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Smackdown! Live TV report for 09/26/2017

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Introduction Segment: Video Promo

A recap Kevin Owens’ rivalry with the McMahon Family plays.

Arena Promo

Kevin Owens’ music plays and he saunters to the ring. Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton are at the commentary table; Graves and Phillips wonder what Kevin will do at Hell In A Cell in his Hell In The Cell Match against Shane McMahon on October 8.

In the ring, Owens inquires where Commissioner Shane McMahon is and says he has been named a “coward” for his attack on Owner Vince McMahon two weeks ago on Smackdown! and also not showing up in the ring last week on Smackdown! Kevin ponders if Shane is the real “coward” but also totes his admiration for Vince. “You saw what I did to someone I actually like and respect (Vince), so imagine what I’ll do to a man I don’t. (Shane)”

Sami Zayn’s music plays and he joins Owens in the ring. He questions Kevin on his mindset; he wants to bring Owens back to Earth. “You need to get a grip and Kevin, you need to stop right now.” Owens tries to convince Zayn that all is well with his head, and then dresses Sami down for not accomplishing as much as he has. Zayn retorts angrily, and then General Manager Daniel Bryan interrupts. He says Shane may or may not be here, but since Zayn is, he and Kevin will wrestle tonight!

Up next, Tye Dillinger takes on Baron Corbin.

Commercials.

Match #1: Single – Baron Corbin VS. Tye Dillinger

Before the bout starts, United States Champion A.J. Styles walks out to ringside; this distracts Baron and Tye takes advantage by dumping him out of the ring.

Commercials.

Corbin is in control, kicking out of an inside cradle and then dropping Dillinger with a chokeslam-backbreaker. (Note; A.J. is now on commentary.) Tye fights back with a superkick and knee but only gets two! They both go to the floor where Dillinger shoves him into the steps. Back in the ring, he tries the Tye-Breaker, but Baron wiggles out of it and goes to the announcer’s table. He chucks water in A.J.’s face, and Dillinger slides out, but Corbin throws him into Styles and they tumble over the table! Baron gets back in the ring, but Tye does not before ten.

Winner via Count-Out: Baron Corbin

Post-match, Baron proclaims that he will take the United States Championship from Styles at Hell In A Cell.

Commercials.

Arena Promo

WWE Champion Jinder Mahal along with The Singh Brothers – Samir and Samil – are in the ring. Mahal continues to make fun of Shinsuke Nakamura’s facial expressions, but the last picture comes alive, and Shinsuke makes his grand entrance! He dismantles Samir, Samil, and Jinder, and gets the better of his Hell In A Cell opponent.

Tag-Team Champions The New Day – Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, and Big E. – enter before the upcoming contest.

Commercials.

Match #2: Tag-Team – The Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley) VS. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey)

Zack and Mojo try, but The Usos get the better of them quickly.

Winners via Pinfall: The Usos

Post-match, Jimmy and Jey get in the faces of their rivals, who are in the crowd at ringside. They threaten Xavier, Kofi, and Big E. again, but Xavier responds with one of his own – to defend their Tag Team Championships inside the Hell In A Cell!

Up next, Rusev will celebrate his Bulgarian background.

Commercials.

Arena Promo

Aiden English is in the ring, along with The Mayor of the town where Rusev is from. Aiden sings the Bulgarian National Anthem as Rusev walks to the ring happily. The Mayor gives Rusev a “key to the city,” and declares “September the 26th ‘Rusev Day.’”

Rusev holds the key high and speaks in Bulgarian to The Mayor. He then recalls – with video – his short defeat of Randy Orton from last week’s Smackdown! Live. He names himself “The Lion of Bulgaria,” and dubs Smackdown! Live his “jungle.” English sings a new tune for “Rusev Day.” Randy suddenly enters the ring and R.K.O.’s both Aiden and Rusev!

Office Promo

GM Bryan tells Sami that Commissioner Shane will be here soon and that he is gunning for Kevin. Zayn wants Daniel to stop Shane so he can take on Owens one-on-one; Bryan says that he’ll chat with McMahon.

Commercials.

Backstage Promo

Randy is walking through the halls and asks Rene Young to let Rusev know that Orton is ready to take him on at Hell In A Cell.

Match #3: Single – Charlotte VS. “Ms. Money In The Bank” Carmella (with James Ellsworth – on a leash!)

They shove each other to begin, and then Charlotte kicks away. She goes to the middle turnbuckle, but James distracts and Carmella flips Charlotte from the corner!

Commercials.

Carmella is still governing, stomping away at Charlotte in the corner. Charlotte elbows back, but is twirled around with a headscissors! She almost takes this, and then wears Charlotte down with a rear chinlock. Carmella goes to the top turnbuckle and dives off with a crossbody for two! She drops her with a reverse-DDT, but Charlotte still gets her shoulder up!

Carmella becomes frustrated and kicks Charlotte in the face. They O’Connor Rolls, and then Charlotte hits Carmella in the face with a boot! She covers to receive the victory!

Winner via Pinfall: Carmella (with James Ellsworth – on a leash!)

Post-match, Women’s Champion Natalya comes out on stage and warns that Charlotte’s father – Ric Flair – will “watch his overrated daughter fail” at Hell In A Cell.

Commercials.

Next week, “The Fashion Files” comes back!

Arena Promo

The lights go out and a familiar gong sounds! The music and video of The Undertaker plays, but….it is Dolph Ziggler in “The Deadman’s” attire. He mocks Undertaker’s entire entrance and then takes a microphone in the ring. “What?! You look like you see a ghost.” The fans loudly chant “you suck!” He continues his rant about comparing his athletic ability to the stars that use showmanship.

The lights go out again and this time it is… “GLORIOUS!” Bobby Roode struts to the ring with a microphone in hand. Bobby credits Ziggler for his in-ring skills, but calls him a “hypocrite” since he continually berates the audience for their alliances with wrestlers. Roode challenges Dolph to show him those skills at Hell In A Cell; Ziggler begrudgingly accepts.

Commercials.

Match #4: Single – Sami Zayn VS. Kevin Owens

They go right at each other with fierce punches. Owens whips Sami into the ropes and then hits a hard elbow and some kicks. He Cannonball-Splashes Zayn and then hits him against the barricade. He runs at Sami in the ring, but “The Underdog From The Underground” hits a clothesline! Owens puts Zayn to the floor but is hit with another clothesline as he ran at Sami!

We go backstage where Shane McMahon enters and is marching forward!

Commercials.

Kevin regains control after a superkick and almost takes this with a cover! Zayn soon counters with a Tornado-DDT, and then hops out of a Pop-Up Powerbomb attempt! Sami spins Owens around with his Blue Thunder Bomb, but can’t get the win! Kevin goes to the outside, but Zayn follows up with a swanton-dive over the ropes!

He goes for his DDT through the corner, but Owens counters with a superkick and then powerbombs him on the ring apron! Referee Charles Robinson calls for the bell.

Winner: None due to referee stoppage.

Post-match, paramedics run out and aide Sami to his feet. Zayn can’t stand properly, so they hold him up and walk to the ramp. Kevin runs around and hits Sami and the paramedics from behind. He collects a chair and puts it around Zayn’s neck, but then Shane’s music plays. He stares down Kevin and then they charge at each other, but Owens hurls Sami into McMahon! Kevin hightails it to the upper levels in the crowd, and Shane and him point and mouth at each other to close the show.

 

Moe Tapp has been reporting for Wrestling-Online since January 2011, first for Raw and now for Smackdown! Live, as well as the occasional Live Event when it comes to his home-city. He has been following various pro wrestling companies and television shows continuously for over 20 years. Outside of wrestling, Moe enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading mostly non-fiction, and listening to Rock N’ Roll.

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