Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the Smackdown Live Recap for the week.
This week Smackdown Live was live in Chicago, Illinois. John Cena made his return to Smackdown Live to kick off the show. The Wyatt Family defended the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match against Heath Slater and Rhyno, The Usos and American Alpha. Alexa Bliss defended the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship against Becky Lynch. In the main event, AJ Styles defended the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler in a Triple Threat Match.
- Backstage, Maryse says the only interviews he's doing tonight is with the unprofessional journalist that slapped him last week, Renee Young.
** First Elimination: Rhyno gets beat down until finally hot tagging Slater. Slater unloads and takes control until getting laid out with a super kick. Slater gets covered, pinned and Slater and Rhyno are eliminated.
** Second Elimination: American Alpha hit double Alphaplexes on Jey Uso, taking control. Gable lands a sunset flip pinfall attempt, but Jey counters into a near fall of his own. Gable counters and rolls through on a Jey pinfall attempt and scores the pinfall, eliminating The Usos. After the elimination, The Usos beat down Gable before finally leaving.
Winners: American Alpha, by pinfall, to win the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship.
- Backstage, Dolph Ziggler says he's a wild card in tonight's title match and he could change everything.
- Backstage, James Ellsworth talks about people making fun of him for being different. Carmella interrupts and tells Ellsworth that it's the people that ask him stupid interview questions are the ones that make fun of him.
Winner: Alexa Bliss, by pinfall, to retain the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship.
- Backstage, Nikki Bella says she's proud of her success, came back from a career ending neck injury and is in love with John Cena. Nikki says anything she has to say to Nattie Neidhart she'll say to her face.
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall, to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.