October 4, 2019
Los Angeles, California
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch defeated Sasha Banks & Bayley via Figure Eight by Charlotte on Bayley
- Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura was no contest when Bray Wyatt interfered
- Ladder Match / Loser Leaves WWE: Kevin Owens defeated Shane McMahon via grabbing the briefcase
- Braun Strowman, The Miz & Heavy Machinery defeated AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode via running powerslam by Strowman on Ziggler
- Lumberjack Match: Roman Reigns defeated Erick Rowan via spear
- WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar defeated Kofi Kingston (c) via F5 in under 10 seconds to win the title
WWE Smackdown begins with Vince McMahon’s music hits as he makes his way down the new stage set with his daughter Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie welcomes everyone to history, to Fox. Vince welcomes everyone to Friday Night Smackdown.
A new Friday Night Smackdown intro plays.
Pyro hits the stage and the fans are absolutely hyped for the start of what is truly a new era.
In-Ring: Becky Lynch, Baron Corbin, The Rock
The WWE Raw women’s champion Becky Lynch walks down to the ring as her song fills the arena. Becky says it feels good to be kicking off the very first episode of Friday Night Smackdown. She says the show is in her blood, where she changed the game. Where they all used their voices to raise her up and she thanks the crowd. Lynch says she wants to repay them by kicking someone’s ass.
Baron Corbin’s music hits as the WWE 2019 King of the Ring winner walks out with a microphone in hand. Corbin says the king is here. Corbin says everyone knows who should be starting the show off and it’s the king. He asks if she really thinks she is the man. Lynch tells him to take one more step and we’ll find out.
The Rock’s music hits and the crowd goes absolutely nuts. He takes off his jacket and walks down to the ring. He stands on the second rope, right arm in the air and the crowd continue to cheer. He fist pumps Becky Lynch and ignores Baron Corbin as he walks the opposite turnbuckle and salutes the crowd.
A loud “Rocky” chant fills the arena. The Rock says many moons ago, The Rock uttered a phrase to some jabroni which changed the landscape forever. The Rock said he was going to lay the Smackdown. But since then, the word Smackdown has become a show, over 1000 episodes in front of the millions of The Rock’s fans. The Rock, The Man and he calls Baron a broke ass Burger King on crack. The fans chant “Burger King”. The Rock says we are all here live on Fox in front of the millions as they, The Man and Rocky are waiting for The Rock to say “Finally, The Rock has come back…” The fans chant “Rocky” as he concludes by saying “Home”.
Baron interrupts The Rock to a chorus of boos. He says he needs to make a correction, this isn’t his home anymore. He’s no longer the great one. As a matter of fact, you are looking at the great one. At the most electrifying king in sports entertainment. And the king says know your roles and shut your mouths.
Rock tells Becky if he can take this one. Really quick, he has to ask Corbin. Just because you won King of the Ring, it doesn’t make you a king nor does it make you want to walk around looking like a 35 year old virgin at Comic Con. Becky Lynch is The Man. However, you don’t see her walking around holding a pair of testicles. Lynch says but if she did, it would be bigger than Corbin’s. He says his testicles are perfectly adequate. He’s the king, he will dress and do what he wants. He is superior to all of them and the way he sees it is this city only has one king and it sure as hell isn’t LeBron James.
The Rock says just so we are clear, Corbin thinks he is superior to them both or the fans? Is that what he thinks? Corbin is about to answer as Lynch tells him it doesn’t matter what he thinks. She and The Rock first pump. The Rock says he knows all about him, he’s legit. Won Money in the Bank, King of the Ring, he’s a badass. He is a super tough dude but this is an inclusive showm this is where The Rock engages the people. In 3 seconds, people will chant something everytime they will see him, STD as in Super Tough Dude. Lynch says that will stick to him for life as the fans chant STD.
Rock says they are live on Fox and The Rock sees that Corbin is angry but that’s what happens when you cone out and insult the man, insult the people and when you insult the jabroni eating, pie eating, tail training, eye brow raising, all the way from Japan, you are about to get your ass kicked by The Rock and the Man.
Lynch and The Rock with right hands on Corbin. Lynch with a leg drop as The Rock goes for the People’s Elbow. He runs to his left, jumps over Corbin, to his right and lands the elbow. He stands up, Lynch kicks him and The Rock with the Rock Bottom.
Rock says he loves Smackdown if you smell what The Rock is kicking. He celebrates with Becky Lynch.
Lita and Trish Stratus are in attendance for tonight’s show.
Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley
The bell rings and we are under way. Charlotte Flair and Bayley start the match. Bayley with a cheap shot on Becky as Charlotte hits Bayley. A chop to the chest and stomps by Charlotte. She goes for a suplex but Bayley lands on her feet and pulls Flair down. She throws Flair in the corner as Sasha Banks is tagged in. They double team Flair as Sasha hits her with a snapmare followed by the double knees. She goes for the cover but Flair kicks out.
Both women back up as Flair hits Sasha with a chop to the chest. A knee to the face and Sasha is on the ring apron. A big boot by Flair and Sasha falls to the outside. Flair climbs the top rope but Bayley pushes her off to the outside.
Back from commercial, Bayley is in the ring with Charlotte. A knee to the face by Flair and Banks is tagged in. She takes out Bayley and a kick to the chest. A clothesline by Lynch followed by a suplex. Lynch climbs the middle rope and a leg drop. She goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out. Lynch tags Charlotte in. The Natural Selection by Flair. She goes for the cover as Banks breaks it up. In comes Lynch as she faces off with Sasha. Right hands from both women. Bayley attacks Lynch from behind. In comes Flair and all hell breaks loose in the ring.
Flair with a suplex on Bayley. Lynch with a right hand on Sasha. Lynch off the top rope and a dropkick as Sasha falls to the outside. Flair climbs the top rope and a moonsault onto the outside as she lands on Bayley and Banks. She sends Bayley into the ring. Flair with the Figure Four and gets it into the Figure Eight as Bayley taps out.
Winners: Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch
Backstage: The New Day
— WWE (@WWE) October 5, 2019
Erin Andrews, Fox NFL Reporter is backstage with The New Day. They’re celebrating. Andrews asks about the main event. She says that Kofi could be an underdog. Kofi says he’s always the underdog. But he’s standing as champion, being the underdog is what he does. Lesnar is the next mountain he has to climb. He climbs mountains and overcomes the odds. Andrews asks if he will climb the mountain with his posse.
Big E says they are referred to as their boys, the New Day. Woods says Kofi has asked that they stay back as he proves that he deserves your WWE World Heavyweight champion.
Tyson Fury, undefeated Heavyweight Boxer is in attendance tonight.
We see clips from the Smackdown pre-show involving Mandy Rose, The Miz and Triple H.
Mickey Foley and Kurt Angle are also in attendance.
Hulk Hogan is in attendance with Ric Flair as we see The Rock’s mother as well.
Firefly Fun House
Seth Rollins enters for his match, but Firefly Fun House airs on the big screen. Bray Wyatt says hi to Seth on the big screen. Since they are all being introduced to Smackdown’s new home. It’s only fair he introduces everyone to his home and all his special friends. We are introduced to all the characters in Wyatt’s house. Rambling Rabbit is wearing a Seth Rollins shirt, he’s trying to warn Rollins not to get in Hell in a Cell with The Fiend. In comes Wyatt. Since rabbit is a fan of Seth, instead of showing Seth what happens at Hell in a Cell, they should show him. In this corner, playing the role of Seth Rollins, Rambling Rabbit. We see the rabbit in a cage, he can’t escape. In the other corner, playing the role of him, it’s Mercy the Buzzard. Wyatt says if he were Seth, he would turn away if he were him. We see Mercy beating up the rabbit. Wyatt grabs the rabbit who is broken in two. Wyatt laughs hysterically and stops. He says history has a horrible way of repeating itself, we have all heard for so long but now it’s your turn. See you in hell! As Wyatt says bye to everyone.
Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Back in the arena, Nakamura comes down to the ring with Sami Zayn. The bell rings and we are under way. Nakamura with a big arm bar on Rollins but Rollins lifts Nakamura up and drops him in the corner. Nakamura to the outside and a suicide dive by Rollins. He gets in the ring and another suicide dive. He throws Nakamura in the ring as Zayn distracts him. ROllins gets in the ring but a huge forearm punch by Nakamura. He goes for the Kinshasa but Rollins with a slingblade. Rollins off the top rope and a knee to the side of Nakamura’s face. A kick to the face by Rollins takes Nakamura out.
The lights start to go out as Seth Rollins looks around. Out go the lights, Seth is standing on the stage looking around as Nakamura is in the ring looking. The lights are flashing and The Fiend Bray Wyatt with the mandible claw on Seth Rollins. Wyatt pushes Rollins off the stage as the lights go out and we hear Wyatt’s laugh.
Winner: No contest
Ladder Match – Loser Leaves WWE
Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon
As Shane McMahon is being introduced, Kevin Owens, who is already in the ring, attacks him. The two fight to the ring. Owens with a clothesline and Shane to the outside. Kevin throws Shane into the steel steps. Owens grabs a ladder and sets it in between the ring and the barricade. He slams Shane’s head into the ladder.
Kevin Owens sets the ladder up in the middle of the ring. Shane stops Owens and drags him down. A Russian leg sweep by Shane as he starts to climb the ladder. Owens slows him down. A right hand by Owens followed by a headbutt. Owens grabs the ladder and throws it towards Shane but Shane ducks and the ladder is thrown to the outside. Owens with a clothesline takes Shane out.
Owens grabs the ladder from the outside but Shane with a dropkick as the ladder hits Kevin in the face. Shane grabs the ladder and hits Kevin with it from behind. Shane McMahon clears the announce table. He lays Owens down on the table. Shane beating up on Owens who tries to fight back but Shane keeps him down. Shane hits Kevin with the cover of the announce desk. Shane McMahon gets in the ring and climbs the top rope. Shane jumps off the top rope and lands the elbow drop onto Kevin Owens.
Back from commercial, Shane McMahon is laying on a ladder in between the ring and the barricade. Owens climbs off the top rope and a frog splash onto Shane McMahon as the ladder breaks in half. The fans chant “This is awesome” as Kevin Owens grabs a ladder in gets it in the ring. Owens sets up the ladder in the middle of the ring. He starts to climb the ladder but in comes Shane McMahon who hits Kevin Owens with a steel chair. Owens falls to the ground.
Shane McMahon with a chair to the back of Owens. Shane gets Kevin in the corner. He throws the chair to the outside and grabs a ladder. He places the ladder in front of Kevin’s face. He climbs the opposite turn buckle. He goes coast to coast and lands it on Owens who falls to the outside.
The ladder is being set up in the middle of the ring by Shane McMahon. He starts to climb the ladder but Kevin Owens grabs Shane’s leg. He grabs Shane and powerbombs Shane McMahon onto a ladder. Owens climbs the ladder and grabs the briefcase.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens grabs a microphone and grabs Shane. He tells Shane “You’re fired” as he hits Shane with a stunner.
Backstage: Paul Heyman
— WWE (@WWE) October 5, 2019
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Paul Heyman. She introduces Heyman and he says he doesn’t care what Kofi has to say. If she can show some relevant footage. We see a clip of Raw from Monday where Brock Lesnar beat up Rey Mysterio and his son Dominick.
Heyman says he wants to make it so easy that someone like Dominic can understand. Mysterio was in Lesnar’s way, he got rid of him. Kofi is in Lesnar’s way, do the math. This is not a prediction but a spoiler. Your winner, and new, and once again, reigning, undisputed WWE heavyweight champion of the world, Brock Lesnar.
Braun Strowman, The Miz & Heavy Machinery vs. AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
The bell rings and we are underway. Miz starts with Ziggler. Miz attacks Roode as Ziggler attacks Miz. Ziggler with the Zig Zag on Miz. Ziggler goes for the superkick but Miz blocks it and lands a DDT.
Strowman is tagged in and a shoulder block takes Ziggler out. He slams Ziggler in the corner and a clothesline. He goes for the cover but Roode breaks it up. In comes Miz with the Skull Crushing Finale. Orton with an RKO on The Miz. Otis takes Orton out and AJ with the Phenomenal Forearm on Otis. Tucker takes Styles over the top rope to the outside.
Back in the ring it’s Strowman and Ziggler as everyone else is on the outside. Strowman goes to the outside, he runs around the ring and takes Orton out. He takes Roode out and takes AJ Styles out. He looks at boxing champion, Tyson Fury as Fury stands up. The two stand up and pose. Ziggler attacks Strowman from behind but Strowman throws Ziggler into the ring post and throws him into Tyson Fury. He throws Ziggler in the ring as Fury stands back up.
Strowman looks at Fury and smiles but Ziggler with a super kick. He goes for another but Strowman with a big slam. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Braun Strowman, The Miz and Heavy Machinery
Tyson Fury jumps the guard rail as security jumps onto him.
24/7 Championship: Carmella, Marshmello
We see a clip from earlier during the night where Carmella lost then regained her 24/7 Championship to Marshmello.
Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan
Daniel Bryan is on commentary for this match.
The bell rings and we are under way. Rowan pushes Roman into the corner and right hands by Rowan as he stomps on Roman. Rowan with a big right hand followed by a shoulder block. Roman falls to the outside as the lumberjacks beat up on Roman and throw him in the ring. Rowan lifts Roman up but Roman lands on his feet and clothesline him to the outside. The lumberjacks attack Rowan but Rowan fights them off.
Roman goes for the superman punch on the outside but Rowan catches Roman and throws him into the barricade. The lumberjacks look at Rowan who gets back in the ring. They attack Roman on the outside as he’s thrown back in the ring. A spinning kick by Rowan. He goes for the cover but Roman Reigns kicks out.
Back from commercial, right hands by Roman followed by a back elbow. Rowan in the corner and Roman beating him up in the corner. Roman runs to the ropes and a big clothesline. He lifts Rowan up and a Samoan drop. He goes for the cover but Rowan kicks out. Roman goes for the Superman punch but Rowan catches him, Roman fights out of it and a big boot by Roman but a Superman punch by Roman. Both men are down.
Luke Harper comes down to the ring and beats up the lumberjacks but Daniel Bryan goes after him. Harper throws Bryan into the barricade. With the lumberjacks on Harper, Roman jumps over the top rope and onto everyone on the outside.
Rowan grabs Ali and throws him onto Roman. He throws Reigns back into the ring. Rowan runs to the ropes and a cross body. He goes for the cover but Roman Reigns kicks out. Rowan goes for the Iron Claw, he lifts Roman up but Roman lands on his feet and a Superman punch. Harper attacks Roman in the ring. Bryan with the running knee takes Harper out. A spear by Reigns onto Rowan. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Daniel Bryan extends his hand for a handshake and tells Roman one time as the fans chant “Yes”. Roman shakes his hand.
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Brock Lesnar
The bell rings. Kofi runs at Lesnar, Lesnar catches Kofi and hits him with the F5. He goes for the cover and gets the pin in under ten seconds.
Winner: New WWE champion, Brock Lesnar
Rey Mysterio’s music hits as he walks down with former UFC fighter Cain Velasquez. He defeated Brock Lesnar to become the UFC Heavyweight champion years ago. Velasquez takes off his shirt and walks down to the ring with Mysterio.
Velasquez gets in the ring as Lesnar goes after Velasquez but Velasquez takes Lesnar down. Lesnar rolls to the outside and leaves with Paul Heyman and the WWE title.
Lesnar throws the title over to Heyman and walks back down to the ring but Lesnar stops as the show goes off the air.