Welcome to WrestleTalk’s live coverage of this Valentine’s Day episode of WWE SmackDown! A good amount has been announced for the show, including the following matches and segments:
- WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship – Bayley (c) vs. Carmella
- Miz and John Morrison call out Roman Reigns
- Otis and Mandy Rose go on a Valentine’s Day date
- Hulk Hogan returns to SmackDown
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Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan def. The Miz & John Morrison
The Miz and John Morrison came out and talked smack about the Usos. They said they were the greatest tag team of the 21st century (looks right).
Roman Reigns came out and revealed his partner to be Daniel Bryan. Baron Corbin came through the crowd and had a ticket to sit front row for the match.
Morrison started things off and worked with both Reigns and Bryan. He took Bryan’s comeback and Bryan hit the Yes kicks. Bryan hit a suicide dive and Roman hit the Undertaker dive as the show went to commercial. When they came back Bryan was being beat down by Miz and Morrison. Eventually, Morrison missed a 450 splash and Roman got the hot tag.
Morrison hit the Flying Chuck kick but Roman countered the Starship Pain. Roman hit the Superman Punch but was kicked when he went for a Spear. Bryan and Morrison got taken out and Roman hit Miz with the Spear for the pin.
After the match, Baron Corbin hit Reigns in the head with his scepter. He then went up the ramp and sat atop a throne that was on the stage for some reason. Okay. The main event match was fun and just about the only enjoyable thing on the whole show.
However, why would Corbin be allowed to get involved if he is there as a fan? He was barred from the show by management but he just got involved anyway. Then, why would security not stop him from interfering? Why would they have his throne? Why would they play his music?
Ugh. My head hurts. I’m going to bed. I hope you had more fun with this show than I did.
Otis and Mandy Rose...
Poor Otis. Poor, poor Otis. He finally showed up to the restaurant only to see Mandy Rose sitting with Dolph Ziggler. Otis looked very sad and he dropped his roses and left.
This is not okay. It is not okay to be mean to Otis. He deserves more than Dolph Ziggler ruining his life. Shame on Dolph Ziggler. Shame.
Sami Zayn, Cesaro and Elias segment
Sami Zayn and Cesaro are in the ring with a ukulele and a cowboy. They say they are out there in protest as they have been the subject of injustice as of late from Elias and Braun Strowman. They try to start doing a song but Elias interrupted.
Elias talked about Elias Petterson of the Vancouver Canucks and he walked to the ring. He said he is mounting a counter-protest. Sami said to let Elias through, and he tried his best to play the ukulele. The crowd was really into Cesaro’s cowbell so Cesaro threw it away. Before long, Sami and Cesaro attacked Elias with the mic stand.
Braun Strowman made the save and attacked the security guards at ringside. He and Elias stood tall and I have no idea what this segment meant to accomplish. It wasn’t too bad but it felt like a waste of time.
Hulk Hogan interview
Hulk Hogan talked about how cool it is to go into the hall of fame in Tampa, Florida. Michael Cole then asked him about The Fiend and Goldberg’s match at Super Showdown. Hulk talked about facing Goldberg in his prime and how powerful he is. Before he could get too in depth, the Firefly Funhouse interrupted.
Bray Wyatt said he listened to Hogan a lot and has said his prayers, taken his vitamins and drank his milk. He is ready for Goldberg because he has a Fiend. He tells Hogan there’s always room for one more on his wall. He holds up a picture of Hogan and Hogan leaves.
This was all very wacky but you can’t expect much less from a Hulk Hogan and Bray Wyatt segment.
Sheamus def. Shorty G & Apollo
Apollo and Shorty G started the match double-teaming Sheamus but Sheamus immediately took control on Shorty G. He hit his clubbing forearms on Shorty G before the babyfaces got a brief moment of offense. They made some quick tags but Sheamus hit a Brogue Kick to knock Shorty G off the apron. He then threw Apollo into the post and hit a Brogue Kick and pinned him.
This whole match was stupid. The idea of the heel being at the disadvantage in a handicap match is the complete opposite of what should make sense from a storytelling point of view. That is not even taking Shorty G and Apollo’s talent into account. A match like this just don’t make no sense guys.
Otis is Nervous
Otis sent Mandy Rose some text messages and told Tucker he was nervous. Tucker told him that if Mandy Rose deserves him everything will go alright.
This is the only segment on the show that is at all exciting to think about.
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Match - Bayley (c) def. Carmella
Bayley had control during the first portion of the match. She had hold of Carmella and told her she would need to step up to be her friend at which point Carmella fired up and hit a suicide dive to the outside. She got Bayley back in the ring and hit a crossbody for a nearfall.
Bayley was able to send Carmella into the announce table and they went to commercial as the heat began. When they came back Bayley had her in a chinlock. They exchanged strikes before Bayley hit the Bayley to Belly for a nearfall. Carmella fired up and hit a top rope hurricanrana for a nearfall. They exchanged roll ups before Carmella hit a Superkick but Bayley rolled out of the ring.
Carmella managed to apply her submission but Bayley powered out and rolled up Carmella with her feet on the rope to get the pin.
After the match, Naomi ran in to save Carmella. Naomi and Carmella both hit big kicks on Bayley to send her packing. This was not a good match. They tried hard but Carmella is not very good in the ring. Many of their strikes and moves looked very sloppy and it is time for Bayley to have a proper challenger for her title.
Alexa Bliss' Moment of Bliss
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross come out and they talk about Valentine’s Day and their celebrity crushes. They then brought out Carmella and asked her about how she has not done anything lately.
Carmella says who doesn’t love surprises. She said tonight she is going to surprise Bayley tonight and become a two-time women’s champion. They show pictures of Carmella and Bayley when they were best friends.
Bayley came out and she ran down the fans, Carmella, Bliss and Cross. She said Carmella is a loser and the last time she was in the ring with Bliss and Cross she beat them in a handicap match. She said she is the most dominant SmackDown women’s champion ever and no one can touch her.
Carmella challenges Bayley to do their match right now and they go right to the ring. None of this was very good. The people did not care and they did not give the fans much of a reason to.
Welcome to our live coverage of WWE’s Valentine’s Day episode of WWE SmackDown! Make sure you let us know what you are looking forward to tonight on Twitter! Otis and Mandy Rose anyone?