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In the last issue of SmackDown Live in front of WWE Stomping Grounds, this June 18 episode promised confrontation and set the stage for massive action.
Dolph Ziggler had the chance to fight Xavier Woods, who cost him his last chance for a WWE championship at Super ShowDown. Although not many games were promised for the night, there was an opportunity to become a show stealer.
Alexa Bliss invited Bayley to "A Moment of Bliss" a few days before her title fight. Master of the SmackDown women is the world leader, but the goddess has played masterly mind games. She had one last chance to play The Hugger.
After his attack on Shane McMahon, Roman Reigns returned to his mark without realizing the threat that lay over his head. Boy Wonder was sure to seek revenge alongside Drew McIntyre.
Everyone wanted to make a difference, and Stomping Grounds needed the hype. However, nobody breathlessly awaited what WWE could deliver.
2 out of 5
Bayley came out for "A Moment of Bliss" with the goddess's coffee and mocked her No. 1 contender. However, Bliss reversed the conversation and named Bayley a legitimate tyrant who will never be as good as she wants to be.
A brawl broke out. While The Hugger initially had the advantage, Nikki Cross pulled them off, which Bliss Bayley could interpret from behind.
For a feud that has barely occurred until then, Bayley sees against Bliss like gold coming out of this segment. The goddess has always been a good microphone worker and led the conversation, but Bayley was no fool here.
Together they sold their heat and made it important for them to fight again. Cross also plays an important role as the volatile element in this competition. She could make the decision about who emerges victorious.
3 out of 5
When frustrated Daniel Bryan scolded the team for comment, Heavy Machinery defeated the B team with stamina and skill. Otis met the Caterpillar to set up the Compactor for victory.
Subsequently, Seth Rollins attacked Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas with a steel chair because they were interested in being Baron Corbin's special guest referee.
Otis and Tucker def. Dallas and Axel von pinfall
This segment made sense, but it did not make much sense Influence. The B team was mostly in this match only to be beaten. Dallas and Axel's offenses did not seem to be effective, though they were the only other team in the brand with credible success.
At least Bryan is always a hit with comments.
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McIntyre promised to pay Reigns on Sunday. The Miz interrupted him and mocked Shane-O-Mac, which had happened on Raw. He then declared that he would take responsibility for what Shane had become, and eventually defeat him.
Shane announced that Miz would fight Elias and McIntyre with a tag team partner of his choice appearing in the next 10 seconds. R-Truth emerged from under the ring and The A-Lister reformed The Awesome Truth for one night.
Shane made sure that Miz could not rule Truth out of the match until Elias hit a knee high for the first time. Truth had to run when the wrestlers tried to get his title around the clock. The Scottish psychopath suggested Miz for the second time with a Glasgow Kiss and Claymore.
After the bell, Shane-O-Mac threw the A-Lister into a claymore and then dragged him into position to get a third.
McIntyre and Elias def. Miz and Truth by pinfall
This was a strong performance by Miz on the microphone and in the ring. He fought bravely and made both heels look dangerous. He also continued to focus on his own conflict with Shane rather than being overshadowed by Reign's rivalry.
It was strange not to let The Big Dog appear at all without explanation, but it was to Miz & # 39; s Favor. He probably would not have even been in the show when Reigns appeared. It is hoped that The A-Lister will finally defeat Boy Wonder.
5 out of 5
Zayn and KO complained to Shane about the unpredictable behavior of both world champions and McMahon gave them the chance to do it properly in a 2-of-3-Falls match close.
Kofi caught Zayn's Trouble in Paradise right at the bell for an instant pinfall. A more competitive second case ended with The Architect hitting The Prizefighter to secure victory for the champions.
Paul Heyman watched both champions carefully from the stage.
Kofi and Rollins def. KO and Zayn by Pinfall with two straight falls
WWE continues to ridicule Zayn and KO as a team. The duo can not bring a single victory. If you look only at the success rate, you would assume that both are regarded as a potential for improvement. The first fall has shown that.
It is good to see that Kofi and Rollins were lit, but this match was completely unnecessary and did little for stomping grounds. The two champions need legitimate threats to shake them sooner rather than later.