WWE SmackDown Live
June 20, 2017
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
– The show starts with Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Natalya and Tamina Snuka arguing afront of Daniel Bryan’s office. Bryan comes out and says that he has to address Carmella and James Ellsworth first.
Carmella and James Ellsworth In-Ring Promo:
What’s the matter with you people? Ellsworth wants everyone to get on their feet and give it up for the first Miss Money in the Bank. Carmella welcomes everyone to the Fabulous Era of Carmella. For the last 48 hours the name Carmella has been trending worldwide. It hasn’t been trending because she won the first Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, it’s because of how she won. People are saying she tarnished the first ladder match, the women’s revolution and only needed Ellsworth help. Who cares? Carmella has been overlooked and underestimated since she was the last pick of the WWE Draft.
People talk about Natalya’s pedigree, or Tamina’s power or Becky’s straight fire, or Charlotte supreme athleticism. Carmella is that intelligent. While everyone was talking about making history, Carmella was planning for her future. She won that match fair and square. Remember in 2014 when Kane helped Seth Rollins win. How about in 2015 when Bray Wyatt, who was not in the damn match prevented Roman Reigns from winning which allowed Sheamus to win that match.
All of the internet trolls had to tweet to Daniel Bryan to deal with the issue and that’s pathetic. Carmella earned that briefcase. It was a No Disqualification Match. There’s no rules. When Daniel Bryan comes out here later on tonight, he’ll have to make a decision. He’s going to reinforce what she has said. Carmella is Miss Money in the Bank. There’s not a damn thing any of you can do about it.
Charlotte Flair & Daniel Bryan Backstage Segment:
Charlotte enters Daniel Bryan’s office. Bryan was just talking to medical team checked on her neck. Charlotte doesn’t want Bryan to worry about her neck, now he has to do his job. Bryan brings up the fact it was no disqualification match. Charlotte says it should’ve been about the five people licensed to be in the match. Everyone was excited to be in the match and now it’s time for Bryan to do the right thing.
– Jinder Mahal will take on Luke Harper. Also Shinsuke Nakamura will be having a WWE BackLash Rematch tonight against Dolph Ziggler.
First Match: Big E w/The New Day vs. Jimmy Uso w/Jey Uso
Jimmy with a clubbing forearm to the back of Big E’s neck. Jimmy lands a series of knife edge chops in the corner. Big E blocks an irish whip from Jimmy. Big E connects with a flurry of Abdominal Stretch Jabs. Jimmy rolls out of the ring. Big E bounces Jimmy head on the ring apron. Big E goes for a running splash, but he’s distracted by Jey Uso. Jimmy SuperKicks Big E off the ring apron. Jimmy follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Jimmy connects with the Running Stinkface for a two count. Jimmy lands a massive right hand coming out of the commercial break.
Jimmy drops Big E with a Big Boot. Jimmy applies a rear chin lock. Big E gets back to a vertical base. Jimmy ascends to the top turnbuckle. Jimmy goes for a Crossbody, but Big E counters with a series of Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E goes for the running splash, but Jimmy counters with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Jimmy SuperKicks Kofi Kingston. Big E plants Jimmy with a Uranage Slam. Big E goes for the Big Ending, but Jimmy rolls out of the ring. Jey is trying to help Jimmy get intentionally counted out. Kofi with a Trust Fall off the steel ring steps. Jimmy goes for a enziguri, but Big E ducks out of the way. Big E plants Jimmy with the Big Ending to pickup the victory.
Winner: Big E via Pinfall
– We get a video package for the returning John Cena.
– Naomi will be defending her WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship against Lana on next weeks SmackDown Live.
Randy Orton Backstage Interview:
Second Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Ziggler dodges a leg strike from Nakamura. Ziggler tries to get Nakamura in position for a double leg takedown. Nakamura applies a waist lock. Ziggler reverses the hold. Nakamura goes for the Cross ArmBreaker, but Ziggler immediately escapes. Ziggler out of frustration rolls out of the ring. Ziggler rams his elbow across the face of Nakamura. Ziggler with a quick cover for a one count. Ziggler floats over into a front face lock. Ziggler backs Nakamura into the ropes. Nakamura ducks a clothesline from Ziggler. Nakamura connects with a leaping enziguri. Nakamura applies a rear chin lock. Nakamura connects with Good Vibrations in the corner. Ziggler goes for a dropkick, but Nakamura swats him away. Ziggler sends Nakamura shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ziggler connects with a picture perfect dropkick for a two count. Ziggler stomps on Nakamura shoulder. Ziggler rams Nakamura face across the top rope. Ziggler grounds Nakamura with a rear chin lock.
Nakamura tries to regain momentum, but Ziggler kicks him in the knee. Nakamura launches Ziggler to the outside. Ziggler continues to maul Nakamura coming out of the commercial break. Nakamura and Ziggler trades back and forth shots. Nakamura drops Ziggler with a spinning heel kick. Ziggler drives Nakamura head to the canvas. Nakamura with a leaping knee strike to the gut of Ziggler. Nakamura with a series of Buzzsaw Kicks to the chest. Nakamura follows that with a running leg lariat. Nakamura connects with the leg lariat. Nakamura places Ziggler on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a running knee strike to the ribs of Ziggler for a two count. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Nakamura connects with a Front Slam. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa, but Ziggler kicks him in the right knee.
Ziggler plants Nakamura with the Famouser for a two count. Ziggler goes for a SuperKick, but Nakamura ducks out of the way. Nakamura gets Ziggler in a Triangle Choke. Nakamura transitions into a Cross Arm Breaker, but Ziggler rakes the eyes of Nakamura. Ziggler uppercuts Nakamura. Nakamura goes for the Release Exploder Suplex, but Ziggler counters with the Zig Zag for a two count. Ziggler gets Nakamura in a Sleeper Hold, but somehow Nakamura gets back to a vertical base. Nakamura HeadButts Ziggler. Nakamura with a Knee Strike to the back of Ziggler’s neck. Nakamura connects with the Kinshasa to pickup the victory.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall
– Sami Zayn will take on Baron Corbin on next weeks SmackDown Live.
Third Match: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Chad Gable in a Face Of America Open Challenge Match for the WWE United States Championship
AJ Styles is watching the match from the ringside area. Gable lands a flurry of vertical suplex’s immediately after the bell rings. Gable with a roll through and connects with the Ankle Lock, but Owens rolls out of the ring. Owens places Gable on the top turnbuckle. Gable applies Cross ArmBreaker. Owens lands a big right hand. Owens tosses Gable out of the ring. Owens launches Gable back first into the barricade. Owens talks smack to the Dayton, Ohio Crowd. Gable struggles to get back into the ring. Owens connects with a Short-Arm Clothesline. Owens follows that with a Senton for a two count. Owens applies a rear chin lock.
Gable responds with a dropkick that sends Owens to the corner. Gable and Owens battle for position on the top turnbuckle. Owens with a leg sweep that knocks Gable off the second turnbuckle. Owens goes for the PopUp Powerbomb, but Gable counters with a rollup for a two count. Owens goes for the Ushigoroshi, but Gable counters with a Leaping DDT for a two count. Gable follows that with a Moonsault for a two count. Gable goes for a German Suplex, but Owens blocks it. Owens sends Gable shoulder first into the steel ring post. Owens goes for the Cannonball, but Gable ducks out of the way. Gable with a Roll Through into a Delayed German Suplex for a two count. Owens kicks the shoulder of Gable. Owens plants Gable with the PopUp PowerBomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Kevin Owens via Pinfall
– Daniel Bryan tells The Hype Bros if they want another opportunity at the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship they must defeat The Usos.
Daniel Bryan, James Ellsworth, Carmella, Tamina, Natalya, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair In-Ring Segment:
Bryan says it’s great to be back. They just had the first Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. They have been meeting for the last few days and he has been told to take his emotions out of it and he has to follow the WWE Rule Book. Bryan introduces the five women who were part of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Bryan’s decision involves all of them. Carmella has some valid points. The Money in the Bak Ladder Match is a no disqualification match and the rules say that you can have someone else climb the ladder and unhook the briefcase. The first woman to hold the briefcase wins the match. Bryan brings up previous interference in other Money in the Bank matches.
There has never ever been someone who has climbed the ladder, unhooked the briefcase, and hand it to someone else. James Ellsworth says that being a daddy to a vegan hippie baby has made Bryan soft. If Ellsworth talks about his baby again, he’ll punch him in the face and fire him. The women starts yelling at each other. Bryan says that everyone needs to calm down. On Sunday, you competed in the first Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Carmella is the first woman to have to turn over the Money in the Bank briefcase. Bryan will not let someone like Ellsworth interrupt one of the most important moment in Women’s Wrestling. They will do the match again next week on SmackDown. We have ourself a pier six brawl to end the segment.
Fourth Match: Jinder Mahal w/The Singh Brothers vs. Luke Harper
Jinder and Harper goes into the collar and elbow tie up. Jinder with a clubbing blow to the back of Harper. Harper clotheslines Jinder. Harper follows that with a dropkick. Jinder rolls out of the ring. Harper drops The Singh Brothers with the Suicide Dive. Jinder with a running clothesline to Harper. Jinder rolls Harper back into the ring. Jinder with a cover for a two count. Jinder applies a rear chin lock. Jinder drives Harper head to the canvas. Jinder repeatedly drives his knee to the back of Harper.
Jinder with a SlingShot Knee Drop. Harper regains momentum with a Big Boot. Harper with a Slingshot Senton. Harper follows that with another Big Boot for a two count. Jinder responds with a elbow strike. Harper plants Jinder with a Side Slam for a two count. Harper goes for a suplex, but Jinder gets back on his feet. Harper ascends to the top turnbuckle. Jinder connects with the SuperPlex. Baron Corbin comes down to the ring with the Money in the Bank Briefcase which obviously distracts Jinder. Corbin walks to the back as he was playing mind games with Jinder. Harper with a rollup from behind for a two count. Harper SuperKicks Jinder. Harper goes after one of the Singh Brothers. Jinder lands a Big Boot. Jinder plants Harper with the Khallas to pickup the victory. After the match, Randy Orton attacks The Singh Brothers. Orton with a Thez Press to Jinder. Orton follows that with a running clothesline. Orton Back Suplex’s Jinder onto the ringside barricade. Orton plants Jinder with the IEDDT. Orton goes for the RKO, but The Singh Brothers attacks them from behind. Orton drops both Singh Brothers with Separate RKOs as Jinder runs to the backstage area.
Winner: Jinder Mahal via Pinfall
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