SmackDown Live Results (10/09): Super Show-Down Fallout Show
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Tonight's episode of SmackDown Live opens up from The Bankers Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana as Tom Phillips welcomes us to the show. He is joined by Corey Graves & Byron Saxton. They hype the fallout of Super Show-Down and tonight's World Cup Qualifying Matches - Randy Orton vs. Big Show and Samoa Joe vs. Jeff Hardy.
We go right to the ring and both The SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair are already in the ring for the opening matchup of this week's episode of SmackDown Live.
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair: The SmackDown Women's Title is on the line in this one. If Becky Lynch gets disqualified, she loses The Title. Both women are hesitant to engage off the opening bell, but they finally lock up and trade holds on the mat. Becky connects with a couple of kicks and looks for The Dis-Arm-Her, but Charlotte escapes. Charlotte takes out Becky's knee, which gives Charlotte a moment to recover. Becky takes Charlotte back down to the mat and works over her left shoulder. Charlotte comes back and dumps Becky outside, then follows up with a suicide dive to the ringside floor. Back in the ring, Becky takes back control with a t-bone suplex for a two count. Charlotte mounts a comeback with a suplex of her own, and then she goes up top for a shot but misses. Becky hits an enziguri and Charlotte is down. Becky climbs the turnbuckle, but Charlotte gets up and drops her on the top rope. Becky latches on to Charlotte's arm from the top rope, and they tumble down to the ring as Becky looks for The Dis-Arm-her. Charlotte blocks the hold and picks up Becky for a sit-down powerbomb for a two count. Becky gets frustrated and rolls out to ringside to grab her Women's Title. It looks like Becky is going to walk away and try to get counted out. The referee's distraction leads to a cheap shot on Charlotte. The referee threatens to DQ Becky, but Charlotte then rolls up Becky from behind out of nowhere for a two count. Charlotte sends Becky outside and looks for a big suicide dive to the outside but misses. Becky wastes some time, and Charlotte comes back with a t-bone suplex on Becky on the ringside floor. Back in the ring, Charlotte hits The Natural Selection on Becky, but then Becky immediately rolls out to ringside so Charlotte can't pin. Charlotte rolls outside, and they brawl back and forth until the referee counts them both out. Winner: No Contest (Double Count-Out)
After the match, Becky walks up the ramp but Flair chases her and comes from behind. Officials try to break it up. Flair runs back up to the stage and hits a Spear through The LED Boards. Adam Pearce and other WWE Officials are out to check on them both. Pearce calls for a trainer as Flair is laid out on top of Becky. We go to replays and the announcers play up the seriousness of the situation.
Commentary hypes up tonight’s edition of MizTV as well as our World Cup Qualifying Matches, and we head backstage with Jeff Hardy as he paints his face to send us to a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break and commentary hypes up The 1000th Episode Of SmackDown Live by announcing that The Undertaker will be on the show.
Commentary then informs us that Charlotte Flair has “three or four” severe cuts on her arm in the aftermath of spearing Becky Lynch through The LED Boards.
We then get a Jeff Hardy video package after he makes his entrance for his Qualifying Match against Samoa Joe. A matching video package for Samoa Joe also plays.
Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe (WWE World Cup Qualifying Match): Joe and Jeff trade strikes in the opening moments until Joe headbutts Hardy down to the mat. Joe's left leg is wrapped up as he's selling an injury. Joe hits a senton for a two count, and then he applies a shoulder lock on Hardy. Hardy fights up to his feet and drops Joe with a forearm to the face. Hardy follows up with the inverted atomic drop, and then a shot to Joe's bad knee. Jeff focuses in on Joe's bad knee now and keeps him grounded. Joe rocks Hardy with a shot to the face from his knees, but as Joe goes to stand up, he falls back down and sells his knee. Joe is unable to stand up on his injured knee, so the referee calls the match because Joe can no longer compete. Winner via Referee Stoppage: Jeff Hardy
After the match, Hardy's music hits as he stands tall. Hardy joins John Cena & WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle as World Cup Competitors.
Commentary hypes up the triumphant return of The Big Show for later on tonight and we get a video package about his opponent, Randy Orton.
They then promise us that we are going to see the rest of Aiden English’s One Night in Milwaukee Footage later tonight before hyping up Evolution's reunion for SmackDown 1000.
The Miz then makes his entrance for MizTV and we go to a commercial break on a hype reel for tonight’s episode of Mixed Match Challenge.
Back from the commercial break and we get a recap of Charlotte Flair spearing Becky Lynch through The LED Boards.
Commentary informs us that Charlotte Flair will be good to go for Mixed Match Challenge tonight.
SmackDown Live General Manager Paige is backstage to address the match. Because there was no clear winner and due to the intensity of their rivalry, they will get to fight one more time at WWE Evolution. It will be a first-time-ever Last Woman Standing Match.
Live in the arena, The Miz is standing in the ring to welcome us to MizTV with his usual introduction.
He starts by saying that Paige told him to remain professional with his guests tonight and he gives a deep sigh before talking about how his two guests will be fighting for The WWE Championship in Saudi Arabia, they are of course WWE Champion AJ Styles & Daniel Bryan. Before he introduces Bryan, The Miz asks AJ how his family is, which Styles doesn’t take too kindly to at first before The A-Lister says that as a father he understands his rage and thinks it lead him to victory. The Miz then says that his opponent in Saudi Arabia will only tend to his garden if he goes to AJ’s house, by the book, better than a boy scout. Brian and Styles shake hands and The Miz criticizes them for it. Bryan then says that he heard The Miz talk about the title match at Super Show-Down and asks if he wants to talk about their match, after all it won’t take very long.
The A-Lister pledges to remain professional and ignores that, asking AJ where Bryan ranks amongst his other challengers. Styles says that as of late Joe has been his greatest competitor, even though he brought things to his doorstep and made it personal, and this match is going to stay between the ropes. The Miz then says that he clearly is saying that he is better than everyone, but both Bryan and AJ confirm that he didn’t say that. Bryan continues, though, saying that he is glad Styles thinks he’s better than him, which confuses The Miz. Bryan explains, saying that he wants to beat a worthy opponent, and nobody in WWE is more worthy than AJ given his 300+ day title reign. Bryan then says that AJ Styles has earned the right to think that he is better than everybody, and to be fair, Bryan admits that he has got a lot to prove since he came back.
Bryan then says but deep down, he knows that he can beat Styles. AJ then says that that is fine but he hasn’t faced anyone that’s phenomenal. Bryan then says that they are having fun poking at The Two Minute Man, but the truth is that this match at WWE Crown Jewel is the very reason he fought so hard to come out of retirement. Bryan then says that he talked for a long time about fighting for his dreams, but he never explained his dream. Bryan then says that it wasn’t to come back and have fun or reunite Team Hell No or to fight this jerk (meaning The Miz), no, his dream, the image he kept in his brain was one thing, and one thing only - The WWE World Championship. And the only thing standing between him and his dream is AJ. Styles gets up and says that he is not moving for Bryan or for anybody, and they square off as The Miz congratulates them for finally doing something interesting.
AJ has a question for Bryan - how good does it feel to punch The Miz in the face? Bryan says that it feels great, he loves punching The A-Lister in his face. Styles agrees and points out that he once knocked The Miz’s tooth out. This gets The Miz hot and he says that the truth is Bryan stole his title match with a fluke small package and the footage will show his shoulder was up but Paige would not give him a rematch. The Miz then says that he beat Bryan down week after week after week and he comes up with this lame rollup to win. The Miz then says that at least when he beat Bryan he knocked him out. And AJ is just Bryan with an annoying southern accent. The Miz then says that AJ has been WWE Champion for almost a year and the title’s never been more irrelevant. The Miz then says that all Styles has to do is look in the mirror to see why the title doesn’t main event anymore. The Miz then says that no matter who wins in Saudi Arabia, he’s got the next shot. The Miz then tells AJ to wipe the grin off his face, because tonight he is wrestling the guy that beat Daniel Bryan last week, Shelton Benjamin.
Shelton makes his entrance and we go to a commercial break before the match.
Back from the commercial break and the match is underway.
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Shelton Benjamin (Non-Title Match): Miz and Bryan are on commentary for this one. The opening bell sounds and Shelton starts of strong. Benjamin hits a big back body drop on AJ, and then pummels on him in the corner. AJ fires back with chops and strikes. Shelton misses a shot and AJ capitalizes with the Pele kick. They roll out to ringside and Shelton slams AJ in to the fan barricade. Back in the ring, AJ fights back with a clothesline and a running forearm shot. Shelton misses a shot near the apron, and AJ fires back with the Phenomenal Forearm for the three count after a short but competitive match. Winner: WWE Champion AJ Styles
After the match, AJ raises the title in the ring as his music hits. Bryan stands up at the announce table and applauds.
A video package for the largest athlete in WWE, The Big Show, follows.
Commentary then hypes up the rest of Aiden English’s One Night in Milwaukee video footage and we go to a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break and we get some hype for WWE 2K19.
Aiden English is in the ring for the rest of his One Night in Milwaukee video footage reveal.
He begins by saying that last week he gave us a glimpse of One Night in Milwaukee and he has gotten six-figure offers to sell it, but he’s got something else in mind, so without further ado, he shows us the rest of the video footage which he names as The Director’s Cut of One Night in Milwaukee. Again the video plays and Aiden is working his intro song out when Lana rolls up to tell him something that she has been thinking about for a long time. This time she finishes after “I want you”, by saying “to know how much you mean to Rusev”, and she puts English’s singing over at length to tell him how much they appreciate him and what he has done for Rusev’s career. Aiden then says that that means a lot to him and they both mean the world to him, he puts a hand on her shoulder and again the video pauses.
Live, he says that if we want to see the rest, he’s got a proposition and Rusev needs to come to the ring. English then says that he doesn’t want to show the rest but we all know what happens, so he’ll destroy the video if Rusev will kick Lana to the curb and reunite Rusev Day. Lana comes out before Rusev can respond and talks to him off-mic for a good long moment. Rusev advances over her protests and Aiden crows that he has already made his choice. Rusev speaks and says that this is real serious and he wants to see the full tape. English then says that he can’t play the full tape because this is a family show, but if he won’t, Lana will. Aiden asks how she plans to do that, and Rusev says English got hacked, and Lana says when your password is “iheartrusev”, anyone could do it, and she restarts the video.
This time, when English puts his hand on her shoulder, the video continues and Lana shoves him away and says that he must have misunderstood, and she storms off as the crowd in the present day serenade Aiden with calls of “Creep!” Aiden admits that fine, they got him, but he tells Lana that the offer is on the table if she gets bored of those Rusev Days, she can treat herself to an Aiden Night. Rusev’s had about enough and chases him down. Rusev charges the ring and English runs. Rusev catches him at the timekeeper's area and drops him. They go to the ring and Rusev goes for a Machka Kick but English escapes to the floor. Lana and Rusev stand tall in the ring and look on at English on the ramp.
A video package for the legendary Rey Mysterio’s return follows and a match against Shinsuke Nakamura to qualify for The WWE World Cup is announced for next week.
Big Show is walking backstage and hugs a crew member to send us to a commercial break ahead of his match against Randy Orton.
Back from the commercial break and commentary plugs WWE's Breast Cancer Awareness Month Campaign with Susan G. Komen.
We head back to ringside for the main event of the evening which is the other WWE World Cup Qualifying Match between The Big Show & "The Viper" Randy Orton.
The Big Show vs. Randy Orton (WWE World Cup Qualifying Match): The Big Show knocks Orton out of the ring early on, and Orton circles the ring appearing to consider his game plan. Back in the ring, Orton fights off Show and hits a DDT for a one count. Orton starts targeting Big Show's knee now, and then stomps on his hands before applying a chin lock. Big Show drops Orton back and then lays into him with punches. They run the ropes and Big Show hits a running shoulder tackle. Show calls for the chokeslam, but Orton rolls out to ringside. Big Show rolls out and takes Orton back in the ring, and Orton connects with a dropkick on the apron. Orton follows up with a draping DDT from the middle rope for a two count. Big Show comes back with a spear, and then he calls for the chokeslam again, but Orton once again rolls out to ringside. Big Show grabs Orton by the skull and yanks him back onto the apron and in the ring. Big Show hits the chokeslam, but Orton gets the shoulder up. Big Show looks for the knockout punch, but Orton rolls out to the apron, and then pokes Big Show in the eye when the referee can't see. Orton follows up with the RKO for the three count. Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Orton's music hits as we go to replays. Commentary hype The WWE World Cup and Orton stands tall as SmackDown goes off the air.