Good evening Fight Fans and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of WWE Smackdown on FOX!
- We open the show with Daniel Bryan who comes out to the ring and talks about the Money in the Bank match and what it would mean to him to win. Daniel demands that Baron Corbin come out to the ring so they can settle things, Corbin coming out onto the stage before threatening Daniel. Corbin shows a video on the big screen of him defeating Drew Gulak and attacking him with Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro before saying that he's going to become King Money in the Bank. Daniel then mocks Corbin failing to successfully cash in his money in the bank contract, Corbin saying that he's stronger and smarter than he was when he previously won as we go to commercial.
Daniel Bryan vs Baron Corbin
Corbin backs Daniel into the ropes for a clean break before backing him into the corner for another clean break. Daniel kicks the leg of Corbin before Corbin backs him into the corner and hits him with right hands. Daniel comes back with kicks and takes Corbin down before dropkicking his knee when he runs the ropes. Daniel hits a dragon screw and goes for a knee bar, but Corbin almost immediately rolls to the ropes for the break. Corbin takes Daniel down with a front face lock before Daniel turns it around and kicks the leg of Corbin.
Corbin hits Daniel with strikes in mount before dropping him with a right hand before Daniel comes back with a flurry of punches and kicks. Corbin capitalizes off of the referee backing Daniel off before knocking him off of the top turnbuckle and down onto the floor before sending him into the post as we go to commercial.
We come back to the action back in the ring with Corbin in control until Daniel comes back with a crucifix for two before rolling him up for another two count. Corbin clotheslines Daniel for two and starts focusing on the left shoulder and arm of Daniel that he sent into the post before the break. Daniel hits a suicide dive and a missile dropkick into kicks to the leg and locks in an ankle lock. Daniel stomps the back of the foot of Corbin and drops him with a roundhouse kick for a trio of two counts. Daniel hits a running dropkick in the corner before Corbin hits Deep Six for two and Daniel locks in a single leg Boston crab before Corbin quickly gets to the ropes for the break.
Daniel then gets caught when he goes for a suicide dive before he kicks the leg of Corbin and the head before Corbin throws a ladder at him for the disqualification.
Winner: Daniel Bryan defeats Baron Corbin via disqualification.
- After the match Daniel locks in the Yes Lock on the ladder in the ring before he's attacked by Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura before Corbin throws Daniel off of the stage and into several ladders. We then see the Universal champion Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss backstage before Braun heads out to the ring as we go to commercial.
- We come back to Braun in the ring before he begins to talk and is almost immediately interrupted by Bray Wyatt on the big screen. Bray then proceeds to tell a story about "The Black Sheep" referring to Braun when he was a part of The Wyatt Family before we go backstage to Sheamus training ahead of his match up next as we go to commercial.
Sheamus vs Leon Ruff
Leon dropkicks Sheamus before hitting him with elbows and Sheamus hits him with three backbreakers before tossing Leon out of the ring. Sheamus then grabs Leon from ringside and hits him with clubbing blows in the ropes before hitting the Brogue Kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Sheamus defeats a local performer via pinfall.
- After the match we get part four of the series on Jeff Hardy before its announced that he will return to Smackdown on next week's show. Sheamus leans in on commentary and says that he'll be there next week to greet Jeff before leaving. We then go backstage to an interview with Otis and Mandy Rose where they talk about their money in the bank qualifiers, Mandy's up next as we go to commercial.
Women's Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Mandy Rose vs Carmella
Mandy takes Carmella down with a side headlock takeover before Carmella counters in a head scissors and they get back to their feet. They run the ropes before Carmella superkicks Mandy for two and follows up with a straight arm bar before Mandy hits a spinning scoop slam. Mandy locks in a rear headlock before Sonya Deville comes out onto the stage and tries to distract Mandy. Mandy hits a backbreaker and whips her into the corner before Carmella comes back with a clothesline, Sonya's distraction working in the end as Carmella rolls Mandy up for the pin and the win.
Winner:Carmella defeats Mandy Rose via pinfall to advance to the Women's Money in the Bank.
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