Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WWE Smackdown Results - Aug 17, 2017

WWE Smackdown Opener:

The final WWE SmackDown before SummerSlam opens up with a video for Sunday's big pay-per-view.

- We're live from the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island with Tom Phillips, JBL and Byron Saxton.

- The Singh Brothers come to the stage under a spotlight as the boos continue. They introduce the WWE Champion and out comes Jinder Mahal in a suit.

Mahal takes the mic and comments on today being Independence Day for the great nation of India. Jinder goes on until a group of Indian dancers come out to perform on the stage. Jinder also brings a woman into the ring to sing the Indian national anthem. The dancers start performing again, making their way to the ring now. The Singh Brothers dance around Jinder in the ring. The music stops and the boos pick up. Jinder rips the fans for booing him and says we will see him beat our hero John Cena later tonight.

Jinder says Cena had the company on his back for years but there's a new face. Jinder takes credit for WWE going international and for people signing up to the WWE Network to see him retain at SummerSlam. Jinder says he will beat Cena more convincingly than Shinsuke Nakamura ever could tonight. Then at SummerSlam, Jinder will prove why Nakamura's destiny is to lose to The Modern Day Maharaja. Jinder asks for quiet as he speaks to his people. The music interrupts and out comes Nakamura to a pop.

Jinder yells at Nakamura for disrespecting his people on their Independence Day. Nakamura says today in India it is Indian Independence Day. Today in Japan, it is the day we commemorate those who have died in war and pray for peace. Sunday, in America it is SummerSlam. It will be the day you lose the WWE Title... to me.

- Becky Lynch and Natalya walk in the back as we go to commercial.

- Back from the break and the announcers send well wishes to WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, confirming that he underwent successful surgery on Monday but is still in critical condition.

Natalya vs. Becky Lynch

We go to the ring and out first comes Becky Lynch. Natalya is out next. SmackDown Women's Champion Naomi is out next to interrupt. She joins the announcers for commentary as Natalya stares her down.

They lock up and Natalya with a side head lock take down. Becky holds on to a side head lock. Becky with a shoulder tackle and a rollup and bridge for a near fall. Natalya with a slap but Becky with punches. Becky goes after the arm but Natalya goes to the floor. Becky with a baseball slide that knocks Natalya down on the floor.

We go split screen and Becky with a clothesline off the apron. Natalya gets back into the ring and she goes back to the floor. Natalya tries for a shoulder but Becky moves and she kicks Natalya and follows with a springboard kick to knock Natalya off the apron. Becky is sent into the ring post. Natalya sends Becky back into the ring and she kicks Becky in the corner. Natalya with more kicks in the corner and she pulls Becky to the center of the ring for a near fall. Natalya with a sleeper.

Natalya chokes Becky in the ropes and follows with a forearm to the back of the head. Natalya with an abdominal stretch. Natalya with shots to the ribs to add more damage. Becky with a hip toss to escape the hold. Becky with an elbow and clotheslines followed by a drop kick and exploder. Becky with a running forearm into the corner and she gets a near fall.

Becky goes for DisArmHer but Natalya escapes and tries for the Sharpshooter but Becky escapes. Becky goes for DisArmHer and Natalya escapes. Becky with an enzuigiri and she goes to the turnbuckles. Becky misses a leg drop from the turnbuckles and Natalya applies the Sharpshooter and Becky taps out.

Winner: Natalya

After the match, Natalya attacks Becky and reapplies the Sharpshooter. Naomi goes into the ring and Natalya leaves. Carmella's music plays and she moonwalks on the stage and she is with James Ellsworth. Carmella says we have the Smackdown Women's Champion Naomi. We also have her opponent on Sunday, Natalya. She wishes them the best of luck on Sunday. James says that whoever wins on Sunday, they lose. We go to commercial.

- We are back with a look at what happened last week to Shane McMahon at the foot of AJ Styles.

Backstage:

Lana is in the locker room and Tamina Snuka enters. She wants to know why she does not have a match tonight. Tamina says that Lana was supposed to help her get a title match. Lana says that Tamina is not ready. Lana says they don't see her and they don't fear her. Tamina wants to know why they don't fear her. Lana tells Tamina if she follows her, they will fear her. After her help, she will become a destructive force. Together, they will become unstoppable. Then she will be ready to become Smackdown Women's Champion.

Backstage:

The Usos are backstage with SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan. They want to know which New Day members they're facing at SummerSlam. Bryan says it will be Big E and Xavier Woods. The Usos want Woods and Kofi Kingston tonight after what happened last week. Bryan makes the match.

Rusev vs. Chad Gable

We go to the ring and out comes Rusev. We see how he floored Randy Orton as last week's SmackDown was going off the air. We go to commercial.

They lock up with a test of strength and Rusev with kicks and punches. Rusev with another punch and Irish whip but Rusev runs into a boot. Gable with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Rusev goes to the floor and Gable follows. Rusev sends Gable into the ring steps. Rusev slams Gable's head into the ring steps. Rusev tosses Gable over the announce table as the referee gets to the ten count.

Double Count Out

After the match, Rusev adjusts the announce table and he picks up Gable and stomps on the back and applies the Accolade on the announce table. The referee points at Rusev and asks him to release the hold while Gable taps for no reason.

Rusev takes the mic and he goes into the ring. Rusev starts to speak but a flash comes out of the corner and it is Randy Orton with an RKO. The crowd pops big as Orton hits the corners to pose. Rusev is still laid out in the middle of the ring. Orton walks around the ring while his music plays and we get replays.

- The announcers plug the WWE Network and SummerSlam Week.

- Still to come, Cena vs. Jinder. We see AJ Styles backstage walking. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

Back from the break and out comes WWE United States Champion AJ Styles. We see footage from last week's segment with Kevin Owens and SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon, who went down after an accidental pele kick.

Fans chant AJ's name. He says after seeing that footage, he has to get Shane out here first. The music hits and out comes the special referee for Sunday's match between Owens and Styles. Shane thanks Providence for the love and goes on to tell AJ that no apology is necessary for last week. Fans chant Shane's name now. AJ just wanted Shane to know that the kick was an accident. AJ wants to make sure, man to man, that Shane's not going to use this as an excuse to screw him over on Sunday. Shane talks about being referee at SummerSlam and makes it clear - last week was an accident but if AJ puts his hands on him again, Shane will put his hands all over AJ. AJ keeps asking if that was a threat because it sounded like a threat. The tension continues until the music interrupts and out comes Owens.

Owens isn't so sure that last week was an accident. He makes his way into the ring and says if anything happens during the match from his end, it's an accident. Owens extends his hand for a shake and comments on getting his title back this Sunday. Shane says it wouldn't be appropriate if he shook Owens' hand but if Owens wants to shake, he should shake the hand of his opponent. Owens offers his hand to AJ.

This turns into trash talking and finger pointing. Owens shoves AJ. They go at it. Owens ducks and AJ almost punches Shane but Shane catches him and holds him. Owens tries to take advantage with a superkick from behind but AJ moves and Owens drops Shane instead. Owens can't believe it. AJ smirks. A "you suck" chant starts up as Owens storms to the back. We go to a replay. Shane is down on the mat but getting to his feet. AJ is saying something to Shane, preparing to make his exit. We get another replay of what just happened to Shane. AJ heads to the back as Shane looks on while his music plays. Shane leaves the ring as well.

- Still to come, Cena vs. Jinder. Also, The Fashion Peaks finale and The Usos vs. The New Day in a non-title match. Back to commercial.

The New Day vs. The Usos

Back from the break and out comes SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day for this non-title match. It will be Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods representing the team tonight. They cut promos on tonight's match and how The Usos can get these hands. The Usos are out next.

Kofi starts off with Jey Uso and takes control early on. Woods wth quick tags and more offense as they unload on Uso. Uso goes to the floor for a breather but Kofi and Woods leap out and take them out. The brawl continues as Kofi slams Usos's head into the barrier and we go back to commercial.

The Usos bring Kofi into the ring and make a wish. Jimmy chokes Kofi in the ropes and then Jey hits a knee to the back of the head when the referee was not looking. Kofi blocks a kick but Jimmy with a dragon whip and he gets a near fall. Jimmy with a reverse chin lock. Kofi tries to get to his corner to make a tag but Jimmy stops him. Jey tags in and he kicks Kofi. Jey with a nerve hold. Jey with a slam. Jey with another slam and he walks across Kofi's chest. Kofi escapes a slam and he hits a belly-to-back suplex. Jimmy and Woods tag in and Woods with forearms and he sends Jimmy into the ropes for a hesitation drop kick. Woods with an Honor Roll to Jey. Woods with a forearm to Jimmy and Woods gets sent to the apron and Jimmy with an uppercut.

Woods with an enzuigiri. Kofi tags in and they hit double super kicks but Jey breaks up the cover. Woods with a rolling elbow to Jimmy but Jey sends Woods to the floor. Kofi sends Jey into the turnbuckles and Kofi with a back breaker. Jimmy pushes Woods off the turnbuckles and then Kofi gets clipped. Jimmy and Jey hit a double super kick for the three count.

Winners: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso

- Coming up next is the final episode of the Fashion Peaks. We go to commercial.

The Fashion Peaks:

We are back and it is time to go to Fashion Peaks.

Fandango reminds us he was abducted by aliens and he got probed... mentally probed. Tyler enters and he mentions they have many mysteries remaining. He says they don't want it to look like they are making it up. Fandango shows Tyler a rock that he had in his back... pocket when the aliens probed him. He will throw the space rock to stop the perpetrators. He throws the rock and it hits The Ascension. they say they are returning the pie. Fandango pulls hairs out of the pie. He pulls out a used bandaid and a balloon. Viktor says that they live a gluten free lifestyle. Fandango pulls out a note and it says 'Two B'. Fandango says there is a dark presence that goes beyond Fashion Peaks. The entire tag team division is in danger. Fandango and Tyler stare into the distance and we are told that Breezango will return in 25 years... or two weeks. We go to commercial.

Jinder Mahal vs. John Cena

Back from the break and WWE Champion Jinder Mahal is making his way out with The Singh Brothers as Greg Hamilton does the introduction. John Cena is out next for this non-title main event, the first meeting between the two.

The bell rings and they go at it. They lock up for a test of strength and Jinder takes control. Jinder works Cena around for a few minutes before Samir Singh nails a cheap shot. Fans boo and Jinder goes right back to work on Cena. Jinder sends Cena back out to the floor. The Singh Brothers taunt Cena while he's down. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Jinder continues to dominate. Cena dodges a move in the corner and looks to finally get some offense in for the comeback. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and nails it as The Singh Brothers look on. They pull Jinder to safety. Cena chases them around the ring and back in. The brothers grab Cena's leg while the referee is distracted by Jinder. Cena gets hit with another cheap shot but this leads to the referee ejecting The Singh Brothers to the back. Jinder isn't happy.

Cena takes advantage of a distracted Jinder and locks the STF in. Jinder crawls to the bottom rope with Cena on his back. The hold is broken. Cena ends up going for an Attitude Adjustment but Jinder blocks it and drops Cena again. Jinder nails a knee and Cena kicks out at 2. Jinder goes for The Khallas but it's blocked. They tangle and Cena hits the AA for a close 2 count.

Cena takes Jinder to the top for a super AA and he nails it. Cena covers for the pin but here comes Baron Corbin for the disqualification.

Winner by DQ: John Cena

After the bell, Corbin waits for Cena to get up and nails him with the Money In the Bank briefcase. Corbin talks some trash as Cena ends up out on the floor. Fans boo as Corbin walks up the ramp. A referee checks on Cena. Corbin stops and runs back into the ring where Jinder is down. Corbin gives the referee the briefcase and is cashing in his Money In the Bank title shot. The crowd pops.

WWE Title Match: Baron Corbin vs. Jinder Mahal

Corbin waits for Jinder to get up. The referee checks on Jinder to see if he's able to go. The bell rings. Corbin knocks Cena off the apron as he jumps up. Jinder takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Corbin up for the pin to retain.

Winner: Jinder Mahal

After the bell, Corbin throws a fit as Jinder scrambles up the ramp with the title. Corbin can't believe he lost his shot. Cena is smiling at ringside because of what he just took from Corbin. Corbin continues throwing a fit as we go to replays. Jinder stands tall with The Singh Brothers on the stage as Corbin's ringside tantrum continues. Cena taunts Corbin from the ramp. Cena heads to the back as Corbin talks trash from ringside. We get another replay of the failed cash-in. SmackDown goes off the air with Corbin staring at Cena.


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