July 12, 2020 | News | No Comments
Following Extreme Rules, SmackDown’s build to SummerSlam began last night.
United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Jeff Hardy faced off in a rematch from Sunday’s pay-per-view. Randy Orton again got involved, pulling Hardy out of the ring when he was pinning Nakamura. Orton attacked Hardy for the disqualification and went after his gauged ear in an attempt to rip it off.
The Miz gave a eulogy for Team Hell No after their loss at Extreme Rules. He said Daniel Bryan’s return from injury has been a failure and that Bryan is tarnishing his legacy. Bryan then attacked Miz, but he was able to bail out of the ring while Bryan laid out the pallbearers for the segment.
Becky Lynch’s winning streak continued ahead of her facing Carmella in a non-title match next week. If she wins, she’ll challenge for Carmella’s title at SummerSlam. AJ Styles’ challenger for SummerSlam will also be revealed next week after he defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas last night.
More coverage from last night —
WWE 205 Live results: Lio Rush vs. Akira Tozawa
SummerSlam announcement, Carmella vs. Becky Lynch set for next week
WWE SmackDown live results: Nakamura vs. Hardy US title match
WWE SmackDown video highlights —
AJ Styles vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas
Lana says she’ll take Aiden English’s apology into consideration
Becky Lynch defeats Mandy Rose, sets her sights on Carmella’s title
Samoa Joe vs. Tye Dillinger
Daniel Bryan attacks The Miz during Miz’s eulogy for Team Hell No
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Kofi Kingston vs. Eric Young
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy for the US title, Randy Orton tries to rip Hardy’s ear off
SmackDown fallout: Becky Lynch plans on walking out of SummerSlam as champion
SmackDown fallout: Zelina Vega says Almas is still the future of SmackDown