November 1, 2019
Buffalo, New York
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Renee Young, Aiden English, Pat McAfee
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Bayley (c) defeated Nikki Cross after interference from Sasha Banks
- Tommaso Ciampa defeated The Miz via the Fairytale Ending
- Rhea Ripley & Tegan Nox defeated Fire and Desire via clover leaf submission by Ripley on Mandy Rose
- NXT Championship Match: Adam Cole (c) defeated Daniel Bryan via the Last Shot
Tom Phillips, Renee Young, and Aiden English are on commentary because Michael Cole and Corey Graves were delayed in Saudi Arabia.
In-Ring: Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman
WWE Smackdown kicks off with the WWE champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman coming down to the ring. Paul Heyman grabs a microphone and introduces himself as the advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed, WWE heavyweight champion of the world Brock Lesnar.
Heyman says the only way to describe his client’s mood tonight is to educate on the fact that Lesnar is really, really pissed off. Heyman says we must be thinking how is that possible after the most historic moment in combat sports history when his client Brock Lesnar conquered Cain Velasquez. But instead of him talking about that fact, he gives us this ultimate piece of footage as they air the entire match from yesterday’s Crown Jewel.
Back in the arena, Heyman says there it is. His client got revenge by vanquishing Velasquez. And after that came Rey Mysterio. And while not as articulate as he is, the footage speaks for itself as they air clips of Mysterio hitting Brock Lesnar after his match.
After the footage, Heyman says we have a real problem going on. He and Lesnar went to Vince McMahon and said now, just like Rey delivered Cain Velasquez, he will serve Rey Mysterio to Brock Lesnar. Heyman imitates Vince and says “I can’t do that” because Smackdown superstars are contractually obligated to be on Fox and Raw superstars have to be on the USA Network. And since Rey is a Raw superstar, he can’t be on Smackdown.
If Mysterio can’t come to Smackdown for Brock Lesnar, as of this Monday, Brock Lesnar is coming to Raw looking for Rey Mysterio. And if anyone has a problem with that, what the hell are they going to do about it? Stop Brock Lesnar when he is looking for revenge? Fine him? Suspend him? Ban him? Threaten him?
Heyman says Brock Lesnar here by quits Smackdown and is showing up this Monday on Raw and he is going hunting for Rey Mysterio. Heyman drops the microphone as the two leave the ring.
We see Heyman and Lesnar walking backstage and leaving the arena. As they leave, Triple H steps into the scene with Shawn Michaels.
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross
The bell rings and we are under way. Nikki goes for a quick cover but Bayley kicks out. Nikki once more with a cover but Bayley kicks out. A third cover but again a kick out. Both women are back up and Bayley drops Nikki into the mat. She sends Nikki to the ropes but Nikki acrobatically sends Bayley to the outside of the ring. Nikki goes to the outside and a tornado DDT on the outside. She throws Bayley back into the ring and goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out.
Back from commercial, both women are in the ring and Nikki goes for a roll-up but Bayley kicks out. Both women back up and Bayley with a clothesline. She goes for the cover but Nikki kicks out. Bayley lifts Nikki up but Nikki with right hands and Bayley to the outside. Nikki goes for a baseball slide but Bayley catches her and slams her into the steel steps.
Bayley throws Nikki back into the ring and goes for the cover but Nikki kicks out. Bayley runs towards Nikki in the corner but Nikki moves out of the way and Bayley goes face first. Right hands by Nikki followed by a cross body. Cross with forearms to the face followed by a bulldog.
Nikki Cross climbs the top rope and a cross body. She goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out. Bayley goes for a spinning neck breaker but Banks gets on the ring apron to distract her. Bayley kicks Nikki in the face. She climbs the top rope and hits her with an elbow drop. She goes for the cover but Nikki Cross kicks out.
Cross rolls to the outside as Bayley goes for a baseball slide but Nikki gets her wrapped up in between the ring apron. Nikki knocks Sasha down. She throws Bayley back in the ring and climbs the top rope. With the referee distracted, Banks pushes Cross off the top rope. Bayley picks her up and slams her into the mat. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Shayna Baszler attacks Sasha Banks on the outside. She gets in the ring and the NXT women’s champion throws Bayley into the ring post. The fans chant “NXT” as she hits Bayley with a knee to the face.
Pat McAfee has replaced Aiden English on commentary.
Segment: Sami Zayn, Matt Riddle, Keith Lee
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Sami Zayn. She mentions to him that Lesnar quit Smackdown while the NXT champion attacked Bayley. Zayn says it’s a pretty weird night but he sees a pattern. First we see Triple H and Shawn Michaels and after that we see Shayna and Pat. But maybe NXT is here? Sami says they just need to watch where they stick their nose. Sami says if one of them steps to him, it will be pretty bad news and he stops talking as we see Matt Riddle and Keith Lee walk in. Sami says he’s a big fan and a big fan of NXT in general.
Sami says they used to call him the heart and soul of NXT and it meant a lot to him. He’s been down with NXT since day one. Sami reveals an all black shirt to prove it. He says it’s a little embarrassing as he was wearing his NXT t-shirt and took it off while eating. He’s going to go get it. They tell him they will follow him as Sami says no. Sami begins to walk and they walk behind him but Sami makes a run for it.
Zayn appears on stage and runs down as Riddle catches him and throws him in the ring. They get him in the ring as Sami says to hear him out. He tries to attack Riddle, but Riddle hits him with the Bro Derek. Keith Lee climbs the second rope and hits him with a moonsault.
Miz TV with Tommaso Ciampa
The Miz walks down to the ring and welcomes everyone to Miz TV. He says this has been the wildest 24 hours that he can remember in WWE. And that includes his guest, well, supposed guest, Bray Wyatt. We see a clip of The Fiend Bray Wyatt winning the WWE Universal championship.
Miz says unfortunately The Fiend Bray Wyatt cannot be there today. But let’s talk about the elephant in the room, NXT. We have seen the NXT women’s champion and Keith Lee with Matt Riddle. Miz says he cannot wait to see what happens next and that’s what WWE is all about. Tommaso Ciampa makes his way down to the ring. He gets in the ring and grabs a microphone.
Ciampa says this is supposed to be must see television and he is supposed to be the most must see superstar in all of WWE. He says his name is Tommaso Ciampa and he just happens to be the greatest sports entertainer of all time. Ciampa says Miz makes it seem like the entire world revolves around him but it’s about time someone gives him a reality check and makes him know where he sits in the food chain. The fact is, Miz is everything that is wrong with Raw and Smackdown while he is out there breaking his neck in NXT to prove exactly how good he is. Meanwhile, Miz is out playing actor? Talk show host? While Miz plays the part, he is the part.
Miz says he has heard the same thing happen to him all the time. Miz says when people talk about NXT, people talk about Tommaso Ciampa. But people want to see Ciampa and the Miz battle it out on the mic and he was hoping Ciampa would come out with something more original. Because for 15 years, people told him the same thing. If he was acting for 15 years, he deserves an Oscar. But if NXt is here to make a statement, make the statement.
Ciampa says those sound like fighting words. Miz challenges him to a match.
Tommaso Ciampa vs. The Miz
The bell rings and we are under way. Miz with a hip toss. Miz with a headlock but Ciampa reverses it. Miz sends him to the ropes and a shoulder block by Ciampa. Ciampa with a kick as he throws the Miz over the top rope but he lands on the ring apron. Ciampa runs towards him, Miz slides under him and goes for the cover but Ciampa kicks out. Miz throws Ciampa to the outside.
Miz jumps through the ropes but Ciampa moves out of the way as he throws Miz into the barricades, the ring apron and the steel steps. Both men are back in the ring and Ciampa with a head lock. Miz gets out of it and a neck breaker by the Miz. He goes for the cover but Ciampa kicks out.
Ciampa gets up and goes towards the corner but Miz with kicks onto him. He runs and the double knees onto Ciampa and again. He goes for a third but Ciampa with a clothesline. Miz down in the corner as Ciampa hits him with a knee to the face. He goes for the cover but Miz kicks out. Ciampa lifts Miz up but Miz lands on his feet. Miz goes for Ciampa’s left leg.
Miz grabs Ciampa’s leg but Ciampa kicks him away. He goes to lift Miz but Miz reverses it and hits him with a DDT. He goes for the cover but Ciampa kicks out. The Miz with the figure four leg lock but Ciampa powers back and tries to reverse it. Ciampa reverses the figure four but Miz reverses it as Ciampa gets to the ropes.
The Miz is the first one back to his feet. He goes for another figure four but Ciampa rolls him up but The Miz kicks out. The Miz goes for the kick to the face but Ciampa reverses it into the cover and locks in a half crab. Miz gets out of it and reverses it into the cover as Ciampa kicks out.
Miz climbs the top rope and jumps but Ciampa hits him with a knee to the face. Ciampa lands the Fairytale Ending. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa
Backstage: Daniel Bryan, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Adam Cole
Daniel Bryan is walking backstage as he sees Triple H and Shawn Michaels. He asks them what they are doing here and they say they are visiting. Triple H says he saw an advertisement for Raw vs. Smackdown vs. NXT, as if someone was looking for a fight. Bryan says he is looking for a fight and if he wants to go to battle, why don’t they go fight? They both go face to face as Triple H says he didn’t bring his gear and he is wearing a suit. Meanwhile, Shawn takes off his jacket, but then says it’s cold. Triple H says he knows someone who wants to fight and in comes NXT champion Adam Cole. Bryan says to do it right, Daniel Bryan vs. Adam Cole for the NXT championship.
Triple H says tonight, Daniel Bryan, Adam Cole for the NXT champion, that’s what he wants? Cole says that works for him. Triple H says to do it.
Fire and Desire vs. Rhea Ripley & Tegan Nox
Carmella’s music hits but no one comes out. We see Carmella and Liv Morgan attack Bianca Belair backstage. Belair beats them both up and walks away.
Rhea Ripley and Tegan Nox come out. They talk about how Fire and Desire don’t have any opponents for tonight but they do now.
The bell rings and the NXT tag team go right after Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. On the outside, it’s Nox and Deville fighting while Ripley and Mandy are inside. Ripley with a drop kick.
On the outside, Nox throws DeVille over the announce table. She goes into the ring and hits Mandy with a flying leg kick. Ripley lifts Rose up into an inverted shamrock as Mandy Rose taps out.
Winners: Rhea Ripley and Tegan Nox
Triple H and Shawn Michaels walk down to the ring. They sit at ringside while Stephanie McMahon’s music hits and she comes out. Stephanie says the WWE Universe never gets enough credit because they started a movement and it’s called the women’s revolution. From the women in the main event at WrestleMania to Natalya and Lacey Evans competing in a match at Saudi Arabia. We take a look at a video of the women’s match at Crown Jewel.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) November 2, 2019
NXT Championship Match
Adam Cole (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
Both men exchange reversals. A right hand by Cole but an uppercut by Bryan. He throws Cole into the corner and a big chop by Bryan, followed by another. Cole throws Bryan in the corner and a headlock by Cole. Bryan sends him to the ropes but Cole with a shoulder block. Cole runs to the ropes but a kick to the chest by Bryan takes Cole down. Bryan kicks Cole’s arm and a Mexican surfboard by Bryan in the middle of the ring. Bryan drops Cole and a reverse head lock.
Bryan drops him and runs to the ropes but a pump up kick by Cole takes Bryan out. Both men back up and Daniel Bryan suplexes Adam Cole as both men fall to the outside.
Back from commercial, both men are in the ring. Cole with a jumping neck breaker. He goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. Elbows to the face by Cole as he goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. A figure four head lock by Cole but Bryan reaches the ropes. Both men back up and Bryan with right hands followed by an uppercut. Bryan runs to the ropes and a running clothesline take Cole down. He sends Cole to the ropes and a back body drop takes Cole to the outside. Bryan on the ring apron as he jumps and lands a running knee to the face. Bryan throws Cole back in the ring.
Daniel Bryan climbs the top rope and a drop kick. Bryan runs towards Cole and the running kicks to the face. He lifts Cole up on the top rope and a hurricanrana by Bryan but Cole reverses it into a cover but Bryan kicks out. Bryan runs to the ropes but Cole with a kick to the face. He goes for the cove but Bryan kicks out.
Cole lifts Bryan up but Bryan lands on his feet and pushes Cole to the outside. Bryan with a suicide dive. He goes back into the ring and goes for another suicide dive but Cole kicks him in the face.
Back from commercial, Bryan is on the top rope but Cole trips him up. Cole climbs the top rope and goes for a suplex but Bryan slips under and trips Cole. Bryan on the top rope and a release German suplex as he drops Cole. Bryan, still on the top rope, goes for a headbutt but Cole moves out of the way. Cole lifts Bryan and drops him head first into his knee. He goes for the cover but Daniel Bryan kicks out.
Adam Cole goes for the Last Shot but Bryan grabs his leg and gets a single leg crab. Bryan locks in another submission hold but Cole rolls to the ropes. Bryan with kicks but Cole fights back. Bryan with more kicks. He lifts Cole on his shoulders but Cole reverses it and drops him. He goes for the cover but Bryan gets LaBelle lock. Bryan lets go of it and kicks Cole in the face. Bryan with LaBelle lock. Cole reaches the ropes.
Daniel Bryan with the Yes kicks. He goes for one more but Cole reverses it into a cover but Bryan reverses that into a cover. Cole kicks out and Bryan kicks Cole in the face. Bryan runs towards Cole but Cole lands a Superkick. Cole on the top rope with the Panama Sun Rise followed by The Last Shot. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Still NXT champion, Adam Cole
In-Ring: Triple H, NXT Wrestlers
NXT superstars get in the ring and celebrate with Adam Cole. Triple H gets in the ring and says at Survivor Series, Raw and Smackdown against NXT. And he will need an army. What do you do when you want to build an army? You look to your blood and family. And you build an army for a fight and this is their army. This is their fight. This is their ring and at Survivor Series, know what you are getting into. They have fired the first shot. Triple H says to remember one thing. We are NXT.