"At SummerSlam, you're gonna be blinded by the glow", Naomi said.
Since arriving on SmackDown Live, Charlotte has set her sights on Naomi, but has never been allowed to have a one-on-one shot at the belt due to outside interference.
#1 Contender's Five-Way Elimination Match: Natalya def. Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Lana, & Tamina to become the #1 Contender for the SmackDown Women's Title at SummerSlam. She tagged herself in blind late in the bout as Snuka stumbled into the corner.
Cena responded to Jinder's presumptions, saying "as a mind-reader, you're a piece of crap", but quickly turned to compliments and courtesy, saying he's actually the one guy who would come out and congratulate the champion, despite his tactics. (Making New Day the winners) This way they still have a feud going into Summer Slam. When it was announced on SmackDown Live that they'd show up at Battleground, most people thought that it would lead to a match but the fact that it didn't lead to a match made no sense. Cena also gives Mahal the heads up that he is coming for that title.
The final PPV before the upcoming dual branded SummerSlam is now officially in the books and it was underwhelming, to say the least.
The Maharaja comes across like a major deal every time he enters the ring, but a cool theme song and two entertaining lackeys aren't enough to warrant keeping Mahal WWE champion.
"I know I will have to climb out of at least one of the two cages, so I am doing lot of pull ups, lot of grip exercises; mostly it is conditioning because I know it going to be a very long, tough and hard fought match". With Dillinger having beaten English before Battleground, the two superstars could be in for a rubber match. Zayn wins here and the victory may or may not end the feud; if not, expect Kanellis to attack Zayn afterward. Xavier Woods almost leaped across the entire ring as he executed a tightrope elbow drop to give The New Day the SmackDown Tag Team Championships for the first time. Big E played the manager role on the outside. It's a great sight and I'm excited to see where WWE go next with the Punjabi Posse. In the Flag Match, the respective flags of John Cena and Rusev will be displayed on poles in opposing corners with the first person to not only successfully retrieve their country's flag but bring it up the stage and place it firmly in the flag stand will be declared the victor!
The event wasn't without surprises, as The Great Khali returned and AJ Styles lost the United States Championship. Owens nails a superkick to Jericho and a Pele kick from Syles sends Owens to the mat. Two of the best workers in the business relegated to the mid card to make room for a dumpster fire of a main event. Owens then demanded a rematch next week on SmackDown in a one-on-one match.
I don't think he will - and I hope he doesn't - but WWE will have to explain why he doesn't deserve one, given the circumstances.
Wow. That match was tremendous. However, the finish of this match and the U.S. Title match seemingly created the needs for rematches, but do fans really want to see those rematches?
Starting 28 August, SuperSport will air WWE's flagship shows "Raw" and "SmackDown" as well as WWE specials, including "WrestleMania" and "SummerSlam". It really seems like Owens is about to get into something with McMahon.