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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: A CONTRACT SIGNING, BEST FRIENDS FACE OFF IN THE RING, ASUKA IN ACTION, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-06-05 21:59:00

We are in Corpus Christi, Texas and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves.

Carmella makes her way to the ring and she has something to say.

She tells everyone to get on their feet and shower her with the praise she deserves as the Smackdown Women's Champion.  

They boo her and she says tonight is not about her.  It is about her opponent at Money in the Bank, Asuka.  She says she felt like everyone deserves to know the truth.  Asuka is not who you think she is.

We have a video package for Asuka.

Carmella says that Asuka was incredible.  She was poised and dangerous.  Remove the mask and let's reveal this truth together.  This is the real Asuka.

We take a look at Asuka's match against Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania.  Then we see Asuka's debut on Smackdown and her loss in a tag match.  

Carmella says that was painful to watch.  The truth is that Asuka's loss at Wrestlemania shattered her and she has not been the same since.  Carmella says she has no fear.  Asuka is no longer undefefeated.  She is defeated.  It used to be Nobody was ready for Asuka, but now everyone is ready for Asuka.  

Asuka's music plays and it shuts up the champion.  Asuka makes her way to the ring.

Before Asuka can say or do anything after posing in the ring, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville make their way to the stage.

Mandy says Carmella didn't have to go through all of that, she could have asked her.  Asuka is a shell of herself.  Asuka did beat her and she is dangerous, but Mandy says she was a second away from beating Asuka.  Mandy says she knows she can beat Asuka tonight.

Sonya says that Mandy did what she was supposed to do, she left just enough of Asuka for her.  Tonight, it is her turn.

Carmella says it is Sonya's turn but who will Asuka face tonight?

Before Asuka can choose her opponent, Paige makes her way to the stage.

Paige says no one speaks for her.  As far as she remembers, she makes the matches around here.  Asuka has unfinished business with both ladies so Asuka gets to choose.

Asuka takes the mic and she wants both.

Paige makes the match official.

Match Number One:  Asuka versus Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose

Sonya starts things off for her team.  Sonya has a kick blocked and Asuka with a kick to the leg.  They lock up and Mandy makes the tag.  Mandy with a kick and Asuka escapes trouble.  Sonya tags back in.  They lock up and Asuka with an arm bar and wrist lock.  Sonya with a reversal and Asuka with a reversal.  Sonya with a take down and she goes for a knee bar but Asuka gets to the ropes.  Asuka with a single leg take down.  Sonya with a hip toss but she misses the sliding knee and Asuka with a drop kick.  Sonya with a forearm.  

Sonya with punches to the midsection and then Mandy tags in and kicks Asuka.  Sonya tags back in and she sends Asuka into the turnbuckles and connects with shoulders until Mandy comes in and connects with shoulders and punches.  Mandy with a reverse chin lock.  Mandy gets a near fall and returns to the reverse chin lock.  Mandy with a shoulder tackle but Asuka stays on her feet.  Asuka with a running hip attack.  Asuka with a running hip strike into the corner and then she goes up top and hits a missile drop kick.

Carmella gets up from the announce table and she distracts Asuka as Sonya tags in and hits Asuka from behind.  

Sonya with a snap mare and body scissors.  Sonya with a reverse chin lock.  Asuka bridges back to get a near fall.  Sonya with a spinebuster for a near fall.  Mandy tags in and she chokes Asuka.  Mandy punches Asuka and then applies a modified abdominal stretch with a chin lock.  Asuka with punches and Mandy blocks a kick and hits a reverse suplex for a near fall.  Mandy chokes Asuka in the ropes.  Sonya tags in and she kicks Asuka.

Mandy tags back in and she sets for the butterfly suplex but Asuka blocks it and gets a near fall with a rollup.  Asuka knocks Sonya off the apron and she connects with a running kick to Mandy.  Both women are down in the ring.  Asuka with forearms and Mandy fires back.  Mandy misses a clothesline and Asuka with a drop kick.  Asuka blocks a kick and hits a German suplex.  Mandy with an elbow and Sonya makes the tag.  Asuka kicks Mandy and then she hits the pop up knee followed by a hip attack for a near fall that is broken up by Mandy.

Mandy is sent to the floor and Sonya with a rollup for a naer fall.  Sonya and Asuka have kicks blocked and then both with round kicks and both are down.  Asuka with a round kick to Sonya but Sonya with a spear for a near fall.  Sonya with knees to Asuka.  Asuka catches Sonya on a Superman punch attempt.  Asuka with the Asuka Lock and body scissors.  Sonya taps out.

Winner:  Asuka

After the match, Carmella goes into the ring and she shows Asuka her title belt.  Mandy tries to attack Asuka but Asuka with a spinning back fist.  Carmella hits Asuka from behind with the title belt and then Carmella hits a thrust kick.

Miz is in the back and he almost chops the pancake steward.  The New Day arrive on the other side of the locker room.  They apologize for acting like jerks.  Big E says they have been playing around too much and now they are taking it seriously.  Kofi says that Miz gave them a reality check.  Kofi says they were given some hard truths last week.  Big E wants Miz to help them reveal their member to the WWE Universe. 

Miz wants to know what is the catch. 

They tell Miz that Miz will be able to choose the man who will become Mr Money in the Bank.

Miz is blindfolded and they switch hats so Miz reaches into a hat full of pancake batter.

Miz asks if that was funny because it won't be funny when Samoa Joe puts you to sleep, when Rusev gives you a Machka Kick, and when he gives them a Skull Crushing Finale.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  Luke Harper (with Erick Rowan) versus Karl Anderson (with Luke Gallows)

Harper with a drop kick as the bell rings and then he punches Anderson.  Harper with a forearm to the back followed by a running shoulder to the back and Harper gets a near fall.  Harper with a chop in the corner and then he chokes Anderson.  Harper rakes the eyes and follows with a palm thrust to the throat and then to the face.  Harper with a Bossman Slam.  Anderson with a thrust kick but Harper with an uppercut.  Anderson avoids a thrust kick in the corner and gets the three count with a rollup.

Winner:  Karl Anderson

We take a look back at last week's Dance Off between Lana and Naomi.

Naomi tells Lana you tried to bust a move on her last week.  It won't happen at Money in the Bank.  She will snap you bald and then snap the briefcase.  Jimmy and Naomi welcome them to the Uso Penitentiary.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three:  Lana and Aiden English versus Jimmy Uso and Naomi

The men start things off and they lock up.  Aiden with a side head lock.  Jimmy with an uppercut to the throat and Aiden complains about the moneymaker.  Lana checks on Aiden and they try to attack Jimmy and Naomi.  They block kicks but Jimmy and Naomi with enzuigiris and then Naomi with a plancha onto Lana and Aiden.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Naomi misses a series of round kicks but she finally hits one.  Lana hits Naomi from behind while Naomi torments Aiden.  Lana with a kick and she gets a near fall.  Lana chokes Naomi in the ropes.  Lana with a running double knee strike to the back and she gets a near fall.   Lana slams Naomi's head into the mat and she applies an arm bar with a chin lock.  Lana sends Naomi face first into the turnbuckle.  Naomi with a kick but Lana stops Naomi from making the tag.  

Lana with elbow drops and she gets a near fall.  Naomi with a jaw breaker and then Lana keeps her from making the tag.  Lana pulls Naomi by the hair but Naomi drops down and gets a near fall with a rollup.  Both women with clotheslines at the same time and both are down.  Jimmy tags in and he hits clotheslines on Aiden and follows with a thrust kick and uppercut.  Aiden avoids a Samoan drop but Jimmy with a dragon whip.  Jimmy with a running hip into the corner and Lana breaks up the cover.  Lana slaps Jimmy.  Naomi with an alley oop drop kick.  Aiden with a running hip into the corner and then he sets for the running hip strike.

Naomi with a cross body followed by a super kick to Aiden for the three count.

Winners:  Jimmy Uso and Naomi

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