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WWE SmackDown Outcomes: Winners, Dwell Grades, Response, Highlights From Might 17

WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Live Grades, Reaction, Highlights From May 17 0 of 6 Cody Rhodes and Logan Paul. WWE Welcome to Bleacher Report’s live coverage of WWE SmackDown on May 17. We are just over a week away from the King and Queen of the Ring pay-per-view, so most of this week’s segments were

WWE SmackDown Outcomes: Winners, Dwell Grades, Response, Highlights From Might 17

WWE SmackDown Outcomes: Winners, Dwell Grades, Response, Highlights From Might 17

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    Cody Rhodes and Logan Paul.

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    Welcome to Bleacher Report’s stay protection of WWE SmackDown on Might 17.

    We’re simply over per week away from the King and Queen of the Ring pay-per-view, so most of this week’s segments had been associated to increase the cardboard for that occasion.

    Here’s a take a look at what was marketed for Friday’s present:

    • Logan Paul and Cody Rhodes signal their title vs. title contract
    • Randy Orton vs. Carmelo Hayes (KOTR)
    • LA Knight vs. Tama Tonga (KOTR)
    • Tiffany Stratton vs. Bianca Belair (QOTR)
    • Jade Cargill vs. Nia Jax (QOTR)

    Let’s check out what went down throughout Friday’s present.

Bianca Belair vs. Tiffany Stratton

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    SmackDown opened with a video hyping the King and Queen of the Ring matches set for the present and confirmed a number of Superstars arriving for the present. Belair’s music hit for her entrance after we lastly went stay within the area.

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    Each of those girls delight themselves on combining energy and agility, so this match was very bodily and featured lots of fast-paced motion that highlighted their strengths.

    Stratton has continued to look extra assured with every efficiency and Belair works properly with nearly anybody. The EST is as over as any babyface in WWE and Stratton at all times performs an incredible heel, so the group was reacting to nearly every part.

    This bout went backwards and forwards with each rivals coming near successful a handful of occasions earlier than Belair hit the KOD for the win. She continued promoting her injured leg after the match was over, so that can doubtless carry via to her subsequent bout.

    Outcome: Belair defeated Stratton

    Grade: B+

    Notable Moments and Observations

    • There have been rumors on social media earlier on Friday that Belair was pregnant. Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins had lots of enjoyable with these rumors. 
    • Stratton actually throws herself into her bumps. She makes her opponents look nice. 
    • Belair’s scream when her knee hit the metal steps was so convincing. 

LA Knight vs. Tama Tonga

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    The second match of the night time was the KOTR quarterfinal bout between Tonga and Knight. Solo Sikoa, Tonga Loa and Paul Heyman had been all at ringside.

    Tonga tried to hurry Knight after the opening bell, however The Megastar noticed it coming and unloaded with some jabs.

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    Loa and Sikoa offered some distractions that allowed Tonga to take management. They made this seem like a troublesome combat for Knight so his eventual comeback would get a good greater response.

    Regardless of being in management, Knight ended up dropping when Sikoa distracted him lengthy sufficient for Tonga to hit a flatliner for the win.

    Outcome: Tonga defeated Knight

    Grade: B-

    Notable Moments and Observations

    • Hayes and Knight had a humorous interplay backstage earlier than the match.
    • It is arduous to inform typically if Knight is over or if individuals identical to chanting catchphrases, however this crowd appeared to like him.  
    • Knight was bleeding from his shoulder on the finish of the match, doubtless from being thrown into the ring publish. 

Nia Jax vs. Jade Cargill

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    Through the contract signing with Paul and Rhodes, Paul ripped up the contract as a result of it mentioned his title could be on the road. They ended up signing a brand new contract for simply the Common Championship earlier than Rhodes put certainly one of Paul’s buddies via a desk.

    Jax gave a fast interview backstage earlier than heading to the ring for her quarterfinal QOTR match towards Cargill.

    Jax took management early and introduced the combat out of the ring. Jax tried to make use of a chair, however Cargill grabbed it and used it first, getting herself disqualified within the course of.

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    They stored brawling at ringside, however the crowd was vocal about its unhappiness. This felt like an inexpensive solution to defend Cargill with out having her advance within the event and face Belair.

    The post-match combat was type of enjoyable, however every part else about this was underwhelming to say the least.

    Outcome: Jax defeated Cargill by countout

    Grade: D

    Notable Moments and Observations

    • Paul’s entourage freaking out about Nick Aldis making enjoyable of them was hilarious. 
    • Cargill’s daughter was at ringside was acknowledged by the announcers. 

DIY vs. Angel and Berto

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    Austin Principle and Grayson Waller sat with the commentary group to look at Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa tackle Angel and Berto.

    This was an unannounced match with out a lot of a narrative behind it, however with the champions at ringside, it appeared like WWE wished to arrange the winners as the subsequent No. 1 contenders.

    The ref caught Santos Escobar and Elektra Lopez cheat and ejected them, however DIY received a second later earlier than they had been even midway up the ramp.

    This was respectable however nothing to write down dwelling about. DIY is a superb group however wants extra probabilities to have longer matches to remind everybody how good they’re.

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    Outcome: DIY defeated Angel and Berto

    Grade: C+

    Notable Moments and Observations

    • Legado Del Fantasma feels directionless proper now. 
    • Principle talked about being in The Manner in NXT, which solely served to remind us of when he was simpler to tolerate. 
    • Gargano’s slingshot spear regarded nice. 

Randy Orton vs. Carmelo Hayes

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    This week’s fundamental occasion was the KOTR quarterfinal bout between Hayes and Orton. Hayes had a few segments to hype the match and arrange a feud with Knight.

    This was an attention-grabbing matchup as a result of it paired a newcomer to the principle roster with certainly one of WWE’s mot tenured performers.

    The Legend Killer turned irate after Hayes smacked him at the back of the top, so he began asserting his dominance and throwing HIM everywhere.

    This was an entertaining efficiency that made Hayes seem like a future star, however he took one too many probabilities and jumped proper into an RKO to offer Orton the win.

    Outcome: Orton defeated Hayes

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    Grade: B+

    Notable Moments and Observations

    • AJ Fashion gave a fast interview and mentioned he would not know what’s subsequent for him after the current losses. 
    • Melo smacking Orton at the back of the top was humorous. The Viper’s response was good. 
    • Melo’s springboard clothesline regarded superior.

The Ultimate Phrase

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    This week’s SmackDown featured 5 matches and several other non-wrestling segments, however the two greatest segments bookended the present.

    Belair and Stratton opened the present with a implausible efficiency, and Orton and Hayes closed the present the identical means.

    Rhodes and Paul stored their feud going, Jax and Tonga each superior within the tournaments, and DIY scored a fast win over Legado Del Fantasma.

    King and Queen of the Ring is simply over per week away however WWE nonetheless has somewhat work to do increase the cardboard. Let’s hope it sticks the touchdown.

    Grade: B-

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