Sami Zayn has been campaigning and campaigning to gain membership in the greatest faction of all time The Bloodline. But did Sami bite off more than he can chew by agreeing to fight Riddle on WWE Smackdown, in a match where if Sami won, Riddle would be barred from Smackdown … but if Riddle wins, he gets a title match against WWE’s Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns? Even our boss, Reigns’ #SpecialCounsel Paul Heyman tried to warn Sami.
According to WWE.com:
The stakes were enormously high coming into this contest. If Sami Zayn won, Riddle would be barred from competing on SmackDown, and if Riddle won, he would earn a WWE Undisputed Universal Championship clash the following week.
Early on, Riddle hit Zayn with an exploder suplex and a hellacious running knee smash. Zayn, however, took control by sending Riddle from the top rope to the floor, then connecting with a bombastic brainbuster.
After Zayn hit a turbulent Blue Thunder Bomb, Paul Heyman encouraged Zayn to keep on Riddle from the commentary desk. Zayn connected with an exploder suplex into the turnbuckle, setting up a Helluva Kick that would likely end Riddle’s SmackDown career.
The Original Bro dug down deep, however, and hit The Master Strategist with an RKO, winning what was arguably the biggest match in his career and setting up a colossal championship showdown with The Tribal Chief next week on SmackDown.
After the match, The Usos made their presence felt, attacking Riddle. Riddle had other ideas, fighting back with a Kendo stick to send Reigns’ cousins fleeing. As a final sign, Riddle threw up his finger, taunting The Bloodline and stating he is “the one.”
We’re HustleTweeting about WWE Smackdown, and you’re more than welcome to join the conversation on the Hustle Twitter HERE … on our ridiculously sensational Instagram HERE … or on our Facebook page HERE!