There were several segments cut from SmackDown according to a new report with the blue brand sacrificing a women’s match in Madison Square Garden.
As WWE returned to the world’s most famous arena and their spiritual home for SmackDown, they put on a show full of incidents with the SmackDown Tag Team Championship on the line as well as the return of The Demon version of Finn Balor.
According to a new report from Fightful Select however, there were two segments planned for the show that had to be cut for time.
An unadvertised women’s tag team bout that would have pitted Carmella and Zelina Vega against Liv Morgan and Toni Storm was reportedly cut from SmackDown while the show was taking place. Another segment involving Happy Corbin and Kevin Owens was also cut from the show in the afternoon.
Since the show, Liv Morgan and Carmella simply tweeted ellipsis while Zelina Vega shared the word “nevermind” on social media along with photos of what would have been her gear for the night.
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SmackDown saw the return of The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar who made his intentions in relation to Roman Reigns loud and clear. Reigns accepted Lesnar’s challenge at the end of the night before he was confronted by The Demon Finn Balor. The Demon will challenge Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at Extreme Rules.
Seth Rollins and Edge met once again in a SummerSlam rematch with Rollins gaining the victory and packing the WWE Hall of Famer off in an ambulance after hitting a nasty Stomp on the neck of Edge.
The Street Profits could only defeat The Usos by disqualification once again in their SmackDown Tag Team Championship match after Roman Reigns saved the title for his cousins.
Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair signed their contract for their WWE SmackDown Women’s Title match and a ten-man tag team match took place as Big E, The Mysterios, King Nakamura, and Rick Boogs defeated The Dirty Dawgs, Apollo Crews, Otis, and Sami Zayn.