John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SMACKDOWN 10/23/18:
Smackdown 1,001 from Newark featured various pairings of World Cup participants with Jeff Hardy taking on Randy Orton and The Miz facing Rey Mysterio. The final show before Evolution featured a segment shot at the PC with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, Shane McMahon reviving the CM Punk chants, and no explanation for Big Show’s latest turn.
Wai Ting reviews this week’s Mixed Match Challenge with Bobby Roode & Natalya vs. Finn Balor & Bayley and Jimmy Uso & Naomi vs. Asuka & The Miz.
We discuss TODAY’S TOP STORIES including the latest with WWE Crown Jewel, the various reports on the show’s status, the findings by the Turkish government and response from the U.S. on the Jamal Khashoggi murder, Roman Reigns issues a statement on the support he’s received & more.
John & Wai preview this Sunday’s WWE Evolution card.
Plus, Café feedback, comments & questions from the POST Wrestling Forum.
**THIS WEEK ON THE PATREON DOUBLE SHOT**
- John Pollock reviews this past Sunday’s NWA 70th Anniversary card from Nashville featuring Cody vs. Nick Aldis in a 2-of-3 Falls match for the NWA title
- Wai Ting provides his weekly review of Total Divas
- Pollock reveals his ballot for this year’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame
- Plus, a review of the newest edition of Being the Elite
The Double Shot is available for all POST Wrestling Café patrons.
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