Shane says Smackdown is all about opportunity and seizing that opportunity. The first Smackdown pay per view will be Backlash on September 11th.
Shane mentions that Smackdown is the home of the WWE Champion, they need to find an opponent for SummerSlam. Shane brings out Dean Ambrose. Dean says that sounds like a plan. He says he is looking forward to a new challenge. He says looking around this ring, everyone wants what he has. He wants to know who is first.
Daniel says this is what he loves about Dean Ambrose. He will fight anyone at any time. That is good because they have a plan for his opponent at SummerSlam. Tonight there will be a six pack challenge number one contender match. Six people will have the opportunity to become the number one contender to face Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. The first entrant is . . . John Cena.
Shane says the second entrant in the match is . . . Bray Wyatt.
Daniel says the third man in the match is . . . . Dolph Ziggler.
Shane announces the fourth entrant and it is . . . . Baron Corbin.
Daniel gets to introduce the fifth entrant and it is . . . AJ Styles. Daniel points out that the sixth spot is open to everyone. It will be the winner of a battle royal.
Dolph Ziggler says he has been banging his head on the glass ceiling. Every night he does what he does best. He tries to steal the show. On the way, he got lost. He drifted away from the kid from Cleveland who saw his first WWE show at age 5. He lost his way, but tonight it starts all over again. It is not in the GM or Commissioner’s hand. It is in his hands. When the main event ends, it will be him taking his place at SummerSlam.
Bray Wyatt versus John Cena versus Dolph Ziggler versus Baron Corbin versus Apollo Crews versus AJ Styles in a Number One Contender Match
Wyatt punches Cena while Crews and Styles battle. Wyatt runs into a boot from Corbin as we go to commercial. We are back and Wyatt holds Crews for Styles to kick him. Styles with a Phenomenal knee drop. Wyatt with a back senton while Cena, Corbin, and Ziggler are on the floor. Styles comes off the ropes and Wyatt with a clothesline to Styles so the alliance is over. Ziggler with a drop kick to Styles and then he hits a splash on Wyatt followed by a neck breaker and elbow drop. Corbin pulls Ziggler to the floor and he punches Ziggler. Styles with a sliding knee on the apron to Corbin. Styles wtih a springboard 450 to Wyatt and he gets a near fall that is broken up by Cena. Continue reading
Rusev and Sheamus versus Zack Ryder and Dolph Ziggler
Sheamus and Ryder start things off and they lock up. Sheamus with a side head lock take down. Sheamus with punches to Ryder followed by a European uppercut. Sheamus goes for a slam but Ryder escapes and connects with forearms. Ryder sets for the Broski Boot but Rusev interferes. Rusev sends Ryder into the ringside barrier. Sheamus with a Finlay Slam on the floor. Sheamus rolls Ryder back into the ring and he kicks Ryder in the ribs. Sheamus wtih a suplex throw to Ryder. Sheamus with a reverse chin lock on Ryder. Ryder with punches but Sheamus with a knee. Sheamus goes for a suplex but Ryder lands on his feet and hits a neck breaker.
Rusev tells Sheamus to tag him in and Sheamus does it but Ziggler tags in and Ziggler with a flying clothesline and splash into the corner. Ziggler misses the neck breaker but Ziggler hits a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler with a rollup but Rusev with a hot shot and jumping thrust kick to the back. Rusev with the Accolade and Ziggler taps out.
Winners: Rusev and Sheamus
Dolph appeared on FOX Business’ Kennedy on Wednesday. You can check out video of his appearance below and of course, captures are up in our gallery.