This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live and we are guaranteed for a great show as so many questions need answers! What will Dean do to James Ellsworth after he cost him the win over AJ Styles? Did Randy Orton join the Wyatt Family? Who will be on the Smackdown! Live Survivor Series teams? All of these questions will be answered tonight so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of the action!
-We open with James Ellsworth coming out as they recap how he cost Dean Ambrose his match last week against AJ Styles. James thanks Shane and Daniel for letting him come out to the ring tonight to say goodbye and that after his actions last week he hasn't been able to eat or sleep and he won't be able to move on until he can apologize to Dean Ambrose then asks him to come out to the ring. Dean comes out. Dean says he can't stay mad at him and he doesn't owe him anything, James saying he owes him an apology. James says he wants to apologize for what he did, saying that any man with two hands can make a mistake. Dean tells James to promise him to never get in his way again. James says he wishes he could go back in time, but he can't and says to Dean that he's sorry. AJ Styles comes out trying to figure out why James is apologizing to Dean and says that Dean has been using him. AJ says he respects Ellsworth more than Dean does and says Dean caused AJ to hurt James so badly and that James owes him money and his entire career. Dean gets in the way and Dean says James doesn't cheat, James getting between them then AJ hits a pele kick after he pushes James into him. AJ tosses him out of the ring then AJ hits the Phenomenal Forearm.
-They then recap Randy seemingly joining the Wyatt Family after he helped Bray in his match against Kane. We get a plug for Randy versus Kane in a no disqualification match next.
-We come back with Daniel in between Dean and James, Daniel saying Dean gets another shot at AJ tonight and it's his last chance no matter what. Daniel tells James to not say anything and he is not allowed to go to ringside tonight.
Randy Orton vs Kane No Disqualification Match
Randy rolls out of the ring immediately then rams Kane into the ring post, Randy grabbing a chair, but Kane gets it and hits Randy with it repeatedly before tossing him back into the ring. Randy attacks Kane as soon as he gets back in, but Kane quickly gets the upper hand. Kane teases a chokeslam, but the lights go out and Bray and Luke are at ringside. Kane hits a big boot then they drag Kane out of the ring, but he takes care of both of them. They come back in and Kane goes to chokeslam Bray, but Randy hits an RKO for the pin and the win.
Winner: Randy Orton via pinfall with an RKO
-After the match Harper hits a discus clothesline then Bray hits Sister Abigail on Kane. Bray does his pose in the center of the ring and Randy does his on the turnbuckle as usual then we get a plug for Daniel Bryan on Miz TV as we go to commercial.
-We come back with a vignette for Baron Corbin as Nikki Bella comes out for her tag match.
Nikki Bella & Becky Lynch vs Alexa Bliss & Carmella
Carmella and Nikki start it off, but Carmella gets out and Alexa tags herself in, Alexa dropping her then gets dropkicked out of the ring, the same happening to Carmella as we go to commercial.
Becky drops Carmella repeatedly as we come back then hits her with a series of kicks into an exploder suplex for a quick 2 count that Alexa breaks up. Alexa sends Becky into Nikki then gets out, Carmella tagging her in. Carmella distracts the referee then Alexa hits an DDT for a pin and the win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss via pinfall
-Alexa interviews Carmella and herself, asking her who she wants to humiliate the most during Survivor Series, making fun of Bayley and Charlotte. Alexa talks about how she plans to beat Becky Lynch next week and tells Becky she is the wicked witch of WWE and that she'll get her and the belt too. We then have Daniel and Shane backstage, telling Naomi she'll be on the Survivor Series team. Natalya says the girls need to be coached and that she needs a little respect, Daniel says she'll be the coach at Survivor Series then she runs away. We then get a plug for the main event tonight between Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles as we go to commercial.
Spirit Squad vs American Alpha
Gable is in control of Kenny immediately until Mikey distracts him and Kenny tags him in, hitting a moonsault for a quick 1 count. Kenny gets back in then Gable tags in Jordan who drops both of them repeatedly. Jason runs into the turnbuckle then Spirit Squad double team Jordan until Gable tags himself in and they hit Grand Amplitude for the pin and the win.
Winner: American Alpha via pinfall with Grand Amplitude
-We come back to Miz TV as Daniel Bryan comes out and he and Miz talk about Talking Smack and says Daniel can cancel Miz TV if he wants. Miz says if he had a problem with him he'll let him know and he wants to talk Survivor Series. Daniel announces two more matches will decide the tag team match teams. Daniel announces that we have Randy Orton, Baron Corbin, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles will all be on their main team for the match. Daniel and Miz do a almost what Stone Cold used to do with the "What" gimmick, but it's replaced with the word nope. Daniel says they did consider him, but Daniel says they need people who aren't afraid to fight and fight any time and that Miz proved last week he's afraid to fight. Daniel says that Dolph offered him a rematch and turned him down. Daniel says they need men who will fight on their terms at Survivor Series, Miz saying they're his terms and Daniel will lead them to be beaten. Miz says that Daniel is scared to fight then Maryse gets between them and Miz says he's not good at his job or anything anymore and tells him to go back to moping around John Cena's house on Total Bellas. Daniel says Miz certainly isn't the best of wrestling, telling Miz to run his mouth behind the commentators desk and leave the fighting to the superstars. Daniel says there are a ton of guys in the back who would love that opportunity. Daniel announces Dolph with defend his belt in an open challenge as we go to commercia
-Curt Hawkins comes out to answer the challenge.
Dolph Ziggler vs Curt Hawkins Intercontinental Title Match
Dolph superkicks him immediately and gets the pin and the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler via pinfall
-Dolph gets interviewed afterwards and talks about Survivor Series, issuing an open challenge to anyone on Raw at Survivor Series. Next Dean is interviewed backstage about his match and James wants to go to ringside, saying he wants to make things right, Dean telling him to leave and he's got it. Next up we get a plug for Head Bangers versus The Usos in a qualifying match as we go to commercial.
-They recap Randy Orton versus Kane tonight then we have Bray, Luke and Randy backstage, Bray saying he doesn't trust him, but Bray welcomes him into the family anyway. Randy says the darkness has shown him the light. Randy declares Bray a god as his eyes glow.
Head Bangers vs The Usos
Usos attack them before the match then they double team Thrasher, but he tags in Mosh. Jimmy rolls up Mosh off the distraction from Jey for the pin and the win and advance to the Survivor Series team.
Winner: The Usos via pinfall
-We then have AJ interviewed in the back and AJ says he's going to beat Dean again and he won't have an excuse. Dean is then with James and Dean makes him leave the arena, saying they'll exchange Christmas cards as we go to commercial.
AJ Styles vs Dean Ambrose
The match started while we were in commercial and Dean is in control of AJ on the outside, tossing him over the announce table and into the barricade before putting him back into the ring for a quick 2 count. AJ gets a quick 2 count off of a sunset flip then Dean gets one off of a small package. Dean puts on a cloverleaf, but AJ gets to the ropes, setting AJ on the top rope, hitting a butterfly superplex for a close 2 count. AJ puts a calf crusher on, but Dean gets to the ropes, the two going to the outside then Dean sets AJ on the barricade before sending him over it with a clothesline. Dean rolls AJ back into the ring for a quick 2 count then stomps on him in the corner, going for a blockbuster, but AJ counters, Dean holding his knee as we go to commercial.
We come back with Dean sending AJ to the outside when he goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Dean dropkicks him to the outside. Dean hits an elbow off the top rope to the outside then puts AJ back into the ring, going up to the top rope again, but AJ sees it. Dean goes for Dirty Deeds, but AJ then Dean turns him inside out with a lariat. AJ goes for a calf crusher, but it's countered, Ambrose hitting a facebuster for a close 2 count. AJ hits a series of strikes then teases the Styles Clash, the two laying each other out with a double clothesline. James Ellsworth comes out of no where at ringside then AJ hits a pele kick for a close 2 count. Security comes out to get him and he runs away as Dean rolls AJ up for a quick 2 count. They counter each others finishers then AJ puts on the calf crusher, Dean getting to the ropes. Ellsworth comes back with security chasing him and they get him as AJ sends him over the announce table. Dean hits Dirty Deeds for the pin and the win as security drags Ellsworth off.
Winner: Dean Ambrose via pinfall