Welcome to SmackDown Live.
Last week, Kevin Owens told Shane McMahon what most of the people were thinking. Tonight, it is time to see if anyone else in WWE has issues with Shane or the WWE, or anything else.
We see footage from earlier today when Shane McMahon tells security that Kevin Owens is arriving and they know what to do if there are any problems.
Shane welcomes Kevin and he tells Kevin that he is going to have a town hall meeting tonight in case anyone has grievances or suggestions.
Kevin asks if Shane is going to listen and he says he will.
Shane says he won’t deal with insubordination.
Kevin says he works for WWE. Shane points out that the McMahons control WWE. Shane says he will not let Kevin speak any lies or untruths about him. Shane gives Kevin the night off and he is not welcome.
Kevin leaves the building.
We are in Worcester, Massachusetts and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves.
The roster is on the stage and Shane McMahon is in the ring.
First, we take a look at Shane and Drew versus Undertaker and Roman Reigns.
Shane is introduced as only Shane McMahon can.
Shane says that Kevin Owens has the night off and he is not allowed into the building. Kevin gave him the idea for the first Smackdown Town Hall. Any Superstar, as long as they are respectful, Shane will listen to whatever they have to say.
Roman Reigns is the first to speak. He says Shane doesn’t get it. Nobody respects you. As far as diplomacy, he tells Shane to kiss his ass.
Shane says that is not ‘respectful’ and Roman will be fined.
Shane asks for anyone else to speak. He asks Charlotte if she has anything to say.
Charlotte says that was uncalled for. From one family to another, thank you. The McMahon has been nothing but gracious to her since the day she was born. It makes her sick to her stomach that Kevin Owens would take advantage of your kindness.
Liv Morgan asks Charlotte to stop being such a phony. Is there anything real about you?
Charlotte asks Liv who is she and does she work here? Charlotte says everyone has blue tongues and Charlotte did not know she was still here until Kevin belched out her name.
Shane stops Liv and asks Buddy Murphy to speak.
Buddy says Kevin Owens mentioned his name, but he does not need Kevin to fight his battles. Kevin should keep his name out of his mouth or he will slap it out of Kevin’s mouth.
Shane says he likes Buddy and will talk to him.
Shane asks for Apollo Crews to come up to speak.
Apollo says he has something to say and he hopes it is ‘healthy dialogue’. Everyone agrees with what Kevin said last week.
Zelina Vega and Andrade Almas come up and Zelina says that they do not like Apollo kissing up to the WWE Universe. If you want a healthy conversation, why not prove it in the ring tonight? Almas repeats what Zelina said but in Spanish.
Elias plays a chord as he says he is not Kevin Owens.
Xavier woods and Big E cut off Elias. Big E says Elias is the greatest jackass in Smackdown history.
Shane wants it to be kept clean.
Kofi Kingston says he is not going to say he likes Kevin Owens. He says Kevin is making some good points. How long did it take for him to get a shot at the title? Too long. Everybody has the potential to do great things, but you are not giving them to anybody.
Shane cuts off their mic.
Shane apologizes for the technical issues. He says this went well and he thanks everyone for coming out to address this. Shane says the town hall is concluded.
Cesaro says he has something to say and Shane points out that Cesaro is on Raw.
Cesaro says he is here as a wild card to challenge someone who is on Smackdown. Cesaro challanges Aleister Black to pick a fight with him.
Shane asks Cesaro when he wants that match and if he wants it tonight. Shane gives Cesaro his match.
Shane says he hopes this demonstrates a number of things. He does not have to rule with an iron fist . . .
Kevin Owens shows up behind Shane and kicks him and eventually hits a stunner and then shuffles in front of Shane before going back through the crowd.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Cesaro versus Aleister Black
They lock up and Cesaro with kicks and European uppercuts. Black with a knee and round kick that sends Cesaro to the floor. Black with a springboard into a seated position in the center of the ring. Cesaro returns to the ring and Black with kicks but Cesaro with an uppercut. Cesaro sends Black over the top rope to the floor. Cesaro sends Black back into the ring and he connects with a knee to the head. Cesaro with a European uppercut but Black with a knee. Cesaro with European uppercuts in the corner followed by a suplex for a near fall. Cesaro with a chin lock using the arm. Cesaro with an Irish whip but Black with an elbow and Meteora.
Black with Euroepan uppecuts and Cesaro with a pop up European uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro with a flying European uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Cesaro with knees and he returns to the reverse chin lock. Black with kicks to the leg but Cesaro returns to the sleeper. Black with forearms but Cesaro with a knee. Black with a clothesline and back elbow followed by a leg sweep and kick to the head. Black with a quebrada for a near fall. Black misses a knee and Cesaro with a European uppercut. Cesaro with a European uppercut and boot to the head. Cesaro gets a near fall.
Cesaro with a cross face on Black. Black rolls through and gets a near fall. Cesaro misses a splash and Black with a knee followed by Black Mass for the three count.
Winner: Aleister Black
Shane McMahon is in the back and Dolph Ziggler stops by and talks about they need to make tonight about them. Dolph says he needs to teach Kevin a lesson. Shane says that Kevin is probably long gone. Dolph says he could probably get Kevin back if he knows it is the main event. Shane says if Dolph can do it, the match is on.