WWE SmackDown Results – June 12, 2018
Welcome to SmackDown Live.
The women in the Money in the Bank Match from Smackdown are in the ring with Paige, but there are no ladders.
Paige introduces Naomi, Lana, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair.
Paige says they have the opportunity to change your lives forever. She mentions that Raw is bringing their four finest women into the match. Paige says she needed the best that Smackdown had to offer. These ladies qualified and earned their chance to be in the match. Paige says she does not care who wins, as long as one of you brings the briefcase back to her house.
Lana says she will bring it home.
Naomi interrupts and Lana asks Naomi if she can climb a ladder better than she can dance.
Naomi reminds everyone she won the Wrestlemania battle royal and she will win on Sunday.
Charlotte reminds Naomi that Naomi won because Charlotte was not in the match. Charlotte says she has won the NXT, Divas, Raw, and Smackdown Women’s Title. She will complete the cycle.
Becky says if anyone is going to win on Sunday, it will be her. Becky reminds everyone that she was the first woman drafted to Smackdown and the first Smackdown Women’s Champion. She says she is going to grab that briefcase and cash it in and become the Smackdown Women’s Champion again.
Charlotte wishes her luck and Becky says she does not need luck. Becky says she is willing to go through anything and anyone, including her best friend. Becky reminds Charlotte that she won last week.
Naomi reminds Becky and Charlotte there are six other women in the match.
Peyton Royce and Billie Kay make their way to the stage.
Billie asks Peyton if she is thinking what Billie is thinking. Peyton says it will take a miracle for Smackdown to bring back the briefcase. Billie says that is true, but the WWE Universe smells funny.
Peyton does a Becky Lynch impression. Billie Kay does a Charlotte Flair impression.
Naomi wants to know if they are done yapping their mouths.
Billie says they didn’t forget about Naomi and Lana. Billie and Peyton dance like Lana and Naomi.
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville make their way onto the stage. Mandy tells Paige that she hates to break it to her because she will be disappointed on Sunday. The talent outside the ring is superior to the talent in the ring.
The women in the ring go to the floor and we have a brawl.
We take a look back to Daniel Bryan “Occupying Raw” from 2014.
Daniel Bryan gets ready in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number One: Daniel Bryan versus Shelton Benjamin
They lock up and Benjamin with a knee and forearm. Benjamin with an Irish whip and Bryan flips over Benjamin and hits a flying clothesline. Bryan goes for the Yes Lock but Benjamin counters and gets Bryan to the mat. Bryan with a hammer lock. Bryan gets a near fall. Bryan with European uppercuts. Bryan with a kick and Benjamin sends Bryan to the apron. Benjamin with a thrust kick to the knee and Bryan goes to the floor. Benjamin goes to the floor and he drops Bryan’s knee on the announce table.
Benjamin slams Bryan’s leg into the ringside barrier and then he returns to the ring to break the referee’s count. The referee checks on Bryan while Benjamin waits in the ring. Bryan gets to the apron and he side steps Benjamin who goes to the floor. Bryan with a running knee off the apron. Bryan sends Benjamin back into the ring and Bryan goes up top and misses a diving head butt when Benjamin moves. Benjamin with a single leg crab.
Benajmin with a KneeDT with Bryan’s leg in the ropes. Benjamin slaps Bryan in the head and then he punches Bryan. Bryan punches back but Benjamin with a drop toe hold and he returns to the leg. Bryan struggles to get to the ropes and he succeeds. Bryan lands on his feet on a German suplex attempt but Bryan’s knee buckles a bit. Bryan avoids the dragon whip and Bryan with a kick to the knee. Bryan with punches and kicks but Benjamin with a kick to the knee. Bryan with a dragon screw.
Bryan kicks Benjamin in the chest and then he puts Benjamin’s leg in the rope and applies pressure followed by a drop kick to the knee. Benjamin drops Bryan on the turnbuckles and he connects with a knee to the head. Benjamin with a superplex and he gets a near fall. Benjamin misses Paydirt and Bryan gets Benjamin down for the Yes Lock and Benjamin gets a near fall with a rollup. Benjamin with a single leg crab. Bryan counters into a heel hook and Benjamin taps out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
The announcers run through the card for Money in the Bank.
We see AJ Styles take his title belt as he makes his way to the ring to talk to Jerry Lawler.
We are back and Paige walks in the back and she sees Asuka.
Asuka says she wants Carmella tonight.
Paige says she cannot do that, but she will make the women’s tag match a ten woman tag match.
Asuka says that will be good for her but bad for Carmella.
We see Miz in his referee gear. Paige asks what is he doing and he says he is getting ready for a role. Paige asks what is the role and Miz says it is Ruff Ruff Ref. Miz asks to be made the guest referee for the Samoa Joe versus Rusev match.
Paige says that Miz is not a good enough actor. Paige says she knows what Miz wants to do.
Miz says that after teaching Paige everything about acting on Santa’s Little Helper.
Paige says that she will let Miz be the referee in the Samoa Joe versus Rusev match. Miz says that is what he wanted.
We take a look back to the WWE Title Match at Backlash and the contract signing.
Jerry Lawler comes out to the Okerlund Zone to interview WWE Champion AJ Styles.
Jerry says it was great when AJ slapped Nakamura last week. He wants to know what made AJ slap Nakamura.
AJ says he lost his cool because Nakamura got under his skin. AJ says that he should apologize. AJ says he is sorry he didn’t knock Nakamura’s head off with his fist. AJ says there are unwritten rules and if Nakamura cannot follow them, he will be disciplined. AJ says he will be the last man standing. At Money in the Bank, he will be walking out the same way he walked in . . . the WWE Champion.
Miz is in the back getting lessons from one of the referees. Miz asks if he can touch the wrestlers since they cannot touch him.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the Smackdown tag title match will be defended on the Kickoff Show.
Aiden English comes out introduce Rusev.
Match Number Two: Rusev (with Aiden English) versus Samoa Joe with Guest Referee Miz
They lock up and Joe with a knee and jabs. Miz warns Joe and Miz reminds Joe that he is the referee and Joe cannot touch him. Rusev with punches and Miz stops Rusev because Joe was in the ropes. Rusev wtih a clothesline and Joe goes to the floor. Rusev slams Joe’s head into the apron and then back into the ring. Joe with a forearm to knock Rusev off the apron and then Joe with a suicide dive forearm and we go to commercial.
We are back and Joe with a reverse chin lock. Rusev with a jaw breaker and Joe with a running back elbow. Joe gets a near fall. Joe with an arm bar and then he goes to a head lock. Rusev with punches and Joe is backed into the corner. Rusev with a kick and Irish whip followed by a splash. Rusev with a kick and punch but Joe with a clothesline. Joe sends Rusev into the turnbuckles but he runs into a boot. Rusev with punches. Joe misses a clothesline and Rusev with a kick to the chest. Rusev with a running shoulder into the corner followed by a jumping spin kick.
Joe avoids the Machka Kick and Joe with the Coquina Clutch. Rusev with a snap mare to escape. Joe charges into the corner but Rusev moves and Joe splashes Miz when English moves. Joe with an STJoe but Miz refuses to make the count. Joe grabs Miz’ hand and Rusev with a Machka Kick for the three count.
After the match, Rusev gets a ladder from Aiden English and he hits Joe with it. Rusev sets up the ladder in the ring and he starts to climb it. Miz pulls Rusev off the ladder and hits a Skull Crushing Finale. Miz climbs the ladder and grabs the briefcase.
Miz tells the announcers that his contract is in the briefcase. Byron opens it and he shows Miz pancakes.
We see The New Day laughing in the back.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Jeff Hardy versus Shinsuke Nakamura in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Nakamura backs Hardy into the corner and Nakamura leans his head against Hardy’s chest on the break. Hardy with a kick and forearm to the back. Hardy sends Nakamura into the turnbuckles. Nakamura slides to the floor on an Irish whip and he gestures for Hardy to COME ON. Hardy sends Nakamura into the ringside barrier and then Hardy with a clothesline off the apron.
They return to the ring and Hardy punches Nakamura and sends him into the turnbuckles. Hardy’s back gives out when Nakamura Irish whips him. Nakamura kicks Hardy in the back. Nakamura with a snap mare and a knee drop for a near fall. Nakamura kicks Hardy in the corner and then Nakamura with a leg sweep and then he connects with kicks in the corner. Nakamura gets a near fall.
Nakamura with a chin lock using Hardy’s arm. Hardy with elbows and a jaw breaker. Hardy with punches and a running forearm. Hardy with a reverse atomic drop and leg drop. Hardy with a drop kick for a near fall. Hardy with a kick and he goes for the Twist of Fate but Nakamura escapes. Nakamura misses a splash into the corner. Hardy with a mule kick but Nakamura kicks Hardy out of the corner on a hesitation kick. Nakamura with a spin kick. Nakamura puts Hardy on the turnbuckles and Nakamura goes for the running knee but Hardy moves. Hardy with an elbow and Hardy with Whisper in the Wind for a near fall.
Hardy goes up top and Nakamura hits the ropes to knock Hardy onto the turnbuckles. Nakamura with a running knee to the back. Hardy with a kick to the knee followed by a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes up top for a Swanton and he hits it but he cannot take advantage and Nakamura gets his foot on the rope to stop the count. Nakamura goes to the floor and Hardy follows him. They return to the ring and Jeff signals for the Twist of Fate. Nakamura with a low blow and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Jeff Hardy (by disqualification)
After the match, Nakamura with Kinshasa and he makes the ten count..
Carmella is getting ready for her match in the make up area.
Renee asks Carmella about possibly facing Asuka during tonight’s match and if she is concerned.
Carmella says Renee does not remember seeing her leaving Asuka laying in the ring. She is not concerned about Asuka. Charlotte beat Asuka and she beat Charlotte twice. She is not concerned. She is not concerned about anyone. Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Lana, and Asuka should be concerned. Asuka should be scared.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Renee Young is in the back with Big Cass. Cass tells the WWE Universe about his day. He appeared at the Memphis County Fair for the opening of their new roller coaster. He pretended to smile and took some pictures. Then he took his money as well as a souvenir. It is a height chart for a roller coaster. Cass says one person does not meet the height requirement for the ride and that person is Daniel Bryan. Cass said a good big man will always beat a good little man. That is what will happen at Money in the Bank. It will not be a roller coaster or the bumper cars. It will be a freefall drop. If Daniel Bryan tries to come up to his level, he will come crashing right back down.
Match Number Four: Carmella, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Billie Kay, and Peyton Royce versus Asuka, Naomi, Charlotte Flair, Lana, and Becky Lynch
Sonya and Naomi start things off and Sonya with a kick. Naomi with a head scissors and Lana tags in. Lana with a running elbow into the corner followed by a kick and neck breaker. Lana gets a near fall. Lana with a front face lock and Sonya runs her into the corner. Carmella tags in and kicks Lana. Carmella moonwalks and misses a bronco buster. Lana kicks Carmella away and Becky tags in and hits a clothesline followed by a drop kick. Becky with a back heel kick and uppercut followed by a clothesline. Becky with an exploder and she gets a near fall.
Becky kicks Sonya when she tries to interfere. Peyton tags in and she hits a spinning heel kick after Becky deals with Billie on the apron. Billie tags in and they hit a series of double kicks and Billie gets a near fall. Sonya tags in and he punches Becky.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Billie kicks Becky. Peyton tags in and kicks Becky. Sonya tags in and Becky with an inside cradle for a near fall. Sonya with a spear for a near fall. Billie tags in and applies a cravate. Billie sends Becky to the mat and returns to the cravate. Becky gets to her feet and she punches Billie but Billie with a knee. Billie taunts Becky but Becky escapes a slam and hits an enzuigiri. Charlotte and Peyton tag in and Charlotte with a clothesline and she knocks everyone off the apron. Charlotte with chops and she struts. Charlotte kicks Billie and hits a fallaway slam.
Peyton with a kick to Charlotte but Charlotte with a spear. Charlotte goes up top and she kicks Carmella off the apron. That delay allows Peyton to get her knees up. Sonya tags in and then she tags in Mandy. Mandy with a kick and Sonya with a sliding kick. Charlotte avoids a double suplex and she tags in Asuka who hits a missile drop kick on Mandy. Mandy blocks a German suplex and Mandy with an elbow. Asuka applies the Asuka Lock and it is broken up. Everyone gets in the ring and Carmella tags in. Asuka with a hip attack and then she sends Mandy to the floor. Charlotte goes up top and hits a moonsault on Billie and Peyton. Sonya and Mandy send Becky into the ringside barrier. Naomi with a splash onto Sonya on the floor. Asuka with a round kick to Mandy but Carmella with a thrust kick to Asuka and Lana makes the save.
Carmella sends Lana to the floor. Asuka misses a round kick but she applies the Asuka Lock and Carmella taps out.
Winners: Asuka, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Naomi, and Lana
After the match, Becky, Charlotte, Naomi, and Lana surround Asuka as they look up to the briefcase.