As ordinary, just a few darkish matches occurred earlier than and after WWE “SmackDown” final evening, and the followers in Atlanta, GA, bought a particular shock this time within the post-show darkish match. Not removed from his hometown of Gainesville, GA, WWE “Uncooked” star AJ Kinds appeared at midnight major occasion and had a one-on-one match in opposition to Comfortable Corbin. Kinds would ship the followers dwelling comfortable by hitting his Phenomenal Forearm finisher to get the pinfall victory.
Concerning the pre-show darkish match, a rising “SmackDown” star that dominated in “NXT,” Raquel Rodriguez, went in opposition to one other girl that had a vicious streak in “NXT,” Shayna Baszler. It ended up being Rodriguez that got here out on high following her signature Tejana Bomb and the profitable pin. Rodriguez has solely been featured in a single televised match because the Cash within the Financial institution ladder match on July 2, the place she and 5 different girls misplaced to the eventual winner, Liv Morgan. Raquel continues to be competing repeatedly at WWE reside occasions and through darkish matches, and understanding that the brand new head of inventive in WWE, Triple H, is an enormous fan of Rodriguez bodes effectively for the up-and-coming powerhouse.
As for AJ Kinds, he’s been repeatedly featured on “Uncooked” in latest weeks, first having points with The Miz and, extra lately, forming a makeshift workforce with Dolph Ziggler to compete in opposition to The Alpha Academy. Will probably be attention-grabbing to see if their pairing was a one-time factor to close down the conceited, loudmouth Chad Gable or will develop into a long-term story the place Ziggler and Kinds evolve as a duo.
Different memorable moments from the televised components of “SmackDown” embody Drew McIntyre defeating Sheamus in an Outdated Trend Donnybrook Avenue Combat to go on to the principle occasion of Conflict on the Citadel in September, and Brock Lesnar returning to the present and inflicting chaos the evening earlier than his SummerSlam major occasion in opposition to Roman Reigns. You possibly can see the total consequence at this hyperlink.
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