Santino Marella is in charge of SmackDown tonight on SyFy. … Can Dolph Ziggler capture the Intercontinental Title from Luke Harper? Can Rusev and Dean Ambrose have an entire match against each other without one of their adversaries interfering? Neither one tends to make friends very easily. With TLC just over a week away, what’s in store for Kane, Seth Rollins and Big Show now that the Authority has been ousted? What will happen when Jey Uso and Miz clash, and Brie Bella and Naomi? We’ll find out all this and more tonight on SmackDown!! Join us for live updates.

INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH: Luke Harper (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler — Ziggler wins by DQ after Harper gives him a deliberate swift kick to the nuts. He was getting beat and obviously did it to save his title. After the match, as Ziggler lays in the center of the ring, Harper brings in a ladder from under the ring. Harper picks Ziggler up to power bomb him on the ladder, but Ziggler counters mid-air and slams Harper’s head into the ladder. He then throws the ladder outside the ring at Harper and knocks him over.

Seth Rollins, Big Show and Kane come out to talk about their upcoming TLC (Tables, Ladders & Chairs) match-ups and what they’re going to do to their opponents. Santino Marella comes out and says Rollins and Big Show will face Ryback and Erick Rowan in a tag team match tonight.

MATCH: New Day’s Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston vs. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro — Woods comes off the top rope on Kidd (being held by Kofi) then pins him. Gold & Stardust appear on the Teletron after the match and says the darkness is coming after the New Day. They respond with a message of positivity and light, selling the New Day gimmick. Their gimmick is quite timely considering everything going on in this nation right now and Twitter seems to be responding positively.

Jimmy Uso reads a note from Miz attached to a bouquet of roses he sent to Jimmy’s wife Naomi. He smashes the vase and all on the ground.

MATCH: Dean Ambrose vs. Rusev — Dean Ambrose grabs the mic and talks about what he’s going to do to Bray Wyatt at TLC. Says he plans to take him apart piece by piece just like he did to his beloved rocking chair. Lana then announces Rusev will not be fighting Ambrose tonight, and he has Jack Swagger to thank for injuring him. Ambrose says injury or not he’s coming after Rusev. At this point Bray Wyatt attacks him from behind. Wyatt brings out a chair on him, slams his back, then reels him into the stairs with the chair placed longways on his throat, smashing him to the floor. Nice move. Ambrose is done as the medics attend to him. Wyatt tries to attack him but is held back by the refs. He’s then wheeled out on the stretcher.

MATCH: Miz vs. Jey Uso — Before the match Miz (with Mizdow of course) talks about his agent being very impressed with Naomi. … Mizdow distracts Jey and allows Miz to attack Jey from behind and get the pin.

MATCH: Naomi vs. Brie Bella w/Nikki (AJ Lee at ringside guest commentating) — Naomi rolls Brie up for the pin after she gets distracted by AJ Lee at ringside.

MAIN EVENT MATCH: Seth Rollins, Big Show vs. Ryback, Erick Rowan — Ryback finishes¬†Rollins with a¬†Shellshock and then the pin. So are you buying that Rowan has a genius I.Q.?



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