Welcome back wrestling fans, it's this week's Smackdown Live recap! We are 5 days away from this Sunday's WWE Battleground pay per view, which means this week's Smackdown Live, from Birmingham, Alabama, was the final hype for the pay per view.
** Smackdown Live Card **
- WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso battled Kofi Kingston.
- Mike Kanellis battled Sami Zayn.
- Becky Lynch battled Charlotte.
- WWE United States Champion AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura battled Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin.
- WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jinder Mahal brought the Punjabi Prison structure to the show tonight to display what Randy Orton must look ahead to at WWE Battleground.
- John Cena talks about his Flag Match coming up against Rusev at WWE Battleground.
** Smackdown Live **
Winner: Jimmy Uso, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Shane McMahon is with all 5 ladies that will be in the Fatal Five Way Match at WWE Battleground. Charlotte says she wants to fight Lana tonight, but Nattie Neidhart interrupts and says she wants Lana tonight. Shane says no one is fighting Lana as Becky Lynch and Tamina trade insults. Nattie suggests Charlotte vs. Becky, but Charlotte says Shane wants something better because Charlotte beats Becky all the time. Becky isn't happy with Charlotte's comments so Shane makes that match official for tonight.
- Backstage, Chad Gable says it would've been nice if Jason Jordan would've given Gable a heads up about splitting up American Alpha and jumping to RAW. Gable says he spoke to Jordan after RAW and knows that he and Kurt Angle have a new beginning together and Gable supports Jordan. Gable says this opens the door for him to make a new beginning in his career now.
Winner: Mike Kanellis, by pinfall.
- Backstage, AJ Styles tries to talk strategy and about Japan with Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura isn't interested and instead points at Styles' WWE United States Championship and says the day Styles is ready Nakamura will answer the call.
Winner: Becky Lynch, by submission.
- After the match, Becky gets jumped by Nattie Neidhart. Charlotte goes after Nattie, but gets tossed outside. Lana and Tamina double team Becky until Tamina and Nattie start arguing. Tamina drops Nattie and then stares down Lana before leaving the ring.
- Backstage, WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Naomi says she's not defending her title at WWE Battleground, but will be the first to congratulate whoever wins the Fatal Five Way Match. Carmella interrupts and tells Naomi that she goes where ever the champ goes and maybe we'll see a Money In The Bank cash in at WWE Battleground.
- We get the Fashion X Files this week with Fandango and Tyler Breeze. Breezango get a package with the head of a stuffed animal horse inside. They also receive a note that says "Battleground". Breezango plan to show up at WWE Battleground and end whoever is stalking them once and for all.
Winners: Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin, by pinfall.