Show: WWE SmackDown Live
Location: Oakland, California at the Oracle Arena
Date: September 19th, 2017
Welcome to SmackDown Live. There was a recap video package of Kevin Owens attacking Vince McMahon from last week. Shane McMahon walked out to the ring to open the show. McMahon called Owens’ action a cowardly act and Vince a tough SOB. McMahon said that he has his differences with his father and loves him. McMahon brought up how he had to watch his father get beatdown by Owens at home with his family. He vowed to get vengeance on Owens and said that Owens’ doesn’t know what he has just done. He condemned Owens to a ruthless beatdown and Hell in a Cell.
Aiden English sang us a song about Randy Orton being stupid before their match.
Singles Match: Randy Orton vs. Aiden English
Orton attacks him right out of the gate. He sent him to the floor and hit a back suplex on the barricade. English fought back and hit a suplex to Orton on the announce table.
We’re back with Orton attempting to make his comeback. English cut him off with a drop kick. Orton hit an RKO out of nowhere for the win.
Post-match, Rusev walked out to the stage and cut a promo about how Orton turned him into a national disgrace. He vowed to rip the veins out of the viper’s mouth. This set up a quick match.
Singles Match: Randy Orton vs. Rusev
Orton blocked a kick but Rusev sent him into English, who was on the apron, and Rusev hit a super kick for the quick win.
Rusev cut a promo backstage bragging about beating Orton.
Jinder Mahal walked out to the ring with the Singh Brothers. Mahal continued to mock what Nakamura looks like and vowed to beat Nakamura at HIAC and retain the WWE Title.
Shinsuke Nakamura cut a backstage promo about how at Hell in a Cell, Mahal won’t be laughing when he takes the WWE Title from him.
AJ Styles cut a promo in the ring about how Baron Corbin is a failure. He brought up losing the Money in the Bank briefcase, lost to John Cena at SummerSlam and losing to him tonight.
United States Title Match: AJ Styles © vs. Baron Corbin
Corbin jumped him and landed a series of strikes before the match started. Tye Dillinger ran out to the ring and attacked Corbin. The bell never sounded. Corbin got away from Dillinger and Styles was able to lock in the calf crusher on him until Corbin tapped out.
Corbin did a backstage promo complaining about being jumped by Styles and Dillinger.
Charlotte Flair walked out to the ring and said that she has been away while helping her father with health issues. She said that life is fragile and from here on out, she will make each moment as big as possible for her and Ric Flair. This led to Natalya walking out and showing off a photo of herself winning the SmackDown Women’s Title. Flair said that she is glad Natalya came out because she wants to challenge her for the title. This led to Becky Lynch and Naomi walking out and also wanting a title match. Lana walked out with Tamina. Lana called Natalya a crazy cat lady and told her to shut up. Tamina wants a title shot. Daniel Bryan walked out and booked a fatal 4-way match tonight to determine a new #1 contender for the Women’s Title. The winner of this match will challenge Natalya for the title at Hell in a Cell.
Non-Title Match: The Usos vs. Hype Bros
Tag Champs The Usos join the broadcast table. Bell sounds and Big E starts taking it to Mojo Rawley. He drives Rawley from the ring and Rawley regroups with Zack Ryder at ringside. Commercial break.
Back again and Mojo levels Kofi Kingston with a clothesline and pins for a 2-count. Mojo charges Kofi in the corner but Kofi moves and Mojo goes shoulder first into the ring post. Ryder tags in but so does Big E who comes in hot. He hits Ryder with a belly-to-belly. He tries to follow up with a standing splash but Ryder gets his knees up. Ryder goes on the offensive now. He sits Big E down in the corner and connects with a big running kick. He pins but Kofi breaks up the pin just in time.
The Hype Bros are cleared out of the ring and Kofi does a big leap over the top rope out onto them. Back inside and The New Day hits Midnight Hour for the pinfall.
Winners: The New Day
Kevin Owens was interviewed via satellite. He apologized for attacking Vince McMahon last week and can’t believe what he did. He apologized to the fans, WWE, and to the McMahon family. He said that Shane had it coming and that his actions is all Shane’s fault. He said that Shane disrespect him first and in his mind, it was Shane who he was attacking. He wanted to apologize to anyone who watches HIAC because of the beatdown that he will instill on McMahon.
We see Mojo Rawley talking with Zack Ryder backstage. Rawley told Ryder that things need to change or he will have to do something drastic.
Dolph Ziggler walks out and said that he has been exposing various Superstars who can’t lace his boots. He then walked out and acted like Triple H. He said that he can do much better. The fans started chanting for CM Punk. Ziggler then walked out as Shawn Michaels and then DX. He mocked Triple H and Shawn Michaels for coasting off their legacy into retirement. He said that the fans don’t care about skill but rather entrances.
Fatal 4-Way Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Naomi vs. Tamina vs. Becky Lynch
Bell sounds and Tamina starts beating up all three of the other women. Becky and Naomi are cleared out of the ring and then Tamina lays Charlotte out with a clothesline. Tamina delivers a suplex to Charlotte as it cuts to commercial.
Back again and Tamina is still alone in the ring with Charlotte, delivering offense. Charlotte starts to fight back and then Becky and Naomi run in and they gang up on Tamina. Tamina rolls out of the ring and Lana tends to her at ringside. Then Charlotte, Becky and Naomi start scrapping each other. Naomi hits a cross-body to both Becky and Charlotte simultaneously and pins Becky for a 2-count.