This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown Live! Tonight we have a taped show from the UK which will see Randy Orton Returns to action, Shinsuke Nakamura and Dolph Ziggler will look to try and gain an advantage in their heated rivalry and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of the action!
-Randy Orton comes out to the ring to start the show and says he didn't lose for any reason other than Jinder interfering at Payback before Jinder comes out and interrupts him. Jinder says that he took what he's going to win at Backlash and shows pictures of what he looks like with the WWE Championship. Jinder says he'll take the belt back to his people and wear it in the Taj Mahal and India will build a statue of him. Jinder says he will cleanse the ignorance of the WWE Universe and he will become the Maha Raja. Kevin Owens comes out next and interrupts him and says no one cares about India or the House of Horrors match or England, saying that he is all anyone cares about.
Kevin says he ended Chris Jericho's career and says that the list of Jericho is dead because of him. Kevin goes on to say that he'll beat AJ at Backlash and he's coming for the WWE Championship next, saying his ultimate goal is to be the new face of the WWE before repeating it in French. AJ Styles comes out and says that Kevin is delusional and that this isn't Backlash, that this is Smackdown! Live and this is the house he built. AJ goes on to say that Kevin will never be the face of the brand before he's interrupted by Baron Corbin who's attacked from behind by Sami Zayn. They square off as we go to commercial, setting up the six man tag match in our main event tonight.
Becky Lynch vs Natalya
They start odd even until Natalya puts Becky in an octopus stretch, Becky quick to get free and come back with several forearms and clotheslines before dropping her with a running forearm in the corner. Becky hits an exploder suplex, then gets distracted by Naomi fighting Carmella to allow Natalya to roll her up for the pin and the win.
Winner: Natalya via pinfall
-We get another Fashion Police segment with the duo dressed like a constable and Sherlock Holmes before we see The Ascension grunting and growling while holding a chain.
Luke Harper vs Erick Rowan
Luke and Erick brawl as soon as the match starts, then exchange running clotheslines in the corner before Luke ssends Erick out of the ring. Erick attacks Luke from behind when he gets back in, then hits a splash for a quick two count. Luke powers out of a headlock with a backdrop, then drops Erick repeatedly before playing to the crowd and hitting a sling shot senton for a quick two count. Luke hits a deep six for a near fall, then Erick hits a sit-out choke bomb for a near fall of his own. Erick then hits a spinning power slam for the pin and the win after poking Luke in the eye after Erick distracts the referee.
Winner: Erick Rowan via pinfall
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