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WWE SmackDown live results: Tag Team title rematch


Just days after SummerSlam, SmackDown takes place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Tonight, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers defend against The New Day in a no disqualification match. This is a rematch from SummerSlam, where The Bludgeon Brothers retained by DQ.

Since making his return, Randy Orton has targeted Jeff Hardy and viciously attacked him on several occasions. Hardy and Orton finally go one-on-one tonight.

At SummerSlam, WWE Champion AJ Styles snapped when Samoa Joe made derogatory comments towards his family. He attacked Joe with a steel chair, causing a DQ. Tonight, Styles sits down for an exclusive interview to discuss his actions.

Charlotte Flair defeated SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella and Becky Lynch to capture the title Sunday night. After the match, a frustrated Lynch attacked Flair and beat her down. Tonight, Lynch explains her actions and motivation for attacking her best friend.

Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.


The Miz and Maryse came out to start SmackDown. They stood in the ring with their heads down and eyes closed. Miz mocked Daniel Bryan’s retirement speech. He used lines from Bryan’s speech and began to choke up. He announced his retirement and the crowed erupted into a “Yes” chant. He’s not retiring from wrestling but is retiring from facing Bryan.

He said the 8-year feud is over and that he beat Bryan in the middle of the ring. He noted Bryan gave him everything he had and punched him 100 times. He said 100 Bryan punches don't equal one Miz punch. He pointed out that Bryan promised to punch him in the face but it was Miz that punched Bryan and won. He’s putting that behind him and is starting his new life. He’s going to sit back and watch the fifth episode of Miz & Mrs.

Daniel Bryan came out and repeatedly called Miz a coward. Miz noted the record books wouldn’t say he’s a coward but the winner. He said he wouldn’t wrestle Bryan again. Bryan is going to expose him as a wannabe Hollywood star who cosplays as a wrestler. Maryse interrupted and told Bryan to change his name to Daniel Bella.

Brie Bella ran out and Maryse rolled out of the ring. Brie attacked The Miz instead. She punched Miz in the face and knocked him out of the ring. Bryan revealed he spoke with Paige and got a match for the next pay-per-view. At Hell in a Cell, Bryan and Brie take on The Miz and Maryse in a mixed tag match.

Backstage, Miz and Maryse spoke with Paige. Miz was upset that Paige made the match for Hell in a Cell. He said Paige is a worse general manger than Daniel Bryan. She said the match stays and it’ll be awesome. Miz and Maryse were shocked.

Randy Orton defeated Jeff Hardy By Disqualification

Hardy attempted the whisper in the wind but Orton shoved Hardy. Hardy crashed on the ring post and fell to the apron. During the commercial, Orton dropped Hardy on the announce table. Hardy fought back and hit the whisper in the wind. Hardy hit the Twist of Fate and went up for the Swanton Bomb but Orton stopped him. Orton stuck his finger through Hardy’s earring hole.

Hardy fought back and hit a low blow for the disqualification. Hardy continued to beat Orton around ringside. They fought in the crowd near the tech area. Hardy beat Orton with a chair and a hand held camera. Hardy climbed onto the giant road cases and hit a Swanton Bomb onto Orton on a table. 

Backstage, Renee Young interviewed The Bar. They challenged the winners of tonight’s tag title match. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows interrupted. They put on black suits and pretended to audition for the pre-show panel. Gallows did a British accent. This resulted in Gallows and Anderson taking on The Bar next week.

Peyton Royce (w/Billie Kay) defeated Naomi

Before the match, the IIconics mocked Brooklyn and Naomi. Royce had the early advantage but Naomi fought back. Naomi hit a split legged splash for a near fall. Kay distracted Naomi and Royce regained control.

Naomi made a comeback and scored another near fall. Naomi sent Kay head first into the ring post. Finish came when Royce sent Naomi head first into the post and used the fisherman’s suplex for the win.

Backstage, a trainer taped up Big E’s rib cage. He didn’t know the trainers name. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods showed up and asked him about his ribs. Big E thought they meant the food ribs and he started eating ribs. They pointed out they meant his actual ribs. They attempt to win their fifth tag team championship later tonight. 

Becky Lynch came out to address her attack on her best friend Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam. She said she deserves to be standing in the ring with the Women’s championship. She said Flair deserved the beatdown she got and the crowd cheered.

She said SummerSlam wasn’t about Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey or anyone else but it should have been about her winning the championship. It was her chance to prove that she was more than Flair’s friend. She said the fans act like they’re with her but they’re really not. She said there was no hashtag or boycott. She said when Flair won the fans cheered for her.

She doesn’t care about a few days of praise from the crowd. The crowd didn’t boo her despite her comments and just remained silent. When she turned her attention back to Flair the fans cheered her again.

Charlotte Flair came out and attacked Lynch. The fans booed when Flair had the advantage. The crowd cheered for Lynch when she took over. The crowd broke into a very loud “Becky” chant. The entire women’s division including Asuka ran out to break them up. The crowd chanted “Let Them Fight”. The fans clearly wanted to cheer for Lynch despite her trying to get them to boo her.

Rusev & Lana defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega

Almas gained the early advantage and used an arm breaker in the ropes. Almas spring boarded into the ring but Rusev caught him with a kick. The heels took over by isolating Lana. Vega tried to stop Lana from making the tag. Rusev got the hot tag and ran wild on Almas.

Almas rocked Rusev with a back elbow and hit the double knees for a close near fall. Lana tackled Vega out of the ring. Almas tried to bring in a chair but Aiden English ran out and stopped him. Rusev hit the Machka Kick and locked on the Accolade for the win.

In the back, United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura bragged about beating Jeff Hardy at SummerSlam. He welcomed everyone to the United States of Nakamerica. 

Renee Young interviewed WWE Champion AJ Styles on the stage. Young asked Styles to explain in his own words what happened at SummerSlam. The fans chanted, “Who’s Your Daddy”. He wasn’t happy that he lost the match but doesn’t regret attacking Samoa Joe. He broke a promise but made another he won’t break. The next time Joe says his family’s name he’ll rip Joe’s heart out.

Suddenly, Joe yanked Styles off the stage and locked on the Coquina clutch. Styles passed out and Joe grabbed the mic. He told Wendy that Styles isn’t coming home to tuck in the kids because he’s already sleeping.

In the back, Paige made sure that Samoa Joe was thrown out of the building and that AJ Styles was getting medical attention. Carmella entered Paige’s office. Paige noted that she looks great and lost some weight. She was talking about the Women’s Championship. Carmella told Paige not to title shame her.

R-Truth interrupted and demanded a match with Carmella. Paige explained to R-Truth that he can’t have a match with Carmella and he left. Paige announced that Carmella takes on SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair next week. Carmella left and R-Truth picked her up off screen.

The New Day defeated SmackDown Tag team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers To Win The Tag Team Championship in a No Disqualification match

Big E walked Woods and Kingston out but went to the back at the start of the match. Both teams brawled around ringside. Kingston charged at Rowan but Harper tossed a chair at Kingston.

The New Day put a ladder in the ring. Rowan stopped them and held them in place as Harper hit a suicide dive. The heels used a splash into a big boot for a near fall. Kingston fought back and hit a tornado DDT onto a chair for another near fall but Rowan pulled Kingston out of the ring.

Harper and Rowan elevated the ladder using two chairs. They set up for the crucifix bomb but Kingston broke it up. Instead they gave Kingston the crucifix bomb onto the ladder. The heels set up a table in the ring. On the floor, Rowan tried to hit Kingston with the mallet but Woods pulled Kingston out of the way. Rowan missed and crashed through the barricade.

In the ring, Harper set up Woods for a power bomb through the table but Kingston hit Harper with the mallet. They placed Harper on the table and Woods hit the elbow off the top rope to win the SmackDown tag team titles for the fifth time. After the match, Big E ran out to celebrate with Woods and Kingston.

Next Week: SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair defends against Carmella. Plus, The Bar takes on Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows.