Cedric Alexander deals with AJ Styles in a non-title match on Monday Night Raw, September 9,2019 Image courtesy WWE.com.
WWE SmackDown included a great deal of wrestling action Friday.
After a big Wednesday night show with the NXT Great American Celebration, WWE material continued with another edition of SmackDown on Friday. This night included a big rematch for the global title as the main draw, however numerous other destinations on the night.
Matt Riddle is the most recent name added to the SmackDown lineup from the NXT brand name. He strolled from one show to another to deal with AJ Styles his first time out. His second match included another former champ as John Morrison was tabbed as Riddle’s secondopponent They began the show after Riddle and Baron Corbin fell under a war of words.
Riddle and Morrison left to a start with a grappling exchange that would please any Olympic wrestling hopeful. Morrison went out to an early lead in the match, blending in wrestling with aerial attacks. Riddle turned things to his benefit, landing a range of tosses and leading rope attacks of his own. The Miz and Corbin tried to run the diversion play, however Riddle translucented the chance, rolling Morrison up and getting the pin fall.
Prior To the show might go to industrial, Designs would run out to attack Riddle. Drew Gulak went out to make the conserve, which began their match right away after. Designs wasn’t in a state of mind for showboating as he penalized Gulak from the extremely start of the contest. Designs concentrated on Gulak’s leg, stomping away at it to get ready for the Designs Calf Crusher. Gulak swung the momentum in his instructions, however that was ended when Designs tossed him face-first into the turnbuckle. Simply when it looked like Gulak was going to discover a method to make a success to take the title, Designs countered into the Styles clash that left Gulak motionless. He wasn’t made with the competitor however, setting him up for the Extraordinary Lower Arm to finish Gulak off and get the triumph.
Bayley and Sasha came out to support their continued run of success, just to be disrupted by Alexa Happiness and Nikki Cross. The back-and-forth would lead to an unscripted match from the mind of Banks in between Bayley and Happiness. Happiness and Bayley would share their minutes of success in this match, however whatever would break down when Banks got included while the referee was sidetracked. Cross would attack Banks and after that attack Bayley after, getting Happiness disqualified while doing so.
Nakamura defeats former WWE champ
Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura have actually plagued the New Day week after week as they look for the SmackDown tag team titles. Today, Nakamura took on with former WWE champ, Kofi Kingston, in an individuallymatch Kingston assaulted right out of eviction, landing numerous takedowns and requiring Nakamura out of the ring. Nakamura utilized that minute to turn the tides and get the momentum in his favor. Cesaro and Big E got included outside, just to both get tossed from ring side.
Back in the ring, Nakamura would gain back control over the former champ for a second time. The speed would get as they would trade a variety of high-impact strikes. Kingston landed the SOS for a close 2 count. Nakamura landed a running knee to drop Kingston and get the big songs triumph.
While the night ended with the toast for Jeff Hardy, the wrestling action on WWE SmackDown today was remarkable from start to finish.
July 3 WWE SmackDown Results
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