Smackdown! Live TV Report for 08/08/2017

Introduction Segment: Video Promo

A recap of Shinsuke Nakamura wrestling John Cena from last week’s Smackdown! Live plays, as well as footage of “Mr. Money In The Bank” Baron Corbin attacking Cena and Nakamura after Smackdown! went off of the air.

Arena Promo

We go right to the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario. John Cena is out and acknowledges the fans. He talks about his match with Shinsuke, putting over “The King of Strong Style” as legit, and concedes that he “just lost.” John says Nakamura “earned” it. Before he can continue, Baron Corbin interrupts.

Baron orders Cena to “respect” him because he is the Money In The Bank winner. John hits back verbally, but Corbin backs away and holds up the briefcase. He tells Cena that he’s Not worth my time.”

General Manager Daniel Bryan walks out and faces Baron. He books him to take on John Cena at SummerSlam.


Match #1: Tag-Team – The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) VS. Tye Dillinger and Sami Zayn

Tye is all over one of The Usos to begin, so Jimmy and Jey have to retreat to the outside for a break.


“The Prefect 10” is continuing to control Jey, but is hit with a hard forearm as he tried to run through the ropes. Sami follows though, and lands an over-the-ropes swanton! Dillinger almost takes this, and then ascends the turnbuckle but is cut off by Jey. He switches with his brother, and they double-team Tye’s knee, and Jimmy locks in the Tequila Sunrise hold, forcing Dillinger to give-up!

Winners via Submission: The Usos

Post-match, The Usos are wondering where Tag-Team Champions The New Day are. Big E. soon answers, and then Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston blindside Jimmy and Jey in the ring! the trio triple-team with chairs, going for their finish, but Jey manages to pull Jimmy away just in time.


Backstage Promo

Rene Young is with Randy Orton. “The Viper” says that Rusev was insinuating for a challenge last week, so he wanted to retort; they will wrestle at SummerSlam. Meanwhile tonight, Orton is scheduled to meet WWE Champion Jinder Mahal; he says that since The Singh Brothers are not in attendance, then Mahal has nowhere to go, and Randy will take advantage of that.

Video Promo

We get another edition of “Fashion Peaks,” and this time, Fandango has been brought back! They are still on “the case” of who tore apart their office and their horse, Tully.

Charlotte Flair makes her entrance for her match with Lana, next!


Match #2: Single – Charlotte Flair VS. Lana

Charlotte toys with and governs Lana this whole bout, completing it with the Figure-8!

Winner via Submission: Charlotte Flair

Later tonight, Women’s Champion Naomi will wrestle “Ms. Money In The Bank” Carmella, and Commissioner Shane McMahon is walking through the halls, on his way!


Arena Promo

The fans are hyped for Shane, and the Commissioner thanks them. He talks about his involvement as Special Referee for the United States Championship between Kevin Owens and Champion A.J. Styles at SummerSlam. He introduces both and gives them each a microphone.

A.J. and Kevin jaw at each other, so Shane splits them. Kevin says he’s sorry for yelling at McMahon for being placed as the referee by GM Bryan; Kevin nods to the “Montreal Screwjob” as “one legendary wrestler being screwed out of a title by a McMahon.” The fans chant “you screwed Bret,” but Owens says that Bret deserved it! Kevin also reminds Shane what Styles did to him back in March, leading up to their WrestleMania match.

A.J. owns up that he wasn’t thrilled when Bryan made Shane the ref, but if anything does happen, he warns there will be “repercussions.” Kevin also shows footage from Survivor Series 1998, when McMahon as the referee “screwed” “Stone Cold” Steve Austin out of the then-WWF Championship. Styles has had enough and wants to go tonight, minus Shane, but Owens wants to wait and “win the United States Championship in the United Sates, in a city that actually matters!” A.J. and Kevin start to go at it, and Owens shoves Shane into a Pele Kick and then walks away, laughing and bowing!


Locker Room Promo

Tamina walks up to Lana and wants Lana to help her get her “ambition,” just like Lana got her own for three Women’s Championship Matches.

Match #3: Single – Carmella VS. Women’s Champion Naomi (Non-Title)

Naomi controls the early part of the contest.


The Women’s Champion is still in control until Carmella yanks her by the hair. She locks on a grounding rear-chinlock. Later, Naomi regains, but is tripped up on the top turnbuckle by a returning James Ellsworth! Carmella takes advantage for the 1 – 2 – 3!

Winner via Pinfall: Carmella (with James Ellsworth)


Backstage Promo

James Ellsworth and Carmella are walking through the hall; Natalya walks up and warns them not to interfere in her Women’s Championship Match with Naomi at Summerslam.

Video Promo

Rene Young talks to Shinsuke Nakamura about his WWE Championship Match with Jinder Mahal at SummerSlam. Nakamura says he wanted to be in WWE to take on “the best in the world.” He says he will be WWE Champion at SummerSlam and then “The Shinsuke Dynasty” will start.

WWE Champion Jinder Mahal enters the arena for his main-event match, next!


Match #4: Single – WWE Champion Jinder Mahal VS. Randy Orton (Non-Title)

Randy brawls with Mahal around the ring for the first bit, and almost RKO’s him on the announce table, but Jinder shoves him away into the corner.


The Champion is tearing at Orton’s chin, but Randy punches back. Jinder reverses a whip and runs into the corner, but Randy moves and Mahal eats the ring post shoulder-first. “The Viper” superplexes “The Modern-Day Maharaja” from the top turnbuckle but only gets a two-count!

Orton clotheslines Jinder a couple of times and punches him in the corner soon after. Mahal counters with a knee and tries his Collase finisher, but Randy blocks it and drops him into the mat with his Draping-DDT! He sets up for the R.K.O., but Jinder rolls him up for a near-fall! He hits Orton hard and tries again for his Cobra-Clutch Slam, but Randy reverses into an R.K.O. and coves for the victory!

Winner via Pinfall: Randy Orton

Post-match, Randy celebrates and backs up the aisle way as replays are shown. Rusev then hits him on the stage as the show closes.

End of Smackdown! Live.


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