Ahead of challenging The Bludgeon Brothers at Extreme Rules on July 15, Daniel Bryan & Kane teamed together on SmackDown last night.
They defeated The Usos in the show’s main event, which had a stipulation where The Usos would have been added to the SmackDown Tag Team title match at Extreme Rules if they won. The Bludgeon Brothers then came out to the stage and had a staredown with Bryan and Kane to close the show.
James Ellsworth bailed on his match with Asuka after being slapped and hit with a spinning back fist, but Carmella got the better of Asuka by pushing her into the barricade. Asuka will face Ellsworth in a lumberjack match next week.
Also on SmackDown, AJ Styles was put in the Accolade by Rusev after defeating Aiden English, Jeff Hardy retained against The Miz in an open challenge and will defend his United States title against Shinsuke Nakamura at Extreme Rules, Becky Lynch took on Peyton Royce, and SAnitY ruined The New Day’s “First Annual Third of July Pancake Eating contest.”
More coverage from last night —
WWE 205 Live results: Ali & Murphy steal the show in no DQ match
Asuka vs. Ellsworth lumberjack match set for WWE SmackDown
Shinsuke Nakamura returning in time for WWE Extreme Rules
WWE SmackDown live results: Asuka vs. James Ellsworth
WWE SmackDown video highlights —
The Usos interrupt Team Hell No, Paige makes a match between them
The Miz answers Jeff Hardy’s United States Championship open challenge
SAnitY ruins The New Day’s “First Annual Third of July Pancake Eating Contest”
James Ellsworth wasn’t ready for Asuka, runs away after a slap and spinning back fist
Daniel Bryan and Kane get on the same page before facing The Usos
AJ Styles defeats Aiden English, gets put in the Accolade by Rusev
Becky Lynch vs. Peyton Royce
Shinsuke Nakamura promises to take Jeff Hardy’s pride, honor, and title at Extreme Rules
Team Hell No vs. The Usos
SmackDown fallout: Jeff Hardy is out for redemption against Shinsuke Nakamura
SmackDown fallout: Renee Young attempts to find out why SAnitY attacked The New Day
SmackDown fallout: R-Truth forces Tye Dillinger into challenging Samoa Joe to a match