Good evening Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of Smackdown! Live! Be sure to stick around afterwards for the post-show podcast and 205 Live! Enjoy the show!
-We open the show with a recap of last week's show before we go to Shane and security waiting for Kevin Owen earlier today where Shane explains the town hall and tells Kevin that he has the night off and that he's no longer allowed in the building before Kevin leaves. We go to Shane in the ring with the entire roster minus Kevin on the ramp for the town hall before we go to a recap of the tag match where Roman Reigns teamed up with The Undertaker to take on Shane and Drew McIntyre. Roman gets on the mic and says that no one respects Shane and he can kiss his ass before Shane tells him that he'll be fined before Charlotte gets on the mic next and praises Shane and the McMahons before Liv Morgan calls her out and they go back and forth until Shane moves on to Buddy Murphy. Buddy says that he doesn't need Kevin to fight his battles and that Kevin needs to keep his name out of his mouth. Apollo is next and says that everything Kevin said was true before Zelina and Andrade say that he's pandering to the WWE Universe.
Elias comes out of nowhere and gets on the mic before he's interrupted by New Day, Kofi saying that he doesn't like Kevin, but he's made some valid points before he says he isn't giving anyone any opportunities before his mic is cut and Shane ends the discussion. Kevin then comes into the ring and hits Shane with a stunner before leaving as we go to commercial.
Aleister Black vs Cesaro
They exchange strikes to kick things off, Aleister getting the upper hand immediately and sending Cesaro out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Cesaro is in control until Black comes back with elbows and a sliding knee into an Asai moonsault for a two count before Cesaro hits a running uppercut in the corner into a boot for a two count of his own. Cesaro locks in a cross face before Aleister sends him into the ring post and hits a bicycle knee before he knocks Cesaro out with a Black Mass kick that knocks the mouth piece out of Cesaro Cesaro's mouth for the pin and the win.
Winner: Aleister Black defeats Cesaro via pinfall with the Black Mass.
-We go backstage to Shane talking to Dolph before Dolph says that he can get Kevin back to the arena for a match tonight before we cut to Charlotte coming out for her match against Liv Morgan up next as we go to commercial.
-We get an interview with Daniel Bryan distraught about losing the Smackdown! Tag Team Championship to New Day.
Charlotte vs Liv Morgan
Charlotte shoves Liv across the ring before Liv hits her with forearms and a huricanrrana into a dropkick before Charlotte drops her with a back elbow when she goes for a German suplex. Charlotte chokes Liv in the ropes and plays to the crowd before she chops Liv and Liv comes back with an enzuigiri before hitting a jumping stomp in the corner for a two count. Charlotte then counters a huricanrrana into a powerbomb and locks in the Figure Eight for the tap and the win.
Winner: Charlotte defeats Liv Morgan via submission with the Figure Eight.