WWE Smackdown Live Results:
Smackdown opened with the MizTV set, with R-Truth and Carmella in Miz’s place. They welcomed out Daniel Bryan to talk about his upcoming Super Show-Down matchup against Miz for a chance to fight for the WWE Championship. Miz came out and asked what R-Truth was doing. R-Truth said he beat Miz, and if he was a champion, he would have taken his title, so he took his show. Miz talked down Bryan before R-Truth interrupted him and challenged him to a match for the rights to the show. This was a tremendously fun opening segment that also played into the build for Miz vs. Bryan.
The Miz defeated R-Truth for the rights to MizTV via pinfall. Miz hit Daniel Bryan’s running knee for the pinfall on R-Truth. This was pretty good and Miz winning made sense, but I will miss Truth TV.
Video from earlier in the day showed Becky Lynch attacking Charlotte Flair during a photoshoot.
Sheamus defeated Big E via pinfall. Sheamus connected on the Brogue Kick for the pinfall victory. This was another solid back and forth match, with the Bar winning back to back singles matches to get momentum ahead of Super Show-Down.
Rusev called out Aiden English after he was attacked last week. English recapped the rise of Rusev Day and blamed their team’s demise on Lana. He then asked Lana if she’d tell Rusev about the “one night in Milwaukee.” Well that was going along really well until they teased the one night stand angle. Hopefully, it’s just English being a dick and they don’t go too cliché with this.
Asuka and Naomi defeated Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose via pinfall. Asuka and Naomi hit dual kicks to the head on Deville for the pinfall. There wasn’t much to this, but the right team won ahead of Super Show-Down.
Tye Dillinger defeated Shinsuke Nakamura via DQ. Dillinger was punching away at Nakamura in the corner when Randy Orton pulled him down and attacked him. Orton hit the DDT off the apron onto the outside. Nakamura hit the Kinshasa on Dillinger before leaving ringside. Well… Randy Orton is still a dick.
Becky Lynch defeated Lana via submission. Lynch submitted Lana with the DisArmHer. Lana got a bit too much in for my liking, but the result was correct.
Aiden English said next week he’ll show video evidence of what happened with Lana in Milwaukee.
AJ Styles signed his contract for Super Show-Down against Samoa Joe. The challenger appeared on video at Styles’ house. He rang the doorbell as the show went off the air. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the segment. On one hand, Joe was excellent here, continuing his tremendous work as a sadistic asshole heel. But I honestly feel that the angle has become too much about the family portion of things and has drifted away from what it should be about, the WWE Title. But Joe continues to be so good on all of his promo stuff.
End of show.