WWE Smackdown Live Results 5/2/17

World Wrestling Entertainment's show WWE SmackDown Live had Chris Jericho defending his United States championship against former friend Kevin Owens in a Payback rematch as the main event. Charlotte is supposed to face Natalya and Carmella alongside Naomi tonight, but this might keep her out of the match.

When Jinder Mahal became the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship, he pinned Sami Zayn with the help of the Singh Brothers (formerly known as the Bollywood Boyz).

Welcome to the first episode of SmackDown Live after Payback, which is relevant because Payback was the least exclusive PPV in the history of exclusive PPVs.

My attractive son Tye Dillinger (I share custody with my Vocativ colleague Tomás Ríos) continues his climb up the lower mid-card.

Just 48 hours after dropping the belt to Jericho in a surprise victory for the veteran at WWE Payback, Owens cashed in on his rematch with Jericho now on the SmackDown roster. As noted, both Superstars are now on the SmackDown brand. Then Jericho was so flummoxed that he also added Renee to the list! Natalya does not agree and tells her it does not count because it was a tag team match. "However, a report by Cageside Seats seems to indicate that Y2J will do the favours for Kevin Owens instead", via Sportskeeda.

McMahon would not tell him what he did was wrong. Ziggler won via pinfall after a superkick. The outlet predicts that Nakamura will defeat Dolph Ziggler.

- Breezango debuted a new Law & Order spoof vignette called "The Fashion Files". The match ended with a clean pop-up powerbomb, but soon turned ugly when the New Champion turned his attention to making the Ayatollah of Rock "n" Rollah suffer even more. As a groggy Jericho made his way around the ring with the help of two officials, Owens attacked again, placing Jericho's head inside a steel chair and running him into the ring post. Owens taking it back and seriously injuring Jericho was not a shock considering Jericho is off to tour with his band, Fozzy. WWE posted this backstage video of Owens ripping the Jericho name plate from the title.

  • Salvatore Jensen