This new episode of WWE Smackdown Live opens from the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, with Shane McMahon behind the scenes. The latter speaks directly to the fans and recalls the events of last night at RAW, with the attack of the Undertaker against him and Drew McIntyre. He says he is not afraid of Roman Reigns or a Deadman. He warns the entire roster of Smackdown, saying no Superstar has any interest in provoking it tonight because he is angry. We then welcome The New Day as it enters the ring. American commentators recall that Kofi Kingston will face Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship at Extreme Rules.
With his microphone in hand, Kingston speaks out that since becoming a WWE Champion, he has not only experienced the best moments of his career, but also the best of his life. But on top of that, he also had to live through the most difficult and brutal moments of his life. The Steel Cage match opponent Dolph Ziggler at WWE Stomping Grounds is the perfect mixed of the two. Kingston goes on to say that he did not have the opportunity to celebrate his victory yesterday at RAW. He then points the giant screen, where a video summarizing the attack of Samoa Joe RAW is broadcast. He explains how dangerous Samoa Joe is and how difficult this attack was, that Joe is like a Samoan shark. But he will never let him eat it.
Dolph Ziggler breaks Kingston and New Day by his music input. Ziggler says he refuses to let this whole cycle begin again. He says that at Super ShowDown Xavier Woods saved his title for him and at Stomping Grounds he went like a coward through the cage door to save his title once again. Ziggler said he had spoken with the officials earlier in the day and gave him a game against Kingston tonight. If he wins this match, he will be added to the league match between him and Samoa Joe. In addition to this and to conclude the segment, Ziggler announces that tonight’s match will be a 2-out-of-3 Falls match.
After the publicity and behind the scenes, we learn that Elias will face The Miz tonight in a 2-out-of-3 Falls match. If The Miz wins the match, he will face Shane McMahon.
Tag Team match – No title
Big E & Xavier Woods beat Rowan & Daniel Bryan
After the match, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn arrive to attack the two New Day members, helped by the Smackdown Tag Team Champions. Heavy Machinery are also coming in to help Big E and Woods. The four teams will face each other in an 8-man Tag Team match after the advertisement.
8-Man Tag Team match
Big E, Xavier Woods & Heavy Machinery Defeat Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Daniel Bryan & Rowan
In a video broadcast on the giant screen and recorded yesterday at RAW, Nikki Cross announces to Alexa Bliss that she will face Bayley tonight at Smackdown Live. If the latter wins the match, Alexa Bliss will get a re-match against Bayley for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
2-out-of-3 Falls – If The Miz wins, he will face Shane McMahon
Elias beats The Miz
- Elias beat The Miz by pinfall (1-0)
- The Miz beats Elias by disqualification (1-1)
- Elias beat The Miz by pinfall (2-1)
As The Miz defeats Elias to win the second run, Shane McMahon steps in and provokes disqualification. He and Elias destroy The Miz to allow Elias to win the third and final round.
Behind the scenes, Finn Balor is asked in an interview that will be his next challenger for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Before answering, Shinsuke Nakamura arrives and looks into Balor’s eyes and the title. The message has passed.
Single match – No title – If Nikki Cross beats Bayley, Alexa Bliss will get a rematch for the title at Extreme Rules
Nikki Cross beats Bayley
Sonya Deville beats Ember Moon
2-out-of-3 Falls – If Dolph Ziggler wins the match, he is added to the WWE Championship match at Extreme Rules
Kofi Kingston beats Dolph Ziggler
- Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler (1-0)
- Dolph Ziggler defeat Kofi Kingston by falling (1-1)
- Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler (2-1)