November 13, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Jeff Hardy defeated Andrade Almas via Swanton Bomb
- Rey Mysterio defeated The Miz via roll up
- The Big Show & The Bar defeated The New Day via Big Punch by Big Show on Kofi
- WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan defeated AJ Styles (c) via low blow, then a running knee to become the new WWE Champion
Becky Lynch Announcement
SmackDown Live kicks off with highlights from last night’s Raw involving the SmackDown women invading the show. They announce that Becky Lynch will not be participating at Survivor Series due to a broken face and a concussion.
In-Ring: AJ Styles, Paul Heyman, Daniel Bryan
Out comes WWE champion AJ Styles. AJ says for the second year in a row at Survivor Series, he steps in the ring with Brock Lesnar. AJ says he has faced people that have taken him to his limits and others which have threatened his family. He has defeated them all except for Brock Lesnar but he gets a second chance. AJ says that most don’t survive the first but he does more than just surviving.
AJ Styles stops and the camera pans to Paul Heyman who is speaking with the time keeper. AJ demands that Heyman gets a microphone. Paul Heyman says “ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman and I am the advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed, Universal heavyweight champion, the champion of champions, Brock Lesnar.” Heyman says he came here because last night on Raw, the premier show in WWE, he told AJ and the entire WWE universe that there is no one that his client Brock Lesnar wants to fight this Sunday at Survivor Series more than AJ Styles.
Paul Heyman adds by saying the reason for that is because when you think of the greatest in ring performers of WWE history, you are talking about Ricky Steamboat, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and himself, the WWE champion, AJ Styles. Heyman says AJ is close to being number one but that spot belongs to Daniel Bryan. And since we will never see Brock against Daniel, we will get Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles. Heyman says Brock will step in the ring with the second greatest in ring performer in WWE history, AJ Styles as Heyman proceeds to applaud.
AJ says he gets what he is doing. Heyman is trying to get under his skin but just so he knows, he only has respect for Daniel Bryan. But he didn’t just beat Daniel Bryan, he tapped him out. And he hasn’t forgotten last year, he knows what happened. Brock Lesnar won but he walked out with his head held high. AJ says Brock limped out with a victory which means he is vulnerable. And for 371 days, he has gotten better at tapping people out and for 371 days, Brock Lesnar has become more vulnerable to tapping out. That gives him two ways of beating Lesnar. Pinning his shoulders to the mat or tapping him out. This Sunday will not be about Brock Lesnar or Daniel Bryan but about the face that runs the place, the champ which runs the camp, AJ Styles.
Daniel Bryan’s music hits. Daniel gets in the ring and says he is no sure why they are talking about him but he guess they did have their championship match. And yes, he did tap out and he can accept that. No excuses. But he told AJ before that match that he respects him and he meant that. But he also told him that he has been looking for a reason to punch him in the face and he meant that too. Daniel says that if AJ mentions his name one more time without reason, he will punch him in the face. Bryan drops the microphone.
AJ tells him that Paul Heyman brought up his name, not him. And if he is still hot about 2 weeks ago, he thought they were all good but he was wrong. When someone asks AJ who he stepped in the ring with, he can’t say Daniel Bryan? Bryan punches him as both men begin to fight. In comes Shane McMahon with WWE officials to break it up.
Later backstage, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan are arguing and in comes AJ Styles. Shane breaks it up as the argument continues. Shane says the title is on the line tonight.
Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Jeff Hardy
— WWE (@WWE) November 14, 2018
The bell rings and Andrade attacks Jeff Hardy from behind. Andrade stomps on Jeff in the corner. A chop to the chest by Andrade onto Hardy but Jeff with right hands and chops of his own. Jeff with a jaw breaker as he sends Andrade to the ropes but Andrade hangs on and poses with Zelina sliding under him and posing as well. Jeff kicks Andrade to the outside of the ring.
Back from commercial, Andrade has Jeff Hardy in a tree of woe as Andrade climbs the top rope and jumps on top of Hardy. He goes for the cover but Jeff kicks out. Andrade with the double knees to the face of Jeff Hardy. Andrade goes for the cover but Jeff kicks out again. Almas goes for the DDT but Hardy counters it into the Twist of Fate. Jeff climbs the top rope and the Swanton Bomb. He goes for the cover and gets the win.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
Backstage: The Miz, Paige
Backstage, The Miz is standing with SmackDown Live general manager Paige. Paige states that with Daniel Bryan no longer the captain for team SmackDown as he is off the match, it will be the Miz to captain and name the latest member of team SmackDown. The Miz announces Jeff Hardy is the latest member on the SmackDown Live men’s team at Survivor Series. And since Daniel Bryan is gone, he kicks Rey Mysterio out of the team since Mysterio was Bryan’s pick. The camera pans out and we see Samoa Joe and Rey Mysterio next to Paige. A match is made for tonight, if The Miz defeats Rey Mysterio next, Rey will be kicked off the SmackDown Live team at Survivor Series.
Backstage: Shinsuke Nakamura
Shinsuke Nakamura is walking backstage with his ear phones on. He is asked about his match against Intercontinental champion Seth Rollins at Survivor Series. Nakamura says that last night, Rollins said that he wasn’t thinking about him. And last night, Seth broke his heart. Nakamura plays a video on his phone of Seth Rollins. He says he keeps thinking about Seth while Seth doesn’t think about him and that breaks his heart. And at Survivor Series, he will break his face.
Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz
If Mysterio loses, he is off the SmackDown Live men’s Survivor Series team. The bell rings and we are under way. The Miz goes for a roll up cover but Rey kicks out. The Miz once more goes for another cover but Rey kicks out. A clothesline by The Miz onto Rey. He goes for the cover but Rey kicks out. A head lock by The Miz onto Rey who starts fighting back and gets out of it. Rey throws The Miz to the outside. Mysterio slides under the bottom rope and goes to land on The Miz but Miz gets his knees up.
Back from commercial, both men are on the top rope. Mysterio knocks The Miz down. Mysterio flies off and lands on Miz. A kick to the side of the face by Rey onto The Miz. He goes for the cover but The Miz kicks out. Rey sends The Miz to the ropes as Rey jumps off the second rope but The Miz moves out of the way. The Miz with a DDT onto Rey as he goes for the cover but Rey kicks out.
The Miz lifts Mysterio up and a sit down power bomb. He goes for the cover but Rey kicks out. The Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale but Rey trips him onto the ropes and lands the 619. He goes for the frog splash but The Miz gets his knees up. The Miz goes for the cover but Rey kicks out. Rey grabs The Miz from behind and rolls him up for the victory.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
After the match, in comes Randy Orton as he goes to RKO Rey Mysterio but Rey moves out of the way and hits Orton. Rey slides out of the ring as Orton hits the RKO on The Miz.
We cut backstage as we see security at the entrance of the arena to make sure no Raw members invade the show.
In-Ring: Becky Lynch, SmackDown Women’s Roster
WWE SmackDown Live general manager Paige is in the ring. Paige welcomes all the ladies of SmackDown Live in the ring. Out comes Charlotte Flair, Lana, Carmella, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Asuka and Naomi.
Paige says that last night, Becky Lynch suffered a concussion and she is medically unable to compete. But Becky with come out and hand pick her replacement to take on Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series.
Out comes WWE SmackDown Live women’s champion Becky Lynch. Becky says she is angry as hell because she took a good beating last night but that has never stopped her before. Unfortunately, the medical team will not clear her to fight on Sunday. She says last night, when they invaded Raw, she got a taste of blood when she beat up half of the Raw women’s locker room. Becky says even with a severe concussion and a broken face, she can still kick Ronda’s ass. But she is sorry to everyone that she cannot finish what she started. She tells Ronda she isn’t the baddest bitch on the planet but the luckiest.
But now she has to pick her replacement for Survivor Series. Someone she knows can get the job done. Becky stares down all the women in the ring. Becky goes back to Charlotte Flair and tells her to beat up Randy the way she was going to beat up Ronda and to make her tap out the way she was going to make her tap out. Becky shakes Charlotte’s hand and the two hug. Becky leaves the ring as all the women hug Charlotte.
Backstage: Charlotte Flair
Backstage, Charlotte says she has spent half of her career fighting against Becky. Last night she fought with Becky and on Sunday, she will fight for Becky. And it will be her honor at Survivor Series when the queen beat Ronda Rousey and proves that SmackDown Live is the superior brand.
The Big Show & The Bar vs. The New Day
The bell rings and Sheamus is in the ring with Kofi who takes Sheamus down. He tags in Xavier Woods and both men double team Sheamus. Woods tags in Big E and they double team Sheamus. Woods is tagged back in and again they double team Sheamus but Sheamus knocks Woods off. Cesaro is tagged in. Cesaro lifts Woods up and The Big Show is tagged in. The Big Show with a chop onto Woods.
Back from commercial, Cesaro is in the ring with Woods. He goes for the cover but Big E breaks it up. In comes Sheamus as he knocks Big E out of the ring. The Big Show throws Big E into the barricade on the outside of the ring. Back in the ring, Cesaro tags Sheamus in as Sheamus delivers a big boot onto Woods. He lifts Woods up onto the top rope and Sheamus goes for the suplex but Woods pushes him off. Woods with a drop kick onto Sheamus and both men are down.
Cesaro is tagged in and as is Kofi who delivers a drop kick onto Cesaro. Kofi climbs the top rope and he goes for a cross body and into the cover but Sheamus breaks it up. In comes Big E and Sheamus with the Bro Kick takes Big E to the outside. Woods runs to the ropes but Big Show catches him and throws him onto the announce table. In the ring, Kofi lands the SOS on Cesaro as he goes for the cover but a two count only.
Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise but Cesaro catches him. Cesaro tags Big Show and delivers a sling shot onto Kofi but Kofi lands on the top rope. Kofi jumps but the Big Punch by The Big Show onto Kofi. He goes for the cover and gets the win.
Winners: The Big Show and The Bar
Backstage: SmackDown Tag Teams
The Usos are walking backstage and they start handing out T-Shirts to SAnitY, The Colons and to Anderson and Gallows. They talk about unity heading into Survivor Series.
AJ Styles (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
The bell rings and we are under way. AJ drives Daniel Bryan into the corner but Bryan throws AJ in the corner and both men duking it out. Daniel runs towards AJ but AJ lifts him and throws him over the top rope onto the outside. AJ Styles jumps over the top rope and delivers a forearm smash onto Daniel Bryan.
Back from commercial and Daniel Bryan with an inzighuri onto AJ Styles. Daniel runs towards AJ but AJ kicks him off. Styles jumps off the top rope but Bryan pushes him to the outside. Bryan throws AJ Styles into the ring post, AJ hitting left shoulder first. Bryan throws AJ back in the ring and starts working on the left arm of AJ Styles. Daniel Bryan goes for the cover but AJ Styles kicks out. A right forearm by AJ Styles but Bryan with a right hand. Both men exchange fists. Both men run to the ropes and they clash, hitting each other in the middle of the ring.
Back from the commercial break, Daniel with a hurricanrana off the top rope onto AJ Styles. Bryan goes for the cover but AJ kicks out. Bryan climbs the top turnbuckle but AJ trips him up and slows him down. Bryan with right hands of his own but an overhead kick by AJ Styles onto Bryan who remains on the top turnbuckle. AJ climbs the top rope but Bryan slides underneath him and trips up AJ. Bryan gets AJ in the tree of woe and a low drop kick by Bryan onto AJ Styles. Daniel Bryan gets AJ Styles up on the top rope and a back drop off the top rope. Daniel goes for the cover but AJ Styles kicks out.
Daniel Bryan with kicks to the chest onto AJ Styles, AJ ducks for the last one and tries to set Bryan in the Styles Clash but Bryan fights out of it. An uppercut by Daniel Bryan who lifts AJ up on his shoulders but AJ gets him in a victory roll. Bryan kicks out. Both men get up and an over head kick by AJ Styles. Both men down as AJ gets on the ring apron. He jumps off the top rope and a springboard splash but Bryan gets his knees up and gets the Yes Lock in but AJ Styles reaches the bottom rope.
Daniel Bryan runs towards AJ Styles but Styles drop kicks Bryan’s knee. AJ gets the calf crusher locked in. Bryan reverses it into an arm bar and into the Yes Lock. AJ reverses it and a sling shot sends Bryan into the turnbuckle. AJ runs towards Bryan and gets on the ring apron. He goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but Bryan moves out of the way and AJ hits the referee. Daniel Bryan with a low blow onto AJ Styles and the referee didn’t see it. Daniel Bryan with the running knee onto AJ Styles. He goes for the cover and gets the win.
Winner: And new WWE champion, Daniel Bryan
After the match, Daniel Bryan attacks AJ Styles, stomping on his head repeatedly. The fans boo as Bryan holds the belt with an evil smirk on his face.