This week’s edition of WWE Smackdown Live, which was scheduled to feature Jeff Hardy defending the WWE United States Title against Shinsuke Nakamura, was derailed creatively when Nakamura was pulled from the show due to a police dog bite.
Nakamura’s absence forced Jeff Hardy to face SAnitY’s Eric Young instead, and Smackdown Live was then headlined by Daniel Bryan vs Luke Harper of The Bludgeon Brothers.
According to ShowBuzz Daily, this week’s WWE Smackdown hit a new viewership low in 2018 averaging 2.135 million viewers. This week’s number is down from last week’s 2.315 for the Money in the Bank fallout show.
This week’s WWE Smackdown ranked #7 in overall cable TV viewership for the night.
Above and below are several highlight videos from this week’s WWE Smackdown:
After their surprising reunion, Renee Young catches up with Daniel Bryan and Kane to see how they’re feeling after taking out The Bludgeon Brothers.
United States Champion Jeff Hardy and The Usos have strong words for Eric Young and his crew after their Six-Man Tag Team Match victory on SmackDown LIVE.
After chaos broke out in the United States Title Match, Jeff Hardy joins forces with The Usos to take on SAnitY in a wild Six-Man Tag Team Match.