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WWE SmackDown results, Sept. 24, 2015: A hellish distraction from Kane helped Dean Ambrose defeat Seth Rollins

WWE’s Director of Operations returned to SmackDown

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — On a red-hot SmackDown, Seth Rollins continued to feel the heat from Kane, The New Day and The Dudley Boyz readied for their WWE Tag Team Championship Match on Oct. 3 at Live from MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show, and Paige aimed her vicious verbal assault at Natalya.

Which Kane does Seth Rollins encounter on SmackDown?: SmackDown, Sept. 24, 2015

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins comes face-to-face with Kane.

Corporate Kane kicked off Thursday’s hottest show, giving further explanation as to the timing of his return from a broken ankle. The suit and tie–clad Kane also announced two huge matches for later in the evening: Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper with Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman all banned from ringside, and Dolph Ziggler & Ryback vs. Rusev & Kevin Owens. But then Seth Rollins stomped out to the stage.

Photos: Rollins confronts Kane

The WWE World Heavyweight Champion wasn’t buying Kane’s happy-go-lucky corporate appearance, telling the 7-footer he is not fit to be Director of Operations. The Corporate Demon continued to refuse any connection with the fiery events on Raw, and instead put The Architect in a contest with Dean Ambrose later in the night.

Roman Reigns def. Luke Harper

Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper: SmackDown, Sept. 24, 2015

The Big Dog locks horns with The New Face of Desolation, with Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman and Dean Ambrose banned from ringside.

With Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman all banned from ringside by Corporate Kane, Luke Harper brought a hard-hitting battle to Roman Reigns. The New Face of Desolation looked to be on the verge of victory on multiple occasions, but The Big Dog kept battling back before hitting a Superman Punch and Spear combination for the win.

Photos: The Big Dog topples Luke Harper

The New Day def. Neville & The Lucha Dragons

Neville & The Lucha Dragons vs. The New Day: SmackDown, Sept. 24, 2015

Neville, Kalisto and Sin Cara look to take WWE Tag Team Champions Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods to new heights.

Before their Six-Man Tag Team Match, The New Day displayed their typical obnoxiousness, predicting victory against The Dudley Boyz when they defend the WWE Tag Team Championship at Live from MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show on Saturday, Oct. 3, only on the award-winning WWE Network.

Photos: Six-Man mayem

In the ring, the high-flying trio of Neville & The Lucha Dragons gave Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods fits. But in the end, The Dreadlocked Dynamo shrewdly held onto the leg of Sin Cara from the outside long enough to allow Woods to deliver a vicious kick on the masked-Superstar for the victory.

Cesaro def. Bo Dallas

Cesaro vs. Bo Dallas: SmackDown, Sept. 24, 2015

The Swiss Superman battles the power to Bo-lieve!

On his way to the ring to face Cesaro, Bo Dallas gave his trademark condescending message in Bo-lieving to his opponent. The inspirational Superstar appeared to be the one in need of a pep talk, however, with The Swiss Superman rolling him up for the pinfall victory.

Photos: Cesaro leaves Bo Dalls feeling blue

Paige’s verbal assault continued

Witness Paige's "apology" to Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Natalya: SmackDown, Sept. 24, 2015

The Diva of Tomorrow continues to lash out at her fellow Team PCB members.

With Becky Lynch by her side, Charlotte began to thank the WWE Universe for their support in the Divas Revolution before Paige came out to try and “apologize” for her actions on Raw. The Diva of Tomorrow’s apology came off less than sincere, which nearly caused all three members of Team PCB to come to blows before Natalya arrived to try and talk some sense to the British Diva.

Photos: Paige gets personal

The good-faith gesture was not received well by Paige who responded by accusing The Queen of Harts of trying to become relevant again, before slapping her across the face and walking off.

Dolph Ziggler & Ryback def. Kevin Owens & Rusev

Ryback & Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens & Rusev: SmackDown, Sept. 24, 2015

The Big Guy joins The Showoff in a tag team collision against the new Intercontinental Champion and The Bulgarian Brute.

In the middle of an absolute slugfest, Kevin Owens decided to take his Intercontinental Championship and walk away from his tag team partner Rusev. The decision ended up being costly as Dolph Ziggler superkicked The Bulgarian Brute who stumbled into a Shell Shocked from Ryback, who subsequently pinned The Super Athlete.

Photos: Rusev gets Shell Shocked

The Dudley Boyz are ready for Live from MSG

How will The Dudley Boyz capture the WWE Tag Team Titles at Madison Square Garden?: SmackDown, Sept. 24, 2015

Bubba Ray and D-Von prepare for their Madison Square Garden showdown against The New Day.

Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley made it clear in a backstage interview with Renee Young that they will become 10-time Tag Team Champions when they battle The New Day at Live from MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show on Saturday, Oct. 3. The Prime Time Players took the opportunity to interrupt The Dudleys’ message, however, telling them to prepare to enter “Prime Time” should they become the new champions.

Dean Ambrose def. Seth Rollins

Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins: SmackDown, Sept. 24, 2015

A fiery distraction makes its way into World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins' match against The Lunatic Fringe.

After delivering a thumb to the eye and a “Buckle Bomb” to Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins seemed to have the momentum in his favor amid an action-packed battle with his former Shield “brother.” Demon Kane’s pyro went off, though, distracting the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and allowing The Lunatic Fringe to roll up The Architect for the victory.

Photos: Ambrose vs. Rollins

After the contest, as Corporate Kane smiled and watched from backstage, an irate Rollins promised that WWE’s Director of Operations will suffer the same fate as Sting and others who tested him before defiantly raising his WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the air.