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WWE SmackDown video highlights: MITB build, Shotzi & Nox debut


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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 --

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