Becky Lynch's struggles had been continuing after the Superstar Shakeup, with a quick roll-up loss to Mandy Rose last week added to her run of unfortunate results. She was asked to defend her title against Asuka at the MITB PPV. Which meant loud pops for Paige, and more qualifying matches for Money in the Bank. As for the women's side, Lynch was a solid choice as she's been incredibly misused on SmackDown for some time now. Xavier Woods won the match for the New Day by picking up the pin.
What else happened on SmackDown?
A feud with Daniel Bryan certainly seemed that it would be a big opportunity for Cass, but it was recently reported that he went off script during a segment on the go-home show for Backlash. Bryan got the better of it, taking out Cass' knee and locking in a submission. It continued until the officials came out to stop the duo.
Bludgeon Brothers promo: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan cut another creepy, pre-taped promo running down the opposing teams on SmackDown. On top of all this, Andrade "Cien" Almas finally showed up on the main roster, though Sanity remain on the sidelines. Be back here tomorrow for the complete Best and Worst of Smackdown Live column. In the middle of his promo he is interrupted by Big Cass and the two end up getting into a brawl. This was so ridiculous, if Nakamura doesn't win the belt at Money in the Bank I say we riot.
Malaysia's Mahathir says he will remain leader for 1-2 years
Anwar and his supporters have long denied the sodomy allegations, saying they were concocted to destroy his political career. The pardon allows Anwar to re-enter active politics immediately, but it was not clear what his role in government would be.
Pompeo: US to lift sanctions if North Korea dismantles nuclear weapons program
What is notable is that such a deal means at least partially decoupling the USA from its regional allies in South Korea and Japan. Just two weeks ago, apartments in Dandong New District were selling for as little as 3,000 yuan per square meter, he said.
Philadelphia 76ers have favorable odds heading into 2018 NBA Draft lottery reveal
Therefore, if you don't see a team take hold in its designated slot above, that means it has vaulted into a top-three selection. After those pingpong balls are chosen, all of the other teams go in reverse order of the regular-season standings.
Asuka crashes the "Royal Mellabration:" SmackDown women's champion Carmella came out for the "Royal Mellabration" that was announced last week, and of course, she ran down the London crowd in attendance. Though, it would be interesting to see if Carmella continues to keep her title.
"Carmella is so hot and has a ton of charisma but she sucks in the ring".
-Lana then does an interview backstage and announces she will be in a Money in the Bank qualifying match next week on Smackdown, and if she advances, she and Rusev could be the first-ever Mr. and Mrs. Money in the Bank.