WWE Smackdown Results
October 9, 2018
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE Smackdown Live kicks off with a match for the WWE Smackdown Women’s championship. If Becky Lynch is disqualified, she will lose her title.
Smackdown Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
The bell rings and we are under way.
Both women exchange holds and reversals to open the match. Becky drags Charlotte’s face across the ropes and smashes her head into the turnbuckle. Becky kicks Charlotte down and she smashes Charlotte’s face into the ring mat. She goes for the cover but Charltote kicks out. A quick leg drop by Becky onto Charlotte. She goes for another leg drop but Charlotte moves out of the way and goes for the cover but Becky kicks out. Both women stand up and a double clothesline as they take each other out.
Back up, Becky has Charlotte’s arm and goes for the dis-arm-her but Charlotte reverses it into a leg drag. Charlotte runs towards Becky but Becky catches her into an arm bar. Charlotte gets out of it as Becky sends Charlotte to the ropes. She goes for a drop kick but Charlotte catches Becky and tries to lock in the Boston crab. Instead, she catapultes Becky into the top turnbuckle and Becky falls to the outside. Charlotte jumps over the top rope onto Becky.
Back from commercial, Charlotte is on the ring apron with Becky in the ring. Charlotte climbs the top rope but Becky tosses Charlotte off the top rope. She goes for the cover but Charlotte kicks out. Becky with the Becksploder. She goes for the cover but Charlotte kicks out again.
Becky runs towards Charlotte but Charlotte drops Becky back first onto her knee. Flair with the signature Flair chops. She sends Becky to the ropes and a back suplex onto Becky. Charlotte climbs the top turnbuckle but Becky drags her leg and drops her onto the mat. Becky climbs the second rope and jumps but Flair moves out of the way. She rolls Becky into the cover but Becky kicks out. She grabs Becky’s leg but an inzighuri by Becky. She climbs the top rope but Flair leans onto the ropes and that slows Becky down.
Right hands by Becky as she grabs Flair’s arm and jumps off the top rope and lands an arm bar submission. Charlotte with right hands fighting back. With Becky’s shoulders on the mat, the referee goes for the cover but a two count. Charlotte picks Becky up and a one arm power bomb. She goes for the cover but Becky kicks out.
Back from commercial and Becky kicks Charlotte face first into the turnbuckle. Becky goes to the outside of the ring and grabs her title belt. She starts to walk away as the referee begins to count her out. Charlotte runs out and throws Becky back into the ring.
Becky pushes Charlotte into the referee and kicks Charlotte in the jaw. Becky grabs her title and the referee argues with her. Charlotte covers Becky up but Becky reverses it into a roll up as Charlotte pushes Becky into the ropes and a spear by Charlotte. Becky rolls to the outside of the ring.
Charlotte climbs the top rope and a moonsault but Becky moves out of the way. Becky with the Becksploder on the outside. She rolls inside the ring as the referee starts to count Charlotte out. Becky goes for a baseball slide but Charlotte moves out of the way and a suplex by Charlotte. She sends Becky in the ring.
In the ring, the natural selection by Charlotte and Becky rolls to the outside. Charlotte follows her and Becky pushes Charlotte into the ring apron. Becky climbs the ring apron but Charlotte drops Becky down. The referee counts to 10 and rings the bell.
Winner: No Content
Still Smackdown Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch
Both women fight on the outside of the ring after the match. On the top of the stage, Charlotte spears Becky through the LED screen as referees come out. The camera cuts to Charlotte’s right arm which looks bruised.
WWE World Cup Qualifier
Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe
The bell rings and Samoa Joe goes after Jeff Hardy with a headbutt. Hardy with right hands, he goes for the Twist of Fate, Joe pushes him to the ropes but a drop kick to the knee by Jeff takes Joe down and onto the outside.
Back from commercial and in the ring, both men exchange right hands and an elbow to the face by Samoa Joe to Jeff Hardy. A head lock by Joe onto Hardy. Joe goes for the cover but Hardy kicks out. Joe with a knee to the back. Jeff gets out of it and an atomic drop by Jeff Hardy.
With Joe down, Hardy walks towards him but Joe throws him to the outside. He slams Jeff face first into the steel steps. He goes to hit Jeff but Jeff moves out of the way and he hits his knee onto the ring steps. Both men back in the ring and Hardy starts to beat on Joe’s left leg. A big right hand by Joe onto Jeff slows Jeff down. Joe stands up and drops as he can’t stand and the referee stops the match.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
WWE Smackdown General Manager Paige is backstage and is talking about the women’s match from earlier. She announces Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair at the Evolution PPV in a last woman standing match for the WWE title.
MizTV with AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan
The Miz welcomes everyone to MizTV. He says that Paige warned him he has to stay professional involving his two guests tonight. He introduces WWE champion AJ Styles to the ring. He asks AJ about his family. AJ stands up and stares at The Miz but The Miz says he understands AJ’s rage but that rage lead him to victory. But his next opponent doesn’t use psychological warfare. An opponent who, if he goes to your house, will tend to your garden. He mockingly introduces Daniel Bryan.
BBoth AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan shake hands and The Miz says that is the last thing anyone wants to see in a fight for the WWE title. He jokingly says that it will be reviting. Bryan says he heard him talk about AJ’s match at WWE Super Showdown and asks if he wants to talk about their match at the show and promises it won’t take very long.
A loud “Daniel Bryan” chant from the crowd. The Miz says unlike them, he will remain professional. He states that AJ has been champion for 11 months and how does Daniel Bryan rank among his challengers. Styles says that as of late, Samoa Joe ahs been his greatest competitor. Styles says that this match will stay in between these ropes in the house that AJ Styles built. The Miz twists AJ’s words around and says that AJ said stated he is better than Daniel Bryan. AJ says he didn’t say that as Bryan says AJ didn’t say that but he’s glad he did. He’s glad because he wants to beat a worthy opponent and no one is more worthy than AJ Styles in the WWE. Because he has defended the WWE title for over 300 days.
Daniel Bryan says that AJ Styles has earned the right to think he is better than him and everyone else. So yes, he is glad that AJ Styles thinks he can beat him because deep down, he knows he can beat AJ Styles. The Miz repeats that and looks at AJ. Styles says that no disrespect but since he came back from injury, he hasn’t faced anyone who is phenomenal. Daniel says he knows they are having fun poking at the 2 minute man but the truth is that this match at the Crown Jewel PPV in Saudi Arabia, this is the reason that he fought so har to come back from retirement.
Bryan says he never spoke about what his dream was. His dream was not to come back fight this jerk, as he points to The Miz. His dream that he was fighting for was one thing only and that is the WWE title. And the only thing standing in the way between him and his dream, is AJ himself. The two stand up as The Miz pushes his chair back between them.
AJ tells Daniel he’s not moving, not for him or anybody. The Miz says it took them long enough, finally something interesting. AJ asks Daniel how good does it feel to punch Miz in the face/ Daniel Bryan says punching the 2 minute man? It feels great. The two take jabs at The Miz and he cuts them off. He says he has tried to be professional but the truth is that Daniel stole his WWE title opportunity with his fluke small package. He says his shoulder wasn’t down, he beat him at Summerslam, at Hell in a Cell and week after week. At least when he beat Bryan he knocked him out.
And as for AJ Styles, he’s just another one of Daniel Bryan but with an annoying southern accent. He’s been champion for almost a year but it’s not relevant. And if he wonders why the WWE title doesn’t headline PPV’s, for him to look in the mirror. The Miz says that he’s got the winner of their match at Crown Jewell.
He introduces Shelton Benjamin who will go up against AJ Styles next.
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Shelton Benjamin
The match is under way and a Russian leg sweep by Shelton onto AJ Styles. The Miz and Daniel Bryan are doing commentary. A right forearm by Shelton followed by a flying splash. Shelton goes for the cover but AJ kicks out. Shelton gets AJ in the corner and a shoulder thrust into AJ’s midsection.
Shelton goes for a big splash but AJ moves out of the way and an overhead kick by AJ onto Benjamin. AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Shelton lifts AJ up but AJ lands on his feet. AJ runs to the ring apron but Shelton with a flying knee takes AJ to the outside. Shelton throws AJ into the barricade.
Back from commercial and both men are down in the ring. A clothesline followed by right hands by AJ takes Shelton down. Styles gets the calf crusher onto Shelton Benjamin but Shelton gets to the bottom rope. Both men are up and a kick to the knee by AJ Styles. He runs towards Shelton but SDhelton throws him onto the ring apron. The phenomenal forearm by AJ Styles onto Shelton Benjamin. He goes for the cover and gets the win.
Winner: AJ Styles
After the match, Daniel Bryan stands up and applauds AJ Styles.
Aiden English is in the ring and he says that last week, he gave a glimpse of One Night in Milwaukee but he has other things in mind. This time, he gives the director’s cut of One Night in Milwaukee.
Footage airs of Aiden English singing and Lana knocks on the door and walks in. She tells him that she wants him to know how much he means to Rusev. How much he has contributed. The way he sings his songs and how they appreciate everything he has done for his career. Aiden thanks her and says that they both mean the world to him.
He leans in and grabs Lana by the arm and the footage cuts. Aiden says he has a proposition. He asks Rusev to come on out. Aiden tells Rusev every one knows what happens in that video but he won’t show it. He will destroy the video if Rusev kicks Lana out and reunites Rusev Day.
Out comes Lana and she starts speaking to Rusev. Aiden tells Lana he has already made his choice. Rusev tells Aiden this is something really serious and asks him to play the full tape. Aiden says this is a family show and no man should ever have to see that. Lana tells him, if he won’t, she will. Aiden asks her how? Rusev says he got hacked. Lana says it’s possible because when his password is “I heart Rusev”, anyone could have done it. They play the video.
In the video, Aiden leans in on Lana and grabs her by the arm but Lana stops him and says he misunderstood. Aiden says no, that’s not what he meant and apologizes as Lana leaves the room.
Aiden says fine, they got him. But the offer is still on the table. So when she gets tired of those boring Rusev days, to come treat herself to an Aiden Night. Rusev runs towards Aiden as Aiden leaves the ring. Rusev grabs Aiden and throws him in the ring. Aiden runs back out of the ring and to the back.
Rey Mysterio is announced for next week’s Smackdown 1000 show. It’s also announced that Rey Mysterio will go up against Shinsuke Nakamura in the WWE World Cup tournament.
WWE World Cup Qualifier
Big Show vs. Randy Orton
The bell rings and we are under way. A big right hand by Big Show and Orton rolls to the outside.
Back from commercial, a DDT by Randy Orton onto the Big Show. He goes for the cover but a kick out. Orton stomps on Big Show’s legs and arms. He gets the Big Show in a head lock. The Big Show lifts Orton up and a back drop. Both men back up and a clothesline by Big Show.
The Big Show prepares for the choke slam but Randu Orton slides out of the ring. The Big Show follows him and throws him back in. With the Big Show getting back in the ring, Orton kicks the Big Show and a DDT with Big Show leaning off the top rope. He goes for the cover but a kick out.
Randy Orton goes to kick Big Show in the head but Big Show lands a spear on Orton. He goes for the cover but Randy Orton with the kick out. The Big Show preparing once more for the choke slam but again Orton slides out of the ring. He lifts Orton up and brings him in the ring. He goes for the choke slam and lands in. He goes for the cover but Orton kicks out.
The Big Show goes for a right hand but again Orton slides out of the ring. Big Show lifts Orton up but Orton pokes Big Show in the eyes with the referee not seeing it. Orton gets in the ring and lands an RKO. He goes for the cover and gets the win.