SMACKDOWN! LIVE (08.15.17)
PROVIDENCE, RI (Dunkin Donuts Center)
Commentators: Tom Phillips, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Byron Saxton
Written by Brendan Wahl
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers brought an older lady to the ring to sing the Indian National Anthem to begin the show while they celebrated with decorations and dancers. Shinsuke Nakamura came down to interrupt and cut a brief promo on their SummerSlam match.
1) Natalya def. Becky Lynch by submission in 7:33 when she locked in the Sharpshooter. Before the match, Women's Champion Naomi came down to do some colour commentary. After the match, Carmella came down and wished both Naomi and Natalya the best of luck for SummerSlam.
Lana promised that people will fear Tamina when she will lead her into battle to crush all the opposition.
2) Rusev vs. Chad Gable went to a double countout in 1:12. After the match, Randy Orton popped up out of nowhere and hit Rusev with the RKO.
US Champion AJ Stylescame down to the ring to apologize for kicking Shane McMahon but he says no apology is necessary because he knows it was an accident. Kevin Owens came down to stir the pot and ended up superkicking Shane by mistake.
3) The Usos def. Tag Team Champions The New Day (Kofi/Xavier) in a non-title match by pinfall in 7:18.
The final installment of Fashion Peaks saw Breezango receive a strange clue: "Two B." We were then told that Breezango would return in two weeks.
4) John Cena def. WWE Champion Jinder Mahal [w /Singh Brothers] in a non-title match by DQ in 9:58 when Baron Corbin broke up the pin after a Super Attitude Adjustment. After the contest, Baron tried to CASH in the Money in the Bank briefcase...
5) Jinder Mahal def. Baron Corbin to retain the WWE Title in mere seconds when John Cena interfered and allowed Mahal to quickly roll him up for the win.