WWE SmackDown Spoilers: Complete Results and Analysis for September 3

Erik Beaston@@ErikBeastonFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2015

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There is no denying that The New Day's victory at SummerSlam rejuvenated a push that had stalled in recent months. The arrival of the Dudley Boyz has given them the opportunity to work with the most decorated team in wrestling history. Factor in the character development and entertainment factor, and you have an act that has taken World Wrestling Entertainment by storm in 2015.

This Thursday night on SmackDown, Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods will take center stage as they continue their rivalry with Bubba Ray and D-Von, all the while competing in the night's main event against Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose.

As revealed on Monday night, those would not be the only events that unfolded on this week's broadcast.

Dolph Ziggler and Lana joined The Miz for "Miz TV," while Summer Rae plotted to further drive a wedge between the lovebirds.

Elsewhere on the show, Stardust would have a surprise for rival Neville, Cesaro would square off with Sheamus, and Charlotte would look to continue building momentum for herself as her Divas title match approaches.

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  • The New Day kicked off the show, continuing their "Save the Tables" movement. The Dudley Boyz interrupted, followed by The Prime Time Players, leading to the first match of the night.
  • The Dudley Boyz defeated The Prime Time Players.
  • Neville vs. Stardust never started, as The Ascension attacked Neville and revealed their alliance with Stardust.
  • Sheamus defeated Cesaro.
  • The Miz hosted "Miz TV" with Dolph Ziggler and Lana. Summer Rae interrupted, and a catfight broke out between the two Divas. Ziggler and Miz pulled them apart.
  • Bo Dallas defeated R-Truth.
  • Charlotte defeated Tamina Snuka. Team Bella stared down Team PCB after the match.
  • Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose defeated The New Day by DQ.

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The idea of SmackDown as the showcase for WWE's midcard programs is a great one. While Raw typically centers around Seth Rollins, The Authority, John Cena and whichever part-time star is in for the month, SmackDown is the show that furthers midcard stories and showcases some of the underutilized stars the company has to offer.

Positioning The New Day as the centerpiece of this week's broadcast was a smart move. The trio is gaining momentum and is easily among the most interesting and over acts on the entire roster. Putting Kingston, Big E and Woods in position to display their charisma and star is a great booking decision.

Even better was putting them against Reigns and Ambrose, whom fans already accept as credible main event talent. By working with them, fans will more easily accept New Day as wrestlers on those two Superstars' levels.

The alliance between Stardust and The Ascension was another fantastic idea in that it gives Konnor and Viktor something of meaning to do. After debuting on the main roster, they have been irrelevant. Not only does adding them to the program between Stardust and Neville keep them busy, but it also sets the stage for The Man That Gravity Forgot to find two partners of his own.

Perhaps The Lucha Dragons could use the exposure.

With fresh faces, even fresher matches and emphasis on rivalries not fully explored on Raw, this week's broadcast looks like one well worth watching Thursday night at 8 p.m. on Syfy. 


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