WWE 'SmackDown' Results: Sasha Banks Challenges Bayley on Night 1 of the Draft

It's shaping up to be a big night for SmackDown tonight as there are championship matches and the start of the 2020 WWE Draft.

While fans and the talents will be watching the Draft and who gets drafted, there will be a few matches that can change the landscape of the blue brand. SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley will put her title on the line against her former best friend, Sasha Banks.

Banks was taken out a few weeks back by Bayley, but now she's returned to get her revenge by taking away the title that the champ has held for over a year. Will Sasha Banks become the SmackDown Women's Champion for the first time? And will the loser move to Monday Night RAW?

Kevin Owens is returning to Friday Night SmackDown to go one-on-one with "The Fiend." Owens was attacked by "The Fiend" last week and called out Bray Wyatt this past Monday. Can KO get back at "The Fiend" or will Wyatt's evil alter-ego continue his dominance over the former Universal Champion?

Big E and Sheamus will take their feud to the next level as they have a Falls Count Anywhere Match tonight. Sheamus attacked Big E a few weeks ago and took him out of the number one contendership match, which was ultimately won by Jey Uso. Can Big E get back at Sheamus and prove that he belongs in the singles division and not relegated to a tag team?

Announced by WWE earlier today, Jeff Hardy will team up with Matt Riddle to take on Miz and John Morrison, but the big event of the day will be the 2020 Draft that will take place throughout the night. Who will move brands? Will champions move? We'll find out tonight.

Here's everything that happened on the October 9 episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

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Sasha Banks challenges Bayley for the SmackDown Women's Championship. WWE


WWE Draft 2020 First Round

  • Stephanie McMahon comes out to make the first overall pick for Monday Night RAW.
  • Monday Night RAW picks WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.
  • SmackDown takes Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
  • Monday Night RAW picks RAW Women's Champion Asuka.
  • SmackDown takes Seth Rollins.
  • Monday Night RAW picks The Hurt Business.


  • Seth Rollins is asked backstage on joining the blue brand.
  • Rollins says the name "Monday Night Messiah" is not about the name, it's about the message. He says there's a new path to carve. He says he's heartbroken to not be there in person to see the Mysterio family implode. But he's lucky to never have to look at them again.

Big E vs Sheamus - Falls Count Anywhere Match

  • Big E wins via pinfall after a Big Ending on a table in the parking lot.
  • Both competitors were fighting everywhere in the back and ended up in the parking lot. Big E kicked out of a White Noise on the hood of a car. Sheamus Brogue Kicked the trunk of a car off its hinges.


  • After the commercial, Big E is interviewed about his victory when he's interrupted by Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.
  • Woods says that they are back to regain the tag team championships.

The band is back together! #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/DCmu1svZdO

— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) October 10, 2020

Jey Uso Promo

  • Uso calls out Roman Reigns to tell him the stipulation for their Hell in a Cell match.
  • Paul Heyman appears on the titantron to tell Jey to stop making a fool out of himself and his family by forcing Roman to tell him the stipulation. He says that Roman applauds Jey for his fire, but he warns everyone who is on SmackDown or are drafted from RAW what they should expect.
  • A video package of Roman destroying Jey Uso at Clash of Champions is shown.
  • Roman is then seen sitting down with the Universal Championship and tells Jey that nothing is as it seems. He tells Jey that the match will be an I Quit Match. He says it didn't have to be like this and he just wanted to help him. He tells Jey that he loves him. Roman says that when Jey says "I quit" there will be consequences.

WWE Draft 2nd Round

  • Stephanie McMahon announces that Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods will face Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships
  • Monday Night RAW selects AJ Styles
  • SmackDown selects Sasha Banks
  • Monday Night RAW selects Naomi
  • SmackDown selects Bianca Belair
  • Monday Night RAW select Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax

AJ Styles Promo

  • From his house, AJ Styles says that he's offended that he wasn't the first overall pick for SmackDown especially after all he's done for the brand. But he says that he's happy to get away from the cheater Jeff Hardy and Sami Zayn and says that Monday Night RAW has become phenomenal.

Monday Night Raw is going to be… 𝑷𝒉𝒆𝒏𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒂𝒍! @AJStylesOrg bids farewell to #SmackDown after being drafted to #WWERaw. #WWEDraft pic.twitter.com/ra1yMEdElY

— WWE (@WWE) October 10, 2020

Matt Riddle and Jeff Hardy vs Miz and John Morrison

  • Riddle pins Miz after a Bro Derek.
  • Right after, Lars Sullivan appears and lays out all four men.

WWE Draft Third Round

  • Stephanie McMahon announces that Lars Sullivan will be added to Monday's draft pool.
  • Monday Night RAW selects Ricochet.
  • SmackDown selects Jey Uso.
  • Monday Night RAW selects Mandy Rose.
  • SmackDown selects Rey and Dominik Mysterio.
  • Monday Night RAW selects The Miz and John Morrison.


  • Rey and Dominik celebrate moving to SmackDown, and Rey says that Seth Rollins may think he's done with them, but the past isn't done with him.

Bayley (c) vs Sasha Banks - SmackDown Women's Championship

  • Banks wins via disqualification after Bayley hits Sasha with a chair on the outside.
  • After the bell, Bayley looks to keep attacking her with the chair when Banks reverses and she's the one who hits the champ with the steel chair to the back. Bayley eventually rolls out of the ring as Sasha stands tall.

After @itsBayleyWWE got herself disqualified, @SashaBanksWWE grabbed a chair and went swinging! #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/v2BWoo2Phq

— WWE (@WWE) October 10, 2020


  • Backstage, Kevin Owens is wrapping up his hands when Alexa Bliss walks up to him and says, "Let Him In" before SmackDown goes to commercial.

Cesaro vs Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) - SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match

  • Woods pins Nakamura after a top rope elbow.
  • Big E joins the New Day in the ring to celebrate when Stephanie McMahon comes out for the final round of the WWE Draft.

WWE Draft Fourth Round

  • Monday Night RAW selects Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.
  • SmackDown selects Big E.
  • Monday Night RAW selects Dana Brooke.
  • SmackDown selects Otis.
  • Monday Night RAW selects Angel Garza.


  • Otis and Tucker are in the locker room. Otis says that Tucker wasn't drafted. Tucker says not to worry about it because he hopes that now Miz and Morrison are on RAW they'll drop the case.
  • Otis is served a notice that there will be a continuance of the trial for a later date.

.@otiswwe gets some unexpected news regarding @mikethemiz's lawsuit. #SmackDown @tuckerwwe pic.twitter.com/ekJXNzp6v7

— WWE (@WWE) October 10, 2020
  • Sasha Banks says that she's not surprised Bayley got herself disqualified and that she challenges her to a match at Hell in a Cell.

The Boss @Sasha BanksWWE has challenged @itsBayleyWWE to a 'Hell In a Cell Match' at #HIAC for the SmackDown Women's Championship! pic.twitter.com/7vKj5h8dWg

— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) October 10, 2020

"The Fiend" vs Kevin Owens

  • The Fiend pins Owens after a Powerbomb with the Mandible Claw.
  • After the bell, The Fiend appears on the top of the stage with Alexa Bliss who just look at Kevin Owens.