In the first SmackDown after WrestleMania, new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns declared “what’s next” was for SmackDown Tag Team Champions Jimmy and Jey Uso to journey to Raw and unify the Tag Team Title against RK-Bro.
Charlotte Flair refused to take on Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania Backlash
After falling short against SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania due to the referee getting knocked out, Ronda Rousey challenged The Opportunity to an “I Quit” Match at WrestleMania Backlash.
When Flair gave a resounding “no!” to the challenge, Rousey insisted the rematch will happen and that Charlotte will scream “no” when she turns the titleholder’s arm backward.
Xavier Woods def. Butch
In a post-WrestleMania slugfest on SmackDown, Butch unleashed a relentless assault in a one-on-one matchup on Xavier Woods. Nevertheless, the resilient Woods roared back and scored the quick pin with the Back Woods rollup.
In the aftermath, a frustrated Butch attacked his own crew, Sheamus and Ridge Holland.
Gunther made his SmackDown debut in brutal fashion
Flanked by his partner-in-crime Ludwig Kaiser, Gunther sent shockwaves in his SmackDown debut by decimating Joe Alonzo before finishing him off with his wicked trademark Powerbomb.
Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss brawled on the latest episode of “Happy Talk”
After his undefeated streak ended at the hands of Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania, Happy Corbin blamed Madcap Moss for the loss on his latest episode of “Happy Talk.” Corbin suddenly attacked his supposed friend, and the two engaged in an all-out brawl.
Drew McIntyre def. Sami Zayn by Count-out
Following a humiliating defeat to Johnny Knoxville in an Anything Goes Match at WrestleMania, The Master Strategist looked to revamp his image and regain some credibility by challenging Drew McIntyre.
However, when it looked as if The SmackDown Warrior was going to emerge victorious with the Claymore Kick, The Master Strategist made a quick exit from the ring and through the crowd to give McIntyre the win by count-out.
Lacey Evans discussed how her difficult past transformed her into the woman she is today
Liv Morgan def. Sasha Banks
With Rhea Ripley not at her side, Liv Morgan looked for a huge win heading into Liv 4 Brutality’s WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Match against Sasha Banks & Naomi on next week’s Raw.
When The Boss executed an earth-shattering Superplex off the top rope in the final seconds, Liv had the presence of mind to grab Banks’ leg as they hit the canvas and picked up the huge win.
Roman Reigns took out Shinsuke Nakamura and ordered The Usos to unify the Tag Team Title
After capturing the WWE Championship from Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns challenged SmackDown Tag Team Champions Jimmy and Jey Uso to go to Raw and unify the Tag Team Titles.
Then, when Shinsuke Nakamura interrupted The Bloodline to presumably take issue with what happened to Rick Boogs at WrestleMania, Reigns introduced him to The Island of Relevancy with a hug. This ploy, however, opened The King of Strong Style to received a double Superkick from Jimmy and Jey.