Welcome to SmackDown Live.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.
Randy says last week Jeff Hardy called him out. Let’s see how that turned out for him as we see footage from last week’s Smackdown. Randy says the question is do you still believe. Randy says he could have warned those of you who are squeamish to turn away but that was why he did it. Randy says he has vowed to take out every superstar you put on a pedestal. Randy says he will become so violent that you will want to change the channel.
Randy says you won’t change the channel because you people still believe. You believe in superheroes. You believe in hope. You hope that your superhero Jeff Hardy will come out to save the day, but he won’t. Randy says he erased the enigma. Jeff Hardy is lost looking for his identity. Randy says he erased the enigma. Randy says he will erase every superstar you respect. Randy says he does not get the respect he deserves from the fans or the respect from anyone in the back.
Randy says he was the youngest man in that locker room when he started. He was the youngest World Champion. He is a thirteen time World Champion and he has won every title. However, he is not respected.
Randy says you have made your choice and so has he. That means that he will erase every superstar you choose to believe in. Starting with Jeff Hardy, piece by piece by piece. It is not Randy’s fault. It is on each and every one of you. You can call him whatever you want but you need to call him by the three most dangerous letters . . . R K O.
Cesaro and Sheamus are in the locker room talking about their match tonight.
Becky Lynch is in the hallway and Charlotte stops by. They speak at the same time. Charlotte says she wasn’t trying to ruin Becky’s moment. Charlotte says Becky knows that she is competitive. Becky says it put her in a tough position. Becky says she wants to be happy for Charlotte but she wanted a singles match against Carmella. The challenge got a lot bigger.. Becky says that to be the best, she has to beat the best.
Charlotte asks if they are okay for this tag match and Becky says they aren’t Sasha and Bayley.
Carmella makes her way to the ring to join the announce team for the next match.
Peyton and Billie play some word association and call Orlando the saddest place on Earth. She calls Charlotte overrated, a bad dancer, and someone who lost to Carmella twice. Becky is brought up and Billie cannot think of anything. Peyton says Becky is where she always is . . . in Charlotte’s shadow. Billie and Peyton say Becky is always a bridesmaid but never a champion.
Match Number One: Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair versus Billie Kay and Peyton Royce
Billie and Becky start things off and Becky with a wrist lock. Charlotte with a double sledge off the turnbuckles. Charlotte with chops and Becky tags back in. Charlotte and Becky with a double hip toss to Billie and then Peyton. Becky goes for the arm and Peyton pulls Billie to the floor. Charlotte with a pescado onto Billie and Peyton.
Charlotte sends Billie back into the ring. Peyton distracts Charlotte and Billie with a boot to knock Charlotte off the apron. Peyton tags in and gets a near fall. Billie tags back in and they kick Charlotte in the midsection and back. Billie gets a near fall. Billie with a rear chin lock. Charlotte with chops but Billie with punches to Charlotte. Billie gets a near fall. Billie and Peyton choke Charlotte in the corner. Charlotte with elbows to Billie and Peyton but Peyton gets a near fall.
Peyton chokes Charlotte in the ropes. Peyton with a forearm to the back followed by knees to the back. Peyton with elbows to the collarbone and then she applies a reverse chin lock. Billie grabs Charlotte by the hair and drops her against the ropes. Peyton with a spinning heel kick but Becky breaks up the cover. Charlotte with an inside cradle to Billie for a near fall. Billie and Charlotte with boots to the head at the same time and both are down. Becky and Peyton tag in and Becky with clotheslines and a leg lariat. Becky with a back heel kick and an exploder.
Becky with a shoulder tackle from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Becky with the DisArmHer but Billie breaks up the hold. Charlotte makes the tag and she goes up top for a moonsault to Billie and Peyton’s arms. Charlotte applies the figure four leg lock on Peyton and bridges to force her to tap out.
Winners: Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair
After the match, Carmella gets on the announce table to show her challengers her title belt.
Renee Young is in the back with the New Day. Renee asks them about their match against the Bar. Big E says they were dynamite on commentary but this week they are trying something different. Kofi puts on a wig and takes the mic from Renee to interview Big E and Xavier. Kofi asks how will they spar with The Bar. Woods says they beat them before and they will beat them again. Kofi asks them about the Bludgeon Brothers. Big E says they are no strangers to danger and they will make sure that the Bludgeon Brothers will bow down to the power of positivity.
We see Miz from earlier tonight and eh says all he does is give. He gives you access to his fairy tale life. Miz says he has decided to give something to Daniel Bryan, the gift of relevancy. It will be Daniel versus him at SummerSlam.
AJ Styles is in the back and he walks into commercial.
AJ says he hasn’t forgotten how that sounds as he replies to the chants. AJ says a lot goes on between these ropes. A lot of trash talking and manhoods being tested. When that happens, it gets personal. You made it personal last week when you talked about his family. AJ says he wants to be one of the greatest WWE Superstars for his family. AJ says we all make sacrifices as parents. That is what he does as a father and a real man. AJ says he is away from home more than 200 days a year. He misses little league and birthdays. On August 5th, he celebrated 18 years with his wife. She is like a single parent because of what AJ does. He is there to make sure that they get what he didn’t have.