We're back with this week's Smackdown Live recap, just two days removed from this past Sunday's WWE Battleground pay per view. Jinder Mahal continues his reign as WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Kevin Owens and The New Day are new champions and now we're just one month away from WWE SummerSlam. What surprises would Smackdown Live have for us this week, as they were live in Richmond, Virginia.
** Smackdown Live Card **
- Shinsuke Nakamura battled Baron Corbin in a rematch from WWE Battleground.
- Charlotte and Becky Lynch battled Tamina and Lana.
- Tye Dillinger and Sami Zayn battled Mike Kanellis and Aiden English.
- WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens defended his title against AJ Styles and Chris Jericho in a Triple Threat Match.
- New WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens gets a surprise visit.
- WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jinder Mahal demanded his next opponent for WWE SummerSlam.
- The Usos send a message to the newly crowned WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Champions The New Day.
** Smackdown Live **
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Naomi talks about Nattie Neidhart disrespecting her. Nattie interrupts and mocks Naomi for what she's done to the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship since winning it. Nattie says Naomi is disrespectful and needs to appreciate the ones that paved the way for Naomi. Naomi says she has respect, earned the title and will make Nattie feel the glow at WWE SummerSlam. Carmella appears and reminds Naomi that she's watching her with her Money In The Bank briefcase.
Winners: Charlotte and Becky Lynch, by pinfall.
- After the match, Tamina yells at Lana for losing, but still let's Lana leave with her.
- Backstage, Kevin Owens tells Shane McMahon that it's not fair that he has to defend his title in a Triple Threat Match. Shane says he's not worried about Owens he's worried about putting on a great main event for the fans.
Winners: Sami Zayn and Tye Dillinger, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Shinsuke Nakamura says that next week John Cena won't see him and Jinder Mahal will see him at WWE SummerSlam.
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall, to win the WWE United States Championship.
- After the match, Kevin Owens has a temper tantrum, tears apart the announcers table and tosses steel chairs. Owens grabs a microphone and demands a title shot against Styles next week. Styles accepts as the show closes out.