Tuesday, August 1, 2017

WWE Smackdown Results - Aug 1, 2017

A video package opens the show focusing on John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles defending the WWE United States Championship against Kevin Owens tonight.

WWE United States Title Match: Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles

We go right to the ring and out comes new WWE United States Champion AJ Styles. Kevin Owens is out next for his rematch.

Greg Hamilton does formal ring introductions before the bell. Fans chant AJ as the bell rings and they lock up. Owens with a headlock. They trade holds and go back & forth. Owens drops AJ with a shoulder for a 2 count. They go on and run the ropes but Owens avoids a dropkick. Owens ends up sending AJ out to the floor as fans boo. Owens follows and hits a clothesline on the floor. Owens talks trash and looks down at AJ as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Owens drops AJ with a boot for another 2 count. Owens takes his time with AJ, allowing AJ to connect with a dropkick. AJ turns it around and hits chops in the corner now. AJ keeps control and drops a big knee for a 2 count as Owens grabs the bottom rope.

AJ keeps control and hits a suplex for a 1 count. AJ stomps away in the corner now while Owens is down. Owens looks to turn it around but AJ gets boots up in the corner. Owens avoids a Phenomenal Forearm and goes to the floor for a breather. AJ launches himself from the ring to the floor, taking Owens down with a forearm.

AJ charges but Owens side-steps and sends AJ into the barrier. Owens with a corner cannonball against the barrier. Owens grabs AJ and we go back to commercial.

wens with a back senton and he gets a near fall. Owens with a reverse chin lock and he traps the arm and turns it into a Cobra Clutch. Styles with punches but Owens with a back body drop and he gets a near fall. Styles goes to the apron and Owens tries to suplex him back into the ring but Styles blocks it. Styles tries to suplex Owens to the floor but Owens finally suplexes Styles back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Owens with forearms to the back of the neck and then he applies a reverse chin lock.

Owens goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Styles lands on his feet and he connects with a series of strikes followed by a kick and then he hits a sliding forearm. Styles with a leaping clothesline into the corner followed by an Ushigoroshi for a near fall. Styles sets for the Styles Clash but Owens with a back body drop to escape. Styles is sent to the apron and he connects with a forearm. Styles goes for a springboard move but Owens moves. Owens with a super kick for a near fall. Styles holds on to the ropes and Styles rolls through into the Calf Crusher. Owens with a head butt to get out of the hold.

Styles goes into the turnbuckles and Owens tries for the package side slam but Styles escapes and hits a Pele Kick. Styles has the Styles Clash blocked and Styles returns to the Calf Crusher. Styles leans forward to prevent Owens from escaping the same way. Owens is about to tap but he gets to the ropes to force Styles to break the hold. Styles goes for the leg again and Styles is pushed away. Owens with two super kicks to Styles. Owens picks up Styles and Styles moves and Owens punches the referee. Owens attempts a Pop Up Powerbomb, but Styles gets a roll up and the referee counts the pinfall.

Winner: AJ Styles

After the match, JBL is yelling that Kevin Owens had his shoulder up during the three count. Owens can’t believe it and is yelling at the referee. The referee leaves the ring and Owens yells, “My shoulder was up!” A replay plays on the screen as Owens looks on. You can clearly see that Owens had his right shoulder up during the pinfall attempt.

Backstage:

the referee is being looked at as Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon walk up. Shane says he made a bad call and Daniel says they have a big problem. Kevin Owens walks up angry and calls the referee an idiot. Shane tells Owens he needs to respect the referee. Owens pushes over the referee and Shane gets in Owens’ face. Owens says the referee made a crap call. Shane books a rematch at SummerSlam against AJ Styles. Owens demands a referee who can “do his damn job” at SummerSlam. Daniel suggests that Shane be the special guest referee at SummerSlam. Owens calls Shane incompetent. Shane says if Owens wants his championship rematch then he has to be the referee. He tells Owens to cool off and an angry Owens walks away backstage pushing over a cart.

- Still to come, Cena vs. Nakamura, The Fashion Police and more. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We go to the ring and it sounds like The New Day's entrance is beginning with the usual Big E intro but it's The Usos instead. They head to the ramp mocking The New Day and their entrance.

The Usos cut promos on The New Day and take credit for them not being here tonight. They say The New Day can keep their ice cream and all that other stuff because The Usos are taking their titles and their catchphrases. The music starts back up as they mock The New Day some more.

The Fashion Peaks:

Tyler Breeze is on his way to Fashion Peaks. We see that Fandango has been missing for 25 years. Tyler says he has come upon some mysteries. His partner has been abducted, maybe by aliens. Tyler wonders what happened to Dango and why is he talking into a recorder. Tyler takes a drink of his coffee and the lights to red.

Fandango appears and he is dancing and speaking in tongues. The Ascension are also here and Konnor is now the Log Lady. Viktor, Fandango, and Konnor start laughing and Tyler says he wants no more metaphors.

Tyler wakes up and he tells Diane he knows who kidnapped Fandango.

Aiden English vs. Sami Zayn

We go to the ring and out comes Sami Zayn. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Aiden English is out with a spotlight. He sings a song about beating Sami tonight but fans boo him. They lock up and go back & forth for the first few minutes of the match. Sami takes control and keeps English grounded. Sami with some hip tosses and arm drags to take English back to the mat. English catches Sami out of nowhere and pins him for the quick, surprise win.

Winner: Aiden English

After the bell, English rolls right to the floor and can't believe it. Sami sits in the ring shocked as well. The music hits and out comes Mike & Maria Kanellis with a mic. They remind us how much they love each other. They also love that Sami lost. The music hits and that's it. They raise their arms and stare at Sami from the stage as the music plays.

- Becky Lynch and Naomi are backstage walking. We go to commercial.

Natalya and Carmella vs. Naomi and Becky Lynch

Back from the break and Natalya is wrapping up her entrance. Carmella waits in the ring with her Money In the Bank briefcase. Becky Lynch is out first for her team. SmackDown Women's Champion Naomi is out next.

Becky with a series of counters early and tags in Noami who connects with a sunset flip and leg drop combo with help from Becky. Carmella gets the tag and Naomi kicks away at her legs. Noami with a kick to the face of Carmella and then slides in connecting with a slap. Carmella throws Naomi back after Naomi got in a shot on Natalya. Tag to Natalya. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter on Naomi. Naomi is trying to crawl and fight to the bottom rope. She gets close and Natalya pulls her back to the middle of the ring. Naomi fights again to the ropes and reaches it. Carmella tags herself in and Natalya isn’t pleased. Carmella applies her leg submission. Naomi counters into a submission of her own. Natalya runs in and Becky cuts her off with an exploder. Carmella taps.

Winners: Naomi and Becky Lynch

After the match, Natalya is upset and Carmella is yelling at ringside.

Backstage:

Renee Young is backstage with WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers, who are wearing a sling and a neck brace. Renee asks Jinder if he prefers John Cena or Shinsuke Nakamura to win tonight. Jinder says he does not care who wins and it doesn't matter who wins because he will still leave SummerSlam with the title. Jinder is going to watch the match from his personal sky box tonight. He says he feels nothing but xenophobia when he walks down the street but that keeps pushing him to do what he does. Jinder says he's knocked down every hero put in front of him and no one can stop the reign of The Modern Day Maharaja.

- Rusev is backstage walking. We go to commercial.

Rusev vs. Chad Gable

Back from the break and out comes Rusev. Chad Gable is out next.

They lock up to start. Rusev tosses Gable first but they trade more holds in the middle of the ring. Fans chant USA for Gable. They tangle some more until Rusev tosses Gable to the floor. Gable runs right back into the ring and wrestles Rusev to the mat. Gable goes to work on the knee now. Gable ties the left knee up and keeps Rusev down.

Rusev uses his other knee to drop Gable. Rusev hits a suplex and covers for a 2 count. We go to commercial with Rusev in control.

Back live, Gable catches Rusev with a german suplex into a bridge for a two count. Rusev hits the corner and Gable connects with a moonsault from the top rope. Gable gets a very close two count. Gable with a roll through attempting another german suplex, but Rusev counters and catches Gable with a big kick to the head. Gable kicks out! Rusev stomps the lower back of Gable, Gable counters, drops Rusev down and gets the ankle lock applied. Rusev is screaming out in pain. Rusev is reaching. Rusev turns over and kicks Gable away sending him out of the ring. Rusev with a superkick to Gable when Gable rolls back inside. Rusev jumps on the back of Gable and applies The Accolade. Gable taps.

Winner: Rusev

After the match, Rusev grabs a mic and says ever since he came to Smackdown Live, he was promised competition and an opponent worthy of being in the ring with him. He talks about them giving him John Cena and how Cena didn’t really beat him at Battleground and all he did was wave a flag around. Rusev says he has no opponent at SummerSlam because “everyone is afraid of Rusev.” Here comes Randy Orton.

Orton tries to get up on the ring apron and Rusev walks forward. Orton grabs a mic. He gets inside the ring as Rusev backs off putting his arms out. “You’ve never beaten me. And I’m not afraid of you either. If you want an opponent at SummerSlam, look no further, you got one right here.” Orton drops the mic. A loud “RANDY” chant breaks out. Rusev laughs and starts yelling at Orton in Bulgarian. Rusev attempts a right hand, but Orton hits an RKO out of no where. Back to commercial.

- We are back and Randy Orton vs. Rusev is official for SummerSlam.

No. 1 Contenders Match: John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

We go to the ring for tonight's main event. WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers are watching from a skybox. John Cena is out first. The winner of this match will go on to face Mahal at SummerSlam. Shinsuke Nakamura is out next as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and here we go. Nakamura with some showing off early on. Cena comes back with some taunting of his own. They go at it and Nakamura takes it to the corner. Cena is confused by some of Nakamura's antics. They lock up and Cena takes control with a hold. Fans do the dueling Cena chants now. Nakamura turns it around and stops Cena with a headlock. They run the ropes and show each other up again. Nakamura tells Cena to bring it. Cena attacks but Nakamura drops him in the corner with an enziguri.

Nakamura with some good vibrations in the corner. Cena comes back with right hands. Cena sends Nakamura to the corner and charges but Nakamura moves. Cena catches a kick and drives Nakamura to the mat for a 2 count. Cena has Nakamura grounded with a headlock now. Back to commercial.

We are back and Nakamura blocks punches and connects with punches of his own. Cena with a punch. Nakamura with a knee and he misses a round kick but connects with an enzuigiri. Nakamura with kicks to the chest and Cena goes down. Nakamura with an Irish whip and a running knee into the corner and he puts Cena on the turnbuckles. Nakamura rolls back into the center of the ring and connects with a running knee to the midsection. Nakamura gets a near fall.

Cena with an elbow to avoid the reverse exploder. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles and a Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena sets for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Nakamura with a cross arm breaker. Cena rolls through but Nakamura with a triangle on Cena. Cena picks up Nakamura and gets him on his shoulders but Nakamura escapes and hits a gourdbuster. Nakamura sets for Kinshasa but Cena with a drop toe hold into the STF.

Nakamura gets out of the STF and applies the cross armbreaker. Cena gets out of that and covers for a pin attempt. Nakamura kicks out but Cena levels him with a big clothesline. We see Jinder and The Singh Brothers watching again as fans chant "this is awesome" now. Cena gets up but Nakamura drops him and connects with a big left knee. Nakamura waits in the corner again. Cena side-steps and nails an Attitude Adjustment. Nakamura kicks out just in time.

Cena can't believe it as we get a replay. Cena goes for another AA but Nakamura turns it into a guillotine in the middle of the ring. More back and forth. Nakamura plants Cena on the back of his neck. Nakamura nails the Kinshasa for the pin and the SummerSlam title shot.

Winner and New #1 Contender: Shinsuke Nakamura

After the match, Nakamura's music hits as he and Cena are down on the mat trying to recover. We go to replays. We come back to Cena and Nakamura standing tall in the middle of the ring for a show of respect. Jinder looks down from the skybox. Cena leaves the ring as Nakamura's celebration continues and we get more replays.


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