Welcome to the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live! We now have a new WWE Intercontinental champion and it is Dolph Ziggler, The Miz and Maryse tried everything to keep the belt and retire Dolph, but he overcame all of the odds to win and keep his career! AJ Styles did what he had to to retain his title Sunday by finishing the match by attacking John Cena with a chair for the pin.
-We open with a recap of No Mercy. Dolph Ziggler comes out to a big pop and says "we" did it, that the weeks that led up to No Mercy he let his emotions get the best of him, but he won. He says he knew about the tv guide description saying he was going to lose. Dolph says he knew this is where he belongs and no matter what he was gong to leave No Mercy the Intercontinental champion. The Miz comes out next and he and Maryse come out to mourn the death of the IC belt. Miz asks if everyone is happy that his 188 day reign ended and he was the person to make the belt so prestigious. Miz says Dolph's victory is the funeral of tie belt's legacy. Miz says this isn't over and he wants a rematch. Dolph has them roll a video of his victory Sunday night. Dolph implies that Miz was and is crying. Miz says he's not done with Dolph and neither are the Spirit Squad who come out next, saying Dolph has to fight them in a handicap match.
Dolph Ziggler vs The Spirit Squad
Dolph sends them over the top rope as we go to commercial, but we have a split screen so you can kind of see what's going on, not even split screen it's like a fourth of a screen. From the looks of it they're winning, it's hard to see with a car commercial taking up most of the screen.
We come back with Kenny and Dolph, Kenny with a rear chin lock on Dolph as they recap the commercial where Miz distracted Dolph and SS got the upper hand. Dolph takes out Kenny on the outside then Mikey tags Kenny in after Dolph rolls him up. Dolph hits a double DDT then Kenny gets a quick 2 count off of a distraction by Mikey. Dolph hits a super kick as Mauro says "HE KILLED KENNY!"
Winner: Dolph Ziggler via pinfall
-The Miz attacks Dolph and hits the Skull Crushing Finale after the match then Heath Slater and Rhyno come out to save him when Miz and SS go to attack him more.
-We get a plug for Becky Lynch's match with Alexa Bliss in Scotland then we get a plug for Kane and Randy Orton versus Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. Finally we have a plug for an announcement Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon will be making for Survivor Series as we go to commercial.
-We come back with them making Miz and Dolph in the new video game, pretty much recreating the match exactly in what they showed. Daniel and Shane announce a five on five traditional elimination match, RAW versus Smackdown! Live as well as a tag team version and a women's version.
Carmella vs Naomi
-We get an interview from earlier today where Nikki was interviewed and Carmella threw her into a forklift.
Carmella attacks Naomi before the match starts as we go to commercial.
Carmella gets a quick 2 count as we come back, in control since we went to commercial, no split screen this time. We have Alexa Bliss watching in the back as Naomi hits a jawbreaker then a series of kicks then a bulldog. Naomi hits a cross body off the top rope for a quick 2 count. Nikki comes out to attack Carmella, but a bunch of referees stop her then Naomi rolls her up off the distraction for the pin and the win.
Winner: Naomi via pinfall