9/15 WWE SmackDown Results – We are live from the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, as Pat McAfee makes his way to the ring to start the show.
Pat says that he was up the road in the Rockies to cover the Colorado Buffaloes and he saw that Smackdown was an hour down the road, so he had to show up to experience the WWE universe. He says it is his honor to welcome everyone to Smackdown.
Austin Theory interrupts and makes his way to the ring.
Theory says this isn’t Smackdown, it is Austin Theory Live. Look what the cat dragged in. He says a lot of the people that live here don’t get a lot of oxygen to their brains like Pat. He says they have to boo him at age 26. You were a mugshot at 26. Theory says there is nothing he can’t do. Theory says they have unfinished business. Theory says he has something special for Pat. He is going to drop Pat in a few seconds and he will go to his show, unable to do anything, just like Aaron Rodgers.
Pat says Theory is not going to do a damn thing. He says Theory is dressed like him and wants to be like him.
Theory says when he wears a black tank top, he looks like a Greek God while you look like you should be flipping fries.
Pat says he is enjoying the local laws, but you mentioned this isn’t Smackdown. He says Theory is so disrespectful to the business as a whole and to the people here.
Theory asks if he cares about these people.
Pat says it will never be Austin’s show and it is the People’s Show. Do you know what that means?
The Rock makes his way to the ring and he poses on the turnbuckles.
Theory asks Rock if he knows whose ring he is in. He says it has been a long time . . .
Rock tells Theory to shut his bitch ass up. You clearly don’t know how all this works.
Rock takes off his jacket and tosses it into the crowd.
The Rock looks around and says FINALLY… the Rock has come back to Denver.
Theory says that FINALLY the people get to see Rock and Austin in the ring one more time. It won’t be Stone Cold, it is a real ass kicker. Theory says he will beat the entire Mount Rushmore.
The Rock starts and Theory cuts him off. and Rock appreciates what Theory did there.
Rock says it does matter what he says. He says it matters what the people say. You mention Steve Austin and he is Rock’s boy. He then quotes Austin about kicking Theory’s ass. Rock says the roof blew off the place because they are live. It matters what the people say.
He tells Theory this side of the arena is gonna chant, “You are,” and the other side is gonna chant “an assh*le!” It has to be edited off TV, so doesn’t really play well for those at home. Funny stuff, nevertheless.
He stops them, but then switches and has each side of the arena say the opposite. It again gets heavily edited off the broadcast. Yikes. McAfee reminds Rock it’s a two-hour show, as the chants go on forever. Rock says he knows it’s a two-hour show, but The Rock and the people are having fun, baby! He tells Theory he’s gonna kick his ass in three seconds.
Theory tries jumping The Rock but The Rock fights back and spinebusters him down. He pops up and looks at the crowd and they explode, knowing what’s coming next. He doesn’t have an elbow pad, but he does his arm gesture and then hits the ropes, slides and hits the most electrifying move in all of sports and entertainment, “The People’s Elbow.”
His theme hits again and he then tells McAfee to do it, too. His theme cuts off and McAfee does “The People’s Elbow.”
We go to commercial.
Priest grabs AJ’s ankle and that distracts AJ. Finn with kicks in the corner. AJ blocks a hip toss and Balor does the same. JA with a side Russian leg sweep and back breaker. AJ with a sunset flip but you don’t sunset flip Finn Balor as he rolls through and hits a drop kick for a near fall. Balor with a reverse chin lock. AJ with elbows and punches but Balor with a back heel kick. AJ with a Phenomenal drop kick. Balor goes to the floor and we go to commercial
We are back and AJ with a chop and both go for a cross body at the same time and both go down. We see footage of Priest pulling AJ to the floor during the break followed by a choke slam on the apron. Balor followed with a baseball slide. AJ with strikes and a back fist followed by a sliding clothesline. AJ with a forearm into the corner and he gets FInn on his shoulders. Dom gets on the apron and Finn rakes the eyes. AJ gets a near fall. AJ puts Finn on the turnbuckles and sets for a Frankensteiner but Finn holds on to the ropes and AJ falls to the mat. AJ crotches Finn and then sets for a Styles Clash but Finn with a kick. AJ gets Finn up for an Ushigoroshi and Finn falls to the floor.
AJ with a slingshot forearm to Finn on the floor. AJ sends Finn back into the ring and Dom goes after AJ so AJ clotheslines him. Priest grabs AJ’s leg and the referee send Dom and Priest to the back. AJ sets for the Phenomenal Forearm and he hits a forearm on the apron. AJ misses a Phenomenal Forearm. Finn distracts the referee and Jimmy Uso punches AJ out of nowhere. Finn gets the three count with a rollup.
Winner: Finn Balor
Back to commercial.
Pat and The Rock are in the back and Rock says it could have gone on for two hours. They hug and John Cena is standing behind them. Rock says he sees John trying to smile. They shake hands and hug.
Jimmy Uso is in the back and he sees Paul Heyman in the background. Finn Balor walks past Paul and he thanks Jimmy for the assist. Jimmy says he returned the favor and they are even. Finn says that is cool and he says he saw Jimmy’s brother on Monday and he says that he is sure Jimmy misses him. Finn says he asked Jey about joining The Judgment Day and he didn’t say no. What if both Usos joined The Judgment Day. Jimmy says he is good right now. Finn says he was throwing it out there. He says there are no leaders in The Judgment Day. That means there is no Roman. Jimmy starts to walk and Paul Heyman walks up to him.
In the Arena:
The LWO are in the ring.
Rey says nothing but love and respect for everyone and to his family, the LWO. He says a year ago when he came to Smackdown, not only was his career at a crossroads, but he was going through a tough time in his life. He was devastated and heartbroken. Then the LWO reminded him what family is about. Now he is the US Champion and he has a family that is united and stronger than ever.
Santos says they are family. They are champions. When Austin Theory took him out, you stepped up and he is glad that Rey did it and took Austin out to become the US Champion. Santos says his career dream has always been to face his idol with a title on the line. Santos asks Rey if he will face him for the US Championship.
Rey asks Santos if he is serious. After all they have been through?
Santos says he has only love and respect for Rey.
Rey says he feels the same way and of course he accepts.
Bobby Lashley’s music interrupts and he comes to the ring with Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins.
Bobby says they have tag teams falling apart and then we have tag teams with this awkward love fest in the ring. He says they were taking over and it will be easier than he ever imagined.
Dawkins says Santos asking Rey for a title match and then Rey gives him a match like Oprah.
Cruz tells them to come to the ring to say it. Wilde says they are always ready for a fight so let’s go.
We go to commercial.
Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde vs. The Street Profits
The match is joined in progress and Wilde with a back elbow for a near fall. Cruz is hip tossed over the top rope by Dawkins. Wilde with a kick to Ford and Wilde goes up top. Wilde misses a double stomp and Dawkins tags in and they hit Revelation for the three count.
Winners: Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford
After the match, we see the fight continue as The Street Profits beat down the LWO guys. Santos Escobar and Rey Mysterio hit the ring but so does Lashley. Lashley and the Profits leave all the LWO guys laying and head to the back.
We head to another commercial.
– We have a video package to look at the history between Miz and LA Knight.
The Miz vs. LA Knight
They lock up and Miz with a side head lock. Knight with a shoulder tackle. Miz with a waist lock and Knight with a side head lock. Knight with a shoulder tackle and Miz falls into the corner to avoid a punch. Miz sends Knight into the turnbuckles when Knight does a spin move around the referee. Miz with kicks. Miz with chops and then he has some words for the referee. Knight with chops and a power slam for a near fall. Knight holds on to the ropes when Miz goes for an O’Connor Roll. Knight is sent to the apron and he connects with a shoulder and a slingshot shoulder tackle for a near fall. Miz with a knee to the midsection. Miz with a boot to the head. Miz works on Knight’s back. Knight with punches and Knight lands on his feet to escape a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Knight with a neck breaker and bulldog for a near fall.
Miz tries to get out of the ring and he pulls up the ring skirt. While the referee fixes the skirt, Miz with a thumb to the eyes followed by an Awesome Clothesline and neck breaker for a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Miz with a running kick to the ribs. Miz with another kick to the ribs. Miz with a kick to the chest and a boot to the head. Miz with a flying knee for a near fall. Miz sets for the Skull Crushing Finale but KNight with an elbow and arm drag. Knight with a back elbow. Miz with a kick to the midsection and head. Knight with a clothesline followed by a side Russian leg sweep and DDT. Knight kicks Miz in the corner and follows with a running knee for a near fall. Miz lands on his feet on a suplex attempt and Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz and Knight with near falls. Knight holds on to the ropes to block a DDT. Miz with a kick when Knight goes for a slingshot move. Miz with a DDT for a near fall. Miz misses a round kick and Knight with a rollup and punches. Miz with a kick and Knight with a hot shot and BFT for the three count.
Winner: LA Knight
After the match, Knight takes the mic and he wants to talk to ya. He says from the day he set foot in Smackdown, he said he was coming for gold. He says he looked at the top of the mountain and he saw all of the options. It doesn’t matter if it is Rey Mysterio, Gunther, Seth Rollins, or Roman Reigns. You have to understand. It ain’t a catchphrase. He says he is top two and he ain’t number two. YEAH!
We see Solo and Paul in the locker room. Paul says the order can only come from Roman and he hasn’t given the order yet. Paul tells Solo he has to deal with Jimmy because Jimmy is cutting deals with The Judgment Day. You will have to fight that battle. When John Cena comes for revenge on Jimmy, you will be fighting the battle. They can only make moves when Roman calls him and gives him the order. Solo says he already knows what he has to do and he will finish it tonight. Paul wonders who gave that order and he desperately calls Roman.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Adam Pearce is interrupted by Pretty Deadly. Adam says that they are almost ready to return to the ring. Elton says he is a shell of a man after injuring his shoulder. He says he is a delicate flower and he can hear the sound of the bones breaking while he sees Ridge Holland smiling. Pearce asks why is Elton in a wheelchair if he hurt his shoulder. Kit tells Elton they might need the perfect training regimen to return to the ring. Kit asks for a YES BOY and Elton gives him one.
Bayley and Dakota are in the back and Bayley says Iyo needs to win next week. Bayley says she has planned this whole thing out and she wonders why did Iyo accept the challenge. Dakota tells Bayley to take care of Asuka tonight. Dakota says she has Bayley’s back and Dakota says that Bayley is distracted by Shotzi so is Bayley ready for Asuka?
– The Judgment Day are in their clubhouse and they talk to each other but we cannot hear what they are saying.
Back to commercial.
– Next week, Iyo Sky defends the Women’s Title against Asuka.
Match Number Four: Bayley vs. Asuka
They lock up and Asuka pushes Bayley and Bayley pushes back. Asuka with a forearm and she says something to Bayley. Bayley stomps on the foot and punches Asuka. Asuka with kicks and a back heel kick. Bayley with a rollup for a near fall. Asuka sends Bayley into the corner and then she goes into the ropes. Bayley pulls Asuka down by the hair. Asuka with an Irish whip and Bayley sends Asuka to the apron. Asuka iwth a forearm and a missile drop kick that sends Bayley to the floor. Asuka misses a sliding knee and Bayley sends Asuka into the ring post.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bayley with a rear chin lock. Asuka with punches and a jaw breaker but Bayley with a neck breaker in the ropes for a near fall. Bayley goes for a sunset flip power bomb into the turnbuckles but Asuka counters into a cross arm breaker and Bayley escapes. Asuka blocks a kick and hits a German suplex. Asuka with a kick to the chest and a hip into the corner. Asuka with a pop up knee and a round kick for a near fall. Asuka with a kick but she misses a second one. Asuka with a back heel kick and Bayley blocks a Codebreaker and stomps on the midsection. Asuka with an ankle lock and Bayley rolls through but Asuka goes to the turnbuckles for a Codebreaker for a near fall. Asuka with a cross arm breaker but Bayley rolls to the apron and then to the floor. Bayley hot shots Asuka on the apron. Bayley adjusts the announce table and Shotzi shows up and comes over the ringside barrier and backs Bayley up.
Asuka waits for Bayley to turn around and she gets the three count with a back slide.
After the match, Shotzi chases Bayley out of the ring and to the back. Asuka hesitates before fist bumping Shotzi.
We go to commercial.
– We are back and next week Asuka faces Iyo Sky for the Women’s Title. Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar will face Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins.
The Grayson Waller Effect with John Cena
Waller says he has had some great guests on his show. People who think they are the GOAT and that monicker only applies to one person, his guest tonight. While his guest has accompished so much, his star is fading quicker than his hairline. Waller says his rise back to the top starts with the Grayson Waller Rub. Waller brings out John Cena.
Waller says this is like a dream and it must be an honor for John to be on the Grayson Waller Effect. Waller says when he talks to grownups he takes off his hat. Waller says he watched Payback and he says that Cena needs help as a host. You were stealing the spotlight. You need to be like Grayson Waller. Sit back and let the stars shine.
Waller says John couldn’t help yourself. You had to make it about you. You got back in the ring, not as a competitor, but as a special guest referee. Then you have the audacity to lie to these people. He says John doesn’t want to be an in ring competitor any more. There is no doubt that you are the greatest of all time, but there is no doubt that you aren’t close to being the greatest now. You haven’t been the same since his boy Austin Theory, who just whipped the Rock, beat you at Wrestlemania.
John takes off his shirt and Waller tells John it is his time to speak.
John is interrupted by Jimmy Uso’s music.
John gives Waller credit for this as Jimmy and John stand across from each other in the ring.
John starts to talk but Jimmy takes the mic. Jimmy says Waller has a point. Nobody wants you here John. Jimmy says everyone came to see him. Jimmy says they love John but he came out to tell Jimmy to his face if he tries to embarrass him again like he did two weeks ago, do it or get out of the ring.
Solo Sikoa’s music plays and he comes to the ring with Paul Heyman.
Solo walks up to John and Jimmy acts lcocky and then Solo grabs Jimmy and sets for the Samoan Spike but hits Cena with a super kick instead.
Jimmy wants some love from Solo but Solo ignores him and he punches and kicks Cena.
AJ Styles comes out and he goes after Jimmy. Cena punches Solo and sends him to the floor. AJ with a punch to Jimmy and Cena with the Five Knuckle Shuffle.
Cena gets Jimmy up for an Attitude Adjustment but Solo pulls Jimmy to the floor.
In the end, Cena wasn’t able to say a single word. His music hits again as we go to credits.
–– Here is what’s in store for the show ––
- LA Knight vs. The Miz
- The Grayson Waller Effect with guest John Cena
- AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor
- Bayley vs. Asuka
9/15 WWE SmackDown Results