WWE World Heavyweight Championship
At WrestleMania AJ Styles defeated both John Cena and Dean Ambrose to claim Smackdown's biggest prize however celebrations didn't last long as on the following edition of Smackdown Live a new challenger was revealed by general manager Edge, the returning Christian! later that night AJ Styles succesfully defeated Christian to retain his title in controversial fashion using an exposed turnbuckle to seal the victory, not happy with the result Edge announced a rematch between the two would take place at Judgment Day! but Edge's apparent favoritism to his best friend did not sit well with a certain Smackdown Live superstar, "The Lone Wolf" Baron Corbin injected himself into the world title picture calling on Christian to prove that he really deserved his championship opportunity and suprisingly the man in question took up the challenge putting his number one contendership on the line against Corbin in an effort the silence his doubters, after a hard fought match and a little interference by John Cena, Christian guranteed his place in Judgment Day's main event by planting Corbin with his finishing manoeuvre the Killswitch! and just when the momentum look to be with the challenger heading into sundays clash, AJ Styles arrived to deliver a devastating phenomenal forearm to his rival and insuring it was him who would be standing tall on the go home edition of Smackdown Live!
Baron Corbin Vs. John Cena
Baron Corbin has been on a warpath as of late and it all began after his battle with The Undertaker at WrestleMania, Corbin took The Deadman to the limit in their epic ecounter however it's was his actions after the match that made the headlines, furious at his loss "The Lone Wolf" brutally attacked the deadman with a steel chair and hit what would be the third End of Days Taker had suffered that night, Corbin certainly made a statement making it clear he demands to be taking seriously on Smackdown Live but trying to make a name for himself off a respected Legend like The Phenom is sure to get under the skin of many a superstars in the WWE. Following WrestleMania Baron Corbin continued his path of destruction first targeting Seth Rollins attacking him in his own locker room and therefore putting him on the injury list for the time being, then Corbin turned his attention to the face of WWE none other than John Cena. The leader of the Cenation looked to get back on track following his unsuccessfull attempt to win his 16th world championship at Mania and perhaps pave the way to another match against long time rival AJ Styles but a viscious attack by Corbin on Cena, who had just defeated Dolph Ziggler in his triumphant return to Smackdown live set him on a different course. Baron Corbin explained his actions the next week saying he was the only man that Smackdown Live needed to be WWE's superior brand, he went on to throw out verbal insults towards his previous victims but his speech was cut short by John Cena, never one to go down without a fight Cena charged towards the ring but ended up running straight into an End of Days! Later that night "The Lone Wolf" made his presence felt again, this time going after Christian and goading him into putting his world title oppurtunity on the line by in a match between the two! and just as the End of Days was looking near for Christian, a distraction by a defiant Cena would eventully lead to Baron Corbin falling victim to the Killswitch!
WWE Intercontinental Championship
R-Truth shocked the world by not only finding himself in a Intercontinental Championship match on the biggest stage of them all WrestleMania but by also winning! R-Truth defeated The Miz In Orlando, Florida in what will surely go down in the history books as one of WWE's biggest upsets! The Miz quickly demanded he get his rematch and he did so challenging Truth on Smackdown Live's first episode after Mania. The Miz arrived looking smug and confident as ever ahead of his title match, but seeing R-Truth quickly wiped the smirk off his face as not only did Truth have the IC Championship around his waist but that title had been drastically changed, the new champion had chosen to add a little customization to his title by giving it a camouflage strap to match his style! The Miz disgusted by what he sees as a defamation of the gold he once held, took his aggression out on R-Truth once the bell rang, Truth struggled to get on the offence as not only did he have to deal with Miz but also his wife Maryse who was heavily involved at ringside though it wasnt long until we found out if the WrestleMania victory really was a fluke? As R-Truth hit his finishing move to score his first truly decisive victory over The Miz! The next week R-Truth looked to move on to a different horizen inviting new contenders to step up but The Miz had other ideas interrupting an IC title match between the former Golden-Truth. It was then the challenge was layed down R-Truth would agree to fight Miz one last time but if The Miz loses he will be stripped of his Smackdown Live Contract!
Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship
The American Alpha lossed their Tag Team Championships to The Usos at WrestleMania and now they looked to take them titles back at Judgment Day! The Mania clash between Smackdown Live's two most dominant tag teams seems to have only added more fire to this fued and it dosn't look like the bad blood is going away anytime soon. The American Alpha were quick to get over their loss to The Usos and got straight to work in looking to take back the gold! The two teams would meet once again in a non title match on Smackdown Live following mania with Jordan & Gable being guaranteed a rematch at Judgment Day if they could defeat the newly crowed champions and they did so by hitting the Grand Amplitude to secure a chance to regain the championships. The celebration however was quickly interrupted by The Usos with one targeting Jason Jordan while the other beat down Chad Gable. Now with Jordan on the outside of the the ring, The Usos proceeded to setup the ultimate humliation by inviting their father and manager Rikishi to put his patented Stinkface on Gable!
Smackdown Live Women's Championship
"The Wicked Witch of WWE" began her reign over Smackdown Live by defeating Becky Lynch at WrestleMania to win the Women's Championship! Alexa Bliss was set to celebrate her victory on the following edition of Smackdown Live and when she took the mic to adress the WWE universe they got a bit of a shock, it seemed that Bliss had a very severe change of personaility following WrestleMania, instead of bragging about her triumph she took the opportunity to talk about how she hopes to inspire the WWE Universe and her very own inspiration Alundra Blayze who she invited down to the ring so she could personally thank her for making her the woman she is today. The former WWE Women's Champion and Hall of Famer Alundra Blayze made her way to the ring to a standing ovation from the fans but it was then that Bliss showed her true colours by attacking the woman she had just described as an inspiration! Becky Lynch and Niki Bella both came to aid Blayze after she was rendered motionless by a Twisted Bliss through a Table! The next week General Manager Edge announced that as both Becky lynch and Niki Bella want a chance to teach Alexa Bliss some respect a match would take place later that night to determine a challenger for the Smackdown Live Women's Championship at Judgment Day. A very competitive and respectful match was battled between both competitors but it was Niki Bella who hit the Rack Attack to take the win and therefore will move on to face Bliss for the championship at Judgment Day.
The Big Show's Open Challenge
The world's largest athlete took to the mic to remind the WWE Universe that he is still a force to reckoned with expressed his anger towards some of the chants that have been directed towards him over recent years. The Big Show said that he has had enough of people chanting "please retire!' and issued a challenge to anyone fight him by saying if you want me to retire? "then why dosn't Somebody make me". It was a little unclear on who The Big Show was challenging was he really asking a member of WWE Universe to set in the ring? well it seems that way, as it wasnt long untill an unlikey oppenent arrived in the Smackdown Live arena a local wrestler known as Troy Chase stepped up to go toe to toe with The Big Show but their was no dream moment for Troy as he was immediatley knocked unconscious via a right hand punch before an official match had even got underway. Smackdown Live's giant has announced that his open challenge which is open to absolutely anyone will finally get officially underway at Judgment Day