SmackDown Coverage – June 5, 2018

WWE Smackdown women’s champion Carmella kicks off the show tonight. She asks the crowd to shower her with the praise which she deserves. She says tonight is not about her but about her opponent at Money in the Bank, Asuka. She just thinks that everyone deserves to know the truth about Asuka. But before that, they show a video of Asuka’s NXT and WWE career. Carmella says that was incredible but let’s remove the mask and face the horrible truth. She says this is the real Asuka and a video of Charlotte defeating Asuka at this year’s Wrestlemania airs as well as Asuka losing to Peyton Royce and her match against Mandy Rose on Smackdown. She says the truth is that her loss at Wrestlemania shattered her and she hasn’t been the same since. And that’s why she has no fear because Mella is money. And that the age of Asuka is over. Asuka was undefeated. Asuka’s music hits and she interrupts.

Asuka gets in the ring and Mandy Rose’s music hits and she comes down with Sonya Deville. Mandy tells Carmella she didn’t have to go through all that trouble to show the real Asuka. She says ASuka is dangerous but she was a second away from beating Asuka last week. And she knows she can beat Asuka tonight. Sonya says she did exactly what she was supposed to do. She left just enough of Asuka for her. Sonya challenges Asuka to a match tonight. Carmella then asks Asuka who it will be for tonight?

Paige’s music hits and the general manager of Smackdown Live comes out. Paige says no one speaks for ehr because she makes the matches. Paige then asks Asuka if she wants Mandy Rose or Sonya Deville tonight. Asuka then grabs the microphone from Carmella and says “Give me both”. Paige says that’s the Asuka we all know and love. She then makes the match for tonight, Asuka against Mandy and Sonya in a handicap match tonight.

Later, Paige is backstage for the contract signing between Nakamura and AJ Styles. Paige builds up their match at the Money in the Bank stating it’s a Last Man Standing match. AJ tells Nakamura they have been at this war forever. And he knows why he does what he does. Because he knows that straight up, Nakamura cannot beat him. Nakamura yawns. AJ signs the contract. Nakamura grabs the pen and looks at it. He says it’s out of ink and throws the inc. He asks AJ if he can borrow his pen. He looks at it and says that the pen is broken and throws it. AJ tells him to sign it. Nakamura pretends like he is going to stand up and AJ slaps him in the face. He gets escorted out by WWE agents. Nakamura grabs a pen and signs it. Nakamura looks at Paige and says “Last Man Stand”.