Tuesday night SmackDown started with Erick Rowan talking about the punishment he gave to Daniel Bryan last week. He then went on to demand Bryan’s respect for beating him. Bryan then came out and has said that if Eric wants respect, he has to beat him in a one-on-one match. The match began soon after.
The match started with Rowan tossing Bryan around the ring and taking control of the match. Bryan then dodged from the harm’s way and tried to deliver a double axe-handle but he failed to capitalise. Rowan ended the first half of the match by hitting a powerbomb before the match headed for commercials. After the return, Bryan took help of the ring post to damage Rowan’s knee but he again failed as Rowan delivered a Fallaway Slam and a bearhug. In the later part of the match, a recovered Bryan stated punishing Rowan with some ‘Yes’ kicks. Bryan then locked Erick in the LaBell lock, but Erick got out before Bryan sent him flying into the announce table. Eric Rowan then delivered two Iron Claws in the ring and got the three-count win.
Luke Harper then entered the ring, and as the Bludgeons were about to brutalize Bryan, Roman Reigns came out to make the save. Roman delivered Superman Punches, and then a spear to take out the Bludgeons, making them walk off the ring. Roman then offered his hand to Bryan, but Bryan refused and got to his feet by himself. He then went on to challenge the Bludgeons to a match with Roman as his tag partner in the upcoming Hell in the Cell Pay-Per-View.
The segment started with a video of Brock Lesnar and his rise in WWE, the video also included a clip from last week’s SmackDown, which showed Lesnar delivering an F5 to Kofi Kingston. Current WWE champion Kofi was being interviewed by Michael Cole. Kofi said that he is in his prime right now, and the coming week is a big deal for him and the WWE universe. He then went on to reveal that he won't let Brock steal the spotlight.