In the wake of WWE Clash of Champions, the reunited Erick Rowan & Luke Harper took out Danial Bryan and Roman Reigns in an all-out destructive assault. Plus, Brock Lesnar made a surprise return to challenger WWE Champion Kofi Kingston to a title match at the SmackDown LIVE premiere on FOX on Friday, Oct. 4, and Chad Gable left King Corbin’s coronation in shambles.
Tonight on SmackDown LIVE, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston overcame United States Champion AJ Styles in a non-title Champion vs. Champion Match with the members of The O.C. and The New Day at ringside. Plus, Roman Reigns was denied the opportunity to make a SummerSlam challenge when a pile of scaffold and metal fell down upon him, and Charlotte Flair emerged to challenge Trish Stratus to a match at The Biggest Event of the Summer.
Shane McMahon thought he had backed Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns into a corner when he pitted the two in a match against one another, as Drew McIntyre, Elias and Shane were all present for it. However, the tides quickly turned on “The Best in the World” when Owens and Reigns made it clear that they were more interested in tussling with Shane-O-Mac and company than each other.
A very special episode of “Miz TV” that featured Shawn Michaels quickly descended into bedlam when Dolph Ziggler crashed the proceedings and exchanged verbal daggers with HBK.
The beef between Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon continued, first with Shane-O-Mac’s Town Hall Meeting quickly going south when KO abruptly arrived and then again in the main event when Owens tussled with Dolph Ziggler, but the conclusion would be altered when Shane hit the scene with some backup clearly aiming to take KO out.
Coming off of Kevin Owens’ iconic tirade last week, Shane McMahon held a Town Hall Meeting on SmackDown LIVE, allowing other blue brand Superstars to air any and all grievances, as long as they were “respectful.”
Kevin Owens finally exploded on Shane McMahon, verbally assaulting The Best in the World at the start of the night and dropping him with a Stunner at the end of it, massively altering the main event between Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler.
After Kevin Owens got into a jaw-dropping brawl with Dolph Ziggler in the parking lot earlier in the day – which resulted in Shane McMahon canceling a match between the two Superstars – KO stormed into the arena to kick off SmackDown LIVE ready to verbally unload on “The Best in the World.”
By choosing Gary “The GOAT” Garbutt as Roman Reigns’ tag team partner, Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre seemed to all but guarantee themselves a victory over The Big Dog just six nights before they face Reigns and The Undertaker in tag team action at WWE Extreme Rules. However, Reigns’ partner was more than he seemed. Find out how the former Universal Champion and a masked ally made a statement against “The Best in the World” and The Scottish Psychopath.
After a chaotic set of circumstances, Kevin Owens & Dolph Ziggler collided with Heavy Machinery, and the winning team would earn their way into the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match at WWE Extreme Rules. Elsewhere, Samoa Joe made a chilling proposition to Kofi Kingston, but the WWE Champion would not blink in the face of The Samoan Submission Machine.
With The New Day eyeing Daniel Bryan & Rowan’s SmackDown Tag Team Titles at WWE Extreme Rules, Big E and Daniel Bryan squared off in one-on-one action on the blue brand.
Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley kicked off Raw with a Falls Count Anywhere Match, which came to a shocking conclusion when The Monster Among Men drove The All Mighty through the LED wall at the top of the entrance ramp. What’s next for Strowman and Lashley following this career-threatening incident? Also on Raw, The Undertaker confronted Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre and AJ Styles re-formed The Club with Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson after a brutal U.S. Title Match against Ricochet.
Rey Mysterio and Andrade brought the house down in another instant classic, this time a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match, but Samoa Joe and Randy Orton stole some headlines by match’s end. Elsewhere, the issues between SmackDown Women’s Champion Asuka, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair intensified as all three look to dominate at the Royal Rumble event this Sunday.
With Mr. McMahon moderating, WWE Champion “The New” Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles came face-to-face one last time before their WWE Title clash this Sunday at Royal Rumble.
When The Bar crashed The Miz’s “Bestie Birthday Bash” for Shane McMahon, it led to an impromptu match between Miz and Sheamus that saw The Bar covered in cake. Elsewhere, SmackDown Women’s Champion Asuka and Becky Lynch attempted to one-up each other as their Royal Rumble title clash approaches.