SmackDown Recap: Jinder Mahal Pins Randy Orton

SmackDown Recap: Jinder Mahal Pins Randy Orton

Ever since he made his debut after his NXT call-up, Nakamura has been interacting with Ziggler, and they have actually made for some really great segments.

Orton was out first, and he was met with a challenger as Mahal predictably came out to talk and stare him down. Naomi instantly agrees while Charlotte agrees a little more reluctantly. The main event for the Backlash is a match between AJ Styles and Kevin Owens for the U.S. title. With no influence at ringside from Bray Wyatt now that he happens to be a main-eventer on RAW, Rowan turned to his dark mask and heard his instructions loud and clear: Beat the snot out of Harper.

That contest, in which Mahal was the least credible Superstar involved, ended with the No. 1 contender pinning Orton clean in the center of the ring for what was undeniably the biggest win of his career.

Ziggler calls Nakamura a fraud because even though he has been on SmackDown Live for a month, the former NXT Champion is yet to compete in a match. Now all six of these ladies are heading into a 6-Woman Tag Team Match war. Out comes Nakamura. Nakamura challenged Ziggler to a match in London.

Only PM can solve J&K crisis, says Mehbooba Mufti
The BJP state unit and the RSS have been questioning her ways of checking escalating violence in the Valley. Vohra has reportedly submitted a detailed report on Kashmir to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and to PM Modi.

As expected, Shinsuke Nakamura will have his first official match on the main roster, and he will take on former World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler.

Tyler Breeze & Fandango continue to investigate The Usos ahead of WWE Backlash until they're forced to re-open a case they thought was closed. Rusev demanded a title opportunity at Money in the Bank a couple weeks ago, but he has heard nothing. However, WWE SmackDown Live has been smart with these things to this point. The Viper then promised to once again become the champion at Backlash. It can be recalled that Owens fought Chris Jericho for the title and won.

Jinder picked up a huge victory by pinning Orton, after hitting him with a "cobra clutch slam" just a week-and-a-half before the pair square off for the title.

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