Friday Night SmackDown: Nov. 15, 2019
During an appearance on “Miz TV,” Daniel Bryan’s verbal altercation with Bray Wyatt and the Firefly Fun House leads to a Universal Championship showdown at Survivor Series. Plus, as the battle for brand superiority at Survivor Series draws closer, NXT continued to knock at the door of the blue brand.
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King Corbin called out The Big Dog
After pinning Roman Reigns one week ago, King Corbin declared by royal decree that he would be the captain of Team SmackDown when they battle Team Raw and Team NXT at Survivor Series.
Then, as his subjects Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode prepared to try and overcome Mustafa Ali & Shorty G in order to take their place on the SmackDown Survivor Series Team, Corbin invited The Big Dog to witness the matchup by standing side-by-side with him during the action. Instead of Reigns, however, a man in a dog costume emerged to further ridicule the black-clad Superstar.
Mustafa Ali & Shorty G def. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
Following a challenge on social media, Mustafa Ali and Shorty G put their Survivor Series spots on the line against Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode.
During a fast-paced tag team bout, the real Roman Reigns emerged, and when King Corbin attempted to interfere on his subjects’ behalf, the former Universal Champion stopped him in his tracks with a double boot and a mega-Spear outside the ring. With Corbin out of the way, the coast was clear for Shorty G’s German suplex into Mustafa Ali’s earth-shattering 450 Splash to overcome Ziggler in the center of the ring.
Braun Strowman laid waste to The B-Team after being berated by Drew Gulak
One week after Braun Strowman and Tyson Fury joined forces to unleash an onslaught on The B-Team, Drew Gulak entered the squared circle set to face Braun Strowman and flanked by Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel. Before the bell, Gulak held up the match in order to present a visual aid that depicted him as the savior of Team SmackDown at WWE’s Fall Classic, hoping to prove that he should replace Strowman in the Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match.
However, when Gulak, Dallas and Axel launched three-on-one attack, The Monster Among Men took out The B-Team while Gulak scurried away. Here end-eth the lesson.
The New Day vs. The Revival’s SmackDown Tag Team Championship Rematch ended in a No-Contest
After Kofi Kingston & Big E of The New Day overcame The Revival to capture the positive faction’s seventh Tag Team Titles, the two tandems engaged in a rematch for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
Before a clear winner could be decided, NXT’s deadly faction Undisputed ERA suddenly joined the party and attacked both tag teams to bring the action to a sudden end. Although Heavy Machinery, Lucha House Party, Apollo Crews and Heath Slater quickly came out to chase off Undisputed ERA, the issues between the brands are intensifying en route to Survivor Series.
Heavy Machinery def. Kevin Tibbs & Kip Stevens
After helping to defend the honor of SmackDown against Undisputed ERA, Otis & Tucker stuck around to lay waste to Kevin Tibbs & Kip Stevens, thoroughly thrashing the local competitors and creating a party-like atmosphere while doing so. In short order, Otis & Tucker ended the beatdown with the Compactor.
Nikki Cross vs. Bayley ends in a No Contest
As Survivor Series draws closer, Team SmackDown Captain Sasha Banks opted to set up a match to determine whether Nikki Cross will represent the blue brand in the Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match by giving her the opportunity to prove herself against SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley.
Moments after the match began, however, NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler suddenly emerged. When Bayley spotted her fellow titleholder, she decided to call it a day, only to have her exit blocked by NXT’s Rhea Ripley, Mia Yim, Tegan Knox and Dakota Kai.
But just as it was about to once again get ugly for the blue brand, Banks suddenly launched a counterattack on Baszler. Fire & Desire, Carmella, Dana Brooke and Tamina following close behind, igniting an all-out brawl between the two brands. Before NXT could make their exit, The Boss laid down the challenge for an impromptu Eight-Woman Tag Team Match.
Sasha Banks, Nikki Cross, Carmella and Dana Brooke def. Rhea Ripley, Mia Yim, Tegan Knox & Dakota Kai
After NXT had been running roughshod on SmackDown for weeks, Sasha Banks finally had enough and called out several of the NXT Superstars to face the SmackDown Superstars in an impromptu match.
In the final moments of the intense showdown that served as a prelude of what is to come at Survivor Series, Team SmackDown prevailed when Nikki Cross, the Superstar who began the evening being put to the test, scored the pin on Kai with the neckbreaker.
Still looking get the last word, the NXT competitors attacked their victorious opponent after the bell, but Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville and Tamina quickly returned to the ring to help Team SmackDown send their cross-brand adversaries packing.
Bray Wyatt and his Firefly Fun House friends get into a fierce debate with Daniel Bryan on “Miz TV”
One week after Universal Champion “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt attacked Daniel Bryan, The Miz welcomed his longtime rival to appear on “Miz TV,” questioning the former WWE Champion on his mental state following the onslaught. A fired-up Bryan shot back at The A-Lister with a full demonstration of his immense passion. Bryan acknowledged his own mental instability but expressed his belief that it somehow puts him on common ground with the equally unstable Wyatt.
The interview was soon interrupted by Wyatt and his Firefly Fun House friends, Abby The Witch, Huskus The Pig Boy, Mercy The Buzzard and Rambling Rabbit. As Wyatt pulled his new blue Universal Championship out of the toy box, Bryan participated in a “Yes and No” back and forth with Bray’s Fun House characters.
Nevertheless, The Beard was wise to what was happening and refused to give into his adversary’s head games. Instead he challenged Bray to a Universal Title Match at Survivor Series, to which the smiling Wyatt responded with a resounding “Yes!”