WWE Smackdown LIVE started its show from the city of Glendale in the state of Arizona this week. Here’s all the action that went down last night.
Kevin Owens kicked off SmackDown LIVE
And he wanted a piece of SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon, as Owens hit the ring to dissuade the younger McMahon from facing him at Hell In A Cell. While KO didn’t get Shane, he did get a visit from another old rival: Sami Zayn. The underdog was scared for Owens, warning him how Hell In A Cell matches shaved years off of the careers of wrestlers caught inside.
Not caring at all, KO and Zayn almost came to blows until general manager Daniel Bryan entered the scene, setting the two enemies up for a main event later in the night.
Baron Corbin def. Tye Dillinger
Who deserves to face AJ Styles for his United States Championship belt without any interference? That’s the issue between Baron Corbin and Tye Dillinger, as the two clashed in the Smackdown LIVE ring last night. Making certain to land blows on Dillinger and a ringside AJ Styles, Corbin’s tactics outside of the mat resulted in him earning a count-out victory on the Perfect 10.
With a victory in his pocket, Corbin’s next plan was simple: Challenging Styles to a title match at Hell In A Cell.
Shinsuke Nakamura finally had enough of Jinder Mahal’s rhetoric
After weeks of having to listen to WWE Champion Jinder Mahal run his mouth, Shinsuke finally decided to offer a response…with his fists. Mahal may have had the Singh Brothers at his side, but Nakamura made short work of them before eventually landing a vicious Kinshasa to the head of the reigning champ.
The Usos def. The Hype Bros
A rematch for the ages awaits the Usos at Hell In A Cell when they clash with the New Day for the tag team championship, but Jimmy and Jey were looking to get some momentum in the tank ahead of that clash by dismantling the Hype Bros. The New Day decided to watch on from the crowd as the Usos romped to victory, with Mojo Rawley getting caught by a superkick that downed him.
The Usos grabbed a mic after the match, detailing their plans to win back their belts. The New Day had another idea in mind, as they decided that they’d be defending the belts in the infamous cage of Hell In A Cell. A tag team first.
Rusev held The Pride of Bulgaria Celebration
Rusev, victory over Randy Orton, gaudy celebration time. The Bulgarian Brute’s celebration was quickly crashed by the Apex Predator, with Orton delivering an RKO to Rusev (And Aiden English, mercifully silencing his rendition of the Bulgarian national anthem), leaving the great protector of Bulgaria in a crumpled heap in the corner of the ring.
Charlotte Flair def. Carmella
A good match, with the usual James Ellsworth shenanigans and uuurrrgghhh this schtick has long since expired. Charlotte Flair picked up the win, using a cool new kick to the face of Carmella that earned her a three-count.
Dolph Ziggler’s absurd entrances were halted by Bobby Roode
After weeks of having Dolph Ziggler recreate entrances, the showoff’s latest imitation of the Undertaker’s iconic slow walk was quickly interrupted by the glorious one. Bobby Roode had had enough of Ziggler wasting everyone’s time, challenging Ziggler to a match at Hell in A Cell. A match that Ziggler accepted.
Kevin Owens brutalised Sami Zayn
A rivalry that began on RAW continued on Smackdown LIVE, as Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens came to blows once again. Zayn’s arsenal of moves were as impressive as ever, as he sent KO flying around the ring with a selection of attacks. It wasn’t long before Owens managed to bounce back however, grounding the underdog and shaking the ring with a Powerbomb on the apron that resulted in Zayn’s lights being switched off.
Stopping the match out of fear for Zayn’s health, the officials were quickly tossed aside as Owens grabbed a steel chair and went to work on Zayn, wrapping it around his throat. Shane McMahon arrived in the nick of time to save Zayn from having his throat crushed, leaving Owens to scamper away through the crowd.
Last Updated: September 27, 2017