Paige is in the ring and she introduces Becky Lynch to open Smackdown Live. Becky starts by saying that any time away is too much time away. She says that The Man is back and ready to put herself back into the game. She calls out Charlotte Flair and Charlotte makes her way down to the ring. She says that is took Charlotte channeling the champ to take it to Ronda Rousey. Charlotte says that she is the only woman on the roster that was capable to give Rousey that beating because she is genetically capable. The continue to have a back and forth and Paige announces that Charlotte will take on Becky at TLC in a TLC match. Mandy Rose interrupts along with the IIconics, Zelina Vega and Sonya Deville and Mandy says that Paige is playing favorites with Charlotte and Becky. Naomi, Asuka, Lana and Carmella then come out and Naomi says that every woman can be champion. Paige announces that the rest of the women roster will be in a battle royal and the winner will be added to the TLC match at TLC.
The Usos def. The Bar
The Miz enters the locker room to see the New Day watching a clip of his on a phone. The are laughing at his loss from last week to the Bryant Brothers. They have a back and forth and Miz says he will go to Shane to get a match for later on tonight.
AJ Styles comes down to the ring and talks about losing his title to Daniel Bryan and Bryan’s actions after the match. AJ says that everything Bryan said last week was BS and that he is ready to fight him and he is ready for him at TLC.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Rusev doesn’t take place as Nakamura attacks Rusev prior to the match. He delivers a Kinshasa to him in the ring that knocks Rusev to the outside. He delivers another Kinshasa to Rusev on the outside and makes his way to the back.
Michael Cole is in the ring and he introduces Jeff Hardy for his 20th anniversary celebration. He makes his way down to the ring and a video package highlighting his WWE career is played. Jeff says that he can’t believe he has done all those things and that he thanks the fans for being there for him for all these years. Jeff says that this isn’t a retirement and that he has more to offer and Samoa Joe’s music hits and he comes down. Joe runs down Jeff and Jeff challenges him to come to the ring for a fight but Joe walks to the back instead.
Kofi Kingston def. The Miz
Randy Orton comes down to the ring to explain his actions from last week. He says he did that to bring Mysterio down from the pedestal that the fans have put him on. Rey comes down to the ring and they trade punches but Randy is able to gain the advantage. Orton pulls off the neckbrace off of Mysterio and is able to hit Orton with a pair of 619s. Mysterio goes to grab a chair and as he enters the ring, Orton his him with the draping DDT. Orton drives Mysterio into the steps with his throat on a chair and attempts to rip off his mask but is stopped by the personnel from the back.
Asuka wins the Battle Royal and is added to the Women’s Championship TLC match as TLC.
Is Carmella just Too Funky for me?
Does Rusev think that Lana is Amazing?
Will Daniel Bryan give AJ Styles One More Try?
Is Shane McMahon just Waiting for the Day when he’ll turn heel?
Will Aiden English fall victim to a Careless Whisper from the writer’s room?
None of these questions will be answered by either George Michael or by tonight’s episode of “Smackdown Live!”