The latest Smackdown results for the October 8, 2015 episode on SyFY were taped earlier in the week at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Among the superstars and divas in action on the card were Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Ryback, Rusev, Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Doph Ziggler. Here’s the latest Smackdown match-by-match recaps and results.
The show opened with New Day coming to the ring to talk up the destruction they caused at the end of Raw after Big E’s match against Cena for the US title. They trash talked other tag teams and got heat for bringing up the Eagles losing the Redskins in the NFL recently. They mentioned that Dudley Boyz conned their way into another tag title match at Hell in a Cell. Dolph Ziggler came out to interrupt and said tonight was no laughing matter for him as they cost him a title shot against Cena on Raw. He said tonight he asked for a match against the man he taught to steal opportunities (Big E). Woods joked that it seemed like a fair fight for him. Dolph agreed and the Dudley Boyz came out to join him at ringside.
Big E vs. Dolph Ziggler
Late in the match E had a running splash for the near fall. He tried for the Big Ending but Ziggler hit a Superkick to counter. Bubba and Kofi got into a fight on the outside. Kofi made Bubba kick the steps by accident and he was down. From there, New Day had an advantage. Big E pinned Ziggler and Kofi held his legs down under the ropes.
Winner: Big E defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall.
Backstage, Summer Rae was gushing with a makeup person about her wedding with Rusev. He came into the scene and scolded her for moving forward with wedding plans without sticking with their deal. She told him she got him an Intercontinental Title #1 contender’s match against Ryback tonight. Rusev told her good job and left to get ready.
Charlotte, Becky Lynch & Natalya vs. Team Bella
Team Bella kept Becky Lynch isolated for a good part of the match to work her over. She eventually broke away for the hot tag with Charlotte coming in to hit chops. Nikki went for a Rack Attack at one point, but Charlotte escaped it, speared her and put on the Figure 8. Nikki reversed it, but Becky came in and kicked Nikki, which helped Charlotte reverse the move and put a bridge pin on for the win.
Winners: Charlotte, Becky & Natalya defeated Team Bella via pinfall.
Ryback vs. Rusev
Kevin Owens was there for guest commentary. During the match, Rusev got into control and was able to get a pinfall but Ryback put a foot on the ropes. Summer Rae moved his foot off, but Ryback still kicked out of the pinfall. Moments later, Ryback got up and hit Shellshocked to get the win.
Winner: Ryback defeated Rusev via pinfall.
Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman did a promo about WWE Hell in a Cell and the main event tonight which ended with Strowman saying “run little rabbits run.”
Neville vs. King Barrett
Barrett was cutting a promo when Neville came out to interrupt. The two had a match which Barrett eventually won by hitting a Bull Hammer elbow. Stardust came out post-match to cut a promo about Neville.
Winner: King Barrett defeated Neville via pinfall.
Randy Orton & Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt & Braun Strowman
Orton was doubleteamed a while in this main event tag match by the heels. He hit one of his vintage backbreakers on Bray. Bray made a tag out to Braun and Orton tagged in Roman. Reigns took shots at Braun but couldn’t take him down. The two ended up battling on the outside so the referee eventually called for the bell. Orton and Reigns were awarded the match due to DQ. Wyatt knocked out Reigns with a weapon. New Day came out to keep beating on Reigns, so Dudley Boyz rushed in for a save. Xavier was left in the ring alone and the Dudleys were able to smash him through a table.
Winners: Randy Orton & Roman Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman due to disqualification.