WWE's final build to Money in the Bank takes place on tonight's SmackDown from the WWE Performance Center.
Universal Champion Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt are set to have a face-to-face confrontation ahead of their title match at Sunday's pay-per-view. Wyatt as been taunting Strowman for the last few weeks by bringing up his past with the Wyatt Family. Strowman's tired of all the mind games and challenged Wyatt to meet him in the ring tonight.
Mandy Rose goes one-on-one with Sonya Deville. Last week, Carmella defeated Rose in a Money in the Bank qualifying match after Deville interfered. Deville beat down Rose after the match.
SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley & Sasha Banks take on Tamina & Lacey Evans. The match comes in advance of Bayley defending her title against Tamina at Money in the Bank.
Jeff Hardy makes his return to SmackDown tonight. For several weeks, Michael Cole introduced a series of videos covering Hardy's career. Sheamus was upset each time Cole started talking about Hardy. WWE.com is teasing a showdown between Hardy and Sheamus.
Plus, King Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro take on Daniel Bryan, Drew Gulak & a mystery partner in a six-man tag team match.
Our coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
In the back, Mandy Rose was warming up for her upcoming match. Otis approached and asked to help. Rose assured Otis she has this under control and told him to focus on Money In The Bank. Rose kissed Otis and walked off.
Somewhere else backstage, Sonya Deville was warming up for the match as well. Dolph Ziggler approached and asked if she's ready. Deville noted she waited five years for this moment. Ziggler promised to be waiting backstage. He asked Deville not to hurt Rose's face, but she couldn't make any promises.
Sonya Deville defeated Mandy Rose
Rose had her leg wrapped up because of the attack from last week.
Rose jumped Deville to start the match. She backed Deville in the corner and beat her down. Deville attacked the injured leg to gain control briefly. Rose recovered and rocked Deville with forearms. Deville rolled out of the ring.
Deville attacked Rose's leg to regain control. Deville slowed the pace down with the body scissors. Deville trashed talked Rose and pulled off her eyelashes. Rose fought back, but Deville took back over.
Rose fired back with a series of clothesline. She followed up with a knee, which sent Deville to the floor. Rose slammed Deville face-first into the announce table. She threw Deville into the steps and then launched her over the announce desk.
Rose screamed at Deville. Rose attempted a jumping knee, but Deville rolled up Rose for the win.
The Forgotten Sons, The Miz & John Morrison defeated The New Day & The Lucha House Party
They recapped Lucha House Party defeating John Morrison and The Miz two weeks ago. They also recapped The Forgotten Sons defeating SmackDown tag team champions The New Day in a non-title match last week.
The Miz and Kofi Kingston went back and forth early. All eight guys jumped in the ring and started brawling. Big E launched Kingston over the top rope to the floor onto the heels. Lince Dardo and Gran Metalik then both hit suicide dives.
Back from the break, the heels were firmly in control. Kingston rocked Wesley Blake with a dropkick off the second rope. Kingston hit a big splash. Big E then hit a big splash.
Gran Metalik hit a moonsault off of Dardo's shoulders. Dardo hit a big splash.
Metalik followed up with a big splash for a near fall.
The heels took over and isolated Kingston on their side of the ring. Kingston fought back, but Blake knocked him off the apron. Blake followed up with a suicide dive.
Back from the break, the heels continued to beat down Kingston and cut him off from his corner. Kingston almost got the tag, but the heels pulled Kingston's partner's off the apron.
Kingston hit the SOS, and Metalik got the tag. Metalik hit a springboard crossbody for a near fall. Dardo hit a crossbody, but The Forgotten Sons caught him. Dardo fought out and hit and double handspring stunner on the Forgotten Sons.
The Forgotten Sons hit the inverted DDT/Foot Stomp on Big E on the floor. Blake then power bombed Kingston onto Big E.
Morrison hit Starship Pain, but Dardo moved. Dardo hit the reverse rana on Morrison, but Miz made the blind tag. Miz then hit the skull crushing finale on Dardo for the win.
In the back, Kayla Braxton interviewed King Corbin. Corbin's certain his team is going to win tonight, so he's looking past the six-man tag match. Corbin went through the participants in the MITB ladder match. He teased tossing Rey Mysterio off the top of the building. Corbin promised to win the MITB.
Jeff Hardy Returns
Renee Young introduced the returning Jeff Hardy. Young mentioned the videos covering Hardy's career in the last few weeks. Hardy noted every low taught him how to get back up.
Sheamus was watching backstage and was trash-talking the screen.
In the ring, Hardy noted he can still hear the people chant his name. Sheamus got frustrated and marched out to the ring.
Hardy admitted he was surprised Sheamus hadn't come to the ring yet. Hardy called out Sheamus.
Sheamus mocked Hardy and said nobody cares about him anymore. Sheamus pointed out that Hardy's made several comebacks but failed each time. Hardy noted Sheamus should look at himself.
Sheamus promised to take out Hardy. He walked to the ring, but Hardy got the better of Sheamus. He hit the twist of fate and the Swanton bomb. Sheamus screamed as Hardy walked off.
Universal Champion Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt Face-to-face confrontation
Strowman noted he's not playing any more mind games. He demanded Bray Wyatt come to the ring to meet face-to-face.
Wyatt came out and was happy to see Strowman. He noted all he wants is for Strowman to say he's sorry. Wyatt claimed to be Strowman's creator and knows how to defeat him.
Wyatt wants Strowman to come back home so he can be special like him. Wyatt just needs the Universal Championship back to take Strowman's burden away.
Strowman noted Wyatt knows nothing about him. Wyatt laughed and tried to give Strowman the black sheep mask.
The puppets from the Firefly Funhouse begged Strowman to come home. Strowman noted he is home and promised to beat Wyatt Sunday. Strowman mimicked Wyatt and said goodbye.
Wyatt apologized and noted he tried.
In the back, Daniel Bryan and Drew Gulak approached Otis. They asked if he heard what King Corbin said about him earlier. Bryan noted they need to talk.
Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart announced that WrestleMania III airs on FS1 this coming Tuesday night.
Tamina & Lacey Evans defeated Bayley & Sasha Banks
They recapped Banks and Bayley brawling with Tamina and Evans last week.
On commentary, Michael Cole teased problems between Bayley and Banks
Bayley and Banks argued over starting the match, so Tamina jumped them both. The heels recovered and isolated Tamina in their corner. Tamina fought back, and the heels tried leaving.
On the floor, Evans attacked Banks, and Tamina pulled Bayley into the ring.
Back from the break, Bayley distracted Evans and Banks took over. The heels isolated Evans on their side of the ring.
Evans fought back and tagged Tamina. The heels jumped Tamina before she could get in the ring. Banks jumped off the apron, but Tamina caught her. Tamina then tossed Banks into the barricade.
Tamina and Bayley fought on the top rope. Tamina knocked Bayley off and attempted a splash, but Bayley got her knees up. Bayley hit the Bayley-to-Belly and followed up with a flying elbow for a near fall.
Evans rocked Banks with the Women's Right. Bayley then knocked Evans out of the ring. Tamina rocked Bayley with a superkick and hit the Samoan Drop for the win.
Corey Graves gave a tour of WWE Headquarters.
Kayla Braxton interviewed Carmella and Dana Brooke. Brooke pointed out that nobody believed she could defeat Naomi to qualify, not even her best friend, Carmella. Carmella noted she apologized, and Brooke claimed she was just teasing. Brooke and Carmella both promised to win the MITB ladder match.
The mysterious individual appeared again and showed footage of various SmackDown superstars. He then played a voice recording.
King Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro defeated Daniel Bryan, Drew Gulak & Otis
Bryan rocked Corbin with a running dropkick to start the match. Corbin rocked Gulak with a shot to the throat, but Gulak fought back. Gulak and Cesaro had a great exchange. Gulak climbed to the top, but Nakamura pushed him off, and Cesaro hit an uppercut.
Otis got the tag and ran wild. He hit a splash in their corner on Nakamura and followed up with the caterpillar.
Back from the break, the heels were firmly in control. Corbin slowed the pace down with a chin lock. Bryan recovered and went after the leg.
Gulak backed Cesaro into the corner. Cesaro placed Gulak on the top turnbuckle and hit an uppercut. Gulak rolled through and locked on a submission.
Otis threw Cesaro to the floor. Corbin jumped Otis from behind and tossed him over the top rope. Gulak caught Corbin with a flying clothesline for a near fall.
Nakamura and Cesaro sent Otis into the ring post. Bryan caught Cesaro with a knee, but Nakamura nailed Bryan with a kick to the head.
In the ring, Corbin hit the End of Days on Gulak for the win.
After the match, Bryan, Otis, Nakamura, and Cesaro fought in the stands. Gulak leaped off the barricade onto all four guys. They fought to the back.
Corbin was left alone and brought a ladder into the ring. He climbed up the ladder, but Bryan cut him off. Corbin recovered and threw Bryan into the ladder.
Otis jumped back in the ring and took out Corbin. Otis tried to climb the ladder, but the rungs kept breaking, and he couldn't climb up.
Corbin recovered and attacked Otis and Bryan. Bryan fought back and climbed up the ladder. Corbin tipped over the ladder, and Bryan landed on the ropes.
Corbin climbed up the ladder and pulled down the briefcase.