SmackDown is heading towards Survivor Series.
The show opens with a recap of Baron Corbin v Roman Reigns from last week. They’re really going all in with Baron Corbin as a king of the locker room aren’t they?
After the show opening video King Corbin is carried out to the ring on a platform with a thrown on it. Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler as in the ring waiting for him.
After a lot of talking Corbin names himself the captain of Team SmackDown at Survivor Series. Roode and Ziggler are going to have a match against Ali and Chad Gable to take their spots.
Corbin plays a very annoying remix of Roman’s music while a dog mascot walks out and does tricks for the heels.
Match #1: Tag Team Match Winner is on Team SmackDown
Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler w/King Corbin v Chad Gable & Mustafa Ali w/Dog mascot
Roman Reigns heads down to ringside randomly right before the commercial break.
The tag match has been action packed, but the story was outside the ring. Roman eventually spears Corbin. Followed by a 450 splash inside the ring.
Match End: Mustafa Ali pins Dolph Ziggler to keep himself and Chad Gable on Team SmackDown.
Recap of last week where Sami Zayn offered Daniel Bryan his services before The Fiend attacked Daniel Bryan.
Fire Fly Funhouse time!
Bray Wyatt turns the Universal Championship Title Belt from Red to Blue. I guess that makes sense, but it seems kind of…cheap?
They show a replay of the end of the first match that happened…what…5 minutes ago? Really?
Quick clip of Braun Strowman and Tyson Fury becoming best friends last week at the expense of The B Team.
Braun Strowman heads to the ring where he is met with The B Team and Drew Gulak. Drew has a PowerPoint slide to show Braun followed by an attack by all 3 of them. I thought Gulak was supposed to be smart.
The SmackDown Tag Team Champions are in Gorilla Position being interviewed about how Xavier Woods is always in their hearts while he’s out with injury.
Match #2: SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match
The Revival v The New Day(c)
Before the match starts they show Daniel Bryan being confronted by Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura about joining them and Cesaro. Daniel turns him down and tells them to talk to Braun Strowman instead. Sami talks smack about Braun who is standing behind him…woops.
Meanwhile back in the ring The New Day have been waiting through that segment and an advertisement for Survivor Series. Who paces this show?
Eventually The Revival are introduced and this match starts….then they have to air a commercial…seriously? These two teams deserve better.
I’m an hour into this show and there has been 1 and 1/4 matches and a title colour change.
This match is getting good….
The Undisputed Era come out of nowhere (sorry Randy) and take out both teams! That brings out the entire SmackDown roster to the ring.
Match End: New Day retain the SmackDown Tag Titles via DQ
Match #3: Tag Team Match
Heavy Machinery v Enhancement Talent
Otis is a star.
Match End: Heavy Machinery win…obviously.
They recap the ongoing three brand Woman’s Championship rivalry and how Bayley took out Becky Lynch and Shayna Baszler last week.
Match #4: Singles Match
Nikki Cross v SmackDown Woman’s Champion Bayley
Nikki Cross has to win this match to be on Team SmackDown.
Before Bayley is introduced they show a recap of the first match for the 3rd time while Nikki Cross waits in the ring through that and a commercial break. Why?
Finally Bayley is introduced and the bell rings. 1 move into the match Shayna Baszler gets into the ring.
Bayley heads into the crowd where the NXT Woman’s team is waiting. Sasha Banks takes out Shayna then challenges the NXT foresome to a match tonight.
Match End: Bayley wins? No contest? Who knows.
Match #5: 8-woman Tag Team Match
Sasha Banks/Carmella/Dana Brooke/Nikki Cross v Rea Ripley/Dakota Kai/Mia Yim/Teagan Knox
So I guess Nikki Cross won the last match since she’s in this match.
Knox is rocking the late career Stone Cold double knee braces now?
After a commercial the multi person match finisher parade starts. Nikki Cross gets the last one in for the win.
Match End: Team SmackDown (who all used to be on NXT) best Team NXT.
MizTV: Special Guest Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan is introduced. Miz shows the recap of The Fiend atacking Daniel. Miz asks him a question and then doesn’t stop talking long enough for Daniel Bryan to answer.
When he does shut up Daniel Bryan tells everyone that MizTV sucks and then goes ahead and cuts a killer promo about his motivations.
Bray Wyatt appears on the jumbotron inside the Fun House. He shows Daniel his new toy, the Universal Championship. Asks Daniel if he wants to play.
Daniel says No.
Then all the puppets say Yes, Daniel says No to each one.
Daniel turns this around and challenges Bray Wyatt to a Universal Championship match. Bray accepts by shouting YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
Then instead of ending the segment there where they should have, they get Miz to awkwardly tell the crowd exactly what they already know, that it’s Wyatt v Bryan at Survivor Series.
Then the segment ends awkwardly.
Apparently that was the end of the show…
I’d like my 2 hours back.