Show: WWE SmackDown Live
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada at the Thomas and Mack Center
Date: September 12th, 2017
Welcome to SmackDown Live. We get a recap video package of the bad blood between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens. Owens walked down to the ring to open the show. He cut a promo in the ring about how he wouldn’t fight McMahon last week because he respects authority, which is why he is suing WWE. Owens demanded that Byron Saxton and Tom Phillips wear the same suit each week because they are one person because they sound the same. Owens canceled the Fashion Files segment. He vowed to improve SmackDown Live but needed to talk to someone, which is Vince McMahon. Instead, Shane McMahon’s music played. Dolph Ziggler walked out and was dressed up like Shane. Ziggler said that he was trying to do entrances again. Owens thanked Ziggler for helping out and sent him to the back. Daniel Bryan was the next person out and hyped that Vince would be showing up very soon. Bryan said that Owens won’t like what Vince has to say. Owens can’t wait to see Vince and Vince won’t like what he has to say. Owens booked it out of the ring to end the segment.
United States Title Match: AJ Styles © vs. Tye Dillinger
They lock up and Dillinger sent him into the ring post to send us to break.
We’re back from break with back with Styles fighting back and knocking Dillinger down. Dillinger avoided a kick but Styles caught him with a clothesline. Styles with a forearm shot and then went for his finisher but Baron Corbin ran out and got on the apron. Styles took him out. Dillinger went for his finisher but Styles blocked it. Dillinger went for it again and hit the Tie Breaker for 2. Styles locked in the Calf Crusher for the win.
Winner: Styles – Still Champion.
Post-match, Corbin attacks Styles and hit the End of Days. Corbin grabbed the microphone and told Styles that he would be Styles’ opponent next week for the United States Open Challenge.
Rusev was interviewed backstage about losing to Randy Orton at SummerSlam in ten seconds. He went home but his family saw him as a loser. Rusev said that he is not a loser and knows what he has to do to make them proud. He vowed to break a legend.
Jinder Mahal cut a promo in the ring with The Singh Brothers. He said that his preparation will not only be physical but mental. Mahal showed photos of Nakamura and mocked him by saying that he is looking like he needs to go to the bathroom or trying to rip off Michael Jackson. Mahal tried to warn Nakamura that the fans will turn on him if he loses to him because Mahal will embarrass him at Hell in a Cell.
We see Owens talking with Sami Zayn backstage. Owens brought up a story about them driving in a snow storm about a promise to get to WWE to never have to do that again. Owens said that he is about to own the WWE and Zayn is about to be out of a job. Zayn said that he would rather go and wrestle in an armory then work for Owens.
SmackDown Tag Team Title Street Fight: The Usos © vs. The New Day
They start brawling to begin the match. The New Day set up a table on the floor. Jimmy hit a backdrop to Kingston on the floor. We then cut to break.
We’re back with The Usos in control of The New Day. They hit Big E in the back with a kendo stick several times. Kingston fought back by hitting The Usos with the kendo stick over and over. Kingston sent Jey to the floor then Jimmy missed a splash in the corner with chair. Kingston hit a double foot stomp with a chair to Jimmy for 2. Kingston threw a chair at Jey. Kingston went to the top rope and hit an outside dive but The Usos caught him and sent him into the barricade. Big hit a belly-to-belly suplex to Jimmy then smashed Jey’s face into the announce table. Big E with a big powerslam to The Usos. Big E with a double splash. Big E clotheslines Jey to the floor and Jimmy rolled up Big E for 2. Big E hit the Big Ending to Jimmy but Jey broke up the pin attempt. Jey with a super kick then The Usos hit a double superkick to him. The Usos went to the top rope but Kingston knocked Jey off the top rope through the table. Kingston with a kick to Jimmy and they hit their tag team finisher for the win.
Winners: The New Day – New Champions.
SmackDown Women’s Title Match: Naomi © vs. Natalya
Money In The Bank winner Carmella joins the broadcast table and has James Ellsworth on a leash… Bell sounds and the two women immediately start jockeying for position. Natalya gets the upper hand early. Naomi catches a kick from Natalya and then delivers a cavalcade of kicks. Natalya ends up on her knees and Naomi slides in a slaps her in the face. Natalya grabs Naomi and throws her hard into the corner. Commercial break.
Back again and Naomi kicks Natalya in the back as she sits her on the ropes. Naomi goes to the apron and slingshots herself into a legdrop on Natalya. She pins and gets a 2-count. Naomi goes for her Split-Legged Moonsault but Natalya moves. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter but Naomi pushes her out of the ring. Natalya comes face to face with Carmella but then Naomi comes flying off with a cross-body off the top rope. Natalya moves and Carmella and Ellsworth take the blow.
Natalya grabs Naomi and throws her into the ring post. Back in the ring and Natalya locks up a Sharpshooter, forcing Naomi to tap out.
Winner: Natalya (c)
Ziggler cuts a promo about how the fans want an elaborate entrance so he comes out dressed as Bayley. Ziggler said that at some point, the Superstar actually has to compete. He said that a star who can’t hold a candle to him in the ring was idolized by the fans. Ziggler then came out as The Ultimate Warrior. He was upset that the fans thought that this is what fans believe is a star. He said that he couldn’t careless about the fans.