On this week’s edition of SmackDown, the men’s and women’s Survivor Series teams continued to come together ahead of this month’s pay-per-view event. But the biggest headline coming out of the event may have been Sasha Banks successfully defending her SmackDown women’s championship — the first time she has successfully defended her title with a win in six stints as a world champion.
Banks had to fend off the challenge of her former best friend after Bayley was able to secure a rematch after being forced to sign a Hell in a Cell contract last month “under duress.” Banks was able to score the win, but the celebration only lasted a moment before she was blindsided by a former champion.
InsideSport.co Sports was with you all night, providing highlights and recaps of all the night’s action. Read on for everything you need to know coming out of SmackDown.
Here is what we learned from Smackdown this week.
1) Sasha Banks & Bayley Put On A Really Good Match
This week’s episode of Smackdown kicked off with the match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship. Sasha Banks put her title on the line against Bayley.
This turned out to be a really good match. Sasha and Bayley proved once again that they have awesome chemistry with one another.
2) Sasha Banks Retained The Smackdown Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks ended up winning the match. This came after she locked in her signature submission hold.
As a result, Sasha is still the Smackdown Women’s Champion.
3) Carmella Attacked Sasha Banks After The Match
After the match, Carmella attacked Sasha Banks on the ramp.
It looks like we have our next feud for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
4) Roman Reigns Is A Mob Boss
The episode featured some backstage segments involving Jey Uso, Paul Heyman and Roman Reigns. During these, Roman made it clear that Jey should follow the chain of command and should not do anything without his permission.
Roman is pretty much a mob boss and I love what WWE is doing with his character.
5) King Corbin Will Be On Team Smackdown At Survivor Series
The episode featured a Survivor Series qualifying match between King Corbin and Rey Mysterio. During the match, the Mysterio family drama showed up. This included Seth Rollins, Murphy, Dominik, and Aalyah.
The Mysterio family drama led to Corbin picking up the victory. As a result, Corbin is now on Team Smackdown at Survivor Series.
6) Ruby Riott Will Be On Team Smackdown At Survivor Series.
The episode featured a Survivor Series qualifying match between Natalya, Ruby Riott, and Zelina Vega.
This match was won by Ruby Riott. This means that Ruby will be on Team Smackdown at Survivor Series.
7) Seth Rollins Will Be On Team Smackdown At Survivor Series.
The episode featured another qualifying match for Survivor Series. Seth Rollins faced off against Otis.
This match was eventually won by Seth Rollins, which means that he will be on Team Smackdown at Survivor Series.
8) Murphy Is Working With Seth Rollins Again
During a backstage segment, Murphy told Seth Rollins that he is his disciple again.
Murphy could be messing with Seth but for now, he is back following the Messiah.
9) Lars Sullivan Had Another Weird Backstage Interview
Another week, another weird backstage interview from Lars Sullivan. This time, he spoke about being bullied as a kid.
I am not sure if WWE is trying to generate sympathy for Lars or not. That was weird.
10) Jey Uso Defeated Kevin Owens In The Main Event
The main event of Smackdown was the match between Jey Uso and Kevin Owens. During the match, Jey Uso hit a low blow on Owens. This came after Roman Reigns’ music hit to distract Owens.
This led to Jey hitting a frog splash for the victory
Roman came out to pose with Jey on the top of the ramp to close the episode.
What did you learn from the episode? Let me know in the comment section below.