This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Tonight we have a great show as in our main event Shinsuke Nakamura faces Randy Orton for a chance to take on Jinder Mahal at WWE Hell in a Cell. Be sure to come back here at 8 PM EST to find out who will get another chance at the gold!
-We open the show with a taped segment with Randy Orton, then Shinsuke Nakamura before Kevin Owens comes out to the ring and interrupts James Ellsworth and Carmella and decides to declare himself as the special guest referee for her match with Natalya. Shane comes out and tells him that it's not happening before Kevin says that he wants to be on RAW. Kevin says that he shouldn't have survived the helicopter crash before talking about his family and causing Shane to attack him. Shane beats on Kevin at ringside before the officials make him leave as we go to commercial.
-We come back from commercial to Kevin being helped backstage before Daniel walks up to him, Kevin going on a diatribe about how he will ruin WWE and the McMahon family.
Natalya vs Carmella
Natalya takes her down to start the match before they get into a slapping exchange, Natalya dropping Carmella with a clothesline before she rolls out of the ring to regroup as we go to commercial.
Carmella is in control as we come back from commercial until Natalya comes back and goes for a sharpshooter, but Carmella is quick to the ropes for the break. Carmella is then distracted by James before Natalya rolls her up for the pin and the win.
Winner: Natalya via pinfall
-After the match Carmella turns on James and dumps him as we go backstage to Shane pacing back and forth as we go to commercial.
-Dolph Ziggler comes out to a series of entrances including John Cena's before foregoing a match.
Sami Zayn vs Aiden English
Sami goes right after Aiden to start the match, hitting him with a series of right hands before hitting a huricanrrana, then Aiden rolls him up out of nowhere for the pin and the win.
Winner: Aiden English via pinfall