Charlotte thanks everyone for the support involving her father Ric Flair. She talks about life being fragile and how she plans to make every moment count going forward.
WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Natalya walks out to interrupt. Natalya says everyone is happy that her father is doing better as they were all worried about him.
Natalya says it is time to talk about more important things and tells Charlotte to stay put. She is hosting a celebration tonight. Natalya brings up the recent Mae Young Classic tournament. She said women break down the barrier and tonight is a celebration of all women. Natalya wants to focus on one woman. “A woman that completed the journey that Amelia Earhart could not.” Natalya reveals a photo of her holding up the Smackdown Women’s Championship inside the ring as Charlotte lets out a “wow.” Charlotte thanks Natalya for interrupting her tonight because she is ready to challenge her for the title.
Here comes Becky Lynch with a mic in hand. She apologizes to Natalya for interrupting her ego-olympics. Becky says Natalya is crazy. She says while she also cares for Ric Flair, Becky disagrees with Charlotte because that title is coming back to her where it belongs. Naomi is out next to interrupt. She says Natalya doesn’t represent women or even the women of Smackdown Live. Naomi is also looking for a title match. Here comes Tamina and Lana. Lana tries to apologize to Natalya. Natalya thanks her. Lana then calls her a crazy cat lady. She says it is Tamina’s turn when all these other women in the ring failed.
Natalya bails and says she isn’t a crazy cat lady. Here comes Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan. He books Naomi, Becky Lynch, Tamina and Charlotte Flair in a fatal four way match for tonight where the winner will face Natalya at Hell in a Cell.
The New Day vs. The Hype Bros is up next.
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Hype Bros
The Usos are on commentary tonight with Tom, Byron and Corey. The New Day vs. The Usos for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships at Hell in a Cell is officially announced.
The bell rings and we start with Big E and Mojo Rawley. Big E has Mojo in an abdominal stretch. Mojo counters into a stretch of his own. Big E levels Mojo with a clothesline.
Back live, Mojo is in the ring now with Kofi Kingston. Mojo misses a corner shot when Kofi moves. Tags to Big E and Zack Ryder. Big E with two belly to belly suplexes on Ryder. Big E with a third belly to belly on Ryder and Big E shakes the hips. Ryder gets his knees up when Big E goes for a splash off the ropes. Ryder with double knees and a dropkick from the second rope on Big E. Broski Boot to Big E in the corner, cover and kick out. Kofi dumps Mojo over the top rope. Kofi launches himself over the top rope to take out Mojo. Tag to Kofi as Big E has Ryder up on his shoulder. Kofi comes off the top to connect with the Midnight Hour. Kofi hooks the leg of Ryder to pick up the pinfall.
Winners: The New Day
After the match, The New Day dances and mocks The Usos.
Kevin Owens is now live via satellite. He wants to apologize and doesn’t know what came over him. Owens wants to apologize to the WWE Universe, WWE management and the entire McMahon family. He can also say with complete sincerity: “Shane, you had it coming. This is all on you Shane. You made me do that. You made me attack your father. You made me want to headbutt his skull off his shoulders.” Owens says Shane disrespected him first and forced him to do that. He says while he has nothing but respect for Vince McMahon, he became Shane in that moment and he wants to make one more apology. Owens says what he did to Vince is nothing compared to what he will do to Shane at Hell in a cell. He says Shane may want to condemn him to hell, but people like him go to heaven.
Backstage, Mojo Rawley tells Zack Ryder he is sick of losing. He says something has to give. Rawley says it is time to do something drastic to make things change.
Dolph Ziggler is out live in Oakland. He talks about making his “elaborate entrances” the last few weeks and how they were talent that couldn’t lace his boots. Ziggler again refers to himself as the greatest in-ring performer in WWE history.
He walks to the back and comes back out dressed like Triple H. Ziggler spits out water. He asks the fans if that was cool and if he can run NXT now. Ziggler heads to the back again and walks out dressed like Shawn Michaels complete with a cowboy hat and chaps.
He says he can actually feel himself losing his smile. Ziggler isn’t done yet. He comes back out to the DX music complete with green glow sticks. Ziggler has two words for ya: “who cares.” He says the fans don’t care about in-ring performance. “You don’t care. I am the best ever. And you couldn’t care less. And I don’t care about you.”
Tom, Byron and Corey plug No Mercy this Sunday at ringside.
Fatal Four Way No. 1 Contenders Match
Naomi vs. Becky Lynch vs. Tamina vs. Charlotte Flair
Tamina goes after Charlotte in the corner. Tamina clears house on Naomi and Becky as well. Tamina launches Becky into Naomi as they both fall to the outside. Tamina levels Charlotte with a quick clothesline as we head to the final break of the night.
Back live, Charlotte with a kick to the face and chops to Tamina. Becky is in kicking Tamina in the face and Naomi drops a leg over Tamina. Charlotte with a shot to Naomi. Becky kicks Charlotte. Becky with an uppercut to Charlotte. Naomi with a cross body to Charlotte and Becky for a two count. Naomi with body kicks to Charlotte. Noami with a jawbreaker to Charlotte. Naomi gets a submission locked on Charlotte when Becky breaks it up. Tamina with a side slam to Becky, but misses in the corner. Becky with a jump kick to Naomi, sends Charlotte to the corner and then eats a clothesline from Tamina. Charlotte with a spear on Tamina. Charlotte pulls Naomi off the corner. Charlotte catches both Naomi and Tamina with a double moonsault off the top rope. Both kick out after pinfall attempts. Charlotte gets the Figure Four locked on Naomi. Becky is going up top and drops a leg over Charlotte. Tamina breaks up the pinfall attempt. Tamina with a samoan drop on Becky. Tamina is going up top for Superfly splash, connects and Naomi breaks up the pin. Lana pulls Naomi out of the ring. Naomi kicks Lana in the head. Tamina superkicks Naomi off the ring apron. Charlotte with a big boot to Tamina, hooks the leg and gets the win.
Winner and new No. 1 Contender: Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair will challenge Natalya at Hell in a Cell for the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship. Backstage, we see Natalya looking on at the result.