WWE SmackDown Live
October 30, 2018
State Farm Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon In-Ring Segment:
Before we get things started, Styles wants to get something off his chest. He would like Daniel Bryan to come out. Bryan makes his way to the ring. After what happened last week, Styles needs to apologize. He is sorry. Bryan says there is no need to apologize because they are fighting for the same prize. Bryan respects Styles as a man and a competitor. When he looks at Styles right now, he does not see a friend or a respected colleague. All he sees is the WWE Title.
The one thing that kept him fighting was the WWE Championship. Nothing personal, but Bryan will take that title from Styles at WWE Crown Jewel. Bryan didn’t let Styles finish. Styles was sorry because he lied to Bryan last week. That Pele Kick was not an accident, it was meant for him. Nothing personal, but he looks forward to doing it again this Friday. Bryan never lies. Bryan feels like hitting Styles on purpose. Then what is stopping Bryan from doing it now? They don’t have to wait until Crown Jewel, he can defend the title right here in Atlanta. Shane McMahon makes the match official.
First Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Daniel Bryan For The WWE Championship
Test of strength. Bryan applies a key lock. Bryan is playing mind games with Styles. Bryan goes for a Collar and Elbow Tie Up, but Styles counters with a Waist Lock TakeDown. Styles bodyslams Bryan over the top rope. The feeling out process continues. Bryan backs Styles into the turnbuckles. The referee forces a clean break. Quick shoving contest. Bryan with an arm-ringer. Bryan applies a hammer lock. Bryan drives Styles shoulder first to the top turnbuckle. Bryan with a Pair of YES! Kicks. Styles responds with a Forearm Smash. Styles unloads two knife edge chops. Bryan dives over Styles. Bryan ducks a clothesline from Styles. Styles leapfrogs over Bryan. Styles dropkicks Bryan to the floor. Styles goes for a SlingShot Forearm Smash, but Bryan ducks out of the way. Bryan lands a Suicide Dive.
Bryan starts favoring his left knee. Bryan rolls Styles back into the ring. Bryan works on the left shoulder of Styles. Bryan with a pinning combination for a two count. Bryan kicks Styles in the gut. Bryan bounces Styles head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bryan whips Styles to the corner. Bryan goes for a Corner Dropkick, but Styles counters with a Big Boot. Styles with a MoonSault Reverse DDT. Styles is lighting up Bryan’s chest. Bryan fires up with clubbing leg kicks. Bryan with an arm-drag takeover. Bryan uppercuts Styles. Coming out of the commercial break, Bryan delivers more YES! Kicks. Styles drops Bryan with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Styles viciously attacks the injured knee of Bryan. Bryan fish hooks Styles. Styles fights out of the Cross Arm Breaker. Bryan is having a hard time creating separation.
Styles with a Shin Breaker. Styles and Bryan are trading back and forth shots. Styles dumps Bryan knee first on the top turnbuckle. Styles applies a leg lock. Bryan repeatedly kicks Styles in the back. Bryan with Two European Uppercuts. Styles decks Bryan with a Back Elbow Smash. Styles goes for another MoonSault Reverse DDT, but Bryan counters with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Bryan with a Release Belly to Back Suplex. Bryan nails Styles with a RoundHouse Kick. Bryan plays to the crowd. Bryan goes for The Running Knee, but Styles counters with a Desperation Dropkick.
Bryan negates The Phenomenal Forearm. Bryan goes for an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex, but Styles counters with a Crossbody Block. Styles is throwing forearms at Bryan. Bryan connects with The YES! Lock. Styles grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Styles with a Vertical Suplex off the ring apron. Styles deposits Bryan’s injured knee on the announce table. Bryan sends Styles crashing into the steel ring steps. Bryan with Two Corner Dropkicks. Bryan has Styles perched on the top turnbuckle.
Styles goes for an Avalanche Styles Clash, but Bryan counters with a Top Rope Hurricanrana. Bryan gets Styles trapped in between the ropes. Styles creates distance with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Bryan avoids The Phenomenal Forearm. Bryan applies The Cross Arm Breaker. Bryan transitions into a YES! Lock. Bryan goes for a Triangle Choke, but Styles counters with The Styles Clash. Styles locks in a Calf Crusher which forces Bryan to tap out. After the match, Samoa Joe shoves Styles into Bryan. Joe delivers Two Coquina Clutches. Joe has his eyes set on the WWE Championship.
Winner: Still WWE Champion, AJ Styles via Submission
Jeff Hardy Promo:
Banksy once said that artists will pay for their work. The risks that Jeff Hardy taken has provided his self portrait. At the World Cup, he will illustrate the masterpiece of his life and he will show that he is the best in the world.
The Miz Promo:
While Jeff Hardy paints by numbers, The Miz is told by his flawless wife that he is the best husband in the world. His daughter tells him that he is the best father in the world. He’s also told that he is the best reality star in the world. Miz is simply the best WWE Superstar in the world and he will have the trophy to prove it.
Paige & Charlotte Flair Backstage Segment:
Paige wanted to talk to Charlotte. Her match at Evolution was amazing. Paige has a question for Charlotte. Will she be the captain of the SmackDown Live Women’s Team at Survivor Series? Charlotte takes a long pause. Charlotte doesn’t think she is the right woman for the job. Charlotte said don’t let success get to your head and don’t let failure get to your heart. Paige tells Charlotte to think about it.
Second Match: Big E w/The New Day vs. Cesaro w/Sheamus & Big Show in a Trick Or Street Fight
Cesaro is choking Big E with a Candy Corn Kendo Stick. Big E with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E repeatedly hits Cesaro with The Candy Corn Kendo Stick. Big E plays to the crowd. Big E goes for The Big Ending, Sheamus starts running interference. The New Day is brawling with Sheamus and Big Show. Big Show sends New Day crashing to the outside. Big E unloads multiple bodyshots. Big Show launches Big E out of the ring. Sheamus with a Rolling Senton on the floor. Cesaro connects with The Alpamare Waterslide on a collection of pumpkins for a two count.
Big E responds with a Vertical Suplex on the jack-o-lanterns. Sheamus drops Big E with a Bicycle Knee Strike. Sheamus goes for another Rolling Senton, but Big E lands back on his feet. Big E sends Sheamus crashing through a table in the corner. Woods with a Baseball Slide Dropkick to Show. Show catches Kofi in mid-air. Show goes for a Double ChokeSlam, but New Day counters with Mysterious Brood Mist. Big E negates The Neturalizer. Big E blinds Cesaro with more Brood Mist. Big E plants Cesaro with The Big Ending to pickup the victory.
Winner: Big E via Pinfall
Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Jeff Hardy, The Miz and Rey Mysterio Backstage Segment:
Paige & AJ Styles Backstage Segment:
Third Match: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. R-Truth w/Carmella For The WWE United States Championship
Nakamura kicks Truth in the gut. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Nakamura with multiple knee strikes. Nakamura is choking Truth with his boot. Nakamura tells Truth to bring it. Truth obliges with a straight right hand. Truth with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Truth mocks Nakamura. Truth plays to the crowd. Truth clotheslines Nakamura over the top rope. Carmella enters the rings. It’s time for a dance break. Nakamura has Truth draped across the ring apron. Nakamura with a Running Knee Strike. Nakamura follows that with a Flying Knee Drop for a two count.
Nakamura applies a rear chin lock. Truth gets back to a vertical base. Truth is trying to create separation. Nakamura with a clubbing blow to Truth’s back. Nakamura with a snap mare takeover. Nakamura delivers another knee drop. Nakamura applies an Abdominal Stretch. Truth creates distance with a Hip Toss. Truth decks Nakamura with a Back Elbow Smash. Truth kicks Nakamura in the jaw. Truth fires up with multiple clotheslines.
Truth with a Single Leg Dropkick. Truth with a Spinning Elbow Strike for a two count. Nakamura avoids The Scissors Kick. Nakamura with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Truth goes for a Stinger Splash, but Nakamura ducks out of the way. Nakamura with a Corner Knee Smash for a two count. Nakamura goes for The Release Exploder Suplex, but Truth lands back on his feet. Nakamura kicks Truth in the back of the head. Nakamura connects with The Kinshasa to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall
Becky Lynch Promo:
Becky reminds us of what happened to her at Evolution but she got up. Becky is the Last Woman Standing. When Evolution was over and all is said and done, there was only one woman who was the rightful main eventer and it was her. Beating Charlotte Flair, she proved that she is the man. That applies to the Raw and SmackDown locker rooms. What’s next for the biggest superstar in WWE? The infamous Ronda Rousey? Rousey calls herself the baddest woman on the planet, but what planet? Your opponents were defeated when the bell rang. Becky traveled the world to smash people like her. Becky didn’t come here to cosplay or be a reality star, she is going to go to Survivor Series to rip off Rousey’s arm.
Samoa Joe Promo:
Fourth Match: The Miz & Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio & Jeff Hardy
Orton and Hardy will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hardy applies a side headlock. Hardy drops Orton with a shoulder tackle. Hardy follows that with a Hip Toss. Hardy applies a wrist lock. Hardy decks Orton with a JawBreaker. Hardy repeatedly bounces Orton’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Hardy plays to the crowd. Hardy kicks Orton in the gut. Hardy goes for The Twist Of Fate, but Miz gets in the way. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Orton negates The Twist Of Fate. Hardy with a Back Elbow Smash. Miz launches Hardy off the top turnbuckle. Orton stares at Mysterio. Orton connects with The Garvin Stomp. Orton tags in Miz.
Miz with a Running Boot for a two count. Miz applies a rear chin lock. Hardy gets back to a vertical base. Hardy with shots to the midsection of Miz. Miz pulls Hardy down to the mat. Miz repeatedly stomps on Hardy’s chest. Miz and Orton are cutting the ring in half. Orton catapults Hardy to the bottom rope. Orton ignores the referee’s five count. Orton is putting the boots to Hardy. Orton pokes Hardy in the eye. Orton dropkicks Hardy for a two count. Orton applies a rear chin lock. Hardy is trying to create separation. Hardy kicks Orton in the jaw. Hardy hits The Whisper In The Wind. Mysterio and Miz are tagged in.
Mysterio with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Mysterio drops Miz with a High Leg Kick. Mysterio with a Roll Through DDT for a two count. Miz responds with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Miz follows that with a Back/Neck Breaker Combination for a two count. Mysterio blocks a Big Boot from Miz. Mysterio with an arm-drag takeover. Mysterio crawls under Miz. Mysterio tags in Hardy. Mysterio sends Miz to the middle turnbuckle pad. Hardy with Poetry In Motion. Hardy tosses Orton out of the ring. Mysterio connects with The 619. Hardy lands a Swanton Bomb to pickup the victory. After the match, Orton goes on a major RKO Spree to close the show.
Winner: Rey Mysterio & Jeff Hardy via Pinfall