WWE SmackDown Live Results – July 10, 2018: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

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Welcome to SmackDown Live. Miz is in the ring for MizTV. Miz says everyone is talking about the same thing . . . Miz and Mrs debuting in two weeks after Smackdown on USA Network.  Other people are talking about the reunion of his guests tonight.  They will be wrestling for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles on Sunday night.  He brings out Kane and Daniel Bryan.

Miz mentions that Daniel is angry about losing in the gauntlet match last month, but he will be a professional and he expects the same from Daniel.

Daniel says if you think he is going to punch Miz in the face, the answer is . . . Daniel says he will be professional. Miz points out that the crowd is booing someone who is trying to be civil.  Miz raises his hand so the expects the crowd’s mouths to go shut.  Miz says your history is relevant and impressive.  You were tag team champions.  Since you came back from this hiatus, Daniel has been a well oiled machine.  This is like Justin Timberlake reuniting with N-Sync.  Are you ready to face the Bludgeon Brothers.

Kane says N-Sync will never reunite.  He says JT is too big a star now.  They are well aware of what the Bludgeon Brothers can do.  They are unafraid, they are barbaric, and they are undefeated since winning the titles.  However, they are not Team Hell No.


Miz agrees with Kane.  If there is a team that can handle the Bludgeons, it is Kane and Daniel.  We have a video package for Kane and Daniel Bryan and everything Kane did to torment Daniel.


Miz says he is so sorry because that is not the footage he meant to show.  He tells the guy in the truck that he is going to be fired.

Daniel tells Miz to stop it.  He says they see what he is trying to do.  You try to be professional, but you are here to stir the pot.  It is not working because you are the Miz and you are terrible at everything.  The only thing you are worse at than stirring the pot is wrestling.

Miz asks Daniel if that is what he thinks.  Miz says he is smarter than this.  He does not think it will implode, he knows it will implode.  Kane will turn on you and you don’t know it.  There is only one thing that Miz has thought about since Daniel came back is that he will be the man to end Daniel’s career.  You hide behind this cheesy act and you know that you cannot hang in the ring with him.


Kane tells Daniel he has to calm down and breathe.  They need to keep their energy focused on the Bludgeon Brothers.


Miz tells Daniel to hide behind a broken down demon one more time.

Kane grabs Miz by the throat and the music for The Bludgeon Brothers plays so Kane lets go of Miz.

Luke and Erick make their way to the ring.

Sanity’s music plays and they make their way to the ring through the crowd and they attack Kane and Daniel Bryan.  Harper and Rowan take care of Kane while Sanity works over Daniel.

The New Day make their way to the ring.  They go after Sanity and they take care of Sanity.


Wolfe and Young attack Big E and Bryan with a drop kick to Young.  Dain with a drop kick to Bryan.  Young with a wheelbarrow neck breaker to Woods.  Wolfe and Dain hit a suplex and power slam combination on Big E while officials try to stop the attack.

Shinsuke Nakamura walks in the back as we go to commercial.

Match Number One:  AJ Styles versus Shinsuke Nakamura in a Non Title Match


Before the match starts, Rusev makes his way to the stage with Aiden English.  Rusev tells the champ he does not care what he does at Extreme Rules.  You may want to lock yourself in the basement or bathroom because he is coming to destroy the house that AJ Styles built.   He says after he wins his first WWE Championship, he will celebrate it on a day that will haunt AJ forever.

Aiden tells us it will be Rusev Day.

Nakamura attacks when the bell rings but Styles with a Phenomenal drop kick.  Nakamura goes to the floor while Aiden and Rusev walk past him.  Styles chops Nakamura against the ringside barrier.  They return to the ring but Nakamura rolls to the floor again.  Nakamura attacks AJ on the floor and then they return to the ring.  Nakamura kicks Styles in the corner and then he goes for a suplex but Styles blocks it.  Nakamura kicks Styles in the back.


Styles kicks Nakamura and sends him into teh turnbuckles.  Styles with shoulders in the corner followed by a suplex.  Styles with a back breaker.  Styles with a hard Irish whip.  Styles with a leaping knee drop and he gets a near fall.  Styles with a reverse chin lock.  Nakamura with punches and knees.  Nakamura with a kick to the midsection.  Styles with a thrust kick.  AJ with an Irish whip and he is sent to the apron.  Styles with a forearm and he sets for a Phenomenal Forearm but Nakamura knocks Styles off the ropes.  Nakamura sends Styles into the ringside barrier and then he gets a near fall as Rusev gushes over the performance of Nakamura on commentary and talks about buying him some flowers.

Nakamura with a reverse chin lock.  Styles with elbows and forearms.  Nakamura with a forearm and axe kick.  Nakamura with a gourdbuster and then he sets for Kinshasa but Styles with a rollup for a near fall.  Styles with an enzuigiri that backs Nakamura into the corner.  Nakamura with a boot to the head.  Nakamura puts Styles on the top turnbuckle and connects with a knee to the ribs.  Nakamura with a power slam for a near fall.

Nakamura with a knee to the midsection.  Nakamura kicks Styles in the ribs.  Styles blocks a kick but Nakamura with an enzuigiri for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Styles with chops but Nakamura with a knee.  Nakamura misses a series of round kicks but Styles with strikes to Nakamura followed by a sliding forearm.  Styles with a flying clothesline into the corner and he gets Nakamura up but Nakamura gets to his feet and he tells AJ to come on.  Styles gets Nakamura up for an Ushigoroshi but AJ can only get a near fall.

Styles tries for the Styles Clash but Nakamura blocks it and then he applies a triangle.  Styles tries to escape but Nakamura holds on.  Styles gets a near fall when he gets Nakamura’s shoulders on the mat.  Nakamura gets AJ on the mat with a triangle but AJ with another near fall.  Nakamura goes for a reverse exploder but Styles lands on his feet and he tells Nakamura to come on.  Styles sends Nakamura to the floor and then Styles with a slingshot forearm and both men are down on the floor in front of Rusev.

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