SmackDown Review: Build Up To The TLC pay-per-view

SmackDown was very entertaining as it was the last episode before the highly anticipated WWE TLC pay-per-view this Sunday, I will provide the three best highlights in addition to the results as well.

Number one contender’s for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship

Orton & Wyatt will face Rhyno & Slater for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles at WWE TLC this Sunday!


This was a highly anticipated main event between American Alpha against the Wyatt Family, to see who would be crowned as the new one contenders for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships. The two teams left it all on the line in a very entertaining contest that the momentum shifted several times between both teams.

A couple of spots that stood out was when Randy Orton hit a beautiful super plex from the top rope. In addition, shout out to Jason Jordan who put on an impressive show with his multiple Belly to Belly Suplexes. Jason Jordan and Chad Gable were closing in on the victory, however, you knew that Luke Harper would make his presence known and he did just that.

Bray Wyatt was left for dead and a distraction was all that was needed. Randy Orton capitalized as he gave an RKO to Chad Gable and then Bray Wyatt hit Sister Abigail on Jason Jordan. The Wyatt Family punched their ticket to the TLC pay-per-view to take on Heath Slater and Rhyno for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.

Message sent


He hits the underdog with a vicious Styles Clash on the steel steps.


Dean Ambrose brought his friend out James Ellsworth on the return of  The Ambrose Asylum. They talked about The Lunatic Fringe’s TLC Match against WWE World Champion AJ Styles. James Ellsworth got carried away he bragged about his impressive streak of victories over the current WWE World Champion.

However, that did not sit well with AJ Styles as he made his way down to the ring. AJ Styles went back and forth on the mic against James Ellsworth. AJ Styles hit his boiling point and he officially snapped he destroyed the set of Ambrose Asylum. He sent a message to James Ellsworth as he connected with Styles Clash off the steel steps this beating caused Ellsworth to go to the hospital.


Heated rivalry

Bliss sends Becky through a table!


SmackDown started off with the contract signing between Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and the challenger Alexa Bliss. As part of a tradition, fans knew it would be chaotic and someone who end up going through a table. Bliss sent Lynch crashing through a table off the middle ropes. Later on, it was announced Talking Smack that the match will now involve tables.

SmackDown results

Dolph Ziggler and Kalisto defeated The Miz and Baron Corbin via Disqualification Corbin hit Kalisto with a steel chair

Nikki Bella attacked Carmella

Kane defeated Luke Harper via Chokeslam

Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles had a backstage brawl to end SmackDown

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All the photos were courtesy of the WWE

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