We have a big Smackdown! tonight as there are three title matches set for the card! The United States Championship, Women’s Championship, and Tag-Team Championships are all on the line! Will it be Champions A.J. Styles, The Usos, and Natalya walking out with their Championships, or do Tye Dillinger, Naomi, and The New Day gain the gold? Read on to find out!
Smackdown! Live Television Report for September 12, 2017 – “Title (Bloody Hell) Tuesday!”
Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming
A recap of Kevin Owens` rivalry with Commissioner Shane McMahon is shown. In the arena, we are greeted by Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves!
Kevin Owens is out first. He declares Smackdown! `The Kevin Owens Show` and makes some changes. He first fires Sami Zayn, and then makes Tom and Byron one man on commentary. He calls out Mr. McMahon – the big boss – but Commissioner Shane’s music plays; however, it is actually Dolph Ziggler dressed up. They banter quickly, and Dolph leaves. General Manager Daniel Bryan now meets Owens in the ring; he warns Kevin that Mr. McMahon – Vince – will be on tonight’s show soon!
Match #1: Single for the United States Championship – A.J. Styles (Champion) VS. Tye Dillinger (Challenger)
They lockup and go-back-and-forth for a bit. Both land on the apron, and Dillinger shoves A.J. into the ring post.
Both are slowly getting up, and Styles hits some fast strikes and a jumping-clothesline! He goes to the apron for his Phenomenal Forearm, but Baron Corbin runs out; A.J. hits his Forearm on Corbin, and then Tye rolls him up for two! Styles goes for his Styles Clash, but Dillinger reverses and hits A.J. with his Tye-Breaker! 1 – 2 – Styles just lifts his shoulder!
Tye picks up A.J., but the U.S. Champ rolls him into his Calf-Crusher and Dillinger gives-up!
Winner via Pinfall and STILL United States Champion: A.J. Styles
Post-match, Tye and Styles shake hands, and then Baron slides in and hurls A.J. over the barricade and then clotheslines Dillinger! He drives Styles to the floor with his End of Days swinging-flatliner finisher, and then announces that he is accepting the À.J. Styles Open Challenge` for next week!
Rusev is interviewed about his visit home; he says that he was not greeted with warmth because he lost in ten seconds to Randy Orton at SummerSlam. “The Bulgarian Brute” says he now has to “break a ‘legend.’”
WWE champion Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers strut to the ring. Jinder makes fun of Shinsuke Nakamura’s facial expressions – whom Mahal will be facing at Hell In A Cell in October for the WWE Championship.
Kevin Owens ordering luxuries from an assistant and then walks up to Sami Zayn. He recalls their traveling days and says that Zayn will not be employed when he takes control of Smackdown! Sami is fine with that, as he’d “rather go back to wrestling in armories than work for you!”
Match #2: Tag-Team for the Tag-Team Championship – The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Big E.) (Challengers) VS. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) (Champions)
(Stipulation: “Sin City” Street fight Rules)
All four brawl immediately, with New Day getting the upperhand and pulling a table from under the ring! Usos quickly gain control after slamming Kofi on the floor and running Big into the ring post!
Jimmy and Jey are now governing after decimating E. with the steel steps and a steel chair during the break. Back live, they superkick the chair into Big’s face! Jey then tosses a kendo stick to Jimmy, and he whacks E. on the back! Both twins look to extend the punishment by tying E. between the top and middle rope, but Kingston comes in and breaks it up. He then whales away furiously on both brothers with the stick, and then uses a chair against them.
One Uso is thrown over the ropes and lands awkwardly, and then another splashes into the corner but misses Kingston and hits a chair! Kofi soars off of the top turnbuckle to the outside with his Trust Fall, but The Twins catch him and awkwardly dump him into the corner of the barricade. An Uso runs into Big, who overhead belly-to-belly suplexes him, and then takes down the other Uso in the ring!
The Champs regain control and go for a double-splash from the top turnbuckles, but Kingston gets back up and pushes an Uso off into the table on the outside! He then hits Trouble In Paradise on the other Uso, and both he and E. drive The Uso into the canvas with their Midnight Hour double-team finisher! Big E. covers for the hard-fought victory!
Winners via Pinfall and NEW Tag-Team Champions: The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Big E.)
General Manager Daniel Bryan is shown talking to a backstage assistant.
Match #3: Single for the Women’s Championship – Naomi (Challenger) VS. Natalya (Challenger)
(Note: Carmella is on commentary with James Ellsworth attached to her via a leash!)
They start-out even and then Naomi takes over until Natalya gains.
Both are down on the mat after a double-crossbody, and then Naomi has the momentum. She places Natalya on the middle rope and slingshots herself in from the other side with a leg drop! 1 – 2 – Nattie kicks out! Naomi goes for her split-legged moonsault from the top turnbuckle, but Natalya moves and tries the Sharpshooter; Naomi kicks her to the floor, where she gets into a confrontation with Carmella and James Ellsworth.
Naomi dives with a crossbody, but Nattie ducks and Naomi lands on Carmella and Ellsworth! Nattie takes advantage and locks in The Sharpshooter in the ring, forcing Naomi to tap!
Winner via Submission and STILL Women’s Champion: Natalya
Locker Room Promo
Aiden English is singing when Kevin Owens walks up to him. Kevin offers him a position as a vocalist for “The Kevin Owens Show.” English demonstrates, which Owens seems pleased with.
Dolph Ziggler mocks more wrestler’s entrances – starting with Bayley’s and then going into the late Ultimate Warrior’s. He then rips on the fans and other wrestlers (no names dropped) verbally.
Match #4: Tag-Team – The Hype Bros. (Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder) VS. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin
Gable and Mojo begin, and then Chad quickly tags in Shelton, who hits a spin-kick, but then is put to the canvas with a shoulder-block. Ryder is in and whips Mojo into Benjamin, and clotheslines Gable to the floor. he is going for the Rough Ryder, but Shelton reverses with a spinebuster. Benjamin puts Zack in a powerbomb position and Chad tags himself in and then springs off of the top rope! He covers to receive the victory!
Winners via Pinfall: Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin
Post-match, Ryder declines the handshake and walks away, leaving the other three puzzled.
GM Bryan is shown talking with Owner Vince McMahon!
Kevin Owens walks out to eh ring, and then Mr. McMahon returns! Owens tries to one-up Vince but the C.E.O. doesn’t play. He reminds Kevin of the power that he really has, and then says he did not suspend Shane because of what he did – he suspended Shane because of what he didn’t do – “finish the job!”
Vince says that he has “reinstated” Shane and now Shane will wrestle Owens inside the Hell In A Cell! Kevin makes Vince promise that Owens can “beat a McMahon senseless;” McMahon shakes his hand, and then Kevin headbutts Vince, busting him open! Owens kicks McMahon in the stomach, and then gives him a superkick. He climbs the top turnbuckle and aAgent Adam Pearce charges in, but Kevin doesn’t care, and rockets off of the top with a frogsplash! Referees and Adam, as well as doctors, force Kevin out, and attend to Vince.
Stephanie McMahon now marches down the ramp and glares at Owens, and then helps her father. Vince drops to his knees and says “my ribs,” to close the show.
End of Smackdown! Live.