The October 25 2019 edition of SmackDown, out of the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, 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 #1053 of SmackDown by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Miz TV: Crown Jewel
Ahead of next week’s Crown Jewel event, The Miz hosted an episode of Miz TV featuring 9 guests: Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Hart, Ric Flair, and 5 members from both Team Hogan and Team Flair.
From Team Hogan, Roman Reigns, Shorty G, and Ali. And from Team Flair, Shinsuke Nakamura (w/Sami Zayn) and Baron Corbin.
The groups, of course, quickly turned on each other, and Team Hogan challenged Team Flair, but Sami Zayn wasn’t having it, informing Roman Reigns and his squad that they wouldn’t be doing anything that wasn’t on their time.
After some verbal jabs from Hulk Hogan, however, Sami Zayn accepted – right before revealing that he had tweaked his neck on his flight earlier and would not be competing. So Cesaro would be taking his place.
A brawl broke out between the 6 men, but the actual match would have to wait until the main event.
The New Day vs. Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler
As Xavier Woods suffered an Achilles injury, Kofi Kingston stepped in the ring with Big E against Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler. Kofi kicked off the action against Dolph, who got the early advantage with a little help from Robert Roode, sending Kofi flying to the floor with a superkick.
Back from commercial, Big E got the hot tag and came in guns blazing, rag dolling Dolph Ziggler with suplexes before connecting with a clothesline on Robert Roode. Kofi Kingston tagged into the match and threw himself in an assisted dive onto Ziggler on the outside.
In the ring, Robert Roode leveled Big E with a spinebuster, but Kofi Kingston jumped back in the ring for revenge. Unfortunately, Dolph Ziggler was there to get a roll-up on Kofi for the win.
Before The New Day could get their bearings, The Revival were sprinting toward the ring for a brawl but were soon followed by Heavy Machinery who evened the odds.
Winner: Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler
Lacey Evans vs. Cameron Conners
Before the match began, Lacey Evans cut a promo running down her opponent, saying that she wasn’t even worth the Belle’s time, but since they were both there, she would go ahead with it.
And it was more of a beat down that it was a match, after a few short moments, Lacey Evans connected with a Woman’s Right, taking the win.
Winner: Lacey Evans
Firefly Fun House Returns
Seth Rollins thought he had destroyed Bray Wyatt and the Fun House (and The Fiend along with it) when he burned it to the ground on the last episode of Bray’s twisted show.
But he did nothing but kill Ramblin’ Rabbit, a puppet friend who has died many times before on the show, but seems to have finally bit the dust, as he was shown in his “open casket” with his head exploded.
Ramblin Rabbit has more lives than any cat, however, and came back from the dead…only to be eaten by Mercy the Buzzard.
Kalisto vs. Drew Gulak
Across from the ring from someone who he assumed was more reasonable than the Monster Among Men, Drew Gulak made a second attempt at showing his powerpoint presentation regarding Braun’s match against Tyson Fury at Crown Jewel.
But eventually, Kalisto had enough of a presentation that had nothing to do with him and kicked Drew Gulak in the face. Drew Gulak did not take this well and began beating Kalisto down, but before could do too much damage, Braun Strowman made his entrance.
The distraction allowed Kalisto to hit his Solida Del Sol finisher and take the win. To make matters worse for Gulak, Braun Strowman beat him up a little further when he got to the ring, but at least said he was worthy of being in the ring, unlike Tyson Fury.
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Return of the Yes Movement?
Michael Cole interviewed Daniel Bryan in the ring in regards to his recent apparent change of attitude. Cole asked Bryan if the “Yes Movement” had returned, but before Bryan could respond, Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn appeared on the stage.
Zayn said that he and Nakamura had no ill will toward Bryan, despite his pinning Nakamura in the middle of the ring last week, he simply wanted to show Bryan some footage before he gave his answer.
This footage was of the debut of the “new Daniel Bryan” and the end of the Yes Movement. Zayn said that the people booed him when he did this because they didn’t care about Daniel’s thoughts and feelings, only their own.
He went on to say that actually, Bryan had a lot in common with himself and Shinsuke Nakamura, and because they were a much better fit for Bryan than the people, he should join them instead of revamping good guy D Bry.
Sami Zayn held out his hand for Bryan, who considered shaking it for quite some time before walking between him and Shinsuke and disappearing into the backstage area without giving an answer.
Nikki Cross vs. Mandy Rose
With SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley and her best friend Sasha Banks at ringside to watch the action, Nikki Cross took on Mandy Rose to determine which woman would be the one to take the next step toward the gold.
Mandy Rose got the upper hand to start the match, throwing Nikki Cross into the corner for a series of strikes but got too comfortable in her dominance and Nikki Cross took it from her with a head-scissors.
Mandy began to pick up steam with a crossbody and a slam, but it wasn’t enough to keep Nikki down. In an effort to cement this supremacy, Sonya Deville attacked Nikki at ringside while the referee was distracted, but it didn’t work quite as well as they had hoped.
Nikki Cross fought her way back with clotheslines and a crossbody, launching Deville from the apron before connected with her Purge swinging fisherman’s neckbreaker finisher and winning the match.
Winner: Nikki Cross
The Beast Confronts Cain Velasquez
Cain Velasquez and Rey Mysterio came to the ring first, where Rey Mysterio gave an update on the health of his son Dominick, who was recently torn to shreds by Brock Lesnar. He said that Dominick is slowly regaining his strength, and wanted his father to thank the WWE Universe personally for all of their support.
And speaking of Brock Lesnar, he was going to pay for what he did to Dominick, and Cain was going to make sure that happened.
As this was meant to be a face to face interaction between Cain and Brock, Rey Mysterio invited The Beast to join them in the ring. But Paul Heyman said absolutely not. He would not subject his client to a confrontation with Cain Velasquez before their match.
Instead, he would let Rey and Cain know what Brock Lesnar has been up to lately. At this, Brock presented an unconscious, disheveled Dominick.
Back from commercial, Rey Mysterio and Cain Velasquez were backstage with Dominick, tending to his injuries, when Brock Lesnar lept into the frame. Lesnar destroyed all three men, throwing Rey Mysterio into a wall and Cain into Dominick, leaving them laid out in the locker room.
Team Flair vs. Team Hogan
With Baron Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Cesaro representing Team Flair and Roman Reigns, Ali, and Shorty G representing Team Hogan, these 6 men gave a preview of what we can expect from the 5-on-5 match at Crown Jewel next week.
This was by far the best part of SmackDown, a really well-executed 6-man tag match with a hot crowd that’s worth checking out if you missed it!
In true heel fashion, Team Flair hot started the match, attacking Team Hogan the moments the bell rang. Once the chaos subsided, Roman Reigns and Baron Corbin were left to go one-on-one.
After Reigns rattled the King, Nakamura tagged into the match and was promptly laid out as well. Roman threw another jab at King Corbin for good measure, then tagged Shorty G, who went blow for blow with Corbin before Ali took over, gaining a near fall.
With King Corbin clearly losing his grip on the action, Cesaro took over, catching an x-factor from Ali, giving Team Hogan another near fall.
During a commercial break, Team Flair cut the ring in half, keeping Ali trapped in their corner. Ali slammed Cesaro with a tornado DDT, reaching for Roman Reigns on the apron, but Baron Corbin pulled Reigns down before he could get there.
Finally, Ali escaped, handing the ring to Gable, who nearly won the match with a moonsault and an ankle lock, but Shinsuke Nakamura broke the pin. Gable responded with a dropkick, flattening both Nakamura and Corbin and tagging Roman Reigns into the match.
Cesaro and Roman Reigns launched into a hard-hitting battle, Cesaro swinging Roman before locking in the Sharpshooter, which Ali broke before The Big Dog could tap. Roman connected with a Superman Punch and a spear, and could have taken the win right then, but opted to give Ali the moment instead. Ali flew into the match with a 450 and took the win for his team.
Winner: Team Hogan
SmackDown Results (October 25 2019)
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