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WWE SMACKDOWN SEASON PREMIERE REPORT: UNIVERSAL TITLE MATCH, A CONTRACT SIGNING, THE NEW DAY SAY FAREWELL, YES . . . HE IS BACK, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2020-10-16 21:59:00

We are in Orlando, Florida and your hosts for the Kickoff Show Michael Cole and Booker T,

Booker says from top to bottom, tonight's show is going to be awesome.  Michael mentions that Renee Young will be on the show later.

Michael mentions the first time the Universal Title will be defended on Smackdown on Fox.

We go to Paul Heyman.

Paul introduces himself and he says you are joining with him in anticipation of the appearance of the Universal Champion Roman Reigns.  He says Roman is excited to be on the season premiere.  Paul says Roman faces the most dangerous opponent in Braun Strowman.  Roman is not taking this lightly.  He is not here for this interview because he is getting ready for his match instead of being on a hype laden KICKOFF SHOW.

Booker says he asked Paul what makes him a different manager than others and Paul said he is not a manager, but an advisor.

Michael mentions the new tag champions and we go to Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins in the back.  They say they did not come alone because they have Big Papi and Steve Austin with them.  They mention that George Kittle and Seth Rollins are here too.  Montez says all of the stars are here tonight.

We go to commercial.

We are back and the NFL Sunday panel is asked for picks for the Universal Title match.  Kurt and Terry pick Braun while Tony picks Roman.

Renee Young has joined the panel from her remote location.  She says there is no way she would not miss out on the celebration for the season premiere of Smackdown.  Renee says it is time to look at some of the best moments of Smackdown on Fox.

Renee says the second year is getting off to a big start with Seth Rollins at the panel.

Michael wonders what do we call Seth now.

Seth says it was never about the name, it was about the message and the future of WWE.  Seth says he is ready to go.  

Booker says he loves the beard and he asks about the method to the madness and is the master plan coming together.

Seth says they are on the right path and he is excited to bring his brand of the Greater Good to Smackdown.  He says there is a lot of talent he has not worked with yet.

Michael brings up the Mysterios being on Smackdown and the continuation of their rivalry.

Seth says it appears to be continuing.  The consquences are on their hands.

Michael says that Booker is not Seth's only fan.

We go to George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers.  He says he is excited for what Seth is going to do on Smackdown.

Seth says if his only two fans are King Booker and George Kittle, then he is doing well.

Cole asks if anything is planned for tonight.  Seth says he has something up his sleeve, but he cannot divulge.

We see Braun Strowman in the back and he is going to join Booker and Michael when we come back from commercial.

We are back and we go to David Ortiz and he wants Booker to come to LA for his belt and he tells Booker he is going to get an ass whooping.

Booker says he said he liked Ortiz but then he sees this.  He is not hard to find.  Booker tells Ortiz his ass better be big enough to get some.

Kayla Braxton is in the back with Braun Strowman and she asks him about his history with Roman Reigns.  

Braun says everyone has seen their history.  They have pushed their bodies to the limit countless times.  Roman is his greatest adversary.  They bring out the best in each other and they will bring out the worst in each other.  Braun says he does not know if the Thunderdome will be standing but he will walk out of tonight's show as the champon and he will take the title to Raw.

Cole asks Booker who wins the Universal Title Match.  Booker says he has watched Braun grow over these three years and he is very intelligent and calculating.  Paul Heyman is the game changer.  He is the factor that Braun may not have calculuated.  Cole says that Roman said that Braun does not deserve this title match but he will grant it since he is the Tribal Chief.

Michael mentions Steve Austin and we see him with Rob Stone, since Steve will be a guest on the college football show on Fox tomorrow.

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are in the back and they will join Cole and Booker when we come back.

We are back with Jay Glazer's thoughts on the draft and the Universal Title Match.  Jay says Roman's family is backing Jey Uso according to sources who might be The Rock.

Cole asks Hunter what happens if Braun wins the title and takes it to Raw.  Stephanie asks if we will see a Spinaroonie.  Hunter says it will bring turmoil and chaos.  

Cole asks Stephanie if she can believe it is the start of the second year.  She says she cannot wait to see what happens in year two.

Hunter is asked about the reset for season two.  He says people are trying to make their name here when they might not have been able to do so elsewhere.  

Booker asks Hunter who will be dominating in the next five years.

Hunter says if he had to pick one to come here in the next few years and headline Wrestlemania, it would be Rhea Ripley.

Cole asks about Bianca Belair.  Hunter says she is one of the most athletic talent and a game changing talent.

We go to commercial.

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