After an eventful first night of WWE’s Superstar Shakeup, it’s SmackDown Live’s turn to make some moves.
The April 17 edition of SmackDown Live will focus mainly on the Shakeup and revealing which RAW superstars will move to Tuesday nights. With big names like Bobby Roode, Dolph Ziggler and Jinder Mahal with the U.S. Championship moving to RAW, what will SmackDown get in return?
Carmella’s reign as SmackDown Women’s Champion begins this week. How will the Princess of Staten Island celebrate? Will Charlotte come for her title tonight? And how about the newest NXT call ups, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay? It was their attack on Charlotte that helped Carmella cash-in successfully. Will they be vying for the title as well?
The Miz returns to SmackDown after night one of the Shakeup. Will he receive a warm welcome, or will Daniel Bryan be waiting for him with closed fists?
There will be a lot crammed into the two hours of SmackDown Live and we’ll have all the results as they happen.
Note: The results are still being compiled. We’ll update as matches conclude.
Here Are The Live WWE SmackDown Results For April 17
- AJ Styles opens the show telling the crowd he isn't going anywhere during the Superstar Shakeup. He continues to talk about Shinsuke and calls him a con artist, but is interrupted by Rusev and Aiden English. The two have an impromptu match.
AJ Styles vs Rusev
- The match ends in DQ after Aiden gets involved. Daniel Bryan comes in for the save. Shane and Paige announce a tag team match between AJ/Bryan and Rusev/English later in the night.
Shelton Benjamin Segment
- After Chad Gable was sent to RAW, Benjamin says he's ready to be inserted into singles competition. Benjamin is looking for competition, enter Randy Orton.
- Jeff Hardy, the new U.S. Champion, also comes out and is now on SmackDown Live.
Shelton Benjamin vs Jeff Hardy
- Jeff Hardy wins via pinfall after a Swantom Bomb.
Miz Pre-Taped Segment
- Miz announces he will not be on SmackDown this week, but will appear on the April 24 episode.
- Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose move to SmackDown Live.
Luke Harper vs Jey Uso
- Harper wins via pinfall.
- Naomi comes out to protect her husband.
Samoa Joe vs Sin Cara
- Joe is announced for SmackDown Live and wins via submission.
- Joe calls out AJ, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan.
- A video package teases Sanity is coming to SmackDown Live.
- Renee Young talks to Daniel Bryan about his tag team match later in the evening, when he runs into a returning Big Cass. Cass doesn't seem impressed by Daniel Bryan and calls him a "little man" before walking off.
- Carmella comes out to put herself over and say she did it all by herself and that she beat Charlotte. She is the new princess of SmackDown.
- Charlotte comes out to tell Carmella that it's harder to stay on top than to get to the top and she wants her title back.
- Peyton Royce and Billie Kay come out to mock Charlotte and the three go at it when Becky Lynch comes in for the save. A match is set up between Charlotte and Billie Kay.
Charlotte vs Billie Kay
- Charlotte wins via Submission after a Figure Eight.
- Charlotte is jumped by Peyton Royce and Carmella. Lynch tries to help but they are overcome by the numbers.
- Asuka shows up for the save, officially joining SmackDown Live
- The Club, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, are coming to SmackDown
- Cien Almas and Zelina Vega are coming to SmackDown
- R-Truth (new member of SD Live) and Tye Dillinger are doing their own handshake with the New Day looking on.
Daniel Bryan/AJ Styles vs Rusev/Aiden English
- Bryan and Styles win via disqualification after Big Cass gives Bryan a Big Boot.
- Shinsuke hit AJ with a lowblow from the outside when the ref's back was turned.
- Renee asks Shinsuke why he attacked AJ again and Nakamura says he doesn't speak English before leaving.
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