By Jason Powell
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-Scott Stanford, Lita, Booker T, and Jerry Lawler hosted the show from the studio at WWE Headquarters. Stanford noted that Lawler has 158 titles on his resume.
-The great Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton video package from Raw was shown.
-WWE is hyping Eva Marie’s “spectacular debut” for Smackdown.
-Stanford hyped Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio for Smackdown.
-The panel discussed The Miz vs. Apollo Crews match at SummerSlam. Booker compared Miz to Disco Inferno and said he takes up space just as Disco was when he beat him for the U.S. Title back in the day. Booker said he calls Miz a “modern day Lorenzo Lamas.”
-American Alpha will wrestle on Smackdown again this week. They might be facing The Vaudevillains again based on the fact that both teams were shown on the screen behind the panel.
-Footage aired from the Talking Smack show of Daniel Bryan asking Alpha whether they are better than New Day. Chad Gable thanked Bryan for saying they were the best team in NXT when he drafted him and Jason Jordan, but they intend to prove they are the best team on the planet by the time all is said and done.
-The panel discussed Eva Marie’s second crack at a “spectacular debut” on Smackdown. King said she already had a spectacular debut. Lita took exception while admitting that Eva is hot.
-Lita announced Carmella vs. Natalya for Smackdown.
-Stanford hyped the cruiserweight division. Lawler said they need a featherweight division for Conor McGregor.
-The panel recapped the Dolph Ziggler vs. Bray Wyatt match from last week, and discussed the Ziggler and Dean Ambrose feud. The hosts wrapped up the show.
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