It was a night of repercussions from Sunday’s “Clash of Champions” in this week’s Smackdown Live after the controversial ending to the tag team match between the team of Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Smackdown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan, who did a fast-count at the pay-per-view to hand over the victory to Owens and Zayn explained to Smackdown Commissioner that his actions were carried out with McMahon’s best interests in mind, as he had made some questionable refereeing decisions in the ring. After a heated discussion, McMahon agreed, shook hands with Bryan and left him in-charge of the day.
Bryan announced that in the main event of the night, Owens and Zayn will team up with Modern-Day Maharaja to take on the team of Nakamura, The Viper and WWE World Champions AJ Styles.
In the 6-man tag team match, all hell broke loose after Singh Brothers, Samir and Sunil, tried to intervene to give Mahal’s team the victory. But Orton was quick to pounce on the two and delivered a double DDT from the second rope to end both of them- “Vintage Orton”.
Orton’s action put the two out of the picture, as AJ Styles leaped up the top rope to deliver a Phenomenal Forearm to Owens, as the Viper delivered an RKO “out of nowhere” to Mahal. Nakamura, who was the legal man in the ring ended the opposition with a deadly Kinshasa Knee Strike to Sami Zayn, and went down for the pinfall, to give his side the victory.
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Charlotte Flair & Naomi def. Ruby Riott & Sarah Logan
The New Day def. Rusev & Aiden English