WWE SmackDown Recap: July 24, 2018
S18 episode 30 Aired on July 24, 2018

Daniel Bryan attempted to crash the party celebrating The Miz & Maryse’s new reality show “Miz & Mrs.,” but The A-Lister would stoop to an all-time new low to get the jump on The “Yes!” Man.

After heinously assaulting Jeff Hardy twice over the last several weeks, Randy Orton kicked off SmackDown LIVE to give the WWE Universe a piece of his mind and a little insight into his motives. The Apex Predator claimed that his savage attacks on The Charismatic Enigma have actually been because of the WWE Universe. Orton cited that he doesn’t get the respect he deserves, despite being in WWE for 16 years. The Viper claimed that although he used to be called The Legend Killer, the only real Legend Killers were the WWE fans themselves. Orton made it clear that he intended on continuing to target Hardy and would do so until he took him out for good, writing his final chapter.

Orton closed by saying he’s been called many things during his WWE career, but the only thing that matters are the three most destructive letters in the history of sports-entertainment: R-K-O.

With her lackey James Ellsworth having just been fired by Paige, SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella would now have to go it alone as she attempted to prevent Becky Lynch from gaining a title opportunity at SummerSlam by defeating her tonight.

With Lynch entering the bout on an incredible winning streak, it appeared momentum would be on her side. Never one to come into a fight unprepared, Carmella pulled out every trick and tactic at her disposal to try to put out the Straight Fire, even using the ropes for leverage during a pinfall attempt, but the seemingly unstoppable Irish Lass Kicker took down Princess Mella with the Dis-arm-her for the submission win to earn the chance to regain the SmackDown Women’s Title at SummerSlam.

With their new reality show, “Miz & Mrs.” debuting tonight at 10/9 C on USA Network, The Miz, Maryse and their baby Monroe Sky arrived to kick off the premiere with a bang!

The Miz & Maryse rejoiced over their new show, but before the party could reach full force, Daniel Bryan hijacked the proceedings by showing a video of Miz’s career lowlights entitled “Miz and Misses” and then hit the scene and took out the security guards keeping tabs on the event. Bryan then made a beeline for the ring, but he stopped short of attacking The A-Lister because he was holding his sleeping baby.

However, in a shocking moment, Miz then tossed the baby at Bryan, who caught it, revealing it to be a doll. The confusion gave Miz the opening to drop his rival with the Skull-Crushing Finale before getting back on the microphone to insult Bryan and still find the time to promote “Miz & Mrs.”

Talk about must-see.

In other action … Andrade “Cien” Almas def. Rusev … Samoa Joe def. R-Truth … Asuka def. Billie Kay … and James Ellsworth fired; Samoa Joe revealed himself as the SummerSlam challenger to WWE Champion AJ Styles.

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