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SmackDown Results: Reigns attacks former Universal Champion; Edge's SummerSlam opponent revealed

Its heating up on SmackDown as we head for SummerSlam
Its heating up on SmackDown as we head for SummerSlam
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Sasha Banks kicked off SmackDown and said that Bianca Belair disrespected the SmackDown Women's title, the same title that Banks brought the spotlight on during her own reign. Bianca came out and said that if Sasha wanted to challenge her for the title, she would accept.

Zelina Vega came out to protest since she was first in line to challenge Bianca for the title. Belair said that Vega would get her title shot tonight while Banks would get hers at SummerSlam.


Dominik Mysterio vs. Jey Uso on SmacKDown

Jey was dominating early in the match and hit a shoulder tackle and a running forearm. Dominik took the match outside and hit a Sunset Flip on the barricades before we headed for a break on SmackDown.

Back to the match, Dom took a cheap shot from Jimmy before Jey got a near fall in the ring. Dominik hit the 619 and was setting up for the finisher when Rey came out and wiped Jimmy out at ringside. Jey countered and hit a superkick in the ring and a splash for the win.

Result: Jey Uso def. Dominik Mysterio

Grade: B-


Edge was backstage and called Seth Rollins a selfish b****** before saying that he was worse than Seth and would prove it tonight.


Apollo Crews vs. Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown

Apollo took a big kick to the face and a knee strike as the match started before dropping Nakamura on the ropes and taking him out with a clothesline. Nakamura hit the knee in the corner and a knee strike before getting a near fall.

Nakamura hit a GTS and another huge knee strike before going for the pin. Azeez dragged Nakamura out of the ring and broke the pin, earning Apollo a disqualification.

Result: Shinsuke Nakamura def. Apollo Crews via DQ

Grade: C


Paul Heyman was backstage on SmackDown and said that the contract John Cena signed was not legally binding and Reigns would not honor it. Big E showed up with the Money in the Bank suitcase and laughed menacingly behind Heyman as he nervously walked away.


Tegan Nox vs. Tamina on SmackDown

Nox took Tamina into the corner and hit some kicks followed by two cannonballs. Nox went for the shining wizard but missed while Tamina lifted her up.

Shotzi shot the tank while Tamina was setting up for the Samona Drop and Nox took advantage of the distraction by taking her down and rolling her up for the pin.

Result: Tegan Nox def. Tamina

Grade: C


Backstage on SmackDown, Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce told Zelina Vega that she could not get a title match tonight like we previously thought but it would instead be a match to prove herself worthy of a title shot.


Edge was out next and said that Seth Rollins' strategies reminded him of himself and that he would have done the same if anyone had gotten in the way of his title shot.

Seth came on the Titantron as SmackDown continued and said that he always had a plan B, unlike Edge. Edge challenged Seth to a match at SummerSlam and Rollins said that he'd think about it, before advising the Hall of Famer to do the same and consider the risks to himself.

Seth brought up Edge's family who would hate to see anything happen to him and Edge fired back at Seth, reminding him of their past rivalries and calling him Edge light. Seth was furious and accepted Edge's challenge at SummerSlam before the segment was over.


Street Profits vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode on SmackDown

Roode & Ford kicked off the match and Roode got a big kick early on before Ford hit standing dropkicks on both Ziggler and Roode. Ford took a huge slam in the ring from Roode and went down to the mat.

Ziggler and Roode isolated Ford in their corner before Ford finally made the tag and Dawkins came in to clear the ring. Ziggler took a spinning neck breaker for a near fall but Roode broke the pin on SmackDown.

Street Profits vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode on SmackDown (contd...)

Ziggler hit the famouser for a near fall as SmackDown went on. Dawkins hit the anointment on Ziggler and Ford came in with the splash for the win.

Result: Street Profits def. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode

Grade: B


Bianca Belair vs. Zelina Vega on SmackDown

Vega unloaded on the champ as the match began and Bianca returned the favor once she got in control of the match. Vega was sent into the corner but came back with an elbow and tried to roll the champ up.

Bianca was hit with a submission using the ropes before she set Vega up on the apron and knocked her outside. Belair had Vega in the air when Banks made her entrance and allowed Vega to counter and get back in control.

After a break on SmackDown, Bianca hit a standing moonsault for a near fall before Vega went for a sleeper hold. Belair reversed it into a suplex but Vega came back with her own counter before sending the champ outside.

Bianca Belair vs. Zelina Vega on SmackDown (contd...)

Outside the ring, Bianca swung Vega into the barricades before getting the KOD in the ring for the win on SmackDown!

Result: Bianca Belair def. Zelina Vega

Grade: B+


Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin on SmackDown

Roman Reigns was backstage and said that he was interested in the match before it kicked off. Baron tried to apologize for his actions last week but Balor rejected it before attacking him.

Baron got in control and beat Balor into the corner before Balor wiped him out with a Pele kick. Corbin took the sling blade before dropkicking him into the corner.

Balor went up top and hit the Coupe de Grace before getting the win on Corbin!

Result: Finn Balor def. Baron Corbin

Balor got on the mic and said that he wanted to face Roman Reigns for the title no matter what, even if he had to beat Cena for it. Roman walked out and joined Balor in the ring to tell The Prince not to mention him on his show, SmackDown.

Roman was walking out when Balor pushed him and Reigns landed on his feet. The Tribal Chief came back and stared him down while the Usos took Balor out from behind.

Balor fought back and cleared the ring of the Usos before hitting a dive on them to the outside. Roman went back to the ring and joined the fight before taking Balor down with the help of the Usos. Roman and the Usos hit some big moves on Balor before locking in the guillotine and knocking out the former Universal Champ.

Grade: B+


Episode grade: B

Tonight on SmackDown, we got multiple big match announcements for SummerSlam while Zelina Vega took on the SmackDown Women's champ. Nakamura picked up a win on Apollo Crews while the Street Profits beat the Dirty Dawgs in a tag match tonight on SmackDown.


Check out this week's episode of Smack Talk where wrestling legend Dutch Mantel joins Sportskeeda's Rick Ucchino and Sid Pullar III to break down SmackDown in the video below:

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Edited by Arjun
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