After being scheduled to be cleared to return yesterday, Charlotte Flair was back on SmackDown last night.
Charlotte appeared on the show for the first time since undergoing surgery in June to repair a ruptured breast implants issue that she had been dealing with since before WrestleMania. She returned in the opening segment, making the save for Becky Lynch during an attack by Carmella.
Carmella vs. Charlotte was made for the main event, with Charlotte defeating her and getting added to the SmackDown Women’s Championship match at SummerSlam. The storyline is that Lynch, who will also be in the triple threat title match at the pay-per-view, was happy that Charlotte is back but disappointed about her winning.
Also on SmackDown, Samoa Joe sent a “personal message” to AJ Styles ahead of SummerSlam, Daniel Bryan and The Miz had another heated exchange, Cesaro & Sheamus advanced to next week’s tag team tournament finals, and Zelina Vega made her main roster in-ring debut.
More coverage from last night —
WWE 205 Live results: Cedric Alexander vs. Brian Kendrick
Charlotte Flair returns, gets added to SummerSlam title match
SmackDown tag tournament finals set for next week
WWE SmackDown live results: Tag team tournament continues
WWE SmackDown video highlights —
Carmella attacks Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair returns
Cesaro & Sheamus vs. The Usos in a tag team tournament match
Samoa Joe sends a “personal message” to AJ Styles
Shinsuke Nakamura, Randy Orton attack Jeff Hardy
Zelina Vega makes her main roster in-ring debut against Lana
Aiden English tries to apologize to Lana, Lana says she needed Rusev in her corner
Daniel Bryan challenges The Miz, Miz says he’s done with Bryan riding his coattails
Charlotte Flair vs. Carmella (Charlotte gets added to SummerSlam title match if she wins)
SmackDown fallout: Charlotte Flair says she’s ready to reclaim her throne
SmackDown fallout: Randy Orton comments on once again attacking Jeff Hardy
SmackDown fallout: Cesaro & Sheamus think the SmackDown tag titles are coming home