Happy Rusev Day wrestling world! It's another exciting Tuesday night of Smackdown Live. Fresh off a crazy SummerSlam for Smackdown's side, what could be in store for tonight's show? We have a new Smackdown Live Women's Champion, Charlotte, but a bitter Becky Lynch. And the same WWE Champion, AJ Styles, who reached another breaking point with Samoa Joe. Stay tuned for tonight's show!
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Things are starting off pretty AWEEEEE-SOMEEEEE! The Miz and Maryse are making their way to the ring. As we all saw at SummerSlam, Miz was handed brass knuckles by his wife, which he used to secure the bag against Daniel Bryan. Miz and Maryse are in the ring, absorbing the boos, chants for Daniel Bryan and have the deepest looks of sorrow on their faces. He's actually crying out real tears with his wife and says that he can move on to think more about his family. Miz has announced his retirement....from "EVER FACING DANIEL BRYAN AGAIN!"
He says that SummerSlam was the end of the feud between him and Bryan. And that a lot of Daniel Bryan punches have nothing on one of The Miz's "punches." He promoted his show "Miz and Mrs" and Bryan interrupted. He called Miz a "coward" again, but Miz came back by saying "the record books won't say "coward," they will say Miz defeated Daniel Bryan." Bryan said Miz can keep mocking him and all that he's been doing, and was interrupted by Maryse. She demanded he just retires again and changes his name to "Daniel Bella." Bryan's wife's music hits and here comes Brie Bella! Maryse leaves the ring and Brie goes to punching The Miz in the face multiple times, followed up with Bryan throwing him out. He got back on the mic and let Miz know that at Hell in the Cell, Miz and his wife, Maryse, will go up against Bryan and his wife in a Mixed Tag Match!
Tonight, we will hear from Becky Lynch about why she decided to attack Charlotte Flair.
Also, Brother Nero, Jeff Hardy, is in action against "The Viper" Randy Orton.
Backstage, The Miz and Maryse are looking for Smackdown GM Paige. He goes off on her and calls her a worse GM than Daniel Bryan. She let him know that the tag match stands.
Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton
Hardy starts off trying to let out that frustration again Orton. They end up in the corner! Hardy climbs to the top but is pushed off by Orton, landing pretty badly on the steel post and then the steel steps. The Viper looks to take advantage!
He's starting to pick Hardy apart. They end up back on the outside where Orton backdrops Hardy onto the announce table a few times. This still doesn't put him away! And Orton begins to just STOMP at the limbs in the ring. Hardy isn't looking too good, as Orton is just wearing him down in the middle of the mat. Hardy tries to come back, goes to the top for Whisper in the Wind and connects!
He's on fire so far! He delivers Twist of Fate and goes to the top rope for a Swanton Bomb. That injured back is showing as Hardy is moving pretty slowly. Orton knocks him off and takes a second capitalizing. He put the finger in Hardy's ear lobe like how we saw weeks ago and pulls! God that is terrible to see. He gets him in between the ropes to set up for the Apron DDT but Hardy jumps through and puts Orton on his back. He stomps Orton in the groin! Resulting in a DQ!
WINNER by DQ: Randy Orton
Hardy goes for the attack on Orton! He's dismantling The Viper at ringside, throwing him across the announce table. Orton tries fighting back but Hardy, looking like a mad man, takes him all through the Brooklyn crowd. They end up around the technical area, Hardy puts Orton on a table and climbs up to deliver a SWANTON BOMB!
Later tonight, we will see The New Day get their revenge on The Bludgeon Brothers in a rematch after the DQ at SummerSlam. The Smackdown Live Tag Team Championships are on the line!
Also, Becky Lynch will explain her actions after brutally attacking Charlotte Flair after their championship match at SummerSlam.
Up next, Naomi is back in action against Peyton Royce of The IIconics.
The Bar are backstage with Renee Young and want to challenge whoever wins the title match tonight between The New Day and The Bludgeon Brothers. The Good Brothers, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, object and want to be next in line! Next week, these two teams will go at it for a shot at the titles.
Naomi vs. Peyton Royce w/ Billie Kay
Out of a commercial break following The IIconics trashing Brooklyn and Naomi, Naomi tries to bring the fire. Peyton Royce is just looking like a 20-year vet against her tonight. Naomi ends up ringside, Billie Kay tries getting in her head. Naomi gets back in the ropes and Royce gets to wearing her down.
Naomi fights her way back into this one, laying Royce out. Billie Kay goes for the distraction, Naomi takes care of her, sending her into the ring post. Royce capitalizes, hitting Naomi's head into the post and delivering a fisherman suplex in the ring to put the 2x Women's Champion away.
WINNER by pinfall: Peyton Royce
Tonight, The New Day goes after the Smackdown Live Tag Team Championships as they go toe-to-toe with The Bludgeon Brothers in a no-DQ title match!
We saw everything unfold at SummerSlam! We will see "The Irish Lasskicker" Becky Lynch come to the ring and explain her actions on why she laid Charlotte Flair out the way she did after their triple threat title match.
Lynch is coming to the ring with the most intense look on her face. As soon as she picked the microphone up, she explained that SummerSlam was her chance to become the champion and be the focus of the show. She thinks the WWE Universe weren't truly behind her as they apparently applauded Charlotte as she won. Boy those people who write the scripts sure are something....Charlotte got booed out of the arena. But it's apparent that Becky will not stop until she gets what's hers and there's nothing that anyone can do about it.
Charlotte comes out and goes after Becky. They go to blows in the ring, it spills to ringside! They are slugging it out! Paige calls for referees and the women's locker room to come split them up. No one can get their grasp on these two! My goodness what are the up and coming weeks looking like for these women?!
Next, it's a SummerSlam rematch as Andrade "Cien" Almas and Zelina Vega will take on Rusev and Lana.
Andrade "Cien" Almas & Zelina Vega vs. Rusev & Lana
The men will start off, Almas thinks some chops will soften up Rusev. Rusev goes after El Idolo but Almas goes to work! He locks an armbar in on Rusev in the ropes but the count forces him to let it go. He goes to the top rope and catches a superkick as he lands on the mat.
Rusev tags Lana in, Vega jumps in! She has the momentum going. Vega slides out to regroup and capitalizes big time. She catches Lana off guard and goes to work on her in the ring, wearing her down in the process. Lana counters a running corner attack and slaps the taste out of Almas. She gets the tag to her husband! Rusev is on fire as he and Almas go at it. Rusev sets up for the Machka Kick, Almas moves and follows up with a vicious elbow. Almas delivers the knees to Rusev in the corner, covers him and Rusev kicks out at 2 and a half! Wow!
Rusev knocks Almas out of the ring, Vega gets in his face. She tries pushing The Bulgarian Brute but she's too small! Lana comes to her husband's aid and lays Vega out. Almas picks up a chair and slides in the ring but out of nowhere, Aiden English! He takes the chair from Almas. This distraction sets Rusev up to deliver the Machka Kick and The Accolade for the win!
WINNERS by submission: Rusev & Lana
"I told you I always got your back" says Aiden English to his Rusev Day partner.
Shinsuke Nakamura is ready to see more than Jeff Hardy for the US Championship. I'm sure we all can't wait to see The Artist in action.
AJ Styles snapped on Samoa Joe as Joe disrespected him at SummerSlam. What does the champion have in store? How is he feeling after blowing up?
Renee Young is out to interview him! He's looking pretty emotional tonight. He says that what happened at SummerSlam was he lost because his emotions got the best of him. The next time him and Joe meet, he will rip his head off. Joe came out of nowhere and attacked the champ! He locks him in a Coquina Clutch. He got on the mic and delivered a message to Styles and his family, looking into the camera and directing it right at Styles' wife. It's clear that Joe is obsessed with dethroning AJ Styles as WWE Champion.
Earlier tonight, The Miz and Maryse crossed a line by insulting Daniel Bryan. Brie Bella came to her husband's aid and attacked them. This led to Bryan announcing the match between the two couples at Hell in a Cell!
Next, The New Day get their rematch against The Bludgeon Brothers for the Smackdown Live Tag Team Titles in a no-DQ match. Can The New Day become 5x Tag Team Champions? We shall find out!
Carmella appeared in Paige's office demanding her one-on-one rematch for the Smackdown Live Women's Championship. R-Truth came in objecting as he wants the title shot (LOL). He was asked to leave. Paige granted Mella her rematch! It's official.
Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship: No-DQ - The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers (c)
These teams immediately go after each other but the bigger guys gain the first advantage. The New Day with a couple of counters and have the energy! They lay Harper out. Rowan comes to the rescue, pulling Woods off the table. Kofi goes after Rowan and catches an announcers' chair in the process.
Out of the break, Harper & Rowan have the edge. Woods and Harper are battling on the outside. In the ring, Rowan and Kofi are going at it. They end up on the outside, Kofi catches Rowan with a nasty knee. As Woods and Kofi pick a ladder out from under the ring, Rowan stops them from an attack. He sets them up for the suicide dive to both men from Harper!
The Bludgeon Brothers are now in control. They threw a few chairs into the ring and are dismantling The New Day. They are laying waste to the 4x champions! Kofi counters a chair shot from Harper and delivers a tornado DDT on the chair and a broken up pin by Rowan. Woods goes for the dive to Rowan to the outside but Rowan moves and capitalizes with a shoulder attack. The Bludgeons are taking their time with The New Day!
They set up a ladder on two chairs and want to put Woods on it. Kofi comes to the rescue but The Bludgeons catch him and put HIM on the ladder instead! Kofi kicks out at 2! How in the world did he do that?! They clear the ring and go back under the ring for a table. They set it up in the ring and go get Kofi.
Rowan gives Kofi repeated headbutts pinned up against the steel post. Harper goes to get a mallet for Rowan and gives him the vicious slaps to hype him up to attack Woods propped up against the barricade. Woods moves!! Harper follows up with the super kick and puts him in the ring. Harper has a powerbomb through the table in mind. Kofi comes to the rescue, driving the mallet into the ribs of Harper. He follows up with Trouble in Paradise!!! They put Harper up on the table and Woods with the diving elbow drop to Harper on the table!! The New Day are 5x Champions! The New Day are 5x Champions!
WINNERS by pinfall: The New Day
What a show! We hope you all enjoyed Live Coverage this week. Have an awesome week everybody. See you all Monday for Raw! Good night wrestling world!