Published On: Tue, Oct 30th, 2018

WWE Smackdown Live Results and Review October 30 2018 : Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams

WWE Smackdown Live is from Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia this week. Smackdown’s four participants in the WWE World Cup this Friday at Crown Jewel will be in a tag team match with Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio facing Randy Orton and The Miz.



Show Opener with WWE Champion AJ Styles In Ring



WWE Championship Match
AJ Styles (c) vs. Daniel Bryan

AJ Styles wins by Submission with the Calf Crusher. Samoa Joe appeared to attack both men after the match.


General Manager Paige Backstage



Trick or Street Fight
Cesaro with Sheamus and Big Show vs. Big E with Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods

Big E wins by Pinfall after the Big Ending.



Commissioner Shane McMahon Backstage



General Manager Paige Backstage



United States Championship Match
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. R-Truth with Carmella

Shinsuke Nakamura wins by Pinfall after the Kinshasa.


Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch In Ring



The Miz and Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio

Jeff Hardy scores the Pinfall victory over The Miz after the Swanton Bomb. Randy Orton delivers the RKO to all three men after the match.



  • The timing on this show seemed off. The first commercial break during the Styles vs. Bryan match came abruptly, and some great moments took place during that break. Luckily it was on side-by-side view for that break.



  • AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan was a PPV quality match to open the show. These two men put on a clinic, and they deserve a grand stage next time.
  • Trick or Street Fight. The Brood Day was amazing, and this was one of the better holiday gimmick matches.
  • Fabulous Truth are on fire and it is clear they are having fun together while owning this pairing.


Smackdown Live opened with a high quality match to address Daniel Bryan not going to Saudi Arabia. This was the best side effect of the contentious event on WWE television so far. The first hour of the show was incredible, but the pacing of the second hour was jarring.However, all of the matches on this show were excellent. The four men in the main event are all future Hall of Famers, and it showed when these masters worked together to bring their unique offerings to the match. This is the kind of show that will make first time viewers come back for more.


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