WWE SmackDown results, recap, grades: Jeff Jarrett named special referee for The Usos vs Street Profits

The Usos and Street Profits could end up with a guitar around their necks if they misbehave at SummerSlam. Jeff Jarrett was revealed on WWE SmackDown as the special guest referee for the Undisputed Tag Team Championship match.

Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso vs. Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins was Money in the Bank’s standout match earlier this month. The somewhat indecisive conclusion to their tag team title match reappeared when Jimmy and Dawkins faced off on Friday night.

Elsewhere on the map, Special Counsel Paul Heyman attempted to shield his client, undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns from the threat of Theory and his Money in the Bank briefcase.

CBS Sports was with you all night with recaps and highlights of all the action from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Jeff Jarrett named special guest referee at SummerSlam

Angelo Dawkins beats. Jimmy Use via pinfall after crashing it with the Sky High in a short match. Jimmy’s right shoulder was clearly up during the three count, the same way Montez Ford’s shoulder was off the mat when The Usos won at Money in the Bank. Referee Charles Robinson was accidentally hit before the pinfall.

Authority figure Adam Pearce emerged after the game and was sympathetic to The Usos and Street Profits over their refereeing woes. Pearce said the only way to ensure a decisive conclusion to their SummerSlam rematch was to assign a special referee. Jeff Jarrett – who is expected to receive a warm welcome in his home state of Tennessee – has been announced as a guest officiant. Street Profits and The Usos battled to end SmackDown without an appearance from Double J.

It’s always great to see Jeff Jarrett, but the logic behind his inclusion in the tag team title match is flawed. Pearce claimed it was imperative to find a special guest referee after two misreads by officials in recent matches between The Usos and Street Profits. The idea of ​​replacing a trained referee with a novice referee is absurd. The logical gap widens when you consider how the special guest referee was teased last week before Jimmy vs. Dawkins ended in controversy. Enlisting Jarrett and his guitar as enforcers to deter interference from Zayn is one of the more reasonable paths to take. It was also a shame the match was cut short as it could have been a great breakout moment for Dawkins to close the perceived gap between him and partner Ford. Grade: C+

What else happened on WWE SmackDown?

  • Pat McAfee and Happy Corbin have a war of words ahead of their one-on-one match at SummerSlam.
  • Liv Morgan defeats. Natalya via fall after planting it with Oblivion. After the match, the SmackDown Women’s Champion promised to walk away with her title at SummerSlam after defeating Ronda Rousey.
  • Paul Heyman tried to convince Theory not to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase on Roman Reigns. Theory rejected and offered to hire Heyman’s service after becoming champion.
  • Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods, cosplaying as The Viking Raiders, drew their haters in an ambush with the help of Jinder Mahal and Shanky.
  • Gunther chopped his associate Ludwig Kaiser behind the scenes following his loss to Shinsuke Nakamura last week.
  • Lacey Evans vs. Aliyah Never Happened. Evans instead berated the crowd before leaving the ring.
  • Drew McIntyre beats. Ridge Holland via waterfall after hitting the Claymore shot. This was to be a No. 1 contender match for the undisputed title.
  • Heyman encouraged Madcap Moss to decommission Theory. Moss told Heyman he looked worried.
  • Maximum Male Models will launch its Beachwear 2022 collection next week and introduce Max Dupri’s sister, Maxxine Dupri.
  • Madcap Moss won. Theory via disqualification after Theory hits him with the briefcase. Sami Zayn attacked Theory after the match after a distraction from The Usos.

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