WWE SmackDown Live
October 10, 2017
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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The Usos, The New Day, The Hype Bros, Shelton Benjamin, Chad Gable, Breezango, The Ascension and Daniel Bryan In-Ring Segment:
The Usos got this whole tag team division on lock. Jey welcomes everyone to the Uso Penitentiary. When you walk in Hell in a Cell, you walk out a changed man. Jimmy Uso invites New Day to the ring cause they have something they need to say to their face. Two of the best tag teams in WWE went to war. They made history that night. Besides The Usos and The New Day, the rest of the SmackDown Live Tag Team Division suck. They brought out kendo sticks, handcuffs, chairs. Woods even brought out a cowbell. The Usos knew for a fact that when they step in the ring it’s Clash of the Titans and they make it hard to follow. There is nobody else on the planet feeling battered or broken besides The New Day. They run this tag division.
Are The Usos looking for a Truce, Uce? The Hype Bros joins the conversation. Mojo Rawley says that it;s the same two teams every week taking all of the credit in the tag team division. Is Mojo Rawley jealous because The Usos and The New Day are the playmakers and stars? Jey tells Mojo to sit on the sidelines like he did in the NFL. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin come out on the stage. Gable says that The Hype Bros need to get in the back of the line after what happen on the Hell in a Cell Kickoff Show. Jimmy Uso brings up the fact that Shelton Benjamin is a former US, IC and Tag Team Champion. Benjamin & Gable can head to the back of the line as well.
Breezango joins the party. The Ascension are right behind them. Breeze wants the Ascension to stop following them. Konnor is sick of being in the wasteland, so they want a chance. Xavier Woods says that Breezango are cool. The Usos like the Fashion Files. The Hype Bros and Benjamin/Gable are still in the Usos Penitentiary. Daniel Bryan comes out. Tonight is not a good night for this. Bryan thanks the Usos and New Day for that match at Hell in a Cell. Bryan wants The Usos and New Day to get out of the ring. The Hype Bros, The Ascension, Breezango and Benjamin/Gable will compete in a Fatal Four Way Tag Team Match to determine the new number one contenders to the WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships. The match will start right now.
First Match: The Ascension vs. The Hype Bros vs. Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable vs. Breezango in a Fatal Four Way Tag Team Match. The Winners Will Become The New Number One Contenders To The WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships
Konnor and Rawley will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rawley applies a side headlock. Konnor leapfrogs over Rawley. Ryder makes the blind tag. Ryder with a Missile Dropkick to Konnor. Viktor tags himself in. Ryder ducks a clothesline from Viktor. Ryder connects with a Flap Jack. Viktor responds with a Corkscrew Uppercut for a two count. Viktor drops Ryder with a knife edge chop. Viktor goes for a Body Slam, but Ryder lands back on his feet. Gable tags himself in. Gable rolls Viktor over for a one count. Gable applies an arm-bar. Gable tags in Benjamin. Benjamin bodyslams Viktor. Benjamin follows that with a Elbow Drop for a two count. Benjamin and Gable are cutting the ring in half. Gable has Viktor trapped in the Arm-Bar. Viktor drives Gable’s head to the canvas. Gable delivers a drop toe hold. Gable continues to ground Viktor with multiple arm-bar variations.
Viktor drives Gable back into the corner. Viktor tags in Konnor. Konnor with a Body Avalanche to Gable. Viktor follows that with a Leaping Knee Strike. Konnor lateral press gets a two count. We have a standoff in the center of the ring. Gable applies a Cross Arm Breaker form the outside. Gable tags in Ryder. Ryder lands a series of forearm shivers to Konnor. Viktor applies a rear chin lock. Fandango tags himself in. Fandango levels Ryder with a Knee Lift. Fandango applies a wrist lock. Fandango tags in Benjamin. Benjamin and Ryder are trading back and forth shots. Benjamin with a Leg Lariat for a two count. Konnor tags himself in. Konnor with a Running Elbow Drop for a two count. Konnor goes for the Dominator, but Ryder counters with a Neck Breaker. Breeze and Rawley are tagged in.
Rawley clears the ring. Rawley connects with the Stinger Splash. Rawley with a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam for a two count. Benjamin, Gable, Konnor and Fandango are engaging in rockers punches. The Hype Bros goes for the Hype Ryder, but Viktor gets in the way. Konnor tackles Rawley out of the ring. Breeze rolls Ryder over for a two count. Ryder responds with a Leaping Knee Strike.
Ryder misses on the Broski Boot. Benjamin tags himself in. Benjamin drops Viktor with a Spine Buster. Gable follows that with a Exploder Suplex. Benjamin dishes out another SpineBuster to Konnor. Fandango launches Gable off the top turnbuckle. Breeze drops Benjamin with a Spinning Heel Kick. Fandango goes for the Last Dance, but Benjamin ducks out of the way. Gable lands a Beautiful MoonSault. Benjamin & Gable plants Breeze with a Flying Clothesline/PowerBomb Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable via Pinfall
Natalya, Lana, Tamina, Carmella, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch Backstage Segment:
Second Match: Carmella w/James Ellsworth vs. Becky Lynch
Becky starts things off with a double leg takedown. Becky goes into a ground and pound attack. Carmella crawls to the middle rope to create separation. Becky drives Carmella head to the canvas. Becky is going to town on Carmella. Carmella slaps Becky in the face. Becky responds with the BexPloder Suplex that sends Carmella out of the ring. Becky is distracted by James Ellsworth. Carmella takes out the legs of Becky.
Carmella repeatedly bounces Becky’s head on the ring apron. Carmella rolls Becky back into the ring. Carmella with the lateral press for a one count. Following a snap mare takeover, Carmella applies a rear chin lock. Carmella goes for a Big Boot, but Becky counters with a Spinning Heel Kick. Becky uppercuts Carmella. Carmella kicks Becky in the chest. Becky locks in the Dis Arm-Her which forces Carmella to tap out.
Winner: Becky Lynch via Submission
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn In-Ring Segment:
At Hell in a Cell, Owens did exactly what he said he was going to do. He sent Shane McMahon to hell. Shane is gone and he’s never coming back. The WWE Universe should be counting their blessings for that. Owens was blinded by the white light. He felt his soul start to separate from his body and he started to ascend. It was like he was floating outside his body. Owens was in a long line at the pearly gates. He was aggravated, so he was trying to figure out how to get to the front of the line. St. Peter told him as much as they would love to have him up in heaven, they need Owens on Planet Earth. Owens was given his own guardian angel, Sami Zayn. He realized his new purpose. It’s to turn Smackdown Live into his very own paradise. This is Kevin’s Heaven aka The Kevin Owens Show.
Owens brings out his guardian angel, Sami Zayn. He had no idea that why Zayn pulled him away from destruction. From the bottom of his heart, Owens thanks Zayn. His eyes to started open when Owens PowerBomb him on the ring apron a couple weeks ago. He was about pleasing people. He tried to be the good guy and have everyone put their hopes and dreams onto his shoulders and that journey took him to, mediocrity. Meanwhile, Kevin Owens became a former the Intercontinental, Universal and US Champion. Zayn got to sleep with a clear conscience and in four or five years he could get there.
He thought he had the great opportunity on Smackdown Live. Zayn tried to warn Shane about Hell in a Cell. Shane decided to brush him off. He never cared about Sami Zayn. At Hell in a Cell, he was watching the match with bated breath. Just like the WWE Universe, he wanted Shane to win. When Shane sent Owens crashing through the table, he had the match won. He decided to head back to the top of the cell. Owens maybe a lot of things, but he’s Zayn’s best friend and brother. Zayn saved Owens because it was the right thing to do. Shane became an absolute psychopath. Zayn thought he despised Owens, but he realized that he was right all along. Zayn and Owens are hugging it out.
Third Match: Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton vs. Rusev & Aiden English
Rusev and Orton will start things off. Rusev with a series of haymakers to Orton. Orton kicks Rusev in the chest. Orton goes for the RKO, but Rusev blocks it. Orton tosses Rusev out of the ring. English drags Rusev out of the IEDDT position. Orton is distracted by English. Rusev attacks Orton from behind. Orton dumps Rusev back first on the barricade. Rusev knocks Orton off the ring apron. English connects with a Running Neck Breaker. English rolls Orton back into the ring. English repeatedly stomps on Orton’s chest. English and Rusev are cutting the ring in half. English talks smack to Nakamura. English applies a side headlock. Orton gets back to a vertical base.
English dropkicks Orton for a two count. English makes the tag to Rusev. Orton is regaining his composure on the outside. Rusev deposits Orton back first on the announce table. Rusev applies a waist lock. English is grounding Orton in the center of the ring. English with a thrust kick to the midsection of Orton. Orton responds with a PowerSlam.
Orton tags in Nakamura. Nakamura clears the ring. Nakamura with a Running Knee to English. Nakamura delivers a series of roundhouse kicks. Nakamura drops English with an enziguri. Nakamura places English on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura lands a Running Knee Strike to the ribs of English. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa, but Rusev gets in the way. Orton with the RKO to Rusev. Nakamura connects with the Kinshasa to pickup the victory.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton via Pinfall
Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode In-Ring Segment:
Fourth Match: Baron Corbin (c) vs. AJ Styles For The WWE United States Championship
Styles starts off with an enziguri. Styles follows that with a dropkick. Corbin is regaining his composure on the outside. Styles dodges a right hand from Corbin. Styles is teeing off on Corbin. Styles lowers the top rope that sends Corbin out of the ring. Styles rams his shoulders to the midsection of Corbin. Styles is mauling Corbin. Corbin is showing his frustration. Corbin launches Styles shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Corbin drops Styles with a Inside Out Lariat coming out of the commercial break.
Corbin is talking smack to Styles. Corbin with a Boot to the midsection of Styles. Styles fires up with a flurry of haymakers. Styles follows that with a Stinger Splash. Styles connects with the Phenomenal Blitz. Styles with a Diving Forearm Smash for a two count. Styles goes for the Ushigoroshi, but Corbin blocks it.
Styles lands a Wrecking Ball Dropkick that sends Corbin over the announce table. Styles drops Corbin with the Phenomenal Forearm. Styles with an Ushigoroshi for a two count. Corbin responds with Deep Six. Styles gets Corbin trapped in the Calf Crusher. Styles sends Corbin back first to the steel ring post. Corbin launches Styles off the ring apron. Corbin plants Styles with The End of Days to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Baron Corbin via Pinfall