Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon 6/28/17: Smackdown Live San Diego Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Smackdown Live was back again this week live in San Diego, California. Last week, Daniel Bryan officially stripped Carmella of her Money In The Bank briefcase due to the controversial finish of the match at WWE Money In The Bank. Tonight the rematch of Money In The Bank Ladder Match was signed for the first time ever live on cable TV. Which lady left Ms. Money In The Bank? Carmella, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Nattie Neidhart or Tamina?

** Smackdown Live Card **

- WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Champions The Usos battled The Hype Bros. in a non title #1 Contenders Match.
- WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Naomi defended her title against Lana.
- Sami Zayn battled Baron Corbin.
- Carmella, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Nattie Neidhart and Tamina battled it out in a Money In The Bank Ladder Match to determine a Ms. Money In The Bank.

- Smackdown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan hypes tonight's show only to be interrupted by an angry Carmella and James Ellsworth.

- Breezango returns with the Fashion Files, trying to figure out who destroyed their office.

- Randy Orton demands a rematch against WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jinder Mahal.

- Mike and Maria Kanellis return after their Money In The Bank debut.

** Smackdown Live **

- Daniel Bryan Promo: Bryan hypes tonight's show and says he's proud of the Women's Division. Carmella and James Ellsworth interrupt. Carmella says she won Money In The Bank fair and square and this is the land of injustice not the land of opportunity. James Ellsworth tells the fans to shut up with the Yes Chants because they control Daniel Bryan like a puppet. Ellsworth says he used to look up to Bryan, but now all he sees is a gutless coward who can't go in the ring anymore so he made up his injury. Bryan changes his mind on banning Ellsworth from tonight's Money In The Bank Ladder Match and instead bans him from the arena. WWE Security arrive and Ellsworth tries to run. After trying to escape through the crowd, Ellsworth is finally grabbed and dragged off. Bryan wishes Carmella good luck in her match tonight to end the segment.

- "If The Hype Bros Win They Become #1 Contenders": The Hype Bros vs. The Usos: The match closes out with Jey delivering chops, but gets mowed down by a Mojo shoulder and clothesline. Mojo grabs Ryder and tosses him out onto Jey outside. Back in the ring, Jey connects with the enziguri on Ryder and Jimmy hits the Uso Splash to score the pinfall. After the match, The New Day interrupt and applaud The Usos for winning a match without running away. New Day challenge The Usos for WWE Battleground. The Usos accept even though they claim to have already beaten The New Day.
Winners: The Usos, by pinfall.

- The Fashion Files return with Tyler Breeze and Fandango interrogating Konnor. Konnor denies The Ascension destroying Breezango's Fashion Files office and state that they just wanted a spot on the card at Money In The Bank. Breezango return to their office and it's destroyed again proving The Ascension innocent.

- "WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship Match": Naomi (c) vs. Lana: The match closes out with Lana taking control and hits a sit down drop on Naomi for a near fall. Lana gets frustrated that she can't put Naomi away. Naomi connects with a kick on Lana and then follows with the split legged moonsault for the pinfall to retain her title.
Winner: Naomi, by pinfall, to retain the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship

- Backstage, Becky Lynch says that Daniel Bryan did the right thing by banning James Ellsworth and having a redo on the Women's Money In The Bank Ladder Match.

- Randy Orton Promo: Before Orton begins his promo, Orton gets rid of Aiden English with an RKO after English is in the ring singing. Orton says he's not leaving until he gets what he wants. Orton wants a rematch with Jinder Mahal or else he will find Mahal backstage and beat him down. Mahal doesn't appear so Orton goes to leave to search for Mahal, but gets interrupted by Shane McMahon. Shane tells Orton that he can't have him threatening the world champion and holding up the show. Orton is angry about Mahal touching his family and threatens to attack Mahal at every show. Shane says he understands what it feels like to have family attacked and promises Orton a title shot at WWE Battleground, but Mahal gets to pick the stipulation. Orton says he doesn't care because he's getting back his title. Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers interrupt. Mahal says Orton isn't worthy of a title shot and mocks Orton and his dad Bob Orton. Mahal says that The Great Khali has always been his hero so Mahal will defend his title against Orton in the match Khali created......a Punjabi Prison Match.

- Backstage, AJ Styles asks Daniel Bryan about Kevin Owens' US Open Challenge. Owens interrupts and asks Styles if he's complaining that he didn't get a title shot last week. Styles and Owens mock each other and then Bryan announces an Independence Day Battle Royal next week, with the winner becoming #1 Contender and getting their title match at WWE Battleground

- Mike and Maria Kanellis Promo: Maria says she's the first lady of the WWE and Mike introduces himself as Maria's husband. Sami Zayn suddenly interrupts, apologizes for the intrusion, but he has to go to the ring for his match.

- Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin: The match closes out with Corbin hitting a clothesline, but misses the second attempt and Zayn gets a near fall rollup. Both end up on the top rope where Zayn head butts Corbin to the mat. Zayn leaps off but rolls through on the landing. Corbin plants Zayn with End of Days to score the pinfall.
Winner: Baron Corbin, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Shinsuke Nakamura says Baron Corbin is dangerous but motivated by the fear of what Nakamura could do to him. Nakamura says that maybe it's best that Corbin is afraid.

- "Money In the Bank Ladder Match": Charlotte vs. Carmella vs. Nattie Neidhart vs. Tamina vs. Becky Lynch: The match closes out with Nattie hitting a sit down power bomb on Becky and then traps Carmella in the Sharpshooter submission. Charlotte hits a boot and then Natural Selection on Nattie that sends them both outside. Nattie sends Charlotte into the crowd and unloads on her. James Ellsworth suddenly appears out of the crowd and helps Carmella. Ellsworth again sets up the ladder and climbs up going for the briefcase. Becky kicks Carmella and then tips the ladder over sending Ellsworth flying off and getting crotched on the ropes. Becky climbs the ladder, but gets pulled down by Carmella and Becky injures her leg on the landing. Becky kicks Carmella away and again climbs the ladder, but Carmella comes back with a steel chair and wraps it around Becky's injured leg. Carmella then climbs the ladder, grabs the briefcase and becomes Ms. Money In The Bank.
Winner: Carmella, to become Ms. Money In The Bank.

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