SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan kicked off the show in his home state of Washington to get the Universe riled up, but not too long after getting them into a certified “Yes!” frenzy, Sami Zaynfirst hit the scene to bring down the mood. Bryan expressed his disappointment in Zayn for his actions over the past several weeks, but Zayn fired back, demeaning the Team Blue General Manager and denouncing their former relationship. Kevin Owens then hit the scene to back up all of Zayn’s claims, suggesting that Bryan has become the ultimate hypocrite by now taking a managerial position within WWE.
WWE This drew the ire of Bryan, who was completely off-put by the pair’s comments. And although the “Yes! Man” believed the old Sami may still exist, right now he was going to find two opponents to square off against Owens & Zayn later tonight.
With WWE tensions consistently rising in the SmackDown Women’s division, these two super-teams faced off on Tuesday night, as Ms. Money in the Bank Carmella watched on from the commentary desk.
WWE After a flurry of activity, Charlotte Flair edged out the victory for her team after kicking out of Lana’s rollup and locking The Ravishing Russian WWE in the Figure-Eight Leglock for the tapout. After the contest, Natalya blindsided The Queen and tried to replicate her WWE Hell in a Cell attack by targeting WWE Charlotte with a steel chair.WWE However, Flair was ready this time, and The Queen blocked the attack with a kick, landed some punishing strikes on the SmackDown Women’s Champion and chased her off … for now.
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal promised a major announcement for Survivor Series and, boy,WWE did he ever deliver.
WWE Flanked by The Singh Brothers and fresh off a trip to his native India, The Modern Day WWE Maharaja declared that he had defeated everyone worth defeating on SmackDown LIVE and had a new conquest in mind: Raw’s Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar. The WWE challenge sent shockwaves throughout the WWE Universe, with them all thinking about what it would be like if Raw and SmackDown LIVE’s top champions were to clash in an epic brand vs. brand showdown.
WWEHowever, in the wake of the announcement, AJ Styles hit the scene with a different, ringing WWE statement: Mahal had never beaten him. The two traded verbal barbs, which resulted in Mahal insulting The Phenomenal One and Styles dropping Mahal with a barrage of strikes and a pinpoint Pele Kick.
WWE Furious with AJ’s treatment of him, WWE Jinder stormed into Bryan’s office and volunteered Sunil Singhto challenge Styles to a match the following week on Team Blue, WWE which Sunil tentatively accepted and Bryan immediately approved.