WWE Smackdown Results 10/8/2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
From Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, NY
Report by James B. of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Strike 1: James should have gone to Smackdown on Tuesday, since it was an hour from his home.
Strike 2: James knew he was going to be late for Smackdown on Thursday night, but forgot to set his TiVo.
Strike 3: Richard forgot to post the Smackdown discussion link on Thursday when the show starts.
...Swing and a miss by the Wrestling News World staff! (But we still look better than the Yankees did on Tuesday night). Anyway, let's take a look back at this week's Smackdown...
In a pleasant twist (i.e. no Seth Rollins or Kane promo), The New Day opens the show with a highlight package of their beatdown of John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, and the Dudley Boyz from Raw. After butchering Philly's E-A-G-L-E-S chant, Ziggler comes down to challenge Big E, and he has backup: The Dudley Boyz. Big E dominates the majority of the match with power moves - bear hugs, back breakers and suplexes before Ziggler begins to mount a little offense. As anticipated, the match breaks down on the outside with Kofi and Xavier Woods providing the distraction, cheap shot, and assistance on the pin to give Big E the victory.
In (another) six-woman tag match, we have Team Bella against Team NCB? Natalya takes the place of Paige to team up with Becky Lynch and Charlotte. As Becky and Natalya team up on Nikki Bella, we see Paige looking on menacingly from the back. We get a pretty cool/unique finish to the match as Charlotte counters the Rack Attack into the Figure 8. Brie interferes, forcing the reversal and putting Charlotte in the submission. Becky then enters, kicking Nikki and reversing the move once again to its rightful place. Nikki eventually taps for the Team NCB victory.
Ryback, looking dapper in his new blue singlet, is taking on Rusev with Kevin Owens on commentary. Sometimes, you just need a good big man brawl, and that's exactly what we get. Strike after strike, power move after power move, they go at it for a solid 10-minute match before Ryback hits the meathook and Shellshock. Ryback and Owens exchange words after the match with Owens shining his Intercontinental Championship in Ryback's face.
Wade Barrett welcome back! Sporting a pari of very pro-England tights, Wade Barret faces Neville. Not really a five-star match from these two. Neville misses Barrett on a top-rope moonsault by quite a bit, which takes some of the steam out of the match. Barrett picks up the victory with a Bullhammer after avoiding Nevill's Red Arrow.
Time for our main event: Randy Orton and Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman. Orton dominates Bray early, but Wyatt eventually slithers to the corner to tag in Strowman. Orton tries to knock the big man down with no success. He tags Reigns in, who receives the same fate. After several failed double-team attempts and an unsuccessful Samoan drop, Reigns is finally able to gain control, sending both Wyatt and Strowman to the outside, dazed and confused. He sends Wyatt flying over the barricade and hits his apron dropkick on Strowman. But before Reigns really gets the wheels turning, Wyatt hits him with a chair on the outside causing the disqualification. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail but Orton makes the save hitting an RKO followed by a spear from Reigns. Strowman pulls Wyatt out of the ring and the babyfaces celebrate.