WWE SmackDown 1000
October 16, 2018
Capital One Arena
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Truth TV With Special Guests: The McMahon Family
Welcome to the 1,000th episode of SmackDown Live. In all of the years that TruthTV has been on the air, there have been a lot of memorable history making moments, but none like tonight. There’s only been one episode and the show has been canceled. It’s time for a dance break. The Fabulous Truth is getting ready to introduce their first guest. Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring. Stephanie was the first ever General Manager of SmackDown and she had a vision. It’s so incredible to see that vision come to life on the 1000th episode of Smackdown.
Shane McMahon comes out to interrupt Stephanie. What’s up DC? The opening video package flooded his head with so many memories. This event wouldn’t have been possible without all of you. Shane panders to the crowd and they eat it up. Shane welcomes Stephanie to the A Show. Stephanie says that SmackDown is a show, but it’s the second longest episodic television show, behind Raw.
Raw is held to a higher standard. They wouldn’t kick off the show with the likes of TruthTV. They would want to start off a little bigger and bolder. Shane says they try to put things like TruthTV on and things that people want to see. Vince McMahon joins the conversation. The WWE Universe doesn’t want to see Shane and Stephanie bicker. They came for entertainment. Let’s have another dance break.
First Match: AJ Styles & Daniel Bryan vs. The Usos
Bryan and Jey Uso will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bryan applies a side headlock. Bryan drops Jey with a shoulder tackle. Bryan leapfrogs over Jey. Bryan drop toe holds Jey to the canvas. Bryan with a La Magistral for a one count. Bryan applies a wrist lock. Jey with a straight right hand. Bryan uppercuts Jey. Jey tags in Jimmy. The Usos are double teaming Bryan. Jimmy hooks the leg for a one count. Jimmy unloads two knife edge chops. Bryan responds with YES! Kicks in the corner. Bryan crawls under Jimmy. Bryan with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Bryan tags in Styles.
Styles repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Jimmy. Styles applies a side headlock. Styles sweeps the legs of Jimmy. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jimmy side steps Styles into the turnbuckles. The Usos with Stereo Apron Enzuigiri’s for a two count. Jey is throwing haymakers at Styles. Jey whips Styles sternum first across the turnbuckles. Jey plays to the crowd. Jey goes for The Running StinkFace, but Styles counters with The Calf Crusher. Bryan has Jimmy trapped in the YES! Lock. Jey crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Coming out of the commercial break, Bryan and Jey are tagged in. Bryan with rapid fire haymakers. Bryan ducks clothesline from Jey. Bryan lands a Suicide Dive. Bryan drops Jey with a Forearm Smash. Bryan delivers a Missile Dropkick. Bryan is fired up. Bryan with clubbing YES! Kicks. Bryan with an RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Styles goes for The Phenomenal Forearm, but Jimmy ducks out of the way. Styles tosses Jimmy out of the ring. Jey uppercuts Styles. Bryan inadvertently punches Styles in the face. Jey SuperKicks Styles. Jey ducks a clothesline from Bryan. The Usos connects with Stereo SuperKicks to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Usos via Pinfall
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) October 17, 2018
Evolution In-Ring Segment:
One thousand episodes. How do you accomplish something that monumental? You accomplish it by evolving constantly. How do you celebrate something so monumental? You bring together the one group that epitomizes Evolution. This is a lifetime for The Nature Boy to be out here with that group. Flair is more used to that 10,000 number. Orton says that walking down that aisle and listening to that music brings back memories. What better way to get a start in this business than with this group? Orton has been evolving. While Triple H has been running the show, Flair living vicariously through his daughter, Batista spending more time in a make up chair than the ring, Orton has been winning championships.
Batista is a little nervous being back in this ring. It’s been a long time. Batista is going to enjoy every second of it and ignore what Orton said. You know the last place he wants to be is with this microphone in his hand. Batista has four things he wants to say. First, he wanted to be here tonight because it is Smackdown 1000. Batista is proud to have built this brand. Second, this is his home town. He bounced at a nightclub two blocks away for thirteen years. He saw more violence than anyone needs to see. He’s speaking to all of you and it’s a dream come true. Third, it is because of all of you. Whether you booed him or called him Bluetista or BooTista. Whether you loved him or hated him, he came out and busted his ass and loved all of you. He didn’t care if he won or lost, he wanted to entertain you.
Fourth, is the guys in the ring with him. Do you realize how special this is? Do you realize how the molecules changed in the room when they walked into this building? When that music plays, it’s a different vibe. Four champions brought together to build an army. It has never been done before and will never be done again. Randy Orton, 13-time champion. Batista knew that Orton was special the first time he saw him in OVW. Flair, Hunter, and everyone else knew he was special. Ric Flair, the 16-time World Champion. There’s nothing he can tell you about Flair that you don’t already know. Batista makes a joke about Flair keeping things in his pants. Triple H, 14-time World Champion. This man has single handedly changed this business. He is this business. Triple H never defeated Batista. This leads to a standoff in the center of the ring.
Second Match: Rusev w/Lana vs. The Miz in a WWE World Cup Qualifying Match
Kurt Angle joins the commentary team for this match. Rusev with a Corner Spear to Miz. Rusev drops Miz with a Spin Kick. Rusev plays to the crowd. Rusev goes for The Machka Kick, but Miz heads to the outside. Rusev rolls Miz back into the ring. Miz is using the referee as a protective shield. Rusev kicks Miz in the gut. Aiden English trips Rusev from the outside. Miz with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory. After the match, English talks smack to Lana. Lana low blows English. Rusev repeatedly drives English shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Rusev launches English over the announce table.
Winner: The Miz via Pinfall
The Cutting Edge With Special Guests: Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair
It doesn’t get more huge than Smackdown 1000. Edge had to be here. SmackDown has always felt like his show. Some of his greatest accomplishments happened here. He cashed in against the Undertaker. He competed in a No DQ match against Eddie Guerrero that people talk to him about today. He married Vickie Guerrero. He divorced Vickie Guerrero. Needless to say, this show really means something to him. The last few weeks, he has been watching and had to come here to address it. Tonight, the Rated R Superstar is going to try to be SmackDown’s Moral Compass. Edge brings out his first guest tonight, the SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch.
Edge and Becky have a lot in common. He understands what Becky is thinking. He wasn’t supposed to be in the main event and he wasn’t supposed to be on the posters. He had to fight for everything he got in this company, just like you. Becky thinks she’s doing the right thing by throwing away her friendship with Charlotte, but she didn’t make the right choice. Edge made those same choices. If there was a friendship or relationship that got between him and the top, he crushed it. He left a trail of burnt bridges. You can win all of the championships you want. You can be on all of the posters you want. The choices you are making change who you are. They will stain your soul.
There’s some good left in Becky. The end result is with you sitting in your home staring at the championships on your wall reminiscing about all of your accomplishments by yourself. You won’t even like yourself. Becky does not like herself, she loves herself. Becky tells Edge to stop being condescending and get out of her ring. Hopefully he doesn’t hurt his neck going through the ropes. Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring. Why did Becky have to go there? All Becky cares about is that championship. That’s why she ran at Super Show Down. Charlotte put Becky through the LED Board. Becky is gonna love what Charlotte does to her right now. Pier six brawl in the center of the ring.
Third Match: The New Day (c) vs. The Bar For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Xavier Woods and Sheamus will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sheamus with a side headlock takeover. Sheamus drops Woods with a shoulder tackle. Sheamus applies a wrist lock. Woods dives over Sheamus. Woods ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Woods slides under Sheamus. Woods with a Discus Forearm Smash. Woods follows that with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Woods with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Sheamus backs Woods into the ropes. Cesaro attacks Woods from behind. Sheamus clotheslines Woods. Sheamus drags Woods to the corner. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro is putting the boots to Woods. Cesaro applies a straight jacket hold. Cesaro transitions into a wrist lock. Cesaro tags in Sheamus.
Sheamus pump kicks the left shoulder of Woods. The Bar are double teaming Woods. Coming out of the commercial break, Sheamus goes for a Back Body Drop, but Woods lands back on his feet. Woods sends Sheamus shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Woods tags in Big E. Big E with a series of Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Cesaro rolls Big E over for a two count. Big E with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Sheamus made a blind tag. Big E goes for The Big Ending, but Cesaro lands back on his feet. Cesaro uppercuts Big E. Sheamus follows that with a V-Trigger. Big E avoids The Brogue Kick. Big E tags in Woods. Big E Spears Sheamus out of the ring. Woods hits The Shining Wizard for a two count. Woods tags in Big E.
The New Day goes for The Midnight Hour, but Sheamus blocks it. Sheamus drives Big E shoulder first into the steel ring post. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Sheamus with a Rolling Senton. Big E responds with The Big Ending. Cesaro with The Neutralizer for a two count. Big E dumps Cesaro ribs first on the top turnbuckle. Sheamus tags himself in. Sheamus with clubbing blows to Big E. The Bar delivers their Flying European Uppercut/PowerBomb Combination. Sheamus uses the middle rope for leverage. Kofi Kingston is pissed. Cesaro attacks Kofi from behind. The Bar catches Woods in mid-air. The Bar sends Woods crashing into the ringside barricade. The Bar clears the New Day announce table. Big Show heads to the ringside area. Show ChokeSlams Kofi through The New Day Announce Table. Sheamus connects with The Brogue Kick to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions, The Bar via Pinfall
John Cena Promo:
Fourth Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE World Cup Qualifying Match
Nakamura with clubbing knee strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura delivers a knee drop for a one count. Nakamura with Muay Thai Knee Strikes in the corner. Mysterio attacks the left hamstring of Nakamura. Mysterio is throwing forearms at Nakamura. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Mysterio with shots to the midsection of Nakamura. Mysterio with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Mysterio and Nakamura are trading back and forth shots. Nakamura with a collection of chairs. Mysterio drop toe holds Nakamura to the second rope. Mysterio goes for The 619, but Nakamura rolls himself out of the ring.
Mysterio kicks Nakamura in the ribs. Mysterio with a Sliding Splash to the floor. Mysterio rolls Nakamura back into the ring. Nakamura gets Mysterio tied in the tree of woe. Nakamura is mauling Mysterio in the corner. Mysterio with a Fleated Senton Senton. Mysterio sends Nakamura to the corner. Mysterio rams his shoulders into the midsection of Nakamura. Nakamura nails Mysterio with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Mysterio fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Mysterio with a Top Rope Hurricanrana for a two count.
Mysterio goes for a SpringBoard Crossbody Block, but Nakamura counters with an atomic drop. Nakamura places Mysterio on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a Running Knee Smash for a two count. Nakamura with a Release Exploder Suplex. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Mysterio rolls him over for a two count. Nakamura with a Fake Out Spin Kick. Mysterio with a Rolling Kick to Nakamura. Mysterio follows that with another HeadScissors TakeOver. Mysterio connects with The 619. Mysterio lands a SpringBoard Frog Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Rey Mysterio via Pinfall
The Undertaker In-Ring Segment: