This week's Smackdown followed a very newsworthy Raw show that featured the return of Sting, the Dudley Boyz coming back to WWE after ten years away and Braun Strowman debuting as a new member of The Wyatt Family. Since Sting is obviously not going to work on Smackdown, the focus on this week's show was on the new Wyatt Family. Wyatt opened the show talking about the "black sheep" Strowman while also targeting Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose following this week's main event. As for the Dudleys, their last official match prior to Smackdown was back on June 12, 2005 at the ECW One Night Stand event when they beat The Sandman and Tommy Dreamer. Now in their mid-40s, they apparently signed a multi-year deal while also working a full time schedule that includes weekend live events, so they'll probably be in the tag team title picture immediately. Here are the match results: The Dudley Boyz defeated The Ascension when Bubba pinned Konnor after hitting 3D. Kevin Owens defeated Neville by pinfall. Charlotte and Becky Lynch defeated Nikki and Brie Bella when Charlotte pinned Brie. Ryback and Dolph Ziggler defeated Big Show and Rusev when Show knocked out Rusev and Ziggler pinned Rusev. Sheamus defeated Dean Ambrose after The Wyatt Family distracted Ambrose and Sheamus nailed a Brogue Kick. Since it was a slightly better than average show this week, here are the five ups and three downs for this week's Smackdown.
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