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Randy Orton, Bianca Belair Chase Royalty on WWE Smackdown

Bianca Belair is on track to add Queen of the Ring to her long list of accomplishments in WWE. She beat Tiffany Stratton last night on Smackdown.

Belair seemed to be on a collision course with Jade Cargill, her tag team championship partner. However, Cargill lost her cool and was disqualified in her match against Nia Jax.

Jax spotted Jade’s daughter in the crowd and told her, “Your mom sucks!” Cargill blasted Jax with a chair, and the referee called for the bell.

In the King of the Ring tournament, Tama Tonga upset LA Knight after a distraction from The Bloodline. Tonga was mostly known as a tag team wrestler with his brother, Tanga Loa, in New Japan.

Randy Orton also advanced in the tournament, defeating Carmelo Hayes with the RKO. Despite their losses, Hayes and Stratton should be very successful in the coming months in WWE.

Cody Rhodes returned to Jacksonville to sign the contract for his WWE title match with Logan Paul at next Saturday’s pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia.

Paul angered Smackdown general manager Nick Aldis by refusing to put the US title on the line at the PPV. Rhodes taunted Logan Paul by saying that Mike Tyson would knock out his brother, Jake Paul, next weekend on their big boxing event.


Johnny Gargano & Tomasso Ciampa (#DIY) defeated Angel & Berto (Legado del Fantasma) to keep everyone from forgetting about Smackdown’s tag team scene.

The victory puts them in line to challenge Austin Theory & Grayson Waller (A-Town Down Under) for the WWE tag team championship.


Raw will determine its representatives in the KOTR and QOTR tournaments on Monday night with Jey Uso vs. Gunther and Lyra Valkyria vs. Iyo Sky.

One night before the PPV, Smackdown will wrap up its tournaments with Randy Orton vs. Tama Tonga and Bianca Belair vs. Nia Jax.

(Jeff Gorman has been a wrestling announcer for 30 years. Contact him on Twitter @JeffDGorman for an autographed copy of his WCW history book, “King of Atlanta.”)


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