Smackdown on Fox Season 2 Premiere Quick Recap (10/16/2020)

Smackdown on Fox Season 2 Premiere Quick Recap for 10/16/2020

For those of you who want just the quick results and don't want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight's show. If you're looking for the in-depth coverage, click here! There are spoilers for tonight's show below.

  • The Kickoff Show didn't have any revelations worth noting. We heard from several NFL stars/announcers promoting Roman Reigns vs Braun STrowman.
  • "The Freak" Lars Sullivan pounded Jeff Hardy, easily coming out on top of a short match.
  • The New Day addressed the WWE Universe and their split, as two members are going to Raw. They then took on the team of Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro, & Sheamus in a winning effort, going out in style. Solid match featuring a three-man tag clinic from the heels in this one.
  • Sami Zayn verbally assaults Otis backstage, and Otis physically assaults Sami Zayn backstage.
  • Daniel Bryan made his ThunderDome debut. He was confronted by Seth Rollins, who was then confronted by the Mysterios. Murphy hit the ring to make the "save" but proceeded to beat on Seth and offer an olive branch to the Mysterios.
  • The Street Profits retained their Smackdown Tag Team Championship in a very short match against Ziggler & Roode that ended in a no contest as both teams violated the five-second tag rule while brawling in the ring.
  • Sasha Banks & Bayley had a contract signing for their Hell in a Cell match. Banks verbally laid into Bayley for betraying her. Bayley left without signing the contract.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Next week, Smackdown will air on FS-1, not Fox.
  • Roman Reigns defeated Braun Strowman to retain his Universal Championship. Roman utilized a low blow to weaken the big man. After the match, Jey and Roman had a confrontation that saw Jey using a steel chair to beat down Roman, and Roman spearing a helplessly restrained Jey to end the program.

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