A Father’s Plight.
Four nights after Money-in-the-Bank, the 826th edition of WWE Thursday Night SmackDown came to you from the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. After narrowly surviving a Ladder Match against Dean Ambrose at Money-in-the-Bank to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Seth Rollins was met with his next challenger on RAW as The Authority would strike a deal to reinstate “The Beast” Brock Lesnar and “The Beast” will get his rematch for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship next month at WWE Battleground! For the first time since coming face-to-face with the biggest and most dangerous threat to his championship on RAW, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins would make an appearance on SmackDown to address the return of “The Beast”. What will the champion have to say about having to go one-on-one with Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Battleground?
- 2-on-1 Handicap Match: Sheamus & Kane def. Dean Ambrose by DQ after Roman Reigns interferes.
- Brie Bella (with Alicia Fox) def. Paige by pin following the Bella Buster.
- Dolph Ziggler (with Lana) def. Bo Dallas by pin following the Zig Zag.
- Neville (with The Prime Time Players) def. Xavier Woods (with Big E & Kofi Kingston) by pin following the Red Arrow.
- Non-Title: Kevin Owens def. Cesaro by pin following the Pop-Up Powerbomb.
- Sheamus & Kane (with Bray Wyatt) def. Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns by Sheamus pinning Roman Reigns following the Brogue Kick.
See page 2 for detailed results.