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WWE SmackDown Live Results: July 10 2018

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The 07/10/18 episode of WWE SmackDown Live just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results and our overall thoughts on the show for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #986 of WWE SmackDown Live by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.


 

MizTV Goes Wrong

 

The Miz started things off with another exciting edition of MizTV. As his guests for the evening, Bryan and Kane joined him in the ring. Bryan briefly considered punching Miz in the face, but, much to the disappointment of the crowd, Kane talked him down.

Miz talked them up at first, even saying that they would be the ones to dethrone The Bludgeon Brothers, but things took a turn when he showed a video package highlighting Kane’s betrayal last time they were a team.

Bryan shut him down quickly, saying he knew Miz was just trying to stir the pot, which was fine because it’s the only thing he’s good at. Miz broke down and started screaming at Bryan, which led to Kane grabbing him for a chokeslam, but The Bludgeon Brothers interrupted.

Before Harper and Rowan could make it down, however, SAnitY ambushed everyone in the ring. The New Day wanted a piece of the action and came out to join the brawl.

SAnitY and The Bludgeon Brothers continued to brutalize Team Hell No and The New Day (The Miz made a stealthy escape somewhere along the way) until officials broke up the skirmish.


 

AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

 

Styles and Nakamura were in the ring ready to go when a handsome Rusev appeared. He announced that the WWE Championship would be leaving Extreme Rules with him before taking his seat at the announce table.

Shinsuke took the distraction as an opportunity to attack Styles from behind. This was a fun match, but it was a little hard to focus with Rusev’s superb commentating skills in the background. With gems like, “I have big quads, Byron, follow me on Instagram and you’ll see a whole bunch of pictures of my quads,” anyone would get distracted.

The action got a little too close to commentary, causing Aiden English to receive a forearm from Styles and a Kinshasa from Nakamura. This obviously angered Rusev, so he caused a disqualification by attacking Styles. He and Nakamura were about to double team the champ when Jeff Hardy ran down to make the save.

Paige liked what she saw and set a tag match to take place immediately.

Winner: AJ Styles (Disqualification)


 

AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev

 

Rusev was more than happy for the chance to beat down his pay-per-view opponent and the man who hurt his Aiden, AJ Styles. Rusev laid into him until Jeff Hardy tagged in and shifted the momentum.

Every time it looked as though Hardy was going to win the match for his team, Nakamura interfered. Styles was unable to assist because he was lying on the ground after an attack from Shinsuke. Jeff Hardy was unable to overcome and lost to Rusev after a Machka Kick.

Winner: Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura


 

Asuka vs. James Ellsworth

Lumberjack Match

 

With the entire women’s division at ringside, Ellsworth grabbed a mic and said that none of them were ready for Asuka, but he was. Probably a bad move considering they all had licenses to beat him up if he tried to escape. And he did. Several times.

The ladies of SmackDown didn’t quite do their job to the best of their ability, as they broke into a brawl and almost allowed Ellsworth to make a break for it more than once. Even with all the shenanigans, Ellsworth wasn’t ready for Asuka and tapped out to her armbar.

After the match, Carmella took matters into her own hands, helping Ellsworth attack Asuka, spraying what appeared to be hairspray into her eyes.

Per SmackDown GM, Paige, in order to prevent any disruptions at Extreme Rules, Ellsworth will be suspended above the ring in a shark cage during Carmella’s match.

Winner: Asuka


 

New Day and Team Hell No Backstage

 

Somewhere in the back, The New Day and Team Hell No attempted to strategize for their upcoming match against SAnitY and The Bludgeon Brothers. Bryan and Kane struggled to resist the urge to argue, luckily The New Day was there to reel them in.

Kane ended things with some sage words for his teammates (or, you know, an *NSYNC lyric. Same thing.).


 

Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Sin Cara

 

This match was totally wicked (bonus points if you get the reference). Andrade Almas wrestled like his immaculately styled hair was on fire. Sin Cara had his best match in recent memory. Zelina Vega stood at ringside looking hella arrogant. Everything about it was awesome.

Winner: Andrade “Cien” Almas


 

Team Hell No and The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers and SAnitY

 

This came as a result of the brawl earlier in the evening. Team Hell No and The New Day got the early advantage by throwing SAnitY and The Bludgeons out of the ring the moment the match started.

Hopefully, they enjoyed their brief moment of triumph, because they didn’t get any offense for quite a while after that. SAnitY, Harper, and Rowan pulverized the other teams until Daniel Bryan tagged in and threw them off their game.

The small shift was enough to unravel the chaotic heels, eventually allowing Daniel Bryan to pin Eric Young for the victory.

In celebration, Team Hell No stood at the top of the ramp, where Kane led a Yes chant and Bryan did the classic Kane pose and pyro.

Winner: Team Hell No and The New Day


 

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