Show: WWE SmackDown Live
Location: Glendale, Arizona at the Gila River Arena
Date: September 26th, 2017
Results by David Dengis of WrestleNewz.com
Welcome to SmackDown Live. The show opens up and Kevin Owens comes out to the ring. Owens says that all he’s heard all week is that Shane McMahon is going to address Kevin Owens’ action, Shane McMahon this, Shane McMahon that… Owens has been called a coward by everyone and their mother. But here he is standing in the ring and where is Shane? Maybe Shane is the coward. But Owens knows better than that. Shane is no coward, he’s a very smart man.
Last week, Owens said that he respected Vince McMahon. And he does. In fact, he actually LIKES Vince McMahon. So if Owens would do what he did to someone he likes, imagine what he’ll do to someone he doesn’t like. At this, Sami Zayn’s music hits and he comes marching out to the ring. Sami and Owens mean mug each other for a moment until finally Sami asks Owens what is wrong with him? Sami says he’s not out here to fight, he’s here to talk because Owens has lost complete control. For God’s sake he headbutted Vince McMahon.
Sami has known Owens for a long time and knows what happens when he snaps. And when he headbutted Vince, Sami knew he’d really crossed a line that he’d never crossed before. If Owens keeps going in this direction, he won’t be able to come back from it. He needs to get a grip and stop right now. Owens tells Sami he’s cool, he hasn’t snapped. But Sami isn’t out here to talk sense into Owens, he’s out here because Owens has eclipsed Sami in every way and become a far bigger success than Sami could hope to be.
While Owens has accomplished so much in WWE, Sami has had to watch from the back. Sami will also have to watch from the back when Owens destroys Shane in Hell In A Cell. Sami has never made any impact. What has Sami ever done that made the impact that Owens skull made on Vince’s head? Sami tells Owens he’s right, Owens has done a lot more than him, Sami is having a rough time right now, but his time will come and when it comes he’ll do it the right way. Owens drops his mic and starts posturing in a threatening way toward Sami.
Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan comes out and makes a match between Owens and Sami for later tonight.
Singles Match: Baron Corbin vs. Tye Dillinger
As both men enter and the match is about to begin, United States Champion AJ Styles’ music hits and he comes out to the ring. Styles heads to the broadcast table, and as Corbin is distracted by him, Dillinger attacks him from behind. Commercial break.
Back again and Corbin has been dominating Dillinger. Corbin goes for a suplex and Dillinger tries to counter with a small package but Corbin kicks out. Corbin delivers a chokeslam backbreaker to Dillinger. They end up on the outside and Corbin charges at Dillinger, who moves, and Corbin crashes into the steel steps. They get back in the ring and Dillinger knocks Corbin to the outside again. Corbin stumbles over to the broadcast table and smacks a glass that spills liquid on Styles.
Styles stands up and they start talking trash. Dillinger comes in from behind but Corbin reverses him and throws Dillinger over the table into Styles. Corbin jumps back in the ring and the ref counts Dillinger out.
Winner: Baron Corbin (Count-Out)
Styles jumps up in the ring and Corbin gets out of dodge. Corbin gets on the mic as he makes his way up the aisle and tells Styles he knew he and Dillinger would work together. Styles can’t beat Corbin one-on-one. He then challenges Styles to a title match at Hell In A Cell.
Jinder Mahal is in the ring with The Singh Brothers. Jinder starts talking about how his opponent at Hell In A Cell is Shinsuke Nakamura. He says that last week he may have gone a bit far with his insults, but… the crowd starts chanting Nakamura’s name loudly and drowns out Jinder’s promo. Jinder says he is glad they give the proper respect to Nakamura because he is a very worthy competitor. And Jinder is going to compliment Nakamura this week.
Jinder then shows a picture of Nakamura’s face saying that’s what he looked like when Jinder insulted him last week. He shows a scrunched up looking face picture of Nakamura and continues the same joke that has been missing the mark week after week after week. Finally, one of the pictures turns out to be the real Nakamura. Nakamura then says he’s going to give Jinder his comeuppance right here on Smackdown Live.
The lights go out and Nakamura makes his entrance. The Singh Brothers intercept him early and start attacking Nakamura. Then Jinder joins the fray and Nakamura ends up taking some punishment. Nakamura gets rolled into the ring, but as Jinder comes in after him, Nakamura starts fighting back. He delivers a Kinshasa to Jinder. Jinder and the Singhs retreat as Nakamura pose while his music plays.