WWE SmackDown Results (6/24) Austin – TX – We begin with a look back at last week’s Unified Title Match and the return of Brock Lesnar to set up their match at SummerSlam. Click here for Spoilers tonight’s planned matches and segments
We are live from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, as Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring.
We take a look at the reason why Drew and Sheamus should not be in the Money in the Bank match and then last week’s expected decision to put them both in the match.
Drew welcomes everyone to Smackdown. When he was first drafted to Smackdown, he said he was willing to start at the bottom and work his way to the top. No matter what I do, the tribal champion has ducked him. Now he has to force his hand and become Mr. Money in the Bank. Speaking of earning title matches, Brock Lesnar shows up last week and he gets a title match. Drew says he will do things the hard way. He says he will be watching the match to see who wins the match because Mr. Money in the Bank will Claymore your ass.
Sheamus makes his way to the ring with Ridge Holland and Butch.
Sheamus tells Drew to calm his jets. You were right about something. The Last Man Standing Match will be a great time to cash in the briefcase. You are off your rocker if you think you are going to be the one to do it. You are in this match because Adam Pearce feels sorry for you. You don’t belong. Sheamus mentions Arch Manning. He reminds Drew they go back a long way. Your only experience with the briefcase is having someone cash in the briefcase on you. Sheamus says he is a former Money in the Bank winner and he cashed in on Roman Reigns.
Paul Heyman interrupts and Ridge has to hold Butch in the ring.
Paul is followed by Adam Pearce.as he introduces himself and he reminds us what he does. He says he is talking about the same Roman Reigns who will defend his title at SummerSlam against Brock Lesnar in a Last Man Standing Match. A match that will not be won by Brock Lesnar. The victor in that match will be Roman Reigns. Paul says we have a problem here. Even though Roman is the G.O.A.T., even against Brock Lesnar in a Last Man Standing Match, he will be vulnerable to a potential cash in. Paul says that even Brock would be vulnerable, even if he is not going to win. Paul points out that Sheamus has cashed in before and he will ensure that it does not happen again.
Drew tells Paul to make his point. Paul says this great man, whose reputation is beyond reproach and he has an announcement to make.
Pierce tells Drew and Sheamus that he was a bit hasty in putting them both in the Money in the Bank match. Neither of you lost the match, but neither of you won the match. After some ‘influence’ by Mr. Heyman, he says that his decision has been overruled. Neither will be part of the Money in the Bank match.
Sheamus calls Adam spineless. Adam says there is a path forward. You can qualify if you team together and defeat the Usos. The Usos appears on the stage as we go to commercial.
Kayla Braxton is in the back with Sami Zayn. Sami says this is going to be a great night for the Bloodline. The Usos can knock Drew and Sheamus out of Money in the Bank. They always do what is right for Roman Reigns. He reminds Kayla he is an honorary member of the Bloodline. Sami says he will dedicate this match to Roman. Sami says he will win the match and then become Mr. Money in the Bank in Las Vegas.
Kayla asks if Sami will cash in on Roman or Brock. Sami says he is not going to cash in on Roman. He is going to protect Roman.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Nakamura floats over into a cross arm breaker but Sami blocks it and escapes. Nakamura with punches and kicks. Sami blocks a kick and Nakamura with kick. Sami is put in the ropes and Nakamura with a kick to the back and a sliding German suplex. Nakamura with a jumping side kick to the head for a near fall. Zayn goes to the floor and Nakamura follows him to the floor. Sami sends Nakamura into the ring post and then hits an exploder into the ringside barrier. Nakamura struggles to get back in the ring but he powers up at nine and gets back in the ring. Nakamura with an inside cradle for a near fall. Sami with a clothesline and kick to Nakamura.
Sami with a front face lock and Irish whip. Zayn runs into a boot. Nakamura kicks Zayn but Zayn holds the leg and pushes Nakamura over the top rope to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Zayn stands over Nakamura and then he goes to the turnbuckles but Nakamura grabs Sami’s leg. Sami kicks Nakamura in the back. Zayn comes off the turnbuckles and Nakamura with a kick for a near fall. Nakamura with forearms and knees. Zayn with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Zayn goes up top and Nakamura crotches him. Nakamura sets for a superplex and Zayn with punches to try to stop him. Zayn with elbows and he pushes Nakamura to the mat. Nakamura crotches Sami again and he falls to the mat. Nakamura sets for Kinshasa and Nakamura misses. Zayn with a rollup and he uses the ropes but the referee sees Zayn’s feet on the ropes and he stops the count.
Zayn argues with the referee and Nakamura with a knee to back of the head for a near fall. Zayn misses a punch and Nakamura with an enzuigiri. Nakamura sets for Kinshasa again and Zayn moves out of the way and goes to the floor. Nakamura follows Zayn to the floor and he hits a running knee to the head. Zayn is down on the floor and Nakamura cannot pick up Sami while the referee makes his count. Nakamura rolls Sami back into the ring and Zayn with a Helluva Kick when Nakamura gets back into the ring. Zayn gets the three count.
Winner: Sami Zayn
— Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods make their way to the ring. They’ll face Jinder Mahal and Shanky after a commercial break.
Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods vs. Jinder Mahal and Shanky
Before the match can begin, Woods and Kofi do their turkey impressions. Kofi and Xavier remind Jinder and Shanky last week and no one wants to see a rematch. Woods says the New Day does not do rematch after rematch after rematch. Kofi says they have a bone with Jinder because he took something away from them last week. The Sky Scraping Dancing Machine. Kofi asks the people if they want to see a dancing Shanky.
Woods plays the trombone and Shanky starts to dance. Jinder yells at Shanky because this is not Sprockets and it is not time to dance. Shanky pushes Jinder and Jinder leaves the ring. It is time for the New Day and the Electric Bugaloo to dance.
The Viking Raiders appear on the TitanTron.
Erik and Ivar attack Shanky from behind and then they go after Kofi and Xavier. Ivar with elbows to Woods and Erik with a shoulder tackle. Ivar with a spin kick of doom to Kofi. They hit Kofi with a double choke slam. Ivar goes to the turnbuckles and ERik hands him Woods. Ivar with a power slam off the turnbuckles.
Adam Pearce is in his office and Sonya Deville enters the office. They remind each other of their full names. Sonya says that Pearce looked bad pulling Sheamus and Drew from Money in the Bank. Adam says this was a decision from above. Sonya asks if that is what is happening with the women’s division. Sonya says that people are saying that he is over his head. Sonya says she has not had a match since her return but Raquel Rodriguez gets in Money in the Bank. Lacey Evans disappears for a year and gets a Money in the Bank match. Sonya says she is asking for some respect. She says not to take it out on her for his career being a failure.
Adam tells Sonya she has a match against Raquel Rodriguez and Lacey Evans, and it is a handicap match, and it is next.
We go to commercial.
Sonya Deville vs. Lacey Evans and Raquel Rodriguez
We are back and Deville brings Xia Li and Shayna Baszler with her for some help during this handicap match.
Lacey starts things off and they lock up. Lacey with a take down and a kick. Lacey with an elbow and she gets a near fall. Shayna draws Raquel to the floor. Sonya with a rollup but Lacey with a forearm. Xia distracts Lacey and Sonya hits Lacey from behind. Sonya with a running knee for a near fall. Sonya keeps Lacey from making the tag but Lacey misses a leg sweep. Sonya and Lacey with kicks and both go down. Raquel tags in and she hits a shoulder tackle. Raquel with a slam. Raquel with snake eyes and she goes for the Chingona Bomb but Xia and Shayna distract Raquel. Sonya with a punch and Lacey tags in and hits the Women’s Right for the three count.
Winners: Lacey Evans and Raquel Rodriguez
After the match, Xia and Shayna attack Raquel and Lacey. Raquel takes care of Xia and Sonya. Lacey with a clothesline to Shayna. The heels are forced to retreat.
— We see the Street Profits in the back and they see Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo kissing a random female. They keep walking and see Drew Gulak exercising. They walk some more and see Riddick Moss. Dawkins asks to tell a joke and it was not very good.
— Ronda Rousey’s music plays and Natalya comes to the ring dressed like Ronda with a baby carriage. We go to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and Natalya says she is Ronda Rousey and you know her as the baddest woman on the planet. That is because I never stop talking about it and like my mommy, I never tapped out. However, a few weeks ago, she almost tapped. We see the footage.
After the brave and courageous Natalya almost made me tap, I realized the Sharpshooter is more dangerous than the arm bar and I cannot beat Natalya. Natalya says she is going to tap out. She apologizes to her fans and says the best thing to do is to hand over her Smackdown title to Natalya, retire, grab my diaper bag, push my stroller, and leave while I can. Right now, as a competitor, I am the saddest woman on the planet.
Ronda’s music plays and the real one makes her way to the stage.
Ronda says she almost didn’t recognize Nattie. You can dress up like me, but we could not be any more different. I am not going to pass up having children. I am not going to seek out unreasonable beauty standards like you. I am not going to hand over my title to you. You feel that you are entitled to the title. You are a Hart. The truth is that you are so lacking in national talent and lacking in charisma, the closest you will become to a top attraction in this company is to dress like me.
Ronda tells Natalya that is a nice jacket and she pulls it off. Natalya hits Ronda many times with the stroller. Natalya goes to the floor.
Megan Morant is in the back with Drew McIntyre and Sheamus. Sheamus says Drew will drag him down again. Drew insults Sheamus. He tells Sheamus to take the night off and he can face the Usos two on one. Sheamus says Drew can’t get the job done. You are jealous that I am on the cusp of winning Money in the Bank. He tells Drew to bring his A Game.
— Ludwig Kaiser introduces the Intercontinental Champion Gunther as we go to commercial.
Gunther vs. Ricochet for the Intercontinental Championship
Ricochet with a forearm and kicks as the bell rings. Gunther pushes Ricochet away. Ricochet with a kick but Gunther with a slam. Gunther with a boot to the head. Gunther with a European uppercut. Gunther stands on Ricochet’s jaw. Ricochet with punches and he goes for the leg. Gunther with a single leg crab. Gunther with an STF but Ricochet gets to the ropes. Gunther with an Irish whip and Ricochet with a kick and he goes up top. Ricochet lands on his feet on a German suplex. Ricochet with a running knee and a second one. Gunther with a clothesline. Gunther with a chop and European uppercuts. Gunther with a German suplex and a running drop kick. Gunther with a power bomb for the three count.
Kayla Braxton is in the back with Paul Heyman. Kayla asks Paul about using his influence to affect Money in the Bank. She says Paul may be doing Brock the greatest favor in the world.
Sami Zayn shows up and tells Paul he does not have to answer any questions from a so called journalist. She tried to infer that Sami would cash in on Roman Reigns. Sami says the Honorary Uce would never cash in on Roman Reigns. I would cash in on Brock Lesnar.
Paul pulls his arm away from Sami and stares at Sami. Sami decides it might be best not to talk any more.
Back to commercial.
Tamina vs. Shotzi in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
They didn’t explain why Aliyah was pulled from this match, which was originally scheduled to be Aliyah vs. Shotzi.
Shotzi with a reverse chin lock and Tamina with a snap mare and biel. Tamina with a power slam for a near fall. Shotzi goes to the turnbuckles and Shotzi with a punch and head scissors in the ropes. Shotzi with a drop kick and a rolling elbow. Shotzi with forearms and an enzuigiri. Shotzi with a back senton to Tamina in the ropes. Shotzi goes to the ropes but Tamina with a super kick for a near fall when Shotzi gets her foot under the rope.
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