Welcome to WWE Smackdown Live and this week Smackdown comes to us from Memphis, Tennessee and we kick the show off with the Women's Money In Bank Summit and Smackdown GM Paige introduces the participants from the Smackdown side and Paige says she needs the best Smackdown has to offer and every woman in the ring qualified and she wants one of the women in the ring to bring the MITB briefcase back home to her house
Every woman takes their turn on the mic explaining why they will be the one to pull the briefcase down and cash it in to become the Smackdown Women's Champion.
We are then interrupted by The Iiconics, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce and Peyton says it will take a miracle to bring the briefcase down and the Smackdown Universe smells kind of funny. The Iiconics then break into their various accents routine
The Iiconics are then interrupted by Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville making their way out and Mandy says this Sunday Paige will be disappointed because the talent outside the ring is far superior to the talent in the ring. A brawl then breaks out
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Backstage: Daniel Bryan is warming up
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We are back from commercial and take a look at the WWE Exclusive with Daniel Bryan's comments for Big Cass following last week's Smackdown
DANIEL BRYAN VS SHELTON BENJAMIN
Shelton with an irish whip and Bryan flips over Benjamin and delivers a forearm. Bryan going for the Yes Lock early on. Bryan goes to work on the arm and a pinning combination but could only get a 2 count
Series of right hands. Bryan connects with a knee to Benjamin. Bryan charges and goes over the ropes landing on the apron. Benjamin with a kick sending Bryan from the apron to the floor and Benjamin goes after the injured knee after dropping Bryan knee first on the announce table
We're back from break and Benjamin with a half crab on Bryan continuing to work on the injured knee. Bryan looking to reach the ropes as Benjamin sits down applying pressure but Bryan reaches the ropes forcing the break.
Benjamin misses with a kick and Bryan takes out Benjamin's knee. Bryan with the Yes Kicks. Dragon Screw to Benjamin and Bryan continues to deliver the Yes Kicks
Bryan continues to work on the knee delivering a dropkick. Bryan plants Benjamin on the top turnbuckle but Benjamin escapes and delivers a kick to Bryan. Superplex to Bryan as Bryan comes down on hard on the left knee still holding his leg.
Right hand by Benjamin and Benjamin goes for Paydirt but Bryan counters it as he applies The Yes Lock but can't get the fingers locked. Benjamin turns it around back into the half crab as Bryan drags himself to the bottom rope. Benjamin pulls Bryan back to the centre and Bryan counters locking the Heel Hook in forcing the submission
The winner of the match: Daniel Bryan
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Backstage: Asuka tells Paige she wants Carmella. Paige says she can't do that but she can do this. Tonight, she will turn the 8 woman tag match into a 10 woman tag match
Paige then sees Miz and asks what he's doing. Miz is dressed in a referee shirt and is going on about award season and wants to be the referee for tonight's Rusev vs Samoa Joe match. Paige takes Miz' catchphrase and tells him when her hand goes up his mouth goes shut and makes it official tonight it will be Rusev vs Samoa Joe with special referee The Miz
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Jerry Lawler makes his way out to interview with WWE Champion AJ Styles. Lawler says it was great when AJ slapped Nakamura last week. He wants to know what made AJ slap Nakamura.
AJ says he lost his cool because Nakamura got under his skin. AJ says that he should apologize. AJ says he is sorry he didn't knock Nakamura's head off with his fist. AJ says there are unwritten rules and if Nakamura cannot follow them, he will be disciplined. AJ says he will be the last man standing. At Money in the Bank, he will be walking out the same way he walked in . . . the WWE Champion.
Miz is in the back getting lessons from one of the referees. Miz asks if he can touch the wrestlers since they cannot touch him.
RUSEV VS SAMOA JOE
They lock up and Joe with a knee and jabs. Miz warns Joe and Miz reminds Joe that he is the referee and Joe cannot touch him. Rusev with punches and Miz stops Rusev because Joe was in the ropes. Rusev wtih a clothesline and Joe goes to the floor. Rusev slams Joe's head into the apron and then back into the ring. Joe with a forearm to knock Rusev off the apron and then Joe with a suicide dive forearm and we go to commercial.
We are back and Joe with a reverse chin lock. Rusev with a jaw breaker and Joe with a running back elbow. Joe gets a near fall. Joe with an arm bar and then he goes to a head lock. Rusev with punches and Joe is backed into the corner. Rusev with a kick and Irish whip followed by a splash. Rusev with a kick and punch but Joe with a clothesline. Joe sends Rusev into the turnbuckles but he runs into a boot. Rusev with punches. Joe misses a clothesline and Rusev with a kick to the chest. Rusev with a running shoulder into the corner followed by a jumping spin kick.
Joe avoids the Machka Kick and Joe with the Coquina Clutch. Rusev with a snap mare to escape. Joe charges into the corner but Rusev moves and Joe splashes Miz when English moves. Joe with an STJoe but Miz refuses to make the count. Joe grabs Miz' hand and Rusev with a Machka Kick for the three count.
The winner of the match: Rusev
Post Match: Rusev gets a ladder from Aiden English and he hits Joe with it. Rusev sets up the ladder in the ring and he starts to climb it. Miz pulls Rusev off the ladder and hits a Skull Crushing Finale. Miz climbs the ladder and grabs the briefcase.
Miz tells the announcers that his contract is in the briefcase. Byron opens it and he shows Miz pancakes.
We see The New Day laughing in the back
JEFF HARDY VS SHINSUKE NAKAMURA
Hardy and Nakamura lock up and Nakamura backs Hardy into the corner and Nakamura leans his head against Hardy's chest on the break. Hardy with a kick and forearm to the back. Hardy sends Nakamura into the turnbuckles. Nakamura slides to the floor on an Irish whip and he gestures for Hardy to COME ON. Hardy sends Nakamura into the ringside barrier and then Hardy with a clothesline off the apron.
They return to the ring and Hardy punches Nakamura and sends him into the turnbuckles. Hardy's back gives out when Nakamura Irish whips him. Nakamura kicks Hardy in the back. Nakamura with a snap mare and a knee drop for a near fall. Nakamura kicks Hardy in the corner and then Nakamura with a leg sweep and then he connects with kicks in the corner. Nakamura gets a near fall.
Nakamura with a chin lock using Hardy's arm. Hardy with elbows and a jaw breaker. Hardy with punches and a running forearm. Hardy with a reverse atomic drop and leg drop. Hardy with a drop kick for a near fall. Hardy with a kick and he goes for the Twist of Fate but Nakamura escapes. Nakamura misses a splash into the corner. Hardy with a mule kick but Nakamura kicks Hardy out of the corner on a hesitation kick. Nakamura with a spin kick. Nakamura puts Hardy on the turnbuckles and Nakamura goes for the running knee but Hardy moves. Hardy with an elbow and Hardy with Whisper in the Wind for a near fall.
Hardy goes up top and Nakamura hits the ropes to knock Hardy onto the turnbuckles. Nakamura with a running knee to the back. Hardy with a kick to the knee followed by a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes up top for a Swanton and he hits it but he cannot take advantage and Nakamura gets his foot on the rope to stop the count. Nakamura goes to the floor and Hardy follows him. They return to the ring and Jeff signals for the Twist of Fate. Nakamura with a low blow and the referee calls for the bell.
The winner of the match by disqualification: Jeff Hardy
Post Match: Nakamura lays Hardy out with The Kinchasa
Backstage: Carmella is getting ready for her match in the make up area. Renee asks Carmella about possibly facing Asuka during tonight's match and if she is concerned.
Carmella says Renee does not remember seeing her leaving Asuka laying in the ring. She is not concerned about Asuka. Charlotte beat Asuka and she beat Charlotte twice. She is not concerned. She is not concerned about anyone. Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Lana, and Asuka should be concerned. Asuka should be scared.
BECKY LYNCH, CHARLOTTE FLAIR, NAOMI, LANA AND ASUKA VS THE IICONICS, ABSOLUTION AND CARMELLA
Naomi and Sonya trade kicks. Leapfrog by Naomi andd an armdrag to Sonya. Lana tags in delivering a kick followed up by a neckbreaker. Lana picks Sonya up and she drives Lana into the opposite corner tagging Carmella who goes to work on Lana. Carmella misses with a bronco buster.
Becky tags and unloads with kicks and a clothesline to Carmella. Bex-ploder to Carmella. Carmella takes control as Peyton Royce tags in. Kick to Becky for a two count. The Iiconics with the double team and Sonya tags back in as we go to commercial
Back from break, Peyton working over Becky with kicks and she tags Billie Kay back in. Billie working over the neck keeping Becky grounded
Peyton with a kick to Charlotte but Charlotte with a spear. Charlotte goes up top and she kicks Carmella off the apron. That delay allows Peyton to get her knees up. Sonya tags in and then she tags in Mandy. Mandy with a kick and Sonya with a sliding kick. Charlotte avoids a double suplex and she tags in Asuka who hits a missile drop kick on Mandy. Mandy blocks a German suplex and Mandy with an elbow. Asuka applies the Asuka Lock and it is broken up. Everyone gets in the ring and Carmella tags in. Asuka with a hip attack and then she sends Mandy to the floor. Charlotte goes up top and hits a moonsault on Billie and Peyton. Sonya and Mandy send Becky into the ringside barrier. Naomi with a splash onto Sonya on the floor. Asuka with a round kick to Mandy but Carmella with a thrust kick to Asuka and Lana makes the save.
Carmella sends Lana to the floor. Asuka misses a round kick but she applies the Asuka Lock and Carmella taps out.
The winners of the match: Becky Lynch, Charlotte, Naomi, Lana and Asuka