Smackdown doesn’t have a PPV this Sunday, so instead, they’ve stacked this week’s show with a couple big matches, as John Cena faces Dean Ambrose in a preview of their upcoming Triple Threat match against AJ Styles at No Mercy, and thanks to some tough negotiations over the week, The Miz has agreed to face Dolph Ziggler with the Intercontinental title on the line. Find out what happened, plus all the other results from this week’s Smackdown Live right here!
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Daniel Bryan introduces a contract signing between Becky Lynch and Alexa Bliss for their title match at No Mercy. Alexa claimed that Becky wasn’t born to be champion, and Becky responded by saying she wasn’t born to be champion, but she wanted it more than anyone. Alexa smacked Becky with the contract binder and flipped the table on her before signing, but Becky recovered and ran Alexa off before signing as well.
– The Usos d. American Alpha to become #1 Contenders to the Smackdown Tag Team Titles (Jimmy Uso pinned Jordan, Superfly Splash)
The Usos re-injured Gable’s knee during the match, and Jordan refused to tag his clearly incapacitated partner and attempted to fight the match on his own.
– Baron Corbin d. Apollo Crews (pinfall, End of Days)
Jack Swagger was on commentary and stared down Corbin after the match.
– The Miz d. Dolph Ziggler to retain the Intercontinental Title (pinfall, Skull-Crushing Finale)
After Maryse was ejected for attempted to spray Zigger again, Miz recovered the bottle and distracted the ref, allowing him to spray Ziggler in the eyes himself, leading to the victory.
– Randy Orton d. Erick Rowan (pinfall, RKO)
Bray Wyatt, who appears to be slowly entering his BikerTaker phase in terms of his wardrobe, cut his usual promo about being a god from his smoky room after the match.
– Nikki Bella and Naomi d. Carmella and Natalya by DQ when Carmella, who was not legal, dragged Nikki out of the ring thirty seconds into the match and continued assaulting her, which apparently was good enough for the ref to call things.
– Dean Ambrose d. John Cena (pinfall, Sunset Flip)
Post-match, AJ Styles ran in and attacked both Cena and Ambrose. Daniel Bryan then came out and announced that Styles would defend the WWE World Title against Ambrose next week. A distracted Styles was easy picking for Ambrose, who hit a Dirty Deeds on the champion to end the show.