With The Biggest Party of the Summer just three days away, SmackDown featured an incredible 8-Man Tag Team main event, a Triple Threat Divas Match and a colossal showdown between two WWE titans.
This Sunday, the Intercontinental Championship will be decided in a Triple Threat Match at SummerSlam. But first, reigning titleholder Ryback went to war against Big Show one-on-one on SmackDown.
Before anything could be settled between them, however, The Big Guy blasted The World’s Largest Athlete through the barricade, leaving both mighty Superstars unable to continue the contest.
With SummerSlam’s Fatal 4-Way WWE Tag Team Title Match just 72 hours away, Los Matadores took on The New Day. In the final moments of the fast-paced showdown, Big E managed to get El Torito alone in the ring and delivered a devastating splash to the pint-sized bull. This paved the way for Xavier Woods to pick up the easy three-count.
As the smoke cleared, the trio of “positivity” engaged in a huge post-match celebration. But, will they be celebrating with the WWE Tag Team Titles on Sunday night?
The Showoff returned to SmackDown, en route to his SummerSlam showdown against Rusev. Reunited with Lana, the happy couple addressed the WWE Universe in the ring. Find out what happened when The Bulgarian Brute and Summer Rae decided to crash the party.
With Neville and DC’s Green Arrow, Stephen Amell, set to face Stardust & King Barrett at SummerSlam, The Man That Gravity Forgot overcame Bo Dallas with the Red Arrow.
Stardust & King Barrett then appeared on the TitanTron to deliver a “creepy” message on what they intend to do to their opponents at The Biggest Party of the Summer.
Before the Divas Three Team Elimination Match at SummerSlam, NXT Champion Sasha Banks made Divas Champion Nikki Bella tap out on Raw. In the wake of The Boss’ big win, the Divas Revolution rolled into SmackDown.
After members of Team Bella, Team B.A.D. and PCB engaged in a war of words, Brie Bella, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch went to battle in a Triple Threat Match. In the height of the action that followed, Brie used the “Lass Kicker” as a human battering ram, knocking The Boss off the apron before rolling up Becky for the three-out.
With major SummerSlam momentum hanging in the balance, Randy Orton, Cesaro, Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose engaged Sheamus, Kevin Owens, Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper in SmackDown’s huge 8-Man Tag Team Match.
In the midst of all-out mass hysteria – in which one Superstar after another was taken down in a sea of earth-shattering finishing maneuvers – The Lunatic Fringe finally hit Harper with Dirty Deeds to give his team a win.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Dark Match: Fandango defeated Adam Rose
- Ryback vs. The Big Show ended in a Double Count Out (4:23)
- The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) defeated Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) & El Torito (9:13)
- Neville defeated Bo Dallas (3:12)
- Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella & Alicia Fox) defeated Becky Lynch (w/ Charlotte) and Sasha Banks (w/ Naomi & Tamina) in a Triple Threat Match (7:03)
- Cesaro, Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton & Roman Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt, Kevin Owens, Luke Harper & Sheamus (19:34)
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