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WWE SmackDown video highlights: Rusev defeats Daniel Bryan


With a surprising finish in the main event, SmackDown's first three qualifiers for Money in the Bank took place last night.

Rusev defeated Daniel Bryan to earn a spot in the men's ladder match, with WWE playing up that Bryan was affected by Big Cass laying him out at Backlash and all of the punishment he's taken recently. The Miz also won a qualifier against Jeff Hardy, and he and Rusev join Finn Balor and Braun Strowman in the men's match.

Charlotte Flair submitted Peyton Royce with the Figure Eight to join Ember Moon in the women's ladder match.

Also on SmackDown, AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura made it clear that their feud isn't over, Xavier Woods took on Cesaro, and Mandy Rose faced Becky Lynch.

More coverage from last night --

WWE SmackDown video highlights --

The Miz vs. Jeff Hardy in a Money in the Bank qualifying match

Shinsuke Nakamura isn't finished with AJ Styles

Carmella will be holding a "Royal 'Mellabration" in London next week

Tye Dillinger, Naomi, Shelton Benjamin, and Asuka want Money in the Bank spots

Charlotte Flair vs. Peyton Royce in a Money in the Bank qualifying match

Xavier Woods vs. Cesaro

AJ Styles is willing to stoop down to Shinsuke Nakamura's level if he has to

The Bludgeon Brothers are waiting for the rest of the tag division to come play with them

Becky Lynch vs. Mandy Rose

Daniel Bryan vs. Rusev in a Money in the Bank qualifying match

SmackDown fallout: Miz thinks MITB will lead him back to the main event of WrestleMania

SmackDown fallout: Lana congratulates Rusev after his win

SmackDown fallout: Big Cass says he was responsible for Daniel Bryan losing to Rusev

SmackDown fallout: More wrestlers state their case for Money in the Bank