And that wraps up a very good episode of SmackDown.
Solid in-ring action throughout, and a few genuinely compelling storylines going on too.
Thanks for following along with our live coverage tonight, hope you enjoyed the show as much as I did. See you next week!
Right then, Joe rang the doorbell to the Styles house, said “Daddy’s home” down his phone and the show went off air.
SmackDown is mad right now.
So, Joe didn’t turn up to SmackDown tonight to sign the contract.
He’s at AJ’s house instead. I’m sure he just wants to mow the lawn or something.
Closing out the show, AJ Styles and Samoa Joe will sign the contract for their anything goes match at Super Show-Down for the WWE Championship.
What could possibly go wrong?
A pretty convincing win for Becky there with the Dis-Arm-Her.
Not much else to say.
Oh, Milwaukee update: Next week, Aiden will present video evidence of whatever this situation is.
— Aiden English (@WWEDramaKing) September 26, 2018
Up next, Lana takes on the SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch.
Orton nails a draping DDT to the outside on Tye, and once the ‘Viper’ leaves, Shinsuke follows up with a Kinshasa.
Something’s going on here.
Well, I was right, but not how I expected.
Randy Orton just turned up mid-match, attacked Dillinger from behind and is now battering him around ringside.
What’s the deal with Orton and Nakamura’s opponents?
Next up, the ‘Perfect 10’ Tye Dillinger takes on the United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.
I expect this to last about three minutes.
Naomi and Asuka came out on top in that one, surprise surprise.
The IIconics were as annoying as expected.
We’re also gonna get Lana vs. Becky Lynch tonight, because… Milwaukee I guess.
— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) September 26, 2018
Up next, it’s Naomi and Asuka vs. Absolution in tag team action!
The IIconics are on commentary. Oh God. Good luck everyone watching with the sound on.
After a very emotional few minutes and Aiden explaining why he turned on the Bulgarian – the main reason being Lana, the ‘Shakespeare of Song’ drops a bombshell.
He criticizes Lana for being dishonest before posing the question:
“Are you going to tell him about that one night in Milwaukee?” *mic drop*
Holy crap, it’s going off.
And I love it.
Up next, Rusev demands answers as to why Aiden English turned on him last week.
Just batter him Rusev pal.
That was quite a short match, but still pretty decent.
Sheamus picked up the win with a Brogue Kick, meaning the Bar are now individually 2-0 up on their Super Show-Down opponents.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) September 26, 2018
Before the match underway, New Day and the Bar are now engaging in the #SaySomethingNiceChallenge, coined by Big E.
Sheamus ain’t having though. He wants to foight. Because he’s Irish.
Sheamus vs. Big E is on!
Up next, one half of the Bar, Sheamus, takes one one third of WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions New Day, Big E.
It’s been a bit spicy on Twitter between these two recently.
After a couple of nearfalls for Truth, Miz nails a Skull Crushing Finale, but instead of going for the pin, hits a Daniel Bryan-esque running knee for the win.
Great opening quarter to tonight’s show!
— WWE (@WWE) September 26, 2018
We’re into the first commercial break of this bout, and it’s been quite an entertaining one.
Daniel Bryan on commentary is adding an extra dynamic, and solid in-ring work from former tag partners Miz and Truth is making for a good opening match.
Miz isn’t very happy here.
Truth challenges him to a match for custody of Miz TV, before once more calling a dance break.
Miz takes the opportunity to vacate the situation, but Paige orders him back to the ring for his match against Truth, and it’s up next!
— Dasha Fuentes (@DashaFuentesWWE) September 26, 2018
The Miz makes his way onto the stage to quell Bryan’s thoughts, and the crowd once again erupts in “Truth TV!” chants, which R-Truth is more than happy to gloat about.
Bryan is mid-answer to Truth’s really insightful first question, when Carmella points out that it’s time for the seven-second Truth TV dance break.
Can tell these three are loving this. And so am I.
The ‘Fabulous Truth,’ as they’re known on Mixed Match Challenge introduce their guest, Daniel Bryan!
Bryan will of course face The Miz at Super Show-Down on October 6.
SmackDown opens with Miz TV!
Oh no, it’s R-Truth and Carmella.
Massive “R-Truth” chants reverberate around the arena as Ron introduces us to ‘Truth TV’ with a “What’s Up?!”
Quick update here with the show just minutes away.
If you weren’t already excited, Naomi and Asuka will be taking on Absolution in a tag team match.
Anyone remember when Paige said Absolution was dead and the two were no longer allowed to team together? Those were the days, eh.
Good evening and welcome to WrestleTalk‘s live coverage of tonight’s WWE SmackDown Live!
Before the show begins, make sure you check out our preview of what’s in store, but here’s a quick rundown:
- WWE Champion AJ Styles and Samoa Joe sign a contract for their Super Show-Down clash
- WWE US Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Tye Dillinger
- Big E vs. Sheamus
- The latest in the Rusev Day saga
- Probably something between Becky and Charlotte that makes no sense whatsoever