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WWE SmackDown live results: Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler

SmackDown's go-home show for Extreme Rules takes place at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire tonight.

Kevin Owens takes on Dolph Ziggler on the episode. Shane McMahon forced Owens & Ziggler to be a tag team last week, and they lost to Heavy Machinery after Ziggler accidentally superkicked Owens. Owens then gave Ziggler a stunner after the match.

A Tag Team Championship Summit takes place tonight featuring SmackDown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Rowan, Big E & Xavier Woods, and Heavy Machinery. All three teams will square off at Extreme Rules.

Aleister Black’s Extreme Rules opponent is scheduled to be revealed. After Black challenged someone to pick a fight with him, Black finally got a knock on his door two weeks ago. 

Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor faces Shinsuke Nakamura in a non-title match tonight. Nikki Cross vs. Carmella has also been announced.

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


Earlier today, Dolph Ziggler arrived at the arena parking lot. Kayla Braxton approached and asked about Kevin Owens. Ziggler ranted about Owens.

Owens showed up in his car and honked his horn. They argued and ended up brawling in the parking lot. Shane McMahon showed up and ordered Ziggler into the arena. He then ordered Owens to get in his car and leave.

Backstage, Shane McMahon addressed the brawl from earlier. He said that Owens instigated the fight, so he’s gone. He’s got a few ideas about a new main event. Owens vs. Ziggler is officially off.

The commentators were running down the lineup for tonight when Kevin Owens interrupted. He walked through the crowd and grabbed a mic. He said that he remembers the McMahons promising change, but the only thing that happened is Shane got more power and TV time. Owens screamed that nobody wants to see more Shane.

Owens jumped on the table and noted he’s sick that Shane calls himself the best in the world. Shane cut his mic twice, so Owens spoke in Byron Saxton's headset. He complained that Shane takes TV time from Apollo Crews, Buddy Murphy, Ali, Asuka and Kairi Sane.

Security came out, and Owens left through the crowd. On commentary, Corey Graves pushed the idea that Owens just committed career suicide and there’s a better way to do this. The crowd broke into a huge “Kevin Owens” chant.

Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Intercontinental Champion Finn Bálor In a Non-Title Match

Nakamura had the early advantage and worked on the neck. Bálor fought back, but Nakamura caught him with a kick to the neck. Nakamura went for the Kinshasa, but Bálor hit the Sling Blade.

Bálor climbed to the top, but Nakamura cut him off. Nakamura hit a knee off the second turnbuckle on the apron. They fought around ringside and just barely broke the ten count.

Nakamura sent Bálor back to the floor and hit the Kinshasa. He tried to win by count out, but Bálor made it back in.

Nakamura threw Bálor back out and beat him around ringside. Bálor just barely beat the count again. Nakamura then hit the Kinshasa for the win.

In the back, Shane McMahon spoke with Drew McIntyre and Elias. They discussed Roman Reigns and Cedric Alexander from last night. Elias noted he wrote a funeral song for Undertaker.

Dolph Ziggler approached and was mad about not facing Kevin Owens in the main event. Instead, McMahon announced Ziggler vs. Roman Reigns in the main event. McMahon noted they would all be at ringside for the match.

They recapped the Samoa Joe vs. Kofi Kingston feud. Joe cut an awesome promo backstage. He promised to defeat Kingston for the WWE Championship at Extreme Rules.

Kayla Braxton hosted the contract signing for SmackDown Woman’s champion Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross. Cross is representing Bliss. Bayley’s happy that Bliss isn’t out there.

Bayley pointed out they’re the same. She was star struck when she first came to the WWE and let people take advantage of her. Bayley pointed out that Bliss would blame Cross when she loses on Sunday.

Cross noted that Bliss promised her they’d be Smackdown Co-Woman’s Champion. Cross wants Bayley to pay close attention to her match with Carmella.

Nikki Cross defeated Carmella

Bayley watched the match from ringside. Cross jumped Carmella to start the match. She was firmly in control and used a suplex for a near fall. She slowed the pace down and locked on a submission. Carmella made a comeback after Cross missed a cross body. Carmella used an inside cradle for a near fall. Cross fought back and hit the spinning neck breaker for the win.

They recapped The Kabuki Warriors defeating SmackDown Women’s Tag Team Champions the IIconics in a non-title match in Tokyo, Japan two weeks ago.

Backstage, Paige and The Kabuki Warriors approached The IIconics. They demanded a tag title shot tonight but Peyton Royce said Billie Kay’s sick with mad cow-bird flu disease. Paige slapped Kay and promised they’d win the titles.

They recapped the angle involving Cedric Alexander from last night. In the back, Roman Reigns discussed his upcoming match against Dolph Ziggler and tagging with Undertaker Sunday night. He said Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre would Rest In Peace.

Big E and Xavier Woods came out to address their match Sunday night. Woods talked about the triple threat tonight and the three-way at Extreme Rules. Big E said he thought it was a different kind of three-way. He said their championship tips would touch at Extreme Rules. 

SmackDown tag team champions Daniel Bryan & Rowan interrupted. Bryan noted New Day’s a joke and nobody takes them as champions seriously. Woods pointed about that Rowan took orders from Bryan Wyatt, Luke Harper and now Bryan. He wondered who Rowan’s daddy is. Rowan became furious. 

Bryan said this is what New Day does. He pointed out New Day is some of the best athletes, but all they do is make jokes. Bryan said New Day winning the titles is the worst thing that can happen. He corrected himself and said the worst thing is Heavy Machinery winning.

Heavy Machinery interrupted. They mocked Bryan and promised to win the titles Sunday night. They intimated New Day as well.

Otis (w/Tucker) defeated Daniel Bryan (w/Rowan) and Xavier Woods (w/Big E)

Otis had the early advantage after hitting a double suplex on Bryan and Woods. Rowan interfered and rocked Otis with a clothesline.

Big E and Tucker went after Rowan on the floor. Rowan attempted a double Iron Claw, but they countered. The referee then threw all three out of the match.

Back from the break, Woods caught Bryan with a missile dropkick for a near fall. Woods attempted the Honor Roll, but Bryan applied the Labelle Lock.

Otis broke up the submission. Bryan then rocked Otis with kicks, but Otis caught him and slammed him. Otis splashed Bryan in the corner and hit the Caterpillar.

Woods caught Otis with a superkick and hit a press slam into a gut buster on Bryan. The finish came when Otis caught Woods with a pop-up slam for the win.

In the back, Ember Moon was in the line for catering. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville approached. They said the loss last week brought them closer. Rose challenged Moon to find a tag team partner to face them next week. It appeared that Drake Maverick was hiding underneath the table.

Ali cut another excellent promo on the street. He talked about his time as a police officer. He said evil only wins when you don’t show up to fight.  

Tom Philips interviewed Aleister Black on a split screen. It was supposed to be Black and his opponent, but he didn’t show up. Black started speaking when Cesaro showed up. He said he’s the one that knocked on the door because he wants to pick a fight with Black. Black was happy and is looking forward to fighting Cesaro.

In the back, the interviewer asked Shelton Benjamin if Ziggler beat Roman Reigns would it finally be him. Benjamin looked around and smiled.

In the back, Kayla Braxton was about to interview WWE Champion Kofi Kingston. Paul Heyman showed up and walked pass Braxton. He never spoke a word.

Kingston talked about the controversy from last week when he flipped off Samoa Joe. He welcomes the challenge because by defeating guys like Joe, he’s going to become the greatest WWE Champion of all time.

Roman Reigns defeated Dolph Ziggler

Shane McMahon, Drew McIntyre, and Elias came down to ringside. McMahon joined in on commentary and told Elias and McIntyre they can get a closer look if they want.

Ziggler took over with a standing dropkick and elbow drop for a near fall. Reigns fought back and hit the drive-by. Elias distracted Reigns, and McIntyre pushed him into the ring post.

Ziggler slowed the pace down with a chin lock. Reigns made a comeback and hit a Samoan drop.

Reigns rocked Ziggler with clotheslines in the corner. He then hit the Superman punch on Elias, but Ziggler hit the Zig Zag on Reigns for a close near fall.

Ziggler set up for the superkick, but Reigns hit the Superman punch for another close near fall. McIntyre pulled Ziggler out of the ring. Reigns hit a huge dive over the top rope onto McIntyre and Elias.

McMahon jumped in the ring and distracted Reigns on the floor. Ziggler rocked Reigns with a superkick.

Suddenly, Kevin Owens ran through the crowd and hit the Stunner on McMahon. Ziggler attempted the Zig Zag again, but Reigns countered and hit the spear for the win.