Rewind-A-SmackDown 7/3/20: WWE mask policy, EVOLVE, NXT/AEW ratings

Rewind-A-SmackDown 7/3/20: WWE mask policy, EVOLVE, NXT/AEW ratings

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John Pollock & Wai Ting review Friday Night SmackDown featuring Sheamus’ long-awaited Toast to Jeff Hardy. Plus, today’s news including WWE’s new mask policy, EVOLVE sold to WWE, G-1 Climax update, and we take your phone calls.

[01:05:08] Friday’s show featured the long-awaited and delayed toast by Sheamus for Jeff Hardy, several names miss the show for a second straight week, AJ Styles defends the Intercontinental title against Drew Gulak, Matt Riddle takes on John Morrison, Daniel Bryan’s Zoom analysis, a tribute for Bayley & Sasha Banks, and Braun Strowman provides a history lesson as we travel back to the swamp. 

[00:02:32] NEWS OF THE DAY

  • WWE taping schedule through SummerSlam
  • New mask policy in effect for WWE
  • WWE acquires EVOLVE
  • AEW Fyter Fest and NXT Great American Bash ratings
  • Harold Meij speaks on COVID-19 testing and an update on the G-1 Climax
  • Finals of the New Japan Cup
  • Kyoko Kimura speaks on daughter Hana Kimura’s death and her role on Terrace House
  • Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov passes away, father of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • Later in the show, Gilbert Burns is off the UFC 251 card after testing positive for the coronavirus

Plus, your feedback and calls on this live edition of Rewind-A-SmackDown. 

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