WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
October 18, 2019
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The SmackDown video (including a closeup shot of yours truly and my wife) airs, and we go live into the arena to see a big pyrotechnics display.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Roman Reigns vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (c) w/ Sami Zayn
Sami Zayn will be on commentary for this match.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Reigns backs Nakamura to the corner and gives a clean break. Nakamura knees and clubs Reigns down before kneeing away at him on the mat. Nakamura drops a knee on the back of the neck and sends him to the corner. Reigns boots him back and reveres a whip into the ropes before connecting with a clothesline. Reigns bounces Nakamura in the corner twice before sending him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Reigns quickly knocks him in the face and hits a Samoan Drop. Zayn gets off commentary and checks on Nakamura, who has fallen to ringside. Reigns goes for a Drive-By Dropkick, but Zayn pulls Nakamura out of the way. Nakamura then kicks Reigns in the face.