This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown Live. Tonight we have a great show as for the first time in WWE we have Daniel Bryan squaring off against Samoa Joe where if Daniel wins he will be added to the Money in the Bank match. We also have Shinsuke Nakamura taking on Tye Dillinger, New Day take on The Bar and The Miz and much more so be sure to come back here at 8pm EST for all of the action and to stick with us afterwards for the post-show podcast!
-Samoa Joe comes out to the ring to start the show and gets a ladder out from under the ring before putting it in the ring and climbing it. Joe stands at the top of the ladder and grabs one of the briefcases hanging above the ring before unhooking it and coming down with it. Joe talks about the Money in the Bank match and how he is going to win it and Joe is going to stop Daniel from earning a spot in the match. Daniel comes out and says that they don't have to edit for tonight for their match, only to get interrupted by Big Cass once Daniel gets in the ring. Cass makes his way down to the ring on one crutch and mocks both of them before getting in the ring.
Cass says that Joe will face him tonight before Cass hits Joe with the ladder and Daniel attacks Cass before Cass whips him into the ladder and sends both of them out of the ring by hitting them with the briefcase. Cass then plays to the crowd and holds up the briefcase before we cut to Shinsuke Nakamura making his way from the back for his match against Tye Dillinger as we go to commercial.
-We come back from commercial to Paige backstage with Renee where she announces that the match between Samoa Joe and Daniel Bryan will now have the addition of Big Cass and become a triple threat match.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Tye Dillinger
Tye shoved Shinsuke to start the match before Shinsuke knees him and Tye sends him into the corner before hitting a series of mounted punches. Shinsuke then rolls out of the ring to regroup before Tye goes for a tope to the outside, but Shinsuke catches him with a kick and Tye falls out of the ring and onto the floor as we go to commercial.
Shinsuke is in control as we come back from commercial playing to the crowd and mocking Tye before hitting his signature running knees in the corner. Tye comes back with a series of right hands and chops before dropping Shinsuke with a clothesline. Shinsuke then comes back with a Kinshasa off of the top before hitting a second one for the pin and the win.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Tye Dillinger via pinfall with a Kinshasa.