Smackdown Live Results – 7/31/18






Smackdown Live Results – 7/31/18
Tampa, Florida
Amalie Arena                                                                                                                                                                

USA Network
Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves & Byron Saxton

Renee Young brings out the number one contender for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, Becky Lynch: When you wait for so long for something you doubt you’ll ever get back there again, but she knew that when she put in the hard work she’d get back there again she hasn’t had a title chance since Mania XXXIII & it will be her honor to walk into Evolution as the new Smackdown Women’s Champion

Carmella came out and says Lynch beat her fair and square last week, she puts over Becky’s accomplishments and then goes into fake tears over how the fans don’t feel she doesn’t deserve the title and no one is buying it, she says she can’t wait to tear the house down at SummerSlam she says good luck and offers a handshake when Ellsworth’s music plays as a distraction and Carmella blasts Lynch with the title then a Princess Kick, she grabs a chair and looked for a DDT on the chair, but Charlotte comes out and takes the chair out of Carmella’s hand with a Yakuza Kick then Carmella runs away like a coward

The Usos say everything top to bottom comes through them first, and it’s the Usos vs. the Bar tonight. They borrow a bit of Rock’s phrasing and welcome the Bar to the Uso Penitentiary

Carmella complains about Charlotte, Paige calls Carmella a disgrace, Carmella says she’s something Paige will never be again a champion. Paige says you want to play that game, fine? A champion has to face obstacle after obstacle and tonight Carmella will face Charlotte Flair & if Charlotte wins the Title match at SummerSlam will be a 3 Way


Jimmy with a Samoan Drop on Cesaro for a 2 count, Sheamus pushes Cesaro out of the way of a Tope Suicida, Superkick on Cesaro back in the ring with a Crossbody for a 2 count, Sheamus with a rollup on Jimmy, Jimmy with a Superkick then Jey with a Samoan Splash, but Cesaro makes the save, Usos look for a Double Samoan Splash, but Cesaro wipes out Jey with Swiss Death then Cesaro gets his knees up on Jimmy & rolls Jimmy up into a Small Package for the win


Bar calls in New Day, they’ll battle next week to see who face The Bludgeons in Brooklyn

Charlotte says she was just here to support her friend, but thanks to Carmella’s big mouth she has a chance to get a title shot at SummerSlam

Samoa Joe says what he did last week was a message and he thinks AJ is more than familiar with his favorite form of communication, so no hard feelings. Truth be told, he respects Styles, the house that he built, and the fact that he’s made the title the most prestigious in WWE. He respects the grind and what he’s sacrificed. AJ’s put being champion in front of friends, in front of vices, and even in front of being a member of his own family, which he finds kind of funny. Last week Styles told a tale about staring his lovely daughter in her eyes and telling her she can be anything she can put her mind to, but he’s known AJ for a long time and he knows the truth is he’s barely home long enough to hug her, let along looking lovingly in her eye. No, the truth is Styles feels more comfortable on the road living out of a suitcase than he does being at home, a husband to his wife. It’s the sacrifice, he gets it, and he’s put the title ahead of anything, even if it means being a failure as a father. It hurts, he knows, but no matter how hard he works, he’s coming soon to take it from him, and at SummerSlam when the whole world is cheering him on, his family, in their realest feelings, will be cheering for Joe.

After he’s done tearing the house down and putting AJ to sleep, his family will be happy to have their daddy back, but Samoa will be WWE Champion

Jeff says the US Title is more than a title, it’s a part of his life-foce, his fifth eye and deepens his connection with the fans, there’s almost nothing more important then getting it back with the exception of beating the hell out of Randy Orton and he tells him to get out here.

The Ear-Ripper makes his way to the ring, but before he makes it in Nakamura with a knee to the back of the head, he looked for Kinshasa, but Orton got in between them then Ear-Ripper tells Shinsuke to get him & Nakamura delivers a Kinshasa to Jeff

Ear-Ripper stalks his prey then sweeps his leg and then goes into The Garvin Stomp, Elevated DDT then an Elevated DDT off the apron to the floor, he clears off the announce table, he takes Jeff’s arm sleeves and shirt and even his necklace then grabs some bottles of water & wipes the paint off Jeff’s face

Ear-Ripper walks away and takes Jeff’s necklace with him


Vega with a Dragon Sleeper, but Lana fights out, Zelina with a Running Meteora for a 2 count, La Sombra blocked, Lana with a Neckbreaker, Spinaroonie, Running Meteora to the back of Veva’s neck for a near fall, Lana goes up, but Almas tries a distraction, Aiden English pulls him off the apron, but Vega with a rollup and a handful of tights gets the win


Harper says if Sheamus & Cesaro want to set the bar they will break it, Rowan say they will break New Day, at SummerSlam there will be no escape from The Bludgeoning

English tries to apologize and says he was trying to do the right thing, Lana say if he wants to apologize then he should just go for now, Rusev said that never would’ve happened if he was out there, Lana says she needs a break & she could’ve really used him out there tonight

Bryan puts over the announcement of Evolution then he brings up how Miz has taunted him & baited him for 2 years due to the protective wall that Bryan couldn’t wrestle, then the wall came down & Miz brought his wife & what Bryan thought was Miz’s daughter into the ring to build another wall between them because he knows in straight fight, Bryan would destroy him

Miz says he’s on location for Miz & Mrs, Bryan says Miz is hiding & proves that he’s a coward. The A-Lister takes offense to this and polls the crowd before remembering the last time he called Bryan a coward, and what happened?

Bryan got up and walked away, he didn’t want a fight, he just wanted a conflict because Miz has carried him on his back since he was his pro on NXT, ten years of fighting on the indies to be noticed and it took five minutes to make him famous. Bryan says that’s the difference between them, for him it’s about passion and for Miz it’s about fame, and Miz’s dream of being wrestler turned star has already been done and by better men than him.

Let’s face it, the reality is Miz is never going to be the Rock. Heck, he’s never gonna be John Cena! And nobody will ever remember him as a great superstar because he’s too soft. So if he wants to prove he can be that guy, why not come down here and challenge him to a fight at SummerSlam? Miz says he’s done with Dan riding his coattails and the Yes! Movement is over!

His career is over, the WWE Universe has moved on, let your contract expire and entertain dozens of people in high school gyms, because the people don’t care that he defied the odds at WrestleMania 30, so why not be quiet and go away? All these people look at him and all they see is one thing, a crying baby, for which we get the point proven with graphics and audio


Charlotte goes for the Moonsault, but Carmella gets her feet up then sends Charlotte to the floor, Charlotte blocks a Princess Kick on the floor, Carmella blocks a Yakuza Kick on the floor, Tilt-a-Whirl Headscissors into the barricade then sends Charlotte into the time-keeper’s area, Charlotte back in at a 9 count, Charlotte with a Yakuza Kick for a 2 count, rollup for a 2 count, she goes for a Figure 4, but Carmella scurries to the floor, Charlotte with a Moonsault off the barricade, back in the ring, Natural Selection for a near fall, Charlotte’s busted open from the lip, Spear, but Carmela gets knee up, Princess Kick countered into a Figure 4, but Carmella with a Small Package for a near fall, Princess Kick for a near fall, Carmella tries the Figure 4, but Charlotte reverses & bridges into The Figure 8 and Carmella taps out and Charlotte is added to the title match in Brooklyn


Charlotte celebrates as the show ends