The October 11 2019 edition of SmackDown, out of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE SmackDown results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1051 of SmackDown by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns
Winner Determines Which Brand Gets First Pick in the Draft
With Roman Reigns representing Friday Night SmackDown and Seth Rollins representing Monday Night Raw, two of the top guys in WWE went head to head in friendly competition to determine which brand would be the one to get the first pick in the draft.
Their long history with one another made getting the upper hand difficult for both men, as each knew exactly what to expect from the other. Seth Rollins tried to do his suicide dive, but Reigns dodged it, then immediately after, Reigns attempted to attack Rollins on the apron, but Rollins saw it coming.
Back in the ring, Reigns and Rollins traded strikes, their calm demeanors slowly giving way to humorless expressions. And after a commercial break, Roman Reigns slammed Seth Rollins down to the mat with a massive powerbomb, but Rollins powered out of the pin.
With a vicious knee strike followed by a frog splash from the top rope, Rollins thought he had Reigns beat, but The Big Dog persevered. Rollins positioned himself for his Curb Stomp, but Reigns blocked it with a strike. The Kingslayer threw Reigns into the corner with a buckle bomb, but it didn’t get him very far, as Reigns came back with a Superman Punch.
Reigns sought to finish Rollins off with a spear, which Rollins countered with a modified Pedigree, wasting no time in preparing for a Curb Stomp. But as Rollins powered up in the corner, the lights went out. Before Rollins had time to run, The Fiend appeared through the ring, dragging Rollins to the depths while smoke billowed from the opening through which he had materialized.
Seth Rollins escaped, most likely narrowly, as he clutched his throat while lying in the ring. The lights went out again and this time, The Fiend was on the stage, staring down his prey before disappearing into the darkness.
Though this certainly wasn’t the ideal way to victory for Rollins, he did secure the first pick for Raw via disqualification.
Winner: Seth Rollins (via disqualification)
First-Round Draft Picks Are Made
The first-round picks in the draft were as follows:
- Becky Lynch to Raw
- Roman Reigns to SmackDown
- The OC (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson) to Raw
- Bray Wyatt to SmackDown
- Drew McIntyre to Raw
King Baron Corbin vs. Chad Gable
In an effort to both repeat the events of last week and get revenge on Baron Corbin for his brutal attack backstage after the match, Chad Gable flew into this bout looking for a quick victory. It wasn’t long before King Corbin grounded him, however, and though Gable was on his feet again in a matter of seconds, Corbin launched him into the announce table hoping to win via count-out.
Back from commercial, Chad Gable was back in the ring and came close to victory with a beautiful moonsault. Doing everything he could do work past his “injured” back, Gable threw Corbin in a german suplex but was unable to follow up with more.
Gable sank in an ankle lock on Corbin, who rolled out of it, right into a pin by Chad Gable. The two lept to their feet, ready to continue, but Corbin was just a step or two quicker than Gable, catching him in an End of Days and claiming the win before Gable could attempt any further attacks.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Second-Round Draft Picks Announced
The second-round draft picks were as follows:
- Randy Orton to Raw
- Sasha Banks to SmackDown
- Ricochet to Raw
- Braun Strowman to SmackDown
- Bobby Lashley to Raw
The Beast Will Face His Fears on October 31st
Alongside his advocate, Paul Heyman, Brock Lesnar came to the ring to listen to Paul talk about his history with Cain Valesquez. Heyman said that a normal man would probably be afraid to face his fears, but Brock Lesnar is no normal man, and has no fears. In fact, the knowledge that Brock lost to this man nearly a decade ago only fuels his desire to face him.
At this, Cain Valesquez and Rey Mysterio walked onto the stage, where Cain cut a short promo in Spanish and Rey translated: on October 31st, Cain would best The Beast once again.
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The OC vs. The New Day
In their final SmackDown match, The OC took on The New Day to go out with a bang. And to further prove this was their intent, Luke Gallows charged straight into the match, kicking Xavier Woods in the face before knocking Kofi Kingston off the apron.
Gallows went after Big E as well, but the referee separated them. And the referee’s attention being drawn to this potential brawl gave AJ Styles and Karl Anderson the opportunity to beat Woods down at ringside.
Back from commercial, Kofi Kingston was in the match and having better luck against AJ Styles, hitting him with a boom drop before preventing interference from Luke Gallows. The referee struggled with these two teams, as neither was willing to leave the two active competitors alone in the ring, and skirmishes between the remaining four men broke out repeatedly.
But once Kofi Kingston and AJ Styles were in the ring one-on-one, Kofi Kingston leveled Styles with a Trouble in Paradise, scoring the win for his team.
Winner: The New Day
Third-Round Draft Picks
The third-round draft picks were as follows:
- Alexa Bliss to Raw
- Lacey Evans to SmackDown
- Kevin Owens to Raw
- The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) to SmackDown
- Natalya to Raw
Fourth-Round Draft Picks (Final Round of 1st Night)
The final round picks for the first night of the draft were as follows:
- The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) to Raw
- Lucha House Party to SmackDown
- Nikki Cross to Raw
- Heavy Machinery (Otis and Tucker) to SmackDown
- The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) to Raw
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Bayley
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
Debuting a new, short hairstyle and much more muted gear, Bayley came to the stage. Her upbeat music stopped abruptly as she produced a sort of harpoon and butchered her Bayley Buddies.
With the mutilated Bayley Buddies behind her, Bayley marched to the ring in silence, going straight after The Queen. Charlotte got the early advantage, tossing Bayley over the barricade, but Bayley was back almost immediately, flattening Charlotte at ringside.
Back from commercial and back in the ring, Bayley continued to hold control of the action, doing her best to manhandle Charlotte. The Queen eventually managed to shove her away, sending Bayley soaring to the floor where she dove on top of her.
After throwing Bayley back in the ring, Charlotte fired off a few chops, threw Bayley into the corner, then stomped on Bayley’s knee, preparing for the Figure Eight. Bayley fought her off, but Charlotte came back with a moonsault off the barricade after throwing Bayley out of the ring a second time.
Charlotte nearly won via submission but Bayley was able to roll through just before tapping out, firing stomps of Charlotte before connecting with a suplex and a running knee strike. Bayley climbed the ropes for the elbow drop, pinning Charlotte with a look on her face that said she knew she had won the match – but Charlotte kicked out.
Bayley argued with the referee, screaming that she deserved it, which allowed Charlotte to hit the Natural Selection. Instead of pinning Bayley, Charlotte went for the Figure Eight, which Bayley reversed into a pin, reclaiming the SmackDown Women’s Championship and celebrating with a brand new song.
And before she left, she made sure to grab a microphone and make it clear that it was a solo celebration, addressing the crowd with a “screw all of you.”