Welcome to Smackdown Live and we are live from Seattle, Washington. The show kicks off with Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan making his way out to the ring
Daniel Bryan says it's great to be home. Daniel says tonight will be a very special edition of Smackdown Live featuring a six woman tag. There will also be a very special announcement from WWE Champion Jinder Mahal. Bryan says he also wants to address Sami Zayn's actions at Hell In A Cell. When he first became GM of Smackdown he said he always wanted Sami Zayn on Smackdown Live....Bryan is then interrupted by Sami Zayn who makes his way down to the ring.
Bryan says after everything he did, Zayn comes out to the ring dancing and smiling. Daniel asks if this is the same Sami Zayn he's known for 13 years. Sami says he's still the same guy he just took ownership of his career and asks if that makes him a bad guy. He gets that the people think that makes him a bad guy but thought Daniel would get him
Sami says he and Daniel are not the same. There are some similarities. But the big difference is Bryan had the fans. The fans made Daniel Bryan the superstar he is but when it comes to Sami Zayn, the fans didn't uphold their end of the agreement. Zayn says if Daniel had done the same thing he did he wouldnt have been forced to retire.
Zayn says this breaks his heart more than the fans and praises Bryan saying he always tried to catch up but Daniel was always two steps ahead but now Bryan is the last person Zayn would want to be like. A man who broke his body for the adulation of the fans only to end up a housewife
Kevin Owens then comes out. Owens says he's so happy that Sami has seen the light and started listening to everything Owens has been saying. Although everything Zayn said about Daniel was right, now he's become a hypocrite. Bryan says he sees through Owens and only cares about himself and Owens resents him because he cares about doing what's best for the fans. Owens says Bryan means he cares about doing what's best for business and Owens calls Bryan The Authority.
Sami says Owens is right again, Bryan's become The Authority everything he's spent his entire life fighting against and there's only one word to describe Bryan....sellout
Bryan exits the ring and Owens asks where Daniel is going. Bryan stops and says he's going to go find a couple of dudes to punch Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in the face
Tonight: Jinder Mahal's Announcement; Bobby Roode vs Dolph Ziggler
NATALYA, BECKY LYNCH AND CHARLOTTE FLAIR VS TAMINA, NATALYA AND LANA
Naomi with a dropkick to Natalya and a nearfall. Natalya rolls to the outside and Naomi flies over the top rope onto Natalya. Chinlock on Naomi. Hiptoss by Naomi and Becky tags in going to work on the arm. Irish whip by Natalya, Becky with a kick and legdrop to Natalya. Nearfall on Natalya who escapes to the outside as we swith to split screen
Natalya climbs back in the ring. Naomi tags in and Natalya takes control taggling Lana who applies a side headlock. Naomi counters and connects with th rear window. Tamina in now with a slam to Naomi. Nearfall by Tamina and a chinlock on Naomi. Natalya back in stomps away on Naomi. Tamina tags in picking Naomi up and sending her crashing to the mat with a headbutt. Back to the chinlock on Naomi following a nearfall.
We're back to full screen and the team of Natalya, Tamina and Lana are still in control. Suplex by Lana. Lana with a chinlock and Naomi gets back to her feet but Lana knocks her down to the mat again. Naomi with a nearfall. Naomi looks for the tag, Lana grabs a leg but Naomi kicks away and Charlotte gets the tag. Flair chops to Lana, and a kneedrop to the face. Suplex by Charlotte. Lana in the corner and Charlotte runs into a boot
Lana runs into a boot by Charlotte and Charlotte looks for the figure eight. Beck-sploder sends Natalya to the outside. O'Connor roll by Lana but Charlotte kicks out and locks in the figure eight for the submission
The winners of the match: Naomi, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair
Post Match: Natalya throws Charlotte into the announce table. Natalya grabs a steel chair but Charlotte kicks the chair into Natalya's face and chases after her as she escapes through the crowd
Backstage: Daniel Bryan is walking and comes across Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Owens asks Bryan if he found anyone to face them but Bryan says everyone on the roster wants to punch them in the face and so tonight Zayn and Owens are going to get an opprtunity
Pulp Fashion Segment
BARON CORBIN VS SIN CARA
Corbin powers Sin Cara into the corner and we get a clean break. Sin Cara unloads with kicks and punches. Dropkick sends Corbin to the outside. Sin Cara with a suicide dive to the outside driving Corbin into the barricades. Sin Cara snaps Corbin off the top rope. Sin Cara looking to fly lands on Corbin and slides back into the ring as the referee reaches a count of 7 and Corbin is counted out
The winner of the match by count out: Sin Cara
Backstage: Renee Young is with the Usos in the back. Renee asks them about their upcoming match against Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable. Jimmy and Jey say they are feeling good and that the tag team division is on lock.
Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin show up and Chad asks Renee to ask him how he is doing. He says they feel good and that they are going to become the Smackdown Tag Team Champions.
Shelton and Chad offer their hands and then they pull them away from the Usos and leave.
Vignette: The Bludgeon Brothers are coming
JINDER MAHAL'S ANNOUNCEMENT
The Singh Brothers are out to introduce the WWE Champion, The Modern Day Maharajah, Jinder Mahal. Jinder takes the mic and says there only some things you get to experience as the Modern Day Maharajah. This past week, he took the championship back to the homeland where he was greeted with a hero's welcome and a child came up to him on his last day there and asked what's next for the Modern Day Maharajah
The fans in the US do not have the same respect as the people back in India and says he is the WWE Champion and must beat the one person who everyone says is unbeatable. So at Survivor Series he's challenging The Beast...at Survivor Series he's challenging Brock Lesnar and when he beats Lesnar he wants everyone to bow down to him and recognize the greatness that stands in front of them
AJ Styles comes out. The crowd starts an "AJ Styles" chant. Styles steps into the ring and says while it may be true that Jinder has beaten everyone on the roster he hasn't beaten AJ Styles. Jinder says AJ is a loser and he is a winner
Styles says if he's a loser then Mahal shouldn't have a problem defending his WWE Championship. Jinder says in India, AJ wouldn't be worthy of standing in the same ring as the WWE Champion. AJ may think he's at the front of the line but Jinder says AJ is at the back of the line and him challenging Mahal is an absolute joke. Styles goes after Jinder Mahal and lays him out with a pele kick
Backstage: Jinder Mahal walks into Daniel Bryan's office and asks what Bryan intends to do about AJ Styles disreepecting him and Daniel asks what Jinder is going to do and Mahal says next week Sunil will challenge AJ Styles in the Maharajah's honour
BOBBY ROODE VS DOLPH ZIGGLER
Ziggler hammers away at Roode and Roode explodes out of the corner with a clothesline. Ziggler rolls to the outside and drives Roode into the ring apron and connects with a dropkick. We switch to split screen as Smackdown goes to break
Ziggler rolls Roode back in and puts the boots to him. Snapmare followed up by the Heart Stopper and a nearfall on Roode. Chinlock on Roode as Smackdown returns from break and Roode makes it to his feet. Roode off the ropes is caught in a sleeperhold. Roode counters and slingshots Ziggler into the corner.
Roode unloads with punches. Irish whip reversed by Ziggler. Roode with a series of clotheslines. Roode plants Ziggler for a nearfall. Running clothesline in the corner. Roode on the top rope lands on his feet and a roll up by Ziggler. Roode goes for the Glorious DDT. Roode in the corner as Ziggler side steps and rolls Roode up for the three count grabbing a handful of tights
The winner of the match: Dolph Zigger
SHINSUKE NAKAMURA AND RANDY ORTON VS SAMI ZAYN AND KEVIN OWENS
Nakamura and Zayn start things off and they lock up. Zayn with a wrist lock and Nakamura with a reversal. Zayn with a reversal and he leaps over Nakamura and takes Shinsuke down with an arm drag into an arm bar. Nakamura backs Zayn into the ropes and Nakamura leans onto Zayn's chest and he wants Zayn to come at him. Nakamura with a knee and Zayn blocks a kick but Nakamura with a spinning heel kick. Nakamura with kicks in the corner and a front face lock. Orton tags in and Zayn gets out of the corner.
Owens tags in and Orton with punches and European uppercut. Orton with an Irish whip but Owens gets a boot up. Orton goes for an RKO but Owens escapes and goes to the floor. Zayn gets in the way and Orton punches Zayn. Owens stops Orton and sends him into the ring post as well as a fallaway slam into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Nakamura with a running knee into the corner and he puts Owens on the turnbuckles. Zayn pulls Owens off the turnbuckles and Owens clips Nakamura and works on the knee. Owens with a splash onto the leg. Zayn tags in and works on the leg. Zayn with a step over toe hold and Owens tags in. Owens kicks Nakamura. Owens with a kick to the hamstring. Owens with a back senton for a near fall. Owens with a reverse chin lock. Nakamura with punches but Owens with kicks to the knee to stop Nakamura. Owens with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Owens is put on the turnbuckles and Nakamura with a knee to the midsection.
Owens and Zayn tag in. Orton with two clotheslines and he ducks a clothesline from Zayn. Zayn holds on to the ropes and Orton misses the power slam. Orton with a t-bone suplex to Zayn and then he hits a backdrop driver to Owens on the ringside barrier. Zayn with a baseball slide to Orton and he sets for a suicide dive but Orton with a punch. Orton tries for a DDT off the apron but Orton is pushed away. Orton with a backdrop driver onto the announce table.
Orton's cover is broken up by Owens. Nakamura sends Owens to the floor. Zayn charges at Orton and Orton with a power slam for a near fall. Owens sends Nakamura into the ring steps and when the referee was dealing with Owens,Zayn with a low blow followed by a Helluva Kick for the three count.
The winners of the match: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
Post Match: Owens and Zayn go to the back after their victory, leaving Orton and Nakamura in the ring.
Daniel Bryan is in the gorilla position and Owens says they have their own welcoming committe. Sami says they beat the top two guys tonight. What is next for them? A handicap match? A Daniel Bryan on a Pole Match? Daniel says next week isn't up to him, it is up to Shane McMahon.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn come back out and they say they are the best and that they do what they say they will do. They are Smackdown and there is nothing that you or anyone in the back can do about it. Kevin says that Sami Zayn is his best friend. He tells Sami to hug him and hold him tight.