The Better Champions.
Ten nights before Extreme Rules, the 817th edition of WWE Thursday Night SmackDown came to you from the O2 Arena in London, England. Following a successful defense of the United States Championship against England native Bad News Barrett on RAW as a part of his ongoing U.S. Open Challenge, United States Champion John Cena would bring the U.S. Open Challenge to SmackDown as, despite his upcoming Russian Chain Match against Rusev for the United States Title at Extreme Rules, “The Champ” will be on SmackDown to defend the gold against any Superstar who wants a shot. Who will step up to the challenge? Will a new United States Champion be crowned on SmackDown?
Also on SmackDown, after both he and Dolph Ziggler were assaulted by Sheamus after their one-on-one match on RAW, “The Man That Gravity Forgot” would be looking for revenge against “The Celtic Warrior” as the high-flying sensation Neville would go one-on-one with Sheamus!
- Bray Wyatt def. R-Truth by pin following Sister Abigail.
- Bad News Barrett def. The Miz by pin following the Bull Hammer Elbow.
- Neville def. Sheamus by DQ after Sheamus slams Neville on the announce table.
- Big E & Kofi Kingston (with Xavier Woods) def. Los Matadores (with El Torito) by Big E pinning Fernando following the double Big Ending.
- Triple Threat Match: Cameron def. Natalya & Alicia Fox by pinning Natalya following the Scissors Kick by Alicia Fox.
- Fandango (with Rosa Mendes) def. Adam Rose by roll-up.
- All Champions Tag Match: Non-Title: John Cena & Daniel Bryan def. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (with Natalya) by Tyson Kidd tapping out to Daniel Bryan’s Yes Lock.
See page 2 for detailed results.