WWE SmackDown results, recap, notes: Roman Reigns and Jey Uso set up rematch for Hell in a Cell

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The Friday edition of WWE SmackDown was meant to be Universal Champion Roman Reigns’ official crowning glory as Tribal Leader. Instead, Reigns turned down the title and offered Jey Uso a rematch after their Clash of Champions match.Reigns was pressured into offering the rematch after Uso refused to recognize him as the tribal leader at the end of their Clash of Champions match. When Uso refused to acknowledge Reigns’ demands as the champion hit him on pay-per-view, his twin brother, Jimmy, threw in the towel to end the match. It wasn’t a satisfying enough conclusion for Reigns, who wants to assert his role as ‘head of the family table’, though his rematch offer came with a terrible warning of the scale of the stakes to hell. October 25. an à la carte Cell.

CBS Sports was with you all night to bring you recaps and highlights from all the action on SmackDown. Read on for all the details.

Roman Reigns and Jey Uso agree to Hell in a Cell rematch

Reigns and Paul Heyman took to the ring to open the show, a ring covered with a red carpet for his official coronation as tribal chief. As Heyman started cutting a promo, Reigns cut him off before saying he didn’t want to be called the Tribal Chief because Jey Uso didn’t recognize him as such in Clash of Champions. Uso came into the ring and claimed that if his twin brother Jimmy hadn’t thrown in the towel he would have finally won the title. Reigns said he was not proud of his actions, calling the game the worst night of his career because Jey Uso did not allow Reigns to “help” him after putting his cousin’s name on the marquee, giving him a big paycheck and trying to do it. raise it. All Uso had to do in return, Reigns said, was admit him. Reigns concluded by saying he would give Uso another title shot, this time at Hell in a Cell and with “the highest stakes any match has ever had in WWE history” , an offer that Uso quickly accepted despite not knowing what Reigns meant.

Jey Uso bat. Styles AJ via pinfall after a Uso Splash. Styles came out and cursed Uso after Reigns left the ring, suggesting someone “more qualified” take the title at Hell in a Cell. Uso dropped Styles with a superkick and attacked him from outside the ring, leading to an impromptu match. Styles took over early with more action on the outside, but Uso came back blazing with a big Samoan fall for a close fall. The action continued with swinging swings until Uso hit Styles from the top rope as he searched for a phenomenal forearm, which allowed Uso to hit a superkick and a Uso. Splash for the win.

It’s ultimately a great decision for WWE to drag the Reigns vs Uso storyline for another month. Everything has clicked so well for the pair so far and there is no clear next challenger for Reigns, so continuing to tell an effective story without exhausting matches like WWE so often does is a good option. Uso reviewing the former Champion Styles Clean has also helped continue to establish that Uso is now a real threat as a singles contender and not just a cog in the storytelling machine for Reigns. Quality: B +

What Else Happened on WWE SmackDown?

  • Otis def. John Morrison via pinfall after a Vader bomb in a very short match. During the match, an Otis promo aired where he vowed to defend himself in court against The Miz’s trial.

  • Sheamus déf. Shorty G via pinfall after a Brogue Kick. Ahead of the match, a Big E promo aired with him, challenging Sheamus to a Falls Count Anywhere match next week on SmackDown.

  • Kevin Owens hosted Alexa Bliss on the KO Show. Owens tried to get Bliss to talk about her recent transformation after being taken in by The Fiend. Bliss said she was brainwashed because “my brain was washed.” Bliss then said The Fiend is everywhere and told Owens to “let him in”, before the lights went out and returned to reveal The Fiend, who was already locking Owens in the Mandibular Claw. Fiend and Bliss looked at each other before offering her hand, which she took before the show went public.

  • Lucha House Party et Matt Riddle battent. King Corbin, Cesaro et Shinsuke Nakamura via pinfall after Riddle hits Cesaro with Bro Derek. Lucha House Party before the match said they were leaving Kalisto in the back because he had difficulty putting his mask on his big head, but he went to ringside during the match while complaining that Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado had left him. Kalisto would end up accidentally kicking Dorado during the match, but Riddle punched Bro Derek on Cesaro to score the victory. After the match, Riddle stopped Dorado and Kalisto from fighting.

  • Carmella has been revealed as the wife over the past few weeks in thumbnails. She cut a heel promo, accusing fans of losing her way and saying, “I’m not your princess anymore.” “

  • Sasha Banks did a brief promo on Bayley. Banks said she knew Bayley wasn’t in the arena because she was afraid of her, but that next week they would face what matters most to Bayley, the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

  • Intercontinental Championship – Sami Zayn (c) def. Jeff Hardy via Pinfall to retain title. Zayn exposed one of the turnbuckles before the match and it was teased to come into play during the competitive match until Zayn swept Hardy off the top string, causing him to hit his face on the exposed metal and fit the pin.

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