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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: HARDY OPEN CHALLENGE, ELLSWORTH HAS A MATCH NEXT WEEK, A TAG TEAM REUNITES, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-06-26 21:59:00

Match Number Three:  Jeff Hardy, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso versus Alexander Wolfe, Killian Dain, and Eric Young

The match is joined in progress and Dain fights with Jimmy and Jey tags in.  Dain with a flying cross body and Jey is down.  Wolfe tags in and he sends Jey into the apron.   Young tags in and Wolfe with a back breaker and Young comes off the turnbuckles and gets a near fall.  Young works on Jey's neck.  Jey with punches but Young with an elbow and kick.  Young chokes Jey in the ropes and then Dain gets in a shot when the referee was not in position.  Dain tags in and he kicks Jey.  Dain with a suplex and he gets a near fall.

Dain works on the neck.  Jey knocks Young and Wolfe down on the apron but Dain keeps Jey from making the tag and he connects with an uppercut.  Dain knocks Hardy and Jimmy off the apron.  Dain with a splash into the corner and Young tags in.  Dain with a shoulder into the corner and Young with a punch.  Jey lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt and he sends Young to the floor.  Hardy is pulled off the apron by Young when Jey was about to make the tag.

Young with an elbow to Jey's head.  Dain tags in and they Irish whip Jey into the turnbuckles.  Young is sent to the floor and Dain is sent shoulder first into the ring post.  Jimmy and Wolfe tag in.  Jimmy with clotheslines and a thrust kick followed by an uppercut.  Jimmy with a Samoan drop to Wolfe.  Jimmy is sent to the apron but he punches Wolfe and goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall.  

JImmy has a super kick blocked and Jimmy with a dragon whip and then he hits a running hip splash into the corner for a near fall.  Young breaks up the cover.  Hardy stops Young.  Jey with a super kick to Dain but he stays on his feet.  Jimmy and Jey with a double super kick and then Jey with a plancha.  Wolfe with a German suplex but Hardy tags in.  Jey with a super kick and Hardy with a swanton for the three count.

Winners:  Jimmy Uso, Jeff Hardy, and Jey Uso

Becky Lynch is in the back and she almost hits a production worker since she had headphones on and was focused on her preparation.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see Becky Lynch on WWE.com and Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose interrupt.  Becky challenges one of them to face her tonight and Sonya accepts.

Match Number Four:  Becky Lynch versus Sonya Deville (with Mandy Rose)

Lynch avoids a few kicks and takes Sonya down and gets a near fall.  They go for a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Becky takes Sonya down and gets a near fall.  Sonya gets to her feet and she connects with a knee and shoulder tackle.  Sonya covers and Becky with a matrix escape.  Becky goes for an O'Connor Roll but Sonya holds on to the ropes and connects with a back heel kick.  Sonya with a waist lock take down.  Becky sends Sonya to the floor and Sonya shows some frustration.

Sonya pulls Becky to the floor and she tries to send Becky into the announce table, but Becky reverses and sends Sonya over the announce table.  Becky with a rollup for a near fall.  Sonya with a kick and a rollup for a near fall.  Sonya with a front face lock.  Becky with a drop kick and Sonya goes to the floor.  Becky goes for a baseball slide but Sonya moves and she sends Becky into the apron and ringside barrier.  Sonya gets a near fall when they return to the ring.

Sonya punches Becky and kicks her as well.  Sonya with a body scissors and chin lock.  Sonya with a double leg take down for a near fall.  Becky with punches and a European uppercut.  Sonya gets a near fall with a back slide.  Sonya with a kick for a near fall.  Sonya returns to the chin lock and body scissors.  Sonya with a forearm to the back and she sends Becky into the turnbuckles.  Sonya misses a splash into the corner and Becky with a double jump side kick.

Becky with clotheslines and a leg lariat.  Lynch with an exploder for a near fall.  Sonya with a knee to Becky and she gets a near fall.  Sonya with another near fall.  Sonya misses a sliding knee and Becky gets a near fall.  Becky tries for DisArmHer but Sonya with a rollup for a near fall.  Sonya with a kick and she gets a near fall.  Becky gets a boot up and Mandy distracts Becky long enough to allow Sonya to pull her off the apron but Sonya can only get a near fall.  Becky sends Sonya into Mandy and Becky applies DisArmHer and Sonya taps out.

Winner:  Becky Lynch

James Ellsworth is in the back and he puts on his Asuka mask.  Tye Dillinger is shocked at what he is seeing and he puts the mask back down.  James asks if he is a ten without the mask.  Tye tells him that he is a one.

We go to commercial.

We are back with Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega.  Vega says they sent a message when they put Sin Cara on the shelf.  Is that why Almas has not been in the ring?  Is everyone afraid of him?  If you know best, you will stay out of their way.

James Ellsworth makes his way to the ring.

James says there are two types of men in the world.  There is a type who likes to wear sandals and talk about their feelings.  Then there are men like him who do what they want.  He says he was attacked by Asuka for no reason.  He tells Asuka this is a man's world and when you mess with the bull, you get the horns.  James says he loves and respects women.  He says he has a love life so hot you can fry and egg on it.  He says the feeling is mutual.  When it comes to Asuka and him, there is no love.  There is absolutely no respect.  He says he wasn't ready for Asuka last week, but he is ready this week.  He tells Asuka to try to come out and kick him this week.  He dares her.

Smackdown General Manager Paige comes out to the ring.

She asks James what is he doing.  She tells James that he knows that Asuka isn't here.  He knows that is the case because he was in the back asking everyone.  James knows that Asuka is in Japan with her family.

Paige says your arrival at Money in the Bank means that Asuka deserves some love and respect.  Carmella will defend her Women's Title at Extreme Rules.

James says that Asuka does not deserve a rematch.  Ellsworth says he sees the way that Paige looks at him.  He says she is out here for a date. 

Paige tells Ellsworth that is exactly what she is out here for.  Paige asks James about next Tuesday.

James asks if she is serious and he says yes.

Paige tells James that next week, he has a 'date' or a match against Asuka.

Luke Harper stares at the camera and we see Daniel Bryan getting ready by warming up with Gallows and Anderson.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five:  Daniel Bryan versus Luke Harper (with Erick Rowan)

Harper backs Bryan into the corner and punches him.  Harper sends Bryan to the floor but Bryan gets back into the ring.  Bryan with kicks in the corner but Harper with an uppercut.  Harper sends Bryan to the floor and Bryan returns to the ring.  Bryan goes for a baseball slide but Harper catches him and sends Bryan into the ringside barrier.  Harper with a chop and then he tries to send Bryan into the ring post, but Bryan gets to his feet and he sends Harper into the ring post.

Bryan with kicks and they return to the ring.  Harper with a punch and he rakes the eyes.  Harper with a rear chin lock.  Bryan with kicks and chops but Harper with a punch.  Bryan with a kick and then Harper charges and goes over the top rope when Bryan ducks down.  Bryan sets for a suicide dive and Harper catches him and then Harper sends Bryan face first into the announce table.  Harper with a Yakuza Kick that sends Bryan into Yeatonville as we go to commercial.

We are back and Harper with a chin lock but Bryan with punches to escape.  Harper with a knee to the midsection followed by a chop.  Harper with an Irish whip and Bryan flips over Harper but when he goes for a clothesline he is caught with a Bossman slam for a near fall.  Harper with a running forearm to the back and then he hits a slingshot senton for a near fall.  Harper with a rear chin lock and he uses Bryan's arm to add pressure.

Bryan with a jaw breaker and he escapes.  Harper returns to the reverse chin lock.  Bryan with double sledges but Harper with a punch to send Bryan into the ropes.  Harper runs into a boot from Bryan and Bryan with a drop kick to the arm.  Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner and then he hits a second one.  Bryan goes for a third one but Harper catches Bryan and hits a Michinoku Driver for a near fall.  Harper with a forearm to the upper back and Harper returns to the reverse chin lock and he adds a body scissors.  Bryan with punches and kicks to Harper.  Bryan kicks the arm again and Harper with a drop kick.  

Harper with a chop in the corner.  Harper follows with a head butt and another chop.  Harper puts Bryan on the turnbuckles and Harper with a palm strike.  Harper sets for a superplex but Bryan with punches to send Harper to the mat.  Bryan with punches and he hits a tornado DDT.  Bryan with kicks to the injured shoulder and then he misses the round kick.  Harper with a thrust kick and Bryan gets to his feet and he gets a near fall with a rollup.

Harper misses the discus clothesline and Bryan is able to lock in the Yes Lock.

Rowan breaks up the hold before Harper taps out and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner:  Daniel Bryan (by disqualification)

After the match, Harper and Rowan attack Bryan and Harper with a splash and Rowan with an elbow.

Before Harper and Rowan can cause any more damage, Kane makes his way to the ring.

Kane punches Harper and Rowan.  Kane grabs Rowan by the throat and then he does the same to Harper.  Harper and Rowan kick Kane.  Bryan with a missile drop kick to both men and then Bryan with a running knee to Rowan.  Kane gives Harper a choke slam.

Daniel is confused about the situation and he backs into the corner.  Kane holds his arms out and Bryan does not want to hug or see Kane's pyro.  Daniel eventually hugs Kane.

Paige says she will not let this slip through her fingers so The Bludgeon Brothers will defend the Smackdown Tag Team Titles at Extreme Rules against Kane and Daniel Bryan.

We go to credits.


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