• Andrade “Cien” Almas Will Be In Action On Tonight’s SmackDown Live
WWE announced the following:
Sin Cara looks for payback on Andrade “Cien” Almas
“Several weeks ago, Andrade “Cien” Almas blindsided Sin Cara with a vicious attack that left the masked man unable to compete. Sin Cara has been cleared for competition and is ready to get retribution on his former friend tonight on SmackDown LIVE.
What will happen when Sin Cara and El Idolo finally meet inside the squared circle? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!”
This match finally happens tonight on SmackDown Live. pic.twitter.com/IZ4ktxX1Q5
— World Wrestling News (@WWENewsMafia) July 10, 2018
• AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura Battle Once Again At A WWE Live Event
Below are the results from last night’s WWE Live Event in Augusta, Maine (NXT wrestler Nikki Cross also worked this show and this could be an indication that she’s coming to SmackDown Live soon):
– United States Championship Match: Jeff Hardy (c) def. The Miz and Samoa Joe to retain the Title.
– Andrade “Cien” Almas def. Sin Cara
– Rusev def. Tye Dillinger
– Nikki Cross & Becky Lynch def. Peyton Royce & Billie Kay
– The New Day def. SAnitY via DQ
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Bludgeon Brothers (c) def. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to retain the Titles.
– SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Carmella (c) def. Naomi to retain the Title.
– No DQ Match For The WWE Championship Match: AJ Styles (c) def. Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the Title.
• Backstage Problems Between Brock Lesnar & WWE?
Daniel Cormier won the UFC Heavyweight Championship this past Saturday in the main event of UFC 226. After the match, everyone was in shock as Brock Lesnar returned to the octagon and confronted DC. Lesnar re-entered the USADA testing pool after which the news came out that his suspension will be over by January.
Even though, it was something which every WWE and UFC fan was talking about, WWE did not give much attention to it. WWE did not sell the Universal Champion’s appearance at UFC 226 and no mentions were made of it at RAW last night. The only mention that WWE made about it was on their website.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter says that this could be a sign of some backstage problems between Brock and WWE.
Meltzer thinks it was interesting that WWE did not mention Brock at all. WWE covered Ronda Rousey’s Hall of Fame induction but did not give attention to Lesnar’s appearance which was far more significant than the induction. According to him, WWE thinks that Lesnar is not loyal to the wrestling fans and they might have to get behind some other top guy like Roman Reigns.
Meltzer says he will find out what’s going on regarding Brock Lesnar but he thinks there’s definitely something wrong and it could even bring a twist to the Universal Title picture in the future.