Baron Corbin won the United States Title without even pinning the former champion in a Triple Threat match at the WWE Hell in a Cell PPV on Sunday night. Clearly a bitter pill to swallow for former champion AJ Styles, he activated the rematch clause and challenged Corbin to a showdown in the last match on WWE Smackdown Live at Grand Rapids in Michigan on Tuesday night.
The duo clashed in a well-contested match which produced numerous highlight reel moments including when Styles sent Corbin soaring across the announcer’s desk with a dynamic dropkick. As the match grew intense, Styles leapt off the ring apron at Corbin, who countered the move by sending Styles shoulder-first onto the ground. This clearly left Styles in a terrible shape and created an opening for Corbin to get his opponent back into the ring and finish him off with the punishing End of Days for the victory.
WWE Smackdown LIVE Results:
Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin won a Fatal 4-Way Match to earn the right to challenge for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Becky Lynch def. Carmella
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn had a surreal reunion on SmackDown LIVE
Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton def. Rusev & Aiden English
United States Champion Baron Corbin def. AJ Styles to retain the title