WWE SmackDown Live
September 11, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Jeff Hardy In-Ring Promo:
Demons are all around us, tempting us and taunting us. Tearing us apart at times. Hardy has conquered all of his demons. Demons will always be around and the only way to cleanse them is to deal with them head on. Sunday he will face the most venomous. He will face the viper inside Hell in a Cell. Randy Orton may think he will inflict a load of pain on him, but he doesn’t know what it is like to face someone who has dealt with his own hell. Orton may be a demon, but Hardy is a daredevil and he has no fear. He will unleash a lifetime of torment and suffering on Randy Orton until he fades away and classifies himself as obsolete. Tonight Hardy will battle Shinsuke Nakamura. After that, he’ll go to hell. Enjoy the show everybody.
First Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Nakamura immediately starts playing mind games with Hardy. Hardy kicks Nakamura in the gut. Hardy with a SitOut JawBreaker. Nakamura rolls himself out of the ring. Hardy with an Flying Axe Handle Strike. Hardy sends Nakamura back first into the ringside barricade. Hardy follows that with a Flying Clothesline off the steel ring steps. Nakamura applies a waist lock. Hardy with shots to the midsection of Nakamura. Hardy bounces Nakamura’s head on every top turnbuckle pad. Hardy goes for another SitOut JawBreaker, but Nakamura counters with a Knee Lift. Nakamura drops Hardy with a Forearm Smash. Nakamura kicks Hardy in the face. Nakamura locks in The Cravate. Nakamura with a series of knee smashes. Hardy is having a hard time creating separation.
Nakamura reverses out of the irish whip from Hardy. Nakamura with a Spinning Leg Lariat. Hardy responds with The SlingBlade. Hardy goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Nakamura counters with a High Knee Strike. Hardy decks Nakamura with a Back Elbow Smash. Hardy hits The Whisper In The Wind. Nakamura has Hardy perched on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura dropkicks Hardy into the barricade. Nakamura tosses Hardy around the ringside area. Nakamura repeatedly kicks Hardy in the back. Nakamura with the cover for a two count. Nakamura applies an Modified Abdominal Stretch. Nakamura transitions into a ground and pound attack. Hardy blocks a boot from Nakamura. Hardy goes for The Twist Of Fate, but Nakamura counters Cross ArmBreaker. Hardy negates The Kinshasa. Hardy with a Splash for a two count.
Coming out of the commercial break, Hardy is throwing haymakers at Nakamura. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy follows that with a Split Legged Basement Dropkick for a two count. Nakamura side steps Hardy into the turnbuckles. Nakamura repeatedly kicks Hardy in the back of the head. Nakamura with a Sliding Boot. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Hardy rolls him over for a one count. Hardy dodges a spinning leg lariat from Nakamura. Hardy connects with The Twist Of Fate. Randy Orton knocks Nakamura off the top turnbuckle which cause the disqualification. After the match, Orton slams Hardy’s head on the ring steps. Orton rolls Hardy back into the ring. Orton and Hardy are trading nasty chair shots. Orton goes for The RKO, but Hardy blocks it. Hardy drops Orton with The Twist Of Fate. Hardy lands a Swanton Bomb.
Winner: Jeff Hardy via Disqualification
The Miz & Maryse Backstage Interview:
AJ Styles Promo:
AJ Styles biggest weakness is his temper. The quickest way to get him to lose his temper is to talk about his family. Samoa Joe brought his wife and three year old daughter into this. If Joe can attack his heart he can go after his head and get the advantage. After nearly 20 years of friendship, he knows a lot about Samoa Joe. Joe has a family but Stylessays he would never mess with another man’s family because he has integrity.
Joe’s strength is running his mouth and intimidation. Joe is being a real piece of garbage. All of that strength that he has will be his weakness. When this bell rings, no one has the upper hand on AJ Styles. At Hell in a Cell, the talking stops, the intimidation ends. At SummerSlam, Joe got a dose of what happens when you talk about his family. Last week, he got another taste. In five days, he will show Samoa Joe how phenomenal he is. This is the house that AJ Styles built. It isn’t for rent and it isn’t for sale.
Charlotte Flair Backstage Interview:
Second Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Sonya Deville w/Mandy Rose
Early grappling exchange after the bell rings. Charlotte applies a side headlock. Deville whips Charlotte to the corner. Deville with a double leg takedown to Charlotte. Deville with a pinning combination for a two count. Charlotte goes for a BackSlide Cover, but Deville blocks it. Deville with a BackBreaker. Deville with Muay Thai Knee Strikes in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Deville with a Sliding Knee Smash for a two count. Charlotte with an inside cradle for a two count. Charlotte rams her knee across Deville’s neck. Mandy Rose trips Charlotte from the outside.
Charlotte drops Deville with a Big Boot. Deville rolls herself out of the ring. Coming out of the commercial break, Deville applies an Abdominal Stretch. Deville HeadButts the midsection of Charlotte. Charlotte goes for a Sunset Flip, but Deville lands back on her feet. Charlotte with a Belly to Back Suplex. Deville is throwing haymakers at Charlotte. Charlotte responds with Flair Family Chops. Charlotte with a BackBreaker/STO Combination.
Charlotte goes for a MoonSault, but Deville gets her knees up in the air. Deville with a SpineBuster for a two count. Deville unloads more Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Deville gets Charlotte trapped in a Triangle Choke. Charlotte with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Charlotte locks in The Figure Eight which forces Deville to tap out. After the match, Charlotte celebrates with young female members in the WWE Universe. Becky Lynch attacks Charlotte from behind. Becky kicks Charlotte in the face. Becky locks in The Dis-Arm-Her on the stage.
Winner: Charlotte Flair via Submission
Samoa Joe’s Night Night AJ Tale:
Joe is going to read you a bedtime story. It has a hero and a villain. Don’t worry, this has a happy ending. It is Night Night AJ by Samoa Joe. There once was a man who lived in a house. A house that he built for his kids and his spouse. He defended his house against one and all. He thought he was ten feet tall. His head in the clouds so high above all, he forgot his family, not even a call. Until from the west, a man had appeared, a submission machine all warriors revered.
In the midst of his journey he learned of the house of broken promises and lies. The child, she was frightened. The wife was distraught. They hoped and they prayed that a humbling lesson would be taught. The warrior had a solution. Become their new dad. The arrogant fool from the house expelled, the battle lines he drew at Hell in a Cell. The lights they were dimming, the ego no more. The arrogant fool, asleep on the floor. A new champion stood as the man of the house. The ten foot fool was small as a mouse. Good night Wendy and little Annie. Night Night, AJ.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) September 12, 2018
— WWE (@WWE) September 12, 2018
Third Match: The Bar vs. Rusev Day w/Lana. The winners will battle The New Day for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at Hell in a Cell
The New Day are doing their own exclusive commentary for this match. Cesaro and English will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cesaro shoves English out of the ring. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. English applies a side headlock. Cesaro reverses the hold. Cesaro drops English with a shoulder tackle. English responds with a japanese arm-drag. English bounces Cesaro’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. English tags in Rusev. English with a Leaping Hip Attack. Cesaro follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Rusev with the cover for a one count. Rusev is right haymaker. Rusev rams his shoulders into the midsection of Cesaro. Cesaro tags in Sheamus.
Rusev with a Vertical Suplex for a one count. Rusev follows that with an elbow drop. Rusev applies a front face lock. Sheamus backs Rusev into the ropes. Rusev knocks Cesar off the ring apron. Sheamus clotheslines Rusev for a one count. Sheamus applies a wrist lock. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro kicks Rusev in the gut. Cesaro uppercuts Rusev. Cesaro bodyslams Rusev. Cesaro applies a rear chin lock. Rusev gets back to a vertical base. The Bar are cutting the ring in half. Rusev with an arm-drag takeover. Rusev kicks Sheamus in the face. English tags himself in.
English with a Flying Crossbody Block. English with a series of haymakers. English thrust kicks the midsection of Sheamus. English with a Running NeckBreaker. English takes a swing at Cesaro. Sheamus goes for a Back Body Drop, but English lands back on his feet. English launches Sheamus over the top rope. English ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. English lands a SomerSault Plancha. English rolls Sheamus back into the ring. English drops Sheamus with DDT for a two count. Cesaro continues to run interference. Sheamus delivers a Big Boot. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro uppercuts English. Cesaro throws pancakes at New Day. The Bar are double teaming English.
Sheamus with a Short-Arm Clothesline for a two count. Cesaro applies a rear chin lock. Coming out of the commercial break, Sheamus applies an Canadian Back Breaker Rack. English decks Sheamus with a JawBreaker. English sends Sheamus crashing shoulder first into the steel ring post. Rusev slowly walks back to the ring apron. English tags in Rusev. Rusev drops Cesaro with a shoulder tackle. Rusev follows that with a leg lariat. Rusev with a Corner Spear to Cesaro. Rusev with a Spinning Heel Kick. Rusev goes for The Machka Kick, but Cesaro ducks out of the way.
Rusev with a Pop Up Knee Strike. Rusev with a RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Rusev stomps on Cesaro’s back. Rusev locks in The Accolade. Sheamus breaks up the submission. Rusev tosses Sheamus out of the ring. Cesaro uppercuts Rusev in mid-air. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. The Bar connects with their Front Suplex/DDT Combination for a two count. Sheamus brings Rusev to the corner. Rusev kicks Sheamus in the jaw. Rusev slams Cesaro head on the steel ring post. Rusev rolls Sheamus over for a two count. Sheamus with a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam for a two count. English eats a Brogue Kick from Sheamus. Rusev lands The Machka Kick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Rusev Day via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega vs. R-Truth w/Carmella
Almas kicks Truth in the gut. Almas with a straight right hand. Almas slaps Truth in the chest. Almas follows that with a knife edge chop. Almas and Truth are trading back and forth shots. Truth with a Hurricanrana. Almas reverses out of the irish whip from Truth. Truth dives over Almas. Almas with a Double HandSpring Kick for a two count. Alms stomps on Truth’s back. Almas drives his knee into Truth’s chest. Almas applies a front face lock.
Truth with a SitOut GourdBuster. Truth dodges multiple strikes from Almas. Truth with a Single Leg Dropkick. Truth follows that with a Stinger Splash. Truth kicks Almas in the gut. Truth goes for The Scissors Kick, but Almas ducks out of the way. Truth shoves Almas into the ropes. Almas and Vega are doing their signature tranquilo pose. Carmella knocks Vega off the ring apron. Almas with an O’Connor Roll to pickup the victory.
Winner: R-Truth via Pinfall
Asuka & Naomi Backstage Interview:
Fifth Match: Brie Bella w/Daniel Bryan vs. Maryse w/The Miz
Maryse rolls herself out of the ring. Maryse makes out with Miz. Brie tells Maryse to bring it. Brie calls Maryse a coward. Miz gets upset. Brie doesn’t deserve to be in the same ring with Miz’s wife. Maryse is a two-time divas champion. One of the longest reigning champions of all-time. 5 months ago Maryse gave birth. This city doesn’t deserve this match. This match is over. Miz and Maryse heads to the backstage area.
Brie repeatedly slams Maryse head on the ring apron. Brie plays to the crowd. Miz hops on the ring apron to distract Brie. Miz runs away from Daniel Bryan. Maryse SuperKicks Brie. Bryan urges on his wife. Brie locks in The YES Lock! Miz pulls Brie out of the ring to cause the disqualification. After the match, Bryan starts teeing off on Miz. Bryan repeatedly punches Miz in the face.
Miz shoves Bryan into Brie. Miz sends Bryan crashing into the steel ring steps. Maryse transitions into a ground and pound attack. Maryse slams Brie’s head on the apron. Brie fires back with a Lou Thez Press. Brie with ground and pound attack of her own. Miz begs for mercy. Maryse kicks Brie in the gut. Miz continues to pull Brie off his wife. All out cat fight in the center of the ring. Bryan with a series of YES! Kicks. Brie finally punches Miz in the face. Bryan clotheslines Miz over the top rope.
Winner: Brie Bella via Disqualification