WWE SmackDown Live
June 27, 2017
Valley View Casino Arena
San Diego, California
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Daniel Bryan, Carmella and James Ellsworth In-Ring Segment:
Bryan asks the San Diego crowd if they are ready for a great night tonight? Bryan is proud of the Women’s Evolution on SmackDown and we have two huge Women’s matches in stored for tonight. Naomi will defend the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Lana. Then we’ll see, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Carmella, and Tamina in the second ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Carmella and James Ellsworth comes out to interrupt Bryan. This was the land of opportunity, but Carmella says it’s the land of injustice. Last week, she was unjustly stripped of her Money in the Bank contract. She won the match fair and square. The rulebook states that the match is no disqualification so there’s no rules. The first woman to gain possession of the contract wins the match. Ellsworth is not the first superstar to get involved in a ladder match. Seth Rolilns was not stripped of his contract. Sheamus was not stripped of his contract.
Carmella says that Bryan has no right to take that contract away from her. How can you break the rules if there are no rules? Just because Carmella is more intelligent than any other chick in the locker room, Bryan decides to dangle the briefcase over her head. Bryan says that Carmella has made valid points. Those matches are no disqualification and others have interfered. However, There’s never been someone that climbed the ladder, grabbed the contract and handed it to another. Bryan made his decision, but he wants to know from the people of San Diego if he should cancel the match and give the contract back to Carmella or should they have the match? Ellsworth says that everyone makes himm sick.
The WWE Universe are the villains here. You’re the ones who control this stupid puppet. Ellsworth has seen Bryan take pleasure in upsetting his home girl. Ellsworth calls Bryan pathetic. He used to look up to him. He used to see a man, but now he sees a gutless, spineless coward that has not grapefruits to cut it in the ring so he made up some hokey injury. Bryan probably should fire him, but tonight it’s not about Ellsworth, it’s about the real superstars. Bryan said on Talking Smack that he was going to ban James from ringside. He takes it back. Not only is Ellsworth banned from ringside, he’s banned from the entire arena. Bryan calls for security and they grab Ellsworth and carry him out of the ring. Ellsworth tries to run away, but he’s finally taken to the back. Bryan wishes Carmella luck tonight.
First Match: The Usos vs. The Hype Bros. If The Hype Bros Wins, They’ll Become The Number One Contenders To The WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships
Ryder and Jimmy Uso will starts things off. Collar and elbow tie up. Ryder drops Jimmy with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy goes for a hip toss, but Ryder counters with two deep arm-drags. Ryder connects with a Flap Jack for a one count. Ryder sends Jimmy to the corner and tags in Mojo. Ryder with a Corner Clothesline to Jimmy. Mojo drops Jimmy with a shoulder block. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey lands a flurry of knife edge chops, but Mojo says he ain’t hyped. Mojo connects with a leaping shoulder tackle. Mojo clotheslines Jey over the top rope. Mojo tags in Ryder. Ryder with a Slingshot SomerSault Plancha to the outside. Ryder rolls Jey back into the ring. Jimmy distracts Ryder. Jey with a Enziguri that knocks Ryder off the ring apron. Jey tags in Jimmy. Jimmy tosses Ryder back into the ring. The Usos are cutting the ring in half.
Jimmy rams his knee across the back of Ryder’s neck. Jimmy talks smack to Mojo. Jey applies a rear chin lock. Ryder gets back to a vertical base, but he’s sent back crashing to the canvas. Ryder with a Face Buster to Jey. Mojo and Jimmy are tagged in. Mojo lands a series of running shoulder tackles. Mojo connects with a Corner Clothesline. Mojo plants Jimmy with a FireMan’s Carry Gut Slam for a two count. Mojo lands another leaping shoulder tackle. Jimmy SuperKicks Mojo. Ryder drops Jey with a Missile Dropkick. Ryder sends Jey into the turnbuckles. Ryder goes for the Broski Boot, but Jimmy drags Jey out of the corner and tags himself in. Jey SuperKicks Ryder. Jimmy ascends to the top turnbuckle. Jimmy connects with the Uso Splash to pickup the victory. After the match, The New Day challenges The Usos for a Tag Team Title Rematch for WWE Battleground.
Winner: The Usos via Pinfall
Fashion Vice: Interrogation of The Ascension
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Second Match: Naomi (c) vs. Lana for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Lana attacks Naomi from behind before the bell rings. Lana stomps on Naomi chest in the corner. Lana lands a leaping uppercut. Lana plants Naomi with the SitOut SpineBuster for a two count. Lana is showing deep frustration. Naomi regains momentum with a leg lariat. Naomi connects with the Split Legged Moonsault to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion, Naomi via Pinfall
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– Aiden English was about to sing for the crowd, but Randy Orton comes down to the ring and drops him with a RKO.
Randy Orton, Shane McMahon and Jinder Mahal In-Ring Promo:
Orton is not leaving the ring until he gets what he wants. He throws the chair out of the ring and he reminds us that he tore into the WWE Champion last week. Orton says that beatdown pales in comparison to what he’s going to do to Jinder if he doesn’t get what he wants and that’s a title match. Why does Orton deserve a rematch? If Orton doesn’t get what he wants, he’ll go into the back and find Jinder and beat the holy hell out of him. After the show, he’ll beat the holy hell out of him in the parking lot. Then he might bump into Jinder tomorrow at the airport. If that doesn’t do the job, next week, in whatever city they will be performing in, he’ll get to the arena early and beat the holy hell out of Jinder again. Orton starts walking out of the ring. Shane McMahon comes down to the ring. Shane reminds Orton about the history they have. Orton can’t threaten the safety of the WWE Champion.
Orton wants Shane to fire him so he can buy a ticket in every building and risk being arrested because Jinder disrespected him in front of his family. Shane can do the easy thing and give him a match or he can do the hard thing. The Singh Brothers crossed the line at Money in the Bank, but Orton has done similar things in the past. Shane has never seen that look in Orton’s eye. Shane can empathize with Orton and grants him his rematch. Orton will face the WWE Champion at Battleground, but Jinder Mahal will get to choose the stipulation of the match.
Orton doesn’t care what the stipulation is because the title is coming home. Jinder Mahal comes out on the stage. This is exactly what’s wrong with Smackdown, Management and The WWE Universe. Jinder questions Shane’s mindset for trusting a snake in Orton and granting him a title match he doesn’t deserve. Due to the prejudice and bias against him, he’ll announce a match made by a giant among men and his personal hero, the Great Khali. The name Battleground, it’s fitting because it will be Orton and Jinder locked in a Punjabi Prison Match.
— WWE (@WWE) June 28, 2017
– Daniel Bryan announces that there will be an Independence Day Battle Royal on next weeks SmackDown Live. The winner of that Battle Royal will take on Kevin Owens for the WWE United States Championship at WWE Battleground.
– Maria & Mike Kanellis were getting into their routine intro, but Sami Zayn interrupts their soliloquy so he can get ready for his match.
Third Match: Baron Corbin vs. Sami Zayn
Corbin and Zayn goes into the collar and elbow tie up. Corbin drives Zayn to the corner and lands a massive forearm smash. Zayn dives over Corbin. Zayn connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl Head Scissors. Zayn goes into a Corner Mount. Corbin rolls out of the ring. Zayn goes for the SomerSault Plancha, but Corbin walks away. Zayn attempts with a SpringBoard CrossBody Block, but Corbin launches Zayn back first into the ringside barricade. Corbin rolls Zayn back into the ring. Corbin whips Zayn into the turnbuckles. Corbin is mauling Zayn in the middle of the ring. Corbin sends Zayn to the ring apron. Zayn rams his shoulders to the midsection of Corbin. Zayn bounces Corbin head on the top turnbuckle. Corbin drops Zayn on the ring apron with a big right hand.
Corbin gets Zayn in a Bear Hug. Zayn lands a Big Boot in the corner. Corbin responds with a running lariat for a two count. Corbin once again gets Zayn trapped into the Bear Hug. Corbin with a Forearm Smash to the back of Zayn. Zayn explodes out of the ropes with a lariat of his own. Zayn rolls Corbin out of the ring. Zayn ducks out of a clothesline from Corbin. Zayn sends Corbin shoulder first into the steel ring post. Zayn connects with a Flying CrossBody. Zayn goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Corbin counters with a massive right hand. Corbin lands a Corner Clothesline. Zayn with a quick rollup for a two count. Corbin places Zayn on the top turnbuckle. Zayn HeadButts Corbin back into the canvas. Zayn dives over Corbin. Corbin plants Zayn with the End of Days to pickup the victory.
Winner: Baron Corbin via Pinfall
– The Usos, Kevin Owens and The Winner Of The Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match will join Renee Young and Daniel Bryan on Talking Smack.
Fourth Match: Carmella vs. Natalya vs. Tamina Snuka vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair in a Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Becky attacks Carmella immediately after the bell rings. Tamina tosses Charlotte out of the ring. Carmella sets up a ladder in the middle of the ring. Charlotte chops Tamina. Natalya and Becky are brawling in the middle of the ring. Carmella starts scaling the ladder, but she’s trapped by all four women in the ring. Carmella is immediately tossed out of the ring. Becky whips Tamina face first into the ladder. Natalya and Charlotte goes for a Double Suplex, but Becky gets back on her feet. Becky with a leg lariat to Charlotte. Becky plants Natalya with a BEXploder Suplex. Becky and Charlotte left alone in the ring. Becky lands a BEXploder Suplex on Charlotte. Becky starts repositioning the ladder in the ring. Tamina sends Becky into the middle rung of the ladder. Tamina connects with a Samoan Drop. Tamina ascends to the top turnbuckle. Tamina connects with the SuperFly Splash. Charlotte is left alone in the ring coming out of the commercial break. Natalya Suplex’s Charlotte to the other side of the ring. Carmella with a Forearm Smash to Tamina. Carmella goes for a SuperKick, but Tamina blocks it. Tamina launches Carmella over the announce table. Natalya with a Basement Dropkick to Tamina. Charlotte repeatedly chops Natalya. Charlotte dumps Natalya to the outside. Becky lands another BEXploder Suplex.
Charlotte starts brawling with Tamina in the middle of the ring. We have ourself a tug of war for the ladder. Becky starts scaling the ladder, but Charlotte and Tamina knocks her off the ladder. Charlotte drops Tamina with a Big Boot. Natalya connects with a Discus Lariat. Natalya places a ladder afront of Charlotte who’s perched in the corner. Natalya starts scaling a ladder in the middle of the ring, but Charlotte catches up to her. Natalya and Charlotte are brawling for position on the top of the ladder. Carmella knocks Charlotte and Natalya off the ladder. Becky with a Release Suplex to Carmella. Becky throws a ladder at Natalya. Tamina Spears Becky. Natalya starts climbing the ladder, but again Charlotte gets in the way. Becky starts scaling the other side of the ladder. Now Tamina joins the fray, this all leads to a nasty crash and burn. Carmella repositions the ladder in the middle of the ring. Carmella starts scaling to the top of the ladder, but the other four women drags the ladder to the other side of the ring. Carmella with a Flying Crossbody off the ladder onto Natalya and Becky. Charlotte rams a ladder into the face of Tamina. Charlotte has Tamina trapped under the ladder.
Charlotte goes to the top of the ladder. Carmella tries to wrap Charlotte’s ankle under one of the rungs of the ladder. Tamina knocks Charlotte and Carmella off the ladder. Tamina SuperKicks Charlotte. Becky and Natalya plants Tamina with a Double PowerBomb. Natalya follows that with a SitOut PowerBomb to Becky. Natalya gets Carmella in the SharpShooter. Charlotte drops Natalya with a Thrust Kick. Charlotte follows that with a Natural Selection to Carmella. Charlotte spears Natalya out of the ring. They bring their brawl into the San Diego Crowd. James Ellsworth appears at the ringside area. Ellsworth tosses Carmella back into the ring. Ellsworth starts climbing up the ladder, but Becky tosses him out of the ring. Becky starts climbing up the ladder. Carmella attacks the knee of Becky. Carmella attacks the back of Becky’s knee with a steel chair. Carmella finally grabs the briefcase to pickup the victory.