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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: PEN PALS WITH SAMOA JOE, A TRILOGY OF VIGNETTES ABOUT MIZ AND BRYAN, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-08-14 21:59:00

We are in Greenville, South Carolina and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton.

Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring.  She is followed by Becky Lynch.  Out last is the Smackdown Women's Champion Carmella and she is the one not dressed to fight.

Carmella says what is almost as absurd as Paige making her defend the title in a Triple Threat Match is Paige forcing her to come out for this face to face to face.  Carmella says she is tired of your faces just like she is tired of being punished for being such a great champion.  Carmella says everyone is thinking 'poor Becky Lynch' because she does not have a chance to win.  Carmella suggests that Becky should become a clown again because that is the one thing that she is better than Charlotte at.

Becky asks if Carmella wants her to say that she did not want Charlotte in this match and that is true because Charlotte is so good.  Becky says she was dreaming about dismantling Carmella but now her new dream is beating Carmella and Charlotte. 

Carmella asks how hard is it to beat Charlotte since she did it twice.  Charlotte has won every title, she ended Asuka's undefeated streak, and she won the first Hell in a Cell Match.  Becky, you were the first Smackdown Women's Champion but that was because Charlotte was on Raw.

Charlotte says it is over.  The manipulation ends at SummerSlam.  You know you cannot hang with any of the women in the division so you have to do anything to keep the title.  To beat Asuka, you had to dig up James Ellsworth.  Do you know why people do not respect you?  It is because you are a Diva living in a Women's Division Era.

Carmella says she is a Diva and she is damn proud of it.  Carmella says she has something that you two will never have.  Compare her beauty to both of yours.  Compare her body to yours.  Compare her charisma to yours.  Carmella reminds them that she is the champion and you are not.

Paige's music plays and she makes her way to the stage.  

She says her job as General Manager is to create the best competition for SummerSlam.  That is why Charlotte got her opportunity for Sunday.  She wouldn't have gotten the opportunity if she hadn't beaten Carmella.  The WWE Universe owes Carmella some gratitude.  Paige says all three of you are going to steal the show at SummerSlam.  As your General Manager, it is also her duty to create the best competition for Smackdown.  Why wait until Sunday?

Carmella, some might say what you do best is talking, so run along to the commentary table.  Charlotte and Becky will show what they do best and that will be in a tag team match.

Match Number One:  Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair versus Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville

Sonya and Charlotte start things off and Charlotte with a snap mare.  Sonya with a single leg take down and side head lock.  Charlotte with a head scissors and Sonya with a cover.  Sonya with a waist lock but Charlotte escapes.  Sonya misses a series of kicks.  Charlotte with chops and Becky tags in.  Both with a double monkey flip to Sonya.  Becky with a snap leg drop and snap elbow drop.  Becky with a twisting leg drop for a near fall.  Mandy tags in and she kicks Becky and follows with a punch.  Mandy with an Irish whip and Becky floats over.  Becky with a waist lock.

Mandy with a leg trip and a cartwheel.  Mandy with a drop kick but Becky bridges out of a cover and hits a drop kick.  Charlotte tags in and they hit a double hip toss.  Charlotte gets a near fall.  Mandy escapes a slam attempt and pulls Charlotte to the mat by the hair.  Sonya tags in and Mandy with a snap mare.  Sonya misses the sliding knee and Charlotte with a kick and fallaway slam that sends Sonya to the floor.

Becky tags in and hits a forearm off the apron.  Becky gets a near fall.  Charlotte tags in and Sonya with an Irish whip but Charlotte does the Flair flip and then hits a rollup for a near fall.  Sonya with a kick.  Mandy tags in and Sonya and Mandy kick Charlotte.  Sonya tags back in and Charlotte with an O'Connor Roll but Mandy with a blind tag and drop kick.  Mandy sends Charlotte into the turnbuckles and kicks Charlotte.  Sonya tags back in and they hit a double suplex.  Charlotte kicks Mandy and clotheslines her.  Charlotte with a front face lock and she tags Becky into the match.

Becky with a rollup for a near fall.  Becky with a backslide for a near fall.  Mandy holds on to the ropes on an O'Connor Roll attempt.  Becky with a drop kick for a near fall.  Sonya kicks Becky when the referee sends Charlotte back into the corner.  Mandy gets a near fall.  Sonya kicks Becky when Mandy distracts the referee.  Mandy with a reverse chin lock.  Sonya tags in and connects with knees and a snap mare.  Sonya with the sliding knee for a near fall.  Sonya with a body scissors.

Becky leans back to get a near fall.  Sonya runs Becky into the corner and connects with shoulders.  Mandy tags back in and she chokes Becky in the ropes.  Mandy with an Irish whip but she misses a charge into the corner.  Becky with a side kick.  Mandy slams Becky and Sonya tags back in.  Sonya with a body scissors.  Becky with an enzuigiri and both women are down.  Mandy tags in and she tries to knock Charlotte off the apron but fails.  Becky with clotheslines and a drop kick.  Becky with a kick and European uppercut followed by an exploder and flying forearm.  Becky drop kicks Sonya when she tries to interfere.  Becky sends Sonya to the floor.  Mandy with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Becky puts Mandy in DisArmHer and Mandy taps out.

Winners:  Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch

After the match, Carmella poses on the announce table with the title belt.

We see comments from Miz and Maryse.  Miz asks Maryse if she has enjoyed Miz and Mrs.  Miz says that they have huge news.  Miz says the show has been picked up for a second season.

We go to commercial.???????

We are back and Charlotte and Becky talk about their victory and Charlotte says that Becky didn't have to do it all herself.  Charlotte wishes Becky luck on Sunday and Becky says she won't need any help.  Becky and Charlotte do their tea thing, but Charlotte drops her drink when Becky walks away.

Match Number Two:  The Triple Threat versus Luke Harper and Erick Rowan in a Non Title Match

Harper and Rowan attack two before the bell and send them to the floor.  Harper and Rowan with a double crucifix bomb to the third.  Harper and Rowan deal with the other two on the floor.  They do a Super Collider and then slam one onto the other.  Rowan slams Harper onto the two on the floor.  Harper and Rowan send one face first onto the one who survived the carnage on the floor.  Harper and Rowan with a Doomsday Device.

Tom mentions that October 16th, it will be the 1000th episode of Smackdown from Washington D.C.  

It is time to take a look back at Miz and Daniel Bryan from the first season of NXT as we take a look at Episode One of Daniel Bryan and The Miz.

Miz says eight years.  That is how long he has been dealing with Daniel and his holier than thou ego.  Daniel says his career started in 2010 in NXT and it was a little different than it is now.  We see some of the fun things that the first season did.  Daniel reminds us that the show was split into Rookies and Pros.  Daniel says even though he wrestled for ten years, he came into WWE as a rookie.  His pro was Miz.  Miz reminds us that he was in the WWE for five years and he had achieved so much.  Miz mentions his time on The Real World.

Daniel mentions Miz' stigma as a reality star.  Daniel says Miz thought he knew better than everyone else back then and he would take short cuts.  Miz wants respect so badly but he doesn't want to put in the hard work.  Miz says you respect your veterans and absorb things like a sponge.  Miz says he was Daniel's ticket to the top and all he had to do was shut up and listen.  Daniel says that Miz wanted him to be just like Miz so that is why it failed.

We see Daniel's elimination.  Miz mentions that Daniel didn't win a single match and that is what happens when you don't listen to your pro.  Miz points out that the great Daniel Bryan never won a match on NXT.  Miz says that Daniel didn't have the talent.  Daniel says that he lost every match with Miz as his mentor but when he got to face Miz on Raw, he beat Miz.  Daniel says he realized he did not need The Miz, but the Miz needed him.

Match Number Two:  Eric Young, Killian Dain, and Alexander Wolfe versus Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods

Young and Big E start things off.  Young with a waist lock and Big E with a back drop to escape.  Young with a kick and elbows to the back of the head.  Big E with a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall.  Kofi tags in and Kofi with a leap frog back senton for a near fall.  Kofi runs into a back elbow but Kofi with a series of kicks.  Wolfe pulls down the ropes and Kofi goes over the top rope to the floor and hits the announce table.  Kofi is dropped onto the apron by Wolfe.  Wolfe gets a near fall.  Dain tags in and he kicks Kofi.

Dain works on Kofi's neck and sends him to the mat.  Dain puts Kofi on the turnbuckles and Kofi kicks Dain off and then leaps over Dain.  Kofi tries to make the tag but Dain with a drop kick to stop Kofi's momentum.  Dain with a crossface to Kofi.  Dain with a fisherman's suplex and then he tags in Wolfe who hits a forearm off the turnbuckles for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Dain goes for a clothesline but Kofi holds on and floats over into a DDT.  Woods and Wolfe tag in and Woods with a super kick to Young on the apron.  Woods with a running forearm or two followed by a thrust kick and then he sends Wolfe into the ropes and hits a hesitation drop kick to the back.  Woods is sent to the apron but Woods with an enzuigiri and then he hits a tornado DDT.  Young breaks up the cover with an elbow drop from the turnbuckles.  Dain knocks Big E and Kofi off the apron.  

Young tags in and he hits a Death Valley Driver onto Wolfe's knees but Woods kicks out at two.  Dain tags in and he kicks Woods in the chest.  Woods lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt.  Woods with chops.  Woods knocks Wolfe down on the apron but Dain with a cross body for a near fall.  Big E with a belly-to-belly suplex to Young.  Wolfe with a bicycle kick to Big E.  Kofi with Trouble in Paradise to Wolfe.  Kofi goes up top and hits a trust fall onto everyone on the floor.  Woods tags in and they hit Up Up Down Down on Dain for the three count.

Winners:  Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods

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