Welcome to this week's WWE SmackDown Live "Open Thread" featuring streaming live results and your discussion from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.
WWE SmackDown Live Results
Monday, April 18, 2017
From the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show opens with a recap video of last week's big shake-up.
Charlotte Flair makes her way down to the ring to kick things off. The Queen says she's grown impatient and wants a shot at the SmackDown Women's Title. Naomi comes out and says she'll give Charlotte what she wants because she's not scared. Naomi drops the mic and attacks her. Shane McMahon comes out and says people have to earn their opportunities. Shane books a singles match for tonight.
Charlotte gets back in the ring and beats Naomi up, tossing her out of the ring. Naomi gets back in and tosses Charlotte out to counter.
Natalya, Carmella (and Ellsworth) walk into Shane McMahon's office and complain about not receiving a title shot. Tamina interrupts an argument. Natalya suggests they all go and talk about it. Everyone leaves the office as Shane looks puzzled.
1) #1 Contender's Match: Jinder Mahal def. Sami Zayn, Mojo Rawley, Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, & Dolph Ziggler in 18:37. The Bollywood Boyz showed up and distracted Sami Zayn, leading to Mahal pinning Zayn to win.
Mahal cut a promo afterwards. Randy Orton comes out and says Mahal's prize won't be the title, it'll be an RKO. Bray Wyatt appears on the tron for a mysterious promo/video to close the segment.
A vignette for New Day and Shinsuke Nakamura airs.
Backstage, AJ Styles talks about winning last week's triple threat when Baron Corbin interrupts. Styles challenges him to a singles match.
Charlotte is shown walking to the ring and runs into Tamina, Natalya, Carmella, and Ellsworth.
2) Charlotte def. Naomi via Natural Selection in 12:51. Charlotte will get her title shot next week.
3) The Colons def. American Alpha via dirty roll-up in 3 minutes.
Backstage, Tye Dillinger is asked as to why he's so over. He shows us a video package of his popular entrances and ring work.
Kevin Owens comes out for his Face of America Open Challenge. He introduces himself and the jobber that is already in the ring.
4) Kevin Owens def. Gary Gandy via Pop-Up Powerbomb in 30 seconds. Owens cuts a promo and announces he'll be on commentary for the main event.
5) AJ Styles def. Baron Corbin via count-out in 13 minutes. At the end, Corbin tossed AJ into Owens at commentary. Corbin was knocked over the barricade before Styles slipped back in the ring in time.