This week’s episode of SmackDown aired live from the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was the first episode of SmackDown following WWE Hell in a Cell 2017 this past Sunday. Here are 7 takeaways from this week’s SmackDown:
7The Usos & New Day Kicked Off SmackDown With A Truce
New SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos came down to the ring to kick off this week’s SmackDown. Jimmy and Jey bragged about having the entire SmackDown tag division on lock and welcomed everyone to The Uso penitentiary. The Usos called out New Day and stated that they had something to say to them face-to-face.
New Day came down the entrance ramp. Woods and Big E were selling injuries from the Hell in a Cell match on Sunday. Kofi did not compete in the match and was the only one still dancing around. Big E, Kofi and Woods got in the ring as the crowd in attendance chanted “New Day rocks!”.
The Usos said that compared to them and New Day, the other teams in the back suck. Jimmy and Jey added that every time the two teams step in the ring the WWE Universe knows that they are seeing the best. The Usos said that the two teams belong here and that they run the tag division.
Jimmy and Jey said that they respected New Day and extended their hand for a handshake. New Day was about to shake hands with The Usos when the Hype Bros. Mojo said that it’s always the same two teams taking all the credit. The Usos told Mojo to sit on the sideline like he did for his entire NFL career.
Gable and Benjamin joined the party. Gable told the Hype Bros to get to the back of the line. The Usos stated that both Gable and Benjamin should head to the back of the line as well. Breezango and The Ascension then came down to the entrance ramp.
SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan came out and announced that tonight was really not a good night for this. Bryan thanked New Day and The Usos for the great match at Hell in a Cell and told them to get out of the ring. Bryan stated that the four teams will compete in a Fatal 4-Way to determine who will face The Usos for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships in the near future.
— WWE (@WWE) October 11, 2017