It’s the first SmackDown Live since Extreme Rules and the results of Sunday’s show will be felt on the blue brand this week.
The big question heading into Tuesday’s show is what announcement will Daniel Bryan make? Following his loss to the New Day – and dropping the SmackDown Tag Team Championships in the process – an upset Bryan came to a realization. To “save the planet” he needs to aim higher than the tag division. What he plans to announce is anyone’s guess, but The Planet’s Champion could be ready for another singles run and may revisit his great rivalry with current WWE Champion, Kofi Kingston.
Shane McMahon took a loss on Sunday to the Undertaker, but now that a couple of days have gone by the GM has decided to host a town hall meeting to allow the SmackDown Live superstars to list their grievances. Whatever happens, fans should expect to hear from Kevin Owens.
There are two scheduled matches tonight, both in the women’s division. First, Ember Moon will take on both Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose. Moon was tasked with finding a tag partner but did she succeed? Or will she have to take on Fire and Desire alone?
Also, The IIconics will put their Women’s Tag Team Championships on the line when they face Asuka and Kairi Sane, the Kabuki Warriors. Can Peyton Royce and Billie Kay escape SmackDown with their titles, or will a new reign begin?
Here’s everything that happened on the July 16 episode of SmackDown Live.
SMACKDOWN LIVE RESULTS
- After a recap package of Kevin Owens’ tirade last week, Shane McMahon is shown backstage earlier in the day telling security to watch for KO. When Kevin Owens comes in, Shane tells him that he’ll have a town hall and gives Owens the night off.
SmackDown Town Hall
- The SmackDown roster is on the stage with two mics in front of them. Shane is in the ring. He says as long as the superstar is respectful, he will listen to them
- Roman Reigns is the first one to the mic. He says that no one in the room respects him. He also tells Shane to kiss his ass. Shane says that it wasn’t respectful so he’ll be fined and dealt with later
- Shane calls on Charlotte Flair to go to the mic. Charlotte says that what Roman said was uncalled for and she thanks Shane and the McMahon family.
- Liv Morgan interrupts Charlotte and asks her to stop being a phony. She asks if there’s anything real about Charlotte.
- Charlotte asks who Liv is? She forgot that Liv even works here. Before Liv can respond, Shane cuts them off.
- Buddy Murphy is called to the mic. Buddy says that while Kevin Owens said his name, he wants it out of his mouth or he will smack it out of his mouth.
- Apollo Crews is called to the mic. He says that everyone agreed with what Kevin Owens said last week. Zelina Vega got on the mic and says that she and Andrade don’t like that Apollo is trying to suck up to the fans. They challenge Apollo to a match tonight.
- Elias is next but is quickly interrupted by The New Day. Big E says that Elias is the biggest jackass in SmackDown history. Kofi says that he and the New Day don’t like KO but Owens makes good points. Kingston brings up how long it took for him to get a WWE Championship shot. Kofi says that everyone on the stage is worthy of getting opportunities. Shane cuts Kofi’s mic but he concludes the town hall.
- While everyone leaves, Cesaro gets on the mic. Shane asks what he’s doing here. Cesaro says that as a wild card he is there to challenge Aleister Black. Shane gives Cesaro his match.
- While Shane starts talking to the crowd, Kevin Owens pops up behind him and hits the Stunner.