Smackdown Review and Reaction 07.24

07/24/2020

WWE Smackdown started off with Bayley and Sasha Banks. They make the claim that they are greatness of WWE.  However, Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss interrupts their celebration explaining how the The Boss and Bayley cheated.  Cross wanted redemption but Bayley countered with an offer.  The winner between Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss will challenge Bayley for the Smackdown Women's Championship.  

Nikki Cross defeats Alexa Bliss

Cross battled for 2o minutes in a great match.  However, it was Cross who rolled Bliss into a three count pinfall.  Cross will challenge Bayley for the title next week.  

FireFly Fun House

"Listen, you had your chance.  Its his turn now.  He has been unleashed."- Bray Wyatt.  Summerslam is the next PPV and The Fiend will make his presence.  There is no sign of Braun Strowman but according to Wyatt, he is in a good place - deep in organic water.  

Matt Riddle defeated Tony Nese

Riddle sacrifice his own body to use it as a weapon.  He executed the Bro-Derick to win his match.  After the match, Riddle calls out King Corbin.  Corbin downplays Riddle's talent on why he does not belong in Smackdown.  He placed a bounty on Riddle.  On the other hand, Riddle invited Corbin to the Bro Show.  Soon, these two superstars will tangle and it should happen for Summerslam.  

Naomi on "Miz TV"

Miz discuss Naomi's Twitter feed trending #naomideservesbetter.  The conversation gets twisted about Naomi's losses and why Lacey Evans should be talked about.  Naomi's defense is that the fans support her all the way.  And of course, Miz invited Lacey Evans to the show.  After Evans insults, Naomi attacks Evans.  

The New Day

Kofi Kingston is not medically cleared. His injury will result in him to miss six weeks.  Big E is now on his own and will have to compete on his own without Kingston and Xavier Woods.  Kingston and Big E showed some love.  Big E will go out and be a singles competitor.  

Gran Metalik wins the Fatal Four-Way

Metalik defeated his partner Dorado, Drew Gulak, and Shorty G.  The match was devloped to determine who would be the number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship, next week.  Many would disagree for these four superstars to compete but that is what has been laid out for the show.  

Barfight match

In a cinematic match, Jeff Hardy defeated Sheamus at his game.  The match had many references but we can see that Sheamus felt comfortable drinking while working and taunting Hardy.  In the end, Hardy climbed a ladder and Swanton Bombed Sheamus for the win.  

Next week:

Bayley vs Nikki Cross - Smackdown Women's Championship

A.J. Styles vs Gran Metalik - Intercontinental Championship

Lacey Evans vs. Naomi

Otis and Mandy Rose returns to Smackdown