Jeff Hardy was drafted to Smackdown Live and he brought the United States Championship with him. It’s the first time he’s been on the blue brand since 2009, shortly before he left the company.
Hardy answered Shelton Benjamin’s challenge and defeated him with the Swanton Bomb. Randy Orton was walking down the aisle to answer Benjamin’s challenge before Hardy came out. It’s looking like it will be Hardy vs. Orton at Backlash.
Samoa Joe was also drafted. He defeated Sin Cara in a squash match and then declared that he would be looking to take out the top babyfaces including Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles and Randy Orton.
Asuka was also drafted. She went to the ring to help out Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch as they fought off IIconic and Carmella. They also announced that Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega are on their way to the blue brand.
Other Superstars drafted to Smackdown Live: Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Big Cass, The Bar, R-Truth, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. A vignette aired hyping the main roster debut of SAnitY.
The Miz will officially return to Smackdown Live next week.