Every week on Bleacher Report, I take an in-depth look at WWE SmackDown to recap the action, offer analysis and grade the matches, segments and anything else that takes place on the show. I also provide some predictions on the direction of storylines.
We are right between Battleground and SummerSlam, which means almost everything WWE is doing right now is setting up for the biggest show of the summer.
Two great matches bookended a decent show this week. Jack Swagger took on his former partner, Cesaro, and Chris Jericho took on Erick Rowan in the main event.
One new match was set for SummerSlam with Rusev taking on Jack Swagger in a Flag match, and another challenge was thrown down when Randy Orton challenged Roman Reigns.
With Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena headlining this year's pay-per-view, it's almost guaranteed to be a huge event, but that is still a few weeks away. Let's take a look at everything that went down on this week's SmackDown.