WWE is taping this week’s edition of Smackdown tonight at the Huntingdon Center in Toledo, OH for the show that will air on July 7, 2016. If you want to get a peek at what will be happening on the show this week, or won’t have time to catch it but want to know the goings on, just keep on reading. You’ve been warned! Spoilers tonight courtesy WrestlingInc.com and ProWrestling.net.
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Dean Ambrose started off the show, posing as the special ring announcer for Jey Uso vs. Seth Rollins.
Match #1 – Seth Rollins def. Jey Uso. Ambrose trolled Rollins on the mic, and made some funny announcements that got a good reaction. Ambrose and Rollins had words after the lengthy match, which Rollins won with the Pedigree. Ambrose called Rollins a jackass then hit the ring but Rollins ran off.
Match #2 – Zack Ryder def. Sheamus. Yes, you read that right. Ryder won with an elbow drop. After the match, Tom Philips interviewed Ryder, who said he had his momentum back and wanted to challenge Rusev to a United States Championship match.
Becky Lynch headed to the ring for a match, but Natalya jumped her from behind and beat her down. She locked on the Sharpshooter at ringside to decent heat until officials broke it up. They helped Becky to the back.
They ran a sitdown interview with Xavier Woods. He talked about being afraid of the Wyatts and said he would go to the compound with the rest of New Day.
Enzo and Big Cass came out, talking about helping John Cena on Raw. They said they were sending a message to the Club to stop attacking the roster. The Club came out and cut heel promos, saying Cena wasn’t there tonight. They threatened to beat up Enzo and Cass. Enzo cut a promo back on them after they referred to Cass as a butt nugget. That led to the next match.
Match #3 – AJ Styles def. Enzo Amore. Styles hit the Styles Clash to win.
After the match, Styles challenged Enzo and Cass to find a partner for a six-man tag later.
Chris Jericho was shown backstage looking for his scarf, which Kevin Owens had. They had words.
Kalisto vs. The Miz gets booked after Kalisto took credit for throwing potato salad at Maryse.
Match #4 – The Miz (w/Maryse) def. Kalisto. Miz used his Skull Crushing Finale to win.
They ran the same video package between Bob Backlund and Darren Young that was shown on Raw
Renee Young interviewed Sasha Banks backstage. Dana Brooke and Charlotte interrupt, and they book Sasha vs. Dana for Raw.
Match #5 – Sami Zayn def. Chris Jericho. Kevin Owens sat in on commentary. At one point, Owens tossed a drink at Sami, who then in turn tossed Jericho at Owens. Owens jumped on the apron, and Sami hit him with a Helluva Kick then rolled Jericho up for the win. Afterward, Jericho hit Zayn with a Codebreaker, then Owens jumped in and beat up Sami, leaving him laying with a pop up powerbomb to end the show.