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WWE SmackDown Results, August 8th, 2017 Live Commentary and Updates, Massive Summerslam match announced, WWE Superstar returns after a month, Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton grudge match

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Updated: 09 August 2017 07:36 IST - Published: 09 August 2017 07:36 IST
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That's a wrap for this show, folks. This has been Sportskeeda's coverage of SmackDown Live, and we would like to thank you for joining us. 
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We're about to go off air with a visual of a victorious Orton when Rusev appears out of nowhere and superkicks the Viper. 
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When we return from commercial, Mahal has turned the tide and has Orton in a chin lock. However, Mahal misses a clothesline and goes shoulder first into the ring post. This allows Orton to hit his father's patented superplex for two. Orton connects with strikes and lariats which he follows with a fall-away slam. Mounted punches in the corner, but Mahal shows signs of life and tries to reverse. He eats Orton's signature powerslam for his troubles.

Just when Orton looks ready to overwhelm Mahal, the Modern Day Maharaja manages to connect with a knee to the temple. Mahal then sets up the Khallas, but Orton counters and hits the rope-hung DDT. Orton calls for the RKO, but Jinder connects with a superkick. Randy Orton then finally hits an RKO after countering another attempted Khallas and...

Randy Orton def. Jinder Mahal


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Jinder Mahal vs, Randy Orton
The carpet is actually in the ring for Jinder Mahal's entrance. Vince sure loves his ethnic stereotypes, doesn't he? The crowd is chanting loudly for Jinder, and it's clear that there is no love for Randy Orton in Toronto. Once the bell rings, the Viper doesn't bother with a lock-up and just starts to hammer away at the WWE Champion. 

Mahal rolls out of the ring but gets repeatedly thrown into the barricade by the frustrated Randy Orton. The youngest World Champion in WWE history then clotheslines Mahal and backdrops him on the announce table. He then sets up for an RKO on the announce table, but the Modern Day Maharaja blocks and sends Orton flying over a barricade. 
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We get a pre-taped segment where Renee Young is interviewing Shinsuke Nakamura. He expresses his respect for John Cena and says that it his destiny to win the WWE Championship at Summerslam. He promises the beginning of the Nakamura Dynasty. 
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Carmella and Ellsworth are sauntering backstage when they run into Natalya. The Queen of Harts warns them not to interfere in her business at Summerslam. Carmella and Ellsworth re-assure her that they're counting on her to win. 
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Both women go back-and-forth, and Carmella begins to tease a superplex spot. However, Naomi fights her off and gets ready to take off when James Ellsworth thwarts her and causes her to fall. The Chinless Wonder is back!!! Carmella takes advantage and connects with a superkick for the win.

Carmella def. Naomi
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Carmella connects with a few elbows and slaps, but Naomi retorts with an enzuigiri and sliding slap as we head to commercial. 
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Naomi vs. Carmella
Even though Naomi's gimmick suggests that she's a dubstep-loving hippie who has a fondness for intoxicants, she's actually a full-blown babyface on television. A curious character indeed. 

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The Ravishing Russian and Tamina are backstage. They have a strange altercation which kind of implies that Lana will become Tamina's manager. However, this is WWE and the creative team isn't exactly known for its attention span. 
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This was a tremendous segment on its own merit, but the tie-in to the golden years of professional wrestling makes it a winner in my book. #fanservice
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Owens then says that Styles has cause for concern because of the latter's history with Shane. Owens then pulls up some footage from Survivor Series 98 where Shane refuses to count a fall for Austin against Mankind and implies that Shane isn't an objective referee. Shane tries to assuage the concerns of Owens and Styles, but the segment devolves into chaos and ends with the Phenomenal One accidentally hitting Shane with a Pele Kick while the Prize Fighter slinks away. 
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Shane McMahon says that Kevin Owens doesn't believe that he is a competent referee, but the Prize Fighter is quick on his feet in more than one sense of the word. Owens says that a McMahon once screwed a legendary Canadian wrestler — in reference to the Montreal Screwjob. The crowd begins to chant, " You screwed Bret." However, Owens says that he isn't worried about Shane screwing him at Summerslam because of the PR implications.
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Shane McMahon, who will officiate the United States Championship match at Summerslam, comes out to the ring. He invites Kevin Owens and AJ Styles to the join him. This match is going to be the people's main event at Summerslam, folks. Let's not forget that the contemporary wrestling fan wants to watch great wrestling, not some Samonan dude going ' oooooaaahhh'. 
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Charlotte vs. Lana

Charlotte has a look of glee on her face; after all, she asked Shane McMahon to make this match not so long ago. Charlotte is one step ahead of her opponent the whole time. She taunts Lana and picks her apart with ease. The Queen eventually hits a big boot followed by a figure eight to put the Ravishing Russian out of her misery.

Charlotte def. Lana
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Charlotte is out next for a match with the Ravishing Russian. This is, of course, part of the Lana-Tamina storyline that makes everyone cringe. 

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