Following WWE Extreme Rules in Pittsburgh on Sunday, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza witnessed the fallout of the pay-per-view event on Tuesday, July 17 when “WWE SmackDown Live” returned to the Wilkes-Barre venue for the first time since the historic 900th episode of the pro-wrestling series in 2016.
Broadcast live to the world, the main event featured Jeff Hardy challenging Shinsuke Nakamura again in the United States Championship Match after his defeat at Extreme Rules. Just as Hardy was about to claim victory, Randy Orton ambushed him and brutally beat Hardy, which led Hardy to win anyway by disqualification.
Other matches included AJ Styles vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas, Becky Lynch vs. Mandy Rose, Samoa Joe vs. Tye Dillinger, and Eric Young vs. Kofi Kingston, along with Daniel Bryan interrupting The Miz’s “funeral” for Team Hell No. Watch the WWE’s Top 10 highlights list below:
Thousands of locals turned out to watch all the action and donate nonperishable food items to the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s Christmas in July food drive.
by Alex Seeley
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