Good evening Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of WWE Smackdown! Live!
-We open the show with Dolph being interviewed earlier today before Kevin shows up and they argue before they start fighting and are broken up by Shane McMahon and security before Shane bars Kevin from the arena. Next Shane is interviewed backstage about canceling the match before saying that he's going to come up with a new main event before leaving. Kevin comes out from the crowd and says that no one ever wanted Shane to get the spotlight and gets on the announce table before Shane has his mic cut and makes his way to the sound area and Kevin runs away as security come to chase him and drag him out of the arena.
Shinsuke elbows Finn repeatedly before Finn hits a basement dropkick and Shinsuke drives him into the corner before hitting Bad Vibrations as we go to commercial.
We return to Finn in control, dropping Shinsuke with clotheslines before hitting a running chop in the corner into a slam for a quick two count. Shinsuke counters a sling blade and hits a sliding German suplex before Finn counters a Kinshasa with a sling blade and Shinsuke catches him up top. They end up on the apron before Shinsuke hits a diving knee that sends Finn off of the apron and down onto the floor before sending him into the barricade and the ring post. They both get back in the ring at the last second before Shinsuke tosses Finn back out and hits a Kinshasa before rolling back into the ring. Finn gets back into the ring at the count of nine once more before Shinsuke tosses him right back out and sends him into the barricade and the steps before Finn gets back in at the count of nine a third time. Shinsuke then hits the Kinshasa for the pin and the win.
-The Smackdown! Women's champion Bayley">Bayley comes out to the ring for the contract signing for her title defense at Extreme Rules where she'll have to defend it in a 2 on 1 Handicap match against both Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Nikki comes out to the ring as we get a recap of last night's RAW where Bayley slapped Nikki and hit her with a Bayley to Belly and a diving elbow drop. They exchange words before signing the contract and they square off as Carmella makes her way to the ring for her match against Nikki as we go to commercial.
Nikki Cross vs Carmella
Nikki hits a running cross body and hits Carmella with right hands before driving her into the corner and stomping her. Nikki hits a snapmare into a dropkick for a quick two count before slamming her head into the mat repeatedly and hits a snap suplex for another quick two count. Nikki stretches Carmella before Carmella comes back with strikes and Nikki clotheslines her before missing a flying cross body. Carmella comes back with clotheslines and an inverted atomic drop into a bronco buster before Nikki counters a superkick and Carmella gets a near fall off of an inside cradle. Nikki then hits a spinning neckbreaker for the pin and the win.
Winner: Nikki Cross defeats Carmella via pinfall with a spinning neckbreaker.