Jeff Hardy Challenges United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura At WWE Summerslam

Jeff Hardy will be facing Shinsuke Nakamura at Summerslam.

At WWE Extreme Rules, Jeff Hardy was attacked before his WWE United States Championship match by his opponent Shinsuke Nakamura. The match went on and Nakamura was able to defeat Hardy to earn the title. After the match, Hardy was attacked by the returning Randy Orton.

Since then, Orton has attacked Hardy on two occasions including causing him to miss his chance at winning the Championship back.

Hardy will now have another chance to regain the Championship at WWE Summerslam as announced on WWE.com and Twitter.

The following is an excerpt from the press release shared by WWE on the company's website.

Caution! Warning! All-out bedlam has just been guaranteed at SummerSlam. WWE.com has learned that United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura will once again go to war against Jeff Hardy at The Biggest Event of The Summer, with Randy Orton no doubt lurking in the shadows.

Hardy’s United States Championship reign ended in shocking fashion at WWE Extreme Rules, as The Charismatic Enigma suffered a demoralizing, near-immediate title loss to Nakamura. Before the opening bell, The King of Strong Style floored Hardy with his now signature move — a savage low blow — behind the ref’s back. Hardy struggled to his feet and insisted on starting the match, only to suffer an instant Kinshasa that snapped his reign and landed the nefarious Artist the first championship of his WWE tenure. And it would only get worse for Harty, who suffered a surprise post-match attack by none other than Randy Orton, who also delivered a ruthless low blow.

Then, at the height of his U.S. Title rematch on SmackDown LIVE, Jeff seemed to have Nakamura down for the count after hitting him with a picture-perfect Swanton Bomb. However, outta nowhere, Orton emerged to break up Jeff’s pin attempt and savagely attacked The Charismatic Enigma. Though Hardy picked up the win by disqualification, The Viper proceeded to unleash a nearly-unspeakable post-match assault on his prey, which he concluded by DDT’ing Hardy off the table, as Nakamura watched from a distance.

Fightful Wrestling will have live coverage and discussion for Summerslam and a recapping podcast.

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