This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live. Tonight best friends clash for a chance at gold as in our main event Sami Zayn takes on Kevin Owens for an opportunity to face AJ Styles at WWE Fastlane! We also have Bobby Roode defending his United States Championship against Rusev and much more so be sure to come back here at 8 PM EST for all of the action!
-Shane and Daniel start the show and go back and forth about whether the Yep Movement's title shot is warranted. Daniel says that he deserves a raise, but Shane just comes back and says that he believes that Sami and Kevin are manipulating him and that he wants better for him. Shane says that he thinks Daniel is trying to continue his wrestling career through Kevin and Sami before AJ Styles comes out to the ring and talks about how much he's wrestled the past month and that Shane and Daniel are obsessed with Sami and Kevin. AJ then vows to leave WrestleMania as the WWE champion as we go to commercial.
-We come back from commercial to AJ backstage before Shinsuke walks up and talks to him before we cut to our first match of the night between Liv Morgan and Charlotte.
Liv Morgan vs Charlotte
Charlotte backs Liv into the corner and kicks and stomps on her until Liv rolls out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Liv is in control as we come back from commercial until Charlotte comes back with a series of chops, dropping Liv before hitting a fall away slam and a PK. Liv pulls Charlotte off of the top and puts Charlotte in a straitjacket submission that she gets out of and hits a neckbreaker. Charlotte sends Sarah off of the apron before the referee has her and Ruby barred from ringside, then Charlotte gets back in the ring and locks in the Figure Eight for the tap and the win.
Winner: Charlotte defeats Liv Morgan via submission with the Figure Eight.
Bludgeon Brothers vs Enhancement Talent
Luke kills the guy in black tights before Rowan attacks the guy in red at ringside, then takes out both, each with a crucifix bomb for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Bludgeon Brothers defeat local talent via pinfall with a crucifix bomb.