• WWE SmackDown Results – Wrestler Turns Heel, Roman Reigns Is Back
– Tonight’s SmackDown kicked off with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns coming out with The Bloodline to a huge pop.
As Roman is posing with his Titles in the ring, Mr. Money In The Bank Theory comes out on the entrance ramp. We then go to commercial. When we return, Theory is gone.
Roman tells Texas to acknowledge him. He said there are some “Roman sucks” chants going on, there are some “Roman” chants going on – in the end business picks up when The Tribal Chief arrives on his show SmackDown!
Reigns asks Paul Heyman why he looks so concerned. Heyman says we have a problem – Brock Lesnar. However, he says Roman is The G.O.A.T. who has been the champion for almost 700 days and holds both the Heavyweight Titles.
Heyman reminds how Lesnar wasn’t supposed to be anything, but he ended up becoming the youngest WWE Champion and The Conqueror of The Undertaker’s 21-0 undefeated WrestleMania Streak.
Paul then hyped up Reigns and said The Head Of The Table will perform at the highest level at SummerSlam and defeat The Beast again.
After this, Theory came out with the Money In The Bank contract, ran around the ring, laughed and left.
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– The Viking Raiders def. Jinder Mahal & Shanky
After the match, The New Day presented “a$$ beating tickets” and got into a brawl against The Viking Raiders. Viking Raiders took them out.
– Happy Corbin & Corey Graves mocked Pat McAfee by dancing on the announce table.
– Shinsuke Nakamura def. Ludwig Kaiser
After the match, Intercontinental Champion Gunther yelled at Ludwig for losing and chopped him 3 times.
– Liv Morgan came out to celebrate her SmackDown Women’s Championship victory. Michael Cole interviewed her in the ring to talk about her journey and reminded her that Natalya hurt Ronda Rousey’s knee, and she took advantage of it to win the Title – and that Ronda is looking for a rematch.
Natalya then came out and told Liv that she did all the work and she’s the reason why Liv is the champion right now.
Ronda came out and a brawl broke out, which led to a Money In The Bank rematch between Ronda & Natalya.
– Ronda Rousey def. Natalya (Rousey made Natalya tap out to the Ankle Lock)
– Mace & Mansoor of Maximum Male Models unveiled their 2022 Tennis Collection.
– In a backstage interview with Kayla Braxton, Theory said he’d love to cash-in on Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam after the way he treated him earlier this year.
Theory said Roman Reigns is screwed either way – either Brock beats him or he will beat him after cashing-in.
– Lacey Evans said she’s disgusted by the fans not cheering her as she is an American Hero who has sacrificed to protect people like the fans and until she gets a better reception the fans can go to hell. This was Lacey’s heel turn.
Aliyah confronted Lacey, but Lacey hit Aliyah and left.
– Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos def. Los Lotharios
After the match, Kayla Braxton said Usos cheated at Money In The Bank and there are rumors that there will be a Special Guest Referee at SummerSlam in their match against Street Profits.
– Sheamus backs out of his match against Drew McIntyre and said that he may have COVID-19. Butch replaced him.
– Drew McIntyre def. Butch
After the match, Ridge Holland attacked Drew, but Drew took him out. Drew took his sword Angela and tried to attack Sheamus, but he cut off the top rope instead.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 8, 1989) – NWA World Wide
On this day in 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA The Great American Bash 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
The Midnight Express vs. Scrubs
The Steiner Brothers vs. Al Green/Fred Avery
Terry Funk vs. Ray Lloyd (Glacier)
Eddie Gilbert vs. Snake Brown
The Skyscrapers vs. Chance Myers/John Brewer
The Samoan SWAT Team vs. Bucky Seigler/Randy Ross
Ranger Ross vs. Lex Luger