Smackdown opens with Jeff Hardy and Sheamus talking about their bar fight tonight. Hardy admits to being an alcoholic and promises to beat the hell out of Sheamus. Sheamus responds by promising that Hardy will find himself back on the floor of a bar, but this time his headache will be from a Brogue Kick instead of a hangover.
Sasha Banks and Bayley then make their way to ring and we are shown a recap of the Boss’ match with Asuka at the Horror Show at Extreme Rules.
Bayley claims that herself and Sasha are the new definition of greatness and that Women’s Evolution is over, with the era of Bayley and Sasha Banks starting now.
The Golden Role Models celebrations are interrupted by Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss, with Cross demanding a rematch with Bayley despite having cracked ribs following the Horror Show at Extreme Rules.
Bayley then sets up a match between Cross and Bliss, with the winner competing for the Smackdown Women’s Championship next week. Cross and Bliss discuss it for a second before Nikki pushes Alexa on the ramp and makes her way to the ring.
Nikki Cross defeats Alexa Bliss with a roll up
Cross and Bliss both look for roll ups early on, avoiding strikes to each other as the tag partners don’t wish to hurt each other.
But the two start to argue as Cross blocks a slap in the corner from Bliss and the tag team partners stop holding back on each other.
Bliss controls the majority of the match as she starts to target the injured ribs of Cross with punches and kicks as well as grind her elbow into the them whilst having control of Cross’ arms.
Cross regains control with strikes in the corner and throwing Bliss’ head into the turnbuckle but misses a cross body from the top rope.
Before Bliss can capitalise, the referee gets between them to check on Nikki. As Bliss looks to re-engage, Cross rolls her up for the win.
After the break Cross and Bliss, we go backstage, with Bliss saying that Cross earned the title shot and she’s happy for her before the two hug.
We are then shown a recap of the Swamp Match between Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman from the Horror Show at Extreme Rules before going to the Firefly Funhouse.
Wyatt talks about his happiness at having Strowman back home before beginning to talk to his severed head lantern.
Wyatt says that he won’t let it back out, referring to cult leader Wyatt, saying that it’s “his” turn now before we are shown shots of the Fiend.
Matt Riddle defeats Tony Nese with the Bro Derek
As we return from the break, Riddle is manhandling Nese with a number of suplexes and sentons. Nese regains control and hits a beautiful moonsault.
But Riddle ultimately comes out on top, hitting a running forearm and a penalty kick before winning with the Bro Derek.
After the match, Riddle gets a microphone and calls out King Corbin. Corbin comes out and says that Riddle doesn’t belong in his kingdom, telling him to go to NXT or even 205 Live.
Corbin then puts out a “kings ransom” on Riddle for anyone who can prove that he doesn’t belong on Smackdown. Nese looks to attack the Original Bro from behind but is met by a kick from Riddle.
As we return from the break, JBL discuss his history in bar fights and the match that we will see tonight. He says that winning a bar fight isn’t about talent, but rather about will.
The former WWE Champion then predicts that Jeff Hardy will win, saying he will walk in with his demons before toasting them goodbye.
We are then introduced to Miz TV. John Morrison says that he has surrounded himself with “trend forecasters” who have told him that #MoreMorrison will be trending soon, in reference to the #NaomiDeservesBetter movement on Twitter last week.
Naomi then makes her way to the ring. Miz asks her why there was a buzz surrounding her after her match to Lacey Evans last week even though she lost. Naomi says that the fans are behind her because she been busting her ass and giving her all for a decade now.
Evans then comes to the ring and claims that Naomi only got a pity hashtag because she got her ass beat so bad. Naomi attacks the sassy southern bell, smudging her lipstick before she retreats up the ramp.
We then go backstage to Kofi Kingston and Big E. Kingston reveals that he will be out for six weeks. Kingston then says that with Xavier Woods and Himself out, it’s Big E’s time to go alone for a bit, thanking him for his selfless work for the New Day.
Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles then comes onto commentary ahead of a fatal fourway to crown the number one contender.
Gran Metalik defeats Drew Gulak, Shorty G and Lince Dorado
The match is wrestled at an incredible pace, with all four wrestlers locking hours with each other throughout the match.
Lince Dorado looked to have the match won with a moonsault to Drew Gulak but his pinfall was broken up by teammate Gran Metalik, teasing tension between the two.
As the Lucha House Party Members argue, Shorty G capitalises, hitting beautiful suplexes to the other three competitors. Styles continuously put Shorty G over on commentary, talking about his incredible move set and technique.
Gulack manages to get the Gulock on Shorty G, but he climbs the ropes and incredibly reserves into an ankle lock. As Gulak looks like he’s about to tap, Dorado hits Gable with a huge top rope splash.
Shorty G regains control, hitting a huge top rope suplex to Dorado. But before he can capitalise, Metalik hits Shorty G with a top rope elbow drop, earning an Intercontinental Title match against AJ Styles next week.
AJ Styles then comes to the ring, offering Gran Metalik a handshake before slapping him. Metalik gets back to his and slaps Styles back before hitting a springboard DDT and celebrating with the Intercontinental Title.
We then get a recap of the Otis and Mandy Rose storyline, with the two returning next week.
We return from the back and are shown a recap of the feud between Jeff Hardy and Sheamus ahead of their bar fight.
Jeff Hardy defeats Sheamus with a Swanton Bomb
Sheamus enters the bar in a vest, a bowler hat and suspenders, ordering a shot from his personal barman who appeared on Smackdown a few weeks ago.
Jeff Hardy follows shortly after. Jeff says that his brother had to delete his WWE career, but he must save his tonight. Sheamus continues to call Jeff a pathetic junkie.
Jeff then throws a drink in the face of Sheamus and begins to attack him around the bar. But Sheamus takes control, slamming him onto the bar before dragging him across it old western style.
The two men then brawl down a corridor into the toilets. Sheamus says that he will cleanse Jeff of his demons, putting his head in a urinal and flushing it.
Jeff throws Sheamus into a stall and crawls down a corridor, waiting for Sheamus and jumping him with a ladder as he looks for the charismatic enigma.
They continue to brawl through the bar. Sheamus offers to help Jeff with his music career, swinging and missing with an electric guitar before throwing Hardy into a drumkit. Sheamus then sets up for the Brogue Kick, but Jeff gets the drum in the way and Sheamus kicks through it.
Hardy hits a twist of fate to Sheamus and begins to climb the ladder, but he’s attacked by Sheamus’ bartender as he gets halfway up.
Jeff puts the bartender through a table next to the bar but is hit with a chair by Sheamus.
Sheamus places his hat on Jeff Hardy’s face and goes behind the bar to pour and drink a pint of Guinness.
After he finishes the pint, the Celtic Warrior calls over the referee to count the fall. But when he removes the hat, Jeff now has white face paint on and white contacts in.
Jeff pops back up and attacks Sheamus before hitting a Swanton Bomb from the ladder to win. Jeff then closes his eyes and when he reopens them, the contacts are gone.
Jeff Hardy then leaves the bar with Sheamus on the floor as the show goes off the air.