Smackdown Results – 10/18/19
Smackdown Results – 10/18/19
Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
Commentary Team: Michael Cole & Cory Graves
ROMAN REIGNS VS SHINSUKE NAKAMURA W/SAMI ZAYN:
Roman with a Samoan Drop for a 2 count, he goes for the Drive-By but Zayn pulls Nakamura out of the way, Shinsuke with a Sliding Kick on the apron, Roman fights out of an Inverted Exploder, not sure if it’s the lighting, or if it’s legit, but it appears Roman’s bleeding from the mouth, Roman with The Never-Ending Story then a Running Big Boot, locked & loaded, Superman Punch countered into a Juji-Gatame then switches to a Triangle Choke, Roman powers up, Deadlift One-Arm Sit-Out Powerbomb for a near fall, Roman looks for the kill, but Sami with a distraction, Nakamura with a Sliding German Suplex, he looks for the kill, but Roman strikes first with a Superman Punch for a near fall, roar when that Game of Thrones reject King Shithead hits Roman with the scepter to cause a dq
WINNER: ROMAN REIGNS, STILL INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: SHINSUKE NAKAMURA
The faux king with Deep Six, here comes The American Dragon, Bryan wipes out the GoT reject with a Tope Suicida, he wants a Tope on Shinsuke, but Zayn grabs his leg & Nakamura strikes with a Kinshasa
New Day are having fun with pancakes and singing when Tucker Knight rolls up with a picnic table. He wants to build some comradery and he calls Otis in. Otis arrives stirring a bowl of pancake batter, to which Tucky adds a buttload of protein powder. New Day don’t want any, so Dozer pours a bunch in and all over his mouth
CURTIS AXEL W/BO DALLASH VS CHAD GABLE:
Gable with a Sunset Flip for a 2 count, Gable blocks the Perfect Plex and picks the leg, Ankle Lock & Axel taps out
WINNER: CHAD GABLE
There’s bad promo from Gable saying you have to accept who you are and he shortens his name to Shorty G (no this isn’t a joke unfortunately)
Hulk Hogan is interviewed over Skype as to how he plans to fill his team back out after losing captain Seth Rollins.
He says he’s got the whole locker room wanting to be on his team, so don’t worry about it. Hulk says the two guys that stood out the most were Gable and Ali and by the end of the show he’s gonna announce his new captain so he can be rid of Flair once and for all
THE NEW DAY & HEAVY MACHINERY VS THE REVIVAL & THE GLORIOUS SHOWOFFS:
Demolition Decapitation on Xavier, Dash into a cover for a 2 count, Dozer with a Caterpillar Elbow on Roode, he catches Dawson, Showoffs take out Tucky before The Compactor, Dash takes out Dozer’s leg, into a cover for a near fall, Dawson tries a Suplex, but Dozer counters and passes Dawson to New Day who finish it with The Midnight Hour for the win
WINNERS: THE NEW DAY & HEAVY MACHINERY
Bryan is interviewed backstage.
He says he’s been beat up thousands of times and it’s never affected his mindset. He doesn’t care about all this nonsense, all he cares about is that tonight is his first fight on Friday Night SmackDown and he’s excited to tag up with Roman and put these two kings into their place
Miz makes his entrance and introduces Bayley.
Bayley makes her entrance, flanked by Sasha Banks.
Miz starts his interview and Bayley is quick to take over and announce her victory, to which Sasha adds that Bayley is the first ever women’s Grand Slam Champion in WWE. Miz has a video package of the events leading up to and including her heel turn and asks her why. Bayley hesitates for a good long beat before saying she doesn’t owe anyone an explanation.
He compares her to Brock Lesnar and Banks to Paul Heyman, demanding to know why she turned and offering a hypothetical explanation of a lack of respect or insecurity about her looks or being second banana to Sasha Banks, a barrage of questions he would not have asked of a man. Sasha brings up that he was drafted after her and again he doubles down on the misogynistic focus on her appearance.
Bayley says she slashed the tube men because they’ve defined her her entire career as fun and colorful, but what about her? Every single week she gave and gave headbands, high fives, and hugs, and all we did was take without seeing who she was. She wanted to make a better future and change the world, and the night she first won the SmackDown title she said she was gonna elevate the division and she did exactly that.
So when she lost the title at Hell in a Cell she was heartbroken, and was anyone there for her? To hug her? But she picked herself up and won her title back. She says the division lacks desire and passion and she used to be there, trying to be what they wanted her to be. She drops a “Life sucks and then you die” on us and Nikki Cross makes her entrance, mic in hand.
She says that’s enough and she thinks she speaks for everyone here when she says the time for talking is done and action is now! So go make yourself comfortable and after she wins this match tonight she’ll go over and give Bayley a great big huge hug.
Enter Dana Brooke, to talk about how being underutilized and overlooked fuels her passion and desire and tonight is a new beginning for her.
NIKKI CROSS VS DANA BROOKE VS LACEY EVANS VS MANDY ROSE VS SONYA DEVILLE VS CARMELLA:
Cross with a rollup on Carmella for a 2 count, Lacey with a Slingshot Dropkick on Cross for a 2 count, Dana with a Sit-Out Powerbomb on Lacey, up top, Senton Atomico, but Rose & Carmella makes the save, Rose with a Jackknife pin on Carmella, but Carmella turns it into The Code of Silence, Sonya makes the save, Woman’s Right to Sonya, Princess Kick to Lacey and one for Dana, Goddess Death to Carmella, Cross finishes Rose with a Cyclone Neckbreaker for the win to get the title shot
WINNER: NIKKI CROSS
BRAUN STROWMAN VS DREW GULAK:
(Gulak got a BAD draw for his debut match)
Gulak hanging back, he gets on the mic and says that seeing as this is his debut he wants to properly introduce himself. He’s a former cruiserweight champion and a combat sports historian, and if Braun goes into Crown Jewel doing his same old Monster Among Men, uhhhh… Strowman advances and Drew backs off, saying if he does that, Tyson Fury is going to knock him out cold.
He doesn’t want that, he’s cut from the same cloth as Braun as a WWE superstar, so he went out of his way to make a 345-slide Powerpoint presentation to help Braun win his match. He goes to begin his presentation when
Braun with a pair of biels, Running Big Boot, Headbutt sends Gulak to the floor, the Shoulder Block Express is on the tracks, back in the ring, Avalanche, Sledgehammer Fist to the heart then the Running Powerslam finishes it
WINNER: BRAUN STROWMAN
SHINSUKE NAKAMURA & KING CORBIN VS THE NEW DANIEL BRYAN & ROMAN REIGNS:
Nakamura with a Pinwheel Kick then a Sliding Knee to Bryan for a 2 count, the GoT reject sets Roman on the steps, Bryan takes out the faux king with a Baseball Slide, Nakamura rolls up Bryan, but Bryan counters into the LeBell Lock, Corbin makes the save, Roman with a Superman Punch then breaks the GoT reject in half with a Spear through the barricade, Bryan with Shoot Kicks, Buzzsaw Kick connects, Bryan charges, but Nakamura strikes with a kick of his own, Bryan avoids the Kinshasa & blasts Shinsuke with The Busaiku Knee for the win
WINNERS: THE NEW DANIEL BRYAN & ROMAN REIGNS
Bryan and Roman celebrate as the show ends