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Smackdown – July 8

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Smackdown – July 8

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Smackdown Results

*Live from Ft. Worth, TX.

*Roman Reigns & the Bloodline to the ring…Roman says life is good, but he’s wondering why Paul Heyman looks so worried…the Wise Man says they have a problem, names Brock Lesnar…Roman will have to be unlike he’s ever been before to put Lesnar down for a 10 count…Theory’s music hits…Theory takes a jog around the ring & back up the aisle, admiring his MitB case…just to remind the Tribal Chief that he’s there.

(1)  Viking Raiders def. Jinder Mahal & Shanky…Raiders hit a 2-man Powerbomb on Jinder…Ivar covers for the win (01:11)…AFTER…New Day to the ring…the brawl is on…the Vikings again make short work of Kofi & Woods.

*Happy Corbin footage…attacking & laying out Pat McAfee just after the MitB PPV went off the air…back to live action…Corbin joins Cole & Graves (sitting in for the injured McAfee) at the announce desk.

*Ludwig Kaiser & Gunther explain why following the tradition of Open Challenges is foolish for a champion…Shinsuke Nakamura interrupts, challenges Kaiser to a match instead.

(2)  Shinsuke Nakamura def. Ludwig Kaiser…Nakamura delivers a Kinshasa for the win (05:39)…AFTER…Gunther punishes Kaiser for failing with a series of vicious chops.

*Liv Morgan to the ring for an interview with Michael Cole…Natalya interrupts, reminds Liv that she can thank Natty for her title win…Ronda Rousey interrupts, tells Liv to enjoy it…Ronda gets her rematch at SummerSlam…Natty attacks Ronda…Liv tosses Natty to the floor as we go break.

(3)  Ronda Rousey def. Natalya…Ronda uses an Ankle Lock for the submission win (02:16).

*Drew McIntyre backstage with Megan…he’s focused on Sheamus tonight & knows he’ll have to deal with the other 2 Brutes.

*Max Dupri to the ring…he introduces Mace & Mansoor as they show off the Maximum Male Models 2022 Tennis Collection.

*Theory backstage with Kayla…he’ll be a 2x US Champ when he beats Lashley at SummerSlam, then he plans to cash in on Roman or Brock…Theory leaves…Madcap Moss approaches…he bets he could stuff that briefcase in Theory’s big mouth.

*Lacey Evans tries her introduction three times because she’s displeased with the fan reaction…then she grabs a mic & explains why she deserves a standing ovation…goes full heel mode by attacking the crowd for being too weighed down by BBQ to stand for her…tells the fans to go to hell & starts to leave…Aliyah (supposed to be her tag partner for this match) tries to stop her, but eats a Women’s Right for her efforts.

(4)  Usos def. Los Lotharios…CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERS MATCH…Usos hit 1D on Humberto, Jimmy covers for the win (>02:07…match started during commercial)…AFTER…Kayla interviews the Usos afterwards, brings up the shoulder off the mat at Money in the Back…there will be a special guest referee for the rematch at SummerSlam.

*Sheamus has a tickle in his throat, so the #1 Contender Match to see who gets a shot at the Undisputed Universal Champion at Clash at the Castle will have to wait…but Butch is begging for a fight.

(5)  Drew McIntyre def. Butch…McIntyre hits a Claymore for the win (01:30)…AFTER…Sheamus gets on the apron & nearly gets a clean shave from Angela as Drew slices through the top rope again as the show ends.


WWE SmackDown PREVIEW – July 15, 2022 

+ Liv Morgan vs. Natalya – Championship Contender’s Match

+ Theory vs. Madcap Moss


WWE SUMMERSLAM PREVIEW – Saturday July 30, 2022 – Nashville, TN

+ Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar – Last Man Standing Match for the Undisputed Universal Championship

+ Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Theory – for the United States Championship

+ Liv Morgan (c) vs. Ronda Rousey – for the SmackDown Women’s Championship

+ Usos (c) vs. Street Profits – for the Undisputed Tag Team Championship (special guest ref TBA)


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