Welcome WNW readers to the final edition of Smackdown Live before this Sunday's Clash Of The Champions. Tonight features a face to face showdown between #1 contender Jinder Mahal & WWE Champion AJ Styles. Also before their tag-team match at the Clash, Shinsuke Nakamura takes on Kevin Owens. And the Smackdown Tag-Team Champion's The Uso's take on Rusev & Aiden English. We're all hoping for a good show tonight. Stay tuned and follow along right here.
US Bank Arena Cincinnati, OH.
Video package of last's week match Main Event.
Backstage Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens
They are back stage handing out flyers for their movement.
AJ Styles music hits to open up SmackDown Live officially. He is making his way to the ring. Microphone in hand (The crowd is chanting AJ Styles) He says all he has been thinking about is defending his championship against Jinder Mahal. He talks about Jinder holding his title for 6 months and how we was able to do so with the help of The Singh Brothers.
Singh Brothers interupt AJ Styles. They say at this time they will not introduce Jinder and show what Mahal did to them last week. AJ says to them he feels sorry and tells the Singh Brothers to come down to the ring to hug it out. AJ then actually hugs it out with the Singh Brothers. The Singh Brothers say that they actually want to be in AJ's corner, not Jinder Mahal. The Singh Brothers say they are done with Jinder, that he's a discrage to the people of India. AJ says it does sound like they have real beef with Jinder, but then AJ asks why they were by his side in India this past weekend? AJ then asks are you with Jinder or against him? The Singh Brothers say they are done with Jinder Mahal. Jinder Mahal's music hits and he comes out towards the ring. AJ Styles says he doesn't believe the Singh Brothers are done with them, and attacks both Brothers. AJ then calls Jinder inside the ring as he laid down his title. Jinder stepped up onto the apron, but backed off and assisted the Singh Brothers. The segment ended with AJ & Jinder staring each other down.
Charlotte vs Ruby Riot W/Liv & Sarah at ringside/Natalya is on commentary
Charlotte was in control early, but Ruby with a distraction from the Riot Squad helped her in gaining the upper hand. Once Ruby was in control, Ruby kept Charlotte grounded for a good time of the match. Charlotte able to turn the tides with a boot to Ruby's face. More attempted distraction & interference from Liv & Sarah. Natalya then get's involved and hit's Charlotte in the back of the head. The match ends in a disqualification. After the match the Riot Squad continued there attack on Charlotte. Naomi returns and helps Charlotte take out and the Riot Squad. Carmella, Tamina, & Lana come out onto the ramp and also go after the Riot Squad.
Winner by DQ: Interference by Natalya, Charlotte
Back Stage: Daniel Bryan is on the phone with Shane McMahon saying he has everything under control.
Dolph Ziggler vs Baron Corbin/Bobby Roode is on Commentary
Bobby Roode hits the Glorious DDT on both Dolph Ziggler & Baron Corbin. The match ends in a no contest.
No Winner: No Contest after Interference by Bobby Roode
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The short segment showed Fandago challenging The Bludgeon Brothers at Clash Of Champions
The Bludgeon Brothers vs Unknowns
The match was a squash match, lasting under 2 minutes.
Winners: The Bludgeon Brothers
In Ring Segment Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens The Yep! Movement
Sami announces they stand United against WWE Management. Sami say's management last week went to far in the match between Sami & Randy Orton. Sami shows the video of last week. Kevin Owens say's Shane McMahon is the worst McMahon of them all. Owens mentions the stipulation of the possible firing of both Sami & himself. After every sentence ends, they end it with Yep. Kevin Owens calls down who ever is with them in there movement but no one comes out, but Daniel Bryan does.
Daniel Bryan asks what the two of them are doing? Daniel says that both Zayn & Owens are nothing like him, or the Yes movement. But it was actually about the fans, not himself. Daniel goes onto say that he has Shane's back, and Shane has his back. Daniel Bryan makes himself the second guest referee in the match Sunday at Clash Of The Champions. Both Zayn & Owens celebrate in the ring & Daniel Bryan leaves the ring.
Rusev & Aiden English vs The The Uso's/New Day on Commentary
With a distraction from the outside from Rusev, Aiden English was able to hit his finisher and get the pin fall over the Tag Team Champions.
Winners: Rusev & Aiden English
Back stage Interview with Renee & AJ Styles
AJ talks about how The Singh Brothers were lying about not being with Jinder Mahal. Out of nowhere Jinder Mahal attacks AJ Styles and the interview is clearly over.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Kevin Owens/Daniel Bryan on Commentary
Both Randy Orton & Sami Zayn are in there respective corners.
Kevin Owens in control for a good portion of the match, making Shinsuke play defense the whole way through. Little offense from Shinsuke and Kevin Owens is able to counter. During the commercial break Kevin Owens continued to control Shinsuke. Shinsuke off the ropes and a drop kick to Owens finlly gives him an edge over Kevin Owens. Shinsuke continues with a fury of kicks to the face & chest of Owens.
Daniel Bryan takes off the referee's shirt after the referee was taken out of the match. Daniel Bryan is now the referee. Kevin Owens hits Shinsuke with the pop up power bomb and takes the victory over Nakamura via pinfall.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Byron Saxton continues on commentary that Daniel Bryan is out to screw Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton.
SmackDown Live Ends