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.
SummerSlam is this Sunday, which meant SmackDown was WWE's last chance to sell the pay-per-view.
You would typically expect the go-home show heading into a PPV to be overrun with video packages. However, this felt like any other week.
Many of the major names who will feature on Sunday were absent from SmackDown, but we did get a couple of decent bouts and some last-minute storyline developments.
Let's take a look at what happened on SmackDown this week.