WWE Smackdown 10/18/19 Results & Rankings

WWE Smackdown 10/18/19
WWE Smackdown 10/18/19

WWE Smackdown 10/18/19 Results & Rankings

Table of Contents:

  1. Results
  2. Upcoming Matches
  3. Rankings
  4. Injuries
  5. Known Contract Details
  6. Championship Landscape

Results

WWE Smackdown
October 18th, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN

  1. Intercontinental Championship
    Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs Roman Reigns – No Contest
  2. Shorty G defeated Curtis Axel
  3. Heavy Machinery & New Day defeated the Revival, Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler
  4. 6-Pack Challenge For Women’s Smackdown Championship #1 Contendership
    Nikki Cross defeated Lacey Evans vs Sonya Deville vs Mandy Rose vs Dana Brooke vs Carmella
  5. Braun Strowman defeated Drew Gulak
  6. Daniel Bryan & Roman Reigns defeated King Corbin & Shinsuke Nakamura

Upcoming Matches

Crown Jewel
October 31st, 2019
King Fahd International Stadium
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Cesaro vs Mansoor
  • Tag Team Turmoil Match To Determine the Best Tag Team in the World
    New Day vs the Viking Raiders vs Heavy Machinery vs Lucha House Party vs Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins vs the Revival vs the O.C vs Dolph Zigger & Robert Roode vs the B-Team
  • Team Hogan (Roman Reigns, Rusev, Ricochet, Ali and Shorty G) (with Hulk Hogan) vs. Team Flair (Randy Orton, King Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Lashley and TBD) (with Ric Flair)
  • Braun Strowman vs Tyson Fury
  • WWE Championship
    Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez
  • Universal Championship
    Falls Count Anywhere
    Seth Rollins (c) vs Bray Wyatt

Rankings

  • Rankings are being revamped due to the WWE Draft. Only Wrestlers who have been officially drafted to a show are currently listed.

WWE Smackdown

WWE Champion: Brock Lesnar
Intercontinental Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura

  1. Roman Reigns
  2. Bray Wyatt
  3. Kofi Kingston
  4. Braun Strowman
  5. Daniel Bryan
  6. King Corbin
  7. The Miz
  8. Elias
  9. Chad Gable
  10. Ali
  11. Drew Gulak
  12. Apollo Crews
  13. Heath Slater

Smackdown Women’s Champion: Bayley

  1. Nikki Cross
  2. Sasha Banks
  3. Lacey Evans
  4. Carmella
  5. Tamina

Smackdown Tag Team Champions: The Revival

  1. New Day
  2. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
  3. Heavy Machinery
  4. Lucha House Party
  5. the B-Team

205 Live

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Lio Rush

  1. Tony Nese
  2. Oney Lorcan
  3. Ariya Daivari
  4. Jack Gallagher
  5. Mike Kanellis
  6. Brian Kendrick

Cruiserweight Tag Teams:

  1. Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan
  2. The Singh Brothers

Injuries

  • Xavier Woods (Achilles injury 10/20/19) – no timetable
  • Drew McIntyre (minor surgery) – expected back soon
  • Bobby Lashley (surgery to remove bone spurs from elbow) – expected back soon.
  • Lars Sullivan (knee injury) – expected back in early 2020
  • Sheamus (Undisclosed – April 2019) – no timetable for return
  • Jinder Mahal (knee surgery in June) expected back early 2020
  • Jeff Hardy  (knee surgery in April) expected back October 2019 to January 2020
  • Mickie James (June 2019 – ACL surgery) expected back sometime in 2020
  • Ruby Riott (double shoulder surgery) – expected back late 2019 or early 2020
  • Nia Jax (double knee surgery – April 2019) – expected back in first quarter 2020

Hiatus:

  • Ronda Rousey (impregnation vacation) (Attacked by tables).

WWE Known Contract Details

  • Luke Harper – 2020 (as a result of additional time added)
  • the Revival until April 2020
  • The Hardy Boyz until March 2020
  • Randy Orton signed 10-year deal in January 2010 – expires in 2020.
  • Daniel Bryan until 2021
  • Sami Zayn until 2021
  • Braun Strowman – re-signed in 2019 on 4-year deal – expiration sometimes mid-2023.
  • Jinder Mahal until 2024
  • Mike & Maria Kanellis until 2024
  • Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows until 2024
  • Sasha Banks – likely until 2024 but no known end date (she confirmed she re-signed upon her return to WWE in August 2019)

WWE Championship Landscape

Smackdown

WWE Championship
Champion: Brock Lesnar
Won: defeated Kofi Kingston (10/4/19)
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers:

Smackdown Women’s Championship
Champion: Bayley
Won: defeated Charlotte Flair (10/11/10)
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers:

Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Champions: the Revival
Won: defeated Xavier Woods & Big E (9/15/19)
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers:

Intercontinental Championship
Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
Won: defeated Finn Balor (7/14/19)
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: defeated Ali (7/27/19), defeated the Miz (9/15/19)

205 Live

NXT Cruiserweight Championship
Champion: Lio Rush
Won: defeated Drew Gulak (10/9/19)
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers: