Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is here with your Smackdown Live Recap Edition.
This week's Smackdown Live took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. New WWE World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles had no time to celebrate as John Cena and Dean Ambrose targeted the champion. The Usos battled The Hype Bros in tag team action in a rematch from WWE Backlash. The Miz, Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler continued their feud. Baron Corbin battled Apollo Crews in a rematch from WWE Backlash. A new #1 contender was decided for the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship between Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Bella, Carmella and Nattie Neidhart. Heath Slater signs his Smackdown Live contract. Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt continued their feud. John Cena and Dean Ambrose teamed up to battle AJ Styles and a mystery partner.
Winners: The Usos, by pinfall.
- Backstage, AJ Styles asks Baron Corbin to be his partner. Corbin says he'd rather be his opponent.
Winner: No Contest
- Becky Lynch Promo: Becky says she had the fight of her life against five other women, the journey is greater than the destination and she's a fighting champion, so come at her.
Winner: Alexa Bliss, by pinfall, to become #1 contender.
- Backstage, AJ Styles asks Kane to be his partner because the Phenomenal One and The Devil's Favorite Demon has a great ring to it. Kane laughs and walks away.
Winners: Heath Slater and Rhyno, by pinfall, to retain the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship.
- Backstage, Daniel Bryan tells AJ Styles that since he never found a partner, Styles will team up with local independent wrestler James Ellsworth.