WWE SmackDown Live Results – August 29 2017

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We return live with Aiden English singing in the middle of the ring but here comes Kevin Owens to interrupt. Owens has a mic and gets inside the ring. He says none of this unrefined Arkansas hillbillies will actually appreciate his singing. Owens suggests he leave the ring. English says he will leave because he likes him. Owens shows footage from last week losing to AJ Styles with Baron Corbin as the special guest referee. We see Shane McMahon getting involved and questioning Corbin’s fast count.

Back live, Owens asks what gives Shane McMahon the right to get involved and stop the special guest referee like that. He says Shane has screwed him out of the United States Championship twice. Owens says this would have never happened on RAW and that Stephanie McMahon would never abuse her power like that. He says this might be the “land of opportunity”, but it is really Shane’s personal playground.

Here comes Shane McMahon. Owens says here is Shane to once again steal the spotlight. Little Rock gives Shane a big reaction. Shane says it was Owens who picked his own special guest referee last week and it Corbin proved to be incredibly biased. He said he had no choice but to step in and become the referee when Corbin walked out on the match. Shane says Owens lost. Owens says he was screwed. Shane says this conversation is over. He tells Aiden English to return to the ring and for Owens to leave right now.

Sami Zayn is out for the next match. Owens is joining the commentary table.

Aiden English Vs. Sami Zayn

The bell rings and English with a kick and tosses Zayn quickly to the corner. English with a quick suplex. Zayn clotheslines English over the top rope to the outside. Zayn dives over and catches English. Kevin Owens is complaining about the referee in this match.

Owens slides into the ring and takes off the referee’s shirt – a hilarious segment. Owens puts on the referee shirt and starts counting at Zayn who jumps off the corner. Zayn turns away and suddenly Owens grabs him for a Pop Up Powerbomb. English drops down and covers Zayn for the pinfall. Owens with a very fast count to give English the win.

Winner: Aiden English

After the match, Kevin Owens takes off the referee shirt and throws it at the original referee who is still standing at ringside. Owens heads to the back.

The Usos vs. The New Day in a non-title match is up next. The winners of the match get to pick the stipulation for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships rematch. It will be interesting to see if Xavier Woods is present, considering he allegedly injured himself the other night.

*Commercial Break*

Backstage, Shane McMahon says that match will not count between Aiden English and Sami Zayn. He was just informed Owens left the arena and Shane will be doing the same.

Backstage, Dolph Ziggler is asked what we can expect from him. Ziggler says you can expect nothing from him since they are in Little Rock tonight. He talks about being taken for granted in WWE. Ziggler says he is a star. He goes off on gimmicks in WWE just like he did last week. Not exactly a good way to build anticipation for someone.

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos head to the ring. The New Day is out next. Xavier Woods has a knee brace on with a sign around his neck that reads “It’s sore”. That match is up next.

*Commercial Break*

The New Day Vs. The Uso’s

Winners Choose The Stipulation For The Championship Rematch

Back live and the match is underway. Kofi Kingston catches Jey with a cross body. Jimmy is in to catch Big E with a superkick. Kofi with a kick to the face of Jimmy. Kofi with a reverse sleeper on Jey countering a samoan drop attempt.

Kofi drops Jimmy off the ring apron and makes the tag to Jimmy. Jimmy reverses Kofi and rolls him up and holds the tights to get the pinfall!

Winners: The Usos

Wow, quick win for The Uso’s, and I think that was the right move to not make fans tired of these two teams. The Uso’s get to choose the stipulation for their Championship rematch.

Backstage, James Ellsworth takes over the interview and introduces Carmella. She is not pleased with Ellsworth. WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Natalya walks up and wonders why she can’t keep her “pet on a leash.” She tells Carmella if she tries to cash in on her, she will make her the “Baron Corbin of the women’s division.” Naomi walks up smiling. She brings up her rematch clause coming up.

*Commercial Break*

Lana is inside the ring when we return and has a mic. She introduces your next Smackdown Women’s Champion, Tamina. Tamina makes her way to the ring – it seems Lana is back to being a manager. Tamina is facing some local talent.

Tamina vs. Tina Stock

Tamina pushes Stock away after taking body kicks. Lana is on the mic yelling at Tamina to crush her. Tamina tosses Stock to the corner and throws some big headbutts. Tamina tosses Stock across the ring and connects with a superkick to get the win.

Winner: Tamina

After the match, WWE photographers get in the ring and takes photos of both Lana and Tamina. They refer to this as the Ravishing Revolution for Tamina.

Season 2 of the Fashion Files gets underway and it’s as entertaining as always.

The main event tag team action is up next!

*Commercial Break*

Jinder Mahal & Rusev Vs. Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura

Orton and Nakamura dump Mahal and Rusev out of the ring right away. Brawling breaks out at ringside as Orton sends Rusev into the barricade, while Nakamura tosses Mahal over the timekeepers barricade. Orton and Nakamura return to the ring as we head to a break.

*Commercial Break*

Back live, Nakamura catches Mahal with a kick to the head. Mahal cuts off Nakamura from tagging out to Orton. Mahal with a big knee to the back of Nakamura. Hot tag to Orton who throws big rights at Mahal. Orton with uppercuts to Mahal in the corner. Mahal avoids an RKO attempt, rolls out, Orton follows and levels Mahal on the outside. Orton with a fallaway slam to Mahal. Mahal responds by dumping Orton out of the ring.

Rusev sends Orton face first into the steel ring post. Tag to Rusev who stomps away at Orton on the outside. Mahal chokes Orton with his boot as Rusev distracts the referee. Orton with a headbutt to Rusev. Rusev fires back with a big spin kick that levels Orton. Tag to Mahal who is sent shoulder first into the steel post in the corner. Hot tag to Nakamura. Tag to Rusev.

Nakamura with a jumping kick to the jaw of Rusev. Nakamura with body kicks to Rusev. Nakamura kicks Rusev in the head. Nakamura props Rusev up on the top rope and connects with his high knee. Nakamura gets an armbar applied. Mahal breaks it up. Orton tosses him to the ring apron, attempts his DDT, Mahal counters and then Orton eventually hits the DDT. Orton with a boot to Rusev and Nakamura with a knee from the middle rope. Nakamura backs up in the corner. Nakamura charges in and connects with Kinshasa on Rusev for the win.

Winners: Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura

After the match, Nakamura and Orton celebrate the tag team win. We see a replay leading to the finish. Back live, they continue to pose and smile at each other. Orton with an RKO out of no where on Nakamura. Orton and Nakamura will face off next week to determine who gets the next shot at the WWE Championship.

Smackdown comes to a close in Little Rock with Orton posing on the corner. What did you think of the show? Let us know and until next time, safe travels!

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