205 Live Results – October 17, 2017

205 Live
Date: October 17, 2017
Location: KeyArena, Seattle, Washington
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness

It’s probably the last show of Kalisto’s title reign, which means it’s time to shift things back to Enzo Amore for the sake of getting people to watch the show. Amore also suddenly has a small army backing him up, despite spending weeks ripping on them for being worthless. 205 Live is a funny place at times. Let’s get to it.

The long opening recap looks at Kalisto taking the title from Amore and Amore sending his goons to take Kalisto out.

Opening sequence.


Here’s Enzo to open things up. Enzo asks if you can smell it, because it smells like team spirit. He brings up the help he had last night (Noam Dar, Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari and Drew Gulak) and says Kalisto is only going to be jumping from channel to channel in a hospital. Kalisto is going to be in there for a long time too so he can log onto the wi-fi and watch the Zo Show on the WWE Network.

Enzo has built this place up and he’s an original who was only handed a microphone. This is all about charisma and you can’t teach that. You can love this or hate this but you can’t get above this. Enzo doesn’t like Kalisto playing it so safe so here’s Kalisto for a springboard missile dropkick, sending Enzo bailing.

The battle continues.

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Long recap of Cedric Alexander vs. Jack Gallagher/Brian Kendrick. Rich Swann has joined Cedric’s side to even things out.

Jack Gallagher vs. Rich Swann

Kendrick and Cedric are the seconds. Swann flips over the suited Gallagher to start and a quick hurricanrana takes him down again. Gallagher heads outside and the referee is so busy keeping an eye on Cedric that he misses Kendrick taking Swann down to the floor. Back in and Jack slowly hammers him down until Swann flips out of a suplex. That just earns him another dropkick to the face for two with Gallagher grinding his forearm into the face. We hit the neck crank for a bit before Gallagher starts in on the leg.

Swann fights back up but has to punch his way out of an electric chair. Instead it’s a tiger driver for two on Jack but the fight heads to the floor where the seconds get involved. Gallagher is all kinds of aggressive in beating Cedric on the announcers’ table. Cedric fights back with Swann loading up a Phoenix splash but Jack and Brian bail. The match was thrown out somewhere in there, say around 7:30.

Result: Rich Swann vs. Jack Gallagher went to a no contest (7:30)

Prelude to a tag match.

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Here’s Drew Gulak with the NO CHANTS sign for a chat. He sees himself as his father and the Drewtopia as a safe space from dives and unnecessary chanting. We see a clip of Gulak attacking Akira Tozawa last week and calling it tough love. If Tozawa wasn’t spending so much time chanting, he might have seen slide #9 of the POWERPOINT PRESENTATION! Proposal #9: No Defying Authority.

Despite what you might have heard from the Beastie Boys or the Fresh Prince, rules are not made to be broken. The fans chant that this is boring but Gulak promises to be on the Kickoff Show with a special refresher course on his plan for a better 205 Live.

Quick look at the cruiserweight stuff on Sunday’s show.

Mustafa Ali/Kalisto vs. Enzo Amore/Ariya Daivari

Daivari rants in his language but Enzo says they speak the shared language of money. Enzo hides from Kalisto to start and brings in Daivari instead. The trash talk doesn’t get Daivari very far and it’s a double dropkick to put him down. A slingshot hilo keeps Daivari in trouble but an Enzo distraction lets him knock Kalisto outside. The bad landing messes up Kalisto’s back and Enzo throws it into the corner. A Downward Spiral and the baseball right hand combine for two.

Daivari comes in for his turn at some stomps and sends Kalisto outside. Some right hands drop Enzo but Daivari is right back up with a clothesline. Kalisto reverses a suplex into a DDT though and there’s the hot tag to Ali. Everything breaks down and Ali kicks Enzo in the head to set up the rolling neckbreaker for another near fall. Ali sends Daivari outside for a big flip dive, leaving Kalisto to end Amore with the Salida Del Sol at 9:22.

Result: Mustafa Ali/Kalisto b. Enzo Amore/Ariya Daivari – Salida Del Sol to Amore (9:22)

Enjoy it while it lasts.

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Kalisto dives onto Enzo and Daivari again, sending Enzo bailing up the ramp to end the show.

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Video: What Happened After the October 17 “Smackdown Live”?


Coming attraction. One of the bigger moments of this week’s “Smackdown Live” saw former Smackdown World Champion AJ Styles challenge current champion Jinder Mahal to a title match at a future date. Mahal didn’t think much of it and said that Styles was at the back of the line. Styles beat the champ down and a match seems to be in the cards. Therefore, some practice seemed to be necessary.

According to Wrestlinginc.com, Styles faced and defeated Mahal in a non-title match after this week’s “Smackdown Live” and “205 Live” tapings ended. While there is no title match currently on the books, Styles is scheduled to face Mahal’s lackey Sumil Singh next week on “Smackdown Live”.

Here’s the end of the match:

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Opinion: This is one of the most logical matches they could have put on in the dark match and there’s nothing wrong with that. The fans love Styles and want to see him defeat Mahal so it’s not like there’s any real harm in having Mahal lose here. Odds are Styles is going to get a big time title match after Mahal faces Brock Lesnar at “Survivor Series 2017” so a tune up couldn’t hurt.

Are you interested in Styles vs. Mahal? Will Styles take the title? Let us know in the comments below.

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Brock Lesnar to Respond to Jinder Mahal


Ask and ye shall receive. With about a month to go before “Survivor Series 2017”, it looks like we’ve got one big match already set for the card. Earlier tonight on “Smackdown Live”, Smackdown World Champion Jinder Mahal challenge Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to face him at the pay per view. Later in the night, we already had our first update.

As announced later on in the show, Lesnar will be on “Monday Night Raw” this coming week to officially respond to Mahal’s challenge. At the moment the match is schedule to be taking place and neither title will be on the line. Lesnar last wrestled at “No Mercy 2017” in a successful title defense against Braun Strowman.

This is what Mahal is getting himself into.

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Opinion: If this is the match we have to sit through, so be it I guess. I’m really not wild on wasting one of Lesnar’s rare appearances on Mahal, who doesn’t seem to have much hope for getting over in this current role. However, he’s going to be champion going into the tour of India in December and this is likely a way to help boost his status.

Are you interested in the match? Should either title be on the line? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rumor: Nia Jax Granted a Leave of Absence From WWE


Take this for what you will, but it would seem that the Women’s Division on “Raw” may be a bit less dangerous for a brief period of time.

According to a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet, Nia Jax has been granted an leave of absence from WWE for personal reasons. It is unknown at this point how long she will be gone, or what the reason is for her wanting to take some time off.

The rumor begin when the following tweet was sent out by Pro Wrestling Votes, indicating that Jax walked out on “Raw” much like Neville did a week before:

Following up on this: superstar in question was Nia Jax. Interesting she didn’t appear last night either. Hmmm. https://t.co/EeEtNe55LW

— Pro Wrestling Votes (@WrestleVotes) October 17, 2017

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Jax has most recently been involved in a program with “Raw” Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, as well as several other competitors in the division. While Jax and Bliss are being seen as “friends,” all of the female superstars have been looking to get an opportunity to face “Little Miss Bliss” for the championship.

We will continue to monitor this story and provide more details as they become available to us.

Editor’s Note:

I hope that everything is OK. I’ve been a big Nia Jax fan for a long time and think that she adds a lot to the “Raw” women’s division. While there are enough competitors to keep the division going, especially with the addition of Asuka at “TLC,” there will definitely be something missing until Jax makes her return!

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Shane McMahon’s Return Date Announced, AJ Styles Vs. Singh Brother

– SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon will return to TV on next week’s SmackDown episode from Milwaukee. This will be Shane’s first appearance since losing the main event of WWE’s Hell In a Cell PPV to Kevin Owens. Also announced for next week’s SmackDown is AJ Styles vs. Sunil Singh.

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Watch WWE SmackDown 10/17/17

Watch WWE Smackdown Live 10/17/17 – 17th October 2017 – 17/10/2017 Full Matches Online Free  Scroll Down To Watch WWE SmackDown October 17, 2017: Sami Zayn And Kevin Owens Confronts Daniel Bryan: Charlotte Flair, Naomi and Becky Lynch vs. Natalya, Lana and Tamina Snuka: Jinder Mahal Challenges Brock Lesnar At Survivor Series, AJ Styles Attack Jinder Mahal: […]

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Nia Jax Reportedly Granted Leave Of Absence By WWE

@WrestleVotes  has tweeted about Nia Jax being upset and possibly walking out. Believe it or not, I’m hearing yet another superstar was upset backstage at RAW and possibly walked out. Not kidding. Looking into it now. — Pro Wrestling Votes (@WrestleVotes) October 12, 2017 Following up on this: superstar in question was Nia Jax. Interesting she didn’t […]

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Smackdown Results – October 17, 2017

Smackdown
Date: October 17, 2017
Location: KeyArena, Seattle, Washington
Commentators: Byron Saxton, Corey Graves, Michael Cole

It’s time to start getting ready for Survivor Series and if you’ve seen the rumors, you know what the big match seems to be. The previews for the show suggest that A, they’re announcing it tonight and that B, they’re actually going through with it. Hopefully I’m wrong though and we won’t be subjected to that. Let’s get to it.

Opening sequence.


Here’s General Manager Daniel Bryan for the big home state reception. The fans chant WELCOME HOME and Bryan finally has to say the show is only two hours long. After previewing some of the show, Bryan wants to talk about Sami Zayn. This brings out a dancing Sami to face off with Bryan. Daniel asks what happened to the Sami he’s known for over thirteen years.

Sami says he’s the same guy but he’s taken control of his career again. Bryan gets the idea but Sami cuts him off. It’s true that there are similarities, such as them being great in-ring performers. Sami: “Well, I still am.” Management never liked either of them either, but Daniel had the fans. The difference is the fans never got behind Sami like they did with Bryan. They didn’t uphold their end of the bargain. If Daniel had worked a little smarter instead of a little harder, he wouldn’t have had to retire in this very arena.

Bryan was the performer of Sami’s generation and every time Sami started catching up to him, Bryan jumped two more steps ahead. Now Sami would never want to be like Bryan: a retired housewife. Cue Kevin Owens to say the same things until Bryan says he and Shane McMahon did what was best for the fans. Owens doesn’t buy this and says Bryan is doing what’s best for business, which makes him the authority. Sami calls him a sellout and thanks Owens from becoming what Bryan is now. Bryan leaves, saying he’s going to find a couple of dudes to punch them in the face.

We recap Charlotte’s issues with Natalya.

Charlotte/Becky Lynch/Naomi vs. Natalya/Tamina/Lana

Carmella is at ringside with James Ellsworth on a leash. Naomi slaps Natalya in the face to start and it’s time for a huddle on the floor. A slingshot dive takes out Natalya and Tamina as Lana looks on and yells a lot. Back in and Becky works on Natalya’s arm before dropping a leg for two.

We come back from a break with Lana coming in and grabbing a suplex for one. Naomi gets pulled into the villain corner for some stomping as Charlotte plays cheerleader on the apron. A kick to Lana’s chest allows the hot tag off to Charlotte and house is cleaned with some chops. We get the strut as everything breaks down, including a Figure Eight to make Lana tap at 8:43.

Result: Charlotte/Becky Lynch?Naomi b. Natalya/Tamina/Lana – Figure Eight to Lana (8:43)

Post match Natalya grabs a chair but Charlotte uses one of her own to chase them off.

Bryan tells Sami and Kevin that everyone wants to punch them in the face. Therefore, tonight it’s going to be Sami/Owens vs. Randy Orton/Shinsuke Nakamura. Bryan does the Nakamura pose and Owens isn’t happy.

It’s time for Pulp Fashion, which should be amazing to put it mildly. Ascension is now in the opening credits, along with the cast of Pulp Fiction, who will NOT be in this show. The bulletin board is full of Quentin Tarantino references, including John Cena as Mr. Orange. The Ascension is being interrogated with Fandango telling them to be cool like the Fonz. Konnor: “Like when he jumped the shark?” Viktor: “They already did.”

Tyler Breeze, as Uma Thurman from Pulp Fiction, does a dance from the movie and finds a cheeseburger. After more movie quotes, Ascension says Breezango hasn’t even figured out the case of 2B. Konnor: “It’s obviously the Bludgeon…” Fandango cuts them off though as Breeze has fainted. Ascension still wants to be friends and offers Fandango a huge needle to save Breeze’s life. That’s a big negative though and Breeze wakes up, having fainted at the idea of a gluten free sandwich. In the melee, someone has stolen the briefcase from their table, meaning this story MUST CONTINUE.

Baron Corbin vs. Sin Cara

Corbin cuts off Sin Cara’s entrance and says the US Open Challenge is done for good. Cara wastes no time in kicking Corbin to the floor for a suicide dive. A big dive off the top takes Corbin down again….and Cara wins by countout at 1:22.

Result: Sin Cara b. Baron Corbin via countout (1:22)

The Usos are talking about having the tag division on lock when Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin come up and rap about how they’ll win the titles soon. The champs go for a handshake but Gable and Benjamin pull the hands away.

Video on the Bludgeon Brothers.

Video on Jinder Mahal in India.

Here are the Singh Brothers and Jinder Mahal for a big announcement about Survivor Series. When he was in India, a young boy asked him what was next. After defeating Orton and Nakamura multiple times, the question was who he would face next. Even after those wins, he doesn’t receive the level of respect that he should on Smackdown Live. The fans chant YOU CAN’T WRESTLE but Mahal just holds up the title. In order to achieve respect, Mahal must defeat the undefeatable, which means he wants to face Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series. Cole: “Are you kidding me?”

This brings out AJ Styles to a rather nice reception. AJ doesn’t care about Lesnar, but rather about Mahal saying he’s beaten all of the worthy challengers on the show. Mahal calls him a loser, which AJ says means there should be no worries about a title defense then. AJ is called a joke so the beating is on with AJ cleaning house in short order.

Post break, Mahal demands that Bryan make AJ vs. Sumil Singh for next week. Bryan is fine with this.

Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler

Rematch from Hell in a Cell. Bobby takes it to the floor and drives Ziggler into the barricade as we take a break. Back (after one WWE2K18 ad, meaning it’s not even a full commercial break) with Roode fighting out of a chinlock and grabbing a catapult into the corner for a double knockdown. A running forearm and swinging Rock Bottom get two on Ziggler. They trade rollups with tights until Ziggler gets another and grabs the trunks for the pin at 3:55.

Result: Dolph Ziggler b. Bobby Roode – Rollup with a handful of trunks (3:55)

Pay per view rundown.

Aiden English is singing and is annoyed when people aren’t paying attention to him. New Day comes in with the trombone and a party breaks out. Rusev comes in to declare it his day again. Kofi: “Again? Time to celebrate!” Woods plays Rusev’s theme on the trombone and New Day dances off. English starts singing that it’s Rusev Day but Rusev cuts him off.

Shinsuke Nakamura/Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens/Sami Zayn

Sami works on Nakamura’s wrist to start but gets sent into the ropes for a COME ON. Some kicks in the corner have Zayn in trouble and it’s off to Orton. That goes nowhere so here’s Owens for the slugout instead. Everything breaks down for a few seconds and it’s Owens posting Orton, followed by a fall away slam into the barricade as we take a break. Back with Nakamura loading Owens onto the top for the running knee but Sami makes the save. The knee crashes into the buckle and Nakamura is in trouble. After a quick mocking of Orton, Owens gets two off the backsplash.

We hit the chinlock for a few seconds before Nakamura kicks him away and makes the hot tag to Orton. Everything breaks down with Orton dropping Orton onto the barricade and blocking a Zayn dive. Sami gets suplexed through the announcers’ table but Owens makes a save at two. Nakamura comes back in and takes care of Owens, leaving Sami to charge into the scoop powerslam. Sami hits Orton low and the Helluva Kick is good for the pin at 13:02.

Result: Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens b. Randy Orton/Shinsuke Nakamura – Helluva Kick to Orton (13:02)

Post break Owens and Zayn laugh at Bryan, but there’s a big surprise: Shane is back next week. Back in the arena, Orton and Nakamura aren’t happy but Owens and Sami come back in to celebrate (Owens: “Hug me! Hold me close!”) to end the show.

Results
Charlotte/Naomi/Becky Lynch b. Lana/Tamina/Natalya – Figure Eight to Lana
Sin Cara b. Baron Corbin via countout
Dolph Ziggler b. Bobby Roode – Rollup with a handful of trunks
Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens b. Randy Orton/Shinsuke Nakamura – Helluva Kick to Orton

 

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Jinder Mahal Challenges Brock Lesnar At Survivor Series, Dark Match

WWE Champion Jinder Mahal challenge to WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar on tonight’s SmackDown episode, for a potential match at the November 19th WWE Survivor Seriespay-per-view in Houston. – The dark match before tonight’s WWE SmackDown in Seattle saw Tye Dillinger, Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin defeat Mike Kanellis and The Colons in six-man action.

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