Season two premiere of SmackDown on FOX came up with a loaded card where Roman Reigns defended his Universal Title in the main event match. Daniel Bryan returned on the show while The New Day had their farewell match. The tag team championships were also on the line when the show aired from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
WWE Smackdown Results (16/10/20): Roman Reigns-Strowman; The New Day Farewell
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon welcomed the entire SmackDown roster to open the show. They introduced the new faces of the blue brand before a brawl broke out. The authority figures left the ring as the fight continued in the ring. Lars Sullivan took out everyone before Jeff Hardy pushed him off the ring.
The opening contest of SmackDown went down between Lars Sullivan and Jeff Hardy. Lars blocked a Twist of Fate attempt and sent Hardy out of the floor. Coming back to the ring, Hardy successfully hit the Twist of Fate but Lars was quickly up, on the feet. He caught Hardy while coming out of the ring and hit the Freak Accident to pick up the win.
The New Day competed in their final match on SmackDown against Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Sheamus. Sheamus and Cesaro hit the double team White Noise but Big E broke the pin. He hit the Big Ending on Cesaro but Nakamura dropped him with a kick. Woods hit a missile dropkick to Nakamura but Sheamus clotheslined him to the floor. Sheamus charged but ran into the ring post as Kofi moved out of the way. Big E and Woods both tagged in to hit Midnight Hour on Sheamus for the win.
Daniel Bryan returned on SmackDown talking about how he’s excited about being a part of WWE ThunderDome. Seth Rollins interrupted him talking trash that created a brawl. Rollins tried to escape but the Mysterio family and Murphy blocked his path. Murphy unloaded on Rollins before offering a truce with the Mysterios. Rey and Dominik decided to walk away without shaking his hand.
SmackDown Tag Team Titles Match between Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler vs. The Street Profits was disqualified as the two challengers attacked Dawkins at the same time. After the referee called for the bell, Ziggler and Roode hit a modified Spinebuster on Dawkins. But Ford hit a Crossbody on both of them to save his tag partner.
Sasha Banks and Bayley were scheduled for a contract signing segment for their Hell In A Cell matchup for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Banks signed the contract after which a heated argument broke out between the two of them. Bayley decided to walk out of the ring without putting her sign on the contract paper.
WWE Universal Title Match was the main event of SmackDown where Braun Strowman challenged Roman Reigns. Strowman hit a Chokeslam for a two-count after which Reigns countered with a Spear. Strowman was up on his feet and tried to hit the Running Powerslam but Reigns locked him in a guillotine submission hold for the win. After the match, Jey Uso arrived at ringside while Reigns destroyed Strowman with a steel chair. Jey then rocked Reigns with some shots but the officials ran down to make the save. Before moving away, Reigns downed Uso with a Superman Punch to end the show.