WWE Smackdown Live Results:
— The show opened with the introduction of new Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler. He talked about his big title win and thanked the crowd. The Miz and Maryse came to the ring dressed in black to mourn the death of the Intercontinental Championship. Ziggler mocks Miz for crying when he lost the title. Miz said that if he pulled out all the stops to keep the title, just imagine what he’ll do to get it back. He then brought out the Spirit Squad of Kenny and Mikey, who announced they would face Ziggler in a handicap match.
1. Dolph Ziggler defeated the Spirit Squad. The Miz and Maryse sat at ringside for this match. Ziggler hit a superkick on Kenny and pinned him for the win.
— Immediately after the bell rang, Miz jumped in the ring and attacked Ziggler, then hit the Skull Crushing Finale. Heath Slater and Rhyno ran out to save Ziggler from a 3-on-1 beatdown and Miz, Maryse and Spirit Squad took a powder.
— Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon issues three challenges to Raw for the upcoming double-branded Survivor Series pay-per-view: Five of their male Superstars against five of Raw’s male Superstars, Smackdown’s five best tag teams against Raw’s five best tag teams, and Smackdown’s five top women against Raw’s top five women, both in traditional Survivor Series matches.
2. Naomi defeated Carmella. Carmella had jumped Nikki Bella earlier backstage. Nikki tried to come to the ring during this match but security held her back. The distraction was still enough to allow Naomi to roll up Carmella for the win.
3. Jimmy Uso defeated Chad Gable. Jimmy rolled Gable up with a schoolboy pin and Jey Uso lent extra leverage for the pin.
— AJ Styles came to the ring to deliver his No Mercy victory speech. He said that tonight he is giving a title opportunity to someone of main event status. Dean Ambrose’s music comes out, but they both admit Styles wasn’t talking about him. Styles brings out his opponent for the night: James Ellsworth. In a non-title match of course. Ambrose says he wants to see this, and tries to get a front row seat. Styles said this doesn’t concern him and tried to get Ambrose to go to the back, but that brought out Daniel Bryan. Bryan makes the match official and makes Ambrose the special guest referee, and says that if Styles puts his hands on Ambrose, he will be fined and/or suspended.
4. James Ellsworth defeated AJ Styles. Ambrose kept finding ways to not give Styles the victory, then hit Styles with Dirty Deeds and dragged Ellsworth on top of him. Styles kicked out, so Ambrose hit him with another Dirty Deeds and counted faster.
5. Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt defeated Randy Orton and Kane. Orton was about to make a hot tag to Kane when the lights went out. When they came back on, Luke Harper was in Kane’s spot on the apron and Kane was nowhere to be found. Orton turned around into a Sister Abigail and Bray Wyatt got the pin.