WWE Smackdown Live Results (10/3): Hell in a Cell Go Home Show
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Similar to how yesterday's Raw started, the show opens up with the roster on stage for a moment of silence as they pay their respects to the victims of those who lost their lives in the Las Vegas shooting last Sunday, and then from there we get a video package recapping last week's highlights of the feud between Shinsuke Nakamura and Jinder Mahal.
We are welcomed to the show by Renee Young who is already in the ring.
Renee Young introduces Shinsuke Nakamura for an interview and Nakamura makes his way down to the ring. Renee Young asks him a question and Nakamura thinks a moment before responding and says that sticks and stones may break his bones, but the words never hurt him. He also says that the greatest fear of all is the fear of the unknown, but Jinder will know when he beats him and becomes WWE Champion.
The Singh Brothers interrupt and they say that they are sorry to interrupt this thrilling interview but they have to introduce their guy in their usual fashion. Jinder blindsides Nakamura in the ring and starts beating him down. Nakamura starts to fight back and hits Jinder with a roundhouse kick.
The Singhs interfere but Shinsuke dumps them with ease, refocusing on Mahal, who's back on his feet. Nakamura throws a few kicks but The Singhs grabs his legs and allows Jinder to get a kick in that turns the tide. The Singhs raises Nakamura up and Jinder drops him with The Khallas.
The Singhs and Jinder celebrate over Nakamura's fallen body.
Commentary hypes up a face-to-face between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens for tonight, but before that, we will have a women's tag match after the commercial break.
Back from the commercial break, it's October and so we get some hype for WWE's partnership with Susan G. Komen.
We then get our entrances for the tag match that will start next, as well as a backstage footage of Natalya warning Carmella not to get any funny thoughts about cashing in her Money in the Bank Contract tonight.
Natalya & Carmella vs. Charlotte & Becky Lynch: Ellsworth is chained up at ringside in Carmella and Natalya's corner. Charlotte and Becky dump Natalya and Carmella out to ringside early on, and they follow up with baseball slide kicks to the outside. Back in the ring, Natalya squares off against Becky and drops her with a clothesline. Natalya takes Becky back into their corner and stomps a mudhole in her. Natalya keeps Becky grounded with some elbow shots and then a snap suplex. Becky breaks free from Natalya and tags in Charlotte. Charlotte cleans house then lays Natalya with a series of chops to the chest. Charlotte hits a T-bone suplex on Natalya for a two count. Carmella and Becky both run in and then brawl out to ringside. Charlotte spears down Natalya and goes for the Figure Four, but Natalya escapes. Meanwhile at ringside, Carmella nails Becky with the Money In The Bank briefcase. Charlotte sees the briefcase shot, and Natalya takes advantage of the distraction by dropping Charlotte from behind. Natalya follows up with a Sharpshooter for the win via submission. Winners: Natalya & Carmella
Commentary informs us that The Usos will be reading New Day their rights later and we go to a commercial break on a Hispanic Heritage Month video package featuring Carlos Santana.
Back from the commercial break, commentary hypes up The Hell in a Cell PPV for this Sunday and then tosses to a video package about the feud between Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon.
We head backstage where we see Bobby Roode walking and we go back to a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break, we get the entrances for the next match.
Bobby Roode vs. Mike Kanellis: Roode backs up Mike into the corner to start off, but Kanellis fires back with kicks and right hands. Roode ducks a punch and answers with a spine-buster. Roode waits for Kanellis to get to his feet, then he hits the Glorious DDT for the win via pinfall after a very short match. Winner: Bobby Roode
After the match, Dolph Ziggler comes out to the stage and says Roode's entrance is quite a production. Ziggler says that he's been working on ideas for his entrance for their match at Hell in a Cell on Sunday. First Ziggler plays a siren, then he goes behind the curtain and comes out with a big drum. Ziggler then drops the drum and sets off some noisemakers and an air horn. Ziggler uses the air horn all the way down to the ring, then he steps in. Ziggler then asks the fans if they all like him now, and tells Roode that he thinks his entrance is everything. Ziggler says Roode finally weaseled his way into WWE after all these years, but on Sunday Ziggler will show us an entrance like we have never seen before. Ziggler says when the bell rings on Sunday he will expose Roode for what he truly is, nothing more than a fancy entrance. Ziggler drops the mic and walks off, but Roode picks up the mic and stops him. Roode says that he thinks Ziggler's entrances are horrible, then Roode leads the crowd in a "glorious" chant before his entrance music starts.
Commentary hypes up The WWE Network as well as this Sunday's Hell in a Cell PPV before sending us to a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break, The Usos makes their way down to the ring.
Jimmy gets on the mic and says that on Sunday it's not going to be 3-on-2, and one of The New Day are gonna be stuck on the outside eating their Booty-Os. Jey says that they will be in The Uso Penitentiary, and Jimmy says that inside The Uso Penitentiary, there ain't no Booty-Os or any of the other butt-related stuff New Day love, and they're going to throw them in the cell with every other tag team and put them on lock.
The Usos continue by saying that they are the ones that put in the work, that have been down since day one, that elevated the tag division to a whole new level, and come Sunday, they will be the ones that are five-time tag team champions. It's not paranoia, it's the. Before The Usos can finish what they were saying, THe New Day interrupts them.
Big E does their usual promo and The New Day makes their way down to the ring. Kofi Kingston starts out by saying that ordinarily they'd come out here, crack some jokes, try to sell some products, like their New Day underwear, but Xavier Woods says that they are not feeling that, because Sunday is Hell in a Cell. So The Usos want to come out here and talk about rights, well New Day will talk about lefts.
Like how they have left everyone in awe because they had no idea the SmackDown tag division could be this good. And every time they've gone toe-to-toe they've left everyone in awe of what they do. And whether they're on the kickoff or the main show, they left with everyone knowing they had the best damn match of the night. They've left battered, they've left bruised, but most importantly, last they met, they left with the titles.
And this Sunday at Hell in a Cell, The Usos are gonna be left in a pile of their own day one ish, and The New Day will remain your SmackDown Tag Team Champions, because New Day rocks.
The Usos calmly take their leave while The New Day gyrate and jaw at them.
We head backstage where Jinder Mahal is with The WWE Title on his shoulder, speaking Punjabi at first before switching to English and asking us to take a look at what happened to our hero Shinsuke Nakamura earlier tonight. Jinder shows us the reply while narrating what happened, saying that just like everyone else, Nakamura underestimated his intelligence, and all it took was a simple distraction to throw him off his game.
Jinder continues by saying that what happened earlier tonight is exactly what will happen at Hell in a Cell. He'll be standing tall while Shinsuke crinkles his ugly face in a pile of regret as he realizes that the Modern-Day Maharaja is still WWE Champion.
Commentary hypes up The Owens/McMahon face to face again, but Baron Corbin and Tye Dillinger will wrestle after the commercial break.
Back from the commercial break, we are informed that The Hype Bros will take on Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin at The Hell in a Cell Kickoff Show, plus the return of The Fashion Files has been moved to the PPV.
Baron Corbin vs. Tye Dillinger: Corbin backs Dillinger into the corner with strikes right off the opening bell. Corbin throws Dillinger outside, but Dillinger runs right back in the ring and starts laying into Corbin with punches. Dillinger fires up and hits a superkick on Corbin that sends Corbin rolling out to ringside to recover. AJ Styles is shown watching on a monitor backstage as Corbin comes back with an elbow. Corbin pushes Dillinger off the apron into the ring steps, then he follows him outside. Corbin hangs Tye upside down on the ropes outside the ring, then punches him in the midsection. Corbin throws Tye back in the ring and struts over to him like he knows he's got this match in the bag. Corbin goes to pick up Tye, but Tye snatches Corbin and rolls him up in a small package pin for the win out of nowhere. Winner: Tye Dillinger
After the match, Tye rolls out of the ring and retreats up the ramp as Corbin freaks out in the ring. As Tye makes his way backstage, AJ Styles gets on the screen and cuts a promo on Corbin. Styles says that nothing makes him happier than seeing Corbin squander opportunities like that. He says that did Corbin think that the title would just be handed to him. This is the House That AJ Styles Built. And it got to be that way because AJ pushed himself every day, and maybe if Baron pushed himself like that, he could have beaten John Cena, cashed in successfully, or beaten Dillinger tonight.
Styles continues by saying that taking responsibility isn't what Baron does, he just throws tantrums. His tantrums are getting in AJ's way, and on Sunday he's gonna teach him that taking shortcuts won't work with him, because his opportunities will get cut short.
We then go to a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break, we get a video package for WWE's efforts towards breast cancer awareness.
This sends us into a segment like the one on Raw did with the women's roster, Dana Warrior, and a handful of breast cancer survivors in the ring. She introduces them as Lauren Schwartz, Michelle Segura, and Rochelle McKenzie, and presents them with pink replicas of the current WWE Women's Championship Title Belt before doing The Ultimate Warrior's patented shaking of the ropes gimmick.
We are informed that Randy Orton will wrestle Aiden English after the commercial break.
Back from the commercial break, we get a little hype for Kalisto's 205 Live debut tonight.
We then get a recap of last week's Pride of Bulgaria Celebration as well as Aiden English's beautiful song for Rusev Day and the ending that followed. Aiden English and Rusev are in the ring. Rusev gets on the mic, and points out that Randy Orton ruined "Rusev Day" last week. Rusev begins talking about his plans for Orton at Hell In a Cell on Sunday, but then Orton's music hits and we have a match.
Randy Orton vs. Aiden English: English gets some offense in early on and takes control of the match with a dropkick to the face. Orton ducks a clothesline and English runs off the ropes. Orton throws English up into the air and hits an RKO on him on the way down. Orton rolls up English for the win after a short match. Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Rusev looks like he's about to hop in the ring, but Orton sees him and gets right in his face. Rusev backs down and slowly retreats up the ramp, talking trash to Orton who is still in the ring and Orton poses on the turnbuckle.
We then get a recap of the things that has been happening between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens before we head backstage where Shane is walking and runs into Sami Zayn. Zayn says that he was hurt by the apron powerbomb but he will live, and Shane has only caught glimpses of what Owens can really do. McMahon insists that Owens will be locked in there with him, not the other way around, and Zayn tells him that he was the best man at his wedding and you see what Owens did to him.
Shane tells Zayn that with all due respect to take care of himself and he will do the same, but he thanks Sami before taking his leave and sending us to a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break, Shane McMahon makes his way down to the ring.
Shane calls out Owens, and also announces that their Hell in a Cell match on Sunday will be under Falls Count Anywhere rules. We hear Owens on a mic somewhere, but he's not on the stage. Owens emerges from the crowd, and says that he is really the money in WWE. Owens walks towards the ring, but then he says that he has spent enough time in Denver as-is and he is going to leave. As Owens starts walking away, Shane calls him out from the ring and calls him a coward. Shane says that since Owens won't come to him, he's going to go to Owens. Shane hops the fan barricade and runs up the steps through the crowd. Shane steps into the arena hallways and gets ambushed by Owens. There are some fans in the hallway cheering on the fight. Owens and Shane brawl all over the arena's concession stand area until Owens grabs hold of Shane and powerbombs him through a WWE merch table. Owens leaves Shane laying and he starts walking back towards the ring. Owens walks back through the crowd and steps into the ring with a mic. He says that if Shane thinks this is bad, he hasn't seen anything yet. Owens says that he is glad their match will be a falls count anywhere match, because he wants to be able to beat Shane inside or outside the cell.
Owens then says that he will grind Shane's face across the cage until the flesh is ripped off, and he will powerbomb him over and over until he forgets his kids' names. Owens says that Shane can forget about jumping off the cell, because on Sunday he's throwing Shane off the cell, and there's no getting up this time. As Owens is talking, Shane stumbles back down the steps through the crowd towards the ring. Owens gets out of the ring and hops the guard rail to meet Shane in the crowd and they start brawling again. Shane throws Owens over the fan barricade then hops up on it for a flying clothesline on Owens. They continue to brawl at ringside until Owens throws Shane over the announce table. Owens gets back in the ring, then Shane slowly follows him in. Owens and Shane then starts fighting in the ring back and forth. Owens drops Shane with a superkick then steps outside the ring. Owens sees Shane getting up, so Owens gets back in the ring and grabs him. Shane starts fighting back, but Owens drops him again, this time with a head butt. As referees check on Shane, Owens grabs him again and this time he hits the Pop Up Powerbomb. Owens' theme music hits and he walks to the back as referees check on Shane in the ring. Shane wakes up and points a finger defiantly at Owens as SmackDown goes off the air.