WWE Smackdown: Charlotte Flair returns, Kevin Owens shows no remorse
UPI News Service, 09/20/2017
Charlotte Flair made her long-awaited return to Smackdown Live Tuesday after her father Ric Flair was hospitalized in August.
The Queen, while thanking fans for all their support, promised that moving forward she is going to live life to the fullest.
"From here on out, I'm going to make every moment as big as possible for me and my dad!" Flair said.
Flair was then interrupted by Smackdown Women's Champion Natalya who attempted to hold a celebration of women and her favorite female Superstar, herself.
Flair soon challenged Natalya for the championship before they were joined by Becky Lynch, Naomi and Tamina accompanied by Lana who also wanted a championship opportunity.
Smackdown general manager Daniel Bryan then arrived to announce a Fatal 4-Way Match to determine the No. 1 contender for Natalya's Championship between Flair, Lynch, Naomi and Tamina.
The main event of the night, Flair walked away the victor after she struck Tamina in the face with a hard kick for the three count. Flair will now be challenging Natalya for the gold at Hell in the Cell on Oct. 8.
Also on Smackdown, Kevin Owens addressed the McMahon family and WWE fans a week after he brutally assaulted WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
At first appearing apologetic, Owens then flipped the script and said he had remorse for not inflicting more punishment onto Vince.
The former Universal Champion then apologized to viewers of his upcoming Hell in a Cell match against Shane McMahon due to what is going to happen to the Smackdown commissioner.
Earlier in the night, Shane said he condemned Owens for attacking his father and that he would be facing the full wrath of the McMahon family. "I condemn you to a beating by my own hands! I condemn you to Hell in a Cell!" he said.
Other moments from Smackdown included Randy Orton defeating Aiden English before then losing to Rusev; Tye Dillinger attacking Baron Corbin to prevent him from challenging AJ Styles for the United States Championship; The New Day defeating the Hype Bros; Dolph Ziggler continuing to mock various Superstar entrances; and WWE Champion Jinder Mahal once again getting on the microphone to verbally attack his Hell in a Cell opponent, Shinsuke Nakamura.
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