After a blockbuster edition of Monday night RAW, WWE presented the much-awaited episode of Smackdown from Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence. The blue brand wasted little time and added several new superstars from RAW and NXT to its roster.
The opening match of the latest edition of Smackdown Live featured a non-title bout between AJ Styles and Rusev. The WWE champion won the match via disqualification when Aiden English attacked him from behind.
Rusev and English continued to attack Styles until Daniel Bryan made the save. Smackdown’s new General Manager Paige announced a huge main-event tag match between the four superstars involved in the brawl.
TONIGHT: #WWEChampion @AJStylesOrg teams up with @WWEDanielBryan for the FIRST TIME EVER against @RusevBUL & @WWEDramaKing on #SDLive! pic.twitter.com/mfTXt1Dp2p— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2018
Jeff Hardy who won the United States championship from Jinder Mahal on Monday became the newest member of Smackdown. The Charismatic Enigma faced Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match.
Interestingly, Benjamin had issued an open challenge to the Smackdown roster and said that he was one of the biggest threats on the blue brand. Randy Orton made his way to ring before Hardy ran past the Viper to answer the Golden Standard's challenge.
Now, THAT'S how you make your #SDLive return! @JEFFHARDYBRAND is VICTORIOUS! #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/DiM009Tidx— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2018
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Here are the results of the matches on Smackdown Live
-Charlotte defeated Billie Kay
-Samoa Joe defeated Sin Cara
-Jeff Hardy defeated Shelton Benjamin
-AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan defeated Rusev and Aiden English
-Luke Harper defeated Jey Uso
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Smackdown Live welcomed several new superstars from RAW and NXT, thus ending the two-day superstar shake up.
Looks like @WWEDanielBryan has a BIG problem on #SDLive...#SuperstarShakeup @BigCassWWE pic.twitter.com/Yw8b0NlTpi— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2018
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
.@RealPaigeWWE must be ABSOLUTELY excited about this... @SonyaDevilleWWE & @WWE_MandyRose are coming to #SDLive! pic.twitter.com/lvs46cmaZb— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2018
Ready or not, here she comes! #SuperstarShakeup @WWEAsuka 🤡 🤡 🤡 pic.twitter.com/2yNycuu7Jv— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2018
Complete dominance. @SinCaraWWE has his work cut out from him against newest #SDLive Superstar @SamoaJoe. #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/bjON6BD9tP— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 18, 2018
Andrade “Cien' Almas
#ElIdolo @AndradeCienWWE and his business manager @Zelina_VegaWWE are heading to #SDLive! #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/CVsYBwi5lL— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2018
In a TWIST OF FATE, @JEFFHARDYBRAND has been shaken up to #SDLive, and he’s bringing his #USTitle with him! #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/vY1tgzQoug— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2018
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
.@LukeGallowsWWE & @KarlAndersonWWE just joined a new CLUB, and that's the CLUB of Superstars who are SHAKEN UP to #SDLive! #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/CjPC20cslW— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2018
WHAT’S UP? @RonKillings has been shaken up to #SDLive, THAT’S WHAT’S UP! #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/URnqFJfUuN— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2018
Cesaro and Sheamus
They don’t just SET #TheBar, they ARE #TheBar! Welcome to #SDLive, @WWESheamus & @WWECesaro! #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/GinwpkfhRo— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2018
Brace yourselves, @WWEUniverse. #SAnitY is coming to #SDLive! #SuperstarShakeup @KillianDain @TheWWEWolfe @TheEricYoung pic.twitter.com/G0qPta28k5— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2018