WWE SmackDown last night featured more returns to the company and an Intercontinental Championship match in the main event.
After making their WWE return on last Friday's show, Karrion Kross and Scarlett Bordeaux were back this week. Scarlett interrupted an in-ring promo by Drew McIntyre. With McIntyre distracted, the Usos jumped him from behind. The Usos then told Scarlett to tell Kross that this is the Bloodline's territory. Scarlett responded to the Usos by saying Kross has the same message for them.
Much like what was done on Raw with the United States Championship, there was a video package on last night's show detailing the lineage of the Intercontinental title. Later in the night, Gunther successfully defended the belt against former two-time champion Shinsuke Nakamura in the main event.
Hit Row returned to WWE on SmackDown as well. B-Fab, Top Dolla, and Ashante “Thee” Adonis become the latest formerly released talent to be brought back to the company by the new regime.
We also saw another team advance in the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship tournament this week. Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah defeated Shotzi & Xia Li to advance.
More coverage from last night --
- Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre face-to-face set for WWE SmackDown
- United States title match announced for WWE Raw
- Hit Row return to WWE on SmackDown
- Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah advance in WWE Women's Tag Team title tournament
- WWE SmackDown live results: Gunther vs. Nakamura IC title match
WWE SmackDown video highlights --
Raquel Rodriquez & Aliyah vs. Shotzi & Xia Li
Karrion Kross & Scarlett Bordeaux backstage promo
Intercontinental Championship video package
Scarlett's arrival leads to an Usos ambush on Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre surprise attacks the Usos backstage
Ronda Rousey crashes WWE Clash at the Castle Contract Signing
Sonya Deville & Natalya are ready for Lyons and Stark
Kofi Kingston's Keno stick surprise backfires
Happy Corbin drops Ricochet from behind
Hit Row make a smash return
Los Lotharios attempt to join Maximum Male Models
Drew McIntyre & Madcap Moss vs. The Usos
Gunther vs. Shinsuke Nakamura - Intercontinental Championship Match
Nikkita Lyons and Zoey Stark to bring NXT 2.0 intensity to SmackDown