WWE SmackDown started tonight in the ring with Romans Jay Uso and Paul Heyman, and it wasn’t long before the reigns started with Kevin Owens. Let me start by saying I like Kevin Owens. It’s a pain in the ass for me, but I respect someone like Kevin Owens, King says. I didn’t want anything bad to happen to her. He put me in a difficult situation and I had to do what I had to do, but I didn’t want anything bad to happen to him. He went on to say that these people needed to be taken care of. I care about all these people, why do you think I do what I do? I put food on the table for everyone around me.
He then said it was someone’s fault (not his, of course) and pointed his finger at Adam Pearce, to order him into the ring. Heyman then barked at people at the announcement table to get Pierce out, and complained to the announcement team.
Then Pierce goes into the ring. He turned to Roman and asked him: How can I help you?
Roman wasn’t excited and he didn’t care what you could do for me. Look at this clip here. The clip that aired shows what happened two weeks ago at SmackDown during their closed-door game, and shows Jay Uso handcuffed to a cage. Owens then talked to Pearce about doing the game, and Pearce did the game with Uso that night.
Then reigns, Pierce says he’s ready to move on and done with Owens, but he goes to his friend Adam Pierce. The leader then said that one would think that someone who has known his friend for so long would be worried about his well-being.
Then he said Pierce isn’t doing his job, but they always do. He’s gone now. Now he can’t feed his family. You did it. You’re guilty, and because I’m a good guy, because I’m a gentleman, I brought you back this week to make up for it. And then what do you do? You booked a game with Gauntlet? It’s like I can’t choose my opponent. Like I haven’t worn this company in years, Price said.
Pierce tried to talk, but Reigns kept interrupting him and told him he was starting to think he was stupid. Pierce denies it, and the kingdom gets angrier and angrier, even taking Pierce by the neck. Pierce said he respected him and with some conviction Heyman Reigns let him go. The board says I was wrong. Maybe no one in this ring is stupid. And maybe now you’ll be perfectly safe. Then he tapped her on the shoulder and walked out of the ring.
Below is the official description of the SmackDown tonight.
Tonight at 8pm, the main Gauntlet event will determine who will challenge World Champion Roman at the Royal Rumble, Apollo Crews will challenge Intercontinental Champion Big E, and The Street Profits will take over the SmackDown Tag Team Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode in the title match. Don’t miss SmackDown tonight at 8:07 on FOX.
Here’s the map:
SmackDown Gauntlet Main Event – Winner defies Roman domination in the Battle of Royals.
Apollo crews versus Big E…
Street Profit versus Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.
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