SMACKDOWN LIVE (09.19.17)
OAKLAND, CA (Oracle Arena)
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton
Written by Brendan Wahl
Shane McMahon opened the show to address the attack perpetrated on his father by Kevin Owens. It was a short promo as he said he was condemning Owens to hell... in a cell.
1) Randy Orton def. Aiden English by pinfall in 7:09. After the match, Rusev came down and said he would rip the fangs out of the viper's mouth... and they had an immediate match...
2) Rusev def. Randy Orton by pinfall in 12 seconds following a superkick.
Rusev celebrated in the back following his big win and declared that he was now a conquering hero.
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal [w /Singh Brothers] came down to the ring to cut a promo and make fun of Nakamura's appearance again.
Shinsuke Nakamura retorted in a backstage interview that it wouldn't be so funny when he wins the title at Hell in a Cell.
AJ Styles was set to take on Baron Corbin for the United States Championship but Corbin jumped Styles before the match and stomped him down but then Tye Dillinger ran down and attacked Corbin, who seemed to be selling his knee quite a bit. Styles then put Corbin in the Calf Crusher before he rolled to the floor.
In the back, Baron Corbin said he would get even with "the perfect zero," Tye Dillinger.
Charlotte Flair came down to the ring to thank everyone for their support while her father was in the hospital. She promised to "make the moments count" from this point forward and was then interrupted by Women's Champion Natalya, who was there to host the "Celebration of Women." She announced herself as the most inspirational female figure ever but was interrupted by a title match challenge from Charlotte. Becky Lynch then interrupted as well to refer to Nattie as crazy before saying that she was the one who wanted the title shot. Naomi then came down to stake her claim at the championship but the interruptions were not over as Tamina [w /Lana] made her way to the ring to ask for a shot as well. Nattie escaped and said that she would be the Women's Champion forever. However, Daniel Bryan then came down and made tonight's main event - Charlotte vs. Becky vs. Naomi vs. Lana in a fatal four-way match with the winner facing Nattie at Hell in a Cell.
3) Tag Team Champions New Day (Big E/Kofi) def. The Hype Bros in a Non-Title match by pinfall in 6:17 when they nailed Ryder with the Midnight Hour.
Kevin Owens appeared "live" via satellite and 'apologized' for attacking Vince but then said that Shane is the reason he HAD to do that.
In the back, Mojo Rawley tells Zack that he's sick of losing and that they're going to have to do something drastic.
Dolph Ziggler came down to run through some more entrances to prove his point - from Triple H to Shawn Michaels to DX and then asked about why people would care about "two dads who act like teenagers to keep themselves relevant." Dolph yelled about being the best ever but that the crowd couldn't care less about his in-ring ability. Dolph then walked off to the back.
4) Charlotte Flair def. Becky Lynch, Naomi & Tamina in a fatal four-way match for a title shot at Hell in a Cell by pinfall in 9:53 when she nailed Tamina with a big boot.