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WWE SmackDown Live Results: August 7 2018

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The 08/07/18 edition of WWE SmackDown Live, out of the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE SmackDown Live results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #990 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.





The Viper Speaks

 

Randy Orton started the show by bragging about his attack on Jeff Hardy last week. He said he liked making the audience squirm, in fact, his goal was to make people want to stop watching. But he knew they wouldn’t – they would stick around to witness him destroy all of their heroes.


 

“We’re Not Sasha and Bayley”

 

Charlotte Flair approached Becky Lynch backstage to discuss the Women’s Championship match at SummerSlam becoming a triple threat. Becky said that although she would have preferred to have Carmella all to herself, she knew Charlotte did what she had to and was more than ready to have her back in their upcoming tag match.


 

Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair vs. The IIconics

 

Carmella sat at the announce table while Billie and Peyton taunted Becky and Charlotte as they walked to the ring. Charlotte and Becky got their revenge by taking control of the match at the start but were soon overtaken by The Iconic Duo. After some entertaining back and forth, Charlotte and Becky took the victory.

Winner: Charlotte and Becky Lynch


 

The New Day Backstage

 

Renee Young interviewed The New Day regarding their match against The Bar later in the show. They would defeat The Bar and go on to face The Bludgeon Brothers at SummerSlam. In the middle of it, Kofi Kingston adopted the persona of Kramer King (complete with blonde wig and bowtie) and interviewed his teammates himself, which, as you can probably guess, made for a fun few minutes.


 

AJ Styles Has Some Words for Samoa Joe

 

The Phenomenal One came to the ring to say that he didn’t appreciate Samoa Joe bringing his family into the fight. And although Styles did he best to be a good father, Joe was right in a way, he wasn’t all that he could be because of his career. He went on to say that the fact Joe knows him and his family personally made his comments all the more painful.

Not only would Samoa Joe not leave SummerSlam as WWE Champion, he would be lucky to leave on his own two feet at all. Afterward, Joe was shown backstage chuckling at Styles’ anger.


 

Lana vs. Zelina Vega

 

Before the match, Aiden English made one last attempt to mend his friendship with the other members of Rusev Day. Rusev said he was forgiven, however, he was still not allowed to accompany them to the ring.

With their respective male counterparts at ringside, the Lana and Zelina went to work. In the middle of the action, Andrade Almas attempted to distract Lana but was tackled by Rusev, who was then distracted by Zelina, who was attacked by Lana, at which point Aiden English ran down and ultimately cost Lana the match. Suffice it to say, there were plenty of shenanigans.

Winner: Zelina Vega


 

Shinsuke Nakamura Interview

 

Backstage, Renee Young asked Shinsuke about his match against Jeff Hardy, Nakamura responded by saying that she was mistaken, Hardy had been erased by The Viper. Before they could go much further, R-Truth approached with Tye Dillinger and demanded a match for the United States Championship at SummerSlam. Nakamura denied him and allegedly insulted him in Japanese, which enraged Truth enough to ask for a match later in the evening instead.


 

The Miz Speaks

 

The Miz was supposed to have an interview in the ring with Byron Saxton but stood him up (sort of). He didn’t appear on stage after his music hit; instead, he popped up on the big screen, at the set of his show. He immediately started in on Saxton, but quickly turned his rage toward Daniel Bryan.

Miz said that he knew Bryan had been obsessed with him since his neck injury, but Miz had way better things to do than sit around thinking about Bryan. He was tired of people calling him a coward; he hasn’t been hiding, Bryan is simply beneath him.

Miz had really gotten on a roll with the insults when Daniel Bryan had heard enough and attacked both The A-Lister and his bodyguards before being overpowered and thrown to the ground.


 

R-Truth vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

 

Truth’s match was longer than his entrance this time, but not by much. After very little offense, he was defeated by Nakamura’s Kinshasa.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura


 

The Bludgeon Brothers vs. 3SK

 

Even under a 3-on-2 handicap stipulation, Harper and Rowan didn’t break a sweat. They squashed all three of their opponents in a few short minutes.

Winner: The Bludgeon Brothers


 

The New Day vs. The Bar

 

In the final round of the SmackDown Tag Team Tournament, The New Day took on The Bar for an opportunity to face The Bludgeon Brothers at SummerSlam. Sheamus and Cesaro put the boots to Kofi Kingston for several minutes to kick things off, doing everything they could to keep him from tagging in his partner.

Big E finally got in on the action and showed The Bar who’s boss with some high impact moves and hip thrusts. However, Sheamus and Cesaro incapacitated Kofi Kingston at ringside, allowing them to use their double team tactics on Big E, taking back the upper hand.

Recharged and ready to go, Kofi Kingston came back with a vengeance. We thought Kofi might end it there, but The Bar made a last-ditch effort at the title shot. Unfortunately for The Bar, it failed, and The New Day won the match and the championship opportunity with the Midnight Hour. This was an awesome main event.

Winner: The New Day


 

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