Quick Hits: WWE Smackdown Live 8.1.17
United States Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs Kevin Owens
-Owens sends Styles to the outside with a clothesline to the back of the head. He follows it up with a running clothesline to the outside.
-Styles catches KO with a dropkick and knee drop. He goes for a Phenomeal Forearm but KO bails to the outside. Styles then hits one over the top to the outside.
-KO side steps Styles and sends him into the barricade. He then cannonballs into Styles into the barricade.
-Styles counters a backdrop and lands a succession of forearms and a fireman’s carry neckbreaker.
-KO ducks a Phenomenal Forearm and hits a superkick for two. KO goes for the Pop-Up Powebomb but Styles applies the Calf Crusher that KO escapes from with a headbutt.
-Styles goes back to the calf crusher but KO gets to the ropes.
-Styles ducks a punch and KO was suppose to hit ref Mike Chioda, but he whiffs BADLY. Styles then rolls up KO but KO’s shoulder was up when Chioda gets the three.
WINNER: AJ Styles
-Mike Chioda gets checked by the trainer. KO comes in and freaks out to Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan. KO calls Chioda incompetent and demands a rematch while throwing things around backstage. Shane says Chioda made a bad call. KO wants a rematch but with a ref that is competent and one who doesn’t get knocked down by one punch. Daniel Bryan says Shane will be the ref. Shane tells KO that will be the only way he gets a rematch.
-The Usos pretend to do the New Day’s entrance then come out. They brag about laying out New Day last week and talk about taking back the tag titles.
-Fashion Peaks- Tyler Breeze has a dream about Fandango and the Ascension being possessed. They poor syrup on a piece of wood? Then Breeze wakes up and says he knows who kidnapped Fandango. I’m lost.
Sami Zayn vs Aiden English
-Match goes about two minutes. Zayn controls but then English rolls up Zayn and gets the win. Okay then. After the match Mike and Maria come out and say they love that Sami lost. Well at least we got to hear their theme.
WINNER: Aiden English
Natalya and Carmella vs Naomi and Becky Lynch
-The faces mess around with Natalya early. After Naomi gets a near fall Natalya tags in Carmella.
-Naomi lands a couple leg kicks. Carmella blocks one then slaps Naomi. Naomi enziguri kicks Carmella then slaps her.
-Natalya distracts Naomi allowing the heels to gain the upper hand.
-Natalya applies the Sharpshooter but Naomi gets to the ropes. Carmella tags in and tries to apply the Cone of Silence but Naomi counters into a head scissors crucifix choke for the win.
WINNERS: Naomi and Becky Lynch
Chad Gable vs Rusev
-I like Chad Gable, but I can’t help but think this is below Rusev.
-Rusev dominates until we get back from commercial and Gable hits two belly-to-belly suplexes then bridges into a German suplex for two.
-Gable hits a moonsault off the top.
-Gable goes for the roll through German but Rusev tosses Gable over his shoulder then hits a head kick.
-Gable goes for the Ankle Lock despite not being Kurt Angle’s son. Rusev escapes then superkicks Gable and applies the Accolade for the win.
-After the match Rusev said he has no competition for SummerSlam because everyone is afraid of him. Randy Orton comes out and says he doesn’t fear Rusev and if Rusev wants an opponent at SummerSlam he can fight him. Rusev charges at Orton but eats an RKO.
John Cena vs Shinsuke Nakamura
-Both men duck lock ups early and taunt the other.
-Nakamura taunts Cena again and catches him with a step-up enziguri and the good vibrations kick in the corner.
-Cena blocks a second attempt and takes him down into a stupid commercial.
-Nakamura catches Cena with a heel kick then more kicks to the chest. Nak then puts Cena on the corner and lands a knee to the ribs.
-Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Nakamura counters into an armbar then a triangle choke. Cena powers out of it but Nakamura counters with a face buster.
-Nakamura goes for the Kinsasha but Cena counters into the STF. Nakamura gets out of it and goes for the cross armbreaker. Cena gets out and hits a LARRIIAAAATTTOOOO (my NJPW watching wearing off on me).
-Cena moves out of the way of the Kinsasha and Cena hits the AA for two.
-Cena hits another AA and rolls through and goes for a second one but Nakamura escapes and hits the expolder suplex and Cena lands RIGHT ON HIS FUCKING NECK. Nakamura hits the Kinsasha for the win. You could see Nakamura move to Cena after to make sure he was okay.
WINNER: Shinsuke Nakamura
-Apparently at the start of 205Live, Baron Corbin attacked Nakamura and Cena saved him. Looks like Cena vs Corbin is possible for SummerSlam.
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