If you seek the American dream, look no further than Jinder Mahal. The Indian Superstar is the very definition of a self-made man, having battled his way to the WWE Championship despite suffering trials and tribulations that would have sent a lesser person running for the hills.
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United States Champion AJ Styles was ready to re-open the United States Open Challenge on SmackDown LIVE, a challenge that rising Superstar Tye Dillinger seemed more than eager to accept. However, before The Perfect 10 could walk down the ramp to take on The Phenomenal One, he was blindsided by Baron Corbin.
Attempting to gain a measure of redemption against Rusev after falling to The Bulgarian Brute several weeks ago, Chad Gable bounded to the ring ready to go toe-to-toe with his much larger adversary. However, Rusev, who seemed intent on making a lasting impression on Randy Orton heading into their match at SummerSlam this Sunday, brutalized Gable in and out of the ring, hurling him over the announce table before the bout could get rolling. Rusev then viciously applied The Accolade on Gable on top of the commentary desk.
Following an out-of-control melee with Baron Corbin exclusively on WWE Network last week after SmackDown LIVE went off the air, John Cena kicked off tonight’s show by addressing his loss to Shinsuke Nakamura. Cena quickly shifted his focus, however, as The Lone Wolf made his way onto the stage, and the two Superstars immediately started trading verbal barbs.
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Both Shinsuke Nakamura and Dolph Ziggler left WWE Money in the Bank with a lot of “what ifs” to think about, but they each looked to course-correct here on SmackDown LIVE as they rekindled their epic rivalry.