WWE is at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH for tonight’s episode of SmackDown Live. Here are some highlights from the show:
* AJ Styles opens up the show talking about his title match against Jinder Mahal at Sunday’s Clash of Champions. The Singh Brothers interrupt. They say they won’t be introducing Mahal. Replay is shown of Mahal’s attack on them. AJ invites them down to the ring, so they can hung it out. The Singh Brothers announce they are done with Mahal and they want to be in AJ’s corner on Sunday. AJ calls them out for being in Jinder’s corner over the weekend at the event in India.
* Out comes Jinder Mahal. Styles says he’s not buying it and he wants his match at Sunday a one-on-one match. He then attcks The Singh Brothers and toss them out of the ring. Mahal steps up on the apron while Styles taunts him to come into the ring. “Jinder Sucks” chants break out. One guy yells, “I Love You Jinder.” Jinder checks on The Singh Brothers. Styles holds up the WWE Title as Jinder looks on.
* Charlotte defeats Ruby Riott by disqualification. After the match, Charlotte is attacked by The Riott Squad. Noami makes the save.v
* Dolph Ziggler defeats Baron Corbin by disqualification when Bobby Roode comes in and takes them both out. The entrances were longer than the match.
* The Bludgeon Brothers defeat two enhancement talents.
* In-ring segment with Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Daniel Bryan. Bryan announces himself as the second guest referee in Sunday’s match.
* Rusev & Aiden English defeat The Usos.
* Jinder Mahal attacks AJ Styles backstage.
* Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens. Daniel Bryan makes himself the referee in the match. Owens wins via popup powerbomb.