WWE SmackDown Live
September 25, 2018
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Truth TV with Special Guests: Carmella, Daniel Bryan and The Miz
Welcome to the most must see talk show, Truth TV. Can Truth get a what’s up? Here’s the Andy Richards to his Conan the Barbarian, the Princess of Staten Island and his tag team partner in the Mixed Match Challenge, Carmella. In less than two weeks, his guest will face the old host at Super Show Down and the winner will get a future WWE Title opportunity. Give it up for the yes man, Daniel Bryan. Truth has a lot of questions for Bryan. Miz has been plotting and scheming for eight years with the other Carmella. Truth points out that Carmella changed her hair color. How much will it mean to beat Miz to get one step closer to the WWE Championship? Bryan says that this show is way better than Miz TV. Wait a minute, it’s time for the seven seconds dance break. Bryan starts laughing. Truth has an animal segment coming up.
Catharsis is the release of unwanted energy. Bryan expended so much energy trying to come back to the WWE, but that was not enough. He wanted to be the WWE Champion. Bryan only defend the title once. Bryan has unfinished business with Miz. If he beats Miz at Super Show Down, it would be cathartic. Bryan wants to be the WWE Champion to prove that he’s the best. He knows that Miz will do anything he can to capture that title so he can say he is the best. That’s the biggest difference between the both of them. Miz comes out to interrupt Truth TV. Miz is pissed. First and foremost, what is Truth doing?
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. Truth beat Miz two weeks ago in this ring. If Miz had a championship, it would be his. Instead, Miz has a talk show, so he took that. Miz calls Truth an idiot. Well, Truth is the idiot with the talk show. When Miz hands goes up, your mouth goes shut. Bryan will want to hear what Miz has to say. They have their differences. The WWE Universe loves you because you are Daniel Bryan. Bryan is the scrappy underdog that knows right from wrong. That’s why people love him. That’s why Bryan will never beat Miz. He’s smart and not a coward. Miz wins at all costs. That’s why he won at SummerSlam and Hell in a Cell. Miz will beat Bryan one more time Super Show Down.
Miz will do anything to move on to the WWE Championship. Will Bryan? No because Bryan is too proud to do what it takes to win. That’s why you have put down the people who care about you. In order to beat him, Bryan has to go against his moral code. If Bryan cheats, not only will he steal the hope from these people, but he’ll tarnish the name of Daniel Bryan. Miz killed Truth’s animal segment. Miz is banded from the show for life. Will Miz fight to get his show back? Miz refuses to fight because Truth is stealing his show. Time for another dance break. Miz heads to the gorilla position. Miz runs into Paige. Miz wants Truth to be canceled. Paige informs Miz that he’ll have a match with Truth right now.
First Match: R-Truth w/Carmella vs. The Miz
Daniel Bryan joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Miz applies a side headlock. Truth unloads two shoulder tackles. Miz shoves Truth into the ropes. Truth starts dancing. Truth ducks a clothesline from Miz. Truth rolls Miz over for a two count. Miz rolls himself out of the ring. Miz takes off his head band. Miz hangs Truth on the top rope. Truth with a High Hip Toss for a two count. Carmella is moonwalking on the ring apron. Truth with a big haymaker. Miz slaps Truth in the face. Truth chases Miz around the ringside area.
Truth with a running haymaker to Miz. Truth sends Miz crashing into the ringside barricade. Truth bounces Miz’s head on the ring apron. Truth rolls Miz back into the ring. Truth transitions into a Corner Mount. Miz drops Truth with a Big Boot. Miz with a series of IT! Kicks. Truth dodges a leg lariat from Miz. Truth with another rollup for a two count. Miz kicks Truth in the gut. Miz hits an Implant DDT for a two count. Miz drives his knee into Truth’s back. Miz applies an Bow and Arrow Stretch. Truth reverses the hold. Truth with a BackSlide Cover for a two count. Truth with rapid fire haymakers to Miz. Miz puts Truth down with a knee lift.
Miz mocks Carmella. Miz follows that with a Running Boot for a two count. Miz applies a rear chin lock. Truth gets back to a vertical base. Truth with shots to the midsection of Miz. Miz reverses out of the irish whip from Truth. Miz goes for another knee lift, but Truth rolls him over for a two count. Miz with a Neck/Back Breaker Combination for a two count. Miz argues with the referee. Miz with a Running Boot across the back of Truth’s back. Miz stares at Bryan. Truth is trying to build momentum.
Miz lands The Awesome Clothesline. Miz with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike for a two count. Miz tosses Truth out of the ring. Coming out of the commercial break, Truth avoids the referee’s ten count. Truth fires up with multiple clotheslines. Truth with a Single Leg Dropkick. Truth does the splits. Truth with a Stinger Splash. Truth kicks Miz in the gut. Truth connects with a JawBreaker for a two count. Truth goes for The Scissors Kick, but Miz ducks out of the way. Truth with a Spinning Shoulder Block for a two count. Miz pokes Truth in the eye. Miz plants Truth with The Skull Crushing Finale. Miz taunts Bryan. Miz with a Running Knee to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Miz via Pinfall
Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair Backstage Segment:
Second Match: Sheamus w/Cesaro vs. Big E w/The New Day
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sheamus applies a side headlock. Sheamus thrust kicks the midsection of Big E. Sheamus follows that with The Ten Beats Of Bodhran. Sheamus is distracted by the referee. Big E hip tosses Sheamus out of the ring. Big E with clubbing blows to Sheamus. Big E with a Running Splash on the ring apron. Big E is talking strategy with New Day. Big E delivers a series of belly to belly suplexes. Sheamus HeadButts Big E. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Big E lands back on his feet.
Big E with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Big E starts shaking his hips. Big E goes for another Running Splash, but Sheamus gets his knees up in the air. Sheamus with the cover for a two count. Sheamus with a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam for a two count. Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick, but Big E counters with a PowerBomb for a two count. Big E goes for a Spear, but Sheamus counters with a High Knee Strike. Big E has Sheamus in position for The Big Ending. Sheamus desperately holds onto the top rope. Sheamus connects with The Brogue Kick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Sheamus via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) September 26, 2018
Rusev, Lana and Aiden English In-Ring Segment:
Last week, Rusev’s friend and partner Aiden English betrayed him, and he did it on the greatest day of all, Rusev Day. That makes him a traitor. Before he crushes his soul, he wants Aiden the Traitor to explain himself. English knows that Rusev is angry. This is not his fault. Rusev was the Super Athlete. None of these people cared about you. He was floundering and lacked direction. English saw potential in him. English made Rusev the most beloved superstar in WWE. If you don’t believe him, watch the video. How amazing were they? They had more than 70,000 people chanting for them. Not just during the match, but the entire night.
They were destined to be legends. What happened? Lana happened. This whole mess is Lana’s fault. Things were better when it was just Rusev and English. Lana says that she made Rusev an unstoppable force. She got him a tank for WrestleMania. English is a glorified cheerleader. He’s trying to make a name for himself using Rusev. Lana stands by her husband, she supports him, etc. If Lana is so honest, will she tell Rusev about that one night in Milwaukee. English drops the mic and heads to the backstage area.
— WWE (@WWE) September 26, 2018
Rusev, Lana and Becky Lynch Backstage Segment:
Third Match: Asuka & Naomi vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
The Iconics joins the commentary team for this match. Asuka and Rose will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Asuka applies a wrist lock. Asuka transitions into a hammer lock. Asuka immediately goes for The Asuka Lock, but Rose tags in Deville. Asuka dodges a Bicycle Knee Strike from Rose. Deville Spears Asuka for a two count. Deville kicks Asuka in the face. Deville brings Asuka to the corner. Deville tags in Rose.
Absolution repeatedly stomps on Asuka’s chest. Rose with a series of forearm shivers. Rose drives her knee into Asuka’s back. Asuka is trapped in Absolution’s corner. Absolution with Stereo Mid-Kicks. Deville applies a bodyscissors hold. Asuka transitions into a ground and pound attack. Deville goes for a Buzzsaw Kick, but Asuka counters with a German Suplex. Naomi and Rose are tagged in. Naomi ducks a clothesline from Rose. Naomi with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Naomi follows that with a Sliding Slap.
Naomi drops Rose with a High Knee Strike. Naomi with a Leg Drop for a two count. Naomi tosses Deville out of the ring. Rose connects with a Bicycle Knee Strike. Rose tags in Deville. Deville with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Asuka knocks Rose off the ring apron with a Running Hip Attack. Deville punches Naomi in the ribs. Deville with a Muay Thai Knee Strike. Naomi responds with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri. Naomi tags in Asuka. Naomi and Asuka lands Stereo RoundHouse Kicks to pickup the victory.
Winner: Asuka & Naomi via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Tye Dillinger
Dillinger side steps Nakamura into the turnbuckles. Dillinger with a series of knife edge chops. Nakamura reverses out of the irish whip from Dillinger. Dillinger clotheslines Nakamura. Dillinger tells Nakamura to bring it. Dillinger dodges a high knee strike from Nakamura. Nakamura repeatedly kicks Dillinger in the back of the head. Nakamura places Dillinger on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a Corner Knee Strike. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Dillinger ducks out of the way. Dillinger SuperKicks Nakamura. Dillinger lands a Frog Splash for a two count. Dillinger is displaying his frustration. Dillinger transitions into a corner mount.
Randy Orton attacks Dillinger from behind to cause the disqualification. After the match, Orton sends Dillinger shoulder first to the steel ring post. Orton clotheslines Dillinger on the floor. Orton with rapid fire uppercuts. Orton launches Dillinger over the announce table. Orton with a Belly to Back Suplex on the table. Orton rolls Dillinger back into the ring. Orton connects with The Garvin Stomp. Orton dumps Dillinger rib first on the top rope. Orton plants Dillinger with The IEDDT off the ring apron. Orton does the perfect ten hand gesture as heads to the backstage area. Nakamura drops Dillinger with The Kinshasa.
Winner: Tye Dillinger via Disqualification
Randy Orton Backstage Interview:
Fifth Match: Becky Lynch vs. Lana
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Becky applies a wrist lock. Becky transitions into a side headlock. Becky continues to grapple around Lana. Becky with a quick rollup for a one count. Becky with a waist lock takedown. Becky tells Lana to bring it. Becky shoves Lana. Lana slaps Becky in the face. Lana tackles Becky. Lana transitions into a ground and pound attack. Lana kicks Becky in the gut. Lana with a Bulldog for a two count.
Becky rolls herself out of the ring. Becky thrust kicks the midsection of Lana. Becky sends Lana crashing into the ringside barricade. Lana with a pinning combination for a two count. Lana ducks a clothesline from Becky. Lana lands The Machka Kick for a two count. Lana repeatedly stomps on Becky’s back. Becky knocks Lana off the second rope. Becky connects with The BexPloder. Becky locks in The Dis-Arm-Her which forces Lana to tap out.
Winner: Becky Lynch via Submission
Aiden English Backstage Interview:
AJ Styles & Samoa Joe’s WWE Super Show-Down Contract Signing:
Due to a controversial ending at Hell in a Cell, there was only one thing Paige could do. That was to make the WWE Title match at WWE Super Show-Down a no count out, no disqualification match. There has to be a winner. Paige has taken all precautions tonight, but we know how these contract signings end. Paige brings out the WWE Champion, AJ Styles. Samoa Joe is nowhere to be found. Joe doesn’t have the guts to come out and sign the contract. Joe is more likely to attack him from behind. Styles has eyes in the back of his head. Joe may not be out here right now, but we know that he will be in Australia to try to take this title from him.
There will be no disqualifications, no count outs, no rules. That’s up Joe’s alley. Joe appears on the Titantron. WWE Superstars have the pleasure to go to exotic places that we never thought we would go to. Tonight, he finds himself in one of those places. That will be AJ Styles house. He told Wendy and Annie that daddy was coming home. Where is Styles? He’s thousands of miles away in Denver, Colorado. Styles has done great for himself and the house is beautiful, down to the white picket fence. Is Styles feeling helpless tonight? There’s nothing he can do right now. Does Styles have that nauseous feeling in his stomach because he didn’t heed the warnings?
He could’ve made a difference tonight. Styles is are far far away. Joe wants Styles to call Wendy. Never mind, Joe doesn’t want to ruin the surprise. Joe got a gift for Annie. Is that guilt or rage? Is that blood boiling? Is that rage turning into fear? Are you confused? Do you not know what to do? Joe wants Styles to remember that feeling because that is exactly how you will feel when he beats Styles for the WWE Title in Australia. This has always been about consequences. Styles doesn’t want Joe to do anything stupid. Styles stole the title from Joe and that demanded consequences. There is plenty of time for that. Should Joe let himself in? Nope, that would be rude. Joe will ring the door bell. Daddy’s Home.