Welcome to SmackDown Live.
We are in Detroit, Michigan and your announcers are Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, and Byron Saxton.
Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring and she is dressed to fight, but is going to speak.
Charlotte says every time she stands in this ring, you are witnessing greatness. Most of us dream of greatness and strive and desire it. You don’t have the genetics, the talent, or the discipline to achieve it. You either quit, lie to yourself, or do something else. Just like her opponent at SummerSlam. Trish is a seven time champion, who when the industry changed, decided to do something different. A family and a minivan. At the height of the Women’s Revolution, Trish wanted to come back for one match? That isn’t it. You see her greatness and it eats you alive. Charlotte says Trish was never as good as her. Charlotte says that the athletes of today are better. You want this match in front of your family in your home country. Charlotte says she will shatter your dreams.
We see a video package for Charlotte Flair, but it ends up being switched with a Trish Stratus video package.
Charlotte is not happy and Trish’s music plays as Charlotte’s opponent on Sunday makes her way to the stage.
Trish says that wasn’t what you were expecting. Trish talks about Charlotte not being used to not getting what she wanted.
Charlotte comments on Trish’s choice of vehicle.
Trish says she played that video to remind Charlotte why you are here and why you have been given these opportunities. Trish says she has been dreaming about one more match. It has been eating at her because Charlotte is the embodiment of everything she fought for. Trish says she may be trying to prove it to her kids or the fans, but also to prove it to herself. Trish says there is no greater feeling in the world than to be under these bright lights and she says she wants that and she needs it. You might be the queen, but in the end, you are not Trish Stratus.
Charlotte tells Trish welcome to your nightmare because this Sunday she is going to make you bow down to the queen.
Charlotte wooos in Trish’s face and Trish slaps Charlotte.
Rey Mysterio walks in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the shock of Dolph Ziggler facing Bill Goldberg at SummerSlam, instead of Miz.
Bill Goldberg’s music plays and we go to the back and there is a knock on a locker room door and Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring in Classic Vintage Goldberg style.
Match Number One: Dolph Ziggler versus Rey Mysterio
Dolph attacks Rey on the floor before Rey gets into the ring. Ziggler with a super kick to Rey. Officials check on Rey and hold Dolph back. Dolph helps Rey up and then sends him back to the floor with a super kick.
Dolph takes a mic and enters the ring.
Dolph says another legend goes down thanks to DZ. All you legends can keep crawling back and the same thing will happen. The nostalgia isn’t enough and Goldberg wants to fight him at SummerSlam. Dolph says Goldberg says he is next, but Dolph says he will end the career of a legend and the match on Sunday will be your last.
Mustafa Ali makes his wya to the ring to check on Rey and then he comes after Ziggler and blocks a super kick and hits a spin kick followed by a suicide dive.
While we are in split screen it appears that Ali is challenging Dolph to a match, but we cannot hear anything in the ring because of the commercial.
Match Number One: Mustafa Ali versus Dolph Ziggler
Ali with a rollup as the bell rings for a near fall. Ziggler sends Ali into the turnbuckles. Ali with an Irish whip but Ziggler sends Ali to the apron and then Ziggler kicks Ali off the apron. Ziggler goes to the floor and sends Ali into the ring steps before they return to the ring. Ziggler gets a near fall. Ali with punches but Ziggler sends Ali face first into the mat. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with a punch. Ali with a drop kick to Ziggler followed by punches and chops. Ali kicks Dolph but Dolph with an Irish whip and Ali slides into the corner and avoids Dolph. Ali with a round kick followed by a rolling X Factor for a near fall.
Ziggler with a clothesline and then he sets for a super kick. Ziggler misses the super kick and Ali with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a head butt and super kick for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Tom mentions what has happened recently to Roman Reigns and how metallic objects are rebelling against him.
We see Roman getting ready for his interview as we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to talk about Seth Rollins’ condition for his match on Sunday against Brock Lesnar after last night’s attack by Brock. We see what happened last night.
We go to Roman Reigns in the back with Kayla Braxton from comments earlier today. Kayla thanks Roman for taking the time to talk. He is asked how is he able to keep it all together after what has happened to him. Roman says he has been through so much this year and he always knew what was going on and what was attacking him. Now he does not know. Roman is asked how is it affecting his life. Roman says he has been offered security by WWE, but he does things on his own. This has affected his life and his livelihood.
Roman is asked who he thinks has been doing this to him. Roman says he knows who it was not. It was not Samoa Joe and he wants to apologize to Joe. He says he is sorry for having Joe’s name dragged through the mud. Roman says he has seen the footage and he has some questions and he will make sure he gets the answers tonight.
Natalya is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back with the Harley Race tribute video.
Match Number Two: Natalya versus Ember Moon
Natalya with a wrist lock and Ember with a reversal and arm drag. They lock up and Natalya sends Ember to the mat. Natalya with punches and then Ember lands on her feet on a back body drop and hits a thrust kick. Ember with a flatliner and then Ember goes up top for Eclipse but Natalya goes to the apron. Ember kicks Natalya and then misses a clothesline off the apron. Ember drop kicks Natalya into the ringside barrier. Natalya sends Ember into the matrix board on the apron and then hits a discus clothesline. Natalya with a Sharpshooter on the floor and the referee counts both women out.