WWE SmackDown Live Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for May 23

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Now that Backlash is behind them, the men and women of SmackDown Live can prepare for their next big event; Money in the Bank. Here is everything you need to know heading into tonight’s show:

For the first time in his career, Jinder Mahal was able to win the WWE Championship at Backlash. His victory marks a huge moment for SmackDown Live, as it continues to build the moniker of being the “Land of Opportunity”.

At the conclusion of their six-woman tag team match, the Welcoming Committee stood tall as the victors. How will the trio comprised of Becky Lynch, Charlotte, and Naomi respond to this setback?

The Usos have been able to continue their reign as Tag Team Champions thanks to a big win this past Sunday. Although the champions retained, the real stars of the match were Fandango and Tyler Breeze. Together, the duo was able to showcase why they deserve to be featured on the Blue Brand.

To the shock of many, Sami Zayn was able to pull-off the upset victory and defeat Baron Corbin. Now doubt fuming over this latest setback, the Lone Wolf will be looking for retribution here tonight.

Last week, the seemingly returning Rusev never received an answer to his championship match request. Due to this, we may end up seeing the former United States Champion returning to television tonight.

One of the most heavily promoted matches at Money in the Bank revolves around the coveted MiTB briefcase. Every year, a select number of stars are chosen to compete in the contest. Which superstars can we expect to be confirmed for the upcoming ladder match?

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So without further ado, here is the live results and analysis for the May 23 edition of SmackDown Live.