Mistakes Were Made.
The 897th edition of WWE SmackDown LIVE came to you, live, from the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI. For the past two weeks, WWE World Champion AJ Styles has been made to look like a fool by former champion Dean Ambrose as “The Lunatic Fringe” would use preliminary competitor James Ellsworth as a pawn in his humiliation of the champion, making AJ lose to Ellsworth by pinfall two weeks ago and then lose to Ellsworth again last week by disqualification in a match that was for the WWE World Title. Now, on this week’s SmackDown LIVE, Dean Ambrose will go one-on-one with WWE World Champion AJ Styles in a non-title match. Is the fun and games over in this rivalry and will “The Lunatic Fringe” earn himself a shot at the title with a victory over the champion? Also on SmackDown LIVE, in the ongoing rivalry between Randy Orton & Kane and Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper, there would be a No Disqualification match pitting “The Big Red Machine” Kane against “The Eater of Worlds” Bray Wyatt! What will happen between these two rivals when the rules are thrown out the window?
- No DQ: Bray Wyatt (with Luke Harper) def. Kane by pin following the RKO from Randy Orton.
- Survivor Series Qualifying Match: The Hype Bros def. The Ascension by Mojo Rawley pinning Viktor following the Hype Ryder. As a result, The Hype Bros join Team SmackDown LIVE at Survivor Series.
- Survivor Series Qualifying Match: Nikki Bella def. Natalya by submission to the STF to become the captain of Team SmackDown LIVE at Survivor Series.
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship: Heath Slater & Rhyno (c) def. The Spirit Squad by Rhyno (c) pinning Kenny following the Gore to retain.
- Non-Title: AJ Styles def. Dean Ambrose (with James Ellsworth) by DQ after James Ellsworth hits AJ Styles with No Chin Music.
See page 2 for detailed results.