Tuesday, October 16, 2018

WWE Smackdown 1000 Results - October 16, 2018

WWE Smackdown 1000 Results - October 16, 2018
The 1,000th episode of WWE SmackDown opens up with a lengthy video package with highlights from over the years.

- We're live from the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. We go right to the ring for the second episode of TruthTV as R-Truth is in the ring with Carmella.

Truth acts like there have been many memories on TruthTV over the years but Carmella reminds him this is only the second episode. Truth calls for a dance break. Fans want another. Truth goes to introduce his first guest but he just breaks out in another dance break with Carmella. Carmella says it's time to really bring out the first guest. The music hits and out comes RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon.

Stephanie thanks them for the introduction and fans start booing her. Stephanie says she was the first General Manager of SmackDown and she had a vision, and it's wonderful to see that vision come together on the 1,000th episode. Stephanie tells Truth to go ahead. Truth is about to ask his first question but the music interrupts and out comes SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon making his return. Shane officially welcomes everyone to SmackDown 1000 and asks what's up. Shane talks about how the opening video flooded him with memories and how tonight wouldn't be possible without the fans. Shane thanks the fans in attendance and the viewers around the world for making SmackDown and WWE as a whole, a success every week. Stephanie knocks the fans for buying Shane's lines. Shane welcomes her to The A Show. Stephanie talks RAW up and says they would never start the night off with TruthTV. Fans start chanting for TruthTV now.

Shane goes on about how they give people chances and what they want to see on SmackDown. The music interrupts and out comes the WWE Chairman, Vince McMahon. The boss marches to the ring for a big pop.

Vince says no one wants to see Shane and Stephanie argue, they want to be entertained. Vince goes on about entertainment and fans give him the "what!?" treatment. Stephanie says he has his hearing aid in tonight, it's fine, he can hear, no worries. Vince calls for a dance break and everyone in the ring starts dancing around.

- Still to come, Rey Mysterio returns to face Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE World Cup qualifier. Also, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair will be on The Cutting Edge with WWE Hall of Famer Edge. We will also see the reunion of Evolution.

- We go to the ring and out comes WWE Champion AJ Styles. Daniel Bryan's music hits as AJ is still walking to the ring. Bryan hits the ring and poses for a "yes!" chant as we go back to commercial.

AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan vs. The Usos

Jey and Bryan start off and Bryan with a shoulder tackle and drop toe hold. Bryan with a La Magistral for a near fall. Jimmy tags in and they hit a double back elbow and a double elbow drop for a near fall. Jimmy with chops and Bryan with kicks. Bryan goes through the legs and then hits a dragon screw leg whip. Styles tags in and he kicks Jimmy in the leg. Styles with a side head lock and another kick to the back of the leg. Jey makes the tag.

Styles misses a splash into the corner and Jimmy and Jey with kicks to Styles and Jey gets a near fall. Jey punches AJ in the corner and kicks the champion. Styles with punches but Jey with a hard Irish whip that sends Styles sternum first into the turnbuckles. Jey sets for a running hip into the corner but Styles gets up and applies the Calf Crusher. Daniel gets Jimmy and applies the Yes Lock. Jey gets to the ropes and Styles has to release the hold.

Jimmy talks some strategy with Jey while they take their time getting back into the ring. Jimmy makes the tag. Jimmy with a kick and head butt. Jimmy with a chop and then Jey comes in and they make a wish. Jimmy tags back in and they make another wish on AJ. Jey tags in and he connects with a head butt to the midsection. Styles with kicks and other strikes. Jimmy makes the tag and Jey with a hot shot on Styles. Jimmy gets a naer fall. Jimmy with a reverse chin lock. Jimmy brings Styles back to the mat with the reverse chin lock. Styles with elbows but Jimmy with a waist lock. Styles with elbows and Jimmy with a dragon whip.

Styles with a Pele Kick and both men are down. Jey and Bryan tag in and Bryan with punches and kicks. Bryan flips out of the corner on an Irish whip and he hits a suicide dive onto Jimmy and then hits a forearm on Jey. Bryan with a missile drop kick. Bryan with kicks to the chest and then he hits a round kick to the temple but Jey breaks up the cover. Styles leaps over Jey and he sends Jimmy to the floor. Jey sends Styles into Bryan and then they hit a super kick on Styles and a double super kick on Bryan for the three count.

Winners: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso

After the match, The Usos begin their celebration as we go to replays. We see various photos from SmackDown moments over the years as their music plays.

- SmackDown General Manager Paige is backstage with Vickie Guerrero and WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long. John Laurinaitis walks in and gets in the way. Vickie yells at him, "Excuse me!"

- Still to come, The New Day defends against The Bar. Also, Evolution reunites. Back to commercial.

Evolution Reunites:

We are back and Triple H, Randy Orton, Ric Flair and The Animal Batista make their way to the ring to a huge ovation.

Hunter says 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.

Ric wooos and struts. He says this is a lifetime for the Nature Boy to be out here with that group. Flair says he is more used to that 10,000 number.

Randy says coming 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. Randy says he has been evolving. While Hunter has been running the show, Ric has been living vicariously through his daughter, and Batista has spent more time in a make up chair than the ring, Randy says he has been winning championships.

Batista says he is a little nervous being back in this ring. It has been a long time. He says he is going to enjoy every second of it and ignore what Randy said. Batista says that you know the last place he wants to be is with this microphone in his hand. Batista says he thought about it and on this auspicious occasion, he has four things he wants to say. First, he wanted to be here tonight because it is Smackdown 1000. He says he 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 is speaking to all of you and it is 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 is a different vibe. Four champions brought together to build an army. It has never been done before and will never be done since.

Randy Orton, thirteen time champion. Batista says he knew that Randy was special the first time he saw him in OVW. Flair, Hunter, and everyone else knew he was special. Ric Flair, the sixteen time World Champion. There is nothing he can tell you about Flair that you don't already know. Flair says something to Batista and Batista tells Flair to keep it in his pants. Triple H, fourteen time World Champion. This man has single handedly changed this business. He is this business. There is nothing that this man hasn't done in this business... except beat him.

Fans pop and Triple H gets serious. Triple H stares Batista down. Orton eats it up and watches from behind. Flair gets in the middle of Triple H and Batista. Triple H hugs Batista and they have some friendly words as the Evolution music starts back up. Triple H is smiling but he's bothered by Batista's comment. They all exchange hugs as the music continues.

- We see smoke in the back and the silhouette of the Undertaker. We go to commercial.

- We are back and Kurt Angle is on commentary for this match.

Rusev vs. The Miz in a Crown Jewel Qualifying Match

Rusev with a clothesline and Miz goes to the floor. Rusev follows after Miz. MIz distracts the referee to allow Aiden English to distract Rusev. Miz with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: The Miz

After the match, Lana approaches English at ringside and low blows him for a big pop. Rusev attacks English and destroys him at ringside. Rusev snaps and tosses English over the announce table.

- Curt Hawkins is backstage with Edge for a mini-Edgehead reunion. The announcers wonder where Zack Ryder is. Still to come, The Cutting Edge. Back to commercial.

The Cutting Edge:

We are back and it is time for the Cutting Edge.

Edge says a great man he knew lived his life huge and it doesn't get more huge than Smackdown 1000. Edge says he 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 thanks Becky for coming on the show. He says that he has a lot of similarities as Becky. Becky thanks Edge for having her on his show. Edge says more than anyone else, he understands what Becky is thinking and what she is doing. He says 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. Edge says Becky thinks she is doing the right thing by throwing away her friendship with Charlotte, but he says Becky did not make the right choice. Edge says he 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. Edge says he sees a good person in there. 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.

Becky says Edge is right, she doesn't really like herself. Fans chant for Becky. Becky adds - I love myself. She tells Edge to stop being so condescending to the champ and get out of her ring. Becky tells Edge to be careful and try not to hurt his neck again going through the ropes. The music interrupts and out comes Flair. Flair asks Becky if she really had to go there. Flair tells Edge all Becky cares about is the title on her shoulder. Flair mentions Becky running away from her at Super Show-Down and last week. Flair enters the ring now and ends up tackling Becky. They brawl around the mat as referees and officials hit the ring to break them up. Adam Pearce, Jamie Noble, Fit Finlay and several referees try to keep them separated but they keep breaking free and fighting.

- We see Rey Mysterio and Jeff Hardy backstage talking. Rey will be in action tonight. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and we get the third set of photos from various SmackDown moments over the years.

SmackDown Tag Team Title Match: The Bar vs. The New Day

We go to the ring and out come SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day - Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. The New Day's usual custom announce table is being occupied by two WWE Hall of Famers - Booker T and Jerry Lawler. Out next comes The Bar, Sheamus and Cesaro.

Sheamus and Woods start things off and Sheamus with a side head lock take down and a shoulder tackle. Sheamus with an Irish whip. Woods with a forearm and a satellite head scissors followed by a drop kick for a near fall. Cesaro hits Woods from behind while Sheamus distracts the referee. Cesaro tags in and he kicks Woods. Cesaro with a chin lock and Woods punches Sheamus and Cesaro. Sheamus tags in and they hit a double clothesline.

Sheamus kicks Woods in the back and applies an arm bar. Sheamus with a front face lock while Woods tries to make the tag. Sheamus runs Woods into the turnbuckles and Cesaro tags in and hits a running European uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock on Woods and he sends Woods back to the mat. Woods side steps Cesaro and Cesaro goes to the floor. Sheamus tags in and then he goes into the ring post when Woods moves.

Big E and Cesaro tag in and Big E with two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes followed by a belly-to-belly suplex. Big E clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope and Cesaro wtih a rollup for a near fall. Big E with a uranagE for a near fall. Sheamus makes the tag and he hits a knee to the head and misses a Brogue Kick and goes into the top rope. Woods tags in and Big E with a spear through the ropes. Woods with a Shining Wizard for a near fall.

Big E tags in and he gets Sheamus up for Up Up Down Down but Sheamus moves. Sheamus with a Finlay Slam. Big E with a Big Ending to Sheamus but Cesaro picks up Big E and hits a Gotch Style Neutralizer for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Big E tries to superplex Cesaro but Sheamus tags in and he gets Big E up and Cesaro with a European uppercut. Kofi pushes Sheamus' feet off the ropes. Cesaro with a Northern Lariat to Kofi. Cesaro and Sheamus catch Woods and send him into the ringside barrier.

Big Show's music plays and he makes his way to the ring after Sheamus and Cesaro rearrange the alternate commentary table. Show helps Kofi up and then Show choke slams Kofi through the announce table. Big E turns around into a Brogue Kick and Sheamus gets the three count.

Winners and NEW Smackdown Tag Team Champions: The Bar

- We get comments from John Cena. He says at one time there was only Raw. Then Smackdown came thanks to the Rock. New talent came in like Randy Orton and Batista along with a kid who came to the ring to slap Kurt Angle. John says he regrets slapping Angle but he does not regret starting on Smackdown.

Rey Mysterio vs. Shinskue Nakamura in a World Cup Qualifying Match

Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.

Nakamura with a kick and knees followed by a knee drop for a near fall. Nakamura with knees in the corner but Rey with kicks and forearms. Nakamura with a knee and front face lock. Rey with punches and kicks. Rey with a satellite head scissors and Rey follows with forearms. Nakamura with knees to the head and ribs. Rey kicks Nakamura into the ropes and Nakamura has broken the invisible seal and escapes the 619. Nakamura is knocked to the floor and Rey slides out of the ring for a splash onto Nakamura.

Rey sends Nakamura back into the ring and he goes for a double jump moonsault but Nakamura with a kick that crotches Rey and we go to commercial.

We are back and Rey with a seated splash. Nakamura sends Rey to the apron but Rey with a shoulder. Nakamura goes to the turnbuckles and gets Rey on his shoulders. Rey with elbows and a Frankensteiner for a near fall. Rey goes to the apron and goes for a springboard move but Nakamura with a gutbuster. Nakamura puts Rey on the turnbuckles and connects with a knee and he gets a near fall. Nakamura goes for the reverse exploder and hits it. Rey with a victory roll to counter Kinshasa. Nakamura with an enuzigiri.

Nakamura misses Kinshasa and Rey with a kick and head scissors that sends Nakamura into the ropes. Rey with a 619 and splash for the three count.

Winner: Rey Mysterio

After the match, Rey Mysterio celebrates his victory. A gong sounds and the lights go down as The Undertaker makes his way to the ring.

The lights are back and Rey is no longer in the ring. Undertaker says at Crown Jewel, he's got three words for DX. Rest... In... Peace... That's it for Taker's SmackDown 1000 appearance. The music starts back up as Taker looks around the arena. Taker heads up the ramp and stops at the stage. Taker turns and looks back at the ring as fans cheer. Taker raises his fist as the lightning strikes and the 1,000th episode of SmackDown goes off the air.