September 25, 2018
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
In-Ring: R-Truth, Carmella, Daniel Bryan, The Miz
Smackdown kicks off with R-Truth and Carmella in the ring with the Miz TV setup. R-Truth imitates The Miz and welcomes everyone to Truth TV. He introduces Carmella who introduces Daniel Bryan to the show. R-Truth says he wanted Bryan to be his first guest because he has a lot of questions for him. R-Truth asks Daniel Bryan if he can call him D and tells him that he has been dealing with The Miz for 8 years but last week he was able to foil his plans with the other Carmella, how would it be to finally defeat The Miz at Super Showdown and being one step closer to the WWE title?
Bryan says that was an insightful question. Daniel says it’s already way better than Miz TV. Carmella cuts in and says that it’s now time for the Truth TV 7 second dance break as she and R-Truth dance. R-Truth says he has an animal segment coming up but he wants to hear more about him and The Miz. Daniel says he has spent so much energy trying to come back to the WWE but when he came back, he wanted to be the WWE champion. Because when he was champion, he only defended it one time and he has unfinished business with the WWE championship and with The Miz.
The Miz’s music hits and out he comes. He asks R-Truth what he’s doing and R-Truth says it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. A loud “Truth TV” chant from the crowd erupts. Truth says two weeks ago he beat him in the ring and if he had a championship, it would be his. But instead, he got a talk show so he just took that. The Miz calls him an idiot and R-Truth says he’s an idiot with a talk show. The Miz says he and Bryan have their differences but people love Daniel because he is Daniel Bryan. He’s the scrappy underdog but he always fights fair and that is why people love him. But that’s why he will never beat him. The Miz says he may not be scrappy but he is smart. He is not a coward, he wins at all cost. He says it’s the reason why he will beat him at Super Showdown. The Miz says he will do anything to move on to the WWE championship but Daniel is too proud to do anything it takes to win. And that’s why he always lets people down. The Miz says if Daniel cheats, he will forever tarnish the name of Daniel Bryan.
R-Truth says with all that talking, he will kill his animal segment. R-Truth goes on to ban The Miz from Truth-TV for life. The Miz says it isn’t even his show. Carmella is seen telling R-Truth something as the crowd chants “Truth TV”. R-Truth tells The Miz if he wants the show back, he will fight him for it. The Miz says fight for what, it’s his show. Suddenly, music plays and they break into a dance.
The Miz goes to see Paige backstage and asks her if she sees what is going on right there. He asks her how they can replace Miz TV with that. Paige says if he wants Miz TV back, he will have to go and win it back. The Miz walks back out to the ring.
R-Truth vs. The Miz
The bell rings and we are under way with Daniel Bryan on commentary. A shoulder block by R-Truth takes The Miz down. The Miz gets up and goes for a clothesline but R-Truth reverses it into a cover but The Miz kicks out and rolls out of the ring. R-Truth grabs The Miz and lifts him onto the ring apron but The Miz drops R-Truth onto the ropes. The Miz slides into the ring and a hip toss by R-Truth. The Miz goes to push R-Truth and The Miz slides out of the ring and starts to run away. R-Truth grabs him and throws him into the barricade. R-Truth slams The Miz’s head onto the ring apron and throws him back in the ring.
R-Truth sends The Miz into the corner and climbs the turnbuckle as he starts to punch The Miz on the head. The Miz pushes him down and delivers a big boot taking R-Truth down. The Miz starts with the Yes kicks on R-Truth. He goes for one last kick but R-Truth rolls him up for the cover but The Miz kicks out. The Miz kicks R-Truth and a DDT. He goes for the cover but R-Truth kicks out. The Miz goes for a back slide but R-Truth reverses it into his own and he goes for the cover but The Miz kicks out. A right hand by R-Truth, he sends The Miz to the ropes but The Miz reverses it and smashes his knee into R-Truth.
Back from commercial and R-Truth is on the outside of the ring. R-Truth runs into the ring and takes out The Miz with spinning kicks. He delivers a big splash onto The Miz and a jaw breaker. He goes for the cover but The Miz kicks out. R-Truth was going after The Miz but the referee got in the way and The Miz poked R-Truth in the eye. He delivers the Skull Crushing Finale onto R-Truth. He stands up and mocks Daniel Bryan. The Miz with the running knee on R-Truth and he goes for the cover and gets the win.
Winner: The Miz
Daniel Bryan runs into the ring but The Miz slides out.
Backstage: Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch
A clip from earlier today airs with a photo shoot involving Charlotte but WWE women’s champion Becky Lynch attacks her from behind.
Sheamus vs. Big E
The New Day come out and cut a promo on The Bar poking fun of them. The Bar talk about how they will beat The New Day at the Super Showdown and become the new WWE Tag Team champions.
The bell rings and we are under way. Sheamus goes after Big E and starts punching him onto the ring apron. Big E hip tosses Sheamus onto the outside. He gets Sheamus onto the ring apron, climbs it and delivers a big splash onto Sheamus. Back from commercial and both men are in the ring and Big E goes for a big splash but Sheamus gets his knees up. Sheamus gets Big E up and a big body slam. He goes for the bodyslam but Big E kicks out. Sheamus goes for the Bro Kick but Big E catches him on his shoulders, lifts Sheamus up and drops him. He goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out. Big E goes for the Big Ending but Sheamus slides onto the ring apron. Big E runs towards Sheamus but Sheamus gets his knee up. He gets in the ring delivers the Brogue Kick onto Big E. He goes for the cover and gets the win.
Backstage: Paige, AJ Styles
Paige is backstage and is seen talking to AJ Styles. She tells him not to break anything out there and AJ says he is there to sign the contract. And if he has to destroy something, he will make sure it’s Samoa Joe.
In-Ring: Rusev, Lana, Aiden English
Rusev and Lana come out to the ring. Rusev says last week, his friend, his partner, Aiden English betrayed him. And he did it on the greatest day of them all, Rusev Day. And that makes him a traitor. But before he crushes him, he wants him to come out and explain why he attacked him.
Aiden English comes out and he tells Rusev he has every right to be angry but this is not his fault. He tells Rusev that before he met him, he was the super athlete, supremely talented. But no one cared about him. English says Rusev lacked direction but he saw potential in him and he joined his side. A video package airs from September 2017 which shows the history of Rusev Day. A loud “Rusev Day” chant from the crowd and English says they were amazing together. At WrestleMania, there were over 70,000 people chanting for them. He asks Rusev what happened and answers his own question. He says she, as in Lana, happened. This whole mess is Lana’s fault. He shows a video package involving Lana’s history with Aiden English and Rusev. English tells Rusev it was much better when it was them only, not with her.
Lana tells English that before him, she had Rusev the unstoppable force. She got him to come out in a tank at WrestleMania. But the truth is that Aiden used Rusev to make a name for himself.
Aiden says Lana stands by Rusev, she stands by him and is honest with him. That’s why she was going to tell him what he said about her last week. And he has to wonder, if she is so honest, is she going to tell him about that one night in Milwaukee? Aiden English drops the microphone and leaves.
Backstage: Rusev, Lana, Becky Lynch
After commercials, backstage, Lana is talking to Rusev and tells him she has no idea what Aiden is talking about. Rusev says he believes her, he just doesn’t know why he would say Milwaukee. In comes Becky Lynch, who tells Lana that she runs this women’s division and challenges Lana to a match. Rusev asks Lana when was the last time they were in Milwaukee?
Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose vs. Naomi and Asuka
In the ring, The IIconics are about to talk but Naomi’s music hits. The IIconics join the commentary team.
Back from commercial, Asuka takes Sonya down with a German suplex. Asuka tags Naomi in and Sonya gets Mandy Rose in. A hurricanrana by Naomi onto Mandy followed by a right hand. A standing leg drop by Naomi. She goes for the cover but Deville breaks it up. Naomi throws Sonya to the outside. She turns around and a flying kick by Mandy. Deville tags herself in and a running knee onto Naomi. Asuka breaks it up as Mandy gets in the ring. Asuka throws Mandy to the outside and goes onto the ring apron.
Sonya sends Naomi to the ropes who tags Asuka in and a flying kick by Naomi takes Sonya down. Sonya gets back up as Naomi and Asuka double kick her down. Asuka goes for the cover and gets the win.
Winners: Naomi and Asuka
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Tye Dillinger
Nakamura runs after Tye but Tye with a big clothesline takes Nakamura down. He taunts Nakamura and goes to chop Nakamura but Shinsuke ducks and delivers a leg to the back of the neck. He lifts Tye onto the ropes and places him horizontally on the top rope and kicks him down. Nakamura goes to kick Tye but Tye moves out of the way and a super kick takes Nakamura down. Tye with a frog splash off the top rope, he goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out.
He gets Nakamura in the corner and starts punching him but in comes Randy Orton who throws Tye Dillinger down. He throws Tye into the ring post and onto the outside. Orton with a clothesline and an uppercut onto Tye Dillinger. He throws Tye into the ring steps and over the announce table. Orton lifts Tye and throws him back first onto the announce table. He sends Tye into the ring and beats on him. Shinsuke Nakamura then hits Tye with the Kinshasa.
Backstage: Lana, Rusev
Backstage, Lana is getting ready for her match against Becky Lynch. In comes Rusev who wishes her good luck. Lana mentions Aiden and Rusev says he doesn’t believe Aiden English.
Backstage: Randy Orton
Randy Orton is backstage and is asked if Tye is his next victim. Orton says no, he says that perfect 10 crap just pisses him off.
SmackDown Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lana
The bell rings and we are under way. Both women lock up but a head lock by Becky who takes Lana down. She goes for the cover but Lana kicks out. A take down by Becky. Both women get up and Becky pushes Lana as Lana slaps her. Lana spears Becky down. She goes for the cover but Becky kicks out. Becky rolls to the outside and Lana follows her but Becky with a kick onto Lana. She throws Lana into the ring. She goes for a suplex but Lana reverses it into a cover but Becky kicks out. Both women back up and a big kick by Lana takes Becky down. She goes for the cover but Becky kicks out.
Lana climbs the second rope but Becky drags her down. Becky with the Becksploder and the Disarm-Her as Lana taps out.
Winner: Becky Lynch
Backstage: Aiden English
Backstage, Aiden English is asked about Milwaukee. He says he will elaborate but not now since he has proof. He says next week, he will show the video evidence.
In-Ring Contract Signing: AJ Styles, Samoa Joe
SmackDown Live general manager Paige is in the ring and she says that AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe at Super Showdown will be a no count out, no disqualification match. She introduces WWE champion AJ Styles as he comes down to the ring. She introduces Samoa Joe but his music doesn’t play. AJ says Samoa Joe doesn’t have the guts to come out and face him face to face. He says Samoa Joe is more likely to attack him from behind.
AJ Styles says in Australia, Samoa Joe will have another opportunity to take the title away from him in a match where there will be no rules. Samoa Joe is seen on the screen talking. Joe says the great thing about their business is they get to travel all over the world and see things. Joe says tonight, he finds himself in front of the home of AJ Styles.
Samoa Joe says that he told AJ’s wife and daughter that their daddy will be home tonight. Joe shows the front of the house and says that AJ has done himself well. Joe asks AJ he wonders how he’s feeling. Joe says there is nothing AJ can do right now as he sits on his front steps. Samoa Joe says that instead of being here, he is in Denver. Samoa Joe tells AJ to get his phone but AJ leaves his phone in the back.
Samoa Joe pulls out a doll and says he has a gift for AJ’s daughter. Joe says that AJ is angry, fired up. Joe says the feeling that AJ has right now is exactly how he will feel when he beats him for the WWE title in Australia. Joe says he won’t just open the door but he will ring the door bell instead. Joe says “Daddy’s home” as Smackdown goes off the air.
Quick Match Results
- The Miz defeated R-Truth via running knee
- Sheamus defeated Big E via Brogue Kick
- Asuka & Naomi defeated Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville via double kick on Sonya
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch defeated Lana via Disarm-her