Published On: Tue, Aug 28th, 2018

Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams: WWE Smackdown Live Results and Review August 28 2018

WWE spends its second night in a row in Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Smackdown Live broadcasts into our living rooms. Tonight we will see the first Triple Threat Tag Team Match in a series that will determine the Number One Contenders to the Smackdown Tag Team Championships. That match will feature The Bar, The Colons, and Gallows and Anderson. Carmella will also have her rematch against Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.


Show Opener with Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day In Ring


Triple Threat Tag Team Match
The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) vs. The Colons (Primo and Epico) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

Cesaro pins Luke Gallows to allow The Bar to move on in this tag team series.


General Manager Paige and Rusev Day Backstage


Jeff Hardy In Ring


Carmella Backstage Interview with Renee Young


Naomi vs. Billie Kay with Peyton Royce

Billie Kay rolls up Naomi for the Pinfall victory after interference from Peyton Royce.


Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella In Ring


Daniel Bryan with Brie Bella vs. Andrade Cien Alma with Zelina Vega

Daniel Bryan wins by Disqualification when The Miz attacks him from behind during the match.


Charlotte Flair Backstage Interview with Renee Young


AJ Styles In Ring


AJ Styles Backstage


Smackdwon Women’s Championship Match
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Carmella

Charlotte Flair win by Submission when she forces Carmella to tap out to the Figure Eight. Becky Lynch attacks Charlotte from behind after the match.


  • Naomi vs Billie Kay. The match was mediocre, and the minor rub it gives the IIconics for winning doesn’t offset how bad all of this makes Naomi look. With Becky Lynch’s heel turn, Naomi is left with few allies on the roster.
  • Why would AJ Styles put himself in the position to be hit from behind while he’s on the mic by Samoa Joe again? It didn’t happen, but it just seems like bad pattern recognition from the champion. And he didn’t wrestle, which has been the trend lately.
  • Heel Becky Lynch. The fans aren’t buying it and continue to chant her name and cheer her on.
  • Not even a mention of the United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.


  • King Booker welcoming New Day into the 5 Time Champions Club. That segment made no sense to someone tuning in for their first time, but it was immensely satisfying to this Booker T fan.
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Andrade Cien Almas. Two incredible performers delivered a hard hitting match and had the crowd eating out of the palm their hand. And suddenly Smackdown has depth in a Mixed Tag Division that doesn’t actually exist.
  • Charlotte Flair vs. Carmella. These two women delivered an impressive main event. Carmella gets a lot of criticism for her in ring abilities that she doesn’t deserve, and she sowed why she belongs at the top of the Women’s Division in this match.

Smackdown delivered a great show this week considering only one of their champions had a match and one champion was missing entirely. The Hardy vs. Orton feud was stoked without extreme violence, and a match at Hell In A Cell was confirmed for them. That match could steal the show. Daniel Bryan and Andrade Cien Almas were fantastic, and Almas has been getting the best booking on the show for a while. Becky Lynch is loved by WWE fans and is going to have to do a lot more than swear at Charlotte or attack her from behind to get them to hate her.

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

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