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Tonight’s SmackDown has three singles matches scheduled as we move closer to SummerSlam.
Tonight’s scheduled matches are:
Angelo Dawkins vs Jimmy Uso
Theory vs Madcap Moss
Liv Morgan vs Natalya
It should be interesting to see how things play out on tonight’s show.
SmackDown begins with Michael Cole in the ring who introduces broadcast partner Pat McAfee who comes out to the ring. Cole hands the mic to McAfee who says he would like to take this moment to apologize to the entire WWE universe for his absence last week causing everyone to have to listen to Corey Graves for two hours. McAfee introduces video footage of Corbin’s attack on him after Money in the Bank. McAfee says he knew Corbin for a long time, and that he and Corbin were roommates together as rookies for the Indianapolis Colts and as soon as he came to the WWE he became “an insufferable douche bag” and at SummerSlam he will humble Corbin back to being “a good member of our society”.
McAfee is interrupted by Happy Corbin appearing on the Titantron. Corbin says that it’s a shame McAfee is too stupid to stay in his own lane. Corbin says he’s a fighter and McAfee just runs his mouth and used to punt footballs. Corbin says he would come down there but he seems to have contracted some illness and that he will stay away for now, but he will see McAfee at SummerSlam. McAfee says it’s time to move the show along, and McAfee introduces new SmackDown Women’s Champion, Liv Morgan.
Liv Morgan vs Natalya
Our opening match begins with Natalya immediately hitting a kick to the gut and then Morgan responds with a series of right hands. Morgan hits a side headlock takedown. Natalya hits a hard slap to the face and Morgan hits a drop kick. Morgan covers for a two count. Morgan dodges a basement drop kick and hits a kick to the gut. Out on the ring apron Natalya launches Morgan into the ring post.
The match continues live with Morgan hitting a missile drop kick from the middle rope. Morgan hits an enziguri and hits a drop kick to Natalya’s back. Morgan hits a running splash in the corner. Natalya hits a release German suplex and covers for two. Natalya places Morgan on the top rope and Morgan slips under Natalya and slams Natalya’s face off the top turnbuckle. Natalya locks in the ankle lock but Morgan rolls through sending Natalya face-first to the turnbuckle. Morgan hits the Oblivion and covers for three.
Winner: Liv Morgan
Backstage Theory is being interviewed when Paul Heyman walks up and introduces himself to Theory. Heyman says Theory himself knows deep down that him cashing in his money in the Bank on Roman Reigns at SummerSlam makes no sense and Heyman tells Theory to work with him to schedule an actual title match to build to. Theory says Heyman always has good advice but he will be cashing in at SummerSlam and then maybe he’ll hire Heyman to be his own special council.
The Viking Raider’s music hits and out come Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods dressed in full Viking attire as a segment is advertised next as “The New Raid”.
Back live with viking New Day in the ring. Woods introduces himself as “Erik the gross” and Kingston calls himself “Ivar the ugly”. Woods said that instead of honor and respect, they have just played a lot of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and watched all the Thor movies. The actual Viking Raiders then come out as Woods cals them imposters. The Viking Raiders go to say more, but instead drop the mic and walk to the ring, before they enter the ring, Shanky and Jinder Mahal attack them and The New Day jump in and the four of them are able to fight off the Viking Raiders and force them to retreat. Kingston, Woods and Shanky dance in celebration and Mahal looks disgusted as if this wasn’t the obvious outcome with Shanky and The New Day in the ring.
Backstage Intercontinental Champion Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser are being interviewed. Gunther said that he punished Ludwig last week because there is no room for failure and that losing is unacceptable and has consequences. Ludwig apologizes to Gunther and Gunther screams back at Gunther and chops Ludwig across the chest.
Aliyah vs Lacey Evans
Before the bell rings Evans grabs a mic and again demands respect from the fans, and the fans naturally boo her louder and louder. Evans continues and the crowd does the “what” chant which is actually entertaining and not awful this time. Evans tells the crowd to go to hell and Evans leaves the ring and walks to the back, as Evans and Aliyah do not wrestler in their scheduled match for the second week in a row.
Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus
Last week’s scheduled main event for a title match at Clash at the Castle is happening this week, except for the fact that Ridge Holland is announced as McIntyre’s opponent, Butch runs outside and Sheamus follows and Butch rings the bell which I guess makes the match change official.
Drew McIntyre vs Ridge Holland
McIntyre goes after Holland in the ring and Sheamus drags Holland outside the ring. McIntyre follows but Holland throws McIntyre to the ring post. Back in the ring Holland hits a powerslam and McIntyre kicks out of the cover at one. McIntyre hits a big lariat and McIntyre stares down Sheamus while hitting Holland with the white noise. McIntyre counts down and hits the claymore and covers for three.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Madcap Moss vs Theory
The match begins with a lockup. Moss drives Theory to the corner but Theory escapes. Moss catches Theory and hits a waist lock take down. Theory hits a shoulder tackle and then flexes over Moss and Moss springs up and hits a shoulder tackle of his own and then flexes in Theory’s face. Moss hits a fall away slam. Moss hits a lariat to send Theory over the top rope. Moss follows outside and Moss charges towards Theory but Theory dodges causing Moss to crash into the steel stairs.
The match continues live with Theory hitting a drop kick and covering for two. Theory locks in a chin lock but Moss powers to his feet. Theory hits a right hand to cause Moss to fall to his knees. Moss bounces off the ropes and hits a big shoulder tackle. Moss hits a spear to the corner and follows with a spine buster, Moss covers for a two count. Moss hits another shoulder tackle to send Theory to the outside. Moss follows and Theory attacks Moss with the Money in the Bank briefcase.
Winner by DQ: Madcap Moss
Jimmy Uso vs Angelo Dawkins
Our main event begins with a lockup. Dawkins backs Jimmy to the corner and then hits with a spine buster. Jimmy hits a Samoan drop. Dawkins catches Jimmy’s kick but Jimmy hits an enziguri. Jimmy goes to dive outside but Dawkins counters with an uppercut. Dawkins hits a running shoulder tackle to send Jimmy flying to the barricade.
Our main event continues live with Jimmy hitting a running splash in the corner but Dawkins immediately gets up to hit a huge uppercut. Dawkins hits a corkscrew elbow and covers for two. Dawkins hits a corkscrew splash in the corner. Jimmy accidentally runs into the ref and Jimmy hits a superkick and covers but the ref cannot count. Dawkins hits the sky high and covers for three but the ref misses Jimmy’s shoulder being up causing Dawkins to get the victory.
Winner: Angelo Dawkins
After the bell, Adam Pearce makes his way out to announce the special guest referee for the match as SummerSlam to be Jeff Jarrett.
After the announcement, All four wrestlers get into a big brawl in the middle of the ring as several referees in the ring are unable to separate them. SmackDown goes off the air with the brawl still going on.
That’s it for this week’s SmackDown. Let us know what you thought and we’ll see you back here next Friday for more SmackDown coverage. Until then, stay safe!