WWE Smackdown Live results: Jeff Hardy challenges AJ Styles for Intercontinental Championship match next week on SmackDown Live. There are two matches that added on SummerSlam from SmackDown Live. There are two matches that added on SummerSlam from SmackDown Live.
The latest episode of SmackDown Live kicked off with Big E and John Morrison’s in a singles match. However, before the official rung of the bell RETRIBUTION once again interrupted the show and tried to bring the annihilation on show. Meanwhile, Big E then took up later on up against John Morrison.
Moreover we had some awesome segments such as Braun Strowman promises to confront Bray Wyatt, A Triple Brand Battle Royal for Bayley’s championship, Jeff Hardy challenged AJ Styles for a championship match, Alexa Bliss breaks her silence on “The Fiend” and much more to catch tonight on Smackdown Live.
However, Apart from these matches, Smackdown just has added two more matches for this thunderous event meanwhile, on its counterpart RAW has added five astounding matches for this event. Furthermore, Smackdown will announce some more matches for this event at SummerSlam this week on the blue brand.
As it was expecting that “The Golden Role Models” Sasha Banks and Bayley joined the ringside during A Triple Brand Battle Royal so that Bayley got to know about her next SummerSlam opponent.
On another segment, it was eye-catching when two old friends Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville collide at SummerSlam in a ” Hair vs Hair” match. After what had happened between them in the last two Weeks and Mandy Rose challenged Sonya Deville for a match.
Smackdown Live results and highlights :
Braun Strowman called out The Fiend, attacked Alexa Bliss:
Strowman said The Fiend knows exactly what he’s going to get when they face off at SummerSlam. Strowman again said he was now the “most evil son of a bitch anyone ever laid eyes on.” After saying he would kill The Fiend and “consume” his entrails, Alexa Bliss’ music hit. Bliss said they needed to have a conversation and that Strowman is not acting like the man she knows, especially when he said he doesn’t give a damn about her. Strowman accused Bliss of using him as a pawn and said everyone who comes into contact with The Fiend changes, including her. Bliss slapped Strowman several times, screaming, “wake up, this isn’t you” before he lifted her over his head, ready to throw her from the ring, but the lights began to go out, with Strowman throwing Bliss into the air as everything went black. The red lights came on and The Fiend was in the ring and Strowman showed up on the big screen, laughing. The Fiend joined in the laughter as the show went off the air. This was the official moment Strowman was fully changed by his interaction with The Fiend — the very thing he accused Bliss of undergoing. It’s an interesting enough angle, and one where Bliss has done a fine job with what she has been given. But Strowman continues to struggle delivering compelling promos and doing character work. The tone of the SummerSlam match has also shifted to something of a heel vs. heel pairing, especially after Strowman viciously attacked Bliss.
Big E def. John Morrison via submission as Retribution attacked again:
Morrison focused on the knee of Big E, injured in the earlier attack from Retribution, early. Big E quickly took over, tossing Morrison from the ring and also hitting a splash as Morrison was laid out on the ring apron. Miz, who was on commentary, provided a distraction, allowing Morrison to hit a chop block on Big E’s bad knee. Otis then made his way to ringside, Money in the Bank briefcase in hand. The lights then began to flicker in the building and the show cut to commercial. After the commercial, much of the locker room surrounded the ring and the match continued. The lights then flickered again and Retribution was shown backstage attacking crew members and destroying property — and, inexplicably, trapping a man in a bathroom. The roster members eventually realized what was going on and ran backstage but Retribution was already gone. The match continued for another few moments before Big E locked Morrison in a stretch muffler to secure the submission. Sheamus ran in and laid out Big E after the match but left as Braun Strowman made his way to the ring. The retribution nonsense continues to miss the mark, and the whole situation was made to feel silly as Michael Cole and Corey Graves sat feet away from the wrestlers who had surrounded the ring discussing that someone needed to let them know about the backstage attack. Big E and Morrison was yet another match on the card that had potential to deliver in a big way, but all the nonsense reduced the actual match to background noise.
Sonya Deville accepted Mandy Rose’s challenge:
Deville said she was surprised by Rose’s earlier challenge. She then said after she thought about the idea, she realized Rose would look great bald before promising to destroy Rose once and for all. Deville finished by officially accepting the match.
Alexa Bliss addressed her involvement in the issues between Braun Strowman and The Fiend:
Bliss talked about her relationship with Strowman and their past as Team Little Big. She was asked by an off-camera interviewer if there was ever anything romantic between the two, to which she said, “maybe.” Bliss then talked about how terrifying being around The Fiend was, but also said he was “compelling” and for the first time in her life, she understands the idea of “moth to a flame.” Bliss was asked how she felt about Strowman’s comments to The Fiend that he “doesn’t give a damn” about her. Rather than answer, Bliss stared off camera as the show went to commercial.
Matt Riddle was attacked by King Corbin:
Riddle said no one likes a bounty on their head, and as a laid back guy, it’s annoying to keep his head on a swivel. Riddle said he has tried everything to get Corbin in the ring. Shorty G then interrupted and apologized for attacking Riddle, saying he only did it because he has a family at home and the money to take him out would have been life changing. After Shorty G apologized and said he felt sick about it, Riddle forgave him and said to let him know if he ever wanted a match, because he’s always down for a fight. Corbin then attacked Riddle from behind, leaving him down and out and thanking “Chad” for the help, though it was unclear whether Shorty G was actually a part of the plan.
Gran Metalik def. Shinsuke Nakamura via pinfall:
Before the match, Cesaro and Nakamura cut a backstage promo, saying that they would squash the “tiny” Lucha House Party like bugs in a tag title match. Nakamura was firmly in control of the match when the Lucha House Party music hit and Kalisto made his surprise return, taking out Cesaro and creating a distraction that allowed Metalik to hit the diving elbow on Nakamura to score the three count. Another too-short match that didn’t develop any story in the ring and was just a stepping stone to the eventual tag title shot.