WWE recorded SmackDown (not quite) Live which will air this evening. The show was headlined by a WWE Championship match between Jinder Mahal (C) and AJ Styles. Here are the results
WWE SmackDown Manchester Results
Dark Match: Breezango beat The Colons.
Shane McMahon kicked off the show. The New Day was brought out and then they were interrupted by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. McMahon made Zayn vs. Kingston.
Kofi Kingston pinned Sami Zayn in the first match.
Randy Orton defeated Rusev.
Rusev had a chance to earn a spot on Team Smackdown at Survivor Series, but he lost after Orton hit the RKO.
Becky Lynch beat James Ellsworth.
The ring was surrounded by Naomi, Tamina, Lana, and Charlotte. After the match, Carmella superkicked Ellsworth.
Shane McMahon announced Natalya vs. Charlotte for the women’s title on next week’s show.
SmackDown Tag Team Title Match: Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin defeated The Usos (c) by count-out.
WWE Title Match: AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal (c).
The finish of the match saw Mahal hit the cobra clutch slam but AJ got his foot on the rope. AJ hit the phenomenal forearm win the title. After the show ended, Styles celebrated with the ringside fans.
Tonight marks the first time the WWE Championship changed hands outside of North America. AJ Styles is now likley to face Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series.