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WWE Smackdown: Best and Worst feat John Cena

WWE Smackdown Superstar John Cena

WWE Smackdown had two amazing matches booked for it. One was a rematch for the United States Title, between AJ Styles and Kevin Owens. The other one was a Number One Contender Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, in a dream match, with John Cena taking on Shinsuke Nakamura.

In this write up we will rate each segment between +5 to -5.

1. Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles[c] [United States Title Match]: +4

Kevin Owens started the match trying to ground AJ Styles, using his offence to try to tire him out. Styles was finally able to come back with a dropkick. Styles was whipped into the corner, and he kicked Owens, but Owens rolled out of the ring before he could hit the forearm, so he dived outside hit Owens with a massive forearm. Styles locked in the Calf crasher, Owens managed to escape, and Styles tried and failed to hit the Styles Clash, after which Styles locked in another Calf Crusher. Owens hit two superkicks on Styles, and hit the referee accidentally. Owens hit another Superkick and went for the popup powerbomb, but Styles rolled up Owens for the win.

Owens had one shoulder up, but the dazed referee did not see the shoulder and Styles retained the Championship.

AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens – United States Championship Match: SmackDown LIVE, Aug. 1, 2017

KO gets the rematch he demanded last week against United States Champion AJ Styles to kick off SmackDown LIVE. #USTitle More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4

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2. Sami Zayn vs Aiden English: +2

Aiden English caught Sami Zayn unawares as he managed to pick up a quick win over Zayn with a roll up.

Sami Zayn vs. Aiden English: SmackDown LIVE, Aug. 1, 2017

Sami Zayn looks to close the curtains on the latest performance by Aiden English. #SDLive More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4

3. Naomi and Becky Lynch vs Natalya and Carmella: +3

Natalya looked strong, actually hitting a few big moves on Naomi. Becky hit an exploder suplex on Natalya and Carmella was locked in a submission move by Naomi, where she tapped out.

Naomi & Becky Lynch vs. Natalya & Carmella: SmackDown LIVE, Aug. 1, 2017

SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi & Becky Lynch join forces to battle Natalya & Ms. Money in the Bank, Carmella. #SDLive More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4

4. Chad Gable vs Rusev: +4

Gable looked exceptionally good, as he took on the bigger Rusev. Rusev turned the match around with a Gut Wrench Suplex. Gable hit two connected Belly to Belly suplexes on Rusev. He followed it up with a German Suplex and a Moonsault, but Rusev kicked out again. Gable locked in Rusev in an Ankle Lock, but Rusev was just able to escape and superkick Gable to lock in the Accolade for the win.

Gable looked better than amazing and despite the loss, he was the better star. After the match, Rusev demanded an opponent for Summerslam and Randy Orton came out to answer the challenge. He caught Rusev by surprise and hit him with an RKO.

Randy Orton floors Rusev with an RKO: SmackDown LIVE, Aug. 1, 2017

Rusev takes on Chad Gable in one-on-one action before demanding competition at SummerSlam, which he seemingly gets from Randy Orton. #SDLive More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4

5. John Cena vs Shinsuke Nakamura: +4

They started with chain wrestling, and Nakamura hit an enzuigiri on Cena. Nakamura hit Cena with Good Vibrations and Cena dropped him with a belly to belly slam. Nakamura went for the Arm Bar and transitioned into the Triangle Hold. Cena picked Nakamura up from there, and Nakamura countered with a full frontal slam. Cena went for the STF, and Nakamura countered into the Armbar.

Nakamura hit Cena with a knee and went for the Kishasa, but missed, and Cena hit him with the Attitude Adjustment, but he kicked out. Nakamura locked him into a Guillotine Choke, and Cena hit him with an AA, but Nakamura countered the next AA and hit Cena with a Kinshasa for the win.

Nakamura is the next WWE World Heavyweight Titles Number One Contender.

John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: SmackDown LIVE, Aug. 1, 2017

Two of SmackDown LIVE’s biggest Superstars collide in this first-time-ever dream match, with a WWE Championship Match at SummerSlam hanging in the balance. #SummerSlam More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4

The final match was amazing as well as the Gable and Rusev, and Styles and Owens. The show got a rating of +17, with very few segments. This was a brilliant show for WWE Smackdown.

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