WWE SmackDown Live Results (07/10): Extreme Rules Go-Home Show
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Tonight's episode of SmackDown Live opens up from The SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire as Tom Phillips welcomes us to the show. He is joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They run down everything that will be taking place on tonight's show including a lumberjack match between James Ellsworth and Asuka.
The Miz is already in the ring to kick off tonight's episode of SmackDown Live with a Miz TV segment. The Miz promotes his upcoming reality show on The USA Network, Miz & Mrs. and says that he is going to win an Emmy for it. He then welcomes his guests for tonight's Miz TV segment in Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) and they make their way down to the ring.
The Miz starts by saying that he wants to address the elephant in the room, which is his victory over Daniel Bryan in the Gauntlet Match from a few weeks ago. The Miz then says that he has no inclination of starting anything and he wants to be extended the same courtesy. Bryan then says that if he is asking if he’s gonna get punched in the face, and the answer is. Kane talks him down. The answer is that he’ll be professional. The Miz then says that their history is impressive, they broke box office records and were tag team champions and he never thought he would see the day, comparing it to Justin Timberlake hypothetically reuniting with N’Sync.
Miz then asks if they’re ready to face The Bludgeon Brothers and Kane insists that N’Sync will never get back together again before saying that they are well aware of what The Bludgeons can do, but The Bludgeons are not Team Hell No. Miz then says that if any team can handle the champions, it’s them, and he rolls a highlight reel of their history and Kane’s actions shortly before Bryan’s retirement. The Miz apologizes and says that that is not the footage he wanted to show, but since we saw it anyway he wants to talk about it. Bryan cuts him off and tells him to stop it and that he sees what The Miz is trying to do but it’s not working, because he’s The Miz and he’s terrible at everything. And the only thing he’s worse at than stirring the pot is wrestling.
The Miz gets real serious and says that he is smarter than this and that he knows Team Hell No are going to implode and Kane’s gonna betray Bryan like he always does. The Miz then says that ever since Bryan came back all he can think about is being the man to end his career for good, but instead Bryan hides behind this cheesy nostalgia act because he knows he can’t hang with him in the ring. Kane tries to calm Bryan down with some breathing exercises, and The Miz tells him to go ahead and hide behind his demon one more time. This gets Kane to goozle him, but he lets go when The Bludgeon Brothers come out. Before they can make it to the ring though, SAnitY comes out.
They’re in the ring putting boots to Team Hell No. The Bludgeons take Kane out as SAnitY attack Daniel Bryan. The New Day make the save. Double leg into mounted punches on Alexander Wolfe from Xavier Woods. Big E chokes Killian Dain in the corner. Bryan recovers and Dain wipes him out. Eric Young hits the wheelbarrow neckbreaker on Woods. Adam Pearce and Fit Finlay come to ringside with referees to try and break it up. SAnitY stands tall as do The Bludgeon Brothers. The two teams stare each other down as Rowan and Harper's music hits. Harper and Rowan leave the ring while officials check on Team Hell No and The New Day.
Commentary hypes up The Lumberjack Match between Asuka and James Ellsworth for later on tonight and we cut backstage to Shinsuke Nakamura walking along wearing a set of Jeff Hardy style arm sleeves, taking them off as he makes his way through the arena to send us to a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break and we are informed that the opening brawl between Team Hell No & The New Day and SAnitY & The Bludgeon Brothers has been made into a 10-Man Tag Team Match for later on tonight.
Rusev makes his entrance right before AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura begins and gets on the mic and tells Styles that he might want to lock himself in the bathroom or in the basement, but it won’t matter because he’s coming to destroy the House That AJ Styles Built and claim his first-ever WWE Championship on the greatest day of them all, Rusev Day.
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: This one is a non-title match. The opening bell sounds and Nakamura gets the jump on AJ and attacks him from behind. AJ fires back with a dropkick that stuns Shinsuke. Rusev and Aiden join the commentary table as Nakamura knocks Styles off the apron out to ringside. Nakamura beats on AJ on the floor before taking him back in the ring. Nakamura hits a kick to the head and a reverse vertical suplex on Styles. Nakamura looks for the Kinshasa, but AJ dodges it and rolls up Nakamura for 2. AJ boots Shinsuke in the side of the head, but Nakamura fires back with a kick of his own. Nakamura hits a running knee in the corner and AJ is down. Scoop slam by Nakamura for a 2 count. Nakamura lays into AJ with kicks and covers for another 2 count. AJ starts to fight back and he hits a fireman's carry into a neckbreaker for a two count. AJ looks for the Styles Clash but Nakamura escapes and goes for a triangle choke. AJ reverses it into a pin for a 2 count. Nakamura looks for a suplex, but AJ lands on his feet and taunts Nakamura. AJ throws Nakamura through the ropes down to the floor, and AJ follows up with a springboard forearm out of the ring down to the floor. Aiden English gets in AJ's face and AJ decks him with a right hand. The distraction needs to Shinsuke kicking AJ in the head. Nakamura looks for the Kinshasa on AJ, but AJ sidesteps it and Nakamura crashes into Aiden English. AJ decks Nakamura then throws him in the ring, and he sets up for the Phenomenal Forearm. Rusev gets involved and pulls AJ out to ringside for a cheap shot, and the referee calls for the bell. Winner via DQ: WWE Champion AJ Styles
After the match, fans boo as Rusev brings AJ back into the ring. Nakamura waits to deliver a Kinshasa but the music interrupts and out comes WWE United States Champion Jeff Hardy. Fans chant for Hardy but he gets double teamed. Hardy comes back and dropkicks Rusev and Nakamura at once. Hardy sends them both to the floor and then kicks them through the ropes as the "delete!" chant starts. SmackDown General Manager Paige comes out and makes a tag team match to send us to a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break and the tag team match that was just made officially begins.
WWE Champion AJ Styles & WWE United States Champion Jeff Hardy vs. Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura: AJ and Rusev start this one off. Rusev takes control with a clothesline and stomps on AJ on the mat. Rusev locks in a bear hug and then slams the WWE Champion down. Rusev follows up with a suplex and another bear hug. AJ breaks free and applies a sleeper hold. Rusev breaks free but misses a shot in the corner and both men are down. Jeff Hardy gets the tag and lays into Rusev with strikes. Jeff hits the leg drop for a 2 count as the crowd chants "Delete." Jeff goes up top and hits the Whisper In The Wind, but Nakamura breaks up the pin. AJ runs in and throws Nakamura outside, then knees him in the face. Rusev boots AJ off the apron, then turns his attention to Jeff Hardy. Rusev misses the big boot on Jeff and Jeff hits the Twist of Fate on him. Jeff goes up top, but Nakamura knocks him down. Rusev follows up with the Machka Kick for the three count. Winners: Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura
After the match, Rusev and English stand tall as Rusev's music hits. Nakamura recovers in the corner. Rusev talks trash to AJ, who is out on the floor. We go to replays. Rusev, English and Nakamura stand tall on the ramp as the champs recover.
Commentary hypes up the card for Extreme Rules and the rest of tonight’s festivities.
We cut backstage to see that James Ellsworth is doing some push-ups and sit-ups when Carmella rolls up and tells him to get up and that he better take care of Asuka tonight. Ellsworth is all confident and she threatens to beat him worse than she’s gonna beat Asuka if he ever winks at her again. The women of SmackDown Live make their entrances to be the lumberjacks for Asuka vs. James Ellsworth, which is coming up next and we go to a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break and we are just in time for the last entrances for The Lumberjack Match, starting with Carmella, who will be a lumberjack.
James Ellsworth cuts a promo before Asuka makes her entrance and takes his shirt off, saying that he knows it must be tempting but he wants the women to show some restraint and not try to kiss him. Ellsworth then says that none of them are ready for Asuka, but he is.
James Ellsworth vs. Asuka (Lumberjack Match): The opening bell sounds and Ellsworth dodges some shots from Asuka then rolls outside. Becky Lynch throws Ellsworth back in the ring. Ellsworth dodges a kick from Asuka, but Asuka connects with another one and then hits a hip attack and knocks Ellsworth outside. The women throw Ellsworth back in the ring where Asuka lays into him with strikes. Asuka hits a running knee to the face and Ellsworth rolls outside again. Ellsworth tries to run away but the women at ringside grab him. The women at ringside end up fighting each other due to their past differences, and Ellsworth almost gets free and runs up the ramp. Becky and Naomi grab Ellsworth and drag him back to the ring, but the women start fighting at ringside again. Asuka comes flying off the top onto all the other women at ringside. Carmella gives Ellsworth a foreign object and Ellsworth attempts to use it, but Asuka kicks him down and knocks Carmella off the apron in the process. Asuka puts Ellsworth in the Asuka Lock for the win via submission. Winner: Asuka
After the match, Carmella immediately hits the ring and attacks Asuka. Asuka tries to turn it around but gets sprayed in the face by Ellsworth. The segment ends with Carmella standing tall over Asuka as her music plays.
We get a recap of what transpired during the opening segment that led to our main event.
We go backstage with The New Day and Team Hell No who are strategizing on how to beat their opponents. Bryan wants to chop them down like trees and take their knees out, but Kane wants to drag them to hell. Bryan is skeptical about summoning Satan and The New Day try to play peacemaker, which leads to Bryan complaining about Kane stopping him from punching The Miz, which leads into a big “YES!” / “NO!” exchange until Big E yells at them. He asks Woods to create a strategy, Kofi Kingston to run circles around them, Bryan to dig deep and become The Goat-face Killer, and asks Kane simply to be with them. Kane gives them his word that they will win and that they are all fired up until they realize he was quoting N’Sync lyrics.
On that note, we go to a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break and Carmella and James Ellsworth are walking along when they run into Paige. Ellsworth claims that his stock with women is higher than WWE’s and offers her a kiss, which she politely declines and says that Ellsworth is gonna be locked in a shark cage above the ring during Carmella’s match on Sunday.
Sin Cara vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas: Before the match we see footage of Almas beating down Sin Cara last month on SmackDown. Zelina Vega is at ringside for this one. The opening bell sounds and Almas starts off strong with strikes. Sin Cara comes back with an arm drag and a hurricanrana. Almas falls outside and Sin Cara hits a suicide dive. Back in the ring, Almas fights back and hits a neckbreaker. Cara fires back with a springboard cross body, and then a springboard moonsault. Cara hits a reverse hurricanrana for a near-fall. Almas fires back with a spinning elbow to the face. Almas looks for the hammerlock DDT but Cara escapes. Almas charges but Cara dumps him outside. Cara follows him with a flying hurricanrana to the floor. Back in the ring, they fight up to the top rope. Almas ties up Cara in the middle ropes and hits a double foot stomp onto the apron. Almas follows up with the running knee strike in the corner for the three count. Winner: Andrade "Cien" Almas
After the match, Almas stands tall with Vega as we go to replays.
Commentary hypes up the Extreme Rules card one more time and promote the WWE Network.
We go backstage with SAnitY, where they say that they are here to break the status quo, turn happiness into havoc, and not here for the nostalgia. SAnitY then says that The New Day and Team Hell No’s time in the sun is over, and the only thing left is pure, unadulterated chaos. The camera pans to reveal The Bludgeon Brothers, who want the bludgeoning to begin.
The main event will begin after the commercial break.
Back from the commercial break and we get some hype for The Cedric Alexander vs. Hideo Itami Cruiserweight Title Match for later on tonight on 205 Live.
The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) & Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) vs. The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan) & SAnitY (Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe & Killian Dain) (10-Man Tag Team Match): Bryan and Young start this one off, but the aprons quickly clear into the ring and this one turns into an all-out brawl. When the dust settles it's down to Xavier and Wolfe in the ring. Kofi tags in for the double team. The New Day uses frequent tags to continue with the double team moves and control the pace. Xavier gets distracted by the other members of SAnitY on the apron which leads to Wolfe hitting a suplex on Xavier. Rowan tags in and hits a pump handle backbreaker on Woods, and then a powerslam. Rowan hits an elbow drop and then tags in Harper who comes in with a slingshot senton for a two count. Dain tags in but Harper doesn't seem happy about it. Dain continues the offense on Woods and keeps him grounded. Woods starts to fight back until Dain slams him down and hits a senton. Rowan tags in and continues the beating on Woods. Harper tags in for the double team on Woods. The New Day breaks up the pin and this one almost falls apart into chaos. Woods boots Harper in the head and hits a tornado DDT. Eric Young and Daniel Bryan get the tags and Bryan cleans house. Bryan lays into Young with kicks and then he clears off the heel apron. Bryan takes Young up top and hits the Frankensteiner. Bryan follows up with the Yes kicks. Young ducks a kick, but Bryan puts him in the Yes Lock. Wolfe comes in to break it up, and Kane chokeslams him. Rowan kicks Kane down, then Woods hits a missile dropkick on Rowan. Harper hits a side walk slam on Woods, then Kofi hits the Trouble In Paradise on Harper. Big E launches Kofi into the air and he hits a suicide dive on Harper at ringside. Dain hits a cross body on Kofi at ringside, then he hits the ring to brawl with Big E. Big E dumps Dain outside to the apron and then spears him to the floor. Back in the ring, Bryan hits the Busaiku Knee to the face of Young for the three count. Winners: The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) & Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane)
After the match, the winners head up the ramp as Bryan's music hits. We go to replays. SmackDown goes off the air with Team Hell No leading the "yes!" chant from the stage.