It has been two days since Survivor Series and Team Smackdown! Live reigning supreme in the main event of the team versus team match against Team RAW and there are more questions than answers. What will be the repercussions for Dean Ambrose turning on AJ in the middle of the match and helping his former Shield brothers powerbomb AJ through a table? What will Shane and Daniel do about Baron Corbin costing Kalisto his match against The Brian Kendrick that had the Cruiserweight division on the line? What's next for The Miz after defeating Sami Zayn this past Sunday? What is the future of the Women's division on Smackdown? These questions and more will be answered so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of tonight's action on what should be a jam packed edition of Smackdown! Live!
-We open with a video package recapping the Team RAW versus Team Smackdown! Live 5 on 5 match and then Shane McMahon comes out and gives credit to Team RAW, but says he's happy Smackdown! won. Shane thanks Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt for coming through in the clutch and says he's disappointed about how Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles didn't get along as Dean comes out to the ring. Dean says there's nothing to complain about, but Shane brings up how The Shield killed AJ, but Dean says to focus on the positives and brings out James Ellsworth to praise him for eliminating Braun Strowman, wearing a neck brace. Dean pesters and interrupts Shane then Shane says he's giving James a contract for Smackdown! Live. Shane gives Dean the night off and tells him to leave the building right now. Dean heads up the ramp and is met by AJ Styles who comes out and asks when Smackdown! Live became the land of undeserved opportunity and says that after what Dean did to AJ he should be kicked off of the brand. AJ says James was given and contract and has not earned it and that he deserves a contract and that James doesn't deserve anything. AJ says if James faces AJ tonight in a ladder match and wins he's earned the contract. James says he's beaten AJ twice so he thinks he can a third time and if James win he gets a contract he gets a shot at the WWE World Championship. James says he wants it all or nothing at all then Shane makes it official. AJ leaves, thanking Shane then Dean comes out of no where.
-We next go to The Miz and Maryse backstage with Daniel, The Miz saying it's Mizgiving and Daniel puts The Miz in a title match against Kalisto, saying the match is next as we go to commercial.
The Miz vs Kalisto WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
-Shane escorts Dean out of the arena with Kalisto already in the ring.
They exchange wrist locks then Kalisto gets a quick 2 count, rolling him up for two more then sends Miz to the outside, diving through the ropes out onto him as we go to commercial.
The Miz is in control as we come back until Kalisto hits a springboard senton then a tornado for a quick 2 count. Miz goes for a slingshot powerbomb, but Kalisto turns it into a slingshot huricanrrana, getting another quick 2 count. Kalisto goes to the top rope then Baron Corbin distracts him, Miz hitting the Skull Crushing Finale for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Miz via pinfall with the Skull Crushing Finale
-After the match Corbin hits The End of Days to Kalisto then leaves. Miz and Maryse look on on the ramp and Dolph Ziggler superkicks him.
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