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Hitting the wrong notes: 3 Hits and 3 Misses from WWE SmackDown 10 July 2020

The Karaoke battle didn't hit the right spots on WWE SmackDown
The Karaoke battle didn't hit the right notes (WWE)

WWE SmackDown had a few good segments on this week’s show but many just didn’t click

WWE SmackDown decided to do something different with one segment and it just didn’t work.

However, the main event was decent as it seemed to set up a clash for Extreme Rules. The PPV is to be held next week and SmackDown needed some rivalries too.

Nikki Cross has been impressive on WWE SmackDown
Nikki Cross went crazy on SmackDown (WWE)

WWE SmackDown also set up a huge clash for a title next week and here are the hits and misses.

Hits

Cross going nuts

Nikki Cross seems to be a thorn in Bayley’s side. She cost Bayley a match recently and went crazy on Sasha Banks and her best friend today.

While Cross couldn’t get the win, she proved how destructive she can be on her own. Alexa Bliss tried to reign in her partner but if Cross becomes unhinged at Extreme Rules, we might be looking at a new SmackDown Women’s Champion.

The Artist Collective stands tall

Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura now have a direction as a tag team. They have gotten the better of the New Day in a few matches and destroyed the SmackDown tag champions on this week’s show.

Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaso used a table on SmackDown to good use
Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaso used a table on SmackDown to good use (WWE)

While this was for the title, the match ended as a no contest. Nevertheless, it was Nakamura and Cesaro that celebrated at the end of the clash after putting Kofi Kingston and Big E through a table.

The two teams should meet at Extreme Rules and we could have new champions for these belts too.

Styles vs Riddle

Continuing the trend of setting up new champions, AJ Styles was shocked to hear that he would face Matt Riddle next week and defend his Intercontinental title.

Riddle already has a win over Styles, and the Phenomenal One sounded upset after the match was set up.

Matt Riddle picked up a win on his WWE SmackDown debut over AJ styles
Matt Riddle wants to be known as the SmackDown Stallion (Twitter)

The Original Bro has highlighted that he wants a new title, and it will be interesting to see how things go next week.

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