Former NXT Champion Bobby Roode has joined WWE's main roster, with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn coming alive when his iconic ring music surprised the fans. Styles said that when he wins tonight, then there will be an open challenge and Corbin will get his title shot then. Kevin Owens answers the call, but Styles says that it is not going to happen since Styles won two days ago.
United States Championship - AJ Styles (c) def. Kevin Owens via pinfall to retain the title: Controversy began midway through the match when Corbin, the special guest referee, forced a break of the Calf Crusher after Owens' fingers brushed the bottom rope.
As Styles laid flat-out, Owens shouted: "who's the phenomenal one now?" However, Owens gets to choose the referee. He will no longer receive a USA title match as long as Styles is champion.
You read that right. The Glorious One used his signature Glorious DDT to defeat English before giving an in-ring interview to Renee Young. Shane McMahon came out. Backstage, Daniel Bryan spoke with Chad Gable and apologized for Gable losing his tag team partner Jason Jordan to "Raw". Wanting to team up with Gable, Daniel Bryan announced that the new team would have their first match next week on Smackdown LIVE. Carr has also worked recent WWE NXT events.
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Tag Team Match: Hype Bros vs. Jey distracted Ryder, allowing Jimmy to yank Zack down and Superkick him for the win. After the match, The Usos grab a couple of microphones and cut their usual promo. The King of Strong Style has somewhat of a chance at retribution by facing both Singh Brothers in a handicap match. Samir Singh rants to Dasha about how great Jinder is before the brothers praise Jinder to end the segment. It's a briefcase that has seen many a champ emerge, although Baron Corbin may have been the sole exception to the rule when his MITB dreams were crushed last week thanks to his meddling with the John Cena and Jinder Mahal main event. Frustrated, Corbin handed McMahon the referee uniform making the commissioner now in charge of the match. Styles said that Owens will not get a title match because he already lost at SummerSlam.
It's a bit odd for Gable to have a tag team partner 11 years his senior, certainly one who is in his second stint with the company after a long time away. At one point during the match, Carmella jumped off the apron to leave Natalya to fend for herself, but she soon returned with briefcase in hand. In the SmackDown Women's Championship match, Natalya pulled off a surprising win over Naomi.
Owens was granted a final shot at the title and selected Baron Corbin as the guest referee after McMahon's inconsistent performance in a striped shirt at SummerSlam. Corbin shoved Styles telling him "I'm the ref". Shane McMahon ran down and argued with Corbin.
He hit Owens with a Pele Kick and then a Styles Clash to pin Owens to keep his title in a thrilling match. Throughout the "SmackDown" show, Owens would try to lobby for various superstars to be his referee.