This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live. Tonight WWE goes across the pond to England where Jinder Mahal will defend his WWE World Championship against AJ Styles, The Usos defend their WWE Smackdown! Live Tag Team Championship against Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin. Be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for to see who walks away with the gold and be sure to stick around for the post show podcast!
-Shane McMahon comes out to the ring to start the show and talks about what happened last night on RAW before bringing out New Day. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn come and Shane sets up a match between Sami and Kofi.
Sami Zayn vs Kofi Kingston
They lock up to start the match for a clean break before exchanging wrist locks and hammer locks before Sami hits a monkey flip that Kofi lands on his feet from. Kofi sends Sami out of the ring as he talks with Kevin at ringside before gingerly making his way back into the ring, then opts not to; jumping down after he gets on the apron before Kofi gets out of the ring and chases him around ringside before they get back in. Sami takes control once they're back in the ring and beats on Kofi before Kofi dropkicks him in midair and sends him back out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Kofi hits a springboard flipping senton to the outside after sending Sami out of the ring, then gets back in the ring for a quick two count. Kofi hits an enzuigiri before they counter each other, then Kofi gets the pin and the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston via pinfall
Randy Orton vs Rusev
They immediately tease their finishers before Rusev hits a roundhouse kick for a series of near falls as we go to commercial.
Rusev is in control as we come back from commercial, hitting a spinning wheel kick for a near fall as we see Shane backstage with Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura looking on from a monitor. Rusev hits a series of elbow drops for a quick two count before Randy hits an RKO out of nowhere for the pin and the win.
Winner: Randy Orton via pinfall