This is the Fightful.com live coverage for WWE Smackdown! Live! Tonight Sami Zayn will explain why he saved Kevin Owens Sunday night at WWE Hell in a Cell, AJ Styles invokes his rematch clause in an attempt to regain his WWE United States Championship and much more so be sure to come back here at 8 PM EST for all of the action!
-The Usos come out to celebrate their winning the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships at Hell in a Cell this past Sunday night. New Day come out and they exchange barbs before the Usos go on a diatribe about what they go through day in and day out before proclaiming that they run the tag division. New Day and the Usos then go onto make a truce based on their mutual respect for one another. Hype Bros come out and say that they take all of the credit and leave the rest of the division out of the title picture before they're interrupted by Shelton and Chad. Gable says that Hype Bros should go to the back of the line after their defeat this past Sunday night.
Breezango and The Ascension come out before Daniel Bryan comes out and tells New York and the Usos to get out of the ring. Daniel then says that the rest of the teams will be in a fatal four way to determine who will face the Usos as we go to commercial.
Fatal Four Way Tag Team Match
The Ascension start off with Hype Bros before Chad tags in and takes Viktor down before he starts tagging in and out with Shelton. Chad takes Viktor down repeatedly before Viktor gets to his corner and Konnor tags in. Konnor then drops Chad with a boot before everyone gets into the ring and square off as we go to commercial.
-They all brawl as we come back from commercial, then Shelton tags himself in after the ring clears before he and Chad take out everyone else in the ring. Gable and Shelton then hit their finisher for the pin and the win.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin via pinfall
Becky Lynch vs Carmella
Becky immediately goes after Carmella before tossing her around the ring until she rolls out of the ring to regroup. Carmella uses a distraction by James to regain the momentum and rolls her back into the ring before putting her in a rear chin lock. Becky rolls her up for a quick two count before hitting a series of forearms. Carmella then catches Becky coming in, but Becky turns it around and takes her down before locking in the Disarmer for the tap and the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch via submission
-Kevin Owens comes out and talks about his match this past weekend and how he put Shane McMahon in the hospital and that he's doing everyone a favor. Kevin talks about having a near death experience before he has Sami Zayn come out to the ring. Kevin says that he had no idea he'd do what he did and he still has no idea why before thanking him. Sami talks about how he's always been a pleaser, but Kevin for everything when he got nothing and he decided that Kevin was right all along. Sami goes on to talk about how badly he's been treated since moving from RAW to Smackdown! Live before thanking Kevin and the two exchanging a hug as we go to commercial.
Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton vs Rusev & Aiden English
Randy is all over Rusev to start the match before they get out of the ring and Randy sends Rusev over the announce table. Randy then gets attacked from behind by English and rolled back in the ring where Rusev stomps him repeatedly as we go to commercial.
Rusev is in control as we come back from commercial, tagging English in who gets a quick two count before English plays to the crowd and receives a powerslam for his troubles. Randy tags in Shinsuke who drops English and knocks Rusev off of the apron before hitting his signature double knees in the corner. Shinsuke then teases the Kinshasa before Rusev interrupts him, Randy hitting an RKO to Rusev before Shinsuke finishes the match with the Kinshasa for the pin and the win.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via pinfall
-Bobby Roode comes out to the ring and talks about his victory over Dolph Ziggler at WWE Hell in a Cell this past weekend. Dolph comes out and patronizes him before saying that he exposed Roode as a fraud and that he was the better wrestler and better man. Dolph then shows how Roode rolled him up and held his tights for the victory before saying that he is a cheater. Roode says that all he did was prove that he's smarter before Dolph demands a rematch. Roode agrees to a rematch before saying that he is sick and tired of Dolph talking and that he needs to get in the ring and they have their rematch right now.
Dolph comes down the ramp before saying that he will get his rematch when and where he wants to before leaving as we go to commercial.
WWE United States Championship Match
Baron Corbin (c) vs AJ Styles
AJ kicks and dropkicks Corbin out of the ring as soon as the match starts before repeatedly keeping him from getting back into the ring as we go to commercial.
Corbin is in control as we come back from commercial, dropping AJ with a clothesline and beating him down before AJ hits a jumping forearm in the corner and a dropkick to the knee. Corbin counters the Phenomenal Forearm before AJ dropkicks him over the announce table, then AJ rolls him back into the ring before hitting an ushigaroshi for a near fall. Corbin catches AJ coming in and hits a 720 Deep Six before mocking him and setting him up on the top turnbuckle. AJ counters into the Calf Killer, but Corbin gets free by slamming AJ into the mat before AJ counters the End of Days. AJ sends Corbin out of the ring with a Pele kick before Corbin catches him coming off of the apron and tosses him into the floor.
They then get back in the ring and Corbin hits the End of Days for the pin and the win.
Winner: Baron Corbin defeats AJ via pinfall to retain his WWE United States Championship.