WWE SmackDown Live Results – August 22, 2017

WWE SmackDown Live
August 22, 2017
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

AJ Styles, Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon In-Ring Segment: 

Welcome to Smackdown Live, the House that AJ Styles built. Styles showed the world that he’s the workhorse of WWE. Tonight, he is reinstating the US Title Open Challenge and it starts, right now. Kevin Owens immediately comes out to interrupt Styles. What happened on Sunday, history repeated itself and a McMahon screwed a legendary Canadian out of a title. Styles can’t take any credit for the victory because Owens was screwed over. Shane McMahon  joins the conversation. Shane reminded Owens that he would called the match right down the middle.

AJ Styles just won fair and square. Fair and Square? We’re talking about a man who survived a helicopter crash, jumped off Hell in a Cell, but he can’t get into position after getting grazed by a 450 splash? Shane McMahon is the reason why AJ Styles is the United States Champion. Shane and Owens are arguing about footage that’s on the titantron. 

Shane saw Styles foot placed on the bottom rope, so his decision is final.  Styles wants Owens to shut up. AJ Styles doesn’t like the truth. Styles calls Owens a whiny ass bitch If Owens wants a match tonight, he will give it to him. Shane makes the match official. That’s not enough. Owens got screwed by an official referee a few weeks ago and on Sunday. Owens wants to pick his own referee. This will be Kevin Owens last shot at the US Title. 

– Kevin Owens is talking to Sami Zayn in the backstage area. They’ve been fighting each other for 15 years. Owens needs someone he can trust to be the referee and Zayn is the only one who fits that label. Zayn watched Owens DVD and it brought back a lot of history. There are times when they forgot what they were fighting about. Since Zayn came to SmackDown Live, he hasn’t done much. Tonight, Zayn can do something that counts. Zayn should think about it. 

First Match: Aiden English vs. Bobby Roode 

English talks smack to Roode. Roode does the Glorious Pose in the middle of the ring. English says that this is his stage. Roode clotheslines English over the top rope. English bounces Roode’s head on the top turnbuckle. English repeatedly stomps on Roode chest. Roode drops English with a back elbow strike. English rolls himself out of the ring. English whips Roode back first into the barricade. English tosses Rodde back into the ring. English goes for the cover, but only gets a two count. English lands a knee drop. Roode fires back with a series of knife edge chops.

English connects with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. English applies a rear chin lock. Roode gets back to a vertical base. English is applying pressure to the back of Roode’s neck. English repeatedly slaps Roode in the face. Roode drives English into the corner. Roode is lighting up English chest. English kicks Roode in the gut. Roode side steps English into the turnbuckles. Roode drops English with a Running Forearm.

Roode follows that with the Corner Clothesline. Roode plants English with the BlockBuster. Roode goes for a Death Valley Driver, but English counters with a Director’s Cut for a two count. English goes for a Swanton Bomb, but Roode ducks out of the way. Roode connects with the Spine Buster. Roode follows that with the Glorious DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bobby Roode via Pinfall 

Second Match: The Usos vs. The Hype Bros 

Jey Uso and Mojo Rawley will start things off. Mojo drives Jey into the corner. Mojo dives over Jey. Mojo connects with a Corner Spear. Mojo follows that with a Release Suplex. Mojo with a Body Avalanche to Jey. Mojo is distracted by Jimmy Uso. Jey attacks Mojo from behind. Jey tags in Jimmy. The Usos are cutting the ring in half. Jimmy stomps on Mojo’s chest. Jimmy follows that with a leg drop for a two count. Jimmy applies a rear chin lock. Mojo sends Jey face first to the steel ring post.

Mojo tags in Ryder. Ryder connects with a face breaker. Ryder follows that with a series of forearm strikes. Ryder goes for the Broski Boot, but Jey drags Jimmy out of the ring. Mojo Spears Jey Uso. Jimmy SuperKicks Mojo. Ryder drops Jimmy with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Ryder rolls Jimmy back into the ring. Ryder lands a leaping knee strike. Ryder is distracted by Jey Uso. Jimmy with a leg sweep that knocks Ryder off the second rope. Jimmy SuperKicks Ryder to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Usos via Pinfall 

Third Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. The Singh Brothers w/Jinder Mahal

Nakamura takes out the legs of the Singh Brothers immediately after the bell rings. Nakamura whips the Singh Brothers to the corner. Nakamura connects with a Double Good Vibrations. Nakamura stacks The Singh Brothers on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura lands a Running Double Knee Strike. The Singh Brothers are tumbling to the outside.

Nakamura is distracted by Jinder Mahal. The Singh Brothers attacks Nakamura from behind. The Singh Brothers repeatedly stomps on Nakamura chest in the corner. Nakamura drops Sunil with a Big Boot. Nakamura floats over into a Triangle Choke that forces Samir to tap out. After the match, Jinder attacks Nakamura from behind. Nakamura drops Jinder Mahal with the Kinshasa

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via Submission 

Fourth Match: Natalya & Carmella w/James Ellsworth vs. Naomi & Becky Lynch 

Naomi and Carmella will start things off. Carmella immediately tags in Natalya. Collar and elbow tie up. Naomi backs Natalya into the corner. Natalya shoves Naomi. Naomi responds with a double leg takedown. Naomi follows that with a jack knife cover for a two count. Natalya and Naomi are trading back and forth shots. Naomi tags in Becky. Becky lands a Flying Double Axe Handle to the wrist of Natalya. Becky applies a front face lock. Natalya reverses the hold. Becky responds with a hammer lock. Natalya rolls Becky over for a two count. More chain grappling between both ladies in the middle of the ring. Becky goes for the O’Connor Roll, but Natalya holds onto the ropes. Natalya drives Becky’s head to the canvas. Natalya walks over Becky.

Becky lands a deep arm-drag. Becky follows that with a single leg lariat. Becky tags in Naomi. Naomi with a snap mare takeover followed by a sliding lariat for a two count. Naomi goes back to the front face lock. Natalya gets back to a vertical base. Naomi bodyslams Natalya. Naomi tags in Becky. Becky lands a series of Leg Drops for a two count. Natalya side steps Becky into the turnbuckles. Natalya repeatedly stomps on Becky’s chest. Natalya applies a Sleeper Hold. James Ellsworth is talking smack to the Brooklyn crowd. Natalya lands a Discus Clothesline. Natalya knocks Naomi off the ring apron. Carmella refuses to be tagged in.

Becky rolls Natalya over for a two count. Becky connects with a enziguri. Becky lands a back elbow strike. Becky goes for the SpringBoard Leg Lariat, but Natalya counters with a leg sweep for a two count. Becky with a inside cradle for a two count. Becky tags in Naomi. Naomi lands a enziguri from the ring apron. Naomi follows that with a sunset flip for a two count. Naomi gets Natalya trapped in the Feel The Glow. Natalya escapes. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter, but Naomi blocks it. Natalya drops Naomi with a Big Boot. Natalya tags in Carmella. Becky plants Carmella with the BexPloder Suplex. Naomi follows that with the Split Legged MoonSault to pickup the victory.

Winner: Naomi & Becky Lynch via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens for the WWE United States Championship With Baron Corbin and Shane McMahon Serving As The Special Guest Referee 

Owens rolls himself out of the ring immediately after the bell rings. Owens is stalling on the outside. Owens attacks Styles from behind. Owens repeatedly stomps on the chest of Styles. Owens drops Styles with a big right hand. Owens is lighting up Styles chest in the corner. Owens lands a clubbing blow to the back of Styles. Styles responds with a dropkick. Styles follows that with a SlingShot Forearm to the outside. Owens applies a rear chin lock. Styles ducks a clothesline from Owens. Styles drops Owens with the Pele Kick.

Styles goes for a running knee strike from the apron, but Owens counters with a leg sweep. Owens plants Styles with a Fallaway Slam into the barricade. Owens rolls Styles back in the ring. Owens with the cover for a two count. Owens goes back to the rear chin lock. Styles gets back to a vertical base. Owens lands another knee strike for a one count. Owens is grounding Styles in the middle of the ring. Styles connects with a FaceBuster. Styles follows that with the Phenomenal Blitz. Styles with a Corner Forearm Smash to Owens. Styles plants Owens with the Ushigoroshi for a two count. Owens sends Styles to the ring apron. Styles dives over Owens. Styles gets Owens trapped in the Calf Crusher.

Baron Corbin breaks up the submission as Owens had his fingers on the bottom rope. Corbin and Styles are arguing with each other. Owens shoves Styles into Corbin.  Owens rolls Styles over for a two count. Both men are knocked after a double clothesline. Shane McMahon comes down to the ringside area and is yelling at Baron Corbin. Owens low blows Styles behind Corbin’s back. Owens goes for the cover, but Shane drags Corbin out of the ring. Corbin throws his referee shirt at Shane. Shane is the new official for this match. Styles whips Owens face off the top rope. Styles connects with the Phenomenal Forearm to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, AJ Styles via Pinfall 

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