At the end of last night's SmackDown, Aleister Black made his return to the show and targeted Big E.
Last night's SmackDown was headlined by Apollo Crews defending his Intercontinental title against Big E, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens in a fatal four-way match. Big E hit the Big Ending on Crews near the end of the match, but Crews' bodyguard Commander Azeez pulled Big E out of the ring. Big E sent Azeez into the ring post and got back into the ring. But when he did, the lights dimmed and smoke filled the entrance ramp.
Black emerged from the smoke and confronted Big E. As Crews grabbed Big E's legs, Black laid out Big E with Black Mass. Black exited the ring and Crews pinned Big E to retain the Intercontinental title
Weeks of vignettes with Black reading from a book titled "Tales of the Dark Father" aired on SmackDown leading into Black making his in-person return. Black read the chapter "Beautiful Pain" earlier in last night's show. It ended with Black warning that it was time for him to separate the weak from the strong. Black said that -- as father taught him -- it was time for him to cull the herd.
More coverage from last night --
- Speak Now: Lots of SmackDown news! 5/21
- Women's Tag Team title rematch announced for WWE Raw
- WWE 205 Live results: Jiro & Grey vs The Bollywood Boyz
- The Usos vs. The Street Profits set for next week's WWE SmackDown
- Aleister Black returns to WWE SmackDown, attacks Big E
- Rick Boogs makes main roster debut on WWE SmackDown
- WWE SmackDown live results: Fatal four-way IC title match
WWE SmackDown video highlights --
SmackDown Parade of Champions
Bianca Belair, Natalya & Tamina vs. Bayley, Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler
Aleister Black reads "Beautiful Pain" from Tales of the Dark Father
Rick Boogs debuts, plays Shinsuke Nakamura to the ring
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin
Seth Rollins attacks Cesaro
Jimmy Uso books The Usos in a tag team match against The Street Profits next week
Dominik Mysterio vs. Robert Roode
Fatal four-way Intercontinental title match, Aleister Black returns
SmackDown fallout: The Mysterios are hungry to make their first title defense
SmackDown fallout: Jax & Baszler are ready to become three-time Women's tag champs