Little Ceasar's Arena
October 8, 2017
Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin def. The Hype Bros during the Kickoff Show.
A video package runs focusing on the history of the Hell in a Cell match. The focus turns to The New Day vs. The Usos, Natalya vs. Charlotte, Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens tonight on this Smackdown-only show.
We go live to Detroit where WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day head to the ring. They kick off the show in our first of two Hell in a Cell matches tonight.
Before the match, New Day cut a promo on The Usos. It appears we are getting Xavier Woods and Big E representing the team tonight inside Hell in a Cell.
Tom Phillips noted we are under Tornado Tag Team rules tonight.
The bell rings after the referee locks the cell door shut. Woods and Big E are indeed representing New Day tonight with Kofi Kingston on the outside. All four men bail and get weapons from under the ring. The Usos have a kendo stick and steel chair. Big E and Xavier Woods get kendo sticks as well. Woods with a big forearm to Jimmy. Woods has a chain and wraps it around his wrist. Woods drops a fist over Jimmy using the chain for a two count. Big E misses a dive and hits the structure steel. Woods with a dropkick to Jey. Jimmy over the top taking out Woods. Big E spears Jimmy into the side of the cell this time through the ropes. Woods hits Jey with the trombone. Big E pulls out a second trombone and hits Jey a second time with it. Big E hands Woods a cow bell and he hits Jey with it a few times. Big E finds a gong and Woods cracks it over Jey's back. Jimmy launches a chair at Woods. Jey with a superkick to Big E for a two count. The Usos have kendo sticks and start cracking them over Big E. Jey with a splash to Woods against the cell. Big E with an overhead belly to belly to Jey. Jimmy is sent into the steel post back first. Big E launches Jimmy off the ring apron into the knees of Woods on the floor! Woods with a shot off the top rope on Jimmy and Jey breaks up the pinfall attempt. Big E sends Jey over the top rope. Woods is pulling out a ton of kendo sticks. Woods with shots to Jey against the cell. They pin Jey in the corner of the cell using the sticks inside the cell structure. Jey breaks free and cracks a stick over Big E's back and lands a superkick on Woods. Jimmy eats a forearm from Big E, but kicks Big E in the head onto the shoulders of Jey. Jimmy dives and sends Big E back first into the cell structure! The Usos with a double splash off the top rope on Big E. Big E kicks out. The Usos can't believe it. The Usos have two sets of handcuffs. They cuff Big E to the bottom rope near a corner. Both hands of Woods are in cuffs now. Woods is hung up on the corner by the cuffs and The Usos crack kendo sticks off his chest. Big E breaks free and hits a belly to belly on Jey. Big E drives Jimmy into the cell structure. Big E does this a second time taking out both Usos. Big Ending and Jimmy kicks out. Jimmy with superkicks to Big E and a double superkick by The Usos on Big E. The Usos are up top and connect with a double splash over Big E. Woods with the last second save. Woods with headbutts as he is still in cuffs. Jey with kendo sticks to the ribs of Woods as Jimmy holds him back. The Usos place a chair over Woods, go up to the top ropre again and hit another double splash over Woods for the win.
Backstage, AJ Styles reacts to Tye Dillinger being added to the previously scheduled WWE United States Championship match involving Baron Corbin. He wants to make the best of a bad opportunity tonight even with the odds stacked against him.
Lock up and Rusev drops Orton early with a shoulder block. Rusev avoids an early RKO attempt and bails. Back inside, Orton drops Rusev and stomps away. Rusev knocks Orton off the ring apron and Orton lands side first over the ring barricade. Rusev with a fallaway slam to Orton against the barricade on the outside. Back inside, Rusev with a big kick to the upper back of Orton. Rusev with a spinning heel kick that levels Orton. Rusev drops repeated elbows over the chest of Orton. Rusev connects with the steel post in the corner. Orton with a series of clotheslines. Orton catches Rusev with his snap powerslam. Rusev with a fallaway slam and kick to the head of Orton combo for a two count. Orton bails and Rusev catches him with a superkick on the outside. Orton connects with his DDT off the ropes on Rusev. Rusev rolls and goes for the Accolade. Orton with an RKO for the win.
We get ring introductions for the challengers Baron Corbin and Tye Dillinger and the current reigning and defending champion AJ Styles.
Corbin bails early when Styles and Dillinger turn to face him. They cut off Corbin when he slides back in and take turns throwing right hands at him. Styles and Dillinger clothesline Corbin to the outside. Styles and Dillinger with a series of pinfall attempts early. Styles catches Dillinger with a jumping dropkick. Corbin with a knee to Styles on the outside and then sends Dillinger over the top rope. Corbin launches and I mean LAUNCHES Styles across the ring. Corbin tosses Styles up and Styles crashes into Dillinger in the corner. Corbin slides Styles rib first into the steel post in the corner. Styles with body shots to Corbin and eventually drops him with a big clothesline. Styles catches Corbin with a sliding knee. Dillinger with a high back body drop on Styles. Styles gets the Calf Crusher applied on Dillinger. Dillinger is reaching for the ropes. Corbin is pulling Dillinger out from under the bottom rope and to the outside to break it up. Dillinger with a close roll up on Corbin. Corbin with Deep Six on Dillinger. Styles springboards up and Corbin chokeslams Styles back into the ring. Styles kicks out. Dillinger with a superkick to Corbin. Styles with Pele Kick to Dillinger. Dillinger falls on Corbin. Corbin gets a shoulder up. Styles with a springboard 450 Splash over Corbin. Dillinger breaks it up. Dillinger is limping throwing chops to Styles. Styles catches Dillinger with his springboard forearm. Corbin immediately jumps in and throws knees knocking Styles out. Corbin gets the pinfall on Dillinger.
WWE airs another video package about the Susan G. Komen partnership this month.
A video package runs hyping Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair tonight.
Charlotte with a pinfall attempt early off a lock up. Charlotte pushes Natalya and does a strut. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter early, but Charlotte counters out and slaps her. Natalya with a stomp to cut off a roll up attempt by Charlotte. Natalya works over the left leg of Charlotte. Charlotte goes after the ankle of Natalya. Natalya chop blocks Charlotte as she limps back to her feet near the ropes. Natalya plants Charlotte with a clothesline. Charlotte breaks up a Sharpshooter attempt. Charlotte with a backslide pinfall for a two count. Charlotte with chops to Natalya. Natalya cuts off Charlotte on the corner. Natalya with a sitdown powerbomb on Charlotte off the corner for a two count. Charlotte cuts off Natalya with a big boot. On the outside, Natalya drives the kneecap of Charlotte into the steel ring steps. Charlotte tosses Natalya head first into the corner back inside. Charlotte with a moonsault to Natalya on the outside. Charlotte clutches her left knee. Natalya grabs a steel chair at ringside and cracks it against the bad knee of Charlotte.
The referee immediately calls for the bell.
After the match, Natalya continues to hit Charlotte's bad knee with the steel chair. Natalya grabs her championship and holds it up high over Charlotte.
The Fashion Files is back tonight. The Ascension wants to be friends. A briefcase shows up and Breezango opens it up. It appears to be filled with gold.
A video package runs hyping Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura tonight.
We get ring introductions for the challenger Shinsuke Nakamura and champion Jinder Mahal. Mahal received the usual introduction earlier from The Singh Brothers.
The bell rings and here we go. Mahal works over the left arm of Nakamura early. Mahal gets his boot on the bottom rope during an armbar attempt by Nakamura. Nakamura with knees and puts his boot on the throat of Mahal in the corner. Nakamura with big knees to the body of Mahal. Mahal quickly bails. Mahal sends Nakamura back first into the steel ring post and then tosses Nakamura into the crowd. Mahal cuts off Nakamura with stomps when he slides back in. Nakamura with knees and catches Mahal with a big left kick. Nakamura catches Mahal with a boot in mid air. Nakamura with big kicks to the chest of Mahal. Nakamura with shots to The Singh Brothers at ringside and hits a high knee to Mahal over the ring apron. Mahal moves and Nakamura crashes knee first over the floor. Mahal with a suplex and dropkick combo to Nakamura. Nakamura catches Mahal with a side kick off the corner. The referee catches one of the Singh Brothers trying to pull Mahal out. Nakamura plants Mahal with a facebuster suplex. The Singh Brothers again distract Nakamura. The referee kicks both to the back. Nakamura with Kinshasa. Mahal gets his hand on the bottom rope during the pinfall attempt. Nakamura can't believe it. Mahal bails to the crowd. Nakamura with a boot and drags him back inside the ring. Mahal catches Nakamura with a boot on his way in. Nakamura counters, hits the corner and Mahal grabs Nakamura hitting his jumping cobra clutch slam to pick up the pinfall.
Backstage, Kevin Owens takes the mic and talks into the camera about his match with Shane McMahon tonight inside the Hell in a Cell. He will be right at home tonight. Owens talks about how everyone wants to talk about how Shane's family felt when he headbutted Vince McMahon and no one considered how his family felt when Shane tried to ruin his WWE career. "I don't work for Shane McMahon. I work to teach him a lesson."
Dolph Ziggler's new entrance is no music and all black attire.
Ziggler with a headlock early to slow Roode down. Roode scales the back of Ziggler and does his Glorious pose to get the fans in Detroit to chant along. Ziggler with right hands to Roode in the corner, but Roode fires back with a quick clothesline. Roode with kicks to Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler with a quick neckbreaker on Roode. Ziggler catches Roode with a sleeper hold off the ropes. Roode with a side suplex to break free. Roode catches Ziggler with a blockbuster off the second rope for a two count. Roode plants Ziggler with a modified Rock Bottom for yet another two count off a pinfall attempt. Ziggler catches Roode with a spike DDT for a two count of his own. Roode avoids a Zig Zag. Ziggler goes back to the sleeper. Ziggler with a Fameasser and Roode kicks out. Ziggler tunes up the band in the corner. Roode plants Ziggler with a spinebuster. Series of roll through pinfall attempts by both men. Roode is able to hold the tights on the last exchange for the win.
Immediately after the match, Dolph Ziggler drops Bobby Roode with a Zig Zag.
WWE TLC on October 22 in two weeks is plugged.
A video package runs hyping Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens tonight.
Shane's family is at ringside tonight front row for the match.
Shane with a baseball slide immediately to Owens early as they brawl outside the Hell in a Cell structure. The bell rings as Shane throws knees and tosses Owens into the steel barricade. Shane with body shots and Owens responds with elbows. Shane with a big right kick that takes out the legs of Owens. Owens throws Shane into the cell and then to the floor. Shane jumps off the barricade and takes out Owens with a flying clothesline. Shane with a kick to the head of Owens. Owens gets inside the cell and closes the door yelling "screw you" at Shane. Shane kicks away the door and gets inside the cell. The referee locks the door. Owens knocks Shane off the ring apron and Shane falls against the cell. Owens launches Shane into the cell again in front of his kids. "Take a good look at daddy!" Owens chokes Shane with his boot on the floor. Shane with kicks to Owens. Owens cuts off Shane with kicks of his own back inside the ring.
Owens with a senton splash over Shane. Owens with knees to the face of Shane in the corner. Owens connects with his cannonball in the corner, covers and Shane kicks out after two. Owens yells at Shane's kids saying he should be their role model. Owens goes up top attempting another senton splash, but Shane gets his knees up. Shane with jabs and rights to Owens. Shane connects with a Spike DDT. Shane goes up top attempting a Shooting Star Press and misses! Owens goes up top and connects with a frog splash. Shane again kicks out. Owens goes for the Pop Up Powerbomb, but Shane goes for an armbar. Shane transitions to a triangle choke. Owens slides out of the ring to break free. Shane gets Owens in another trangle as he is standing on the outside. Owens pulls Shane out and powerbombs him over the steel ring steps. Owens pulls a table out from under the ring and lays it against the cell wall.
Owens punches Shane as Shane falls against the table. Owens is up on the ring apron. Owens with a cannonball off the ring apron, Shane moves and Owens crashes through the table! Shane smashes a broken piece of the table over Owens two times. Shane tosses a garbage can inside the ring and hits Owens a third time with the table piece. Shane drops a knee over Owens in the corner and props him up against the bottom turnbuckle. Shane props the garbage can against the face of Owens and goes up to the corner across the ring. Shane connects with Coast to Coast. Shane grabs his head in pain immediately. Shane covers Owens. Owens gets his foot on the bottom rope. The referee allows it. Commentary immediately points out how rope breaks don't count in Falls Count Anywhere rules. Shane wants the cell door opened. The referee won't do it. Shane gets bolt cutters and opens the cell door. Shane grabs the garbage can and cracks it over Owens a few times. Shane with body shots to Owens. Owens with a low blow and DDT to Shane. Owens crotches Shane against the cell door. Owens has Shane over one of the announce tables at ringside. Owens is up on the barricade, but looks up at the cell. Owens drops down and starts climbing up the cell. Owens is at the top of the cell. Owens teases he will jump, but backs off. Shane jumps off the table and starts climbing up the cell. Owens with right hands when Shane gets near the top. Shane with rights to fire back. Both Shane and Owens are standing at the top of the cell. Shane with a side russian leg sweep to Owens over the top of the cell. Shane with a scoop slam on Owens over the cell top. Shane with a suplex to Owens. The top of the cage bounces when that connects. Owens with a superkick to Shane and follows it up with a senton splash. Shane with a back body drop to Owens over the top of the cell. They continue to exchange shots. Owens with a Pop Up Powerbomb to Shane on top of the cell! Owens catches Shane with an elbow. Owens has had enough and starts climbing down the cell. Shane grabs Owens. Shane slides down. Shane and Owens are exchanging shots on the side of the cell. Shane knocks Owens head first off the cell and Owens goes crashing down through the announce table below. WWE officials and EMTs check on Owens. Shane crawls over pushing them away. Shane drags Owens over to the middle announce table and starts clearing it off. Shane climbs back up the cell and gets to the top. Shane jumps and Owens somehow moved. Shane crashes through the announce table! At ringside, we see Sami Zayn showed up and pulled Owens off the table! EMT officials are attending to Shane when Zayn drags Owens over and puts him on top of Shane.
The referee counts the pin.
After the match, Sami Zayn leaves the ringside area and heads up the ramp looking back at what just went down. We see a replay of Zayn helping pull Kevin Owens off the announce table and put Owens over Shane to get the pinfall victory tonight.
Back live, Shane is being put on a stretcher at ringside. A banged up Kevin Owens is just starting to recover against the ring barricade.