WWE Smackdown – 17th July 2020 Result And Review
Preview: AJ Styles and Matt Riddle set for Intercontinental Championship clash.
Match 1: Big E vs. Cesaro.
Bell ring, last week, as Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura lost their Smackdown Tag Team Championship match as it ended in a brawl. So now these teams will face each other at The Horror Show Extreme Rules with the title on the line, the winner of tonight’s match will choose the match stipulation. Big E and Cesaro squared off in one on one action, at the closing moments as Cesaro held Big E in a Sharpshooter, Kingston tried to provide some help to his stablemate. Seeing this Nakamura took Kofi Kingston out, this distracted Big E and it allowed Cesaro to deliver the Neutralizer and win the match.
Backstage, King Baron Corbin promised that he will feast on Matt Riddle after he loses his match against AJ Styles for the Intercontetional Championship.
Backstage, Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura choose Tables Match at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The New Day.
In the ring, Alexa Bliss kicks off “A Moment of Bliss” seeing this Bayley and Sasha Banks come out and talks trash about Bliss and Nikki Cross. Hearing this Bliss introduces her guest for tonight, Asuka. As Asuka comes out, all women get in a brawl.
Match 2: Bayley and Sasha Banks vs. Asuka and Nikki Cross.
Bell rings, “A Moment of Bliss” might have gone out of hands but surly it gave us a tag team match for tonight, as Cross will face Bayley for the Smackdown Women’s Championship and Banks will face Asuka for the Raw Women’s Championship this Sunday. Whoever will win this match, will head into The Horror Show Extreme Rules with big momentum. Bayley picked up the win by pinning Cross but by holding the ring rope as leverage. As Bayley cheated her way to get the win will this be the result this Sunday?
Winner: Bayley and Sasha Banks.
@itsBayleyWWE got the win with the boots on the rope again!— Wrestling Wave (@WrestlingWave3) July 18, 2020
Do you notice that Storytelling? @SashaBanksWWE does win clean and with her skills while Bayley wins only by cheating. #SmackDown Live Result and Review: https://t.co/XwS2gTdu3Q pic.twitter.com/xtzGVXajfN
Backstage, The Miz was seen boosting John Morrison with confidence as he will be facing The Universal Champion Braun Stowman later tonight.
Bray Wyatt cuts a promo heading into his match at The Horror Show Extreme Rules against Braun Strowmna for the Universal Championship, where Wyatt said that Strowman is not capable of not handling the gifts and he can even embrace the monster in him.
Match 3: John Morrison vs. Braun Strowman.
Bell ring, heading into The Horror Show Extreme Rules, Strowman does have to end this ongoing rivalry with his former master Wyatt for once and for all. It can be seen how focused Strowman is as he has dismantled Morrison within minutes and won the match.
Winner: Braun Strowman.
“I am ready and willing to walk through the gates of Hell and slap The Devil himself in the face… I have to go home before HE ends ME!” – @BraunStrowman #ExtremeRules #SmackDown Live Result and Review: https://t.co/XwS2gTdu3Q pic.twitter.com/Eow1Vl7FlH— Wrestling Wave (@WrestlingWave3) July 18, 2020
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Match 4: Naomi vs. Lacey Evans.
Bell ring, as Naomi and Evans, fought last week in a match, but it ended in a brawl. So the fight continued this week, Evans picked the win by Women’s Right! hand punch.
Winner: Lacey Evans.
Lacey Evans ties Naomi’s hair to the ropes and hits a Women’s Right for the victory. Unique finish there. I didn’t hate it. Although the Babyface got outsmarted by the heel. #Smackdown Live Result and Review: https://t.co/XwS2gTdu3Q pic.twitter.com/Ga1IjhdTVB— Wrestling Wave (@WrestlingWave3) July 18, 2020
Backstage, Jeff Hardy was seen in an interview where he said that Bar Fight will be perfect for him to fight his demons. Hearing this Sheamus attacks Hardy.
Backstage, Sasha Banks and Bayley were seen in an interview where they spoke about how they are destined to win at The Horror Show Extreme Rules. Hearing this Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross were seen upset. Coss then attacked Bayley.
Match 5: AJ Styles vs. Matt Riddle – Intercontinental Championship.
Bell rings, AJ Styles puts the Intercontinental Championship on the line against Matt Riddle, The Original Bro made a big statement when he defeated The Phenomenal One in his SmackDown in-ring debut in a non-title match, Styles claimed that he was distracted by his rival Daniel Bryan, who was watching from ringside. Styles then revealed that he will put his title on the line during an interview with Sarah Schreiber, the titleholder promised that the result will be different. Styles did retain his title by clean pinning Riddle and gave him his first loss on Smackdown. After the match, King Corbin delivers End of Days to Riddle as Styles leaves the ring.