AJ Styles and Samoa Joe are mixed up in a fair bit of controversy following their Hell in a Cell battle, with Joe (rightfully) claiming that he should be the current WWE Champion.
Confronting SmackDown Live general manager Paige after the match, Joe demanded a rematch, so Paige made the brave decision to announce a match that had been announced months previously. Tough call there for Paige.
Joe also demanded that the match be a no disqualification match for some reason, despite this finish not being a disqualification. You’d have thought a submission match would have made more sense given that Joe is upset about AJ tapping.
Now though, WWE has announced the stipulation for their rematch at the Super Showdown on October 6. Hold on to your hats, because this is a big one.
It will be a “no count outs, no disqualifications and there must be a winner” match. So in other words, No DQ. Stop trying to make things sound more fancy than it is. A normal match isn’t called a “pinfall, submission, count out, DQ, and no contest match”, although maybe it should.
Below you’ll find the current confirmed card for Super Showdown.
WWE Title Match: No Count Outs, No Disqualifications, There Must Be a Winner
Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles
SmackDown Live Women’s Title Match
Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch
WWE Cruiserweight Title Match
Buddy Murphy vs. Cedric Alexander
SmackDown Tag Team Title Match
The Bar vs. The New Day
#1 Contenders Match for a Future WWE Title Shot
The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan
Triple H with Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker with Kane
John Cena and Bobby Lashley vs. Elias and Kevin Owens
The Shield vs. Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
The Bella Twins and Ronda Rousey vs. The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan)
Asuka and Naomi vs. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce