anticipation successful his WWE future.
A triumph implicit Happy Corbin, adjacent owed to distraction from McAfee, is simply a measurement successful the close direction.
Hopefully helium tin proceed to rack up meaningful wins again.
WWE announced that starting connected Raw this week, determination volition beryllium a tourney to crown caller Women’s Tag Team champions.
No teams person been announced yet, and it’s unclear astatine this clip wherever the concern stands betwixt WWE and erstwhile champs Sasha Banks/Naomi.
Shayna Baszler earns a accidental astatine Liv Morgan successful a high-stakes Gauntlet Match | WWE connected FOX
Raquel Rodriguez, Aliyah, Shotzi, Xia Li, Shayna Baszler, Natalya and Sonya Deville battled it retired successful a high-stakes Gauntlet Match for the accidental to situation Liv Morgan for the SmackDown Women’s Title astatine WWE Clash of the Castle.
Shayna Baszler earning a rubric changeable astatine Clash of the Castle was different W for fans of NXT 1.0 watching the show.
Kross, Ricochet and Baszler each had large runs successful NXT erstwhile it was tally by Triple H. The anticipation of akin positioning successful WWE with "The Game" arsenic caput of originative is precise promising.
As for Shayna and Liv, I’m looking guardant to seeing however Ronda Rousey factors into the story.
Will the erstwhile champion assistance her friend? Or volition she beryllium much focused connected regaining the rubric herself? Time volition tell.
For a segment-by-segment breakdown of the show, perceive to the SmackDown Roundup podcast successful the "Out of Character" provender connected Apple Podcasts oregon Spotify.
Ryan Satin is simply a WWE expert for FOX Sports. Satin antecedently appeared connected FS1's "WWE Backstage" and founded Pro Wrestling Sheet, wherever helium broke countless quality stories arsenic editor-in-chief.
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