Wednesday, 3 August 2016
WWE SmackDown Live Results, Aug. 2, 2016
Bray Wyatt brought darkness to Dean Ambrose’s face-to-face with Dolph Ziggler
Apollo Crews def. Kalisto and Baron Corbin to win No. 1 contendership for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam
Becky Lynch and Eva Marie ended in a No Contest
American Alpha def. The Vaudevillains
AJ Styles and John Cena agree to a match at SummerSlam
Randy Orton def. Fandango via Disqualification; Brock Lesnar invaded SmackDown Live
Rhyno Gored Heath Slater backstage at SmackDown Live
Natalya and Carmella ended in a no-contest
Dolph Ziggler def. Bray Wyatt to retain No. 1 contendership to the WWE World Championship at SummerSlam
Accepting Bray Wyatt’s challenge from earlier in the show, Dolph Ziggler put his SummerSlam No. 1 contendership up for grabs in the SmackDown Live main event.
The Showoff and The New Face of Fear went at it full tilt from start to finish in a knockdown, drag out brawl, until, in the final moments, Ziggler exposed the steel underneath the top turnbuckle, which he eventually smashed Wyatt’s head over, allowing him to connect with a superkick and pick up the hard-fought victory to secure his chance at glory.
After the match, Dolph’s celebration was short lived as Erick Rowan attacked the No. 1 contender out of nowhere.
The Lunatic Fringe, watching from the commentary desk, refused to stand for the ambush and attempted to help his now confirmed SummerSlam opponent. However, the darkness of Wyatt and Rowan proved too much to handle, as they threw Ambrose out of the ring and Wyatt struck Ziggler with Sister Abagail.
When the smoked cleared, the horrific contingent stood triumphant over a prone Ziggler and Ambrose.