The last SmackDown before Survivor Series on Sunday. What surprises does WWE/NXT have in store tonight?
The show opens with the whole SmackDown roster backstage. King Corbin tries to calm the crowd, but Roman Reigns addresses the locker room and says that they aren’t cowards. He then opens the gate to the arena welcoming in RAW and NXT.
After the opening video Sasha Banks leads the Woman’s Team SmackDown to the ring and grabs a mic. Sasha calls out team RAW.
Team RAW shows up and heads to the ring. Charlotte Flair challenges Sasha Banks to a match.
Then team NXT shows up. Rhea Ripley adds herself to the match. Then all 3 teams get in the ring and a brawl breaks out. Then they cut to commercial.
Match #1: Triple Threat Match
Rhea Ripley v Sasha Banks v Charlotte Flair
All three teams take a seperate corner of the ring for this match.
Is it in Charlotte’s contract that she has to do her top rope moonsault to the outside every match?
Match End: Rhea Ripley sneaks in a very crafty pin on Charlotte Flair to win the match.
After the match Charlotte pushes Banks and that brings in RAW and SmackDown to brawl while Team NXT stand on the stage and watches.
Backstage King Corbin is talking smack with Ziggler and Roode about tonight. Says they’re going to cut and run when RAW and NXT show up during their match.
Sami Zayn shows up and Corbin calls him annoying. Sami tells him to call him that to his face in the ring. Then heads out to the stage to introduce Shinsuke Nakamura.
Sami has a bag…what’s in the bag? Well it’s a gift for Shinsuke Nakamura. IT’S A NEW INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP BELT! ….and although I love the current classic belt, this new belt is BEAUTIFUL!
They talk some smack about not remembering who his opponent is at Survivor Series…
That brings out the entire Undisputed Era.
Shinsuke and Sami leave the ring and head up the ramp while Adam Cole introduces The North American Champion Roderick Strong.
That brings out The New Day.
Kofi challenges the Undisputed Era to a match with them and Heavy Machinery.
Match #2: 8-man Tag Team Match
NXT Champion/NXT North American Champion/NXT Tag Team Champions Undisputed Era v SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day & Heavy Machinery
Tonight is all about setting up these matches on Sunday.
NXT champions really gets the shirt end of the stick this weekend having to wrestle Friday/Saturday/Sunday but the fans win at their expense.
Otis and Big E get into an argument during this one. Set up for potential future match?
Otis gets tagged into the match and the crowd erupts. This guys is a superstar! He takes out the Undisputed Era.
As most multi person matches this one eventually just turns into a brawl around ringside while everyone takes turns hitting their moves inside the ring.
Match End: Roderick Strong pins Tucker to get the win for Undisputed Era
After the match Roderick heads up the ramp to confront Shinsuke. Both are taken out by AJ Styles before Sami Zayn uses a chair on Roderick Strong and AJ Styles which breaks up the fight.
After the break The OC are on the mic talking smack while the crowd chants CM Punk. Basically filling time at this point.
Daniel Bryan heads to the ring to “summon” Universal Champion Bray Wyatt to the ring. Daniel talks for a bit about their match and why he’s summoning Bray to the ring.
The the lights go out.
…and The Miz comes to the ring…
Miz slaps Daniel Bryan and they cut to commercial.
Match #3: Singles Match
The Miz v Daniel Bryan
Well this should be decent until The Fiend attacks Daniel.
Daniel Bryan does the YES motion for the first time in years…then the lights turn off.
Match End: The Fiend attacks Daniel with the Mandible Claw ending this match via DQ.
NXT Woman’s Champion Shayna Bazsler heads to the ring and calls out SmackDown Woman’s Champion Bayley.
Bayley attacks Shayna from behind and they fight. Then Bayley tries to escape the ringside area but gets trapped in a choke a few times.
Bayley heads up the ramp and runs when Shayna mean mugs her.
Main Event: Six Man Tag Team Match
Mustafa Ali/Chad Gable/Roman Reigns v King Corbin/Robert Roode/Dolph Ziggler
Corbin and Roode take out Chad Gable with the announce table.
Mustafa Ali gets the hot tag and takes it to Corbin and Ziggler. The crowd loves the hometown guy. The hot tag is short lived as Roode hangs him up on the top rope. Then Corbin and Ziggler get control back.
After the match King Corbin tries to hit Ali with his staff. Roman spears him instead.
Seth Rollins’ music hits and Team Raw come to the ring from the crowd like The Shield. Seth gets in the ring with Roman and punches him!
Braun Stroman leads the SmackDown locker room to fight RAW.
The entire NXT roster is lead into the building by a tank driven by HHH, Shawn Michaels, and Road Dogg (just like DX back in the day)!!
Absolute madness all over ringside and Keith Lee faces off with Braun Strowman in the ring as SmackDown goes off the air.