WWE Smackdown Results
June 12, 2018
Report by Matthew Wilkinson for ProWrestling.com
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The show kicks off with the Women’s Money In The Bank Summit as SmackDown Live GM, Paige, welcomes all four of the women who will be representing SmackDown this Sunday, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Naomi, and Lana. Paige claims she has the best that SmackDown can offer because they all earned their chance to win the match, but stated she doesn’t care which one of them wins, as long as one does. Lana claims she will bring it home and it will happen on Lana Day, but Naomi disagrees and threatens to snatch her bald. Naomi claims she won the battle royal at WrestleMania so she will do this too, but Charlotte said that only happened because she wasn’t in it. She goes on to state that she has done everything possible in WWE, other than win the contract, Becky then has her say, claiming she is sick of saying “she was” and it’s time to say “I am,” and tells Charlotte she is willing to go through anyone, including her best friend.
The bickering takes a stop as The IIconics arrive, claiming it would take a miracle for the contract to come to SmackDown with those ladies in the match. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce then go through each woman and mock them, gaining some good heat, but they are interrupted by Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. Rose and Deville claim the talent outside the ring is better than those in the ring, but the Money In The Bank competitors have heard enough and attack the ladies outside of it as all eight women brawl.
WWE then showed a segment from the last time Daniel Bryan was in this arena, which happened to be the Occupy Raw segment, it then switches to showing Shelton Benjamin beating Randy Orton as WWE promotes the upcoming match between them.
DANIEL BRYAN vs. SHELTON BENJAMIN
The match begins at a high pace with Daniel Bryan getting the upper hand, as the two men engage in ground wrestling, but Shelton Benjamin responds with a shot to the leg that sends Bryan out of the ring which he then follows up by dropping him, leg first onto the announce table. Back from the break and Benjamin continues to work on the injured leg of Bryan as he scratches and claws to break the submission with a rope break.
Bryan then shows his resiliency and knowledge of the game, taking out Benjamin’s own leg before attempting several kicks as Daniel Bryan begins to gain some momentum for the first time in the match. Bryan’s Yes Kicks then force Shelton back to the corner as Bryan uses the middle rope to twerk pressure onto the knee before following it up with a dropkick. Benjamin once again gets back on top though, jumping up to the top rope to knee Bryan in the face which he follows up with a huge superplex.
Daniel Bryan puts in a great counter against Benjamin and manages to apply the Yes Lock but he recovers trying to go for a pin and quickly turns that into a Half Crab, putting the pressure back on Bryan’s leg. Daniel Bryan then puts in a brilliant reversal of his own, locking in the Heel Hook to force Benjamin to submit after a fun TV match between two very good technical wrestlers.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
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