John Cena on his neck bump against Shinsuke Nakamura on Smackdown Live

John Cena on his neck bump against Shinsuke Nakamura on Smackdown Live

Nakamura has been treading water somewhat since his arrival on SmackDown Live in April. Orton pins Mahal in a non-title match, something he failed to do in three matches with the WWE Championship on the line. Intrigued by the potential match, Smackdown general manager Daniel Bryan announced that Cena would be facing Corbin at SummerSlam on August 20. Big E danced on the ramp as a means of distraction while Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods attacked the brothers from behind. There are rumors stating that Corbin will lose to Cena because he is going to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Shinsuke Nakamura, who is favored win the WWE Championship from Jinder Mahal, later that night. More often than not they're in a tag match, and that was the case this week as well.

Charlotte dominates for the entire match and quickly finishes the Ravishing Russian off with the Figure Eight Leg Lock. The company announced that show last week during a show at Joe Louis Arena.

Carmella def. Naomi via pinfall: A returning James Ellsworth was not present for the match but appeared at the very end as he tripped Naomi off the top rope, distracting the women's champion and allowing Carmella to hit the superkick for the 1-2-3.


Speaking of the Modern Day Maharaja, Mahal will have one more match with Randy Orton this week. That being said, Raw is winning the arms race on the road to SummerSlam.

WWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipNeville (c) vs. Akira Tozawa.

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