WWE SmackDown kicks off with LA Knight walking down to the ring to a loud pop. He says SummerSlam is the biggest party of the summer and he looks ahead and he sees a 25 man battle royal. And he thinks of the different competitors that might be in it. LA Knight calls the competitors a group of stooges, yeah.
He says every one has a chance, even The Miz. But he looks at Sheamus and he thinks about the business that happens tonight. He says Sheamus has done it all, a champion. But he hasn’t been beaten by someone with every one saying LA Knight… Yeah!
Out comes Sheamus with Ridge Holland and Butch to the ring.
LA Knight vs. Sheamus with Ridge Holland and Butch
The bell rings and we are under way. The fans chant “LA Knight” as he stares at them. A knee by Sheamus brings boos from the fans. A head lock by Sheamus as he runs to the ropes and he knocks LA Knight down with a shoulder block. Sheamus to the ropes but LA Knight with an elbow to the face. LA Knight stomps on Sheamus in the corner but the referee breaks it up. LA Knight to the ropes and both men collide and fall to the outside of the ring.
Out comes Santos Escobar, The Miz, Grayson Waller, Karrion Kross with Scarlett and AJ Styles with Michi. LA Knight and Sheamus continue to fight but on the ring apron. Sheamus gets LA Knight on his back and hits him with White Noise.
Back from commercial, both men with right hands. Sheamus to the ropes but LA Knight with a slam. LA Knight runs to the ropes and hits a jumping elbow drop. LA Knight lifts Sheamus up on his shoulders and he slams Sheamus face first onto the mat. He goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out.
LA Knight goes for the BFT but Sheamus rolls him up for the cover but LA Knight kicks out. Sheamus with the Irish Curse Backbreaker. He lifts LA Knight up on his shoulders and gets on the second rope and hits him with the White Noise. He goes for the cover but LA Knight kicks out. Sheamus gets LA Knight in the Texas cloverleaf but LA Knight gets to the ropes.
Sheamus climbs the top rope but LA Knight jumps onto the top rope but both men slip and fall to the outside of the ring. The wrestlers at ringside begin to argue and out comes Theory and he knocks Santos Escobar down. The wrestlers brawl on the outside of the ring. Sheamus and LA Knight are back in the ring. Sheamus grabs The Miz and drags him onto the ring apron and hits him with the 10 Beats of the Bodhran. LA Knight rolls Sheamus up but Sheamus kicks out. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but LA Knight moves out of the way and he hits The Miz. LA Knight hits him with the BFT. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: LA Knight