Tonight’s edition of WWE SmackDown was taped last Thursday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Going into the television taping, it was advertised that World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio would get to select his title challenger for SummerSlam, the same way John Cena picked Daniel Bryan as his opponent for the WWE Championship on RAW.
Also scheduled for the show tonight are matches featuring Rob Van Dam (on the latest stop of his RVD Return Tour) and CM Punk. Additionally, there will be a WWE Divas Championship match between champion AJ Lee and challenger Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn earned the shot by defeating AJ on RAW last week in a non-title match.
For fans interested in reading full results for tonight’s show before it airs, check out our full spoiler report at the following link: Spoilers: WWE SmackDown Tapings – 8/2/2013