WWE Smackdown kicked off with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon on stage ringing within the season premiere. The roster that includes celebrated superstars for evening included the principle attraction of Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship title. Following the high-octane duel, had been few others within the checklist – Jeff Hardy vs Lars Sullivan, a farewell match that includes The New Day vs Sheamus, Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura, amongst others.
1. Jeff Hardy vs. Lars Sullivan
The entire roster began brawling inside two minutes of the opening phase bulletins. Luckily, Stephanie and Triple H made a rapid escape as quickly because the struggle began within the ring. The precise match which started after the break, Jeff Hardy tried to get the higher hand, however Lars Sullivan castled him. He threw him throughout the ring and hit a sliding clothesline, Hardy rolled out simply in time to keep away from an enormous drop from the highest rope. Sullivan popped up from a Twist of Fate earlier than hitting his end.
Result: Lars Sullivan def. Jeff Hardy
2. The New Day vs Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura & Sheamus
The phase began with Kingston, Woods and Big E popping out to ship an emotional promo about their break up. Woods and Nakamura began the preventing within the ring, earlier than Kingston dropped in and hit a double stomp. The subsequent a number of minutes noticed each the groups buying and selling a collection of tags and huge strikes earlier than New Day obtained an emotional win.
Result: The New Day def. Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura & Sheamus
3. Seth Rollins vs Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan’s made his triumphant return to SmackDown reveals his love for the WWE Universe and the Thunderdome. Rollins interrupted Bryan’s speech which resulted in a brawl resulting in Rollins being chased off the ring. Before that, Bryan hurled taunts at Rollins who returned the favour with a working clothesline and set of Yes Kicks. Murphy appeared however then attacked Rollins who foolishly thought he might take Bryan’s assist to struggle by his facet, however he left. Murphy ran to the ring to face subsequent to Rollins however ended up attacking him to formally sever their alliance.
Result: Daniel Bryan def. Seth Rollins
4. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman (Universal Championship)
Roman Reigns retained his Universal Championship title in model. The duel was accomplished inside 20 minutes however not earlier than Reigns compelling Strowman to undergo a submission defeat. Reigns smacked Strowman into the metal steps and then onto the announcement desk, Strowman took a beating however was removed from accomplished. Post a brief break, Strowman dominated for some time within the ring earlier than Reigns Superman Punch hit and a chokeslam put Strowman for a close to fall. Later Strowman halted Reigns’ spear try, improvising quickly Roman locked within the Guillotine maintain and compelled Strowman to submit.
Braun Strowman suffered his first submission defeat and it was additionally in a very long time Reigns used a submission to realize a win.
Result: Roman Reigns def. Braun Strowman
5. The Street Profits def. Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler and Angelo Dawkins began for his or her groups in a quick trade of hits. Robert Roode rapidly tagged in and stomped Dawkins earlier than unleashing a pleasant vertical suplex for a two-count. Ziggler was tagged in and they double teamed with Dawkins. Ford broke Zigglers transfer to go for canopy, Ford ended up beating Roode in nook as Ziggler saved attacking Ford. The referee referred to as in for the bell and the duel resulted in a no contest.
Result: No Contest.
In different sights Bayley refused to signal the contract with Sasha Banks for his or her Hell in a Cell match. Bayley threw the contract throughout the desk and left the ring saying, ‘my title is larger than your title’.