This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live. We are on the last stop before WWE Backlash this Sunday night, but tonight Shinsuke Nakamura demands an apology from AJ Styles after their match at the Greatest Royal Rumble. We also have Jeff Hardy joining Miz TV, a six-woman tag match and much more so be sure to come back here at 8pm EST and to stick around after the show for the post-show podcast!
-We open the show with Paige recapping what happened this past Friday at the Greatest Royal Rumble before we to to the arena to The Miz in the ring for Miz TV. Miz talks about how he will win the Intercontinental Championship at Backlash this Sunday night before Jeff Hardy comes out to the ring. The Miz has Randy Orton come out so they can talk about what has been going on the past few weeks between himself and Jeff. Randy says that he doesn't consider what Jeff did a big deal and says that they're cool before Miz says that Randy is disrespected and unappreciated, Randy saying that he doesn't care about that. Randy puts Miz in his place before Shelton comes out and says Randy doesn't deserve a title shot before Miz and Shelton attack Randy and Jeff. Randy and Jeff then clear the ring as we go to commercial.
Randy Orton & Jeff Hardy vs The Miz & Shelton Benjamin
Randy is in control of Shelton to start the match before Shelton hits a wheel kick and tags Miz in. Miz beats Randy down before he hits a back suplex and tags Jeff in. Jeff gets a quick two count off of a flurry of moves before Jeff counters the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz then sends Jeff off of the top as we go to commercial.
Miz is in control of Jeff as we come back from commercial Miz hitting a DDT for a quick two count before tagging Shelton back in. Shelton keeps the high-flying Hardy down before tagging Miz back in who beats him down in the corner until he finally manages to tag Randy in. Randy hits a powerslam before hitting a back suplex onto the announce table, then he hits a double draping DDT. Randy and Jeff then finish with an RKO to Shelton into a Swanton Bomb for the pin and the win.
Winner: Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy defeat The Miz and Shelton Benjamin via pinfall when Randy hits an RKO and Jeff hits a Swanton Bomb.