This week’s episode of WWE Smackdown Live witnessed “The Queen” Charlotte Flair defeat SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella to rightfully earn a spot in the Smackdown Women’s Championship match at SummerSlam. Backstage, Becky Lynch didn’t look happy as she watched the Flair’s victory scene on the monitor.
Earlier in the show, The Miz and Daniel Bryan were involved in a worked-shoot segment where both Superstar fired “personal” shots on each other. Bryan brought up The A Lister’s Hollywood career saying he could never match the likes of The Rock or John Cena in terms of acting. The Miz fired back saying that the “YES” movement is now in the rearview mirror and that Bryan should let his WWE contract expire to leave for the indies and perform in front of a bunch of people. Although Bryan wanted a match against The Miz at SummerSlam, the latter did not seem to be on the same page. It appears that WWE might add the match soon or could continue teasing fans by holding back this epic bout for WrestleMania 35.
As of this writing, the following matches have been confirmed for SummerSlam
- Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship
- AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship
- Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship
- Carmella (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair in a Triple Threat Match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship – Triple Threat Match
- Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. TBD for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship
- Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens [If Strowman loses, Owens gets the Money In The Bank briefcase]
- Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew Gulak for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
WWE SummerSlam will air live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, August 19, 2018.