Wrestlenewz brings you play-by-play coverage and results for tonight’s Smackdown Live broadcast. Pre-show starts at 7:50 pm EST and the main show starts at 8 pm EST. How will Sami Zayn explain why he saved Kevin Owens from Shane McMahon’s death-defying elbow drop off the cell on Sunday? Tweet and follow @wrestlenewz on Twitter.
Smackdown Live: 8 pm EST
Show opens up and new Tag Champs The Usos comes out to the ring. They say that they told everyone they’d win the titles back. But they want The New Day to come out because they’ve got something to say to them. New Day makes their entrance. The Usos tell New Day that they made history on Sunday night. Compared to the two teams standing in the ring, the other teams in the division suck. The Usos says that after the match, while laying in bed thinking about all they’d been through, there was no one in the world who could understand what they’d gone through – except The New Day.
New Day asks if they’re trying to offer some kind of truce… an Us’ Truce? The Usos simply say they just wanted to show some respect because all of them ARE the tag team division. The Hype Bros and Benjamin & Gable come out to the ring to protest and put their hat in the ring to be challengers for the title. Then Breezango and The Ascension also come out. The Usos and New Day talk trash back and forth with all the teams standing outside the ring. Then Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan comes out and tells them all this isn’t a great night for this right now.
Bryan thanks New Day and The Usos for the match on Sunday but they need to get out of the ring. The crowd chants, “No! No! No!” Bryan says they may not like it but get out, means get out because the other teams are going to compete in a Fatal 4-Way Tag Match to determine the next No. 1 contenders to The Usos’ championship. And that’s going to happen right now.
Fatal 4-Way Tag Match for the No. 1 Contenders Spot: The Hype Bros vs. Breezango vs. Benjamin & Gable vs. The Ascension
Gable starts things off against Viktor. Gable takes it to him and then Shelton Benjamin tags in and picks up the offense. Benjamin slams Viktor but then Gable tags back in and Viktor starts turning it around. He gets an arm lock on Gable. Irish whip and Gable counters with an arm drag. Viktor drives Gable back into the corner and then Konor tags in. Gable gets leveled by an Ascension team maneuver and then all teams pile into the ring and end up in a stand-off. Commercial break.
Back again and Mojo Rawley is whipping Tyler Breeze from corner to corner and then plants him with a tilt-a-whirl slam for a 2-count. He drives Breeze back into the corner and then Zack Ryder tags in. Ryder is about to come off the top rope when Konor pushes him and he falls awkwardly into Mojo who is holding Breeze up for a move. The Hype Bros argue momentarily. Then all hell breaks loose in the ring involving everyone until Benjamin & Gable clear the ring of everyone.
They set up for their team finisher but Fandango pushes Gable off the top rope. Breezango tries to put it together but they are beat back. Benjamin & Gable end up hitting their finish on Breeze for the 3-count and become No. 1 contenders.
Winners: Benjamin & Gable
Smackdown Women’s Champion Natalya, Lana, Tamina and Carmella are backstage. Charlotte approaches Natalya and Natalya asks her why the long boo-boo face? Did she break her father’s heart again? Charlotte attacks her instantly and a brawl breaks out. After the scrap has been disperse, Charlotte adjusts her hair, breathing heavily.
New United States Champion Baron Corbin is interviewed backstage and he says that AJ Styles rematch for the title will just be a squandered opportunity for the former champion.
Women’s Singles Match: Becky Lynch vs. Carmella
Bell sounds and Becky starts beating on Carmella. She hits a Becksploder suplex that sends Carmella out of the ring. Becky goes after her but James Ellsworth blocks her way and Carmella manages a cheap shot from behind him. Back in the ring and Carmella is taking it to Becky. Becky suddenly counters Carmella and locks her up in the Disarm Her. Carmella is forced to tap out.
Winner: Becky Lynch