Published: Fri, May 12, 2017
Culture | By Kelly Harrison

SmackDown Recap: Jinder Mahal Pins Randy Orton

SmackDown Recap: Jinder Mahal Pins Randy Orton

It ended with Sami Zayn running out to attack Corbin. Which made for the ideal setup for a main event later in the night.

Not a lot of wrestling, but some of the outside-the-ring segments are good enough to make up for it. Luke Harper is back.

Tyler Breeze & Fandango continue to investigate The Usos ahead of WWE Backlash until they're forced to re-open a case they thought was closed. With Mahal at ringside, Owens bragged about ending Chris Jericho's career, claimed Styles was next and added that he would be going after the WWE title next.

Two weeks ago, Naomi was defending the SmackDown Women's Championship against Charlotte when the newly established Welcoming Committee (Natalya, Carmella, Tamina, & James Ellsworth) attacked both of them to ruin the match. Erick Rowan won. Okay...sure.

And then there's the main roster in-ring debut of Shinsuke Nakamura as he goes head to head with Dolph Ziggler.

Randy Orton who was absent last week's show after the House of Horrors match at payback will return to the 9 May SmackDown Live and would interact with the crowd.

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Breezango defeated The Ascension in a quick matchup to gain momentum for Backlash.

Fashion Files, Part II: Dressed as a British detective and officer, Breezango found face paint on the floor and thought they located The Usos but instead came across The Ascension getting hyped in a small metal closet.

SmackDown airs a video that Rusev posted on his Twitter account earlier today.

All competitors fight in the ring and it leads to Randy Orton hitting Kevin Owens with an RKO.

Jinder Mahal's lack of credibility was once again apparent Tuesday night as he interrupted WWE champion Randy Orton's opening promo and shared the screen with the likes of AJ Styles and the United States champion Kevin Owens.

Jinder picked up a huge victory by pinning Orton, after hitting him with a "cobra clutch slam" just a week-and-a-half before the pair square off for the title.

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