SmackDown Live really does have some hard-hitting Superstars on their roster right now. The Bludgeon Brothers' beatdowns are continuing to turn heads and you can rest assured that they have once again made this list. That being said, certain members of the blue brand are continuing to prove that you don't need to be giant men to provide the WWE Universe with hard-hitting big moments. Yes, Harper and Rowan are on the list, but they are joined by a diverse group of wrestlers that they share a locker room with. Here are Tuesday night's five biggest moments.
Becky Lynch is back following her hiatus to go and film The Marine 6, and she is taking no prisoners. Ruby Riott and the rest of The Riott Squad were the reason for putting The Lass Kicker on the shelf so naturally, that's who the Irish Superstar went after when she returned last week. This past Tuesday Lynch was awarded a much more fitting way to exact her revenge, a one on one match with Riott. It wasn't going to be a walkover by any means, but normally, when Lynch gets her Disarm-Her locked in it doesn't matter who is on the other end, they're going to tap out. That's exactly what Riott was forced to do.
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It really wouldn't be a SmackDown Live Biggest Moments list without a contribution from the Bludgeon Brothers. Every week, Harper and Rowan unleash devastation on some poor tag team. Normally, it's poor Breezango but this week it was The Ascension. Konnor and Viktor lasted even less time than their Fashion Police friends normally do. The match had barely begun when the Bludgeon Brothers used one of their powerful tag team maneuvers to bring it to an abrupt end as Rowan helped Harper slam Viktor to the mat via a modified sit out powerbomb. The winning pair then convinced Konnor that it was safe for him to come in and help his partner only to change their minds and then punish him also.
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It has been apparent for quite a while now that certain important people behind the scenes at WWE are pretty enamored with Mojo Rawley. Whether it's the man's wrestling ability or simply his relationship with Rob Gronkowski remains uncertain, but ever since he won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, it has been clear that some time in the future Rawley would ascend up the card. That time may very well be now. He and his former Hype Bro Zack Ryder squared off in the first round of the US Title tournament and it was the instigator who picked up the win. Once again, Rawley used his new finisher, a pretty devastating looking forearm, to bring an end to the match and his opponent's chances of becoming the new US Champion.
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Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon are currently locked in a battle to see who exactly can make the craziest decisions. Well, after this week's SmackDown Live, consider it very much advantage McMahon. The commissioner restarted the handicap main event he created not once, but twice after Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn continually tried to find ways out of doing battle with AJ Styles, Randy Orton, and Shinsuke Nakamura. The final of the three matches was no count outs and no disqualifications. That's why the WWE Champion got away with smashing KO in the back with a steel chair as demonstrated above. This move was the one that really set the wheels in motion for the final moments of the show.
The assault from Styles on Owens with the steel chair didn't stop at just the one shot and The Phenomenal One chased the former Universal Champion backstage, chair in hand. That left Sami Zayn to deal with both Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton and needless to say things did not end well for The Underdog. The Viper started by assaulting Zayn with the steel steps and slamming him on the announce table, but it was the double finisher that brought the curtain down on the match that warrants a place on this list. Orton threw the already almost lifeless Zayn in the ring and there he suffered a devastating Kinsasha from The King Of Strong Style. As if that wasn't enough, Orton then forced Zayn to his feet so he could well and truly finish him off with an RKO.
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