Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is here with your Smackdown Recap Edition.
This week's Smackdown took place in Miami, Florida. Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Rusev and Sheamus battled in a fatal four way match to determine a number one contender to Rusev and the WWE United States Championship. The winner immediately faced Rusev after the fatal four way match. Billie Kay from NXT made her main roster debut and battled Dana Brooke. The Miz returned with Miz TV with special guest Dean Ambrose. Braun Strowman and Erick Rowan had a tune up match against two local wrestlers. Sasha Banks battled Summer Rae in one on one Women's Division action. In the main event, it was a champion vs. champion match, as WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose battled WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz.
*** Smackdown ***
- Cesaro Promo: Cesaro arrives in an escalade and is bringing an uppercut party for Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus and Apollo Crews tonight. Afterward Cesaro will let Rusev swing by and he'll defeat him for the WWE United States Championship. Apollo Crews interrupts and says he's just happy to get a chance at earning his first title shot. Sheamus interrupts and is very happy that Crews is in this match so he can take Crews out once and for all. Alberto Del Rio interrupts and predicts he's winning their fatal four way and he'll go on to take out his former League of Nations partner Rusev.
Winner: Cesaro, by submission, to become #1 Contender to the WWE United States Championship.
Winner: Rusev, by submission, to retain the WWE United States Championship.
- Backstage, Rusev says he feels great and is the greatest WWE United States Champion ever. Rusev says Independence Day should be renamed Rusev Day. Rusev then says he's taking RAW off and taking Lana to a luxurious island. Rusev is informed that on RAW Independence Day, he's not off, he's defending the WWE United States Championship against Titus O'Neil.
Winner: Dana Brooke, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Sasha Banks says she's not impressed with Dana Brooke, Sasha is the real deal in the division, Sasha knows Charlotte better than anyone and Sasha will be the next WWE Women's Champion. Summer Rae interrupts and says the locker room is sick of Sasha and her "The Boss" thing. Summer hopes that on July 19th Sasha is drafted to a different brand. Sasha says tonight she's showing Summer what happens when you disrespect the boss.
Winners: The Wyatt Family, by pinfall.
Winner: Sasha Banks, by submission.
Winner: Dean Ambrose, by pinfall