WWE Smackdown Results
September 4, 2018
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Smackdown Live kicks off with Renee Young introducing Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan. They air highlights of last Tuesday’s match involving Daniel Bryan and Andrade Almas where The Miz and Maryse got involved. They also air a video of The Miz and Maryse in the ring from earlier during the day in an empty arena where they called Bryan and Brie out. In the video, The Miz says they are trying to save them the embarassement of getting beat up in front of millions of people again.
Back live, Bryan says it’s a perfect encapsulation of who The Miz and Maryse are as people. They attack people from behind and show up to the arena early and call them out knowing they’re not in the arena. Bryan says they aren’t the “It” couple but they are just a couple of cowards.
Brie says that cowards talks. She says herself and Daniel didn’t come out to talk and they don’t have to wait for Hell in a Cell. Bryan says it’s Smackdown and now is the time to fight. Renee Young says that Miz and Maryse are no longer in the building. Andrade “Cien” Almas’ music hits and he comes out with Zelina Vega. Zelina says look who it is crying in the ring yet again, Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella. Stars of “Total Bores”.
Andrade says he is ready to walk over Daniel Bryan again. Vega says that Andrade wants to finish what he started right now as she and Almas approach the ring.
Daniel Bryan with Brie vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas with Zelina Vega
The bell rings and we are under way. Both men exchange reversals to start the match. An arm bar by Bryan but Almas fights back with right hands. Bryan runs to the ropes but ra big elbow by Almas takes Bryan out. Almas goes for the cover but Daniel Bryan kicks out. Bryan slides to the ring apron and Almas uses the ropes and locks in an arm breaker. The referee breaks it up. Andrade backs up and runs to the ropes pushing Bryan down and onto the barricade.
On the outside, Almas with a chop and he throws Bryan back in the ring. Almas goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. Bryan in the corner, Almas runs towards him but Bryan moves out of the way and throws him over the top rope and onto the outside. Bryan gets on the ring apron and runs onto Almas but Andrade catches him with a drop kick.
Almas throws Bryan back in the ring and goes for the cover again but Bryan kicks out. Almas sends Bryan to the ropes and runs towards him but Bryan lifts him up and onto the outside. Bryan with a suicide dive through the ropes onto Almas.
Back from commercial and Bryan is down with Almas on the top turnbuckle. Bryan gets up and pushes Almas and sets him up in a tree of woe. Bryan with kicks to the chest. Bryan gets Almas back on the top turnbuckle and climbs behind him. Almas elbows him down to the mat. Andrade on the top rope and goes for a moon sault. Bryan moves out of the way as Almas lands on his feet and does a second moon sault landing on Bryan. He goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out.
Both men stand up and exchange kicks. Almas drops Bryan on to the bottom turnbuckle. Almas backs up and delivers a double knee to the face. He picks Bryan up and goes for the hammerlock DDT but Bryan gets out of it. Daniel Bryan with a kick to the back of the head taking Almas down.
Bryan with a flying knee to the face onto Almas. He goes for the cover and gets the win.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
Zelina Vega gets in the ring and Brie attacks Vega taking her down. On the big screen are Miz and Maryse. The Miz says that they are taking the night off and going on a date. The Miz says they heard they were looking for them but the truth is that they were at the arena and they were looking for them.
The Miz says they will have to wait until Hell in a Cell to see them again.
Backstage, Bryan and Brie are interrupted and Bryan says they are going to go get some dinner. They mention the same restaurant that The Miz and Maryse are eating at.
WWE Smackdown women’s champion Charlotte Flair is being interviewed backstage while Becky Lynch is also backstage at another location. Charlotte gets asked about the breakdown of her friendship with Becky. Charlotte says she won the WWE Smackdown women’s title but lost a best friend. Charlotte asks Becky what she expected her to do at Summerslam. She mentions that Becky lost and she got blamed.
Becky asks Charlotte if she’s done stealing her spotlight. Charlotte says she looked at Becky as an equal, she didn’t put Becky in her shadow and she could have asked for a title match. Becky laughs and says she should have asked for a title match? She’s not the type to ask for a title shot. Becky says it was a full time job being her friend and managing her insecurities. Becky says the only thing she cares about is taking her spot at the top of the Smackdown women’s division and she’s in her way.
Charlotte applauds Becky and tells her there’s the straight fire she keeps talking about. Charlotte says they’ll face each other at Hell in a Cell but she won’t see her best friend. She says in the ring, Becky is second best. Becky calls her delusional.
Before the match, Billie gets on the microphone and tells Naomi her faborite thing in the world appears to be getting beaten up by herself. Peyton disagrees and says she likes getting beaten up by her. The two joking disagree about it all. Peyton tells Naomi she never learns and that they are the future. And the future is IIconic.
The bell rings and Naomi goes right after Peyton. Naomi with right hands as the referee breaks it up. Peyton goes after Naomi with right hands of her own. With the referee distracted and Naomi on the rope, Billie Kay pokes Naomi in the eyes.
Peyton trash talks Naomi and Naomi takes Peyton down. With Peyton on the ropes, Naomi runs towards her and slides through her legs taking Billie Kay out. Naomi gets back on the ring apron and delivers a sunset flip as she gets the 3 count and the win.
After the match, Billie Kay gets in the ring and both women attack Naomi. Asuka’s music hits as she runs down to the ring and takes both women out. She goes to the outside to help Naomi back up.
A Jeff Hardy video package hyping up the match against Randy Orton at Hell in a Cell airs.
Paige is backstage with Maryse and The Miz and they say that they cut their dinner date short. They joke about how the food in Detroit is bad and that they are in the arena to call out Daniel Bryan and Brie. Paige says they left the arena but The Miz has a match tonight against anyone who wants to face him.
The Miz says she shouldn’t let that happen. Paige tells them they are free to go but if they do, not to ever come back.
R-Truth is walking backstage and sees a blonde and yells Carmella. Maryse turns around and says that she can’t believe he would mistake her for the staten island trash. The Miz comes in and tells R-Truth to never talk to his wife again. R-Truth asks The Miz if he’s married to Carmella. The Miz asks R-Truth when the last time they teamed together was and R-Truth tells him 7 years ago. The Miz tells him that was the last time he was relevant. R-Truth looks at Maryse and tells The Miz he doesn’t know what Carmella sees in him.
Samoa Joe’s music hits and he comes down to the ring. Joe gets on the mic and says “Oh Wendy.” Joe says with the lack of a champion in the building, it looks as if the Styles family started taking his threats seriously. Last week he said he would drop by the Styles home and pay a visit. Joe says Wendy is probably holding her kids but Joe tells her to look at AJ standing there, looking at the door waiting for him. Samoa Joe says that won’t happen because he is not a monster.
Joe tells Wendy he is not the man she thinks he is. He says he only said what he said last week to keep his promise to her. He tells her to look at the room she is in and see AJ at home on a Tuesday night. Joe says his actions have forced AJ to care about her. His actions have forced AJ to go home and look after his family. And he wants the Styles clan to enjoy tonight. Joe says at Hell in a Cell, a very, very bad man will come to take AJ’s championship.
AJ Styles appears on the big screen. Styles tells Joe, threatening another man is all right. But threatening a man’s family, that’s when the talking stops. AJ Styles’ music hits and he comes down to the ring.
Both men beat each other up in the ring and onto the outside. Joe throws AJ Styles onto the ring steps. Joe grabs a steel chair but as he turns around, AJ Styles delivers the Phenomenal Forearm. AJ grabs the chair and goes to hit Samoa Joe with it but Joe moves out of the way and Styles hits the ring post. Referees come down and break it all up.
AJ gets into the ring and jumps off the top rope onto Samoa Joe and the referees. Smackdown Live general manager Paige comes down with more referees and push AJ Styles away.
R-Truth is with Tye Dillinger backstage. R-Truth tells Tye that Carmella is definitely some where and Tye points to Carmella. R-Truth approaches her and asks her if she has seen Carmella. She tells him she is Carmella and to leave her alone.
R-Truth asks her if she wants to accompany him to the ring tonight against The Miz who will have the other Carmella in his corner. Dillinger says that’s Maryse and R-Truth says no, Maryse is his cousin. R-Truth tells Carmella that Maryse called her Staten Island trash. Carmella gets angry and says that if Maryse wasn’t married to The Miz, she would be bagging groceries in Montreal.
Tye Dillinger asks R-Truth what he’s doing and Truth says he’s teaching him a lesson. Dillinger asks what lesson is that. R-Truth tells him the lesson of how to get into the main event of Smackdown Live.
A Randy Orton video package hyping up the match against Jeff Hardy at Hell in a Cell airs.
The Usos vs. SAnitY vs. Aiden English and Rusev
Back from commercial and Aiden English is in the ring with Jimmy. A right hand chop by Jimmy who tags Jay in as he goes for the cover but English kicks out. He sends English to the rope and as he does, Killian Dain tags himself in. Jay runs to the ropes and Dain drags Jay to the outside. He beats on him and throws him back in the ring. Eric Young tags himself in as he and Dain double team Jay. Young tags Dain back in.
Dain with a head lock onto Jay and he drops Jay down to the mat. He goes for the cover but Jay kicks out. Jay starts fighting back but a drop kick by Dain takes Jay to the outside. Eric Young is tagged in and Young on the apron jumps and delivers an elbow drop onto the outside.
Back from commercial, Jay tags in Jimmy and he’s in with Eric Young. Jimmy is sent to the ropes as Rusev tags himself in. Young send sJimmy to the outside of the ring. A spinning kick by Rusev takes Eric Young down. Rusev with a big kick on Alexander Wolfe who was on the ring apron. Rusev is sent to the ropes but Jay tags himself in. All hell breaks loose with everyone getting involved in the ring.
Jay and Young the last two in the ring. Jay runs to the ropes as Rusev tags himself in. Jay flies over the top rope and takes out the other two mmebers of SAnitY. Rusev runs and goes for a suicide dive but Jay kicks him stopping him. Aiden English with a DDT onto Jay on the ring apron. Young grabs Rusev by the tights and goes for the cover but Aiden breaks it up.
Eric Young turns around and a big Mochka kick by Rusev. He goes for the cover and gets the win.
Winners: Rusev and Aiden English
The Bar’s music hits and they show up on stage. The winner of The Bar against Rusev and Aiden English next week will fight The New Day at Hell in a Cell for the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Titles.
The Miz with Maryse vs. R-Truth with Carmella
The Miz gets in the ring and raises his hand. He tells the crowd when his hand goes up, their mouths go shut. The Miz says he can’t believe that after 8 years, he has to remind everyone that he is superior to Daniel Bryan. A clip of last Tuesday’s match involving Daniel Bryan and Andrade “Cien” Almas airs.
The Miz calls out Daniel Bryan and Brie. Maryse interrupts him and says that they won’t come out. The Miz says the same way when he called him out on Talking Smack and he did nothing. The Miz says Bryan has Brie ruining her brand and image. At Hell in a Cell, they will be responsible to what happens but it will be their fault.
Carmella’s music hits followed by R-Truth. The two come down together with R-Truth rapping and Carmella saying what’s up.
Back from commercial, a hip toss by R-Truth onto The Miz. Carmella gets on the ring apron and moon walks while R-Truth delivers a leg drop. He goes for the cover but The Miz kicks out. R-Truth with a spinebuster onto The Miz.
R-Truth sends The Miz to the ropes but a knee to the midsection by The Miz. He goes for the cover but R-Truth kicks out. The Miz gets R-Truth in a head lock followed by a back breaker, neck breaker. He goes for the cover but again R-Truth kicks out. The Miz looks at Carmella and taunts her by moonwalking.
A knee to the back of R-Truth by The Miz. The Miz sends R-Truth to the turnbuckle and begins with the “Yes” kicks. A drop kick by The Miz takes R-Truth down. The Miz climbs the top rope and a double axe handle takes R-Truth down.
The Miz begins to mock Daniel Bryan with more Yes kicks. The Miz goes for another kick but R0Truth ducks and goes for the cover but The Miz kicks out. A clothesline by R-Truth followed by a spinning punch. A splash by R-Truth onto the Miz in the corner. R-Truth goes for a flying kick but The Miz moves out of the way and delivers a DDT. The Miz goes for the cover but R-Truth kicks out.
The Miz runs towards R-Truth but R-Truth catches him with a spinning kick. He goes for the cover but The Miz kicks out. R-Truth lifts The Miz up but The Miz lands on his feet and takes R-Truth down by attacking the knee. The Miz goes for the figure four but R-Truth reverses it into a cover but only a two count as The Miz kicks out. The Miz quickly takes R-Truth down and starts to taunt R-Truth.
Daniel Bryan’s music hits as The Miz is going for the Skull Crushing Finale. Out come Daniel Bryan and Brie. R-Truth reverses it into a cover and gets the win.
Daniel Bryan gets in the ring and gets The Miz into the Yes Lock. Brie throws Maryse into the ring. She runs to the ropes but out she is tripped up by Zelina Vega. Andrade “Cien” Almas gets in and starts to beat on Daniel Bryan. The Miz and Maryse run to the back.
Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega stand over Daniel Bryan and Brie but Bryan and Brie trip them and put them in the Yes Lock.