WWE SmackDown Results – October 23, 2018
Welcome to SmackDown Live.
The New Day make their way to the ring and they have something to say, and we find out that they will get their rematch at Crown Jewel.
Xavier says that the New Day were cheated and defeated by the Bar last week. Kofi says they didn’t set the bar, they lowered the bar. Kofi says that they took advantage of the situation but Kofi says he has a hard time wrapping his head around Big Show. Xavier asks if Big Show is the Bar-Tender. Big E says that they thought Big Show was cool, but he flips back and forth more times than a flapjack. Kofi says they want some retribution and he does not give a damn who it is.
The new Smackdown Tag Team Champions, Sheamus and Cesaro come out and they are joined by Big Show.
We will have a singles match between a member of the New Day and the Bar and Big Show tonight.
Match Number One: Big Show (with Cesaro and Sheamus) versus Kofi Kingston (with Big E and Xavier Woods)
Kofi with a drop kick as the bell rings and Show chops Kofi in the corner. Show with a hard Irish whip and chop in the corner. Show with a biel and then he sets for a choke slam and hits it. Show picks up Kofi by the throat and hits a second choke slam. Show looks at Big E and Woods before hitting a third choke slam.
Big E and Woods come in and Sheamus and Cesaro do as well so the referee calls for the bell.
After the match, Cesaro with a guttrwench to Woods and then Show sends Kofi into the ring post. Show choke slams Big E. Sheamus and Cesaro hold Woods for the Knockout punch and Show connects. Big Show gives Woods a choke slam.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
Jimmy and Bryan start things off and they lock up. Bryan with a side head lock. Bryan with a shoulder tackle and side head lock. Jey makes the tag and Bryan clotheslines Jey over the top rope to the floor. Styles drop kicks Jimmy to the floor. Styles and Bryan with stereo planchas and they return to the ring. Jimmy helps Jey up and they try to figure out their strategy. Styles tags in and he locks up with Jey. Styles with a snap mare and kick to the back. AJ sends Jey into the turnbuckles and tags Bryan in. Daniel goes to the turnbuckles and hits a double sledge on the arm. Bryan with an arm wringer and he slams the arm over his shoulder. Jimmy tags in and the Usos double team Bryan with punches and kicks.
Jey tags in and they make a wish with Bryan. Jimmy tags in and they make another wish with Bryan. Jey tags in and he head butts Bryan in the abdomen. Jey follows with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Jimmy tags back in and he kicks Bryan and applies a reverse chin lock. Jimmy with a back elbow and he tags Jey in and they kick Bryan. Jimmy tags in and Jey with a back breaker and Jimmy with an elbow off the turnbuckles for a near fall.
Bryan with elbows to get out of the chin lock. Bryan punches Jey on the apron and then Jimmy in the ring. Bryan and Jimmy go for cross body presses at the same time and both men are down. Styles and Jey tag in and Styles with strikes and a clothesline. Styles with a knee on the apron to Jimmy. Styles with a shoulder and he flips into the ring and hits an ushigoroshi for a near fall. Styles with a Calf Crusher in Jey and Jimmy breaks it up. Bryan punches Jimmy and Jimmy with a thrust kick and belly-to-back suplex but Bryan lands on his feet and sends Jimmy to the floor. Styles sets for the Phenomenal forearm but Jey moves and Styles almost hits Bryan. AJ with a Pele Kick that accidentally hits Bryan. Jimmy tags in and hits a frog splash with a Roman Reigns Superman punch wind up for the three count.
Winners: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
After the match, Bryan and Styles stare at each other trying to figure out what just happened.
We have a video package for the Raw Women’s Championship match between Ronda Rousey and Nikki Bella.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles are stopped in the back. AJ is asked if what he did was an accident even if it looked like what happened last week. AJ says last week was an accident, just like last week. Daniel says that he respect AJ so last week was definitely an accident. AJ wonders if Daniel does not believe him. Daniel says that AJ’s nose is growing. Daniel holds up his hand for a Too Sweet and AJ walks away.
We take a look at an incident at the WWE Performance Center when Charlotte showed up to talk to the women in NXT to motivate them. She tells people not to look down on people or act like they are better. Charlotte says that Evolution is happening because of what happened in these rings.
Charlotte is asked about the difference between NXT, Raw, and Smackdown. Charlotte talks about showing your character to different crowds. Lacey Lane asks Charlotte about being in a Last Woman Standing Match and Becky Lynch interrupts saying that they should listen to the champ. Becky says not to make friends with anybody because they will blindside you. You have to strike before they strike you. She tells everyone to watch Evolution to take notes about what she is going to do to Charlotte.
Becky attacks Charlotte and they fight . Charlotte sends Becky into the apron and Becky kicks Charlotte. Both women are separated.
Charlotte tells Becky after all of the attacks and insults, what you did at the Performance Center was unforgivable. You destroyed the foundation that they built. This is not about titles. You have changed. There is no going back because there is no line you won’t cross. Charlotte says when she wins her title back, she won’t be standing over a defeated opponent, it will be a friend who lost their way.
Aiden English comes out and sings about turning his World Cup dreams into dust and insults Newark. Aiden tells Lana to watch and she knows that he is right. Instead of a short Rusev Day, you could have had a long hot Aiden Night.
Match Number Three: Aiden English versus Rusev (with Lana)
Rusev chases Aiden around the ring and Lana stops Aiden. Rusev with a punch and he sends Aiden into the ringside barrier. Rusev sends Aiden back into the ring but Aiden with a kick as Rusev comes back into the ring and Aiden with a swinging neck breaker. Aiden kicks Rusev in the corner. Aiden looks at Lana and tells her it is her fault. Lana throws her shoe at AIden and Rusev hits the Machka Kick. Rusev with a boot to the back and he applies the Accolade and Aiden taps out.
After the match, Rusev takes his time releasing the hold.
We see the Miz getting ready for MizTV as we go to commercial.
Miz welcomes everyone to MizTV. One week ago, the world celebrated Smackdown 1000 and some of the best sports entertainment memories. Who could forget Becky Lynch cutting down Edge on his own show? What about Evolution for the first time on Smackdown? Miz defeated Rusev in record time to qualify for the World Cup. Miz says no one can forget a future Hall of Famer returning in grand fashion defeating the United States Champion to get a spot in the World Cup. Miz introduces his guest, Rey Mysterio.
Miz tells Rey the WWE Universe is thrilled to have him back. Miz says he is a bit curious why Rey is back.
Rey says it feels so good to be back home. The reason he is back . . .
Miz says that was not a question. You are back to show the world that the little man can achieve big things, that the little engine can climb up that hill. All dreams can come true. Miz says that is so very 90s of you. Miz says people are no longer interested in the plucky underdog. They are more interested in larger than life stars like him. While you have been on hiatus, Miz says that he has become the biggest star on Smackdown. He is the star of this network and the star of everything. He says he does it all and in 10 days, he will advance through the Smackdown bracket to face the Raw representative and prove to everyone that he is the Best in the World.
Miz says he is sorry to disappoint Rey.
Rey says he is very disappointed because he thought he was booked to be on TruthTV.
Miz asks Rey if that is a joke and if he wants a dance break. Miz says Truth was full of jokes and he beat Truth and the show got canceled. Miz says last week was an illegal broadcast and if Rey continues, he will get Rey canceled.
Rey says he did not come back to Smackdown to be on some dusty talk show. He came back to compete. Rey tells Miz if he has nothing else to say, he tells him to shut his mouth and let’s throw down right now.
Miz tells Rey that no one wants to see them fight. Miz says it is not going to happen. Miz says he is a changed person and he would never . . .
Miz kicks Rey and then continues the attack. Rey with an enzuigiri that sends Miz into the ropes and Miz is able to get away before Rey goes for a 619.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Rey Mysterio versus Miz
Miz with a kick to Rey but Rey with a kick and head scissors that sends Miz to the floor. Miz blocks a baseball slide but Rey kicks Miz and then slides into a splash on the floor. Rey with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Rey with punches and he climbs the turnbuckles for more punches. Rey misses a splash into the corner and hits the turnbuckles when Miz moves. Miz with kicks to Rey. Miz with a splash to the back with Rey against the ropes.
Rey with a forearm to Miz but Miz with a knee to the midsection. Miz with a knee to the back and he applies a reverse chin lock. Rey with elbows but Miz with a knee and Irish whip. Rey gets his boots up when Miz charges into the corner. Rey goes for a wheelbarrow move but Miz sends Rey into the turnbuckles. Rey with a kick and punch. Rey with a springboard head scissors to send Miz into the ropes. Rey misses a 619 when Miz ducks and Miz with a DDT for a near fall.
Miz sends Rey to the floor and he follows. Miz runs Rey’s back into the apron. Miz with a rear chin lock but Rey with a kick and Miz sends Rey under the bottom rope to the floor. Rey pulls himself into the ring before the ten count. Miz sets for the kicks to the chest. Miz sets for the round kick but Rey ducks it and Rey with a rollup. Miz with a boot to the head for a near fall. Miz goes to the turnbuckles and he pulls Rey up for a super Skull Crushing Finale but Rey counters into a super Victory Bomb. Rey goes to the apron and hits the springboard seated splash. Miz with a sunset flip but you don’t give Rey a sunset flip and Rey rolls through and kicks Miz.
Rey with an enzuigiri and Miz catches Rey on a springboard move and hits Reality Check for a near fall. Rey floats over on an Irish whip and Miz with a knee for a near fall. Miz sets for the Skull Crushing Finale but Rey counters. Rey with a head scissors that sends Miz into the ropes and Rey hits the 619 followed by a springboard splash for the three count.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
We see Jeff Hardy in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Naomi and Asuka versus Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
Before the match starts, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce make their way to the ring and they have something to say. Billie says she is so excited. Peyton asks what is exciting about Newark. Billie says she was talking about Sunday and Evolution. Petyon says they will make history by winning the battle royal and it will be Iiconic.
Lana’s music plays and she makes her way to the ring.
Before she can speak, Carmella makes her way out. Carmella says no one wants to hear anyone talk, they want . . . A DANCE BREAK!!
Zelina Vega throws Carmella into the ring and everyone enters the ring. Carmella with a kick to Asuka. Naomi with a round kick to Carmella. Sonya with a spinebuster to Naomi. Peyton with a spinning heel kick to Lana in the corner. Vega throws Mandy over the top rope and then she hits a running double knee strike to Lana. Asuka comes up behind Vega and hits a spinning round kick to the temple.
The announcers run through the card for Evolution.
We see Randy Orton as we go to commercial.
We are back and Shane McMahon makes his way to the ring, but first he does the Shane-O Shuffle on the stage.
Shane says there are a lot of firsts happening in WWE, including the first all women’s PPV. Shane congratulates all of the women, past and present, who made this happen. Shane mentions the first ever World Cup at Crown Jewel to determine who is the best in the world. Who will that person be? Shane says there is an immense amount talent in the World Cup. Shane says someone from the blue brand will be known as the best in the world. Will it be Jeff Hardy? Will it be The Miz? Will it be Rey Mysterio? Will it be Randy Orton?
Match Number Five: Jeff Hardy versus Randy Orton
They lock up and Hardy with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Hardy with a delete gesture but Orton with a kick. Hardy with a sit out jaw breaker and a mule kick. Hardy misses a splash into the corner when Orton moves. Orton with a European uppercut. Orton sends Hardy to the floor and slams Hardy’s head into the ring steps. Orton gets a near fall when they return to the ring. Orton with the Garvin Stomp and then he kicks Hardy in the head and gets a near fall.
Orton with a reverse chin lock. Hardy gets to his feet and Orton pulls Hardy down by the hair. Orton with a standing drop kick for a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Hardy with elbows but Orton with a forearm to the back. Orton with an Irish whip and Hardy with a back elbow. Hardy goes to the turnbuckles but Orton crotches Jeff and puts him in the tree of woe. Orton with kicks to the chest. Orton goes for the hole in Hardy’s ear lobe and then he pulls Jeff to the floor and sends Jeff into the announce table. Orton with a back drop driver onto the announce table.
Orton gets a near fall. Hardy with punches to Orton followed by a running forearm and reverse atomic drop and leg drop to the midsection. Hardy with a drop kick for a near fall. Hardy tries to delete Orton with a Twist of Fate but Orton escapes and sends Hardy into the turnbuckles. Hardy with a boot and Whisper in the Wind for a near fall. Hardy with a kick and Twist of Fate. Hardy goes to the turnbuckles but Orton rolls to the floor. Hardy goes to the apron and tries for a swanton off the apron but Orton moves.
Orton picks up Hardy to drag him back into the ring. Orton looks around for the twist to the mat and he sets for the RKO. Orton goes for the RKO but Hardy with a back slide for a near fall. Orton escapes a Twist of Fate and hits an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton