History was made on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live on the USA Network.
The show also marked John Cena’s final appearance on SmackDown Live for a while, and it was memorable. It’s been well documented by now that Cena is set to move from the SmackDown brand to the Raw brand shortly. He is scheduled to appear on the Raw after SummerSlam on August 21st.
As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, WWE booked another dream match involving Cena as he wrestled WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in the main event. Over the past few weeks, WWE has been booking dream matches with Cena as he took on Shinsuke Nakamura a few weeks ago in a #1 contender match to determine who would be facing Mahal for the WWE Title at the upcoming SummerSlam (PPV) pay-per-view event.
Nakamura ended up winning the match. After the match, WWE did an angle that saw Corbin run down to the ring and attack Cena. This led to a brawl between the two Superstars with Cena ending the show with an AA to Mr. Money in the Bank through the announce table. That angle was booked by WWE officials to set up a match between Cena and Corbin for SummerSlam.
The finish of the main event of this week’s show saw Corbin interfere and attacked the former WWE Champion. As a result of the attack, Cena picked up the disqualification victory. Corbin then attempted to cash-in his Money in the Bank contract on Mahal.
Due to a distraction from Cena, Mahal was able to roll-up Corbin for the win and retained his WWE Championship. A fan on Reddit noted that Mahal pinned Corbin in 6 seconds, which beat the previous official title match record.
SummerSlam is set to take place on August 20th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown rosters will be featured on the card. Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe in a Universal Championship Fatal 4-Way Match will headline this event.
What are your thoughts on this historic moment? Was it too soon for Corbin to cash-in or should have Corbin never won the briefcase. Also, do you think Corbin goes over on Cena at SummerSlam? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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