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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: MORE QUALIFIERS FOR MONEY IN THE BANK, NAKAMURA ANNOUNCES HIS STIPULATION, BIG MATCH NEXT WEEK, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-05-22 21:58:00

We are in Worcester, Massachusetts and your announcers are Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, and Byron Saxton.

Miz is in the ring for MizTV and he brings up the Cavaliers before welcoming everyone to MizTV.  Miz says he has two exclusives.  One is years in the making and it has been asked since he arrived.  When is it going to happen?  Miz says on July 24th, his new series will debut on the USA Network at 10 PM.  Miz brings out his guests for the exclusive that you want.  He brings out The New Day.

Woods says they are happy to be here.  

Miz asks them if they are going to watch or DVR his new show and they are not as excited.  

Miz says that they don't know good TV or a good opportunity when it is presented to them.  Miz wants to know who will it be.

The New Day "who" and Miz asks which of them.

They all say it is going to be them.  

Miz says they have accomplished a lot as a team but they will never reach their full potential because they hold each other back.

Xavier says that is the difference between them and Miz.  He says Miz has so much, and you have main evented Wrestlemania.  Xavier says he is a living legend.  What nobody likes about you is that throughout your life, you always make sure that Miz comes first. 

Miz reminds them that he has cashed in the briefcase, but has Kofi done it?  What about grabbing that contract at the top of the ladder to cash it in and win.  Miz points out that Kofit has lost all six opportunities.

What about Big E?  The size, the charisma, the undeniable it factor.  You have the size, speed, and strength to be a true champion.  You will never be taken seriously because you don't take yourself seriously.  

Xavier takes himself seriously.  You have a YouTube empire that you built on your own from the ground up.  Imagine streaming a game of Fortnite with the title belt around your waist.  You would be a real life superhero. 

You all have a chance to be the greatest WWE Champion in history with this contract.  Miz wants to know who is it going to be.

Woods says it should be E.  Big E says it could be Kofi.  Kofi says it could be Xavier.  Xavier reminds Kofi that he beat Randy Orton.

Miz yells at them and he says he is sick of the games.  Miz says he will walk out with the briefcase because he can beat any of them any day of the week.

The New Day huddle up and Kofi says that Miz made the decision for them.  Kofi says it will be E.  

Miz says Big E will be in Money in the Bank.  

Xavier says Miz is Miztaken.  They are talking about something else.  Big E says they are talking about tonight.

Miz wants to know if they want Big E to face him now.  Miz says they don't get what they want if he doesn't get what he wants.  He will see one of them at Money in the Bank.

Kofi tells Miz Shame and throws a pancake at him.  Big E does the same and so does Xavier.  They pelt Miz with pancakes.

Miz is stopped in the back by Paige and Miz waits for Paige to lay down the law.

Paige says not everyone likes pancakes.  Paige says Miz said that he could beat any member of the New Day any day of the week, so do it now.

Match Number One:  Miz versus Big E (with Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston)

They lock up and Miz goes to the turnbuckles but Big E lets go and Miz falls to the mat.  Miz with a waist lock and Big E with a back drop.  Miz with punches and a knee.  Miz with more punches.  Big E with an abdominal stretch and he plays the bongos on Miz' rear end.  Miz escapes the hold but Big E with a back elbow.  Big E goes to the apron and he stomps on the chest.  Big E sets for a splash on the apron and he hits it.  

Xavier leaves the announce table to help out Big E 'between rounds'.  Miz with a slap and it has no effect.  Miz goes back into the ring and then Miz pulls Big E off the apron.  Miz sends Big E into the ringside barrier.

They return to the ring and Miz with a boot to the head.  Miz goes for a kick but it is blocked by Big E.  Miz escapes a power bomb attempt and hits Reality Check for a near fall.  Miz with a reverse chin lock.  Big E with elbows and punches.  Miz with an Irish whip and Awesome Clothesline.  Miz goes up top and he is met with a punch to the midsection when he comes down.  Big E with punches but Miz with a knee to the midsection.  

Miz with a sleeper and Big E falls to his knees.  Miz returns to the sleeper but Big E escapes the hold as Kofi replaces Xavier on commentary.  Miz with another Awesome Clothesline but Big E holds on and hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex.  Big E with a second one and then he avoids a clothesline and hits a belly-to-belly suplex.  Big E with the dance and then he hits the Warrior Splash.  Miz goes for a sunset flip but Big E picks up Miz.  Miz with kicks but Big E pushes Miz away on a DDT attempt.  Miz charges into the corner and Big E with a uranagE for a near fall.

Miz with a knee when Big E tries for a spear through the ropes.  Miz with a kick to the knee and a DDT for a near fall.  Big E and Miz with clotheslines and both men go down.  

Sheamus and Cesaro come out and attack Xavier Woods.  Kofi with a forearm off the steps onto Cesaro.  Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Kofi.  Big E gets distracted by Sheamus and Miz with a Skull Crushing Finale for the three count.

Winner:  Miz

We take a look back at last week when Daniel Bryan manhandled Big Cass.

We see Big Cass in the back and he is on crutches.  Tom mentions that Cass is not medically cleared to wrestle tonight.

Daniel Bryan is in the back and he is asked about his second chance against Jeff Hardy and the possibility of facing Samoa Joe.  Daniel says this second chance means everything.  He treats every chance like it is the biggest match of his career.  He showed Big Cass that it doesn't matter how big you are because if you kick the hornet's nest, you will get stung.  Daniel says that he will be facing Jeff Hardy and if he wins, he goes into Money in the Bank.  Daniel says Jeff is a very very very very tough mountain to climb but he will make a legend tap out.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Aiden English is out to serenade the crowd for Lana's entrance.

Billie tells Aiden that was really nice.  Peyton says they are twice as nice and this moment calls for a . . . duet.  The crowd does not appreciate their attempt to upstage a Rusev Day song.  They sing that Lana is a loser.

Peyton says when they win Money in the Bank, Smackdown will become Iconic.

Match Number Two:  Lana versus Billie Kay (with Peyton Royce) in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match

The bell rings and Aiden has a Lana Day sign as he clears his throat.  Peyton and Billie confront Aiden and Peyton slaps Aiden.  Lana slaps Peyton and sends her into the ringside barrier.  Billie hits Lana and sends her into the ring.  Lana with a kick and X Factor for the three count.

Winner:  Lana (Qualifies for Money in the Bank)

We go to Zelina Vega.  She says that for years Andrade Almas has traveled the world, making his name.  He has gotten the VIP treatment.  The finest food, the finest transportation, and the finest competition.  What happened last week when Andrade arrived?  He got nothing.  Andrade is the future of Smackdown.  If he does not get what he deserves, they will take it.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three:  Andrade Almas (with Zelina Vega) versus Unnamed Opponent

Almas with a kick and punch followed by a slap to the face.  Almas with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner.  Almas with kicks in the corner.  Almas keeps his opponent from getting out of the ring and he kicks his opponent.  Almas runs into an elbow and gets a forearm.  Almas with a spinning back fist.  Almas puts him in the corner and hits the running double knee strike into the corner.  Almas with a running double knee strike to the back of the neck and then he hits the hammer lock DDT for the three count.

Winner:  Andrade Almas

Carmella has an Asuka mask on and she is asked about facing Asuka.  Carmella acts concerned that there is an expiration date on her title, and she laughs.  She says everyone is waiting for her to slip and fall.  She says she is not afraid of Asuka.  Charlotte destroyed the myth of Asuka and Carmella reminds everyone that she beat Charlotte twice.  That makes her twice as good as Asuka.  Asuka can use all of the smoke and mirrors because Asuka should be afraid of her.

We go to commercial.

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