6 Takeaways From WWE SmackDown (10/9)

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The October 9th episode of WWE SmackDown aired live from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Here are 6 takeaways from this week’s show:

6Charlotte Vs. Becky Lynch Ended In A Double Count Out

Becky Lynch defended her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair to start off this week’s episode of SmackDown. Charlotte would become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion if she was disqualified. WWE skipped their entrances and the show started with Lynch and Flair already in the ring.

Charlotte and Becky locked up to start off the match. Charlotte went for the Figure Four right away but Lynch blocked it and shoved Charlotte across the ring. Charlotte got pissed off and connected with a Body Slam. Becky battled back and bounced Charlotte’s face off the top rope and then dragged her face across the top rope.

Becky smashed Charlotte’s face off the canvas and went for a cover but Flair kicked out at two. Lynch followed it up with a Leg Drop and then went for another one but Charlotte got out of the way. Charlotte went for a roll-up but Lynch kicked out at two. Both Superstars then connected with a Clothesline at the same time and fell to the canvas.

Flair hit Lynch with a Neckbreaker and then threw her to the corner. Becky battled back with a boot to Charlotte’s midsection and went for the Dis-Arm-Her but Charlotte blocked it. Charlotte then hit an absolutely terrible looking catapult that awkwardly sent Becky tumbling out of the ring. Flair followed it up with a Crossbody off the ring apron as SmackDown went to a commercial break.

When SmackDown returned, Becky and Charlotte were back inside the ring. Charlotte made her way up to the top rope but Becky caught her and slammed her to the mat for a near fall. Becky connected with an Exploder Suplex for another near fall. Charlotte connected with a few chops and then a Belly to Back Suplex and both Superstars fell to the canvas.

Charlotte hopped up and then stumbled her way up to the top rope. Becky caught her again and slammed her back down to the mat. Becky then made her way up to the second rope and went for a Crossbody but Charlotte got out of the way. Charlotte went for a roll-up but Becky kicked out and booted Flair in the face. Becky climbed back to the top rope but Charlotte tripped her up.

Becky then went for the Dis-Arm-Her but Charlotte blocked it with a few punches to Lynch’s face. Flair then planted Becky with a Powerbomb and went for the cover but Lynch kicked out at two. Becky kicked Charlotte into the turnbuckle and then rolled out of the ring. Becky grabbed the SmackDown Women’s Championship and started walking away. Flair ran after her and threw her back into the ring. Becky shoved Charlotte into the referee and then grabbed the title. The referee stopped her and was about to disqualify her when Charlotte rolled Becky up for a two count. Charlotte then connected with a Spear but Becky rolled out of the ring.

Charlotte then went for a Moonsault but Becky got out of the way and Charlotte dangerously landed on the floor. Charlotte once again battled back and hit an Exploder Suplex. Charlotte rolled Becky back into the ring and connected with the Natural Selection but Lynch once again rolled to the outside. Charlotte followed her and Becky slammed her into the ring post. Becky then threw Flair into the barricade and the referee counted to ten. Charlotte and Flair continued to fight on the entrance ramp and Charlotte wound up Spearing Lynch through the LED wall on the ramp.

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