Welcome to WWE Smackdown Live and this week Smackdown comes to us from The Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and wew kick things off with the new Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day making their way out to the ring as we take a look at the tag team championship match from last Tuesday night
Xavier says last week The New Day did what they do best and that is to become the Smackdown Tag Team Champions. Big E says there's no place they'd rather celebrate their tag team championship than right here in The Six but before he can continue we get a surprise appearance from King Booker
The Toronto crowd launches into a 'Booker T' chant. Booker T then crowns New Day. Xavier The Wise, Kofi The Brave but Big E then asks where his coronation is but Booker says he has the word Big in his words
Booker then welcomes The New Day into the 5x Champions Club. They then celebrate as each member of new Day takes a turn doing a Spinaroonie
THE BAR VS THE COLONS VS THE GOOD BROTHERS
Sheamus and Anderson start things off and Sheamus with a shoulder tackle. Anderson with a drop kick and a kick to the head. Anderson gets a near fall. Cesaro tags in and Cesaro with a European uppercut. Anderson with a drop kick for a near fall. Gallows tags in and he kicks Cesaro and sends him into the turnbuckles. Gallows gets a near fall. Gallows with a front face lock and Anderson tags in and he kicks Cesaro. Cesaro with a European uppercut and Primo tags in and Anderson with an arm drag into an arm bar. Primo with a knee and chop.
Anderson goes for a sunset flip but Epico tags in and they kick Anderson and get a near fall. Epico goes for a suplex but Anderson blocks it and gets a near fall with a inside cradle. Epico with an Irish whip but he misses an elbow into the corner. Anderson with a kick and he goes to the turnbuckles but Primo distracts Anderson and Epico knocks Anderson to the floor. Primo tags in and he hits a clothesline on the floor.
We're back and Sheamus with a shoulderblock in the corner to Anderson. Cesaro off the top rope as The Bar double teams Anderson. Canadian Backbreaker applied by Sheamus and Anderson breaks the hold executing a neckbreaker.
Cesaro and Gallows tag in and Gallows with a clothesline to Cesaro. Boot to Primo and a splash to Cesaro for a nearfall. Primo off the ropes gets caught with a boot. The Good Brothers clear the ring and Magic Killer countered as Epico hits a backstabber. Cesaro the legal man in the ring and with all the pandemonium on the outside it's Cesaro with the three count and The Bar now go onto Hell In A Cell to challenge New Day for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship.
The winners of the match: The Bar
Backstage: Rusev Day walks into Paige's office and makes a triple threat match for next week with Rusev Day vs Sanity vs The Usos and the winner of that triple threat match will face The Bar to see who which team will be one step closer to facing New Day at hell In A Cell. Rusev is happy and thanks Lana but Lana says she's not the one who got Rusev Day this opportunity. He then turns to Aiden English but doesn't believe it at first and English says that they will win next week and then go onto become the Tag Team Champions and they will win the titles on....Rusev Day!!
Video: Becky Lynch's explanation from last week's Smackdown
Back from commercial, Jeff Hardy makes his way out to the ring. Hardy says since returning to Smackdown Live, Randy Orton has had this obsession with him and has gotten into his head and erased all rationale in his head. In fact, Orton made Hardy believe he can fly and we then take a look at video from last week's Smackdown of Jeff Hardy's attack on Randy Orton ending with a swanton bomb from atop a crate
Hardy says Orton may think he is some stepping stone in Randy's career but he's wrong because when Hardy put Orton through that table last week he felt alive and reborn and felt like the Jeff Hardy of old and calls Orton out so he can finish what he started last week
Randy Orton comes out and congratulates Jeff Hardy on rediscoverign himself and he's back on top of that pedestal and appreciates Jeff for giving him all the credit but Orton says he's not finished because this version of Jeff Hardy is what he's going to get rid of and leave Hardy in a heap of bones in the middle of the ring.
Jeff Hardy cuts Orton off before Randy can say RKO and says Randy's going to hell and Jeff Hardy is going to join him at Hell In A Cell and the crowd erupts with a 'Delete' chant
Backstage: Carmella is getting ready in the back and Renee Young asks her about her match against Charlotte and how the buzz is coming off her. Carmella says the only reason Evolution exists is because of the attention she brought to the women's division. Becky threw an epic temper tantrum. Charlotte never pinned her and she beat Charlotte twice. Tonight, she will complete the trifecta. Becky and Charlotte are chump change and Mella is Money. R Truth shows up and wants to know where Carmella went. Tye Dillinger wants to know what Truth is doing. Truth says when the time is right, the Truth will set her free.
NAOMI VS BILLIE KAY
Naomi with a drop kick and leaping leg drop for a near fall. Billie grabs Naomi by the hair. Billie with a kick and she punches Naomi. Billie has something to say to Naomi and Naomi with a jaw breaker and round kick followed by clotheslines. Naomi with a running bulldog into the turnbuckles. Naomi with a round kick. Naomi with a rollup for a near fall but Naomi is sent into the ropes and Peyton with a kick. Billie gets the three count.
The winner of the match: Billie Kay
Backstage: We see Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella watching what Brie did last week.
Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan come out and Daniel says last week Miz and Maryse mocked Bryan's retirement but Miz is just a bad actor but when Brie ran down to the ring Miz ran off like a coward. Brie says Daniel doesn't need her to fight his battle but a wife always stands by her husband and it felt good punching the Miz in the face
Bryan says at HIAC, Miz won't be able to hide behind Maryse and Maryse won't be able to hide behind Miz. Andrade 'Cien' Almas and Zelina Vega come out. Zelina says its an honor to stand next to two legends. Brie Bella and Andrade 'Cien' Almas. Zelina says since they've arrived on Smackdown, her client has put Sin Cara on the shelf, taken AJ Styles to the limit and destroyed Rusev
But now, it's time for Andrade 'Cien' Almas to outwrestle Daniel Bryan. Bryan says he would love to make this match right now but he's no longer General Manager but if there's someone backstage. Paige comes out and says yes she is the Smackdown Live General Manager calls a referee out and makes the match official
ANDRADE 'CIEN' ALMAS VS DANIEL BRYAN
Chain wrestling early on in the match. Side headlock by Almas bringing Daniel down to one knee. Shoulderblock by Almas off the irish whip. Leapfrog by Bryan and Almas showboating between the ropes and Bryan dropkicks him to the outside. Almas back in with a knee.
Inverted DDT by Almas. Kneestrike by Almas. Irish whip reversed by Bryan. Almas with a submission hold and Bryan with a nearfall. Chop to Bryan. Almas chops away at Bryan. Bryan turns it around landing chops of his own. Yes Kicks in the corner. Irish whip and Bryan with the running dropkick. almas with a running knee. Almas charges again and Bryan side steps sending Almas to the outside.
Bryan from the apron connects with a running knee to the face. Bryan throws Almas back into the ring. Bryan to the top rope but misses. Almas connects with an elbow for nearfall. Miz and Maryse continue to look on from the backstage area and Maryse whispers something to Miz before they both walk off
Back from break, Almas has Bryan locked in an armbreaker. Almas to the top rope and Bryan with a dropkick cutting Almas off. Bryan with a double underhook suplex from the top rope and The Miz is making hi sway to the outside and Almas off the distration misses with a clothesline as Bryan dives through the ropes taking The Miz out. Almas back in control throws Bryan back in getting a nearfall
Almas misses with the moonsaul as Bryan gets the knees up and Bryan with the Yes Lock. Brie pulls Zelina off the apron and knocks her down and Maryse from behind runs Brie into the ring post. Miz attacks Bryan and Almas drops Bryan with the hammerlock DDT.
The referee calls for the bell. Maryse holds Brie in the corner forcing her to watch as Miz has the Yes Lock on Bryan. Maryse then lays Brie out with a DDT while Miz lays Bryan out with a Skull Crushing Finale
The winner of the match by disqualification: Daniel Bryan
Backstage: Charlotte says Becky Lynch thinks she deserves the title but you don't deserve anything you don't win. This isn't a game where you win a trophy. She won't apologize for working hard and busting her ass every single day. She is not going to lay down for anyone and if Becky wants the spotlight then after her match with Carmella that's exactly what Charlotte is going to give Becky
We are back and AJ is in the ring, but we see what happened last week on Smackdown.
AJ says it is official. Samoa Joe versus AJ Styles at Hell in a Cell for the WWE Championship. AJ says that Joe is good with these mind games. Joe has him where he wants him. Joe brought his wife and daughter into this. It shows that Joe is not man enough to take the title from him. Why not confront him face to face like a man. Joe is not a man. AJ says he is going to put an end to these mind games right now. AJ says he is the WWE Champion and he makes the rules around here. AJ says he does not have to wait until Hell in a Cell. AJ wants Joe to come out right now.
AJ says this is a demand by your WWE Champion because he is going to know Joe's teeth down his throat.
Joe is in the garage and he calls for AJ. Joe says he is not coming out tonight. AJ is proving his point. AJ is acting like super hero to the world, but who is watching your kids? Joe says he isn't done playing daddy yet.
Joe makes a call and it is to Wendy. Joe asks how the kids are doing. Joe says he knows why Wendy is angry but Joe says he will keep the promise that AJ never did. Joe wants to know if they are still on for the back to school barbecue next week. Joe says to save a plate because he might stop by next Tuesday.
AJ leaves the ring and goes to the back.
We are told that Jeff Hardy versus Randy Orton will happen in a Hell in a Cell Match.
We are back and AJ Styles is running in the back and he wants to know where Samoa Joe is.
SMACKDOWN WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP: CHARLOTTE FLAIR VS CARMELLA
Carmella and Charlotte lock up. Waistlock by Carmella reversed by Charlotte. Roll up by Carmella. Nearfall by Charlotte. Kick to the midsection. Side headlock on Charlotte and irish whip but Carmella holds on taking Charlotte down.
Carmella bounces Charlotte face first off the turnbuckle and working the headlock. Roll up from behind by Charlotte. Suplex by Charlotte and the champion is in control as she goes to the top rope. Carmella gets to her feet shoving Charlotte off the turnbuckle as she hits the barricades. Up to a count of 5 as Carmella flies through the ropes with a dive onto Charlotte. Back in the ring with a nearfall as we go to break
Back from break, chinlock by Carmella on the champion keeping Charlotte grounded. Charlotte gets to her feet and she breaks the chinlock delivering a belly to back suplex. Carmella with elbows to the jaw but Charlotte with chops and snapmare by Carmella
Dropkick by Carmella. Carmella sent to the apron and a right hand by Carmella. Carmella with a crossbody. Nearfall by Charlotte. Carmella with a flatliner.
Carmella runs into an elbow. Charlotte in the top turnbuckle. Carmella with a headscissors pulling herself up and connecting with a series of punches as she flips Charlotte over with a frankensteiner and a nearfall. Another nearfall by Carmella. Superkick by Carmella. Series of nearfalls. Charlotte with a spear and Natural Selection. Charlotte locks the figure eight in and Carmella taps
The winner of the match and still Smackdown Women's Champion: Charlotte Flair
Post Match: Becky Lynch attacks from behind. Becky asks for a mic and tells Charlotte when she gets her way, at Hell In A Cell she's taking her title back and she exits the ring and walks to the back