WWE Smackdown: New title challengers

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The horrific saga between Wyatt and Orton is still continuing and will culminate with the House of Horrors match for the title.

This week's episode featured a Six-Pack Challenge for the right to get a WWE Championship match, and the first installment of Kevin Owens' "Face of America Open Challenge". The champion favoured her left knee after a nasty fall to the outside, but she continued to her aerial offences on Charlotte and the former RAW women's champion was reeling. He said if Charlotte can defeat Naomi in a non-title match tonight, she'll get a championship match next week.

Mojo Rawley won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33 and has received a lot of TV time thanks to his friendship with New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski, who was at WrestleMania 33 and at SmackDown Live last week. The WWE turned him heel but he spent the last few months feuding with two men who moved to Monday Night Raw in the superstar shakeup and has been nowhere near a title since then. Charlotte then attacked Naomi and posed with the belt, but Naomi retaliated and ran Charlotte off. The finish saw Mahal scoring the pin over Zayn.

Sami Zayn has Jinder Mahal set up perfectly for the Helluva Kick when the Bollywood Boyz (Harv and Gurv Sihra) grab Zayn's legs in the corner.

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Bush administration. "Shut up", McCarthy-as-Spicer barks at reporters, tossing the rabbit head aside. Spicer donned the fuzzy white bunny suit during his time in the George W.

Charlotte counters Naomi's attempt at the Rear View and hits the champion with Natural Selection to pick up the win in her first SmackDown Live match. The Colons were part of the Superstar Shake-up and made a statement with a change in attitude.

The Colons def. American Alpha by Epico rolling up Jason Jordan following a kick from Primo.

He took on local competitor Gary Gandy and dropped him with a "pop-up powerbomb" to win in 30 seconds.

Finally, United STates champion Kevin Owens was ready to compete...against anyone who wasn't a seasoned veteran of Smackdown. Styles recovered, evaded an End of Days, and delivered a Phenomenal Forearm off the ring steps that knocked Corbin into the crowd.