Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley kicked off Raw with a Falls Count Anywhere Match, which came to a shocking conclusion when The Monster Among Men drove The All Mighty through the LED wall at the top of the entrance ramp. What’s next for Strowman and Lashley following this career-threatening incident? Also on Raw, The Undertaker confronted Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre and AJ Styles re-formed The Club with Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson after a brutal U.S. Title Match against Ricochet.
On a night of three blockbuster main events, including WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Sami Zayn (and then Kevin Owens), and Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, United States Champion Ricochet continued to capture the WWE Universe’s imagination when he clashed with AJ Styles in the final bout of the evening. However, The Phenomenal One, who had been out of action with an injury, was ready for the electrifying aerialist.
After Universal Champion Seth Rollins scored a victory over SmackDown Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan in Raw’s chaotic main event, Baron Corbin repaid The Beastslayer for his steel chair rampage with a steel-bending barrage of his own that concluded with End of Days in the middle of the ring. Will the WWE Universe witness a similar sight this Sunday at WWE Stomping Grounds, where a Special Guest Referee of Corbin’s choosing will be waiting?
After winning their respective Triple Threat Matches on Raw, AJ Styles and Baron Corbin clashed in a brutal main event for the right to challenge Seth Rollins for his Universal Championship at WWE Money in the Bank. Will The Phenomenal One take down The Beastslayer when they clash for the very first time on May 19?
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What was a festive Christmas night edition of SmackDown LIVE took a shocking turn when AJ Styles met with WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon, who said he wanted to see the “animal” inside The Phenomenal One. A slap from The Chairman to Styles’ face did the trick, as the former WWE Champion struck Mr. McMahon with a thunderous right hand. Also, a new United States Champion was crowned and “The New” Daniel Bryan continued to run roughshod over anyone in his path.
In one of the biggest upsets in SmackDown LIVE history, Mustafa Ali got the best of “The New” Daniel Bryan when the newest SmackDown LIVE Superstar teamed up with AJ Styles to take on the WWE Champion & Andrade “Cien” Almas in a major main event on the blue brand.
With a new era being ushered in last night by the McMahon family on Raw, Becky Lynch kicked off SmackDown LIVE with a simple message for the McMahons: She wanted to fight Ronda Rousey.
The WrestleMania rematch between Charlotte Flair and Asuka ended when The Queen bashed The Empress of Tomorrow with a kendo stick, but that was only the start of SmackDown LIVE's chaotic conclusion. Though she took the first blow, it was Asuka who stood tall at the end, battering both Flair and SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch with the kendo stick. Was this a preview of what lies ahead for all three women in this Sunday's Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match?