WWE SmackDown Live
July 3, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Team Hell No & The Usos In-Ring Segment:
Jeff Hardy Promo:
First Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. The Miz In A Independence Day Open Challenge For The WWE United States Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Miz drives his knee into the midsection of Hardy. Miz delivers a big haymaker. Miz repeatedly stomps on Hardy’s chest. Miz goes for a Hip Toss, but Hardy counters with a SitOut Jaw Breaker. Hardy kicks Miz in the gut. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate, but Miz blocks it. Hardy side steps Miz into the turnbuckles. Miz and Hardy are fighting position on the top rope. Hardy HeadButts Miz. Hardy sends Miz crashing to the canvas. Miz rolls himself out of the ring.
Miz mocks Hardy. Hardy repeatedly slams Miz’s head on every turnbuckle pad. Hardy goes for another SitOut Jaw Breaker, but Miz counters with a High Knee Strike. Miz with a Running Boot for a two count. Miz drives his knee into Hardy’s back. Miz applies a Bow and Arrow Stretch. Miz and Hardy are trading back and forth shots. Hardy drops Miz with a Running Haymaker. Hardy hits The Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy follows that with a Split Legged Basement Dropkick for a two count. Miz kicks Hardy in the chest. Hardy launches Miz out of the ring.
Hardy delivers a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Miz sends Hardy crashing into the ringside barricade. Coming out of the commercial break, Hardy with a Spinning Heel Kick to Miz. Following a long haymaker exchange, Miz ducks a clothesline from Hardy. Miz goes for a Skull Crushing Finale, but Hardy blocks it. Hardy with a Corner Clothesline to Miz. Miz negates The Hardyac Arrest. Hardy rolls Miz over for a two count. Miz kicks Hardy in the gut. Miz with an Implant DDT for a two count. Miz connects with The Awesome Clothesline.
Miz goes for a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike, but Hardy ducks out of the way. Hardy decks Miz with a Back Elbow Smash. Hardy with The Whisper In The Wind for a two count. Hardy takes off his t-shirt. Hardy goes for a Twist of Fate, but Miz rolls him over for a two count. Miz was trying to use the middle rope for leverage. Miz argues with the referee. Hardy plants Miz with a Twist Of Fate. Hardy lands The Swanton Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Jeff Hardy via Pinfall
Updated WWE Extreme Rules 2018 Match Card
– Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax in a Extreme Rules Match For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
– AJ Styles (c) vs. Rusev w/Aiden English For The WWE Championship
– #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt (c) vs. The B-Team For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
– Carmella (c) w/James Ellsworth vs. Asuka For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
– The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. Team Hell No For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
– Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura For The WWE United States Championship
– Dolph Ziggler (c) w/Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins in a 30 Minute Iron Man Match For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
– Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
James Ellsworth Promo:
New Day’s 1st Annual Pancake Eating Contest
Second Match: Asuka vs. James Ellsworth w/Carmella
Carmella joins the commentary team for this match. Ellsworth is doing push ups in the corner. Asuka shoves Ellsworth out of the ring. Carmella tells Ellsworth to get in the ring. Asuka kicks Ellsworth in the gut. Asuka applies a side headlock. Ellsworth goes back to the outside. Ellsworth applies a waist lock. Asuka decks Ellsworth with a Back Elbow Smash. Asuka unloads multiple strikes.
Asuka with a Air Plane Spin to Ellsworth. Asuka slaps Ellsworth in the face. Asuka follows that with a Spinning Back Fist. Asuka chases Ellsworth around the Century Link Center. Unfortunately the referee calls for the bell. Ellsworth is still trying to run away from Asuka. Carmella shoves Asuka into the ringside barricade. Carmella talks smack to Asuka. Carmella grabs Ellsworth by his hair.
Match Result: Double CountOut
Team Hell No Backstage Segment:
Shinsuke Nakamura Promo:
AJ Styles & Rusev In-Ring Segment:
Third Match: AJ Styles vs. Aiden English w/Rusev
English attacks Styles from behind. English repeatedly stomps on Styles chest. English rips off Styles t-shirt. Styles rolls himself out of the ring. Styles sends English crashing into the ringside barricade. English kicks Styles in the gut. English with a clubbing blow to the back of Styles. English unloads multiple haymakers in the corner. English whips Styles sternum first into the turnbuckles. Styles fires back with chops and forearms. Styles with a clubbing blow to the back of English. Styles kicks English in the back. Styles applies a waist lock. English goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Styles holds onto the ropes.
English with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. English follows that with three slingshot forearms. Coming out of the commercial break, Styles is trying to build momentum. English thrust kicks the midsection of Styles. English plays to the crowd. Styles rams his shoulders into the midsection of English. Styles goes for a SpringBoard Crossbody Block, but English counters with a Full Nelson Reverse STO for a two count. English applies a rear chin lock. Styles gets back to a vertical base.
Styles hits The Phenomenal Blitz. Styles with a Basement Forearm Smash to English. Styles follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Styles connects with a Ushigoroshi. Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but English blocks it. Styles floats over into The Calf Crusher which forces English to tap out. After the match, Rusev drags Styles out of the ring. Rusev sends Styles shoulder first to the steel ring post. Rusev drops Styles with a Machka Kick. Rusev rolls Styles back into the ring. Rusev stomps on Styles back. Rusev locks in The Accolade.
Winner: AJ Styles via Submission
— WWE (@WWE) July 4, 2018
Carmella, James Ellsworth and Paige Backstage Segment:
Fourth Match: Becky Lynch vs. Peyton Royce w/Billie Kay
Royce drives Becky back first into the corner. Royce delivers multiple shoulders blocks. Becky side steps Royce into the turnbuckles. Becky with a Hip Toss to Royce. Billie Kay is running interference. Becky with an O’Connor Roll for a one count. Becky buries her knee into the midsection of Royce. Royce sends Becky to the ring apron. Becky creates distance with a shoulder block.
Royce has Becky perched on the top turnbuckle. Royce with a Swinging Death Valley Driver for a two count. Royce levels Becky with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Royce applies an Abdominal Stretch. Following a snap mare takeover, Royce drop toe holds Becky into the middle rope. Royce goes back to the Abdominal Stretch. Becky rolls Royce over for a two count.
Royce goes for a Spinning Heel Kick, but Becky counters with The BexPloder Suplex. Becky with a Spinning Mule Kick to Royce. Royce kicks Becky in the chest. Becky responds with a Dropkick. Becky goes for a Straight Fire Forearm, but Royce blocks it. Royce blasts Becky with a Jumping Knee Strike. Becky fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Becky locks in The Dis-Arm-Her which forces Royce to tap out.
Winner: Becky Lynch via Submission
Fifth Match: Team Hell No vs. The Usos. If The Usos Win, There Will Be A Triple Threat WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match At Extreme Rules
Jimmy Uso and Bryan will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jimmy applies a side headlock. Jimmy drops Bryan with a shoulder tackle. Bryan responds with a drop toe hold. Bryan brings Jimmy to the corner. Bryan gets Jimmy trapped in a SurfBoard Submission Hold. Bryan tags in Kane. Kane with a Big Boot to Jimmy. Kane uppercuts Jimmy. Kane repeatedly stomps on Jimmy’s chest. Kane tags in Bryan. Bryan fires off a Corner Dropkick. Bryan applies a front face lock. Jey tags himself in. Jey decks Bryan with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Bryan responds with a dropkick. Bryan tags in Kane. Kane bodyslams Jey. Kane goes for a Running Elbow Drop, but Jey ducks out of the way. Jey tags in Jimmy.
Kane catches Jimmy in mid-air. Kane sends The Usos tumbling to the floor. The Usos drags Kane out of the ring. Jey ducks a clothesline from Bryan. Jimmy uppercuts Bryan. The Usos delivers Two Suicide Dives. Coming out of the commercial break, Bryan is teeing off on Jimmy. Bryan dives over Jimmy. Bryan with a Running Clothesline. Bryan unloads multiple YES! Kicks in the corner. Bryan hits a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Bryan follows that with more YES! Kicks. Jimmy avoids a leg lariat from Bryan. Bryan knocks Jey off the ring apron. Bryan goes for a Dragon Screw Leg Whip, but Jimmy counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri.
Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey clotheslines Bryan on the floor. Jey blasts Bryan with a knife edge chop. Jey rolls Bryan back into the ring. Jey bodyslams Bryan. Jey stomps on Bryan’s chest. Jey stares down Kane. Jey tags in Jimmy. The Usos are cutting the ring in half. Jimmy connects with The Running StinkFace for a two count. Jimmy applies a rear chin lock. Bryan gets back to a vertical base. Jimmy slams Bryan’s head on the canvas. Jimmy tags in Jey. The Usos hits their BackBreaker/Flying Tomahawk Chop Combination. The Usos snaps the legs of Bryan. Both men are knocked down after a Double Crossbody Block.
Bryan makes a hot tag to Kane. Kane clotheslines Jey. Kane follows that with a Big Boot. Kane delivers a Body Avalanche. Kane with a Side Walk Slam for a two count. Kane uppercuts Jimmy. Jey responds with a dropkick. Jimmy goes for another Suicide Dive, but Kane catches him in mid-air. Kane sends Jimmy crashing into the ringside barricade. Kane goes for a ChokeSlam, but Jey blocks it. Team Hell No arrives to The SuperKick Party. Jey with the lateral press for a two count. Kane negates The Double Uce. Bryan takes out Jimmy with a Running Knee. Kane plants Jey with a ChokeSlam to pickup the victory.
Winner: Team Hell No via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) July 4, 2018