WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Oct. 9, 2020) with a show from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Tonight’s lineup includes night one of the WWE Draft. We’ll also see Bayley vs. Sasha Banks, Kevin Owens vs. The Fiend, Big E vs. Sheamus, Otis defending the Money in the Bank contract in court, and more!
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WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR OCT. 9
I been to the edge, an’ there I stood an’ looked down. You know I lost a lot of friends there baby, I got no time to mess around... but I do have time to liveblog this here pro wrestling show, folks.
The show opens with Michael Cole and Corey Graves on commentary welcoming us to night one of the 2020 WWE Draft.
Stephanie McMahon makes her entrance to announce the first round of draft picks.
As their first draft pick, Raw picks WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.
SmackDown picks WWE Universal Champion, Big Dog, and Tribal Chief Roman Reigns as their first pick.
Second picks, Raw selects WWE Raw Women’s Champion Asuka, and SmackDown selects Seth Rollins.
Raw picks the entire Hurt Business, including WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley, as their final first round draft pick.
Seth Rollins is interviewed backstage about being drafted.
He’s thrilled to be making the jump, but a little upset that he won’t be there in person to watch the Mysterio family implode. But luckily for him, he never has to see their disgusting faces ever again.
Big E vs. Sheamus (Falls Count Anywhere Match)
Sheamus hot out the gates, big lariat into a Finlay Roll, not even a one count! Charging in, E catches him with the big corner Rock Bottom and catches his breath! Off the ropes... SUICIDE SPEAR! Cover on the floor, no dice and Big goes under the ring for some plunder. He discards some giant-sized Booty-Os and grabs a kendo stick, only for the Celtic Warrior to hit a hard knee for two of his own!
Continued brawling on the floor, Sheamus puts E on the apron for right hands before trapping his arms in the ropes! Ducking kicks, the Celtic Warrior pokes him with the kendo stick before teeing off on him! Finally Big wriggles out of the ropes and Sheamus covers him for a nearfall. E duct tapes Sheamus’ legs together while he’s under the ring looking for something!
Big wails on him with the kendo stick and sends him over the barricade and into the crowd area as we go to break!
Back from commercial, E is chasing Sheamus to the back with kendo stick shots! Bright red welts have formed all over the Celtic Warrior’s back, criss-crossing his flesh with angry red stripes. He slams Big onto some kind of table and hammers him with the kendo stick before dragging him over to a concession area that happens to have the raw ingredients for pancakes left out at it.
He pours flour all over E and grinds eggs into his face! He throws Big into a road case, dragging him along, putting boots to him up and down the corridors, at one point grabbing a computer monitor but E wallops him with a broom before he can bring it to bear, breaking the broom over the Celtic Warrior’s back!
Big breaks another broom over him before going over for a handy trash can and smashing it into his back repeatedly! He shoves Sheamus through a door to a loading dock with the trash can, forcing him to back up through a metal detector. E grabs some hand sanitizer on his way through, which is just the responsible thing to do really.
Sheamus crawling away and begging off, Big stalks after him... AND SHEAMUS HAS A CROWBAR! SHEAMUS HITS HIM HARD WITH THE CROWBAR AND DRAGS HIM ON TOP OF A CAR! WHITE NOISE INTO THE WINDSHIELD! Only a nearfall, the Celtic Warrior throws E into the driver’s seat and slams the door on him half a dozen times!
Big staggers away, collapsing to his hands and knees as Sheamus opens the trunk! He throws him in and pulls his arm out but E gets a foot up to stop him from slamming the trunk on his arm! Upkicks from inside the trunk, Sheamus staggered but he goes for the Brogue Kick... E SIDESTEPS AND HE KICKS THE TRUNK DOOR OFF THE CAR!
He goes for another Brogue Kick but E powerbombs him into the hood of another car! He throws Sheamus into the windshield, climbs up after him... BIG ENDING OFF THE CAR AND THROUGH A TABLE! IT’S OVER!
Big E wins by pinfall with the Big Ending off of a car and through a table.
Jey Uso makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Big E is interviewed backstage.
Before he can answer, Kofi Kingston moseys up to congratulate him on his victory... AND XAVIER WOODS IS HERE TOO! New Day is finally back together again, baby! But something is missing... the tag titles.
Back to the ring, Jey Uso gets on the mic and calls Roman Reigns out.
He asks what the stipulation to their match at Hell in a Cell is and paces a few moments waiting for a response. He doesn’t get one and says he gets it, Roman only comes out on his own terms, but it’s lockdown with the Uce that got the juice, and—
Paul Heyman cuts him off, appearing on the tron. He tells Jey to stop embarrassing himself by trying to dictate the appearance of the Universal Champion, because that’s at the champ’s leisure and discretion. Reigns applauds his tenacity, but if you get too ambitious and step into the ring, well, he rolls footage of Roman beating the holy hell out of Jey in their match last month.
Roman appears on the tron and says when he was a kid, his dad— Jey’s uncle— said in this business, to believe nothing that you hear and only half of what you see, but what you just saw... you can believe that. He tried to help Jey, to make his life better, and all he had to do was say the words.
Acknowledge him as tribal chief, so now, for the first time, inside Hell in a Cell, there will be an “I Quit” match. But, he warns him, there will be consequences.
Stephanie McMahon is seen chatting with five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Stephanie McMahon makes her entrance to announce the second round draft picks.
Raw picks AJ Styles, SmackDown picks Sasha Banks, Raw picks Naomi, SmackDown picks Bianca Belair, and rounding out the second round, Raw picks WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.
AJ Styles cuts a promo about being drafted, saying he’s relieved to be drafted to Raw because he’s tired of being surrounded by cheaters like Jeff Hardy and Sami Zayn.
Broetry In Motion (Jeff Hardy & Matt Riddle) vs. the Miz & John Morrison
Riddle and Morrison to start, Matt gets a fisherman buster off out the gates, tag made, Poetry in Motion! Dumping him to the another Poetry in Motion over the ropes and to the floor and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Hardy gets a desperate Twist of Fate off! Tags made, Riddle with the Pele Kick, German suplex, Morrison breaks it up! Twist of Fate clears the ring, Matt with a knee to the Miz, scoop him up...
Jeff Hardy & Matt Riddle win by pinfall with the fall-forward Tombstone Piledriver from Riddle on the Miz.
Lars Sullivan is here. He drops Riddle with a powerslam and Hardy with a short-arm lariat! Lars beats everybody down at length, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Stephanie McMahon announces the third round of draft picks, and notes that Lars Sullivan will be in Monday’s draft pool.
Raw picks Ricochet first, SmackDown picks Jey Uso, Raw gets Mandy Rose, SmackDown gets Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio as a package, and Raw picks Miz and John Morrison.
Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)
Banks with a slap before the bell, referee Jason Ayers settles things and calls for the bell!
Sasha out the gate with windmill punches, into the ropes with a knee and a choke and Bayley leaves the ring! She’s done, happy to take the countout, but Banks heads after her and throws her back inside! Schoolboy, no dice, right into the Bank Statement crossface! Trading pin, off the ropes, tilt-a-whirl schoolboy for two!
Bayley with a lariat, into the corner, jockeying for position, electric chair, spin-out into an arm drag and the Bank Statement crossface! Bayley desperate, crawling for the ropes, she gets a foot on the ropes but the Boss holds on for three! Bayley rolls to the floor, big right hand to the injured neck staggers her challenger!
Bayley attacks her with a chair and Ayers has no choice...
Sasha Banks wins by disqualification.
Post-match, Sasha takes her frustration out on her former best friend with the steel chair, wailing on her with it over and over before horsecollaring her... but Bayley rolls away before she can stomp the chair!
Kevin Owens is wrapping his wrists when Alexa Bliss rolls up to tell him to Let Him In, and we go to break.
Artist Collective (Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura) (c) vs. New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods (WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship)
Cesaro and Woods to start, backing Xavier into the corner, he first back with forearms and eats an uppercut in return. Whip across, duck a lariat, tijeras gets a lariat in return! Punches and chops, backing Cesaro into the ropes, whip reversed, duck axehandles, slide under, rolling elbow! Tag made, backbreaker... UP UP DOWN DOWN BUT SHINSUKE BREAKS IT UP!
Nakamura takes Woods out with a roundhouse kick and we go to break.
Back from commercial, the champs have Kingston isolated but he gets a gamengiri in the corner and staggers Cesaro! Tags made, Woods in hot, duck a lariat, clear the apron, off the ropes, big leg lariat! Honor Roll drops Cesaro, he puts Nakamura to the floor, slingshot dropkick takes Cesaro out! Slingshot DDT to Shinsuke... NOPE!
Xavier gets caught up in the corner, tag to Cesaro, Kinshasa / Karelin lift combo... NOT ENOUGH! Kofi tags back in, hip tosses Cesaro to the floor and follows it up with a tornado DDT! Back inside... HE DIVES INTO SWISS DEATH! Only a nearfall! Shinsuke tags in, giant swing but Woods holds onto his leg to block the Kinshasa!
KOFI HITS TROUBLE IN PARADISE ON CESARO! Nakamura with a kick, two count, drawing Kingston up, inverted exploder, he lands on his feet, tag made, Trouble in Paradise! Woods up top... LIMIT BREAK! IT’S OVER!
New Day win by pinfall with Limit Break from Xavier Woods on Shinsuke Nakamura to win the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
Stephanie McMahon is at the podium to announce the final set of draft picks for tonight.
Raw picks Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods, SmackDown picks Big E, Raw picks Dana Brooke, SmackDown picks Otis, and Raw picks Angel Garza to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Heavy Machinery are chatting about the draft and Miz and Morrison’s lawsuit. They get out a legal textbook and open it to random pages as Otis shouts out legal terms.
Somebody rolls up and serves Otis some papers, and they examine them, and they turn out to be a continuance as Miz’s lawyer delays the hearing.
Sasha Banks cuts a promo backstage.
She calls Bayley a coward and says she should have seen the intentional disqualification coming, so she challenges Bayley to a Hell in a Cell match, promising to break her.
The Fiend makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, commentary hypes some matches for next week.
Bray Wyatt vs. Kevin Owens
Owens in hot with a corner lariat that sets up the cannonball! Wyatt pops up, slugs him with a forearm, whip across, big back elbow, to the floor and the Fiend wipes him out with a lariat! Whip into the corner, Bray hangs back and spooks KO! Swing-out back suplex facebuster connects! Back and forth, out to the floor and the Fiend hits a Rock Bottom into the announce table!
Sister Abigail follows and the Fiend laughs as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Wyatt with a standing neck twist! Owens recovers, cannonballs in the corner, action to the floor, KO hits a DDT and breaks the count! Booting Bray to the floor, frog splash off the apron! Pop-up powerbomb into the table, he doesn’t get all of it, he hits it again... WYATT GOES THROUGH THE TABLE!
The Fiend beats the count and puts the Mandible Claw on Kev! DESPERATION STUNNER BUT HE CAN’T BREAK THE CLAW! Wyatt hits a Rock Bottom with the claw on...
Bray Wyatt wins by pinfall with the Mandible Claw.
Post-match, Bray and Alexa Bliss stare at each other on the stage, bathed in red light.
They turn and look at Owens, gasping in the ring, and then back to each other.
That’s the show, folks.