WWE SmackDown results, Oct. 8, 2015: Reigns & Orton countered fear with fortitude against Bray Wyatt & Braun Strowman
Ziggler demanded payback on The New Day
PHILADELPHIA — SmackDown featured an epic clash pitting The Viper and The Big Dog against The Wyatt Family, an explosive Six-Diva Tag Team Match and a knockdown, drag-out slugfest between The Human Wrecking Ball and The Bulgarian Brute.
The New Day kicked off SmackDown, excited about taking down United States Champion John Cena, Dolph Ziggler and The Dudley Boyz on Raw and primed to take on Bubba Ray and D-Von for the WWE Tag Team Titles at Hell in a Cell. But the trio clearly possessed little affection for The City of Brotherly Love.
The Showoff soon interrupted, however, seeking retribution after being cost a U.S Title Match on Monday night. He demanded a one-on-one contest against his onetime ally Big E. And just to match sure the fight would be fair, he brought The Dudleys along with him.
Big E def. Dolph Ziggler
In the height of Dolph Ziggler and Big E’s impromptu match, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston managed to neutralize Bubby Ray and D-Von Dudley. This allowed Woods to distract the referee while Kingston interfered — and then held Ziggler’s feet down, just out of the official’s view, to assure Big E’s victory.
Natalya, Charlotte & Becky Lynch def. Team Bella
In the latest twist to the Divas Revolution, Team Bella challenged Charlotte and Becky Lynch to pick their tag team partner for a Six-Diva SmackDown showdown. That Diva was Natalya!
In the final moments of the subsequent match, The Queen of Harts thwarted interference from Brie. And while she tangled with both the mischievous twin and Alicia Fox outside the ring, Becky delivered a kick to Nikki, paving the way for Charlotte to make the former, longest-reigning Divas Champion in history tap out to the Figure-Eight Leglock.
After the match, a watching Paige refused to acknowledge “Team NBC” and made it clear that she did not like Natalya noising in on “her girls.”
Ryback def. Rusev
While Rusev was clearly not ready for marriage on Raw, he seemed more than prepared to face Ryback on SmackDown. But as Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens joined the announce team at ringside, The Big Guy ultimately overcame the fury of The Bulgarian Brute with the Meathook Clothesline/Shell Shocked combination.
King Barrett def. Neville
In a true showdown between the fast and the furious, King Barrett reigned supreme over Neville, taking advantage of a separation by the referee to blast The Man That Gravity Forgot with the Bull Hammer Elbow.
Stardust dealt out cosmic fate
Stardust looked to the cosmos to discover the new subject of his chaos.
Roman Reigns & Randy Orton def. Bray Wyatt & Braun Strowman by Disqualification
After a war-torn Randy Orton fought to tag Roman Reigns into the action, The Big Dog went to battle against both Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman. But when the action spilled outside the ring, The New Face of Face nailed his black-clad adversary with a steel chair and brought an end to the match by disqualification.
When the assault continued after the bell and The Viper reengaged, Strowman locked The Apex Predator in his devastating finishing maneuver, only to be neutralized by the Superman Punch. That left Wyatt to suffer the double-edged onslaught of the RKO and the Spear!