WWE SmackDown Live Results – September 5 2017

Sami Zayn Vs. Aiden English

Zayn with a head scissors takedown early on English. Zayn catches English with a quick clothesline. Zayn with an elbow and boot combo in the corner on English. Zayn misses a cross body attempt from the corner. English rolls up Zayn and gets the win.

Winner: Aiden English

After the match, English grabs a mic and wants to give the audience the grand finale. He goes back to singing on the mic when Sami Zayn starts chasing him down to the back.

Backstage, WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos propose a Sin City Street Fight next week on Smackdown Live in Las Vegas. Daniel Bryan then takes a call and is told to go handle something inside the ring. That will apparently happen next.

*Commercial Break*

Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan walks to the ring without music. The fans chant his name loudly on the way to the square circle. Bryan tells Shane McMahon to come down to the ring.

Shane walks down the ramp and gets inside the ring. Bryan asks him what he was thinking. Shane said things obviously got a little out of control tonight. Bryan talks about The Miz berating him on Talking Smack shortly after he retired. He talked about wanting to headbutt Miz right in the face and saying screw WWE and this job. Bryan said he didn’t because Shane told him that as the General Manager he had to put WWE, the fans and the employees first. He talked about restraining himself every week with Miz. Bryan says Shane can’t assault employees or Superstars. “We can’t run Smackdown Live like that.”

Shane agrees and knows he put Bryan in a tough spot. He takes full responsibility for putting his hands on Owens tonight. Shane adds he goes into a blind rage when people talk about his family like that. He talks about Bryan being a father now and how he could relate. Bryan tells Shane not to put him in that position. He says Owens is threatening to sue everyone in this company and he cares about the talent in the back that need a job. Shane says he will talk to Owens personally and smooth this over. Bryan says it is too late for that. He reveals he got a phone call just before he came out here.

Bryan says the phone call was from Vince McMahon. He says “effective immediately, per the Chairman of the Board and the CEO of the WWE, I’m sorry man, you are indefinitely suspended.” Shane is not pleased as Bryan exits the ring. Shane puts the mic down and slowly exits the ring. The crowd start a thank you chant as he heads up the ramp.

*Commercial Break*

Backstage, Jinder Mahal talks about remaining WWE Champion for the last 100 days and how he will be watching tonight’s main event very closely.

Back live, WWE United States Champion AJ Styles is on commentary joining Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves at ringside.

Baron Corbin vs. Tye Dillinger

When the bell rings, Corbin rolls out and gets in the face of AJ Styles. Dillinger dives out and catches Corbin. Dillinger then tosses Corbin into the ring barricade. Dillinger with big stomps over Corbin. Corbin dives back inside the ring and eats chops from Dillinger. Dillinger clotheslines Corbin over the top rope as we head to a break.

*Commercial Break*

Back live, Dillinger catches Corbin with a jawbreaker. Corbin slides out, slides back in and eats some shots from Dillinger. Dillinger with a jumping forearm as Corbin falls to the corner. Corbin with a cheap shot on Dillinger. Styles is not happy seeing this on commentary at ringside. Corbin with End of Days and gets the pinfall.

Winner: Baron Corbin

*Commercial Break*

Backstage, AJ Styles tells Tye Dillinger it was a good fight tonight and talks about Baron Corbin pulling a cheap shot on him. Styles says next week the United States Championship Open Challenge will only be open to Dillinger next week. Dillinger shakes his hand.

A video package on the debut of Bobby Roode the last two weeks airs. Backstage, James Ellsworth tries apologizing to Carmella. He knows he is a freak and probably belongs in a zoo, but he wants another chance. Carmella says from now on they are doing things her way. She kisses Ellsworth and then slaps him. OK then.

Shinsuke Nakamura heads to the ring for tonight’s huge main event!

*Commercial Break*

Number One Contendership Match
Randy Orton vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Nakamura with a snapmare takedown early. Orton goes for an RKO and Nakamura avoids it. Nakamura backs Orton into the ropes, puts his forehead on the chest of Orton to mock him, Orton goes for his DDT off the ropes and Nakamura breaks free.

We head to the commercial break with a stalemate and the Maharaja watching on.

*Commercial Break*

Back live, Orton dumps Nakamura over the top rope. Nakamura avoids a big DDT off the ring apron to the floor from Orton. Orton then dumps Nakamura with a back suplex over the announce table! Orton tosses Nakamura back inside and gets a two count off a pinfall attempt. Nakamura catches Orton on the side of the head with a spin kick.

Nakamura with a jumping big boot that catches Orton flush. Nakamura with kicks to the chest of Orton, catches Orton with a right and then connects with a splash in the corner. Nakamura props Orton up on the corner and connects with his running high knee. Orton avoids an exploder attempt. Orton with a superplex on Nakamura. Nakamura with huge knees to Orton. Orton with a snap powerslam when Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa but akamura kicks out.

Orton with his DDT off the ropes on Nakamura. Nakamura counters an RKO in mid air and drops down getting Orton locked in an armbar. Nakamura transitions to the triangle. Orton is trying to fight out of the submission. Orton is definitely the favourite here tonight. Orton lifts Nakamura up and drops him down in a powerbomb to break free. Nakamura with a knee to the spine of Orton to counter the RKO. Nakamura connects with the Kinshasa. Nakamura hooks the leg and gets the win.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

Backstage, we see Kevin Owens and Daniel Bryan walks up. Bryan tells him Shane McMahon has been suspended. Owens says he is only getting started. He plans to make Smackdown Live his own personal playground. Owens said Bryan can’t do anything about it. Bryan informs Owens that Vince McMahon will be on the show next week.

That’s it for this week’s SmackDown Live and next week is a stacked show: AJ Styles defends the WWE United States Championship against Tye Dillinger, The Usos defend the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships against The New Day in a Street Fight and Natalya defends the Smackdown Women’s Championship against Naomi. Join us on 205 Live and until next time, safe travels.

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