WWE SmackDown Live
August 8, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
John Cena, Baron Corbin and Daniel Bryan In-Ring Segment:
Cena is fired up like the Toronto crowd. Cena sayss that on any night, WWE provides moments that will last a lifetime. The stage was set last week, a dream match will a SummerSlam title opportunity on the line. Super Cena was going one on one with the King of Strong Style. Why would the WWE Universe chanted for Nakamur? Well Cena found out really quick that, Nakamura hits hard, real hard. Cena was about to punch his ticket for SummerSlam, then the referee was raising Nakamura’s hand. He suddenly realized that he lost the match. There was no blind referee, no foul play, no Montreal Screw Job.
Cena shook the hand of the man who earned the right to become the champ. Out of respect, Nakamura shook his hand back. Baron Corbin comes out to interrupt Cena. Corbin wants the love fest to stop. He’s sick and tired of people talking about this stupid handshake. Who cares about the dream match? Cena stuck his nose in Corbin’s business. If Cena is looking for someone to respect, it’s not Nakamura, it’s Corbin.
Cena calls Corbin a skinny fat overrated dumpster fire. Cena is ready to put Corbin through another table. Why would Corbin do that when he has the Money in the Bank Briefcase? Cena has nothing Corbin wants. Corbin’s sole focus is becoming the WWE Champion. Cena can take his respect and shove it. Corbin starts heading towards the back, but he’s distracted the entrance of SmackDown General Manager, Daniel Bryan. Bryan says that it’s great to be back in Toronto. He doesn’t know if Corbin is a dumpster fire or the future because he doesn’t have a crystal ball on his hand. Bryan announces that Baron Corbin will go one on one against John Cena at SummerSlam.
First Match: Sami Zayn & Tye Dillinger vs. The Usos
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Jimmy Uso and Dillinger will start things off with a collar and elbow tie up. Jimmy drops Dillinger with a shoulder tackle. Dillinger responds with a back elbow strike. Dillinger immediately goes into the Corner Mount. Dillinger tags in Zayn. Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick, but Jey drags Jimmy out of the ring. The Usos talks strategy on the outside. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey kicks Zayn in the gut. Zayn dives over Jey. Zayn connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl Head Scissors. Jey rolls himself out of the ring. Jey drops Zayn with the enziguri for a two count.
Jey drags Zayn to the corner and tags in Jimmy. The Usos are cutting the ring in half. Jimmy applies a rear chin lock. Zayn gets back to a vertical base. Jimmy drives his knee to the midsection of Zayn. Jimmy goes for the Stinger Splash, but Zayn ducks out of the way. Jimmy tags in Jey. Zayn dodges a clothesline from Jey Uso. Zayn finally makes the the hot tag to Dillinger. Dillinger clotheslines Jey. Dillinger starts stomping on Jey’s chest in the corner. Jey wisely heads back to the outside. Dillinger goes for a Suicide Dive, but Jey counters with a big right hand. Zayn drops The Usos with a SomerSault Plancha.
Dillinger plants Jey with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Jimmy Uso SuperKicks Zayn on the outside. Dillinger heads to the top turnbuckle. Jimmy makes the blind tag. Dillinger goes for the Tye Breaker, but Jey lands back on his feet. Jimmy lands a thrust kick to the midsection of Dillinger. Jey chop blocks Dillinger. Jimmy gets Dillinger trapped in the Tequila Sunrise which forces him to tap out. After the match, The New Day attacks The Usos from behind. Kofi and Woods drives Jey Uso shoulder first to the steel ring post. Woods tosses a couple of chairs in the ring. New Day goes for the MidNight Hour, but Jey drags him brother out of the ring.
Winner: The Usos via Submission
Randy Orton Backstage Interview:
Renee Young is interviewing Orton in the backstage area. Renee wants Orton’s thoughts on his altercation with Rusev last week? Orton says that Rusev was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He gave Rusev something to be afraid of. The topic changes to his match with Jinder Mahal. Orton mentions that Jinder has done everything in his power to escape with the WWE Title. Without the Singh Brothers by his side, he won’t escape, period.
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Second Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Lana
Lana with a waist lock go-behind to Charlotte. Charlotte shoves Lana to the corner. Charlotte says that this is her ring. Charlotte blocks a Big Boot from Lana. Charlotte drop toe holds Lana face first to the canvas. Charlotte lands a series of knife edge chops. Lana goes for the sunset flip, but Charlotte stands still. Lana applies a side headlock. Lana goes for a backslide, but Charlotte blocks it. Charlotte with a Backslide cover of her own for a two count. Lana slaps Charlotte in the face. Charlotte drops Lana with a Big Boot. Charlotte locks in the Figure Eight which forces Lana to tap out.
Winner: Charlotte Flair via Submission
Shane McMahon, AJ Styles and Kevin Owens In-Ring Segment:
What’s up Toronto? Shane introduces the participants for the United States Title Rematch at SummerSlam, Kevin Owens and AJ Styles. Shane wants to clear the air. Owens expressed his apprehension last week because Shane wouldn’t be an impartial referee. That was in the heat of the moment and he would like to apologize. Owens is not afraid of Shane screwing him over because we already had a McMahon screw over a legendary Canadian for a title before. However, Bret Hart deserved it. It would be really terrible PR if Shane did the same to another legendary Canadian. How can Shane be unbiased after the parking lot beatdown Styles gave him back in March? When Daniel Bryan made Shane the guest referee at SummerSlam, Styles wasn’t happy, but let’s honest the officiating hasn’t been great, so does it really matter?
Owens is trying to stir the pot like a master manipulator. If Shane screws Styles over at SummerSlam, he’ll have to face the repercussions like he did at WrestleMania. Styles doesn’t trust anyone, let alone a McMahon. Shane tells Styles that he’s confusing him with the other McMahon’s.Shane has been a guest referee at SummerSlam before. Owens has been doing his research and he digs a clip from the 1998 Survivor Series where Shane screwed over Steve Austin. It’s truly amazing what you can find on the WWE Network.
You can see hours of footage of Shane screwing people over as a referee. You could even make a collection out of that. There’s no secret that Shane doesn’t get along with Kevin Owens. Everybody knows about the war he went through with Styles. Shane will calls this match right down the middle unless he has to get involved. Styles let’s make this easy for everyone. Let’s get rid of Shane and have the United States Title Rematch right here and right now. That sounds great, but Owens would rather win the United States Title in the United States in a city that really matters. Styles says that what matters is that this is as close as Owens is going to get to the United States Title. Styles and Owens engages in a shoving contest. Owens punches Styles. Styles accidentally drops Shane McMahon with the Pele Kick.
Third Match: Naomi vs. Carmella
Collar and elbow tie up. Carmella messes around with Naomi’s dreadlocks. Naomi drops Carmella with a enziguri. Naomi follows that with a slap to the face. Naomi rolls Carmella back into the ring. Naomi repeatedly kicks Carmella in the hamstring. Carmella lands a big right hand. Carmella drives Naomi face first to the middle turnbuckle. Carmella applies a Bow and Arrow Stretch. Carmella is stomping on Naomi’s chest in the corner. Carmella moonwalks in the middle of the ring. Carmella goes for the cover, but Naomi kicks out at the count of two. Carmella lays on Naomi’s neck. Carmella applies a rear chin lock.
Naomi gets back to a vertical base. Naomi goes for a bodyslam, but Carmella counters with a SitOut Rear Mat Slam for a two count. Carmella continues to ground Naomi with the rear chin lock. Natalya is watching the match in the backstage area. Naomi connects with a back breaker. Naomi with a SpringBoard Enziguri to Carmella. Naomi connects with her lightning quick offense. Naomi plants Carmella with a Sitout Jaw Breaker. Naomi follows that with a leg lariat from the top turnbuckle. Naomi heads to the top turnbuckle. Carmella goes for a Hand Stand Take Over, but Naomi blocks it. Carmella starts pulling Naomi’s hair. James Ellsworth launches Naomi off the top turnbuckle. Carmella SuperKicks Naomi to pickup the victory.
Winner: Carmella via Pinfall
Shinsuke Nakamura Exclusive Interview:
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Fourth Match: Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton
Jinder and Orton engages in rockers punches. Orton connects with a Thez Press. Orton goes into a ground and pound attack. Jinder rolls himself out of the ring. Orton tosses Jinder around the ringside barricades. Orton connects with a Belly to Back Suplex on the barricade. Orton clotheslines Jinder. Orton dumps Jinder back first on the announce table. Jinder is stomping on Orton’s chest. Orton clotheslines Jinder over the top rope.
Orton launches Jinder over the announce table. Orton goes for the RKO, but Jinder blocks it. Jinder sends Orton crashing into the time keeper’s area. Jinder connects with a series of slingshot stomps on the gut of Orton. Jinder applies a rear chin lock. Orton gets back to a vertical base. Orton HeadButts Jinder. Orton whips Jinder shoulder first to the steel ring post. Orton goes for the IEDDT, but Jinder blocks it. Orton connects with the SuperPlex. Orton lands a series of clotheslines.
Orton follows that with the Fallaway Slam. Orton goes into the Corner Mount. Jinder sends face first to the top turnbuckle. Orton PowerSlams Jinder for a two count. Orton kicks Jinder in the shoulder. Orton connects with a back elbow strike. Jinder drops Orton with a leaping knee strike. Jinder goes for the Khallas, but Orton counters with the IEDDT. Orton goes for the RKO, but Jinder rolls him over for a two count. Jinder SuperKicks Orton. Jinder gets Orton in position for the Khallas, but Orton from out of nowhere connects with the RKO to pickup the victory. After the match, Rusev drops Orton with a Leaping Leg Lariat on the stage.
Winner: Randy Orton via Pinfall