WWE finished building to Extreme Rules on last night’s go-home edition of SmackDown.
AJ Styles retained his Intercontinental Championship against Matt Riddle in last night’s main event. After the match, Styles extended a handshake to Riddle. Riddle accepted, but Baron Corbin then ambushed him and laid him out with the End of Days.
A tag match on last night’s show built up the two Women’s title matches for Extreme Rules. SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley & Sasha Banks defeated Nikki Cross & Raw Women’s Champion Asuka, with the finish being Bayley pinning Cross while having her feet on the ropes for leverage. Cross attacked Bayley backstage later in the show.
The New Day defending their SmackDown Tag Team titles against Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro in a tables match was added to the card for Extreme Rules. In storyline, Nakamura & Cesaro got to pick whether it would be a tables match or a steel cage match after Cesaro defeated Big E last night.
Plus, Braun Strowman squashed John Morrison ahead of his Swamp Fight against Bray Wyatt at Sunday’s pay-per-view.
More coverage from last night —
Gallows & Anderson detail Styles-Heyman heat, WWE releases, AEW talks
Gallows & Anderson confirm Impact signing, set for Slammiversary
Vic Joseph returns to WWE 205 Live commentary team
WWE 205 Live results: Tony Nese vs. Chase Parker
NJPW Lion’s Break Collision results: Tom Lawlor vs. Rocky Romero
SmackDown Tag Team title tables match set for WWE Extreme Rules
WWE SmackDown live results: AJ Styles vs. Matt Riddle
WWE SmackDown video highlights —
AJ Styles, Matt Riddle, and more preview the show
Big E vs. Cesaro
Baron Corbin says Matt Riddle is playing with fire and is going to get burned
Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro choose the stipulation for Extreme Rules tag title match
Bayley & Sasha Banks interrupt A Moment of Bliss, Asuka appears as mystery guest
Asuka & Nikki Cross vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks
Bray Wyatt vows to destroy the monster that Braun Strowman has become
Braun Strowman vs. John Morrison
Naomi vs. Lacey Evans
Sheamus Brogue Kicks Jeff Hardy, says he’ll see Hardy on SmackDown next week
Nikki Cross attacks Bayley backstage
AJ Styles vs. Matt Riddle for the Intercontinental Championship
Baron Corbin ambushes Matt Riddle after the main event
SmackDown fallout: Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro leave Kayla Braxton lost in translation