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WWE’s current plan for SmackDown consists of a face to face confrontation between SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan and her SummerSlam opponent, Ronda Rousey. Tonight will also see Shinsuke Nakamura take on Ludwig Kaiser.
It should be interesting to see how things play out on tonight’s show.
SmackDown begins with Stephanie McMahon in the ring. Stephanie announces Vince’s retirement to the live crowd, and tells then that Vince wanted to thank them all as well as everyone who works with WWE. Stephanie leads the crowd in a “Thank you Vince” chant.
The Street Profits’ theme song hits and Dawkins and Ford make their way out through the crowd. Dawkins says next saturday “Anything is Possible” the Kevin Garnett quote going over well with the Boston crowd. Dawkins says at SummerSlam they will bring home the tag team titles.
Theory comes out and he says that nobody cares what the Street Profits are doing at SummerSlam, people care about him taking back his United States Championship and then cashing in to become new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion at SummerSlam.
Hearing this, The Usos then come out, Jey tells Theory to keep The Tribal Chief’s name out of his mouth as they get in the ring. Dawkins and Ford immediately attack the Usos as Theory joins in the fight against The Street Profits. Madcap Moss then runs out to the ring for an all out brawl and Moss and the Street Profits clear the ring together and Dawkins then hits a dive to the outside to take out The Usos and Theory.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Ludwig Kaiser
Our opening match begins with Ludwig backing Nakamura to the corner with a series of stomps and punches. Ludwig hits a diving uppercut with Nakamura on the mat and Ludwig covers for a two count. Nakamura hits a kick to the head and then hits several kicks to the chest in the corner. Ludwig hits a vertical suplex and follows with a running knee. Ludwig attempts two seperate covers that both get a two count. Nakamura goes for a kick on the apron but Ludwig catches the leg and slams Nakamura off the apron. Ludwig then throws Nakamura right to the steel stairs.
The match continues live with Ludwig having Nakamura in a chin lock. Ludwig goes for a suplex but Nakamura counters and hits an enziguri. Nakamura hits his sliding German suplex and hits a knee strike from the middle rope but Ludwig rolls outside the ring. Nakamura goes out and gets into a confrontation with Nakamura. Nakamura gets back in the ring and Ludwig gets an inside cradle for a two count. Gunther hits Nakamura with a right hand while the ref is distracted and Ludwig takes advantage and covers for the three count.
Winner: Ludwig Kaiser
Ludwig celebrates on top of the stage. Gunther yells at Ludwig and Ludwig prepares himself for more chops, Gunther pats Ludwig’s shoulder and smiles and Ludwig breathes a sigh of relief and then Gunther hits a chop on an unsuspecting Ludwig to knock him to the ground.
Back live with SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan being interviewed backstage along with her SummerSlam challenger Ronda Rousey. Rousey gets right in Morgan’s face and says she respects Morgan but she will beat her at SummerSlam and that when she beats her, she expects Morgan to shake her hand like she shook Morgan’s hand. Morgan says she has loved this more than Rousey, and she needs this more than her. Morgan says when she defeats Rousey, she will shake her hand.
We cut to the commentary booth where Pat McAfee and Michael Cole are interrupted by Happy Corbin attacking McAfee with a big boot to the face, Corbin throws Corbin to the barricade and Corbin walks back up the ramp laughing. McAfee gets up and sprints down the ramp chasing Corbin. McAfee catches up with Corbin backstage and after getting a few hits in, WWE officials separate the two.
Back live with Pat McAfee getting in the ring. McAfee says that at SummerSlam, Corbin won’t be able to run from him or attack him from behind. At SummerSlam he will put Corbin down for good.
Jinder Mahal & Shanky vs The Viking Raiders
The match begins with Erik hitting a big shoulder tackle. Ivar tags in and slams Mahal to the mat and Mahal rolls outside the ring. Ivar follows and throws Mahal to the steel stairs and then Mahal is thrown over the commentary table into the New Day. Mahal is left there as The Viking Raiders take a count out victory.
Winners: The Viking Raiders
Back live with The Brawling Brutes in the ring. Sheamus says this should’ve been the night he kicks Drew McIntyre’s head off and goes on to Clash at the Castle. Sheamus says that as long as McIntyre is allowed to swing his sword around the match will not happen and Sheamus says the “medieval weapon of war” has no place near the ring.
Drew McIntyre then comes out, sword in hand and enters the ring. Sheamus says that Ridge Holland will take Butch out of the ring if McIntyre puts the sword away. McIntyre puts the sword away and Holland and Butch leave the ring. McIntyre asks where the Sheamus he’s known for 20 years is. McIntyre says they have a chance to wrestle in front of 70,000 fans in the same place they used to wrestle in front of 100 fans. McIntyre tells Sheamus to show his passion once again and fight him right here and now. Sheamus says McIntyre will get his fight, just not tonight, Sheamus says he has spoken to management and they have scheduled Sheamus vs McIntyre for next week on SmackDown in an special type of match where McIntyre’s sword is banned but a variety of other weapons will be allowed, and Sheamus reveals a variety of shillelaghs and Adam Pearce comes out to announce the match as official.
Raquel Rodriguez makes her way out to the ring for her newly announced match against Sonya Deville
Raquel Rodriguez vs Sonya Deville
The match begins with Rodriguez backing Deville to the corner. Deville grabs Rodriguez’s hair and slams her head to the turnbuckle. Deville slams Rodriguez’s head off the turnbuckle several times and follows with a running knee and Deville covers for a two count. Rodriguez hits a headbutt and follows with a fall away slam and then a corkscrew elbow from the middle rope. Rodriguez covers but Deville grabs the bottom rope at the count of two. Deville goes for a guillotine choke but Rodriguez slams Deville to the mat. Rodriguez then hits the power bomb and covers for the three count.
Winner: Raquel Rodriguez
Lacey Evans vs Aliyah
Before the bell Evans grabs a mic and says that the crowd’s reaction is no way to treat an American hero. Evans says the city of Boston was founded by hard-working American heroes like herself. Evans says she is better than each and everyone in the crowd. Evans take a cheap shot and hits the woman’s right to Aliyah. Evans salutes the crowd and Evans leaves the ring as a scheduled match involving Evans and Aliyah once again does not actually take place.
Jeff Jarrett is interviewed backstage, in a referee shirt, he says the support he has received since being announced as the special guest referee has been overwhelming. Jarrett says after all the controversey between The Usos and The Street Profits they neeed someone capable of getting the job done, and that is none other than Jeff Jarrett.
The Usos & Theory vs The Street Profits & Madcap Moss
Our main event six man tag begins with Dawkins getting Jimmy Uso with a roll up for a quick two count. Dawkins then hits a standing drop kick and Dawkins then locks in an armbar but Jimmy backs Dawkins to the corner. Ford tags in and hits with a drop kick. Jey Uso runs in and Dawkins and Ford hit a double drop kick. Ford steals the Money in the Bank briefcase and taunts Theory with it.
The match continues live with Moss hitting a back elbow to Jey. Theory makes a blind tag and begins to stomp Moss in the corner. Jimmy Uso tags in as the heel team continues to work over Moss in their corner. Jey goes for a dive in the corner but Moss dodges causing Jey to hit face-first in the corner and allowing Moss to tag Dawkins in who gets in a few strikes and then tags in Ford who hits a diving cross body and covers for a two count. Jey hits an uppercut that sends Ford outside the ring and The Usos throw Ford over the barricade outside.
Back live with Jey hitting a super kick to an unsuspecting Dawkins on the aprob. Jey tags in Jimmy as Madcap Moss is tagged in. Moss hits a power slam to Jimmy and then Moss catches a diving Theory and hits him with a fall away slam. Jimmy hits Moss with a super kick and covers for a two count. Jimmy goes to tag in Theory but Theory leaves the ring apron and goes to walk to the back but Jey hits Theory with a superkick and then Jimmy hits a super kick of his own to Theory. Ford hits a dive over the top to take out both Usos. Theory shows up to throw Moss back in the ring and continue the match. Theory hits a back elbow and hits with a neck breaker and covers for two. Moss hits a big shoulder tackle and goes for a running spear in the corner but Theory hits with the briefcase to cause the DQ finish.
Winners by DQ: The Street Profits & Madcap Moss
Theory continues his beatdown of Moss with the briefcase when Brock Lesnar’s music hits and Lesnar makes his way out to the ring and Lesnar absolutely destroys Theory and SmackDown ends with Brock Lesnar standing tall in the ring.
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!