Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Smackdown Live results for October 4, 2016. This was the go-home show for Sunday’s No Mercy pay-per-view and featured a showdown between WWE Champion AJ Styles and his challengers, John Cena and Dean Ambrose.
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1. Kane defeated Bray Wyatt. The show opened with Wyatt’s entrance, then went into Kane’s entrance and resulting match. Randy Orton appeared on the TitanTron and distracted Wyatt, who opted to take a countout loss and head to the back, possibly to hunt down the Viper.
2. Nikki Bella defeated Alexa Bliss. Carmella was on commentary for this match. Carmella got in Nikki’s face during the match, so Nikki threw Alexa into her. Carmella then jumped Nikki in the ring, giving her the win by disqualification.
— After the match, Becky Lynch saved Nikki from a Carmella and Alexa beatdown, then she and Nikki cleared the ring. During the commercial break, Daniel Bryan made this a tag team match.
3. Alexa Bliss and Carmella defeated Becky Lynch and Nikki Bella. Carmella hit Becky with a thrust kick, then was taken out of action by Nikki. Alexa hit Twisted Bliss on Becky to score the pinfall.
— Bray Wyatt was lured into Randy Orton’s trap backstage, then Orton locked him in a storage space.
— Daniel Bryan appeared in the ring with cancer survivors representing the Susan G. Komen foundation and presented them with championship belts, just as Enzo Amore and Big Cass did on Raw.
4. The Hype Bros defeated The Vaudevillains. During the match, the Ascension came out to watch from the top of the ramp. The Hype Bros hit the Hype Ryder on Aiden English to get the win.
— The Miz and Maryse welcomed Dolph Ziggler To MizTV and presented a “Dolphumentary” that “celebrated” Ziggler’s career. Miz brings out two members of the Spirit Squad to taunt Ziggler, and then they jump him. Ziggler manages to beat them both up and then run off the Miz.
5. Jason Jordan defeated Jey Uso. Jordan got a quick win with a roll-up.
— After the match, the Usos jumped both members of American Alpha, re-injuring Chad Gable’s leg and attempting to do the same to Jason Jordan, but Heath Slater and Rhyno made the save and ran off the Usos.
— In the storage space, Bray Wyatt claimed to see Sister Abigail. When Orton came to check on Wyatt, he was gone.
6. Jack Swagger defeated Baron Corbin. Swagger had the ankle lock applied and Corbin hit the mat repeatedly reaching for the bottom rope, so the referee ruled Corbin tapped out and called for the bell.
— AJ Styles, John Cena and Dean Ambrose met in the ring to face off before their Triple Threat match on Sunday. The conversation broke down into fisticuffs. Cena tossed Styles from the ring, hit Ambrose with an AA and posed with Styles’ belt. Styles then laid out Cena with the Phenomenal Forearm and posed with his belt. Styles attempted to leave, but Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds on the ramp and held the belt aloft to end the show.