Smackdown Live Kicks off – Shane McMahon #underseige
Smackdown Live kicks off with Shane McMahon coming out to the ring. He says he learnt from an early age to strike first, referring to the siege and WWE Raw on Monday night. He was offended that Kurt Angle said that Smackdown Live wasn’t up to scratch compared to the Raw Roster.
Sami Zayn’s music hits. He comes to the ring dancing like a lunatic in front of Shane. He then got a mic and said, ‘no hard feelings, right?’ and tried to shake his hand. Shane obviously pushed his hand away. Sami claimed if Shane was a competitor he’d take him out in 1 second.
Sami goes on to say that him and Kevin Owens have selflessly decided they will represent Smackdown Live at Survivor Series and Shane needs them. Shane replies saying he doesn’t want or need them at SS. However, he gives him the opportunity to become part of the Smackdown Live SS team if he wins a match against Randy Orton.
New Day Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin (With Usos on commentary ringside)
Benjamin & Gable pick up a cheap victory for the win. Furthermore it seems that they are gradually turning heel and the Usos are turning face now. We’ll see how this turns out.
Daniel Bryan & the Smackdown Live Women’s division
Carmella, Naomi, Charlotte, Lana, Becky Lynch & Tamina were backstage. Daniel Bryan comes up to them claiming they are all on the Smackdown Live team at Survivor Series. Lana points out that ‘there’s 6 of us’. Bryan replies ‘oh not you Lana’. Personally, I think this is wise as since her in ring debut her wrestling isn’t up to scratch. They will decide who is Captain in a Fatal 5 Way later on.
This week’s Fashion Files continues with Fashion Dogs a play on the film Reservior Dogs. They’ve kidnapped James Ellworth. After the reveal of Ellworths disgusting underwear and Carmella dragging him of they are still trying to find out the mystery of 2B. Ascension think it’s the Blungeon Brothers. They will return next week with Strangerer Things, a play on the series Stranger Things.
Daniel Bryan & Shane McMahon
Daniel & Shane were discussing the events of the night before on Raw. Bryan expresses that he was displeased that Shane didn’t consult him first on his plans and disagrees with him.
Sin Cara def. Baron Corbin (Via DQ)
A rematch from the previous week. Sin Cara picks up another win against Corbin but this time via DQ. Corbin was obviously angry he lost last week.
AJ Style def. Sunil Singh
The Singh Brothers come out to announce Jinder Mahal making a mockery of Paul Heyman. Jinder comes out to say that Paul Heyman is a liar saying that he isn’t on the same level as Brock Lesnar. He then agrees and says he is not Lesnar’s equal, he is Lesnar’s worst nightmare.
AJ Style then comes out for the match against Sunil Singh which was announced last week. Jinder Mahal was then ejected by the referee, but Samir was not. The match lasted about 2 minutes as AJ wins a calf crusher.
Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens Backstage
Kevin Owens says he also has a qualifying match against Shinsuke Nakamura next week on Smackdown Live.
Daniel Bryan & Jinder Mahal, Singh Brothers
Jinder Mahal comes up to Daniel Bryan incensed that AJ beat Sunil. So, Samir then challenges AJ Styles on next week’s show and Bryan makes the match.
Fatal 5 Way to Decide the Women’s Survivor Series Team Captain
Charlotte vs Becky Lynch vs Naomi vs Tamina vs Carmella.
Natalya comes out with a cringe announcement saying she’s the queen of Smackdown Live and then leaves the ring. Very pointless.
Becky Lynch wins via a DisarmHer to become the Smackdown Live Captain.
Bobby Roode & Dolph Ziggler backstage
This was an interview with Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode interjects and a few words go back and forth which results in Bobby Roode suggesting a match next week. 2 out of 3 falls.
Randy Orton def. Sami Zayn Qualifying for the Survivor Series Team
This was a very good match. KO came down to try and interfere. It doesn’t work and the match ends when Orton finishes off Sami Zayn with an RKO for the victory.