8/20/15 WWE Smackdown Recap

Aug 20, 2015 - by Steve Gerweck



Ryback vs. Big Show ended in a Double Count-Out

GREEN BAY, Wis. – With The Biggest Party of the Summer just three days away, SmackDown featured an incredible 8-Man Tag Team main event, a Triple Threat Divas Match and a colossal showdown between two WWE titans.

This Sunday, the Intercontinental Championship will be decided in a Triple Threat Match at SummerSlam. But first, reigning titleholder Ryback went to war against Big Show one-on-one on SmackDown.

Before anything could be settled between them, however, The Big Guy blasted The World’s Largest Athlete through the barricade, leaving both mighty Superstars unable to continue the contest.

The New Day def. Los Matadores & El Torito – 6-Being Tag Team Match

With SummerSlam’s Fatal 4-Way WWE Tag Team Title Match just 72 hours away, Los Matadores took on The New Day. In the final moments of the fast-paced showdown, Big E managed to get El Torito alone in the ring and delivered a devastating splash to the pint-sized bull. This paved the way for Xavier Woods to pick up the easy three-count.

As the smoke cleared, the trio of “positivity” engaged in a huge post-match celebration. But, will they be celebrating with the WWE Tag Team Titles on Sunday night?

Dolph Ziggler and Lana brought the rage of Rusev

The Showoff returned to SmackDown, en route to his SummerSlam showdown against Rusev. Reunited with Lana, the happy couple addressed the WWE Universe in the ring. Find out what happened when The Bulgarian Brute and Summer Rae decided to crash the party.

Neville def. Bo Dallas

With Neville and DC’s Green Arrow, Stephen Amell, set to face Stardust & King Barrett at SummerSlam, The Man That Gravity Forgot overcame Bo Dallas with the Red Arrow.

Stardust & King Barrett then appeared on the TitanTron to deliver a “creepy” message on what they intend to do to their opponents at The Biggest Party of the Summer.

Brie Bella def. Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch – Triple Threat Match

Before the Divas Three Team Elimination Match at SummerSlam, NXT Champion Sasha Banks made Divas Champion Nikki Bella tap out on Raw. In the wake of The Boss’ big win, the Divas Revolution rolled into SmackDown.

After members of Team Bella, Team B.A.D. and PCB engaged in a war of words, Brie Bella, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch went to battle in a Triple Threat Match. In the height of the action that followed, Brie used the “Lass Kicker” as a human battering ram, knocking The Boss off the apron before rolling up Becky for the three-out.

Randy Orton, Cesaro, Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose won the 8-Man Tag Team Main Event

With major SummerSlam momentum hanging in the balance, Randy Orton, Cesaro, Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose engaged Sheamus, Kevin Owens, Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper in SmackDown’s huge 8-Man Tag Team Match.

In the midst of all-out mass hysteria – in which one Superstar after another was taken down in a sea of earth-shattering finishing maneuvers – The Lunatic Fringe finally hit Harper with Dirty Deeds to give his team a win.

Who will emerge victorious at The Biggest Party of the Summer? Find out this Sunday starting at 7 p.m./4 p.m. PT on the award-winning WWE Network.

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