WWE Friday Night SmackDown
October 2, 2020
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman, Jey Uso, and AJ Styles Segment
Paul Heyman: You’re gonna have to forgive me this evening, I’m a little bit nervous. You see, I have known this man and his entire family since the day that he was born, and I always looked forward to this actual moment because we all knew this was destined to happen. Ladies and gentlemen, tonight, we are all here to officially declare Roman Reigns as The Tribal Chief. And not just the tribal chief of his own family, not just the tribal chief of Friday Night SmackDown, not just the tribal chief of the WWE, but the tribal chief of the entire WWE Universe, which is why it’s so necessary that Roman Reigns is your Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. So, let’s set the stage, appropriately and with respect. From the high paramount samoan chief, Peter Maivia, to Roman’s Uncle, Afa, to Roman’s Father, Sika.
Roman Reigns: I don’t want you to call me that. I don’t want you to acknowledge me as the tribal chief, because he didn’t acknowledge me. His brother acknowledge me, but he wouldn’t acknowledge me. Matter of fact, I want my cousin to come out here. Jey, I want you to come out here, right now.
Jey Uso: I don’t know you. You’re supposed to be my cousin, my blood, my family. At Clash Of Champions, you showed your true colors, uce. Guess what? I did too. You beat my ass, but you ain’t break my spirit, uce. I was ready to go to war, if Jimmy didn’t threw that towel in, that championship would be mine, uce.
Roman Reigns: You think i’m proud of what I did? Clash Of Champions, that was the worst night of my career. Professionally and personally, the worst night of my life. You think that was my intentions going into that match? I was trying to do you a favor, uce. I was trying to help you. All I wanted to do was put you in the main event, put your name in the bright lights, on the marquee, man. I just wanted to help you, give you that huge pay day, let you do something nice for your wife and your kids. I love you. I love you more than your brother loves you. Like you always say, your day one. You’ve been there, my whole life. All I wanted to do was raise you up. And all you had to do was acknowledge me. All you had to do were to say the words, acknowledge me as the tribal chief.
From the day that I was born, this has been my birth right. It’s not because it was given to me, I worked my ass off, I’ve earned this, and you’ve seen it the whole way. All I wanted was to represent our family to the fullest, to share the main event with you, and what did you do, you disrespected me, you embarrassed me, you embarrassed our whole family, and you broke my heart. Even now, as i’m spilling my guts to you, you can’t even look me in my eyes, you’re looking at this, right now. Is it that important you? Is this all you want? What you want another shot? That’s what you want, you want another shot? You got another shot, I don’t care, you got another shot. At Hell In A Cell? Is that what you want? It’s yours at Hell In A Cell. But i’m telling you right now, this match, this match will have the highest stakes that any match has ever had in WWE History. I love you. If I was you, I wouldn’t accept this challenge. This time, it’s going to have real consequences.
Jey Uso: Uce, yo, hey, whatever the stakes are, you’re on, uce.
AJ Styles: Is it over? Come on, does it really matter who sits at the end of the table? Does it really matter who has the most chicken bones? No, not really. Believe it or not, you know what matters, Jey Uso? Believe it or not, you matter to AJ Styles. See, I don’t want to see you take another beating like you did this past Sunday, I don’t want to see it. Better yet, why don’t give someone who’s more qualified to go for the Universal Championship, to have an opportunity for that championship. Listen, let Roman Reigns be the tribal chief. Sacrifice a goat if you have to, right? You go on with him. And we all know, your older brother, he’s the better athlete. You go on living as the runt you’ve always been, right??
Jey tackles Styles. Jey transitions into a ground and pound attack. Styles exits the ring. Jey with a Flying Clothesline off the announce table to close the segment.
First Match: AJ Styles vs. Jey Uso
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Styles continues to run his mouth before the bell rings. Styles side steps Jey into the turnbuckles. Styles with two haymakers. Styles kicks Jey in the gut. Styles punches Jey in the back. Styles with a knife edge chop. Styles with the irish whip. Jey uppercuts Styles. Jey bodyslams Styles. Jey with a Running HeadButt. Styles side steps Jey into the turnbuckles. Following a snap mare takeover, Styles kicks Jey in the back. Styles with The PK. Styles with a knee drop for a two count. Styles applies a front face lock on the bottom rope. Styles catapults Jey throat first into the bottom rope. Jey negates The Styles Clash. Jey clotheslines Styles over the top rope. Jey goes for The Suicide Dive, but Styles counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Styles with a Vertical Suplex onto the announce table. Styles has complete control of the match during the commercial break.
Styles applies a rear chin lock. Jey with heavy bodyshots. Jey rolls Styles over for a two count. Styles with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Styles repeatedly stomps on Jey’s back. Following a snap mare takeover, Styles applies a rear chin lock. Styles punches Jey in the back. Jey side steps Styles into the turnbuckles. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Styles. Jey uppercuts Styles. Styles kicks Jey in the face. Jey hits The Samoan Drop. Jey with a Belly to Back Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. Styles avoids The SuperKick. Styles drops Jey with The Pele Kick. Styles hits The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but Jey blocks it. Jey back drops Styles over the top rope. Styles blocks a boot from Jey. Jey with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Jey lands The Suicide Dive. Jey rolls Styles back into the ring. Jey goes for The Uso Splash, but Styles gets his knees up in the air. Jey negates The Phenomenal Forearm. Jey with Two SuperKicks. Jey connects with The Uso Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jey Uso via Pinfall
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Second Match: John Morrison vs. Otis Dozovic
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Morrison with a waist lock go-behind. Dozovic backs Morrison into the turnbuckles. Morrison kicks Dozovic in the back. Morrison gloats. Morrison kicks Dozovic in the face. Morrison is playing mind games with Dozovic. Morrison with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dozovic answers with a lariat. Dozovic stands on Morrison’s chest. Dozovic whips Morrison across the ring. Dozovic goes for a Back Body Drop, but Morrison lands back on his feet. Dozovic clotheslines Morrison. Dozovic scores the elbow knockdown. Dozovic sends Morrison chest first ino the canvas. Morrison goes for a RoundHouse Kick, but Dozovic counters with The Exploder Suplex. Dozovic levels Morrison with a Body Avalanche. Dozovic connects with The Caterpillar. Dozovic lands The Vader Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: Otis Dozovic via Pinfall
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Third Match: Sheamus vs. Chad Gable
Gable dodges The Brogue Kick. Gable rolls Sheamus over for a two count. Gable sends Sheamus shoulder first into the steel ring post. Gable with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Gable goes for The MoonSault, but Sheamus ducks out of the way. Sheamus connects with Two Brogue Kicks to pickup the victory.
Winner: Sheamus via Pinfall
The Kevin Owens With Special Guest: Alexa Bliss & “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
Kevin Owens: Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome To The Kevin Owens Show. Now, I gotta tell ya, I’m absolutely pumped to be here, because after the draft, this may be my new home. So I jumped at the chance to come here when WWE Management asked me to come host a special edition of The Kevin Owens Show, because there’s someone on SmackDown who I actually have a lot of questions for. See, because even though I am a Raw Superstar, I’ve been paying close attention to SmackDown.
And the person i’m talking about happens to be my guest. Please welcome, Alexa Bliss. Alexa, first of all, thank you so much for being here, i’m really grateful you accepted my invitation. See, because like I said earlier, I’ve been paying attention to what’s happening on SmackDown, and I have so many questions for you, as far as what’s happening to you. Let’s be honest, i’ve seen this change in you, this shift in attitude, this anger, quite frankly, and it just reminds me of what I see in my nemesis over on Raw, Aleister Black.
Alexa Bliss: I’m sorry, I don’t know what you mean.
Kevin Owens: Come on. Alexa, come on. You’re not the same woman I met, what was it, five years ago at The Performance Center. No, that person, you know, she was always happy, always cheery, always trying to make people laugh and that’s not you anymore, come on.
Alexa Bliss: People change, Kevin. You should try it sometime. Don’t you want to change, be better?
Kevin Owens: You know what, actually, yes, I’ve been trying to change. I’ve said it before, you know, i’ve done a lot of really terrible things throughout my career, right, I’ve tried to change and better myself, and do things the right way. Look, tonight’s not about me changing, it’s about how you’re changing. See, because I need to understand this, I don’t even know what to call this, darkness that seems to be taking over you. Because I think if I can understand what’s happened to you, then maybe I can understand what’s happened to Aleister Black, you see?
Alexa Bliss: Yes, well people fear what they don’t understand, but have you ever been around him? It’s terrifying and captivating, all at the same time. Your spine gets so cold when you’re in his presence. When he touches you, your whole body goes numb, feels like pins and needles. And when he looks into your eyes, it’s like he’s looking right through you and you can’t look away. But you have no idea what that’s like, do you?
Kevin Owens: You know, I don’t think we’re talking about Aleister Black anymore, are we? Look, clearly I won’t get any of the answers I need from you, because you’re, I don’t know, it’s like you’re brainwashed.
Alexa Bliss: Yes, my brain has been washed, all the lies have been washed away, and now I see the truth. I’ve been changed by him, Kevin. I’ve been cleansed by him.
Kevin Owens: He’s here, isn’t he?
Alexa Bliss: He’s everywhere. And I can hear him now. Let him in.
– The Fiend makes Kevin Owens pass out to The Mandible Claw to close the segment.
Fourth Match: King Corbin, Cesaro, and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Matt Riddle & The Lucha House Party In A 6-Man Tag Team Match
Shinsuke Nakamura and Lince Dorado will start things off. Nakamura kicks Dorado in the gut. Nakamura with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Nakamura whips Dorado across the ring. Dorado with a Running Hurricanrana. Dorado dropkicks Nakamura. Dorado repeatedly stomp on Nakamura’s back. Kalisto finally graces us with his presence. Dorado kicks Nakamura in the back. Team Corbin regains control of the match. Corbin repeatedly stomps on Metalik’s back. Corbin knocks Riddle off the ring apron. The referee is trying to calm down Riddle. Corbin tags in Cesaro. Cesaro with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Cesaro tags in Nakamura. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Metalik. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Nakamura knocks Dorado off the apron. Nakamura goes for The Reverse Exploder Suplex, but Metalik lands back on his feet. Metalik dodges The RoundHouse Kick. Metalik drops Nakamura with a Spinning DDT.
Riddle and Corbin are tagged in. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Riddle with an OverHead Kick. Riddle pops back on his feet. Riddle with Two Flying Forearm Smashes. Riddle with The Exploder Suplex. Corbin avoids The PK. Riddle goes for The Standing MoonSault, but Corbin ducks out of the way. Riddle hits The BROTon. Riddle follows that with The PK for a two count. Dorado drops Nakamura with The Golden Rewind. Corbin kicks Riddle in the face. Cesaro tags himself in. Cesaro drops Riddle with a Running European Uppercut for a two count. Dorado sends Corbin tumbling to the floor. Metalik lands The SomerSault Plancha. Cesaro whips Dorado across the ring. Dorado goes for The Golden Rewind, but Cesaro blocks it. Cesaro goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Dorado lands back on his feet. Kalisto inadvertently nails Dorado with an Apron Enzuigiri. Cesaro kicks Dorado out of the ring. Riddle delivers The Final Flash Knee Strike. Riddle connects with The BRODerek to pickup the victory. After the match, Dorado and Kalisto starts shoving each other.
Winner: Matt Riddle & The Lucha House Party via Pinfall
A challenge from @WWEBigE…
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Sasha Banks Promo
Really, Bayley? Did you really think me not being medically cleared was gonna stop me from beating you down at Clash Of Champions? You know, you would have thought after all of these years of using me, you would have learned a little thing or two from me, about having a backbone. You know what you are, Bayley? You are nothing but a coward. A coward that needed me, time and time again, to help you keep your title. You were using me every step of the way, for you accomplishments, for your achievements. You were using me to become the longest reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion in history. I know that you’re not here tonight, because you’re scared of me. But, Bayley, come next week, it’s going to be me versus you, for the one thing you love the most, your SmackDown Women’s Championship. Because you and I both know, when it comes down to you and me, and there’s nobody there to save you, you don’t stand a chance, bitch.
Line Up For Next Weeks WWE Friday Night SmackDown
– Night 1 Of The 2020 WWE Draft.
– Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
– “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Kevin Owens
– Big E vs. Sheamus In A Falls Count Anywhere Match
Updated WWE Hell In A Cell 2020 Match Card
1.) Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Jey Uso In A Hell In A Cell Match For The WWE Universal Championship
Fifth Match: Sami Zayn (c) vs. Jeff Hardy For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
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Zayn removed a top turnbuckle pad before the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Zayn backs Hardy into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Zayn is throwing haymakers at Hardy. Zayn is choking Hardy with his boot. Hardy tees off on Zayn. Hardy applies a side headlock. Zayn whips Hardy across the ring. Hardy drops Zayn with a shoulder tackle. Zayn drops down on the canvas. Zayn goes for a leapfrog, but Hardy counters with a dropkick. Hardy with clubbing shoulder blocks. Hardy kicks Zayn in the gut. Zayn regroups on the outside. Hardy rolls Zayn back into the ring. Zayn kicks Hardy in the gut. Zayn with a flurry of haymakers. Zayn is trying to slam Hardy’s head on the exposed steel. Hardy whips Zayn across the ring. Hardy with a Back Body Drop. Hardy with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Hardy goes for The Poetry In Motion, but Zayn ducks out of the way.
Zayn has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Zayn applies a rear chin lock. Hardy with heavy bodyshots. Hardy decks Zayn with a JawBreaker. Zayn clotheslines Hardy for a two count. Zayn hooks the inside leg for a two count. Zayn punches Hardy in the back. Zayn with an elbow drop. Zayn goes back to the rear chin lock. Hardy with elbows into the midsection of Zayn. Zayn pulls Hardy down to the mat. Zayn dumps Hardy out of the ring. Zayn drives Hardy back first into the ringside barricade. Zayn tosses Hardy back inside the ring. Zayn hooks the outside leg for a two count. Zayn is favoring his injured ribs. Zayn drops Hardy with a Flying Elbow Smash for a two count. Zayn bodyslams Hardy. Hardy has Zayn perched on the top turnbuckle. Hardy with The SuperPlex. Zayn and Hardy are trading back and forth shots. Zayn reverses out of the irish whip from Hardy.
Hardy with a Running Haymaker. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy follows that with a Split Legged Leg Drop/Basement Dropkick/Splash Combination for a two count. Hardy kicks Zayn in the gut. Hardy goes for The Twist Of Fate, but Zayn counters with the backslide cover for a two count. Zayn goes for The Blue Thunder Bomb, but Hardy rolls him over for a two count. Zayn with an Exploder Suplex into the turnbuckles. Hardy denies the irish whip. Hardy with three haymakers. Hardy drops Zayn with a Spinning Mule Kick. Zayn side steps Hardy into the turnbuckles. Zayn connects with The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Zayn puts Hardy on the top turnbuckle. Hardy with rapid fire haymakers. Hardy HeadButts Zayn. Hardy sends Zayn crashing into the canvas. Hardy goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Zayn gets his knees up in the air. Hardy dodges The Helluva Kick. Zayn negates The Twist Of Fate. Hardy decks Zayn with a back elbow smash. Zayn dumps Hardy face first on the exposed steel to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Sami Zayn via Pinfall
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