Smackdown Live was live in Louisville, Kentucky this week, one week removed from the Superstar Shakeup. A new #1 Contender was decided for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship. Kevin Owens began his Face of America Open Challenge. All that and a lot more action.
** This Weeks Card **
- #1 Contenders Six Pack Challenge Match for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship took place between Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Jinder Mahal, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn and Mojo Rawley.
- WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Naomi battled Charlotte in a non title match. If Charlotte wins she becomes the new #1 Contender.
- American Alpha battled Primo & Epico.
- WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens battled Gary Gandy in a non title Face of America Open Challenge Match.
- AJ Styles battled Baron Corbin.
- Promos By: Charlotte, Jinder Mahal and WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens.
** Smackdown Live **
- Backstage, Nattie Neidhart tells Shane McMahon that she's not happy that Charlotte is getting special treatment and wants her title shot. Carmella and James Ellsworth interrupt and Carmella says that she should be the face of the Women's Division. Tamina Snuka interrupts next and demands her title shot. Nattie finally walks off and says that she has a plan of her own.
Winner: Jinder Mahal, to become the new #1 Contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
- Jinder Mahal Promo: Mahal rips the fans and wonder if they boo him because he's not American, or because he's rich, or because he's highly educated and speaks two languages. Mahal says us Americans will have no choice but to accept Mahal as the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Randy Orton interrupts Mahal and says that maybe he should congratulate Mahal. Mahal just won the jackpot, but the WWE World Heavyweight Championship won't be his prize, his prize will be an RKO. Orton turns his attention to Bray Wyatt and says that if the House of Horrors Match is anything like the last house, Orton will just burn it down. Bray Wyatt appears on the TitanTron and promises Orton that he'll walk into the House of Horrors, but he's not walking out.
- Backstage, AJ Styles is asked his opinion on who he would rather face for the WWE United States Championship. Baron Corbin interrupts and argues with Styles setting up a match later.
- Backstage, Tamina Snuka, Nattie Neidhart, Carmella and James Ellsworth try to intimidate Charlotte as she heads to the ring.
Winner: Charlotte, by pinfall, to become the new #1 Contender to the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship.
- Backstage, Charlotte walks past Nattie Neidhart, Carmella, Tamina Snuka and James Ellsworth, stares them all down and continues walking past.
Winners: Primo & Epico, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Tye Dillinger shows us a video on why he's The Perfect Ten.
Winner: Kevin Owens, by pinfall.
- Kevin Owens Promo: Owens insults Americans and says he will continue to be the face of America as long as he is carrying the WWE United States Championship. Owens says that Chris Jericho will not take the title away from him and then speaks in French giving AJ Styles and Baron Corbin advice for their main event next.
Winner: AJ Styles, by countout.