WWE SmackDown: Live Updates, Results and Reaction for September 12
Welcome to Bleacher Report's live coverage of WWE SmackDown on September 12. WWE has a lot of big segments scheduled for this week. Vince McMahon will appear to address Kevin Owens' recent actions, AJ Styles will defend the U.S. title against Tye Dillinger, The Usos will battle The New Day in a Street Fight for the tag belts and Naomi will challenge Natalya in a rematch for the Women's Championship. Keep it locked right here for live updates of all the action.
- September 13, 2017
- via Bleacher Report
Kairi Sane Beats Shayna Baszler to Win Mae Young Classic
WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from Sept. 12WWE SmackDown 2017-09-12via Bleacher Report
WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from Sept. 12
What Did KO Get Himself Into?
Stephanie comes out and yells at Owens before going to help her father. The show ends with Vince being helped to the back while he complains about his ribs hurting.
McMahons Never Stay Down for Long
KO asks for Vince's word that he won't be fired after he destroys Shane and Vince agrees. They shake hands and have some tense words. Then Owens headbutts Vince hard enough to make him bleed. Vince gets back to his feet and takes a swing, but Owens knocks him right back down. An official tries to get Owens to leave, but he ends up kicking Vince in the gut. He superkicks McMahon before heading to the top rope. Adam Pearce runs to the ring and tells him to get down, but he still hits a Frog Splash on Vince anyways.
Vince Is No Stranger to a Courtroom
Vince reminds Owens how many times he has been in a lawsuit and how he has never lost. KO says it was wrong for Shane to attack him. Vince says he only suspended his son because he didn't finish the job by taking out Owens' liver and showing it to him. Vince says Owens will face Shane inside Hell in a Cell instead of a lawsuit.
Vince says Owens didn't fight back last week because Shane was beating him up, not because he respects authority. McMahon runs him down for being a coward who would threaten legal action. He says if it goes that far, he will fire KO.
How Will the Chairman React?
After the break, Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring to talk to Owens. He seems happy with a big smile on his face.
Gable and Benjamin try to shake hands with Ryder and Rawley, but Ryder refuses and walks away. Could this be the start of a heel turn for him?
Not Cool, Dolph
He leaves again and comes out with The Ultimate Warrior's music and a mask that looks like his face paint. He complains about tassels and face paint not making someone a star and claims nobody can do what he does in the ring.
The Showoff Is Not Going to Show Off Anymore
Dolph Ziggler is back to tell everyone why entrances don't matter in pro wrestling. He says he is the best ever and doesn't need a flashy entrance, but then he decides to give the people what they want and comes out as Bayley.
Naomi vs. Natalya (Women's Title) Part 2
We return to see Natalya and Naomi collide in the middle of the ring when they both go for a cross body. Naomi takes the champ down with a hurricanrana. She sets Nattie up on the middle rope and springboards in with a leg drop for a near fall. Natalya gets knocked out of the ring and Carmella taunts her. Naomi ends up taking out the strange couple with a dive, but she misses Natalya. The Queen of Harts locks in the Sharpshooter to get the win and retain her title.
Time for the Third Title Match of the Night
Natalya and Naomi are in the ring waiting to be introduced when we return. Carmella and James Ellsworth are on commentary, and Ellsworth is wearing a dog collar and leash for some reason.
The Usos vs. New Day (Tag Title Street Fight) Part 3
Kofi ends up breaking the kendo stick after beating on the Usos so hard. He ends up doing a trust fall off the top rope, but the Usos catch him and slam him into the barricade. Big E comes out of nowhere and starts tearing the champions apart. He fails to hit the Big Ending the first time, but he nails it on the second try. Jey breaks up the pin and hits a few kicks to the head. They hit him with a double superkick before setting up for the Double Uce. Kofi pushes Jey off the turnbuckle through the table at ringside. He kicks Jimmy in the head before he and Big E hit the Midnight Hour to get the win and become the new tag team champions.
The Usos vs. New Day (Tag Title Street Fight) Part 2
We return to see The Usos still in total control. They have a chair wedged in the corner and both members of The New Day are down. They end up tossing the chair back and forth until one of the Usos kicks it into Big E's face. Kofi tries to make a comeback, but he is slammed into the apron. The Usos grab a kendo stick from under the ring and take turns whacking Big E in the back. They tie up Big E's arms in the ropes, but Kofi is able to take out both brothers to make the save.
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Mahal shows a weird picture of Nakamura and makes some bad jokes that cause the Singhs to literally roll around on the ground with laughter.
Welcome the Maharaja
After the break, the Singhs introduce WWE champion, Jinder Mahal. He talks about facing Shinsuke Nakamura at Hell in a Cell.
AJ offers his hand to Dillinger and he shakes it. Then Corbin pulls AJ out of the ring and throws him over the barricade. He lays out Dillinger before grabbing AJ to hit End of Days on the floor. He grabs a mic and declares himself the next challenger to the U.S. title.
AJ Styles vs. Tye Dillinger (U.S. Title) Part 2
Perfect 10 keeps the upper hand through the commercial break. We return right as AJ counters Dillinger in the corner with a powerbomb. He avoids the Pele kick, but ends up getting leveled by a jumping clothesline from AJ. Corbin runs down and AJ hits a Phenomenal Forearm to knock him off the apron. Dillinger takes advantage and hits the Tye Breaker, but AJ manages to kick out at two. Styles rolls him into the Calf Crusher and Dillinger is forced to tap.
AJ Styles vs. Tye Dillinger (U.S. Title) Part 1
They go back and forth trading counters at first. Both men end up on the apron and Tye shoves AJ into the ring post as we head to a break.
A Closed U.S. Open Challenge
AJ Styles is out first for his U.S. title match against Tye Dillinger. Footage is shown of Baron Corbin and Dillinger fighting two weeks ago, so we might see The Lone Wolf show up tonight.
Mr. McMahon Is Taking His Sweet Time
Bryan says KO doesn't run the show and they exchange a few insults. He says Vince will be arriving soon and Owens won't like what he has to say.
Here Comes the Money...sort of
KO asks for Mr. McMahon to make his way to the ring, but Dolph Ziggler comes out to Shane's music instead. Owens is laughing his butt off. Ziggler says he was just testing out a new entrance and leaves. Then Daniel Bryan's music hits and he comes out to a big ovation.
- September 12, 2017
We Go Live in 5
SmackDown kicks off in five minutes.
Vince McMahon addresses the issues between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens. Tye Dillinger vs. AJ Styles for the U.S. title. The Usos vs. The New Day in a Street Fight for the Tag Team Championships. Natalya vs. Naomi for the women's title. All this is followed by the live finale of the Mae Young Classic.
The Hype Bros vs. Gable and Benjamin
Mojo and Gable start for their teams. Benjamin is brought in and he keeps Rawley grounded with a wristlock. Mojo fires off a few forearms before he gets taken down by a swinging kick to the head. Ryder tags in and after Gable and Rawley both get taken out, Zack runs right into a spinebuster. Gable and Benjamin have a little miscommunication, but they end up hitting a springboard powerbomb combo to get the win.
Naomi vs. Natalya (Women's Title) Part 1
They start off trading holds and takedowns. Naomi hits a series of jumping kicks, but Nattie is able to take control before we head to a break by slamming Naomi's face into the top turnbuckle.
The Usos vs. New Day (Tag Title Street Fight) Part 1
As soon as the bell rings, everyone starts brawling. They quickly take the fight outside the ring and The Usos set up a table. We head to a break after Big E is sent into the ring post.
No Chance, That's What You've Got
Owens heads to the ring at the top of the show. He claims he chose not to fight back last week because he respects authority. He says he is suing everyone in WWE until SmackDown is no more. Owens talks about how he will fire Sami Zayn first and criticizes Tom Philips and Byron Saxton for sounding the same on TV. He gets a lot of heat when he says he will cancel Fashion Files.
Here We Go
SmackDown opens with a video recapping the fight between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens last week.