November 13, 2020
Orlando, Florida (Amway Center)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn (c) defeated Apollo Crews by countout via tying Crews to the canvas ropes
- Otis defeated Dolph Ziggler via Vader Bomb
- No Holds Barred: Rey Mysterio defeated Seth Rollins via Frog Splash
- Survivor Series Four-Way Qualifying Match: Liv Morgan defeated Natalya, Tamina, Chelsea Green via facebuster on Tamina
- Unsanctioned Match: Drew McIntyre defeated Jey Uso via Claymore
In-Ring: Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, Jey Uso
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring alongside Paul Heyman. Reigns saunters down to the ring and poses with pyrotechnics going off. Reigns asks Heyman what to call this place. It’s the Island of Relevancy. Heyman says Reigns makes everyone relevant. Reigns says the numbers and analytics don’t lie. You can look at it in the flesh. Just look at Jey Uso. Before he was the twin you didn’t know which was which. Now in the past two weeks he’s emerged. Two weeks ago, he destroyed Daniel Bryan. Last week, he destroyed Kevin Owens. At Survivor Series, Jey will lead Reigns’ team into Survivor Series and win. Reigns says that night he’ll beat the secondary champion Randy Orton. If you think about Orton, and Reigns doesn’t, you can respect the accomplishments without respecting the man himself.
Drew McIntyre’s music hits, and the former WWE Champion (and current Raw Superstar), makes his way to the ring. McIntyre says it’s been a minute to Reigns. McIntyre asks Heyman if he missed him. McIntyre says he knows how valuable Reigns’ time is, but he heard him talking about Orton. Reigns won’t be facing Orton at Survivor Series. This Monday, McIntyre will face Orton for the WWE Championship. At Survivor Series, he’ll face Reigns.
A lot has changed since the last time they were in the ring together. When was that? It was when McIntyre eliminated Reigns to win the Royal Rumble. Since then he made Heyman’s client his bitch and defeated him at WrestleMania. Reigns disappeared before WrestleMania, leaving the fans high and dry. Someone had to step up and it was Drew McIntyre. Reigns sees being a top guy as a right, but McIntyre is the top guy now.
Reigns says he respects McIntyre and what he said was true, but he’s back now. Ever since he came back, no one knows who McIntyre is. Reigns doesn’t watch Raw (Heyman says nobody does). Reigns says no one watches Raw — they watch SmackDown for him. Now that McIntyre failed his audition, he should say who he is. McIntyre asks Reigns if he really wants to know who he is. McIntyre says he’s the guy that will beat Randy Orton for the WWE Championship on Raw, he’ll head to Survivor Series as WWE Champion, and he’s the guy who will show Reigns who the secondary champion really is.
Jey Uso runs down and steps between them. Uso says this isn’t Monday. It’s Friday Night SmackDown. They run this show. What is McIntyre doing here? McIntyre is being real disrespectful. Daniel Bryan and Kevin Owens were disrespectful and he got them. It seems like he has to get McIntyre, too. Uso challenges McIntyre to a match. Uso drops the microphone before McIntyre can say anything, so McIntyre shoves him down. Reigns holds Uso back and stares at McIntyre. Reigns and Uso then leave the ring.
After commercials, we go backstage to see Roman Reigns shouting at Jey Uso. Reigns runs this show. Nobody told Jey Uso to interfere in his business or make matches for himself. Reigns makes the decisions around here. Uso says he’ll handle it and walks off.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Sami Zayn (c) vs. Apollo Crews
WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is already in the ring. Zayn says he found out at 7 p.m. that he has to defend his title against Apollo Crews, a former United States Champion… on one hour notice! This is sabotage by WWE, but he’ll get through it. It’ll be an opportunity to show Bobby Lashley the difference between the US Champion and the Intercontinental Champion. Zayn had to beat two future WWE Hall of Famers just to get the title back he never lost. Who else has had to do that?
Zayn attacks Crews at the sound of the bell. Zayn has a whip reversed, and Crews shoulder blocks him down and clotheslines him. Crews shoulders him in the corner before military pressing him over his head and dropping him face-first on the top turnbuckle. Zayn rolls out of the ring to recover. Crews gets him in the ring and blocks a suplex. Crews connects with a suplex followed by a standing moonsault for a near fall. Crews sends Zayn into the ropes, but Zayn rolls out of the ring. Zayn rips the apron down. Zayn drives Crews face-first into the steel supports of the ring. Zayn then gets Crews’ leg tied up in the canvas ropes and gets in the ring to get the count-out win.
Winner by Count-Out and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Sami Zayn
Backstage: Drew McIntyre
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— WWE (@WWE) November 14, 2020
WWE Official Adam Pearce is backstage with Drew McIntyre. Since he’s a Raw Superstar, he can’t sanction the match. If he still wants to fight, it’ll be unsanctioned. McIntyre still wants to fight.
Backstage: The Mysterio Family
Rey Mysterio and his family are being interviewed backstage. Mysterio says Seth Rollins taking his eye out wasn’t as bad as him targeting his family. Rollins is the devil and he will put him down.
In-Ring: Sasha Banks, Bayley, Carmella
Footage is shown of Sasha Banks defeating Bayley to retain the SmackDown Women’s Championship last week on SmackDown. Carmella attacked Banks after the match.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks says the haters said she could win it, but not retain it… but she’s still the champion. Damn, it feels good. With all the highs and lows she’s been through, it’s enough for anybody… but not her. She’s on top of the Women’s Division. Everyone in the locker room is on notice. She knows Carmella is in the back watching…
Bayley’s music hits, and she comes out to the ring shouting at Banks. Carmella then turns Banks around and superkicks her. Carmella then hits a sit-out facebuster. Carmella poses in the ring and stands over Banks.
Backstage: Otis, Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode
— WWE (@WWE) November 14, 2020
Otis is wildly eating backstage with three plates of food in front of him. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode walk up and make fun of him for losing his one friend and his Money in the Bank briefcase. Otis shouts at them to shut up and flips the table. They run off.
Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler gets in Otis’ face and slaps him before calling him an idiot. Otis powers Ziggler to the corner and throws him across the ring. Otis clubs away at Ziggler before avalanching him in the corner. Roode gets on the apron, so Otis punches him off. Ziggler drops Otis with a Zig-Zag for a near fall. Ziggler sizes Otis up for a superkick, but Otis blocks it. Otis scoop slams Ziggler before hitting the Caterpillar Elbow Drop. Otis gets on the middle rope and scares Roode away. Otis then hits a Vader Bomb for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Otis
Backstage: Otis, Chad Gable
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— WWE (@WWE) November 14, 2020
Otis is getting fired up backstage about staying on track and going for his targets. Chad Gable walks up and says Otis needs more discipline and gives him a pamphlet for Alpha Academy. Otis likes it.
No Holds Barred
Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mysterio
The bell rings, and they stare at each other. Mysterio goes after Rollins’ knees, but Rollins quickly drives him into the corner. Rollins whips him across the ring, but Mysterio comes back with a slingshot head-scissor takeover. Rollins goes for a sunset flip, but Mysterio rolls through and kicks him in the head. Rollins rolls to the apron, so Mysterio grabs him by the hair. Rollins quickly snaps him off the top rope. Rollins goes under the ring and grabs a steel chair. Mysterio quickly drops him into the ropes and goes for a 619, but Rollins avoids it. Mysterio quickly drives him into the ring post. Mysterio swings himself over the top rope, but Rollins catches him. Mysterio counters into a tornado DDT on the apron.
Mysterio drives Rollins ribs-first into the barricade before shouldering him into the apron. Mysterio sends him into the barricade again and continues to attack. Rollins quickly fights back and drives him into the steel steps. Rollins puts Mysterio in the electric chair position and brings him to the commentary table. Mysterio fights it and counters into a sunset flip bomb into the barricade!
Mysterio kicks away at Rollins’ ribs. Mysterio gets in the ring and goes for a sliding splash out of the ring, but Rollins catches him. Rollins then connects with a falcon arrow on top of the commentary table. Mysterio’s mask is twisted on his face. Rollins bounces Mysterio off the commentary table. Rollins whips him hard into the barricade. Rollins gets Mysterio in the ring and attacks his back. Rollins then whips him hard into the corner sternum-first for a near fall. Rollins wedges a chair into the corner and clubs the back of Mysterio. Rollins goes to lawn dart Mysterio into the chair, but Mysterio gets out. Mysterio avoids a stinger splash in the corner.
Mysterio connects with a springboard seated senton before hitting a head-scissor takeover. Rollins pushes Mysterio into the ropes and hits a wheelbarrow bulldog for a near fall. Mysterio shoulders him in the corner, but Rollins fights back and slides him out of the ring chest-first at the feet of his family. Rollins grabs the steel steps and drives them into Mysterio’s face. Rollins grabs the bottom part of the steel steps and waves goodbye to the Mysterio family. Mysterio avoids a Stomp on the steel steps and slams Rollins down on them. Mysterio lays Rollins out on the bottom half of the steps. Mysterio then hits a sliding splash out of the ring onto Rollins on the steel steps.
We come back from the break to see Rollins attacking the back of Mysterio. Rollins sets up a table in the ring. Rollins starts up the Three Amigos on the 15 year anniversary of the passing of Eddie Guerrero. Mysterio gets out of the third suplex. Rollins whips him at the table, but Mysterio slides under the table. Rollins quickly drives the table into Mysterio’s ribs and stomps him. Rollins stares at Murphy before going to the second rope. Mysterio kicks Rollins and has him knocked loopy while sitting on the top rope. Mysterio goes for a frankensteiner off the top rope through the table, but Rollins holds him up! Rollins then hits a powerbomb off the second rope through the table! Rollins covers, but Mysterio kicks out!
Rollins grabs the chair that was wedged in the corner. Rollins then takes the rubber covering off the leg of the steel chair and goes to grind it into Mysterio’s good eye! Dominik Mysterio pulls Rollins out of the ring, but Rollins immediately superkicks him down. Murphy approaches Rollins. Rollins gets in the ring with the chair, but Mysterio dropkicks it in his face.
Murphy looks around and gets in the ring. Murphy helps Rollins up and hands him the chair. Aalyah cannot believe Murphy did that. Murphy then annihilates Rollins with a high knee to the face! Aalyah is elated. Rollins shouts at Murphy. Mysterio goes to hit Rollins with a 619, but he botches it and falls out of the ring. Mysterio immediately gets back in and dropkicks Rollins into the ropes before hitting a 619. Mysterio goes to the top rope, does the Eddie Guerrero shake, and hits a Frog Splash for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Rey Mysterio
Mysterio embraces his family in the ring and holds Aalyah back from Murphy. Mysterio approaches Murphy and tells him to get in the ring to face him like a man. Mysterio gives Murphy his approval and shakes hands with him. The Mysterio family embraces Murphy and they celebrate.
Backstage: Natalya, Chelsea Green
— WWE (@WWE) November 14, 2020
WWE Official Adam Pearce says he’s putting Natalya into a triple threat match with the winner going to Team SmackDown. Natalya complains she should just be put on the team. Chelsea Green is shown smiling in the office.
Backstage: Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins is infuriated backstage and pounds on Adam Pearce’s door. Rollins wants to face his ungrateful disciple.
Survivor Series Qualifying Match
Natalya vs. Liv Morgan vs. Tamina vs. Chelsea Green
The triple threat women’s match is now a Fatal 4-Way with Chelsea Green taking part.
Green goes after Tamina, but Tamina knocks her down. Morgan jumps on Tamina’s back, and Natalya attacks. Tamina fights them all off. Morgan quickly hits a leg breaker on Tamina and hits a missile dropkick. Natalya and Green pull Tamina out of the ring and whip her into the barricade. Green pulls Natalya away and sends her into the barricade. Morgan hits a baseball slide on Green. Natalya attacks Morgan and gets her in the ring. Morgan whips her into the corner and gets out of a tailbone slam. Morgan hits a twisting DDT on Natalya for a near fall.
Morgan and Natalya punch away at each other. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter, but Morgan gets out. Natalya then applies a rear chin lock. Morgan gets out and takes Natalya down for a two count. Morgan gets out and hits Natalya with a facebuster. She then hits Tamina with a facebuster for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Liv Morgan
Liv Morgan is the newest member of Team SmackDown along with Bianca Belair and Ruby Riott.
Backstage: Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre is backstage with Kayla Braxton. McIntyre will not only send a message to Roman Reigns, he’ll send one to Randy Orton.
Backstage: Big E, The Street Profits
— WWE (@WWE) November 14, 2020
Big E is having a guy jumprope backstage, but he can’t do 100 jumps. Big E collects his money. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits walk up to him. They say they crossed the line with him. They have a cart with food on it. All the food is shaped like an “L.” The New Day is known for serving pancakes, but at Survivor Series they’ll serve them a loss. That’s if they can get by the Hurt Business on Raw. Big E says The New Day is the best tag team in the world and laughs. They all laugh. Big E walks off and The Street Profits go stone faced.
Seth Rollins will face Murphy next week on SmackDown.
Drew McIntyre vs. Jey Uso
They lock up, and Uso applies a side headlock. Uso cinches it in, but McIntyre whips him off and shoulder blocks him down. Uso fights back, but has a whip to the corner reversed. Uso puts the brakes on and charges, but McIntyre throws him to the corner and punches away at him. McIntyre viciously chops him down before putting him in the corner, ripping the shirt off, and chopping his chest again. McIntyre connects with a vertical suplex for a near fall. McIntyre takes him down again and tells Uso to prove himself. McIntyre chops the chest and puts him in the corner. Uso fights back with a jawbreaker. McIntyre reverses a whip to the corner and kicks him attempting a slingshot. McIntyre charges, but Uso sends him over the top rope. McIntyre attacks Uso and goes to get in the ring, but Uso kicks the middle rope into McIntyre’s groin. Uso then superkicks McIntyre out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Uso punching away at McIntyre. McIntyre fights back, but Uso connects with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Uso sets up for a hip attack, but McIntyre wipes him out. McIntyre connects with two wild belly-to-belly overhead suplexes followed by a neckbreaker. McIntyre kips up and gets fired up. McIntyre goes for the Future Shock DDT, but Uso counters into a jackknife pin for a two count. Uso punches away at him until McIntyre hits a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre hits the ropes, but Uso follows him in. McIntyre connects with a sit-out spinebuster for a near fall.
McIntyre grabs Uso, but Uso breaks out and connects with a superkick. Uso goes to the top rope, but McIntyre cuts him off and tries for a superplex. Uso quickly crotches him on the top rope and knocks him back. McIntyre is in the tree of woe. McIntyre sits up and hits a belly-to-belly superplex. McIntyre gets to his feet and sets up for the Claymore Kick. Uso quickly gets out of the ring. McIntyre attacks Uso outside the ring.
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way to ringside with Paul Heyman. Uso quickly uses the distraction to send McIntyre headfirst into the ring post twice before sending him into the ring steps. Uso puts McIntyre in the ring and says to Reigns that he’ll beat him. Reigns pulls Uso out of the ring and says he doesn’t care if he beats McIntyre. He wants Uso to make him understand. Uso gets in the ring and punches away at McIntyre. Uso gets up, but McIntyre wipes him out with a Claymore Kick for the win. McIntyre stared at Reigns during the entire three count.
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre gets out of the ring and asks Reigns if he understands him now. Reigns looks at his championship and tells McIntyre to get himself one of those. Then they’ll talk on Sunday. Reigns walks off, and McIntyre smirks.