Welcome to WWE Smackdown Live and this is the go home show for this Sunday's Summerslam and this week Smackdown comes to us from Greenville, South Carolina and we kick things off with Charlotte Flair making her way out to the ring.
Becky Lynch then makes her way out to the ring. Finally, Carmella comes out to the ring. Carmella says it's unfair of Paige forcing her to come out to the ring for this face to face and is tired of Becky and Charlotte's face and being punished for being an awesome champion
Carmella says Becky doesn't stand a chance and suggest she go back to being a clown because its what she does better than Chsrlotte. Carmella says Charlotte's won every womens championship possible and even won the first ever women Hell In A Cell.
Carmella says Becky was the first ever Smackdown Women's Champion only because Charlotte was on Raw. Charlotte says enough of the lies and Carmella can't hang with any of the other women. She had to dig James Ellsworth up in order to beat Asuka and wonders why fans don't respect her. It's because Carmella is a diva living in a women's era.
Carmella says she IS a diva and proud of it. She has something they don't have. She then goes through a series of comparisons and this brings out Smackdown GM Paige and she says her job is to create the best competition possible for Summerslam and is why Charlotte got her opportunity this Sunday which she wouldn't have got if she didn't beat Carmella
Paige says the WWE Universe owes her a big thank you and she knows all three women will steal the show Sunday and her job is to also create the best possible matches for Smackdown and sends Carmella to the commentary table and puts Charlotte and Becky in a tag team match against Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.
CHARLOTTE FLAIR AND BECKY LYNCH VS SONYA DEVILLE AND MANDY ROSE
Charlotte and Sonya start things off. Snapmare by Charlotte. Leg trip into a side headlock by Sonya and Charlotte counters with a headscissors. Sonya gets to her feet and gets Charlotte in a waistlock. Charlotte with a figure eight but Sonya kicks her away.
Charlotte with the Flair chops in the corner. Becky tags in and deliver a double suplex. Series of legdrops on Becky. Sonya with a right hand and Mandy tags in. Irish whip in the corner. Becky leaps over Mandy waistlock on Mandy and Mandy trips Becky up.
Dropkick to Mandy and Charlotte tags back in with a double hiptoss. Nearfall on Mandy. Charlotte with a side headlock. Irish whip and Charlotte rolls through. Mandy grabs the hair and pulls Charlotte down to the mat. Sonya in now and Mandy with a snapmare as Sonya delivers a clothesline. Sonya to the outside and Becky takes Sonya out
Back in the ring, Sonya with an irish whip Charlotte. Nearfall on Sonya. Sonya with a chop and Charlotte in the wrong corner. Absolution with the double team on Charlotte. Waistlock on Charlotte countered by Charlotte as Sonya tags in breaking up the nearfall
Back from break, nearfall on Sonya and Sonya in control as she tags Mandy in. Mandy with knees to the back. Becky momentarily turns things around settting up for the Beck-sploder but Mandy still in control as Sonya tags back in applying a chinlock-body scissors combination.
Sonya prevents the tag, Becky with an enziguri. Becky crawls to her corner and Mandy tries to take Charlotte out but Charlotte side steps. Becky turning things around with an uppercut and delivers the Beck-sploder. Straight firearm to Mandy, Becky takes Sonya out. Beck-sploder countered into a nearfall but Becky rolls through and locks the Dis-arm Her in for the submission
The winners of the match: Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair
Video: Miz and Maryse have a message for everyone. They say Miz and Missus is the most must-see show on network television and they have big news and that is that Miz and Missus has been picked up for a second Season
Backstage: Charlotte and Becky are celebrating
THE BLUDGEON BROTHERS VS THE TRIPLE THREAT
Harper and Rowan quickly dispose of their opponents as they deliver a double slam on the outside. Rowan picks Harper up and slams him on top of their two helpless opponents. The third is on the apron and they pick up one of the two on the outside slamming them on the third. Rowan picks up their opponent and Harper delivers a clubbing blow for the three count
The winners of the match: The Bludgeon Brothers
Daniel Bryan and The Miz: Part 1 focuses on their early days in the original NXT when Miz was assigned to be Daniel Bryan's mentor
SANITY VS THE NEW DAY
Young and Big E start things off. Young with a waist lock and Big E with a back drop to escape. Young with a kick and elbows to the back of the head. Big E with a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Kofi tags in and Kofi with a leap frog back senton for a near fall. Kofi runs into a back elbow but Kofi with a series of kicks. Wolfe pulls down the ropes and Kofi goes over the top rope to the floor and hits the announce table. Kofi is dropped onto the apron by Wolfe. Wolfe gets a near fall. Dain tags in and he kicks Kofi.
Dain works on Kofi's neck and sends him to the mat. Dain puts Kofi on the turnbuckles and Kofi kicks Dain off and then leaps over Dain. Kofi tries to make the tag but Dain with a drop kick to stop Kofi's momentum. Dain with a crossface to Kofi. Dain with a fisherman's suplex and then he tags in Wolfe who hits a forearm off the turnbuckles for a near fall.
We are back and Dain goes for a clothesline but Kofi holds on and floats over into a DDT. Woods and Wolfe tag in and Woods with a super kick to Young on the apron. Woods with a running forearm or two followed by a thrust kick and then he sends Wolfe into the ropes and hits a hesitation drop kick to the back. Woods is sent to the apron but Woods with an enzuigiri and then he hits a tornado DDT. Young breaks up the cover with an elbow drop from the turnbuckles. Dain knocks Big E and Kofi off the apron.
Young tags in and he hits a Death Valley Driver onto Wolfe's knees but Woods kicks out at two. Dain tags in and he kicks Woods in the chest. Woods lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Woods with chops. Woods knocks Wolfe down on the apron but Dain with a cross body for a near fall. Big E with a belly-to-belly suplex to Young. Wolfe with a bicycle kick to Big E. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise to Wolfe. Kofi goes up top and hits a trust fall onto everyone on the floor. Woods tags in and they hit Up Up Down Down on Dain for the three count.
The winners of the match: The New Day
Daniel Bryan and The Miz: Part 2 focuses on Daniel Bryan's retirement and transition into the Smackdown General Manager and host of Talking Smack
AIDEN ENGLISH VS ANDRADE 'CIEN' ALMAS
Almas in control working on the arm. English counters into a nearfall. Almas with an irish whip hard into the corner. Clothesline followed up with a splash by English
Almas with a running knee in the corner and hooks Aiden up hitting the hammerlock DDT for the three count
The winner of the match: Andrade 'Cien' Almas
Post Match: Zelina Vega says since you like catchy phrases and useless holidays. Mark your calendars because Sunday will be the end of Rusev Day. El Fin de Lana Day. Vega says she will expose Lana for what she is . . . dead weight that is dragging down her husband.
Rusev's music plays and he makes his way to the stage with his wife Lana.
Rusev says you are acting like you two just won the Powerball. Andrade, your luck runs out this Sunday. Zelina you will learn why Lana is the best . . . Lana Number One. Lana says together they will crush you because this year SummerSlam falls on what day . . . RUSEV DAY.
Paige is with AJ Styles and she wants AJ and Joe to stay professional so they do not jeopardize the Smackdown main event. Paige reminds AJ he is the champ and people look up to you. AJ says he made his wife a promise and he will keep it.
Daniel Bryan and The Miz: Part 3 focuses on Bryan's in ring return
SHELTON BENJAMIN VS JEFF HARDY
The match is joined in progress and Benjamin with a sleeper. We see Benjamin hitting a super kick during the commercial break. Benjamin with a knee to the chest. Benjamin with a rollup for a near fall. Hardy gets to his feet but Benjamin returns Hardy to the mat with a reverse chin lock. Hardy with a jaw breaker. Hardy with Whisper in the Wind for a near fall. Hardy with punches and forearm. Hardy with a reverse atomic drop followed by a double leg take down and double leg drop. Hardy with a drop kick for a near fall. Benjamin misses a dragon whip but Hardy hits a mule kick. Hardy goes for the hesitation kick in the corner but Benjamin blocks it. Hardy with a neck breaker
Hardy goes up top but Benjamin with a jumping knee and superplex for a near fall. Hardy with slingblade and then he kicks Benjamin and hits a Twist of Fate followed by a splash for the three count.
The Winner Of The Match: Jeff Hardy
Post Match: Shinsuke Nakamura's music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Hardy stops Benjamin from attacking him and Hardy knocks him off the apron.
Nakamura with a knee to the back and then he sets for KInshasa. Hardy counters and hits a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes up top for the Swanton and he hits it.
We see Randy watching from the side of the stage as he stalks Jeff Hardy.
AJ Styles comes out to the ring and says AJ says for almost twenty years, and then he is interrupted by the crowd chanting for him. AJ says he is blessed. He has been able to travel the world and face some of the best talent that sports entertainment has offered. AJ says he learned a lot but nothing more than after he won the WWE Championship. There is so much pressure to hold on to this title. Samoa Joe, you hit his pressure points. You are a mastermind. It started when you blindsided him in this ring.
just when he thinks he knows Samoa Joe, first Joe stabs him in the back and then he stabs Styles in the heart.
Styles says Joe got him to lose his cool and got him to talk about something very personal. He got AJ to talk about his family and as a man and a father he felt he had to defend himself and he got emotional and Joe got him to go to a place where Styles wanted to rip Joe's head off
Then he got home and hugged his kids and his wife said AJ can't lose his cool like that. He has to remain focused. Samoa Joe then comes out. Joe pulls out a piece of paper and says Styles told the people a wonderful tale but it's just not true
He tells AJ to relax and wants to help him krrp hid ptomise and says he holds a letter from a member of the WWE Universe and proceeds to read it.
It talks about the comments that Joe said about AJ Styles and his family and they were disgusting and made him ill. It was not because they were wrong, but because they are real. It is clear that AJ never wanted children. Maybe he never wanted a wife. AJ will do anything to stay away from his family. This person prays that he hopes Joe wins so AJ can feel what it is like to lose something that he loves the most. It is signed by Wendy Styles.