WWE SmackDown results, recap: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens, Bobby Roode debuts
August 23, 2017 - WWE
SmackDown Live on Tuesday was packaged with new storylines and superstars, along with a big-name lapse and nonetheless another showdown between AJ Styles and Kevin Owens for a United States championship. All-in-all, it was a fun uncover and one could disagree improved than Raw on Monday deliberation how many was tangled into a two-hour timeslot.
More than anything, SmackDown gave WWE fans reason to balance in subsequent week, that is something that has been lacking from programming on both shows recently. Check out all that went down below.
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WWE SmackDown results
Confrontation — AJ Styles, Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon: Styles strictly announce in a ring that a U.S. Open plea was behind on. Owens’ song strike immediately, and while Styles pronounced Owens already had his chances, Owens refused to accept that he mislaid during SummerSlam. “A McMahon screwed a mythological Canadian out of a pretension once again,” he said, referring to a Montreal Screwjob 20 years ago. This brought out McMahon, who pronounced a outcome was satisfactory and final though had to lay and listen to Owens disagree his point. Styles afterwards called Owens “a whiny donkey small bitch” and offering another pretension event tonight, earnest to close Owens adult for good. Owens refused to accept a compare unless he could collect his possess referee, that Styles and McMahon eventually concluded to as prolonged as Owens supposed it was his final shot during a U.S. pretension as prolonged as Styles is champion.
Backstage — Daniel Bryan and Jinder Mahal: The Singh Brothers announced Mahal’s presence, who cut a promo about his value to a brand. The ubiquitous manager pronounced all he saw was a champion who can’t win though a Singhs, so Mahal called Bryan a xenophobe. Bryan afterwards set a compare between Shinsuke Nakamura and a Singhs for after in a night.
Backstage — Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn: Owens approached Zayn, observant he was anticipating to find him backstage. Reminding Zayn that they have 15 years together in a industry, he pronounced Zayn is a usually one he can indeed trust notwithstanding their new problems. “Sometimes, we consider we’ve been fighting for so long, we forget what we’re even fighting about,” Zayn responded. Owens countered by saying, given entrance to SmackDown Live, Zayn hasn’t unequivocally been doing many of anything, though he could do something that depends tonight by refereeing a match.
Bobby Roode def. Aiden English around pinfall: Glorious! Roode interrupted English’s singing and perceived a extensive acclaim from a crowd. Roode strike a blockbuster and kicked out of a Director’s Cut from English before attack his Glorious DDT for a easy victory. After a match, Roode congratulated McMahon and Bryan for “breaking a bank” and signing him. “If we don’t know by now, you’re about to find out that all that we hold and all that we do is large box office. In a New York minute, SmackDown Live went from being good to being positively … glorious.”
Lots to digest in a initial 25 mins of SmackDown. Finding a approach to finish a Styles-Owens feud, giving Nakamura a possibility for atonement to continue a Mahal storyline, and pairing Owens and Zayn in a semi-friendly backstage shred were all intriguing choices. The usually genuine censure is WWE was in blurb for a immeasurable infancy of Roode’s entrance on a categorical roster. Stupid.
Backstage — Daniel Bryan, Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin: Bryan explained to Gable that he did not simply send Jason Jordan over to Raw for nothing, he finished a understanding with GM Kurt Angle in sell for Angle’s assisting Bryan pointer one of Angle’s friends. The SmackDown GM afterwards introduced Shelton Benjamin, observant he would be a good tab group partner for Gable. “Shelton Benjamin? This is so sick!” pronounced Gable, who immediately took to Benjamin due to their Minnesota connection. Bryan offering a compare subsequent week, that Gable immediately supposed as Benjamin looked a small tentative.
It’s a bit bizarre for Gable to have a tab group partner 11 years his senior, positively one who is in his second army with a association after a prolonged time away. Plus, we know, WWE could’ve only changed American Alpha over to Raw as a pair.
Backstage — Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn: Owens brought Zayn a arbitrate shirt, that Zayn deserted while revelation Owens that he reflected on a ask and remembered all a times he had been stabbed in a back.
The Usos def. The Hype Bros around pinfall: Zach Ryder and Mojo Rawley positively got their satisfactory share of offense and were put over for many of a match, though a discerning daze by Jey Uso authorised Jimmy Uso to strike a superkick on a kneeling Ryder for a win. The Usos afterwards grabbed a integrate mics and cut a promo on a whole tab group division. New Day was nowhere to be seen.
Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Singh Brothers around acquiescence in a encumber match: The Singhs worked in their dress clothes, and Nakamura quick picked adult a win with a triangle choke. Mahal pounded Nakamura after a match, though Nakamura quick incited a tables and strike a WWE champion with Kinshasa to strike him out cold in a center of a ring.
Backstage — Kevin Owens, Breezango and Baron Corbin: Though a off-duty Fashion Police offering to go a compare for Owens, he refused. Owens had second thoughts after his exclusion though was stopped by Corbin, who pronounced he would arbitrate a competition as prolonged as he got a guaranteed U.S. pretension compare if Owens won. The challenger agreed.
Becky Lynch Naomi def. Natalya Carmella around pinfall: Natalya strike a ring before a compare to cut a promo about her pretension win, and Carmella shortly followed with one of her possess about a Money in a Bank briefcase. At one indicate during a match, Carmella jumped off a apron to leave Natalya to deflect for herself, though she shortly returned with briefcase in hand. Natalya eventually blind-tagged a dreaming Carmella, who was strike with a Beck-sploder suplex and Naomi’s split-legged moonsault.
Backstage — Dolph Ziggler: In a spiteful shoot-style promo, Ziggler pronounced he was anxious to be returning to SmackDown Live with a backstage shred and that he now knows what it takes to be a star in WWE — singing, personification guitar, rapping, lights, a imagination dress and a valet.
Nice to see this impression and instruction from Ziggler … though we’ve seen it before to no avail. Hopefully he’s indeed removing a pull this time and can do something other than pursuit to a new talent like Roode.
Backstage — Lana and Tamina Snuka: Lana, who was behind wearing a chronicle of her suit, betrothed Snuka that her tour to a women’s championship starts subsequent week. As for this week, she tasked Snuka with visualizing all of her haters as motivation. “The ravishing power of apprehension starts … and it will not stop until we turn champion,” she said.
Backstage — AJ Styles and Baron Corbin: Styles would not pledge Corbin a same pretension shot Owens did, though he remarkable that a U.S. Open plea would be hold each week and Corbin could step adult to a image any time he wants.
United States Championship — AJ Styles (c) def. Kevin Owens around pinfall to keep a title: Controversy began mid by a compare when Corbin, a special guest referee, forced a mangle of a Calf Crusher after Owens’ fingers brushed a bottom rope. Styles took difference to this and argued with Corbin; Owens eventually ran Styles into Corbin, who proceeded to give Owens a span of quick counts. This led McMahon to run down to a ring to discuss with Corbin, permitting Owens a event to strike a low blow on Styles behind Corbin’s back. Corbin attempted to count to three, so McMahon pulled him out of a ring by his leg. An indignant Corbin took off a arbitrate jersey and gave it to McMahon, enraging Owens. Back in a ring, Styles snapped Owens’ neck over a tip wire and strike a Phenomenal Forearm with McMahon counting to three.
An irritated Owens could not trust what unfolded after a compare and stared blankly during a ring, that still contained Styles and McMahon. He will no longer accept a U.S. pretension compare as prolonged as Styles is champion.
Good approach to put a crawl on a Styles-Owens adversary while concurrently environment adult a destiny Owens-McMahon feud. Prior to tonight, McMahon had truly finished zero legitimately wrong to Owens; however, an evidence can be finished that he got himself concerned in this compare unnecessarily. A really good uncover from SmackDown altogether and one that gets this spectator meddlesome in tuning in subsequent week.