WWE Superstar Shake-Up: Jeff Hardy Joins SmackDown

Shelton Benjamin came down to the ring and claimed that his Twitter account was hacked last night and that he didn’t send the complimentary tweet towards Chad Gable. Benjamin said that he never needed Gable and that he needs the title opportunities that he is owed. Benjamin stated that he had a conversation with Paige backstage and asked her to send him some big competition.

Randy Orton’s music hit, but he was quickly interrupted by new United States Champion Jeff Hardy. Orton smirked as Hardy got into the ring and had a match with Shelton Benjamin. Shelton controlled the match early as SmackDown went to a commercial break.

When SmackDown returned, Hardy connected with a Clothesline and both Superstars fell to the mat. Benjamin crotched Hardy on the top turnbuckle and followed it up with a running knee to the face.

Jeff connected with a Whisper in the Wind off the top for a two count. Shelton connected with a spin kick to the face and went for the cover, but Jeff was able to kick out at the last second.

Jeff then connected with the Twist of Fate and followed it up with the Swanton Bomb for the pinfall victory.