Lars Sullivan Victorious In SmackDown Return, Squashes Jeff Hardy

Lars Sullivan

Photo Credit: WrestleZone, Lars Sullivan at NXT ‘Takeover: Chicago’ 2018

Tonight’s season premiere of Friday Night SmackDown featured the return of Lars Sullivan, who was drafted to SmackDown earlier this week after shocking the world with an appearance last week. Sullivan had his first official match tonight against Jeff Hardy, and in a dominant showing, Sullivan proved that he’s still very much the freakish athlete he always has been.

In the brief match against Hardy, Sullivan showed what makes him such a powerful superstar. Throughout most of the match, Sullivan was able to absorb any and all that Hardy had. Towards the end of the match, Sullivan was hit with a massive Twist of Fate, and as he climbed to the top rope, Sullivan quickly got caught, grabbing Hardy and landing a brutal Freak Accident on him for the victory.

For more on how the match ended, check out below:

Hardy lands a few strikes. Sullivan runs over Hardy. Sullivan blasts Hardy with clubbing crossface strikes. Hardy is clutching at his previously injured knee. Sullivan tosses Hardy across the ring with a suplex. Basement clothesline by Sullivan. Sullivan goes up top. Sullivan misses a diving headbutt. Hardy fires up and lands an inverted atomic drop. Hardy tries to lift Sullivan buts Sullivan lands a clubbing blow to Hardy’s back. Whisper in the wind by Hardy. Sullivan kicks out at one. Sullivan blocks the Twist of Fate. Sullivan throws Hardy out of the ring. Sullivan follows. Hardy tries to leap off the stairs but Sullivan catches him in the air. Sullivan drops Hardy on the ring apron. Sullivan sends Hardy back into the ring. Hardy surprises Sullivan with the Twist of Fate. Hardy goes up top but Sullivan gets right back up. Sullivan pulls Hardy off the top rope and hits the Freak Accident for the win.

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