WWE SmackDown Results October 2nd, 2020: Latest Friday Night SmackDown Winners, Grades, Video Highlights

What a night!
What a night!

Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman kicked off SmackDown and Heyman said that he was there to declare Roman the Tribal Chief of his family and WWE. He said that this was Roman's destiny but The Big Dog took the mic from Paul and called Jey Uso out to the ring.

Jey said Roman may have beat him but he didn't break his spirit. Jey added that if Jimmy hadn't thrown in the towel, he would have walked out as champ. Roman said he didn't enjoy beating him and only wanted to help his career by giving him the title match.

Roman went on about how being the Chief was his 'birthright' and that Jey did not acknowledge him and disrespected him. Roman was annoyed and asked if he wanted another shot before going ahead and setting up another title shot at Hell in a Cell.

Roman teased that this time, 'the match will have real consequences' and that the stakes will be raised, before walking out. Uso accepted the challenge before AJ Styles came out to say that he didn't want to see Jey take another beating.

AJ volunteered to take Uso's place in the match and called him the runt of the family before Jey attacked him and we headed for commercials.

Jey Uso vs. AJ Styles on SmackDown

AJ was taunting Uso when we returned to SmackDown and Uso hit a huge slam and a headbutt. Styles was sent over the ropes but Jey missed the dive as he was caught on the apron and AJ hit a Vertical Suplex from there onto the announce desk.

Back after a break, AJ was dominating but was hit the Samoan Drop before Jey followed up with the neckbreaker for a near fall. AJ went for the Styles Clash Jey reversed it before hitting a Suicide Dive to the outside on SmackDown.

Jey Uso vs. AJ Styles on SmackDown (contd...)

Uso went for a splash but AJ got his knees up before Uso blocked the Phenomenal Forearm with a Superkick. Jey hit another Frogsplash and picked up the win on SmackDown.

Result: Jey Uso def. AJ Styles

Match rating: B+

Sami Zayn was backstage on SmackDown and said that he was mad that he had to fight for what was already his, the Intercontinental title. He then put one of the titles in the trash before we headed for commercials.

Before his match, Otis was backstage on SmackDown and said that he would represent himself next week in the lawsuit against the Miz.

Otis vs. John Morrison on SmackDown

Otis overpowered Morrison early on and took him down. Morrison stunned him with a kick on the apron and Otis responded with a massive clubbing clothesline. Morrison bounced off the ropes before being knocked down by the big man.

An exploder suplex and big splash from Otis took down Morrison before Otis went for the Caterpillar. Otis followed up with the Vader Bomb and picked up the win

Result: Otis def. John Morrison

Match rating: B

Behind the scenes, Big E had issued a challenge for a Fall Counts Anywhere match to Sheamus for next week on SmackDown.

Sheamus vs. Shorty G on SmackDown

Sheamus started off strong but Shorty G hit a German Suplex using the Irishman's momentum against him. Gable went for a pin but Sheamus kicked out before dodging a Moonsault.

Sheamus hit a Brogue kick and picked up the easy win within minutes.

Result: Sheamus def. Shorty G

Match rating: C

Kevin Owens was backstage on SmackDown before his interview with Alexa Bliss and behind him, on a monitor, the Fiend showed up. Owens came out to the ring to host a special KO Show before asking Bliss to join her in the ring.

Alexa joined KO and Owens asked her about the weird behaviour but Bliss didn't know what he was talking about. She then said 'people change' and advised Kevin to do so as well.

Alexa then talked about what the Fiend is like in person and Owens said she was brainwashed. Alexa said she was cleansed by him before saying he was there.

The lights went out and The Fiend appeared behind Owens, hit the Mandible Claw and laid him out before holding his arm out for Alexa on SmackDown.

The Lucha House Party (minus Kalisto) was teaming up with Matt Riddle and it looks like they have parted ways with Kalisto, at least for tonight.

Baron Corbin, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Lucha House Party & Matt Riddle on SmackDown

Dorado and Nakamura started off the match but then Kalisto came out and was shocked that his teammates left him behind. Back on SmackDown after commercials, Matt Riddle was in the ring with Corbin and hit a standing moonsault and the Bro-ton for a near fall.

Cesaro was in as Metalik took out Corbin with a dive over the ropes before Kalisto took out his own teammate with a kick from the apron. Riddle went for the Final Flash before hitting the BroDerek on Cesaro for the win.

Result: Lucha House Party & Matt Riddle def. Baron Corbin, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura

Match rating: B+

The Mystery woman was revealed and it was Carmella. She appeared in a promo announcing her SmackDown comeback.

Sasha Banks was out on SmackDown and said that Bayley was using her for The Role Model's achievements. Banks said Bayley was scared and challenged her to a match next week for the SmackDown Women's title.

Banks took off her neck brace and said that Bayley didn't stand a chance, calling her a "b*tch".

Backstage on SmackDown, Sheamus had accepted Big E's challenge.

The Fiend will face Kevin Owens on SmackDown next week.

It's official!
It's official!

Sami Zayn (c) vs. Jeff Hardy - Intercontinental title match on SmackDown

Sami started off strong and had sneakily removed the cover off the top turnbuckle before they headed outside. Hardy went for a risky move on the barricades but Sami sidestepped and Jeff went crashing into it before we headed for commercials.

Back on SmackDown, Sami hit a diving elbow and was setting up for a top rope move but Hardy went up to him for a huge Superplex! Hardy hit the inverted Atomic Drop - Basement Dropkick combo and then a splash for a near fall.

Zayn countered the Twist of Fate and hit the Exploder Suplex before hitting the Blue Thunder bomb. Hardy hit the Swanton Bomb but Zayn got his knees up. Zayn missed the Helluva kick but sent Hardy into the turnbuckle anyway for the win.

Result: Sami Zayn def. Jeff Hardy to retain the Intercontinental title

Match rating: A

Episode rating: B-

We got a slower episode of SmackDown tonight. The opening segment with Reigns and the KO Show were obvious highlights of the night while three big matches were set up for next week.

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