WWE SmackDown returns to SyFy this coming Friday night (Aug. 1, 2014) from Corpus Christi, Texas but the show was taped, as usual, on Tuesday night. That means full spoilers are readily available if you're the impatient type who doesn't want to wait a couple days for the payoff.
Unwrap that present early:
- Jack Swagger def. Cesaro with the Patriot Act before Rusev and Lana showed up and a Flag match was made official for SummerSlam.
- Randy Orton cut a promo on Roman Reigns to help build to their match at SummerSlam.
- R-Truth def. Bo Dallas, this time via disqualification because Bo wouldn't stop when prompted by the referee. More mean streak.
- AJ Lee def. Rosa Mendes with the Black Widow in a squash match. Aren't they taping Total Divas with Rosa on the cast? After, they did a post-match beatdown with Paige jumping AJ and beating her up so bad they did a stretcher job.
- Seth Rollins & Kane def. Dean Ambrose via disqualification when Ambrose grabbed a chair and EXPLICIT AMBROSE VIOLENCE. Rollins, of course, ran away before he could get his.
- Diego def. Fandango with help from Summer Rae & Layla.
- Alberto Del Rio def. Dolph Ziggler with the Cross Armbreaker thanks to help from The Miz, who was once again on commentary.
- Chris Jericho def. Erick Rowan despite attempted interference from Luke Harper. They added a stipulation that if Jericho won, Rowan couldn't accompany Bray Wyatt at ringside at SummerSlam.
That's the show, folks. Your thoughts?