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WWE Smackdown Live From Sioux Falls, Nevada

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Commentators:  Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves

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Tonight:  Randy Orton Vs Shinsuke Nakamura, Winner Faces Jinder Mahal at Hell in a Cell

Backstage Promo:  Randy Orton

Randy reminds us that he is a wily veteran, and while Shinsuke Nakamura is a star, nothing will stop him from winning back his WWE Championship.

Backstage Promo:  Shinsuke Nakamura

“The Artist” respects Orton, but he promises he is going to defeat him, because his destiny is to become WWE Champion.

In-Ring Promo:  Carmella

Ellsworth is here to introduce us to Carmella, but here comes Kevin Owens.


Kevin Owens informs them that Carmella’s match tonight will have a special guest referee, and that will be Kevin Owens.  He wants the referee’s shirt, and here comes Shane McMahon.  Shane is here to shut this down, and nip it in the bud, he will not make himself the referee.  At every turn, Shane has been very patient, but Kevin has been so defiant to Shane, and one thing he has to be clear about, Kevin needs to stop blaming Shane for his losses.  Back at Summerslam, Owens blamed Shane for his loss, despite Shane telling him if he put his hands on him, consequences will happen.  He gave him another title shot 2 weeks ago, he made Baron Corbin the referee, and he left.  Owens tells him the reason being is Shane came out, and pulled Corbin out of the ring in the middle of the match, and Kevin tells him Shane never wanted Owens on Smackdown Live, and truth be told, if it was up to him, he would still be on Raw.  They can finally agree on something.  Shane never wanted him here, because HHH on Raw gave Owens the Universal Title, without even deserving it.  But don’t blame Shane on his losses, blame Kevin Owens.  Owens tells Shane everything revolves around Shane McMahon on Smackdown Live, so why does he want the attention?  Because Daddy did not give him enough attention growing up?  He had to have his kids dance for him at Wrestlemania.  Shane tells him to never mention his kids again.  But you had to jump off a cell, right?  Or how about jumping off from an airplane?  You know this whole world would have been better if you had not survived that helicopter crash, your family, your wife, and especially your kids.  Shane attacks Kevin, flips him up on the announce table, and keeps on pounding on Kevin.  Daniel Bryan had to come out, and stop him, telling him to get away, and ask him what is he doing?  Shane stops, and we go to a break.

Moments Ago:  Shane Vs Owens

Backstage Segment:  Kevin Owens and Daniel Bryan

Officials take Owens to the back, Daniel apologizes for what just happened.  Owens tells Daniel to enjoy your job while you can, because he is going to shut down SMackdown Live, and sue the company, for what just happened.  Daniel tells Owens they need to talk about things, and Owens says he will press criminal charges against Shane McMahon.

Match Number 1:  Natalya (SD Live Women’s Champ) Vs Carmella in a non-title match

Ellsworth is an idiot, he screwed up the match for Carmella, slipping the briefcase.  Carmella was not in the mood to cash in the briefcase, she turns her attention to Ellsworth, and Natalya rolls up Carmella for the win.

Winner:  Natalya, by pinfall

Carmella has the mic, saying she knows Ellsworth is sorry, he is the sorriest excuse for a human being she has ever met.  He isn’t even human, you think she needs some generic defect to succeed?  How is he still employed?  He is a charity case, and his mother should have given him up at birth.  So he took his chin up for the last time, they are through.

Backstage Segment:  Shane McMahon

Shane just stands there.

Next:  Re-Debut of Dolph Ziggler

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In-Ring Promo:  Dolph Ziggler

This is the “re-debut” of Dolph Ziggler, but nothing seems to have changed.  So he tells us we don’t care about the talent of Dolph Ziggler, the fans just sit on their hadsn, while a talent like Dolph Ziggler comes out.  The fans don’t care about Ziggler, they just want a dumb gimmick.  So he leaves, but he comes back, wearing John Cena gear, and John Cena music.  He tells us to buy this, and buy that.  The crowd boos, and he said that didn’t work for them?  They saw right through it?  The fans like nostalgic, right?  He has something for them.  And he comes out to “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s music, complete with an “Elizabeth”, but this isn’t working.  Ziggler knows what we want, and what we deserve.  Now we hear Naomi’s music, and it’s Ziggler with the glow sticks.  This is funny here.  The crowd isn’t buying this either.  So this is what it comes down to?  Dumb ass hand gestures, dancing music, anyone could do that.  But nobody can do what he does in that ring.  But we don’t care?  Ziggler doesn’t give a damn about us either.  We all make Ziggler sick, and he walks out.

Tonight:  Orton Vs Nakamura

Match Number 2:  Sami Zayn Vs Aidan English

A very quick match here that saw Aidan rolls up Sami for his second straight win of the week.

Winner:  Aidan English, by pinfall

Aidan wants to sing for us again.  And Sami has had enough, going right after Aidan.


Earlier Tonight:  Shane McMahon Vs Kevin Owens

Backstage Segment:  Daniel Bryan

Daniel is looking serious, but The New Day seem to be cheering him up.  The Usos show up, to say next week at Sin City Smackdown, The Usos Vs The New Day in a Streetfight.  Daniel gets a call from someone, he needs to make an announcement, next.

In-Ring Promo:  Daniel Bryan

Daniel asks for Shane to come down to the ring.  Shane comes down to the ring.  Shane, what were you thinking?  Shane said things got out of control.  Daniel reminds Shane a year ago, The Miz berated Daniel, and he kept pushing and pushing.  But so many times Daniel wanted to say screw WWE, screw his job, and just headbutt The Miz.  But he didn’t because Shane told him he had to put WWE first, he had to put the fans first, he had to put the company first, and he didn’t.  He did what was best for the show.  Shane can’t put his hands on his employees, he can’t put his hands on Kevin Owens.  Shane tells Daniel he is right, but when people talk about his family, he goes in a rage, and knows he went too far.  Remember, you just became a father, so imagine if the shoe was on the other foot.  Daniel tells Shane don’t even go there.  We have a lawsuit going right now, and he isn’t thinking about Shane’s family, he is thinking about the employees who are in the back, they need to protect them.  Shane tells Daniel he is right, he will talk to Kevin and smooth things out.  Daniel tells Shane that is too late, he just received a call from his father, and effective immediately, he is sorry to do this, but Shane is indefinetely suspended.

Next Week:  Jinder Mahal

Renee Young tells us Jinder Mahal is STILL WWE Champion, who knew?  Who would Jinder rather face?  Orton or Nakamura?  It doesn’t matter, Jinder has proven he is better by both of them, defeating them both, and this includes Shinsuke Nakamura.  Social media was buzzing about this “artis” at Summerslam when he went face to face with “The Modern Day Maharaja”.  May the better man win, whether it’s a RKO or a Kinshase.

Match Number 3:  Baron Corbin Vs Tye Dillinger


WWE SD Live Quick Match Results:

**Natalya (C) def Carmella, by pinfall

**Aidan English def Sami Zayn, by pinfall