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WWE SmackDown Live Results (October 7, 2022): Roman Reigns restructures The Bloodline; GUNTHER retains the Intercontinental Championship over Sheamus in controversial fashion

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedOct 08, 2022 07:36 IST

What will happen on the season premiere of SmackDown?

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That also ends the coverage for tonight folks. Thank you for joining us. Hope you enjoyed it. See you guys tomorrow for Extreme Rules!

07:35 (IST)8 OCT 2022

It was a fantastic episode of SmackDown. An incredible angle to close a newsworthy show. Roman Reigns handed Sami Zayn the responsibility of Jey Uso. Ultimately that would backfire. Karrion Kross sent an ominous message to Drew McIntyre ahead of their match tomorrow. The White Rabbit teases continue and most likely we'll get the reveal tomorrow. An excellent episode of SmackDown overall that served as both the Season Premiere and the go-home show for Extreme Rules! 

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The Brawling Brutes and Imperium brawl across the arena as the show comes to a close. 

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Sheamus goes for the Brogue, Gunther cuts him off with the Shalaylee as the referee is distracted by the pandemonium on the outside. The IC champion pins Sheamus for the win.

Gunther (C) defeats Sheamus via Pinfall to retain the Intercontinental Championship

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Imperium joins the ringside. Butch and Ridge take them out. 

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Sheamus goes the Brogue kick, and Gunther blocks it. Sheamus hits the Irish Curse Backbreaker. Sheamus locks in the Clover Leaf and it seemed that Gunther was about to tap but the referee rules it out that Gunther was just trying to reach the bottom rope.

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Gunther lands a top rope splash but Sheamus kicks out at 2 again.

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Gunther counters the Cloverleaf and hits a dropkick. The Intercontinental Champion delivers the Powerbomb but the challenger kicks out at 2.

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The crowd chants "This is Awesome" and rightly so.

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Sheamus delivers the White Noise from the second rope for a near fall.

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Sheamus lands his signature forearm strikes, first using the top rope, then using the second rope, and finally using the third rope. That's 30 strikes on Gunther's chest. Absolutely insane!!!

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Back from the break, Gunther lands a few stiff chops. Sheamus fights back with forearms, Gunther locks in the sleeper hold. Sheamus breaks it with elbow strikes to midsection.

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Sheamus powers out of the Sleeper hold but meets a chop to the chest by Gunther. Sheamus lands punches, Gunther lands chops. Punch, chop. Punch, chop. Punch, chop. Punch, chop. Punch, chop. Gunther breaks the sequence with a series of chops. The Ring General hits a suplex to gain control of the match as we head to another commercial break, possibly the final one of the night.

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Gunther locks in a sleeper hold and drops down to the mat. 

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Gunther lands an upper cut.

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Gunther cleverly uses the turnbuckle to put Sheamus down.

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Sheamus goes for his signature forearm strikes but Gunther blocks the first one. Sheamus goes for a suplex on the apron but Gunther blocks it and sends him crashing into the ring post.

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Sheamus plants Gunther with a tilt-a-whirl power slam.

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Back from the break, Sheamus connects a couple of Clotheslines and Gunther is bleeding from from his mouth.

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Both superstars kick things off with punches. The action quickly spills to the outside where Sheamus throws Gunther into the barricade multiple times. The Celtic Warrior has a strong start to the match. Can he keep up the momentum and become the new IC champion tonight? We'll find out after a commercial break.

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Introductions done. Bell rings and we kick things off now.

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GUNTHER (C) vs Sheamus (Intercontinental Championship)

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It has been an awesome episode of SmackDown so far. We cap it off with the Intercontinental Championship match in the main event next.

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Kofi Kingston will battle Sami Zayn next week. L.A. Knight will be in action against Mansoor.

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