Four nights after WWE Money-in-the-Bank, the 879th edition of WWE Thursday Night SmackDown came to you from the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ. For the first time since defeating Roman Reigns at WWE Money-in-the-Bank to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship only to lose the title mere moments later to Dean Ambrose, who cashed in his Money-in-the-Bank contract and ultimately became the new champion, Seth Rollins would be in action on SmackDown. Who will the former champion face and will Seth Rollins comment on his upcoming Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against former Shield teammates Roman Reigns and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dean Ambrose at Battleground?
- Cesaro def. Alberto Del Rio by pin with the Neutralizer.
- Sheamus def. Apollo Crews by count-out after a Brogue Kick that sends Apollo Crews into the steel steps on the outside.
- AJ Styles def. Jimmy Uso (with Jey Uso) by pin following the Phenomenal Forearm after a distraction from Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson.
- Non-Title: Big E & Kofi Kingston (with Xavier Woods) def. The Vaudevillains by Kofi Kingston pinning Simon Gotch following the Midnight Hour.
- Dana Brooke (with Charlotte) def. Becky Lynch by roll-up after a distraction from Charlotte.
- Seth Rollins def. Sami Zayn by pin following the Pedigree.
See page 2 for detailed results.