SmackDown Recap: June 13, 2017
S2017 episode 930 Aired on June 13, 2017

Lightning-quick action was at a premium as The New Day & Breezango teamed up to square off against The Usos & The Colons. With their title match at WWE Money in the Bank just five days away, The New Day and The Usos scrapped for momentum, while Breezango and The Colons looked to climb the blue brand ranks.

When the dust finally settled, Kofi & Xavier scored the victory for themselves and Breezango when they connected with an incredibly impressive aerial double-team maneuver for the 1-2-3.

Flanked by The Singh Brothers, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal entered the squared circle and once again tore down Randy Orton and his legacy. The Modern-Day Maharaja all but salivated at the prospect of embarrassing The Viper in his hometown of St. Louis in their title match at WWE Money in the Bank this Sunday, even claiming that The Apex Predator was afraid of him.

By the time Mahal began speaking in Punjabi, Orton could take no more and finally struck. With The Modern-Day Maharaja distracted by The Viper’s music and The Singh Brothers positioned on the ramp, Orton slithered behind Mahal to deliver a devastating RKO outta nowhere, sending an emphatic message to the champion ahead of their championship bout.

With palpable animosity brewing and the briefcase on the line this Sunday, the participants in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match were out to inflict lingering damage to their opponents in a volatile Six-Man Tag Team Match.

All six Superstars demonstrated why they could very well become Mr. Money in the Bank, but Sami Zayn secured an impressive third victory over Baron Corbin with a punishing Helluva Kick to earn the win for him and his partners, AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.

But the action was far from over. After the contest, Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler began to assault the victorious squad with, appropriately, a ladder. However, their reign of terror was cut short when The Lone Wolf, enraged by his defeat, ran through The Showoff and The New Face of America to take them out of the equation.

Corbin began to climb the ladder to grab the briefcase hanging above the ring in a symbolic gesture, but Nakamura cut the party short and took him down with a devastating Kinshasa, allowing The King of Strong Style to ascend the rungs and stand tall with the briefcase after the wild melee. Was Nakamura’s moment of triumph a sign of things to come this Sunday at WWE Money in the Bank?

In other action … The New Day brought some jazz to Team Blue … Zack Ryder returned to SmackDown LIVE and reunited with Mojo Rawley … Naomi def. Tamina … and Charlotte Flair def. Natalya. 

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