The latest episode of SmackDown LIVE wasn't as good as fans might have expected it to be, given that it was the last episode before SummerSlam. The opening segment of the show saw Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and SmackDown Women's Champion Carmella talk it out in the middle of the ring.
Each superstar ran-down each other and posed themselves as the potential winner at World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) PPV, SummerSlam. Much to fans' amazement, SmackDown General Manager Paige headed out and scheduled a match which saw Lynch and Flair in a team pitted against Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.
Carmella watched the match sitting at the announce table, as Lynch and Flair won eventually. After the match, both the superstars teased some tension between the two before they parted ways.
There were quite a few more matches in the night on WWE. We take a look at the results of all the matches at WWE SmackDown LIVE on August 13, 2018.
|1.||Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville||Tag-team Match||Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair|
|2.||The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The Triple Threat||2-on-3 Handicap Match||The Bludgeon Brothers|
|3.||The New Day vs. SAnity||Tag-team Match||The New Day|
|4.||Aiden English vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas||Singles Match||Andrade “Cien” Almas|
|5.||Jeff Hardy vs. Shelton Benjamin||Singles Match||Jeff Hardy|
The other captivating moment in the night was when Jeff Hardy fought with Shelton Benjamin. The time rolled back years when both the superstars in their prime. Eventually, Hardy won the match even after WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura tried to distract him during the match. The main event of the night saw WWE Champion AJ Styles and Samoa Joe embroiled in a heated debate.
Watch what happened between AJ Styles and Samoa Joe ahead of SummerSlam 2018:
Both the superstars tried to restrain themselves as SmackDown Manager Paige had asked them to. However, that didn’t stop them from hurling slurs at each other, in a subtle manner. SmackDown LIVE went off-air as Samoa Joe and AJ Styles were staring at each other.