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WWE SmackDown Live Results October 17th, latest SmackDown Live winners & video highlights 

Riju Dasgupta
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We were told that there would be a sensational announcement, this week!
We were told that there would be a sensational announcement, this week!

This week's episode of SmackDown Live came to us from Keyarena in Seattle, WA, otherwise known as 'Daniel Bryan country'. Would it be just as explosive as RAW was? What would Mahal's big announcement be?

The show ended with a huge return announced for next week along with other major developments.

Read this recap and find out.

A very raucous opening segment

The opening segment was absolutely amazing
The opening segment was absolutely amazing

As Daniel Bryan made his way to the ring, we noticed that Michael Cole was filling in for SmackDown Live announcer, Tom Phillips, who was reportedly on 'assignment'. The WWE Universe was loud in Daniel Bryan country!

Bryan announced a 6 woman tag team match to kick off the show. He also said that Jinder Mahal had a special announcement and that there would be a Hell in a Cell rematch between Ziggler and Roode.

Bryan addressed Sami Zayn who made his way to ringside. Zayn said he's still the same guy he always was, but just took ownership of his 'career'. Zayn said the difference between Bryan and him was that Bryan had the crowd. The crowd never cheered for Zayn like they did for Bryan.

Zayn said if the WWE Universe hadn't gotten into Bryan's head, he would have worked smarter and not harder, and would have still had a career. In front of his home town, Zayn called Bryan a 'housewife'.

Kevin Owens joined the proceedings and called Bryan a 'hypocrite'. He claimed that Bryan was everything he fought against. Bryan is 'the authority'. Zayn called Bryan a 'sellout'.

Bryan left to find a couple of guys to beat up Owens and Zayn. A Hell in a Cell recap began with Charlotte Flair and Natalya.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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