WWE SmackDown Live Results – October 17 2017

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We return and get a new promo for The Bludgeon Brothers, with the two back in the swamp. They say that darkness always prevails over the light, then say their names and smash the camera with their hammers.

We see footage of Jinder Mahal returning to India this past week, along with all of the news outlets that portrayed him. The Singh Brothers come out and introduce the WWE Champion.

Mahal makes his way to the ring while the crowd boos. Mahal says there are many things you get to experience as the Modern Day Maharaja, the first modern day Indian WWE Champion. This past week, he took his WWE Championship to his homeland and was given a true hero’s welcome. Mahal got the royal treatment. On the last day, after dining with Bollywood’s biggest celebrities, a young boy asked him what’s next. Mahal wasn’t sure what he meant. The boy said Mahal beat Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura multiple times, the most worthy on Smackdown Live, yet in America he doesn’t have the same level of respect he does in India. This boy was wise beyond his years. Mahal must make a challenge.

A loud “You can’t wrestle” chant picks up. Mahal reminds them that he’s the WWE Champion. Mahal must be a man they think is unbeatable. Mahal must beat the most dominant force in the WWE. At Survivor Series, he is challenging “The Beast.” At Survivor Series, he is challenging Brock Lesnar! The crowd pops big for that. Mahal wants the people to kiss his feet when he proves The Beast can be slayed. Mahal wants them to bow down to the Modern Day Maharaja. They will realize the greatness that stands before them. Mahal says he is the greatest WWE Champion of all time.

AJ Styles interrupts Jinder and he gets a huge reaction from the Seatlle natives. Styles gets in the ring and asks if he heard Mahal correctly. Mahal says Styles heard it correctly: he is challenging Brock Lesnar. Styles doesn’t care about that. It’s what Mahal said before. Mahal mentioned he beat everyone worthy of beating on Smackdown Live… except AJ Styles.

Mahal says he stands by the fact that there is no-one worthy of his time on SmackDown Live. He says Styles is a loser while he is the WWE Champion. Styles says if he’s a loser, then he won’t have a problem putting the WWE Championship on the line. Mahal says in his country, they don’t think Styles is worthy to stand in the ring with him. Styles says we’re not in his country. Mahal says he’s at the back of the line. The fact that Styles is challenging him is a joke. Styles catches Mahal with a strike combination and takes out The Singh Brothers. Styles then ducks a clothesline and hits him with a Pelé Kick. Mahal retreats while Styles’ music plays.

Coming up next, Bobby Roode takes on Dolph Ziggler.

*Commercial Break*

Bobby Roode makes his way to the ring and the fans sing along.

Bobby Roode Vs. Dolph Ziggler

The match begins and Dolph forces Roode into the corner and beats on him. Dolph then celebrates but Roode attacks him from the corner and Dolph rolls from the ring. Roode chases him out and hits Dolph but then gets caught with a dropkick as we head to commercial.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Roode fight back, but Ziggler applies a sleeper hold. Roode tries to counter out, but Ziggler flips through. Roode counters a dropkick into a slingshot into the corner. Roode punches him back and hits a flying forearm and a pair of clotheslines. Roode sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick.

Ziggler hits the ropes, but Roode slams him down for a near fall. Roode clotheslines him in the corner, goes to the second rope, and jumps over Ziggler. Ziggler rolls him up with the tights for a near fall. Roode goes for a Glorious DDT, but Ziggler gets out. Ziggler sidesteps him and rolls him up with the tights for the win.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler is ecstatic as he walks up the ramp, he shouts “I told you so” at Roode.

Coming up next, Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura will take on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.

*Commercial Break*

Brock Lesnar will respond to the Jinder Mahal challenge next week on Monday Night RAW.

Aiden English is walking backstage singing to himself. Two guys are looking at something on a cell phone. English asks if they’d be on their phone during a performance of Don Giovanni. If he’s not up to their musical standards, who is? The New Day comes out, and the two guys go nuts. English looks disgusted. Big E says he looks like the Gershwin of Grumpy. Rusev comes up and says The New Day doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is Rusev Day. The New Day says it’s time to celebrate, and Xavier Woods plays Rusev’s theme song on the trombone. Rusev says his day is not a joke. English starts to sing about his day, but Rusev says it’s not the time and the fans laugh.

Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way to the ring and the crowd loudly sings his song. Randy Orton is out next and Cole talks about how great it is to see these guys make their entrances.

*Commercial Break*

Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton Vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

Shinsuke Nakamura starts against Sami Zayn. They trade holds before Zayn slingshots over him and hits an arm drag. Nakamura quickly fights up and backs him to the ropes. Nakamura then tells him to come at him.

Nakamura takes him down with a spinning wheel kick. Nakamura drives his boot into Zayn’s face and tags in Randy Orton. Zayn quickly goes to his corner and tags in Kevin Owens. Orton punches Owens to the corner and uppercuts him. Orton sends him to the corner, but Owens boots him back. Orton goes for an RKO, but Owens quickly leaves the ring. Zayn cuts Orton off, so Orton punches him down. Owens attacks Orton, sends him into the ring post, and hits a fall-away slam into the barricade.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Nakamura attack Owens in the corner before putting him on the top rope. Zayn quickly pulls Owens out of harm’s way. Owens hits a chop block on Nakamura and kicks away at the knee. Owens attacks the knee before tagging Zayn into the match. Owens and Zayn tag in and out to attack the knee of Nakamura. Owens mocks Orton and hits a running senton for a near fall. Owens then applies a chin lock. Nakamura eventually fights up, sidesteps him, lays him across the top turnbuckles, and kicks the midsection.

Orton and Zayn are tagged in. Orton hits a pair of clotheslines, but Zayn avoids a powerslam. Orton then hits Zayn with a t-bone suplex. Orton goes outside and attacks Owens before giving him a back suplex onto the barricade. Zayn hits Orton with a baseball slide into the commentary table. Zayn goes for a plancha, but Orton forearms him. Orton pulls him out for a hanging DDT on the floor, but Zayn gets out. Orton then gives him a back suplex onto the commentary table, and the table breaks!

Orton smiles like that wasn’t supposed to happen. Orton gets Zayn in the ring, but Owens breaks up the pin. Zayn goes for a Helluva Kick, but Orton counters into a powerslam for a near fall. Orton goes for a hanging DDT, so Owens distracts him by sending Nakamura into the steel steps. Zayn gives Orton a low blow and follows up with a Helluva Kick for the win!

Winners: Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens

Owens and Zayn confront Daniel Bryan at the Gorilla Position. They mock him and ask what’s next for them. Bryan says it’s not up to him what’s up for next week. It’s up to Shane McMahon, who will be on Smackdown Live next week.

Owens and Zayn come out to the stage and mock Orton and Nakamura over their victory. They say they are Smackdown Live, and there is nothing anyone can do about it! Owens says Zayn is his best friend! They walk to the back and Owens shouts “hold me tight”.

That’s it for SmackDown Live this week. Remember to jump over to read our 205 Live results. Until next time, safe travels.

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