Kofi Kingston Has A Big Week, Becky Lynch Reigns Supreme, more..(Smackdown Territory Report)

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Kofi Kingston has held a WWE Tag Team Championship title for more combined days than anyone in history.

Smackdown Territory Report (September 28th, 2018)

  1. News
  2. Smackdown Results
  3. Championship Landscape
  4. Rankings

News

Kofi Kingston Breaks Record For Most Days Spent As Tag Champion In WWE History

Kofi Kingston has now spent more time as a tag-team champion in WWE than any other person in history. Today (September 25th, 2018) marks the 954th day he’s held the title which now tops Billy Gunn’s 953. Kingston has teamed with Xavier Woods, Big E, Evan Bourne, CM Punk, and R-Truth to earn the honors.

Kofi Kingston Named 17th Coolest Dad In America

It’s been a big week for Kofi! Longest combined days as tag champ in WWE history holder and now the 17th coolest Dad in America by Fatherly.com.

Matt Riddle Wants To Face Cesaro On WWE Main Roster

Matt Riddle did an interview with an ESPN affiliate and said he’d like to face Cesaro on the main roster.

“In my opinion, if I was going to pick main roster guys, I’ve always had a hunch out for Cesaro,” Riddle said. “I just feel like if we were able to just go at it, make it a fight, I think it would be pretty sensational.”

He also mentioned several names of NXT talent he’s looking forward to getting back into the ring with shortly.

Smackdown Results

Smackdown Live!
September 25th, 2018
Pepsi Center
Denver, CO

  1. The Miz defeated R-Truth
  2. Sheamus defeated Big E
  3. Asuke & Naomi defeated Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
  4. United States Championship 
    Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs Tye Dillinger – No Contest
  5. Becky Lynch defeated Lana

Championship Landscape

Shinsuke Nakamura defended the United States Championship on WWE programming for the 4th time. Out of his 4 title defenses, he’s only been victorious once (Jeff Hardy at Summerslam).

WWE Championship
Champion: AJ Styles
Won: Smackdown November 7th, 2017 from Jinder Mahal
Title Defenses: 10
Challengers: Jinder Mahal (Clash of Champions), Owens & Zayn (handicap match – Royal Rumble 2018), Baron Corbin/Dolph Ziggler/John Cena/Kevin Owens/Sami Zayn (6-pack challenge Fastlane 2018), Shinsuke Nakamura (WM34), DCO- Shinsuke Nakamura (GRR), No-Contest – Shinsuke Nakamura (Backlash 2018), Shinsuke Nakamura (MITB 2018), Rusev (Extreme Rules 2018), DQ loss to Samoa Joe (Summerslam 2018), Samoa Joe (HIAC)

Smackdown Women’s Championship
Champion: Becky Lynch
Won: HIAC from Charlotte Flair
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers:

Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Champions: New Day
Won: Smackdown August 21st, 2018 from the Bludgeon Brothers
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: Rusev Day (HIAC)

United States Championship
Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
Won: Extreme Rules 2018 – from Jeff Hardy
Title Defenses: 4
Challengers: loss via DQ to Jeff Hardy (Smackdown), Jeff Hardy (Summerslam), loss via DQ to Jeff Hardy (Smackdown), vs Tye Dillinger – No Contest (Smackdown)

Rankings:

R-Truth’s loss to the Miz sort of erases his victory over him previously. As a result, he falls to #8 in the rankings. Miz rises back up to the #2 spot with the win. #2 and #3 seeds Daniel Bryan and Miz will clash at Super Show-Down for a WWE Championship match.

WWE Champion: AJ Styles
United States Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura 

  1. Samoa Joe
  2. The Miz
  3. Daniel Bryan
  4. Randy Orton
  5. Jeff Hardy
  6. Rusev
  7. Andrade “Cien” Almas 
  8. R-Truth
  9. The Dillinger

Smackdown Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch

  1. Charlotte Flair
  2. Carmella
  3. Asuka
  4. Billie Kay
  5. Naomi
  6. Peyton Royce
  7. Sonya Deville
  8. Mandy Rose

Smackdown Tag Team Champions: New Day

  1. Rusev Day
  2. The Bar
  3. The Usos
  4. The Club
  5. Sanity
  6. The Colons