Welcome to WWE Smackdown Live and we kick things off with Renee in the ring introducing Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan who make their way out to the ring and the crowd launches into a "Daniel Bryan" chant. We then take a look at the events from last week's Smackdown in which Daniel Bryan faced Andrade 'Cien' Almas followed by an attack from Miz and Maryse on Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella
Renee then shows footage from WWE.com which was released earlier today and they Miz says they're not going to wait for Smackdown Live they're going to finish what they started right now as both Miz and Maryse speak to an empty arena and say Bryan and Brie are afraid of them.
Daniel says that's a perfect encapsulation of who Miz and Maryse are as people. They attacked Brie and Bryan from behind then showed up to the building early knowing full well Daniel and Brie were not there. Bryan says they like to refer to themselves as the 'It' Couple but Miz and Maryse are a couple of cowards. Brie says they don't need to come out and talk about what they're going to do to Miz and Maryse after watching that footage they want to do this tonight and they call Miz and Maryse out
Andrade 'Cien' Almas and Zelina Vega come out instead and Zelina says Bryan and Brie are in the ring again crying about unfair they're life is and calls them the stars of Total Bore. Zelina thanks Renee for playing the video from last week's Smackdown. Almas then says he's ready to do it again and Zelina says Almas wants to finish what he started....right now
Daniel Bryan (w/Brie Bella) vs Andrade 'Cien' Almas (w/Zelina Vega)
Almas and Bryan lock up and Bryan with a side headlock takedown. Almas with a headscissors but Bryan gets out working on the wrist and Almas with a side headlock. Shoulderblock off the irish whip. Bryan with a leapfrog, hiptoss is blocked by Almas and Bryan with 'Yes' Kicks and back to work on the arm. Bryan sets up for the Yes Lock but Almas gets to the bottom rope.
Sleeperhold but Bryan again goes after the arm. Almas connects with an elbow and gets a nearfall. Armbreaker in the ropes and Almas off the ropes bumps Bryan off the apron. Almas with a knife edge chop and rolls him back into the ring and gets another nearfall.
Almas misses with a knee in the corner and lands on the outside. Bryan off the apron gets caught with a dropkick. Two count on Bryan and Almas going after Bryan's arm. Almas is sent over the rppes to the outside and Bryan with a suicide dive as Almas crashes into the barricade. The match continues as we go to break
Back from break and Almas in control as he goes to the top rope. Bryan cuts him off. Almas in the tree of woe and Bryan with the Yes Kicks. Bryan with the running low dropkick to the face. Bryan on the top rope hooks Almas up but Almas with elbows to the back of the neck as Bryan crashes to the mat. Moonsault on Bryan for a nearfall.
Almas and Bryan trade kicks and Bryan getting the best of it with the Yes Kicks. Bryan misses with the roundhouse as Almas pulls Bryan into the corner hitting his neck on the turnbuckle. Almas with the running knee. Almas sets up for the hammerlock DDT and Bryan blocks a back elbow as he takes out the left knee and covers Almas for the three count
The winner of the match: Daniel Bryan
Post Match: Brie with a kick to Zelina Vega and connects with the running knee. On the screen we see Miz and Maryse and say they are taking the night off and going out on a date. They are at the finest italian restaurant and shut down the entire restaurant so they could dine alone. They heard Daniel and Brie were looking for them but they were here earlier today looking for Bryan and Brie and they were nowhere to be found so they'll have to wait until Hell In A Cell
Tonight: Triple Threat - Rusev Day vs The Usos vs SAnity
Up Next: Exclusive Interview with Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch
Backstage: Brie and Daniel are leaving the building going to go grab some dinner
We take a look at the recent history between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. Tom mentions that Becky and Charlotte are in different parts of the building for this interview.
Tom asks Charlotte if she can figure out why the friendship broke down. Charlotte says she won the title at SummerSlam but lost her best friend. Becky you thought it was your night and you thought you deserved it. Should she have laid down for Becky. Now you blame her.
Becky asks Charlotte if she wants more of her spotlight. Charlotte says she is not going to deal with this pity party. You were an equal. All you had to do was ask for a title match after they embraced.
Becky tells Charlotte screw you and she says that she is not a charity case. Charlotte reminds Becky that she attacked her from behind last week. Becky says she is done playing and she will be taking. She says it was a full time job being your friend, managing your insecurities, reminding you that you were good enough to wear that robe. Becky says she is going to go back to the top of the Women's Division. It does not matter how many time she has to beat her down, she will win that title back.
Charlotte says she is happy to see that fire again. She says they will meet at Hell in a Cell. She will not see her best friend across the ring. You were never second best as her friend, but in the ring you are second best.
Becky calls Charlotte delusional. She tells Charlotte to shine up that title because she will never see it again.
Naomi vs Peyton Royce (w/Billie Kay)
Naomi with a punch and forearms in the corner. The referee holds Naomi back and Peyton with a slap and forearms. Peyton with forearms and she chokes Naomi in the ropes. Billie gets a shot in on Naomi when the referee was pulling Peyton off Naomi. Peyton misses a round kick and so does Naomi. Naomi with a kick and a baseball slide that takes care of Billie. Naomi with a kick and sunset flip for the three count.
The winner of the match: Naomi
Post Match: Billie attacks Naomi and sends her into the turnbuckles and then into the ring post. Billie with a full nelson and Peyton with a knee to the head. Asuka's music plays and she makes her way to the ring. Asuka drop kicks Peyton and then hits Billie with a spinning back fist. Asuka with a German suplex to Peyton followed by a Shining Wizard.
We take a look at the feud between Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton.
Jeff says his eyes are opened and his mind is cleared. His adrenaline is spiking because he knows what is next. Randy Orton tried to clip his wings. Randy Orton tried to erase his identity. Why? He resents the connection that Jeff has with the WWE Universe. He despises his self expression and reckless abandon he shows in the ring. Jeff says he has taken more risks than anyone. He has defied all limits and it has always been for a good reason. He is fighting for his honor. Fighting for a title. Fighting for his family. He has never had a reason to do it inside the most dangerous structure of them all, Hell in a Cell . . . until now.
For the first time ever, he will be locked inside. It will not contain him, it will set him free. In the end, Randy Orton's obsession will be his own destruction.
Paige is in the back and Miz and Maryse enter. Miz says they were here earlier. Miz says they had to cut date night shorter. Maryse says they want to face Daniel and Brie tonight. Miz is not surprised that Daniel and Brie left. Paige says that Miz has a match tonight. Miz wants to know who it is against and Paige says it is anyone who wants to face him. Miz tells Paige she needs to be a good GM.
Paige tells them if they want to leave, they should never come back.
We are back and R Truth is in the back and he thinks he sees Carmella and he tells her that she cannot duck him any more.
Truth taps 'Carmella' on the shoulder but it is Maryse.
Truth says he is trying to book a match with Carmella but she cannot handle the truth.
Miz tells Truth not to touch his wife and Truth asks if Miz is married to Carmella.
Miz asks Truth when was the last time they tagged and he says it was seven years. Miz says that Truth has not been relevant since then.
Truth says he does not know what Carmella sees in Miz.
Samoa Joe makes his way to the ring.
Joe says hello to WENDY and he says he has walked this building back and forth and up and down. With the lack of a champion in the building, it looks like the Styles family has taken his threats seriously. Joe says that he mentioned last week that he might stop by and visit AJ's home. Joe says the Styles clan is huddled in the house and Wendy is probably telling her daughter about the horrible things Uncle Joe did. Your hubby is standing next to you with a baseball bat wondering when Joe is going to bust through that door. Joe says he is not a monster.
Joe tells Wendy he is not the man that she thinks he is. Joe says he said what he did to keep the promise he told to her. Joe says he has delivered your absentee husband home on a coveted Tuesday night to be with his family. Joe says his actions actually made AJ care about you. His actions made AJ go home to care for his family. Joe tells AJ's daughter to enjoy daddy tucking you in and making you safe. There will be a lot more nights like that. At Hell in a Cell, a very very bad man is coming to take your daddy's championship and then he is going to make him go night night.
AJ Styles is on the TitanTron. AJ says he gets what Joe is doing. Threaten another man's family, that is when the talking stops.
AJ's music plays and Joe waits for AJ to come through the curtain but Joe looks over his shoulder for a moment.
AJ comes out and he makes his way to the ring.
Joe with a forearm and jabs to AJ. AJ with punches. Joe misses a forearm and AJ with a chop. Joe pulls AJ to the floor and sends AJ into the ring steps. Joe grabs a steel chair but Styles with a forearm off the ring steps. AJ sees the chair and he walks towards it and picks it up. AJ swings but misses and hits the ring post.
Officials make their way to the ring to separate Joe and AJ and hold their arms up and point. AJ goes into the ring and hits a springboard cross body onto Joe and some referees.
Paige comes out with more officials. Paige tells AJ to think about his family.
Joe gets up and AJ tries to go off tackle but a referee stops him.
R Truth and Tye Dillinger are walking in the back and Truth says he has been looking for Carmella but he has not found her.
We see Carmella in front of Truth and Tye.
Truth asks Carmella if she has seen Carmella and Carmella says it is her and she tells Truth to leave her alone. Truth wants to call a truce to have Carmella come to the ring with him for his match with Miz to make sure the Other Carmella doesn't do anything. Truth says that Maryse called her Staten Island Trash.
Carmella says if Maryse was not married to MIz, she would be bagging groceries.
Tye wants to know what Truth is doing. Truth says he is trying to teach Tye something. Tye wants to know what he is trying to teach him. Truth says he is teaching Tye how to get into the main event of Smackdown.
We are back with a look at Randy Orton's side of his Hell in a Cell Match against Jeff Hardy.
Randy says he promised he would make everybody squirm. He promised his actions would not be for the faint of heart. He promised he would erase your heroes and destroy your idols. Jeff Hardy refused to go quietly. He wants to feel Jeff's last gasp of hope before he stomps it out. He has been the most sadistic for the last 18 years. He is no stranger to the cruel confines of Hell in a Cell. It changes careers. It alters lives. It destroys one's sense of morality.
Randy says what he does to Jeff Hardy will be sickening, perverse, it will make you gag, and will keep you up at night. Randy says it will make him smile. Inside Hell in a Cell, he will erase Jeff Hardy for good.
Rusev Day vs The Usos vs SAnity
Young and Jimmy start things off. Young with a kick and forearms to the back. Young with an Irish whip but Jimmy floats over and hits an arm drag into an arm bar. Rusev tags himself in and Young argues with the referee and Jimmy. Young tags himself in when Rusev gets too close. Jimmy with a wrist lock but Young with an arm wringer to escape. English tags in and punches Young. English with an Irish whip and Rusev tags in. English with a hip in the corner and Rusev with a kick for a near fall.
Aiden tags back in and they kick Jimmy in the corner. Jimmy with an uppercut to Aiden followed by a chop. Jimmy with a shoulder in the corner and Jey tags in and hits a forearm into the corner for a near fall. Jey with a slam for a near fall. Dain tags in and he trips Jey and hits a clothesline on the floor. They return to the ring and Young tags in. Dain with a gutbuster and Young with a knee off the turnbuckles to the back of the neck for a near fall. Young with kicks and Dain tags back in. Young with a choke and Dain with a boot to Jey.
Dain with a forearm to the back and fisherman's suplex for a near fall. Dain with a chin lock as he works on Jey's neck. Dain sends Jey to the mat and works on the neck. Dain with a splash and a near fall. Dain continues to work on Jey's neck. Rusev tells Jey to make a tag to anyone. Jey with punches but Dain with a drop kick that sends Jey to the floor. Young tags in and he hits an elbow drop off the apron.
We are back and Jimmy and Young tag in. Jimmy with clotheslines and a dragon whip to Young. Jimmy with a running hip strike in the corner followed by an attempted Samoan drop. Rusev tags in and Jimmy is sent into the ropes. Rusev with a kick and running hip strike into the corner. Rusev with a spinning heel kick. Rusev sets for the Machka Kick and he kicks Wolfe off the apron. Young avoids the kick and Jey tags in and hits a splash off the turnbuckles on Young but English breaks up the cover. Dain with Divide to English. Dain takes care of Jimmy but Jey with a super kick. Rusev makes the tag and Jey hits a suicide dive. Rusev looks around and he goes for a suicide dive but Jimmy with a punch. English with a DDT to Jimmy on the apron.
Young with a rollup but English pushes Young's foot off the ropes. Rusev with a Machka Kick for the three count.
The winners of the match: Rusev Day
We are back and Miz has something to say before his match. Miz says he cannot believe that after eight years, he still has to tell everyone that he is superior to Daniel Bryan. We take a look back at what we saw earlier when Miz and Maryse attacked Brie and Daniel last week on Smackdown.
Miz says they are so sick of chasing Daniel and Brie around this God-Forsaken city. Miz says they are going to call out Daniel and Brie. Maryse tells Miz that they are afraid of them. Miz says that Daniel tucked his tail and left. This is like all of the times when he called out Daniel and he did nothing. Now he has Brie fighting his battles for him. Miz wants to know who is the coward now?
Miz says it is something to be a selfish pest but to have so little regard for your family that you are going to put your wife at risk, Miz says Daniel disgusts him. Miz says that they will be responsible for what happens at Hell in a Cell, but it will be Daniel's fault.
Miz (w/Maryse) vs R-Truth (w/Carmella)
The match is joined in progress and Truth with a hip toss. Truth with a spinning leg drop for a near fall. Truth with punches on the turnbuckles. Truth with a split and double leg take down followed by punches. Miz with a knee to the midsection. Miz with a boot to the head for a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock. Truth with punches but Miz with Reality Check for a near fall. Miz mocks Carmella by doing a moonwalk. Miz with a boot to the head followed by a knee to the back.
Miz with a rear chin lock. Miz with an Irish whip and he kicks Truth in the corner. Miz with a running drop kick into the corner. Miz with an Awesome Clothesline and then he goes up top for the double sledge
and Truth is down. Miz with kicks to the chest and he sets for a round kick but Truth ducks and Truth with a rollup for a near fall. Truth with a boot to Miz as Miz charges into the corner. Truth with clotheslines and flying twisting forearm. Truth with a split and then he hits a splash into the corner.
Truth with a kick and he misses the axe kick. Miz with a kick and DDT for a near fall. Miz sets for the flying knee but Truth with a leg lariat for a near fall. Truth goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Miz lands on his feet and he clips Truth. Miz goes for the figure four leg lock but Truth with an inside cradle for a near fall. Miz with a round kick to the head. Miz sets for the Skull Crushing Finale but . . .
Daniel Bryan's music plays and Truth drops down and gets the three count with a rollup.
The winner of the match: R Truth
Post Match: Daniel Bryan attacks Miz and applies the Yes Lock. Maryse runs away from Brie but Brie stops her and sends Maryse back into the ring. Brie with a kick to the head. Brie sets for the running knee to the head but Zelina Vega comes out and trips Brie. Andrade Almas pulls Bryan out of the ring and sends him into the ring steps.
Almas and Vega try to pick up Daniel and Brie but Brie and Daniel with Yes Locks.
Miz charges to the ring but he sees Daniel release the Yes Lock to get ready for Miz and Miz stops short and goes back up the ramp.