Date: August 14, 2018
Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, South Carolina
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton

It’s the general display prior to Summerslam and there isn’t a lot to try this time round. Sunday is ready up and until they upload yet another fit to the cardboard, which is totally imaginable round right here, I wouldn’t get my hopes up on a lot taking place this night. Hopefully the promos are just right sufficient to hold issues. Let’s get to it.

Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Carmella all come to the hoop to open issues up. Carmella isn’t proud of having to protect the identify within the triple danger fit however she’s so superior that it doesn’t topic. Becky doesn’t have an opportunity now and must more than likely return to being a clown, as it’s the only factor she does higher than Charlotte.

It’s true that Becky doesn’t need Charlotte within the fit as a result of she’s going to make it more difficult to win. Becky was once shedding sleep over the theory of thrashing up Carmella one on one however now she’s dreaming of thrashing them each. Carmella laughs off the theory of Becky beating Charlotte as it’s actually laborious to do. I imply, Carmella did it two times (and beat Asuka two times) however Becky isn’t doing it.

Charlotte issues out the entire dishonest and thinks it’s why no person respects her. Or is it as a result of Carmella is a Diva residing in a ladies’s technology? Carmella is pleased with being a Diva as a result of neither of them have her appears to be like, frame or profession. Cue Paige to thank Carmella for shedding to Charlotte so the fit is usually a triple danger. It’s Paige’s task to offer us just right festival so let’s have a tag fit at this time with Carmella on statement.

Becky Lynch/Carmella vs. Mandy Rose/Sonya Deville

Carmella is on statement as Charlotte avoids some early kicks from Sonya. That method a strut, which is after all loopy over right here in Flair Country. A couple of chops put Sonya within the nook and it’s Becky coming in for the operating legdrop after what gave the impression of some confusion (it gave the impression of Becky wasn’t certain what to do, possibly because of Sonya no longer being in the precise position).

Mandy is available in and has some higher success, together with posing so much. It takes a bit of too lengthy although and Becky rankings with a dropkick, permitting the tag off to Charlotte. Sonya comes again in and misses a sliding knee, permitting Charlotte to throw her down with a fall away slam to ship Sonya outdoor.

Becky provides a forearm from the apron as Corey and Carmella take photographs at Saxton. An inexpensive shot from the apron knocks Carmella down although and we take a spoil. Back with Sonya choking Becky till an enziguri will get Lynch out of hassle. Mandy breaks up the recent tag however Becky kicks her within the face. There’s the Bexploder to Mandy and a baseball slide to Sonya, putting in the Disarm-Her to make Mandy faucet at 10:56.

Result: Becky Lynch/Charlotte b. Mandy Rose/Sonya Deville – Disarm-Her to Rose (10:56)

Miz and Maryse are at house and feature some massive information: there might be a 2d season of Miz and Mrs.!

Charlotte asks why Becky didn’t tag her in however Becky doesn’t relatively resolution. They agree that the most efficient girl must win on Sunday and Becky says she is going to.

Triple Threat vs. Bludgeon Brothers

No names for the jobbers. The Brothers leap them to begin and knock the trio to the ground. Rowan slams Harper onto one in all them as I don’t assume the bell ever rang. The beaten one will get slammed onto the member at the apron, adopted by means of a powerbomb/center rope clothesline aggregate. No fit.

We get phase one in all a 3 phase sequence on Miz vs. Daniel Bryan. It begins with Bryan debuting in NXT, again within the festival days with Bryan as a rookie and Miz as his professional. Bryan was once new to WWE, although he have been wrestling for over ten years. Miz had a name of a truth TV famous person and we see some clips of Miz yelling at Bryan and speaking right down to him.

Miz says all Bryan needed to do was once close up and pay attention, which is why the entire thing failed. Then Bryan was once eradicated relatively on within the festival, in part because of going 0-10. Bryan were given a fit on Raw towards Miz and beat him, so possibly Miz wanted Bryan as a substitute of vice versa. More in this later.

Sanity vs. New Day

Kofi has a Birthday Boy signal and celebrates by means of throwing out some pancakes. Big E. and Young get started issues off as we have now a HAPPY BIRTHDAY chant. A stomach to stomach suplex places Young down and it’s off to Kofi, who jumps over Big E. for a backsplash. Wolfe low bridges Kofi to the ground although and a large crash places Kingston in hassle. We pass cut up display for a Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar video and are available again with Dain dropkicking Kofi into the nook.

Wolfe’s most sensible rope forearm will get two and we take a spoil. Back with Kofi hitting a DDT on Wolfe and bringing in Woods to hurry issues up. The numbers recreation will get the easier of Woods although as Young slams him onto Wolfe’s raised knees and brings Dain again in for extra stomping. That doesn’t ultimate lengthy although as Kofi comes again in with Trouble in Paradise to Wolfe. Kofi hits the large dive off the highest onto Wolfe and Young, leaving Big E. to tag himself in and scoop Dain up (conveniently) for UpUpDownDown and the pin (together with Big E. hip swiveling at the rely) at 10:14.

Result: New Day b. Sanity – UpUpDownDown to Dain (10:14)

Here’s phase two of Miz vs. Bryan. We get started with Bryan’s retirement in 2016 however Bryan stated he wasn’t in a position to go away but. Miz says it’s Bryan’s fault for wrestling this sort of reckless taste. Bryan couldn’t strive against just like the coward that Miz is, however prior to that would pass any place he were given the danger to be General Manager of Smackdown.

That led us to the well-known Talking Smack phase the place Bryan referred to as Miz a coward, sending Miz into the rant of a life-time towards Bryan for being the actual coward. Bryan stated he needed to depart with out doing one thing he would have regretted. Miz thinks Bryan would were fired for being a person however left as a substitute. Then Miz began stealing Miz’s strikes however Bryan began coaching for a comeback. Miz thinks Bryan is the coward, and he’s in a position to end up it.

Paige knocks on Samoa Joe’s door and asks why he doesn’t wish to cope with the WWE Universe one after the other from AJ Styles. She wishes Joe to be skilled, however Joe doesn’t assume that’s what Paige was once searching for when she made the fit within the first position. Joe isn’t pronouncing what he’s going to do and Paige can care for the effects. Paige can experience her night time, identical to Joe goes to experience his.

We recap the Lana/Rusev vs. Zelina Vega/Andrade Cien Almas problems.

Aiden English vs. Andrade Cien Almas

Before the fit, Aiden sings about preventing for Rusev Day. Joined in growth with English hitting a clothesline and including a frog splash (with an Eddie Guerrero chest slap) for 2. Almas elbows him within the face although and the operating knees within the nook arrange the hammerlock DDT to complete Aiden at 1:26 proven.

Result: Andrade Cien Almas b. Aiden English – Hammerlock DDT (1:26)

Post fit Vega and Almas say Sunday is the top of Rusev Day. Vega accuses Lana of being the useless weight that drags down Rusev, however listed below are Rusev and Lana to break. Rusev guarantees to finish Vega’s success and Lana, with the accessory coming out and in, guarantees to weigh down them as a result of Summerslam is on Rusev Day.

Paige begs AJ to stay it in combination in the market with Samoa Joe. AJ says he’s retaining his promise.

Part 3 of Miz vs. Bryan specializes in Bryan’s go back to in-ring festival, which he by no means concept would occur. Miz didn’t care that Bryan got here out of retirement as a result of they have been on other presentations. Bryan stepped down as Smackdown GM, however prior to he left he insisted that Miz transfer over to Smackdown. Miz says Bryan has embarrassed himself again and again as a result of Miz has carried him these kind of years. After Summerslam, Bryan should admit that Miz is the easier guy.

Bryan admits that Miz has a number of items that he’ll by no means have, however that’s no longer why Bryan got here again. He’s no longer again to have a large space and superstar pals. He’s again as a result of he loves wrestling and desires to do not anything greater than end up that he’s the easier guy.

Shelton Benjamin vs. Jeff Hardy

Joined in growth with Shelton striking on a chinlock. The BROTHER NERO chants deliver Jeff up and let’s pass cut up display for a Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss advert lower than a minute when we’re again to the display. Jeff….I suppose hits Whisper within the Wind as he jumped for it whilst we have been nonetheless in cut up display however the touch was once bring to a halt by means of a complete display Summerslam graphic. The replay presentations it connecting for the next two rely, adopted by means of the basement dropkick for a similar.

The kick to the chest places Benjamin down and it’s the opposite Twist of Fate to make issues even worse. Benjamin is simply too a long way away for the Swanton so he pulls Hardy down with a superplex for 2. That’s it for Shelton although because the Twisting Stunner is just right for the pin at 4:12.

Result: Jeff Hardy b. Shelton Benjamin – Twisting Stunner (4:12)

Post fit Shinsuke Nakamura comes out and knees Hardy within the again however Kinshasa is reversed right into a Twisting Stunner. The Swanton leaves Nakamura laying as Randy Orton is proven looking at from the shadows.

Summerslam rundown.

Here’s AJ Styles for the large last phase. He talks about his time on this industry, which has allowed him to go back and forth the sector and face the most efficient on the earth. Sure there’s force to being WWE Champion, however Samoa Joe hit his force issues. We see a clip of Joe attacking AJ and signing the contract, adopted by means of Joe speaking about AJ’s circle of relatives cheering for Joe at Summerslam. That was once too a long way for AJ, who was once in a position to take Joe out till he noticed his circle of relatives. AJ’s spouse instructed him not to lose his cool and AJ is in a position….to be bring to a halt by means of Joe.

With a work of paper in his hand, Joe says AJ is aware of that’s no longer true. The paper is a letter from a fan which AJ wishes to listen to. The letter says that Joe’s feedback a couple of weeks in the past made the individual bodily in poor health. Not as a result of he was once flawed, however as a result of what Joe stated was once true. Now it’s transparent that AJ by no means sought after children or a spouse, which is why AJ is this sort of nice champion: he’ll do anything else to keep away from his circle of relatives. The fan hopes Joe wins as a result of he misplaced AJ a very long time in the past. Signed Wendy Styles (AJ’s spouse).

Becky Lynch/Charlotte b. Mandy Rose/Sonya Deville – Disarm-Her to Rose
New Day b. Sanity – UpUpDownDown to Dain
Andrade Cien Almas b. Aiden English – Hammerlock DDT
Jeff Hardy b. Shelton Benjamin – Twisting Stunner

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has observed over 50,000 wrestling fits. He has additionally been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 complete presentations lined. You can in finding his paintings at, or take a look at his Amazon writer web page with 28 wrestling books. His newest ebook is the the Complete 2003 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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