8/5 WWE Smackdown in Montreal, Quebec (2nd detailed report): WWE customizes show for local market, Styles & Shinsuke vs. Owens & Corbin, New Day vs. Ascension

Kevin Owens (photo credit Wade Keller © PWTorch)


AUGUST 5, 2017

Not a lot of empty seats. Bell Centre was about 90 percent full for whatever wasn’t curtained off.

(1) The New Day defeated The Ascension to retain the Smackdown Tag team Titles when Big E pinned Viktor after a double-team Midnight Hour. Basic Comedy match to get the crowd into it.

(2) Naomi beat Carmella to retain her WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship after a Rear View.
Kind of odd that Carmella would challenge for the title when she is Ms. Money in the Bank.

(3) Luke Harper & Sin Cara defeated Aiden English & Erik Rowan after Harper pinned Rowan with a discus clothesline. Bizzare match with two weird pairings.

(4) Shinsuke Nakamura & A.J. Styles defeated Baron Corbin & Kevin Owens when Nakamura pinned Corbin after a Kinshasa. This was the Match of the Night. Of note in this match, Kevin Owens was over, being from Montreal. Also Corbin had a brand new entrance and theme song.

Intermission (brief)

(5) Rusev defeated Ty Dillinger via submission with the Accolade. Pretty much an extended squash. Lots of “We want Lana” chants.

(6) Natalya defeated Charlotte via rollup with an handful of tights. Good back and forth match that the crowd was into.

(7) Jinder Mahal (w/The Singh Brothers) pinned Sami Zayn with his cobra clutch slam to retain the WWE Championship. Pat Patterson was introduced before the match to sit at ringside. Zayn had the match won at one point, but the Singh brothers put Jinder’s foot on the ropes to break the pinfall attempt.

After the match, Mahal and the Singhs put the boots to Zayn and were about to do the same to Patterson when Kevin Owens music hit for the save. Owens and Zayn took out one of the Singh Brothers with Helluva Kick/Pop up Powerbomb Combo. After a brief staredown, Owens left the ring without shaking Sami’s hand just to keep kayfabe alive! Zayn then celebrated with the Montreal fans to send people home happy.

All in all a pretty good show with a hot crowd during almost the entire show. Had a Blast! No return date was announced.

CHECK OUT THIS ADDITIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON THIS EVENT: 8/5 WWE Smackdown in Montreal, Quebec: Pat Patterson guest time keeper, Sami challenges Jinder in main event, Owens gets hometown reception

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1 Comment on 8/5 WWE Smackdown in Montreal, Quebec (2nd detailed report): WWE customizes show for local market, Styles & Shinsuke vs. Owens & Corbin, New Day vs. Ascension

  1. Bell Centre had the middle bowl and upper bowl curtained off. It was only the lower (red) bowl that was open for the show. Various sources have pegged attendance in the 5000-6000 range. Nowhere near 19000 . That would never happen for a house show.

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