The June 4th episode of WWE SmackDown aired live from Sames Auto Arena in Laredo, TX. It was the final episode of SmackDown before WWE Super ShowDown this Friday. Here are 5 takeaways from the show:
5Dolph Ziggler Attacked Kofi Kingston Again
WWE Champion Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods kicked off this week’s episode of SmackDown. Kingston will defend the WWE Championship against Dolph Ziggler at Super ShowDown.
Kingston stated that he has learned that life is full of surprises after becoming WWE Champion. He noted that it hasn’t always been highs, there have been a lot of lows but he has been able to fight through them all. Kofi said that it was most important for him to inspire people to believe that anything is possible. WWE then rolled a video package of Kingston returning to Ghana after 26 years.
Kofi got emotional and said the look in those kids eyes was what it is all about. Dolph Ziggler interrupted and told Kingston that he was an inspiration, but if this were Friday he would be beating the hell out of him. WWE then rolled another video package highlighting moments from Ziggler’s career.
Dolph got pissed off and said that it should have been him that won the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. Kofi pointed that the first time Ziggler won the IC Title and the US Title, he beat him. Kingston added that he knows what it is like to be passed over. Kingston then rolled footage of Ziggler relinquishing the US Title in December of 2017.
Kofi said it could have been Ziggler at WrestleMania, but when things don’t go his way he quits and takes himself out of the game. Kingston added that no matter how hard things got for him, he never quit on himself, his brothers, and the WWE Universe. Kofi told Ziggler that as long as he is WWE Champion, it will never be Ziggler’s moment.
Dolph then pointed at the jumbotron and yet another video package rolled. This time it was a compilation of Ziggler attacking Kofi in recent weeks. Dolph then stated “Friday, it will be me”. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn then came down to the ring for their tag match against Woods and Kingston.
Ziggler was shown backstage watching the match as Owens and Zayn isolated Woods in the ring. Owens connected with a Senton for a two count as SmackDown went to a commercial break. When SmackDown returned, Kingston tagged in and hit Zayn with a Dropkick.
Kofi followed it up with the Boom Drop and geared up in the corner of the ring. Owens grabbed Kofi’s leg but Woods knocked him to the floor. Kingston then hit Zayn with Trouble in Paradise for the pinfall victory. After the match, Dolph Ziggler Superkicked Kofi and Woods.