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What Happened On SmackDown Once The Cameras Stopped Rolling

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SmackDown may have gone off the air with Seth Rollins standing tall on Friday night but there were some shenanigans just for the newly returned live crowd once the camera stopped rolling.

The main event of the first episode weekly WWE television held in front of fans in well over a year emanated from Houston, Texas. The Texas crowd was treated to a televised main event featuring the blue brand’s four representatives in the men’s Money In The Bank ladder match on Sunday. Kevin Owens, King Nakamura, Seth Rollins, and Big E squared off in Fatal Fourway action with Rollins coming out the victor.

Once the show went off the air on FOX, WWE maintained its tradition of having something extra for the fans in attendance. Seth Rollins continued his celebrations atop the ladder in the ring, telling the Houston crowd that he was set to become a two-time Mr. Money In The Bank at the eponymous pay-per-view. Kevin Owens may have had other ideas in mind when he asked Rollins to come down from his perch and shake his hand.

The confrontation led to more WWE Superstars emerging from the back including Apollo Crews, Commander Azeez, The Dirty Dawgs Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro, Finn Balor, Rick Boogs, King Nakamura, and Big E. This led to an impromptu battle royal between them with Big E emerging as the victor.

Afterwards, Big E addressed the WWE Universe in attendance thanking them for their energy. Colour commentator Pat McAfee also addressed the show, receiving a massively positive reaction as he pandered in true pro-wrestling style to the hometown crowd.

Friday night’s show saw some returns and surprises as in a dark match before the show Harry Smith returned to WWE after a decade away from the company. On the show itself, Finn Balor returned to the blue brand to interrupt a whining Sami Zayn, knocking the wind out of Zayn with a Coup De Grâce.