The Best And Worst Of WWE Smackdown 1000

Joann Johnston
October 17, 2018

WWE invades Washington, DC at the Capital One Arena for tonight's episode of SmackDown Live, which is the 1000th edition. Vince, Stephanie and Shane McMahon reminded us all that no matter what happens for the bulk of any WWE card, it'll still always be their show. Evolution's reunion turned ever-so-slightly serious when a potential final battle between Triple H and Batista suddenly seemed possible.

While Bautista didn't take part in any physical activities, there were a few tense moments as he teased a confrontation with the former Evolution leader, Triple H.

The WWE stopped caring about stages years ago, but the return of the iconic SmackDown fist stage would have gone a long way to helping last night's show feel special.

Cabinet welcomes joint Saudi-Turkish Khashoggi probe
What is the state of investigation? Turkish police had been expected to search the Saudi consul's Istanbul residence on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia has made no official statement about the men or said why they may have been in Istanbul on October 2.

Students allegedly baked cookies with human ashes, served them to classmates
The cookies were served to students at a USA school and are said to contain the ashes of one of the student's relatives. At some point, one of the students claimed that her grandfather's ashes had been baked into the cookies.

Camila Giorgi triumphs over Ekaterina Alexandrova at WTA Linz
Her sixth final, her only previous WTA title was three years ago when she won the Rosmalen Championships in the Netherlands. She swept aside the Russian qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova , in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.

The New Day dropping the tag-team titles was a big shock, and the opening segment featuring the McMahons and R-Truth was a lot of fun, but there were several other things the WWE could have done to have made the night better.

The hotly-anticipated return of Rey Mysterio to a WWE fan takes place tonight, with the much-loved Mexican star facing United States champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a World Cup qualifying match. Despite landing heavy blows early on in the match, the Mexican superstar delivered a picture ideal 619 and followed it up with a frog splash to claim the victory.

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