After the match a six-woman tag is set for Backlash. Even Baron Corbin made a decision to enter the picture, but he was blindsided by an attack from Sami Zayn that resulted in a brouhaha erupting in the ring. But Bleacher Report speculates that Orton will still come out on top after the brawl, especially since Mahal is not a big enough name yet to claim the title. Out comes Nakamura. Nakamura challenged Ziggler to a match in London.
Shinsuke Nakamura's feud with Dolph Ziggler has intensified after Ziggler called his foe into the ring.
At the backstage, Charlotte was still arguing with Naomi about what just happened during the match.
With an hour less time to fill and a leaner roster to work with, the blue brand remains the underdog that overachieves, and the build to May 21st's Backlash event seems determined to wash away the stains Payback left behind.
British PM May vows energy price cap if re-elected
He added: "With the Conservatives nearly certain to win a majority, it's highly likely the pledge will be carried out". May said the plan would save about 17 million families on poor standard variable tariffs as much as £100 a year.
Finally, The Usos and Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango) will go head-to-head for the SmackDown tag team championship. Ziggler said he would fight when he was ready and claimed he would expose Nakamura as a fraud at Backlash.
Predictions & Winner: Kevin Owens shaved his beard, adopted the colors of the Good Ol' USA and reclaimed the US Championship from the former best friend who beat him for it.
Breezango did another Fashion Police segment.
SmackDown airs a video that Rusev posted on his Twitter account earlier today. However, WWE SmackDown Live has been smart with these things to this point. Since this will be just a few days before Backlash, perhaps we could see the former United States Champion on the upcoming show. Reinforced by his pals the Singh Brothers, Mahal and Orton got into a war of words on Smackdown LIVE, as AJ Styles and Kevin Owens also hit the ring to vent a little about they were after some fresh gold. The distraction allowed Mahal to hit his finishing manoeuvre Cobra Clutch slam on Orton and pin him for the win.