WWE Raw vs. SmackDown #4 – May 14 & 15

5 years ago by Liam Winnard

SmackDown (not) Live

The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods) defeated The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) – Tag Team Match – One Member of the Winning Team Qualifies for Money in the Bank

As we’d expect from this combination of men, the match was very impressive indeed. With a bit of entertainment thrown in, it was the New Day who picked up the victory, when Big E speared Sheamus through the ropes to the outside, and Woods landed the Limit Break elbow on Cesaro for the win. The question now is: which member of New Day will enter the Money in the Bank match? You can check out who Mike Johnson thinks it’ll be, by clicking here. Also, The Miz was on commentary for this match, for some reason.

Andrade Almas defeated Jake Constantinou

As advertised last week, Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas made his WWE main roster debut on SmackDown last night, in a convincing win over ‘local talent’ Jake Constantinou. Constantinou is an MMA fighter based out of Leicester, England. He was no match for ‘El Ídolo’ though, who picked up a quick victory following a Hammerlock DDT.

Becky Lynch defeated Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville – Triple Threat Money in the Bank Qualifying Match

They like a Triple Threat Money in the Bank qualifying match in WWE, don’t they? The story of this one was the combustion of former Absolution partners Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. So as it turns out, Paige was right, Absolution really is dead by the looks of things. Despite losing to ‘God’s Greatest Creation’ last week, Becky Lynch locked Rose in the Dis-arm-her to pick up the win and stamped her ticket to Chicago next month.

Shinsuke Nakamura defeated AJ Styles – Winner Chooses Stipulation for WWE Championship Match at Money in the Bank

I’d say this was one of the better matches between these two so far, during their feud over Styles’ WWE Title. They played off on the fact the pair have had multiple matches recently, repeatedly reversing each other’s signature maneuvers. Things got interesting when AJ Styles was very, very, close to landing the Phenomenal Forearm on the referee. Nakamura used this distraction to his advantage and feigned that the ‘Phenomenal One’ had struck him with a ‘low blow’. With Styles trying to convince the official otherwise, Nakamura capitalized with a reverse Exploder Suplex, followed up by a Kinshasa for the victory.

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