This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live. Tonight is a night of tag matches as we have a six woman tag match when Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Naomi take on the Riott Squad, New Day take on Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin and much more so be sure to come back here at 8 PM EST for all of the action and stick around after the show for the post show podcast!
-AJ Styles comes out to start the show to be interviewed by Renee before Baron Corbin interrupts him and gets in the ring only for the two of them to be interrupted by Kevin Owens. Kevin talks about Shane and how he has it out for him and wants to catch him off guard before Shane comes out to the ramp. Shane says that there is too much talking so he's going to make a match between Baron and AJ and Kevin and Dolph, the Kevin and Dolph match starting as soon as we come back from commercial..
Kevin Owens vs Dolph Ziggler
Dolph attacks Kevin as soon as the match starts before sending Kevin out of the ring with a dropkick and smashing his face into the announce table before rolling him back into the ring. Kevin comes back momentarily before Dolph hits another dropkick and Kevin rolls out of the ring before sending him into the barricade. Kevin whips Dolph into the ring apron before rolling him back into the ring, but misses a senton before they counter each other until Dolph hits a suplex. Dolph then misses a splash in the corner before Kevin hits a cannonball in the corner for a quick two count as we go to commercial.
Kevin is in control as we come back from commercial until Dolph hits a DDT and sends Kevin shoulder first into the ring post for a quick two count. Kevin counters a superkick into a gutbuster before hitting a senton for a near fall, Dolph catching Kevin on the top turnbuckle before going for another one, but Dolph gets his knees up. Dolph hits a famouser for a near fall before they counter each other until Dolph hits the Zigzag for a near fall. Dolph then hits a splash in the corner before Sami comes out and distracts him and Kevin lays him out from behind with a superkick before pinning him for the win.
Winner: Kevin Owens defeats Dolph Ziggler via pinfall with a superkick.
-Jinder Mahal comes out to the ring and talks about how it is in an injustice as go why he's not on the top ten list before he's interrupted by Bobby Roode. Roode comes down to the ring and gets in and says that Jinder cannot win in a fair fight without the help of Samil Singh. Jinder tries to get Bobby to admit that he thinks he's better than Randy Orton and that he's afraid to face him, but he adamantly denies it before saying that he's certainly not afraid of Jinder. Randy then comes out and gets in the ring and squares off with Bobby, then Randy sends Jinder out of the ring before going for an RKO to Bobby, but Bobby counters into the Glorious DDT only for Jinder to get back in and lay Bobby out with the Khallas as we go to commercial.
-We then have Shane and Daniel talking backstage, the two going back and forth before they both agree with Bobby defending against Randy Orton at Fastlane next month.
Six-Woman Tag Match
The Riott Squad double team Becky to start the match before Naomi comes in and they dropkick Liv before Charlotte comes in and clotheslines Sarah before they clear the ring as we go to commercial.
Becky is in control as we come back from commercial, having Ruby in a straight armbar before Liv and Naomi tag in and try to knock each other over. Naomi sends Liv face first into the turnbuckle before hitting a moonsault, then takes out both Sarah and Ruby at ringside when they drag Liv out of the ring. Liv sends Naomi into the ring steps before rolling her back into the ring and tagging Sarah in. Naomi manages to tag Charlotte in and Charlotte drops Sarah with a jumping knee before hitting a neckbreaker into another knee. Sarah then chop blocks Charlotte when she's distracted by Liv before tagging Becky in.
Becky then hits a missile dropkick and a series of clotheslines before locking in the Disarmer until Liv breaks it up, then everyone hits a move before Ruby hits Becky with the Riott Lock for the pin and the win.
Winner: Riott Squad defeats Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Naomi via pinfall when Ruby hits Becky with the Riott Kick.
New Day vs Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin
Xavier is in control of Chad to start the match before Shelton comes in and they double team Xavier for a quick two count as we go to commercial.
Xavier hits a missile dropkick that sends Shelton across the ring before tagging Big-E in, Chad tagging in at the same time before hitting a belly to belly suplex for a quick two count. E catches Chad coming in and hits a uranage before Chad and Shelton hit their finisher, but Kofi distracts the referee until Xavier makes the save. Xavier then hits Shelton with a shining wizard for the pin and the win.
Winner: New Day defeat Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin via pinfall when Xavier hits Shelton with a shining wizard.
-Bludgeon Brothers defeat a local talent tag team in under two minutes as we go to commercial.
-We come back from commercial to Baron Corbin cutting a promo backstage, then a vignette for Shinsuke Nakamura before our main event.
AJ Styles vs Kevin Owens
Baron is in control to start the match, dropping AJ with a right hand before hitting a dropkick and a forearm that sends Baron out of the ring. Corbin then catches AJ coming off of the top and hits a chokebreaker as we go to commercial.
Baron is in control as we come back from commercial to him turning AJ inside out with a lariat. They get out of the ring and AJ sends Baron into the ring post before hitting a sliding knee from the apron. Baron sends AJ over the announce table and gets back in the ring before AJ hits the Phenomenal Forearm for a near fall, then Baron hits a Deep Six for a near fall of his own. AJ counters the End of Days into the Calf Killer, but Corbin powers out of it before AJ hits a second Phenomenal Forearm for the pin and the win.
Winner: AJ Styles defeats Baron Corbin via pinfall with the Phenomenal Forearm
-After the match Sami and Kevin come out and attack AJ before Corbin hits Kevin with the End of Days as we go off the air.