WWE SmackDown video highlights: Nakamura vs. Cena
A dream match headlined the show as Shinsuke Nakamura faced off with John Cena in the main event of last night’s episode of SmackDown.
When it was over, Nakamura had beaten Cena clean and earned the right to challenge for Jinder Mahal’s WWE Championship at SummerSlam. Baron Corbin then tried to attack Nakamura, but Cena was able to fight Corbin off and put him through the announce table.
We also got some clarification about the US title picture heading into SummerSlam, with Shane McMahon set to ref AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens at the pay-per-view. That was announced after Styles retained over Owens when referee Mike Chioda couldn’t see that Owens’ shoulder was up after a ref bump.
Also on SmackDown, Naomi teamed with Becky Lynch against Natalya & Carmella, Randy Orton laid out Rusev with an RKO, and Breezango presented an edition of the Fashion Files that was inspired by Twin Peaks.
More coverage from last night —
WWE 205 Live results: Number one contender’s main event
Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura set for WWE SummerSlam
Shane McMahon to ref AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens at WWE SummerSlam
WWE SmackDown live results: John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
WWE SmackDown video highlights —
AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens for the United States Championship
Shane McMahon will ref AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens at SummerSlam
The Usos mock The New Day after their attack on the tag champions last week
Sami Zayn vs. Aiden English
Naomi & Becky Lynch vs. Natalya & Carmella
Jinder Mahal promises to beat either John Cena or Shinsuke Nakamura at SummerSlam
Rusev faces Chad Gable, gets a SummerSlam match against Randy Orton
John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a number one contender’s match
John Cena gives Baron Corbin an Attitude Adjustment through a table after SmackDown
SmackDown fallout: Lana plans on challenging Charlotte Flair to a match next week
SmackDown fallout: Jinder Mahal isn’t concerned about facing Shinsuke Nakamura