Welcome to Smackdown Live and this week Smackdown comes to us from the Valley View Casino in San Diego, California and we kick things off with a re-cap of last week's main event between Kevin Owens and Randy Orton
Back to live action and the best friends Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are in the ring and welcome everyone to the Kevin and Sami--Sami and Kevin Show. Owens says when you're a victim of a family vendetta they will stop at nothing to gain a pound of flesh. Just ask Daniel Bryan. Sami says while they're at it, just ask Bret Hart. Owens says better yet ask Stone Cold Steve Austin and Zayn says or why not just ask them. Owens says they're better than any of the aforementioned and says Shane McMahon tried to end his career by using his vessel of destruction Randy Orton.
Sami says it wasn't too long ago Stephanie McMahon used Randy Orton and Owens says they've had doors opened for them while he and Sami have had to scratch and claw for everythign they have. Shane is trying to use Randy Orton to do his dirty work because Shane can't.
First Shane made the match a No DQ but then he made it a No DQ with Sami Zayn banned from ringside and he knew at that moment he had to beat Randy Orton. Sami says he had to show that he's not afraid of Shane McMahon.
Sami says he knows Shane was born and bred into this business but everyone needs a reminder. Zayn says he is in the ring, then rolls out and says now he's outside the ring or what they in the business sometimes call ringside. At ringside you might see a terrible announce team, a bell man, you get an up close look at the WWE Universe. Sami walks up the ramp and says that area becomes something altogether different where last week he laid waste to Randy Orton and they can call it whatever they want but the last thing they can call it is happening at ringside.
Shane is trying to get them to conform to the system and repeatedly says he and Owens won. Orton then strikes out of nowhere and lays out Owens with an RKO
Shane comes out and thanks Sami for the tutorial but is out to clear up a couple of things. Shane has no vendetta, and also says at Clash of Champions he and Owens will be featured when they take on the duo of The Viper Randy Orton and a partner of his choosing.
Shane can tell Sami is full of vigor and thinks they should do something about that tonight. Tonight, Sami Zayn will go one on one with The Viper Randy Orton and Kevin Owens is more than welcome to join Zayn at the ringside area. In fact, Shane insists on it because Owens will be handcuffed to the ring ropes
Tonight: Bobby Roode vs Baron Corbin
Up Next: New Day vs Rusev and Aiden English
Backstage: Kevin Owens asks Sami Zayn what Shane said. Sami says he faces Randy Orton tonight. Owens says that's good they can get even and he has a plan. Sami says Owens will be handcuffed at ringside. Owens says he's going to fix this he's going to go talk to Daniel Bryan
NEW DAY VS ALEXANDER RUSEV AND AIDEN ENGLISH
Engish with kicks and punches to Big E. Hammerlock on Big E and Big E reverses and throws Aiden to the mat. Kingston in and Aiden with an irish whip runs into a pair of boots. Crossbody by Kofi. Kingston off the ropes with a clothesline and Rusev pulls English out of the ring. Kingston feigns a dive through the ropes and New Day celebrates while an incensed Rusev and Aiden Englsih re-group on the outside.
We switch to split screen as they re-enter the ring. Rusev with a kick to Kingston and Rusev goes to work on Kofi's arm. Kingston with multiple kicks and it's Kingston now going to work on Rusev's arm. Kick and headbutt by Kingston. Rusev with a knee strike. Rusev runs into an elbow. Rusev with an irish whip and Aiden pulls the top rope down as Kingston is sent over the ropes to the floor. Kingston fighting his way out of the corner but English in control of the match. Rusev from the apron lands a kick to the head as Aiden stomps away. Chinlock by English as we switch back to full screen.
Jawbreaker by Kingston and Aiden prevents Kofi from making the tag as he drives Kingston into the corner. Rusev back in with a bear hug on Kingston. Kofi landing a series of headbutts trying to create separation but Rusev landa a spin kick and covers Kingston for a nearfall.
Irish whip into the corner and Rusev runs into a boot. Once again the team of English and Rusev prevent the tag. Kingston from the corner lands a double stomp and finally gets the tag to Big E who unloads with a series of belly to belly suplexes to Aiden English. Big splash onto English as the crowd starts a "New Day Rocks" chant. English rakes Big E's eyes and tags Rusev back in.
Again, English and Rusev slide out of the ring and Rusev pulls Big E out of the ring sending him into the ring steps. Kingston flies over the top rope taking out Rusev. Kingston with a kick to Aiden English but it's Rusev who lays Kingston out and covers him for the three count and the win
The winners of the match: Rusev and Aiden English
Backstage: Mojo Rawley says everyone's getting on him about why he attacked Zack Ryder but what about what Ryder did to him. He won the Andre The Giant Battle Royal and everything was going his way until Ryder came back. He's gone because he's dead weight. Rawley says he's no one's tag team partner and if anyone has a problem with what he did to Zack Ryder then they can shove it
Backstage: The Riot Squad walk into Daniel Bryan's office and Ruby tells Daniel they were not brought to Smackdown to be an afterthought. They begin arguing with Tamina, Carmella and Lana and Bryan says at Clash Of Champions Charlotte will defend her Women's Championship against Natalya in a Lumberjill Match
Backstage: Baron Corbin walks into Bobby Roode's locker room and asks how he feels about their US Championship Match at Clash Of Champions being a triple threat match with the addition of Dolph Ziggler. Roode says mathematically his odds of winning go down by a third and Corbin says so do his odds but he's all that matters. Ziggler walks in and says he's in the match because he's a 2 time World Champion, 2 time Intercontinental Champion and successfully cashed in his Money In The Bank briefcase and says mathematically both their odds go down to zero
THE BLUDGEON BROTHERS VS ADAM JAMES AND JOSH CARR
Rowan with a spinning back kick sending Carr to the outside. Harper to the outside connects with a clothesline. Rowan plants James and then slams Harper onto James. Double slam and the cover for the three count
The winners of the match: The Bludgeon Brothers
Backstage: Sami Zayn says he spoke to Daniel Bryan about tonight and changing the stipulation of Owens being handcuffed. Bryan says he'll think about it and Owens says good because they have to they can get a lawyer who will represent them for free
BOBBY ROODE VS BARON CORBIN
Corbin powers Roode into the corner and we get a clean break. Side headlock by Roode and Corbin momentarily gets the upperhand but Roode with punches and kicks and Roode off the ropes takes out the knee. Dropkick sends Corbin to the outside and Roode keeping Corbin on the outside. A right hand by Corbin and Corbin back in unloads with punches
Irish whip sends Roode to the corner and Corbin connects with a clothesline. Corbin with a chinlock on Roode as he has Roode's arm locked. Roode gets to his feet and fights back with kicks and punches. Roode counters a chokeslam and connects with a boot to the jaw. Double clothesline sends both Roode and Corbin to the mat and Ziggler leaves the announce table and slides into the ring looking at both Roode and Corbin as the referee warns him to get out of the ring. Roode gets to his feet and Ziggler hits a ZigZag to Roode and one to Corbin as the referee calls for the bell
The winner of the match: None
Backstage: Natalya is so happy she'll have Lana, Tamina and Carmella at ringside for her match at Clash Of Champions. They remind Natalya they're lumberjills. Natalya says tonight she'll have Tamina's back in her match against Charlotte. The Riot Squad walk in and Natalya thanks them for taking out Becky Lynch and Naomi and now knows why Charlotte is jealous and she's honoured to share the spotlight with the most powerful women in WWE
Video: Re-cap of the AJ Styles-Jinder Mahal feud
CHARLOTTE VS TAMINA
Tamina and Charlotte lock up. Waistlock by Charlotte and Tamina connects with an elbow. Tamina bounces Charlotte's head off the turnbuckle and Charlotte returns the favor and connects with a chop. Charlotte works on the arm but Tamina reverses it. Slam countered by Charlotte and Charlotte with a nearfall as she has a facelock on Tamina. Irish whip by Tamina and Charlotte lands on the apron connecting with a series of right hands
Tamina drives Charlotte into the corner and delivers shoulderblocks. Charlotte gets dumped in the corner and we switch to split screen as Smackdown goes to commercial.
Clothesline by Tamina and a superkick lays Charlotte out. Nearfall on Charlotte and Tamina with a chinlock. Charlotte gets to her feet and connects with a knee. Tamina with a clothesline lays the Women's Champion out. A kick to Charlotte and Tamina has Charlotte on the ropes as Natalya looks on from ringside. Right hand by Tamina. Snapmare out of the corner and another nearfall. Tamina back to the chinlock. Charlotte gets to her feet and Tamina with an irish whip side steps a splash but Tamina connects with a clothesline
Neckbreaker by Charlotte. Series of chops to Tamina. Irish whip reversed and a roll up by Charlotte. Tamina with a kick to the midsection. Samoan Drop countered and Charlotte connects with a big boot and locks in the figure eight for the tap out
The winner of the match by submission: Charlotte Flair
Post Match: Natalya congratulates Charlotte on her victory and tells her to enjoy her taste of victory because at Clash Of Champions Natalya is taking her Women's Championship back. The Riot Squad walk out and say they should give Charlotte a preview of what a Lumberjill Match will look like and a brawl breaks out but is quickly broken up
Backstage: Kevin thanks Daniel Bryan for hearing him out and Sami asks what Bryan's decision is. Security walks in and Bryan says he agrees with Shane. Kevin Owens will be handcuffed at ringside
RANDY ORTON VS SAMI ZAYN
They lock up and Orton backs Zayn into the corner and Orton punches Zayn. Orton with a kick and he sends Zayn to the floor. Orton sends Zayn over the announce table. Orton with a backdrop driver onto the ringside barrier and then Zayn is sent back over the announce table. Zayn escapes a suplex attempt and he goes into the ring and then back to the floor behind Owens. Orton punches Zayn when Zayn tries to attack him from behind. Orton sends Zayn into the ringside barrier. Zayn with chops but Orton with a European uppercut.
Orton sends Zayn's head into the announce table a few times and then he hits a backdrop driver onto the announce table. Zayn is sent back into the ring and Owens has some words for Orton. Orton comes towards Owens and Zayn with a baseball slide. Zayn sends Orton into the ring steps. Zayn gets a near fall. Zayn with a series of crossfaces and a front face lock. Orton is sent to the floor in front of Owens.
We are back and Zayn with a reverse chin lock and then he punches Orton. Zayn with more punches and an Irish whip but Orton with two clotheslines and he avoids a clothesline from Zayn and hits a power slam. Zayn rolls to the apron. Zayn drops Orton on the top rope and then he goes under the ring but Orton stops him. Zayn with a punch and he gets bolt cutters but Orton stops him. Orton with a punch to Owens and he sends Owens into the ring post. Zayn hits Orton from behind.
Zayn goes up top but Orton crotches him when Zayn takes too much time. Orton with a superplex and both men are down. Owens tries to use the bolt cutters and he succeeds in getting free. Orton with a punch to Owens and then he hits the IEDDT on Zayn. Orton twists to the mat and pounds on it but he kicks Owens on the apron. Zayn with a rollup for a near fall. Orton goes for an RKO but Zayn pushes him out of the way. Zayn misses a Helluva Kick and Orton gets the three count with a rollup.
The winner of the match: Randy Orton
Post Match: Owens attacks Orton and he kicks and punches Randy. Zayn joins in with the attack. Zayn and Owens attack Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura's music plays and he hits a drop kick on Owens and then he takes Zayn down with strikes and an axe kick. Nakamura with a spinning heel kick followed by Kinshasa to Owens. Orton gives Zayn an RKO.
Nakamura picks up Owens and passes him to Orton for an RKO. Orton picks up Zayn for Kinshasa.