WWE SmackDown Live
October 9, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. If Becky Lynch Is Disqualified, She Will Lose The SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Quick stalemate in the corner. Becky talks smack to Charlotte. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Becky applies a wrist lock. Charlotte reverses the hold. Becky with a standing key lock. Becky goes for an early cover, but only gets a one count. Charlotte sweeps the legs of Becky. Becky shoves Charlotte. Charlotte bodyslams Becky. Becky kicks Charlotte in the jaw. Becky bounces Charlotte’s head on multiple turnbuckle pads. Charlotte goes for a knife edge chop, but Becky ducks out of the way. Becky kicks Charlotte in the gut. Becky slams Charlotte’s head on the canvas for a one count. Becky with a Sliding Leg Drop. Becky mocks Charlotte. Charlotte avoids another Leg Drop. Charlotte with a crucifix cover for a two count. Charlotte with a jack knife cover for a two count. Both ladies are knocked down after a double clothesline.
Charlotte ducks a clothesline from Becky. Charlotte with a NeckBreaker. Charlotte goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Becky lands back on her feet. Becky with a High Knee Lift. Becky side steps Charlotte into the turnbuckles. Becky with a SpringBoard Side Kick. Charlotte blocks The Dis-Arm-Her. Charlotte drops Becky with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Becky responds with an arm-drag takeover. Becky applies a bridging hammer lock. Becky drives her knee into the midsection of Charlotte. Becky goes for a low dropkick, but Charlotte blocks it. Charlotte slingshots Becky to the top turnbuckle. Charlotte follows that with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Back in the ring, Becky continues to work on the left shoulder of Charlotte.
Becky sends Charlotte crashing to the canvas for a two count. Becky is displaying her frustration. Becky delivers two european uppercuts. Becky tugs on Charlotte’s hair. Becky with a Spinning Back Kick. Becky hits The BexPloder for a two count. Charlotte creates distance with her BackBreaker/STO Combination. Charlotte is lighting up Becky’s chest. Charlotte ducks a clothesline from Becky. Charlotte with a Belly to Back Suplex. Becky stops Charlotte in her tracks. Becky goes for a Flying Shoulder Block, but Charlotte ducks out of the way. Charlotte rolls Becky over for a two count. Becky decks Charlotte with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Charlotte has Becky perched on the top turnbuckle. Becky floats over into The Cross Arm-Breaker.
Becky transitions into a Triangle Choke. Charlotte with a pinning combination for a two count. Charlotte connects with a DeadLift PowerBomb for a two count. Becky drops Charlotte with a Leaping Shoulder Tackle for a two count. Becky can’t put Charlotte away. Becky and Charlotte are trading back and forth shots. Becky HeadButts Charlotte. Charlotte responds with a Big Boot for a two count. Coming out of the commercial break, Becky sends Charlotte face first to the middle turnbuckle. Becky is trying to get herself intentionally counted out. Charlotte tosses Becky back into the ring. Becky shoves Charlotte into the referee.
Becky argues with the referee. Charlotte with a Victory Roll for a two count. Becky gets a hand full of tights for a two count. Charlotte Spears Becky. Becky heads to the outside. Charlotte goes for an Asai MoonSault, but Becky ducks out of the way. Becky delivers The BexPloder on the floor. Charlotte gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Charlotte with an Exploder Suplex of her own. Charlotte plants Becky with Natural Selection. Becky continues to roll herself out of the ring. Unfortunately both ladies get counted out. After the match, all hell is breaking loose. Charlotte drops Becky with a Forearm Smash. Charlotte and Becky are brawling on the stage. Becky with a Big Boot to Charlotte. Charlotte Spears Becky through the LED Board.
Match Results: Double Count-Out, but still WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch
– The Undertaker, Rey Mysterio and Evolution will be on SmackDown 1000 next week.
– Royal Rumble 2019 tickets come out this Friday at 10am Pacific Time.
– Video packages for Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe.
Second Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe in a WWE World Cup Tournament Qualifying Match
Joe is throwing forearms at Hardy. Joe HeadButts Hardy. Joe bounces Hardy’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Joe is mauling Hardy on the second rope. Hardy is trying to create separation. Hardy kicks Joe in the gut. Hardy goes for The Twist Of Fate, but Joe blocks it. Hardy dropkicks the injured knee of Joe. Joe is trying to regain his stamina. Hardy applies a Sleeper Hold. Joe with shots to the midsection of Hardy. Joe delivers another HeadButt. Joe blasts Hardy with a Knife Edge Chop. Joe follows that with a Running Elbow Strike.
Joe drives his elbow into Hardy’s back. Joe applies The Cravate. Joe pulls Hardy down to the mat. Joe with a Senton Splash for a two count. Joe with a series of left jabs in the corner. Joe applies an Bow and Arrow Stretch. Hardy is displaying his fighting spirit. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Joe tosses Hardy out of the ring. Joe bounces Hardy head on the steel ring step. Joe inadvertently kicks the ring step which buys Hardy some time. Hardy repeatedly stomps on the injured knee of Joe. Joe rocks Hardy with a big haymaker. Joe can barely stand. The referee finally calls for the bell.
Winner: Jeff Hardy via Referee Stoppage
Paige’s WWE Evolution Announcement:
At WWE Evolution, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair in a Last Woman Standing Match For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Miz TV With Special Guests: AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan
Welcome to the most must WWE talk show in history, Miz TV. Miz needs to be professional because of his two guests tonight. In four weeks, at WWE Crown Jewel, his two guests will be competing for the WWE Championship. Miz brings out AJ Styles first. How’s the family? Styles is pissed. Miz heart went out to Styles after what Joe put him through. Styles is defending his title against a different opponent. An opponent who will not play psychological games, won’t attack you from behind, and if he came to your house, he would tend your garden. You are getting a by the book boy scout, Daniel Bryan. Mutual respect from Bryan and Styles. Respect is the last thing people want to see for the biggest prize in Sports Entertainment. Does Miz want to talk about his match at Super Show-Down? Bryan promises that it won’t take very long.
Miz will remain professional. How does Bryan rank among his challengers over the last 11 months? Samoa Joe has been Styles greatest competitor. He made it personal. This match will be between the ropes in the House that AJ Styles Built. Basically Styles is better than everyone including Daniel Bryan. Bryan wants to beat a worthy opponent and nobody in the WWE has proven more worthy because he has defended the most coveted title in the WWE for more than 300 days. Styles earned the right to think he’s better than him. Bryan has a lot to prove, but deep down he knows that he can beat AJ Styles. With all due respect, Bryan never faced anyone who is phenomenal.
Bryan likes that they are having fun at the expense of the two minute man, but the truth is that this WWE Championship match is the reason why he fought so hard to come back. Bryan talked about fighting for his dreams, but he never talked about his dream. His dream was not to have psychological warfare, reform Team Hell No, or fight this jerk. he dream he was fighting for was the WWE Title.The only thing standing in the way between him and his dream is AJ Styles. Styles gets in Bryan’s face. Styles is not moving. Not for Bryan and not for anybody. Miz says it took them long enough to do something interesting. How does it feel to punch Miz in the face?
Bryan says it feels great. Styles knocked Miz’ tooth out. Enough is enough. It’s obvious that they would be too bored with each other to talk about Miz. Bryan’s victory at Super Show-Down was a fluke. Miz wanted a rematch, but Bryan is a charity case. Miz was kicking Bryan’s ass week after week. Bryan took the air out of the stadium with a rollup. At least Miz knocked Bryan out. Styles is another Daniel Bryan, but with a southern accent. The WWE Title has never been more irrelevant. Look in the mirror to see why the WWE Championship is not the main event. Regardless of who wins at Crown Jewel, he’s got next. Styles will be battling the man who beat Daniel Bryan last week. Good luck champ.
Third Match: AJ Styles vs. Shelton Benjamin
Miz and Daniel Bryan joins the commentary team for this match. Styles applies a waist lock. Styles goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Benjamin holds on the top rope. Styles lands a deep arm-drag. Benjamin responds with a side russian leg sweep. Benjamin rocks Styles with a forearm smash. Benjamin with a Crossbody Block in the corner. Benjamin with the early cover for a two count. Benjamin applies a rear chin lock. Styles gets back to a vertical base. Styles decks Benjamin with a JawBreaker. Benjamin with a Back Body Drop for a two count. Benjamin hooks the leg for a one count. Benjamin rams his shoulders into the midsection of Styles. Styles unloads a flurry of strikes. Styles side steps Benjamin into the turnbuckles. Styles delivers The Phenomenal Blitz.
Benjamin goes for a Spinning Wheel Kick, but Styles counters with a Pele Kick. Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but Benjamin blocks it. Styles kicks Benjamin in the jaw. Styles sets up for The Phenomenal Forearm. Benjamin knocks Styles off the ring apron. Benjamin tosses Styles around the ringside area. Benjamin with the lateral press for a two count. Benjamin applies a Sleeper Hold. Benjamin transitions into a side headlock. Benjamin pulls Styles down to the mat. Benjamin places Styles on the top turnbuckle.
Coming out of the commercial break, Styles connects with an Electric Chair Drop. Styles follows that with another Phenomenal Blitz. Styles with a Basement Forearm Smash to Benjamin. Styles with a Corner Clothesline. Benjamin negates The Ushigoroshi. Benjamin goes for a German Suplex, but Styles lands back on his feet. Styles locks in The Calf Crusher. Benjamin crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Benjamin HeadButts Styles in the chest. Styles targets the left hamstring of Benjamin. Benjamin launches Styles to the ring apron. Styles creates distance with a forearm shiver. Styles lands The Phenomenal Forearm to pickup the victory.
Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall
– Big Show and Randy Orton Video Packages.
Rusev, Lana and Aiden English Backstage Segment:
Fourth Match: Randy Orton vs. Big Show in a WWE World Cup Tournament Qualifying Match
Show drives Orton to the corner. Orton ducks a clothesline from Show. Orton with rapid fire haymakers. Show punches Orton in the gut. Orton rolls himself out of the ring. Show is fired up. Orton is playing mind games with Show. Show grabs Orton by the throat. Orton repeatedly kicks Show in the chest. Orton drops Show with a DDT for a two count. Orton connects with The Garvin Stomp. Orton applies a rear chin lock. Show gets back to a vertical base. Show with a Belly to Back Suplex.
Show with a pair of clothesline for Orton. Show follows that with a Corner Hip Attack. Show drops Orton with a shoulder tackle. Orton is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Show rolls Orton back into the ring. Orton dropkicks Show. Orton hits The IEDDT for a two count. Show Spears Orton for a two count. Show signals for The ChokeSlam. Show pulls Orton back into the ring. Show ChokeSlams Orton for a two count. Show goes for The WMD, but Orton rolls himself out of the ring. Orton pokes Show in the eye. Orton connects with The RKO to pickup the victory.
Winner: Randy Orton via Pinfall