Three nights before WWE Payback, the 821st edition of WWE Thursday Night SmackDown came to you from the Ford Center in Evansville, IN. After the scheduled match between Roman Reigns and Kane never officially got underway on RAW with the two Superstars instead brawling around the ringside area, SmackDown would see Reigns and the Director of Operations go one-on-one and, this time, there must be a winner by either pinfall or submission! With the Fatal 4-Way Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship this Sunday, will Roman Reigns be looking to be a statement at the expense of Kane or will the Director of Operations set out to prove that he is still a valuable member of The Authority?
- Dean Ambrose def. Sheamus by roll-up.
- Non-Title: Seth Rollins (with J&J Security) def. Ryback by pin following two kicks to the face.
- Tyson Kidd (with Cesaro & Natalya) def. Kofi Kingston (with Big E & Xavier Woods) by submission to the Sharpshooter.
- Neville def. Bo Dallas by pin following the Red Arrow.
- Match Must End by Pinfall or Submission: Roman Reigns def. Kane by pin following the Spear through a table.
See page 2 for detailed results.