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Published On: Tue, Oct 23rd, 2018

WWE Smackdown Live Results and Review October 23 2018 : Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams

WWE Smackdown Live is from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan will get a rematch with The Usos, and Rusev will get his hands on Aiden English.

 

 

 

Kofi Kingston with Big E and Xavier Woods vs. Big Show with Smackdown Tag Team Champions Sheamus and Cesaro

Referee calls the match after Big E and Xavier Woods enter the ring followed by Sheamus and Cesaro. The Bar and Big Show end up in control, with Big SHow Chokeslamming both Big E and Xavier Woods.

 

AJ Styles and Daneil Bryan vs. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey)

The Usos win by Pinfall after a Diving Splash on AJ Styles.

 

AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan Backstage

 

Rusev with Lana vs. Aiden English

Rusev wins by Submission with the Accolade.

 

Miz TV

 

The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio wins by Pinfall.

 

Naomi and Asuka vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville

The IIconis, Lana, Carmella, and Zelina Vega each came out and this turned into a brawl to foreshadow the Battle Royal at Evolution. Asuka stood tall in the end.

 

Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton

Randy Orton wins by Pinfall after the RKO.

 

Botches

  • Kofi Kingston vs. Big Show. This could have been a better match to open the show. Kofi is great with the big men, and these two could have done better. It was cut short with the interference, and it was no surprise that it was building toward a non-ending. Everybody involved in this is better than this match.
  • The women’s Battle Rumble. It was impromptu, it was strange, and it didn’t even get executed as a Battle Royal style brawl. This segment was a mess and there solely to promote the Women’s Battle Royal at Evolution.

 

Bodyslams

  • Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz. These two have surprisingly good chemistry, and Rey beats up Miz well.
  • Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton. These two are fantastic together, and Randy getting to stretch out Jeff’s ears makes him look more sadistic than usual. It is starting to get a little tired though, and hopefully this is the last time we have to see that.

 

Overall, not a bad show. There were more vignettes than usual as WWE is still promoting both Evolution and Crown Jewel. The recap of Roman Reign’s speech from RAW along with everything else kept this show from ever picking up too much momentum. None of the matches were bad, but only two were really good, and the show never really caught fire. But it did everything it could to get people interested in Evolution that was possible.

 

 

About the Author

- Greg Bowen is a writer, musician, DJ, political activist, and wrestling mark who still has Macho Madness to this day.

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