The Tuesday, May 28th edition of WWE SmackDown Live took place at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK.
– Kevin Owens comes out to the ring to kick off tonight’s show. He says he was going to do “The Kevin Owens Show,” but he’s not in the mood after being in Oklahoma all day, and the fans here don’t deserve it. Owens moves on and talks about his beef with Kofi Kingston. He adds that he had nothing to do with attacking Big E backstage, despite Big E saying it was him. WWE Champion Kofi Kingston comes out to interrupt with a tray of pancakes. Kofi tells Owens to stop lying about his attack on Big E, and he says even though he’s not at 100% tonight he’s going to make Owens pay, and we have a match.
– Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens: This one is a non-Title match. Owens starts off strong off the opening bell, but Kofi comes back and tackles Owens then pummels on him. They brawl out to ringside, and Owens hits a running senton drop on Kofi on the floor. Back in the ring, Owens misses a shot and Kofi dumps him outside then hits a suicide dive on him. Kofi takes Owens back in the ring and looks for the SOS, but Owens escapes. Owens misses a shot, and Kofi comes back with a successful SOS for a two count. They fight to the apron and Owens knocks Kofi down to the ringside floor, then he hits a frogsplash off the apron down on to Kofi on the floor. Kofi gets back in the ring at the ref’s 9 count. Owens then hits a frogsplash off the top rope on Kofi for a two count. They fight up to the top turnbuckle and Owens knocks Kofi back down to the mat. Owens goes up top and hits a Jeff Hardy-style Swanton Bomb on Kofi for another 2 count. Owens misses a shot and Kofi comes back with the Trouble In Paradise for the two count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
– We see Shane McMahon backstage talking to Drew McIntyre and Elias. We’re told that tonight is Shane McMahon Appreciation Night.
– R-Truth and Carmella are shown running around backstage. They stop to talk, and Truth complains about people trying to take his 24/7 Championship at airports and malls. They run off, and then Drake Maverick walks by putting up posters asking for information on Truth’s location.
– SmackDown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan and Eric Rowan come out to the ring for an interview. Bryan and Rowan say there’s no tag team competition for them, and then Bryan goes on a tangent about the environment and meat. Bryan talks about fans eating “hyper-intelligent” pigs in the form of hot dogs. Heavy Machinery comes out to interrupt, and it looks like they want to challenge for the SmackDown Titles. Tucker gets on the mic and says he knows Bryan and Rowan are a great tag team, but it’s time for Heavy Machinery to get down to some serious business. Bryan says he accepts their challenge, but not here in Oklahoma where they do “fracking.” Bryan and Rowan head to the back.
– SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley is backstage warming up for her match with Lacey Evans tonight.
– Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville are backstage handing out copies of Mandy’s new Muscle & Fitness Hers cover magazine to people. They give them to The Iiconics and Ember Moon. Ember throws hers away.
– Michael Cole informs us that WWE now has more than 1 billion followers on their social media profiles.
– Mandy Rose vs. Carmella: Sonya Deville is at ringside. Mandy pushes her magazine cover in Carmella’s face, and Carmella kicks it away. Carmella tackles Mandy and pounds on her, then she takes her into the corner for more strikes. Mandy turns the tide in the corner and stomps on Carmella in the corner now. Mandy hits a kick to the face for a two count. Carmella comes back with a slam, then she hits the Bronco Buster on Mandy in the corner. Sony distracts Carmella on the apron, which leads to Mandy rolling up Carmella for the three count.
Winner: Mandy Rose
– R-Truth is shown sneaking around backstage. Jinder Mahal attacks him and tries to pin him, but Truth fights him off and then hides in a photo booth. A bunch of wrestlers run by and don’t see him. Truth gets out of the booth and backs into Drake Maverick. Truth runs and Maverick chases him.
– We see a pre-taped promo from Aleister Black in front of a black background. He dares anyone on the roster to pick a fight with him.
– Shane McMahon comes out to the ring with Elias and Drew McIntyre. Greg Hamilton does the over-the-top ring introduction for Shane. Shane gets on the mic and says the idea for Shane Appreciation Night came from his good friend Drew. Shane says he enjoys his life and being in front of the fans, and he’s a humble man. Shane introduces a video package looking at his lengthy career on WWE television. Shane thanks their incredible production team including Kevin Dunn. Shane says that video was amazing, and also educational, particularly for Roman Reigns. Shane says WWE isn’t Roman’s yard and he has to obey the rules, and he says the McMahon family has been putting food on his family’s table for generations. Shane says Roman bit the hand that feeds him when he attacked Vince. Shane says he’s not only going to beat Reigns at Super Show Down, he’s going to beat some respect into Reigns. Elias tells Shane that was incredible, and he wrote a song in honor of Shane tonight. Elias sings about Shane being the greatest man in the world. As Elias is singing, R-Truth runs into the ring with Drake Maverick following him. Truth holds up his 24/7 Title, and then starts fighting Drake. Truth suplexes Drake and pins him for the three count. Truth dances to celebrate, but then he turns around and sees Shane, Drew and Elias staring him down. Shane and Drew attack and they all beat on Truth. Elias hits the Drift Away, then Drew hits the Claymore kick. Elias covers Truth and wins the 24/7 Championship. Shane congratulates Elias on the win, then Shane says he has an idea. Shane says tonight, Elias and Drew will team up to take on R-Truth and Roman Reigns in a tag match. Shane says he’s suspending the 24/7 Title rules right now until after their tag match tonight.
– Lacey Evans and Charlotte are backstage drinking tea and talking trash about Becky Lynch and Bayley.
– Bayley vs. Lacey Evans: Charlotte is on commentary for this non-Title match. The opening bell sounds and this one is evenly matched in the opening moments. Bayley looks for a DDT, but Lacey escapes. Lacey drops Bayley and hits a slingshot elbow drop from the apron for a two count. Bayley rolls out to ringside for a breather. Lacey takes Bayley back in the ring and works over her left shoulder. Bayley fights back with a cross body for a two count. Lacey comes back and drops Bayley in the corner, then throws her sweat rag at her. Lacey hits a dropkick in the corner for a two count. Lacey goes to the apron for another slingshot elbow drop, but Bayley hits her in mid-air and then plants her with a DDT. They fight out to ringside, and Charlotte distracts Bayley. Bayley hits Charlotte, then Bayley gets back in the ring and the ref holds back Charlotte. Lacey rolls up Bayley from behind off the distraction, but only gets a two count. Bayley reverses the pin and rolls up Lacey for the three count.
– After the match, Lacey attacks Charlotte in the ring and they brawl until referees break it up.
– Carmella is backstage giving R-Truth a pep talk after losing his 24/7 Title.
– We see a graphic promoting The Undertaker’s return to RAW next week.
– Andrade and Zelina Vega are backstage for an interview. Andrade talks trash about Balor, and Balor not being medically cleared to wrestle tonight.
– They air the same Bray Wyatt “Firefly Fun House” segment from RAW last night.
– Roman Reigns & R-Truth vs. Elias & Drew McIntyre: Elias and Drew attack Truth from behind during his entrance. Reigns gets in on the brawl, then he takes Elias in the ring and the ref calls for the opening bell. Reigns beats on Elias until Shane distracts him, then Elias drops Reigns and stomps on him. Drew tags in and continues the offense on Reigns. Elias tags back in, but Reigns takes him down with a Samoan Drop. Truth and Drew tag in and start going at it. The fight spills out to ringside, and Drew gets the upper hand on the floor. Back in the ring, Drew continues the offense on Truth and then tags in Elias for the double team. Elias hits a slam on Truth, then beats on him in the corner with punches and knee strikes. Drew tags back in and drops Truth with a chop to the chest. Drew starts working over Truth’s shoulder and tries to keep him grounded. Elias and Drew trade frequent tags now and they look for a double back body drop, but Truth fights them both off. Truth dumps Drew out to ringisde, and he throws Elias into the ring post. Reigns gets the hot tag and hits a series of clotheslines on Elias. Reigns knocks Drew off the apron, then hits a series of standing clotheslines on Elias in the corner. Reigns superman punches Drew off the apron, then he dumps Elias outside and hits the Drive By on him. Shane tries to get involved, but Reigns punches him and Shane runs off. Drew looks for the Clymore Kick on Reigns at ringside, but Reigns dodges it and Drew lands on the announce table. Back in the ring, Reigns dodges a shot from Elias and then hits the spear on Elias for the three count.
Winners: R-Truth & Roman Reigns
– Drew joins Shane on the ramp, and Reigns helps Truth to his feet in the ring. Elias is still in the ring, and Reigns hits another spear on him. Reigns gets Truth’s attention, and Truth crawls over and pins Elias for the three count. Truth has regained his 24/7 Title. Reigns and Truth celebrate in the ring as SmackDown goes off the air.