After an opening video package highlighting the stuff that went down last week as well as hyping two huge matches for tonight (Styles vs. Owens and Cena vs. Nakamura) we head to Cleveland, Ohio for action. Tom Phillips, JBL, and Byron Saxton are calling the action.
Lana gets her third shot at the SmackDown Women’s Championship and proceeds to tap out in five seconds. Tamina comes out at the end and has Lana come with her. I expect training montages to follow in the weeks to come.
“Good morning WWE Universe! It’s time for another hot episode of WWE Saturday Morning Slam! Today we’ve got two hot matches comin’ atcha! United States Champion, Antonio Cesaro takes on R. Truth in our main event, but first a battle between Tons of Funk and the Prime Time Players over who is the greatest dancing tag team!” announces the unseen Saturday Morning Slam announcer guy.
The first Smackdown brand exclusive PPV since the brand split has a pretty stacked card. New championships are up for grabs and existing championships will be defended. Who’s going to walk away with gold and who’s going to go home empty?
The show begins with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan coming out to hype up the event and Smackdown as a brand before telling us that the match for the new Smackdown Women’s Championship is coming up now!
If I ever go on Tough Enough and am asked what my favorite match of all time is, I think I’d have to say Cameron vs. Naomi from a random episode of Raw back in 2014. You know, the match where Cameron attempted to pin someone who was on their stomach?