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Big Gimmick Match Set For Next Week’s SmackDown Before SummerSlam

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• Big Gimmick Match Set For Next Week’s SmackDown Before SummerSlam

– WWE CEO Stephanie McMahon kicked off tonight’s episode of SmackDown. She got emotional while talking about her father Vince McMahon retiring earlier today.

Stephanie talked about what Vince did for the WWE and a “Thank You Vince” chant broke out.

– Street Profits came out and talked about how they are going to become the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions next Saturday at SummerSlam.

Mr. Money In The Bank Theory then came out and said no one cares what Street Profits are going to do at SummerSlam and that everyone cares what he’s going to do.

Theory said first he’s going to win back the United States Championship from Bobby Lashley and then he’ll cash-in on either Brock Lesnar or Roman Reigns to win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

The Usos then came out and told Theory to keep The Tribal Chief’s name out of his mouth. A brawl then broke out. Madcap Moss also came out and went after Theory.

Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins were left standing tall and they posed with the Tag Team Titles.

– Ludwig Kaiser def. Shinsuke Nakamura after Intercontinental Champion Gunther punched Nakamura when the referee wasn’t looking

Gunther chopped Ludwig after the match anyway.

– Ronda Rousey & Liv Morgan come face to face ahead of their SmackDown Women’s Title Match at SummerSlam. Liv said:

“I’m going to beat you because I love this (Title) more than you.”

– Happy Corbin attacked Pat McAfee while McAfee was doing commentary. McAfee ran behind Corbin to the back and they brawled in the Gorilla Position.

– The Viking Raiders def. Jinder Mahal & Shanky via Count-Out

– Sheamus & Drew McIntyre came face to face in the ring and Drew asked Sheamus when did he become such a b*tch. Drew said they have the chance to main event the 1st WWE UK premium live event in 30 years and Sheamus is acting like a b*tch.

Sheamus agreed to face Drew in a #1 Contenders Match, but next week. The winner will face the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion for the Title at Clash At The Castle in September.

However, Sheamus set a stipulation for this match. Drew’s Sword Angela will be banned he and wants to be able to use Shillelagh instead.

Adam Pearce made this Irish Donnybrook match official for next week’s go-home edition of SmackDown for SummerSlam.

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 22, 2008) – WWE Announces All Its Programming Will Become TV-PG

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 22, 2008, WWE announced that all its programming will be TV-PG and that this TV rating will be in effect from the following Monday.

Below is the statement that WWE issued on their website:

“WWE’s family programming has been deemed a PG television rating by their network distributors. World Wrestling Entertainment has been engaging families across all generations with their family programming for more than two decades, and will continue to do so for years to come with all the action on Raw, SmackDown and ECW.”

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