WWE SmackDown Live Results: Aug. 22, 2017


– WWE SmackDown Live Results: Aug. 22, 2017  – 8/22/17-

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– We’re live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as Tom Phillips welcomes us. He’s joined by JBLand Byron Saxton.

Aiden English vs. Bobby Roode

We go to the ring and Aiden English is out for a song. The “Glorious” music interrupts and out comes Bobby Roode for his call-up from WWE NXT. The crowd pops for Roode as he poses in the ring.

Roode gets a big pop but English protests and runs his mouth. Roode attacks and sends English to the floor as fans continue cheering. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and English is working Roode over in the ring. Roode hits the inverted atomic drop and turns it off. Roode goes on and hits a Blockbuster from the middle rope. English fights back and hits the Director’s Cut for a close 2 count. Roode comes back and hits the spinebuster, then the Glorious DDT for the pin.

Winner: Bobby Roode

– After the match, Roode celebrates as we go to replays. Roode continues the celebration as Renee Young enters the ring to interview him. Roode congratulates Shane and Bryan on breaking the bank and cashing in on the hottest free agent in sports entertainment today. Roode says if you didn’t know, we’re about to find out that everything he touches and does is big box office. Roode says in a New York minute SmackDown went from being great to absolutely glorious. Roode’s music hits as fans cheer and the spotlight shines on him.

The Hype Bros vs. The Usos

We go to the ring and out comes The Hype Bros. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes new SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos for this non-title match. Mojo Rawley starts off with Jey Uso.

Uso takes control of Mojo early on and tags in Jimmy Uso as Zack Ryder waits for the tag. Uso goes for a slash in the corner after Mojo knocks the other brother off the apron. Mojo moves out of the way and makes the tag to Ryder.

Ryder tags in and unloads. Mojo gets taken out on the floor after running over Uso with a big shoulder. A bit of chaos erupts and Ryder gets decked off a distraction. Uso hits a superkick and pins Ryder for the win.

Winners: The Usos

– After the match, the new champs stand tall as we get replays. The Usos take the mic and say they have everything on lock, welcome to The Uso Penitentiary. They send a warning to every tag team in the locker room – it’s not paranoia, it’s The Usos.

Handicap Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. The Singh Brothers

We go to the ring and out comes Shinsuke Nakamura to a pop. The Singh Brothers are out next to introduce WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, who will be watching from ringside. The Singh Brothers are not dressed to wrestle.

Nakamura takes control to start but they g tot he corner and speak with Jinder. Nakamura ends up stacking them both in the corner and charging in with the knee. The Singh Brothers finally get some offense in and beat Nakamura down after a distraction from Jinder. They double team Nakamura as fans chant for him.

Nakamura finally breaks free and locks Samir Singh in the armbar for the win.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

– After the match, Nakamura stands tall and celebrates until Jinder comes from behind and attacks him. Nakamura recovers and hits the Kinshasa on Jinder to knock him out. Nakamura’s music hits as we go to replays.

Becky Lynch and Naomi vs. Natalya and Carmella

New SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya is introduced. Natalya says SummerSlam will be known as the day that the glow was unplugged. Natalya shays she proved she was the best there is, was and ever will be. She raises the title, without the lights, and says Naomi can wipe her tears away and see what a real title looks like. She says she is the new and forever champion, and will restore prestige to the title. Ms. Money In the Bank Carmella is out next with James Ellsworth. Carmella congratulates Natalya and says they are so happy for her. Ellsworth says yea, she finally won something. He knocks the fans and then Natalya but Carmella hushes him. Carmella goes on and says Natalya is on her time now. Ellsworth says yea, borrowed time. Carmella says she let Natalya have her moment at SummerSlam but when the time is right, she will be cashing in for the title. Ellsworth goes on about how Carmella could cash in tonight. Carmella looks annoyed. The music interrupts and out comes Becky Lynch. Naomi is out next.

Carmella starts off with Naomi but she just moves around the ring and avoids contact for a few seconds. Natalya tags in and they lock up. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Becky is in now. She leg drops Natalya for a pin attempt. Natalya calls for a time out, using the pause to turn it around and unload on Becky in the corner. Natalya shows off and goes back to stomping in the corner. Natalya keeps Becky grounded now. Becky looks for a tag but Natalya its a discus clothesline. Natalya knocks Naomi off the apron and goes back to work on Becky. Natalya tries to tag out but Carmella drops off the apron and mocks Natalya with Ellsworth.

Becky takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Natalya up for 2. Becky keeps control and drops Natalya. Carmella looks like she might want to cash in. She returns to the apron. Natalya turns it around on Becky and slams her for a 2 count. Natalya yells at Carmella now. Becky counters a suplex and rolls Natalya up for 2. Naomi tags in and kicks Natalya, then rolls her up for 2. Naomi turns it into a submission as Carmella stands on the apron with her briefcase. Natalya breaks the hold and keeps up the offense on Naomi. Natalya tags Carmella in but she jumps off the apron and runs back into the ring. Natalya gabs her leg but Carmella kicks her to the floor. Becky comes in and hits the Bexploder on Carmella. Naomi with the split-legged moonsault on Carmella for the pin.

Winners: Naomi and Becky Lynch

– After the match, Becky and Naomi stand tall as Naomi’s music hits.

WWE United States Title Match:

Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles

Out comes Kevin Owens. WWE United States Champion AJ Styles is next. The bell rings and Owens goes to the floor. AJ tells him to come on. Owens looks to come in but he goes right back to the floor. Owens comes to the apron and makes his way in off a cheap shot. Owens works AJ over in the corner now. Owens with more offense. Fans chant for AJ. Owens runs the ropes but AJ dropkicks him. Owens goes to the floor for a breather. AJ slingshots himself over the top to the floor, nailing a forearm on Owens. AJ stands tall on the floor as Corbin looks on from the ring. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and AJ nails a pele kick and sends Owens to the floor. They go to the floor and Owens hits a fall-away slam into the barrier. Owens brings it back into the ring and covers for a 2 count. Owens keeps control and goes for another pin attempt. Styles finally drops Owens on his face and turns it around.

More back and forth and counters. AJ gets the Calf Crusher applied. Owens goes for the rope but AJ pulls him back into the middle of the ring. Corbin tells AJ to break the hold because he claims Owens got to the rope. AJ and Corbin argue. Owens comes back and knocks AJ into Corbin. Owens ends up rolling AJ up for a 2 count, and another as AJ argues with Corbin. They collide with clotheslines and both go down.

Shane McMahon runs to ringside and yells at Corbin for the fast counts. Shane warns Corbin that he’s watching everything. Owens hits a low blow on AJ while Corbin is yelling at Shane. Shane did see it. Shane ejects Corbin from the ring and says this is done. Owens crawls over to the ropes and watches the argument. Corbin takes the referee shirt off and throws it at Shane. Owens comes to the floor and he’s not happy. Shane puts the shirt on. Owens argues. Shane rolls into the ring and starts counting. Owens returns to the ring but AJ drops him over the top rope.

AJ springboards in from the apron and hits the Phenomenal Forearm for the pin.

Winner: AJ Styles

– After the match, AJ stands tall with the title as we go to replays. AJ poses in the corner. Owens looks on from the ramp and Shane stares back at him. SmackDown goes off the air with AJ clutching the title as Owens looks on.

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