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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: BECKY CELEBRATES, ALMAS VERSUS STYLES, A SAD RUSEV DAY, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-09-18 21:59:00

We are back and Nakamura with a front face lock while Aiden and Lana have a discussion on the floor.  Rusev goes for a suplex and Nakamura with a knee to stop him.  Aiden starts a Rusev Day chant on the mic.  Rusev with a slam and both men are down.  Rusev with a boot when Nakamura charges into the corner.  They exchange punches and Nakamura iwth a knee.  Rusev with a knee and kicks followed by clotheslines and a round kick.

Rusev with a running hip into the corner followed by a running spinning heel kick.  Rusev sets for the Accolade and Machka Kick but Nakamura moves.  Rusev with a kick for a near fall.   Rusev with shoulders in the corner and then he Irish whips Nakamura but misses a splash and Nakamura with a kick.  Nakamura with boots to the back of the head and then he puts Rusev on the turnbuckles and goes for the knee but hits the turnbuckles.  Rusev sets for a suplex to the floor but Nakamura lands on the apron.  Rusev sets for a belly-to-back suplex but Nakamura with a rake of the eyes.  Nakamura with a knee from the turnbuckles to send Rusev to the floor.

Nakamura sends Rusev into the ringside barrier before returning to the ring.  Nakamura sets for Kinshasa but Rusev with a Machka Kick and both men are down.  Rusev tries to get to his feet and Aiden tells Rusev to CRUSH.  Rusev yells at Aiden and Nakamura recovers and gets the three count with a rollup.

Winner:  Shinsuke Nakamura (retains Championship)

After the match, Aiden attacks Rusev and hits him with the microphone.  

Aiden wishes Rusev a Happy Rusev Day.

We go to commercial.

We are back and told that the finals of the Mixed Match Challenge will take place at TLC.

Match Number Three:  Andrade Almas (with Zelina Vega) versus AJ Styles in a Non Title Match

Almas attacks Styles when AJ enters the ring before the bell.  The referee checks on AJ and he is okay to start the match.

Almas with kicks in the corner but AJ with punches to Almas.  The referee warns AJ and Almas with a boot to the head and it staggers AJ.  Almas with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.  

Almas with a kick and then he works on the arm and sends AJ shoulder first into the turnbuckles.  Almas with a cross arm breaker in the ropes and the referee warns Almas.  Almas sends AJ shoulder first into the ringside barrier.  Almas sends AJ back into the ring and he gets a near fall.  Almas with an arm bar.  Almas with a knee in the corner.  AJ with a satellite DDT and both men are down.  Almas with a back elbow for a near fall.  

Almas chokes AJ in the ropes.  Vega slaps AJ while the referee was out of position.  AJ with an ushigoroshi and both men are down.  AJ with a flying clothesline into the corner followed by a snap mare and flying forearm.  Styles sets for a Styles Clash but Almas with a back body drop.  Almas goes up top for the double moonsault but Styles gets his knees up to stop Almas.  Styles is sent to the apron but Styles with a forearm and then he sets for the Phenomenal Forearm but Almas stops AJ and has him tied up in the ropes.  Almas goes up top and hits a double stomp. 

Both men are down on the floor.  Almas returns to the ring while the referee continues his count.  Almas kicks AJ off the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Almas goes for a running knee into the corner but Styles moves and Almas goes over the top rope to the floor.  AJ with a sliding knee on the apron.  AJ sends Almas back into the ring.  Styles with a slingshot orearm and he gets a near fall.   Almas grabs the ropes to stop AJ from applying the Styles Clash and Almas drops AJ on the top rope.  Almas with a springboard drop kick.  Almas with a running double knee strike in the corner for a near fall.  

Almas sets for the hammer lock DDT but AJ with an escape into a jackknife cover and a Styles Clash for the three count.

Winner:  AJ Styles

After the match, Samoa Joe attacks AJ from behind and sends him to the floor.  Joe tells AJ that he knows the truth and he will never be safe.

AJ avoids being sent into the ring steps and he sends Joe into the steps.  Joe with a rake of the eyes and he goes into the crowd.

AJ returns to the ring and poses on the turnbuckles with the title belt.

Naomi and Asuka walk in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are in the ring and they insult Tulsa but Billie says she was insulting Naomi and Asuka.  Billie and Peyton comment on their dance skills.

Match Number Four:  Asuka (with Naomi) versus Billie Kay (with Peyton Royce)

Asuka with strikes and Billie backs into the ropes.  Peyton distracts Asuka and Billie sends Asuka into the ropes and gets a near fall.  Billie with a cravate.  Asuka with a rollup for a near fall.  Asuka with a hip attack and then she runs into a boot from Billie for a near fall.  Billie tries to pick up Asuka but Asuka with an Asuka Lock and Billie taps out.

Winner:  Asuka

We go to commercial.

We are back and Paige is in the ring with the celebration table and carpet in the ring.  Paige introduces the new Smackdown Women's Champion Becky Lynch.  We see photos of the match as Becky makes her way to the ring.

Paige presents Becky the title belt that she walked out of the ring with on Sunday night.

Becky says this is nice and it took two long years but she is back where she belongs.  Becky says this is her show and this is her title.  There will be no more being left off the magazines, pay per view posters, or the morning talk shows.  Becky says she doesn't need balloons or the division she built around the ring.  All she needs is Charlotte Flair.  Becky asks if Charlotte isn't out here because she doesn't want to steal her spotlight for a change.

Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring.

Paige tells Charlotte and Becky that they are not going to do anything tonight.

Charlotte says she is not here to fight.  Charlotte says she is not here to steal Becky's spotlight.  She says she is here to show the respect that Becky could not give to her at SummerSlam.  Charlotte says she wants to look Becky woman to woman to tell Becky she was the better woman on Sunday.  You paid a steep price to win that title.  You threw away more than a friendship.  She says she cannot wait to stand across the ring from you in front of 60,000 people when she gets her rematch in Australia.  You took two years to get that title back but you could lose it in one night.

Becky tells Charlotte she stopped listening.  Becky says that you said she could not win, but this title says otherwise.  This title says that you did not walk out of Hell in a Cell as champion.  Becky says she knew that Charlotte was trying to steal the spotlight on the biggest night of her career.  Becky says that Charlotte can touch her and raise her hand tonight.

Charlotte says she is not going to do that. 

Becky says that Charlotte can put the title around her waist.

Charlotte says she wanted to show Becky respect but she was hoping for a little bit of what Becky was inside her.  Charlotte congratulates Becky sarcastically.

Becky says that she just wants Charlotte to call her queen.  Becky calls Charlotte a bitch and Charlotte attacks Becky.

They go to the floor and Charlotte is sent into the ring steps and then over the announce table.  Becky sends Charlotte into the ringside barrier and then they go back into the ring.  Charlotte applies DisArmHer.  Becky with an exploder.

We go to credits.

 


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