Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Smackdown Live results for May 30, 2017. This week’s episode featured a No. 1 contender’s match for Naomi’s Smackdown Women’s Championship (kinda), an update on Sami Zayn, and the continuation of the Jinder Mahal Era.
Be back here tomorrow for the full Best and Worst of Smackdown column.
WWE Smackdown Live Results:
— The show opened with Kevin Owens’ Highlight Reel, with guest Shinsuke Nakamura. Owens said Nakamura thinks he’s a rock star, but the last rock star in WWE got sent to an early retirement by KO. Nakamura started to respond, but was interrupted by Baron Corbin. Corbin showed highlights of him beating up Sami Zayn. Owens was unimpressed, because he’s been beating up Sami Zayn for 15 years. Nakamura pointed out that he pinned Owens last week, and that Corbin lost to Zayn twice. Corbin and Owens jumped Nakamura, but Zayn came in through the crowd to make the save. Zayn challenged the heels to a tag team match.
1. Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn defeated Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin. Owens ran into Corbin, and the two argued and then came to blows. Zayn dumped Corbin, and then Nakamura hit Owens with a Kinshasa and got the pin.
— The Usos were in the ring talking about how no one on Smackdown can beat them. That brought out the returning New Day, who staked their claim to the Smackdown Tag Team Championship. The Usos tried to shut them down, but The New Day revealed that Shane McMahon put them in a tag title match at Money in the Bank.
— There was a new episode of Breezango’s Fashion Files.
— The Fata 5-Way No. 1 Contender’s match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship never got started. All five combatants brawled around ringside until all five were unable to even begin the match. Shane McMahon came to the ring and announced that because the women’s division is on fire and because all five want it so much, the Money in the Bank pay-per-view will feature the first-ever women’s Money in the Bank match.
2. Breezango defeated the Colons. Tyler Breeze hit an Unprettier on Primo to get the pin.
— Randy Orton came to the ring and talked about his family and his legacy. He vowed to win his 14th world title at Money in the Bank. Jinder Mahal appeared on the screen and taunted Orton.
3.Dolph Ziggler defeated AJ Styles. Styles went for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Ziggler crotched AJ on the top rope, then superkicked him to score the pinfall.