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Big WWE main-roster debut, belated return highlight SmackDown Live

WWE needed something big to wrap up its week in Brooklyn after an up-and-down RAW on Monday night. So on SmackDown Live, they decided to make some news behind a major main-roster debut and a belated return.

The big debut happened early in the show. Aiden English came out without an opponent, and started his typical introduction.

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Lesnar retains title in wild SummerSlam main event

SummerSlam was an uneven show with some questionable booking decisions that had caused some consternation for WWE fans. However, much of that was forgiven after an immensely entertaining main event that ended with Brock Lesnar retaining his Universal title.

The Fatal Fourway main event with Lesnar, Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe was everything fans could have hoped for and more.

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Baron Corbin fails to cash in on Smackdown Live

Michael Cole and JBL kept hyping Tuesday night that a non-title match between Jinder Mahal and Baron Corbin was one of the biggest main events in Smackdown history. While it was seemingly hyperbole at the time, by the end of the night, their boasts proved to be prescient, as Corbin failed in his attempt to win the WWE title.

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Pro wrestling Hall of Famer Ric Flair is hospitalized

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, 68, was hospitalized over the weekend. While initial reports had seemed to indicate it wasn't serious, a representative later indicated that he was dealing with “tough medical issues.”

Melinda Morris Zanoni, Ric Flair's agent and the CEO of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, sent out the following tweet just after midnight on Sunday night.

“Are u a Fan/Friend of Ric Flair?

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Packed SmackDown Live features a big return (surprise!) and a title change

It's no secret that often the televised shows are often better than the pay-per-views they follow. Tuesday night was striking in the difference, featuring two great matches, a return, and a title change.

The new U.S. champion, Kevin Owens, kicked off the show celebrating his win from Battleground and announcing that next week would be the re-start of his open challenge series. However, A.J.

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The Great Khali returns at WWE Battleground

The Punjabi Prison made its return at Battleground, and while the match had some severe flaws, the big news came at the end, courtesy of former world champion The Great Khali.

Yes, the “creator” of the Punjabi Prison returned at the end of the night to help Jinder Mahal retain his title. Mahal and Randy Orton battled to climb the second cage, and it looked like Orton would finally get the advantage.

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