Smackdown: Shinsuke Nakamura showed an excellent performance
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 441
On Smackdown, Liv Morgan reaches the ring and, when interviewed by Kayla Braxton about the controversial finale of SummerSlam, she reiterates that she deserved the victory and remembers coming out of Ronda Rousey's submission several times.
The audience yells, 'You tapped out' and she's right, but Liv doesn't care that much. Sonya Deville arrives and asks for a titled match, but a Gauntlet match is expected to decree the challenger. - Gauntlet match: Sonya Deville vs Alyiah.
As much as Triple H wants to change things, he just can't change them for everyone. Alyiah loses again and that's right. - Gauntlet match: Sonya Deville vs Raquel Rodriguez. Definitely a much more balanced and interesting match than the previous one.
In the final Raquel takes complete control of the situation and, after a dive from the second rope, lifts the opponent ... TEXANA BOMB! .. 1 ... 2 ... 3! - Gauntlet match: Raquel Rodriguez vs Shotzi. For Shotzi, the same goes for Alyiah, although she probably deserves more.
We appreciate the effort, but she too falls victim to Rodriguez's Texana Bomb. - Gauntlet match: Raquel Rodriguez vs Xia Li. The Chinese girl gives Rodriguez a hard time, but then it's her turn to take the Spinning Elbow Drop combo from the second string and final Texana Bomb.
Shinsuke Nakamura was looking for a shot at Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship.
Smackdown: Shinsuke Nakamura shone
Kaiser went on the attack early and stomped Shinsuke Nakamura into the corner. Smackdown, Gauntlet match: Raquel Rodriguez vs Natalya.
Long last! Love me ... that is ... Nattie rages on her opponent's legs and even manages to close her in the Sharpshooter, but the Mexican-born athlete reaches her ropes. Bret's niece then takes Raquel to the corner and goes up to punch her.
She moves not too smart, in fact, Rodriguez gets rid of her, puts a hand on her neck and ... TEXANA BOMB! .. 1 ... 2 ... 3! - Gauntlet match: Raquel Rodriguez vs Shayna Baszler. After the Queen of Hearts, the last match will be against one of the spades.
Again Raquel part of her with her combo and goes for the Spinning Elbow Drop, but Shayna blocks her immediately… KIRIFUDA CLUTCH! Rodriguez, however, does not give up, on the contrary, she helps herself by giving herself the push to the stake and tries a pin ...
1 ... 2 ... NO! Shayna turns the situation around again and she's the one to experience an unusual pin ... 1 ... 2 ... 3! SHAYNA BASZLER WILL CHALLENGE LIV MORGAN IN THE CLASH AT THE CASTLE!