This week's WWE SmackDown came to us live from Ontario, California. The Miz immediately opened WWE SmackDown Live with MIZ TV, and The Bludgeon Brothers were his guest. "The A-Lister" looked terrified while interviewing the powerful duo, and to ease the tension, he pointed out that the three of them are good at beating up Daniel Bryan.
The Miz entertained the crowd as he usually does, and this was pretty much a one-man show as The Bludgeon Brothers remained silent. It looked like the two mammoths were about to pummel "The A-Lister," then Daniel Bryan came out to interrupt, and Harper said he will learn his lesson tonight. It was then announced that Harper and Bryan would have a match later on SmackDown.
Xavier Woods vs. Rusev
Woods was accompanied by the rest of The New Day, and Rusev was introduced by Aiden English. Rusev will face AJ Styles at Extreme Rules for the WWE Championship, so a victory here was expected. Per their usual, the duo put on a solid match and told a great in-ring story of power versus speed. For the finish, Rusev made Woods tap out to the accolade.
Rusev then cut a promo saying that tonight was not about pancakes, but that it was about AJ Styles. Opposing chants of "AJ Styles" and "Rusev Day" then echoed throughout the arena. Rusev is one of the most over superstars in the WWE, and his upcoming title match at Extreme Rules is a reflection of that.