SmackDown opens up with a video package looking back at the recent Swamp Fight between WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt, which ended with The Fiend returning. We also see Wyatt’s warning from the Firefly Fun House last week where he said no one is safe, and then The Fiend’s attack on Alexa Bliss.
Opening the show proper, a new episode of Firefly Fun House with Bray Wyatt. Wyatt welcomes everyone. He needs to address how a bunch of haters have been trying to slide into his DM’s and blame him for what happened to Alexa Bliss last week. Wyatt says Strowman should just give “him” what he wants.
Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus: Shorty G runs down and drops Matt Riddle from behind at ringside for the disqualification.
Winner by DQ: Matt Riddle
Sheamus confronts King Baron Corbin backstage. Corbin was in the middle of offering to show a woman named Sarah around.Corbin says he would put a dent in Sheamus’ head if he wasn’t busy with Jeff Hardy tonight. Corbin walks off.
We go back to the ring for the return of The Dirt Sheet with John Morrison and The Miz. They welcome us and show us how Sonya Deville attacked Mandy Rose last week. Miz and Morrison are having technical difficulties with their mics. They joke that RETRIBUTION wasn’t booked for SmackDown tonight. They then appear to actually give the real Mandy a chance to speak now, but they bring out Deville instead. Deville goes on about how it’s not a big deal what she did to Rose because she told everyone what she was going to do ahead of time, and she’s a woman who keeps her word. Miz and Morrison point to how we haven’t heard from Rose since the attack, and she hasn’t posted any selfies. Morrison says we all know how much she loves doing that. Deville brings up how Rose won an award on The Bump, for making out with Otis. Deville says Rose won an award for making out with a dude. The music interrupts and out comes Heavy Machinery. Tucker and Otis, with his Money In the Bank briefcase, hit the ring. They start brawling with Miz and Morrison getting the worse of it and regroup as Otis and Tucker stand tall in the ring. Back to commercial.
Cesaro vs. Lince Dorado: Cesaro goes for a big Razor’s Edge Bomb but Dorado counters and takes him down for a 2 count. Cesaro quickly takes back control with an uppercut, then nails the Gotch Neutralizer in the middle of the ring for the pin to win.
Cole confirms The Miz and John Morrison vs. Heavy Machinery for later tonight. Tucker and Otis are backstage now and Otis is fired up.
The Firefly Fun House intro starts playing but it stops and turns into a warning for The Fiend as the lights go out in the arena. The Fiend’s own music starts up as red lights and lasers flash all over the arena. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt heads to the ring. WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman appears on the big screen as Wyatt backs off from Bliss. Strowman doesn’t give a damn about Bliss, he just wants The Fiend. Strowman says The Fiend can have whatever he wants at SummerSlam. Strowman tells The Fiend to face his fears… face the monster.
Jeff Hardy vs. King Baron Corbin: Sheamus appears at ringside and decks Hardy in the face with a Brogue Kick out of nowhere. Fans boo as the referee calls for the disqualification.
Winner by DQ: Jeff Hardy… which leads to
Sheamus vs. King Baron Corbin
Matt Riddle suddenly comes down out of nowhere and springboards into the ring. Corbin ducks him and Riddle goes right back out of the ring. Sheamus immediately takes advantage of the distraction and drops Corbin with a Brogue Kick for the pin to win.
We go backstage to the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions – RAW Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. A staffer interrupts and says they are needed in the ring for a video conference with Stephanie McMahon.
Back from the break and Kayla is backstage with Big E. Big E gets hyped up and says he’s not sure where this run will go, but he can assure that he will give all of himself. Because… Kayla finishes the “New Day rocks” for him a few times and Big E gets more hyped up to end the segment.
We go back to the ring and see the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions – RAW Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon appears on the big screen and they welcome her. Stephanie says Banks will defend the RAW Women’s Title at SummerSlam, and it could be against Asuka after the match on Monday’s RAW. Stephanie says Bayley will also defend her singles title at SummerSlam, against the enemies she’s made as of late on RAW, SmackDown and NXT. There will be a triple brand Battle Royal on next week’s show with the winner facing Bayley at SummerSlam.
The Miz and John Morrison vs. Heavy Machinery: Miz drives Otis into the steel ring steps. Mandy Rose with shorter hair suddenly appears and attacks Deville at ringside, preventing her from interfering. Rose unloads but Deville fights back and brings it in the ring. The referee calls for the bell.
Back from the break and we see Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville still being kept apart in the backstage area. There are more technical difficulties from overhead. We go right back to Cole and Graves at ringside int he arena. RETRIBUTION suddenly appears and runs wild at ringside, going all through the arena yelling and screaming. They’re destroying stuff with baseball bats, crowbars and other weapons. The men and women are wearing all black, hoodies and face masks. One representative tells the camera that this is their house now, we might want to leave and go home.
The masked men and women hit the crowd now, attacking the developmental trainees and beating them up. Some of the members return to the ring and continue ranting about how this is theirs now. Two of the guys go out and tip the SmackDown announce table over. They take black, red and blue spray paint cans now, spraying their name and anti-WWE symbols all over the Plexiglas, the ring and the ramp. One guy brings a chainsaw out and they all get hyped up. He starts cutting the ring ropes as the ring is being destroyed now. We get a shot at some of the developmental trainees laid out in the crowd still as we fade to black. Who are these masked people? Why are they all so short? And will we find out on Monday Night RAW?