WWE SmackDown Live
May 15, 2018
The O2 Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Renee Young, Daniel Bryan and Big Cass In-Ring Segment:
Renee Young is interviewing Daniel Bryan. Renee goes over Bryan’s timeline since he return to in-ring competition. Renee asks Bryan how’s he coping with losing to Rusev last week? Bryan doesn’t like losing any more than anyone else, but when he came back, he was just happy to be back doing what he loves. Now, though, it’s not enough to be back, he wants to be on top, and he’ll have to scratch, fight, and claw every step of the way, but he will become the WWE Champion. Big Cass comes out to interrupt Bryan.
Cass has been in the back listening to Bryan run his mouth, and he’s sick of it. Bryan may have all these people fooled, but not him. He might be an inspirational story, and feed the fans nothing but crap, but he knows the real truth. Rusev was Bryan’s first major setback since returning to the ring according to Renee, but Cass. disagrees. He’s the reason why Bryan lost to Rusev. Cass will continue to make sure Bryan never achieves his aspirations again. Cass is man enough to admit he lost at Backlash.
Cass didn’t tap out because he was in pain, it’s because he wanted to get right back up and beat the holy hell out of him again, and that’s what he did. Bryan won’t be able to do anything in WWE without a seven foot shadow following him around. Bryan lasted 75 minutes in the Greatest Royal Rumble, but what happened when he got in the ring? Oh, that’s right, he big booted him in the face and eliminated him, proving again that Daniel Bryan is a loser. Bryan should’ve stayed retired, and be the stay at home dad and while Brie wears the pants in the family. Bryan and Cass starts brawling. Bryan attacks the injured knee of Cass. Bryan repeatedly slams Cass’s leg on the steel ring post.
First Match: The New Day vs. The Bar in a Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
Miz joins the commentary team for this match. Cesaro and Woods will start things off. Woods ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Woods SuperKicks Sheamus off the ring apron. Woods blocks a Big Boot from Cesaro. Woods kicks Cesaro in the gut. Woods follows that with a Chop/Haymaker Combination. Woods slides under Cesaro. Woods blasts Cesaro with a Discus Forearm Smash. Woods lands a SomerSault Plancha. Woods with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri to Cesaro for a two count. Cesaro goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Woods lands back on his feet. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. The Bar hits their Flying Clothesline/Belly to Back Suplex Combination for a two count. The Bar are currently cutting the ring in half.
Woods is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Cesaro with the cover for a two count. Sheamus kicks Woods behind the referee’s back. Cesaro goes for another cover, but again Woods kicks out. Woods desperately tries to fight out of The Bar’s corner. Woods launches Cesaro out of the ring. Woods makes the hot tag to Big E. Big E fires up with a series of Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E goes for a Running Splash, but Sheamus gets his knees up in the air. Big E with a Uranage Slam to Sheamus for a two count. Big E is distracted by Cesaro. Sheamus rolls Big E over for a two count. Cesaro tags himself in.
Cesaro negates The Big Ending. Stereo Thrust Kicks from The Bar. The Bar drops Big E with a Double DDT for a two count. Cesaro locks in the SharpShooter. Sheamus drags Woods out of the ring. Woods sends Sheamus face first to the steel ring post. Woods breaks the submission hold. Big E with a Back Elbow Smash. Big E tags in Woods. Woods hits a SlingShot Tornado DDT for a two count. Woods whips Cesaro shoulder first to the steel ring post. Woods connects with a Rolling WheelBarrow FaceBuster. Big E and Sheamus are trading back and forth shots. Sheamus kicks Big E in the chest. Big E Spears Sheamus out of the ring. Woods lands The Limit Break to pickup the victory.
Winner: The New Day via Pinfall
The Bludgeon Brothers Promo:
Paige, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville Backstage Segment:
AJ Styles Backstage Interview:
Second Match: Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega vs. Jake Constantino
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Almas applies a waist lock. Constantino reverses the hold. Almas slaps Constantino in the face. Almas continues to paint brush Constantino. Constantino dropkicks Almas for a one count. Almas ducks a clothesline from Constantino. Almas drops Constantino with an Open Hand Chop. Almas repeatedly stomps on Constantino’s chest. Almas blasts Constantino with The Running Meteora. Almas plants Constantino with The Hammer Lock DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Andrade Cien Almas via Pinfall
Rusev, Aiden English and Lana Backstage Segment:
Carmella’s Royal Mellabration:
Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the woman who beat Charlotte Flair twice, the SmackDown Champion of all women. God Save Carmella ! Carmella wanted to give the fans the opportunity to show her how much they love her, so for the next ten seconds they can feel free to shower her with as much love as she deserves for being the first Ms Money In The Bank and your SmackDown Women’s Champion. Obviously the brit’s have no class.
These people will gather around a hospital to get a glimpse of a Royal Baby, but they won’t give The Princess of Staten Island the respect she deserves. She wants the London crowd to bow down before her. Mella is money, and Mella is champion, and that makes her better than each and every one of the fans in the audience.
She’s better than Charlotte, Sasha, Becky, Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss, Ronda Rousey, Trish Stratus, and Lita. Paige makes her way to the ring. Carmella assumes that Paige’s here to show her people how to properly treat a princess. Paige says it’s great to be home. She has a royal proclamation of her own. She’s here to announce Carmella’s opponent at the Money In The Bank PPV. Carmella disagrees. At Money In The Bank, Carmella will put her SmackDown Women’s Title on the line against Asuka.
Shinsuke Nakamura Backstage Interview:
Third Match: Becky Lynch vs. Sonya Deville vs. Mandy Rose in a Triple Threat Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
Becky kicks Rose in the gut. Becky with a Forearm Smash to Deville. Becky tosses Rose out of the ring. Becky ducks a clothesline from Deville. Becky unloads multiple strikes. Becky repeatedly bounces Deville’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Deville attacks the midsection of Becky. Becky side steps Deville into the turnbuckles. Becky drops Deville with a SpringBoard Side Kick. Rose and Deville are double teaming Becky. Rose bodyslams Becky. Deville follows that with a Sliding Knee Strike. Rose rolls Deville over for a one count. Deville is pissed.
Deville delivers stiff buzzsaw kicks in the corner. Becky kicks Deville in the chest. Becky fires up with two clotheslines. Becky dropkicks Deville. Becky thrust kicks the midsection of Deville. Becky hits The BexPloder Suplex. Becky goes for The Straight Fire Forearm, but Deville counters with a Standing Knee Drop. Rose throws Deville out of the ring. Rose with the lateral press for a two count. Becky responds with the inside cradle for a two count.
Becky avoids with The Bicycle Knee Strike from Rose. Rose connects with Angels Wings. Deville breaks the pin attempt with another Sliding Knee Strike. Deville with the cover on Becky for a two count. Becky and Deville are trading back and forth shots. Rose gets Deville in an Electric Chair Position. Becky lands a Missile Dropkick.
Becky with the cover on Rose for a two count. Following a forearm exchange, Becky gets Rose in position for The Dis Arm Her. Deville kicks Becky in the ribs. Deville clocks Rose with a RoundHouse Kick. Deville with her third Sliding Knee Strike of the match for a two count. Rose with a Bicycle Knee Strike to Deville. Rose with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Becky locks in The Dis Arm Her which forces Rose to tap out.
Winner: Becky Lynch via Submission
Samoa Joe Promo:
Billie Kay Promo:
Fourth Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles. The Winner Will Pick The Stipulation For Their WWE Title Match At Money In The Bank
Styles applies a waist lock. Styles with a snap mare takeover to Nakamura. Nakamura applies a wrist lock. Styles reverses the hold. Styles ducks a clothesline from Nakamura. Styles goes for a WheelBarrow FaceBuster, but Nakamura rolls him over for a one count. Styles with a Victory Roll for a two count. Nakamura kicks Styles in the gut. Nakamura starts paint brushing Styles. Styles dropkicks Nakamura. Styles bounces Nakamura’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Styles blasts Nakamura with a Knife Edge Chop. Styes goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Nakamura counters with Muay Thai Knee Strikes.
Styles with a Pendulum Back Breaker to Nakamura. Styles follows that with a SlingShot Phenomenal Forearm on the floor. Styles rolls Nakamura back into the ring. Styles goes for a Sliding Knee Strike, but Nakamura counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nakamura with the cover for a two count. Coming out of the commercial break, Nakamura is mauling Styles in the corner. Nakamura is choking Styles with his boot. Nakamura delivers Bad Vibrations. Styles fires back with more knife edge chops.
Styles blocks The Release Exploder Suplex. Nakamura drops Styles with a Running Single Leg Dropkick for a two count. Nakamura locks in The Dragon Sleeper. Nakamura places Styles on the top turnbuckle. Back Door Escape by Styles. Nakamura kicks Styles in the jaw. Styles responds with a Pele Kick. Styles hits The Phenomenal Blitz. Styles follows that with a Basement Forearm Smash. Styles with a Corner Clothesline to Nakamura. Nakamura blocks The Ushigoroshi. Styles with a Wheel Barrow FaceBuster for a two count.
Nakamura drives Styles back first into the turnbuckles. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Styles ducks out of the way. Nakamura clocks Styles with a Spinning Heel Kick. Nakamura connects with The Land Slide for a two count. Nakamura negates The Phenomenal Forearm. Nakamura takes down Styles with a Vicious Corner Knee Strike. Styles and Nakamura are trading back and forth shots on the apron.
Nakamura lands a Flying Knee Strike for a two count. Styles responds with The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Nakamura stops Styles in his tracks. Nakamura delivers The Kinshasa for a two count. Styles with a Spinning Heel Kick to Nakamura. Nakamura sends Styles to the ring apron. Nakamura shoves the referee into Styles. Nakamura pretends that he received a low blow. Nakamura attacks Styles from behind. Nakamura with a Reverse Exploder Suplex to Styles. Nakamura plants Styles with another Kinshasa to pickup the victory.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall
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