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WWE SmackDown Live Results: June 5, 2018

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The 06/05/18 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 this episode of WWE SmackDown Live by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.


Who is Ready for Asuka?


Carmella pranced down to the ring to kick things off. She immediately grabbed a mic and demanded the crowd shower her with the affection she deserves. She switched gears rather quickly and started trashing Asuka, reminding everyone that The Empress lost to Charlotte at WrestleMania and therefore no longer held the mystique she once did.

Asuka had heard enough and made her entrance, but before she could fire back at Carmella, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville came to the stage, putting her down even more. Mandy and Sonya each said that they could beat Asuka right then.

Carmella asked The Empress who she chose, but Paige interrupted and laid down the law. She told everyone that she runs the show, not them. She then gave Asuka a choice between Mandy and Sonya. Asuka snatched the mic from Carmella and declared she wanted both of them. Paige granted her wish and declared a handicap match to take place next.


Asuka vs. Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose


With Carmella at the announce table, Asuka took on both Sonya and Mandy. The former Absolution members took advantage of the handicap stipulation and put the boots to Asuka through most of the match. And just when we thought Asuka was going to turn it around, she was distracted by Carmella and brought back down.

Even as the underdog, Asuka showed off her in-ring expertise and had the crowd going nuts for everything she did. Eventually, she got Sonya where she wanted her and tapped her out with the Asuka Lock.

After the match, The Empress was attacked by Carmella, who held the title proudly over her head to close things out.

Winner: Asuka


The New Day Prank The Miz


The New Day approached The Miz backstage and apologized for all of their recent tom-foolery. As a peace offering, the allowed Miz to choose which one of them would be in the Money in the Bank match by drawing a name from a hat.

Miz closed his eyes and was ready to choose, but they switched the hats at the last second and he ended up with a handful of pancake batter. The New Day laughed hysterically at this and Miz stormed out, rubbing the batter all over their new pancake butler.


Luke Harper vs. Karl Anderson


As expected, Luke Harper beat Anderson down ruthlessly, but at the last second, Karl got the upset and pinned Harper for the win. The Good Brothers got out of dodge before The Bludgeon Brothers could get their revenge. Smart move.

Winner: Karl Anderson


Naomi and Jimmy Uso vs. Lana and Aiden English


Before the match, Naomi and Jimmy Uso cut a promo threatening Lana and Aiden, telling the Rusev Day members that they were going to put them in their place.

Even if this had been terrible, it was kind of worth it to see Jimmy do the glow entrance with Naomi, but it was actually a decent mixed tag match. Most of the action took place between Naomi and Lana, with Jimmy and Aiden stepping in for some big spots. Mr. and Mrs. Uso got the victory when Jimmy hit a superkick on Aiden.

Winner: Jimmy Uso and Naomi


Nakamura/Styles Contract Signing


Paige mediated the contract signing between Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles for their match at Money in the Bank. Styles requested to make a statement, which turned into a long promo about beating Nakamura, after which Nakamura yawned and wiped his eyes.

Shinsuke disrespected him even further by refusing to sign the contract because all of the pens were broken. When AJ had as much as he could take, he hit Shinsuke in the face and was dragged away by officials, leaving Nakamura to finalize the contract in peace.

Contract signings can often be awkward and overdone, but this one was executed perfectly. Both men continued to tell their story while entertaining the audience with their interactions.


Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch


This was possibly the most highly anticipated match of the evening, so these ladies had to bring the fire (pun intended). They made it evident that they are still best friends, but that nothing came above proving themselves. It’s nice to have a break from the standard good guy vs. bad guy every now and then.

Becky and Charlotte are two of the best wrestlers on the roster, so it’s no surprise that this bout was great. After an action-packed contest, they ended things with a bang when Becky tapped The Queen out with the Dis-Arm-Her.

Winner: Becky Lynch


Samoa Joe Interview


This was less of an interview and more of one of Joe’s killer promos where he declared himself the best there is. Samoa Joe is absolutely untouchable on the mic, that’s about all there is to say.


Big Cass is Big


Renee Young interviewed Big Cass in front of a half-booing, half-completely disinterested audience. Big Cass said that he is big, which automatically makes him better than Daniel Bryan, who is small. This was ground-breaking stuff, you guys. At least the camera angle was cool, Renee was channeling her inner Mean Gene like a pro.


Zelina Vega / Sin Cara Backstage


The dispute between Zelina Vega and Sin Cara continued to develop, Zelina putting him down verbally until Andrade Almas smashed into the frame and laid him out physically.

We can’t remember the last time we truly cared what Sin Cara was up to, but this feud has us interested to see what happens next and is a great way for Almas to start his main roster career.


The New Day vs. Rusev, The Miz, and Samoa Joe


To get payback for the pancake prank, The Miz enlisted a few friends (for the evening), Samoa Joe and Rusev. This was a fun match with Miz failing to punish the members of New Day in spectacular fashion. Luckily, he had Joe and Rusev on his side. Right up until he accidentally hit them in the face with a platter full of pancakes and they left him to lose on his own.

Winner: The New Day


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