November 29, 2019
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Roman Reigns defeated Robert Roode via spear
- Mustafa Ali defeated Drew Gulak via 450 splash
- Nikki Cross defeated Sonya Deville via inside cradle
- WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship: The New Day (c) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro via Trouble in Paradise by Kofi on Cesaro
In-Ring: Roman Reigns, King Corbin
WWE Smackdown kicks off with Roman Reigns walking down to the ring. Roman wishes everyone a happy thanksgiving. He says to him, thanksgiving means three things. Family, good health and happiness. And this time last year, he only had family. It was a tough year and to be here in the ring in good health, surrounded by new family is a blessing. And he wants to tell everyone thank you.
Roman says he has a lot to be thankful for because at Survivor Series, team Smackdown whooped ass. And he didn’t do it on his own. He says he had a great team, the man himself Ali. The underdog Shorty G and the monster among men Braun Strowman. But they had one dummy on the team and they know who it is. And he won’t thank a dummy. If anything, that dummy should be thanking him and he thinks they should bring the dummy out.
King Corbin’s music hits and out comes Baron Corbin. He tells Roman that he thinks he should come out and thank him. Corbin says Roman must have lost his mind because it was his fearless leadership that won it for Smackdown. He eliminated two people before Roman betrayed his team and got him eliminated. Corbin says Roman’s ego couldn’t handle the fact that he was going to win and get the job done.
Reigns says he didn’t because he got eliminated. But he has a chance to do it tonight. Roman says he can try to get the job done in the ring. Corbin says he knew he would say something like that but he knows Roman is just an ego maniac. He wants people to believe he is a role model. Corbin says he enjoyed the fattest, juiciest turkey, drank the finest wine. He bets Roman had store bought turkey that his wife must have burnt but he can’t tell the difference just like the people in Alabama.
Corbin says he is thankful he doesn’t have to eat the food Roman eats and thankful that he doesn’t have to live in this part of the country. He’s a king. Corbin says if Roman wants to fight, why doesn’t he fight someone who was also victorious at Survivor Series? Accompanied by his partner Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode. And he has a feeling Roman will leave on a stretcher.
Roman Reigns vs. Robert Roode
The bell rings and we are under way. A shoulder block by Roode takes Roman down. A headlock by Roode which is reversed by Roman. A shoulder block by Roman takes Roode out and to the outside. Roode gets back in the ring and Ziggler distracts Roman as Roode attacks him from behind.
Roode gloats in the ring as Roman hits him with a right hand. Roman runs towards Roode but Roode with a kick to the face. Roode climbs the top rope but Roman knocks him off and to the outside. Roman goes to the outside and hits him with the drive by. Corbin takes off his cape. Roman throws Roode in the ring and with the referee distracted, Ziggler holds Roman’s foot as Roode knocks him to the outside. Roode drops Roman spine first onto the announce table. He throws Roman into the barricade. He sends Roman once more into the barricade.
Back from commercial, Roman with a clothesline takes Roode out. Roode is in the corner and Roman is battering him. Roman runs to the ropes and a big boot onto Roode takes him down. Roman goes for the superman punch but Ziggler distracts him. Roman goes for the punch as Roode reverses it. Roode with a neckbreaker. He goes for the cover but Roman kicks out. Roode goes for the Glorious DDT but Roman reverses it. He lifts Roode and drops him. He goes for the cover but Roode kicks out.
Roman goes for the Superman punch but Ziggler grabs Roode and drags him to the outside. Roman goes to the outside and a Superman punch on Ziggler. Roode throws Reigns into the post and into the ring steps. Roode throws Roman into the ring. Roode climbs the top rope. He jumps but Roman hits him with the Superman punch. He goes for the cover but Roode kicks out.
Reigns gets up, he goes for the spear but Roode lands the spine buster. He goes for the cover but Reigns kicks out. Corbin throws the scepter into the ring. Roode grabs it as Corbin distracts the referee. Roode goes to hit Roman with it but Roman hits Roode. He lands the Superman punch on Corbin and hits Roode with the spear. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Dolph Ziggler attacks Roman Reigns from behind. He goes for the super kick but Roman catches him and lands the Samoan Drop. Corbin goes to attack Roman but Roman throws him shoulder first into the post. Roode attacks Roman with the scepter.
Robert Roode places a chair in the middle of the ring. He places Roman’s head onto the chair as he grabs the scepter. He swings the scepter but Roman moves out of the way and hits Roode with the superman punch. Roman leaves the ring and spears Roode through the barricade on the outside. Reigns starts throwing chairs on top of Roode.
Roman grabs the steel steps and hits Dolph Ziggler with them. He moves the announce table towards Roode. He flips the announce table and onto Roode.
Firefly Fun House
Bray Wyatt is in the Firefly Fun House. He says he has a lot to be thankful for as he holds the Universal championship. Wyatt says if he has one, it’s only fair that “he” has one too as we see The Fiend holding a new championship with the Fiend’s face on it. Back to Wyatt, he says he had a blast playing with Daniel Bryan at Survivor Series. And he might want to do it again.
Wyatt asks if they want to see him and Daniel play together again. But you need to tell Daniel that if he wants to get a toy of his own, he can make his wish come true. He can make it all change for the better and all he has to do is let me in. Wyatt says bye.
Sheamus is backstage talking about how he had a lot of time to sit back and he says the current state of Smackdown is pathetic. All he sees are a bunch of misfits and cowards. A Fiend, a king, a shorty G, no one hungry or with a backbone. And no one like him. Smackdown has become soft and he will return. He says Smackdown will be his.
Mustafa Ali vs. Drew Gulak
Right hands by Gulak but Ali with a drop kick. Ali goes for a hip toss but Gulak blocks it and drops Ali down. He throws Ali into the corner. Ali with an elbow to the face. Ali climbs the second rope but Gulak drops him down. Gulak goes for the cover but Ali kicks out.
Gulak with a half crab as Ali fights out. Both men get up as Ali hits him with a super kick. He goes for the cover but Gulak kicks out. Ali jumps off the second rope and a tornado DDT. Ali climbs the top rope, he lands the 450 splash. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Mustafa Ali
In-Ring: Bayley, Sasha Banks, Lacey Evans
Both women get in the ring and ask for microphones. Sasha Banks says they didn’t come out for some speech, they can leave that for Raw. They are here to talk about Survivor Series. She didn’t choose her team because if she did, they would have won Survivor Series with her eyes closed. Bayley says it what happened to the Smackdown women at Survivor Series was an embarrassment. Smackdown didn’t lose because NXT is better and she didn’t lose because Shayna is better than her. Smackdown lost because the entire locker room let them down.
Sasha says the truth hurts and as role models and leaders, you have to say what hurts. Because a great and strong leader is lead by the weakest link. And the weakest link on her team was the whole team. They proceed to insult Nikki Cross, Dana Brooke, Carmella and Lacey Evans. The entire women’s division makes them sick.
Lacey’s music hits and out comes Lacey Evans. She gets in the ring and tells Sasha not to test her patience as she spent the entire night preparing a Thanksgiving for 36 people. And she won’t sit through two classless women. Lacey says she wouldn’t trust them to lead a chicken dance in a garden party. And if they are just going to hide behind excuses, it’s time that the Smackdown women’s division gets a real woman to be the locker room leader. A woman with style, class, confidence and sophistication.
The fans chant “Lacey Evans”. She continues and says a woman who wouldn’t tap out under pressure. Lacey taps on the women’s belt as Sasha gets in her face. Lacey hits her with the Woman’s Right. Bayley stands there as Lacey leaves the ring. Bayley checks up on Sasha.
Firefly Fun House, Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan is backstage with Kayla and she asks him about Bray’s challenge. The scene cuts as the FireFly Fun House plays. We see empty plates of food on a table. In comes Wyatt who asks Huskus what is wrong as Huskus says he ate too much. The only thing that would make him feel better is if Bryan plays with them again. Wyatt says everything that he knows about the story of thanksgiving is a lie. The first thanksgiving was between the muscle men and the reptiles before they tried to overthrow humanity.
And he can stuff his face as much as he wants because he can change. Just like Daniel Bryan can change. All he has to do is follow these rules. We see Bray Wyatt doing the muscle man dance with Huskus. Daniel Bryan is seen watching. Wyatt asks them to let him in.
Daniel Bryan is thinking as the camera cuts.
Sonya Deville vs. Nikki Cross
Mandy makes fun of the way Nikki Cross looks. She says Nikki looks like a cold plate of Thanksgiving leftovers. The two laugh.
The bell rings as Cross goes after Deville but Sonya with a right hand. A knee to the face by Sonya. She goes for the cover but Cross kicks out. A headlock by Sonya as Nikki fights to get out of it. Cross fights out as she gets Sonya in the corner. Cross with the bulldog. She climbs the top rope as Mandy distracts her. Sonya throws Cross off the top rope. An inside cradle by Cross as she gets the pin.
Winner: Nikki Cross
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville attack Nikki after the match.
Out comes Alexa Bliss to the ring. She cleans house, beating up on Sonya and Mandy. She and Nikki hit Mandy with a double DDT.
Backstage: The Miz, Daniel Bryan
The Miz is backstage with Bryan. He says he isn’t his friend but to look at the opponents that get in the ring with the Fiend. It changes them for the worst. He says Bryan survived the Fiend once but is it worth it. Miz asks if Bryan realizes how important he is to Smackdown, to the locker room. His family can’t afford but as he says that, Bryan looks at him and Miz walks away.
Backstage: Dana Brooke, Drake Maverick, Elias
Dana Brooke is backstage and in comes Drake Maverick. He says it’s Christmas season as he holds a mistletoe over them both. She says no and asks if he’s marries and he says it’s complicated.
In comes Elias with a guitar. Dana asks where he’s been and he says on a journey and he has changed. He wrote a song and tells Maverick to shut his mouth. Elias sings a song about him being back as he Maverick walks away and Dana dances.
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The New Day (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro
Out come The New Day to the ring. The fans chant “New Day Rocks” as Big E and Kofi Kingston talk about their Thanksgiving. Big E says today is Black Friday, a day that is dear to their hearts. Full of steals and deals. A day full of squeals and feels. A day where your wildest treasure hunt fantasies can come true. And that is why they are opening their doors for business. Because tonight is a match for their WWE world tag team championships. And not just any match but an open challenge.
Big E says but the question is who as the fans say who. Shinsuke Nakamura’s music hits and out he comes with Sami Zayn and Cesaro. Zayn tells everyone to shut their mouths. What makes him sick is hearing the two of them come out and romanticize a holiday like Thanksgiving. A holiday which at its core, celebrates imperialistic evil and they come out and talk about Black Friday deals. That epitomizes all the evil of capitalism. Sami says shame on all of them who continue to perpetuate and participate in this fake holiday. It’s high time that the championships be held by Cesaro and Nakamura.
The bell rings and we are under way. It’s Cesaro and Kofi in the ring. A shoulder block by Cesaro as he goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Both men runs to the ropes but a jumping spinning elbow by Kofi. He goes for the cover but Cesaro kicks out. Nakamura is tagged in as they double team Kofi. Nakamura with right hands and knees to the stomach.
A drop kick by Kofi. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. An arm bar by Kofi but Nakamura with a right hand. He runs towards Kofi but Kofi with a back elbow. He climbs the second step but Cesaro distracts Kofi as Nakamura trips up Kofi. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out.
Cesaro is tagged in as they double team Kofi. A gutwrench by Cesaro. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. A headlock by Cesaro but Kofi fights out of it. Nakamura is tagged in and a kick to Kofi. Forearms by Nakamura as Kofi fights back. He tries to go for the cover but Nakamura throws Kofi onto the ring apron. Kofi knocks Cesaro out. With the referee distracted, Sami Zayn trips Kofi off the ring apron and Cesaro with an uppercut.
Back from commercial, Nakamura and Big E are the legal men. Big E with an overhead belly. Big E goes for the splash but Nakamura moves out of the way. Nakamura with a knee to the shoulder. He sends Big E to the corner but Big E catches him and drops him. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out.
Big E lifts Nakamura up but he lands on his feet and hits Big E with a kick to the face. Cesaro is tagged in and Cesaro with a headbutt off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Big E kicks out. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer but Big E with a back drop as Nakamura is tagged in. Kofi throws Cesaro to the outside as Big E lifts Nakamura up and Kofi tags himself in. He jumps onto Nakamura and goes for the cover but Cesaro breaks it up.
Cesaro lifts Kofi up but Kofi sends him to the outside. Kofi runs to the ropes, jumps over Big E but Cesaro lands an uppercut on Kofi. He hits Big E with an uppercut and Nakamura gets in the ring. Cesaro throws Kofi into the ring. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa but Kofi blocks it, Nakamura hits him with a spinning kick. He goes for the cover but Big E breaks up the count. Cesaro throws Big E into the ring post. Nakamura tags Cesaro as he hits Kofi with uppercuts in the corner. He runs towards Kofi but Kofi hits him with a kick to the face. He goes for Trouble in paradise but Cesaro catches him and throws him onto the top rope.
The referee is distracted as Sami Zayn goes to hit Kofi but the referee catches him. He throws Sami out. Cesaro turns around as Kofi hits him with Trouble in Paradise. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The New Day
In-Ring: Daniel Bryan, Bray Wyatt
Daniel Bryan’s music hits as he walks down to the ring. He grabs a microphone. Bryan says Bray Wyatt said if he wanted another championship match, all he had to do was let him in. And people gave him a lot of unsolicited advice who tried to talk him out of it. And maybe The Miz is right, maybe he needed to be changed. He walked into his match at Survivor Series very nervous. And in the middle of that match, Bryan felt changed. But he wasn’t changed because of the Fiend. He was changed because of the fans.
Bryan says it was their passion, voice, energy that made him realize the person that he should have been this whole time. He has said on numerous occasions that the yes movement is dead. But maybe, just maybe the fans brought it back to life. He has one question. Bray Wyatt challenged him to a championship match. He asks if he should accept as the fans chant “Yes” and Bryan does the “Yes” chant.
Firefly Fun House plays on the screen as Wyatt says he has to admit something. The Miz is right. If he goes through with it again, he will change. He will remove Bryan’s mask and show everyone his true form. It’s only fair because he helped him change. He helped build this place. He remembers why. Because he remembers. Wyatt says he almost forgot the best part. He promised a new face and he is many things, including a man of his word. Wyatt laughs as the lights go out in the arena and turn red. The Fiend comes up through the ring and tries to drag Bryan as Bryan fights back but the Fiend locks on the Mandible Claw.
He drags Bryan through the ring and pulls his hands out with strings of hair in them. Wyatt keeps pulling out more hair through the ring as Wyatt’s evil laugh is heard in the arena.