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WWE SmackDown Results August 22nd 2017, Shelton Benjamin returns to WWE

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Updated: 23 August 2017 07:28 IST - Published: 23 August 2017 06:07 IST
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Styles used the distraction to hit Owens with a guillotine and then a Phenomenal Forearm for the win.

AJ Styles def. Kevin Owens
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Both men took each other down with a clothesline and Shane McMahon came out. KO hit Styles with a low blow and covered him as Corbin counted. As Corbin was about to count to 3, Shane pulled Corbin out of the ring. Corbin gave Shane the ref's shirt and left. needless to say, Owens was disgusted.
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AJ breaks out of the hold and goes for a Phenomenal Forearm. KO ducks and Styles locks in a Calf Crusher instead. As Owens was about to reach the ropes, Styles rolled him back into the middle of the ring. Corbin broke up the hold telling Styles that KO touched the rope. Owens then pushed Styles into Corbin and with Styles distracted, he rolled him up but Styles kicked out.
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Back from the commercial, KO is in control with one of his trademark headlocks. Corbin has called the match down the middle so far but he looks super-weird in a ref's shirt.
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AJ Styles (C) vs Kevin Ownes (for the WWE US Championship)

Baron Corbin is the special guest referee for this match. Owens left the ring as soon as the match began before hitting Styles with a cheapshot to take control. He then pounded Styles in the corner.

AJ hit back, sending KO rolling out before hitting him with a springboard elbow as we headed to commercial.
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Dolph Ziggler is backstage. He's upset that his big return has only culminated in a backstage segment. He says he had finally found out what it took to be successful in WWE - dance moves, lights, lasers and big fancy robes. He said he would also have a woman who glows in the dark accompany him to the ring.
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Becky finally made the tag and Naomi hit a sunset flip roll-up on Natalya. Carmella had her back turned and she was talking to Ellsworth when Natalya made the blind tag, much to Carmella's chagrin. Nattie then chased Carmella into the ring and Bbecky caught Carmella and hit her with an Exploder Suplex.
Naomi finished Carmella off with a split-legged Moonsault for the win. This wasn't how Carmella imagined tonight going.

Becky Lynch and Naomi def. Carmella and Natalya
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Nattie went to make a tag but Carmella just got off the apron. Becky used the time to get back on her feet and hit an enzeguiri. Becky Lynch headed to the top rope but Nattie caught her foot and planted her onto the mat.
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Natalya and Becky Lynch are legal as we get back to the action. Natalya sends Becky face-first into the turnbuckle before stomping a mudhole into her. Nattie then locks in a headlock but Becky powers her way back up to her feet. Natalya replies with a discus clothesline, almost beheading Becky.
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Naomi and Becky Lynch vs Carmella and Natalya

Carmella and Naomi started us off but Carmella immediately tagged in Natalya. Nattie and Naomi were about to lock up when we headed to the break.
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Carmella came out next and she donned new ring-gear. She told Natalya that even though she thought it was her time, she was in Carmella's sights and on borrowed time. Carmella then added that she let Nattie have her moment at SummerSlam but her time would come.

Ellsworth said that Nattie should watch her back since Carmella could cash in at the end of the match.
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Natalya comes out with her newly won SmackDown Women's Championship belt. She took the mic and said that she extinguished the glow and she vowed to stay champion for a long time.
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Nakamura then stacked the two Singh's onto the top turnbuckle and hit a running knee to the gut. He then tossed one of the Singh's out of the ring and locked in a Triangle Choke on the other. He tapped out promptly.

Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Singh Brothers
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Shinsuke Nakamura vs The Singh Brothers (\w Jinder Mahal)

Nakamura immediately hit each Singh Brother with a low kick sending them scurrying back to their corner. When they got ready to fight again, Nakamura piled them into the corner and hit the double good vibrations.


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Moo Rawley takes Jey Uso down outside the ring before Jimmy Uso neutralizes him with a superkick. Jey then distracts Zack Ryder, who was on the top rope, helping Jimmy to pull him down. Jimmy then hit a superkick for the win.

The Usos def. The Hype Bros
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As Jimmy Uso is down, Rawley makes the tag. Zack Ryder comes in hot and he's all over Jimmy Uso. He's set to go for the Broski Boot but Jey Uso pulls his brother out of the ring.
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Jimmy tagged in his brother Jey as the Usos took control. They trade tags and grind Mojo Rawley down as Zack Ryder gets even more desperate for the tag. 
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Hype Bros vs The Usos

The SmackDown Tag-Team Champions are in action against the Hype Bros. Mojo Rawley starts off against Jimmy Uso and starts off strong. He plants Jimmy before hitting a forearm in the corner.
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Daniel Bryan is backstage with Chad Gable. Gable is disappointed with everyone asking him about Jason Jordan and his father Kurt Angle. Angle replies that he didn't just send Jordan to RAW but made a deal to sign one of his friends. He then introduced Shelton Benjamin who's returning after 7 years and would be Chad Gake's new partner. Their tag-team will debut next week.
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