Quick Hits: WWE Smackdown Live 7.11.17
Opening Segment Shenanigans
-AJ Styles opens the show along with a video package recapping him winning the United States Title at MSG this past Friday.
-Styles says it is time to bring back the United States Title Open Challenge, and he calls anyone out.
-John Cena comes out! He wants to make sure that he heard Styles correctly and says he accepts.
-Kevin Owens comes out and says no one wants to see another Styles/Cena match. What a heel!
-Owens says no one wants Cena to be here. Cena says that no one can see him.
-Rusev suddenly jumps Cena from behind. Owens comes in and hits the pop-up powerbomb on Styles then Rusev applies the Accolade to Cena. I smell a tag match playa!
Jinder Mahal vs Tye Dillinger
-Jinder catches Tye with a hard clothesline less than a minute in and gains control.
-See the problem with Jinder matches is that when he is in control, there is just nothing remotely exciting about his offense. It is mostly rest holds.
-Dillinger keeps trying to mount Jinder in the corner with punches but Jinder shoves him off. Another clothesline than the Cobra Clutch Slam gives Jinder the win.
WINNER: Jinder Mahal
-Jinder cut the same damn promo he always does, then says he is bringing the Punjabi Prison to Smackdown next week.
Xaiver Woods vs Jey Uso
-Little Naitch tosses Jimmy and the New Day from ringside after some early shenanigans.
-Jey gets a superkick for two, but Xaiver gets his knees up on a splash attempt.
-Xaiver hits a sprinboard elbow with Jey in the ropes to get a win.
WINNER: Xaiver Woods
-Shane McMahon makes a five way match at Battleground, with the winner facing Naomi at SummerSlam. He then makes Becky/Charlotte vs Tamina/Natalya for tonight. Carmella comes in with a petition from her lawyer to reinstate James Ellsworth, but Shane rips it up.
Baron Corbin vs Shinsuke Nakamura
-Nakamura attacks Corbin before the match even starts in the aisle. They brawl around ringside and into the crowd before officials break them up.
Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair vs Tamina and Natalya
-Charlotte tries to German suplex Tamina but eats an elbow instead.
-Natalya taunts Becky but Charlotte kips up and takes Natalya out.
-Becky gets thrown into the stairs by Natalya on the outside.
-Lana comes out as the heels continue to work over Becky.
-Becky escapes the Sharpshooter and finally makes the hot tag to Charlotte.
-Lana gets up on the apron to distract Charlotte. Tamina makes a tag while this is happening. Charlotte goes to put the Figure Four on Natalya but Tamina comes in and hits a superkick for the win.
WINNERS: Tamina and Natalya
-Maria goes looking for Sami Zayn. Chad Gable says he isn’t in the men’s locker room. Maria says that when he sees him to tell Zayn that the First Lady of Smackdown Live is looking for him.
-Sami finds them but doesn’t give an apology. He says Maria and Mike should apologize to him and asks what Mike even does here and calls Maria the fighter. Mike then smashes a vase on the back of Sami and Maria says that was brought to him by the power of love.
-Fashion Ranger Files. They ask the Hype Bros if they trashed their office. It ends up with Ryder and Mojo arguing about Mojo eliminating Ryder in the battle royal last week.
Kevin Owens and Rusev vs AJ Styles and John Cena
-The heels take turn landing cheap shots on Cena with the ref not looking.
-Rusev misses a splash off the top and Cena tags in Styles.
-Styles applies the Calf Crusher but KO breaks it up.
-Styles knocks KO off the apron but then walks into a Rusev kick.
-Now it is time for the heels to work over Styles.
-Cena gets the hot tag and goes to work on KO. Styles hits a Pele Kick and Cena hits the AA on Owens for the win.
WINNERS: John Cena and AJ Styles
Pretty much a filler show here with nothing too noteworthy happening.
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