This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown Live! Tonight we have an action packed show as in our main event Naomi defends her Smackdown Live Women's Championship against Charlotte as well as AJ Styles rematching with Baron Corbin, Randy Orton takes on Eric Rowan and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of the action!
-We open with Renee having Shinsuke come out for an interview to start the show. Dolph comes out immediately after he does right when Renee is about to ask a question and interviews Shinsuke himself, mockingly acting like he's translating Japanese, saying that Shinsuke is saying that Dolph is his favorite wrestler and that he's intimidated by being in the ring with his hero. Dolph says that Shinsuke isn't who you think he is and his name is actually Michael, essentially retelling the life of Michael Jackson. Dolph continues to mock him before Shinsuke grabs the mic and says it's his turn to ask questions, asking Dolph what his problem is. Shinsuke translates for him, using Japanese rather than English, ending it with the English word jackass before superkicking Shinsuke. Shinsuke hits a reverse exploder suplex, then goes for the Kinshasa, but Dolph rolls out of the ring right when he does as we go to commercial.
AJ Styles vs Baron Corbin
AJ shows off his speed early, but Corbin shows off his strength, shoving him away with ease as we hear Kevin Owens who has joined on commentary before the match started. AJ tries to chop the taller Corbin down with kicks to the legs, then puts him in a headlock before Corbin powers out and sends AJ to the outside as we go to commercial.
Corbin is in control as we come back, hitting a chokebreaker for a quick two count, then sets AJ on the top rope before going for a superplex, but AJ slips out the back. AJ hits a Pele kick, then a running, leaping clothesline in the corner before hitting a sliding forearm for a near fall. AJ teases a Styles Clash, then a Calf Killer before Corbin drops him from behind with a clubbing blow before Kevin tries to distract him, AJ kicking him away. AJ then rolls Corbin up for the pin and the win before Owens comes in and he and Corbin beat on AJ.
Winner: AJ Styles via pinfall
-Sami Zayn comes out after the match and sends Kevin to the outside before hitting Corbin with a Helluva Kick before KO hits AJ with a pop-up powerbomb after sending Sami out of the ring.
-We then have an interview with Charlotte before her title match tonight as we go to commercial.
Beat the Clock Challenge Match One American Alpha vs The Colons
Gable gets a back slide immediately for a quick two count, then locks in a side headlock, Jordan tagging himself in quickly after. Jordan hits a dropkick, then Gable tags himself in, Gable rolling him up from behind for a near fall. Gable knocks Epico off of the apron before Primo drops him with a knee for a quick two count. The Colons double team Gable before beating on him as the clock reaches two minutes and thirty seconds. The Colons double team Gable more for a quick two count, then Epico puts him in a side headlock as Jordan is eager for the tag. Epico hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall, then tags in Primo who hits a back drop for a quick two count. Primo locks Gable in a submission before transitioning to a front headlock and sending Jordan off of the apron and to the floor before hitting a front dropkick to Gable. Jordan rushes in and sends Epico out of the ring before AA hit Grand Amplitude for the pin and the win at five minutes and seventeen seconds.
Winner: American Alpha via pinfall
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