Apollo Crews def. Kalisto and Baron Corbin to win No. 1 contendership for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam
Earlier in the evening, The Miz complained to SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan that he wasn’t getting the respect he felt he deserved as Intercontinental Champion. Bryan agreed and, looking to put proper spotlight on the title, he set up a No. 1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match between Apollo Crews, Kalisto and Baron Corbin, as the A-Lister and his wife Maryse looked on from the commentary desk.
When Corbin was sent to the outside of the ring in the height of the action that followed, the powerful Crews seized his moment and rolled up Kalisto to ultimately secure the championship opportunity at SummerSlam.
As Crews began to celebrate his monumental victory outside the ring, an enraged Corbin blindsided the war torn Kalisto. Seeing this beat down occurring, Crews returned to the ring to come to Kalisto’s aid.
However, the numbers game caught up to the outnumbered Crews when the opportunistic Miz struck the new No. 1 contender with a Skull Crushing Finale while trying to fend off The Lone Wolf. However, the celebration was also short lived for The A-Lister as he then ate an End of Days from Corbin who walked away coldly with a wake of destruction behind him.