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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: THE BLUDGEON BROTHERS HAVE OPPONENTS, DANIEL BRYAN VISITS MIZ, AJ STYLES ADDRESSES SAMOA JOE, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-08-07 21:59:00

We are back and the R Truth versus Shinsuke Nakamura match is made official.

Byron Saxton is in the ring and he brings out the man who will face Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam, the Miz.

Miz appears on the TitanTron and Byron asks why isn't Miz here tonight.  Is it because he is afraid of Daniel Bryan?  Miz says Byron will never be more than a second rate commentator.  Byron brings up the renewal of Total Bellas and he asks if Miz and Mrs can have similar success.  Miz mentions that the first two episodes did better than any episode of Total Bellas.  Miz talks about how successful Miz and Mrs is and he says that he is a star. 

Byron asks Miz if he has anything to say about his match at SummerSlam.   Miz says not to miss the third episode of Miz and Mrs after Smackdown.  Miz says that we see him do some CPR and Daniel Bryan should watch to resuscitate his career.

Miz is asked about the match at SummerSlam and what if he cannot back up his talk over the last eight years.  Miz asks how many times has Daniel Bryan come to him.  Miz says that Daniel Bryan needs a match against him because he should be the champion.  Miz says he has been carrying Daniel Bryan since day one.  He says he is sick of hearing Daniel call him soft while Daniel has been at home the last two years.

Miz says he is not hiding from Daniel Bryan or anyone.  He will expose Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam and prove that Daniel is beneath him.  Miz suggests getting Daniel out to talk about the match. 

Daniel Bryan appears and he attacks Miz and Daniel fights off security.  Miz hits Daniel in the head with a vase.  Miz is escorted out while Daniel struggles to get back to his feet.

Match Number Three:  Shinsuke Nakamura versus R Truth in a Non Title Match

Nakamura with a kick and knees in the corner.  Nakamura chokes Truth in the corner.  Nakamura tells Truth to COME ON.  Truth with a rollup and then Truth does some dancing and mocks Nakamura.  Truth with a rana and a leg lariat followed by a split.  Truth with a Stinger Splash and hip lock take down.  Truth misses a scissors kick and Nakamura misses an enzuigiri but he does not miss a second one.  Nakamura floats over and applies the triangle.  Truth tries to get to the ropes and he succeeds.  Nakamura releases the hold.

Nakamura with a kick and knees to the head.  Nakamura kicks Truth in the head.  Nakamura with a front face lock and then hits a reverse exploder.  Nakamura with Kinshasa for the three count.

Winner:  Shinsuke Nakamura

The tag title belts are shown and Luke Harper says two teams have advanced.  Rowan says the torture is not over.  There is one last test tonight and then Harper says they will be excited to see who survives.  Mentally and physically this is going to be fun.

We go to commercial.

We see Harper and Rowan's opponents getting ready in the gorilla position.

Match Number Four:  Luke Harper and Erick Rowan versus 3SK in a Non Title Match

Rowan slams Pavel Koslov over the top rope to the floor and Rowan with a running cross body to Julio Rivera and Akila Lee.  Harper and Rowan work them over on the floor and then Koslov is pulled back into the ring for the the Doomsday Device and the three count.

Winners:  Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

The announcers run through the card for SummerSlam.

Match Number Five:  Sheamus and Cesaro versus Big E and Kofi Kingston (with Xavier Woods) in the Finals of the Number One Contender Tournament for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles

Big E and Cesaro start things off and Cesaro with a waist lock and Big E with a standing switch.  Big E with a back drop to Cesaro and he gyrates.  Cesaro with a kick and punch and then he puts Big E in a side head lock.  Big E with a back elbow and Kofi tags in and kicks Cesaro and gets a near fall.  Kofi with a wrist lock and Cesaro with an Irish whip and monkey flip but Kofi lands on his feet.  Kofi with a drop kick for a near fall.  Cesaro punches Kofi and tags Sheamus back in.

Sheamus with a European uppercut and Kofi lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt.  Kofi goes for a monkey flip but Sheamus blocks it.  Sheamus puts Kofi on the turnbuckles and connects with a forearm to send Kofi to the floor.  Xavier checks on Kofi but Sheamus picks up Kofi and connects with a European uppercut.  Sheamus brings Kofi back into the ring and Cesaro tags in.  Cesaro with a reverse chin lock.  Kofi with elbows and then he goes for a sunset flip but Cesaro stays on his feet and he tags Sheamus in.  Sheamus and Cesaro with a double clothelsine for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Cesaro stands over Kofi.  Kofi tries for punches but Cesaro stops him and sends Kofi into the corner.  Cesaro runs into boots and Kofi punches Cesaro.  Kofi back drops Cesaro over the top rope to the floor but Cesaro stops Kofi from making the tag and tags in Sheamus.  Sheamus misses a shoulder and hits the ring post.  Big E tags in and hits two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes and follows with a belly-to-belly suplex.  Big E sends Cesaro to the floor when he tries to interfere.  Sheamus with a knee but Big E gets a near fall out of the corner.

Big E tags Kofi in and they set for the Midnight Hour but Sheamus escapes.  Sheamus and Big E collide in the ring.  Cesaro tags in and Kofi with SOS for a near fall.  Cesaro with a knee to the midsection.  Kofi trips Cesaro and Kofi punches Cesaro.  Big E tags in and tries for the splash on the apron but Cesaro moves.  Kofi comes off the apron but Sheamus catches him and hits a Finlay slam on the floor.  Cesaro sends Big E back in and Sheamus tags in.  They hit a double gourdbuster for a near fall.  

Sheamus with a knee to the midsection and then he kicks Big E in the corner.  Cesaro tags in and they make a wish with Big E.  Sheamus tags in and they do it a second time.  Cesaro tags back in and they go for the hat trick.  Cesaro gets a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Sheamus with a single leg Boston crab on Big E.  Sheamus puts Big E on the turnbuckles and Sheamus sets for a superplex.  Big E blocks it and Cesaro tags in.  Cesaro with a boot to the head and Sheamus tags in.  Cesaro goes for a superplex and Sheamus with a knee from the turnbuckles but Big E kicks out.  Sheamus kicks Big E in the back and tries for the Cloverleaf.  Sheamus gets a near fall as he tries to get Big E over.  Big E kicks Sheamus to the floor.  Kofi gets back on the apron and Cesaro pulls Sheamus into the ring.  Kofi tags in and he hits clotheslines on Cesaro and follows with the Boom Drop.  Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Cesaro is pulled to the floor.  Kofi with a plancha trust fall onto Cesaro and Sheamus.  Kofi with a double stomp for a near fall.

Kofi sends Sheamus to the floor.  Kofi lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt.  Sheamus tags in and they hit a double back breaker and Sheamus gets a near fall.   Sheamus sets for the Brogue Kick and Kofi avoids it.  Kofi runs into an elbow and Cesaro tags in.  Kofi with a forearm to Cesaro followed by a drop kick to Sheamus.  Big E tags in and they set for Midnight Hour but Cesaro knocks Kofi off the turnbuckles.  Sheamus and Cesaro hit a spike White Noise for a near fall.  Sheamus sends Kofi into the ringside barrier.

Cesaro with a European uppercut and Big E with punches.  Cesaro with the Giant Swing and Sharpshooter.  Big E tries to get to the ropes but Cesaro pulls Big E into the center of the ring.  Sheamus pulls Kofi away from the ring and Kofi with a tornado DDT off the ringside barrier.  Big E tries to crawl across the ring and he goes to his corner but Kofi is not there.  Cesaro with a crossface in the center of the ring.  

BIg E picks up Cesaro and Kofi tags in.  Kofi goes up top and they hit Midnight Hour for the three count.

Winners:  Kofi Kingston and Big E

We go to credits with Harper and Rowan walking out of the arena.

 


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