The final SmackDown episode of the ThunderDome era took place last night.
The build to Money in the Bank continued ahead of the Sunday, July 18 pay-per-view. Seth Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura won Money in the Bank qualifying matches last night, meaning the field for the men's MITB ladder match is now fully set. Ricochet, John Morrison, Riddle, Drew McIntyre, Big E, Kevin Owens, Rollins, and Nakamura will be taking part in it.
WWE both added and subtracted a participant from the women's Money in the Bank ladder match. With Bayley out of action for approximately nine months due to injury, it was announced that Bianca Belair will no longer be defending her SmackDown Women's Championship at Money in the Bank. She'll instead be defending her title against Carmella on SmackDown next Friday.
Carmella is now no longer in the women's Money in the Bank ladder match. Liv Morgan is taking her spot, joining Asuka, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, and Zelina Vega in the match. There are still two more spots left to be filled.
In the main event segment of the show, The Mysterios provided backup for Edge against Roman Reigns and The Usos. Reigns is defending his Universal Championship against Edge at Money in the Bank. A SmackDown Tag Team title match between The Mysterios and The Usos also looks to be on the horizon.
Plus, Shotzi Blackheart & Tegan Nox debuted by defeating WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Natalya & Tamina in a non-title match last night. It was also announced that Toni Storm is being called up to SmackDown and will be debuting soon.
More coverage from last night --
- Speak Now: Full SmackDown recap, lots of surprises! 7/9
- WWE 205 Live results: Odyssey Jones vs. Grayson Waller
- Two matches added to Monday's WWE Raw
- Women's title match announced for next week's WWE SmackDown
- Toni Storm getting called up to WWE SmackDown
- Three more participants set for WWE Money in the Bank
- Shotzi Blackheart & Tegan Nox make WWE SmackDown debut
- WWE SmackDown live results: Two Money in the Bank qualifiers
- WWE SmackDown video highlights --
WWE recaps Edge's beatdown of Jimmy Uso from last week
Jey Uso returns, Roman Reigns and The Usos are united
Money in the Bank qualifying match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin
Shotzi Blackheart & Tegan Nox debut, face Natalya & Tamina
Bayley addresses her knee injury
Women's title match set for next Friday, Liv Morgan replaces Carmella in Money in the Bank
Money in the Bank qualifying match: Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins
The Alpha Academy will destroy anyone who steps to them
Roman Reigns and Edge brawl, The Mysterios provide backup for Edge
SmackDown fallout: Shotzi Blackheart & Tegan Nox are here to conquer SmackDown
SmackDown fallout: Shinsuke Nakamura wants the Money in the Bank briefcase