WWE presented the post Wrestlemania edition of Smackdown Live from the Smoothie King Centre in New Orleans. The episode started with the announcement that Daniel Bryan was cleared for in-ring competition and would join the roster as an active member.
There were a lot of speculations over the new general manager of Smackdown and all the rumours were laid to rest when Commissioner Shane McMahon announced Paige as Bryan’s replacement.
The former Divas champion received a huge pop when she made her way to the ring.
Paige had retired from professing wrestling on the recent episode of RAW, owing to her neck injuries. The first ever NXT Women’s champion took charge of the Smackdown roster and announced a dream match between AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan.
The main-event of Smackdown featuring the two popular superstars was nothing short of a blockbuster affair. Styles and Bryan took the match to a new level with their high-flying moves.
The match was interrupted midway when Shinsuke Nakamura attacked Daniel Bryan with Kinshasa out of nowhere. The ‘King of Strong Style’ also assaulted Styles, whom he faced at Wrestlemania for the WWE title.
Yes, this is really happening.@WWEDanielBryan is in action against @WWE Champion @AJStylesOrg RIGHT NOW on #SDLive! pic.twitter.com/0Sf1B1ggSO— WWE (@WWE) April 11, 2018
The highlight of Smackdown was when Carmella cashed-in her Money In The Bank contract and defeated Charlotte to win the Smackdown Women’s championship.
MELLA IS MONEY!@CarmellaWWE has cashed in her #MITB contract to become #SDLive #WomensChampion! pic.twitter.com/FDMcIj0olY— WWE (@WWE) April 11, 2018
Check out the results of the matches on Smackdown Live
-Usos defeated New Day
-Randy Orton defeated Bobby Roode and Rusev
-Naomi defeated Natalya
-Carmella defeated Charlotte