For all the reasons you love that first touchdown pass, you should be every bit as disappointed about the second touchdown pass that never was. Dak misses a wide open Rico Gathers. Leaving TDs on the field might be OK when you’re playing a terrible New York Giants team, but this kind of performance won’t win many games in the future. Take away that Tavon TD and Dak is literally left with 100 yards though the air. That’s not good enough for four quarters of football. #DownWithJerruh
PRE- SHOW NEW DAY (KOFI KIGSTON & BIG E) Vs RUSEV DAY FOR THE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Airing from AT&T Stadium, San Antonio Texas this is the only match in the preshow. The match is a standard tag team affair. New Day as usual doesn’t disappoint. Rusev is always good and Aiden English performs exceptionally well. There are many back and forth action with both the teams getting their offences and kicking out of their opponent’s moves. The match ends when kofi goes for trouble in paradise and gets countered by English. Rusev tags in but kofi gets both out of the ring and goes for a dive with the aid of Big E but gets hit with a machka kick by Rusev. Rusev gets Kofi inside the ring and goes for a pin but English tags in which confuses Rusev. Rusev then goes for the headbutt from the top turnbuckle but misses while English successfully hits a body drop from top turnbuckle, covers Kofi and kofi kicks out at 2. Aiden looks to tag Rusev who is down so English tries to go for the Accolade himself and locks it on Kofi. Big E tries to interfere and eats a machka kick from Rusev. kofi breaks the accolade, throws rusev out and hits a trouble in Paradise to English. 1 2 3 New Day wins!! Rusev tried to break the fall but Big E held on to his legs. All in all a good opener for the show nothing super special though
THE NEW DAY kicked off Hell in a Cell, defending their Smackdown Tag Team titles against RUSEV DAY.
Before the bell, New Day and English had a war words, but as soon as the bell sounded it was all action! Rusev Day gained the advantage over Kofi Kingston, but a hot tag to Big E changed The New Day's fortunes. The action spilled out to the outside and theb The New Day hit the double team on English back in the ring and picked up a near fall.
After some miscommunication between Rusev Day, Kofi Kingston hit the Trouble In Paradise on English to pick up the victory!
ALICIA FOX also appeared on the night in support of ALEXA BLISS challenging RONDA ROUSEY for the Raw Women's Championship. Even though her and Mickie James for involved, Bliss was unsuccessful.