This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown Live! Times, they are a changing and f tonight the change continues as the Smackdown! Live side of the WWE Superstar Shakeup continues! We already saw WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose show up on RAW last night along with Alexa Bliss, The Miz and Maryse and Bray Wyatt as well as a few others. Who will show up tonight? Charlotte? Roman? The New Day? Be sure to come back here at 8PM EST to find out!
-We open the show with WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens coming out to the ring. Owens declares that Smackdown! Live is now the Kevin Owens Show and that he brought the United States Championship with him, saying that it might be confusing since he's from Canada, but everyone should be thankful that the title is in good hands and that Canada is much better than the United States. Owens says it's a known fact that Canadians make better athletes than Americans and talks about how the Montreal Canadians beat the Boston Bruins all of the time; an easy way to get a reaction since they're in Boston. Owens then starts speaking French before translating and issuing an open challenge to anyone and that he's there to be the new face of America as Baron Corbin comes out. Corbin says that KO can't beat him and that he beat Dean so bad he sent him to RAW and Dean beat KO so bad he sent him to Smackdown! Live.
Corbin says that if he beat Dean and Dean beat Kevin he should be able to destroy him before saying he is owed a title match. Sami Zayn comes out next to the shock and disgust of Kevin tells him that he can't be there, then Sami gets on the mic and says that he is finally on Smackdown! Live before Corbin says that no one cares, then AJ Styles comes out to the ring. AJ says that it's not about Sami, Corbin or anyone else other than AJ Styles and that he built the house and he's still there. Daniel Bryan comes out and says that they'll have a triple threat match for the United States Championship tonight as we go to commercial.
Randy Orton vs Erick Rowan
They lock up, then Randy beats on Rowan with a series of punches in the corner before Rowan drops him with a back elbow. Rowan hits Randy with a series of strikes in the corner before setting him on the top rope, then goes for a superplex, but Randy corners with several headbutts. Randy catches Rowan running in and hits a powerslam and his signature stomps to the hands and feet before Rowan rolls out of the ring, Randy side stepping him when he runs at him and Rowan running into the stairs. They get back in the ring and Randy hits his draping DDT before setting up for an RKO before Bray appears on screen and says that their paths will cross regardless of them being on different brands and that he is everywhere and everything and that he will see him very soon. Randy turns around and Rowan has gotten out of the ring, but Erick hits him with the stairs before tossing him back into the ring. Rowan picks Randy up and hits a full nelson chokeslam before leaving as we go to commercial.
Winner: Randy Orton via disqualification
The Usos vs American Alpha WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Match
AA double team Jey until Jimmy tags himself in, then Jordan tags himself back in and they double team Jimmy before sending Jey off of the apron and Jimmy over the top rope as we go to commercial.
The Usos do their best to cut the ring in half, mocking Gable before The Usos try their best to keep Gable out of the match. Gable gets tagged in and hits Jimmy with two German suplexes and Jey with an exploder suplex before hitting Jimmy with a moonsault for a near fall. Jimmy is sent out of the ring, then Gable puts Jey in an armbar in the ropes before Jimmy superkicks him from ringside. Gable catches Jey coming off of the top rope for a near fall, then AA hit an electric chair bulldog for another near fall that Jimmy breaks up. The Usos send AA out of the ring, then dive through the ropes, but they catch them and hit a double exploder suplex to the floor. They get back in the ring and send Jordan out of it before they hit a superkick into a splash for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Usos via pinfall
-Primo and Epico come out of no where after the match and kill AA, sending Jordan into the ring post, then hitting Gable with a powerbomb backstabber combo as we go to commercial.
Mojo Rawley vs Jinder Mahal
Jinder hits Mojo with a series of strikes, then Mojo fights back before dropping him with a clothesline. Jinder drops Mojo with a high knee for a quick two count, then hits a jumping knee for another one before Mojo drops him with a shoulder tackle and a splash in the corner, but Jinder catches him coming in, then goes out of the ring to the crowd before a drink is tossed in his face by Mojo's friend. They get back in the ring and Mojo hits him with a running forearm in the corner for the pin in the win.
Winner: Mojo Rawley via pinfall
-Shane comes out to the ring and talks about the state of the Smackdown! Live Women's Division. Shane then has the entire Women's division to come out to the ring before introducing the new women as Tamina then Charlotte comes out.
-We then get a vignette for Sin Cara and Rusev coming to Smackdown! Live before we see Aiden English in the ring.
Tye Dillinger vs Aiden English
Tye mocks English as the crowd erupts to start the match, then they lock up for a not so clean break before English stomps Tye in the corner and whips him across the ring. English hits a running back elbow before playing to the crowd, then misses a jumping knee before Tye chops him repeatedly. Tye sends him into the corner and stomps him repeatedly as the crowd chants "Ten!", then Tye hits the Tye Breaker for the pin and the win.
Winner: Tye Dillinger via pinfall
-We have Dolph in the ring as we come back, saying that he's staying on Smackdown! Live before he's interrupted by Shinsuke Nakamura. The crowd erupts into "Nakamura!" chants as Dolph asks if he can help him, saying that he doesn't know who he is or who he thinks he is. The crowd chants his song before Dolph hands him his microphone, then Shinsuke says that he is Shinsuke Nakamura before the crowd starts another "Nakamura!" chant. Dolph starts to leave, then goes to superkick him, but Shinsuke catches it, then tells Dolph to bring it before Dolph slides out of the ring and leaves.
-We get announcements for The New Day coming to Smackdown! Live as well.
AJ Styles vs Sami Zayn vs Baron Corbin WWE United States Championship Number One Contenders Match
Sami and AJ double team Corbin, hitting a double suplex, then Corbin clotheslines AJ over the top rope before Zayn attacks him. Zayn hits a huricanrrana, then AJ and Sami clothesline him over the top rope before they square off in the center of the ring. They lock up, then AJ gets out of a headlock before Zayn dropkicks him out of the ring, then goes to dive out of the ring, but Corbin grabs Sami and drags him out of the ring. Corbin tosses Zayn onto the ramp, then drops AJ with a right hand before Zayn hits a springboard moonsault that takes both AJ and Corbin out as we go to commercial.
Corbin stomps AJ in the corner and whips Sami into the turnbuckle before forcing AJ back into the corner when he tries to fight out of it. Sami tries to fight back, but Corbin hits a side slam for a quick two count, then hits AJ with a boot for another quick two count. Corbin hits Sami with a series of forearms in the corner until he plays to the crowd, then AJ comes back with a flurry of strikes before Corbin drops him with a right hand. Sami drops Corbin with a lariat, then sends AJ over the top rope and to the floor before hitting Corbin with an exploder suplex in the corner. Sami goes for a running kick in the corner, but AJ grabs him and hits an ushigaroshi before Corbin turns AJ inside out with a clothesline. Zayn hits AJ with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall, then sets him on the top rope before Corbin comes back in and AJ misses a flying forearm while Sami gets a near fall by rolling up Corbin. Corbin hits Sami with a Deep Six for a near fall that AJ breaks up, then AJ hits an enzuigiri when Corbin runs into the ring post. AJ hits a springboard 450 Splash for a near fall that Sami breaks up at the last second, then AJ hits both of them with a running forearm before Corbin hits AJ and Sami with a running clothesline. AJ hits Sami with a Pele kick, then goes for a Styles Clash, but Sami dumps him over the top rope before hitting Sami with a Phenomenal Forearm for the pin and the win.
Winner: AJ Styles via pinfall