WWE Smackdown Results
June 5, 2018
Corpus Christi, Texas
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE Smackdown women’s champion Carmella kicks off the show tonight. She asks the crowd to shower her with the praise which she deserves. She says tonight is not about her but about her opponent at Money in the Bank, Asuka. She just thinks that everyone deserves to know the truth about Asuka. But before that, they show a video of Asuka’s NXT and WWE career.
Carmella says that was incredible but let’s remove the mask and face the horrible truth. She says this is the real Asuka and a video of Charlotte defeating Asuka at this year’s Wrestlemania airs as well as Asuka losing to Peyton Royce and her match against Mandy Rose on Smackdown.
She says the truth is that her loss at Wrestlemania shattered her and she hasn’t been the same since. And that’s why she has no fear because Mella is money. And that the age of Asuka is over. Asuka was undefeated. Asuka’s music hits and she interrupts.
Asuka gets in the ring and Mandy Rose’s music hits and she comes down with Sonya Deville. Mandy tells Carmella she didn’t have to go through all that trouble to show the real Asuka. She says ASuka is dangerous but she was a second away from beating Asuka last week. And she knows she can beat Asuka tonight. Sonya says she did exactly what she was supposed to do. She left just enough of Asuka for her. Sonya challenges Asuka to a match tonight. Carmella then asks Asuka who it will be for tonight?
Paige’s music hits and the general manager of Smackdown Live comes out. Paige says no one speaks for ehr because she makes the matches. Paige then asks Asuka if she wants Mandy Rose or Sonya Deville tonight. Asuka then grabs the microphone from Carmella and says “Give me both”. Paige says that’s the Asuka we all know and love. She then makes the match for tonight, Asuka against Mandy and Sonya in a handicap match tonight.
Back from commercial and Asuka starts things off with Sonya with Carmella doing commentary. Asuka sends Sonya into the corner and Sonya tags Mandy in. Asuka throws Mandy into the corner and she tags Sonya back in. Both women lock up and Sonya takes Asuka down but Asuka grabs Sonya’s leg and locks in a leg bar but Sonya grabs the ropes.
Both women get back up and a drop kick by Asuka. Mandy distracts Asuka and a right hand by Sonya takes Asuka down. Sonya tags Mandy in and both women double team her in the corner. Mandy tags Sonya back in. Both ladies double team her again and Sonya tags Mandy back into the ring. Mandy with right hands on Asuka and then gets her in a head lock. Asuka tries to fight back but Mandy slams Asuka’s head onto the mat. Another headlock by Mandy. Asuka back up and breaks free. Asuka sends Mandy to the ropes and a hip attack takes Mandy down. Asuka climbs the top rope and a drop kick takes Mandy down.
Carmella gets out of her seat and starts taunting Asuka. Meanwhile, Mandy tags Sonya in and Sonya attacks Asuka from behind.
Back from commercial, ASuka and Mandy Rose in the right exchanging right hands. Asuka runs to the ropes and dropkicks Mandy. She gets Mandy back up and a German suplex . Mandy tags Sonya in and a knee to the face and a hip attack from Asuka onto Sonya. She goes for the cover but Mandy breaks it up. Asuka throws Mandy to the outside. Sonya rolls Asuka up from behind and goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out. Both women get up and deliver kicks taking each other out.
Both women get back up and a running spear by Sonya onto Asuka. She goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out. A knee to the face by Sonya onto Asuka and more kicks. She runs to the ropes and goes for a punch but Asuka catches her in mid air. A few reversals between both women and Asuka gets the Asuka lock in and Sonya taps out!
Carmella leaves the announce table and gets in the ring. She gets into Asuka’s face and raises the women’s title. Mandy goes to attack Asuka but Asuka takes her down and Carmella hits Asuka with the title. She then kicks her to the face. Carmella raises her title.
Backstage The Miz is interrupted by someone holding a stack of pancakes. In come The New Day and they apologize to him for being jerks recently. They talk about which one of them will compete at the Money in the Bank. Big E is holding a hat with three names inside and they want The Miz to pick and decide who will compete at the Money in the Bank match. They tell The Miz no peaking and blindfold him. They switch up the hat with a hat full of pancake batter. They start laughing as The Miz puts his hand in the hat. The Miz then walks away.
Later tonight, it’s The New Day versus Rusev, The Miz and Samoa Joe.
Harper vs. Karl Anderson
The bell rings and a drop kick by Harper. A right hand by Harper and he starts pounding on Anderson. A running fist to the back of Anderson as Harper goes for the cover but Anderson kicks out. Harper with a right hand onto Anderson. Harper sends Anderson to the ropes and just slams him onto the mat. He then throws him to the corner and he goes to kick Harper but Anderson moves out of the way. He grabs Harper by the leg and goes for the roll up cover and gets the 3 count!
Winner: Karl Anderson
Naomi cuts a promo talking about last week and the Money in the Bank. Jimmy says he will tell Rusev which husband and wife really run Smackdown Live.
Jimmy Usos and Naomi vs. Aiden English and Lana
The match starts off and Aiden with a headlock on Jimmy who sends Aiden to the ropes. Jimmy with a punch to Aiden’s throat and English grabs his throat telling Jimmy he can’t do that. He tags Lana in. She checks up on Aiden and they both go to attack Naomi and Jimmy but the two reverse the attack taking them to the outside. Naomi then jumps over the top rope and onto Lana and Aiden.
Back from commercial and Naomi and Lana are in the ring. Naomi catches Lana with a knee to the head and she goes after Aiden. Lana then attacks Naomi from behind. She goes for the cover but Naomi kicks out. She gets Naomi in the corner and chokes her with a boot to the throat. Out of the corner, arm bar by Lana as Naomi fights to get out. Lana then kicks Naomi into the turnbuckle.
Lana mocking The Usos with their chant and Naomi with a drop kick takes Lana down. She tries to tag Jimmy in but Lana breaks the tag up. Three standing elbows by Lana as she goes for the cover but Naomi kicks out. Naomi starts to fight back and tries to go for the tag but Lana drags her back. A tug of war between the two women and a double clothesline.
Naomi tags Jimmy in and the two men are legal. Jimmy with running clothesline and a super kick takes Aiden down. He goes for the cover but Lana breaks it up. She slaps Jimmy in the face. In comes Naomi as Jimmy throws her onto Lana and both women fight on the outside. Aiden attacks Jimmy taking him down. Jimmy in the corner and Aiden runs towards him but Naomi flies off the top rope onto Aiden. English gets up and a super kick by Jimmy takes English out. He goes for the cover and gets the 3 count!
Winners: Jimmy Uso and Naomi
AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura – Contract Signing
Paige is backstage for the contract signing between Nakamura and AJ Styles. Paige builds up their match at the Money in the Bank stating it’s a Last Man Standing match. AJ tells Nakamura they have been at this war forever. And he knows why he does what he does. Because he knows that straight up, Nakamura cannot beat him.
Nakamura yawns. AJ signs the contract. Nakamura grabs the pen and looks at it. He says it’s out of ink and throws the inc. He asks AJ if he can borrow his pen. He looks at it and says that the pen is broken and throws it. AJ tells him to sign it. Nakamura pretends like he is goi to stand up and AJ slaps him in the face. He gets escorted out by WWE agents (one of which is Dean Malenko).
Nakamura grabs a pen and signs it. Nakamura looks at Paige and says “Last Man Stand”.
The bell rings and both women lock up, Becky goes for the Dis-arm-her but Charlotte throws her to the outside. Becky back in and Charlotte goes for the Figure 8 but Becky kicks her off. Becky gets Charlotte in a head lock. Charlotte gets out of it and both women with reversal moves.
Both women go for a kick and they end up catching each other. They agree to put the opposite person’s leg down. They then both run to the ropes and spear each other.
Back from commercial and Becky Lynch is in control of the match on top of Charlotte. Flair escapes the lock and gets up. Becky goes for the Dis-arm-her but Charlotte gets out of it. Flair chops by Charlotte. She goes for another chop but an uppercut by Becky. Another Flair chop takes Becky down. A belly to back suplex by Charlotte. She runs towards Becky and a boot to the jaw by Becky. Lynch on the top rope but Charlotte grabs her and a back breaker. She goes for the cover but Becky kicks out.
Charlotte goes for the Figure 8 but Becky gets out of it and kicks Charlotte out. Lynch climbs the top rope and a leg drop off the top rope. She goes for the cover but Charlotte kicks out. Becky runs to the ropes and Charlotte catches her with a spear. Becky rolls to the outside and Charlotte jumps over the top rope onto Becky.
She throws Becky into the ring. Charlotte goes onto the top rope and the moonsault but Becky gets her knees up. Lynch goes for the cover but Charlotte kicks out. Both women get up, Charlotte goes for the figure 8 but Becky reverses it into the Dis-arm-her! Charlotte taps out!
Becky helps Charlotte up after the match and the two hug it out.
Backstage, Samoa Joe is interviewed by Sasha. He asks her what she sees when she sees him. Does she see someone messed up who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He talks about last week’s Smackdown and about how he went up the ladder and grabbed the Money in the Bank briefcase.
Renee Young introduces Big Cass to the ring. Young asks him what he will have to do to defeat Daniel Bryan at Money in the Bank. Big Cass mentions the height difference and mentions how when he was at NXT, he was backstage at Wrestlemania 30. And after it ended, he walked down the hallway to go grab his bag and he was walking behind Daniel Bryan who had just won the WWE championship. And all he was able to think about was “Seriously, seriously? This pathetic little man is the WWE champion?”
That night at Wrestlemania, his victory was a fluke. Just like his victory over him at Backlash was an absolute fluke. But he will give credit, Daniel Bryan packed a heck of a punch for a man with such a petit little stature. They then show the clip from last week’s triple threat match between himself, Samoa Joe and Big Cass.
Big Cass says poor little guy, he almost feels bad for him but Daniel brought it upon himself when he asked to come back into the ring. But little did he know he would have a seven foot shadow following him. He says Daniel Bryan has never been in the ring with someone as big or as educated as him. Or a star of his magnitude. And that is why at Money in the Bank he will do everything he can to beat Daniel Bryan down and embarrass him.
He says Daniel Bryan needs to go home and star on Total Bellas. After Money in the Bank, Daniel Bryan will have to look at himself in the mirror and he will be beaten and battered. And he will come to the slow realization that a pathetic little man like him will never survive in this big man’s world.
Sin Cara and Andrade Cien Almas with Zelina Vega
Sin Cara is asked about last week’s attack by Andrade Cien Almas. Sin Cara says he’s known Andrade since he was 14, he considered him like his brother. Zelina Vega comes in and interrupts. She says she is the best thing to ever happen to Andrade. When Sin Cara was with him, he made him weak. She taught him that he doesn’t have to hide or respect anybody. Especially him. Sin Cara says it’s not true. Vega says that next week, Paige made a match where he will take on Andrade. Andrade attacks Sin Cara from behind.
The bell rings and Xavier Woods and The Miz start things off. A right forearm by Xavier followed by an uppercut and a snap mare take down. He tags Kofi in who does some work on The Miz and he then tags Big E in. Big E with a big splash and he goes for the cover but The Miz kicks out.
The Miz rolls into the corner and Samoa Joe tags himself in. Joe with some big jabs. Big E catches Joe and a belly to belly. He tags Xavier in and Woods off the top rope with a double ax. He goes after The Miz and Joe with a splash on Woods in the corner.
Back from commercial, The Miz is in the ring and has Xavier Woods in a headlock. Woods tries to get out of it but The Miz locks it back in and brings him down. Woods gets out of it but The Miz with a knee to the midsection and he sends Woods to the turnbuckle. The Miz tries to go for a suplex off the top rope but Woods fights back and The Miz goes down. Xavier Woods off the top rope with a drop kick.
The Miz tags Samoa Joe in. Rusev attacks Big E on the outside. Xavier Woods with a big kick to Joe. Samoa Joe tags The Miz in and Kofi gets tagged in. Kofi cleans house. Kofi with the New Day moon drop. Joe on the apron and Kofi attacks him. The Miz with a big DDT on Kofi, he goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. The Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale but Kofi gets out. Rusev tags himlf in and Big E gets tagged in. An overhead belly to belly by Big E onto Rusev. A knee to the face by Rusev onto Big E and Samoa Joe is legal. In comes Woods and a right hand by Rusev. Woods throws Rusev to the outside and he flies over the top rope and jumps onto Rusev. The Miz legal in the ring. Joe sent over the top rope. The Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale on Big E. Big E gets out of it and The Miz sent onto the ring apron. A big spear by Big E onto the Miz to the outside of the ring.
Back in, Kofi gets tagged in. A fight breaks out on the outside and The Miz and Big E are in the ring but Kofi is the legal man. Samoa Joe and Rusev hold up Big E and The Miz goes to the outside and grabs a plate of pan cakes. Back in, he accidentally throws the pancakes onto Rusev and Samoa Joe. Both men then attack The Miz and leave the ring. Kofi tags in Big E. The Midnight Hour by both men as Big E pins The Miz.