– Tonight’s WWE SmackDown on FOX opens up with a take a look at how Undisputed WWE Common Champion Roman Reigns retained over Riddle in final Friday’s blue model primary occasion. We additionally see Brock Lesnar’s massive return from final week. We’re now dwell from the Moody Middle in Austin, Texas as Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined at ringside by Pat McAfee. They hype Lesnar vs. Reigns in a Final Man Standing match at WWE SummerSlam.
– We go proper to the ring and out comes Drew McIntyre as Alicia Taylor does the introduction. McIntyre raises his sword, Angela, within the air as followers cheer him on. We see how Sheamus and McIntyre brawled to a rely out of their current MITB qualifier, and the way Adam Pearce put them each within the Males’s Cash Within the Financial institution Ladder Match final week.
McIntyre takes the mic and welcomes Austin, and the world, to SmackDown. McIntyre talks about how he just lately promised to work his approach from the underside to a title match however Undisputed WWE Common Champion Roman Reigns retains ducking him. Drew says it appears to be like like he has to pressure Reigns’ hand, and to do this he’ll turn out to be Mr. Cash Within the Financial institution.
Drew brings up Brock Lesnar’s return and says he did it the Brock Means, which is ok, however Drew will do issues his personal approach, and he hopes Reigns and Lesnar tear one another aside at SummerSlam so he might be ready with a Claymore Kick. The music interrupts and out comes Sheamus with Ridge Holland and Butch. Sheamus and Drew have some phrases. Sheamus says Drew is correct about SummerSlam being the appropriate time to money in on Lesnar or Reigns, however Drew is off his rocker if he thinks it will likely be him to money in. Sheamus enters the ring and says Drew doesn’t belong as he’s solely within the MITB Ladder Match due to Pearce.
Sheamus goes on ranting and reminds everybody how he cashed in on Reigns earlier than. The music interrupts and out comes Paul Heyman to the stage. Pearce is correct behind him. Heyman introduces himself and brings up the Lesnar vs. Reigns Final Man Standing match at SummerSlam, which he says is not going to be received by Brock. Followers boo Heyman. Heyman says we have now an issue – regardless that Reigns is The GOAT, even towards Lesnar on this Final Man Standing match, he might be weak to a cash-in try. Heyman says Lesnar would even be weak, however he’s not going to win. Heyman factors out how Sheamus has beforehand cashed in, so he’s right here tonight to make sure that it received’t occur once more.
Followers boo some extra. Heyman factors to Pearce and praises him, including that Pearce has a really particular announcement to make. Pearce says it’s come to his consideration that he was a bit hasty placing them each within the MITB Ladder Match. Pearce says neither man was pinned, however neither received as properly, and after some affect by Heyman, WWE administration has resolve to over-rule his choice. Pearce says neither Sheamus or McIntyre might be within the MITB Ladder Match now. Sheamus and McIntyre seethe within the ring. Pearce then declares that Sheamus and McIntyre can nonetheless have a path to the MITB match, in the event that they defeat Undisputed WWE Tag Staff Champions The Usos tonight. The music hits and out comes The Usos to face with Heyman and Pearce on the stage. Sheamus and McIntyre look on from the ring as we go to industrial.
– Again from the break and the announcers hype tonight’s primary occasion. Cole clarifies that The Usos is not going to be defending their titles, and so they additionally is not going to be making an attempt to qualify for MITB.
Males’s Cash Within the Financial institution Ladder Match Qualifier: Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
We return to the ring and Shinsuke Nakamura is wrapping up his entrance. Kayla Braxton is backstage with Sami Zayn now. Sami desires to speak about how this might be an excellent night time for The Bloodline as a result of Undisputed WWE Tag Staff Champions The Usos can knock Sheamus and Drew McIntyre out of Cash Within the Financial institution. Sami says The Bloodline all the time does what is correct for Undisputed WWE Common Champion Roman Reigns and he can say that as a result of he’s an honorary member of the group, he’s an honorary Uce. Sami says tonight he’s dedicating his match to Reigns, however higher but, he’s going to Cash Within the Financial institution to win the briefcase and… Kayla asks if he’s cashing in on Reigns. Sami says no, he’s profitable the briefcase to guard Reigns. The music hits and out comes Sami to the ring now.
The bell rings and Sami prices however Nakamura shortly takes him down into an armbar. They break and rise up however Nakamura rocks Sami with knees. Nakamura blocks boots within the nook, then kicks Sami behind the top. Nakamura with the large sliding German suplex for a pop. Nakamura with an enormous kick to drop Sami acquire however he kicks out at 2. Zayn rolls to the ground to stall as followers boo. Nakamura follows however Sami assaults and sends him face-first into the ring submit. Sami sends Nakamura into the barrier and he goes down now. Followers chant “Sami sucks!” as Sami returns to the ring and waits on the referee to rely.
Nakamura makes it again in simply in time for the rely. Sami is rolled up however he kicks out at 2. They commerce offense now and Sami has Nakamura down, stomping away. Followers rally for Nakamura now. Sami runs right into a kick within the nook. Sami blocks one other kick, then launches Nakamura from the highest over the ropes. Sami stands tall as we return to a industrial.
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