7 Takeaways From WWE SmackDown (8/7)

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The August 7th, 2018 episode of WWE SmackDown aired live from the Amway Center in Orlando, FL. In addition to the takeaways below, the Bludgeon Brothers dismantled “3SK” in a 2 on 3 tag match.

Here are 7 takeaways from this week’s show:

7Orton Vowed To Destroy Everyone The Audience Loves

Randy Orton kicked off this week’s episode of SmackDown by rolling footage of his attack on Jeff Hardy last week on SmackDown. Orton said that he made a vow to destroy every Superstar that the WWE Universe put up on a pedestal. He added that he will become so violent that people will want to change the channel, but they won’t because they still believe in superheroes and hope.

Orton stated that Jeff Hardy is not going to come down here and save the day because he has erased the enigma. Randy claimed that he has taken Hardy’s identity and he will do that to everyone that the fans love because he doesn’t get the respect he deserves from them or the Superstars in the back.

Orton boasted about being the youngest champion ever and all the PPVs he main-evented and noted that the crowd still doesn’t respect it. Randy vowed to erase every Superstar that the crowd chooses to believe in and told the audience that they were to blame for his actions. Orton said that the crowd only needs to refer him as the three most destructive letters in sports entertainment. Orton spelled out R-K and then walked away before saying “O”.