WWE SmackDown Live Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for April 18

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American Alpha vs The Shining Stars

Result: The Shining Stars win via pinfall

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Stemming from their altercation last week, America Alpha and The Shining Stars were set to face one another here tonight. Early on in the contest, American Alpha displayed their cohesiveness and wrestling skills as they went to work on the former tag team champions. Primo was on the receiving end of a great deal of punishment, but that all changed when Epico distracted the referee. This bought Primo enough time to take advantage of a confused Chad Gable and gain control for his team.

Tagging in his fresh partner, Primo and Epico began to wear down the young athlete. They attempted to keep Gable down and slow the pace of the contest, however, their strategy didn’t last long. Jason Jordan eventually made the tag, and he went on to clean house inside the ring. Right when it seemed as though American Alpha was going to score the victory, The Shining Stars resorted to cheap tactics a second time. Their attack on Jordan allowed them to earn a huge victory here tonight on SmackDown Live.

Focusing now on the backstage area, Tye Dillinger hypes himself up to the fans with a promo and a video package. Upon completion of the video, he states that is why he is considered to be the Perfect Ten.