WWE SMACKDOWN held it's first episode after WRESTLEMANIA Backlash last night. There were four matches on the night with the main event being the best of the matches. It was a match that saw Apollo Crews retain his Intercontinental title against three challengers.
6-woman tag team match: Bayley, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler vs Bianca Belair, Natalya and Tamina
Bayley, Jax and Baszler won by submission after Baszler's Kirifuda Clutch on Natalya.
King Corbin vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Shinsuke Nakamura defeated King Corbin via pinfall.
Dominik Mysterio vs Robert Roode
Dominik Mysterio hit a 619 on Robert Roode, followed by a frog splash before pinning Roode for the win. Mysterio won via pinfall after a frog splash.
Fatal 4-way WWE Intercontinental Championship match: Apollo Crews (c) vs Big E vs Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn
There are no rules in a fatal 4-way match as Apollo Crews defended his title against Big E, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Towards the end of the match, Big E pinned Zayn after hitting him with a rock bottom and the big ending, only for Commander Azeez to break the pin by pulling him out. With Big E back in the ring, the lights fluctuated and Aleister Black appeared. Black hit Big E with a black mass and Crews took advantage with the pin for the win.
Apollo Crews won via pinfall to retain WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Major events on the night
- Sonya Deville announced that WWE will restart road trips in July beginning with SMACKDOWN's trip to Houston.
- Roman Reigns had a special Champion Parade.
- Seth Rollins attacked Cesaro from behind and Cesaro had to stretched off.
- A announcement of Jimmy and Jey Uso reuniting for a match against the Street Profits in a tag-team match on next week's edition SmackDown was made.
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