Heading into next week’s go-home show, SmackDown started to wrap up their build for Money in the Bank last night.
AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura had their contract signing for the pay-per-view, with Nakamura goading Styles into slapping him. Becky Lynch tapped out Charlotte Flair ahead of the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match. And The New Day got a win over The Miz, Samoa Joe & Rusev when Miz accidentally threw pancakes at his partners and they laid him out and left him behind.
Big Cass and Carmella also targeted their respective Money in the Bank opponents. Cass continued to mock Daniel Bryan, saying that a good big man will always beat a good little man. A fired-up Bryan later responded in a post-show promo.
Carmella tried to “unmask” Asuka by showing her defeats and calling her a shell of herself. Asuka then defeated Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville in a handicap match, but Carmella left her laying due to a distraction from Rose.
More coverage from last night —
Lio Rush heading to 205 Live
WWE 205 Live results: Hideo Itami interrupts the main event
WWE SmackDown live results: Styles-Nakamura contract signing
WWE SmackDown video highlights —
Carmella calls Asuka a shell of herself, Asuka agrees to face Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
Asuka vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
The New Day play a prank on The Miz
Karl Anderson vs. Harper
Naomi & Jimmy Uso vs. Lana & Aiden English
Shinsuke Nakamura goads AJ Styles into slapping him during their contract signing
Becky Lynch taps out Charlotte Flair
Big Cass says a good big man will always defeat a good little man
Andrade “Cien” Almas attacks Sin Cara during a backstage interview
The New Day vs. The Miz, Samoa Joe & Rusev
SmackDown fallout: Daniel Bryan responds to Big Cass
SmackDown fallout: Becky Lynch feels like nothing can stop her heading into MITB