“The New” Daniel Bryan & Rowan made a statement at the conclusion of their tag team main event against Xavier Woods & Big E, and Roman Reigns got some information out of Buddy Murphy, who implicated Rowan as the culprit in his recent misfortunes.
Charlotte Flair wanted the WWE Universe to get an up close and personal look at her greatness … but instead they were treated to a video highlighting Trish Stratus, who will battle The Queen this Sunday. An incensed Queen was soon confronted by the seven-time Women’s Champion, setting the stage for a tense standoff.
Both Superstars stated their objectives heading into their dream match: Stratus deeply desires another match under the bright lights and the chance to end Charlotte’s blatant disrespect of the Women’s division, and Flair is determined to make the WWE Hall of Famer bow down to her at The Biggest Event of Summer.
Is it Sunday yet?
The stakes could not be higher for Kevin Owens this Sunday, as he will be forced to quit if he loses to Shane McMahon at SummerSlam.
On the latest edition of “The Kevin Owens Show,” Owens asked Shane to pony up and also put his career on the line this Sunday. Shane-O-Mac declined Owens’ offer, but Owens fired back, saying that Shane possessed no courage whatsoever.
Suddenly, Elias rushed the ring, but Owens took out The Living Truth out with a Stunner on the announcer’s table. Owens would have no time to breathe, however, as Shane chop-blocked Kevin, threw the announcer’s table on top of him and brutally assault his SummerSlam opponent. “The Best in the World” capped off the unsettling attack by dropkicking a chair right into KO’s face, definitively telling him that he would be out of his life forever on Sunday.
“The New” Daniel Bryan & Rowan came in ultra-focused as they took on longtime rivals The New Day in the blue brand main event.
Bryan & Rowan looked to ground and pound the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, but Xavier Woods & Big E battled back, and Big E speared Bryan off the apron onto the floor. The New Day looked to be closing in on victory until Rowan connected with steel steps right into Xavier’s dome piece, causing an instant disqualification. The Planet’s Tag Team continued to put the boots to both New Day members before finally laying them out.
Roman Reigns, who vowed to get to the bottom of his recent near-catastrophes, suddenly appeared on the TitanTron in the backstage area, demanded some information from Buddy Murphy (Murphy was standing nearby when the forklift malfunctioned) and laid a wicked beating on the former Cruiserweight Champion to coerce him into giving him some information.
Murphy finally acquiesced and implicated Rowan. Was Rowan truly responsible? And if yes, why?
In other action … Dolph Ziggler def. Ali … Roman Reigns gave an exclusive interview regarding his recent brushes with disaster … Natalya and Ember Moon battled to a double count-out … and Aleister Black def. Sami Zayn.