Welcome to our WrestlingINC.com live “WWE SmackDown” viewing party. Tonight’s show is broadcasting live from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

As of early Friday evening, two matches were being promoted for tonight’s show:

  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Shinsuke Nakamura & Riddle vs. The Usos (c)
  • Aliyah vs. Natalya vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Shotzi vs. Xia Li (*Winner will be the next challenger for Ronda Rousey’s “SmackDown” Women’s Championship)

WWE is also promoting the return of Madcap Moss for tonight’s show.

Our live coverage will begin at 8 PM ET.

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We’re on the air! Michael Cole and Pat McAfee are on commentary.

First up is The New Day: Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. We get a recap of Drew McIntyre helping them beat The Brawling Brutes last Friday.

Woods says they’re here to discuss their victory last week. Kingston and Woods say it’s all thanks to McIntyre.

Drew McIntyre makes his entrance.

McIntyre sends a special shout-out to Big E watching at home. McIntyre says he’s been injured before and he knows how hard it is to sit at home and watch. He encourages the crowd to chant “Big E” and they oblige.

McIntyre talks about his weeks away from SmackDown and says he’s had some time to think. He says he will win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at “Clash at the Castle”.

Woods asks McIntyre to explain his “Kneel To The Steel” t-shirt. McIntyre starts to and The New Day cuts him off because they have a gift for him. McIntyre opens it and it’s a lovely piece of clothing that reads “Big D”.

The Brawling Brutes make their entrance to interrupt this. Sheamus drags The Ohio State University. Sheamus says they had no idea McIntyre would be at SmackDown last Friday and they had no time to prepare. If they have a rematch things will be different.

Butch has had enough talking and charges the ring and goes after McIntyre and The New Day. They quickly toss Butch out of the ring. Sheamus and Ridge Holland hold back Butch and we go to a commercial break.

Drew McIntyre & The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs. The Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Ridge Holland & Butch)

Back from the break, this match is already underway. Sheamus is in control of Woods and tags in Butch. Woods reverses an arm bar and tags in Kingston for some double team offense on Butch. Butch kicks out at 2.

Butch manages to tag in Holland and he quickly takes down Woods. Sheamus tags in and punches away at Woods. Butch tags in and grounds Woods. Sheamus tags in but Woods quickly eludes him and tags in Kingston.

Kingston hits a cross body from the top rope for a 2-count on Sheamus. Kingston follows with a Boom Drop. Butch grabs Kingston’s leg from the outside and Sheamus hoists up Kingston. Kingston sneaks out the back door and sends Sheamus to the floor. Kingston and Woods hit stereo dives to the floor onto Sheamus and Holland.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Sheamus is grounding Kingston with a chin lock. He tags in Butch and he hammers away with forearms and tags in Holland. Holland hits a powerslam on Kingston. Sheamus follows with a knee drop from the top rope. That gets a 2-count.

Sheamus takes a swing at McIntyre. Kingston catches Sheamus coming back with a double stomp. Both men are down. Kingston makes the tag to McIntyre and he runs wild on Holland. McIntyre hits a belly-to-belly suplex on Holland. McIntyre goes to the floor and runs down Sheamus with a clothesline.

McIntyre lines up Holland, but Butch tags in. He gets an overhead suplex from McIntyre. Woods tags in. Woods hits a Rack Attack on Butch for a 2-count.

Holland pulls Kingston to the floor. McIntyre lays out Holland. Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick to McIntyre on the floor.

Back in the ring, Woods takes a swing at Holland and that allows Butch to catch him with the Bitter End for the pin.

The Brawling Brutes defeat The New Day & Drew McIntyre via pinfall

We get a recap of how Shinsuke Nakamura and Riddle came together to go after The Usos last Friday and on this past Monday’s “Raw”.

Kayla Braxton is backstage with Riddle and Nakamura. Riddle says they’re still in the “honeymoon phase” as a team. Braxton tosses to a clip of The Usos pinning Riddle to become the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions and then beating up Riddle and Randy Orton after the match.

Riddle says tonight is for Randy.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Adam Pearce is in his office talking on his phone. He’s interrupted by Max Dupri. Dupri says he’s been scouring “SmackDown” for the next superstar and he has found a diamond in the rough. Pearce wants to know who it is. Dupri isn’t saying, but he will be unveiled next week.

Back to the announce desk, Cole and McAfee plug Sunday’s “Hell In A Cell” event. We get a video package hyping the match between Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins.

Back in the arena, Los Lotharios make their entrance. Humberto is in action. Humberto kisses a woman on the hand and then they finally find the plant for the “Kiss Cam” gimmick.

Humberto will be taking on Jinder Mahal. But first, we go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Los Lotharios are waiting in the ring. We get a recap of Jinder Mahal catching Shanky dancing backstage last Friday. Shanky danced some more as Humberto beat Mahal last week.

Backstage, Mahal instructs Shanky, “No more dancing” tonight.

Mahal makes his entrance. Shanky keeps dancing behind his back.

Humberto (with Angel) vs. Jinder Mahal (with Shanky)

Humberto takes advantage early with a dropkick to Mahal in the corner. Humberto chokes Mahal with his boot and blows some kisses to the crowd. Humberto hits some kicks and chops and whips Mahal across the ring. Mahal reverses a splash and then hits a back body drop on Humberto.

Mahal leans on Humberto with his knee. Humberto rolls outside and pulls Mahal down across the top rope. Humberto comes back in but misses a springboard cross body and runs into a big boot by Mahal.

Shanky starts dancing at ringside and distracts Mahal. Humberto rolls up Mahal but the referee is telling Shanky to get down from the ring apron. Mahal rolls up Humberto and gets the pin.

Jinder Mahal defeated Humberto via pinfall

Shanky makes eyes at ring announcer Samantha Irvine and cuts loose with some big dance moves. She stands up and dances with him.

We get a clip from last week of Shotzi being locked in the women’s locker room by Aliyah. Also, Natalya and Shayna Baszler attacked Ronda Rousey during her match against Raquel Rodriguez.

Back in the arena, Rousey makes her entrance.

Raquel Rodriguez makes her entrance.

Shotzi makes her entrance.

Aliyah’s music plays, but there’s no sign of Aliyah. Shotzi laughs. We cut to a camera backstage where Aliyah is locked in her locker room.

Cole and McAfee ponder if Aliyah will escape in time for the upcoming “Six-Pack Challenge” as we go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Shayne Baszler is making her entrance.

Cole informs us that building personnel are working to free Aliyah from her locker room.

Xia Li makes her entrance. No lightning effects for her entrance.

Natalya makes her entrance.

Shotzi insists the referee ring the bell. He does, just as Aliyah hits the ring and goes after Shotzi.

Aliyah vs. Natalya vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Shotzi vs. Xia Li

Aliyah hits a meteora to the floor on Shotzi. Shotzi throws Aliyah into the barricade.

In the ring, Rodriguez lays out the other three women. Shotzi comes off the top rope with a cross body that takes down Rodriguez but she recovers and starts using Shotzi as a weapon against the other women.

Baszler goes for the Kirafuda Clutch on Rodriguez but she escapes. Natalya tries to put the Sharpshooter on Li but she escapes. Li reverses a whip and hits an elbow strike in the corner and lands a spinning kick to Natalya for a 2-count.

Aliyah gets in the ring and takes down Li, who retreats to the floor. Aliyah tries to cover Natalya but Baszler breaks it up. Shotzi takes down Baszler but Li re-enters and hits a spinning kick on Shotzi.

Natalya and Rodriguez face off in the ring. Natalya tries a rollup but Rodriguez kicks out at 2. Rodriguez heads to the corner but Shotzi is there so Rodriguez suplexes Shotzi onto Natalya and then hits her twisting Vader Bomb onto both women.

Baszler jumps on Rodriguez’s back and Natalya covers Shotzi to get the pin.

Natalya will get a title shot against “SmackDown” Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey.

Natalya defeated Shotzi and Aliyah and Raquel Rodriguez and Shayna Baszler and Xia Li via pinfall

Rousey and Natalya face off in the ring after the match.

Back at the announce desk, Cole and McAfee recap Happy Corbin’s attack on Madcap Moss weeks ago. We get a “WWE Digital Exclusive” with Corbin in which he threatens to send Moss to the funeral home or Moss can beg for his job back.

Backstage, we see an ambulance backing up. The back doors swing open and Madcap Moss steps out. No suspenders. He’s dressed simply in tights and boots.

We got to a commercial break.

Back from the break, we’re told the “inspirational” Lacey Evans will return to “SmackDown” next week.

Back in the arena, Madcap Moss makes his entrance with new music and a much simpler look. He takes a microphone. He says three weeks ago he was laying in the ring with a steel chair around his neck and a 90-pound trophy slamming down on him.

He says Happy Corbin thought that would be the end of Madcap Moss. He says Corbin was right. The man Corbin knew as Madcap Moss is gone. Moss says he has dreams of punching Corbin in the face and he thinks everyone in the arena would like to see that happen tonight. He calls out Corbin.

Corbin makes his entrance, microphone in hand.

Corbin says Moss isn’t there to fight. He’s there because he missed Corbin. He says Moss is there to beg for his job back. Moss says that’s not happening.

Corbin says they’re not going to fight tonight.

Adam Pearce walks out and says he thinks a match between Corbin and Moss tonight sounds like a great idea.

We got to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Corbin is refusing to get into the ring. Corbin finally enters and the bell rings.

Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss

Corbin immediately rolls back to the outside.

Moss gets too eager and Corbin kicks Moss in the knee. Moss replies with a clothesline and another that sends Corbin over the top rope to the floor.

Moss throws Corbin into the barricades and the ring post and sends him back into the ring. Corbin tolls right back outside and grabs a steel chair. Moss cuts him off and grabs the chair and straight-up hits Corbin for the disqualification.

Happy Corbin defeated Madcap Moss via disqualification

Moss pounds Corbin with the chair after the match. Moss gets the steel ring steps and brings them into the ring. He beats on Corbin with the chair some more. He wraps the chair around Corbin’s neck and goes to pick up the steel steps but the officials and referees run out to stop him.

Backstage, Kayla Braxton interviews The Usos. Jey Uso says the ICU better get ready for a couple of new patients. They’re dedicating their match tonight to Roman Reigns.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Happy Corbin is limping down a hallway. He bumps into Adam Pearce. Corbin wants to know if Moss is suspended. Pearce says that’s not happening but there will be a rematch between Corbin and Moss in a “No Holds Barred” match at “Hell In A Cell”.

Cole and McAfee announced that Ricochet will defend the Intercontinental Championship against Gunther on next Friday’s “SmackDown”.

We go to Ricochet backstage, who says that Gunther will respect him after next week. We then go to Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser. Gunther says he will become the new Intercontinental Champion.

Shinsuke Nakamura makes his entrance. Riddle follows with his own entrance.

Cole and McAfee recap part of the card for Sunday’s “Hell In A Cell” event.

The Usos make their entrance.

Cole and McAfee recap the rest of the “Hell In A Cell” card, including the just-added “No Holds Barred” match between Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss.

The ring announcer makes the ring introductions for the upcoming tag title match, and we go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, it’s time for tonight’s main event.

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Shinsuke Nakamura & Riddle vs. The Usos (c)

Nakamura starts against Jey and quickly takes control. He tags in Riddle who hits a fisherman suplex for a 1-count.

Riddle lays some forearms in on Jey but Jimmy makes a blind tag and they hit a double flapjack. Jimmy stomps on Riddle’s back and hits a backdrop suplex for a 2-count.

Jimmy puts Riddle in a chin lock but Riddle escapes and hits a kick to Jimmy’s head. Both men are down. Riddle tags in Nakamura.

Nakamura kicks Jey in the corner and hits his running knee to Jey as he’s draped across the top turnbuckle for a 2-count. Nakamura hits his sliding German suplex. Riddle tags in and delivers a kick for a 2-count.

Riddle misses a kick but Jey charges into a pair of feet. Jimmy pulls Riddle off the top rope while the referee is distracted The Usos hit a double superkick for a 2-count.

Nakamura pulls Jey out of the ring and goes for a Kinshasa against the ring steps but Jey moves and Nakamura crashes into the steps. Jey then holds Nakamura as Jimmy stomps down on his knee. The referee calls for a trainer. They carry away Nakamura. Riddle checks on him as he’s carried away, but pauses and decides to go it alone.

Riddle returns to the ring and clears out The Usos.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Riddle is still along against The Usos. They double whip Riddle into the corner. Jey sets up like he’s gonna go for an RKO but then stops. Riddle explodes out of the corner with a running knee strike. Both men are down.

Jey tags in Jimmy, but Riddle fires up. He hits his overhead kick. Riddle hits Jey with a ripcord knee. Riddle hits running forearms to both Usos and hits both fisherman suplexes.

Riddle goes for a draping DDT on Jimmy but Jey pulls him out. Riddle hits a Floating Bro onto both Usos on the floor.

Back in the ring, Riddle hits an Orton-style powerslam on Jimmy and follows with a draping DDT. Riddle sets up for an RKO. He goes for it but Jimmy pushes him off. Riddle tries a rollup and gets a 2-count.

Jimmy hits a Samoan Drop for a near-fall. Jimmy climbs to the top rope. Riddle runs up to the top rope and hits a super RKO just as Roman Reigns music starts to play. Jey comes off the top rope with a splash and that gets the pin.

The Usos defeated Riddle & Shinsuke Nakamura via pinfall

We cut to a shot of Sami Zayn laughing in the production truck and it’s clear that he was the one who played Reigns’ music. Zayn comes out onto the stage to celebrate. Riddle runs out from the ring and brawls with Zayn and The Usos as the show ends.

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