WWE SmackDown Live
August 7, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Randy Orton In-Ring Promo:
First Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch Segment:
First Match: Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch vs. The Iconics
Carmella joins the commentary team for this match. Becky and Billie will start things off. Becky starts grappling around Billie. Becky tags in Charlotte. Charlotte with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Charlotte with a series of knife edge chops. Charlotte tags in Becky. Charlotte & Becky delivers Two Double Hip Tosses. Becky goes for The Dis-Arm-Her, but Royce drags Billie out of the ring. Charlotte wipes out The Iconics with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Charlotte struts around the ringside area. Charlotte rolls Billie back into the ring. Charlotte is distracted by Royce. Bille rocks Charlotte with a Big Boot.
Billie tags in Royce. Royce repeatedly stomps on Charlotte’s back. Royce with the cover for a two count. Royce tags in Billie. The Iconics are double teaming Charlotte. Billie applies a rear chin lock. Charlotte gets back to a vertical base. Charlotte unloads another knife edge chop. Billie drives Charlotte’s head to the canvas. Billie transitions into a ground and pound attack. Billie with the lateral press for a two count.
Billie makes another tag to Royce. Royce is choking Charlotte with her boot. Charlotte is having a hard time creating separation. Royce clotheslines Charlotte for a two count. Royce is mauling Charlotte on the middle rope. Royce with Two Knee Smashes across the back of Charlotte. Royce applies a rear chin lock. Charlotte backs Royce into the turnbuckles. Charlotte with a Hip Lock TakeOver to Royce. Billie pulls on Charlotte’s hair. Royce drops Charlotte with a Spinning Leg Lariat. Royce tags in Billie. Billie hooks the leg, but Becky breaks up the pin attempt. Billie tosses Becky out of the ring. Billie argues with the referee.
Coming out of the commercial break, Charlotte with an Inside Cradle for a two count. Both ladies are knocked down after a Double Big Boot. Becky and Royce are tagged. Becky fires up with multiple clotheslines. Becky dropkicks Royce. Becky with a Spinning Heel Kick. Becky uppercuts Royce. Becky follows that with The BexPloder. Becky with a Flying Forearm Smash for a two count. Becky locks in The Dis-Arm-Her. Billie breaks the submission hold. Charlotte tags herself in. Charlotte lands a Double MoonSault. Charlotte connects with The Figure Eight which forces Royce to tap out.
Winner: Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch via Submission
The New Day Backstage Interview:
The Miz’s SummerSlam Announcement:
Second Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch Backstage Segment:
AJ Styles In-Ring Promo:
Rusev, Aiden English and Lana Backstage Segment:
Second Match: Zelina Vega w/Andrade Cien Almas vs. Lana w/Rusev
Lana drives Vega back first into the turnbuckles. Lana delivers multiple shoulder blocks. Vega with a Discus Forearm Smash. Lana is pissed. Vega rolls herself out of the ring. Lana blasts Vega with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Vega is trying to crawl away from Lana. Vega kicks Lana in the jaw. Vega transitions into a ground and pound attack. Vega with the cover for a one count. Vega applies a rear chin lock. Lana gets back to a vertical base.
Vega slams Lana’s head on the canvas. Vega kicks the back of Lana’s neck. Vega plays to the crowd. Lana fires back with a Knee Lift. Lana with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Lana follows that with two elbow drops. Lana kicks Vega in the chest. Lana bounces Vega’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lana with a Running Bulldog for a two count. Lana unloads another pair vertical suplexes.
Lana sets up for The Lana Buster. Almas hops on the ring apron to distract Lana. Vega drops Lana with a CodeBreaker. Rusev starts brawling with Almas. Vega kicks Rusev in the back of the head. Almas runs Rusev into the steel ring post. Lana decks Vega with The Machka Kick. Aiden English inadvertently knocks Lana off the top turnbuckle. Vega with a ShotGun Meteora to pickup the victory.
Winner: Zelina Vega via Pinfall
Shinsuke Nakamura, Renee Young, R-Truth and Tye Dillinger Backstage Segment:
Byron Saxton’s Exclusive Interview With The Miz:
Third Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. R-Truth
Nakamura starts things off with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Nakamura has Bad Vibrations. Nakamura tells Truth to bring it. Truth obliges with a quick rollup for a one count. Truth mocks Nakamura. Truth leapfrogs over Nakamura. Truth dropkicks Nakamura. Truth plays to the crowd. Truth lands a Stinger Splash. Truth follows that with a Deep Hip Lock TakeOver. Truth goes for The Scissors Kick, but Nakamura ducks out of the way.
Nakamura blasts Truth with a Spinning Heel Kick. Nakamura floats over into a Triangle Choke. Nakamura transitions into a Cross Arm Breaker. Truth crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Nakamura levels Truth with Clubbing Knee Strikes. Nakamura starts toying around with Truth. Nakamura applies a front facelock. Nakamura connects with a Reverse Exploder Suplex. Nakamura lands The Kinshasa to pickup the victory.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) August 8, 2018
Fourth Match: The Bludgeon Brothers vs. 3SK in a Three on Two Handicap Match
Winner: The Bludgeon Brothers via Pinfall
Fifth Match: The Bar vs. The New Day. The Winner Will Battle The Bludgeon Brothers For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship At SummerSlam
Big E and Cesaro will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Big E with a Hip Lock TakeOver to Cesaro. Big E starts waving his hips. Cesaro kicks Big E in the gut. Cesaro punches Big E in the jaw. Cesaro applies a side headlock. Big E leapfrogs over Cesaro. Big E drops Cesaro with a Back Elbow Strike. Big E tags in Kofi. Kofi hits The PK for a one count. Kofi applies a wrist lock. Cesaro irish whips Kofi to the corner. Cesaro goes for a Monkey Flip, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi dropkicks Cesaro for a two count. Kofi applies a wrist lock. Cesaro distance with a straight hand. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Sheamus uppercuts Kofi. Sheamus goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but once again Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi dropkicks Sheamus. Sheamus blocks The Monkey Flip from Kofi. Sheamus sends Kofi crashing to the outside.
Sheamus delivers a stiff uppercut. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro applies a rear chin lock. Kofi with shots to the midsection of Cesaro. Kofi slides under Cesaro. Kofi goes for a Sunset Flip, but Cesaro makes the desperation tag to Sheamus. The Bar with a Double Clothesline for a two count. Coming out of the commercial break, The Bar continues to cut the ring in half. Cesaro tells Kofi to bring it. Kofi kicks Cesaro in the jaw. Kofi punches Sheamus. Kofi launches Cesaro over the top rope. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Kofi sends Sheamus shoulder first to the steel ring post. Kofi tags in Big E.
Big E with a series of Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E clotheslines Cesaro over the top rope. Sheamus rocks Big E with a High Knee Lift. Big E responds with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Big E tags in Kofi. Sheamus shoves Big E into the ropes. Sheamus decks Big E with a Back Elbow Smash. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro goes for a Pop Up European Uppercut, but Kofi counters with a Leaping Lariat. Kofi hits The SOS for a two count. Kofi reverses out of the irish whip from Cesaro. Kofi tags in Big E. Big E goes for a Running Splash on the apron, but Cesaro rolls out of harms way.
Sheamus catches Kofi in mid-air. Sheamus with a Rolling Senton on the floor. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. The Bar connects with their DDT/Front Suplex Combination for a two count. Sheamus repeatedly stomps on Big E’s chest. Big E is trapped in nowhere’s land. Frequent tags from The Bar. Cover by Cesaro for a two count. Sheamus applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. Sheamus places Big E on the top turnbuckle. Sheamus is throwing haymakers at Big E. Cesaro tags himself in. Cesaro rocks Big E with a Big Boot. Cesaro tags in Sheamus.
Cesaro with a SuperPlex. Sheamus follows that with a Flying Knee Drop for a two count. Big E fights out of The Texas Cloverleaf. Big E kicks Sheamus out of the ring. Big E tags in Kofi. Kofi clears the ring. Kofi with a Leaping Clothesline. Kofi with The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi takes out The Bar with a Leaping Trust. Kofi with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Kofi side steps Sheamus out of the ring. Cesaro goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi goes for The Trouble In Paradise, but Cesaro blocks it. Cesaro tags in Sheamus.
The Bar with a Double Back Breaker. Sheamus goes for The Brogue Kick, but Kofi ducks out of the way. Kofi eats a back elbow smash from Sheamus. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Kofi knocks Cesaro off the ring apron. Kofi dropkicks Sheamus. Kofi tags in Big E. The New Day goes for The Midnight Hour, but Cesaro gets in the way. The Bar connects with their Diving Clothesline/White Noise for a two count. Sheamus launches Kofi into the ringside barricade.
Xavier Woods is trying to pump up Big E. Cesaro and Big E are trading back and forth shots. Cesaro lands The Giant Swing. Cesaro locks in The Sharpshooter. Cesaro transitions into a Crippler Cross Face. Kofi drops Sheamus with a Tornado DDT off the barricade. Big E crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Big E lifts Cesaro up in the air. Big E tags in Kofi. The New Day plants Cesaro with The Midnight Hour to pickup the victory.
Winner: The New Day via Pinfall