Colorado Springs, Colorado
November 5, 2015
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"WWE: Then. Now. Forever."
The normal SmackDown intro plays, before bringing us into the arena as commentary welcomes us to another exciting edition of "Thursday Night SmackDown" before hyping the big matches of the evening: a traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match as Prime Time Players and Lucha Dragons set to square off against the Wyatt Family, and Dean Ambrose taking on Kevin Owens. Suddenly, Albert Del Rio and Zeb Colter come out to kick things off for tonight! Zeb speaks up, saying he's not in a good mood tonight so he wants everyone to listen up closely. He knows what we're all thinking; we're all thinking how Zeb Colter and Alberto Del Rrrrio share the same space at the same time, as a unified front? He proceeds to tell us about MexAmerica; it's more than just a joining together of two great countries, two great cultures…it's the start of a state of mind, and in that state of mind it says you must cast aside all your differences because the one thing not allowed in MexAmerica is hate. Haters are not allowed in MexAmerica, and I can tell there's plenty here tonight. Alberto speaks up, now: if we are to become one great nation under the banner of MexAmerica, we don't need borders in our lives. Zeb says when we eradicate the hate, prepare for the reconciliation; and one more thing, each and every one of you knows at least one person (or persons) that you hate, and the "black hearts" that deny it are liars. You're not only lying to ME, you're lying to YOURSELF. Del Rio finishes the thought with "Viva MexAmerrrica!" before making his way to the ring for tonight's opening contest. Neville comes out next, and the match is underway!
WWE United States ("MexAmerican") Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. "The Man That Gravity Forgot" Neville
The match starts with Alberto shoving Neville into the corner, holding him there for about a count of 4 before backing off. ADR looks to be avoiding Neville's agility as he calls for a test of strength, which Neville accepts…only for ADR to kick him in the gut! He takes advantage by shoving Neville into the corner again, this time laying into the former NXT Champion with a kick before landing a suplex on him! He goes for the cover, but only gets a 1 count. Neville back into the corner now, as ADR goes for a chop…but Neville counters with a right hand that drives ADR away! ADR in the corner now, as Neville hits a hard kick and starts taking him to another corner. ADR blocks, kicking Neville before landing a snapmare and a hard kick to the back of the head! ADR with the cover, but only a 2 count this time. Back into the corner goes Neville, as ADR goes into a punching spree on him. He whips Neville, but gets a kick to the face for his troubles. Neville follows up with a headscissors takedown and a drop toe hold, before stomping the head of ADR. He delivers a standing shooting star press into a cover, for a 2 count. ADR whips Neville into the ropes, ducking a swing and hitting a nasty looking backstabber as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, ADR is still in control with a sleeper hold, but Nevile powers out until ADR kicks him down. ADR sets in a chinlock, but Neville powers out again before ADR brings him back down. Neville into the ropes, but puts on the brakes with a kick to the US Champion as the momentum swings in favor of Neville! ADR rolls out of the ring to take a breather, but Neville is having none of it as he climbs to the top, hitting a moonsault that brings them both down to the ground. We get a replay as both men are trying to get back up. Ref gets to about 6 before both men make it back into the ring, and ADR gets Neville in the corner. He goes for a running enziguri but Neville dodges it, hitting a spike-rana for a nearfall! Neville goes to the top, but ADR is back up. After some fighting up top, Neville is caught in a tree of woe as ADR goes up top himself. Neville tries to free himself, but cannot escape in time as ADR hits a double stomp to the face! He drags him to the center of the ring, going for the cover as he gets the win tonight!
Winner via pinfall: Alberto Del Rio
We get a replay of the finish as ADR celebrates with his title, before shaking the hand of Zeb Colter. He goes back into the ring, kicking Neville in the face before locking in the cross arm breaker! Neville is tapping when Jack Swagger comes out to stop him! The two men have a staredown as Neville is writhing in pain. ADR thinks better of it, heading out of the ring as Swagger checks on Neville. Commentary hypes up the return of The Usos as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, The Ascension are already in the ring ready for the next match as The Usos officially make their return to SmackDown!
The Ascension vs. The Usos
Viktor and, uh, one of the Usos (okay, it's Jimmy…thanks for the save, Rich) start things off with Viktor getting a hammerlock, which is countered into a headlock by Jimmy who bounces off the ropes, before doing a little dance for the crowd. Jimmy gets control until he gets dumped out by Viktor, as Konnor hits a big kick on the outside. Viktor brings Jimmy back into the ring for a cover and a nearfall. Viktor tags in Konnor before monkey flipping him into a spinebuster by Konnor for another nearfall. Konnor now has a sleeper hold on him before driving a knee in and going for the cover for another nearfall. Konnor with the sleeper hold again, but Jimmy eventually gets the enziguri on him before tagging in Jey! Konnor tags in Viktor, but Jey unloads a flurry of offense before landing the Samoan Drop! He goes to the corner, hitting Viktor in the other before going for a cover, but Konnor breaks it up. Jimmy comes in, and both Usos hit a superkick on Konnor followed by Viktor. Jey climbs up, hitting a big splash on Viktor for the win!
Winners via pinfall: The Uso
The Usos celebrate in the ring as commentary talks about what happened on RAW with the Wyatt Family. We'll find out more after the break!
Back from commercial, we see the custom WWE Title for the Kansas City Royal before going into what went down on RAW: Bray coming out to the ring with his Family, promising to give the people "something special." Bray talks about not wanting the bodies of The Undertaker and Kane, but the souls because those last forever. He claims the power belongs to him now, that he summons the thunder and lightning. With that, we're back in the arena as we see Bray Wyatt coming out to the ring with the Family close behind. The traditional Survivor Series match is up next!
Back from commercial, the Prime Time Players make their way to the ring, followed by the Lucha Dragons before the match begins.
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Match
The Wyatt Family vs. The Prime Time Players & The Lucha Dragons
We start things off with Darren Young and Erick Rowan, as Rowan quickly picks Young up and drops him to the mat. Darren tries to knock Rowan off his feet, to no avail. Rowan tags in Harper, who gets stunned by Young as he tags in Titus, who knocks down Harper. Titus gets Harper to the corner as Darren tags himself in, hitting a neckbreaker before getting a cover and the nearfall. Harper gets a hard kick in on Darren before tagging in Bray, who continues the assault before tagging Rowan back in. Rowan goes to work on Darren with a sleeper hold. Darren powers out, only to get a back kick to the head. Rowan tags in Harper, who drives Darren up into the ropes before putting him into the corner before Rowan tags in. Rowan drops an elbow into Darren, continuing the brutal attack before covering for a nearfall. He tags in Bray, who throws Darren into the corner. Darren stops him for a moment, but Bray just drops him before tagging in Strowman. Braun is staggered by a drop into the top rope, but grabs Darren from the top to knock Young out cold! The ref makes the count, and Darren is now eliminated!
Eliminated via Count Out: Darren Young
Titus goes to check on Darren, but is knocked down by Strowman who throws him right into the barricade! The Lucha Dragons stand off with Strowman as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Rowan is in control as he goes to work on Titus. He hits a big elbow before tagging in Bray, who lays into Titus with some right hands and a cover for the nearfall. He tags in Harper, who continues the assault with some hard punches and chops before Titus turns things around…but Luke drags him to the ground as Bray tags in. Titus in the corner as Bray charges at him…but Titus stops him midway! Sin Cara is now in te match, bringing down Harper and Rowan with a flurry of flying! Hurricanrana gets Sin Cara a nearfall as he kicks Bray off the apron before bing rolled up by Harper for a nearfall. He hits a springboard DDT for a nearfall as Kalisto brings Rowan right back out of the ring. Suddenly, Harper hits the Discus Clothesline for the pinfall!
Eliminated via Pinfall: Sin Cara
Kalisto comes in, getting the drop on Harper and landing some hard kicks before Harper stops him dead in his tracks with a big slam. Rowan tagged in, hitting a backbreaker on Kalisto before going to work on the head. We get a replay of Sin Cara's elimination as Kalisto starts to turn things around, but a hurricanrana is blocked…but Kalisto manages to dump Rowan to the outside. Meanwhile, Strowman brings Titus off the apron on the outside, leaving Kalisto on his own. Kalisto hits a spike rana on Harper, before clearing the ring of Bray. He goes for a dive but is dropped by Rowan, who hits a full nelson slam to put Kalisto away!
Eliminated via Pinfall: Kalisto
It's now down to just Titus O'Neil against the entire Wyatt Family, as Rowan butts heads with the former Tag Team Champion. Titus makes the best of the situation, getting some offense in as Harper tags in. Titus gets a scoop slam on Harper and charges into him before landing a power slam for the cover and a nearfall. Titus goes for another slam, which is blocked before Titus hits the big spinebuster (Clash of the Titus) for a nearfall as the whole Family comes in to break it up. Strowman in now, as Titus continues trying to fight back but he can't knock the big man off his feet. Strowman drops him with a clothesline before locking him and knocking him out cold. Bray tags in, delivering the Sister Abigail for the pin and the clean sweep!
Eliminated via Pinfall: Titus O'Neil
Winners: The Wyatt Family
We get a replay of the eliminations as The Wyatt Family poses in the ring. We hear Bray yell "FOLLOW THE BUZZARDS" before commentary hypes up Dean Ambrose vs Kevin Owens later tonight. Backstage, Renee Young is with Dean Ambrose and asks him how he prepared for his first ever one on one match with the Intercontinental Champion. Dean woke up early this morning (like 11), opened his chakras to the universe with his morning meditation, and had a chat with the spirit of John Denver, who played his new song for him and told him about the match tonight. He wandered to Pike Peaks Mountain, stood at the top, and breathed in that fresh Colorado air. He's had a look into the future, and the future looks bright. Kevin Owens just laughs at that, asking Dean what he's talking about. Kevin gets it, Dean is the Lunatic Fringe, but he's about to bring him back to reality. First of all, he's annoying Renee; also, he's going one on one with the Intercontinental Champion. Dean reminds Kevin that he pinned him on Monday night, but Kevin insists there's a difference between that ten man circus and an actual one on one match. As Kevin walks away, Dean tells Renee that "John Denver warned me about that guy" as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, King Barrett makes his way to the ring followed by Ryback. We get an inset promo from Ryback, who claims to be the king of the jungle. Tonight, he gets a meal fit for a king…it's feeding time!
King Barrett vs. Ryback
Both men lock up, and Barrett shoves Ryback out of the ring before whipping him into the steel post. He does it again before bringing him back into the ring for a cover and the nearfall. Ryback fights back, but is met with a Winds of Change for a cover and the nearfall. He goes right back to work with a sleeper hold, but Ryback powers out and drops the King with a Shell Shock'd for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Ryback
Ryback celebrates in the ring, as we go back to what happened last week as Natalya faced Paige when Team B.A.D. got involved. Backstage, Renee is standing by with Team B.A.D. Sasha says that Natalya is always seeking attention, and we find out from Renee that Natalya challenged "the leader of Team B.A.D." which raises the question of who that is. Sasha says Natty better be careful what she wishes for; Naomi knows what Natty is trying to do, and it may work with PCB or Team Bella, but we know who the leader of Team B.A.D. and she's going to finish what she started last week. Sasha agrees, in a way that leaves Naomi and Tamina looking concerned as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Team B.A.D. comes out to the ring where Natalya is waiting. Naomi's music is playing, so it seems she's the one answering the challenge as she and Sasha enter the ring, arguing over who's going in. Tamina eventually offers to take the challenge, getting into the ring to get the match started.
Natalya vs. Tamina
Natalya gets the early going on Tamina, but she is overpowered by the strong woman from the Pacific Islands. Tamina goes to work on Natalya, hitting a slam and a knee on the head. The crowd chants "WE WANT SASHA," to which Tamina responds "YOU CAN'T HAVE HER" before going for a leg drop…but Natalya gets out of the way. Natalya lands a dropkick for the cover and a nearfall, but is distracted by Naomi before being dropped down by Tamina. Tamina back in control, distracting the ref as Naomi slaps Natalya right in the face! Tamina right back in it with a chinlock, but Natalya powers out…only to run right into a clothesline! Tamina whips her into the corner, and she falls down hard. Tamina charges at her, but Natalya hits a clothesline and goes for the Sharpshooter before being distracted again. She walks right into a Samoan Drop by Tamina, who gets to the top for a splash but is rolled up by Natalya for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Natalya
She quickly gets out of the ring before Team B.A.D. can get to her, before commentary hypes up Dean Ambrose vs Kevin Owens. Up next, we're gonna look back at Monday Night RAW as Roman gets ready to face Seth Rollins for the WWE title!
Back from commercial, we see the media buzz for Breaking Ground before going back to Monday night as Roman Reigns declared he was ready to take on Seth Rollins as #1 Contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! This leads to a traditional 5 on 5 elimination tag match, which was ultimately won by Roman Reigns when Seth Rollins takes off running. We get a hype package for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as Seth Rollins defends the title against Roman Reigns at Survivor Series. (NOTE: This match has been scrapped due to the Rollins injury and announcement of the title tournament for Survivor Series.) Back in the arena, Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Kevin Owens makes is way to the ring as our main event gets underway!
Main Event - Non-Title
Dean Ambrose vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens
Both men lock up, and Owens wrings the arm of Ambrose. Ambrose counters, but Owens gets to the ropes. He continues to stop Ambrose until the Lunatic Fringe gets him down into a headlock. Owens gets back up, putting Ambrose in a headlock as he yells "MY HEADLOCK'S BETTER THAN YOURS" but Ambrose powers out. Owens rolls out of the ring to regroup as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Ambrose is now in control until Owens punches him and gets him in the corner. He hits a chop in two corners, but Ambrose avoids the third and hits a cross body before laying into Owens with right hands and sends Owens outside with a clothesline. Ambrose throws Owens into the barricade before sending him back in the ring. Ambrose goes up top, but Owens turns things around and throws Ambrose into the barricade not once but twice. He gets on the apron, yelling "THAT'S WHY I'M THE CHAMP" as the ref starts the count. Ambrose is back in the ring, and met with a boot by Owens who follows with a clothesline and a running senton for a nearfall. Owens locks Ambrose in a sleeper hold, but Ambrose gets back to his feet…only to get caught with a knee to the midsection as Owens gets another nearfall. Owens gets to the top, telling Jerry to get a good look…but Ambrose catches him up top, eventually hitting a superplex! We get a replay as Owens is struggling to get up. Ambrose misses a running bulldog but gets a DDT for a nearfall. He goes up top and hits a drop to get another nearfall, before Owens blocks a crossbody and slams him down for a nearfall of his own! Another replay as Owens is now visibly frustrated, setting Ambrose up top…but Ambrose gets a missile dropkick on the Intercontinental Champion! Ambrose blocks a Pop Up Powerbomb, only to take a superkick to the face…but Ambrose hits the whirlybird lariat! Ambrose kicks him in the gut, and Owens is apparently in pain as the ref pulls Ambrose away to check. Owens is holding himself, claiming Ambrose low blowed him. The ref checks with Ambrose, who is denying it, and the ref has no choice but to call for the bell!
Winner via disqualification: Kevin Owens
We see a replay of what happened, and from one angle we see clearly that the low blow didn't happen. The ref argues with Owens about this, but Dean takes matters into his own hands with a dive to the outside that brings Owens down! Owen high-tails it out through the crowd, leaving Dean to stare him down from the ring as the show comes to a close.