Tuesday, September 12, 2017

WWE Smackdown Results - Sep. 12, 2017

WWE Smackdown Opener:

Tonight's SmackDown opens up with a look at what happened between Kevin Owens and suspended SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon last week. Vince McMahon will be here tonight to address the situation.

- We're live from Las Vegas as Tom Phillips welcomes us. He's joined by Byron Saxton and Corey Graves.

- We go right to the ring and out comes Kevin Owens.

Owens grabs a mic and welcomes everyone to the Kevin Owens Show. He talks about Shane McMahon’s cowardly attack on him last week. Owens points out he never fought back because he chose to not fight back. “I respect authority.” He says he plans to sue everyone in WWE. “Every board member. Every McMahon. Anybody who is anybody, until Smackdown Live is no more.” He talks about how this will now be the Kevin Owens Show on the USA Network. Owens says his first actions will be to fire Sami Zayn. He takes shots at Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton on commentary suggesting they wear one suit since they sound like the same person. Owens says he plans to cancel the Fashion Files. “I don’t get it. Cancelled.”

He looks towards the entrance ramp and calls for Vince McMahon to come out. Shane McMahon’s music hits. Out comes Dolph Ziggler dressed like Shane dancing around. Owens says Ziggler fooled him. Ziggler says we might have to put this entrance in the “maybe pile.” Owens says he might as well use the music since no one else will.

Here comes Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan.

Daniel says he hates to break it to Kevin but he does not run the show tonight, he does. Daniel says he is happy that Kevin is having fun because the fun and games end soon. Kevin says he is happy that Daniel is happy. Kevin says he has big plans for Daniel as the Kevin Owens Show resident janitor. Daniel says that he has no problem with hard work and manual labor and Kevin should try it. Daniel says that Mr. McMahon will be here very soon. Daniel tells Kevin he won't like what Mr. McMahon has to say. Kevin says he cannot wait until Mr. McMahon gets here and Mr. McMahon will not like what he has to say. Owens drops the mic and walks off.

- Still to come, The New Day vs. The Usos in a Street Fight. Also, Natalya defends against Naomi and AJ Styles defends against Tye Dillinger. We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and the announcers talk about how to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

WWE United States Title Match: Tye Dillinger vs. AJ Styles

We go to the ring and out comes WWE United States Champion AJ Styles. We see video of what led to this match last week. Tye Dillinger is out next.

The bell rings and they go at it. They run the ropes and trade counters. Dillinger with a neckbreaker early on. AJ comes right back with a dropkick. They end up tangling on the apron and Dillinger shoves AJ into the ring post. AJ falls to the floor and is down as we go to commercial.

Dillinger with knees to the back. Dillinger chops AJ in the corner. Styles with a punch and kick to the leg followed by a chop. Dillinger with a back breaker for a near fall. Dillinger with a knee to the back. Dillinger with a rear chin lock but Styles with elbows. Dillinger with a forearm to the back. Dillinger with a knee drop followed by a back elbow for a near fall. Dillinger wtih a rear chin lock. Dillinger with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker and he gets a near fall. Dillinger chops AJ in the corner. Dillinger with punches but Styles with a running power bomb.

Styles with forearms and strikes followed by a back fist. Dillinger with a kick and he avoids the Pele Kick but Styles does not miss with the clothesline. Dillinger sends Styles to the apron but Styles with a forearm and he sets for the Phenomenal Forearm but Baron Corbin shows up and Styles hits Corbin with the forearm. Dillinger with a rollup for a near fall. Dillinger with the Tye Breaker for a near fall.

Dillinger picks up Styles but Styles with the Calf Crusher and he turns Dillinger away from the ropes and Dillinger taps out.

Winner: AJ Styles

After the match, Styles offers his hand to Dillinger and Dillinger shakes it. Baron Corbin pulls Styles out of the ring and sends him into the front row. Corbin clotheslines Dillinge on the floor. Corbin hits End of Days on the floor and then Corbin gets a mic. Baron tells AJ that when you wake up, you should know something. He is AJ's opponent for the United States Open Challenge.


We go to the interview area where Rusev is going to talk about going home. Rusev says he suffered the most humiliating loss at SummerSlam when he lost in ten seconds. He went home to Bulgaria and they did not greet him with open arms. They shamed him. He was expected to come home as a winner, but he was a loser. Rusev is not a loser. He knows what he has to do to get it back. He says he must break a legend.

- Jinder Mahal and the Singhs walk in the back as we go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and The Singh Brothers introduce WWE Champion Jinder Mahal.

Jinder mentions his next opponent Shinsuke Nakamura. Such a wealth of experience. A charisma and energy never seen before in the WWE. Jinder says his preparation is physical and mental. How will he know what the artist is thinking, he gets inside his head.

Jinder puts a photo of Nakamura on the TitanTron and Jinder starts to laugh. Do you see inspiration or motivation in this photo? Jinder says he sees constipation and The Singhs laugh. He says it looks like Nakamura is trying to sculpt a masterpiece but he forgot the most important phrase, where is the bathroom.

We see another photo of Nakamura on the TitanTron. It is Nakamura dressed like Michael Jackson thinking what can he rip off next.

We see a third photo and Jinder says that is the look on his face when someone yells out GODZILLA.

Jinder asks if you are laughing at what he is saying. This is the American way. Anything he says, you have already thought. Shinsuke, you do not want to hold this title because these people will treat you the same way. They will chant USA when you speak (which they just started because Jinder says it). They will say that you are different. Jinder advises Nakamura to walk away because it will not be worth the humiliation you feel when you face the Modern Day Maharaja. Jinder then speaks in Punjabi.


We see Kevin Owens giving directions to someone in the back. He talks about the new music, new entrance music, a plane, and two limos. Kevin sees someone and walks to him and it is Sami Zayn. Kevin says he is having a great night. Kevin asks Sami if he remembers them driving through a blizzard in Ohio after wrestling in front of 42 people. Kevin says that they made a promise to get to WWE so they never had to do that again. Kevin says he is going to be the owner of the biggest company and Sami will be out of a job. Sami says he would rather go back to wrestling in armories than work for Kevin. We go to commercial.

Sin City Street Fight for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles: The New Day vs. The Usos

Back from the break and out comes The New Day's Kofi Kingston and Big E. Tom says Xavier Woods is not coming out because The New Day doesn't want The Usos to have any excuses. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos are out next as Greg Hamilton does the introductions.

The bell rings and both Kofi Kingston and Big E attack Jey and Jimmy Uso. Kingston and Big E grab a table from under ring. Kofi is taken out with a high body back drop to the floor. Big E is then sent face first into the steel ring post at ringside, as we go to commercial.

We are back and Big E is down in the corner with a chair wedged into the turnbuckles above him. We see footage of Big E being sent into the ring steps and then Irish whipped into a chair in the turnbuckles. We see Big E getting hit in the back with a chair. Jimmy throws a chair at Big E and Big E catches it and Jey with a super kick for a near fall. Kofi punches Jey on the floor and Jey sends Kofi into the ring apron. Jey tosses Jimmy a kendo stick and Jimmy with a shot to the back. Jimmy passes the kendo stick to Jey and he hits Big E in the back. They tie Big E in the ropes like he was Andre the Giant and Kofi with a DDT to Jimmy followed by a back heel kick and drop kick to Jey.

Kofi picks up the kendo stick as Big E makes his way to the floor to recover. Kofi hits Jimmy and Jey with the kendo stick. The referee warns Kofi despite it being a street fight. Jey goes over the top rope to the floor while Kofi sends Jimmy into a chair on the ring post. Kofi with a double stomp onto a chair for a near fall. Kofi throws a chair at Jey on the floor and it hits him in the head. Kofi goes up top and hits a trust fall but Jimmy and Jey catch him and send Kofi into the ringside barrier. Big E with an overhead belly to belly to Jimmy and he follows with a foerarm to Jey and he slams Jey's head into the announce table and then throws him over the announce table.

Big E with a uranage to Jimmy and a belly-to-belly suplex to Jey. Big E with a double Warrior Splash. The straps come down. Big E clothesline Jey over the top rope to the floor. Jimmy with a near fall using the ropes. Big E with a Big Ending to Jimmy for a near fall. Jey kicks Big E and then hits an enzuigiri. Jimmy and Jey with a double super kick and then they go to the turnbuckles for stereo frog splashes. Kofi pushes Jey off the turnbuckles through the table set up on the floor. Jimmy looks at his brother and Kofi with an enzuigiri and they hit Midnight Hour for the three count.

Winners and NEW SmackDown Tag Team Champions: The New Day

After the match, Xavier Woods hits the ring to celebrate with his partners. We go to replays as the new champs dance around.

- We see Daniel Bryan backstage talking to a staffer. Still to come, Naomi vs. Natalya. Back to commercial.

- We are back with a look at the Red Carpet for the Mae Young Classic Finals.

Naomi vs. Natalya for the Smackdown Women's Title

Carmella and James Ellsworth are at the announce table.

Natalya with a side head lock and Naomi with a head scissors. Naomi with a side head lock and Natalya with a head scissors. Naomi with rapid fire kicks and an enzuigiri for a near fall. Naomi goes for a wheelbarrow move but Natalya sends Naomi into the turnbuckles and gets a near fall.

Natalya chokes Naomi in the ropes and kicks her in the corner. Natalya with more kicks and a suplex for a near fall. Natalya stands over Naomi and slaps her. Naomi with a rollup for a near fall. Natalya with a discus clothesline for a near fall. Natalya with a sleeper on Naomi. Natalya gets a naer fall and then she snap mares Naomi and hits a drop kick. Natalya returns to the sleeper.

Naomi with elbows and punches to get out of the hold. Both women go for cross body presses and both go down. Naomi with kicks to Natalya followed by a head scissors take down. Naomi with a back heel kick and she puts Natalya into the ropes and kicks her in the back. Naomi with a slingshot leg drop for a near fall. Naomi misses the split legged moonsault and Natalya tries for the Sharpshooter but Naomi kicks her to teh floor. Carmella and Ellsworth confront Natalya and Naomi goes for a cross body but Natalya moves and Carmella and Ellsworth go down.

Natalya sends Naomi into the ring post and applies the Sharpshooter. Naomi taps out.

Winner: Natalya

After the match, Natalya takes her title and stands tall as Carmella and Ellsworth look on from ringside. Natalya leaves with her title as we go to replays. Natalya raises the title on the ramp and looks back at the ring.


Aiden English is backstage singing when Kevin Owens walks up. Owens says unlike everyone else here, he enjoys Aiden's beautiful voice. Owens says English would be perfect to sing the lyrics for the new SmackDown theme song when he takes over. Aiden sings a line about The Kevin Owens Show and Owens likes it.

- Still to come, Mr. McMahon will be here. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

Back from the break and out comes Dolph Ziggler. He declares that he's the greatest performer in WWE history and rants on gimmicks & elaborate entrances once again. Ziggler leaves and comes back out to Bayley's entrance. Fans boo him. Ziggler rants some more and comes back out to WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior's entrance. Wearing a Warrior mask, Ziggler runs around the ring, hits the ropes and everything. Fans boo him. Ziggler says this is what it's come to - tassels, face paint, blow-up dolls and running like an idiot. This is what fans think makes a star. Ziggler says anyone can do what he just did but no one can do what he does in the ring... no one, but none of the fans could care less. And Ziggler doesn't care about them. Ziggler drops the mic and leaves the ring.

- Daniel Bryan is backstage on the phone waiting for Vince McMahon. Back to commercial.

The Hype Bros vs. Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable

We start with Chad Gable and Mojo Rawley. Quick tag to Benjamin who gets in a big kick to Mojo. Benjamin works Mojo to the ground working his left arm. Benjamin catches Mojo with his spin kick, but Mojo fires back with a high elbow. Tag to Zack Ryder who launches Mojo into Benjamin and then drops Benjamin face first with help from Mojo. Gable sends Mojo shoulder first into the corner. Gable is sent out by Ryder. Ryder with a dropkick to Benjamin from the corner. Benjamin plants Ryder with a big spinebuster. Benjamin has Ryder up for a powerbomb. Gable tags in and comes off the top rope taking out Ryder for the win.

Winners: Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable

After the match, Mojo Rawley shakes hands with Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable. Mojo tells Zack Ryder to do the same. Ryder decides to walk off instead.

- Vince McMahon is in the back with Daniel Bryan and they talk for a moment before Vince walks away as only Vince can. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

Back from the break and out comes Kevin Owens to the ring again. Owens waits until the "No Chance" music hits and out comes Vince McMahon to a big pop.

Kevin says hello to Vince and he asks him if he doesn't mind calling him Vince. Kevin says this is a first being able to stand in the ring with the Chairman and CEO. Now he gets to feel what every superstar before felt. He says Vince is intimidated.

Vince says he does not feel intimidated, he feels nauseated. Last week, you disparage the McMahon name and make derogatory comments and Shane jumped you. Earlier tonight, Kevin says he did not fight back because he respected authority. You didn't fight back because Shane McMahon was kicking your ass. Vince asks Kevin how he has any respect when he looks at himself in the mirror. Kevin is courageous and he isn't going to fight back, he is going to sue.

All because you think you have the upper hand and you want power. Vince says the moment you file your lawsuit, Vince will be on the phone with his attorney because you will hear the words, Kevin Owens... YOU'RE FIRED!!!

He tells Kevin to file the lawsuit. Vince asks Kevin if he knows how many lawsuits he has lost. Not one. Laws of this land are written for people like him. By the time this gets to court, there will be a 'b' next to your name for 'bankrupt'. Vince tells Kevin to file his lawsuit.

Kevin tells Vince his son put his hands on him.

Vince says he understands that and for that he suspended Shane. He suspended Shane not for putting his hands on Kevin, but for not finishing the job. What he didn't do is pull your liver out of your throat and show it to you. He didn't beat you up hard enough to make you crap all over the floor. Vince says that Kevin got what he deserved. Vince says he will reinstate Shane and there will not be a lawsuit, there will be a match.

That match will be Kevin Owens versus Shane McMahon inside Hell in a Cell.

Kevin says they will meet at Hell in a Cell but he wants the promise that he won't be fired for beating his son senseless. He wants the permission to beat a McMahon senseless if provoked.

Vince and Owens shake hands in the middle of the ring. They're having some words also. Owens drops Vince with a headbutt. Vince is busted open. Owens says Vince just gave his word that he can beat a McMahon senseless. Owens drops the mic as fans boo. Vince stumbles to his feet and swings but Owens blocks it and drops him with a punch. A referee runs down as Vince tries to get up again. Owens kicks Vince in the gut while he's down. Two more referees are out now, trying to get Owens to leave the ring. Vince tries to get to his feet again. Owens looks to leave the ring but he stops and drops Vince with a superkick. Owens attacks the referees. He goes to the top for a Frogsplash on Vince but producer Adam Pearce runs down and warns Owens not to. Owens hits the Frogsplash on Vince. Pearce yells at Owens and checks on Vince. A trainer is out to check on Vince now. Fans chant "holy s--t" as Owens looks down at Vince. We go to replays.

Owens looks on from the ramp as Stephanie McMahon marches out. She gets in his face and orders him to the back. Stephanie heads to the ring as they are helping Vince out of the ring. They have a stretcher there but Vince stumbles right past it. Owens stares back from the stage as Vince limps up the stage. He drops to his knees and mumbles something about his ribs hurting. They help Vince to the back as SmackDown goes off the air.