The WWE SmackDown episode on August 4, 2023, was a thrilling event that set the stage for the upcoming SummerSlam.
The show was packed with high-octane action, unexpected twists, and a glimpse of what’s to come at the biggest party of the summer.
LA Knight vs. Sheamus: A Battle of Titans
The show kicked off with an electrifying match between LA Knight and Sheamus. The crowd was on their feet as Knight declared his intentions for SummerSlam, promising a showdown with 20+ opponents, including Miz and Sheamus.
The match was a rollercoaster ride, with both wrestlers showcasing their strength and agility. Despite Sheamus’s aggressive attacks, Knight managed to secure a victory, setting the tone for the rest of the evening.
The OC vs. The Brawling Brutes: An Unexpected Turn
The next match saw The OC face off against The Brawling Brutes. However, the match was interrupted by The Street Profits, who stormed the ring and took down everyone in sight.
The new-look Street Profits, dressed in suits, left a strong impression, with Bobby Lashley congratulating them on their performance.
WWE SmackDown Paul Heyman and Jey Uso: A Clash of Words
Paul Heyman took centre stage to discuss the significance of Tribal Combat. However, his speech was interrupted by Jey Uso, who declared his intentions for the upcoming bout.
Jey promised to defeat Roman Reigns and become the new Tribal Chief and WWE Undisputed Universal Champion.
The segment ended with a surprise appearance by Solo Sikoa, leading to a tense standoff between the three.
Cameron Grimes vs. Austin Theory: A Clash for the United States Championship
The United States Champion, Austin Theory, faced off against Cameron Grimes in a thrilling match. Despite a strong performance from Grimes, Theory managed to secure a victory.
However, the match was not without its share of drama, with Santos Escobar making a surprise appearance and attacking Theory after the match.
Iyo Sky vs. Zelina Vega: A Surprise Victory
The evening also saw a match between Iyo Sky and Zelina Vega.
Despite Sky’s impressive performance, Vega managed to secure a surprise victory, capitalizing on a distraction caused by an ongoing fight between Shotzi and Bayley.
WWE SmackDown Jey Uso vs. Solo Sikoa: A Preview of Tribal Combat
The show ended with a match between Jey Uso and Solo Sikoa. Sikoa dominated the match, giving the audience a glimpse of what to expect at Tribal Combat.
Despite Jey’s best efforts, Sikoa managed to secure a victory, ending the show on a high note.