WWE SmackDown Live
August 14, 2018
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Greenville, South Carolina
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
WWE SummerSlam 2018 Match Card:
First Kickoff Match: Rusev & Lana vs. Andrade Cien Almas & Lana
Second Kickoff Match: The B-Team (c) vs. The Revival For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Third Kickoff Match: Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew Gulak For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship
1.) The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The New Day For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
2.) Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy For The WWE United States Championship
3.) Finn Balor vs. Constable Baron Corbin
4.) Dolph Ziggler (c) w/Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins w/Dean Ambrose For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
5.) Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
6.) Kevin Owens vs. Braun Strowman For Strowman’s Money In The Bank Briefcase
7.) AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe For The WWE Championship
8.) Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
9.) Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
10.) Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns For The WWE Universal Championship
Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Carmella and Paige In-Ring Segment:
First Match: Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
Carmella joins the commentary team for this match. Charlotte and Deville will start things off. Quick feeling out process. Deville goes for a waist lock takedown, but Charlotte maintains a vertical base. Charlotte with a snap mare takeover. Deville responds with a single leg takedown. Deville applies a side headlock. Charlotte transitions into a headscissors neck lock. Deville with a Bridging Cover for a one count. Deville ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Deville applies a waist lock. Charlotte goes for The Figure Eight, but Deville blocks it. Charlotte dodges a flurry of kicks from Deville. Charlotte starts strutting in the center of the ring. Charlotte ducks a clothesline from Deville. Charlotte unloads a series of knife edge chops. Charlotte tags in Becky. T-Generation X are double teaming Deville. Becky with Two Running Leg Drops for a two count. Deville drops Becky with a straight right hand. Deville tags in Rose.
Rose kicks Becky in the gut. Rose delivers a forearm smash. Rose irish whips Becky to the corner. Becky dives over Rose. Becky applies a waist lock. Rose with a leg trip from Becky. Rose cartwheels around the ring. Rose dropkicks Becky. Rose poses for the crowd. Becky bridges out of the pinning predicament. Becky dropkicks Rose. Becky tags in Charlotte. T-Generation X delivers a Double Hip Toss for a one count. Charlotte applies a side headlock. Charlotte goes for a Bodyslam, but Rose lands back on her feet. Rose slams Charlotte’s head on the canvas. Rose tags in Deville. Following a snap mare takeover, Charlotte side steps The Sliding Knee Strike. Charlotte kicks Deville in the gut. Charlotte with an Exploder Suplex. Charlotte tags in Becky. Becky drops Deville with a Flying Forearm Smash. Becky rolls Deville back into the ring. Becky with the cover for a two count. T-Generation X are cutting the ring in half.
Up and over goes Charlotte. Charlotte rams her shoulders into the midsection of Deville. Charlotte knocks Rose off the ring apron. Charlotte with a SlingShot Rollup for a two count. Deville kicks the left knee of Charlotte. Deville bounces Charlotte’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rose repeatedly stomps on Charlotte’s chest. Standing Switch Exchange. Rose made a blind tag. Charlotte goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Rose counters with The Bicycle Knee Strike. Rose is mauling Charlotte in the corner. Rose and Deville with a Double Vertical Suplex. Charlotte is desperately trying to create separation. Charlotte clotheslines Rose. Charlotte applies a front face lock. Charlotte tags in Becky.
Becky rolls Rose over for a two count. Becky with a Backslide Cover for a two count. Becky ducks a clothesline from Rose. Rose negates The O’Connor Roll. Becky delivers another dropkick for a two count. Deville attacks Becky behind the referee’s back. Rose hooks the leg for a two count. Rose rams her knee across the back of Becky’s knee. Rose applies a rear chin lock. Becky gets back to a vertical base. Rose is going to town on Becky’s back. Rose tags in Deville. Deville with multiple bodyshots. Deville levels Becky with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Deville blasts Becky with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Deville talks smack to Charlotte. Deville applies a bodyscissors hold. Deville with a series of shoulder blocks in the corner. Deville tags in Rose.
Becky side steps Rose into the turnbuckles. Becky with a SpringBoard Side Kick. Becky goes for The Bexploder, but Rose blocks it. Rose bodyslams Becky. Rose tags in Deville. Deville goes back to the bodyscissors hold. Becky rocks Deville with The Step Up Enzuigiri. Deville tags in Rose. Rose takes a swing at Charlotte. Becky fires up with two clotheslines. Becky with a Single Leg Dropkick. Becky follows that with a Spinning Back Kick. Becky uppercuts Rose. Becky hits The Bexploder. Becky with a Straight Fire Forearm for a one count. Deville continues to run interference. Becky responds with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Becky goes for another Bexploder, but Rose counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Becky locks in The Dis-Arm-Her which forces Rose to tap out.
Winner: Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch via Submission
The Miz & Maryse Selfie Promo:
Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch Backstage Segment:
Second Match: The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The Triple Threat in a Three on Two Handicap Match (ENJOY THE BEATDOWN)
Winner: The Bludgeon Brothers via Knockout
The Story Behind The Miz and Daniel Bryan’s Rivalry Part 1: “I Feel Like We’ve Been Doing This Forever”
Third Match: The New Day vs. Sanity in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Big E and Young will start things off. Young applies a waist lock. Big E with a hip lock takeover to Young. Big E starts grinding his hips. Young kicks Big E in the gut. Young with clubbing blows to the back of Big E. Big E with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Big E tags in Kofi. Kofi with a Leaping Senton Splash for a two count. Kofi applies a wrist lock. Young decks Kofi with a Back Elbow Smash. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Young. Kofi unloads a flurry of kicks. Wolfe with a low bridge which sends Kofi crashing to the outside. Young tags in Wolfe. Wolfe dumps Kofi face first on the apron. Wolfe rolls Kofi back into the ring. Wolfe with the cover for a two count. Wolfe tags in Dain. Dain kicks Kofi in the chest. Dain locks in the cravate. Kofi dives over Dain. Dain dropkicks Kofi. Dain with a Fisherman’s Suplex. Dain tags in Wolfe. Sanity are cutting the ring in half. Wolfe with a Flying Clothesline for a two count.
Coming out of the commercial break, Kofi remains trapped in Sanity’s corner. Dain goes for a Uranage Slam, but Kofi counters with a DDT. Kofi tags in Woods. Woods ducks a clothesline from Wolfe. Woods SuperKicks Young off the apron. Woods kicks Wolfe in the jaw. Woods delivers Two Running Axe Handle Strikes. Woods thrust kicks the midsection of Wolfe. Woods dropkicks the back of Wolfe. Wolfe launches Woods to the ring apron. Woods rocks Wolfe with a Leaping Enzuigiri. Woods follows that with a SlingShot Tornado DDT. Young breaks the pin attempt with a Flying Elbow Drop.
Dain sends Kofi and Big E crashing to the outside. Wolfe tag in Young. Sanity hits their Death Valley Driver/Modified Lung Blower Combination for a two count. Young tags in Dain. Dain stomps on Woods chest. Dain goes for a Back Body Drop, Woods lands back on his feet. Woods is lighting up Dain’s chest. Woods with a Double Forearm Smash to Sanity. Dain responds with The Divide for a two count. Big E with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex to Dain. Wolfe blasts Big E with a Pump Kick. Kofi clocks Wolfe with The Trouble In Paradise. Kofi wipes out Sanity with The Trust Fall. Woods kicks Dain in the jaw. Woods tags in Big E. The New Day plants Dain with The UpUp Down Down to pickup the victory.
Winner: The New Day via Pinfall
The Story Behind The Miz and Daniel Bryan’s Rivalry Part 2: “I Start A New Life, A Life Where I Am No Longer A Wrestler”
Paige & Samoa Joe Backstage Segment:
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Fourth Match: Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega vs. Aiden English
English ducks a clothesline from Almas. English drops Almas with a shoulder tackle for a one count. English rolls Almas over for a on count. Almas is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Almas uses Vega as his human shield. Almas goes for a SlingShot Crossbody Block, but English ducks out of the way. English bounces Almas head on the ring apron. English rolls Almas back into the ring. English is distracted by Vega. Almas attacks English from behind. Almas with a Draping Lariat for a two count. Almas applies an arm-bar. Almas drives his knee into the midsection of English.
Almas goes for a Vertical Suplex, but English counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Almas with a Hip Toss which sends English crashing into the turnbuckles. Almas goes for a ShotGun Meteora, but English counters with a Running Lariat. English lands a Flying Splash for a two count. Almas bounces English head on the top rope. Almas drops English with a Discus Elbow Smash. Almas follows that with a ShotGun Meteora. Almas plants English with The HammerLock DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Andrade Cien Almas via Pinfall
Andrade Cien Almas, Zelina Vega, Lana and Rusev In-Ring Segment:
Paige & AJ Styles Backstage Segment:
The Story Behind The Miz and Daniel Bryan’s Rivalry Part 3:
Fifth Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Shelton Benjamin
Benjamin brought the fight to Hardy during the commercial break. Benjamin applies a rear chin lock. Hardy gets back to a vertical base. Hardy with shots to the midsection of Benjamin. Benjamin drops Hardy with a Knee Lift. Benjamin rolls Hardy for a one count. Benjamin goes back to the rear chin lock. Benjamin wrestles Hardy down to the mat. Hardy decks Benjamin with a ChinBreaker. Hardy side steps Benjamin into the turnbuckles. Hardy delivers The Whisper In The Wins for a two count.
Hardy is throwing haymakers at Benjamin. Hardy clotheslines Benjamin. Hardy follows that with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy with a Low Dropkick for a two count. Hardy kicks Benjamin in the gut. Benjamin negates The Twist Of Fate. Hardy dodges a Spinning Back Kick from Benjamin. Hardy blasts Benjamin with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Hardy goes for The Hardyac Arrest, but Benjamin catches him in mid-air. Hardy creates distance with a NeckBreaker.
Hardy slowly makes his way up to the top turnbuckle. Benjamin with a Running Knee Strike. Benjamin connects with a SuperPlex for a two count. Hardy hits The SlingBlade. Hardy plants Benjamin with The Twist Of Fate to pickup the victory. After the match, Shinsuke Nakamura makes way down to the ring. Hardy is distracted by Benjamin. Nakamura attacks Hardy from behind. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Hardy counters with The Twist Of Fate. Hardy lands The Swanton Bomb. Randy Orton is lurking behind the SmackDown Set.
Winner: Jeff Hardy via Pinfall
AJ Styles & Samoa Joe In-Ring Segment: