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Published On: Tue, Aug 21st, 2018

Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams: WWE Smackdown Live Results and Review August 21 2018

Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams: WWE Smackdown Live Results and Review August 21 2018

WWE Smackdown Live is from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York tonight and features a No Disqualification Match between The New Day and The Bludgeon Brothers for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships. Jeff Hardy will finally face Randy Orton, AJ Styles will give an exclusive interview and we’ll find out what’s next between Daniel Bryan and The Miz.

 

Show Opener with The Miz and Maryse In Ring

The Miz and Maryse with General Manager Paige Backstage

Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton

Randy Orton wins by Disqualification after a Low Blow by Jeff Hardy. Hardy continues assaulting Orton after the match, using multiple chairs and eventually a Swanton Bomb on Orton through a table.

The Bar Backstage Interview with Renee Young

Naomi vs Peyton Royce

Peyton Royce wins by Pinfall with a Fisherman’s Suplex. Billie Kay assisted with distraction.

The New Day in the Locker Room

 

Becky Lynch In Ring

 

Andrade Cien Almas and Zelina Vega vs. Rusev and Lana

Rusev forces Andrade Cien Almas to tap out to The Accolade for the Submission victory.

 

AJ Styles On Stage Interview with Renee Young

 

General Manager Paige and Carmella Backstage

 

No Disqualification Match for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships
The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers

Xavier Woods scores the Pinfall victory on Harper after a Flying Elbow through a table to make The New Day the new Smackdown Tag Team Champions.

 

Botches –

  • Brie Bella’s pants. She looked like a crazed mother going after a referee at a soccer game.
  • Becky Lynch’s heel turn explanation promo was just not good. I don’t know if it was the content or her delivery, but it was lackluster and unconvincing.
  • Lana seemed to be off and it made both her and Vega look bad. Vega obviously had to slow down.

Bodyslams –

  • Brie Bella’s return to action. The Bella Twins are sure to be involved in the imminent Women’s Tag Team Division.
  • Paige stole every scene she was in tonight. Her segment with Carmella and R-Truth was fantastic.
  • AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe is red hot and we’re just getting started.
  • Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton and The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers were both savagely brutal. Incredible matches.

The women of had the spotlight on Smackdown tonight, and they carried the show well. There was a lot of hostility across the entire show, and it feels like everything is turning into deeply personal blood feuds. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton and The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers pushed the envelope of acceptable violence to the point where Samoa Joe’s assault on AJ Styles seemed tame. This show felt a lot like what Paul Heyman did in ECW and when he was writing Smackdown. It was well paced and left me wanting more when it ended.

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- Greg Bowen is a writer, musician, DJ, political activist, and wrestling mark who still has Macho Madness to this day.

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