The Show Off Steps Up.
The 904th edition of WWE SmackDown LIVE came to you, live, from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. After his grueling Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Match against Dean Ambrose at WWE TLC two nights prior, WWE World Champion AJ Styles was not medically cleared to compete on last week’s SmackDown LIVE in his scheduled title defense against James Ellsworth. However, this week’s SmackDown LIVE is scheduled to have the championship match as the self-proclaimed “Face That Runs The Place” AJ Styles will put the WWE World Title on the line against James Ellsworth. Will AJ Styles be able to defend the championship this week? Can James Ellsworth do the unthinkable by winning the WWE World Championship? After James Ellsworth inadvertently cost Dean Ambrose the Intercontinental Title last week, will Dean Ambrose be looking for payback against Ellsworth?
- Carmella def. Natalya by roll-up after a distraction from Nikki Bella.
- #1 Contenders’ Tag Team Battle Royal: Zack Ryder def. Konnor, Tyler Breeze, Heath Slater, Jason Jordan, Fandango, Mojo Rawley, Aiden English, Rhyno, Chad Gable, Viktor, & Simon Gotch to earn The Hype Bros a future shot at the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.
- Mojo Rawley elim. Simon Gotch
- Chad Gable elim. Viktor
- Konnor elim. Chad Gable
- Heath Slater elim. Rhyno
- Jason Jordan elim. Aiden English
- Fandango elim. Mojo Rawley
- Heath Slater elim. Fandango
- Konnor & Tyler Breeze elim. Jason Jordan
- Konnor elim. Heath Slater
- Konnor elim. Tyler Breeze
- Zack Ryder elim. Konnor
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch def. Alexa Bliss (c) by intentional count-out. As a result, Alexa Bliss (c) retains.
- #1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match: Dolph Ziggler def. Dean Ambrose, Luke Harper, and The Miz (with Maryse) to earn a shot at the WWE Title on SmackDown LIVE in two weeks.
- Dean Ambrose elim. The Miz by roll-up.
- Dean Ambrose elim. Luke Harper by pin following Dirty Deeds.
- Dolph Ziggler (with The Miz) elim. Dean Ambrose by pin following the super kick.
See page 2 for detailed results.