18. Jinder Mahal’s First Live Event As WWE Champion
As we saw at Backlash 2017, “The Maharaja” Jinder Mahal became the new WWE Champion by defeating “The Viper” Randy Orton. Mahal then worked his first Live Event as WWE Champion at Monday night’s SmackDown Live Event in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Below are the results:
– Shinsuke Nakamura def. Dolph Ziggler
– Breezango def. The Ascension
– Tye Dillinger def. Aiden English (English demanded another match after losing this one)
– Mojo Rawley def. Aiden English
– Luke Harper def. Erick Rowan
– United States Championship Match: AJ Styles def. Kevin Owens (c) via DQ.
– SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch def. Tamina Snuka, Carmella and Natalya
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) def. American Alpha to retain the Titles.
– Randy Orton & Sami Zayn def. Baron Corbin & WWE Champion Jinder Mahal
Below is the ending to the main event:
— The Orton Girl (@TheOrtonGirl) May 23, 2017