WWE SmackDown Live Results – October 17 2017

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SmackDown Live in Seattle opens with hometown boy, Daniel Bryan, making his way to the ring. Michael Cole is on commentary tonight in place of Tom Phillips, and for the next few weeks.

Bryan stands in the ring and the Seattle crowd shower him in chants. Bryan announces that tonight there will be a six-woman tag team match, as well as a special announcement from Jinder Mahal, and a rematch between Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler. But first, Bryan wants to talk to someone because of their actions at Hell In A Cell. He says Sami’s actions disappointed him and as SmackDown GM, he always wanted Sami…

Zayn interrupts Bryan and obnoxiously dances his way to the ring. Heel Zayn is cool. Bryan asks Zayn how he can come out here smiling and dancing after what he did. He asks if this is still the same Sami Zayn that he’s known for 13 years. Zayn says that nothing has changed, that he is still a good guy, all he did was take ownership of his career back. The fans boo him and Zayn says he figured “these people” wouldn’t understand but Bryan should.

Bryan says that he understands that frustration but Sami cuts him off and says they aren’t the same. He says that they might both be gifted in the ring, well at least he still is, but the difference is Bryan and the fans. He says the fans are the reason Bryan got to WrestleMania and won the big one, but they haven’t been there for him. He says the fans didn’t hold up their end of the bargain for him but now he doesn’t care. He says it feels amazing not to care, finally, he tells Bryan that he should take ownership of his career and lose his martyr complex. He tells Bryan that if he had worked smarter like him, rather than harder, he wouldn’t be retired right now. The fans chant “Sami Sucks”. Zayn says it breaks his heart, much more than them, because he considers Bryan a once in a lifetime performer, the best of their generation. He says he never reached Bryan’s level, DB was always two steps ahead, but now Bryan is the last person he would want to be like; a man who gave his body for the adulation of fans, only to end up a housewife.

Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring, just as Bryan looked like he was going to explode. Owens says he is so happy for Zayn because he’s finally listening to him. Owens says that he needs to clarify something; Bryan was a pathetic martyr, a housewife, even “Mr. Bella”, but now he’s a hypocrite because he’s the authority figure he tried to overthrow. Bryan says that he sees through Owens poisonous attitude, and he’s poisoning Sami, who he doesn’t care about. Bryan says he cares about doing what’s best for the fans but Owens interrupts and says that Bryan cares about what’s best for business.

Zayn looks disgusted and says Owens is right once again. Zayn calls Bryan a sellout and the fans chant NO! Zayn thanks Owens for saving him from becoming Daniel Bryan and they hug. Bryan turns and leaves the ring, to which KO says walking out of this arena is all he can do. Bryan asks rhetorically where he is going, then says that he’s going to find a couple of guys to punch them in the face.

Up next, a six-woman tag team match, we see still photo’s from Charlotte Vs. Natalya at Hell In A Cell, then a clip of the brawl from last week. Charlotte makes her way to the ring.

*Commercial Break*

Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, & Naomi Vs. Tamina, Lana, & Natalya

Carmella and James Ellsworth are at ringside for this match. Naomi will start the match against Natalya. Natalya powers her to the corner, but Naomi boots her back. Natalya quickly slams her down and hits the ropes, but Naomi dropkicks her down for a two count. Naomi hits a sliding slap, and Natalya exits the ring to recover.

Naomi then takes out Natalya and Tamina with a plancha. Naomi gets Natalya in the ring. Natalya shoves her and kicks her. Natalya hits a snapmare and applies a chin lock. Naomi fights up and gets out before tagging in Becky Lynch. Lynch wrenches the arm. Lynch slingshots over her, kicks her, and takes her down before dropping a leg for a two count. Natalya quickly gets out of the ring to recover.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Lana applying a chin lock to Naomi. During the break, Naomi hit Lana with the Rear View, but Tamina blind tagged in and kicked her. Lana slams Naomi down as she tried to fight up. Lana knocks Flair off the apron. Flair tries to run in, so Lana and her team uses the distraction for a triple-team. Lana stops Naomi from making a tag, but she eventually does.

Flair comes in and takes Lana down before knocking her partners off the apron. Flair chops the chest and takes her down. Flair struts before dropping a knee. Flair hits a t-bone suplex and kips up. Lana boots her back and runs into a big boot. Flair goes for the Figure Four, but Natalya sends her face-first into the turnbuckle.

Lynch hits Natalya with a Bexploder. Tamina superkicks her, so Naomi hits her with a springboard cross-body. Lana catches Flair with an O’Connor Roll and holds the tights, but Flair kicks out. Flair then applies the Figure Eight for the win.

Winners: Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, & Naomi

Natalya pulls Flair out of the ring and drives her into the commentary table. Natalya grabs a chair, but Flair big boots her down on the floor. Flair grabs the chair, but Natalya escapes through the crowd.

Daniel Bryan is walking backstage when he bumps into Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Owens says Bryan can’t find anyone to help. Bryan says in the last ten minutes, so many superstars have said they want to punch them in the face. Bryan is going to give them an opportunity against 13-time WWE Champion Randy Orton and his partner, Shinsuke Nakamura. Bryan impersonates Nakamura’s taunt, and Owens and Zayn walk off.

After the break, the latest episode of The Fashion Files will air!

*Commercial Break*

The Fashion Files “Pulp Fashion” airs and it’s all about Breezango and The Ascension. Check it out below!

United States Champion, Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring for a match.

*Commercial Break*

We come back to see Sin Cara on his way to the ring. Baron Corbin grabs the microphone and asks if the fans want to see him put the title on the line. He then says that’s too bad, because the Open Challenge is closed for good.

Sin Cara Vs. Baron Corbin

They lock up and Baron backs Cara to the corner. The masked Superstar fires off a few right hands and a dropkick to send Corbin out of the ring.

Cara follows up with a suicide dive that sends The Lone Wolf into the barricade. When he tries to get back in the ring, Cara drapes him neck-first on the top rope. He follows up with a cross body from the top turnbuckle all the way to the floor by the announce tables. Corbin can’t get to his feet in time and ends up being counted out!

Winner Via Count-Out: Sin Cara

Sin Cara celebrates big after his huge win, while Corbin looks on from ringside, pissed. Looks like we have a new feud for Corbin.

Renee Young is backstage with Jimmy and Jey, The Uso’s. She asks how they feel about their next challengers, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable. They says that they’re feeling great because since day one of SmackDown Live they’ve been the boys, they have the tag division on lockdown. Chad Gable and Benjamin walk up and say they feel like doing a little rap as well. They say that they feel good and like they will take the tag team titles, but until then, they offer handshakes. The Uso’s go for the shakes but Gable and Shelton pull their hands away!

Later tonight, Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton face Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers are shown walking backstage.

*Commercial Break*

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