Firing The Last Shot.
Five nights before Backlash, the 890th edition of WWE SmackDown Live came to you, live, from the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE. With their one-on-one match for the WWE World Championship coming up this Sunday at Backlash, champion and challenger would come face-to-face one last time before the title match as WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose and the self-proclaimed “Face That Runs The Place” AJ Styles will be in the same ring at the same time in what is sure to be an explosive confrontation. Also on SmackDown Live, the Semi-Finals of the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament would take place as American Alpha faces The Usos and The Hype Bros face Heath Slater & Rhyno. Which two teams will advance to the Finals at Backlash to compete to become the first ever SmackDown Tag Team Champions?
- Non-Title: The Miz (with Maryse) def. Apollo Crews by pin following the Skull Crushing Finale.
- 6-Woman Tag: Natalya, Alexa Bliss, & Carmella def. Becky Lynch, Naomi, & Nikki Bella by Nikki Bella tapping out to Carmella’s Code of Silence.
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament: Semi-Finals: American Alpha def. The Usos by Chad Gable pinning Jimmy Uso with Grand Amplitude to advance to the Finals.
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament: Semi-Finals: Heath Slater & Rhyno def. The Hype Bros by Rhyno pinning Zack Ryder following the Gore to advance to the Finals.
See page 2 for detailed results.