Video: We begin with a look at highlights from the Greatest Royal Rumble when Shane McMahon got sent through a table.
Backstage: Paige says that Shane will not be here. Paige mentions that Nakamura used a low blow on Friday and AJ retaliated. To ensure a definite finish, the match on Sunday will be No Disqualification.
Welcome to Smackdown Live from Montreal, Quebec, Canada and we kick things off with MizTV
Miz is in the ring and he responds to the chants by pointing out he took Maryse to Hollywood. Miz says his guest last week on MizTV pulled a no show and due to that ugly incident, Daniel Bryan is banned from MizTV.
Miz says that he has a message for his friend on the B Show, Seth Rollins. You have something that is his. You might have been able to hide behind Finn Balor and Samoa Joe last week, but you cannot hide on Sunday when he gets back the title he made relevant and prestigious.
Miz says he has a champion as his guest tonight, the United States Champion Jeff Hardy.
Jeff Hardy makes his way to the ring and we are reminded that Jeff Hardy will face Randy Orton on Sunday for the United States Title.
Miz refuses to shake Jeff's hand because he touched the people.
Miz asks Jeff if he thinks Miz is a better Intercontinental Champion than Seth Rollins. Jeff says if being obnoxious and overbearing while being a wannabe Hollywood star, then you are. If you are better than Seth Rollins, you would have won at the Greatest Royal Rumble, like he did.
Miz comments on Jeff's arrogance. Miz says that Jeff disrespected a future Hall of Famer twice. We see what he did to Randy Orton.
Miz says why don't we find out what Randy has to say. Miz says we have another guest and it is Randy Orton.
Miz says Randy interrupted his introduction and Randy does not care.
Miz says that the voices in Randy's head are saying how disrespectful Jeff Hardy was. Randy says it was not disrespectful because he did the same thing last week. They are both cool.
Miz says Randy does not play well with others. This isn't the first time you have been disrespected around here? Remember the Smackdown Top 10 when you were picked ninth by your peers. Ninth doesn't even get you a medal.
Randy says that is true but he says no one really cares about a Smackdown Top 10 list.
Miz brings up how Jeff cost Randy his match against Shelton last week.
Jeff says it was that goofy Singh brother.
Miz says Jeff's issues with Jinder spread into his match. Don't you want to teach Jeff some respect.
Randy says that Miz doesn't know who he is talking to. Randy says no one tells him when to strike. He strikes when he wants to. Randy says he earned his rematch three weeks ago. At Backlash, it does not matter how cool they are with each other, he is taking his title back.
Jeff tells Randy he can try.
Miz is shocked at a mutual agreement. He asks if we will get a handshake or hug.
Shelton Benjamin comes out and he tells Randy he cannot try. You do not deserve a damn thing. He reminds Randy that he beat him last week in the middle of the ring. If anybody deserves a title match, it is him.
Randy kicks Shelton and sets for an IEDDT, but Miz stops Randy. Jeff with Whisper in the Wind to Miz.
JEFF HARDY AND RANDY ORTON VS THE MIZ AND SHELTON BENJAMIN
Shelton Benjamin unloads with punches on Orton in this tag team match that was made by Smackdown GM Paige during the break. Benjamin avoids an RKO. Miz in putting the boots to Orton. Shelton with a pair of knee strikes from the apron. Miz with a chinlock on Orton
Orton gets to his feet and tags Jeff. Hardy in now with an irish whip reveresd by Miz. Forearms off the ropes and Jeff with an inverted atomic drop. Miz counters a Twist Of Fate. Nearfall on Miz
Jeff counters the SCF. Miz with an elbow to the ear and Jeff throws Miz to the outside. Twist Of Fate on Benjamin and Miz up on the apron for the distraction and Shelton with a knee strike. Miz knocks Jeff off the top rope sending him crashing to the floor as we go to break
We're back and Shelton in control of the match as he plants Jeff face first on the mat. Hardy with a jawbreaker and Miz tags in preventing the tag to Orton. Miz unloads with stomps in the corner. Running dropkicks in the corner.
Jeff Hardy with a clothesline out of the corner and both Hardy and Miz make a tag and Randy Orton with clotheslines to Shelton followed up by a powerslam.
Miz is thrown to the outside and a suplex on the announce table. Standing dropkick to Benjamin and he pulls Orton and Miz through the ropes planting them with double DDT's
Orton setting up for an RKO. RKO to Benjamin. Jeff Hardy gets the tag and delivers a swanton bomb for the three count
The winners of the match: Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy
Post Match: Orton lays Jeff Hardy out with an RKO
Backstage: The Iconics take over interview duties and welcome the Smackdown Women's Champion Carmella. Carmella says last week The Iconics beat Asuka and Becky Lynch and two weeks ago she beat Charlotte and this Sunday she will beat Charlotte again at Backlash
Backstage: The Bar are walking and come across The New Day. New Day ask what happened to the team that said they were going to win back the Raw Tag Championships and go back to Raw. Cesaro says they always wanted to be on Smackdown and can squash New Day like pancakes. A plate of pancakes are then brought in for The Bar and Cesaro throws the plate in the air
Sheamus challenges The New Day to fight him tonight and Big E gets in Sheamus' face and says he's on. Sheamus tells him to calm down he wasn't talking to Big E. he was talking to Xavier Woods
Backstage: Rusev Day are preparing a new song and Lana walks in and says Rusev had an amazing match at Greatest Royal Rumble but came up short because something is holding him back
Cass is in the ring and says he's from New York City where they carry a lot of stereotypes like they're not friendly to other people and that they think they're better than everyone else well they are and he says he's better than everyone in the crowd and better than Daniel Bryan.
A real WWE Superstar is 7 feet tall and has super strength and they all know might makes right which is the complete opposite of Daniel Bryan who is small and weak and when he faces Daniel Bryan they're not going to get a 5 star match, they're going to get a 5 second match
They're not going to get fancy moves. He doesn't even need time to prepare and why wait for Backlash. Cass calls Bryan to come out so he can kick his teeth down his throat. A mini Daniel Bryan is out Cass then makes jokes
As mini Daniel celebrates, Cass lays him out with the big boot then unloads with punches. Referees then run down to the ring as Cass leaves
Renee asks AJ about the match on Sunday being no disqualification and whether it will help him on Sunday.
AJ says Nakamura can play his games because that is the benefit of a No Disqualification match. His goal is to defend the gold while Nakamura seems to be going after the wrong jewels.
Renee asks AJ about the apology that Nakamura wants from him for the attack after the match.
AJ says Nakamura should be sucking sand in the Saudi Arabian desert. Nakamura ruined his Wrestlemania, then he took away a match against Daniel Bryan. Nakamura then went after his friend and tried to injure him. On Sunday, you can throw the rules the window because he can break them too. AJ says low blows will be the least of Nakamura's worries. You will find pieces of Shinsuke in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The look on Nakamura's face will be the look of torture.
Renee asks about an apology.
Samoa Joe interjects himself into the segment and he appears on the stage.
Joe says AJ is making a spectacle out of himself filled with rage and anger. He has lost focus on what is dangerous around him. You are not focused on the right match. The match you should be focused on is the one when his hand is raised in victory after proving that Roman Reigns is a failure. The same Roman who lost in Saudi Arabia. Brock was the first out of that cage and Brock is still Universal Champion.
Joe turns his attention to AJ. You need to make peace with one destiny that is coming your way. After he is done putting the Big Dog to sleep, whether it is you or Shinsuke Nakamura who is victorious on Sunday, he is coming after the winner for the title. Believe That.
Shinsuke Nakamura's music plays and he waits for Nakamura to come out from the back, but we cut to the ring and Nakamura is in the ring with his forearm in the general area of AJ's genitals.
Nakamura slaps AJ in the back of the head and then kicks him in the head. Nakamura sets for Kinshasa but he runs past AJ and then he hits it as he goes back the other way.
Backstage: Becky Lynch is in the locker room and she is talking to herself. She says she needs to make some adjustments. She apologizes to Asuka for costing her the first match she had on Smackdown. Asuka tells Becky to forget about last week because they get to hit back three times as hard. Charlotte says Billie, Peyton, and Carmella think they are invincible, but they are annoying. Charlotte says she is going to win back her title on Sunday and she is going to show Carmella about respect.
SHEAMUS VS XAVIER
Sheamus shoves Xavier to the mat early on. Sheamus drives Woods into the corner. woods fighting back. Irish whip reversed by Sheamus. Sheamus misses with a clothesline but Woods connects. Double sledge misses and rolling elbow to the jaw followed by a dropkick sending Sheamus to the outside. Woods flies over the ropes landing on Sheamus.
Cesaro with a distraction as Sheamus connects with a knee. Nearfall on Xavier
Back from break, Sheamus in control. Irish Curse backbreaker to Woods. Woods fires back with right hands. Kicks to Sheamus as Woods takes control. Sheamus hits the ring post shoulder first and a corkscrew leg drop to the Celtic Warrior. Woods off the top ropes, misses and a nearfall by Sheamus. Woods with a Shining Wizard
Cesaro gets taken out and Sheamus takes over attacking Woods and sending him back into the ring. Xavier surprises Woods with a roll up for the three count
The winner of the match: Xavier Woods
Backstage: Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville walk into Paige's office and Paige tells Mandy that next week she'll be facing Becky Lynch. Sonya says they're Absolution and Paige says Absolution is dead
Vignette: Andrade 'Cien' Almas and Zelina Vega coming soon to Smackdown Live
BECKY LYNCH, CHARLOTTE AND ASUKA VS CARMELLA AND THE ICONICS
Charlotte and Carmella start things off but Carmella tags in Peyton before locking up. Becky wants to tag in and Charlotte obliges. They lock up and Becky with a hip lock take down into a waist lock. Peyton with a back elbow and she sends Becky to the mat and gets a near fall. Becky with a drop kick and Billie distracts her and Becky misses a leg drop. Peyton wit a kick and Billie tags in. Becky with an Irish whip and forearm for a near fall.
Asuka tags in and she keeps Billie from getting to her corner. Billie has a kick blocked and then she slaps Asuka. Asuka with strikes and a back heel kick and a hip attack. Charlotte tags in and she goes up top and hits a double sledge to the arm. Charlotte with a rollup and a near fall. Charlotte with a chop but Billie sends her into the corner and Carmella tags in. Carmella misses a thrust kick and Charlotte with a take down but Carmella gets to the ropes and screams. Charlotte with a pescado onto Billie and Peyton but Carmella gets out of the way.
We are back and Peyton with a reverse chin lock on Becky. Carmella tags in and Becky with kicks and forearms to get close to her corner. Carmella knocks Charlotte off the apron. Becky with a drop kick. Billie and Peyton pull Asuka off the apron and send her into the ringside barrier and ring steps. Becky kicks Carmella away and Charlotte tags in and chops Carmella. Charlotte with a kick to Billie followed by an exploder. Charlotte kicks Peyton and hits a fallaway slam. Charlotte with a belly-to-back suplex to Carmella and Charlotte misses a boot in the corner.
Charlotte kicks Peyton and Billie away but Carmella drops Charlotte on the ring post. Billie drops Charlotte on the top rope and Peyton with a spin kick. Peyton tags in and kicks Charlotte. Charlotte is put on the turnbuckles and Carmella with a handstandcanrana for a near fall. Carmella gets another near fall and she screams in frustration. Carmella slams Charlotte's face into the mat. Peyton tags back in and she connects with elbows to the upper chest and she applies a reverse chin lock.
Charlotte backs Peyton into the corner and snap mares her out of the ring. Charlotte with a rollup but she tries for the figure four. Peyton kicks her into the corner and Asuka tags in. Asuka with a pop up knee and back fist to Peyton followed by a running boot. Asuka with a waist lock and Billie holds on and so does Carmella. Asuka lets bo and then she knocks Carmella and Billie off the apron with a hip attack. Peyton with a rollup for a near fall followed by a thrust kick for a near fall.
Peyton misses a round kick but Asuka does not miss. Billie kicks Asuka off. Becky with a missile drop kick to Billie. Charlotte with a spear to Carmella and then she hits a moonsault onto Billie and Carmella on the floor. Asuka with a waist lock and Peyton with an O'Connor Roll but Asuka with an Asuka Lock and Peyton taps out.
The winners of the match: Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Asuka