While last night's SmackDown was the go-home show for SummerSlam, it also included a match with Clash at the Castle implications.
Drew McIntyre defeated Sheamus in an "Old Fashion Donnybrook" match to earn an Undisputed WWE Universal Championship shot at Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales this September. McIntyre overcame interference by Ridge Holland and Butch to win the Irish-themed no disqualification match.
As McIntyre was being interviewed after the Donnybrook, he was ambushed by Money in the Bank briefcase holder Theory. But McIntyre returned the favor later in the night by laying out Theory with a Claymore. Theory attacked Brock Lesnar in the main event segment but fled the ring when Lesnar fought off the attack. McIntyre then blindsided Theory with the Claymore.
The show ended with McIntyre and Lesnar having a staredown. Lesnar is challenging Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in a Last Man Standing match at SummerSlam tonight.
More coverage from last night --
- Speak Now: WWE SmackDown and AEW Rampage reviews
- Max Dupri appears on WWE SmackDown with Maximum Male Models
- Drew McIntyre earns WWE Universal title match at Clash at the Castle
- WWE SmackDown live results: SummerSlam go-home show
WWE SmackDown video highlights --
Old Fashion Donnybrook match: Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus
Theory ambushes Drew McIntyre
Happy Corbin antagonizes Pat McAfee
Aliyah vs. Shotzi
Ronda Rousey is ready for a fight
Liv Morgan & Ronda Rousey vs. Sonya Deville & Natalya
Jeff Jarrett accidentally gets superkicked amid Usos/Street Profits brawl
Max Dupri appears with Maximum Male Models
The New Day vs. The Viking Raiders
The Viking Raiders injure Xavier Woods' leg
Brock Lesnar and Drew McIntyre lay waste to Theory
SmackDown fallout: Xavier Woods is helped to the back after Viking Raiders' attack