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WWE SmackDown Live Results: October 2 2018

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The 10/02/18 edition of WWE SmackDown Live, out of the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE SmackDown Live results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #998 of WWE SmackDown Live by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.

Paige Makes an Announcement


SmackDown General Manager, Paige, opened the show by expressing her displeasure with Samoa Joe, as he had committed “the most dastardly crime in WWE history” (are we completely sure about that?) by trespassing on AJ Styles’ property. Paige said that Samoa Joe should be fired and sent to jail – until she spoke to Styles, who asked her not to do either, but to allow him to punish Joe instead. The GM agreed and we were reminded that their match at Super Show-Down would be no disqualification.

We then saw a clip sent to the fans by Styles himself. With a shaky voice, he said that he would not be at SmackDown because he needed to be with his family after the traumatic incident with Samoa Joe. However, he planned to bury Joe alive in Australia.


Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega vs. R-Truth and Carmella


Zelina Vega dissed Truth TV online, so they had a match to settle their differences. Carmella and Truth quickly got the upper hand and celebrated with a dance break. Carmella nearly had Zelina beaten, but Almas pulled her away from the pin at the last second. Zelina tried to bring Carmella down, but she reversed the attack into a Code of Silence, tapping Vega out for the win.

Winner: R-Truth and Carmella


New Day Cooks


In preparation for their match against The Bar at Super Show-Down, The New Day needed a large dose of positivity. They took this in the form of the pilot episode of their new show, New Day Cooks. Their personal pancake chef, Mr. Bootyworth, was just about to share his secret recipe when The Bar interrupted with their entrance music.

Sheamus and Cesaro threw the pancake making table out of the ring and laid waste to The New Day, attacking them with their own ingredients. They then turned their attention to Bootyworth, who had been watching from the corner with a giant bowl of pancake batter. The Bar dumped the batter over his head and kicked him out of the ring, standing tall with the SmackDown Live tag championships.


Tye Dillinger vs. Randy Orton


Earlier in the evening, Tye Dillinger pleaded with Paige to set a match between himself and Randy Orton in order for a chance at revenge following the unprovoked attack during his match against Shinsuke Nakamura. Although Paige didn’t agree with the decision, she approved his request.

Dillinger came ready for a fight, attacking Orton as he was still making his way to the ring. The Perfect 10 actually held the upper hand against The Viper for a moment or two, but Orton came back with a vengeance. He trapped Dillinger’s finger in one of the turnbuckles and did his best to break it. The referees eventually broke it up, but there was no winner, as the match never began.


One Night in Milwaukee


Rusev and Lana came to the ring and demanded to see the proof of Lana’s transgression that Aiden English claimed to have. He appeared to be stalling, but then showed his video from Milwaukee. This video showed Lana knocking on the door of English’s hotel room. She then said she “wanted” Aiden, but it abruptly cut off. Aiden said there was more, but it only got worse.

This was enough to convince Rusev of Lana’s infidelity and he shot her a horrified look before chasing English into the backstage area.


Daniel Bryan vs. Shelton Benjamin


The Miz sat in as guest announcer for the match, as he organized it for Benjamin in the first place. His fellow announcers asked if the plan was to weaken Daniel Bryan for their match at Super Show-Down, but Miz said absolutely not, he simply wanted to see Shelton Benjamin excel in his career.

As was most likely Miz’s plan, Shelton Benjamin took full advantage of his opportunity and gave Bryan a true contest. Although it was certainly a tough fight, Bryan had Benjamin where he wanted him in the end and was about to make the pin, but The Miz interfered, costing Bryan the match.

The Miz continued the beatdown post-match, going as far as to hit a Skull Crushing Finale before wishing him luck and leaving him lying in the middle of the ring.

Winner: Shelton Benjamin


Asuka vs. Peyton Royce


In the last matchup leading up to Super Show-Down, fueled by the excitement of performing in her home country this weekend, Peyton Royce threw everything she had at Asuka and managed to keep the Empress down for the majority of the match.

Unfortunately for the IIconic one, Asuka gained a burst of momentum in the final moments (from which her life partner, Billie Kay, was unable to save her) and tapped her out with the Asuka Lock.

Winner: Asuka


Becky Lynch’s Surprise


Before giving her surprise, Becky Lynch bragged about her newfound attitude and aggression and showed a video package demonstration. The crowd cheered her on as she claimed to own Charlotte Flair, demanding to know why Flair continued to reap the rewards that should come with being the champion. She then unveiled the surprise – a poster for Super Show-Down depicting Becky Lynch proudly standing over Charlotte Flair’s limp body. This insulted Charlotte so much that she ran down and attacked Becky Lynch, throwing her into the shiny new poster and leaving the champ lying in defeat.


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