Tonight's edition of WWE SmackDown emanates from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and is headlined by an Intercontinental Championship Match!

Before the show begins, let's take a look at what tonight has in-store!

  • Intercontinental Championship Match - AJ Styles (C) vs Drew Gulak
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  • Matt Riddle Sits Down For An In-Ring Interview With Michael Cole
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  • Sheamus 'Raises A Glass' For Jeff Hardy
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*LIVE COVERAGE*

The show begins with Michael Cole in the ring, who then introduces the blue brand's newest superstar, Matt Riddle. Riddle comes down to the ring and Cole goes through Riddle's accolades then asks the 'Original Bro' why he doesn't wear shoes when he wrestles...Riddle tells a story about why he wrestles barefoot and is then interrupted by King Corbin. Corbin comes down to the ring and cuts his usual 'this is my show' promo and then tells Riddle he has a match right now...but it's not against him, it's against John Morrison. The Miz accompanies Morrison on his way down to the ring and after a commercial break, we're going to have ourselves a match as King Corbin will join Michael Cole and Corey Graves on commentary.

  • Match - Matt Riddle vs John Morrison (with The Miz)

Highlights (Matt Riddle vs John Morrison)

Result - Matt Riddle defeats John Morrison

After the match, AJ Styles attacks Matt Riddle as Riddle was making his way up the ramp. Styles' challenger for the Intercontinental Championship, Drew Gulak then attacks Styles as Michael Cole announces that the aforementioned Intercontinental Championship match will be up next, after the commercial break.

  • Intercontinental Championship Match - AJ Styles (C) vs Drew Gulak

Highlights (AJ Styles vs Drew Gulak)

Result - AJ Styles defeats Drew Gulak, And STILL, Intercontinental Champion

We then see the WWE Women's Tag-Team Champions, SmackDown Women's Champion, Bayley and Sasha Banks coming down to the ring. The champs sing each other's praises and then show a video package highlighting both of their recent runs with the tag-titles. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross interrupt their celebration and Nikki Cross says she will be the next SmackDown Women's Champion, after she beats Bayley at Extreme Rules: The Horror Show, in 2 weeks. Sasha then offers Bayley's services for a match against Alexa Bliss...which will happen next!

  • Match - Bayley (with Sasha Banks) vs Alexa Bliss (with Nikki Cross)

Highlights (Bayley vs Alexa Bliss)

Result - Bayley defeats Alexa Bliss via DQ

We then see a video package hyping up the 'Wyatt Swamp Fight' between Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman, which will take place at the Extreme Rules: The Horror Show PPV event in 2-weeks.

Match - Kofi Kingston (with Big E) vs Shinsuke Nakamura (with Cesaro)

Highlights (Kofi Kingston vs Shinsuke Nakamura)

Result - Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Kofi Kingston

After the break, we see a bar and bartender in the ring and Jeff Hardy makes his way down. Sheamus appears on the big-screen at his home where he's gpot some drinks beside him. Sheamus starts berating Jeff and mocking his past alcohol and drug issues as well as making it a point to mention how he beat Jeff at the WWE Backlash PPV event, last month. Sheamus tells the bartender to pour Jeff a drink to which he obliges and Jeff grabs the drink and dumps it on the bartender's head, smashes a bottle of alcohol over the bartender's head and delivers his patented 'Swanton Bomb' and then celebrates as Sheamus watches on from the big-screen and is visibly angry as SmackDown goes off the air.

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