In a match with implications for Extreme Rules, Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler again faced off on last night’s SmackDown.
The stipulation was that — if Ziggler defeated Kingston in their two-out-of-three falls match — he’d get added to Kingston and Samoa Joe’s WWE Championship match at Extreme Rules. Kingston won the first and third falls to keep Ziggler from getting the title shot.
Kingston retained the WWE title against Ziggler in a steel cage match at Stomping Grounds on Sunday.
There were also Extreme Rules implications for Bayley vs. Nikki Cross on last night’s SmackDown. Cross defeated Bayley, which means that Alexa Bliss will get another shot at Bayley’s SmackDown Women’s Championship at Extreme Rules.
Shinsuke Nakamura had a staredown with Finn Balor and looks to be the next challenger for Balor’s Intercontinental title. Aleister Black also finally got a knock at his door, though the person knocking wasn’t revealed.
More coverage from last night —
Nese to challenge for Cruiserweight title at WWE Extreme Rules
WWE 205 Live results: Number one contender’s match
Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss title match confirmed for WWE Extreme Rules
WWE SmackDown live results: Kofi Kingston responds to Samoa Joe
WWE SmackDown video highlights —
Shane McMahon says he doesn’t fear The Undertaker or Roman Reigns
Kofi Kingston responds to Samoa Joe, gets interrupted by Dolph Ziggler
The Miz has to defeat Elias to get a match against Shane McMahon
Daniel Bryan & Rowan vs. Big E & Xavier Woods
Big E, Xavier Woods & Heavy Machinery vs. Bryan, Rowan, Owens & Zayn
If Nikki Cross defeats Bayley, Alexa Bliss will get a title shot at Extreme Rules
The Miz vs. Elias in a two-out-of-three falls match
Shinsuke Nakamura wants Finn Balor’s Intercontinental title
Bayley vs. Nikki Cross
Drake Maverick says R-Truth ruined his life
Sonya Deville vs. Ember Moon
Aleister Black finally gets a knock at his door
Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler in a two-out-of-three falls match
SmackDown fallout: Nikki Cross tries to tell Alexa Bliss the good news
SmackDown fallout: Heavy Machinery react to teaming with The New Day