WWE Smackdown Live Open Discussion Thread 5/9/17

WWE Smackdown Live Open Discussion Thread 5/9/17

WWE Smackdown Live Open Discussion Thread 5/9/17

Thanks to the five hour time difference between the United Kingdom and the East coast of the USA of A., that means advance reports about what goes down on a show which is scheduled to feature a Becky Lynch vs. Natalya match, Dolph Ziggler confronting Shinsuke Nakamura, responses from champs Randy Orton & The Usos to their respective challengers, Jinder Mahal and Breezango, and much more!

It maintains its status as a Smackdown Live exclusive event this time around as well and it is now less than two weeks away. The WWE World Champion was back after recently being attacked by Jinder Mahal at Payback in the House of Horrors match. This week, Becky Lynch takes on Natalya in the first official salvo of the coming war.

World leaders react to Macron's win
France's CAC 40 index, which last week touched the highest level since early 2008, slipped 0.8 percent to 5,391 on Monday. Yesterday, the president-elect joined French President Francois Hollande to commemorate the end of World War II.

Natalya gets the win after scoring a pin fall on Becky Lynch following a roll up. Shinsuke Nakamura came out to challenge Dolph Ziggler to a match for the latest show. In addition to this match, the women's division received an announcement backstage about what their matchup will be for Backlash. Charlotte Flair, SmackDown Women's Champion Naomi, Carmella, James Ellsworth and Tamina Snuka were at ringside.

In other action, Erick Rowan defeated Luke Harper in a singles match.

Fox News co-president Bill Shine out in latest shake-up for network
However, Hannity took to Twitter late Monday to say that reports and speculations about his departure from Fox are not true. Shine's name came up several times in sexual harassment allegations against Ailes, listing him as one of Ailes' enablers.

It's been announced that Dolph Ziggler will call out Nakamura and continue to build towards that match tonight and it's thought that there will be another exchange of words until one of the two recognized men comes out on top.

The Usos defeated American Alpha and The Colons to retain their SmackDown Tag Team Titles. It will be the first Smackdown Live PPV since Wrestlemania 33 and there are some great things to look forward to.

Chelsea Manning releases 1st statement since clemency win
Expressing relief about the impending release on Twitter Tuesday, Manning said: "Freedom was only a dream, and hard to imagine". The Army and Manning's attorneys say Manning is scheduled to leave prison on May 17, but both declined to provide details.

Randy Orton defeated AJ Styles and Jinder Mahal to retain his WWE World Title.

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