This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live! Tonight is set to be an action packed show as in our main event the WWE World Champion AJ Styles defends his title against Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler in a triple threat match. We also have a Four Corners Elimination Match for the WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship as Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt defend their titles against The Usos, Heath Slater & Rhyno and American Alpha! If that wasn't enough, John Cena makes his return to Smackdown! Live to open the show so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of tonight's action!
-We open with John Cena coming out to deafening boos, but Cena just tells them to keep it up, that he missed it. Cena says there's nothing like the excitement of the WWE Universe and few places compete with the All State Arena. Cena talks about all the titles that are on the line tonight then questions why he's even there as the crowd chants for The Undertaker. Cena says he's there tonight to set the record straight and that he's not done, he's not leaving and this is still his time and his era. Cena goes on to confirm that he'll be in the title match at the Royal Rumble before leaving as we go to commercial.
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Four Corners Elimination Match
Rhyno and Chad start it off with Rhyno in control, but Gable shows off his power and suplexes Rhyno for a quick 2 count before tagging in Jey Uso. Jimmy and Jey isolate Rhyno and get a quick 2 count off of it, tagging in and out frequently as the Wyatts look on. Heath gets tagged in and drops Jimmy repeatedly before hitting a neckbreaker for a quick 2 count. Jimmy hits a superkick on Heath after Heath tries to get rid of Jey and gets the pin and eliminates Heath Slater and Rhyno as we go to commercial.
Jey is in control of Jordan as we come back as Bray looks on at ring side. Gable gets tagged in and hits a suplex on Jey for a quick 2 count, Jimmy breaking up the pin. The Usos jump off the top rope, but both are caught by AA and hit with suplexes. Jey sends Jordan to the outside then Gable rolls him up for the pin and the elimination. Randy comes in and stomps on various body parts of Jordan then hangs Jordan on the top rope before stomping on him then whips him across the ring repeatedly before hitting a powerslam for a quick 2 count. Bray distracts the referee and Luke gets a quick 2 count before tagging in Randy as we go to commercial.
Luke is in control of Chad as we come back, but Chad quickly powers out of a side headlock then is immediately dropped by Luke before being sent to the outside. Randy rolls him back into the ring for a quick 2 count then hits a suplex for another quick 2 count before stomping on the head of Gable. Luke comes in and keeps Gable away from Jordan then hits a Michinoku Driver for a quick 2 count of his own. Luke goes for a sitout powerbomb, but Gable counters then tags in Jordan as Randy is tagged in as well. Jordan drops both Randy and Luke repeatedly then hits a Saito Suplex for a close 2 count that Luke breaks up. Luke and Jordan fight outside then Chad takes out Luke before Jordan takes out Randy at ringside. Randy capitalizes and hits the draping DDT on Jordan before AA capitalize on a mistake by Randy and Luke for the pin and the win.
Winner: American Alpha via pinfall
-After the match Bray has to separate Randy and Luke as we go to commercial.
-We come back to Dolph being interviewed about his match tonight then we have James Ellsworth interviewed before Carmella comes up and interrupts then leads him away.
Alexa Bliss vs Becky Lynch WWE Smackdown! Women's Championship Match
Becky puts a kneebar on Alexa immediately, but she's quick to get to the ropes then they exchange wrist locks and side headlocks. Becky drops Alexa then they roll each other up repeatedly, each time for a quick 2 count then Becky drops Alexa again before putting an armbar on Alexa who gets out of it and rolls her up for a quick 2 count then hits an STO on Becky. They fight outside then Alexa sends Becky face first into the ring post as we go to commercial.
Becky drops Alexa repeatedly as we come back, but misses a forearm in the corner. Becky snaps the arm of Alexa before sending her in the corner then goes to the top rope, but Alexa meets her, Becky pushing her away then hits a shotgun dropkick off the top rope for a close 2 count as the masked woman comes out and distracts Becky before Alexa rolls her up for a quick 1 count then they alternate pins for a one counts before Alexa drops Beck with a forearm then hits Insult To Injury. Alexa goes for Twisted Bliss, but Becky gets her knees up then puts Alexa in the Disarmer, however Alexa quickly gets her foot on the ropes. The masked person distracts Becky then allows Alexa to hit a DDT for the pin and the win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss via pinfall
-We come back to Nikki being interviewed then we have Baron Corbin interviewed about his title match tonight before he comes out to the ring.
AJ Styles vs Dolph Ziggler vs Baron Corbin WWE World Championship Triple Threat Match
Everyone starts off aggressive, each trying to gain an early advantage then Corbin sends AJ to the outside as we go to commercial.
Corbin is in control of AJ and Dolph as we come back, manhandling them around the outside of the ring before rolling AJ back into the ring for a quick 1 count. Dolph hits a superkick on Corbin then AJ and Dolph reverse suplexes before exchanging right hands, only for both of them to be dropped by Corbin with a double clothesline. AJ stops Corbin from hitting The End of Days on Dolph then sends Dolph into AJ in the corner. Corbin turns Dolph inside out with a lariat then does the same to AJ with an STO for a quick 2 count as we go to commercial.
Corbin is in control of both AJ and Dolph as we come back, having them both down in a corner then they start to fight back, the two hitting Corbin with a series of right hands before sending him over the top rope. Corbin sends AJ into the barricade as he and Dolph go out after Corbin then Corbin drops Dolph before taking the announce table apart. AJ and Dolph hit a leg drop, elbow drop combination on Corbin, sending him through the table then Dolph rolls AJ back into the ring and hits a DDT for a close 2 count. AJ hits an ushigaroshi on Dolph when he counters a Zig Zag then goes for the Styles Clash, but Dolph counters. AJ goes for The Phenomenal Forearm, but Dolph hits a superkick then Dolph hits another superkick for a very close 2 count. Corbin hits a Deep Six on Dolph for a close 2 count that AJ breaks up then Corbin and AJ exchange strikes in the center of the ring before Corbin hits The End of Days on AJ while Dolph hits a Zig Zag on Corbin at the same time for a very close 2 count. Corbin sends Dolph into the post then sits him on the top rope before Corbin hits The End of Days on Dolph then AJ hits The Phenomenal Forearm to Dolph for the pin and the win.
Winner: AJ Styles via pinfall