WWE SmackDown Live
October 17, 2017
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Daniel Bryan In-Ring Segment:
Bryan says that it’s great to be home. It’s only a two hour show, so the Seattle crowd is not allowed to hijack the show. Bryan announces that we’ll have a 6-Woman Tag Team Match. We’ll also see Dolph Ziggler vs. Bobby Roode in a Hell in a Cell Rematch. Speaking of Hell in a Cell, he has someone to address. This person’s actions disappointed him. Bryan is talking about Sami Zayn. Zayn comes out interrupt Bryan. Is this the Sami Zayn that he’s known for thirteen years? What’s the big difference? Zayn says that he’s still a great guy. Nothing has changed. All he did was take ownership of his career. Does that make him a bad guy? Zayn would hope Bryan would understand where he’s coming from. Bryan says that he gets the frustration and he’s been Zayn’s shoes.
Management never believed in either of them. The difference is that Bryan had the WWE Universe. They started the Yes Movement. They put Bryan in the main event of WrestleMania 30. When it came to Zayn, they didn’t hold up their end of the bargain. He would do everything that was right, but that got him nothing. Zayn doesn’t care about the WWE Universe anymore. Bryan needs to get rid of the martyr complex. If Bryan was smarter instead of working harder, he wouldn’t have had to retire in this building.
It broke Zayn’s heart more than anyone in the crowd. He was a once in a generation performer. Bryan was Zayn’s role model for success in this business. Now, he’s the last person Zayn wants to be like. A man who gave his body and broke his body for the glory and adulation just to end up a housewife. Kevin Owens joins the conversation. Owens is happy Zayn finally saw the light. Zayn calls Bryan a pathetic martyr housewife. Might as well call him Mr. Bella. Bryan became what he fought against for so long.
Bryan is a hypocrite. Bryan says that Owens only cares about himself, so he’s not fooling anyone. Bryan cares about what’s best for the fans. Owens says that Bryan cares about doing what’s best for business. Daniel Bryan is now the Authority. There’s only one word for that, sell out. Zayn thanks Owens for saving him. Zayn and Owens are hugging it out in the center of the ring. Owens says that walking out of arenas is what Bryan does best these days. Bryan tells Zayn and Owens that he’s going to find a couple of dudes to punch them in the face.
First Match: Natalya, Lana and Tamina Snuka vs. Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Naomi in a 6-Woman Tag Team Match:
Carmella joins the commentary team for this match. Natalya and Naomi will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Natalya backs Naomi into the corner. Naomi kicks Natalya in the jaw. Natalya has Naomi doing the splits. Natalya runs through the back of Naomi. Naomi responds with a leg lariat for a two count. Naomi lands a Sliding Slap. Natalya heads to the outside. Naomi with a SlingShot Crossbody block to Natalya and Tamina. Naomi rolls Natalya back into the ring.
Following a snap mare takeover, Natalya applies a rear chin lock. Naomi gets back to a vertical base. Naomi tags in Becky. Becky applies a wrist lock. Becky with a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Natalya. Becky follows that with a single leg takedown. Becky connects with a Leg Drop for a two count. Becky goes for the DisArmHer, but Natalya blocks it. Tamina rams Naomi back into the turnbuckles coming out of the commercial break. Tamina and Lana are cutting the ring in half. Lana with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Lana applies a half nelson chin lock. Naomi delivers some bodyshots. Lana with the hair whip to Naomi. Lana knocks Becky off the ring apron. Charlotte has to be restrained by the referee.
Naomi rolls Lana over for a two count. Naomi kicks Lana in the gut. Naomi makes the hot tag to Charlotte. Charlotte lands a series of knife edge chops. Charlotte drops Lana with a Big Boot. Charlotte goes for the Figure Eight, but Natalya gets in the way. Natalya whips Charlotte face first to the middle turnbuckle. Becky responds with a BexPloder Suplex. Tamina SuperKicks Becky. Naomi levels Tamina with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Lana connects with the O’Connor Roll for a two count. Charlotte locks in the Figure Eight which forces Lana to tap out. After the match, Natalya launches Charlotte into the announce table. Natalya grabs a steel chair. Charlotte delivers another Big Boot. Charlotte chases Natalya around the ringside area with the chair.
Winner: Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Naomi via Submission
— WWE (@WWE) October 18, 2017
Pulp Fashion Segment:
Second Match: Baron Corbin vs. Sin Cara
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin backs Sin Cara into the corner. Sin Cara fires up with a flurry of haymakers. Sin Cara dropkicks Corbin out of the ring. Sin Cara follows that with a Suicide Dive. Sin Cara whips Corbin’s face off the top rope. Sin Cara lands a Flying Crossbody Block to the outside. Corbin unfortunately gets counted out.
Winner: Sin Cara via CountOut
The Usos, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable Backstage Segment:
Jinder Mahal & AJ Styles In-Ring Segment:
There are only some things you get to experience when you’re the Modern Day Maharaja. The first ever Indian WWE champion. This past week, Jinder took this title to the homeland and he was given a true hero’s welcome. Five star hotels and the finest restaurants. A young boy came up to him and asked him what’s next? Jinder has defeated Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura many times, but he still continues to be disrespected in the United States. The young man was wise beyond his years.
Jinder must make a challenge. He reminds the Seattle crowd that he’s the WWE Champion. Jinder must beat the most dominant force in the WWE. At Survivor Series, he’s challenging The Beast, Brock Lesnar. Jinder wants everyone to kiss his feet and bow down to The Modern Day Maharaja. AJ Styles joins the conversation. Jinder has never defeated AJ Styles. Jinder says that there’s no worthy competition on SmackDown Live.
He calls Styles a loser. If Styles is a loser, does Jinder have a problem facing him for the WWE Championship? People in Jinder’s country don’t think that Styles is worthy to step in the same ring as him. Styles says that they’re not in Jinder’s country. Jinder wants Styles to be in the back of the line. Styles is delusional, just like all of the people. To challenge him for the title is an absolute joke. Styles takes out The Singh Brothers. Styles drops Jinder with the Pele Kick.
— WWE (@WWE) October 18, 2017
Third Match: Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler kicks Roode in the gut. Ziggler lands a series of haymakers in the corner. Roode clotheslines Ziggler. Ziggler is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Ziggler drives Roode back first into the ring apron. Ziggler dropkicks Roode. Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Roode gets back to a vertical base. Roode dishes out some bodyshots. Ziggler applies a Sleeper Hold. Roode goes for a Back Body Drop, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Roode catapults Ziggler face first to the top turnbuckle.
Roode and Ziggler are trading back and forth shots. Roode drops Ziggler with a Flying Forearm. Ziggler kicks Roode in the chest. Roode with a Spinning Uranage Slam for a two count. Roode follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Roode dives over Ziggler. Ziggler rolls Roode over for a two count. Roode goes for the Glorious DDT, but Ziggler blocks it. Roode rolls Ziggler up for a two count. Ziggler sides Roode face first to the top turnbuckle pad. Ziggler has a hand full of tights to pickup the victory.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Zayn and Nakamura will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Nakamura with a waist lock go behind to Zayn. Zayn transitions into a wrist lock. Nakamura reverses the hold. Zayn dives over Nakamura. Zayn connects with a deep arm-drag. Zayn applies an arm-bar. Nakamura backs Zayn into the ropes. Nakamura tells Zayn to bring it. Zayn dodges a leg lariat from Nakamura. Nakamura drops Zayn with a Spinning Heel Kick. Zayn is a recipient of Good Vibrations. Orton and Owens are tagged in.
Orton uppercuts Owens. Owens kicks Orton in the jaw. Orton goes for the RKO, but Owens slides out of the ring. Orton delivers a haymaker to Zayn. Owens whips Orton face first to the steel ring post. Owens with a Fallaway Slam into the barricade. Nakamura is all over Owens coming out of the commercial break. Nakamura places Owens on the top rope. Nakamura goes for a Running Knee Strike, but Zayn gets in the way. Owens chop blocks Nakamura. Owens repeatedly kicks the back of Nakamura’s knee.
Owens lands a SlingShot Seated Senton to the knee of Nakamura. Owens and Zayn are cutting the ring in half. Owens connects with a Running Senton for a two count. Owens applies a rear chin lock. Nakamura delivers a Roll Through Knee Strike. Orton and Zayn are tagged in. Orton with a series of clotheslines to Zayn. Orton goes for the PowerSlam, but Zayn holds onto the ropes. Zayn runs into an Exploder Suplex by Orton. Orton knocks Owens off the ring apron. Orton deposits Owens back first on the ringside barricade.
Zayn responds with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Zayn goes for the SomerSault Plancha, but Orton counters with a right hand. Zayn fights out of the IEDDT. Orton sends Zayn crashing through the announce table. Orton has Zayn shoulders pinned to the mat for a two count. Owens SuperKicks Orton. Nakamura tosses Owens out of the ring. Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick, but Orton counters with a PowerSlam for a two count. Zayn low blows Orton behind the referee’s back. Zayn drops Orton with the Helluva Kick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) October 18, 2017