Welcome to Smackdown Live and this week we are in Las Vegas, Nevada. We kick things off with WWE Champion Daniel Bryan making his way out to the ring
Daniel says last week he came out here and called all of you people sheep. The first thing he wants to do is come out and apologize. Daniel says he wants to apologize to sheep for being compared to you idiots. They are not the ones mindlessly destroying the Earth with their actions. There is no carbon hoofprint. You are not sheep, you are more like parasites.
Daniel calls everyone fickle and says that they are parasites because you take and take and take but give nothing back. Daniel says he is not surprised because you people latched on to the old Daniel Bryan and lived through his success. You lived vicariously through the old Daniel Bryan. Daniel says the old Daniel Bryan is dead and the Yes Movement is Dead. You have moved on to the next fickle field. You are now on the couch in the house that AJ Styles built.
Daniel reminds everyone he is the WWE Champion, not AJ Styles. At TLC on Sunday, he will crush AJ Styles' dream of becoming WWE Champion again. At the end of the match, the champion will be The New Daniel Bryan. Daniel does not feel that the crowd in Las Vegas believes him. Daniel says he debates this with his friend William Gaddes. Are you stupid or do you deliberately pull the wool over your eyes. He said stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance. That is pretty much Las Vegas.
Mustafa Ali's music plays and he comes out. Daniel says he knows who Mustafa is while the idiots might not know who he is.
Daniel invites Mustafa to come into the ring with him. Daniel says that Mustafa is the heart of 205 Live. He is an incredible performer. You are an incredible performer. Daniel says he sees a lot of Mustafa in himself. Daniel says he has some advice. They don't need this match tonight. After this match, the people will not care because they are so self-absorbed and xenophobic. These fickle people do not deserve this.
Ali wants to know what happened to Daniel because he looks up to Daniel and that is why he became a wrestler. Daniel was the underdog who could hang with anyone because he has heart. What happened? You talk about the old Daniel Bryan. The old Daniel Bryan would want to fight and Mustafa says that is what he wants. He wants a fight.
Daniel asks Ali what kind of car does he drive. Ali doesn't know what it has to do with this, but he says he drives an SUV.
Bryan says that Ali is a small little man so why would you need to drive an SUV. Ali says he has a family.
Daniel slaps Ali and calls him ignorant. Ali with a head scissors and drop kick followed by a senton off the turnbuckles.
DANIEL BRYAN VS MUSTAFA ALI
We join the match in progress and Daniel in control as he drops a series of knees on Ali. Uppercut to Ali and Daniel goes to work on the left leg dropping an elbow. Bryan stomps on Ali's back.
Series of No Kicks to Ali. Bryan misses with the roundhouse and Ali lands a few kicks of his own getting a nearfall. Baseball slide to the outside and Bryan runs Ali into the ring post as we go to break
We're back from break and Bryan has the Yes Lock on Ali but Ali reaches for the ropes forcing the break. Bryan has Ali in the tree of woe and Bryan delivering kicks to Ali.. Running dropkick in the corner.
Bryan places Ali on the top turnbuckle. Ali flips over landing on his feet and Bryan misses with the running dropkick. Ali wih a series of overhand chops. Tornado DDT by Ali
Ali goes to the top rope and misses with the inverted 450. Bryan pulls Ali to the turnbuckle and goes after the leg. Chop block by Bryan and Bryan locks the heel hook in for the submission
The winner of the match by submission: WWE Champion, The New Daniel Bryan
Post Match: Bryan attacks Ali on the rampway
We are back and Kofi KIngston welcomes everyone to the second Rap Battle. Big E says that the Bar is probably up to some shenanigans and they can start.
Sheamus says this has gone too far, let's hit them with the Bar.
They start with Ice Ice Sheamy. The bar is back. Cesaro is going to swing you. When they walk through the ropes, you can't hold a candle.
The New Day say that it is garbage but the Bar celebrates. The Usos are next. Jimmy says it's the Usos vs the Bar in a rap off. What are they going to talk about? Sheamus' hair grease or Cesaro's mouthpiece. After they got robbed in the last rap battle, they want that deleted. They already beat the ninja turtles, it is time to beat BeBop and Rock Steady. The Usos show love, like cupid and Sheamus looks dumb, no he looks stupid.
Jimmy asks Sheamus if he stays out of the son so his skin looks like chalk. How do you knock Cesaro's teeth without a knuckle, here is Mr. Turnbuckle. None of that matter when you step into the ring with the Usos. Jimmy says he earned the name Iron Man. Six time champs are coming soon, welcome to the Uso Peni . . .
Sheamus and Cesaro try to attack the Usos but The Usos move. Sheamus and Cesaro go to the floor. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Big E and then they hit a spike Air Raid Crash on Jimmy.
Asuka is in the back and she says she thought nobody would be ready for Asuka, but she was wrong. She made one mistake and she stopped kicking Charlotte Flair. On Sunday, she will not stop. She will climb and grab the title and win. Tonight, Charlotte will not be ready for Asuka.
We are back wit the standard WWE Las Vegas video montage.
Miz is in the ring with the World Cup Trophy. He says he knows that this is Shane's week with the trophy but he is not giving it back until Shane comes out to hear what he has to say. Miz says he does not want to beg. Miz says he will take a knee and he says that this is about life decisions.
Shane McMahon makes his way to the ring, but he does the Shane-O Shuffle on the stage. Shane then does the Shane-O Shuffle in the ring.
Shane wants to know what is up with the Miz. Why is he out here with the trophy?
Miz says this is the only way that he can talk to Shane. They could be so good together if he gives them a chance. Miz says he is scared. Miz says that Shane told him if he interviewed Daniel Bryan, he owes him. Shane says he did not say that. Miz wants to tag one more time.
Shane says this thing with the trophy is getting weird. Miz says it is not about the trophy, it is about so much more. Miz says this won't be easy to say, but he will say it, no he will show it. Miz wants a referee to come to the ring.
Shane says he is confused.
CHIP AND CHAD VS SHANE MCMAHON AND MIZ
Chip and Chad attack Shane from behind but Shane with fists a flurry to stop them. Shane sends Chip over the top rope and then Shane punches Chad. Shane with a back elbow followed by a float over DDT. Shane with a triangle on Chad and Chad taps out.
The winners of the match: Shane McMahon and The Miz
We're back and Paige is in her office reprimanding the referee for the match he just officiated. Chip and Chad then walk in and says they were promised they'd get paid for their efforts. Paige takes the piece of paper handed to her, tears it up and tells them to leave
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring and he brings a chair with him.
Randy says nothing like a good old fashioned solid steel chair. Built for comfort, but they have many other uses. They can make a statement or send a message. Here is video of those uses.
Randy says Rey knows he hsa a Chairs match on Sunday and he is okay with that. Rey has probably seen what Randy has done to opponents throughout his career. Rey still wants this match? Rey must think he is going to get his revenge. Rey is a victim. Rey is his victim. Victims never get revenge. The boys in the locker room will be worried about three letters, T. . . L.. . C. , , Rey only has to deal with three other letters . . . R . . . K . . .
Rey hits Randy in the back with a chair and then Rey tosses the chair to Orton and drop kicks the chair and hits a 619.
Backstage: Becky Lynch walks in the back and she is asked about Asuka and Charlotte wrestling tonight giving her an advantage on Sunday. Becky asks if that is an advantage. Becky says in her first match back on Sunday, she has to road test her face and head in one of the most dangerous matches in WWE. She has to do it against two opponents. The advantage is not hers, but Becky says she loves it. Fighting against the odds is what this champ does. Becky says she will be at ringside to scout her opponents. She will show how much chaos can happen when The Man comes around.
JEFF HARDY AND RUSEV VS SAMOA JOE AND SHINSUKE NAKAMURA
We're interrupted by The Fabulous Truth for a 7 second dance break. This allows Shinsuke to attack Hardy. Samoa Joe in as he continues the attack on Jeff. We go to commercial
We're back and the team of Joe and Nakamura still in control. Joe with an enziguri to Jeff. Nearfall is broken up by Rusev. Snapmare by Joe and a punch to th eback of th eneck. Nakamura in now and he lays Hardy out across the top rope delivering a kick to the ribs. Joe back in with more kicks and a surfboard applied on Hardy.
Jeff trying to get back into it. Misses with a Twist Of Fate but connects with Whisper In The Wind. Rusev and Nakamura get the tag and Rusev unloads on Nakamura. Rusev picks Nakamura up delivering knee strikes and then a fallaway slam. Shoulder to the gut and a spin kick.
Rusev sets up for the Machka Kick but Nakamura with sharp elbows. Kicks to Rusev. Hardy back in with a Twist Of Fate. Joe and HArdy are on the outside. Nakamura sets up for the Kinchasa but Rusev connects with the Machka Kick for the three count
The winners of the match: Rusev and Jeff Hardy
Backstage: Shane confronts Miz and says Miz crossed the line. Miz says Shane's right he did cross the line but Shane became one third of The Best In The World. He's an A Lister he has a movie franchise and says his whole life he was never considered Best In The World until Shane came along. Miz puts his hand out and Shane just looks at him and leaves
AJ Styles is in the back and he is asked about whether he is ready to take his title back on Sunday. AJ says he is biding his time because no one else wants to beat up Daniel more than him. If he does anything before the match, Daniel will not be able to compete. This new Daniel Bryan is not 'new'. This is the real Daniel Bryan. There can only be one AJ Styles. He will win his title back.
ASUKA VS CHARLOTTE FLAIR
Charlotte goes for a kick but misses. Waistlock by Charlotte but Asuka grabs a leg tripping Charlotte up. Charlotte holds on powering up and dropping Asuka.
Chops to Asuka. Asuka on Charlotte's back and Charlotte drops with a backpack. Asuka falls to the mat motionless then sits up locking The Asuka Lock in but Charlotte rolls to the ropes forcing a break as we go to commercial
Back from break and Charlotte and Asuka trade forearms. Modified Abdominal Stretch on Charlotte. Charlotte holds on and falls back into a anearfall.
Armbard locked in on Charlotte The hold is broken and Charlotte grabs Asuka and slaps her. She picks Asuka up and Asuka with a double leg takedown into a jackknife cover. Charlotte takes her down again and locks in the figure four.
Asuka turns it around as they make their way to the bottom rope forcing a break. Charlotte grabs the leg pulling her to the center of the ring working on the leg while delivering elbows. Charlotte drops a knee across the leg. Charlotte grabs the leg and pulls Asuka to the ring post slamming the leg into the ringpost. Back in the ring for a nearfall but Asuka kicks out. Inside cradle by Asuka and Charlotte kicks out
Series of chops by Charlotte. Overhead throw by Asuka and a kick to the back. Off the ropes, Charlotte looks for a spear but Asuka gets a knee up and a nearfall on Charlotte
Series of kicks by Asuka. Kick to the midsection by Asuka and Asuka with a seriea of right hands and rapid fire kicks. Asuka off the ropes and this time Charlotte connects with the spear
Charlotte pulls Asuka to the corner and climbs to the top rope. Moonsault doesn't connect as Asuka turns it around applying the Asuka Lock. Charlotte gets to her feet and both women spill to the outside. Charlotte goes under the ring and pulls out a kendo stick delivering kendo shots to Asuka as the referee calls for the bell
Charlotte attacks Becky with the kendo stick. Charlotte turns her attention back to Asuka and Becky from behind throws Charlotte into the steps then brings the kendo stick down on Charlotte. Asuka gets to her feet and sends Becky over the announce table. She picks up the kendo stick and begins raining blows down on both Charlotte and Asuka
Asuka with kendo stick held up high stands over Becky Lynch as Smackdown goes off the air
The winner of the match by disqualification: Asuka