Karrion Kross Defeated Drew McIntyre Via Chokehold In The Main Event Of WWE SmackDown
Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross seems like it will be a big part of WWE SmackDown in the next few weeks. After what happened in Clash at the Castle, their fight is getting worse and is about to boil over. After losing to undisputed WWE universal champion Roman Reigns in Cardiff, Wales, McIntyre was dead set on getting his own back. Solo Sikora, the newest member of The Bloodline, was the first person The Scotsman challenged on Friday night.
When Kross and Scarlett attacked a weak McIntyre, the night took a different turn. Intercontinental champion Gunther’s Imperium stable vs. Sheamus’ Brawling Brutes was a must-see match, and Ronda Rousey’s return to the title scene was another highlight of the most recent Blue Brand show. All night long, CBS Sports was there to tell you what happened at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington.
Kross And Scarlett Attack McIntyre After Weeks In Their Crosshairs
On Friday night, Jey and Jimmy Uso’s younger brother, Sikoa, was officially welcomed into The Bloodline by the Usos and Sami Zayn. At Clash of the Castle, Sikoa moved up from NXT by getting in the way of the main event, which cost McIntyre the world title in his match against Reigns. The things Sikoa did were not forgotten by McIntyre.
The angry Scotsman ran into the ring carrying a steel chair. Zayn kept putting himself in danger for other people, like when he took a Claymore Kick for Sikora. At the end of the segment, McIntyre asked Sikoa to a match later that night. Sikoa thanked Zayn for being careful about him during a meeting in the locker room. Sikoa said he didn’t need help to beat McIntyre, but he said he would lean on Zayn if he had to. Jey, who has always been mean to Zayn, was upset by how well they worked together.
The Bloodline all agreed to go with Sikoa to his match against McIntyre. Later that night, during an interview backstage, McIntyre said that he would make Sikoa pay for getting in the way at Clash at the Castle. Solo Sikoa lost to Drew McIntyre by disqualification after Kross hit McIntyre from behind. In a hard-hitting fight, McIntyre and Sikoa hit each other hard.
The Usos and Zayn kept stopping McIntyre’s progress over and over again. When the Street Profits came and got rid of The Bloodline, the tide finally turned. Sikoa was knocked out of the ring by a Claymore Kick from McIntyre. The broadcast suddenly went from color to black and white as Kross and Scarlett put McIntyre to sleep with a choke hold. In the last few minutes of SmackDown, it seemed like nothing much was going to happen.
WWE has been telling good stories week after week. On the other hand, there hadn’t been much plot development by the time the main card of SmackDown started on Friday night. After teasing a feud between McIntyre and Kross for weeks, Kross’s interference in the main event gave it the boost it needed. WWE is now ready to start a feud between McIntyre and Kross.
Sikoa looked good in the ring, and when Reigns isn’t there, he’ll be the good muscle for The Bloodline. During Kross’ attack, the black-and-white shot was sudden and startling. WWE did try, but maybe they should save it for Kross’s entrance and the pre-recorded vignettes. Grade: B-
What Else Happened On WWE SmackDown?
The Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Butch, and Ridge Holland) lost to Imperium (Gunther, Ludwig Kaiser, and Giovanni Vinci) when Vinci and Kaiser put Holland down with a double-team move. Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne) lost to Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah by pinfall after Rodriguez hit Jayne with her trademark Texana Bomb.
Ronda Rousey beat Sonya Deville, Lacey Evans, Xia Li, and Natalya in a Fatal Five-Way elimination match to determine the No. 1 contender for Liv Morgan’s SmackDown women’s championship. In the match, Rousey beat all four of her opponents. Backstage, Rousey and Shayna Bazler hugged. After Bazler lost at Clash at the Castle, Rousey said she would get back at Morgan.
Los Lotharios (Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo) and Maximum Male Models (ma. ce and man. soor) lost to Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins) and Hit Row (Top Dolla and Ashante Adonis) when Hit Row hit Mansoor with the Heavy Hitter. After laying out Chad Gabl, Braun Strowman hit Otis with a Jackknife Powerbomb, which knocked him out.
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