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WWE SmackDown Results, September 18th 2018, Live Commentary & Results

AJ Styles returns to SmackDown LIVE to battle Andrade “Cien” Almas
Updated: 19 September 2018 07:36 IST - Published: 18 September 2018 23:08 IST
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That's all for tonight folks. This is Anirban signing off! Join us next time, right here on Sportskeeda!
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THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SMACKDOWN LIVE:

Cesaro defeated Kofi Kingston
Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Rusev to retain the United States Title
AJ Styles defeated Andrade 'Cien' Almas
Asuka defeated Billie Kay
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If WWE is hoping for Becky to be booed, it is not working.
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Charlotte punches Becky, but Becky soon regains the advantage, and sends her over the announce table. Back in the ring, she locks in the Disarmher. She raises her title, and gives Charlotte one last move in the middle of the ring, before leaving to cheers from the fans.
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Charlotte is less than happy with what has become of her best friend. Becky says that she is fine with Charlotte not raising her hand, she just wanted Charlotte to call her the queen, with an expletive thrown right in there.
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Becky tells Charlotte to shut her face, and says that she is the better woman, where the title is proof enough of her superiority. Becky asks Charlotte to put the title around Becky's waist.
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Becky Lynch calls out Charlotte Flair, who comes out with a mike. Charlotte says that she is not here to steal Becky's spotlight or fight her, but to give her the respect that she deserves. Charlotte says that Becky was the better woman that night at Hell in a Cell. Charlotte then says that she hopes Becky knows that she threw away a lot to get the title.
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Paige invites Becky Lynch to the outside, and congratulates Becky. She gives Becky her Title. Becky says it's her moment now, and it is her time.
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Up next: Becky Lynch will celebrate her deserved Title win at Hell in a Cell!
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Billie Kay was not ready for Asuka.
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Asuka was amazing in this match, it was over before anyone could get ready. She locks in the Asuka Lock for the submission win over Billie Kay.
Result: Asuka defeated Billie Kay
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Asuka and Billie Kay face off. With Asuka's streak coming to an end, the Empress has not been the same since her loss to Charlotte at WrestleMania.
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Now: Asuka vs Billie Kay
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Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are out and talking about Asuka and Naomi's team, mocking the new team.
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AJ and Joe's feud is crossing that familiar boundary which makes for excellent shows.
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Up next: Asuka will take on Billie Kay of the IIconics.
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Samoa Joe attacks AJ after the match and sends him head first into the stairs. AJ fends him off, but not before Joe delivers the message, that AJ will never be safe while Joe is out there.
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It's all over. One Styles Clash from AJ Styles, and one more competitor put away.
Result: WWE Champion AJ Styles defeats Andrade Cien Almas
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AJ goes for a Styles Clash, but Almas uses the ropes to his advantage and gets out of it. Almas hits AJ with a dropkick followed by the Double knees to the corner. That is not enough to keep AJ Styles down.
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Almas falls to the outside, giving AJ a chance to gather his senses. AJ hits Almas with a knee to the face on the apron. He hits a Phenomenal Forearm to the back of the head for a kick out. During the break, AJ applied pressure on Almas' left leg with a Calf Crusher.
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The action has really heated up in this match, and it has shaped up to be the match of the night. AJ and Almas are showing each other no mercy, and the moves are each impressive on their own, but when put one after the other, tell a really good story.
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The action is heating up with AJ reversing a moonsault by Almas with raised knees. AJ goes for a Phenomenal Forearm but it is not to be. Almas hits AJ with a vicious Double Stomp from the top rope which dumps him to the outside.
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AJ is slapped by Zelena on the outside while the referee is distracted. Almas is not able to take advantage as AJ hits him with an Argentine Backbreaker.

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Andrade was looking for a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker, but AJ came back and hit Almas with a Tornado DDT. Almas hits AJ with a Spinning back elbow for a near fall.
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Almas uses the split second to attack AJ from behind. He is trying his best to take out the WWE Champion in this match, in the early goings. 
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Styles struggles, but is able to get back to his feet. The moment the match starts, Andrade is on him and attacks Styles relentlessly. Styles is not the champion just like that, and with a few blows to Almas is back in the match.
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Andrade 'Cien' Almas wastes no time and attacks AJ Styles from behind before the bell even rings.
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This is not the first time Styles faces Almas, as the two had an amazing match back in July where they put on a brilliant show.
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Now -
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs Andrade Cien Almas!
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Up next: 
AJ Styles takes on Andrade Cien Almas in a non-title bout. AJ better have eyes on the back of his head. Samoa Joe is not going to be too pleased with what happened at Hell in a Cell.
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