8 Takeaways From WWE SmackDown (6/5)

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The June 5th, 2018 episode of SmackDown aired live from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Announced for next week’s SmackDown:

  • Sin Cara vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas

  • Women’s MITB Summit

Here are 8 takeaways from this week’s show:

8Carmella Doesn’t Fear Asuka

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This week’s episode of SmackDown kicked off with SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella moonwalking across the stage. The champ skipped her way down to the ring while proudly raising the title. Carmella demanded that the crowd get on their feet and shower her with the praise that she deserves.

Needless to say, the crowd didn’t play along and Carmella admitted that they were right. She stated that tonight wasn’t about her, it was about her opponent at Money in the Bank, Asuka. Carmella claimed that Asuka isn’t who the crowd thinks she is and then rolled footage of Asuka’s WWE career.

After the video package concluded, Carmella said that she had chills and that Asuka was incredible. Carmella then said that this was the real Asuka and rolled footage of Charlotte tapping her out at WrestleMania 34 and her loss on SmackDown. Carmella claimed that Asuka’s devastating loss at WrestleMania shattered her and she has never been the same since.

Carmella added that she no longer fears Asuka because “Mella is money” and that the age of Asuka is over. Carmella said that it use to be nobody is ready for Asuka, but now everybody is ready for Asuka.

Asuka’s music hit and she made her way down to the ring. Asuka got in Carmella’s face, but Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville interrupted. Rose said that Asuka is a shadow of her former self and that she was a second away from beating Asuka last week. Mandy claimed that she knows she can beat Asuka tonight. Deville interrupted and said that tonight was her turn.

Carmella said that the undefeated Asuka would take them both on, but Asuka is just defeated now. SmackDown GM Paige came out to the entrance ramp and reminded everyone that she makes the matches around here. Paige asked Asuka who she wants to face tonight. Asuka ripped the microphone out of Carmella’s hand and demanded to fight them both. Paige announced that there will be a Handicap Match next.