This weeks SmackDown emanated from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL.
There were some concerns earlier in the week, as following Raw it was revealed that a Performance Center trainee had tested positive for Covid-19.
All superstars, production crew and otherwise were tested, and tapings resumed, which included this weeks edition of SmackDown.
Let’s take a look at the Top 5 Moments!
Mandy and Sonya Brawl
Mandy Rose was a special guest on Miz TV, which resulted in Sonya Deville tearing down Mandy questioning why she gets more opportunities than her. Deville says she will tear down Mandy piece by piece as she placed her hands on Rose, Rose retaliated which a brawl ensued. Deville managed to retreat out of the ring as The Miz got in the way of Mandy, and Mandy ended up slapping The Miz before leaving the ring frustrated and angry.
A Toast To Jeff Hardy
Following Sheamus’ victory over Jeff Hardy on Sunday at Backlash, Hardy vowed he had a plan to overcome the Celtic Warrior. Later in the night, it was revealed Sheamus plans to have a toast for Jeff Hardy next week. What that entails we aren’t sure, but is bound to provoke the Charismatic Enigma, as Sheamus currently has the upper hand.
He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
Bray Wyatt returned to SmackDown this week in the ‘Firefly Fun House’ and resurrected the dead using his old gimmick to get inside the head of Universal Champion, Braun Strowman. Bray says he created Strowman and told Strowman to ‘follow the buzzards’ in his chilling message.
Cross Snaps And Attacks Sasha Banks
Ahead of Championship Raw on Monday, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Bayley and Sasha Banks were on commentary when Nikki Cross came through the crowd and attacked them both, focusing on Sasha Banks. Bayley then accepted a match on Sasha’s behalf to face Nikki Cross right there in the ring to Sasha’s reluctance. Sasha though ended up picking up the win.
Bro Makes An Instant Impact
Matt Riddle made his official main roster debut on this weeks SmackDown, confronting the Intercontinental Champion, AJ Styles, crashing his Intercontinental Championship celebration. This resulted in Riddle facing Styles in a non-title with Riddle picking up the victory.