We start with a recap of what happened last week with both the FireFly Funhouse and then the Fiend at the end with the attack on Alexa Bliss.
Then we go right into a FireFly Funhouse with all of the pictures behind Bray being changed to Braun Strohman. He blames Braun for what happened to Alexa and said that unless you give "him" what he wants, Alexa will truly find out what the Fiend is like.
We kick off the night with a match between "The Original Bro" Matt Riddle and "The Celtic Warrior" Sheamus. This should be a hard hitting affair between these two and Riddle is coming off a lot of momentum with his victory or AJ Styles on his first night here. We start the match off with a tie up and Sheamus brings him to the corner. They both are going back and forth trading grapples and Sheamus reverses it until Riddle turns it back around on him. Sheamus finally using his brute strength to gain the advantage over Riddle. Riddle gets Sheamus into an arm bar in the middle of the ring and turns it into a pin but only gets a 1 count. Sheamus climbs the turnbuckle but Riddle intercepts him and with a big elbow he knocks Sheamus to the floor on the outside as we head to a break. We come back from the break with Sheamus having Riddle in a headlock and is trying to wear Riddle down. Riddle is gaining momentum after two running forearms, a suplex, and two brotons, goes for the pin and gets a 2 count. Riddle goes for a high risk move off the top rope, Sheamus moves out of the way, hits Riddle with the White Noise and gets a 2 count of his own. After both were fighting on the outside as Riddle went to get back in the ring, Shorty G came out and attacked Riddle. After getting a few hits on Riddle, he reverses it and Riddle dominates him. After Riddle is declared the winner and heads into the back Sheamus attacks Shorty G and hits him with 2 Brogue Kicks for his efforts after costing Sheamus the match.
This was a solid match that was ruined by a DQ finish. Overall Rating: 3.75 stars
In the next segment we will have "The Dirt Sheet" with hosts, The MIz and John Morrison. But before that we come back to Corbin talking to Sarah saying he will show her around but Sheamus interrupts him saying if anyone else pulls a stunt like that with his "Kings Ransom" he will come find him, kick his head off and shove his crown up his royal arse. Corbin refutes him saying if I didn't have to go take care of Jeff Hardy I would put a dent in your skull, then he walks away to leave Sheamus standing there with a smile on his face.
Now we head to Miz and Morrsion in the ring. They show us the attack from last week by Sonia on Mandy Rose. Sonia grabbed a clipper and was ready to shave Mandy's hair. We are getting the mics cutting out and Miz and Morrison say that Retribution is not scheduled to be here tonight and it's not Monday. They say we are happy to welcome this person to the show, and it is… Mandy's Hair. Both Miz and Morrison take turns talking as Mandy's hair making fun of both Mandy and Otis. This is just dragging on and on and needs to be done. It's not really that funny lol. After this they bring out their real guest, Sonia Deville. Sonia is saying she has done everything that she said she was going to do. She said she would make her outsides as ugly as her insides. After 5 solid minutes of all 3 of them trashing Mandy and Otis, Heavy Machinery come out and attack Miz and Morrison and force them out of the ring.
We come back from a commercial break to Cesaro's music playing while being accompanied by Nakamura and is about to compete in a single's match. Tonight he is facing off against Lince Durado, one of the members of House Party. Cesaro is using his strength to his advantage against the high flyer and is trying to keep him grounded. The lights flicker as Durado goes for a suicide dive over the top ropes to which Cesaro catches him and throws him against the plexiglass but Durado climbs it and turns it into a head scissors take over into the ring apron. After that Durado throws Cesaro back into the ring and then climbs back into the ring and there is action going back and forth between the two. Dorado hits Cesaro with the springboard stunner then goes into 2 moonsaults until Nakamura gets involved to slow Durado down. He goes for a third one after but Cesaro blocks it, hits the Neutralizer and pins Durado for the win.
Overall this was a decent match in which both competitors got to show their strength's. Overall Rating: 3.5 stars
We have an announcement that tonight we will see Heavy Machinery take on Miz and Morrison after what happened earlier. We head to the back to Kayla talking to Otis and says you put the end to what Miz and Morrison were doing earlier, Otis says they crossed the line. He can handle jokes on him as he has dealt with that all his life, but no one will pick on his beautiful peace.
We hear the Funhouse's music again but this time it goes into the Fiends entrance and hes here!! The Fiend comes out to the ring with his music… He has never done this without actually participating in a match, I wonder what this is all about. We come back to Alexa in the ring wearing the same thing that she was last week. She is still terrified of the fiend and is not sure what is going to happen to her. The Fiend looks like he is going to put the mandible claw on her again just like he did last week, this time she stops him. Alexa starts to run his face and he backs away from her. Braun shows up on the screen and says that he doesn't care about Alexa and he is only worried about destroying him. Braun is saying he is now going to fulfill his destiny of being a monster and The Fiend can have whatever he wants at SummerSlam.
We come back to Jeff Hardy coming out to the ring to face off against Baron Corbin. We start off the match with Hardy getting the first set of offense in before Corbin temporarily reverses it until Hardy keeps the pressure on until he gets a 2 count. Hardy goes for the twist of fate but Corbin turns it around into a clothesline. Corbin is now in control and tosses Hardy to the outside. Corbin brings him back into the ring and is keeping the pressure on him. Corbin his Hardy with the Deep Six but only gets a 2 count. Corbin is taking his time to go back towards Hardy but Hardy tries to attack back until Corbin hits Hardy with a high knee sending Hardy to the outside to which Sheamus runs down and Brogue Kicks Hardy causing the DQ and giving Hardy the win over Corbin. We go to a commercial break as the ref is in between Corbin and Sheamus keeping them separated.
As we come back from commercial we now have Corbin going against Sheamus as this match was made during the break. We have 2 hard hitting foes trading shots back and forth. Corbin rolls out of the ring, Sheamus goes after him but Corbin hits him with a clothesline and then continues the onslaught on the outside. After both getting in plenty of shots they get back in the ring. Corbin sends Sheamus into the corner post, shoulder first, something that happened to Sheamus earlier in the night. Corbin is keeping the pressure on Sheamus but Sheamus is not giving up and fighting back. Sheamus gets to his feet, picks up Corbin in an attempt to hit him with a white noise but reverses it. Riddle comes out of nowhere and jumps off the top rope, Corbin avoids it but runs right into a Brogue Kick from Sheamus who pins Corbin for the 3 count.
This was a solid fun match. Overall Rating 3.5
We head to the back to see Bayley being worried about her match with Asuka on Monday and Sasha tells her that she has nothing to worry about. Sasha keeps telling Bayley that they both have nothing to worry about and not only is she everyone's role model, she is her role model. They get interrupted by a backstage person saying they are both being requested into the ring to have a video conference with Stephanie McMahon and then we head to a break.
Before heading to the ring we see Kayla in the back with Big E. Big E says that he is proud of his popcorn gif and now it's about what could've been. These could be perceived as a burden, a weight but instead of them holding him down, they lift him up.
Now we go back to the ring with Sasha and Bayley in the ring. Stephanie appears on the titantron and says she wants to congratulate them for winning all the gold, except for NXT. She says not only have you gone to all 3 brands you also took on the role of special guest referee at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules, and then making a mockery of the rules but brutally attacking Kairi Sane to cause Asuka to get counted out to lose her championship. She said that you certainly have gotten everyone's attention, including mine. At SummerSlam Sasha will defend the Raw Women's Championship, and it could be against Asuka. Bayley will be defending her title against the winner of a Triple Brand Battle Royal that will take place next Friday night.
Kayla comes to Miz and Morrison in the back talking to Sonia and asks them if they feel that they went too far, but they feel that they have not and their comedy is too high level for most people. They don't seem to be worried about Otis and Tucker tonight.
We come back to Miz and Morrison coming out the ring with the addition of Broken Sonia. Now comes Heavy Machinery with Otis holding the briefcase. We start with Tucker in the ring with Morrison and Morrison getting some kicks in before Tucker drags Morrison to the ground. Otis and Tucker are dancing around the ring then sandwich Miz's head between the two of them. As Miz rolls out of the ring, Tucker does a rolling senton off the ring apron on to M&M sending them to the floor. We come back to Miz and Tucker in the ring with Miz controlling the action. Tucker is in the corner of M&M with Tucker trying to fight out unsuccessfully. Morrison is now in the ring and goes to kick Tucker but Otis distracts him which allows Tucker to get a shot in. M&M are singling out Tucker and are taking it to him. Miz drapes Tucker over the ropes backs away and Morrison gets in a cheap shot. Otis is trying to get it and Tucker makes the hot tag to Otis and he comes in and is going after both Miz and Morrison.Otis gives Morrison a belly to belly, runs against him in the corner and then hits Morrison with the Caterpillar. He goes for the pin but Miz breaks it up. As the action is heating up on the outside Mandy comes down to the ring and attacks Sonia. She is all over Sonia and is trying to separate them but Mandy just keeps going after Sonia. They can not be separated and finally we get Heavy Machinery out of the ring with Mandy by their side. Mandy has a brand new haircut after what Sonia pulled last week.
This was a good match between the two teams but the story right now is Mandy and Sonia. This is definitely setting up a match between the two at SummerSlam. Overall Rating for the part that was actually a match 3.25 stars
We come back from commercial to them still fighting in the back but then the lights go out. Retribution comes into the arena and takes over the ring. There are 5 of them and they are attacking the commentators as well as the camera crew saying this is our house now. They run into the crowd and start attacking all of the talent that's behind the plexiglass. They don't care who it is, men or women, they are attacking everyone. One of them has long curly red hair, they are holding weapons and bags. They are destroying the announce desk, they got spray pain and spray the plexiglass as well as the ring, ramps, stairs, and the smackdown sign on the side of the ring. One of them grabs a chainsaw and cuts the ropes on the ring and we go off the air as Retribution stands in the ring celebrating the destruction that they caused tonight.
While there were a few DQ finishes tonight in the matches, everyone of them was used to further a part of a story. The ones with Sheamus and Corbin turned into a match to where another attempt at a DQ actually caused the match to end with a true winner. In addition to that the promo between Braun and The Fiend made me look forward to that match at SummerSlam even more and wish that the show was this weekend.