WWE SmackDown Live
September 18, 2018
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Miz TV with Special Guests: Maryse and Daniel Bryan
Welcome to the most must see WWE talk show in history, Miz TV. We got breaking news. Daniel Bryan will face The Miz at Super Show Down and the winner will have a future WWE Championship opportunity. Bryan is not on his level. Don’t believe him? Miz won at SummerSlam and Hell in a Cell. He’ll do it again at Super Show Down. Miz will move on to something more deserving of his talents. Miz went through great lengths to score tonight’s guest for MizTV. It’s Maryse everybody. Quick make out session. It’s an honor to have Maryse on the show. Maryse has overcome stereotypes and given birth to the most perfect child on the planet? How hard was it to beat Brie?
It was the easiest thing she has ever done. Maryse is a better athlete. Motherhood can change you and Brie’s heart wasn’t into it. Miz says that Brie’s heart is not in her marriage right now. Brie thought she was hitching her wagon on a big star. Brie was getting married to stay relevant. They came up against a team with real love and real talent. What’s next for Maryse? Tonight is her last night on Smackdown. Maryse is going back to be the Mother of the Century.
Miz gushes over how his wife looks. Some of the people in Tulsa haven’t recovered from giving birth 30 years ago. Don’t you dare boo his wife. Miz is going to treat the Tulsa crowd like children. Miz will destroy Daniel Bryan right now. Bryan arrives on the stage. Miz can talk about Bryan all he wants, but when he talk about his wife, this is what you get. Bryan with a double leg takedown. Bryan is throwing haymakers at Miz. Bryan inadvertently dropkicks Miz into Maryse. Maryse faked an injury. Maryse starts laughing at Bryan. Miz attacks Bryan from behind. Miz goes for The Skull Crushing Finale, but Bryan blocks it. Bryan clotheslines Miz over the top rope.
Daniel Bryan Backstage Interview:
The New Day Promo:
#SDLive #TagTeamChampions #TheNewDay are getting ready for #WWESSD by embracing their inner Australian! @WWEBigE @TrueKofi @XavierWoodsPhD pic.twitter.com/1Spg60J7Hp
— WWE (@WWE) September 19, 2018
First Match: Cesaro w/Sheamus vs. Kofi Kingston w/The New Day
Kofi dropkicks Cesaro. Kofi with multiple leg kicks. Kofi follows that with a Twisting Crossbody Block. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Kofi with a Jumping Lariat. Kofi plays to the crowd. Cesaro rolls himself out of the ring. Cesaro is talking strategy with Sheamus. Kofi is playing mind games with Cesaro. Cesaro doesn’t like pancakes. Kofi with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Kofi rolls Cesaro back into the ring. Cesaro chop blocks Kofi. Cesaro wraps Kofi’s injured leg around the bottom rope.
Cesaro is ignorning the referee’s five count in the corner. Cesaro uppercuts Kofi. Kofi rolls Cesaro over for a one count. Cesaro drops Kofi with a Big Boot. Cesaro hammers down on the left knee of Kofi. Cesaro goes for a Bodyslam, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi with a Victory Roll for a two count. Cesaro dropkicks the injured knee. Cesaro applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. Kofi with multiple pinning combinations. Cesaro responds with a Running European Uppercut for a two count. Cesaro HeadButts Kofi.
Kofi is having a hard time creating separation. Kofi decks Cesaro with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kofi kicks Cesaro in the jaw. Kofi follows that with two chops. Kofi with a Rolling Kick to Cesaro. Cesaro blasts Kofi with a Standing Dropkick. Cesaro goes for an Avalanche Gut Wrench Suplex, but Kofi blocks it. Kofi hits a Tornado DDT for a two count. Kofi with a low bridge which sends Cesaro crashing to the outside. Kofi with a SlingShot Senton. Kofi connects with The SOS for a two count. Kofi with a Backslide Cover for a two count. Cesaro viciously kicks the injured leg of Kofi. Cesaro plants Kofi with The Neutralizer to pickup the victory.
Winner: Cesaro via Pinfall
Rusev, Lana and Aiden English Backstage Segment:
NOT a Happy #RusevDay…#SDLive @RusevBUL @WWEDramaKing @LanaWWE pic.twitter.com/3DJgABYHZW
— WWE (@WWE) September 19, 2018
Was @SamoaJoe gypped at #HIAC or was it karma?@AJStylesOrg and @SamoaJoe will fight one more time in Australia, and this time ANYTHING GOES! #WWESSD #SDLive pic.twitter.com/6psZ6vvVR9
— WWE (@WWE) September 19, 2018
Randy Orton TV Production Segment:
Second Match: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Rusev w/Lana & Aiden English For The WWE United States Championship
Rusev dodges leg kicks from Nakamura. Nakamura applies a waist lock. Rusev reverses the hold. Rusev applies a wrist lock. Rusev unloads two shoulder tackles. Rusev maintains wrist control. Rusev kicks Nakamura in the gut. Nakamura responds with a hamstring shot. Nakamura tells Rusev to bring it. Nakamura with a Muay Thai Knee Strike. Nakamura bounces Rusev’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Nakamura connects with Bad Vibrations. Rusev responds with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Rusev with a Vertical Suplex for a two count.
Nakamura rolls himself out of the ring. Nakamura hangs Rusev on the top rope. Nakamura with a Single Leg Dropkick for a two count. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Aiden English is trying to curry favor with Lana. Rusev bodyslams Nakamura. Rusev kicks Nakamura in the face. Rusev is throwing haymakers at Nakamura. Rusev delivers his combination offense. Rusev with a Mid-Kick. Rusev follows that with a Spin Kick. Rusev plays to the crowd. Rusev goes for The Machka Kick, but Nakamura ducks out of the way. Rusev with a High Leg Lariat for a two count.
Rusev with clubbing shoulder blocks in the corner. Nakamura side steps Rusev into the turnbuckles. Nakamura repeatedly stomps on the back of Rusev’s neck. Rusev avoids a Corner Knee Strike. Rusev brings Nakamura to the ring apron. Rusev goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Nakamura blocks it. Nakamura rakes the eyes of Rusev. Nakamura with a Flying Knee Strike. Nakamura throws Rusev into the ringside barricade. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Rusev counters with The Machka Kick. Rusev is distracted by English. Nakamura rolls Rusev over to pickup the victory. After the match, English attacks Rusev from behind.
Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall
Third Match: AJ Styles vs. Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega
Almas attacks Styles before the bell rings. Styles slowly gets back on his feet. Styles is ready to fight. Almas is bringing the fight to Styles. Almas repeatedly stomps on Styles chest. Almas is throwing forearms at Styles. Almas with clubbing muay thai knee strikes in the corner. Styles is trying to create separation. Almas drops Styles with a Big Boot. Almas drives his knee into the midsection of Styles. Almas with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Almas continues to put the boots to Styles. Almas applies a wrist lock. Almas whips Styles shoulder first across the top turnbuckle. Almas applies an Roped Assisted Arm-Bar.
Styles tumbles to the floor. Almas rolls Styles back into the ring. Almas with the cover for a one count. Almas applies a standard arm-bar. Almas ignores the referee’s five count. Almas goes for another Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker, but Styles counters with a Tornado DDT. Almas negates The Phenomenal Blitz. Almas with a Discus Back Elbow Smash for a two count. Almas is jamming his knee down Style’s throat. Vega delivers a cheap from the outside. Styles hits The Ushigoroshi.
Styles with a Leaping Lariat. Styles follows that with a Basement Forearm Smash. Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but Almas counters with a Back Body Drop. Almas goes for . Double Rotation MoonSault, but Styles gets his knees up in the air. Styles punches Almas int he face. Almas blocks The Phenomenal Forearm. Almas has Styles draped across the middle rope. Almas with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Styles gets back in the ring at the count of eight. Almas knocks Styles off the ring apron.
Coming out of the commercial break, Styles avoids a Leaping Knee Strike from Almas. Styles rocks Almas with a Sliding Knee Smash. Styles rolls Almas back into the ring. Styles with a Phenomenal Forearm for a two count. Almas whips Styles throat across the top rope. Almas with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Almas with a ShotGun Meteora for a two count. Almas goes for a HammerLock DDT, but Styles counters with a Jack Knife Cover for a two count. Styles plants Almas with The Styles Clash to pickup the victory. After the match, Samoa Joe attacks Styles from behind. Joe says that Styles will never be safe. Styles bounces Joe’s head on the steel ring steps. Styles starts teeing off on Joe. Joe rakes the eyes of Styles. Joe hightails out of the BOK Center.
Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Asuka w/Naomi vs. Billie Kay w/Peyton Royce
Ahead of #WWESSD, can @WWEAsuka knock off @BillieKayWWE in singles competition on #SDLive?! pic.twitter.com/tDD2jbHIBn
— WWE (@WWE) September 19, 2018
Asuka with a rapid fire strikes to Billie. Asuka is distracted by Royce. Billie drives Asuka’s back to the bottom rope. Billie with the cover for a two count. Billie locks in The Cravate. Asuka rolls Billie over for a two count. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack. Billie responds with a Big Boot for a two count. Billie argues with the referee. Billie talks smack to Asuka. Billie goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Asuka counters with The Asuka Lock which forces her to tap out.
Winner: Asuka via Submission
Becky Lynch’s Championship Coronation:
It took two long years, but Becky Lynch is back where she belongs. This is her show and this is her title. There will be no more being left off the magazines, pay per view posters, or the morning talk shows. Becky doesn’t need balloons or the division she built around the ring. All she needs is Charlotte Flair. So Charlotte doesn’t want to steal her spotlight for a change? Charlotte makes her way to the ring. Paige tells Charlotte and Becky that there will be no fighting tonight. Charlotte is not here to fight or to steal Becky’s spotlight. She wants show the respect that Becky could not give to her at SummerSlam.
Becky was the better woman on Sunday. You paid a steep price to win that title. You threw away more than a friendship. Charlotte cannot wait to stand across the ring from you in front of 60,000 people when she gets her rematch in Australia. It took Becky two years to get that title back, but she could lose it in one night. Becky stopped listening to Charlotte. Charlotte said that Becky was in second place, this title says otherwise. Becky knew that Charlotte was trying to steal the spotlight on the biggest night of her career.
Charlotte can touch her and raise her hand tonight. Becky wants Charlotte to put the title around her waist. Charlotte was hoping for a little bit of what Becky was inside her. Charlotte congratulates Becky. All Becky really wanted was for Charlotte to call her queen, bitch. Charlotte snaps. Charlotte drops Becky with a Forearm Smash. Charlotte and Becky are brawling on the floor. Becky drives Charlotte shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Becky launches Charlotte over the announce table. Becky rolls Charlotte back into the ring. Becky locks in The Dis-Arm-Her. Becky stands tall with the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Becky plants Charlotte with The BexPloder.