Friday, October 18, 2019

WWE SmackDown Results (10/18) - Indianapolis, IN

WWE SmackDown Draft Results (10/18) - Indianapolis, IN
We are live from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN, as pyro hits in the arena.

Michael Cole and Corey Graves welcome us to Smackdown and we go right to the ring where Roman Reigns makes his way out, followed by Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Roman Reigns vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (c) w/ Sami Zayn

They lock up and go around the ring. Roman with a clean break. Nakamura with a forearm to the back and knees to the ribs. Nakamura with a knee drop to the back of the head. Nakamura with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Nakamura with a kick and Roman with a back elbow. Nakamura with a kick to Roman but Roman with a punch and Samoan drop for a near fall. Sami gets up from the announce table to check on Nakamura. Roman goes to the floor for a Drive By but Zayn pulls Nakamura out of the way and Nakamura with a drop kick.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Nakamura with a reverse chin lock and sleeper. We see footage of Nakamura sending Reigns into the ring post during the commercial break. Roman gets back to his feet and Roman with elbows to block a reverse exploder. Nakamura with boots in the corner and he comes off the turnubckles but Roman with a punch. Roman with clotheslines to Nakamura followed by a flying clothesline. Roman with NeverEnding Story to Nakamura. Reigns with a boot to the head. Roman sets for a Superman punch but Nakamura blocks it and floats through into a cross arm breaker and then a triangle. Roman gets to his feet and he picks up Nakamura for a one arm sit out power bomb for a near fall.

Roman sets for the spear and Zayn gets up and he gets on the apron to yell at Roman. Nakamura sends Reigns into the ropes and Nakamura with the sliding German suplex. Nakamura sets for Kinshasa but Roman with a Superman punch for a near fall. Roman sets for the spear again and Baron Corbin hits Roman with the scepter and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner by DQ: Roman Reigns

After the match, Baron hits Deep Six on Reigns. Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring and he goes after Nakamura and Corbin. Bryan goes over the top rope and then he forces Corbin over the top rope. Bryan with a punch and missile drop kick to Nakamura. Zayn grabs Bryan's leg and Nakamura with a knee to Bryan. Nakamura, Sami and Corbin leave together as Nakamura's music hits.


We go backstage to The New Day. Tucker of Heavy Machinery appears and talks about doing battle in the World Cup Tag Team Turmoil Match at Crown Jewel, but they will be on the same page for tonight's eight-man tag team match. Otis comes in with a special pancake mix, with extra protein. Otis is reminded that they don't have time to cook because the match is soon. He drinks the pancake mix from the bowl and we go back to commercial.

- Back from the break and Kayla Braxton stops Baron Corbin backstage for comments on what just happened. He puts his crown on and just walks off.

Shorty Gable vs. Curtis Axel

Axel pats Gable on the head and they lock up. Axel with a wrist lock. Gable with an escape and arm drag into an arm bar. Axel backs Gable into the corner and Axel with a forearm to the back of the head. Axel with kicks. Axel with a snap mare and leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Axel with an arm bar and Gable with a sunset flip for a near fall. Gable avoids Dallas and kicks Dallas. Axel goes for Son of PerfectPlex but Gable with an escape into an ankle lock and Gable forces Axel to tap out.

Winner: Shorty Gable

After the match, Gable is interviewed in the ring and he is asked about the people making fun of his height. Gable says he thought he was held back because of his height, but that got him where he is. Gable thanks everyone who would make fun of him. They are the ones who make him look deep down inside. Gable says we all have insecurities and he says you can overcome. Do not run and hide from them. Gable says he accepts who he is. He says he is Shorty Gable... no he is Shorty G.

- We take a look at the current teams in the ten man tag match at Crown Jewel. We see some of Flair's tweets about the teams.

- Michael and Corey wonder what is going to happen with Hogan's team. We go to Hulk Hogan via Skype. Corey is asked about the status of his team. Hogan says he has been chasing Flair around since Corey was in diapers. Hogan says he has many people who want to be on his team. Cole asks who will join Rusev and Ricochet. Hogan says he likes Ali and Shorty G. Hogan says he will announce his team captain later tonight.

Heavy Machinery and The New Day vs. The Revival, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode

We go to the ring and out first comes Heavy Machinery - Otis and Tucker. The New Day's Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods hit the ring next, with a platter full of pancakes. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and out first comes Robert Roode for this eight-man tag team match. Dolph Ziggler's entrance is next. Roode and Ziggler head to the ring together. Out next are the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, The Revival - Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder. Cole and Graves plug the big nine-team World Cup Turmoil match at WWE Crown Jewel. Tucker and Ziggler start the match.

Tucker and Ziggler start things off and Ziggler goes for the legs but Tucker stays on his feet. Ziggler with punches followed by a drop kick. Tucker with a drop kick to Ziggler. Otis tags in and Roode stops a double suplex attempt. Tucker and Otis with stereo suplexes to Roode and Ziggler. Big E tags in and they make a gyrating wish with Ziggler. Otis and Big E run Dawson and Wilder into each other and then they hit overhead belly-to-belly suplexes. Woods with a flip dive onto Dawson and Wilder. Roode with a spinebuster to Woods while Ziggler hits a Zig Zag on the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Wilder wtih a reverse chin lock on Woods. Woods with a belly-to-back suplex on Wilder and both men are down. Dawson tags in and he sends Woods into the corner but Woods fights out of the corner and punches Dawson but Dawson with a kick and chop. Woods with an enzuigiri and both men are down. Roode and Ziggler pull Big E, Tucker, and Otis off the apron. Wilder tags in and he hits an elbow drop off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Ziggler tags in and he puts Woods on the turnbuckles for a superplex but Woods blocks it.

Woods with forearms to the back and he knocks Ziggler off the turnbuckles. Woods with a missile drop kick and both men are down. Otis and Roode tag in and Otis with shoulder tackles to Roode followed by a spinning slam to Ziggler. Roode kicks Otis in the midsection and his body absorbs Roode's energy. Otis with a head butt to Roode. Otis sends Ziggler into the corner and Dawson tags in. Ziggler with a super kick to Otis . Otis tags care of Ziggler and Roode and then he sends Dawson to the floor. Otis sets for the Caterpillar and hits it on Roode but Dawson, the legal man, goes for a cross body but Otis catches Dawson. Ziggler trips Tucker and Wilder hits Otis and Dawson gets a near fall.

Tucker takes care of Wilder and Dolph. Dawson goes for a suplex and Otis blocks it. Big E tags in and Otis hands Dawson to Big E and Woods tags in for Midnight Hour and the three count.

Winners: Heavy Machinery and The New Day

- We will have Baron Corbin and Shinsuke Nakamura face Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns tonight.


Kayla Braxton is in the back with Daniel Bryan. Daniel is asked about being attacked by Corbin and Nakamura. Daniel asks Kayla how many times do you think he has been beaten up. It has never affected him in the past. All he cares about is his first fight on Smackdown. They will put these two kings in their place.

- Bayley walks in the back as we go to commercial.

- We are back and Ali talks about breaking labels. He puts on that jacket, mask, and glove, and he tells people he will lead them through the dark. He says he is bringing change to the world. He knows he is the underdog, but he has heart.

In the Arena:

The Miz is in the ring for MizTV and he welcomes everyone and brings out the Smackdown Women's Champion, Bayley. Bayley is joined by Sasha Banks as they make their way to the ring.

Miz did not realize Sasha would be there (even though there was an extra chair in the ring). Bayley interrupts Miz and points out that she is the Smackdown women's champion. Sasha mentions that Bayley is the first Grand Slam Champion. Miz mentions how Twitter reacted to Bayley's behavior.

We have a video package for what happened last week.

Miz simply asks Bayley, “Why?” Bayley thinks about it, and the crowd boos. Bayley says she doesn’t owe Miz or anyone else an explanation. Miz asks about the kids that cheered for and idolized Bayley. Miz asks if she’s Brock Lesnar since she’s a champion that won’t talk. Why the change? Is it insecurity or the fact that she’ll always be second fiddle to Sasha Banks? Banks says Miz was drafted in the fifth round. Miz says he doesn’t need to change his look and slash Bayley Buddies to be relevant.

Bayley says that’s not why she slashed the “stupid” Bayley Buddies. They defined her entire career. The people saw her as colorful and someone to put a smile on their faces. Bayley gave and gave every week, and all they did was take. They didn’t see who she was trying to be: a role model trying to change the world. The night she won the SmackDown Women’s Championship, she said she would elevate the division… and she did. When she lost at Hell in a Cell, she was heartbroken and in pain. Was anyone there to hug her? No. She put herself second her entire career to be a role model for their children. When she needed them most, where were they? They destroyed her. Bayley rose up like a role model and won the title back. Bayley thought this division lacked opportunity, but the fact is they are lazy. The division lacks desire and passion. She used to try to be what they wanted her to be, but the truth is she has outgrown them. Bayley says she’ll give them some inspiration: life sucks and then you die.

Nikki Cross’ music hits, and she comes out to the stage. Cross says she’s heard enough. She thinks she speaks for everyone here in Indianapolis when she says the time for talking is over and the time for action is now. Cross tells Bayley to make herself comfortable. After she wins, she’ll make sure she gives Bayley a great big, huge hug. Dana Brooke comes out and says nothing fuels her passion like being overlooked and underutilized. Lacey Evans cuts her off and comes out to the ring.

Back to commercial.

Lacey Evans vs. Carmella vs. Sonya Deville vs. Mandy Rose vs. Nikki Cross vs. Dana Brooke in a Six-Pack Challenge Number One Contender Match

Back from the break and Carmella is wrapping up her entrance. The ring is full - Lacey Evans, Carmella, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Nikki Cross, Dana Brooke. The winner will be the #1 contender to SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley for a future title shot.

The bell rings and here we go as everyone starts brawling. Deville and Rose double team Carmella while Cross watches from the corner. The others are on the outside. They clear and double team Cross now. Cross eventually fights back as Sasha Banks and Bayley look on. Cross fights off the double team again until Rose clotheslines her. Rose and Deville are alone in the ring now, standing tall. They double team Carmella on the floor now, talking trash against the barrier and launching her. Brooke makes the save and takes them down. Evans levels Brooke out of nowhere on the outside. Brooke rolls Cross in and stops to wipe sweat from her forehead, wasting time and turning her back. Cross takes advantage and kicks Evans from the ring, dropping her back on the floor. Carmella ends up taking down Evans, Deville and Rose at the same time with a shot off the top of the barrier. We go to commercial.

We are back and Mandy and Sonya work over Carmella. We see footage of a six person suplex during the commercial break. Mandy with a full nelson but Carmella kicks Sonya and arm drags Mandy. Carmella with a Bronco Buster on Sonya and Mandy. Nikki with a rollup on Carmella for a near fall. Carmella with a suicide dive. Dana with forearms after sending Carmella into the ringside barrier. Nikki with a cross body onto Dana, Sonya, and Mandy. Lacey sends Nikki into the ring steps and then hits a slingshot elbow drop to Dana. Dana with a sit out power bomb to Lacey.

Dana goes up top and hits a swanton for a near fall. Carmella and Mandy with punches to each other. Mandy with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Carmella with the Cone of Silence but Sonya with a knee to Carmella. Lacey with a Women's Right to Dana. Mandy with a knee but Nikki with a swinging neck breaker for the three count.

Winner: Nikki Cross

Nikki Cross celebrates in the ring and shouts at Bayley. Cross will challenge Bayley in the future for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Bayley just stares at her.

- We go to a video package for Braun Strowman. Back to commercial.

- We are back with a look at the Firefly Funhouse and the current situation between The Fiend and Seth Rollins.

Braun Strowman vs. Drew Gulak

Drew takes the mic and he says it is his debut on Smackdown and he wants to properly introduce himself. He is a former Cruiserweight Champion and the preeminent combat sports expert. If you are going to do your Monster Among Men urghhhhhhhhhhh... Drew backs up and then says if you keep doing that, Tyson Fury will knock you out cold. Drew says he does not want to see that. Drew says he is a WWE Superstar, just like Braun. He created 345 slides in his POWER POINT PRESENTATION and if you follow it, you might win.

Braun does not like power point and he biels Drew and does it again. Braun with a boot to the head. Braun with a head butt and Drew goes to the floor. Braun with a running shoulder tackle and he sends Drew back into the ring and then hits a splash into the corner followed by a forearm across the chest. Braun with a power slam for the three count.

Winner: Braun Strowman

We take a look at the WWE 2K20 video game.

- Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring as we ho to commercial.

Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns vs. King Baron Corbin and Shinsuke Nakamura

Roman with punches in the corner followed by an uppercut. Bryan tags in and he hits a drop kick into the corner. Bryan with a second drop kick and he hits a third one. Bryan with a bulldog. Bryan with kicks to the chest and he misses a round kick. Nakamura tags in and he kicks Bryan and connects with forearms. Bryan with European uppercuts followed by a knee to the midsection. Nakamura with an enzuigiri after Zayn distracts Bryan from the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Corbin gets a near fall after Deep Six. Corbin kicks Bryan in the ribs and knocks Reigns off the apron. Nakamura tags in and they go for a double belly-to-back suplex but Bryan lands on his feet. Bryan avoids a splash and shoulder in the corner. Nakamura with a forearm and knee. Bryan flips out of the corner and hits a flying clothesline. Corbin pulls Reigns off the apron and Corbin sends Reigns into the ring steps. Nakamura misses an enzuigiri and hits a round kick. Nakamura with a knee and he gets a near fall. Corbin puts Reigns on the bottom part of the ring steps. Corbin picks up the other part of the steps and the referee warns Corbin and Corbin tosses the steps aside. Bryan with a drop kick to Corbin through the ropes.

Nakamura with a rollup but Bryan applies the LeBell Lock and Corbin breaks up the hold. Corbin sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and slides around the ring post but Roman with a Superman punch on the floor and Roman with a spear through the ringside barrier. Bryan with kicks to the chest. Bryan hits the round kick to the temple. Bryan runs into a jumping side kick. Nakamura misses Kinshasa and Bryan hits a flying knee for the three count.

Winners: Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns

Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns celebrate and the two shake hands as the commentators remind us that SmackDown will be on FS1 next week due to the World Series.

We go to credits.