Goldberg’s first-ever appearance on SmackDown LIVE brought the WWE Universe even more than they bargained for when his WWE Super ShowDown opponent The Undertaker arrived to create a one-of-a-kind moment. Elsewhere, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler mixed it up prior to their title match in Jeddah.
Following the unruly circumstances that kicked off SmackDown LIVE, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods teamed up to take on Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn.
With animosities running high between the pairs over recent weeks, Kofi & Xavier took it right to their rivals without hesitation. In the heat of the action, Woods neutralized KO, allowing Kofi to connect flush with the Trouble in Paradise to Zayn for the major tag team victory.
However, Dolph Ziggler immediately blindsided Kofi and Xavier with massive superkicks after the bell, getting an impactful last word before WWE Super ShowDown.
After crossing paths on “A Moment of Bliss” earlier in the evening, Carmella, Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair collided in a Triple Threat Match to determine Bayley’s challenger for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WWE Stomping Grounds.
The action was intense, with all three Superstars wanting to stake their claim to the next SmackDown Women’s Title opportunity. It appeared that Princess Mella may be en route to the victory, especially when she was able to break up two pin attempts that seemed like they would have clinched victory for both Flair and Bliss. Princess Mella then connected with a flush superkick to The Queen.
Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville (who had arrived earlier in the contest) took advantage of the no disqualification rules of a Triple Threat Match and tripped up Carmella, causing her to drop to the mat. The Goddess had no issue taking advantage, smashing The Princess of Staten Island into the mat with a DDT that secured her the victory and a title fight with Bayley.
Goldberg made his first-ever appearance on SmackDown LIVE as he prepared for his clash with The Undertaker this Friday at WWE Super ShowDown. The WWE Hall of Famer did not back down after The Deadman’s chilling words last night on Raw, telling The Phenom that although he respected him, Undertaker would still be “next” this Friday.
But the gong hit tonight.
Yes, The Undertaker arrived on SmackDown LIVE, suddenly appearing in the ring and coming face-to-face with Goldberg. The two stared each other down just days before their dream match in Jeddah, but then, just as quickly as The Deadman appeared, he was gone. Goldberg vamped on the microphone once more that Undertaker would be getting the full Goldberg experience this Friday and that he best be ready.
One thing’s for sure: We all are.
In other action … Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler got into a heated war of words … Bayley appeared on “A Moment of Bliss” as the complexion of the SmackDown Women’s division changed … Chaos ensued during R-Truth and Elias’ 24/7 Championship Lumberjack Match … Shane McMahon, The Revival and Drew McIntyre jumped Roman Reigns ahead of WWE Super ShowDown … Lars Sullivan delivered an unsettling exclusive interview … and Andrade made a statement before challenging Finn Bálor at WWE Super ShowDown.