Shinsuke Nakamura scored the biggest win of his SmackDown Live career against John Cena, but there was a last-minute change to how the match was supposed to end.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Baron Corbin was supposed to interfere in the Nakamura vs. Cena match, which main evented the August 1 episode of SmackDown Live. The planned finish was for Baron Corbin to interfere and try and attack Nakamura, but backfiring and he would end up taking out Cena, leading to Nakamura winning. This would lead to the Cena vs. Corbin match at SummerSlam.
The idea of the match's finish being changed at the last second started when WWE.com posted a recap article of the match saying that Corbin made the run-in, even when no such thing happened on television.
Corbin would then make a run-in after the match and the show went off the air. Cena would make the save and hit Corbin with an Attitude Adjustment through the announce table. Nakamura defeated Cena without any interference in a match to determine the No. 1 contender to the WWE Championship.
Nakamura is set to wrestle Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam in Nakamura's SummerSlam debut. Fightful will have complete coverage SummerSlam weekend, including a post-SummerSlam podcast live on Fightful and on YouTube.
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