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 Newark, New Jersey. James Ellsworth apologizes to Dean Ambrose after costing him a title shot last week. After turning on Kane last week, Randy Orton battled Kane in a No DQ Match. WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Becky Lynch and Nikki Bella battled Alexa Bliss and Carmella. The Spirit Squad battled American Alpha with a spot in the Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination Match on the line. Miz TV returns this week with The Miz and his special guest Daniel Bryan. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler has an open challenge match. The Usos battled The Headbangers with a spot in the Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination Match on the line. In the main event, Dean Ambrose battled AJ Styles for a shot at being the #1 Contender.
** Smackdown Live **
- Backstage, Daniel Bryan offers Dean Ambrose another #1 contenders match against AJ Styles tonight and tells James Ellsworth to stay away from the ring.
Winner: Randy Orton, by pinfall.
Winners: Alexa Bliss and Carmella, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan inform Naomi that she's being added to Team Smackdown Live in the Women's Elimination Match at Survivor Series. Nattie Neidhart appears and wants a spot on the team. Shane makes Nattie the team coach.
Winners: American Alpha, by pinfall, to qualify for Team Smackdown Live.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler, by pinfall, to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
- Backstage, James Ellsworth again begs Dean Ambrose to let him be in his corner tonight. Ambrose says no.
- Backstage, The Wyatt Family are still skeptical about Randy Orton joining them. Orton says he was born with the devil whispering in his ear and he's done fighting it. Orton calls Bray Wyatt a God.
Winners: The Usos, by pinfall, to qualify for Team Smackdown Live.
- Backstage, AJ Styles says he's beating Dean Ambrose tonight and Ambrose can't use James Ellsworth's interference as an excuse when he loses.
- Backstage, Dean Ambrose escorts James Ellsworth out of the building and tells him that he can't be in his corner tonight.
Winner: Dean Ambrose, by pinfall, to become the #1 Contender.