With Hell in a Cell less than two weeks away, last night’s SmackDown was focused on furthering the build to the pay-per-view.
The story of Samoa Joe taunting AJ Styles’ family continued. After Joe said he might go to Styles’ house this week, he came to the ring and cut a promo where he said the Styles family has started to take his threats seriously and Styles wasn’t at SmackDown. Styles then came out and brawled with Joe.
Joe avoided a chair shot from Styles, referees tried to break the brawl up, and Styles hit a springboard plancha on Joe. Paige ran down to talk to Styles and stop the attack.
Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch took part in a split-screen interview ahead of Hell in a Cell, with it being confirmed that Lynch will challenge for Charlotte’s SmackDown Women’s Championship at the PPV.
Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella’s program with The Miz and Maryse was featured in the opening and closing segments. The Miz and Maryse challenged Bryan and Brie to punch them in the face in the empty arena before the show went on the air. Bryan and Brie then called them out in the opening segment, but Miz and Maryse weren’t at the building. Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega coming out instead led to a match between Bryan and Almas.
The Miz (w/ Maryse) faced R-Truth (w/ Carmella) in the main event, and a distraction from Bryan led to R-Truth getting the win. Almas and Vega interrupted Bryan and Brie attacking Miz and Maryse, but the show ended with Bryan and Brie putting Almas and Vega in the Yes Lock.
More coverage from last night —
WWE 205 Live results: Cedric Alexander vs. TJP
Two more matches added to WWE Super Show-Down card
Tag team tournament finals set for WWE SmackDown next week
Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch official for WWE Hell in a Cell
WWE Mixed Match Challenge season two to premiere this month
WWE SmackDown live results: Hell in a Cell build continues
WWE SmackDown video highlights —
Miz & Maryse challenge Bryan & Brie to try and punch them in the face before the show
Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella call out Miz & Maryse, Miz & Maryse aren’t at the building
Daniel Bryan vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas
Tom Phillips interviews Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch
Naomi vs. Peyton Royce, Asuka makes the save for Naomi
Jeff Hardy hasn’t had a reason to have a Hell in a Cell match until now
AJ Styles brawls with Samoa Joe
Randy Orton is no stranger to Hell in a Cell
The Usos vs. Rusev Day vs. SAnitY in a tag team tournament match
R-Truth vs. Miz, Bryan distracts Miz, Bryan & Brie put Almas & Vega in the Yes Lock
SmackDown fallout: Naomi is happy to finally have someone to watch her back