WWE Smackdown Results – June 5, 2018

WWE Smackdown Results - June 5, 2018

Tonight’s WWE SmackDown opens live from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Tom Phillips welcomes us. He’s joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They hype tonight’s show – Rusev, The Miz and Samoa Joe vs. The New Day in six-man action, mixed tag team action with Jimmy Uso and Naomi vs. Lana and Aiden English, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair in a battle of best friends.

– We go right to the ring and SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella waits with a mic as her music plays. Carmella calls out and asks Corpus Christi what’s up and then demands they stand to praise her for being champion.

Carmella says we’re right, tonight isn’t about her, it’s about her Money In the Bank opponent – Asuka. Carmella says Asuka isn’t who we think she is but before she exposes The Empress of Tomorrow, we get a video package looking at Asuka’s dominant reign in WWE. Carmella says Asuka is amazing, or was. She mocks her and says it’s time to remove the mask to face this horrible truth together. Carmella shows us another video package and says this is the real Asuka. This video shows Charlotte Flair ending the undefeated streak and a few more unfortunate events in Asuka’s run. Carmella says that was painful to watch and the truth is she hasn’t been the same since the streak ended at WrestleMania 34. Carmella says this is why she has no fear, because Mella Is Money and The Age of Asuka is over. Carmella says Asuka was undefeated but now she’s just defeated. It used to be no one is ready for Asuka but now everyone is ready for her, even some of the pathetic fans in the crowd, including the one guy drooling all over the place. The music finally interrupts and out comes Asuka.

Asuka does her entrance but before anything can happen, the music hits and out comes Mandy Rose with Sonya Deville. Rose says Carmella didn’t have to go through all that trouble of a presentation, she could’ve just asked her how Asuka is. Rose talks about how she was close to beating Asuka last week and now that she knows the truth, she knows she can beat Asuka… tonight. Deville says Rose did exactly what she was supposed to do – left just enough of Asuka for her. Sonya says her turn is tonight. Carmella says they are right but who’s it going to be? Mandy or Sonya? She says the undefeated Asuka would’ve taken them both on but she’s just defeated now. Carmella suggests Asuka call an Uber and get the hell out of here. The music interrupts again and out comes SmackDown General Manager Paige. Paige says once again, no one speaks for her because she’s the one that makes the matches around here. Paige says Asuka has unfinished business with both of these ladies. Paige asks Asuka which opponent she wants, Rose or Deville? Asuka is all smiles. She snatches the mic from Carmella and says she wants both. Paige says that’s the Asuka we all know and love. Paige announces Asuka vs. Rose and Deville in a Handicap Match, up next.

We go to commercial.

Handicap Match: Asuka vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville

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.


The Miz is backstage warming up when a man wearing a tuxedo t-shirt walks in. He’s holding a platter of pancakes. The New Day appears and wanted to apologize for being jerks as of late. They admit all Miz wanted to do is find out which member of the team will enter Money In the Bank but they play too much. They go on and ask Miz to help them reveal their member to the WWE Universe. Miz tells them to re-phrase. They have a top hat with names on paper in it and they want Miz to pick which member gets the spot. Miz goes to pick a piece of paper and they tell him no peaking as they pull his headband down over his eyes. Miz puts his hand into the hat but it’s full of pancake batter. Miz says this isn’t funny but it will be funny later when he teams with Rusev and Samoa Joe to defeat them. Miz wipes the batter on the tuxedo t-shirt guy and walk off as The New Day consoles him.

Luke Harper (with Erick Rowan) vs. 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

After the match, Gallows and Anderson quickly retreat up the ramp as Rowan hits the ring to join Harper. They point up at Gallows & Anderson, staring them down, as the music of The Good Brothers plays.

– We get a look back at last week’s Dance-Off between Naomi and Lana. Jimmy Uso and Naomi are backstage now. Naomi says she’s going to snatch Lana bald at Money In the Bank and then snatch the contract. Jimmy addresses Rusev and says we will find out who the best husband/wife team really is. Uso and Naomi welcome Rusev and Lana to The Uso Penitentiary as we go back to commercial.

Lana and Aiden English vs. 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.

English mocks Uso and goes for the corner splash but Naomi runs in out of nowhere with a crossbody to English. Uso follows up with a superkick to the throat of English for the pin.

Winners: Naomi and Jimmy Uso

After the match, Uso and Naomi stand tall and celebrate before we get replays.


We go backstage to SmackDown General Manager Paige with Shinsuke Nakamura and WWE Champion AJ Styles. They are seated at a table for a contract signing. She talks about their Last Man Standing match at Money In the Bank and guarantees there will be a winner.

Styles asks Nakamura why he does what he does, why he drives AJ to the edge and plays games – because he knows he can’t beat AJ. AJ goes on and says none of Nakamura’s dirty tricks will work at MITB because he’s walking out the same way he walked in, as WWE Champion. Paige asks them to sign the contract and AJ signs first.

Nakamura says the pen is out of ink. He asks AJ to borrow his pen and AJ gives it to him. Nakamura says that pen is broken. AJ gets upset and tells Nakamura to get up like a man. Paige tells him to relax. AJ is tired of these games. AJ slaps Nakamura in the face and is escorted out of the room. Nakamura now wants to sign the contract and he does. He looks at Paige and says, “Last Man Standing.” Nakamura leaves.

– Still to come, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair. Back to commercial.

Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair

They lock up and Becky with an arm drag. Charlotte goes for the leg but Becky goes for the arm and Charlotte sends Becky to the floor. Becky returns to the ring and Charlotte with a single leg take down but Becky kicks Charlotte away. Becky with a side head lock take down. Charlotte with a side head lock. Charlotte with a cartwheel and leap frog followed by a head scissors take down. Becky bridges out of a cover and gets a near fall. Charlotte escapes a cover.

They exchange a spot of tea but then they both go for a kick and block it. They ask the other to put their feet down and they oblige. They both go for cross bodies and go down. Becky with a drop kick and snap leg drop followed by a snap elbow drop. Charlotte avoids a twisting leg drop and she applies a figure four head scissors. Charlotte rolls Becky around the ring and she gets a near fall. Becky with arm drags into an arm bar. Becky with a hammer lock and she bridges over to add more pressure.

Charlotte with forearms and Becky goes for DisArmHer but Charlotte escapes and she chops Becky. Charlotte misses a chop and Becky with European uppercuts> Charlotte with a back slide for a near fall. Charlotte with a chop. Charlotte with a belly-to-back suplex but she runs into a boot and Becky with a springboard back kick. Charlotte with a back breaker for a near fall.

Becky with a flying forearm and she goes to the turnbuckles. Becky with a leg drop for a near fall. Charlotte with a rollup for a near fall. Becky with a forearm but Charlotte with a spear and Becky rolls to the floor. Charlotte with a pescado. Charlotte rolls Becky back into the ring and Charlotte goes up top for a moonsault but Becky gets her knees up. Becky with an inside cradle for a near fall. Charlotte is kicked away by Becky and Becky with DisArmHer and Charlotte taps out.

Winner: Becky Lynch

After the match, Becky stands tall as her music hits. We go to replays. Flair sits up against the ropes and Becky walks over to help her up. Fans cheer as they hug in the middle of the ring. Becky’s music starts back up as Flair leaves the ring and Becky continues her celebration as we see the briefcases hanging high above the ring.


Samoa Joe is in the interview area and he asks Dasha if she sees a vicious man. Someone with the moral compass of a man who will stop at nothing. You will find that those things are true. People will look at him and see a man who made a promise. He promised that he would put Daniel Bryan to sleep. Joe put the ladder underneath the briefcase and he climbed the ladder and seized the briefcase. He says he felt a collective shiver down their spine on Smackdown because the saw the truth. The WWE Champion is a marked man. Very soon, everybody will get it. We go to commercial.

– We are back and there will be a Summit next week involving the women in the Money in the Bank Match from the Smackdown brand.

In the Arena:

Big Cass makes his way to the side of the stage. Renee asks Cass about his match against Daniel Bryan at Money in the Bank and how will he make sure the result is different.

Cass says he is a big man unlike Daniel Bryan who is only an inch taller than Renee. Cass has a little story. He was backstage at Wrestlemania 30 while he was in NXT. He walked down the hallway and he was walking behind Daniel Bryan, who had just won the WWE Championship. Cass says all he could think was ‘seriously? How could this pathetic little man be the WWE Champion?’ That main event victory was a fluke, just like his victory at Backlash. Cass says he will give credit where credit is due. He picks a punch for someone with as petitte a stature. A good big man will always beat a good little man.

Cass says poor little guy. Cass says he almost feels bad for Daniel. Daniel asked for that. He asked to come back to WWE and he asked to come back to the ring. Little did he know that he would have a seven foot shadow following him. Daniel Bryan has never been in the ring with anyone as big as him, as educated as him, or as big a star as him. Daniel has never been in the ring with someone who holds a grudge like him. Cass says that is why he will do everything he can do to dismantle Daniel Bryan and embarrass him. Cass says he will take his scrawny little arms and rip them off his body.

Daniel Bryan needs to take his ball and go home. He needs to do what he does best, playing a garden gnome on Total Bellas. Daniel will be beaten and battered. He will come to the slow realization that a pathetic little man like him will never survive in this big man’s world.


Dasha Fuentes is backstage with Sin Cara, asking him if he was wrong to assume that he was still friends with Andrade “Cien” Almas after last week’s segment with Almas and Zelina Vega.

Cara says they have been friends since they were teenagers and he considered Almas to be like a brother but something happened… Vega interrupts and asks if Cara is referring to her. She’s not just some thing, she’s the best thing that’s happened to Almas. Vega says Almas accomplished nothing when he looked up to Cara. Almas told her Cara made him hide behind a mask and made him weak. Vega taught him he doesn’t have to hide from anyone or be afraid, especially Cara. Cara doesn’t believe her but she reveals that Almas went to Paige and got a match against Cara for next week. Almas suddenly attacks from behind and beats Cara down, destroying him. Almas and Vega leave as officials check on Cara.

The New Day vs. The Miz, Rusev and Samoa Joe

We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out comes The New Day – Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes Samoa Joe first for his team. Rusev is out next, followed by The Miz.

Miz and Woods start things off and Miz with kicks. Miz with an Irish whip but Woods floats over and connects with a rolling elbow for a near fall. Woods with a European uppercut and snap mare. Kofi tags in and they hit double team moves. Big E tags in and he hits a splash for a near fall. Joe tags in and Big E with a belly-to-belly suplex. Woods tags in and he hits a double sledge from the turnbuckles. Joe with an elbow and enzuigiri to Woods.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Miz with a snap mare and reverse chin lock on Woods. Miz pulls Woods back to the mat when it appears he is on his way to make the tag. Miz with a knee to the midsection and then he sends Woods into the turnbuckles. Miz puts Woods on the turnbuckles and sets for a superplex but Woods blocks it. Woods punches Miz off the turnbuckles. Woods with a missile drop kick and both men are down. Joe tags in and Rusev attacks Big E on the floor and sends him into the ring steps. Woods with a kick and knee. Both men are down in the ring.

Miz and Kofi tag in and Kofi with a springboard chop followed by running chops and a drop kick. Kofi misses a leaping clothesline but he hits a cross body for a near fall. Miz avoids SOS but Kofi hits a jumping clothesline. Kofi with the Boom Drop. Joe distracts Kofi and Miz with a kick and DDT for a near fall. Miz sets for the Skull Crushing Finale. Rusev tags in and Rusev goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Kofi lands on his feet. Big E tags in and he hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Rusev with a knee and kick to stop a suicide dive attempt. Joe tags in and Rusev Irish whips Big E into the corner for an STJoe.

Rusev goeas over the top rope when Woods ducks. Woods with a plancha onto Rusev. Miz tags in and Joe is sent over the top rope. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale but Big E escapes. Big E with a spear through the ropes as Kofi hits a springboard coffin drop. Kofi tags in but Rusev with a Machka Kick to Kofi. Joe with the Coquina Clutch on Woods. Big E goes into the ring post shoulder first.

Miz sends Big E into the steel ring post and directs traffic. Miz has Rusev and Joe hold Big E as he goes out of the ring and grabs the pancake platter. Kofi comes to the apron but gets knocked off, which causes Miz to accidentally toss pancakes on his partners. Miz pleads but Rusev drops him with the Machka Kick and Joe hits him with the senton while he’s down. Rusev and Joe walk out on Miz now. Big E comes in and scoops Miz as Kofi comes flying off the top for the Midnight Hour. Big E covers Miz for the win.

Winners: The New Day

After the match, The New Day hits the ring and starts celebrating as Miz recovers on the floor. SmackDown goes off the air as The New Day celebrates and fans cheer them on.


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