WWE SmackDown has advertised Bray Wyatt’s return on television amid speculation about a potentially twisted “Wyatt 6” stable.
Eva Marie recently posted a video mocking her involvement in the faction, which has been linked to the likes of Liv Morgan, Bo Dallas, Karrion Kross, Scarlett, Braun Strowman Joe Gacy, and pretty much anyone who has ever shared a table from catering with Wyatt.
SmackDown also touted the return of LA Knight, who faced Månsôör, Kofi Kingston against Sami Zayn and a fatal 4-Way between Sheamus, Karrion Kross, Ricochet and Solo Sikoa for a future shot at the Intercontinental Championship.
Last week’s broadcast of Smackdown drew 2.243 million viewers.
WWE SmackDown Results October 14, 2022
- Sami Zayn def. Kofi Kingston
- Braun Strowman def. James Maverick and Brian Thomas
- LA Cavaliere def. Månsôör
WWE SmackDown Ratings
- 7 October 2022 | 2,243 million
- 30 September 2022 | 2207 million
- 23 September 2022 | 2,535 million
- September 16, 2022 | 2,212 million
- 9 September 2022 | 2,367 million
- WWE SmackDown Venue: Smoothie King Center (New Orleans, Los Angeles)
- WWE SmackDown Tickets Distributed: 6,395
- Tickets available: 220
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WWE SmackDown and Match Card Winners
Sami Zayn def. Kofi Kingston
Before leaving, Sami Zayn had a fun phone conversation with Roman Reigns, who continues to dictate that Zayn have Jey Uso in check.
I was surprised that Sami Zayn won this match, with the help of Jey Uso, because I expect Usos to break the record by beating The New Day. That didn’t do much to build that match should it happen.
Backstage, Rey Mysterio told Triple H “I quit”. The two argued behind closed doors.
Braun Strowman def. James Maverick and Brian Thomas
Braun Strowman and Omos promises to be a fun match no matter what an independent wrestling fan tells you.
After Braun Strowman’s victory over local competitors, MVP and Omos appeared in the front row to call Strowman. Based on Bobby Lashley’s recent defeat (and future defeat to Brock Lesnar) and Kofi Kingston’s defeat earlier tonight, Braun Strowman has to be considered one of the overwhelming favorites against Omos. The brothers are quietly struggling in the Triple H era, unfortunately.
LA Cavaliere def. Månsôör
Michael Cole noted that LA Knight filed for a divorce from his sister, which I didn’t even know was possible.
LA Knight said “let me talk to you” and you might hear Mace say “I hate it when he says it.”
LA Knight promptly turned their backs after a win in squash, but whether or not fans will connect with his Attitude Era gimmick remains to be seen.
Damage CTRL def. Raquel Rodriguez, Shotzi and Roxanne Perez
Wade Barrett explicitly said “don’t miss NXT
Bayley won the game for his team by thwarting a counterattack at Roseplant and blocking Roxanne Perez. Those unfamiliar with Roxanne won’t be particularly thrilled to see NXT after her defeat on her debut.
Rey Mysterio def. Sheamus, Solo Sikoa and Ricochet
Fans were far more interested in Ricochet’s mockery of Rey Mysterio than they were with Sheamus versus Solo Sikoa.
Sheamus connected with 26 Beats of the Bodhran on Solo Sikoa.
Rey Mysterio is now a SmackDown star, to get away from her son, but I expect Dominik Mysterio to interfere in his battle against Gunther.
Bray Wyatt returns
Bray Wyatt came out with new themed music, which was great, with no mask and another loud ovation. Midway through a babyface promotion, thanking fans for their support and noticing that he lost two people close to him, Bray Wyatt was interrupted by what appeared to be his alter ego. The Titantron mask told Bray to come with him and says his “life is over”.
The mask said to forget the future and the past and tells him he has no idea. He says he will find out soon. It was a short and mostly disappointing return after a two hour wait.