This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live! Tonight after making history and becoming WWE World Champion Jinder Mahal looks to have what is being called a Punjabi celebration as well as WWE Smackdown! Live commissioner Shane McMahon has a major announcement for Money in the Bank and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of the action!
-We open the show with Jinder coming to the arena with a police escort, then Shane McMahon comes out to announce that Randy Orton will get his rematch at Money in the Bank which takes place in the hometown of Randy Orton. Shane goes on to announce all of the participants for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match as AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens and last but not least Shinsuke Nakamura comes out to the ring. Kevin gets in the ring and says that he doesn't understand why AJ is in the match and he's not in the match even though he came out to the ring with everyone else. Shane then ends up putting Kevin in the match, Corbin telling Kevin to shut up and that Shane should lower the briefcase now and give it to him. AJ says this is the house he built on him being phenomenal and that he doesn't care who he's in there with, he'll show the world why he's the franchise player when he wins the briefcase.
Sami says he didn't come go Smackdown Live! to watch AJ run victory laps, Corbin saying that he's the Rudy of Smackdown! Live, Sami saying that he has no problem beating him a second time. Kevin tells them to shut up, but Dolph interrupts them and says he actually won money in the bank and he's cashed in before and he'll do it again. Shinsuke introduces himself and says to call him Mr.Money in the Bank before Shane says they'll have a rematch between Corbin and Sami and have AJ and Shinsuke face Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler as we go to commercial.
Becky Lynch & Charlotte vs Natalya & Carmella
Becky and Carmella start it off with Becky taking he down with snap mares and head lock takeovers repeatedly before Carmella drops her with a shoulder block. Becky gets a quick one count off of a back slide, then one off of a sunset flip before Becky dropkicks her out of the ring as we go to commercial.
The match still runs in a tiny corner of the screen, Becky rolling her back in and Natalya tripping her when she runs the ropes, Carmella opting to take the time to play to the crowd before tagging in Natalya. Natalya takes Becky down and locks in a head lock before she gets out of it, Carmella tagging in and stomping on her in the corner. Natalya and Carmella stomp on Becky as Charlotte complains to the referee as we come back from commercial. Becky finally tags in Charlotte who takes out both Natalya and Carmella, hitting a neckbreaker and a boot for a quick two count on Natalya. Natalya hits Charlotte with a release German suplex, but Charlotte is quick to tag in Becky who hits a missile dropkick. Carmella gets tagged in and Becky ends up putting her in the Disarmer for the tap and the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch & Charlotte via submission
Sami Zayn vs Baron Corbin
They lock up to start the match, Corbin backing Sami into the corner before tossing him across the ring, then Sami rolls him up out of nowhere for the pin and the win.
Winner: Sami Zayn via pinfall
-Corbin goes ballistic after the match and attacks Sami before hitting him repeatedly with a chair and beating on him after sending him into the crowd. Corbin carries Sami around before power slamming him into the floor and hitting him with forearms against the barricade before leaving.
-AJ talks to Shinsuke backstage and they talk about the first time they've ever teamed together, having been enemies in Japan. We then get a segment of the Fashion Files where Shane shows up to their office, the two thinking he wants them to turn in their badges and guns, the two giving him everything except the clothes off of their backs. Shane then says that Tyler will face Jey in a singles match before they take all of their stuff besides their guns and leave as we go to commercial.
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