WWE SmackDown Live
June 12, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Paige, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Naomi, Lana, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay In-Ring Segment:
First Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Shelton Benjamin
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Benjamin kicks Bryan in the gut. Benjamin unloads two haymakers in the corner. Bryan dives over Benjamin. Bryan drops Benjamin with a Running Lariat. Bryan goes for The YES! Lock, but Benjamin counters with a single takedown. Following a quick grappling exchange, Bryan gets Benjamin shoulders pinned to the mat for a one count. Bryan delivers two uppercuts. Bryan kicks Benjamin in the chest. Benjamin thrust kicks the injured knee of Bryan.
Benjamin dumps Bryan knee first on the announce table. Benjamin whips Bryan’s leg across the ringside barricade. Bryan fires back with a Flying Knee Strike. Bryan goes for a Diving HeadButt, but Benjamin ducks out of the way. Benjamin applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. Bryan crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Coming out of the commercial break, Benjamin continues to target the injured knee of Bryan. Bryan and Benjamin are trading back and forth shots.
Benjamin goes back to the Single Leg Boston Crab. Benjamin goes for a Belly To Back Suplex, but Bryan lands back on his feet. Bryan avoids a Spinning Heel Kick from Benjamin. Bryan with a Low Dropkick to Benjamin. Bryan follows that with multiple buzzsaw kicks. Bryan drops Benjamin with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Bryan delivers clubbing YES! Kicks. Benjamin regains momentum with a Jumping Knee Strike. Benjamin with a SuperPlex for a two count. Bryan blocks Pay Dirt. Bryan with The YES! Lock to Benjamin. Benjamin responds with another Single Leg Boston Crab. Bryan transitions into The Heel Hook which forces Benjamin to tap out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan via Submission
Paige, Asuka and The Miz Backstage Segment:
Jerry Lawler’s Interview With AJ Styles:
Second Match: Rusev w/Aiden English vs. Samoa Joe With The Miz Serving As The Special Guest Referee
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Joe backs Rusev into the turnbuckles. Joe and Rusev are quickly trading jabs and haymakers in the corner. Joe kicks Rusev in the chest. Rusev responds with a Clothesline. Rusev bounces Joe’s head on the ring apron. Rusev rolls Joe back into the ring. Joe knocks Rusev off the ring apron. Joe lands a Suicide Dive. Joe applies a rear chin lock. Rusev gets back to a vertical base. Rusev attacks the midsection of Joe. Rusev decks Joe with a Jaw Breaker. Joe responds with a Running Back Elbow Smash for a two count.
Joe applies a standing arm-bar. Joe transitions into a rear chin lock. Rusev creates distance with multiple haymakers. Rusev with a Body Avalanche to Joe. Rusev kicks Joe in the gut. Joe clotheslines Rusev. Joe bounces Rusev head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rusev kicks Joe in the jaw. Rusev ducks a clothesline from Joe. Rusev with a Corner Shoulder Block to Joe. Rusev follows that with a Spinning Heel Kick.
Rusev goes for The Machka Kick, but Joe counters with The Coquina Clutch. Aiden English hops on the ring apron to distract Joe. Joe inadvertently collides into Miz. Joe blasts English with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Joe with a Uranage Slam to Rusev. Miz starts yelling at Joe. Joe applies a wrist lock. Rusev hits The Machka Kick to pickup the victory. After the match, English rolls a ladder into the ring. Rusev hits Joe with the ladder. Miz attacks Rusev from behind. Miz plants Rusev with The Skull Crushing Finale. Miz grabs the Money In The Bank Briefcase.
Winner: Rusev via Pinfall
Third Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Nakamura backs Hardy into the turnbuckles. Nakamura starts playing mind games with Hardy. Hardy kicks Nakamura in the gut. Hardy with a clubbing blow to the back of Nakamura. Hardy bounces Nakamura’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Nakamura rolls himself out of the ring. Nakamura tells Hardy to bring it. Hardy drags Nakamura out of the ring. Hardy whips Nakamura sternum first across the ringside barricade. Hardy with a Flying Clothesline off the ring apron. Hardy rolls Nakamura back into the ring. Hardy starts favoring his back.
Nakamura unloads vicious kicks in the corner. Following a Snap Mare TakeOver, Nakamura delivers a Knee Drop for a two count. Nakamura levels Hardy with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Nakamura with Bad Vibrations for a two count. Nakamura applies a rear chin lock. Hardy attacks the ribs of Nakamura. Hardy rocks Nakamura with a Jaw Breaker. Hardy connects with his lighting quick offense. Hardy with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Nakamura blocks The Twist Of Fate.
Hardy side steps Nakamura into the turnbuckles. Hardy with a Spinning Heel Kick to Nakamura. Nakamura negates a Rebound Dropkick from Hardy. Hardy slams Nakamura’s shoulder on the top rope. Hardy with a Back Elbow Smash to Nakamura. Hardy puts down Nakamura with The Whisper In The Wind for a two count. Nakamura has Hardy perched on the top turnbuckle pad. Nakamura with a Corner Knee Strike to Hardy.
Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Hardy counters with Twist Of Fate. Hardy lands a Swanton Bomb for a two count. Nakamura wisely heads to the outside. Hardy takes off his t-shirt. Hardy kicks Nakamura in the gut. Hardy goes for another Twist Of Fate, but Nakamura counters with a Low Blow which cause the disqualification. After the match, Nakamura lays out Hardy with The Kinshasa. Nakamura counts to ten.
Winner: Jeff Hardy via Disqualification
Carmella Backstage Interview:
Big Cass Backstage Promo:
WWE Money In The Bank 2018 Match Card:
Kickoff Match: The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows For The WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship
1.) Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks vs. Ember Moon vs. Natalya vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Lana vs. Naomi in a Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match
2.) Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn
3.) #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt (c) vs. The B-Team For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
4.) Carmella (c) vs. Asuka For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
5.) Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
6.) Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal w/Sunil Singh
7.) Seth Rollins (c) vs. Elias For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
8.) Nia Jax (c) vs. Ronda Rousey For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
9.) AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura In A Last Man Standing Match For The WWE Championship
10.) Braun Strowman vs. Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Roode vs. The Miz vs. Rusev vs. Samoa Joe vs. New Day Member TBD in a Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Fourth Match: Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Asuka, Naomi and Lana vs. Carmella, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville in a 10-Woman Tag Team Match
Deville and Naomi will start things off. Deville kicks Naomi in the ribs. Naomi ducks a clothesline from Deville. Naomi leapfrogs over Deville. Deville SomerSaults Over Naomi. Naomi with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Naomi applies a wrist lock. Naomi tags in Lana. Lana with a Running Back Elbow Strike to Deville. Lana kicks Deville in the gut. Lana follows that with a NeckBreaker for a one count. Lana applies a front face lock. Deville drives Lana back first into the turnbuckles. Carmella tags herself in. Carmella repeatedly stomps on Lana’s chest. Carmella moonwalks. Carmella goes for a Bronco Buster, but Lana ducks out of the way. Lana kicks Carmella in the jaw. Lana tags in Becky.
Becky fires up with running clotheslines. Becky with a Single Leg Dropkick to Carmella. Becky follows that with a Spinning Heel Kick. Carmella ducks a clothesline from Becky. Becky drops Carmella with a Leaping Shoulder Tackle. Becky hits The BexPloder Suplex for a two count. Becky kicks Deville. Carmella backs Becky into the ropes. Carmella tags in Royce. Becky unloads a big haymaker. Becky knocks Kay off the ring apron. Royce with a Leg Lariat for a one count. The Iconics are double teaming Becky. Kay with the cover for a two count. Coming out of the commercial break, Team Carmella continues to cut the ring in half.
Becky with an inside cradle for a two count. Deville Spears Becky for a two count. Deville tags in Kay. Following a Snap Mare TakeOver, Kay wears down Becky with a Cravate. Becky gets back to a vertical base. Kay slams Becky’s head on the canvas. Kay goes back to The Cravate. Kay attacks the midsection of Becky. Kay goes for a Bodyslam, but Becky lands back on her feet. Becky decks Kay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Becky tags in Charlotte. Charlotte clears the ring. Charlotte delivers a series of knife edge chops. Charlotte proceeds to strut. Charlotte kicks Kay in the gut. Charlotte with an Exploder Suplex to Kay. Royce kicks Charlotte in the jaw. Charlotte responds with a Spear. Charlotte drags Royce to the corner. Charlotte knocks Carmella off the ring apron. Charlotte goes for a MoonSault, but Royce gets her knees up in the air. Rose is tagged in.
Rose drops Charlotte with a Bicycle Knee Strike. Deville follows that with a Sliding Knee Strike. Deville sends Naomi and Lana crashing to the outside. Charlotte blocks The Double Suplex. Charlotte blasts Deville with a Forearm Smash. Charlotte tags in Asuka. Asuka with a Missile Dropkick to Rose. Asuka goes for a German Suplex, but Rose counters with a Back Elbow Smash. Rose drives her knee into the midsection of Asuka. Asuka negates The Angels Wings. Asuka applies The Asuka Lock.
The Iconics and Deville breaks the submission. All hell is breaking loose in the ringside area. Charlotte takes out The Iconics with a MoonSault. Deville and Rose whips Becky back first across the ringside barricade. Naomi with a Flying Crossbody Block to Deville. Asuka avoids a Bicycle Knee Strike from Rose. Asuka drops Rose with a Spinning Heel Kick. Carmella responds with a SuperKick for a two count. Carmella dumps Lana out of the ring. Carmella rolls Asuka over for a two count. Asuka goes back to The Asuka Lock which forces Carmella to tap out.
Winner: Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Asuka, Naomi and Lana via Submission
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