WWE SmackDown Live
August 1, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens for the WWE Untied States Championship
Collar and elbow tie up. Owens applies a side headlock. Styles gets back to a vertical base. Owens lands a bodyshot. Owens drops Styles with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Styles applies a rear chin lock. Owens responds with another side headlock. Style leapfrogs over Owens. Styles goes for a dropkick, but Owens holds onto the ropes. Owens lands a clubbing blow to the back of Styles. Owens drops Styles with a running clothesline on the outside. Owens connects with a Big Boot for a two count. Styles responds with a dropkick. Styles lands a series of knife edge chops. Styles follows that with a snap mare takeover. Styles kicks Owens in the back. Styles connects with a knee drop for a two count. Styles with a snap vertical suplex. Styles goes for the cover, but Owens kicks out at the count of two.
Styles starts stomping on Owens chest in the corner. Styles with a boot to the jaw of Owens. Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Owens rolls himself out of the ring. Styles connects with a SlingShot Forearm to the outside. Owens drives Styles face first to the barricade. Owens follows that with a Cannonball. Owens rolls Styles back into the ring. Owens goes for the cover, but he only gets a two count. Owens connects with a senton, but once again Styles kicks out. Owens applies a half nelson chin lock. Styles fights out of the chin lock. Owens connects with a Big Back BodyDrop for a two count. Owens plants Styles with a SlingShot Suplex for a two count. Owens repeatedly drives his fist to the back of Styles neck. Owens continues to ground Styles with the rear chin lock. Owens goes for a belly to back suplex, but Styles lands back on his feet.
Styles connects with the Phenomenal Blitz. Styles follows that with a sliding forearm smash. Styles plants Owens with the Ushigoroshi for a two count. Styles goes for the Styles Clash, but Owens counters with another Back BodyDrop. Owens sends Styles to the ring apron. Styles connects with the enizguri. Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Owens ducks out of the way. Owens SuperKicks Styles for a two count. Owens goes for the Pop Up Forearm, but Styles counters with the Calf Crusher. Owens HeadButts out of the Calf Crusher. Owens goes for the Package Side Slam, but Styles counters with the Pele Kick. Styles gets Owens back into the Calf Crusher. Owens crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Owens shoves Styles into the referee. Owens connects with a Mule Kick. Owens follows that with a SuperKick. Owens accidentally knocks down the referee. Owens lands another SuperKick. Owens goes for the Pop Up PowerBomb, but Styles rolls him over to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, AJ Styles via Pinfall
#SDLive GM @WWEDanielBryan has an idea for who should officiate @FightOwensFight vs. @AJStylesOrg for the #USTitle at #SummerSlam! pic.twitter.com/zYOhPNsssv
— WWE (@WWE) August 2, 2017
– Kevin Owens will get his final rematch for AJ Styles WWE United States Championship at SummerSlam with Shane McMahon serving as the special guest referee.
The Usos Promo:
The @WWEUniverse in Cleveland was ready to sing along with #TheNewDay…until they realized it wasn't paranoia; it's the @WWEUsos! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/pX5YFQGOZx
— WWE (@WWE) August 2, 2017
Who did you think it was going to be, three men who ride on tricycles or three guys who talk about their popsicles? The Usos welcomed The New Day to The Uso Penitentiary. They were beating up The New Day on the stage like a bad cartoon. They’re reason why the New Day isn’t here. New Day are three grown men blowing their own trombones. It’s not paranoia, it’s The Usos. The New Day knows the truth, Usos Rock!!
In #FashionPeaks, @MmmGorgeous may not be great with metaphors…but he knows who kidnapped @WWEFandango! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/mXcskXltUL
— WWE (@WWE) August 2, 2017
Second Match: Sami Zayn vs. Aiden English
English applies a side headlock. English drops Zayn with a shoulder tackle. Zayn applies a waist lock. English responds with a wrist lock. Zayn reverse the hold. Zayn leapfrogs over English. Zayn lands a series of deep arm-drags. Zayn applies an arm-bar. English gets Zayn’s shoulders pin to the mat to pickup the victory. After the match, Maria and Mike Kanellis appears on the stage. They reiterate their love for each other and the fact that Sami Zayn lost.
Winner: Aiden English via Pinfall
Third Match: Natalya & Carmella vs. Becky Lynch & Naomi
Natalya and Becky will start things off. Natalya lands a side headlock takeover. Becky backs Natalya into the ropes. Becky connects with a deep arm-drag. Becky dives over Natalya. Becky with a single leg takedown. Becky floats over into a front face lock. Becky tags in Naomi. Naomi connects with a sunset flip from the ring apron. Becky drops Natalya with a leaping forearm strike. Naomi follows that with a leg drop for a two count. Natalya wants a time out. Natalya tags in Carmella. Naomi ducks a clothesline from Carmella. Naomi repeatedly kicks Carmella in the hips. Carmella slaps Naomi in the face.
Naomi responds with a leg lariat. Naomi follows that with a sliding slap to the face of Carmella. Naomi goes for a Samoan Drop, but Carmella lands back on her feet. Natalya attacks Naomi behind the referee’s back. Natalya and Carmella are cutting the ring in half. Natalya applies a rear chin lock. Naomi arm-drags Natalya to the corner. Natalya knocks Becky off the ring apron. Natalya locks in the SharpShooter. Naomi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Carmella tags herself in. Carmella tells Natalya to get out of the ring. Carmella gets Naomi trapped in the Code of Silence. Becky connects with a Exploder Suplex that sends Natalya out of the ring. Naomi responds with the FTG which forces Carmella to tap out.
Winner: Becky Lynch & Naomi via Submission
Fourth Match: Rusev vs. Chad Gable
Rusev shoves Gable to the canvas. Gable keeps going for a single leg takedown, but it’s to no avail. Gable applies a waist lock. Rusev tosses Gable out of the ring. Gable starts grappling around Rusev. Gable is hyperextending the knee of Rusev. Rusev connects with a side belly to belly suplex for a two count. Rusev is stomping on Gable’s chest in the corner. Rusev whips Gable sternum first into the turnbuckles. Rusev drops Gable with a right hand. Rusev is mauling Gable in between the ropes. Rusev gets Gable trapped in the Bear Hug. Rusev connects with a uranage slam. Gable lands a Big Boot in the corner. Gable goes for a Back Slide, but Rusev blocks it.
Gable connects with a series of side belly to belly suplex’s. Gable follows that with a German Suplex for a two count. Gable goes for a MoonSault, but Rusev ducks out of the way. Gable side steps Rusev into the turnbuckles. Gable connects with the MoonSault for a two count. Gable goes for the O’Connor Roll German Suplex, but Rusev blocks it. Rusev drops Gable with a leg lariat for a two count. Rusev goes for the Accolade, but Gable escapes. Gable connects with the Ankle Lock. Rusev shoves Gabel out of the ring. Rusev connects with another leg lariat. Rusev gets Gable back into the Accolade which forces him to tap out. After the match, Rusev demands that he gets stiffer competition. Randy Orton comes down to the ring and accepts his challenge. Orton drops Rusev with the RKO.
Winner: Rusev via Submission
– It was announced that Rusev will go one on one with Randy Orton at SummerSlam.
– Also next week on SmackDown Live, Naomi will take on Carmella.
Fifth Match: John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura. The Winner Will Go On To Face Jinder Mahal at SummerSlam for the WWE Championship
Nakamura ducks a right hand from Cena. Nakamura goes for the collar and elbow tie up, but Cena counters with the you can’t see me hand gesture. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Nakamura backs Cena into the corner. Cena applies a wrist lock. Nakamura reverses the hold. Nakamura applies a side headlock. Cena leapfrogs over Nakamura. Nakamura wants Cena to bring it. Nakamura connects with his lightning quick offense. Nakamura drops Cena with a step up enziguri. Nakamura connects with Good Vibrations in the corner. Cena lands a big right hand. Nakamura side steps Cena into the corner. Cena connects with a side slam for a two count. Cena applies a rear chin lock. Nakamura and Cena are trading back and forth shots.
Nakamura drops Cena with a leg lariat. Nakamura follows that with a leaping knee strike. Nakamura repeatedly kicks Cena in the chest. Nakamura lands a clubbing blow in the corner. Nakamura places Cena on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a running knee strike to the ribs of Cena for a two count. Cena ducks a clotheslines from Nakamura. Cena lands two flying shoulder tackles. Cena follows that with the side slam. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Nakamura counters with the Cross ArmBreaker. Nakamura transitions into a Triangle Choke. Cena powers out of the Triangle Choke. Cena gets Nakamura in position for the Attitude Adjustment, but Nakamura lands back on his feet. Nakamura plants Cena with a Face Buster.
Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa, but Cena counters with the STF. Nakamura escapes out of the STF. Nakamura gets Cena trapped into the Cross Arm Breaker. Cena drops Nakamura with a big haymaker. Nakamura follows that with a knee strike. Nakamura drops Cena with the Kinshasa. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa, but Cena counters with the Attitude Adjustment for a two count. Cena goes for another Attitude Adjustment, but Nakamura counters with the Guillotine Choke. Cena powers out of the Guillotine Choke. Cena connects with another Attitude Adjustment. Cena goes for his third Attitude Adjustment, but Nakamura counters with the Release Suplex. Nakamura drops Cena with the Kinshasa to pickup the victory. After the match, Cena shakes hands with Nakamura. Nakamura stares at Jinder Mahal.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall