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WWE SmackDown Results, October 17th 2017, Live Updates, Commentary; Jinder Mahal challenges Brock Lesnar to a match

The WWE Champion is set to make a huge Survivor Series announcement. Follow it live here with us.
Updated: 18 October 2017 07:39 IST - Published: 17 October 2017 21:36 IST
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'Hold me tight'! When was the last time a SmackDown episode ended with these words! Anyway, the gift of KO continues to give. That's it for this week folks.

Below is a recap of what went down:

Bryan kicked off today's show with a segment with Owens and Zayn

Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Naomi def. Natalya, Lana and Tamina

Pulp Fashion was awesome!

Sin Cara def. Baron Corbin via count out

Jinder Mahal called out Brock Lesnar for Survivor Series; gets challenged by AJ Styles eventually

Dolph Ziggler def. Bobby Roode

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn def. Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton; Shane McMahon's return announced for next week


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The show ends with KO and Zayn proclaiming themselves the top dogs of SmackDown. They mock a dejected Nakamura and Orton and end the show with a hug. Owens wants it to be tighter though! 
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Owens and Zayn rub it in Daniel Bryan's face backstage. They feel Bryan have nothing on them until the SmackDown GM announces Shane McMahon's return for next week.
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Orton looks for the kill but Owens distracts the referee. Zayn takes advantage and low blows the Viper. He finishes the job with the Helluva Kick on Orton. 1...2...3!

KO and Zayn def. Orton and Nakamura
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He gets him back to the ring and gets a two-count. Owens gets in on the action but Orton takes care of him. Zayn meanwhile goes for the Helluva kick, but Orton counters with a perfectly timed Powerslam. 1...2...KICK OUT! 
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Owens tags Zayn in and both men go off on each other. Orton and Zayn begin to brawl. The Viper looks to DDT Zayn onto the mat from the apron but Zayn thankfully reverses. That would have killed him. However, Orton back suplexes him onto the announcer's table.
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The Artist slithers towards his corner and tags in the slithering viper. 
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KO will a senton on Nakamura's knee. He follows it up with a headlock. Nakamura breaks out, puts Owens in the corner and connects with a steep knee. 
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Classic tag team wrestling psyche on display as they continue to exchange tags while focusing all attention on Nakamura's left knee.
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Owens tags Zayn in as the heels work on Nakamura's left leg. 
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Zayn and Nakamura showed off glimpses of their infectious chemistry in a beautiful exchange. The faces enjoyed the early advantage only to see KO viciously attack Orton on the outside. The heels took over as the show went into a commercial break.
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The four men made their respective entrances for tonight's main event. The Artist got the best reaction of the lot as the fans in Seattle hummed along to his theme song.

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Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
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A hilarious backstage segment between Rusev, Aiden English and the New Day airs next. Points to note: Rusev Day is bigger than New Day. Aiden English is pure gold. Rusev and English have great chemistry. 
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Brock Lesnar will be on RAW next week to respond to Jinder Mahal's Survivor Series challenge. 
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The huge tag team main event is on the other side of the break. 
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Roode looks to get the win with a roll-up but Ziggler manages to kick out. Ziggler sidesteps Roode and rolls him up, pulls up his tights and forces the three-count.

Ziggler def. Roode
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Roode builds the momentum by taking the Show-Off down with a couple of clotheslines. He gets hold of Ziggler and slams him to the mat with a swinging rock bottom. 1....2...kickout! 
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The fans chant for Roode as he looks to break a chin lock. He gets out of it but walks into a sleeper hold. Bobby looks for the side suplex, Ziggler lands on his feet. Roode gets hold of his feet and flings him face first into the ring post.
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Ziggler takes control of the match with the kick and continues to wear the Glorious one down. A trademark elbow gets him a 1-count.
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The Hell in a Cell rematch is underway as both men look for an early advantage. Ziggler gets Roode in the corner, but Roode fights back and sends Ziggler out of the ring. 
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Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
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Sunil will face AJ Styles next week on SmackDown Live. We finally get to see Sunil's singles in-ring work. Hell yeah! 
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Will Styles be the one to dethrone Jinder? How will Brock Lesnar react to Mahal's challenge? The WWE title scene just got interesting. 
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Things get physical but Styles gets the better of the champ with a Pele kick. Styles looks pumped up and taunts a retreating Maharaja. 
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Jinder calls Styles a loser but Styles is adamant and wants a WWE title shot.
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Styles reminds Jinder that he has not beaten the Phenomenal face that runs the place and doesn't care about Lesnar.
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AJ Styles' music hits and he's just as surprised as we are! 
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He says he wants to face Brock Lesnar and claims he will show the world The Beast Incarnate is human after all! 
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Jinder then calls out Brock Lesnar! Yep, that just happened! 
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"You can't wrestle" chants break out. Jinder reminds them that he is the WWE Champion.
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Jinder says a kid came up to him after one of his high-end dinners with Bollywood celebrities and asked him a very important question. What'st next? After defeating both Orton and Nakamura twice, who's next?
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